Friday Fun : $2,500 Camping Challenge

For Friday Fun this week we present a simple challenge. Find a vehicle currently posted for sale that you would gladly take on a weekend camping trip. There are only two rules: (1) The vehicle must be camped in. No exterior tents. All sleeping occurs in-car. (2) The vehicle cannot cost more than $2,500. SoContinue reading “Friday Fun : $2,500 Camping Challenge”

Winged Car Wednesday: Ferrari F40

What could I possibly say about this car that hasn’t already been said? The F40 is a Godfather of supercars. An ultimate expression of performance at all costs. The 2.9-liter turbocharged V8 redefining what a street-legal car was capable of. Then entire car was sculpted to maximize engine cooling and downforce, accentuated by the tall,Continue reading “Winged Car Wednesday: Ferrari F40”

Find of the Day: 1982 Fiat X1/9

It’s not everyday one of these pop up for sale, especially in this condition. This 1982 Fiat X1/9 is in excellent shape and appears to have been well taken care of. 1982 was the final year for the X1/9 being produced by Fiat before production switched over to Bertone. As far as small mid-engine carsContinue reading “Find of the Day: 1982 Fiat X1/9”

Find of the Day: 1993 Volvo 244

The Volvo 200 Series refused to quit and conform. It lasted in production for two decades, keeping true to its blocky rear-wheel drive origins. Many vehicles last five to seven years tops before a new generation is released, but not the stubborn 200 Series. It would not go quietly into the night. But as hardContinue reading “Find of the Day: 1993 Volvo 244”

Graded: Saturn’s

Welcome to Graded. Here we discuss legendary marques, models, or trim packages and affix a letter grade to a selection of vehicles falling under that topic. The grades mean nothing and are completely arbitrary. I fully encourage you to tell me what I got wrong and how you would grade them instead. Have some funContinue reading “Graded: Saturn’s”

Friday Fun – Choices: Miata Alternatives

It has been a while, but welcome back to Choices. During this segment’s hiatus, we have evolved and simplified the series. We now pit three or four seemingly similar cars against one another and ask you a simple question. Which one would you theoretically keep as your favourite, and which one do you despise enoughContinue reading “Friday Fun – Choices: Miata Alternatives”

Find of the Day – 1983 Nissan Stanza

Are you a fan of retro Japanese compact cars? Well, have we found a fantastic example for you – a 1983 Nissan Stanza. Showing less than 73,000 km on the odometer, the car is in fantastic shape inside and out. Bonus points for still rocking the stock cassette tape deck. But for me, it areContinue reading “Find of the Day – 1983 Nissan Stanza”

Winged Car Wednesday – Chevrolet Cobalt SS

Today’s entry on Winged Car Wednesday may have one of the more ridiculous looking rear wings. But don’t be fooled by the Chevrolet Cobalt SS – it was still a serious compact performance vehicle. Initially offered with a 2.0-liter supercharged four-cylinder engine, the Cobalt SS S/C made a healthy 205 hp when released in 2005.Continue reading “Winged Car Wednesday – Chevrolet Cobalt SS”

Find of the Day – 1985 Dodge 600 ES Convertible

Look up 1980s Posh in the dictionary and I think a picture of this car would be there. This 1985 Dodge 600 ES Convertible finished in white with a saddle brown interior is all ’80s class. Despite a moderate amount of kilometers driven, the car is still in fantastic shape inside and out (although itContinue reading “Find of the Day – 1985 Dodge 600 ES Convertible”

Irrational Love – Front-Wheel Drive Pontiac Grand Prix’s

In 1988, I was a mere adolescent, too young to comprehend (or frankly care) about the current automotive landscape. But I have a feeling many Grand Prix faithful were appalled by the decision to switch Pontiac’s mid-size coupe from rear-wheel drive to front-wheel drive. Although many probably predicted doom, gloom, and the end of theContinue reading “Irrational Love – Front-Wheel Drive Pontiac Grand Prix’s”