It would be easy for me to tell you that in the late 1970s, the Honda Accord took this country by storm and helped move the Japanese car from a coastal oddity to an American mainstay. But, like, why, man?
I have a huge crush on the early ‘80s S-10 Blazers. I can’t exactly explain why, but there was something so inherently right about the look of these compact SUVs that debuted before the Jeep XJ Cherokee. Why do I feel so odd in my S-10 appreciation? A lot has to do with what GM did (or didn’t) do the little trucklet,…
Here’s a really in-depth look at the true beigemobile late-’90s Nissan Altima at Curbside Classic. I still remember these things being new.
After finally saving up for his dream car, a first-generation Acura NSX, Fred Plan wasn’t about to let it sit idle in some garage. He ended up putting a whole lot more mileage on the car than he’d planned, but his story’s a great example of “if you treat a car right, it’ll be good to you right back.”
The De Dion-Bouton Motor Trike was one of the first motorized people-movers, and this ad is one of the first examples of a company using sex to sell a vehicle according to Curbside Classic. You’ve got to get a closer look at this thing in their great writeup of this wacky “pre-car.”
New York Times journalists Sharon LaFraniere and Andrew W. Lehren talked to community members, law enforcers, and pulled police records from all over the country to break down how the color of your skin dictates what will happen at a traffic stop into comparable statistics. The results are powerful.
There is a lot of money to be made by purchasing luxury cars and illegally importing them to China. Check out this post from The Daily Beast on how dealers are stuck in the middle. “...dealers should not be asked to convert the car-buying process into an inquisition.”
Since 1950, New Milford Volkswagen has been selling cars to New England customers; as of April 1st it will shut down. With Volkswagen sales sliding across the country, owner Ted Orr says "I'm not the last guy that this is going to happen to." Automotive News talks about the history of this dealership and its…
Our pal Luke from Autoguide had to drive across the country back to his home in Canada when he forgot his passport the other week, this is the story and it's a fun read. Lesson: Never forget your passport.
Must Read: Year of the Goose, Part 1: An Experiment in Motorcycling, or finally learning to ride a motorcycle after 30 years of dreaming.
Must Read: Getting Lost in the Build, a great piece on spending more time in the garage than behind the wheel.
There's an alternate universe version of Cadillac, one that borrowed from General Motors' best departments and built a car that beat Mercedes when it counted. Paul Niedermeyer from Curbside Classics explains the whole thing.
In the latest edition of INC magazine, Paul Keegan tells the story of TrueCar founder Scott Painter, who arguably disrupted the car buying game and caused more headaches for dealerships far more than Tesla. The backlash forced Painter to change TrueCar to work for more for the dealers and less for the consumers.
Our friends over at Bloomberg have some excellent analysis as to why the record number of sub-prime auto loans does not necessarily mean an economically devastating bubble.
Ed Niedermeyer over at Bloomberg has some excellent analysis about auto-loans, leases, the economic crisis, and the dangers of owing more than your car is worth.
J.Emerson, from The Truth About Cars, has written an excellent editorial on how Scion should have been marketed like Tesla. With the exception of the FRS, I'm not sure the automaker could have worked as a "lifestyle brand." Do you think Scion would have been more successful if it wasn't confined to a Toyota…
Welcome to Must Read, where we single out the best stories from around the automotive universe and beyond. Today, we have reports from Yahoo! Motoramic, Salon and Quartz.
Welcome to Must Read, where we single out the best stories from around the automotive universe and beyond. Today, we have reports from BBC, Speedhunters and Automobile.