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

Adventures In Speedometer Replacement, or: How Honda Builds Good Stuff …

Since I'd already fixed an annoying problem in my Crown Vic, I figured I might as well fix an equally annoying problem in my '92 Civic: when the temperature dropped below about 50°, the speedometer stopped working. » 12/12/09 2:00pm 12/12/09 2:00pm

Project Car Hell, Hi Rollaz Edition: Acura NSX or Ferrari 328?

Welcome to Project Car Hell » 11/13/08 5:15pm 11/13/08 5:15pm, where you choose your eternity by selecting the project that's the coolest... and the most hellish! We had another too-close-to-call one yesterday, with the Toyota 4x4 Van and the Dodge Caravan Turbo locked in a 176-171 near-tie, according to the . Today we're going to escape from Suburban …

PCH, Ten Grand To Glory Edition: Acura NSX or '59 Corvette?

The extremely cheap, extremely sketchy (putatively) NSX-engine-powered Acura Legend obliterated the dime-a-dozen turbo Civic in yesterday's Choose Your Eternity poll, which is about what we expected. So what if we could find not just an NSX engine but an entire car for cheap (well, maybe entire isn't the right word… » 5/16/08 5:20pm 5/16/08 5:20pm

The Duster Name Lies On The Ash Heap Of History

After seeing the sheer 80s awesomeness that was the '85 Plymouth Duster yesterday, you might have thought that every drop of branding goodness had been squeezed from the corpse of the once-glorious Duster name. You'd be wrong! After the Omni-based Duster limped off into oblivion in '87, Chrysler slapped some stickers… » 2/28/08 4:20pm 2/28/08 4:20pm

PCH, Personal Dilemma Edition: Love (And Fear) The One You're With

This series got its start- and continues to be so much fun for me- as a result of my own search for just the right personal Project Car Hell; I came close to buying the 20R-powered Austin Healey Sprite in the very first PCH, and I've been searching ever since. I considered and rejected the '65 Falcon wagon, and now it … » 12/25/07 3:00pm 12/25/07 3:00pm

Project Car Hell: WRX or SE-R?

Unsurprisingly, the Le Car-itude of the Lectric Leopard carried the day in yesterday's Choose Your Eternity poll, with the Atomic Scientist Escort going down like a criticality incident sending a reactor core melting through the earth's crust to the water table. We're going back to fossil fuel today, with a couple of… » 9/19/07 5:30pm 9/19/07 5:30pm