2013 Ford Focus ST (ST3) 38,000 KM (25,000 Miles approx
One great thing about vehicles is that they come in different shape and size. Some are made to accomplish a certain duty, some, like the crossover, are just useless lumps of bad ideas.
As aficionados of the finest automobiles, we like coupes. Coupes are automobiles with two doors, a fixed roof and a trunk. Don’t get fooled by charlatans who are trying to sell you 4 doors SUVs, chopped-top sedans and 5 doors hatchback as a coupe. A proper coupe is low, wide, stylish and sophisticated.
We, car enthusiasts, don’t usually like kit cars. Kit cars are most often trying to impersonate legendary cars by cutting corning corners here and there, a bit like a fake Timex watch from NYC’s Chinatown.
Food trucks are great because they mix the smell of Diesel and Vegetable oil together. Most food truck are using re-purposed Grumman Step Vans because they offer the right space, mechanical sturdiness and they are readily available at low prices. Grumman Step Vans are the Camry of food trucks.
Survivalism is great. It’s like going to back to human roots. You care for yourself, you assure your own protection, you build you own shelter, grow or hunt your own food and steal your own supplies, far from that rogue government and its corrupted law enforcing agencies.
Okay, so let’s say you just landed a driver position at Papa John’s International Inc. What would be the best car for the job ? Of course you will want good MPG and a bullet proof reliability to get the best operating ratio as possible, but you also want something that is quick, comfortable and fun to drive, as your…
In a perfect world, people would only buy used cars with cash in hands, but unfortunately people like to make poor decisions and keep leasing brand new cars in an vain attempt to establish their superiority over the neighbors.
A Gentleman is that sophisticated fella with the tick wallet and the Hugo Boss suit. A man that can look natural wearing jeans with a sport jacket, a man of of understated taste. But what does he drive ?
Nickelback is a Canadian rock/pop band that you must hate, even if you never heard any of their songs, or even if you actually like them. Nickelback is the music group un-cool people like.
What a difference a few decades can make ..
Car enthusiasts don’t usually like kit cars. The kit car business has been ruined by all those Fiero-based Ferrari and Miata-based BMW Z3 and eventually died (almost). Car enthusiast supremo Bob Lutz just kinda reinvented the genre with VLF, a company that specialize in the conversion of failed vehicles such as the…
Car enthusiasts don’t really like FWD car. Torque steer, propensity for under steer, bad weight distribution are among the undesirable side effects of sending power to the wrong wheels. However, some cars managed to do it better than others. Was is the least worst wrong-wheel-drive car ?
Car rear ends are like people asses. Some are visually pleasing, some are more generic but some are just gross. What are the cars with the best asses out there ?
Car front ends are like people faces. Some are visually pleasing, some are more generic but some are just vile. It gets even more interesting when a nice car is completely ruined by its poorly designed front end.
Hello and happy new year everyone. For some obscure reasons, it looks like Jalopnik decided to ax one of its most popular daily article, the QOTD/AOTD duo
Year 2015 is coming to an end. As is tradition, car manufacturers killed a few cars this year. Let’s look at the cars we lost this year, cars that will not see the new year.
Back in 2011, Ford made a huge mistake. By phasing out the beloved Crown Victoria, they handed the huge North American law enforcement market to Chrysler (mostly) and GM. They thought that law enforcement agencies would buy the Crown Vic replacement, the FWD-based Taurus/Explorer duo. It didn’t happened.