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 Yesterday 4:20pm

Here’s What Happened When I Went Hypermiling In a Honda Insight

I recently had the chance to spend a few hours driving around in a Honda Insight. Not the new Insight – or the "sissy Insight," as I now call it, due to its gluttonous 5-seat configuration and its greedy, environment-destroying 4-cylinder engine that's designed to actually keep pace with traffic. I mean the original » 8/13/14 4:29pm 8/13/14 4:29pm

Here’s What Happens When Two Women Drive Around In a Ferrari

A few months back, I posted a video that shows me driving around in the Ferrari, desperately trying to get attention from women. And it shows women completely ignoring my efforts. The whole thing is depressing, and disappointing, and in the end, I crash the Ferrari into a day spa while screaming: "DO YOU NOTICE ME… » 8/06/14 3:45pm 8/06/14 3:45pm

My Horn Stopped Working: Another CarMax Warranty Update

So I'm driving along the other day, and I get up behind this woman in a Passat with out-of-state plates. This poor woman: it was raining, it was late at night, and she probably had no idea how to get around in the big, unfamiliar city. She was lost, confused, disoriented, unsure of herself. » 8/05/14 3:42pm 8/05/14 3:42pm

Here’s Why Kia Is The Biggest Threat to Mercedes-Benz

It's one of life's simple truths: automotive journalists get to have all the fun. You know it. Your friends know it. Your wife knows it. And now, I especially know it, because I recently got the chance to spend a few days driving the all-new Kia Forte. It was an excellent experience, and I strongly recommend that… » 7/30/14 3:35pm 7/30/14 3:35pm

Getting Gas Is The Hardest Part Of Owning An Exotic Car

Most car guys are a little curious about the exotic car ownership experience. How does it drive on a race track? What does it sound like at full throttle in a long, glorious tunnel? How fast can you get it going on an empty highway? Well, those are all excellent questions, and today I've decided to ignore each of… » 7/29/14 3:30pm 7/29/14 3:30pm

The Citroen C-Elysee Is The Worst Car I've Ever Driven

I recently paid $904.61 in order to spend a week behind the wheel of the worst car I've ever driven. It was a highly interesting experience, and I'd surely do it again, provided that my only alternate form of transportation involves getting dragged around for a while by an angry gorilla. » 7/24/14 3:05pm 7/24/14 3:05pm

The Craziest Unreliable Cars You Can Get With a CarMax Warranty

I've rounded up a few more exciting unreliable CarMax warranty-able cars for you to gawk at because the last time we did this you were all tremendously excited about the prospect of buying these exciting, historically unreliable used cars available with a long warranty. Prepare to get even more excited because I have … » 7/09/14 3:30pm 7/09/14 3:30pm

Here Are The Best Comments And Messages I've Gotten So Far

As some of you are no doubt aware, I am currently on vacation. This means I've interrupted my usual schedule of a) waking up late, and b) sitting around the house no pants on, just so I could spend thousands of dollars to fly half-way around the world, where I am a) waking up late, and b) sitting around the house… » 7/08/14 2:45pm 7/08/14 2:45pm

The Ferrari 360 Is The Most Reliable Car I've Ever Owned

It's an interesting moment every time I meet someone who recognizes me from Jalopnik. "Hey! You're Doug! From Jalopnik!" they always say. "The guy with the Ferrari and the CarMax Land Rover!" And then, in all their excitement to learn more about the industry, and all their eagerness to talk about cars, they invariably… » 7/02/14 4:28pm 7/02/14 4:28pm

I Tracked A McLaren 650S And Learned All Exotic Cars Drive The Same

I recently had the opportunity to drive the new McLaren 650S on a racetrack. Here's basically what happened: I put on a helmet, sat down in the car, strapped myself in, and spent the next 15 minutes silently praying I wouldn't hit anything. I also stole a McLaren headsock. » 7/01/14 3:59pm 7/01/14 3:59pm

A 50-Year-Old Regulation Stops Us From Getting Cool Headlights

I recently learned that Mercedes-Benz, official automaker of drivers who put tissue boxes on the rear shelf, has updated the CLS for the 2015 model year. This is great news, and I invite you all to join me in expressing our collective excitement by asking the following question: They still make the CLS? » 6/23/14 3:34pm 6/23/14 3:34pm

I Took My Ferrari To A Drag Strip In Rural North Georgia

I recently had the opportunity to drive my Ferrari in a highly competitive, precisely timed, serious automotive racing event. It was a quarter mile drag strip located in the kind of place where fishin' is an acceptable destination for a honeymoon. » 6/18/14 3:52pm 6/18/14 3:52pm

Guess What? Cheap Cars Don't Hurt Luxury Brands

I still remember when the original Mercedes A-Class came out and changed the world as we know it. The year was 1997 – and while I may have been just nine years old, I consumed automotive media back then at approximately the same rate as I consumed fruit roll-ups. » 6/17/14 3:25pm 6/17/14 3:25pm

Why The Dodge Charger Cop Car Is So Great For Speeders

I think it's safe to say that we all owe our police officers a huge debt of gratitude. They keep our children safe. They keep our streets secure. They deal with coked-out acid trippers who believe that electronic garage door openers are magic. And now, there's another reason to appreciate our fearless police… » 6/12/14 3:24pm 6/12/14 3:24pm