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Meh Car Monday: There's a Reason You've Never Heard of the Fiat Tempra Meh Car Monday: There's a Reason You've Never Heard of the Fiat Tempra

Sometimes I feel like, because of their oppressive familiarity, I tend to unfairly pick American, especially GM, cars for Meh Car Monday candidates. So, in the interest of spreading the thick, featureless gray paste of Meh more evenly over the globe, this week I’ve found a very reasonable and capable car that is…

Meh Car Monday: What Was the Point of the Scion xD? Meh Car Monday: What Was the Point of the Scion xD?

I’ll preface this one with a reminder that Meh Cars are not necessarily bad cars. Sometimes they’re good cars that just don’t have much reason to be, or anything to actually do. It’s like if you believe in reincarnation, the idea that a wonderful, caring, creative soul could be born as, say, a vole. Voles do their…

Meh Car Monday: Soar Into Forgettability Like an Eagle Summit Meh Car Monday: Soar Into Forgettability Like an Eagle Summit

If there was some global contest where an eccentric trillionaire would give you any car you asked for, as long as no one else asked for that car, a pretty safe bet would be to ask for an Eagle Summit sedan, because absolutely nobody will remember or care enough about that car to speak its name. So, you’d probably win…

Meh Car Monday: You Can Actually Still Buy a Lincoln MKT But You Won't Because Nobody Bothers Meh Car Monday: You Can Actually Still Buy a Lincoln MKT But You Won't Because Nobody Bothers

Being a writer in this glorious modern age is fascinating. On one hand, it means every little mistake you make is immediately found and people all over the world get to call you a moron in real time. On the other, it means that your readers can get directly involved, which I love. That’s why today’s Meh Car comes from…

Meh Car Monday: Asüna Was an Entire Meh Car Brand That Nobody Bothers to Remember Meh Car Monday: Asüna Was an Entire Meh Car Brand That Nobody Bothers to Remember

In some ways, this week’s edition of Meh Car Monday is going to be even trickier to write, because it’s not just about one meh car, it’s about a whole meh car brand. The brand is staggeringly meh for a number of reasons: first, it was Canada-only, second, it didn’t even have any cars unique to it, third, it only…

Meh Car Monday: The Cadillac BLS Was A Caddy For Europe But Europe Was Like Nah, We're Cool Meh Car Monday: The Cadillac BLS Was A Caddy For Europe But Europe Was Like Nah, We're Cool

This week’s Meh Car Monday is sort of a counterpart to another recent Meh Car, the Cadillac Catera. Where the Catera was an American brand looking to Europe to find a car that would be more exciting to Americans, the Cadillac BLS was an American brand taking a European car and trying to sell it to Europeans, but…

Meh Car Monday: I'm Not Certain I Didn't Just Make Up The Mitsubishi Tredia Meh Car Monday: I'm Not Certain I Didn't Just Make Up The Mitsubishi Tredia

For a car obsessive such as myself, encountering a car so boring you’re not even sure you’ve ever heard the name spoken out loud is a disturbing experience, one that makes you question the very fabric of reality. I mean, I’m pretty sure I’ve seen a Mitsubishi Tredia before, but have I, really? Maybe it was an Isuzu…

Meh Car Monday: Nobody Cares About The Cadillac Catera Meh Car Monday: Nobody Cares About The Cadillac Catera

In the 1990s, Cadillac was in a transition period, attempting to move from making soft, luxuriant motorized living rooms to making more modern, better-handling cars that could, maybe if you really squint and take some pills, have competed with BMWs or Mercedes. This was a sort of adolescence for modern Cadillac, and…

Meh Car Monday: The Famous, Iconic Chevrolet Bel Air Has It Coming Meh Car Monday: The Famous, Iconic Chevrolet Bel Air Has It Coming

I have a feeling that this will be one of the more controversial Meh Car Mondays I’ve done, but I think it’s one that has to happen. Unusually for Meh Car Monday, I’m going to be focusing on a car with not just a significant following, but one that is arguably an actual automotive icon. It’s adored by innumerable old…

Meh Car Monday: The Tenth-Generation Ford Thunderbird Has Way More Bird Than Thunder Meh Car Monday: The Tenth-Generation Ford Thunderbird Has Way More Bird Than Thunder

Have you ever seen something like a corporate fun run, and there’s some speeches or something before it gets all started, and some executive pulls the fun run company t-shirt over their button-down shirt and tie? You know how awkward and stiff and uncomfortable that looks? That’s what the tenth-generation Ford…

