Rejoice: Volkswagen Finally Adds A Car Configurator To Its Website

I have been pretty vocal about Volkswagen's new website that was supposed to be more "tablet friendly" and mimic "dating sites." The most frustrating part for customers was that they could not "build" a car and know how much it costs. While I highly doubt VW cared about my criticism, they did fix their website. » 2/26/15 9:56am Yesterday 9:56am

Outstanding Auto Loans Hit $886 Billion In 2014

When you have a record year for car sales such as what happened in 2014, you can also expect a record number of auto-loans. Credit reporting bureau Experian says that Americans borrowed a staggering $886 billion dollars last year to finance new and pre-owned vehicles, but they maintain this is no cause for alarm. » 2/24/15 8:54am Tuesday 8:54am

You Can Buy The Only BMW E30 Alpina B6 In America 

The collector market for BMW E30 performance cars has officially reached ridiculous status. Just when we thought the $58,000 E30 M3 was the peak of the bubble, now a super rare Alpina B6 3.5 on Ebay might command the highest sale price to date for an E30 BMW. » 2/23/15 7:51am Monday 7:51am

You Can Get An Insane Deal On A Diesel Car Right Now Thanks To Cheap Gas

Fuel prices are still down and most buyers aren't investing in efficient transport. Dealers are having a hard time moving diesel cars, given their higher upfront cost in addition to the premium at the pump. But for those of you that like oil-burners, now is the time to strike. Here are some of the best diesel deals. » 2/20/15 3:40pm 2/20/15 3:40pm

Why Is Chevrolet Sending Their Dealers To Disney?

Many of you who have gone car shopping have encountered some interesting characters on the sales-floor. But for the past four years Chevrolet has been taking advice from Mickey Mouse and Goofy in order to make your car-buying experience more pleasant. I guess it really is a small world after all. » 2/19/15 8:08am 2/19/15 8:08am

Equifax Denies Sub-Prime Loan Bubble, Says Loans Improve Credit Scores

Despite concerns raised by financial analysts, organisations within the auto industry are not worried about a so-called sub-prime auto loan bubble. Credit reporting bureau Equifax, not only refutes the possibility of a sub-prime crisis, but also suggests that these loans are helping car buyers. » 2/18/15 10:43am 2/18/15 10:43am

What To Do If You Don't Like The Car You're Leasing

About a year ago I leased a Subaru BRZ; I thought it would be awesome. Now I'm annoyed by the lack of power and could really use something with more space. How would I go about getting out of the lease? Should I suck it up and pay the penalty, or stick it out and wait until the lease is over? » 2/18/15 10:17am 2/18/15 10:17am

Two Women Take Salesperson On Wild Test Drive 

No this wasn't some fake prank for advertising. Two women went to a Michigan car dealership to supposedly take a car out for a spin. They ended up getting some fast-food, holding a salesperson against his will, and having a run-in with the police. And they didn't even buy a car. » 2/16/15 2:30pm 2/16/15 2:30pm

Four Reasons Why You Should Not Buy A New Challenger Hellcat 

I'm going to admit that I got sucked into all the Hellcat frenzy. How could you not when Dodge gave us a 707hp monster muscle car for sixty-grand. Now that the tire smoke has cleared, I've come to the conclusion that the Hellcat is a bonkers car to drive, but a stupid car to buy. Here is why you shouldn't get one… » 2/13/15 12:40pm 2/13/15 12:40pm

Florida Dealership Repossessed Car With Baby Inside

For credit challenged car buyers, often the only choice is to purchase from a buy-here, pay-here dealership. They are notorious for saddling buyers with high-interest loans and repossessing the car with little grace period when the buyer can't pay. A Florida woman had her car taken with her nine-month old baby inside. » 2/13/15 7:46am 2/13/15 7:46am

The 2015 VW Sportwagen Will Be Lighter And Cheaper Starting At $21,395

Volkswagen's all new MQB platform has already spawned some likable cars such as the Audi A3 and Golf/GTI. But many long-roof lovers have been holding out for the all new Sportwagen. Formally the misnamed "Jetta Sportwagen," the MK7 version will have more space, more power, and less weight. » 2/12/15 8:34am 2/12/15 8:34am

Kia Is Making A LeBron "King James" Special Edition K900

The Kia K900 has not been the most successful luxury sedan in terms of sales. So Kia tapped NBA superstar LeBron James to give the car some much needed exposure. According to a teaser picture from LeBron's Facebook page, it looks like King James is getting his own special edition K900. » 2/11/15 11:41am 2/11/15 11:41am

Subaru Claims Dealership Falsified Customer Surveys To Avoid Termination

Whenever someone buys a new car automakers use survey data to determine which dealers are treating customers right and which ones aren't. Now Subaru is going after a California dealership that they say falsified these reports in order to hide their poor customer satisfaction. » 2/11/15 8:28am 2/11/15 8:28am

How Cheap Do Cadillac Sedans Have To Get Before People Buy Them?

Recently we reported that Cadillac is throwing all kinds of money at the ATS and CTS sedans due to slow sales, while Escalade production can't keep up with demand. As the unofficial Jalopnik new car correspondent, I did some searching and found you can get killer deals on Caddies, but will it help? » 2/10/15 10:01am 2/10/15 10:01am

Nissan Will Import Mexican Dealerships To The US

Nissan is looking across the border to find away take market share from its rivals such has Honda and Toyota. The automaker is already very successful with Hispanic car-buyers; they now plan on bringing Mexican dealership groups into the US, to focus on key markets and give Nissan an edge. » 2/09/15 7:48am 2/09/15 7:48am

You Can Buy The First And Last Naturally Aspirated M3 Convertibles

The M3 convertible is sort of an odd-duck; people either love them or hate them. You either revel in their open-top goodness or rail against the excess weight and reduced stability. For those of you in the first camp, now is your chance to get an original E30 M3 and an E93 M3 in one shot. » 2/06/15 2:03pm 2/06/15 2:03pm