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With Carlos Ghosn’s Arrest, the Auto Industry Loses One of Its Most Powerful People in a Bizarre Way With Carlos Ghosn’s Arrest, the Auto Industry Loses One of Its Most Powerful People in a Bizarre Way

Even in the current unpredictability of our news cycle, I don’t think anyone could’ve fathomed a reality where we’d wake up to headlines that Carlos Ghosn—the ruthless turnaround artist who saved Nissan from the brink nearly 20 years ago and united it with Renault and then Mitsubishi—would be arrested on charges of…

I Bought This 1984 BMW 733i to See If a Big Luxury Sedan Works as a City Car I Bought This 1984 BMW 733i to See If a Big Luxury Sedan Works as a City Car

I have a theory that we’re looking at city cars the wrong way. The ideal car for a dense urban environment isn’t some little hatchback with a tiny engine, like a Smart Fortwo or a Mini Cooper. No, what you really want for city living is a hulking, cushy luxury sedan. And to test this theory, I’ve recently acquired …

To the next person who ends up with the top job at Nissan-Renault-Mitsubishi: Call me, I have ideas.

Winter is here. Is your Isuzu Vehicross ready for it? Trick question, you turkey: the Vehicross is ready for ANYTHING. Always.

Mitch Murder -- 'Face Puncher (Alternate Take)' Mitch Murder -- 'Face Puncher (Alternate Take)'

Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we’ll provide the jams.

The 2019 Toyota Avalon TRD Proves How Weird Our Reality Has Become The 2019 Toyota Avalon TRD Proves How Weird Our Reality Has Become

For as long as I can remember, the Toyota Avalon was the car equivalent of taking a nice nap on a Sunday afternoon. It was soft, cushy, boring and ideal for grandparents who loved their Buicks but got sick of the ’90s General Motors quality. It was one of those cars that, given its demographic, was likely to be the …

Sweet Christmas: Get a Load of This $2.3 Million BMW Dream Car Sale  Sweet Christmas: Get a Load of This $2.3 Million BMW Dream Car Sale 

If you’re like me—and God help you if you are, legitimately—you’ve browsed the website of Ohio’s Enthusiast Auto Group and said “Yeah, one day when I get on, I’m going to dump $85,000 on a pristine E36 M3 CSL, because why the hell not?” The dealer is famous for its collection of rare and wonderfully well-kept old…

Here's the Majestic 1970 BMW 2500 We Drove From Seattle to New York

“She’s not much to look at,” I would often remark about the 1970 BMW 2500 that Raphael Orlove and I just drove from one coast to another, “but she’s tough as nails.” If you ask me, the best old cars aren’t the perfect garage queens. They’re the ones that can get the job of driving done and are fun to boot.

Now That I Think About It, I Do Need This WRX-Engined Dino 308GT4 in My Life Now That I Think About It, I Do Need This WRX-Engined Dino 308GT4 in My Life

What’s better than the Subaru WRX? If you ask me, it’s putting the WRX’s wonderful turbo boxer engine into something that’s small and light and cool and isn’t a four-door sedan with a giant wing. I have long dreamed of swapping a WRX motor into a VW Karmann-Ghia, but this ‘Rex-swapped 1975 Dino 308GT4 for sale on…

America Is Reportedly Holding Off on Import Car Tariffs—For Now America Is Reportedly Holding Off on Import Car Tariffs—For Now

The White House won’t impose new tariffs on imported cars, at least not right now, car companies band together to save the electric vehicle tax credit, tequila makers are mad at Elon Musk and so much more for The Morning Shift on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018.

Import Cars Could Soon Be a National Security Threat Import Cars Could Soon Be a National Security Threat

Big tariffs on imports could be coming on “national security” grounds, the German automakers are bracing for them, one of Tesla’s top lawyers quits and much more for The Morning Shift of Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018.

We're The Staff Of Jalopnik, Let's Chat We're The Staff Of Jalopnik, Let's Chat

Hey, we haven’t done one of these since summer. Let’s fix that right now. It’s a slow Friday in November, everyone’s bracing for a cold weekend, so pull up a chair next to the campfire and we’ll talk about the cars.

The Audi TT May Have to Become a Four-Door to Survive: Report The Audi TT May Have to Become a Four-Door to Survive: Report

I have to admit that while I liked it a lot when it debuted at the 2014 Paris Motor Show, I haven’t given the Audi TT Sportback Concept much thought since then. I have moved on with my life, and I assume Audi has as well—to a market that’s extremely dominated by SUVs and crossovers, specifically. But now, in order to…

Why the McLaren Speedtail Production-Spec Prototype Is Named 'Albert' Why the McLaren Speedtail Production-Spec Prototype Is Named 'Albert'

The development of a new car is an extensive, years-long process that involves scores of mules, prototypes, crash test cars and more. And the three-seat, 1,035-horsepower McLaren Speedtail is a hell of a lot more complex than most cars. That’s why it’s on Albert here to make sure the Speedtail will be up to snuff in…

Track Mode Is Out to Turn a Tesla Model 3 Performance Into a Drift Machine

Starting today, if you’ve got a Tesla Model 3 Performance, it’s about to be a hell of a lot more fun on your next track day. Tesla is finally putting out the long-awaited “Release Version” of Track Mode for its smallest and most fun car, and it sounds incredibly clever and looks like an absolute riot.

What If The Mid-Engine Corvette Costs $170,000? What If The Mid-Engine Corvette Costs $170,000?

Every time we write about the mid-engine 2020 Corvette—and it’s been a lot lately—its price tag inevitably comes up. We at Jalopnik, like others, have speculated that this powerful and advanced sports car will carry a much heftier price tag than the current front-engine Corvette, which starts around $55,000 and goes…

Amy Winehouse -- 'Tears Dry On Their Own' Amy Winehouse -- 'Tears Dry On Their Own'

Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we’ll provide the jams.

Comment of the Day: Where's The Fire? Edition Comment of the Day: Where's The Fire? Edition

Okay, this one’s really good.

Here you are, driving to the polls to VOTE TODAY in your C4 Corvette Grand Sport convertible! And if you’re not this guy, make sure you get out there and vote anyway.

So You're Saying There's a Chance: Next BMW M3 Could Get a Manual After All, or Even Go AWD So You're Saying There's a Chance: Next BMW M3 Could Get a Manual After All, or Even Go AWD

Count me among those disappointed that the all-new 2019 BMW 3 Series won’t have a manual gearbox option except on the garbage-spec European editions. Yes, I know the business case was nearly impossible to make, and that the ZF eight-speed automatic in it is hard to argue with. But dammit, won’t somebody think of the…

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