The Truth About Cars » 1994 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Mon, 02 May 2016 14:00:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Junkyard Find: 1994 Audi 100 Station Wagon http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/junkyard-find-1994-audi-100-station-wagon/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/junkyard-find-1994-audi-100-station-wagon/#comments Wed, 13 Jan 2016 13:00:28 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1265473 We examined part of the endgame of the Audi 5000 debacle in the United States with a junked 1990 Audi 100 Quattro sedan in Denver. Having banished the toxic Audi 5000 name, Audi called these cars Audi 100s until everyone was thoroughly confused, then renamed it the A6, which they still use today. Here’s a sort of unusual example […]

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We examined part of the endgame of the Audi 5000 debacle in the United States with a junked 1990 Audi 100 Quattro sedan in Denver. Having banished the toxic Audi 5000 name, Audi called these cars Audi 100s until everyone was thoroughly confused, then renamed it the A6, which they still use today. Here’s a sort of unusual example […]

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Junkyard Find: 1994 Isuzu Amigo http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/10/junkyard-find-1994-isuzu-amigo/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/10/junkyard-find-1994-isuzu-amigo/#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:00:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=937594 Remember the Isuzu Amigo? A descendant of the platform that gave us the Chevy Luv pickup, the Amigo was the cuddly three-door version of the much more popular Isuzu Rodeo. Rodeos are still fairly easy to find here in Colorado, but the Amigo is another story. Here’s a last-year-of sales ’94 I found in a […]

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Remember the Isuzu Amigo? A descendant of the platform that gave us the Chevy Luv pickup, the Amigo was the cuddly three-door version of the much more popular Isuzu Rodeo. Rodeos are still fairly easy to find here in Colorado, but the Amigo is another story. Here’s a last-year-of sales ’94 I found in a […]

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Junkyard Find: 1994 Dodge Shadow ES http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/junkyard-find-1994-dodge-shadow-es/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/junkyard-find-1994-dodge-shadow-es/#comments Tue, 11 Mar 2014 13:00:35 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=769394 So many Chrysler P bodies in American wrecking yards today, so many that Shadows and Sundances generally make up a good quarter of your typical self-serve wrecking yard’s Chrysler section. You still see some of these cars on the street these days, though hit-bottom-years-ago resale values mean that a running Chrysler P is becoming semi-rare […]

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So many Chrysler P bodies in American wrecking yards today, so many that Shadows and Sundances generally make up a good quarter of your typical self-serve wrecking yard’s Chrysler section. You still see some of these cars on the street these days, though hit-bottom-years-ago resale values mean that a running Chrysler P is becoming semi-rare […]

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Junkyard Find: 1994 Plymouth Sundance Duster http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/junkyard-find-1994-plymouth-sundance-duster/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/junkyard-find-1994-plymouth-sundance-duster/#comments Thu, 17 Jan 2013 16:30:56 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=474153 Not everyone shares my interest in the K-variant Chrysler P platform, so I limit Shadow and Sundance Junkyard Finds to just the more historically significant members of the P family. Like, say, this ’93 Shadow ES, this ’91 Shadow, this ’92 Sundance, and this hard-to-find Sundance America. Today, we’ll be looking at one of the […]

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Not everyone shares my interest in the K-variant Chrysler P platform, so I limit Shadow and Sundance Junkyard Finds to just the more historically significant members of the P family. Like, say, this ’93 Shadow ES, this ’91 Shadow, this ’92 Sundance, and this hard-to-find Sundance America. Today, we’ll be looking at one of the […]

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Auction To Crusher: 12 Weeks In the Lives of Two Cars At a Self-Service Wrecking Yard http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/auction-to-crusher-12-weeks-in-the-lives-of-two-cars-at-a-self-service-wrecking-yard/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/auction-to-crusher-12-weeks-in-the-lives-of-two-cars-at-a-self-service-wrecking-yard/#comments Thu, 20 Dec 2012 14:00:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=470330 I’ve loved high-turnover self-service wrecking yards since I used to hang out at U-Pull Auto Wrecking in Oakland as a teenager in the early 1980s, and so it makes sense that junkyard-related stuff became so central to the Murilee Martin Lifestyle Brand™. During the last year, as my Junkyard Find series has evolved into a […]

