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"Born To Run" "Born To Run"

I just drove past this car - sitting on the front row of the Aston Martin (!) dealer’s lot. Only 2k miles on this lovely Hellcat - yours for $52,500!!

Now taking requests for Consumer Reports used car reliability ratings Now taking requests for Consumer Reports used car reliability ratings

You! yes you over there who buys only gently used, well-depreciated cars with low miles and clean history. Do you want to know what owners of 640000 vehicles had problems with in the last 8 years? I am sharing ratings for some popular Jalop cars to start with. Ask away!

Research Questions for Oppo Research Questions for Oppo

I’m trying to quantify the impact of buying a new car with a warranty, versus buying a used car and keeping it on the road for the same amount of time. I want to understand both the environmental and human costs of each. C3 with a green interior for your time:

Oppo educate me on the 1st gen Volvo S80 Oppo educate me on the 1st gen Volvo S80

I’ve got a friend with limited funds moving here at the end of the month, and since being carless in Houston severely limits employment opportunities, I’ve been helping her look for a cheap car so that she can get around. She has found a listing for a 2002 Volvo S80 with the N/A 2.9L for ~$2k with just under 140k on…

BRZ/FR-S/86... I'm Intrigued. Is it too good to be true? BRZ/FR-S/86... I'm Intrigued. Is it too good to be true?

Used, stock examples are getting uncomfortably cheap. Like, under-$15k-and-still-stock cheap. Yes, it’s out of warranty, but that’s good for my purposes...

Well Oppo, Here She Is. My New (USED) Car. Well Oppo, Here She Is. My New (USED) Car.

After a week of title-stress [owner had requested a duplicate title because he couldn’t find the original, then found the original and that’s what I took to the NYS DMV, where they told me I had to wait for the duplicate] I finally was able to register & plate the car on Friday.

Audi Audi

It is a shame that I may have to sell it soon. Its either the Audi or the Jeep, but something has to be sold (likely at a loss) to make room. I don’t have the title for the Jeep yet and the state seems extremely backlogged with processing new titles/title transfers.

Officially sad now Officially sad now

The crossfire is officially for sale. I’m honestly not sure how easily it will sell. Hopefully the low miles is a kicker.

Why I Will (Probably) Never Buy A New Car Again Why I Will (Probably) Never Buy A New Car Again

I guess at the heart of the matter, I might be cheapskate. It isn’t that I’m hoarding my cash with a plan to retire to Fiji when I’m 40. Not at all, I’d miss my wife and kids. My reasons for not wanting to buy a new car go beyond a simple desire to not hemorrhage greenbacks. It is more about the subtlety of value. Let…

Scandinavian Saga

For those who are interested, I’ve written up the Scandinavian saga that is my first two weeks of owning a 17 year-old Volvo.

How My Day Went How My Day Went

At about 2:00 PM this afternoon, I paid $3,990 for this 1999 Volvo V70XC with 145,000 miles, and drove to my office to finish out the day’s work. So far, so good, right?

2001 CR-V EX: Good, Bad, or Meh 2001 CR-V EX: Good, Bad, or Meh

Greetings fellow Jalops! I need advice as I am looking to get rid of my 1994 Ford Taurus. I recently found a 2001 CR-V EX 4wd (not pictured) for $3000. It has a clean title, auto transmission, and with 212,000 miles on it. I'm looking for a car that will last 5 or so years. Is this a decent car for the price? Are…

An Unreliable Car Can Also Be An Underrated Car An Unreliable Car Can Also Be An Underrated Car

My argument for why the Saab 900 NG Turbo is an underrated car is basically this; just because something is a pain in the ass, doesn’t mean it can’t be fun as well.

Used Car Buying Tip: Don't Trust Your Own Eyes  Used Car Buying Tip: Don't Trust Your Own Eyes 

As some of you may remember, I’m still in the market for a vehicle. I sold my S4 Avant back in April and have been driving my girlfriend’s Mk VII Golf should my bicycle prove to be an inadequate mode of transportation. It doesn’t hurt that I’ve had a few vehicles graciously loaned to me by various manufacturers during…

Checking out what's for sale now. Checking out what's for sale now.

Go to your favourite used car sites, and type in the words ‘Custom’ or ‘Tuning’. Here are my results:

Window Shopping Questions Window Shopping Questions

Like most of you reading this, I spend a lot of my free (and not-so-free) time browsing the internet in search of bitchin’ car deals. Lately, my time has been consumed with 1970s and ‘80s Chevy pickups, ‘60s muscle cars, Volvo C70 coupes (not even really sure why I like these), and, of course, 911s. I’ve been really…

The AutoTempest Blog Week In Review July 20th-24th The AutoTempest Blog Week In Review July 20th-24th

Covered lots of topics on The AutoTempest Blog this past week, so you’d be forgiven for missing a story or two. However, it is now the weekend and you’ve got all the time in the world 48 hours to catch up on everything you missed. Classic cars at Auctions America California, a Malaise Era Buick worth driving, why a…

What would you buy if you needed a car for at most 4 months? What would you buy if you needed a car for at most 4 months?

My sister mentioned she wants a car for the summer, so I suggested that if she buys the right already-depreciated beige-mobile, she could sell it later and be minimally out of pocket. Am I on the right track? I figure any sort of higher mileage Japanese econobox should do the trick, despite my Jalop leanings.

Somebody Rescue This M5 From Virginia Somebody Rescue This M5 From Virginia

The E34 M5 currently sits at number two on my list of likely next vehicles, I’m just being patient and taking time to test drive as many different vehicle on my list before making a decision. However, this M5 found by one of my peers at German Cars For Sale Blog has me thinking maybe I should get ready to pull the…

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