justintylerwestbrook
Justin T. Westbrook
justintylerwestbrook
Staff Writer, Jalopnik
Sep 30
2

That RS5 Coupe is quite beautiful, love that color with matching calipers.  Damn I wish I had an extra $75k lying around, cuz that would get serious consideration, and maybe a Lexus RC as well would need a test drive.

Sep 30
2

I’ve always had a little soft spot for the A5/RS5. They seem to fit right in the wheel house of perfect attainable car for me. 2 door, but not tiny, AWD available, comfortable, sporty, just hits a perfect mix. The Sportback doesn’t do it for me tho. I love this especially in that blue.

Sep 30
1

Walter de’Silva is quoted as saying that the A5 was his favorite design, and I thought even then that the A7 looked better, its design benefiting from the longer shape (the same is apparent in the CLA/CLS). I still think the A7 looks better, but this new one is a definitive improvement over its predecessor.

Sep 30
5

Audi is REALLY good at making you feel like you should have waited for the mid cycle refresh. They know how to evolve their designs ever so slightly. A secret German automotive equation has probably been devised for such incremental, yet infuriating tweaks.

Sep 30
12

I saw a piece on him on WDIV news in Detroit yesterday, or the day before. He seems like such an awesome guy. His attitude on life is really inspiring. Great story!

Sep 30
4

Some of the best marketing money can(t) buy! 

Sep 30
17

I spent a large chunk of the mid-1990s working in a mom & pop garage/service station. I remember well the wheezy Excels and Sonatas, warmed-over Mitsubishi designs with the build quality of a Snap-Tite model, weeping oil out of every gasket and breaking door handles at an alarming rate. Read more

Sep 29
38

I never got the hate for the Crosstour. It’s an Accord wagon with nice lines and a bit of a lift. It is probably comfy, useful, reliable, and reasonably priced. The first time I saw one, I thought it looked a hell of a lot nicer than most of the stuff in its market segment, plus hey, it’s a wagon! What the hell is Read more

Sep 29
21

I just bought a 2020 Si sedan because I was really ready to get out of my previous car and the Si was by far the cheapest car that excited me. The 2020 is the only year of the current generation Si with Honda Sensing, there won’t be a 2021 Si at all, and I absolutely wanted active cruise on my next car.

Sep 29
24

Man, those pedestrian-safe fronts are really awkward.

Sep 29
27

Looks a lot cleaner and slimmer.

Sep 28
45

I have to be honest - its a damn good thing I didnt see the online sale as I would surely own one right now. 

Sep 28
12

And after you’re done drinking all the booze, you have a sturdy bar cart that looks like would be useful for storing stuff in a workshop or keep as a rec room novelty.

Sep 28
16

That Instagram image did a better job of putting lipstick on a pig than your effort, no offense. Read more

Sep 18
43

Look at some of these posts, going on about their 8, 10, 12 year old manuals. These are not new car buyers and new car buyer do not want sticks, plain and simple. Funniest I saw was a truck owner complaining in Car & Driver that the 2020 Ford he liked no longer had a manual option. Said he was sticking with his 2000. Read more

Sep 18
114

I was planning to sell my manual 135i because I have too many cars. Yesterday, I took it out on a spirited drive in the santa cruz mountains - to pick up 50 lbs of tomatoes - with the kids. One of them threw up. But I had a goddamned blast and changed my mind on the sale. Read more

Sep 15
13

Regarding the SEC investigation of Nikola- I’d be very surprised if that results in anything. I’m a corporate securities attorney and have dealt with the SEC quite a bit. For the most part, I am always amazed at how accommodating the SEC staff is to any issuer. And I’ve represented some fairly questionable foreign Read more