It’s a hard day for all of us when it’s time to give up on a car, especially if it has high personal value. If you’re on the fence about this very decision yourself, you might find some answers here.
I have been spending far too much time on Bring A Trailer and Craigslist lately. It’s time. It’s time I start carefully curating a garage of very terrible vehicles that only a mother (or me) could love. But, uh, folks—there’s some real weird buying caveats out there.
It’s the classic muscle car recipe: take a small car and cram in the biggest motor available. Not a new concept, but it’s a good one. So if you have $30,000 to spend, new or used, what is the best small car-big motor combo?
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, folks. Temperatures are dropping, everyone is busting out their coziest sweaters, and there’s probably already a Christmas display set up at Target. Yep, it’s coming up on winter, and last week, I asked y’all how a Texas gal should get ready for her first ever winter of…
Some cars, either through history or circumstance, have timeless designs. Take the Porsche 911, the Jeep Wrangler, the Ford Mustang (most of the time.) But some cars weren’t meant to be special or unique—yet years later their style still resonates anyway. What is the best “normal” car that still looks good?
As much as we fight and fight against the fact, our cars probably won’t stick around with us forever. Eventually things start to break, costs start to mount and it just doesn’t make sense to keep them around anymore.
We got a new BMW 3 Series today. It’s not every day that happens! (More like every seven to 10 years, generally.) The G20 model has a lot of improvements over the outgoing car, but things are not looking good for the manual transmission—and that’s a huge loss for us all. Let’s talk about what it has to live up to to…
The days are getting shorter and the nights are growing longer. Leaves are at the brink of turning, temperatures are dropping, everyone is getting antsy about getting their tacky Christmas decorations out, and—shit. Snow. Ice! Shit!
When I first developed an affection for the automobile, I was absolutely obsessed with Ford’s Mustang. When I was a senior in High School we hauled this 1968 GT Fastback home for me to wrench on. I spent a lot of the next few years carefully disassembling the car and preparing it for restoration. Somehow my fool mind…
Road tripping is, arguably, the most enjoyable way to get from Point A to Point B. No rush, no airport hassle, no depending on everyone else; just you, wheels on the ground, and adventure waiting before you. It’s pretty magical.
Once upon a time, it was easy to point at an AMC Gremlin or a Ford Pinto and laugh at how bad they were. They were volume-sellers for sure, but that didn’t change the fact that they suffered from atrocious build quality and, uh, fire.
Back in the 1980s, it was a pretty common occurrence for tv shows and comic books aimed at children to focus on a troop of do-gooders trying to take down an evil gang of baddies. Each of the characters named and drawn differently so that an interstitial commercial could tout the infamous “Collect Them All” line when…
Let’s be real, friends—car purchases aren’t always rational. You can say you want about safety features and good fuel economy, but cars can be just as much of a fashion statement as a nice watch or a pair of jeans. So if you wanted exotic car looks but don’t have exotic car money, what do you choose?
Trying to live your life with no regrets is a nice philosophy to have, but it isn’t always the easiest to carry out. Especially when it comes to cars. Cars can be a drain on your patience and your wallet. Or you sometimes (foolishly) think that you can find a better one somewhere else.
Is there really anything better than the open road? Sure, flying can get you from point A to point B in a handful of hours, but there’s something incredibly satisfying about turning your travel into another great part of your trip.
Today’s Opel/Mercedes/Honda Prelude converted to rear-wheel drive got everyone thinking: This looks right. This looks like how it, maybe, always should have been.
I hear two sad-sack things from you jokers all the time: “I should have bought that car when I had the chance” and “I never should have sold that car.” We all make mistakes, and now it’s time to share them with the class.
Just like you never forget your first car, you also never forget your first car accident. And unfortunately, they are just a part of the growing pains associated with being a new driver.
We all have those cars we just can’t forget. No matter how terrible we learn they are, or how unattainable, or even how right we were all along, we’re still going to love them with all our hearts.
It might seem a little hyperbolic to say that driving any car changed my life, but the automobile is such a big part of my life, of all of our lives, that driving a truly great one can be transcendent. Sure, it’s not the same feeling as your wedding day, or the day your child is born, but it’s a memory that sticks to…