Imagine Rick And Louis Minus The Foggy Airstrip

Now that I’ve got more than a week of Miata ownership under my belt it’s time to take a penetrating look at the good and the bad. Are Miatas really all they’re cracked up to be? Is the honeymoon over? Could the nearly-universal Jalopnik sentiment of “the answer is always Miata” be flawed? Have we all been terribly,… » 3/04/13 9:44am 3/04/13 9:44am

I Spent A Saturday Car Shopping And All I Got Was This Great Idea

Sometimes a night’s rest is all it takes to gain a bit of much-needed perspective on a bad situation. Since I was in the middle of moving I had the frustrating benefit of four whole nights of worry and fitful sleep to endure. By day I was hauling crap back and forth from the old place to the new place and by evening I… » 2/19/13 10:22am 2/19/13 10:22am

CarMax, CARFAX, And Greenbacks - Things Go From Bad To Worse

In a lot of ways a car is like a roommate. The best of times are some serious “remember this on my deathbed” kind of fun. The worst of times are nothing but screaming about how he never does the dishes or that it should just tell you when a plastic water pump impeller melts before it overheats. But most of the time… » 2/14/13 1:14pm 2/14/13 1:14pm