In the world of strange car names, this next feature is a doozy. It is a Honda (that looks like a Toyota to my eyes) that is inexplicably called the “Today Humming.” I don’t know what to say. Today Humming, tomorrow Life Dunk…that would be my ideal car stable. Throw in a King Midget for good measure and I’ll be driving my Mazda Proceed Marvie home now. Anyway, today’s Honda Today Humming is equipped with all-wheel-drive and a 660cc 3-cylinder engine and all the JDM right-hand-drive Kei-hatch style you need. Find this 1995 Honda Today Humming offered for $7,400 in Dallas, TX via craigslist. Tip from Brad.
This next car gave me a real shock. It is the ultimate DT; Double Take; Daily Turismo; Delirium Tremens; Devil’s Tailgate; Doomsday Turkeybaster, Dunkin Tourniquet; Deepfake Talisman; Deft Turk; Decent Torque; Don’t Tighten; Dandy Toxicity; Dumb Tangent; Double Tonsil; Diametrically Tearse; Dilapidated Transom; Dancing Terrapin; Demonically Turmeric; Digital Turpentine; Demonstrably Terrible…no…Demonstrably Terrific…yesss…that’s the one I’m looking for. I knew I’d get there in the end. Find this 1952 Willys Honda N600 offered for $3,500 in Grandview, TX via forkbook marketpork. Tip from PB.
If you are not old enough to remember the sport compact car crazy of the early 1990s, let me tell you something funny. There was actually a time when front-drive compact imports were faster than domestic rear-drive pony cars. It was a strange time because on paper they shouldn’t have been fast…but the American cars were so terrible at traction and power per cubic inch that a stock ’96 Prelude SI with a 2.0 liter 4-banger could beat a ’94 Mustang with a 5.0 V8 to 60mph by 0.1 seconds. That didn’t last long as domestic car manufacturers figured out how to push more air through their gigantic air pumps, but if you want to re-live the 90s sport compact car scene, do it with this 1996 Honda Prelude SI offered for $5000 in Scottsdale, AZ via craigslist.
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 […]