This Is Japan's Most Screwed Up Car Review Site

Let's just start with that top image there. That syringe thing in that position between those legs — all I can think of when I see that is that someone's taking care of a pesky yeast infection. And that, of course, makes me think about cars. Welcome to Joy Car, Japan's weirdo sexy doctor car review/examination site. » 9/04/13 2:33pm 9/04/13 2:33pm

This Is The Most Amazing Honda You've Never Heard Of

Honda isn't really known for its mid-engine cars or all-wheel drive systems. This car is a rarity: One of Honda's few mid-engine cars and it's one of Honda's relatively few AWD cars. It's also small enough to fit on most freight elevators. It's the Honda Z from 1998-2002. Just look at it. This thing rocks. » 7/15/13 3:15pm 7/15/13 3:15pm

For $5,500 This Kei, Kei, Kei Could Take Your Baby Away

As the late great George Carlin famously pointed out, the words Jumbo and Shrimp are mutually exclusive terms, and yet are commonly shoved together as though the conjoined twins of the English language. Point in fact, today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe Daihatsu is a shrimpy 4x4 that's ironically named Jumbo. You’ll have… » 7/02/13 8:00am 7/02/13 8:00am

Show Us The Best Kei Cars

While Europeans got themselves some fantastic bubble cars after the war, the Japanese did something very similar with the introduction of the kei car category. The difference is that while the old continent switched to Mini's and Golfs pretty soon after things got back to normal, the Japanese kept their superminis… » 1/29/13 2:40pm 1/29/13 2:40pm

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…

Chery Making Out-Of-Scale Kei Vans?

We just came across a set of new spy shots of what appears to be an as-of-yet-unknown new Chery van which to us looks a whole lot like a plus-size kei-type van. Aside from noting the dude smoking a cigarette in the drivers seat and — is that toilet paper on the dash? Whatever, we've got nothing on this one. As you may… » 5/30/08 9:40am 5/30/08 9:40am

More on The Mitsuoka Motors K-4: One for the Do-It-Yourselfers

The Mitsuoka K-4 may be pedal-car small, but at least it's probably scary as hell to drive and you can put it together yourself. (Those are pretty serious selling points for some.) Although the K-4 is powered by 50cc engine and tops out at 30 mph, we'd still get one just to bang around the Jalopnik country estate in,… » 3/26/07 10:30am 3/26/07 10:30am

Stellaaaaaaa!: Subaru Launches New Minicar for Japan

The minicar portion of the crowded Japanese car market is booming, says Subaru. That's why the company is launching a new such keicar, the Stella, which sports the segment's customary 660cc engine, along with a new i-CVT transmission. It's also got some novel approaches to maximizing space: The two rear seats can sidle … » 6/14/06 9:57am 6/14/06 9:57am