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Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Aug 21, 2019 at 23:35. 12 comments

Can You ID This Shattered Tail Light From A Parking Garage Accident?

Can You ID This Shattered Tail Light From A Parking Garage Accident?

There’s a special circle of hell reserved for drivers who hit other cars and then leave—to say nothing of the drivers who do it to people. This wreck was pretty minor, thankfully, but it did leave behind a mystery. Let’s see if you, the eagle-eyed folks of the Jalopnik community, can identify this piece of tail light that was left behind in a recent hit-and-run.

Reader Alex wrote in with a...

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Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Aug 21, 2019 at 20:25. 12 comments

Europe Won't Get The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, Sorry

Europe Won't Get The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, Sorry

When you think of Europe, you probably think of culture. Refinement. High-brow art and old-world etiquette. You’d also think something brash and American, like the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, would be a welcome change of pace there, but it isn’t. La tristesse.

With a supercharged V8 and 760 horsepower, the GT500 all but shits spangly stars and stripes. And it is apparently too much for...

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Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Aug 21, 2019 at 07:15. 10 comments

The Smartphone Car Key Thing Needs To Stop

The Smartphone Car Key Thing Needs To Stop

People generally seem to be on board with the new 2020 Lincoln Aviator. I know I am. It looks great, is probably real comfortable and comes with a ton of power . But it also has a Phone As A Key feature, which is a terrible idea and a trend I wish automakers would drop altogether.

Lincoln’s Phone As A Key uses a Bluetooth connection to pair with your smartphone. Using the Lincoln app, the...

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Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Aug 21, 2019 at 01:03. 18 comments

Why The Toyota Camry Is Still The Gold Standard

Why The Toyota Camry Is Still The Gold Standard

The Toyota Camry is, for lack of a better term, the gold standard of mid-sized sedans. They are freaking everywhere. If a day goes by where I don’t see a Camry, it’d be a very weird day indeed. So, why are they so popular?

After driving one for a while, I figured out it has everything to do with predictability. Now, there are plenty of things in your life you might want to be unpredictable....

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Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Aug 20, 2019 at 22:23. 6 comments

Here's How To Tackle A Decreasing Radius Turn Like A Champion

Here's How To Tackle A Decreasing Radius Turn Like A Champion

Decreasing radius turns are nasty buggers, especially if you aren’t expecting them. You’re cruising along happily at a good speed, taking the turn and then all of a sudden it starts getting way tighter than you anticipated. What do you do then? Let our friends at Team O’Neil Rally School show you the way.

Typically, people enter a decreasing radius turn while carrying too much speed, so...

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Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Aug 20, 2019 at 04:20. 12 comments

Here Are The Cheapest Cars And Bikes Sold At The 2019 Pebble Beach Auctions

Here Are The Cheapest Cars And Bikes Sold At The 2019 Pebble Beach Auctions

Oh, hello there. Did you go to Monterey Car Week this year? Did you have an opulent time? Did you drink opulent shooters, listen to opulent music? No? Good, because the list of cheapest cars sold at the 2019 Pebble Beach auctions is here. It will make you wish you’d dragged your ass over there with all the cash you have hidden in your mattress.

Automotive insurance agency Hagerty, which tracks...

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Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Aug 20, 2019 at 01:17. 10 comments

How To Detail A Car That Hasn't Been Washed In 37 Years

How To Detail A Car That Hasn't Been Washed In 37 Years

As you probably already know, I’m a bit obsessive when it comes to keeping my car clean. The way I see it is that it just cuts down on the amount of work I’d have to do later if I never cleaned it at all. But what about a car that hasn’t been cleaned or touched in 37 years?

Larry Kosilla of AMMO NYC is back, this time detailing a 1969 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL that hasn’t been washed in nearly four...

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Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Aug 19, 2019 at 20:15. 13 comments

The New Nissan Juke Sure Looks... Jukish

The New Nissan Juke Sure Looks... Jukish

Last month, we got a shadowy teaser of the upcoming, apparently not-for-the-U.S. Nissan Juke. It looked like a chunky-faced crossover, which was essentially what the original Juke was. Now, with new photos of the car in camouflage wrap, it’s more apparent than ever that the new Juke’s looks will probably remain quite Jukish. Good!

The New Nissan Juke Might Be Great But It's Not Coming Here...

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Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Aug 13, 2019.

Why The Cadillac CT6 Is A Nearly Perfect Road Trip Car

Why The Cadillac CT6 Is A Nearly Perfect Road Trip Car

The Cadillac CT6 is the automaker’s flagship sedan, loaded up with power, American luxury and General Motors’ most advanced semi-autonomous driving tech to date. We find ourselves wishing more people bought it , because it’s kind of a hidden gem not enough buyers know about.

Different Strokes For Different Folks: A Super Cruise Discussion

GM’s Super Cruise system is, by some accounts, the best...

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Aug 10, 2019. 18 comments

The 2019 Nissan Leaf Plus Brings The Range And The Fun

The 2019 Nissan Leaf Plus Brings The Range And The Fun
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The moment I laid eyes on the 2019 Nissan Leaf Plus, I knew it had been improved. The front was finally fixed. Rejoice! Gone was the goofy, frog-like face. Here was something with a sharpened up facia and a long-range battery option to boot. This is the Leaf you want.

