The typical 80s vintage Toyota wagon is powered by a sub 2-liter inline-4 that barely puts out enough power to get out of its own way. There isn’t anything wrong with driving a slow car (I’ve had the pleasure many times myself!) but today’s Toyota wagon or Wagon is something of a Frankenstein. Power comes […]
Change my mind: There is nothing that doesn’t look better after it has been El Caminoed. I don’t care if it started life a Cadillac Hearse or a Chevy Corvette, because all I want to see is a truncated rear end that was fabricated on a sawzall sound filled weekend that was fueled with a […]
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 […]
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.
This next car comes from tipper Jeff who writes: Please be real…I’ll send a personal check to <insert third-world country here> for this one. Amen brother, this thing is a real testament to the power of desire on craigslist but the asking price sets off alarm bells that’ll raise the little hairs on the back […]
The 4th generation E70 Toyota Corolla was the last rear-wheel-drive platform that extended across the entire Corolla lineup (the AE86 “Hachi-Roku” coupe remained RWD for the next generation, but within a few years everything was front-drive, understeering, no-fun, appliance-city). The Corolla was reliable, cheap, easy to fix and everywhere — sort of the Model T […]