Some children dream of Lamborghinis, Aston Martins or Ferraris. Not Mr. Regular. He first saw a Toyota MR2 when he was a boy and has wanted one ever since. Now he has one.
The Cayman R is a true automotive delight that lets you get away with feeling like a total hooligan even at parking lot speeds—so much so that Mr. Regular feels guilty about it. It’s so good that it whisked him away to another world, free of self-consciousness and woe. But that’s what cars should do. There’s nothing…
I have always loved the original Honda Insight, mostly because assumed these cars were more fun to drive than their economy spec suggested. It’s a manual, aluminum two-seater from Honda. It has to be a driver’s car, right? Oh no.
Mr. Regular of Regular Car Reviews swung by Fabspeed and saw several good Porsches, including a 993 911 RSR clone, a Boxster Spyder and a Cayman GT4. It’s a fantastically weird video, but he somehow captured the reaction we’d all have to a great car if we had zero shame. Ohhhhh. Ahhhhhh. Yessssss.
I picked up hitchhikers all summer. Here’s what happened.
“The European sports car with the Volkswagen difference.” That was the tagline for the Volkswagen Corrado, the replacement for the beloved Scirocco, a car that Regular Car Reviews likens to the works of Henry David Thoreau. All but ignored in its time, but recognized as notable and even influential today. So why did…
Everyone knows how Hollywood legend James Dean died—young and badly, crashing his Porsche 550 Spyder on Sept. 30, 1955. More than half a century later Dean, his image and the few movies he made are far from forgotten, and the mystery of his supposedly “cursed” Porsche is as compelling as ever.
Modifying a car always makes it better. Stock cars are as bad as cars can be. These are lies, lies told to us by Gran Turismo.
Daimler-Benz chairman Juergen Schrempp and Chrysler’s chairman Bob Eaton shook hands in London on May 6, 1998, after agreeing to merge their companies in what became referred to as the “Merger of Equals.” Except there was nothing equal about it; Mercedes took Chrysler to the cleaners.
It’s cheap. It will last forever. It’s reasonably fun to wring out. It’s modular in design, with shocking levels of room for all your stuff. It gets great fuel economy. Is the mid-1990s Honda Civic hatch the only car you’ll ever need? The case could be made.
The internet is arguably a place where weird things go to multiply, and Reddit is the sticky epicenter of all that untamed cringe. Here’s what happens when a subreddit is unleashed on my cheaply bought Aston Martin V8 Vantage for Regular Car Reviews.
Deep in the bowels of the Malaise Era, a grand scam was born: the Dale, a hyper-efficient 70 MPG car aimed at alleviating the woes of high gas prices. Not only did the car never work, but it amassed $33 million in investment and was even featured as a prize on The Price is Right before the whole scam fell apart.
Regular Car Reviews got their hands on a 2012 Chevy Caprice Police Pursuit Vehicle, which is a Caprice in name only and not-so-secretly an Australian muscle car dressed up for a role on Law And Order.
The Regular Car Review on the Scion iA made all the usual conclusions. Scion is dead because millenials have no money, it’s underpowered, the tacked-on nose looks funny, yadda yadda. Worst of all, though, Mr. Regular must cope with the idea that Toyota may no longer make its own small car for the United States in the…
Chanting for the Ford Focus RS has grown quite loud over the past year or so, and now that people are finally starting to take delivery of the cars, the next thing we want to know is how it is to live with.
Fire up the synth music. Blow dry your hair and throw on a leather jacket. It’s time to take a shadowy flight into the dangerous world of a man who does not exist, and then be... deeply disappointed.
Most military vehicles—tanks, HUMVEEs, duck tours boats—are resoundingly horrible to drive and virtually impossible to use as a normal vehicle. Not so with the 1970s Volvo C303, which is built to defeat the Soviet Union but can happily drive around town.
So, it’s 1994. Bill Clinton is head honcho. O.J. Simpson makes the news for a casual highway jaunt. And you have the option of going home in either a Nissan 300ZX Z32 or a C4 Chevrolet Corvette.
There is no true defining characteristic of the 2003 Kia Spectra, especially in beige. It blends into the background so much that people often just run into it. It’s the official car of “I’ve made some bad choices in life.” If there’s anyone who can break down this exceedingly normcore car, it’s Mr. Regular himself.