Everyone knows someone who rushes out to buy the newest car. Guess what? The best cars are never the first model year. Every car model evolves with time. Quality goes up, engines get more power, and eventually, the last model year is the best example. What if a dealer only chose to sell the best examples on the market? It would be C&N Motor Cars in Marysville, Ohio. A quick glance at their inventory shows a few common denominators. Each car is the most desirable example of its generation, so here are a few examples. Starting with Corvettes, they have mint-condition NCRS examples of a 1958 Fuelie (owned by Joey Chitwood), 1967 big block, 1971 ZR1, and 1992 ZR1, these are the rarest of the rare. Now we get to the real stunners. This 2006 Ford GT was ordered with stripe delete and the 3 most desired options. Those are the McIntosh surround sound, BBS forged wheels and red brake calipers. Oh, and it has only been driven 156 miles! View Details If you prefer proper British luxury, … [Read more...] about Check Out These Low Mileage Classics at C&N Motor Cars
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It’s no secret that we live in a world where everything from hate groups to Fruit Loops can be rebranded to become more or less appealing to a particular audience, and the auto industry is no exception: Vehicles with four doors are called “coupes,” alphanumeric names have become divorced from anything to do with the car you’re driving, and “crossover” merely means a vehicle with a raised ride height. Toyota is committed to the idea that naming a thing a crossover gives it a certain cachet, even if it doesn’t have the functionality you’d expect. With their 2018 Toyota C-HR, they’re unabashedly targeting the elusive millennial generation, doubling down on design and calling it a crossover, even if it lacks capability.Just what is this strange crossover? If a Mini and an Evoque got together and had an angular looking baby, it would be the 2018 Toyota C-HR. That, however, is pretty much where the comparison to any crossover stops. The … [Read more...] about 2018 Toyota C-HR first drive: When does a car become a crossover?
Jalopnik Reviews All of our test drives in one convenient place. The 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback isn’t a soul-sucking anonymobile only to be bought by rational people who’ve never thought about cars in a way that makes them feel feelings. It’s not a driving enthusiast’s dream, either. But this hatch seems to have revived a long-lost something from Corollas past that made them universally appealing. (Full Disclosure: Toyota let me borrow a brand new Corolla for a week. It even arrived with a full tank of gas. I mean, I assume it was gas. It tasted like gas.) If you’d have told me at any time in the past 20 years that there was a new Toyota Corolla that I’d find sort of interesting, I would have called you a filthy liar and flung a chair through a plate glass window as I threatened to set myself on fire, because you know what a drama queen I am. Today, though, after driving the 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback, if you told me the same thing, … [Read more...] about The 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback Made Me Give a Crap About a Corolla
Jalopnik Reviews All of our test drives in one convenient place. There is no denying the 2018 Tesla Model 3's importance. It is intended to be Tesla’s volume-seller, the car that will hopefully make luxury electric cars more accessible to more people, especially when the long-promised $35,000 version hits the market. It is the key to Tesla’s future, the source of many of its struggles this year, and an EV—hell, a car, period—truly unlike any other. Equipped as you see here with distance driving in mind, the Model 3 Long Range further normalizes electric cars by offering a truly capable machine with a mix of power, performance, price, range and convenience no other electric cars currently match. For right now, anyway. (Full Disclosure: We asked Tesla if we could borrow a 2018 Model 3 and it obliged, loaning us a fully charged car for about a week.) What Is It? Jalopnik’s previous time with the Model 3 has only been in short bursts. We spent a few … [Read more...] about The 2018 Tesla Model 3 Long Range Is the Perfect Mix of Ordinary and Revolutionary
A Lyft car, with its trademark pink "mustache," drives along Powell Street in San Francisco, in June 2014. Lyft is a service where people use their own cars to transport strangers for pay. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images From the first day of preschool, we're taught that sharing is a virtue. If little Billy wants the toy you're playing with, you (grudgingly) let him borrow it. On the playground, we're scolded by parents and teachers to "Take turns!" Sharing, we learn, is the glue that holds society together. It breeds trust, generosity and compassion among neighbors, cities and citizens. And now, in a brilliant Internet-inspired twist, sharing has launched an economic revolution. The sharing economy is built on the idea of collaborative consumption. In the traditional capitalist economic model, goods are owned by individuals. If you want to be able to drive to the store or the airport, you need to buy a car. If you want to keep your lawn in control, you need to buy a weed whacker. … [Read more...] about How the Sharing Economy Works