The 2015 Honda CR-V Has More Safety, More Power, Still Boring

The Honda CR-V, like most Honda products are default choices for many car-buyers. They don't shop around, they just buy a Honda. That's not to say they are bad products, they are just "safe bets." But the CR-V was lacking some of the advanced safety features of its rivals. The 2015 model fixes that in addition to a… » 9/30/14 8:20am Today 8:20am

Ten Of The Most Dependable Cars You Can Buy On eBay For Less Than $5000

After I asked you thrifty, frugal, and dare I say, cheap lot to give me the most dependable cars for less than the price of a new car's down payment, you answered with some astonishingly solid examples. Here are the most reliable and dependable cars on eBay for less than $5000. » 9/29/14 2:09pm Yesterday 2:09pm

Dealership Goes The Extra Mile To Rip Off Elderly Woman

Some stealerships really go out of their way to make sure customers are stuck with a bad deal. One Florida car dealer went so far as to block an elderly woman's driveway to force her to take a car she didn't want. » 9/29/14 5:46am Yesterday 5:46am

This V8 Rear-Wheel-Drive Focus Is A Monster Sleeper

The Focus ST is a great hot-hatch. The problem is the styling minces no words about what that car can do, so you end up with all kinds of bros trying to race you on your commute. Now if you want something that blends in, but can lay down some serious rubber, check out this RWD converted V8 Focus. » 9/28/14 12:00pm Sunday 12:00pm

Why Buy A Toyota Yaris When You Can Get This Subaru WRX STi For Less?

It's time to step away from the usual luxury sedans and feature a car that was designed to go fast and nothing else. Enter this Subaru WRX STi, a 300 HP, all-wheel drive, rally rocketship for less than the price of a base model Toyota Yaris. People, decisions don't get much easier than this. » 9/28/14 10:58am Sunday 10:58am

Disabled Student Denied Handicapped Parking Because She Drives A Hearse

The Jalopnik community is not shy about calling out asshats who park in handicapped spots when they are not supposed to. Now there are some asshats that won't let a disabled college student park in in the handicapped spot, because they don't like her car. » 9/28/14 8:09am Sunday 8:09am

Four Reasons Why It's Perfectly Fine To Finance A New Car

Having two lead writers here on Car Buying is great because we have very different perspectives. Tavarish plays the inexpensive pre-owned market like a pro and thinks financing is for fools. Since my focus is mainly buying cars from dealerships, I say it is a bit more complicated than just dollars and cents. » 9/26/14 11:54am Friday 11:54am

eBay Challenge: The Most Dependable Cars For Under $5000

I recently laid out reasons why you shouldn't finance new cars, and hundreds of you replied that used cars are a headache that most people don't want to deal with. To prove those people wrong, I'm asking what the most dependable car on eBay is, for less than $5000, or your average new car down payment. » 9/26/14 11:05am Friday 11:05am

The Honda Crosstour Is the Best Wagon You Can Afford

We have had countless discussions regarding the lack of affordable wagons in the U.S. This is crossover country and wagons just don't sell. We get a few nice examples from the Europeans but they are hard to come by and are not exactly cheap. However, if you can overcome the ugly, Honda has a wagon you just might enjoy. » 9/26/14 10:45am Friday 10:45am

​Auto Lenders Are Risking People's Lives With Remote Shut Down Devices

It's the nightmare scenario. Your child is having an asthma attack and you need to rush her to the hospital, but your car won't start. It happened to Mary Bolender, but it wasn't a mechanical issue. Her lender had remotely disabled her car for missing a payment. » 9/25/14 8:14pm Thursday 8:14pm

Here's What It's Like To Own A Crazy Rare Mitsubishi 3000GT

Writing for Jalopnik certainly has its perks. For example, it allows me to have a comfortable breakfast in bed while hundreds call me an idiot for saying a Ferrari is a supercar. But on rare occasions, there emerges something truly special, in the form of a super rare '90s Japanese muscle car. Here's what that's like. » 9/25/14 2:10pm Thursday 2:10pm

Here Are Four Reasons Why You Should Never, Ever Finance A New Car

Owning a desirable car is a rite of passage that nearly every adult hopes to experience at least once in their lifetime. It's the gratifying feeling of satisfaction and status that drives most people to finance new cars. However, if you can lend me your ear, I'll yell in it about how that is the dumbest idea ever. » 9/24/14 11:45am 9/24/14 11:45am

At Least Two Dozen Luxury Cars Stolen From Bay Area Dealerships

In what sounds like the story line from a famous car heist movie, two Bay Area luxury car dealers have been targeted by a team of car thieves who made away with over twenty high-end vehicles. Several police departments including a local vehicle theft task force are on the hunt for suspects. » 9/24/14 10:56am 9/24/14 10:56am

How Would You Configure Your Mercedes GLA45 AMG?

The greatest trick Mercedes ever pulled was convincing Americans that a hatchback was a crossover. Mercedes didn't give us the A-class, but we do get its lifted cousin with "respectable" ground clearance. They will end up selling/leasing a crap-load of them. What would yours look like? » 9/23/14 1:07pm 9/23/14 1:07pm