I love back-breaking labor as much as the next guy…but building a LaForza from an abandoned chassis without a set of instructions is going to be difficult at best. But, the seller of this LaForza has 3 or 5 additional LaForza vehicles (and some extra parts) strewn about in his/her yard, so you might get some good tips from the guy/gal who abandoned this project for hopeless, which sounds like taking parenting advice for your newly adopted son from the parents who abandoned him in the first place, but free advice is free. Find this 1989ish LaForza offered for $1000 in Whitmore Lake, MI via craigslist. Tip from Zach.
This next car comes as a tip from Matt C who writes; I must take issue with your claim that “the X5M was the original SUV that was faster than it should have been” – this SUV should take that award. Also, its asking price is $4500 less than the X5M you featured. :p. DT: Well, let’s see — ’93 Typhoon 0-60mph in 5.3 seconds, ’93 Corvette 0-60mph in 4.9 seconds. 2010 BMW X5M 0-60mph 4.0 seconds vs 2010 Corvette 0-60mph 4.0 seconds. Okay, the Typhoon was slower than the Vette by a small margin, but I’ll agree that the X5M was perhaps the second SUV that was faster than it should be, but the example we’ve got today has been through a few tropical storms to get where it is today. Find this 1993 GMC Typhoon offered for $15,000 in Decatur, GA via facetie marketphoon.
If you don’t understand why you should own a GMC Typhoon…you are certainly not in the minority. But lemme splain…The GMC Typhoon was the SUV version of the GMC Syclone — both were turbocharged-V6 factory hot rod versions of a common compact truck platform with acceleration capabilities that would surprise anything on the street when new. Times have changed and the Typhoon won’t be much faster than the average all-wheel-drive V6 powered crossover you could buy, it they are oh-so-much cooler than anything you could buy new today. Find this 1992 GMC Typhoon offered for $16,900 CAD ($12,882 USD) via eBay, located in Belledune, New Brunswick, Canada.
The Mazda Proceed Marvie isn’t something you see everyday. Or even once a year. Or maybe not in your lifetime. What it is…is a car with a verb placed squarely in the middle of its name — not common, but certainly noteworthy. The Proceed was sold in the USA with a B-Series badge and I […]
I don’t know how often you guys drive new cars, but I’m always impressed at the way the new large vehicles drive — they don’t have the ponderous heft that 6000 lb trucks had from a few years ago…maybe its modern technology, maybe its some magic, but it is nice…not nice enough to justify the […]
Consumers are strange folks. Particularly car buyers. And major manufacturers are strange folks too…but they know a thing or two about selling junk to people. Sometimes, it doesn’t matter if what you are selling is horrible, as long as you give people the opportunity to accidentally stumble into your store — just look at how […]
The Nissan Xterra was a plus sized compact SUV that was sold from 1999 through 2015 in the US market. It wasn’t the best off roader on the block, but it combined great road manners with decent mud capabilities, Japanese reliability, and available manual gearbox…can’t hate that. Find this 2001 Nissan Xterra 4wd 4×4 5 speed […]
Find this 1986 AMC Eagle here on eBay bidding for $9,850 with 2 days to go, located in Sioux Falls, SD. From eBay listing: 1986 AMC Eagle Limited Woody Wagon – 32,764 actual miles Up for sale is my actual mileage 1986 AMC Eagle Limited Wagon. The car was purchased new in my home state of South […]
There is a fifth dimension, beyond that which is known to the average car guy. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as maintenance on an Italian car. It is in the middle ground between stock MX-5 and Donk’d F-350, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of […]
The Eagle was AMC’s late ’70s answer to the OPEC oil embargo and high gas prices that followed. Sales of traditional pickup trucks and SUVs were down. AMC needed a way to pad their bottom line with more sales of profitable 4WD-equipped vehicles — so they took a chance with a gussied up version of […]