eBay Challenge: The Best Wagons For Less Than $10,000

A sedan with a hatchback is the ultimate utilization of the space of an automotive frame. It's the most you can get without having it look like some weird conversion van. Remember those? That's why this week I'm asking you to find the best examples of wagons on eBay, for under a $10,000 budget. Do your family proud. » 3/29/15 12:26pm Yesterday 12:26pm

Is This Cheap Aston Martin Vantage Worth Restoring To Its Former Glory?

There's an old saying that applies here - money can't buy taste. While that may be true in certain instances, the seller of this questionably modified Aston Martin V8 Vantage at least got the car model right. And now it can be yours, for way less than any other running Aston Martin on the market. Should it be… » 3/29/15 1:43am Yesterday 1:43am

How Much Money Do You Need To Buy An Incredible Car?

After hours and hours of searching for cars online, I have come upon a realization of how much money I need to be able to spend in order to find myself behind the wheels of some of the finest machines on earth. » 3/28/15 2:59pm Saturday 2:59pm

Here Are Four Of The Best European Barn Finds For Less Than $10,000

Domestic barn finds are great, but there's nothing quite like finding a rare automobile that started its life a long time ago in a country far, far away. To start off this Barn Find Friday (and to kill off the rest of your afternoon), here are the best European barn finds for less than five figures. » 3/27/15 4:33pm Friday 4:33pm

Police Departments Offer "Safe Lots" For Craigslist Transactions 

You can find some great deals on bargain automobiles on Craigslist. However, recent stories about buyers and sellers being robbed or even killed illustrates the risk you take when dealing with an online stranger. Some police departments are responding by allocating a portion of their parking lot to ensure a safe sale. » 3/27/15 8:23am Friday 8:23am

Should I Trade In My Car Or Sell It Privately? 

When it's time to upgrade your current ride, you're faced with the choice of trading it in to the dealership or selling it elsewhere. While a private sale can be a hassle, it often means getting more money for your car. However, it really depends on what you have and your local tax rates that determine the most… » 3/26/15 1:25pm Thursday 1:25pm

Miss Jeremy Clarkson? Buy His Favorite Car For Less Than Half Price

Whether you like him or not, Jeremy Clarkson is a car guy that fancies some of the most insane cars ever built, with comfort often taking a backseat to butt-clenching POWWWEERRR. This Mercedes-Benz CLK63 AMG Black Series is no exception, and you can now buy it for way, way less than what Top Gear's ex-presenter paid. » 3/25/15 1:31pm Wednesday 1:31pm

Join A Club And Save Big On Your Next New Car!

Did you know you can save thousands on a new car with zero negotiation? All it takes to get many discounts is to be a member of an affiliated club for a short period of time and you can walk in and get your price right away. Many of the programs that are offered can save you thousands of dollars on your new car… » 3/25/15 10:39am Wednesday 10:39am

You'll Be Able To Get Your Very Own Ford Focus RS In America Next Spring

Ford has finally done it. They are bringing over the 2016 Focus RS that American enthusiasts have been begging for. So those of you that are in the market for a hot-hatch should hold out a little bit longer, because Ford says that the RS will arrive in US dealerships sometime during the Spring of 2016. » 3/25/15 9:10am Wednesday 9:10am

Ten Of The Best 2-Door Coupes You Can Buy On eBay For Less Than $10,000

Two is the minimum amount of doors realistically allowed in a car, unless you're a masochist and drive an Isetta. That's why I asked you treasure seekers to find the greatest coupes under a $10,000 budget, and boy howdy, did you ever deliver. Here are the ten best 2-door cars for the money. » 3/24/15 2:35pm Tuesday 2:35pm

These Are The Best Certified Pre-Owned Car Programs

If you want to drive a luxury car, you have three options: buy new, lease, or buy used. Tavarish says the smart money buys used and buys on Craigslist for cheap, but if you want a little more peace of mind, certified pre-owned is the way to go. Autotrader ranked their top ten CPO programs, you might be surprised… » 3/24/15 10:00am Tuesday 10:00am

The Mitsubishi Mirage Outsold The Volkswagen GTI In February 

This is a tale of two hatchbacks, one of which won practically every magazine award possible, the other... is a car that would make most of you want to take the bus. As great as the GTI is, Volkswagen still can't outsell what is arguably one of the saddest companies in the American market, Mitsubishi. » 3/23/15 9:00am 3/23/15 9:00am

You Can Lease This Electric Car For Virtually Nothing

Leasing might get a bad rap among some folks, but when an all-electric Fiat leases so cheap the fuel savings neutralize your lease payments, that’s a tough deal to pass up. A bunch of California racers recently took advantage of this offer and snatched more than 80 Fiat 500e models in a single weekend. » 3/22/15 8:42pm 3/22/15 8:42pm

Buy This Brand New Corvette Z51 For Half Price, With A Slight Catch

If there's one nugget of wisdom I can impart on anyone, it's to never be afraid of a challenge if there's an enormous upside upon completion. Case in point: This nearly new 2015 Chevy Corvette Z51, that's available for almost half price because it needs some frankly basic work done. This may be the best bang for… » 3/22/15 1:41am 3/22/15 1:41am

eBay Challenge: The Best 2-Door Coupes For Less Than $10,000

Do you hate having way too many options to get into your daily driver? Four-door cars are way too complicated - it's impossible to know which door is the right one. There has to be a better way! Now there is - it's called a two-door coupe, and your challenge is to find the best ones on eBay, under a $10,000 budget.… » 3/22/15 12:58am 3/22/15 12:58am

Here Are Four Of The Best American Barn Finds For Less Than $8,000

On this edition of Barn Find Friday, I'll show you five of the best dusty treasures found in barns, garages, and fields, that were made in the good ol' US of A. Get your smelting gloves on, because you're about to see some gold. » 3/20/15 3:53pm 3/20/15 3:53pm

Here's How I Painted My $400 Lexus SC300 With Zero Experience

Mechanical work to some people is the knuckle-splitting, swear-inducing bane of their existence. For me, it's a relaxing source of satisfaction. Body work, however, is like volunteering to be a rower on a Viking slave ship - tiring and tedious with no end in sight. Without further ado, here's how I prepped and… » 3/20/15 3:45pm 3/20/15 3:45pm

Will One Of You Please Buy This Volvo P1800ES Shooting Brake?

For those of you who made it to the Jalopnik Film Festival launch party, you know that one of the stars of the show was a gorgeous Volvo P1800. If you missed out, now is your chance to not only own a wonderful P1800, but an ultra rare shooting brake version. » 3/20/15 11:17am 3/20/15 11:17am

How (And When) To Take Someone To Small Claims Court

If you ever get ripped off for a few thousand dollars, you might not be able to – or need to – hire an attorney. You should consider suing in small claims court. Here’s how that works. » 3/19/15 2:00pm 3/19/15 2:00pm

Google Thinks Too Many Choices Are A Bad Thing For Car Buyers

When it comes to buying a car, most people probably think the more choices they have the better able they are to make an informed decision. However, analytics experts at Google studied dealership inventory and brand websites and determined that consumers can be easily overwhelmed if those choices are not managed… » 3/19/15 10:15am 3/19/15 10:15am