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

For The First Time, Chief Perp Lamm Claims A LeMons Car For 500 Bucks!

We totally believed the story behind the drug-smuggling Paraguayan S600 Benz, and so the big V12-powered German got zero penalty laps during the BS Inspection. However, a good story won't save you from the claimer rule! » 11/22/09 11:59pm 11/22/09 11:59pm

Tiene Todo: Hot Argentinean Nuns Prefer Peugeot 504 Hoonage!

You could buy a Renault-branded '65 Rambler American in Argentina well into the 1980s, which was pretty cool. But imagine being able to buy a brand-new 504 all the way until the end of the 20th century; better still, imagine dirt-road 504 hoonage with a wild-eyed nun behind the wheel! We're pretty sure the Proceso de… » 7/16/08 1:20pm 7/16/08 1:20pm

Project Car Hell, Ferrari Versus Lamborghini: The Rematch

Taking care of recent Hell Project business first, the Bentley roared- or, rather, was towed- right past the Rolls in our most recent Choose Your Eternity poll, winning in a 75/25 landslide. Those cars were all right, but where's the eternal torment when you can simply walk away from your hopeless project after… » 6/16/08 5:00pm 6/16/08 5:00pm

Around The Country In 22 Days: The Orange Mix Tape

After seeing all the excitement around the lunatic transcontinental driving record on Monday, I was reminded of a much slower (yet still a red-eyed marathon in its own way), much more low-tech circumnavigation of the United States I did with a friend back in 1995. Instead of a BMW, we had his beater '88 Toyota pickup. … » 10/17/07 3:30pm 10/17/07 3:30pm

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

Classic Ad Watch: 1995 Cutlass Ciera Hits Ludicrous Speed

We can just hear guys at the ad agency: "Okay, our budget's 500 bucks, the messaging is asinine, Oldsmobile is going out of business, it's dark and we're wearing sunglasses. Hit it." [Thanks to Michael for the tip.] [UPDATE: Yeah, it's probably a fake. The proper line is "Not Your Father's Oldsmobile."…

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