Today, I became aware of the Suzuki Boosterjet, Suzuki’s name for its line of small, direct-injection turbocharged gasoline engines, first a 1.4 liter last year and now a 1.0. Unquestionably, it’s a wonderful name. But is it the best?
It’s been awhile since we’ve done one of these posts about your Cars And Coffee adventures, so let’s do one! Share stuff from your Cars And Coffee, Crapcans and Cappuccinos or whatever meet you’ve gone to recently—we just want to see some cars.
There are two rules here: it has to run and drive.
Perhaps it’s lack of discipline, or lack of taste, or lack of culture, or lack of understanding, or even lack of respect, but out of a field of over a hundred cars, the best damn thing about my Saturday afternoon at the fifth Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance was an E30 M3.
If I’m completely honest with myself, I have to come to terms that my next vehicle will more than likely be a convertible sports car. This doesn’t mean I’m actually getting a convertible anytime soon, but the want is strong and I need to know which is the best sooner than later.
There were days when I would walk out to my car, key in hand, filled with joy and anticipation for the drive to come. There were also days when I wished I would walk out and find that my car had been crushed by a meteor and I’d never have to deal with its bullshit again.
To answer this question, first you have to answer how you define “best.”
I am of the opinion that if more animals had opposable thumbs, they’d be driving the cars. But, since more than likely they don’t, they just sit in the cars. And you know what? That’s perfectly fine!
I’ve mentioned before that dealers sometimes will use mailers that may offer a scratch-off, a key or maybe a chance at a free cruise! All you have to do is visit the dealership, and go for a test drive...and submit a credit application...and maybe have them evaluate your trade in that you weren’t planning on selling…
I still have a copy of The World Of The Automobile by Ralph Stein by my desk, a prewar red Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 spread across its full cover. So has my Alfa Romeo experience been largely limited over all these years.
Above is a lovely MG 1100, built from 1962 through to 1973. This is a 1960s car and, unless there’s something I’ve forgotten, it’s the oldest car I’ve ever driven.
The joy of carspotting—whether it’s in New York or Hong Kong or the rural Deep South—is stumbling onto something that seemingly has no place among the automotive masses, the endless sea of Nissan Rogues and Chevrolet Suburbans. It is a universal delight for car enthusiasts. So what’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever…
After months and months of sleeping in, I finally returned to Cars & Coffee. It was mostly just to decide if I actually wanted to sell one of my camera lenses or not.
I saw a Pontiac Torrent the other day, a vehicle that I literally haven’t thought about in years. And it’s not even old, nor is it rare, but yet it has somehow managed to become an irrelevant and invisible piece of the automotive timeline.
Today, Volkswagen’s global brand chief announced that the company is done with diesels in the United States. Again. For real this time. Diesel, at least from this company, is dead. Get used to it.
It looks like Disney/Pixar is planning a third installment of their well-loved anthropomorphized cars with their eyes in the wrong place movie franchise, Cars. A teaser trailer for the movie just came out and it’s a bit, um, dark. Here, look:
Like many of our readers, I have the full set of Jeremy Clarkson, James May, and Richard Hammond inflatable Platonic Companionship Dolls that I talk to quite often. We’ve discussed it, and we’re all very excited for the premiere of The Grand Tour this Friday. The show seems like it could be exactly what we want out of…
First, I’m going to not think for awhile and share with you some pictures I’ve taken of cars. Then I invite you to show me pictures of cars. Together we can just get lost in the cars.
Even though the news media seems to have been completely ignoring it, I recently found out that the United States is holding some sort of “election” for their new Prime Minister. Wait, no, President. So, with that in mind, what car would you most like to elect President of the United States?