Nice Price Or Crack Pipe Is this used car a good deal? You decide! Subaru Foresters are usually associated with sturdy flannel and fording rainy roads. Today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe XT however is more about getting places quickly. Let’s see if it’s priced to make a quick deal. If someone described you as being ‘a hot mess’ would you consider that an insult or a compliment? That’s pretty much how yesterday’s 1991 Lotus Elan was presented—with poor paint, a scruffy interior, and an overall aura of trouble lurking just over the horizon. Being a hot mess, not even that Elan’s low-for-Lotus $6,000 price tag could sway enough of you to give the car a win. Instead, it went down in a substantial 73 percent Crack Pipe loss. If Lotus is one of the smallest and quirkiest of car makers, then Subaru is one of the… well, I don’t know how you would describe them exactly. They’re not the biggest, or the weirdest, or the best … [Read more...] about At $8,100, Could You See This 2005 Subaru Forester For The Fees?
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Despite the pretentious name, comma and all, The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering is still my favorite show during Monterey Car Week. I’ve realized it’s better if you treat it as a day long outdoor party with some cars in the middle. If you’re there simply to see cars, Kristen already wrote about how the best time to see all the cars at The Quail is at the end once everyone has had their fix of all the drinks and food. But getting there bright and early and spending the whole day at the event has its upsides too. I’ll be the first to admit I have the worst attention span on Earth, so spending an entire day at an outdoor car show wasn’t my ideal way to spend a sunny Friday. But the Quail is different, especially compared to other events during the rest of Car Week. It gets better the longer you stay and the more you enjoy the free drinks and food. Every year this show has gotten bigger and busier, and some say it now feels less exclusive than it once was. … [Read more...] about The Nice Surprises At America’s Fanciest Car Show
Our first three Jalopnik Fantasy Garage residents possess on average the power of 477 horses. The 1969 Honda 1300 Coupe 9 has only 116 ponies at the ready. And its front wheels are of the driven persuasion. Still, I am advocating for the Coupe 9 to be included in our little 50-space Fantasy Garage. Why? Well, for one it is hella rare. Official numbers are hazy recollections at this point, but according to our research Honda built just over 8,000 Coupe 9s. The company built a lesser variant, the 100-hp Coupe 7, in greater number (about 38,500). More significantly, only 1,053 Honda 1300 Coupes ever left Japan, the bulk of which were the punier 7s. Almost all the Coupe 9s that escaped went down to Oz. But rarity does not a Fantasy Garage inductee make. As Diamond Dave would say, go ahead and jump to learn all about "what looks on paper to be the weirdest little motor car ever!" Let's start with that engine. One hundred sixteen horsepower doesn't sound like much until you realize the grunt … [Read more...] about Jalopnik Fantasy Garage: Honda 1300 Coupe 9
Tweet TweetThe NHTSA, together with the Japanese at Mazda came forward with an announcement today that’s much more interesting than any Geneva Motor Show launch out there. Little did the engineers of the Mazda 6 know it until now, but their creation is in some way a suitable house for a specific spider. According to the two parties involved, Mazda and the NHTSA, some spider can make a home in the evaporative canister vent line and clog it up with several webs. If that vent line is clogged up your Mazda 6’s tank could be subjected to a build up of excessive negative pressure. In return, this could lead to a cracked fuel tank and a whole lot of other problems. This recall affects certain 2009 and 2010 Mazda 6 models and the Japanese company’s dealers will soon send out the notice to owners. Upon inspection, the dealers will inspect these vent lines and clean them up where necessary. In making sure such an arachnophobia recall ever happens again, affected models of the … [Read more...] about The Mazda 6 gets one of the weirdest recalls ever
Tweet TweetIt came as no surprise that the Tokyo Auto Show came jam packed with all sort of weird concepts, and the BladeGlider presented by Nissan sure is one of the weirdest. But as crazy as the styling might be, that is not the feature that draws in most attention. If we are to believe Nissan, the BladeGlider has the potential of becoming the best handling vehicle in the world. I am far from giving advice to the army of engineers employed by the Japanese car maker, but the very design of the car just doesn’t inspire that much handling. The front end is narrow, almost giving the impression of a 3-wheeler vehicle. This configuration makes for a central driver’s seat, with two more behind it. Most of the weight is concentrated at the rear, with a 30:70 distribution ratio. The drive comes from in-wheel motors, also at the back. With not many more details to go on, we just have to wait and see if this peculiar concept really does prove to be the best handling vehicle out … [Read more...] about Nissan BladeGlider concept unveiled