I’m not claiming this is good advice, but if you want to buy new and not drive it till it strands you my wife has a thing where she buys a 20-something grand car and keeps it past the payoff until she can get about 10k in a trade-in. The 10k being a good-sized down payment for the next car.
In the grand scheme of things, the next recession won’t be as bad as what happened in 2007-08. They have happened like clockwork every ten years or so for the past 75 years or so. I’m almost 45, so let’s see-I’m remember 1982, 1989, 2000 dotcom bust and 2007. 1982 and 2007 were the worst-I remember my dad being out… Read more
If that info is from Canadian Tire, take it with a grain or 20,000 of salt — this is a store that, despite the fact that the word “tire” is in their name, inflates tires to the max pressure on the sidewall of the tire, not what the manufacturer recommends. They are like Pep Boys with housewares. Read more
Very few people, including most jalopnik.com writers and readers, buy the vehicle they need. They buy the vehicle they want to and can (sometimes) afford. Nobody needs a BMW, Tesla, sports car, Jeep, roadster or any other car any of us would like to own. They all need a camry or a Grand Caravan. Or really just a bus… Read more
They pop the hood of every car that enters the state. If you have a 360, they rip it out and plop in a 225
...and the Jalopnik smear campaign against FCA continues.
I don’t see anything enlightening or surprising in these emails and sounds like standard operating procedure between an OEM and a regulating body. Why do you guys insist on making a big deal out of nothing whenever FCA is involved?
Seriously. Where did Sergio… Read more
A vastly underappreciated car. Good choice.
Part of the reason you change your oil is because the oil captures particles and other things and keeps it out of the engine. When you drain, you get to get that crap out of the system.