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The cars we loved.

2012-2016 Volvo V40: More Focused


As the owner of a Ford Focus, I was intrigued to learn that Volvo produces a car based on the same architecture. The Global C1 platform has launched a half … Continue reading

January 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

1982-1985 Toyota Celica: At a Pony Car Crossroads


I’ve always loved cars. My first interests were the cars I saw everyday, the Mustangs, Camaro and Daytona’s of my pre teen years. Later as I neared the age where … Continue reading

January 18, 2016 · 1 Comment

1989-2000 Aston Martin Virage: A Bridge to the Future


Aston Martins get plenty of love today thanks in part to a certain fictional British secret agent. James Bond has been depicted as driving many Aston Martins old and new, … Continue reading

January 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

2010-2015 Chevrolet Camaro: Back to the Future


The Camaro has always been one of those cars I’ve liked, but could never see myself owning. I could say that about the Challenger and Mustang also. Blame it on … Continue reading

December 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

2006-10 Ford Focus Coupe-Cabriolet: Budget Elegance


Many of us associate Pininfarina with sleek Ferraris and other expensive European cars. While it’s true that the Italian firm has been responsible for some of the most beautiful automobiles … Continue reading

November 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

2016 Honda Civic Sedan – Reclaiming Old Glory?


A new Civic is just around the corner. I haven’t been this excited about Honda’s best-selling compact since the Razor was a new phone. My first car was actually a Civic, … Continue reading

September 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

1994-1998 Ford Probe: The Almost Was Pony Car


Where have all the moderately price sporty coupes gone? The few affordable ones like the Scion Tc or Hyundai Elantra Sport are uninspiring. While the FRS/BRZ are exciting, they are priced in … Continue reading

September 6, 2015 · 2 Comments

2016 Buick Cascada: The Continued German Occupation of Buick


Whether we like to admit it or not, German has deservedly developed a reputation for making good machines. During the World Wars, their machines often were more advanced and imaginative … Continue reading

August 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

1970 – 1976 Audi 100 Coupe S: Audi’s First Foray Into Sporting Style


The late 1960s to early ’70s was a great period for grand touring coupes. Many of my favorite cars come from this era. They include exotics like the Fiat 130 Coupe and Iso … Continue reading

July 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

1976 – 1980 Dodge Aspen: The Family Car of the Future?


MOPAR fans usually point to the mid to late ‘70s the darkest period in Chrysler’s history. During this time Chrysler produced more than its share of troublesome cars. One of them … Continue reading

July 22, 2015 · Leave a comment
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