The bigger battery means more range and more power; the...

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Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Aug 09, 2019. 21 comments

A Corvette Convertible Ended Up On This List Of Least-Driven Cars

A Corvette Convertible Ended Up On This List Of Least-Driven Cars

Recently, iSeeCars.com released another study of cars owners drive the most . It’s still populated largely by SUVs, so what is more fun is examining a list of cars people drive the least. I expected to see Ferraris, Lamborghinis and Aston Martins. I didn’t expect the “some people never drive their Corvettes” stereotype to be so blatantly true.

Here’s the study:

We’ve seen this before with...

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Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Aug 08, 2019.

Knee Airbags Don't Do Shit: IIHS

Knee Airbags Don't Do Shit: IIHS

Airbags are there to help make cars and driving safer by minimizing the amount of blunt-force trauma the human body absorbs in the event of a crash. They’re good and useful, but apparently not all airbags are as useful as they seem.

Knee airbags are there to reduce leg injuries. They can also control the movement of an occupant’s lower body, so forces on the chest and abdomen are lessened....

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Aug 08, 2019. 12 comments

Dead: Audi A3 Cabriolet

Dead: Audi A3 Cabriolet

I’ve always liked the Audi A3. I like that it’s small and darty and fun, despite being expensive for what you’re getting. I was wholly unaware, however, that there was a cabriolet version. Whoops! But I guess it won’t matter very much now because the A3 Cabriolet is being killed off after the 2019 model year.

This is in from Car and Driver, after speaking with an unnamed Audi rep that...

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Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Aug 07, 2019. 15 comments

Trump's 'Great News' For Shuttered GM Ohio Plant Is In Real Trouble

Trump's 'Great News' For Shuttered GM Ohio Plant Is In Real Trouble
The Morning ShiftAll your daily car news in one convenient place. Isn't your time more important?   

Less-than-stellar profits for Workhorse, Ford playing with different sales models, Tesla getting served a cease-and-desist and more await you in The Morning Shift of Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019.

1st Gear: Workhorse Not Working Out So Great Still

When General Motors announced it would shutter five...

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Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Aug 07, 2019. 16 comments

Here's Why the Toyota Corolla Is King of Compact Family Cars

Here's Why the Toyota Corolla Is King of Compact Family Cars

In 2003 my dad packed himself, my mom, us two kids, all our luggage and a week’s worth of groceries into a rented Toyota Corolla to take us on an eight-hour drive to see Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks. The Corolla reigned supreme before compact SUVs became default transportation, and it’s still a more versatile car than you might think.

In today’s climate, small cars are on the out....

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Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Aug 06, 2019. 15 comments

Porsche Has Its Own Counterfeit Busters

Porsche Has Its Own Counterfeit Busters

Ever since the dawn of human manufacturing and coveting of goods, there has also been counterfeiting and knocking off, I’m sure. This is enough of a problem that Porsche apparently has a crack team of “brand protection officers,” whose job it is to scour the markets for counterfeit items.

The three members (Andreas Kirchgäßner, Thomas Fischer and Michaela Stoiber) of the brand protection...

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Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Aug 06, 2019. 21 comments

Hobbs & Shaw Is Fun But It's No Fast And Furious Movie

Hobbs & Shaw Is Fun But It's No Fast And Furious Movie

While we eagerly await the ninth installment of the Fast and Furious franchise, we can take some temporary solace in the spinoff film currently sitting pretty in theaters, Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw. It’s been billed as an action-filled buddy-cop flick. I have five main takeaways to present to you at this time.

As Jalopnik’s resident Fast and Furious scholar, it would have been a...

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Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Aug 06, 2019. 20 comments

The Shelby GT500 Is Faster Than The McLaren F1 In One Weird Metric

The Shelby GT500 Is Faster Than The McLaren F1 In One Weird Metric

The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, with its supercharged V8 and 760 horsepower , is claimed to be faster from zero to 100 mph and back down to zero than the hallowed McLaren F1. It’s a silly metric that hardly anybody uses or is familiar with, but I guess faster is faster.

The McLaren F1 LM, which was a lightened, more powerful and aerodynamic version of the regular McLaren F1, achieved the...

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Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Aug 05, 2019. 14 comments

This Aston Martin DB5 Shooting Brake Is Utterly Perfect

This Aston Martin DB5 Shooting Brake Is Utterly Perfect

Among the things you could drop between a million and $1.4 million on (besides a very, very nice house), a 1965 Aston Martin DB5 shooting brake is probably one of the best. It’s rare, it’s gorgeous and it’ll be up for sale soon.

Here's A Nice Big Chart Of All The Major Two-Door Body Styles For Cars

Very often, cars are classified by the number of doors they have. Usually it’s two or four....

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Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Aug 03, 2019. 24 comments

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

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

Hello and welcome to another round of Chatlopnik! It’s just the beginning of August and I am so over this heat. Bring on the fall weather and let me start layering, dammit.

Anyway, what’s been up with you? Seen any good movies lately? Got summer plans? Flying somewhere far, far away? Not coming back? Smart move, that. I hear Antarctica is lovely this time of year. Don’t forget to pack the...

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