What the Hell Were They Thinking: Jeep Compass(Sep 28, 2014)I remember seeing these sitting brand new on lots during the Cash for Clunkers thing, fully optioned, marked at $10,000. Even then they weren't able to move most of them.
What The Hell Were They Thinking: Lincoln Blackwood(Sep 18, 2014)I remember the Detroit Free Press writing a review of the Blackwood and receiving a very angry letter from Ford's marketing manager because they called it a pickup truck and not the fruity upscale buzzword name that was invented just for it.
TopCar Unveils $60,000 Styling Kit for Porsche Panamera(Sep 17, 2014)They think they can charge that much because they know that there's a least a few people with more money than common sense who absolutely MUST have a car that's different from all the other rich man cars out there.
Could Ferrari Now Build More LaFerraris?(Sep 13, 2014)I'm fairly sure those 3,000 extra cars a year will be Californias or other models that don't require someone to have owned other Ferraris in the past to qualify. Those will still turn a nice profit and keep the top-end models highly exclusive.
Toyota U2 Concept is the Van of the Future(Sep 11, 2014)So basically this would be a cargo van for hipsters who think a Ford Transit is too "mainstream"? All the fancy electronic gadgets seem like they wouldn't be very cost efficient in the long run.
Breaking: Ferrari Chairman di Montezemolo Steps Down(Sep 10, 2014)It should be noted that Fiat only wants to push the production cap up to 10,000 cars annually, so it's not like they're going to be stamping out budget models. Ferraris are still gonna be cars for the 1%.
Dodge is Desperate to Sell Vipers; Slashes Price(Sep 08, 2014)It's not that they aren't as good, it's more that Vipers have a history of being much more demanding to maintain then their counterparts. People would rather have a car they don't have to obsess over as far as keeping it in top shape.
Which Pontiac GTO is Better: 1969 Vs. 2006?(Sep 08, 2014)The layout is alright, but all the ones I've looked at in the past had at least one bit of dashboard trim that was loose or cracked. Even on the carefully maintained I was told it's just something that is bound to happen.
Bugatti Names its Veyron Successor: Chiron(Sep 08, 2014)At this rate I'm fully expecting a production car with 2,000 horsepower and a 300+ mph top speed before the decade is out. I dunno who's going to make it, but it's gonna happen.
Jaguar XJ220 is Nineties Car Porn at its Best(Sep 06, 2014)People tend to forget the XJ220 was meant to be a racing car and the street versions were built to meet homologation requirements. That's a big factor in why it look the way it does.
Presenting the 2016 Mazda MX-5(Sep 04, 2014)The shape and size of the headlights is the only thing that's really off-putting to me. They seem kinda out of proportion to that big grille opening.
The VL Destino Will be Sold Under New Ownership(Sep 04, 2014)I can't help but feel this'll wind up like every other Corvette-engined boutique car made in the last few years; overpriced at launch and largely forgotten about a few months after.
Deadmau5's Cat-Wrapped 458 Italia Pissed off Ferrari(Sep 02, 2014)So why does this surprise anyone? Remember that Ferrari won't even let you BUY some of their cars unless they specifically approve you. Of course they'd be annoyed by someone covering a 458 with outdated internet memes.
What the Hell Were They Thinking: Cadillac Cimarron(Aug 29, 2014)The Cimmaron happened because GM wanted to have an affordable alternative to the smaller, more fuel efficient BMWs that were starting to make a foothold in the US. Of course, they thought they could do it on the cheap and... well.
The Very Definition Of Amateur Racing(Aug 25, 2014)Whoever wrote this article should go back to looking for Russian dashcam videos, that ute driver knew exactly what they were doing and did it pretty damn well.
Why Was this BMW 7 Series Crushed by a Tank?(Aug 23, 2014)If that was like any other 740il I've seen lately, he was probably putting it out of its misery. It's shameful how people just let them rot away once they start to have problems.
These Were the 10 Most Stolen Cars of 2013(Aug 21, 2014)Not surprising, all these cars are plentiful and there's a huge demand for parts for all of them. Not to mention a lot of crooked scrapyards that don't ask questions.
Nissan Pulsar Nismo to be a 275-HP Hot Hatch?(Aug 14, 2014)It's more that the average American buyer either wants a point A to point B car that they never have to spend money on, or a living room on wheels to show off to the neighbors with. Hot hatches don't fit in that range.
Eager LaFerrari Buyers Are Paying Double the Price(Aug 12, 2014)People are paying double for this because they know Ferraris don't lose value, so they're planning to stick it in a garage for five years and sell it for probably twice what they paid for it.
The Nissan Leaf is Apparently No Longer Very Safe(Aug 02, 2014)If you hit the brakes at 55, you'll probably be going 40-ish at the time of impact. In theory anyway. Of course, if the thing you hit is also moving that complicates things even further.
Fisker Promises a New Model After the Karma Returns(Jul 28, 2014)At least this time a failure will be flushing away Chinese investment capital instead of American federal grant money. Tesla's ready stolen the show and Fisker's a poisoned name with a lot of people in the auto industry now.
Really? GM Has Issued More Recalls(Jul 26, 2014)Most of those BMWs are off-lease vehicles bought by people who can't afford to maintain them, so expect to see a lot more half-busted and ratty 3 series in about five years as they fall apart from neglect.
Cars and Coffee Boston July Meet(Jul 25, 2014)The front end is that high because at one point the US was proposing a minimum ground clearance regulation and DMC raised it to match that. But then the regulation was dropped and they found raising the front screwed up the car's handling.
Aston Martin Abandons Plans for SUV(Jul 19, 2014)Probably for the best, the whole super-luxury SUV craze seemed like a kneejerk reaction to the Lamborghini Urus concept so I don't see it being anywhere near as popular in the time it takes to put one into production.
A Final Goodbye to Bertone(Jul 14, 2014)Another famous name lost to mismanagement? Ugh, how disappointing. Especially for a company with a history like Bertone has.
Is This Wrecked Gallardo Worth $67K?(Jul 14, 2014)Oh, you would think that, but there are a lot of people who bought a Gallardo because it was a "cheap" Lambo and then realized they couldn't afford to maintain or repair it.
Clarkson and Top Gear Have Done it Again(Jul 14, 2014)How were they supposed to research this anyway? "'Ello, road commission? Anyone died in a Peugeot along this road lately? You see, we're... oh, they hung up on me."
Successfully Hack a Tesla Model S and Receive $10,000(Jul 14, 2014)A couple years ago someone managed to remotely hack the tire pressure monitors on a Lexus to make them display a false alarm, so it's entirely possible. If it emits a wireless signal, someone can find a way to access it.
Say Goodbye to the Nissan Cube?(Jul 12, 2014)It's severely goofy looking, but at least they took a chance with a weird design instead of plopping out a dull xB clone and calling it a day like most other carmakers would. I'll give them that much.