The World Would Be A Better Place If Porsche Had Built This Miata Competitor

Image: Porsche Museum The 984, Porsche’s diminutive concept from the late 1980s would have come at just the right time to absolutely redefine the small roadster marketplace, beating the new-for-1989 Mazda MX-5 to market by a couple of years. Porsche worked with Spanish automaker SEAT on a variety of projects through the 1980s, including this sub-2000 … Read more

These Cars Have Had The Biggest Sales Increases In 2024 So Far

Photo: Hyundai When quarterly sales figures come out, it’s common to focus on the cars that sold the most in the previous three months. That’s certainly interesting on some level, but at the same time, most of the top sellers are pretty consistent. Presumably, the Ford F-Series and Chevrolet Silverado will take the top two … Read more

What’s The Worst Thing About Owning A Car?

In my driveway, right now, I have four cars. If you combined them all together, I’d probably have the equivalent of one good, decently functioning vehicle — but even then, I doubt I’d have functional brakes. For me, that never-ending maintenance cycle is probably the worst thing about vehicle ownership; right when I think I’ve … Read more

These Are The Cheapest Lease Deals In March, Catch Them While You Can

Photo: Subaru Life is unreasonably expensive in our post-pandemic, geopolitically spicy modern world, but life doesn’t wait for prices to fall — if you need a car ASAP and the budget is tight, Jalopnik has your back. This list of lease deals good through the end of March is ranked from the cheapest cost per month … Read more

Baltimore Bridge Collapse Is Set To Disrupt Auto Supply Chain

The collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in the Baltimore Harbor is already posing a massive disruption to the automotive industry. The port handles imports, exports and parts shipments for major automakers like Audi, Bentley, BMW, Ford, General Motors, Jaguar-Land Rover, Lamborghini, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru, Stellantis, Toyota, Volkswagen and Volvo — all … Read more

At $4,600, Is This 2011 Nissan Murano CrossCab A Good Deal?

According to popular legend, today’s Nice Price or No Dice CrossCabriolet is a model that former Nissan head and present international crime figure Carlos Ghosn commissioned at his wife’s behest. Let’s see if its price and issues bring even further intrigue. Nissan Finally Turns a Profit As scruffy as it appeared, last Friday’s 1992 Mazda … Read more

At $4,500, Is This 1992 Mazda Miata A Dirt Cheap Deal?

Today’s Nice Price or No Dice NA Miata is claimed to be all original, right down to its dull as dishwater paint. Let’s decide if it’s priced accordingly. Carspotting: Midtown Miata In today’s modern world, where many people travel around with at least one electronic device, it’s always important to have a charger at hand … Read more

This Cool Japanese Ford Telstar Was Really A Mazda In Disguise

Image: Cars & Bids Seeing cars made for other markets around the world can be strange, especially if it’s a nameplate that’s sold in the U.S. Things can get weirder if it’s a familiar brand that’s selling something that you’ve never heard of. I came across a machine on Cars & Bids that fit that … Read more

These Are The Stories Behind Big Automaker Names

Photo: Matt Cardy (Getty Images) Carmaker names are not nearly as celebrated as carmaker logos but they’re just as rich in heritage, both good and bad. Automobiles have been around since the late 1700s, but they didn’t take off until after the Industrial Revolution. World Wars I and II would catapult auto manufacturing into what … Read more

Underpaid And Endangered Workers Are Attempting To Unionize Hyundai’s Alabama Plant

Automotive workers in the American south are on the verge of ushering in a new era of unionized solidarity. Just weeks after workers in a Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Mercedes-Benz facility began campaigning to unionize, similar efforts are taking off at Hyundai’s plant just two hours away in Montgomery. Workers in the plant have been given large … Read more