EEK! What Can Ford Learn From Lee Iacocca And Chrysler?

Ford says it'll build ten variants of its C-platform by 2012. Sounds like a story we've heard before. Let's look at how Ford's platform-sharing compares to a few K-car variants that saved Chrysler's bacon back in the 1980s. » 12/20/10 4:45pm 12/20/10 4:45pm

And The Real Winner Is...

Serious LeMons fans know that the Index Of Effluency— given to the team that accomplishes the most with the crappiest car— is the true top prize, and the Dust-N-Debris Dodge Shadow utterly dominated the IOE this time around. » 5/09/10 11:55pm 5/09/10 11:55pm

Critical Mass Of 80s-ness Achieved: 1984 Dodge Shelby Charger

So you've got numbers-matching, date-code-obsessed Mopar fanatics paying forty octillion bucks for 318-powered '70 Chargers, and you've got Shelby fanatics paying eighty octillion bucks for replica AC Cobras. How about a super-rare automatic-equipped '84 Shelby Charger? » 5/02/10 1:00pm 5/02/10 1:00pm

1985 Chrysler Laser XE

Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. Some cars are very much of their time; for example, the Chrysler Laser. » 5/02/10 9:00am 5/02/10 9:00am

Unleash Smokestack Lightning With This Mighty Aries!

Sure, you've seen any number of pickup trucks with 18-wheeler-style stacks… but how many stack-equipped K cars have you encountered in your travels? If you've got 500 bucks in your jeans, this fine automobile could be yours! » 3/21/10 3:00pm 3/21/10 3:00pm

1987 Plymouth Reliant K LE

Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. The K-Car saved Chrysler when it got bailed out the first time, but examples are rare today. » 1/02/10 9:00am 1/02/10 9:00am

1990 Chrysler TC By Maserati

Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. We've seen an Alameda Ferrari, and now we've got a Maserati! » 7/18/09 9:00am 7/18/09 9:00am

1984 Chrysler LeBaron: Does The Continental Kit Make It Better?

The Chrysler K-car is subject to both love and hate. Yes it helped save the Pentastar brand's hiney back in the day, serving as the basis for the mega-hit that was the minivan. Yes, there are still some sick-o's out there who get a kick out of raising the boost on the turbo models and surprising folks off the line.… » 6/24/08 2:30pm 6/24/08 2:30pm