Ten Car Platforms That Just Won't Die

News that GM would continue to extend its GMT-900 truck platform » 10/07/08 3:00pm 10/07/08 3:00pm for a few additional years to save money seemed to send shock waves through the auto industry — despite the fact that the design just went into production in 2007. When did platforms get such a short shelf-life? We were able to come up with ten basic…

Save The Princess In A Lada Zhiguli

Found over yonder in Russia-land is this variant of the Fiat 124, presumably the Lada Zhiguli. What makes this Lada stand out among the millions of them is the matte black rims—not really, it's the amazingly accurate and detailed Mario paint job. The mural contains Goombas, pipes, coins, blocks, red-shelled Koopas and… » 5/16/08 1:40pm 5/16/08 1:40pm

Fiat 124 To Unreliable-Italian-Car Stereotypes: Drop Dead!

When I was a kid, my mom bought a Fiat 128... which died of old age about two years later (it sure sounded cool to my 7-year-old ears as it ran through the gears, though). But I'm not going to let my personal experience color my opinion of Fiats, nor will I let the fact that I've never even heard of a North American… » 2/18/08 2:00pm 2/18/08 2:00pm