Presenting The MotorWeek 1995 Driver's Choice Awards!

On Thursday, after hours of research and huffing paint, we brought you a chart that will tell you exactly which new car to buy. But how were you supposed to do that in 1995, back when there was no Jalopnik and the Internet was only for hackers and perverts?


Easy — you tuned your dial to MotorWeek, television's longest running automotive series. And their Driver's Choice Awards will definitely steer you in the right direction. Kind of.

Some of their choices, like the E36 BMW M3 and Subaru Legacy Wagon, have held up well. As for others — like the Chevrolet Cavalier, Ford Windstar, and Buick Riviera — well, uh, not so much.

But don't take my word for it! Fire up this classic MotorWeek clip that looks like it was filmed with a digital camera planted in front of a crappy TV playing a VHS tape before it was uploaded to YouTube.

MotorWeek Theater is our showcase of some of our favorite classic reviews from public television's finest motoring program. How does this video only have 118 views on YouTube? Don't you people like VHS?

Share This Story