At $8,500, Is This 1993 Mazda Miata Off-Roader A Good Deal?

At $8,500, Is This 1993 Mazda Miata Off-Roader A Good Deal?

Doc Brown may have made a time machine out of a DeLorean, but the seller of today’s Nice Price or No Dice Miata has taken on an even greater challenge, turning a roadster into an off-roader. Let’s decide if that was a good idea, and what the result might be worth. Once you get something … Read more

The Ford Focus Isn’t Dead Yet, But the Future Isn’t Looking Too Hot

The Ford Focus Isn't Dead Yet, But the Future Isn't Looking Too Hot

Image: Ford Americans never completely warmed up to the Focus, Ford’s alternately great and terrible compact. That’s why we lost it four years ago. In Europe, however, the Focus has enjoyed a more respected reputation. Or at least I thought it did, because the Focus’ days may be numbered there too, according to reports that … Read more

I Regret to Report That the Most American-Made Car Is a Tesla

I Regret to Report That the Most American-Made Car Is a Tesla

Photo: Associated Press Tesla seems to be leading the pack when it comes American-made cars, Senator Joe Manchin killed your hope of getting a bonus tax credit for EVs made with domestic union labor, and General Motors is hitting the pause button at the Hummer EV factory… but it’s a good thing. More: my cat … Read more

The Restomodded Prodrive P25 Will Carry a $560,000 Price Tag

The Restomodded Prodrive P25 Will Carry a $560,000 Price Tag

Image: Prodrive When the fine folks at Prodrive revealed plans to resurrect the Subaru Impreza 22B STi, the car internet appeared to receive the news with a vague mix of heightened interest and exhaustion. Interest because who wouldn’t be excited at the prospect of a modern interpretation of the baddest Impreza ever made? (It’ll always … Read more

Let’s Remember How the Fourth-Generation Mustang Could Have Looked

Let's Remember How the Fourth-Generation Mustang Could Have Looked

The Ford Mustang “Jenner” conceptImage: Ford As a child of the ’90s, I fundamentally believe the best looking cars resemble a bar of soap. That’s why the original SN95 Mustang — not the “NewEdge” refresh (which wasn’t extremely New Edge-y, let’s be real) — has aged so nicely to my eyes. I assume my opinion … Read more

At $18,900, is This 1978 Isuzu 117 Coupe an Import With Import?

At $18,900, is This 1978 Isuzu 117 Coupe an Import With Import?

Today’s Nice Price or No Dice Isuzu is one of the best-looking cars ever to come out of Japan, which makes it a shame for it to have never been officially offered here in America. Let’s see if the price on this privately-imported example is equally as handsome. These days, bbeing a smoker in public … Read more

Ferrari Says Never to Self-Driving

Ferrari Says Never to Self-Driving

Photo: Ferrari Italian icon Ferrari outlined its vision for the future yesterday, a future that will never include a self-driving supercar. Also, Porsche was ordered to cough up over allegations of fuel economy fixing and VW bumps questioned America’s capacity for battery manufacturing. All that and more in The Morning Shift for June 17, 2022. … Read more

At $14,500, Is This VW-Powered 1956 BMW Isetta A Killer Deal?

At $14,500, Is This VW-Powered 1956 BMW Isetta A Killer Deal?

If you’ve ever wanted a car that could pop wheelies while you are sitting atop those wheels, then today’s Nice Price or No Dice Isetta is for you. Let’s see if this wild custom micro is as dangerous to your wallet as it likely is to your person. If you’re a fan of the seemingly … Read more

The 2023 McLaren Artura Proves Hybrids Don’t Have to Be Scary

The 2023 McLaren Artura Proves Hybrids Don't Have to Be Scary

Photo: McLaren They’re coming fast now, one after another: Electric and hybrid performance cars, so inevitable and relentless that weary traditionalists barely bother to shake a fist or gnash their teeth. The McLaren Artura is the latest, a 671-hp, 205-mph plug-in hybrid supercar that underscores every industry recalibration and strategic recalculation: If an automaker doesn’t … Read more

Ford F-150 Raptor R With Supercharged V8

Ford F-150 Raptor R With Supercharged V8

Shown above, the standard twin-turbo V6-powered F-150 Raptor.Photo: Ford Tea Ford F-150 Raptor is getting a V8 very soon, Ford has officially confirmed. At the media event where journalists got to test drive the new 2022 Bronco Raptor (our review will be published shortly), the Ford Performance team gave attendees a tantalizingly brief look at … Read more