For $2,500, If The Shoe Fits, Drive It

The lyrics to the metalcore band On Broken Wings' song Six Hundred Cubic Centimeters includes the line- I've got some questions, and I want them answered. That song is obviously about today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Honda Z600 coupe, and the question they want answered is undoubtably whether or not its price is a… » 12/07/12 8:00am 12/07/12 8:00am

DOTS-O-Rama Sunday, San Francisco Edition: Torino, Tradesman, Sapporo, …


This is Down On The Street Bonus Edition, where we check out interesting street-parked cars located in places other than the Island That Rust Forgot. Next up are some high-quality photographs, courtesy of Wimbles. » 2/15/09 12:00pm 2/15/09 12:00pm

Honda Gets A New Life

The Honda Life » 11/06/08 4:00pm 11/06/08 4:00pm, one of the oldest minicars, dating back to the 1970s, is getting an upgrade. As a Kei car, the Life is limited to a 660 cc inline three-cylinder normally aspirated or turbocharged engine mated to a four-speed automatic transmission. Both AWD and FWD versions abound, including the base-model Life…

A Little TLC Will Get This Honda 600 Back On The Road. Well, No.

You don't see any Honda 600s on the street these days, although they didn't sell too badly back in the early 70s. You see them at car shows, and that's about it. That leads me to wonder where this example I spotted at an East Bay self-service wrecking yard has been hiding all these years. It looks like the interior is… » 6/05/08 3:00pm 6/05/08 3:00pm

Project Car Hell, 1958 Edition: Mercury Commuter or Vespa 400?

Yesterday's all-Corvette Choose Your Eternity poll resulted in the '68 just barely edging out the '69, no doubt due to the Jimi Hendrix connection. Now it's time to try a different type of theme; we haven't yet seen a selection of cars based on a model year alone, so today we're going with two vastly different- yet… » 2/14/08 5:00pm 2/14/08 5:00pm

More Japanese-Market Goodness: Subaru R2

In addition to barging into a Tokyo Toyota showroom and shooting the latest Century, the folks at Japanese Nostalgic Car Magazine proceeded to take their act down the street to the nearest Subaru dealership, where they got some nice photos of the new R2. Make the jump for more photos and Ben Hsu's description.

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DOTS Germany: Supermini Substop Delivery Truck

Job one when we made our way into Bamberg on the first day was to replace the anemic and poorly appointed Mercedes B-Class rental (seriously, how does that thing wear a star?) with a far more capable and comfortable Audi A4 mit 2.0 TDi. While we were on this mission, we came across this spectacular beauty. Making » 12/24/07 3:30pm 12/24/07 3:30pm