Few of us are eager to drive around advertising a business without commensurate compensation, but when the ad in question is as cool as the one on today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe F100, exceptions may be made. Let’s see if this classic pickup’s price is just as exceptional. There are a myriad of ways in which the European Union is different from the United States, but perhaps the most important one is in Advertisement That popularity didn’t extend to yesterday’s 1987 VW Jetta, despite the car having an old school two-door body and a desirable R32 VR6 engine swap, both of which looked extremely clean. Neither however, When it comes to ultimate vehicle sales here in the U.S., actual This 1964 Ford F100 is one of that diminishing supply. Sixties trucks aren’t as numerous today as they once were, and finding one that isn’t either a clapped-out rust bucket or surgical operatory-clean garage queen is an ever more challenging task. I think … [Read more...] about At $4,500, Could This 1964 Ford F100 Pickup Turn You Into The Mac Daddy?
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Now we all love the Chevy Sprint; the little rebadged Suzuki won our hearts with jumping and yet more jumping. So when I stumbled across this freshly-placed-on-yard '87 Turbo Sprint I was sorely tempted to lay down a couple hundred bucks for the complete engine, buy an early Geo Metro to put it in, and look for the nearest ramp... Advertisement In the 80s, a TURBO logo on your car was like a Members Only jacket; if you didn't have at least three emblems with the magic word adorning your ride, you could forget about catching even 1/10 the herpes that the guy in the Black Gold 280ZX was gonna get. Those babes with the Cyndi Lauper hair and pastel legwarmers were picky, you know. So it goes without saying that the decal department at GM didn't stint on the logos, even though it jacked up the cost of the car by 21 cents each. Advertisement And here it is: 3 screaming cylinders of turbocharged power. Everything is there, too, including the smallest intercooler you're ever going to … [Read more...] about Junkyard Find: 1987 Turbo Sprint
Ever-struggling long-experienced electric car maker Th!nk is planning on bringing the City to our cities in the US next year, allowing you to go gas-free, Norwegian-style. The little car has a 126-mile range on an overnight charge, and if you give the batteries a workout, the City will top out at 65 MPH. It's going to take a while to get there, though: Despite its top speed, they've only listed a 0-50 time of 16 seconds, leaving us to assume their stopwatch doesn't read high enough to record a proper 0-60 time. More specs and full release after the jump. Th!nk must have confidence in their batteries, because the City has power locks, a 4kW electric heater, electric windows, electric mirrors, air conditioning, an electrically heated windscreen, stereo CD with MP3, USB, Bluetooth, and even a navigation & multimedia system. Advertisement Believe it or not, Th!nk claims this really is a car, not just a quadricycle. At least, that's what they're telling folks at the British … [Read more...] about Th!nk All-Electric City Car Coming To US In 2009
The compact segment is fiercely contended, with strong competitors coming from every major carmaker. With increasing quality deriving from each geographical location, expectations are rising, and customers are no longer willing to settle for a crappy econobox. Rather, they expect midsize sedan-like luxuries, with improved fuel efficiency to boot. An engaging driving experience is no longer an unanswered wish, it's now an expected demand. Simply put, the compact buyer expects to receive more, but not pay more. Advertisement They are, by all accounts, a bunch of greedy buggers. (Full Disclosure: Nissan wanted me to drive the new Sentra so badly they flew me out to San Francisco and put me up in a delightful hotel by the ocean. At dinner a lovely gentleman kept calling me Alan. I left it too long to correct him, so in the end I went along with it. So, from this day forth, please refer to me as Alan.) The 2013 Nissan Sentra is Nissan's bullet designed to elevate the Japanese … [Read more...] about 2013 Nissan Sentra: The Jalopnik Review
“Does it shit and git?” a rally crew member from another team asked me after I rolled up to my hotel in a burbling and strikingly green 2019 Dodge Durango SRT. “What...yes? I think so,” I replied. (Full disclosure: Fiat Chrysler was kind enough to let me borrow a Durango SRT when I needed a rally support vehicle that could both shit and git with a car trailer hanging off its hitch.) The Durango SRT has been around for about two years, and the car it’s based on has been out for what feels like an eternity—around six years. Yet, somehow, it still manages to shield its occupants from the outdatedness that it truly rides upon. Well, at least in the SRT trim it does. I spent about a week and 1,300 miles in this SUV, putting it through the tests of being a city car, a race hauler, and New England road trip machine to see if this $76,450 hellraiser of a vehicle was actually worth its rather mighty price tag. Advertisement What Is It? The … [Read more...] about The 475-HP Dodge Durango SRT Is A Muscle Truck That’s Ready To Haul