Ford has been saying its new electric crossover is “Mustang-inspired” since last year’s Detroit Auto Show. And with the official name, they really, really went there. The battery-powered performance crossover will be called the Ford Mustang Mach-E, complete with the pony logo and everything. It’s not so much “Mustang-inspired” as it is an official, legit member of the Mustang family. Just one with a tall ride height, four doors and no internal combustion engine. Advertisement I’d make a “horse of a different color” joke here, but that’s too damn obvious and I haven’t had enough coffee yet anyway. This car represents Ford’s first truly modern attempt at an EV, and an EV crossover. Announced in Detroit last year, it was initally tipped to be called the Mach 1. But after “a very strong reaction,” as Ford CEO Jim Hackett put it, that historic name was scrapped in favor of something new. Indeed, plenty … [Read more...] about Mustang Mach-E: Ford’s ‘Mustang-Inspired’ Electric Crossover Gets A Name
For a while VW named a lot of their cars after winds—Passat, Bora, Scirocco, etc. Today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe custom classic Jetta is in fact named for the Jet Stream, but will its price have you thinking the seller is just blowing up your skirt? I must say, I was quite surprised at the response to Friday’s 1999 Ford Mustang GT pretending to be an Aston Martin Vanquish. It wasn’t the 67% Crack Pipe loss that surprised me, after all I figured that was a predestined outcome. No, I was more impressed with the numbers of folks who wanted to take a swing at the car. Good work, friends. Advertisement You know, I’ve been doing these NPOCP posts for neigh-on seven years now and I’m sure along the way you all must have asked yourselves just what the hell kind of cars does Graverobber himself buy? Well, I’ll tell ya’ they are all over the board. The countries with the greatest contingents in my driveway are Great Britain, Japan, and … [Read more...] about For $5,500, Is This 1984 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 16V A Gentle Breeze?
When introduced to the U.S. in 1980 the Jetta became the first notchback VW ever offered for sale in this country. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Coupe seems a fine example, but is its price a coup too? Perhaps it was too many bad memories of riding in the back of them, or of having their presence loom in your rearview. Or maybe it was just too damn expensive and potentially more worn out than Sasha Grey's cinnamon starfish. But whatever the reason, an overwhelming 83% of you thought that, while it would be fun at recess, the Ex Bondurant School Cobra Vic should get a passing grade in one class only, and that was Crack Pipe 101. Advertisement That custom cop car might not have been too cool for school, but upright sedans and their coupe cousins are represented by some of the coolest kids to ever sit in the back of the class. The BMW 2002, Datsun 510, and today's rectilinear candidate, the VW Jetta, proved that sporting pretensions and practical looks can go together like Mamet … [Read more...] about For $3,900, Is This VW Yet Another Jetta?
Concept cars are all about being daring and exciting and forward-looking. Here are ten of history's most shameless, lazy, and strange excuses for concept cars, as chosen by Jalopnik readers. Advertisement Welcome back to Answers of the Day — our daily Jalopnik feature where we take the best ten responses from the previous day's Question of the Day and shine it up to show off. It's by you and for you, the Jalopnik readers. Enjoy! Photo Credit: Ford 10.) The Dodge Super 8 Hemi Suggested By: whitehatspecial Why it's despicable: Concept cars are all about wonderful flights of fancy, beauty, and visionary thinking that's not yet ready for the production line. What they're not about is shamelessly phoning in a bland, nostalgic mish mash of 1950s design cues. No one at Dodge realized that they were actually signing off on the budget of a 1958 Chevrolet knockoff, and for that, you've made the top ten worst concept cars list. Advertisement Photo Credit: Chrysler … [Read more...] about The ten worst concept cars of all time
Fulfill both your Latin rock and hot rod fantasies for only 55 large. It's Nice Price or Crack Pipe time again, and Los Lonely Boys want to sell you a car. Here we have a 1957 Chevy Panel the seller claims was "inspired" by the soulful masters of inoffensive Latin rock — Los Lonely Boys. We don't know what a blown 454, chopped Ford 9-inch and wheelie bars have to do with the Tex-Mex rockers, but who are we to complain when you've got a claimed 675 caballos under the perforated hood? Advertisement Now, the Garza brothers are not that famous yet, so perhaps the $55,000 asking price is based on the work that has gone into making the ride Woodward-worthy, and not the celebrity status of the name association. So is it a harmony of price and desirability? Or is it Los Lonely Coche? You decide! Nice Price or Crack Pipe; Los Lonely Boys '57 Street Rod ( surveys) [Craigslist LV, or go here if the ad disappears] … [Read more...] about Nice Price Or Crack Pipe: Tex-Mex Rocker’s ’57 for 55?