The Fiat Coupe (or Coupé, if you prefer) had styling that was a departure from the boxy Fiats (Lada square edges on them!) of the 1980s and it is quite striking in person or in print, particularly compared to some of the monstrosities that roam the streets today. The Coupe was never imported into the […]
Sometimes you need an undercover car. No, not a P71 Crown Victoria in grey, I’m talking about a car that is fun to drive, but looks like another random blob mobile. And the manual transmission equipped Honda Accord coupe fits the bill nicely. Find this 2006 Honda Accord offered for $6,200 in South El Monte, […]
I know what you are thinking. What would make the guys at DT featured a lame late model 8th generation (2006-2001) Honda Civic coupe. Boring…zzzzzz…but wait. Open the door. Take a peek. That’s a snick-snick smooth Honda manual gearbox, which have always been a cut above the competition. And since this is a DX, it […]
The GC generation Mazda 626 (known as the Capella for its home market) was released in 1982 and in a departure from previous rear-drive versions, it was front-engine, front-wheel-drive. The 626 was an attempt by Mazda to go up-market but they didn’t launch their own luxury brand like Lexus/Infiniti/Acura, but they did offer some interesting […]
Let’s talk about the BMW 3-series market. E21 generation cars (1975-1981) are all but gone from the roads, E30 generation cars (1982-1990) have become classics and demand a premium, and E36 generation cars (1990-1999) are picking up in asking price as well…so what’s a cheap BMW lover to do. Go newest, my friend. Head up […]
You know that I’m a sucker for classic Mustangs, but I’m also a sucker for a good deal. What happens when those two combine into a single vehicle…ohhh yeah. This next car isn’t’ a fastback, but it does have disc brakes all the way around plus $15k in parts and labor to make it a […]
This 8th generation Buick Riviera was the launch vehicle for GM’s new G-body platform (GMX690), which was based on Cadillac’s K-body architecture and lasted until 2011 when it was superseded by the Eurocentric GM Epsilon platform. The William L Porter designed coupe marked the end of an era for GM’s big luxury 2-doors and is […]
Unfortunately, I think that the best place to find cheaps cars has changed in the past few decades and I might need to get with the times. Gone are the advertisements in Autotrader print magazines and those who migrated to craigslist abandoned it when craigslist became a haven for scammers. A few years ago Craig implemented a simple $5 listing fee that is shockingly more than the typical kook (selling a classic for less than the prevailing rate) wants to pay and now some of the best deals have migrated to the faceyface. Find this 1963 Pontiac Grand Prix GT Coupe offered for $12,500 in San Leandro, CA via faceoff moshpitbook.
I hate to ask this rhetorical question yet again because I know the answer…but I have to do it. Why…oh why are all of the preserved low mile equipped classics equipped with nausea inducing slushbox autotragic transmissions? We know the answer. It is simple. If the car had a manual gearbox, the owner would have driven it more than 2 miles a day because it would have been enjoyable to do it. But…here is yet ANOTHER sloppy slushbox survivor from the 80s. Find this 1987 Honda Accord DX Coupe offered for $5,800 in Old Saybrook, CT via craigslist.
Seeing a car like this reminds me that Honda made some great manual transmission equipped cars back in the 1990s and this one is…whoa…2010? Are you serious? A 6-speed manual in a 2-door Honda coupe in 2010? Hang on. Consults various interweb sources of information. This is the 8th generation Accord, 2008-2012 and obviously it was available with a stick, it was replaced with the 9th gen Accord 2013-2017 which was also available with a 6-speed in the i-4 and V6 coupe, which was then replaced by the 10th generation Accord which started in 2018 and was available with a 6-speed in a sedan (the coupe was discontinued) until the 2021 model year when Honda made the Accord only available with some terrible CVT or a 10-speed-slushbox. We only have ourselves to blame because instead of driving new cars we’ve been tooling around in old depreciated manual-gearbox BMWs and 60s muscle cars but I still weep for the future of mankind. Find this 2010 Honda Accord Coupe offered for $8,600 in Sunnyvale, CA via craigslist.