Motor Trend’s YouTube show “Roadkill” has been a consistently excellent source of automotive idiocy for years. In 49 episodes they’ve lived many our jalopy dreams by putting monster engines in weird cars and using a Sawzall with extreme prejudice. Now we get to see their terrible fleet together in a ten-car showdown!
Just what in the hell is a sleeper? It’s the unassuming grocery-getter that can blow the doors off your V8 midlife-crisis-on-wheels. It’s also the type of car I asked my readers to find last week, and from the suggestions, I’ve selected the ten best vehicles that can discretely burn rubber without burning a hole in…
You know your road trip is a shit show when crossing the highest mountain range in the lower 48 on three cylinders counts as a good day.
The magical decade known as the 1990s was a great time for car buyers. Manufacturers were throwing out every zany, half-baked ideas in the hopes that they would stick like spaghetti to a wall. One of the more insane offerings made by any automaker was the 3000GT VR4 Spyder, a car that didn’t need to exist, but I’m so…
Everyone loves a good surprise, whether it’s a cake in the break room or a swift kick in the pants when you stab the go pedal in a car that looks like it came out of a rental lot. That’s why today I’m asking you to show me the best damn sleepers you can find for less than $5,000 on eBay. Impress me.
When you think of an all wheel drive rally car for the road, you think of an Audi Quattro, or a Subaru WRX, or a Mitsubishi Evo. You do not think of a grey 1988 Toyota Celica.
Much as we must all learn important and relevant skills like how to revulcanize your own tires and how to start your car with a hand crank, we all have to learn how to drive stick shift. But which car should be your learner vehicle?
California man Carl Brewer dropped his daughter off at day care, then dropped his Toyota off at a local Jiffy Lube. Then the whole truck just dropped itself on the ground. As in, all four wheels fell off while driving.
A few months ago, I wrote about my secret sixth car: a 1966 Ford Mustang that I had purchased for my brother (who lives overseas). Well, two years ago, my parents put the pony in storage in Virginia. Now it’s time to track it down and see if it’s still in one piece.
The original Jeep Cherokee (XJ) was a solid-axle 4x4 with true low range and loads of off-road potential. The current Cherokee (KL) is a smooth, comfortable crossover. That hasn’t stopped owners from trying to jack it up and cram mud tires on it though, and it looks like somebody’s work has finally paid off.
A loaded new Range Rover, if you check all the boxes, will run you well over $100,000. It’s also one of the most off-road capable vehicles in existence. But is the person who buys that SUV really going to take it off-road?
“The tint is illegal,” he told me, “but I’ve never gotten pulled over for it.” I was standing in a freezing-cold garage looking at a blacked out 2011 Nissan 370Z. It crouched so low to the ground that preschoolers could play leapfrog over it. Its marriage prospects had been improved by the addition of a top mount…
Just because you want something that won’t leave you in an oily stupor on the side of the road doesn’t mean that you’ll have to empty your bank account to do it. Last week I asked you to find the most dependable cheap cars on eBay, and you delivered on time, and most importantly, under budget. You can’t afford not to…
I don’t have a lot to contextualize just how horribly my cross country drive in my new 1974 Volkswagen Beetle started. Hell, I don’t think anyone has ever driven to their own tow truck before.
Porsche was never in the habit of making bad automobiles. Quirky, temperamental, and a bit crashy, sure. But even in their most drug-addled states in the ‘70s, the least deserving of the Porsche namesake was 10 times better than most anything on the road at that given moment. Case in point—this Porsche 911 that was…
For all of you out there watching the clock tick as you await the weekend—wrenching time, as I call it—I’ve got something to hold you over for a few hours: I’ll be swapping a shock absorber today live on Facebook, and could use your help. Can you hand me that 9/16th combination wrench, please?
It didn’t occur to me at the time quite how ridiculous it was. I was staring at my new car, its engine out and sitting on the driveway, and I planned on driving it across the country to New York City the next day.
The internet sure can suck sometimes. First, it turns every moderately clickbaity video into an opportunity for a goatse or rickroll, and now it has raised prices on the MKIV Toyota Supra to such a degree that it’s completely unattainable for people that work for a living. Bravo. Thankfully, here are four cars that…
If you want to drive a fun car, it’s going to be something you do for yourself. Maybe one other person at most, but primarily for yourself. And for that reason some people are always going to think you’re an asshole.
Does dropping the engine out of the bottom of a crappy Honda Civic in the rain sound like a nice way to spend an afternoon? How about staying up all night twiddling wrenches just to make a junk car drag its sorry ass around a race track?