Here’s Why The Check Engine Light Is A Horrible, Terrible Thing

It happened on Thursday night. I went out to my car. I climbed inside. I turned the key in the ignition. And … nothing. Well, not quite nothing. A failed start. A check engine light. And an ominous warning message that said: TRANSMISSION FAULT: LIMITED GEARS AVAILABLE. » 11/24/14 2:50pm Monday 2:50pm

Evel Knievel Had An 8-Liter Aston Martin Lagonda And A Coffin Trailer

You probably know Evel Knievel as a stuntman; a daredevil; a crazy motorcycle performer who wore brightly colored jumpsuits and broke virtually every bone in his body. But did you also know that he owned a 1984 Aston Martin Lagonda with an 8.2-liter Chevy V8 and a tow-behind coffin trailer that he slept in? » 11/17/14 2:00pm 11/17/14 2:00pm

Here’s Why You Absolutely Can’t Drive A Ferrari Every Day

Nine months ago, in my first-ever column as a bona fide Jalopnik writer, I proclaimed: Why Yes, You Can Drive a Ferrari Every Day. You may remember this column, because I tied a TV to the roof of my car, and I duct-taped a monkey in the passenger seat, and I went through a McDonald's Drive-Thru. It's awesome! I recall… » 11/11/14 2:58pm 11/11/14 2:58pm

You Can't Get A Cheap CarMax Range Rover Warranty Anymore

Ladies and gentlemen, it has come to an end: you can no longer get a Range Rover from CarMax with a cheap bumper-to-bumper warranty. » 11/06/14 4:00pm 11/06/14 4:00pm

Stop Blaming Used Car Dealers For Your Used Car Problems

Sometimes, when I'm bored, I like to go online and read angry customer complaints about used car dealers. Have you ever done this? I highly recommend it. Hearing from these people is fun, and it's entertaining, and it's a good reminder of why we have to put warning labels all over everything. » 11/05/14 3:15pm 11/05/14 3:15pm

Maybe You Shouldn’t Buy A Used Luxury Car For the Price of a Kia

It happens every time I hang out with my car enthusiast friends: We're sitting there, chatting about cars, and eventually the discussion turns to the fact that you can buy a wide range of iconic used performance cars for approximately the same price as laundry detergent. » 11/04/14 3:10pm 11/04/14 3:10pm

Here’s What Happened When I Tried To Sell My Ferrari to CarMax

If you're a regular reader, you probably know that I write two frequent series here on Jalopnik. In one, I document all the problems I have with my used Range Rover, which I bought two years ago from CarMax with a bizarrely comprehensive six-year warranty. In the other, I tell you what it's like to own a used Ferrari.… » 10/29/14 3:10pm 10/29/14 3:10pm

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 10/24/14 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 10/22/14 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 10/20/14 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