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Meh Car Monday: This Will Be The First Time You’ve Ever Thought About The Chevy Uplander

When it comes to identifying cars, there’s two very distinct versions of the “what the fuck is that?” feeling. One is the exciting, head-jerking feeling of shock at seeing something delightfully incomprehensible, like catching a glimpse of a Gordon-Keeble in suburban Norman, Oklahoma. The other is sour, empty feeling…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Daniel Ricciardo Claims A Little Foreplay Helps An F1 Car Go A Long Way

Poor Red Bull driver Max Verstappen has had the worst luck with his car this year, but his teammate Daniel Ricciardo claims to have the answer. You’ve got to sweet-talk the car a little. Be gentle. Massage it a bit. Erm, are you sure we’re still talking about racing a car? Read more… Continue Reading […]

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What You Poor People Don’t Understand About Private Driveways In New York City

Unfortunately, my travels and my business usually bring me to New York City a few times a year. I really don’t care for it. Bad smells, democracy and Chipotle are all nauseating to me. Thankfully, though, there’s been an increase in private driveways to sooth my nerves. Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Toyota’s Having An Identity Crisis With More Mood Swings Than Your Average Teenager

As a teen, it’s common to go from one extreme to the next. One day, you feel like the coolest kid in school, by far. The next, you have a giant pimple and your crush saw it, causing a confidence crisis so big that you’ll definitely never, ever forget how you felt that day. That’s […]

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The 2018 Jaguar XE Would Be The Perfect Sport Sedan If It Was More Exciting

The 2018 Jaguar XE is a fine-looking, super comfortable and well-priced luxury sports sedan that steers into a corner the same way a Wüsthof knife carves its way through a medium rare steak. On paper, it seems like it could be the fiercest assassin of the ubiquitous BMW 3 Series yet, even more so than […]

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Quick Question: Do You Hate Start-Stop Technology On Cars?

Recently, in our holographic meeting room high atop the Jalopnik Spire, as I sat discussing important Jalopnik issues with the other shimmering, flickering holograms around me, I came to two startling realizations: a good number of my beloved co-workers harbor an intense dislike for start-stop technology, and,…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Surprise! New Jersey Transit Is Run By Corrupt Morons

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is no stranger to controversy—namely, the Bridgegate saga—which means that this latest news will sound a bit familiar: the recently-fired NJ Transit chief compliance officer said last week that he was forced to quit the agency, which he described as “toxic” and full of individuals…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Lego’s New Robotics Set Made Me Fall in Love With Lego All Over Again

There’s nothing unique about loving Lego. Millions of people wax nostalgic when they see those colorful bricks. Millions more never stopped building. I’ve always been a bit in between. I like zoning out by putting stuff together so, every couple of years, I’ll buy a Lego set and build it. But then what? Put it […]

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Google Is Using A Virtual World To Test Self-Driving Cars Called ‘Carcraft’

Waymo, the self-driving car project launched by Google, has been at the forefront of developing autonomous technology, having rolled out an immense test fleet earlier this year while inking a partnerships with ride-hailing company Lyft to deploy robotcars on the road. Part of the company’s effort development efforts…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Lewis Hamilton Accuses F1 Of Calling A Bogus Caution Just Because ‘They Wanted To See A Race’

A “phantom debris caution” is what NASCAR fans call a late-race yellow that feels bogus, or for the sole purposes of entertainment when a field is spread out. But Lewis Hamilton must think NASCAR waltzed over and coughed on Formula One, because he accused his own series of calling phantom debris.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Driver Arrested After Fleeing Police In Hummer Topped With An Empty Casket

Good morning. If you’re driving a Hummer with an empty casket on top, and the fuzz tries to pull you over—mostly because that’s not the way that caskets are normally transported—consider complying. Otherwise, you may end up like Kevin M. Cholousky, 39, who was arrested and charged last week with driving with…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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If Your Car Could Use Some New Tires, Discount Tire Direct Just Kicked Off Their Labor Day Sale

If your tires are about due for a replacement, Discount Tire Direct is offering up to $100 in Visa gift card rebates (in addition to any manufacturer rebates) when you order four new tires, plus an additional $100 if you order wheels as well, plus an extra $60 on each if you use a Discount […]

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