Meh Car Monday: The Hyundai Veracruz, Which You Forgot Existed Until Just Now Meh Car Monday: The Hyundai Veracruz, Which You Forgot Existed Until Just Now

I think it can actually cause you some brain damage if you spend too long trying to picture a Hyundai Veracruz. The primate brain simply isn’t capable of performing such an act, but it almost can, so the brain’s vision and car-identification centers can overwork themselves to such a degree that they can cause a stroke…

Meh Car Monday: The Buick Somerset, Murdered By Lack Of Interest Meh Car Monday: The Buick Somerset, Murdered By Lack Of Interest

It always brings me a special sort of miserable joy when I find a car for Meh Car Monday that nobody seems to remember. That’s the real mark of a true meh car, isn’t it? A complete and comprehensive forgetability, an almost supernatural amnesiac quality. The Buick Somerset has this in big, forgettable, damp piles. I…

Meh Car Monday: Fly With The Plymouth Volaré Into Clouds Of Apathy Meh Car Monday: Fly With The Plymouth Volaré Into Clouds Of Apathy

I bet if you assembled a dream team of the world’s most creative, open-minded, and visionary poets, freethinkers, and general imbibers of life’s rich, heady brew, and gave them a Plymouth Volare to feel, embrace, explore, experience, my guess is they’d come away thinking it’s “a car.” Maybe the more astute and/or high…

Meh Car Monday: The Empty Scent Of The Sentra Meh Car Monday: The Empty Scent Of The Sentra

I suspect many of you saw the word “Sentra” and immediately exciting images of the under-appreciated classic Sentra SE-R popped into your head, or perhaps some of the charmingly practical ‘80s-era Sentras. If that’s you, you’re likely hurt and confused. Those Sentras weren’t meh!, you likely shouted, making everyone…

Meh Car Monday: The Plymouth Breeze, The Car Named For A Slight Movement Of Empty Air Meh Car Monday: The Plymouth Breeze, The Car Named For A Slight Movement Of Empty Air

After more than a year of doing these Meh Car Mondays, I’m starting to realize some things. Things like the most meh decade for cars seems to be the 1990s. At some point we’ll evaluate why this is, but for today I just want to talk about a fiercely meh car that’s very much a product of the 1990s: the Plymouth Breeze,…

Meh Car Monday: I Bet You Totally Forgot About The Chrysler Aspen Meh Car Monday: I Bet You Totally Forgot About The Chrysler Aspen

I was asking my fellow Jalopnik writers for some Meh car suggestions, when I heard a rapping on the plexiglass of my work-pod. David’s pod was next to mine, and I saw him press a scrap of paper against the plexi, soggy from the nutrient-broth sprays, that read “ASPEN.” I was confused, because I was thinking Dodge…

Meh Car Monday: Oh, Right, The Ford Freestyle/Taurus X Was A Thing That Existed, Once Meh Car Monday: Oh, Right, The Ford Freestyle/Taurus X Was A Thing That Existed, Once

Some cars are so powerfully meh that it’s almost like they have a supernatural ability to disappear from human awareness entirely. This week’s meh car seems to have that power, because even though it went through two names, I have trouble remembering it ever existed in either form. I try to picture one, and my mind…

Meh Car Monday: The Kia Spectra Is Like Antimatter To Interest Meh Car Monday: The Kia Spectra Is Like Antimatter To Interest

I feel like I always need to re-state a disclaimer before Meh Car Mondays about the fundamental nature of a Meh car: a Meh car is not a bad car. A Meh car is just a boring car, a car, that while perhaps highly capable of fulfilling its position as a car, is nevertheless free of character, charm, or any intangible or…

Meh Car Monday: All Hail The Toyota Solara, The Fun Car Without The Fun Meh Car Monday: All Hail The Toyota Solara, The Fun Car Without The Fun

I was driving around the other day when a car caught my attention, and not in the usual way. Normally, cars catch my eye by virtue of them being interesting or unusual, or compelling in some striking way. This car caught my eye because my brain has been damaged by writing these Meh Car articles for over a year, and…

Every Car Ever Made Has At Least One Rabid Fan And I Have The Email To Prove It Every Car Ever Made Has At Least One Rabid Fan And I Have The Email To Prove It

While I know that even the most improbable of cars can have obsessive and dedicated fans, I’d always sort of assumed there was a limit. That there would be some cars that are so free of charm or character or interest that there’s just no way someone could become devoted to them. This week, I learned how very, very…

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