Nearly four years have passed since the first post I wrote for Jalopnik. It's been a good run, but I need a break.
When we did the Junkyard Build Quality challenge with door panels, the Audi 80 won handily, with top-shelf fasteners, few hidden corners cut, and well-thought-out design. We're moving into sportier— and pricier— territory here, with a 1993 BMW E36 yielding its speedometer to Shawn's crude-yet-effective junkyard…
The '93 BMW E36 did pretty well in the Speedometer Edition of the Junkyard Build Quality Challenge, with excellent marks for component quality, but the Germans are vulnerable in the areas of complexity and general pain-in-assness. We'll see if Nissan can do better, with this '93 Infiniti J30 up next.
So the new masters of Chrysler will be bringing their sporty little European machine to these shores... but can they overcome the terrible "Fix It Again, Tony" image the 124, 128, Strada, and X1/9 established a generation ago?
After getting my Project Van Hell '66 Dodge A100 last weekend, I was a bit apprehensive about removing its rod-knockitty engine through the doors. I've done plenty of engine swaps, but never out of a mid-engined van. No problem!
Welcome to Down On The Mile High Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the City That Rust Sorta Ignored: Denver, Colorado. It's too bad the Mercury brand is going away- no future Breezeways!
"It seems that the MGC's biggest problem was that it was the answer to a question no one was really asking," according to Ate Up With Motor's Aaron Severson in his latest article.
When I lived in Georgia, I learned that sticking your hand into a junkyard car's trunk is a good way to get a trip to the emergency room with multiple cottonmouth bites. Snakes aren't the only junkyard wildlife, though!
I've got plenty of tales of the wretched heaps I've owned over the years, but I lack sufficient photographic evidence of my Free Beater Era. Now, however, I've unearthed this old shot of the legendary Free '68 Volvo 144.