The Jalopnik Buyers Guide doesn’t just tell you what to buy, it also tells you what to buy instead of the car you think you want. For example, don’t buy a Jeep Compass, buy a Mazda CX-5. Don’t buy a Volkswagen Passat, buy a Hyundai Sonata. Don’t buy a Maserati Ghibli, buy literally any other car in that class.
Most exotic cars are no longer that exotic. If you’ve got enough money you can get a Lamborghini or Ferrari. They make a lot of them. That’s the bad news. The good news is that if you don’t have the money you might be able to own a car that lacks the badge and almost nothing else.
Some cars just look like they can’t be good. Other cars have zero hype and thus you assume, incorrectly, that someone would have already told you if they were worth renting or buying. Here are five cars I like that I don’t think get the respect they deserve.
I’ve envisioned our car buying guides as living, evolving references (as opposed to the fairly static ones you find elsewhere). In that vein, we’ve taken a lot of your feedback and applied it to the guides we’re rolling out this week and into the future.
It’s been brought to our attention that many of you buy or recommend cars based on things that we say. To make it easier for you, the reader, we’re putting all of our vehicle guides in one place. Expect no-BS advice for you, your cousin, and your cousin’s cousin’s mama.
What do you need to know before you buy a Corvette? Don’t worry, we’ll tell you.
Welcome to Jalopnik's Buyer's Guide, your one-stop source for information on the best cars and gear to buy based on the collective wisdom of our staff. Unlike our normal reviews, these are more focused on what a typical consumer would want, but still from the perspective of people who love cars.
We’ve been giving more consumer advice lately around here but it is, like many things on a reverse-chronological blog, not always easy to find. In recognition of this we’ve launched the Jalopnik Buyer’s Guide with all of our roundups of recommended cars and gear, as well as the Jalopnik Review leaderboards. Click here…