Here Are Ten Of The Best Six-Cylinder Cars On eBay For Less Than $6,000

With V8s going the way of Friendster, six-cylinder cars are quickly becoming all the rage, as the #millennials so often say. Last week I asked you bargain-seeking bunch to find the best cars for sale on eBay for less than a $6,000 budget, and here are the ten best examples you found and voted for. » 1/27/15 3:30pm Yesterday 3:30pm

Are Owner's Manuals Still Necessary? 

As gear-heads we are ingrained that when an issue pops up with our car, we consult the owner's manual. That book that sits lonely in the glove-box only to be used by a select few. My 2010 Mazda3 had a problem the other day, and my owner's manual failed me. So I started to wonder if these books should even exist… » 1/27/15 9:34am Yesterday 9:34am

Is The Electric Golf Quicker Than The GTI?

The Volkswagen Golf E is a very nice hatchback that sips no fuel, but some of us want to be both mean and green. Not for U.S. consumption is the Golf GTE. It is a plug-in hybrid with a 148hp turbo and many of the suspension components from the GTI and it may be quicker than it's hot-hatch brother. » 1/26/15 8:11am Monday 8:11am

Dealership To Pay $1.6 Million For Bullshit "Theft Protection" Package

A dealership in New York charged car-buyers $295 for a "theft protection" package that turned out to be bogus. A lawsuit says over 5,000 car buyers were "robbed" of their money for protection that didn't exist; now the dealer has to pay. Irony: Defined. » 1/26/15 8:05am Monday 8:05am

Why Buy A Scion FR-S When You Can Own This Insane BMW M3 For Way Less?

The Scion FR-S was built to excite the kinds of people that make a holy pilgrimage to SEMA every year and never leave the house without their Hot Import Nights wristband - the same people that would soil themselves when realizing that this supercharged BMW M3 could've been purchased for less money. » 1/25/15 12:52pm Sunday 12:52pm

You Can Save This Extremely Cheap Citroën DS From Rusting In The Woods

When is it justifiable to leave a rare French classic practically abandoned in the woods to rot? The answer is how dare you. This absolutely lovely 1968 Citroën DS is one of the most beautiful and comfortable cars ever built. Now it stands as a project that you can have, for less than a month's worth of work at… » 1/24/15 12:37pm Saturday 12:37pm

eBay Challenge: The Best Six-Cylinder Cars For Less Than $6,000

As car manufacturers shy away from the old eight-cylinder engines of yesteryear, more and more of their top model trims will come equipped with a high strung six-cylinder powerplant. Based on that sobering fact, how much of that more-than-four, less-than-eight power can you get on eBay for less than $6,000? » 1/23/15 12:43pm Friday 12:43pm

Nissan Adding More "Ladies First" Dealerships In Japan To Target Women

A 2012 survey conducted by the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, revealed that women alone or jointly with their husbands, make the decisions on seventy-five percent of the major purchases. Nissan understands that car buying in Japan is not just a man's game and aims to cater to this powerful… » 1/23/15 8:28am Friday 8:28am

Here Is How You Can Spend Less Time At The Dealership

Even in the age of internet car shopping, I still hear stories from people who spent half their day at a dealership to purchase a car. Cars are one of the few purchases that take a marathon to buy. According to a recent study, once a customer is at the dealer longer than 90 minutes, satisfaction rapidly declines. » 1/23/15 8:05am Friday 8:05am

Here's How I Bought The Roughest Lexus SC300 In The Known Universe

There's a certain point in life when you're ready to join the more-money-than-brains club, if only it weren't for the annoying fact that you have no money. It's when your modus operandi seems to be comprised completely of knee-jerk bad decisions, like this one, where I bought perhaps the nastiest example of a Lexus… » 1/22/15 4:40pm Thursday 4:40pm

Four Reasons Why Leasing Is Smarter Than Buying 

Welcome everyone to round three of the Car Buying "Great Debate" series. In the party-pooper corner, Tavarish says that leasing a new car is really just a slavery-inducing rental and you are throwing money away. However, if you work the numbers right, leasing a vehicle may be the smarter way to drive a new car. » 1/22/15 11:50am Thursday 11:50am

Here Are Four Reasons Why Leasing Is A Horrible Idea For Car Lovers

Car dealers often make big deals out of leasing. On its face, you can get a brand new, warrantied car that no one but the service tech had farted in for a price that rivals a value meal at McDonald's, per month. It's a win-win. But before you run to the ATM, let me explain why it's not the best fit for car enthusiasts. » 1/21/15 12:00pm 1/21/15 12:00pm

Would You Lease A Used Car? 

New car sales had a record year in 2014, this also means that dealers were taking in more trades than before. Now used car inventories are piling up and dealerships are looking for ways to put budget minded buyers in more expensive pre-owned cars. According to a recent survey, we could see the rise of pre-owned… » 1/21/15 8:04am 1/21/15 8:04am

You Can Buy This Sexy Maserati For The Price Of A Used Toyota Camry

At what point to you quit faking it 'til you make it and proclaim that you've in fact made it? Personally, I think that point comes right after you buy a hand-built boutique sports car with a Ferrari V8, like this beautiful Maserati Coupe, now yours for the price of a used base model Toyota Camry. » 1/20/15 5:51pm 1/20/15 5:51pm

The Volkswagen Golf R400 May Be Coming To A Dealer Near You 

Our collective reaction to Volkswagen's R400 reveal at the L.A. Auto Show was something along the lines of, "That's great, thanks for teasing us with something we can't buy." But ultra-bonkers hot-hatch fans shouldn't give up hope quite yet. VW's still making the case on whether or not to send the R400 to our shores. » 1/20/15 4:28pm 1/20/15 4:28pm

The Air Conditioning In a Used Car Never 'Just Needs a Charge'

Today's topic is: How to buy a used car without getting screwed. It's brought to you by your old pal Doug DeMuro, noted Jalopnik columnist, who once purchased a BMW M3 from a shady used car dealer whose sales manager insisted that I make out the check to him personally. » 1/20/15 3:23pm 1/20/15 3:23pm