For $4,900, This 1982 AMC Eagle SX/4 Looks Ready To Fly

Did you know that the Eagles started out as one of Linda Ronstadt's back-up bands? If you don't know who Linda Ronstadt is then maybe today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Eagle will additionally have you asking AMC what? That doesn't mean you still can't get familiar with this '80s flier. » 3/20/15 8:00am 3/20/15 8:00am

Ten Of The Best AWD/4WD Vehicles For Under $10,000

It is not even technically winter yet, but states like Texas have experiencing record cold temps, and I would not want to live in Buffalo, NY. Now is the time to start shopping for a winter beater and last week I asked you to find the best AWD/4WD for under ten grand; here are the the top ten. » 11/25/14 9:47am 11/25/14 9:47am

Ebay Challenge: Best AWD/4WD Vehicles For Less Than $10,000

It's only November and this winter is already shaping up to be a rough one. If you are in the market for a new car, there aren't many choices for under twenty-grand. However the pre-owned market is plentiful, so what's the best vehicle under $10,000 to conquer the cold? » 11/21/14 1:27pm 11/21/14 1:27pm

For $2,900, it’s a great rally car

Mazda's 323 was the replacement for a small runabout the company dubbed the GLC, or Great Little Car. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe 323 is not just a real GLC, its turbo'd 4WD makes it a GTX, but will its price make it a POS? » 11/22/11 8:00am 11/22/11 8:00am

For $995, Rocky Mountain High, But No High-Low

Denver is called the Mile High City, and winter driving there is made easier with 4WD. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Tercel has that, but does its combination of condition and price make you think the seller is high? » 1/11/11 8:00am 1/11/11 8:00am

For $4,500, Your Space Wart Awaits

Chrysler's minivans caught the competition off guard, even usually unflappable Toyota. The Japanese countered with a JDM forward-control offering, and as today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe contender attests, while it may have been slow, its freak flag sure flies. » 7/15/10 8:00am 7/15/10 8:00am

Snowy Roads, Downpours, and Sandy Beaches DEMAND '83 Subarus!

Remember when you used to have to pull a lever to send power to all four wheels in your Subaru? The hardships our forefathers endured! » 6/19/10 11:00am 6/19/10 11:00am

2010 Audi RS5: Geneva Comes Early This Year

Ho ho ho! Look what the spy-photo Santa has left under the tree! Is that the 2011 Audi RS5? I think it is! Have you been a good little Internet? Would you like to see it? I bet you would! » 3/01/10 1:20pm 3/01/10 1:20pm

Hyundai May Build 4WD Bronco-Like Wrangler-Fighter

The Bronco's long gone. Land Rovers are expensive. Chrysler's got no money. Seems like a perfect time for an automaker to take a run at the rock-crawler segment. Hyundai US CEO John Krafcik told us they may do just that. » 1/14/10 1:00pm 1/14/10 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

Slapstick Japanese Duo Pays Homage To '86 Toyota Tercel 4WD, We Think

We love second-gen Toyota Tercel wagons around these parts, so we always enjoy watching hyperkinetic Japanese TV commercials for what JDM buyers knew as the Toyota Sprinter Caribbean. » 12/06/09 1:00pm 12/06/09 1:00pm

Ten Most Important Features Car Buyers Want And Why

Carmax, the nations largest used car retailer, has put together the top ten features new car buyers yearn for in online searches. But, rather than just listing them, we've tried to divine why someone might want each of these gadgets. » 11/13/09 2:30pm 11/13/09 2:30pm

Nice Price Or Crack Pipe: 25K-Mile 1985 Toyota 4WD Truck, $6,000 Price…

$7,500 is just too high for a supercharged Chevy Citation X-11, as it turns out. We know you like well-preserved old Toyota trucks, so we'll see how a low-mile example fares here. » 1/20/09 8:00am 1/20/09 8:00am

1989 Subaru GL AWD Turbo Wagon

Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. In all this time, we've seen just one DOTS Subaru. » 1/16/09 9:00am 1/16/09 9:00am

Sprinter Carib aka Tercel 4WD: Survives Even Canada!

In mid-80s Japan, when you wanted a macho off-road machine that could take on the bears of the Canadian Rockies, you headed straight to the Toyota Sprinter Carib, which we Norteamericanos knew as the Tercel 4WD wagon. » 10/15/08 11:00am 10/15/08 11:00am I've had a few of these things, and they're great for your hoonage-on-the-fire-road sort of…

1987 Volkswagen Vanagon Syncro

Welcome to Down On The Street » 9/01/08 9:00am 9/01/08 9:00am, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. The VW van is a fairly common sight in Alameda, so much so that I keep passing by most T2 Transporters without stopping to photograph them (we've seen numerous T1 buses: , , , ,…

New Mitsubishi Pajero Sport SUV Coming To Moscow

Mitsubishi will introduce its latest Pajero Sport SUV next month at the annual Moscow International Auto Salon. The new Mitsu bruiser, known on the South side of the Americas as the Mitsubishi Montero, will feature 2- or 3-row seating along with water-repellent seats and a waterproof luggage compartment floor. They're… » 7/17/08 8:40am 7/17/08 8:40am

Early 1970s Ford Bronco

Sorry, Ford truck fans, I just can't get the age range of this Bronco down to anything narrower than 1970-75. Here's your chance to tell us what year this green machine was made, and how you can tell! This truck lives on the same block as the very evil '73 Caprice wagon, and just looks so shiny and eager by… » 2/04/08 9:00am 2/04/08 9:00am

1987 Honda Civic 4WD Wagon

Back when we had our What's the Cutoff Year For Japanese DOTS Cars poll, the image I used as an example was this '87 Honda Civic 4WD wagon. I'd meant to DOTS-ize this car soon afterward, but I kept getting distracted by cars and trucks that seemed so much more, well, interesting. But 3rd-gen four-wheel-drive Civics… » 12/14/07 9:00am 12/14/07 9:00am

Make The Eagle Switch!

The AMC Eagle really was ahead of its time, given how many four-wheel-drive non-trucks we see on the road today. Unfortunately, the Eagle was pretty much AMC's last gasp, and it didn't exactly fly off the showroom floors. Here's a pair of early-80s ads for the Eagle wagon and hatchback that should trigger all sorts… » 7/23/07 4:30pm 7/23/07 4:30pm