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I’ve loved high-turnover self-service wrecking yards since I used to hang out at U-Pull Auto Wrecking in Oakland as a teenager in the early 1980s, and so it makes sense that junkyard-related stuff became so central to the Murilee Martin Lifestyle Brand™. During the last year, as my Junkyard Find series has evolved into a […]

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Because You Grab This Stuff While You Can: Junkyard Integra Donates Brakes For My Civic http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/11/because-you-grab-this-stuff-while-you-can-junkyard-integra-donates-brakes-for-my-civic/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/11/because-you-grab-this-stuff-while-you-can-junkyard-integra-donates-brakes-for-my-civic/#comments Wed, 28 Nov 2012 15:30:25 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=468195 So I’ve still got an Integra GS-R engine sitting in my garage, waiting to be swapped into my hooptie ’92 Civic DX— because the fifth-gen Civic, with its ease of parts-swapping and galaxy of aftermarket stuff, is to the present day what the ’55 Chevy was to the 1970s— and when that happens I’ll need […]

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So I’ve still got an Integra GS-R engine sitting in my garage, waiting to be swapped into my hooptie ’92 Civic DX— because the fifth-gen Civic, with its ease of parts-swapping and galaxy of aftermarket stuff, is to the present day what the ’55 Chevy was to the 1970s— and when that happens I’ll need […]

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Junkyard Find: 1994 Lexus SC400 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/junkyard-find-1994-lexus-sc400/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/junkyard-find-1994-lexus-sc400/#comments Sat, 22 Sep 2012 13:00:35 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=460960 I’ve been seeking out Japanese luxury Junkyard Finds lately, so this fairly straight example of Toyota’s personal luxury coupe of the 1990s seemed worthy of inclusion in the series. The early SCs were USDM-ized Toyota Soarers with either the Supra’s 3-liter 2JZ six or the 1UZ V8 from the Celsior/LS400. My ’97 LS400 has this […]

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I’ve been seeking out Japanese luxury Junkyard Finds lately, so this fairly straight example of Toyota’s personal luxury coupe of the 1990s seemed worthy of inclusion in the series. The early SCs were USDM-ized Toyota Soarers with either the Supra’s 3-liter 2JZ six or the 1UZ V8 from the Celsior/LS400. My ’97 LS400 has this […]

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Junkyard Find: 1994 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight Regency Elite http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/junkyard-find-1994-oldsmobile-ninety-eight-regency-elite/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/junkyard-find-1994-oldsmobile-ninety-eight-regency-elite/#comments Mon, 17 Sep 2012 13:00:14 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=460177 The very last generation of Olds 98 was the most distinctive-looking of any of the 98s built since the early 1970s. Though it was related to a number of Buicks and Cadillacs of the era, the 1991-96 Ninety-Eight had the kind of Oldsmobility that traditional (i.e., those who remembered the Lindbergh Kidnapping) Olds buyers weren’t […]

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The very last generation of Olds 98 was the most distinctive-looking of any of the 98s built since the early 1970s. Though it was related to a number of Buicks and Cadillacs of the era, the 1991-96 Ninety-Eight had the kind of Oldsmobility that traditional (i.e., those who remembered the Lindbergh Kidnapping) Olds buyers weren’t […]

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Junkyard Find: 1994 Mercury Cougar XR7 “Prowler” http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/junkyard-find-1994-mercury-cougar-xr7-prowler/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/junkyard-find-1994-mercury-cougar-xr7-prowler/#comments Tue, 31 Jan 2012 19:00:52 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=428687 When the Cougar went from the Fox platform to the MN12 platform for the 1989 model year, it got an independent rear suspension and a longer wheelbase for even more personal luxury. The ’89-97 Cougar had style, and thus the Prowler Edition XR7 makes perfect sense. Other than a bunch of dudes who have named […]

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When the Cougar went from the Fox platform to the MN12 platform for the 1989 model year, it got an independent rear suspension and a longer wheelbase for even more personal luxury. The ’89-97 Cougar had style, and thus the Prowler Edition XR7 makes perfect sense. Other than a bunch of dudes who have named […]

