The Peugeot S106 S16, with its front-wheel-drive setup, darts around corners like a caffeinated squirrel on roller skates. It’s a car that’s constantly reminding you that life is too short for boring journeys. Sure, it may not handle like a precision instrument, but it will hurl you into a realm of delirium where you’ll find […]
I consider myself somewhat of a connoisseur of crappy economy cars, but I have to admit that this next car caught me by surprise. GM made a 2-door hatchback version of the 1st gen Cavalier that was called the Type 10? In the 10 year history of DT with 10,000 posts and we’ve never featured […]
Inside GM HQ circa 2007: Hey guys, I got this great idea. Let’s take a Belgian built Vauxhall hatchback, export it to the USA and put it in the Saturn dealership. Consumers are already completely confused as to what the heck Saturn is, this will be even betta. Is it more or less premium than […]
This next car comes as a tip from John W who writes: Here is a chance to drive a piece of history for not big bags of money. This is a first generation U.S. Camry (‘83 to ‘86). Toyota says that there are only 772 first generation Camrys on the road, according to KBB.com. And […]
The Pinto was released for the 1971 model year from an optimistic front office at Ford. It was intended to be a light and compact import fighter…but due to a design flaw in the fuel tank it ended up as a punch line in every joke involving fiery death for the next 3 decades. The […]
This next car comes as a tip from Art who recently purchased his own version of the 7th generation Honda Civic hatchback, which hopefully isn’t as sunburnt as this one. These cars live in the shadow realm between modern cars that normal folks are willing to drive everyday and classics that everyone wants to pay […]
I’ve always enjoyed being a bit of an outlier. Well…maybe counter cultural. A square peg in a world of round holes. Anyway, as the prices of used cars have escalated to stupid high levels, I find myself heading in the opposite direction, towards cars that are cheap cheap cheap. $20k for a car? That’s nuts. […]
Sometimes you need a car that is just a car. It doesn’t need to be a statement about how rich you are (ahem Mercedes-Benz owners), or how eccentric you are (ahem Saab Owners) or how
sporty old you are (ahem, Corvette owners). Sometimes a car just needs to get you from point A to point B in reasonable comfort…but it better well darn have a manual gearbox and a hint of fun from the driver’s seat. For less than $4k I don’t think you can get a newer car than a Mazda 3. Prove me wrong. Find this 2011 Mazda 3 offered for $3,950 in San Diego, CA via craigslist.
The third generation Honda Accord hatchback is was built from 1985 through 1989 and it features a few things that other accords didn’t have including…double wishbone front and rear suspension, and pop-up headlights. Guess which one of those features is gonna get you more points at the next classic 80s Japanese car show? Find this 1987 Honda Accord offered for $5,500 in New York via craigslist. Tip from Cory.
This next car comes from the year 1983, which was the year of the theatrical release of Return of the Jedi and the year of the first mobile cell telephone call. If that doesn’t sound very long enough — check your calendar. This car left the factory 38 years ago. So if anyone looks at it like a potential cheap daily driver, remember it is a classic. Not that you couldn’t drive it every single day, but then I know people who drive vintage Beetles every day, so can be a daily or a classic. One last thought — forward hinged hoods rule. Find this 1983 Honda Accord offered for $5,400 in San Mateo, CA via craigslist.