Buick’s reputation as being a brand for The Olds is, in my case, less of a stereotype and more reality. My grandpa owned a succession of tan LeSabres. They were the ultimate in luxury when compared to my parents’ rusty Volvos. As a kid, I thought being rich was the ability to buy a brand new LeSabre.
Li Shufu, the main owner of China’s Geely, recently acquired a huge new stake in Daimler, the 13th largest car manufacturer in the world. If you’re keeping track, that’s the third European automaker that Geely or Shufu own or have large interests in, after Geely bought Volvo in 2010 and purchased a 51 percent stake in…
Genesis debuted in the U.S. as a separate nameplate in 2016 with the G80 and G90, before unleashing the G70 late last year as they began an aggressive challenge to established rivals like Audi and BMW. On Thursday, Consumer Reports, named Genesis the top brand in the U.S., ahead of Audi, BMW, and everyone else.
The Brits, those famous smartphone tech innovators, are at it again. I present to you the Land Rover Explore, a smartphone for outdoorsy types that is something more than just a fancy case but something (far) less than a total rethink of the idea. It’s also somewhat of a solution in search of a problem.
The Lister Storm, which graced the world in the late ‘90s before dying, is coming back, Lister’s owner hinted on Twitter yesterday. The new car will be called the... Storm II. We’ll take it!
If you are lucky enough to own one of the 499 Ferrari 458 Speciale Apertas ever produced, you’re probably familiar with its price—over $650,000. You probably also know that you need insurance to make it legal to drive on most public streets, a requirement that got one 458 driver in trouble in London earlier this…
Harley-Davidson, as we have assiduously documented, is in trouble. Primarily because their customer base is old and getting older. Now, thanks to the Trump administration, it’s being threatened by a new potential menace that I didn’t see coming—tariffs on its products in Europe, as a trade war between the U.S. and the…
Around 20 drivers in south New Jersey were cruising along Interstate 295 when something suddenly felt a little off. After pulling over, what they discovered was a little horrifying.
I don’t know much about this video, except that it appears to have been shot on a bus recently outside of São Paulo, Brazil. It features a bus driver with the daintiest of gear shifts, and I love it.
In 1973, Joe Girard sold 1,425 new cars, which according to Guinness is the most cars ever sold in a calendar year by a single human. The tally stood for decades. But a salesman in Dearborn, Michigan, claims to have surpassed that record last year, and Girard, now 89, isn’t too happy about it.
Two men, apparently not on drugs, stole a school bus early Wednesday in Trotwood, Ohio, eventually leading cops on a pursuit that got to 54 mph, according to police. It all started as a trip to Walmart.
A guy driving a 2003 BMW X5 rode nearly 50 miles on Monday at speeds over 100 mph after he claimed his gas pedal got stuck, at which point he told police, who went to quite some lengths to stop him.
Drinking and driving is illegal so that fewer people die every year, which is a social good. Are DWI laws discriminatory towards alcoholics, who have a higher tolerance for high levels of alcohol consumption? The answer’s no, but that didn’t stop one Texas man from making the argument in court recently.
An elk brought down a helicopter yesterday in Wasatch County, Utah, escalating the long and bitter war between elks and helicopters. How, you ask? With a jump, authorities said.
You may think all the best forms of racing have already been invented. I am here to tell you you’re wrong. I have created the best new form of racing.
Drowsy driving is bad! But you knew that. Part of it what makes the problem a bit vexing though, is that no one intends, exactly, to be drowsy behind the wheel, which is probably why drowsy driving happens a lot more than we tend to think. How much more? According to AAA, it plays a role in one in 10 crashes. That’s a…
I interrupt our normal programming with a somewhat batshit story about an airplane, a college student from Florida, and her dwarf hamster, which was named Pebbles. Pebbles is no longer with us, because, the college student says, Pebbles was flushed down a toilet on the advice of a Spirit Airlines employee after…
Everyone knows owning a car involves much more than the purchase price. There’s taxes, insurance, registration fees, gas, and maintenance, among other costs, which means that the price tag for new cars can sometimes be almost beside the point after years of ownership. Kelley Blue Book is here to help, crunching the…