Mexican Chrysler Phantom Proves 80s Ads Were Weird Everywhere

Until now I thought that Japan and the U.S. had the market cornered on 1980s car commercials full of irritating jingles, bizarre imagery and lasers, lasers, lasers. » 8/05/12 12:00pm 8/05/12 12:00pm

What's the only difference between a 1988 Hyundai Excel and an E30 BMW?

Plush interior, European styling, and seating for five—if that is what you were looking for in a car Hyundai wanted you to believe their Excel for 1988 was the same as a 1988 BMW 325i. Plus it had FWD! » 12/25/11 12:30pm 12/25/11 12:30pm

What is your automotive guilty pleasure?

A guilty pleasure is by definition something you like, but feel guilty about liking because you are aware your fondness for said thing is a little embarrassing or not so great. This weekend we want to know about your automotive guilty pleasure. » 11/26/11 5:00pm 11/26/11 5:00pm

Leave the fur, take the 1988 Volkswagen Golf GTI

Although this 1988 Volkswagen Golf GTI commercial was originally aired in Mexico, this is a prime example of dramatic vintage advertising that transcends language barriers. » 11/20/11 2:00pm 11/20/11 2:00pm

The BMW 325i Is The Ultimate Tanning Machine

Sure to bring some warmth to these short and cold December days, this 1988 BMW 325i Commercial is half suggestive sun screen endorsement and half E30 sales pitch. Nothing like 80s BMWs and sun worship to cure the winter blues. » 12/18/10 9:00am 12/18/10 9:00am

BMW Rally Footage to Be Thankful For

This footage of 1988 Rally Isle of Man (formerly Manx International Rally) winner Patrick Snijers shows an unbelievable amount of driving skill. Best of all, there is no music to block out his screaming BMW E30 M3 engine. » 11/27/10 12:30pm 11/27/10 12:30pm

How Many TURBO Emblems Does an 80s Mitsubishi Need?

The Malaise Era was followed by the Turbo Era, and nobody got more into the entire Turbo Way Of Life™ than the Mitsubishi team responsible for the Starion. Even as it prepares for crushing, this '88 radiates turbo-osity! » 8/22/10 11:00am 8/22/10 11:00am

1988 Cutlass Gets Quad Four, Still Looks Like Gaear Grimsrud's Car

GM's Quad Four was such an orders-of-magnitude improvement over the Early Industrial Revolution technology of the creaky Iron Duke that it seemed impossible to believe that The General could have been behind it. Drop it in the Cutlass Ciera! » 5/02/10 5:00pm 5/02/10 5:00pm

If Your Aim Has Always Been High: 1988 Buick Reatta

The Reatta had a lot going for it, with its super-futuristic touch-screen dash and all, but Buick's core buyer demographic hadn't quite adjusted to the radical look of the Model 71 Roadmaster back in '46, much less this… this spaceship! » 3/20/10 5:00pm 3/20/10 5:00pm

1988 Alfa Romeo Milano

Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. We've seen a 164 and two Graduates, but the complete set of 80s Alfas requires a Milano. » 2/27/10 9:00am 2/27/10 9:00am

What's It Gonna Be In '88, BMW 325… or Hyundai Excel?

The 1988 E30 was a fine car, but 24 grand for the base 325 coupe? The Hyundai Excel did everything just as well as the E30- everything Hyundai felt was important, that is- and its price tag was $5,499. » 2/20/10 1:00pm 2/20/10 1:00pm

PCH, Japanese AWD Edition: Subaru SVX or Toyota Celica Turbo 4WD?

Welcome to Project Car Hell, where you choose your eternity by selecting the project that's the coolest... and the most hellish! Remember the Late Reagan/Early Bush I Era, when you had a huge selection of fragile, nervous AWD Japanese machinery? » 1/09/10 5:00pm 1/09/10 5:00pm

Should A Ford Festiva Be Considered Terrible Enough To Win Index Of…

We've got something of a dilemma here at 24 Hours Of LeMons HQ: at this moment, a 1988 Ford Festiva is defying the odds and sitting at 29th place (out of 126). » 10/25/09 1:30pm 10/25/09 1:30pm

Junkyard Jackpot: BMW 2002, Corolla GT-S, Triumph Spitfire

Just yards away from the now-much-picked-over junked Volvo Amazon, I stumbled across this incredible trifecta of junkyardy goodness at my local self-service yard. Three cars that each deserve the full Jalopnik Stamp-O-Approval™! » 7/18/09 12:00pm 7/18/09 12:00pm

Hey Y'all, Watch This! Adventures In Arboreal Locomotion, Toyota Style

About 15 years ago, I received a little potted Araucaria heterophylla tree as a Christmas gift. Many repottings and several moves later, it now stands about 15 feet tall and has outgrown my tiny house. » 5/10/09 3:00pm 5/10/09 3:00pm

Project Car Hell, Teutonic Nemesis Edition: BMW 750iL or Porsche 928?

Welcome to Project Car Hell, where you choose your eternity by selecting the project that's the coolest... and the most hellish! The lowly flatworm can learn to avoid pain, but not us. » 3/29/09 5:00pm 3/29/09 5:00pm

Groovalicious Purple Princess Of Peace Art Car Falls On Hard Times,…

As a general rule, I'm not a huge fan of the "glue random crap all over a generic vehicle" school of art car creation. Still, it's sad to see such a car in the junkyard. » 3/28/09 12:00pm 3/28/09 12:00pm

The Most Reliable Motor Vehicle I Know Of: 1988 Toyota Pickup

Just as we make jokes about unreliable cars, we make jokes about the Toyota pickup's reliability. My brother-in-law's '88 has close to a quarter-million miles and it has yet to suffer any significant mechanical problem.
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