Here are a few of our automotive guilty pleasures

It goes without saying, but I’ll say it anyway. The world is full of cars, and just about as many of them are bad as are good. It’s pretty easy to pick which fall into each category after giving them a thorough walkaround and, more important, driving them. But every once in a while, an automobile straddles the line somehow between good and bad — it may be hideously overpriced and therefore a marketplace failure, it may be stupid quick in a straight line but handles like a drunken noodle, or it may have an interior that looks like it was made of a mess of injection-molded Legos. Heck, maybe all three.

Yet there’s something special about some bad cars that actually makes them likable. The idea for this list came to me while I was browsing classified ads for cars within a few hundred miles of my house. I … Read More

These 15 car models saw the greatest growth in used sales since customers started buying again

2918 Nissan Rogue Sport.
2918 Nissan Rogue Sport.

Nissan

  • Car search engine and automotive research firm iSeeCars.com created a list of 15 vehicles that saw the greatest used car sale growth from May 2019 to May 2020.

  • The list also included the vehicles’ respective month-over-month growth in 2020 from April to May.

  • iSeeCars.com’s list — which is ranked by highest to lowest year-over-year growth — is topped by the Honda HR-V, which saw a 53.1% increase in used car sales from May 2019 to 2020.

  • However, the Mazda CX-5 saw the largest used car sale growth from April to May with a 108.9% spike.

  • On average, used cars saw a 12.5% decrease in sales from May 2019 to May 2020, but a 105.5% increase from April 2020 to May.

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Car search engine and automotive research firm iSeeCars.com created a list of 15 used vehicles that saw

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Lotus Esprit Jim Clark Edition Honors a Racing Hero

From Car and Driver

From the September 1992 issue of Car and Driver.

“Although the past may not repeat itself, it does rhyme.” -Mark Twain

If, like us, your recollection of automotive lore‑the firing order of a 1970 Boss 302, for example—exceeds your recollection of ninth-grade algebra, then the green and yellow livery of this Lotus Esprit Turbo SE should rhyme. Okay, so it’s more Ginsberg than Frost. But it should at least set to murmuring a tiny voice in your head that says, “I’ve seen this before.”

And you have. Although you may not see it again, because Lotus will build only twenty of the Esprit Jim Clark Limited Editions pictured here.

With the exception of the Lamborghini Diablo and, well, a Trabant, this rare and gaudy Lotus draws more comments than any car we have recently tested. Five teenagers in Hardee’s parking lot jump, twitch, and fidget, waiting

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VW Polo Driver Flips Car Seconds After Taking Delivery

Which pedal does what again?

As any driver knows, the excitement of a new car is definitely something to lose sleep over. Even more so if it happens to be the car that you’ve finally worked so hard for and spent many days researching to purchase. Driving off the dealer lot after all the papers are signed and the keys are handed over is a momentous occasion. This is it, you’re key to independence (or monthly payments) and even more memories to be had. Just don’t screw this up, okay? Don’t be like this guy in the video. 

VW Polo Driver Flips Car Seconds After Taking Delivery

This video was taken in India and consists of two angles, the first being either of the dealership staff or family member documenting the owner’s first drive, and the dealership CCTV camera. It shows a clip of what appears to be

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