Posts tagged "cars"

…To Boldly Go Where No Mini-Van Has Gone Before!

Hey guys, what do you think of my sweet new ride? Just kidding, I wish I could afford this "Star Trek"-themed "boogie van" (really, that's a term?) for sale on eBay for $8,500. I'm moving to Los Angeles in a few months and I need a set of wheels, and this 1978 GMC van ha…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 15, 2014

A Superstitious, Non-Mechanically Inclined Person’s Guide To DIY Car Repair

My 13-year-old VW Jetta seems to be entering the phase of an automobile's life where there's never not something wrong with it. It's been in and out of the repair shop pretty much constantly over the past few months, and lately it only starts on the first try when it feels like it. I'm determined…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 2, 2014

Man Who’s Banged More Than 1,000 Cars Is Ready To Settle Down

After losing his virginity 45 years ago, Edward Smith of Yelm, Washington, knew that the way he felt about headlights and bumpers was the way most men felt about "boobs and buns." Although he never forgot his first -- a neighbor's Volkswagon Beetle -- the self-proclaimed mechaphile went on to sleep with thousands more automobile…

By: Ami Angelowicz / October 14, 2013

Chevy Just Realized Women Buy Trucks, Too

The only people I know who own trucks are women. I know two female truck owners, but that's not that exciting, because I don't live a Truck Lifestyle. Perhaps Chevy, makers of the Silverado pick-up truck, have realized that they know a lot of female truck drivers, too, because they've created this ad (finally!) focused…

By: Julie Gerstein / July 29, 2013

TrueCar Thinks A Woman Needs A Man To Buy A Car

The idea behind TrueCar.com is to provide people with a benchmark for how much they should be paying for a car so that when they go to a dealership, they can be somewhat knowledgeable when they bargain. I actually think it’s a great idea and I would totally use it if I hadn’t seen their…

By: Mary Odell / July 23, 2013

Today In Things That Actually Exist: The Steering Wheel Desk

Ladies and gentlemen, meet the Wheelmate steering wheel desk. According to the product description, the Wheelmate is "light enough to carry, but sturdy enough to support a notepad, lunch, or even a laptop." In the very last sentence, the company cautions against using the product while driving (apparently it's made for parking lot lunch enthusiasts),…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 10, 2013

An Inner Monologue While Cleaning My Car

OK, I've put it off long enough. I haven't seen my floor mats in months and the backseat is starting to look like the Death Star's garbage compactor. I wouldn't actually be that surprised if a giant cephalopod was living back there. If I ever gave Luke Skywalker a ride home from Jedi training he…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 10, 2013

Hyundai Netherlands’ “Upskirt” Commercial Is Very Lazy/European

Oh, Europeans. Here's a new commercial from Hyundai Netherlands for their Sante Fe vehicle. The ad is creepily called "Upskirt" and definitely pushes the boundaries of what you can do to sell cars here in the United States. The premise is about as unoriginal as any other car commercial: sexy ladies swooning over a new…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 28, 2012

The Gene Simmons Car Will Haunt Your Dreams

If you live in the greater Denver area, have a spare $10,000 lying around, and have always yearned for a car with a tongue, this Gene Simmons VW Beetle might be just the ride for you. It's still in the process of being restored, but don't worry--it will be ready in time for the August…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 24, 2012

Just Buy A Car From Gary Busey, Already

We haven't heard from national treasure Gary Busey in a while, and that's because he's busy selling cars. I mean he's REALLY SELLING CARS! At Century III Kia in West Mifflin. He's YELLING ABOUT SELLING CARS! He's MAKING IMPORTANT DEALS! That's the Busey way, after all. [YouTube]…

By: Julie Gerstein / January 8, 2012

The President Reveals What Malia Obama’s First Car Will Be

"It's only a matter of time until Malia gets her learner's permit so I'm hoping to see one of those models that gets a top speed of 15 miles an hour and the ejector seat any time boys are in the car. So, hopefully you guys have some of those in the pipeline." President Obama

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 6, 2011

Quickies: Paris Hilton’s $375,000 Birthday Present & Hear The Katy Perry/Kanye West Remix

Paris Hilton's birthday present from boyfriend Cy Waits was a $375,000 yellow Lexus. Um, Cy? Paris only drives pink luxury cars. Everyone knows that. [TMZ] Natalie Portman is having a boy, a source claims. Mazel tov! [Life & Style] Jessica Alba is pregnant with her second child. Her daughter Honor is totally the cutest celebrity…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 16, 2011

Ralph Lauren Collects Ferraris, Not Art

"You can’t drive a painting ... I drive these cars -- they don’t just sit here." -- Ralph Lauren shows off his collection of vintage cars to Vanity Fair. Lauren's two-floor garage houses Ferraris from the 1950s, '60s, '70s, and '90s, Porsches, Aston Martins, Morgans, Jaguars, "a 1938 Bugatti coupe, a 1938 Alfa Romeo Mille…

By: Annika Harris / January 5, 2011

Gilt Groupe Launches Car Sale—Get A Jetta For Under 6K

In the market for a new car? You should've checked out Gilt today at noon. The private sale company sold a special Volkswagen Jetta (completely new!) for the slightly insane price of $5,995. Normally, these cars retail for $15,995. Missed it? Don't feel too bad. You'll get a chance tomorrow and Friday at noon, for…

By: Leonora Epstein / December 15, 2010

New Ford Focus Will Use Recycled Jeans For Interior Furnishings

Do you ever wonder about clothing you give away to the Goodwill? Who will wear it next? Or will it just get trashed? It would be cool to think that in your next drop-off, your blue jeans get recycled by becoming part of a car. That may sound weird, but Ford is apparently releasing a…

By: Leonora Epstein / December 8, 2010

Is Scarlett Johansson Lamborghini-Curved?

Earlier today, The New York Daily News' "Gatecrasher" column ran a story postulating that Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds are having marital issues because they both lead such busy lives. The proof? An anonymous source, natch, plus the fact that Ryan didn't make a guest appearance when ScarJo hosted "Saturday Night Live" last weekend the…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / November 20, 2010

The Betty White Name Game

After reading Betty White’s recent interview in Parade Magazine, I’ve decided I want to live inside her head. She talked about how much she loves Cadillacs, and how she always names them after birds. Her current Caddy is named “Seagull”—her previous ones were named “Canary” and “Parakeet.” Oh, and her dog is named “Pontiac.” So…

By: Ami Angelowicz / October 31, 2010

Poll: How Do You Shop For A Car?

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By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 12, 2010

Remember When Ladies Were Cup Holders? Chevy Does

Remember when men were men and women were cup holders? Chevy does and they are selling posters of their 1959 Impala to celebrate the glory days when women knew their place was in the shotgun seat. Sexist ads don't endear the rest of the country to feel bad for your financial woes, auto industry. [ChevyMall.com

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 17, 2010

The Hammer That Can Save Your Life

Most people don't expect to get into an car crash, but it helps to be prepared and have a plan in the event of a collision. The Life Hammer should be a part of the preparation. Not only can it safely shatter a car window, but it can also cut through a jammed seat belt…

By: Carli Alexa Blau / June 24, 2010
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