I’m A Sporty Guy Looking For A Big (But Not Too Big) First Car! What Should I Buy?

Casey is getting his driver’s license soon and is eying up some options for his first ride. With a budget limited to $15,000, he wants something comfortable with a bit of luxury and enough cargo space for sports gear. What car should he buy? The Lexus LS 500 Is The Perfect Combo Of Luxury And … Read more

I Want Something With Speed, Style, And Exclusivity! What Car Should I Buy?

Nik has a 2010 Aston Martin Vantage that he really likes, but he is getting the bug for something different. He wants something with style and exclusivity like the Aston and therefore doesn’t want to get one of the typical brands. With a budget of around $100,000 what car should he buy? The Little Car … Read more

I Want To Replace My Juke With A Wagon! What Car Should I Buy?

Matt likes driving vehicles that are different, but his 2011 Nissan Juke is getting up there in miles so it’s time to replace it with something with a bit more space and more modern features. He is ideally looking for a wagon or wagon-ish vehicle for around $30,000. What car should he buy? (Welcome back … Read more

I Finally Have A ‘Real Job’ And Need A Fun, Yet Practical Car For The Commute! What Should I Buy?

Scott lives in Baltimore and after working various gigs including a few stints on cruise ships he has what he calls a “real job” as a software engineer. However, he hasn’t driven a car in a long time and wants something fun, but not too challenging. With a $25,000 budget, what car should he buy? … Read more

I Need A Car That Can Go 50k Miles A Year! What Should I Buy?

Robert is the Director of Operations for a major company and travels a lot to various locations. He will put about 50,000 miles per year on his car and wants something comfortable and reliable for the long commutes. What car should he buy? According to Bob: Why the AMG C63 Hybrid Is So Goddamn Cool … Read more

This Car Buying Advice Totally Changed My Perspective

I’ve been advising on car buying for over 10 years and have come across some pretty awful and unrealistic tips in my time. I’ve been here so long that it’s not often that I encounter a life hack that blows me away and completely changes my perspective on purchasing an automobile: Just don’t buy one. … Read more

What Car Is The Biggest Bargain You Can Buy Right Now?

After price cuts and tax credits, is this a bargain now? Photo: Tesla Here at Jalopnik, we’re lucky to have car-buying expert Tom McParland on hand to give us advice whenever we need it. But he can’t be doing everything, everywhere, all at once, and this means that sometimes it’s better to hear from the … Read more

Subaru Ascent Isn’t Meeting Expectations! What Car Should I Buy

Nigel is an Aussie living in California. He has a Subaru Ascent lease that is about to expire, and the car has needed three transmission replacements. He is looking for another family crossover that can also tow about 3500 lbs. What car should he buy? We’re Driving the 2024 Subaru Crosstrek, What Do You Want … Read more

Tesla Cars Lose Value Three Times Faster Than A Maserati, Study Says

Tesla’s “no haggle” direct-buy pricing model was once heralded as the future of how Americans would buy cars. Several years later, the dealership system is still going strong. Now, according to a recent study, Elon’s insistence on adjusting MSRPs based on market conditions has had detrimental effects on Tesla’s resale value. Jon Cryer’s First Car … Read more