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Why Fiat owner's manuals shouldn't comment on women's legs
Why Fiat owner's manuals shouldn't comment on women's legs

Despite the tone of America's current presidential campaigns, it is, in fact, 2016. In theory, companies should understand the kinds of actions that might be interpreted as racist or sexist. Unless, of course, those companies make laundry detergent in Italy or China. Or unless they're Fiat. Alas...Read More»

The Blob (1958), starring Steve McQueen
What's Destroying All These Fords In Oklahoma? We Have Some Theories

Hailstorms, lightning, floods: The damage caused to many cars on dealership lots is meteorologic in nature. But in Vinita, Oklahoma, a small town about 60 miles northeast of Tulsa, something else is to blame -- something with a heartbeat. ALSO SEE: EPA Accuses VW Of Playing Dirty On Nearly 500,000...Read More»

Apple Vice President Eddy Cue announces iOS7 vehicle integration at WWDC 2013
Toyota Chooses Not To Offer Apple's CarPlay Or Google's Android Auto: Dumbest Move Ever?

Yesterday, we told you about Audi, BMW, and Daimler, who have banded together to keep Google from dominating the mapping industry and, thus, the autonomous car industry. Now, Toyota has done something similar, but in many ways, dumber. Far dumber. The automaker has decided not to offer Apple's...Read More»

Skylys flying car (via Indiegogo)
Investment Opportunity: Help Crowdfund The Skylys Flying Car

Do you have too much money? Of course you do. Are you tired of trying to give that cash to terrible TV pilots, ridiculous iPhone docks, and other doomed Kickstarter campaigns? Well, we've got a proposition for you! It's called Skylys, and it's flying car. ALSO SEE: Hey, Google: This College Student...Read More»

Feng shui map of the 2013 Ford Fusion
Ford Offers Feng Shui Map For The 2013 Ford Fusion

Car owners go to great lengths to customize their rides. From bumper stickers to car lashes, consumers spend millions of bucks each year to make their vehicles reflect their personalities and improve performance. So it only makes sense that some motorists might want to use the ancient Chinese art...Read More»

Eric Perez. Photo via Hernando County Sheriff's Office.
Real Life Cougar Town: Drunk And Wrong Way Down The Freeway--In A Golf Cart

Cougar Town character Bobby Cobb has a real-life counterpart: Eric Perez. Busted late last month for driving a golf cart the wrong way down a divided highway just after midnight with a blood alcohol content of 0.242-0.251 percent, Perez is living the dream. Central Florida's Hernando County...Read More»

Debra Oberlin. Photo via Gainesville Police Department.
Former MADD Leader Arrested For Drunk Driving

If something hilarious yet tragically ironic is going to happen, chances are it will happen in Florida, men urinating on chicken at the grocery store notwithstanding. The latest of Florida's wacky produce: former Gainesville Mothers Against Drunk Driving chapter president Debra Oberlin was arrested...Read More»

Carefree (and careless) Dodge Ram driver on the highway
Tip: How NOT To Drive Your Truck At 80 MPH

The freeway is like a box of 80-mph chocolates wrapped in sheetmetal: you never know what you're going to get. Today, we get a Dodge Ram 1500 driver cruising down the highway with his foot covering the driver's side mirror, his arm hanging out the window, and clearly very few cares in the world. He...Read More»

Ad for Dansk Port Teknik garage doors by JWT agency
Garage Door Manufacturer Thinks Toyota's Deadly Safety Flaw Is Hilarious

It's not easy making light of tragic events. Cracking jokes about fatal tornadoes, mudslides, and building collapses is best handled by really good comedians and/or really big idiots. Take a look at the ad at left and guess which category Danish garage door manufacturer Dansk Port Teknik falls...Read More»

Artist Jeremy Dean with half a Hummer H2 for his work, "Back to the Futurama," January 2010
HUMMER-Hating Artist Hacks H2 Into Horse Cart, Cites Hoover

Ah, conceptual art. Clearly our country would be less colorful were it not for the efforts of, say, New York artist Jeremy Dean, who got inspired reading about horse-drawn "Hoover carts" made during the Depression from old car bodies. From there, it was just a short leap to buying a used HUMMER...Read More»

Aston Martin Lagonda Concept
Today In WTF: Aston Martin Lagonda Concept Is Still Alive

If you haven't blocked it from your memory, you might recall the Aston Martin Lagonda Concept that debuted in Geneva last March. You might also recall that the SUV was mostly ridiculed in the press, and that Aston's own chairman even expressed displeasure with the design. (We weren't especially...Read More»

2010 Subaru Impreza WRX STI Special Edition
Video: Changing A VW Fan Belt With The Engine Running

Although combustion engines will remain a part of the car mix for several decades to come, it seems pretty clear that electrics are the way of the future. And while many will be sad to see gas engines go the way of their fuel source (i.e. the dinosaur), there are many things we won't miss about 'em...Read More»

smart fortwo edition limited three 006
Marketing WTF: Smart, Little Debbie Give Away A ForTwo

To be successful at marketing, companies have to shill their products in a variety of ways: on TV, in print, via editorial coverage, and so on. Partnerships with other companies and organizations can be a great way to generate awareness, too -- remember when Oprah Winfrey gave away those sweet...Read More»

Chinese ad for Volkswagen GTI
WTF AdWatch: Chinese Print Ad For The Volkswagen GTI

We're not entirely sure that this Chinese print ad for the Volkswagen GTI is for real -- and if it is, we're even less sure what it might be saying. The copy along the bottom translates as "It will go fast". That could mean "It will go so fast that you'll spill all that hot, delicious coffee from...Read More»

Renault and Biotherm present the ZOE Z.E. concept
WTF: Renault, L'Oreal Create First-Ever 'Spa' Concept Car

The ZOE Z.E. concept car stems from a curious collaboration between French automaker Renault and luxury skincare company Biotherm (a division of L'Oreal). The ZOE Z.E. offers the usual complement of EV conceptual goodness -- it's battery-powered, boasts zero-emissions, is quickly rechargeable, and...Read More»

The Spirit of Berlin remote-controlled Dodge minivan
Want To Remote-Control Your Minivan? Check the App Store

It's official: "There's an app for that" has become the most annoying catchphrase of 2009 (on par with 2001's "You are the weakest link"). And yet, we have to admit that there are beaucoup apps out there -- some of them quite good. For example, developers at Appirion UG have developed a program...Read More»

Man driving half a car (possibly in Serbia)
Monday WTF Video: Wacky Serbian Guy Drives Half A Car

Monday means two things in our book: (1) heading back to the office and (2) finding ways to waste time once we get there. In service of item #2, we present this video of a man driving half a car, which is not only idiotic, dangerous, and thoroughly awesome, but it's also a little tricky to...Read More»

Drunk driver plows into the wrong house [via CNN]
Video: Drunk Driver Confused, Plows Into Wrong House

How's this for a bad dream: you're lying in bed at 4am, fast asleep next to someone you love, when a Chevy Aveo comes crashing through the wall and pins you to the mattress, coating your PJs in engine fluid and cutting off circulation to your extremities. For two Nevada college students, the...Read More»

Chinese children salute cars [Du Bin for The New York Times]
Kids Salute Cars In China To Reduce Accidents, Learn Manners

China may not be as isolated as it once was, but there are still cultural differences that set the country apart. To minimize traffic accidents near schools, for example, America created a system of school zones and built a few speed bumps. China, on the other hand, has ordered children to salute...Read More»