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The cars we loved.

2008-2013 Smart Fortwo – The Motorcar As Appliance


If you just happen to live in a large or globally hip city, chances are that you may have noticed small golf cart sized cars parked randomly all across your … Continue reading

April 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

1973-1976 Lamborghini Urraco: Far From Best In Breed


While the supercar boom of the 70s may have been started by lamborghini with the launch of the Contach in 1969 it would not be long before the Italian company … Continue reading

April 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

2002 – 2005 Honda Civic Si: Running Full Circle


Every since Honda took its Civic 1500 and tarted up its looks and suspension and called it the S in the last years of the second generation, there was always been … Continue reading

April 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

2011-2014 Kia Rio: Beyond Base


While walking around the Columbus Auto Show a few weeks ago I noticed that nearly all the entry level cars had stepped up their game. Once a penalty of being … Continue reading

March 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

2009-2014 Honda Crosstour: A Confused Accord Chooses Sides


Honda rarely makes bold new product moves in the US, so when the decision was made to replace its slow selling Accord wagon with the oddly designed Accord Crosstour, it … Continue reading

March 23, 2014 · 2 Comments

1979 – 1982 Dodge 024/Plymouth TC3 : One Mission Two More Cars


Most car enthusiasts wouldn’t give a second thought to products from Chrysler’s darkest days. The late ’70s and early ’80s was a great example of what a car company could … Continue reading

March 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

2002-2005 VW Jetta GLI: More Dragon Slaying


The high mark in the sport compact car market has always been BMW’s 3 Series. A pricy small car, it had few peers in any market it competed in. Of … Continue reading

March 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

2014 BMW 2 Series: A Missed Opportunity?


BMW’s line up continues to burst at the seams. Last year a new entry-level 3 series entered the fray and now a replacement for the squished up looking 1 Series … Continue reading

March 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

2014 Shelby Focus ST: Driving a Hard Bargain?


Back in 1984 when Shelby tinkered with the Dodge Omini, a new breed of pocket rocket was born. Created as much out of economic necessity as availability, the concept of … Continue reading

February 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

1983-1984 Volkswagen Rabbit GTI: The Original Pocket Rocket


When the VW Rabbit appeared in America in late 1974, it had very little in the way of direct competition. The few front wheel drives cars on the market oddly … Continue reading

February 16, 2014 · Leave a comment
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