Tag: 1600

By on September 3, 2013

Can you remember when sports cars were a staple of design studios?  When these wee-beasties were vellum fodder like today’s CUVs?  Me neither.  But Europe once made these in spades, and–much like today’s utility vehicle craze–Japan regularly followed suit.  Let’s examine that rich history with a deep cut into Nissan’s “Fairlady” series.    (Read More…)

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  • Re: GM Builds Their Last 1500 Series Van

    Pch101 - Some YTD deliveries figures: Ford E-series: 66,905 Chevy Express + GMC Savana: 55,783 Ford Transit Connect: 19,799 Sprinter: 11,483 Tradition still rules this...
  • Re: Junkyard Find: 1978 Porsche 924

    manbridge - Looks like one I pilfered a MC cap from at a yard in Colorado Springs?
  • Re: Chart Of The Day: Crossovers Are King

    Scoutdude - If you go back to the mid 80′s you’ll also find the Escort was one of the best selling cars, in fact the best selling car until the Taurus...
  • Re: Junkyard Find: 1978 Porsche 924

    Vega - Thanks for the insight. Now go back to youtube comments please.
  • Re: 2015 Mazda2 Revealed

    Marcelo de Vasconcellos - Yes, I agree with Wheatridger. Though highway efficiency is surely a factor, it is more an excuse designers use to design what is perceived as modern (much...
  • Re: Chart Of The Day: Crossovers Are King

    Marcelo de Vasconcellos - Agreed, the choice is starting (in a way, xb20, Soul, Cube, too), but I’d argue most don’t even know about such cars yet (also...
  • Re: Chart Of The Day: Crossovers Are King

    Scoutdude - The Mazda 5 and Ford Transit Connect Wagon would disagree that there are not mini minivans in the US. I believe that the Nissan NV2000 is going to offer a...
  • Re: Chart Of The Day: Crossovers Are King

    Marcelo de Vasconcellos - But those sales come out from a couple of things. The high seating position is appreciated by women, not only, but women (rightly or...
  • Re: GM Builds Their Last 1500 Series Van

    Scoutdude - The Sprinter is not FWD. Haven’t see a UPS branded Sprinter. There are a few remaining FedEx Sprinters but in most cases they are owned by...
  • Re: 2015 Mazda2 Revealed

    Wheatridger - Just an aero-looking styling indicator, I’d suspect. If you look at a raindrop or a fish, nature’s perfect aero forms, a blunt front is permissible as long...

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