My first job in New York was a bike messenger. I took it because I felt like working outside. I once, on a "premium rush," went from 130th st to the West Village in 20 minutes. There was nothing fancy involved except pedaling fast, using 5th ave most of the way, and running reds intelligently. » 8/27/12 10:34pm 8/27/12 10:34pm

Dealership Threatens To Sue BMW Owner Who Won Their eBay Auction

Refresh, refresh, refresh, 5-4-3-2-1-0. Autodynamics's no-reserve eBay auction for a 2008 BMW 3-Series M3 Dinan was over. At $33,700, Rene Beunier was the top bidder, and he was pretty stoked to get it for about $7,000 under typical dealer cost. When he called the dealership to arrange the deal, the receptionist… » 6/15/12 1:30pm 6/15/12 1:30pm

This Is What A Symphony Of 100 Car Alarms Sounds Like

Hundreds of cars gleam in the sun, neatly slotted in the parking lot grid, an enormous keyboard waiting to be struck. A black and orange Shelby GT rumbles in, the timpani taking its place. A silver Prius takes up position alongside it. A 2008 Dodge Durango chirps out a single staccato note as its driver walks away. » 6/04/12 10:30am 6/04/12 10:30am

Jeep Dealership Caves, Gives Protester New Wrangler

Abdulah Alsayegh doesn't do subtle. After waiting for weeks for parts from his Jeep dealership to no avail, he spraypainted complaints about their poor service all over his Wrangler and parked it right in front of their door. The dealership scrambled like mad to hide the eyesore, parking cars around it on all sides,… » 5/30/12 1:30pm 5/30/12 1:30pm

How To Trade In Your Used Car And Not Get Burned

Falling in love can be dangerous, especially when it's at a used car dealership. Bethany Porter's heart went all a-flutter once she laid eyes on a black '99 Saab 9-3 convertible with 98,000 miles on it sitting at the Geoff Rogers Autoplex in St. Peters, Missouri, home of the "price smash." She was ready to dump her… » 5/17/12 12:30pm 5/17/12 12:30pm

This Jeep Owner Vandalized His Own Car In A Dealership Protest

They do things a little differently in the Middle East. After waiting since April 16th for parts for his Jeep from the dealer, a man in the State of Kuwait spraypainted complaints about the dealership all over his Jeep and parked it right in front of their door. It's a "I will blind my eye if it mars your sight" kind… » 5/10/12 10:30am 5/10/12 10:30am

Heather Peters Loses Small Claims Court Appeal, Owes Honda $75

Sometimes when David takes down Goliath, Goliath gets right back up and smooshes him. So it is with a country judge who has ruled today in favor of Honda in their appeal of a $9,867 small claims case won against them by a Civic Hybrid owner who had claimed she couldn't get anywhere near the advertised 50 MPG. » 5/09/12 2:00pm 5/09/12 2:00pm