Winged Car Wednesday – Ford Sierra RS Cosworth

From 1986 until 1989 Ford UK made a special version of the brand’s mid-size Sierra, called the RS Cosworth. As the name implies, Cosworth produced engines for these special edition lift-backs and sedans – a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that made between 204 hp and 224 hp depending on the year and trim level. The mostContinue reading “Winged Car Wednesday – Ford Sierra RS Cosworth”

Irrational Love – Pontiac Fiero

When I first starting really appreciating cars, the Fiero was the butt end of jokes.  It was the early 1990s and the Fiero’s sullied reputation was still fresh in many people’s minds. Despite selling over 370,000 examples in a five-year run, highly publicized issues that plagued the early models scared buyers away. I didn’t fullyContinue reading “Irrational Love – Pontiac Fiero”

Friday Fun – ’80s Reasonable Garage

Welcome to a new feature we are trying out on AutoLobotomy.com – Friday Fun. Ok, calling it a feature may be a stretch as it is really a catch all for anything fun that we will post on a Friday. It could be a fantasy garage, video game challenge, used car scavenger hunt, etc. ThisContinue reading “Friday Fun – ’80s Reasonable Garage”

Find of the Day – 1985 Volkswagen GTI

Will the Mk2 Golf GTI become one of those classic cars sky rocketing in price? Maybe, but for now super clean examples like this 1985 Volkswagen Golf GTI are still reasonably affordable. With 135,000 km on the odometer, the interior and exterior are in excellent condition, at least in the photos. The seats have theContinue reading “Find of the Day – 1985 Volkswagen GTI”

Irrational Love – Subaru XT

In the early ‘80s, it seemed every Japanese manufacturer was vying for consumers attention with a two-door, wedge-shaped coupe. Well, every manufacturer but one. Nissan had the 300ZX, Toyora the Supra, Mazda the RX-7, Honda the Prelude, and Mitsubishi the Starion. But Subaru had nothing. At least, the brand had nothing until the 1985 introductionContinue reading “Irrational Love – Subaru XT”

Winged Car Wednesday – Lamborghini Countach

We are back this week for Winged Car Wednesday with an absolute legend. Although it had been around since the 1970s, nearly ever child had a poster of this car on their wall, or wanted one, in the mid-1980s. A starring role in the hit movie Cannonball Run only helped further the legend. Not onlyContinue reading “Winged Car Wednesday – Lamborghini Countach”

Irrational Love – Subaru BRAT

Why do we all love the Subaru BRAT so much? It’s because of the seats, right? Or was there more to it? On the surface, the two generations of BRAT were rather unremarkable. Short for Bi-drive Recreational All-terrain Transporter, the Subaru BRAT was just another compact pickup truck to hail from Japan in the lateContinue reading “Irrational Love – Subaru BRAT”

Irrational Love – Pontiac 6000 LE Wagon

There a couple of cars I remember from my childhood. There was a problematic Mercury Zephyr wagon, a funky 1982 Toyota Tercel coupe and a two-tone 1991 Chevrolet Astro van. But nothing burrowed its was deeper into my psyche, or took a bigger piece of my heart, than our 1985 Pontiac 6000 LE Wagon.  Continue reading “Irrational Love – Pontiac 6000 LE Wagon”

Choices – Group B Outsiders

Welcome back to Choices. An evolution of a series I wrote years ago where seemingly similar cars are pit against one another in a battle for your affection. It’s like trying to choose your favourite hamburger (they’re all great, right?) Your task, if you agree to accept it, is to determine which of the fourContinue reading “Choices – Group B Outsiders”

Graded: Chevrolet Front-Wheel Drive ‘Z’ Cars

Welcome back to Graded. Here we discuss legendary marques, models, or trim packages, and then 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. HaveContinue reading “Graded: Chevrolet Front-Wheel Drive ‘Z’ Cars”