This next car isn’t going to win any beauty contests, or any drag races…but it could get you a trophy for fuel economy. The first generation Insight is one of the only hybrid vehicles to get a manual gearbox and today’s example is offered for dirt cheap (and no, it is not the same red Insight we featured a few weeks ago) Grab this 2001 Honda Insight offered for $2000 in San Jose, CA via craigslist.
Life is too short to drive a boring car. You know that because we’ve been saying it since 2012 (Is DT almost 8? Wow!). But if the convertible CRX posted yesterday wasn’t your thing (maybe you sunburn easily or don’t like getting your hair wind-dried) then perhaps a custom El Camino is what your heart […]
The first generation Honda Insight is an early Japanese gas-electric hybrid that features the strange combination of lean-burn engine, a 5-speed manual transmission, extruded aluminum monocoque construction and a sub-1900 lb curb weight…except this example has the optional CVT-auto transmission, which means it won’t have the same snick-snick Honda shifter feel, but how hard could it be to swap in a 5 speed and maybe a K20. Find this 2003 Honda Insight offered for $1995 in Los Angeles, CA via craigslist. Tip from MikeD.
You might attempt to adjust your glasses when you first look at this next thing…but they are likely fogged up from your mask…take yer mask off for a few minutes (if you aren’t afraid of Big Mask coming after you) and gaze at the glory that is a convertible Honda CRX. It looks like an […]
This next car has some sticker shock for your cheapskates in the crowd…because ten large for a 32 year old Honda seems a skosh high. But…BUT…this is a mighty clean example of the 3rd generation Prelude that is not only the desirable Si model but it is equipped with desirable options like a manual gearbox, […]
What a way to start a Monday! This next car had my scratching my head for a while. I’m pretty sure there is a bald spot up there now…cause I’m still scratching. Maybe somebody can explain to me how a car like a 2014 Scion iQ ended up being the donor chassis/drivetrain/interior for a ’74 […]
The fifth (and final) generation Honda Prelude was available in the US market with a 200 horsepower 2.0 liter VTEC equipped inline-4 from 1996-2000. Most have been turned into “race cars,” grounded to the ground and covered in mismatched body panels, so finding a stock example is indeed a treat…even if that stock example has […]
It’s hard to remember that there was a time before those disposable rideshare electric scooters were a plague on cities across this country. It was a simpler time when someone had to find something else to make a total fool of himself in front of the world…and I can’t imagine a better way to do […]
I’ve had a number of conversations with “in the know” car guys who agree that the market for cheap (sub $4k) cars has changed in the past few years. The days of finding cars that are simply depreciated and not slammed, stanced, bashed, or bro’d for a few thousand dollars is maddeningly behind us. It […]
This next car comes from tipper Jeff who writes: To borrow an analogy, putting this much boost through a SOHC is like eating 6 Taco Bell burritos and trusting a fart… it’s only a matter of time. That being said, if it’s built right and the seller has the sheet/receipts to prove it, talk about a […]