The Six Coolest Unreliable Cars You Can Get With a CarMax Warranty

Next week marks a huge milestone in the life of my used Range Rover: 90 days without any major problems. Oh, sure, there have been minor problems, like the battery was dying, and the rear brake pads were worn, and a few exterior lights had gone out. But nothing that required the use of my CarMax warranty. » 10/24/14 1:14pm Yesterday 1:14pm

I Spent The Day With a Lamborghini Jalpa, And Here’s What Happened

I recently had the chance to spend several hours with a 1985 Lamborghini Jalpa. It was amusing, and delightful, and highly exhilarating, largely because I managed to get through the entire day without requiring the assistance of the local fire department. » 10/22/14 3:20pm Wednesday 3:20pm

Here’s The Data From Ed Bolian’s Record-Setting Cross-Country Run

It's been a year since the trio of Ed Bolian, co-driver Dave Black, and wingman Dan Huang claim to have driven from New York City to Redondo Beach, California, in just 28 hours and 50 minutes, shattering the famous 31-hour, 4-minute transcontinental record set by Alex Roy in 2006 – and that means only one thing: the… » 10/20/14 2:51pm Monday 2:51pm

Holy Crap, Pickup Trucks Have Gotten Expensive

I recently had the opportunity to attend the launch of the all-new 2015 Ford F-150. Here's what happened: Ford flew me to Dallas, or possibly San Antonio, for an evening of brisket, and pie, and musicians wearing blue jeans. At some point, there was also a pickup truck. » 10/16/14 3:35pm 10/16/14 3:35pm

For God’s Sake, Please Stop Putting Fake Badges On Your Car

So I'm sitting in traffic the other day, thinking seriously about all the major issues currently affecting our healthcare system ("What would happen if I put human blood in my printer ink cartridge?"), when I see it: a BMW M3 hatchback. » 10/15/14 3:00pm 10/15/14 3:00pm

Attention Infiniti: Please Stop With All The Concept Cars

Well, ladies and gentlemen, another auto show has come and gone, and I think we all know what that means: Infiniti has released yet another ridiculous concept car that will never, under any circumstances, see production. » 10/09/14 3:06pm 10/09/14 3:06pm

Here’s Why Cadillac’s New Naming Scheme Is Actually Brilliant

I've decided that the time has come for me to address Cadillac's new naming scheme, which is a hot-button automotive topic affecting a vast array of Americans, from the nation's airport limo drivers to its funeral directors. » 10/07/14 3:26pm 10/07/14 3:26pm

Attention Drivers: You Don’t Stop On a Flashing Yellow Light

At first, I was planning to write today's column about electric cars. But then I got about halfway through it, and I made an important realization: nobody cares about electric cars. So instead, I'm going to cover another highly important issue affecting our society: minor traffic annoyances. » 10/02/14 2:00pm 10/02/14 2:00pm

No, Your Car Won’t Blow Up At 100,000 Miles

Today, we're going to cover a topic that has been plaguing neurotic car owners for decades: what do you do when your car reaches 100,000 miles? » 9/25/14 3:39pm 9/25/14 3:39pm

If Lotus Died in America, Would Anyone Really Care?

So yesterday the Internet was abuzz with the devastating news that sports car manufacturer Lotus is pulling out of the U.S. road car market, temporarily. When I first heard this news, I was shocked; I was surprised; I was STUNNED, mainly because I thought this already happened like four years ago. » 9/23/14 4:05pm 9/23/14 4:05pm

Here’s Proof That An Exotic Car Won’t Melt In The Rain

There comes a time in the life of every aspiring journalist when he must put himself at risk of great personal peril in order to bring you a major developing story. Some go to treacherous riot zones and cover dangerous looting. Others go undercover to bring you tales of corruption and greed. As for me, I recently had… » 9/17/14 3:56pm 9/17/14 3:56pm

For God’s Sake, Take Off Your Dealer License Plate Frame

I'll tell you when I first realized that we have a serious problem. It was just a few days ago, when I came up behind a car in traffic with one of those enormous plastic license plate frames. Printed on top was the name of the dealer – something like "ANDERSON MOTORS." And on the bottom, in the same enormous font,… » 9/16/14 4:06pm 9/16/14 4:06pm

Here’s Why Philadelphia Is a Terrible Place For a Ferrari

When I announced a few months ago that I was moving to Philadelphia, several of you readers chimed in with excellent tips and suggestions. "Watch out for the potholes!" one said. "Be careful of the potholes!" said another. "You need to buy a gun," said a third. » 9/11/14 3:43pm 9/11/14 3:43pm

Here’s Why Free Maintenance Is Just a Marketing Gimmick

A friend of mine recently purchased a Toyota Corolla. Here's how it happened: my friend came up to me one day and said "I'm going to purchase a Toyota Corolla!" And I replied: "OH GOD NO!! WHY??!? HOW COULD YOU DO THIS TO YOURSELF?? TO SOCIETY?? TO HUMANITY!?? YOU ARE RUINING EVERYTHING THAT'S RIGHT WITH THE WORLD!!" » 9/09/14 3:47pm 9/09/14 3:47pm

Here’s How a Flawless $300,000 Diamond Was Lost In an F1 Car Crash


If you spend enough time writing on the Internet, you'll eventually be accused of creating a "clickbait" headline. You know what I'm talking about: the headline mentions a revolutionary new advancement in modern technology, something that will change our lives forever, a feat of engineering that will alter the course… » 9/03/14 3:30pm 9/03/14 3:30pm

Here’s What Happened When I Drove 900 Miles In a Fully-Loaded U-Haul

I recently completed a 900-mile move from Atlanta to Philadelphia. It was long, and arduous, and difficult, and I spent a large portion of it wishing I could claw my eyes out with a flathead screwdriver. Here I'm referring to the part of the move where I had to deal with Comcast. » 9/02/14 3:23pm 9/02/14 3:23pm

I Saw All The Cool Stuff At Pebble Beach Without Spending a Dime

Ahh, the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance: America's finest annual automotive event held under a constant stream of light mist. Oh, sure, I know the Amelia Island Concours is an excellent event with wonderful vehicles. But nothing can quite top Pebble Beach if you're discussing, for instance, overall umbrella usage. » 8/21/14 4:20pm 8/21/14 4:20pm