German automakers are very exceptional at answering questions that buyers are always asking them. I know this because, clearly, an esteemed yellow Audi TT owner (who lives in Colorado I'd imagine) rolled out of bed one day, opened the blinds on his bedroom window that overlooked his driveway and languidly stared…
When I was but a wee lad, I dreamed that one day I would grow up to be a great automotive designer. Posters of Lotus Elises, Chevrolet Corvettes and Lamborghini Countaches didn't just litter my walls because I wanted to someday own one — I wanted to be the guy responsible for penning the next one.
Almost 149 years have passed since John Wilkes Booth assassinated President Abraham Lincoln. Today, a different but related Lincoln faces a similar fate.
It's come to my attention that a tall, rather peculiar fellow from Georgia (who apparently owns a highly convincing Fiero kit car and is obsessed with potato farmers) recently decided to educate car enthusiasts on Jalopnik about hybrid cars. You know, those boring egg-shaped things that run on a billion d-cell…
UPDATE: Reader RamblinRover pointed out the Mopar Mystery Car could very well be a Jaguar XF sedan (sorry, "saloon"). Now the only mystery left is the reason why a Jaaggggg is on Mopar's website.
In Christianity, there are only seven deadly sins you can commit: wrath, lust, greed, sloth, gluttony, envy and pride. In the Sacred Religion of Motoring however, the list of capital vices you can succumb to while behind the wheel is seemingly endless: chatting on a cell phone and going any amount under or over the…
Choice is the absurdly annoying and constantly nagging variable of human reality, the fuel for the chain of events we know as life. From sunrise to sunset, we're all constantly bombarded with requests and situations that require us to exercise our free will. Escape is futile.
Before the BBC began broadcasting casually racist automotive pornography to millions of television sets and laptop screens across the world, automotive videojournalism was about as sterile as an old plow mule. The host was vividly tepid and the film work displayed the same level of creativity as an act of Congress.
I can walk into any electronics store and buy a new freakishly large super hi-def and razor-thin LED television set with super hi-def surround sound audio just as quick and painless as if I were buying new underwear. I can just grab what I want, throw down the paper or plastic and maybe sign a thing or two, and I'm…
Few cars from the early '90s were as utterly wretched as the Pontiac LeMans. Built by Daewoo during the Jurassic period of South Korean cars, it's hard to justify the existence of this undercooked entry-level washout other than the fact it gave the Yugo GV tough competition for the title of America's Most Abominable…
Merriam-Webster defines a sports car as "a low small usually two-passenger automobile designed for quick response, easy maneuverability, and high speed driving." That seems fairly curt and dry to me. So why is it that so many cars are labeled as sports cars these days when the vast majority of them are really just…
Acid washed Levi's, Sony Walkman Pros, Datsun cars. Out of that '80s-tastic list, which one do you think is making a comeback? If you guessed Datsun, you're right and they're about to introduce a new, currently nameless car for Russia.
... The more things stay the same. If you're feeling a bit blue that the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro won't have styling radically different from the current model, you might want to stock up on Prozac before Dodge introduces the 2015 Challenger next month at the New York Auto Show.
Today, we best know the Opel Insignia as both a really nice Buick and the replacement for Jeremy Clarkson's most hated car, the Vectra. But once upon a booming economy, General Motors' European brand hand other, more ambitious ideas for the Insignia name.
Alright, it's truth time, kids. For years, Toyota has been my least favorite car maker in the history of everything. But lately, I've started to have a change of heart.
What goes together better than cool cars and good music? That's what I thought. Nothing. So it's only natural that a band or artist would, at some point, put a cool car on the front of their record.
Here at home, I sit on a stack of old Car and Driver magazines large enough to equip every bathroom in my neighborhood with at least two and-maybe-a-half issues of car-related reading material.
It never fails. Every auto show season, there's at least one automaker who rolls out a concept version of a new SUV that is — although they vehemently deny it — bound for production. That's all well and good, except when they somehow manage to lose the back two doors on the way to reveal day.
On Sunday, Jalopnik picked up on some leaked images of the 2015 Jeep Renegade, the newest addition to the Jeep lineup that's just debuted at this month's Geneva Auto Show. From there, word of the Fiat-based small SUV quickly made its way around to other news outlets and forums like blotter sheets at Bonnaroo.
Some people yearn for Ford to build cars like the old Galaxie 500 or Gran Torino again. After all, what is there to hate about a ginormous American rear-drive car with a big V8 out front? Because those vintage Fords are so likeable, it's understandable that someone would want them to brew up a new one.