The Toyota FJ Cruiser (2010-2018) was a retro-style mid-sized SUV that should not be confused with the original Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40 (1960-1984). The FJ Cruiser did however take off where the FJ40 left by being built on a proper body-on-frame chassis with suspension borrowed from the LandCruiser Prado/4Runner/Tacoma. Today’s example is not only equipped with the rare 6-speed manual, but also sports a TRD supercharger for extra punch. Find this 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser bidding for $8100 with 4 days to go in Naples, FL via carsandbids.com. Seller submission from Serge.
The Jaguar S-Type was a Geoff Lawsom (known for Vauxhall in the 70s/80s, and then Jaguar XJ220, XJ, XK, X-type, S-Type in the 90s) introduced in 1999 as a mid level executive offering in the Ford owned era of Jaguar’s non-independent epoch. The S-Type rode on the Ford DEW98 platform that was shared with the Lincoln LS and it wasn’t a bad car…but it wasn’t a great car either, hence the fact that in 15 years this next one has lost about $60k in value due to depreciation. But with a 400 horsepower supercharged V8, this could be fun for $3500 until something expensive breaks. Find this 2004 Jaguar S-Type R offered for $3,500 in Lockhart, TX via craigslist.
The e34 generation BMW 5-series (1987-1996) is one of those cars that is new enough to not feel like driving a ’57 Chevy but old enough to not be stuffed with electronic nannies, stupid autotragic gearboxes, and hideous styling. Obviously, the one to own is the screaming inline-6 powered M5 version, but the price of entry is high and price of any failure is…well…yikes. I had an E34 M5 for a short period of time (and CFlo had the car for longer) and discovered that things like transmission parts were made from unobtanium. So, if the M5 is too risky (and pricey) but you want the M5 performance, you should get a 540i and supercharge it to 400 horsepower…just make sure it is 6-speed version…oh hey; Find this 1995 BMW 540i offered for $9,900 in Renton, WA via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.
There are oodles of new cars for sale in the $25k range at your local Honordoytamotors dealership, and they come stock full of gadgets and gizmos; but this next car has a few things that they won’t come with. They won’t come with a 600 horsepower supercharged V8. Nor a 5 speed manual mated to […]
I’ve seen lots of strange things in craigslist adverts. Dirty thumbs and oily rags obscure license plates for some unknown reason on a regular basis…and there is a certain subset of the population who can only find time to take pics of their car at the gas station at night (vampires?)..but this next car is […]
The most famous Volvo wagon (or wagons) of all time is the V8 swapped 960 wagon that Paul Newman owned — the saga of this car was told years later by Dave Letterman and in 2014 Newman’s wagon was found in a cheap used car lot — that story was broken here on DT. All […]
How did I miss this car? How did this auction get to “reserve-not-met” without so much as a peep from the pages of Daily Turismo? Surely you guys, you tippers, bear some of the blame, but I blame myself even more for not keeping my eye on the ball. The big, quad turbocharged, hairy chested, […]
This next car comes as a tip from Jeff who writes: Here’s an interesting one. Price seems a little high to me, but I’m no expert of this era BMW and the history is unique. I do agree that the pricing is optimistic, but the execution is nothing short of flawless — you get a mildly […]
This next car is a two parter. The first part came from tipper Jeff who writes: I love this era of the Jaguar. I know Ford’s ownership of Jag effects the pedigree of the brand a bit as the V8 drivetrain used was basically the same engine found in the Mustang, but c’mon…. this is a […]
The C215 generation CL55 AMG (2000-2006) was a beast of a 2 door coupe that would put a smile on the face of any fun seeking one legged car lover, but the guys at Brabus decided it wasn’t fast enough…so they added 50 horsepower, big wheels, and a fancy body kit to build a car […]