Time has been unkind to the Dodge Avenger. Though, to be fair, so have most things. Chrysler’s mid-sized ‘sports’ sedan offering hit the new car market in 2008 and was produced until 2014. Sporting an un-sporty front-engined front-wheel-drive layout motivated by an equally yawn-inducing variety of four and six-cylinder engines the Avenger was meant to be
Few cars stand unopposed in their market segment. For those looking for an inexpensive, reliable, purpose-built sports car with the engine in the front, drive wheels in back, truly spectacular handling, and can only have one car the Internet Meme Machine is quick to point out, the answer is always Miata. In 1990 the small Roadster
I always had a bit of a weird bucket list, and one item on it was to do a road trip in a garbage car I bought cheap. Soon a likely candidate emerged in the form of a 1993 Nissan Sentra SE-R. I grabbed some friends and began the first half of the trip in
Jay, Jake, and Jacob drive and give a completely unbiased comparison between the classic Ford Mustang SVO and the brand-new Ecoboost Mustang in this episode of Drive Fast Not Loud.
The term “rice” is an interesting phenomenon. Originating as the phrase “rice burner” it referred to, with hardly-subtle racial undertones, Japanese motorcycles that were modified garishly in an attempt to convey the idea of higher performance than the cycle was actually capable of. Eventually it changed to refer to Japanese cars as well, and then
For many car enthusiasts overcoming adversary is a skill employed nearly every time they open the tool box. Overcoming tragedy is a skill that some will require, and the way they approach it differs from person to person. This is the build thread/story of how I have been making the best of a bad situation
Breaking down is a merit badge all car guys obtain at one point or another, because it’s simply not possible to experience the highs of enthusiast car ownership without also taking in the lows. One can never truly enjoy a sunny day without experiencing a couple rainy ones as well. Breaking down is one thing.
It’s 4:05 PM on a beautiful Thursday afternoon in Wichita, KS. I’m sitting in seat 23A on an Embraer ERJ-145 watching YouTube videos while I wait for us to push back from the gate to head south to Houston, TX. We were supposed to leave at 3:05. We boarded at 3:30. ‘The maintenance crew should
The S-10 Blazer/Jimmy is without a doubt one of the most forgettable GM products ever made. Its basic, average looks, image of safety and unusually large, flat trunk made it the darling of high school parking lots nationwide. But is it possible to buy one of the dirtiest examples ever, restore it on a budget,
On Craigslist, there’s always been a scam; a scam so universal that it is practically ‘The Scam”. For someone selling one car, you might get this text maybe once or twice a week. I get these texts about 4 to 5 times a day now. Lucky me. “The Scam” works in 6 parts The scammer