How Do I Convince My Wife To Let Me Buy A Fun Car?

Good news, everyone! Today is FRIDAY! Actually, it's now Tuesday, and I'm writing this like 11 days in the past. That's because I am currently on vacation in a country where Internet is reserved for a lucky few, such as cafes where they make you order a baba ghanoush to get the WiFi password. » 3/27/15 2:05pm Friday 2:05pm

Here’s The Problem With Owning An Unreliable Luxury Car

As you read this, I am currently on vacation in Europe, a fantastic continent that I visit every so often in order to see beautiful sights, and eat amazing food, and flee all of my Range Rover problems. » 3/25/15 2:30pm Wednesday 2:30pm

Should I Get A Certified Pre-Owned Warranty Or A CarMax Warranty?

Yes, good people of Jalopnik, it's true: Friday is upon us once more. The week is almost over, the weekend is almost here, and that means the time has come for Letters to Doug, the weekly column where I almost answer your automotive questions. » 3/20/15 2:10pm 3/20/15 2:10pm

Comparison Test: Original Mini vs. Original Hummer

I recently had the opportunity to drive an original Mini back-to-back with my original Hummer. This was a very unusual experience, and it felt a lot like that scene in Castaway where Tom Hanks is floating through the ocean on a raft made of sticks until he's rescued by a cargo ship the size of greater Baltimore. » 3/18/15 3:15pm 3/18/15 3:15pm

Dear Call Center Guy: I’m Sorry I Yelled At You

As many of you know, I've been doing the whole "self-employed writer" thing for about two years now. This job has presented many challenges, such as the one that comes when you realize it's lunch time, and you have to put on clothes if you want to go outside and buy a sandwich. » 3/12/15 2:41pm 3/12/15 2:41pm

Here’s What It’s Like To Drive A 30-Year-Old Mercedes G-Wagen

I recently had the opportunity to drive a diesel-powered 1987 Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen. This is just like the plush, high-tech G-Wagen models that all the celebrities drive, except instead of an infotainment system, mine had an altimeter. » 3/11/15 3:03pm 3/11/15 3:03pm

Buying A Hummer Is A Lot Harder Than You Might Think

As many of you know, I recently purchased a Hummer. For those of you who don't know much about the Hummer, allow me to explain: this is a hardcore, serious, off-road-ready military vehicle designed to do battle in camel-infested nations, except mine has a CD player. » 3/10/15 3:02pm 3/10/15 3:02pm

'I’m The Drummer For Weezer, What Car Should I Get?'

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, we've again reached that point: the week is over, Friday is here, and that means it's time for this week's Letters to Doug, wherein you ask me a series of highly exciting automotive-related questions and I ignore almost all of them. » 3/06/15 2:10pm 3/06/15 2:10pm

Craigslist Is A Terrible Place To Actually Buy Anything

I am proud to announce that I recently discovered the magic of Craigslist. What I mean by this is: I recently attempted to buy something on Craigslist, which I discovered is a futile task that should only be attempted by the clinically insane. » 3/05/15 3:18pm 3/05/15 3:18pm

Here’s Why I Bought a Chrysler PT Cruiser

As many of you know, I've owned a series of remarkable cars in my lifetime. Porsche. Ferrari. BMW M. Mercedes AMG. Lotus. Land Rover. Cadillac CTS-V. And now, I'm adding another highly recognizable name to my unique car history: the Chrysler PT Cruiser. » 3/03/15 3:00pm 3/03/15 3:00pm

For God’s Sake, Shut Up About Credit Cards And Airline Miles

I recently had the opportunity to sit down for lunch with two friends: an investment banker and a business consultant. In other words: I recently had the opportunity to waste an hour of my life discussing credit card rewards and airline miles. » 2/26/15 2:28pm 2/26/15 2:28pm

Here’s How You Register An Imported Car With the DMV

Today, we're going to discuss the art of registering an imported car with your local department of motor vehicles. I call it an "art" because, like any good art, there's a fair amount of agony, and pain, and suffering, and at some point you get really close to clawing out your own eyes. » 2/25/15 1:20pm 2/25/15 1:20pm

The Six Best Unreliable Cars You Can Buy From CarMax

Ladies and gentlemen, the day has come: it's time for a new list of unreliable CarMax cars. You know what this means: I'm excited. You're excited. And CarMax is probably going to raise the warranty prices on each of these by 50 percent the moment they see this list. » 2/24/15 3:05pm 2/24/15 3:05pm

Should I Buy A Cheap Used Nissan GT-R?

Yes, ladies and gentlemen: another week has passed, Friday is upon us, and that means it's time for Letters to Doug, the weekly column wherein I provide good, sound advice to loyal Jalopnik readers, and then you tell me how wrong I am. » 2/20/15 4:00pm 2/20/15 4:00pm