When I first developed an affection for the automobile, I was absolutely obsessed with Ford’s Mustang. When I was a senior in High School we hauled this 1968 GT Fastback home for me to wrench on. I spent a lot of the next few years carefully disassembling the car and preparing it for restoration. Somehow my fool mind…
Road tripping is, arguably, the most enjoyable way to get from Point A to Point B. No rush, no airport hassle, no depending on everyone else; just you, wheels on the ground, and adventure waiting before you. It’s pretty magical.
Once upon a time, it was easy to point at an AMC Gremlin or a Ford Pinto and laugh at how bad they were. They were volume-sellers for sure, but that didn’t change the fact that they suffered from atrocious build quality and, uh, fire.
Back in the 1980s, it was a pretty common occurrence for tv shows and comic books aimed at children to focus on a troop of do-gooders trying to take down an evil gang of baddies. Each of the characters named and drawn differently so that an interstitial commercial could tout the infamous “Collect Them All” line when…
Let’s be real, friends—car purchases aren’t always rational. You can say you want about safety features and good fuel economy, but cars can be just as much of a fashion statement as a nice watch or a pair of jeans. So if you wanted exotic car looks but don’t have exotic car money, what do you choose?
Trying to live your life with no regrets is a nice philosophy to have, but it isn’t always the easiest to carry out. Especially when it comes to cars. Cars can be a drain on your patience and your wallet. Or you sometimes (foolishly) think that you can find a better one somewhere else.
Is there really anything better than the open road? Sure, flying can get you from point A to point B in a handful of hours, but there’s something incredibly satisfying about turning your travel into another great part of your trip.
Today’s Opel/Mercedes/Honda Prelude converted to rear-wheel drive got everyone thinking: This looks right. This looks like how it, maybe, always should have been.
I hear two sad-sack things from you jokers all the time: “I should have bought that car when I had the chance” and “I never should have sold that car.” We all make mistakes, and now it’s time to share them with the class.
Just like you never forget your first car, you also never forget your first car accident. And unfortunately, they are just a part of the growing pains associated with being a new driver.
We all have those cars we just can’t forget. No matter how terrible we learn they are, or how unattainable, or even how right we were all along, we’re still going to love them with all our hearts.
It might seem a little hyperbolic to say that driving any car changed my life, but the automobile is such a big part of my life, of all of our lives, that driving a truly great one can be transcendent. Sure, it’s not the same feeling as your wedding day, or the day your child is born, but it’s a memory that sticks to…
Car accidents suck for everyone, but they happen. Hopefully your first one wasn’t too serious and you weren’t hurt. Tell us about it.
Some of us will have a moment where the scope of our lives changes in just a brief moment, and we might not realize it until long after the time has passed. And I know some of y’all know there was a car that just Changed Things.
Cars are usually good, but sometimes, they are very, very Bad. I had a feeling y’all would have some strong feelings about what cars the world would have been better without. And you most certainly did not disappoint.
Traffic is to driving as apple pie is to America. You can’t have one without the other. We’ve all had our fair share of bad jams, so now I’m asking you to relive your worst.
Buying tires can, at first, be an intimidating endeavor. Especially if you’ve never done it before. There are a myriad of options to choose from and then you have to decide which of them fits your driving style and local conditions. Fear not! The Jalopnik community is here to help.
If I’ve learned one thing in the automotive world, it’s that we all absolutely positively hate a lot of stuff. There are brand rivalry arguments that go on for days and can tear friendships apart. There are just certain types of cars that make us cringe every time we see them. And there are just those god-awful…
Tires! They’re one of the most important aspects of your car, so buying the right set for the right situation is extremely important. What are your best tips for buying tires?
Today’s cars are wonderful machines that can detect when you, the driver, are getting drowsy or provide on-board WiFi so your passengers can get some work done while they’re being driven. They’re wonders of modern technology, but despite this, cars are still lacking in a few crucial features.