Japanese cars started off as cheap-and-cheerful econoboxes. They were cute little low horsepower/high MPG compacts that took America by storm. Cut to the mid-80s and these “econoboxes” morphed into highly capable sports cars. By the end of the decade, they were able to go toe-to-toe with the world’s finest cars at…
Lexus has manifested their desire to be “more edgy” way too literally and turned the LX into the spawn of Predator and a blender. Remember when they just made Camrys with nice interiors? That’s kind of the vibe on the JDM 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser facelift and it looks great.
This isn’t the first time I’ve been to Mount Haruna (known as Mount Akina in Initial D), but it is the first time I’ve gone at night. To my surprise, other than a Nissan R-34 GT-R and a Mitsubishi Evo who left as I showed up, I had the entire mountain all to myself until the following morning. This is what it was like.
Two days after driving this thing, I had a McLaren 650S for a day. A friend asked what it was like. “Pretty fast,” I replied, “But it’s no AZ-1.”
Welcome to The Drift where Jalopnik East rounds up the highlights from all around the Pacific Rim. In today’s headlines, Mazda gives its Ranger-by-another-name BT-50 a facelift but not much else, Tesla is posed to push hard into the Korean market, and North Korea adds bike lanes to Pyongyang.
Sometime it’s not just about what a car is, it’s what it represents. Even just sitting there, machines project the potential for speed, for escape, for the journey. The Delica? Your ultimate adventure vehicle.
Is my Honda Logo GA3 old? Yes. Is it underpowered? Depends on your definition. Should it be manual? Yes, but it isn’t. Am I tempted to buy something else eventually? Yes... but I won’t. The reasons will probably upset you, fellow Jalopies. Too bad.
The legendary Rb26 straight-six powertrain. ATTESA all-wheel-drive. A redline past 8000 rpm and at least 300whp. And hey, room for your dog!
Looking forward to purchasing a 2016 Mazda Miata MX-5? Well, if you happen to live in Japan, have the yen, and police proof of a parking space, you totally can. Called the Roadster here in the land of the rising sun, the newest version of everyone’s favorite answer goes on sale tomorrow, Thursday May 21st.
Like Batman, Canada seems to get all the wonderful toys. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe JDM Forester is just such an example of a car that Canucks get that the U.S. can't. No matter where you live however, you can still weigh in on whether this cool toy has a wonderful price.
The seller of today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Bluebird says he's testing the waters with his price, and is in no hurry to sell. We will of course let him know if he's a fair price, or if he's all wet.
Right now I'm writing this with blood dripping from my nose because when I first saw this image of Honda's tiny kei-class pickup and its little, impeccably-designed camper, I leapt at my screen in an instinctive attempt to get to the car. Of course, I impacted the monitor hard, and fell off the back of my desk, legs…
Susan Lucci is famous for being perennially nominated for a daytime emmy but not winning until 1999. Similarly, today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Mazda Luce Royal Classic never won the award for stateside sales, until this one showed up on the Craigslist. Let's see if you find its price to be award-worthy.
So, Torchy's got his bug, Doug
has had his Ferrari (now will have GT-R?), Stef has her Porsche, and I have my Honda Logo TS. I have no idea what the heck Matt has (probably a type of Batmobile—Mattmobile?). The others? Uh... I should ask. In any case, we love each of our very different cars and that's what makes…
Okay, so it's not actually an EK9 wagon, although that would be really, really cool. This is in fact a marriage of two different Honda vehicles which share parts: a Civic and an Orthia. And despite this being JDM as hell, this actually isn't Japan. It's Hong Kong. Still totally badass. EK WAGON, GUYS. GET EXCITED.
Today, our friend Kat has been driven a car that you can't drive. Now it's my turn to drive a van that you can't drive!* It's my daily moving apparatus called Nissan Elgrand.
The Ryukyu Kingdom, a chain of islands south of the main island of Japan, is better known today as Okinawa. Today, it serves as a beautiful vacation destination for people of Japan and international travelers alike. However, along with the beauty and serenity of its white, sandy, beaches and crystal blue water, it is…