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In 2008, Buying a Manual Car Meant Better Gas Mileage

Photo: Chevrolet The manual transmission is a dying luxury in today’s automotive industry, but back in 2008, as gas prices climbed beyond $3 a gallon, optioning a car with a stick shift often came with the promise of better gas mileage. We’re Partying Like It’s 2009! Welcome To Recession Jalopnik Good morning and welcome to …

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My Subaru WRX Is Cursed! What Car Should I Buy?

What Car Should You BuyThe experts at Jalopnik answer your car-buying questions.   Geoff has had absolutely terrible luck with WRX multiple accidents, several major repairs, and to top it all off he is getting knee replacement surgery so he can’t drive a manual anymore. He is looking for another four-door car that is fast and …

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Get a New Perspective on Used Car Prices by Considering Inflation

As ’80s and ’90s cars become more commonly accepted as “classics” and the prices of desirable vehicles appear to rise, a lot of us might be thinking about cars we had back the day and if we should have held on to them. Well, plug some of your old car purchases into an inflation calculator. …

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Is It Possible to Buy a Good Car From a Bad Dealer?

As Jalopnik’s resident car buying expert and professional car shopper, I get emails. Lots of emails. I’ve decided to pick a few questions and try to help out. This week we are talking about good cars from bad dealers, aftermarket warranties, and price increases for used Lexus GS sedans. First up, can you find a …

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2018 Jaguar XF Sportbrake Has Deep Discounts This Holiday Season

Image: Patrick George/Jalopnik Hello friends! Are you currently coming up with a holiday shopping list? I’m about to simplify that task for you right now because Jaguar is offering some huge discounts on the super cool XF Sportbrake. Pick up one for a friend or family member, or just treat yourself. The 2018 Jaguar XF …

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How Can You Test Drive a Car For More Than Just a Few Minutes?

A car salesman with a customer at a Ford dealership in Downers Grove, Illinois. Image: Getty As Jalopnik’s resident car buying expert and professional car shopper, I get emails. Lots of emails. I’ve decided to pick a few questions and try to help out. This week we are discussing extended test drives, spotting online scammers, …

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I Need a Small, Fun Car That Will Last at Least Ten Years! What Should I Buy?

YOU SAID LAST FOR HOW LONG? Photo: Mini What Car Should You BuyThe experts at Jalopnik answer your car-buying questions.   Ken from New England likes small, fun, and zippy cars. He keeps them a long time, but his current ride is getting towards the end of its life. Ken’s ready for a new ride but …

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The Cheapest and Most Expensive Places to Own Certain Cars Around the World

There are all kinds of restrictions, both direct and indirect, on car ownership across the world. The U.S. has the objectively dumb 25-year import rule that keeps us from our beloved JDM and European-spec cars for what feels like ages, and prices of average cars in Singapore are well into the six figures. If you’re …

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I’m a Medieval Sword Fighter and I Need a Ride That Can Be My Armor! What Car Should I Buy?

Image: Youtube Screenshot What Car Should You BuyThe experts at Jalopnik answer your car-buying questions.   Adam is a father of two and does medieval sword fighting. (Relatable!) But his Kia Soul has been an unreliable mess and, unfortunately, stranded his family when they were fleeing the California fires. He needs something durable and interesting—basically armor …