Automotive Lists

12 Dead Auto Brands that Should Return

The automotive landscape used to offer a lot more variety, with hundreds of now-defunct brands offering unique cars for any buyer’s tastes. While we probably won’t miss Daewoo or Saturn, there are a dozen examples that made interesting cars back in the day, or had the potential to make awesome rides today. Here are the brands we think deserve a comeback. The American Motors Corporation was …
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Best Cars that Need a Stick

Since pretty much forever, vehicles in the US offered a manual transmission in every model built. It was so common, the manual trans was known as “standard” shift, since it was the default choice. Now, less than 3% of cars sold in the US have manual transmissions, according to a recent report in the LA Times. Everything from high-end sports cars to base model economy crapcans are doing away ...
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Great Cars You Can Still Buy with a Manual Transmission

There’s a lot of doom and gloom in the automotive press about the end of the manual transmission. Automakers are obsessed with gas mileage, EVs, and autonomous vehicles, so there’s a certain sad logic to the stick shift eventually going away. Still, that kind of thinking ignores the great options available right now. While there are currently 40 new vehicles offering a manual in the US, ...
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Crazy Fast Wagons

Call it odd or unfortunate: the time most men gather enough wealth to afford a sportier car is usually during their mid-30s and early 40s. By that point you are statistically likely to have a family so a two-seater or even a 2-door anything won’t quite cut it, especially with the ton of groceries, diapers and school supplies you regularly purchase. So, what do you do? Just give up and get …
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Cars That Should NEVER Make a Comeback

You’ve probably seen articles about cars which were so great they definitely need to make a comeback. This is not one of those articles. These cars were so terrible that a new generation should never see the light of day again. They were horrid in more ways than one, and earned a spot in our ten cars that should never make a comeback list. Looks alone, the Mondial doesn’t deserve to be on …
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The 10 Most Exciting Cars Arriving in 2018

Looking in retrospective, 2017 turned out to be a great year for automotive fans. In the short span of 365 days we got to see some truly incredible machinery in the form of McLaren’s Senna, Ferrari’s 812 SuperFast, Lamborghini’s Huracan Performante, and let’s not forget the all-American Ford GT. Although topping that list seems almost impossible, 2018 promises to be even more exhilarating. ...
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The Grooviest Cars of the 1970s

List of Groovy, Righteous & Far Out Cars that defined the 1970s. The 1970s seemed like a bad time for the automotive landscape, what with rising fuel and insurance costs, plummeting engine power, and some seriously questionable styling. Still, the ‘70s laid the groundwork for what would happen in the coming years. The first Cannonball Run took place in 1972, and Japan invaded with ...
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Doppelgangers: Ordinary Cars that Resemble Other Higher-End Cars

Do you ever get two cars confused with one another because they look so similar?  Uhhh yeah me neither! ...cough cough.  Prideful car enthusiasts won’t admit falling for mistaken identities, nonetheless most of us will do this from time to time.  The truth is that there is a number of cars that look relatively similar to each other, with some being nearly identical twin ‘doppelganger ...
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Great Cars That Deserve A Comeback

There’s a lot of cars that become legendary in their own time, and then fade from prominence, remembered only by their enthusiasts. Some are too great to forget, and get a second chance at production, like the Acura NSX and Ford GT. For every great car that makes a comeback, there are a dozen worthy rides that will never again see the factory. Here’s our picks for the greatest cars that ...
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List of the Greatest Car Nicknames

As car enthusiasts, you might sometimes get a little carried away with your opinion (us here too). During the exchange of knowledge, or just while internet trolling, we sometimes create nicknames for our cars. Some of these nicknames stick. Maybe the name rings true with many owners, or just touches humorously on some shared experience. Whatever the reason behind them, we went looking for …
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Most Quintessential Cars of the 1960s

The phrase “bat shit crazy” comes up a lot these days, whether talking politics, business, or celebrity scandals. It also applies to cars of a certain age. The space race seems to have driven everyone mad in the 1960s, and car designers, and the car buying public, bought up lots of weird and wonderful rides. Here are the most iconic quintessential cars of the 1960s.   Ford ...
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Best Car Apps for Smartphones

Smart phones can offer so much more than just Facebook and Twitter. Especially while driving, you should put that tech to use, making your drive a better, more efficient, safer experience. Of course we don’t want you playing Minecraft or Pokémon GO while driving, so keep your eyes on the road, and use these car apps in the background, while you focus on driving. Here’s our list of the best ...
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Worlds Most Iconic Turbo Cars

Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson once humorously said about turbochargers: “exhaust gasses go into the turbocharger and spin it, witchcraft happens, and you go faster.” He’s not exactly wrong, and the mystique of the turbo is felt worldwide. From factory turbo cars, to aftermarket performance upgrades, it seems most gearheads want a turbocharged car. If you’re in the market, here’s our picks for ...
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Depreciated Dream Cars That Are Now Affordable

“Dream cars” earn their title by being way out of reach for the average car enthusiast. Sometimes it’s due to ultra-low production numbers, but usually the exclusivity comes from six or even seven-figure MSRPs. Not a lot of us are willing to drop more than the price of an average American home on a car. However, depreciation is a wonderful thing for car buyers, even if it hurts the first ...
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50 Terrible Car Names

Some cars have names that fit like a glove. Take the Dodge Viper. A car that even aesthetically resembles a crotaline snake (pit viper). If you don’t respect the Vipers’ horsepower then it will bite you (by means of spinning out and wrapping it around your neighbor’s tree).  Other times cars are named poorly.  Now a great car can stand on its own, above the fray of a terrible car name. The ...
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Most Iconic Cars of the 2000’s

The first decade of the millennium isn’t all that many years back. However, the oldest cars from that decade are now several old, and the newest have had their warranties expire. This distance gives us a chance to judge these vehicles for their cultural and historical significance, and not just as potential new drivers. For better or worse, here are the iconic cars of the aughts. The decade ...
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