The Crazy, Cantankerous And Sometimes Crash-y World Of Three-Wheel Cars

There's a maxim we have used here at Jalopnik for many years: four wheels good, two wheels bad. Why do we say this? To put it simply: safety. Cars are inherently more stable than bikes, and they offer greater protection to their driver and passengers. That's why the motorcycle crashes that get posted here tend to be… » 10/06/12 12:00pm 10/06/12 12:00pm

1984 Plymouth Reliant

OK, so maybe it wasn't fair that Uncle Sam bailed out Chrysler but told AMC to drop dead, back in the Malaise Era. It seemed like the Chrysler bailout worked out as hoped, though, once the K Car emerged from factories that had long created gas-swilling behemoths. With so many early Ks made, you'd think there would be… » 3/19/08 9:30am 3/19/08 9:30am

Project Car Hell, UK Edition: Reliant Scimitar or Humber Sceptre?

After we went relentlessly downscale with our last PCH choice (in which the POS Mustang and basket-case Camaro came out neck-and-neck in the poll, some of you have demanded that we include a "No" vote option in the poll. That ain't happening, folks; Hell doesn't work that way. Anyway, it's time to leave North America and … » 8/27/07 5:30pm 8/27/07 5:30pm

Reliant Scimitar And Friends

The other day we get an email from a guy named Jason Torchinsky who has not only read the feature we did on microcars A Quatrtet of Microcars, but also contacted Jonee the owner and driven them. Not only that, he owns a car that Jonee thinks is weird enough for us to be interested in. Specifically, a 1973 Reliant… » 6/25/07 11:00am 6/25/07 11:00am

Israeli Wagon Goodness Can Be Yours: 1963 Autocar Sussita

Been looking for a project car that nobody else has? How about this '63 Autocar Sabra? Yes, the Sabra nameplate was used on a Reliant-based sports car sold in Israel, but it was also used on the Autocar Sussita wagon when it was sold (very briefly) in the US. According to an Israeli friend, the Sussita was "the worst… » 5/08/07 5:00pm 5/08/07 5:00pm