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 Thursday 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 Wednesday 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

Here’s Everything You Need To Know About Shipping A Car To The U.S.

As many of you know, I'm currently importing a Nissan Skyline GT-R the United States. This is a long and intricate process that involves a wide range of port workers, sailors, government agencies, customs employees, and enough forms to bury them all in a large pile of official documents. » 2/18/15 3:25pm 2/18/15 3:25pm

No, Your City Doesn’t Have The Worst Drivers

As many of you know, I recently moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where – and I am told this by several longtime residents – the drivers are the worst. I find this interesting, however, because I had previously lived in Atlanta, Georgia, where many native Atlantans had assured me that local drivers are the worst. » 2/17/15 2:56pm 2/17/15 2:56pm

What’s The Perfect Car For A Teenager?

Well, everyone, it's Friday, Friday, gotta get down on Friday, and that means it's time for today's version of Letters to Doug, which is consistently Jalopnik's finest column each week, assuming you don't read any of the others. » 2/13/15 2:00pm 2/13/15 2:00pm

Signing Your Name Is The Strangest Thing You Do

Recently, I've been thinking a lot about the aliens. Not the illegal immigrant kind; the government seems to have that problem under control, in the sense that there's a heated debate about it every few months, and you have congressmen calling each other names, and shoving each other as they board that little electric… » 2/12/15 2:56pm 2/12/15 2:56pm

Here’s How People Illegally Import Cars To The United States

As many of you know, I'm currently in the midst of importing a Nissan Skyline GT-R to the United States. Some of you have asked why I chose the Skyline GT-R, and so today I must reveal the answer to this question: because I still have thousands of leftover Gran Turismo 2 credits I can use to buy sweet mods. » 2/11/15 2:58pm 2/11/15 2:58pm

You’re Not a Photographer, You’re Just a Teenager With a Nikon

So I'm on Facebook the other day, browsing through pictures of people I went to high school with in order to make sure they aren't happier than me, and I get a notification from somebody I barely know. I'll call her "Sarah," because that's her name. » 2/05/15 2:19pm 2/05/15 2:19pm

My Air Suspension Failed (Again): Another CarMax Warranty Update

There comes a time in the life of every Land Rover owner when he thinks about his children. Specifically, he thinks: "What's a more reliable way to get my children to school: Drive them in my Land Rover? Or let them carpool with a heroin addict?" » 2/04/15 3:00pm 2/04/15 3:00pm

Should I Purchase A Manufacturer Buyback Vehicle?

Yes, folks, it's already Friday! And that means it's time for everyone's favorite Friday feature, Letters to Doug, wherein you write me a series of complicated, challenging letters that cover a wide range of pertinent automotive topics, and I cherry pick the one that's easiest to respond to! » 1/30/15 3:03pm 1/30/15 3:03pm

Can We Please Stop Arguing About Music?

I recently sat down for lunch with an old friend. It was going well, and we were having a great time, laughing and catching up, until the discussion turned to music. That's when she released the kind of fury that you really only see in those old John McEnroe tennis videos, where the ball bounces out, and the judge… » 1/29/15 2:57pm 1/29/15 2:57pm

Here Are The Four Legal Ways To Import A Car To The United States

As many of you know, I am currently importing a 1990 Nissan Skyline GT-R to the United States. Well, just to be clear, I am not importing it. That task is being handled by a bunch of sailors, and longshoremen, and dockworkers, and port employees, all of whom are currently taking a union-mandated smoke break. » 1/27/15 2:40pm 1/27/15 2:40pm

I'm Bored With My Tesla, What Should I Do?

Good news, ladies and gentlemen! It's that time again: the exciting moment each week where I take a well-meaning, intelligently written letter from a reader and respond to it using flawed, manipulative logic that somehow always ends up with the advice: "buy my book." » 1/23/15 3:10pm 1/23/15 3:10pm