In page five of their brochure, Toyota describes the engine in the Corolla Hatch as the “all-new 168 hp 2.0 liter Dynamic Force Engine”.
The car was revealed in a gimmicky egg ahead of the official press event at NYIAS. There are more photos all over Twitter and Instagram using the tag #Toyotahatch.
There are new small-displacement Husqvarnas!
In another post, someone shared http://www.vehiclehistory.com as a free alternative to Carfax. Out of curiosity, I plugged the VIN in from my old WRX and saw what came up. The last entry in the record? Me buying it in 2011. Strange, I thought. Maybe the records are just bad...though state titling agencies should be…
That’s not bad. Not bad at all.
It may not have been clear from earlier posts, but I haven’t needed to drive to work since 2012. A combination of Boston public transit and my trusty Bianchi Volpe have been my primary source of transportation for almost five years at this point. Well, recently I accepted a job outside the city that would require a…
There’s been a very complimentary review of Steve Lehto’s book about Preston Tucker written up on a small car blog, “Just a Car Guy”. Oppositelock gets a small shout-out, too.
As an apology for blowing up the earlier Guess the Car post so quickly, I have a new image for people to try out. Hopefully not too easy, but we’ll see:
I’ve thought for a while it’d be really cool to try and graft a Supra nose onto a Celica coupe body. And while the result looks cool, it doesn’t mean spending $9000 for someone else’s project which doesn’t run is a good idea.
Why wait until the car actually arrives at dealers, you can buy one now for $10k over MSRP...
This was the first car I purchased with my own money, a 1997 Pontiac Bonneville SSEi with about 140,000 miles on it. I bought it for $2000 off a guy out in Western Pennsylvania who bought it at a salvage auction and rebuilt the front end for his dad. He sold the car after his father passed away, and to be honest the…
No matter what you do to your car, it takes longer than usual. I was removing my winter wheels and found them quite stuck to the hub...3 hours and a sledgehammer later they were all off and the summer wheels on. Nothing is as easy as you think it is.
EA’s Need for Speed Most Wanted is free on their Origin service today. It’s not in the god tier of racing games by any means, but free is usually a low enough price to give something a shot.
All this FWD, RWD, AWD nonsense reminds me that I’ve hit a few cards in car bingo, despite only owning three vehicles.
Continental WinterContact SI, wrapped on the stock wheels. Had a bit of a kerfluffle with a sticky valve stem, but other than that tires have been good so far. I do want to know, though...this is the first time I’ve had a car with snow tires. On the Subaru I made do with all-seasons year round, admittedly ones that…
You know the voice. “This shifter throw is kind of long, I bet there’s a part for that.” “Blacked out kidney grilles would be easy and look good.” “This car would sound mean with an exhaust!” “Look at how cheap sway bars are!” “You can totally install a DISA manifold yourself!”
After all my test drives and grappling with the concept of practicality, this is what I ended up with. I’m pretty happy with my decision.