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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…

Meh Car Monday: Behold The Astounding Nothingness Of The Chevrolet Captiva Meh Car Monday: Behold The Astounding Nothingness Of The Chevrolet Captiva

Pretty much every time I write a Meh Car Monday article, the following few days are filled with a sprinkling of hurt, angry emails from people who really adore whatever car I’ve just declared meh. They think I’m wrong, I’m a foul monster, and the world would be better off if (1) everyone just admitted that Jeep…

Meh Car Monday: Behold The Tranquil Void Of The Toyota Avalon Meh Car Monday: Behold The Tranquil Void Of The Toyota Avalon

Normally, the cars I pick for Meh Car Monday were never originally designed to be meh, as such. Mehness just sort of happened to them. I’m not so sure about the Toyota Avalon, though, since the car seems to have as its main goal an almost funereal quality of nothingness, disguised as “comfort.” The Toyota Avalon isn’t…

Meh Car Monday: When Was The Last Time You Thought About The Subaru Legacy? Meh Car Monday: When Was The Last Time You Thought About The Subaru Legacy?

This week’s Meh Car is a little more poignant than normal, perhaps even tragic, since the meh car involved wasn’t always meh. Not by a long shot. The current-gen Subaru Legacy, the sixth-generation of that car, is an example of a car that’s been forced, brutally and needlessly, into a cage made of tempered mehdonium,…

Meh Car Monday: Ugh, The Mercury Villager, Especially That Nautica One Meh Car Monday: Ugh, The Mercury Villager, Especially That Nautica One

I know that by picking a minivan for this week’s Meh Car Monday is going to cause some people to think I’m taking the easy way, because minivans are always meh. I don’t agree with this at all. Minivans can transcend mehitude dramatically! Look at the original Volkswagen Microbus, old Dodge A100s, the Chrysler Town and…

Meh Car Monday: The Jeep Liberty, Because Even An Icon Can Make Meh Meh Car Monday: The Jeep Liberty, Because Even An Icon Can Make Meh

When most people think about the cars Jeep has made recently, they tend to break down into a few key categories: the iconic Jeep Wrangler, the Jeep Grand Cherokee, maybe the Cherokee, and then a sort of amorphous soup of every other Jeep SUV. These other SUVs, with blandly evocative names like Compass, Liberty,…

Meh Car Monday: The Chevy Cavalier Was Pretty Cavalier About Giving A Shit Meh Car Monday: The Chevy Cavalier Was Pretty Cavalier About Giving A Shit

As I do more and more of these Meh Car Monday articles, I’m realizing there’s a spectrum of meh that these cars fall into. Some are capable, well-made, and functionally decent vehicles, but just lacking any sort of character or soul; that’s about the best a meh car can hope for. At the other end are cars who derive…

Meh Car Monday: If You're Sad That Mercury Is Gone, Try To Remember The Milan And You'll Feel Better Meh Car Monday: If You're Sad That Mercury Is Gone, Try To Remember The Milan And You'll Feel Better

I genuinely wonder if, at any time during the development of the Mercury Milan, if everyone on the team just stopped working all at the same time, and looked blankly out into space as the futility of their task suddenly dawned on them. Perhaps they all shed a solitary tear, in unison, and the collective splash of…

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