Citroën's three-place commuter car is the future we should be living

Note: Although Murilee Martin covered it in 2009 and Supreme Kiwi Zorro briefly in early March, I thought it deserved a closer look. » 4/21/14 2:38pm 4/21/14 2:38pm

What Is The Most Surprising Car You've Ever Driven?

As car lovers we like to think we have a good idea what's going to happen when we hop into a car we've never driven before. Whether it's a pre-conceived notion about how truly terrible a car is or expected automotive euphoria behind the wheel of a car we've always lusted after, even if we don't think we know it all we… » 3/17/12 5:00pm 3/17/12 5:00pm

Watch A Former Australian Rally Champion Hoon A Freshly Restored…

After fully restoring a 1980 Toyota Celica Rally Car it seems there is only one thing left to do—strap in a former Australian Rally Champion and see what the car can do. » 3/03/12 4:00pm 3/03/12 4:00pm

Today's gallant knights prefer the 1980 Saab 900

Two years after Saab introduced their 900, the quirky Swedish cars still hadn't exactly caught on with mainstream car buyers. In a somewhat misguided effort to resolve this issue the company decided to produce this bizarre commercial for the UK showing their 900 bouncing off trees and flying through the air while… » 7/23/11 9:00am 7/23/11 9:00am

1980 Ford LTD is as good as a Rolls Royce at something

In 1965 Ford tried to sell potential LTD buyers on the fact it was quieter than a Rolls Royce because, as well all know, interior noise is a huge factor in car buying. 15 years later, even though the LTD's low decibel advantage had turned into a barely audible tie, Ford was still proud of that fact the LTD was as… » 4/02/11 9:00am 4/02/11 9:00am

1980: The TR7 Convertible Is One of the Last Remaining Bargains!

Even though the Triumph slant-four engine proved quite reliable after SAAB tinkered with it for a few decades, British Leyland never quite found the magic formula to make the TR7 hold together as well as the SAAB 99. » 8/21/10 5:00pm 8/21/10 5:00pm

Cutting Loose In A Trim, Poised 1980 Buick!

It appears that GM's marketers recruited the actors from this ad from Synanon, if we go by the vacuous, zombified smiles and apparent belief that the '80 Regal was a sporty car. » 7/10/10 11:00am 7/10/10 11:00am

The 1980 Fiats Strike Fear Into Honda and Toyota

For some reason, American car shoppers in 1980 mostly chose Corollas, 810s, and RX-7s over Stradas, Bravas, and X1/9s, in spite of Fiat offering up to 400 bucks off the sticker price! » 6/05/10 11:00am 6/05/10 11:00am

Careful, Don't Let the 134-Horsepower '80 Cougar Out Of Its Cage!

Malaise Era engine power numbers always provide entertainment, especially when you consider that the 134-horse 302 engine was the 1980 Mercury Cougar's optional V8. The standard 255 made 119 horsepower. Meow! » 4/03/10 11:00am 4/03/10 11:00am

You Cannot Outrun The 1980 Rabbit Police Car!

Can a 62-horsepower Rabbit really keep up with a perp standing on the gas pedal of a Barracuda? Hey, the Malaise Era demanded some suspension of disbelief! » 2/13/10 3:00pm 2/13/10 3:00pm

1980 Civic Joins The Parade Of Crusher-Bound Malaise Hondas

You know how it happens: the reliable old Civic finally blows the head gasket or busts its transmission, something that costs more than it's worth to get fixed. Next stop: junkyard! » 1/31/10 1:00pm 1/31/10 1:00pm

Somehow, 1980 Rover SD1 Evades The Crusher For 29 Years

According to the Rover SD1's Wikipedia entry, only 800 of these fine examples of British Leyland craftsmanship- badged as the Rover 3500- were exported to the United States. Here's one that beat the odds for quite a while. » 12/19/09 1:00pm 12/19/09 1:00pm

1980 Volvo 262C Bertone

Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. Finally, a Volvo 262C Bertone on the street in Alameda! » 12/19/09 9:00am 12/19/09 9:00am

Deal Of The Year: Bustle-Back Ex-CIA Seville Limo For $350- Ran When…

In a way, I'm glad that I don't live in Southern California, because otherwise I'd probably own this Hell Project classic Cadillac right now! » 11/01/09 1:00pm 11/01/09 1:00pm

Project Car Hell, Nightmare On A Budget Edition: Iked Lotus Elite or…

Welcome to Project Car Hell, where you choose your eternity by selecting the project that's the coolest... and the most hellish! Want an oddball European project, but you're living in a hobo jungle? Problem solved! » 5/10/09 5:00pm 5/10/09 5:00pm

Citroën Karin Concept Car Should Have Made The 80s The Trapezoidal…

Citroënet is one of the few marque-specific car websites that can measure up to the standard set by Allpar, and it doesn't take much digging there to unearth some jaw-dropping stuff. » 5/10/09 10:00am 5/10/09 10:00am

Bad Brats And Hot Rabbits: Forget Your Malaise With Weird Wheels!

I was a huge fan of the original mid-70s Wacky Packages (particularly the car-themed cards), so I can't believe I totally missed their 1980 descendants: Weird Wheels! » 4/25/09 10:00am 4/25/09 10:00am

Painfully Clean 1980 Civic Not Rescued By Honda Restorers, Faces Crusher

While some vintage Japanese machinery gets preserved and/or restored these days, the early Civic seems to be getting the cold shoulder. When such a car gets sick, the next stop is usually the glue factory. » 4/11/09 2:00pm 4/11/09 2:00pm

Saturday DOTS-O-Rama, Tomsk Edition: The Sun Rises Over Orange County

Welcome to Down On The Street Bonus Edition! We're back with more Tomsk photos from behind the Orange Curtain. » 4/04/09 12:00pm 4/04/09 12:00pm

1980 Honda Civic

Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. A few first- and second-gen Civics still roam the island nowadays.
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