What is your favorite performance car of the 1990s?

By 1990 the malaise era was long over and you were able to walk into a car dealership and purchase a variety of different vehicles with legitimate performance potential. Although many cars of the 1990s have since been overshadowed by the more potent vehicles offered in the 2000s, the decade had it's share of great… » 11/05/11 5:00pm 11/05/11 5:00pm

Junkyard Build Quality Challenge, Speedometer Edition: USA vs Germany…

Many of our readers were shocked by Germany's big win in the Door Panel Edition of the Junkyard Build Quality challenge, with an Audi 80 beating a Lexus ES250 and a Buick LeSabre. Today's challenge: Speedometers! » 9/26/10 11:30pm 9/26/10 11:30pm

Junkyard Build Quality Challenge, Speedometer Edition: Germany

When we did the Junkyard Build Quality challenge with door panels, the Audi 80 won handily, with top-shelf fasteners, few hidden corners cut, and well-thought-out design. We're moving into sportier— and pricier— territory here, with a 1993 BMW E36 yielding its speedometer to Shawn's crude-yet-effective junkyard… » 9/26/10 11:30pm 9/26/10 11:30pm

Junkyard Build Quality Challenge, Speedometer Edition: USA

OK, the Germans and Japanese have had their turns. Now it's time to see if the United States can grab the Junkyard Nightmare Build Quality Challenge trophy back from the Germans! » 9/26/10 11:30pm 9/26/10 11:30pm

Junkyard Build Quality Challenge, Speedometer Edition: Japan

The '93 BMW E36 did pretty well in the Speedometer Edition of the Junkyard Build Quality Challenge, with excellent marks for component quality, but the Germans are vulnerable in the areas of complexity and general pain-in-assness. We'll see if Nissan can do better, with this '93 Infiniti J30 up next. » 9/26/10 11:30pm 9/26/10 11:30pm

1990: The Great Pinto Extinction Proceeds

Back when I was more serious about photography (i.e., when I thought it was cool to huff Dektol fumes in a darkened closet), I would reload disposable 35mm cameras with Tri-X 400 black-and-white film and shoot images like this. » 8/21/10 3:00pm 8/21/10 3:00pm

Getting To Know The 1990 Geos

What did The General need most of all in the late 1980s? You got it, another marque! All those Suzukis and Toyotas being built in California and Ontario needed friendly Detroit-style badging, not to mention those Japan-built Isuzus. » 8/15/10 12:00pm 8/15/10 12:00pm

The 240 Greatest Achievements of Japanese Automotive Technology

If you ask the Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan, the greatest milestones in their industry range from the ABS system on the '71 Nissan President to the Subaru Impreza WRX STI... and 238 more. » 7/18/10 6:30pm 7/18/10 6:30pm

Driving A Poster Car: The Lamborghini Diablo VT 6.0 SE

You probably had cars on your bedroom wall as a kid. If you're of a certain age, one of those cars was probably a Lamborghini Diablo. Kilometer's Stuart Fowle had a chance to drive the legend. —Ed. » 7/02/10 2:00pm 7/02/10 2:00pm

The '92 Buick Park Avenue: Best Value In America!

You might think that you're saving money when you buy some miserable econobox, but you're wrong! In fact, the "Complete Car Cost Guide" found that the Buick Park Avenue was— somehow— cheaper to operate than any other American car. » 6/20/10 3:00pm 6/20/10 3:00pm

Angel, Devil Clash For Soul Of German-Market '92 Fiesta

Could German admen ever outdo the amazing Argentinian Renault Clio ad when it comes to Satan-themed advertisements? No. You'd think that Faust fella would have given them some cultural inspiration, but this Fiesta ad just gets stuck with Beelzebub Lite. » 5/29/10 5:00pm 5/29/10 5:00pm

Escape Your Sardine Can... For a Chrysler-Badged Renault: 1990 Dodge…

The saga of end-times AMC took an interesting plot twist when Chrysler decided to rebadge the Eagle Premier (itself loosely based on the Renault 25) as a Dodge Monaco. Hey, didn't the Blues Brothers drive a Monaco? » 5/29/10 3:00pm 5/29/10 3:00pm

Josh Saviano: The '90 Olds Dustbuster Is Cool. No, Really!

Did any kid back in the reign of Bush I actually believe the Oldsmobile Silhouette was cool? For that matter, would any parent buy a minivan the kid liked? Minivans are all about punishing kids! » 5/15/10 1:00pm 5/15/10 1:00pm

The Mighty Brought To Earth: Row Of Prestige Machinery Awaits Crushing

How often do you see this sequence at a high-turnover self-service junkyard: Jaguar XJ Series III, Mercedes-Benz R107, Jaguar Sovereign, Jaguar XJ Series II? » 5/01/10 3:00pm 5/01/10 3:00pm

Was The Redesigned 1996 Taurus Really That Ugly?

The original Taurus was looking pretty dated by the mid-1990s, and Ford decided to get a bit wild with the redesign for the 1996 model year. Ovals, ovals, and more ovals! Just like that, the Taurus lost the best-seller crown. » 4/11/10 6:00pm 4/11/10 6:00pm

Nissan-amino Down On The Thai Street

This is Down On The Street Bonus Edition, where we check out interesting street-parked cars located in places other than the Island That Rust Forgot. Looks like we've got an International DOTS-O-Rama going on, so let's head to Southeast Asia. » 4/10/10 5:00pm 4/10/10 5:00pm

Project Car Hell, Big Sporty Germans Edition: 560SEC or Audi V8?

Welcome to Project Car Hell, where you choose your eternity by selecting the project that's the coolest... and the most hellish! You want a great big Teutonic luxury car, but you also want pizzazz? And you want it cheap? » 3/14/10 11:30pm 3/14/10 11:30pm

Sundance Duster Lacks Charm Of Turismo Duster, Gets Scrapped

Coming nearly a decade after the car that inspired the amazing "MTV Cocaine Factory" advertisement- the Greatest Car Commercial Ever Made- the Sundance-based '93 Duster failed to achieve legend status. » 2/21/10 10:55am 2/21/10 10:55am

1993 Ford Tempo

Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. Ford Tempo Fanatic has chosen a difficult path. Today we honor his devotion to the Tempo. » 2/20/10 9:00am 2/20/10 9:00am