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1965 Impala Hell Project, Part 10: Fiat Hood Scoops, Endless Ribbon of Asphalt http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/1965-impala-hell-project-part-10-fiat-hood-scoops-endless-ribbon-of-asphalt/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/1965-impala-hell-project-part-10-fiat-hood-scoops-endless-ribbon-of-asphalt/#comments Thu, 25 Aug 2011 19:00:17 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=408576 Last week, the Impala roared into 1992 with more refinements and spun quite a few digits on its Buick odometer. Late in ’92, with Bill Clinton packing up his Astroturf-enhanced El Camino and heading for the White House and the days getting shorter, I decided to celebrate my escape from the looming menace of an […]

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Last week, the Impala roared into 1992 with more refinements and spun quite a few digits on its Buick odometer. Late in ’92, with Bill Clinton packing up his Astroturf-enhanced El Camino and heading for the White House and the days getting shorter, I decided to celebrate my escape from the looming menace of an […]

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Down On The Oakland Street, 1994: Before Taurus Beaters Were Cheap Enough http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/down-on-the-oakland-street-1994-before-taurus-beaters-were-cheap-enough/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/down-on-the-oakland-street-1994-before-taurus-beaters-were-cheap-enough/#comments Wed, 24 Aug 2011 13:30:20 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=408487 The reason I’m only doing ’65 Impala Hell Project posts every week or so is the fact that it takes for-freakin-ever for me to search and scan endless sheets of 35mm negatives and slides for images that are relevant to the story (the 1999-vintage SCSI film scanner I’m using sure isn’t helping matters). There is […]

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The reason I’m only doing ’65 Impala Hell Project posts every week or so is the fact that it takes for-freakin-ever for me to search and scan endless sheets of 35mm negatives and slides for images that are relevant to the story (the 1999-vintage SCSI film scanner I’m using sure isn’t helping matters). There is […]

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And the Winner Is… http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/and-the-winner-is-20/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/and-the-winner-is-20/#comments Sun, 14 Aug 2011 17:44:22 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=407162 The formula for taking the win on laps at a 24 Hours of LeMons race remains the same regardless of whether a race has a Sears-Point-bulging-at-seams 170 cars… or 20, as was the case at this weekend’s swampy, sweaty Cain’t Git Bayou event: you have a team stacked with drivers who turn consistent quick laps, […]

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The formula for taking the win on laps at a 24 Hours of LeMons race remains the same regardless of whether a race has a Sears-Point-bulging-at-seams 170 cars… or 20, as was the case at this weekend’s swampy, sweaty Cain’t Git Bayou event: you have a team stacked with drivers who turn consistent quick laps, […]

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And the Winner Is… http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/and-the-winner-is-12/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/and-the-winner-is-12/#comments Mon, 23 May 2011 03:33:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=395849 The temperature soared well into the 90s today, causing fearful mechanical carnage among the cars that had survived the first session of the 2011 ‘Shine Country Classic in South Carolina. Through all the busted engine blocks and vaporized head gaskets, one Screamin’ Chicken-bedecked Mazda just kept blasting out fast lap after fast lap, padding its […]

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The temperature soared well into the 90s today, causing fearful mechanical carnage among the cars that had survived the first session of the 2011 ‘Shine Country Classic in South Carolina. Through all the busted engine blocks and vaporized head gaskets, one Screamin’ Chicken-bedecked Mazda just kept blasting out fast lap after fast lap, padding its […]

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Southern Discomfort LeMons: And The Winner Is… http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/02/southern-discomfort-lemons-and-the-winner-is/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/02/southern-discomfort-lemons-and-the-winner-is/#comments Mon, 21 Feb 2011 03:56:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=384497 Plenty of Mazdas (including the Protege, Miata, RX-7, and— depending on how strictly you define a Mazda— Ford Probe) have taken the win on laps at a 24 Hours of LeMons event, so the fact that the Hong Norrth 1994 MX-3 wore Mazda badges didn’t shock anyone. No, what shocked everyone was the crazy series […]

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Plenty of Mazdas (including the Protege, Miata, RX-7, and— depending on how strictly you define a Mazda— Ford Probe) have taken the win on laps at a 24 Hours of LeMons event, so the fact that the Hong Norrth 1994 MX-3 wore Mazda badges didn’t shock anyone. No, what shocked everyone was the crazy series […]

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