A Wonderfully Ridiculous Car You Should Know: The Mitsubishi Flying Pug

I tend to think one of the biggest and most persistent problems with modern cars is that they, for the most part, take themselves way too seriously. Almost every car now has to look imposing or tough or fast or suggest that the owner is rolling in cash, even if none of these things are true. This doesn’t have to be…

This Strangely Cartoonish Little Car You Never Heard Of Had The Mini's Innovations 13 Years Earlier

The original BMC Mini is widely considered to be one of the most technically influential cars of all time. Its transverse front-wheel drive layout is the basic design of nearly all mass-market small cars to this day. Yet a surprising number of the Mini’s revolutionary design decisions were present in another tiny car…

You Should Know About The Biggest (Best?) Saab Ever, It Had Six Wheels

Saab always built unusual and perhaps even idiosyncratic cars, but it was also anchored by a sense of rationality. Sure, it put keys in weird places and used unconventional drivetrains (two-stroke threes, V4s, and longitudinal front-drivers) but it always had good, rational reasons for doing so. That’s what makes this…

A Car You've Never Heard Of: The Dinarg D-200

There’s very little that I like more than finding out about cars I’ve never heard of before. It’s like a drug—there’s that rush, that intense thrill of confusion and discovery, and your tolerance increases, making that next thrill harder and harder to find. That’s why I’m so thankful that one of our readers, Eduardo,…

Here's A Strange Little Car You've Never Heard Of: The Haiyan SW710

China is the largest passenger car market in the world, bigger than ours, even, and yet most of us outside of China know very little about its past. In America, everyone knows about our charming and embarrassing car history, our AMC Gremlins and Cadillac Cimarrons and King Midgets. We don’t usually get to read China’s…