At the 2003 Detroit Auto Show, Dodge showed the world a concept version of the then-upcoming second-generation Dodge Durango. It was called the Dodge Durango Hemi R/T, and my god, was it hideous. So naturally, the brand went ahead and released a very similar design for production.
A Fiat Chrysler dealership lost lots of cars to a major flood in northeast New Jersey on Saturday. A now-viral video shows a number of vehicles getting carried away like toys in a creek by a violent torrent before crashing into a bridge and into each other. The resulting mountain of soaked and bashed-up trucks and…
I’m an avid off-roader, and yet somehow I didn’t know about this brilliant method of winching out a stuck vehicle with nothing more than rope and some logs. Here’s how it works.
A Chevrolet S10 pickup drove into a sinkhole in Worcester, Massachusetts on Tuesday, and the back of its cab appears to have just floated right off the frame. It’s bizarre.
Hey, pals! You know how everything is terrible, and you never seem to know what to do, and your life and your car and your car’s life and your life’s car are all a mess, and everything seems stupid and hopeless and wrong? Of course you do. Most people are just going to get the hell away from you, in case whatever you…
Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we’ll provide the jams. This morning, Jalopnik deputy editor Michael Ballaban’s very first words to his colleagues were: “hey so apparently I’m out of toothpaste...gonna grab some of that and then I’ll be on...gotta be minty…
Mazda has been promising the U.S. a diesel engine for nearly a decade now, but year after year has passed and still no diesel. Now, with the EPA releasing ratings for a 2.2-liter Skyactiv-D diesel CX-5, the prospect of a diesel Mazda is finally feeling real. Here’s how the car did in EPA testing.
In a recent episode of the History Channel’s American Pickers, the two hosts who drive around buying up antiques discovered Aerosmith’s original tour van in western Massachusetts. It’s a 1964 International Harvester Metro Van, and even after all these years sitting and rotting, it’s still awesome.
Have you ever wondered what would happen if you chained a 70 pound kettlebell onto the wheel of a Russian wagon? Of course not. Nobody has. But the brilliant auto experimenters at Garage 54 ENG decided to find out anyway. And the result is painful to watch—well, if you’re into VAZ 2102s, as you should be.
A British tourist rented a Lamborghini Huracan in Dubai on July 30, and was shortly thereafter caught by speeding cameras 33 times driving between 78 mph and 143 mph, UAE news site The National reports. The total cost of the resulting tickets and fees: $46,424.
A Cummins-based diesel engine in a second-generation Dodge Ram race truck blew up in a major way in Utah on Saturday, sending pistons flying all over the drag strip, and leaving a camshaft poking up from the engine bay. Just look at this incredible carnage.
This past week, I replaced rotted-out brake lines under my landlord’s $1 Oldsmobile, and let me just say: It was total hell. I wrenched in my wet, dark driveway as my neighbor anxiously waited for his only mode of transportation to be fixed, and all the while, my hands bled from the sharp rust and my eyes watered from…
The new Mahindra Roxor seemed like the perfect off-road toy: side-by-side (SxS) four-wheeler modeled after the iconic Willys Jeep of World War II. Who wouldn’t want to play in the dirt in that? Evidently, one group doesn’t want that for you: Fiat Chrysler, which now claims in a complaint to the U.S. International…
No tears. Nope. And not a single sob. I just sold my $800 Jeep Grand Wagoneer—Project Redwood—and I’m totally fine. I definitely don’t feel empty inside, nor am I reminiscing about the Jeep’s incredible ride quality, its amazing reliability during my 3,500 mile trip to Utah, or just its endless amounts of soul. Again,…
Elon Musk apologizes, Mercedes struggles to deliver cars, VW is lacking powertrain engineers and more await you in The Morning Shift for Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018.
I recently strolled through a junkyard with my friend Taylor when he asked: “What are these flaps on the rear corners of all these cars?” Realizing that he may not be the only one wondering, I decided to write this post about these devices, which act as vital pressure relief valves.
If you’re out of tissues, ice cream and/or romantic comedies to cheer you up, it’s best that you don’t watch this video of the Philippines government destroying ~$5.6 million worth of exotic supercars as an idiotic way to prevent smuggling.
Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we’ll provide the jams.
The Toyota Prius is often falsely considered the anti-enthusiast’s car. While I could name a number of reasons why the hybrid Toyota deserves more credit, I’d rather just show you this video of some seriously slammed Priuses. Because they look hot.
I’m supposed to be taking my 1979 Jeep Cherokee Golden Eagle to the Toledo Jeep Fest in a couple weeks, and while that’s not likely to happen, there is good news: I’ve been saving lots of money on my project by using forums, Craigslist and junkyards.