Nissan Adding More "Ladies First" Dealerships In Japan To Target Women

A 2012 survey conducted by the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, revealed that women alone or jointly with their husbands, make the decisions on seventy-five percent of the major purchases. Nissan understands that car buying in Japan is not just a man's game and aims to cater to this powerful… » 1/23/15 8:28am Friday 8:28am

Here Is How You Can Spend Less Time At The Dealership

Even in the age of internet car shopping, I still hear stories from people who spent half their day at a dealership to purchase a car. Cars are one of the few purchases that take a marathon to buy. According to a recent study, once a customer is at the dealer longer than 90 minutes, satisfaction rapidly declines. » 1/23/15 8:05am Friday 8:05am

Four Reasons Why Leasing Is Smarter Than Buying 

Welcome everyone to round three of the Car Buying "Great Debate" series. In the party-pooper corner, Tavarish says that leasing a new car is really just a slavery-inducing rental and you are throwing money away. However, if you work the numbers right, leasing a vehicle may be the smarter way to drive a new car. » 1/22/15 11:50am Thursday 11:50am

UK Opponauts (Or Anyone) I Need Your Help

I have a customer who would like to buy an F31 328 wagon. He also wants to tow a small trailer. This is what he says: "Trailer weighs about 1200# w/ tongue weight under 200#." I am assuming 200# means 200 lbs." He wants to know if this is possible with the F31 and if it could cause any transmission or other issues. I… » 1/21/15 9:11am Wednesday 9:11am

Would You Lease A Used Car? 

New car sales had a record year in 2014, this also means that dealers were taking in more trades than before. Now used car inventories are piling up and dealerships are looking for ways to put budget minded buyers in more expensive pre-owned cars. According to a recent survey, we could see the rise of pre-owned… » 1/21/15 8:04am Wednesday 8:04am

The Volkswagen Golf R400 May Be Coming To A Dealer Near You 

Our collective reaction to Volkswagen's R400 reveal at the L.A. Auto Show was something along the lines of, "That's great, thanks for teasing us with something we can't buy." But ultra-bonkers hot-hatch fans shouldn't give up hope quite yet. VW's still making the case on whether or not to send the R400 to our shores. » 1/20/15 4:28pm Tuesday 4:28pm

Dealers: BMW M2 Production To Start In November

Are you excited about the BMW M2? I'm excited. I wasn't a huge fan of the M4, but I loved the 228i. The M2 looks to combine the best of both worlds with its compact dimensions and rumored power output of up to 374 horsepower. According to some leaked dealer order sheets, M2s will start rolling off the line in November. » 1/20/15 1:10pm Tuesday 1:10pm

Now Is The Time To Get A Stupid Cheap Deal On A 2014 Focus ST

So the Focus ST might not be the best car to take to the track, but that doesn't mean it isn't a killer hoon machine for everyday driving. With the upgraded 2015 ST about to hit the lots, dealers are slashing prices on the previous generation. That is good news for you. » 1/20/15 11:53am Tuesday 11:53am

You Can't Have A BMW 2-Series With A Manual And All-Wheel-Drive

BMW announced that all-wheel-drive versions of their M cars will be available in the near future. What will most likely not be available with these all-weather performance machines, is a manual transmission. That is because BMW won't sell you what may be their best car in the lineup with 3-pedals and AWD. » 1/16/15 10:45am 1/16/15 10:45am

You Can Buy This 572hp Acura NSX Race Car For The Price Of A WRX STI

With an estimated 550hp and a price of $150,000 the new NSX has the potential to be a serious supercar, but it seems like it took forever to get the car ready for production. If you tired of waiting, or not real keen about having some electric motors with your VTEC, this 1995 race spec NSX-T can be yours. » 1/15/15 1:15pm 1/15/15 1:15pm

The Tesla Model 3 Could Lease For About $200 Per Month

Elon Musk announced yesterday that the upcoming Model 3 would be priced at $35,000 before any incentives. This is a tall order and I am skeptical if Musk can actually deliver, but if he does, he will drop a bomb on the highly competitive entry level luxury lease market. The Model 3 may even be the cheapest luxury car… » 1/14/15 8:07am 1/14/15 8:07am

Dodge Will Make You A Viper However The Hell You Want It 

Dodge hasn't had it easy selling Vipers. First they had to discount them by fifteen grand, then the Hellcats stole all the thunder, and now the Z06 is at the top of the American sports car food chain. But if you want a customizable, hand-built, 645hp sports car for under $100k, you can have it with the Viper GTC. » 1/13/15 10:30am 1/13/15 10:30am

Volkswagen Jacks Up Price On GTI After Winning All The Awards

Whether or not you put any credence in those COTY awards from various publications — and you shouldn't because they're stupid — this year the VW Golf/GTI did quite well, snagging everything from Motor Trend's golden calipers to the North American Car of The Year. So Volkswagen, in their infinite wisdom to increase… » 1/12/15 8:15am 1/12/15 8:15am

The Subaru Levorg S Concept Is The Rally Wagon We All Deserve

I've mentioned before my limited disdain for the Subaru Outback, because it essentially killed the Jaloptastic Legacy wagon. The Levorg is supposed to be a blend between the Legacy touring and the old WRX sportwagon. At the Tokyo Auto Salon, Subaru revealed the Levorg S Concept, with even more go fast goodies. » 1/09/15 12:49pm 1/09/15 12:49pm

This Electric Toy Car Is Like The Tesla Of Power Wheels

If you want the quickest electric supercar on the block you would have to pony up about $120,000 for a Telsa P85D. While most of us don't have that kind of cash to live the dream, our toddlers can for less than 1% of the Tesla's price. Forget the Power Wheels, your little one needs a Broon F870. » 1/07/15 7:51am 1/07/15 7:51am

This Video Car Review Is A Perfect Troll

The Scion FR-S (BRZ) has been an incredibly popular choice for Jalopnik readers. Just head on over to our Oppositelock page and see how many fans actually bought one. Now that Ford has introduced the the Mustang EcoBoost for 2015, will it challenge the Toyobaru? Car Bros digs deep to find out. » 1/05/15 2:29pm 1/05/15 2:29pm

BMW Will Pay $820 Million To Bailout Chinese Car Dealers

Unlike the American car market that has been red hot for 2014, China's auto sales momentum has begun to slow down. While Chinese government imposes restrictions on car sales to reduce pollution and congestion, automakers are building more factories. This is putting the dealers in a tough position, and many are taking… » 1/05/15 8:11am 1/05/15 8:11am

Buy Jon Olsson's 700 hp Audi R8 And Arrive To The Ski Slopes In Style

Say you are an avid skier or snowboarder and need a vehicle that can get you to the mountain and still haul all your gear. But you don't want to be boring and get an Outback like all the other powder heads. What you need is a sinister looking, AWD, supercar with some extra cargo for your skis or boards. » 1/04/15 12:21pm 1/04/15 12:21pm