This month Toyota registered a trademark for “FT-4X” as a name for a car or truck. In Toyota language, “FT” (Future Toyota) identifies it as a concept vehicle. As for “4X,” what else but four-wheel drive? Perhaps, if we follow this trail of crumbs, the company is reconsidering its position on an FJ Cruiser-style…
Driving off-road doesn’t have to be scary. Yet most people that spend serious cash on 4WDs never even put them in low range, much less take them off the pavement. Let’s try to fix that with a few basic skills everyone can master.
Did you know that the Eagles started out as one of Linda Ronstadt's back-up bands? If you don't know who Linda Ronstadt is then maybe today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Eagle will additionally have you asking AMC what? That doesn't mean you still can't get familiar with this '80s flier.
It is not even technically winter yet, but states like Texas have experiencing record cold temps, and I would not want to live in Buffalo, NY. Now is the time to start shopping for a winter beater and last week I asked you to find the best AWD/4WD for under ten grand; here are the the top ten.
It's only November and this winter is already shaping up to be a rough one. If you are in the market for a new car, there aren't many choices for under twenty-grand. However the pre-owned market is plentiful, so what's the best vehicle under $10,000 to conquer the cold?
I'm in the market for a new (not used) car. Winter is approaching quickly and I would really like something with all-wheel-drive or 4-wheel-drive. I would prefer something on the smaller side with decent gas mileage. I have a max budget of $20,000 (before taxes and fees).
Mazda's 323 was the replacement for a small runabout the company dubbed the GLC, or Great Little Car. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe 323 is not just a real GLC, its turbo'd 4WD makes it a GTX, but will its price make it a POS?
Denver is called the Mile High City, and winter driving there is made easier with 4WD. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Tercel has that, but does its combination of condition and price make you think the seller is high?
Chrysler's minivans caught the competition off guard, even usually unflappable Toyota. The Japanese countered with a JDM forward-control offering, and as today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe contender attests, while it may have been slow, its freak flag sure flies.
Remember when you used to have to pull a lever to send power to all four wheels in your Subaru? The hardships our forefathers endured!
Ho ho ho! Look what the spy-photo Santa has left under the tree! Is that the 2011 Audi RS5? I think it is! Have you been a good little Internet? Would you like to see it? I bet you would!
The Bronco's long gone. Land Rovers are expensive. Chrysler's got no money. Seems like a perfect time for an automaker to take a run at the rock-crawler segment. Hyundai US CEO John Krafcik told us they may do just that.
Welcome to Project Car Hell, where you choose your eternity by selecting the project that's the coolest... and the most hellish! Remember the Late Reagan/Early Bush I Era, when you had a huge selection of fragile, nervous AWD Japanese machinery?
We love second-gen Toyota Tercel wagons around these parts, so we always enjoy watching hyperkinetic Japanese TV commercials for what JDM buyers knew as the Toyota Sprinter Caribbean.
Carmax, the nations largest used car retailer, has put together the top ten features new car buyers yearn for in online searches. But, rather than just listing them, we've tried to divine why someone might want each of these gadgets.
$7,500 is just too high for a supercharged Chevy Citation X-11, as it turns out. We know you like well-preserved old Toyota trucks, so we'll see how a low-mile example fares here.
Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. In all this time, we've seen just one DOTS Subaru.
In mid-80s Japan, when you wanted a macho off-road machine that could take on the bears of the Canadian Rockies, you headed straight to the Toyota Sprinter Carib, which we Norteamericanos knew as the Tercel 4WD wagon. I've had a few of these things, and they're great for your hoonage-on-the-fire-road sort of…
Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. The VW van is a fairly common sight in Alameda, so much so that I keep passing by most T2 Transporters without stopping to photograph them (we've seen numerous T1 buses: 1956, …
Mitsubishi will introduce its latest Pajero Sport SUV next month at the annual Moscow International Auto Salon. The new Mitsu bruiser, known on the South side of the Americas as the Mitsubishi Montero, will feature 2- or 3-row seating along with water-repellent seats and a waterproof luggage compartment floor. They're…