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Worst Cars from the 1970’s

This list is “The Worst Cars Sold in the US during the 1970’s,” a time of muscle cars, “Nimitz” class family sedans, and quick rusting steel.

Obscure Sedans of Yore

Today we will take a look at some of the most obscure sport sedans of the past. You may recognize some, but I bet a few will be new.

Muscle Cars

Some cool photos for all the muscle car fans out there!

The Next Generation

“Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it.” – George Orwell

Die Another Day – Jensen Interceptor

The Jensen Interceptor is a classic GT automobile, one that reeked of style, performance and luxury. It has always been one of my favorite cars, and I consider it an icon. In Britain, It is to the 1970

Miata – World’s Best

Mazda recently announced another automotive milestone for everyone’s favorite little roadster. The “Best selling two-seat sports car in the world” is again the Mazda MX-5 Miata.

Citroen SM

The dramatic and futuristic Citroen SM was a revolutionary car and its recent anniversary is a significant milestone.

Aussie Cars Down Under

Don’t worry about the world coming to an end today. It is already tomorrow in Australia. – Charles M. Schultz

Nissan Cube: Form Over Function

“There is no better designer than nature” – Alexander McQueen. It seems that the designers at Nissan have heard this quote before, because nature has played a very large part in the new Nissan Cube.

Yugo, Victim or Victimizer?

Car Design: The best way to start on this subject is to have some fun and start at the bottom. One thing I learned early on about cars is that the worse the car is, the more famous it will become. Take the Yugo (Please)

Hindustan Ambassador, Good Design Since 1948

Make a list of the best car designs in automotive history and I bet it will include the VW Beetle, the Land Rover and the Jaguar E-Type. One car that would be missing is the subject of today’s discussion.

A Challenger Appears

One day last week, a Challenger appeared at my door to stake its claim as king of the garage. In an instant, my tiny Mazda Miata became an outcast, losing its prime garage spot and being forever banished to the elements.

Revolutionary, Nazi Killer, Hitler’s other People’s Car

Adolph Hitler and Dr. Ferdinand Porsche are usually credited with the development of the Volkswagen Beetle. But there is another designer who shares in the credit, one who is not only forgotten, but was only recognized for his achievement after he sued Porsche, and one.

Volkswagen CC, Borrowed Design

Every designers’ dirty little secret is that they copy other designers’ work. They see work they like, and they imitate it. Rather cheekily, they call this inspiration. — Aaron Russell

An Aussie Banshee for the US

We are entering a time where globalization is turning the automotive world into an automotive neighborhood. A place where everyone lives together, knows each other, and is deafened by the sound of some idiot in a Bathurst with a supercharger.

Ferrari FF

The simpletons of the automotive blogosphere are in a tizzy. It seems that Ferrari has

de Tomaso Rises Again

DeTomaso is a name that at one time was spoken in the same hushed and respectful tones as Maserati and Ferrari.

Shaken And Stirred

Aston Martin is a venerable British marque known equally for its great cars and its greatest enthusiast, James Bond.

Small Business Solution: Ford Transit Connect

Lately I have been noticing some very European inspired small trucks on the road. Every time I see one, I have to do a double take when I spy a familiar blue oval. It seems Ford is selling a ton of their new Transit Connect truck/vans.

New Mini on Steroids!

Mini has announced that starting in 2011 buyers can opt for a new Mini on steroids, called the Countryman. This “Super Mini” will be an SUV version of the cute little retro car that won our hearts in movies like “The Italian Job.”

Miles of Smiles

Mazda is in the middle of its “Claim Your Mazda” sales drive and is trying to get buyers in the door. When those buyers arrive, they’re going to be greeted by some seriously unappealing cars. Take a look at the new Mazda 3 for 2011, for example. It’s got a face like a maniacal clown.

Saab Lives, Again!

Saab, or should we say the “new” Saab, has started production again at the Trollhattan, Sweden plant. The plant has been closed for the past two months while the fate of the brand was hanging in the balance. Now owned by Spyker Cars, Saab is back, and the first car off the line was a 9-5 saloon followed quickly by a 9-5 convertible.

Moviestar Gets A Facelift

Let’s play a game. I’ll give you ten facts about a car and you tell me the name and make of the car. Ready? Here we go.

Pagani Zonda Tricolore

Before the highly-anticipated Pagani C9 makes its debut in God-knows-when, the Italian supercar maker has decided to satiate our appetites once more with a very special edition Zonda that is set to be revealed at the Geneva Motor Show next week.

Koenigsegg CCXR Edition

If 1018 hp, top speed of 257 mph, and a 0 to 60 time of 2.9 seconds were not enough reasons to want a Koenigsegg CCXR Edition, then how about the fact that there will be only 4 cars produced.

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    Ted writes: Hi Sajeev, I’m about to get a new Golf R and everyone complains about the boring VW Golf design thingamajiggit. Yes. I find the boring classic outside to be comforting. I’m in it for the longevity of the design and body, and want to keep this until it dies or 10 years; I […]
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    There’s a funeral home not far from my house. On my way to drop off an anniversary present for my daughter-in-law, I drove past their hearse, which appeared to be pulled over by a member of the local constabulary. How often do you see a hearse pulled over by a cop? I drove down the […]
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  • BMW Group Signs Deal to Build Electric Minis in China February 23, 2018
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  • That Awful Hyundai Kona Lease? It’s Already Dead February 23, 2018
    Mere hours after we published a story on the attractively priced but awful-to-lease Hyundai Kona yesterday, it seems Hyundai had a change of heart. The initial advertised lease for the volume SEL trim lasted less than a week, after the automaker apparently decided it wasn’t a good thing to make the brand’s smallest crossover more expensive to […]
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