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An Early Nissan R35 GT-R Is Still Terrifyingly Fast; Bends Space-Time

When the Nissan R35 GT-R came out in 2007, it ate Porsches for breakfast. It quickly established itself as nothing short of a missile on four wheels and with a sub-$80,000 price tag, it was the ultimate bang-for-your-buck deal of the century. It’s time for a little revisit of the first version of the R35.Read […]

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The Volkswagen XL1 Was The Future We Never Got

We know what the future of Volkswagen looks like today—or at least, what the future of cars according to Volkswagen looks like. Many models, diverse in body styles, all riding on one modular platform and powered by electricity. An EV onslaught, the scale of which the world has never seen before. But it wasn’t always…Read […]

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The TC Stands For Total Crock

No matter what Chrysler says, the TC by Maserati is totally just a tarted up LeBaron. Same chassis, same platform, same engines, mostly the same bodywork. The 200 horsepower 2.2-liter turbo model had Cosworth-built-Maserati-finished cylinder heads, but this version with the 3-liter V6 was all Mitsubishi power. Man,…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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It May Be Time To Admit The Pontiac Aztek Was Right

First, I can’t believe that Regular Car Reviews hasn’t featured the Pontiac Aztek until just now. Second, for all the Aztek’s many flaws—it had a horrible engine, deplorable early 2000s General Motors quality, and it was quite ugly—it may be time to admit the Aztek was right. More than that, it was the future.Read more… […]

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I Scared Mr. Regular In My Mitsubishi Lancer GTS On A Race Track

I have waited for this moment for years. I have begged and pleaded for Regular Car Reviews to review a last-generation Mitsubishi Lancer forever, as it is a truly regular car. I know, because I own a 2010 Lancer GTS that has been the butt of many “reasonably-priced car” jokes. Finally, Mr. Regular reviewed mine […]

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How To Boost A Second-Gen Toyota MR2 Without Blowing It Up

Looking for a good SW20-generation Toyota MR2 on Craigslist is a tough job, as it’s a virtual minefield of failures and sadness. But this bright blue one built by Prime Driven isn’t. It’s a little gem with 270 horsepower at the crank, and here’s how they did it without blowing up. Read more… Continue Reading […]

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The Australian Ford Falcon Exists In The Best Alternate Universe Possible

“This isn’t supposed to be here,” said old-school American Ford Falcon owner Mr. Regular of the 2006 Ford Falcon XR6 BF he drove in New Zealand. “This car doesn’t exist!” But it does, and it exists in the best possible alternate timeline: the one where muscle cars were designed to bring your friends. Read more… […]

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