Adventures In Automotive Consulting: A MkVII Golf For The Lady, Part 2

If you’ve not read the first chapter of this story, I suggest you go and do so now as part two won’t make a whole hell of a lot of sense if you do not. » 4/26/15 1:10pm Today 1:10pm

Adventures In Automotive Consulting: A MkVII Golf For The Lady, Part 1

Yesterday my girlfriend and I left Volkswagen of Santa Monica in a brand new Golf 1.8 TSI. Sounds simple enough but let me tell ya, the past three days have been a hilarious journey through the highs and lows of the car buying process. » 4/24/15 2:15pm Friday 2:15pm

2015 GMC Canyon: The Oppo Review

Here in America we like affordable things. Even the deepest pocketed people among us would be lying if they said they didn’t enjoy a good ‘ol red tag sale. I think this is partially due to the fact a large number of Americans live well beyond their means and if they can get a premium product for a bargain basement… » 4/23/15 12:30pm Thursday 12:30pm

Oh Boy, I've Sold My S4 Avant.

Yep, that’s right I did it, I’ve successfully sold a car for the first time in my life. My past vehicles have been traded in or passed on to family members but when I bought the S4 Avant last March the plan was to turn around and sell it for a profit, no matter how marginal. Despite DeMuro’s best attempts to destroy… » 4/21/15 11:30am Tuesday 11:30am

2015 Infiniti Q50 S: The Oppo Review

Pedigree, it's not just overpriced dog food, it's also what leads a lot of people to dealerships where they can find a vehicle with a 3 pointed star, roundel or four interlocked rings. It's also what gives some folks the idea that using a turn signal is beneath them or that decades of achievements in motorsport… » 4/09/15 2:10pm 4/09/15 2:10pm

How To Make Friends At The New York International Auto Show

Auto shows might seem like all fun and games to most of you but for me it’s quite the opposite. I have to run around to all these different manufacturers, take pictures of their cars, get in and out of them, tell their product managers how much I really dig the new look of ____ interior. It’s exhausting having the… » 4/03/15 11:30am 4/03/15 11:30am

New York International Auto Show Day One: #Blessed To Be At #NYIAS

When I was just a wee lad growing up in the green mountains of Vermont there was a car show that took place every June just 20 minutes from home. It was a pretty good size show and featured everything from a Model T to a hot rodded hearse. Even then I felt very lucky to have been exposed to what I thought was a very… » 4/02/15 10:00am 4/02/15 10:00am

Seeking Off-Road Enlightenment In An LR4

This was my third time doing the Land Rover Experience but the first time in California. To simply say that the course in Carmel is different than the one in Vermont would be the understatement of the century. Of course you expect the environment to appear different but the trail systems are totally unique as well.… » 3/31/15 1:00pm 3/31/15 1:00pm

GCFSB: '93 Mercedes Benz 500E

As some of you may or may not know, I've recently been contributing to one of my longtime favorite sites on the world wide web, German Cars For Sale Blog. If you're not familiar with the site it's pretty straight forward, we post German cars that are currently available for purchase. I've been slacking a bit with the… » 3/28/15 12:15pm 3/28/15 12:15pm

Is This The Worst Modified Vehicle Ever?

There is so much awful going on here I don't even know where to begin. I'm glad I haven't had lunch yet because I would have thrown up in my mouth. I'm pretty sure this is the worst front end modification I've ever seen but I have a feeling Oppo will prove me wrong. Let's just run down the list of things that make… » 3/24/15 1:17pm 3/24/15 1:17pm

Wanted: Oppo's Info For Nashville, Austin & Everything In Between.

There will be a whole lot more on this little journey I'm about to take from"Music City USA" to the "Live Music Capital Of The World" but for now I'd simply like to get some information from my fellow Opponauts. I've been to Nashville before but only for 48 hours and I was on Ford's schedule which didn't allow for… » 3/17/15 10:00am 3/17/15 10:00am

How To Get The Boot From The Ford EcoBoost Challenge 

Fun, that's what Ford encourages you to have when you hit the various stations at The EcoBoost Challenge. Fun within a certain range of safety of course but fun nonetheless. For me, just getting to drive any vehicle that I've not driven before is fun, whether that means an easy cruise around the block or finding its… » 3/16/15 11:00am 3/16/15 11:00am

I Took Too Many Photos At Luftgekühlt 2

Some days are just better than others, that's how life works. For example, this past Saturday I went to a Ferrari Club of America cruise in at the Petersen Automotive Museum and it was ok. Ferrari's are neat cars that have a rich heritage but they have always felt a bit alien to me. In my experience Ferrari owners… » 3/03/15 10:00am 3/03/15 10:00am

Cadillac: "We're Super Interesting & Stuff"

I really hope this makes the front page because I think it'll generate some of the most entertaining comments Jalopnik has seen since those Lexus ads launched. Cadillac's new ad "The Arena: Dare Greatly" will run this Sunday during the Oscar's which makes perfect sense because it's a minute and 34 seconds of Oscar… » 2/22/15 11:35pm 2/22/15 11:35pm