A Dodge Viper Just Gave New Meaning To "Weight Reduction"

Have you ever looked at your 500+bhp sports car and said, "just not fast enough?" Some of you add engine upgrades in the pursuit of speed. Others try to reduce weight. We all know that guy: the dude who brags about how he deleted his back seats and replaced his fronts, rocks lightweight wheels and a lightweight… » 10/11/14 11:30am 10/11/14 11:30am

What Was The Cheapest Car Ever Sold?

When the Yugo went on sale back in 1987, it cost $3,990. As we pointed out over the weekend, that's just $8202.89 in 2013 dollars, or about four grand less than the cheapest cars on sale today. » 12/03/13 11:40am 12/03/13 11:40am

Why This Car Built From Other Cars Is The Perfect Design For Africa

Basic, rugged vehicles that are suited to the needs of undeveloped Africa have been talked about for quite a while, but have so far not really caught on in any quantity. The Turtle 1 is a bit different. It's designed to use whatever available scrap is handy, and can be built in simple, outdoor workshops. Plus, I… » 11/04/13 4:20pm 11/04/13 4:20pm

This Simple New Car Costs Just $6,000 And Carries Eight Passengers

The cars that tend to interest me the most right now are at the extreme low end of the spectrum. Whatever the opposite of supercars are— üntercars, or something. » 9/24/12 2:00pm 9/24/12 2:00pm

What Is The Cheapest Car You've Ever Bought?

Although a cheap car can certainly be amusing, buying a low dollar automobile is usually more of an act of necessity than choice. Whether they become the tales of automotive misery or a triumphant tale of a battered car that won't quit, it's often the cheapest cars that become the most memorable. » 3/24/12 5:00pm 3/24/12 5:00pm

Ten Fun Used Cars For Cheapskates

When it comes to used cars, "cheap" doesn't always mean "horrible." You just have to know what to look for. Here are the ten cars you think can turn a long depression into a great one. » 6/30/10 11:00am 6/30/10 11:00am

The Tata Nano Is Bad For India

The $2,500 Tata Nano is the cheapest car in the world, but as Avinash Rajagopal of Change Observer tells us, its low price tag may irreparably damage Indian society. — Ed. » 5/25/10 12:00pm 5/25/10 12:00pm

CarsForAGrand.Com Is Exactly What It Sounds Like

Two clever Californians have built a classified site that combs through national for-sale ads and singles out all the cars costing $1000 or less. Want to buy something crappier than this Ford Focus? Have we got the URL for you! » 2/04/10 9:30am 2/04/10 9:30am

What's Your Favorite Sub $15K New Vehicle?

When we posted the video of the Non-dancing Chevrolet Aveo, it wasn't our intention to launch a conversation on the various merits of cheap cars. But since everyone is so excited about comparing Aveos to Scions and Citroens to Skodas we'll seize the zeitgeist and continue it here. And we understand this might be a… » 5/19/08 11:40am 5/19/08 11:40am

What's The Least You've Ever Paid For A Car?

In many cases, we don't choose our first cars. Our first cars are sometimes chosen for us as a sort of hand-me-down. The great Mercedes diesel sedan that got me through so much of high school was not necessarily up for a trip to college and, therefore, the family car shuffle resulted in an early 1990's Escort… » 4/24/08 11:40am 4/24/08 11:40am

In Russia, VAZ Make Cheap Car For YOU!

With all that land mass and all those people, Russia is expected to be the largest car market in Europe within a few years. And what do the proud people of Russia want? Cheap, honest transportation; a "people's car." Well that's exactly what Russia automaker AvtoVAZ wants to give them. Since most of these consumers… » 2/11/08 9:45am 2/11/08 9:45am