Karosserie Baur, based in Stuttgart, Germany, has been involved in open-top BMWs since the 1930s. Fast-forward four or so decades, to 1971, and Baur had replaced their 1600-2 and 2002 … Continue Reading 1985 BMW 323i Baur TC2: Convertible Top Musings And Repair
Every so often I am a little surprised at the realization that we have never discussed a certain car here on Totally That Stupid. Case in point: the 5th generation … Continue Reading 2008 Maserati Quattroporte: Sexy Can Certainly Come with Four Doors
In 2005 or thereabouts, my wife and I flew down to San Diego from the San Francisco Bay area on a Friday evening for a weekend wedding we didn’t attend … Continue Reading 2004 Jaguar S-Type R: Mean, Green, Wallet-Melting Machine?
True story: It was 2004, and we were in England on vacation: four Hitchcocks, two in-laws, and a fun and roomy diesel Volkswagen crossover/minivan thing. At the time our kids … Continue Reading Wagons Ho! Eight sub-$10K Estates to Chase Away the Minivan Blues
We here at Totally That Stupid hate to think of ourselves as car snobs. We have long said we can rationalize pretty much anything and anyone’s passion. That rationalization is … Continue Reading CHOTW: 1989 Dodge Omni America
There was a time – some of us actually remember firsthand – when cars came in colors. Don’t get me wrong, I agree that many cars look just fine in … Continue Reading 1977 Alfa Romeo Spider: How About a Little S2 Love?
Fact #1: I love Fox-body Mustangs. Fact #2: I love convertibles. Fact #3: I have loved the Lincoln Mark VII LSC since Car and Driver named it to their 1986 … Continue Reading 1989 Lincoln Mark VII LSC Convertible: Rollin’ In My (Posh) Five-Point-Oh
As a Car Geek (TM) and one who leans heavily to cars of the German persuasion (though not exclusively), I’m mildly ashamed to admit that I’ve never owned a classic … Continue Reading 1971 Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet: Classic Drop Top Cruising for Four on the Cheap
For folks like us who came of (driving) age in the 1980s, the Volkswagen Jetta was definitely on our short list of cars. I remember test driving an A2 Jetta … Continue Reading 1986 Volkswagen Jetta Turbo Diesel: Clean 80s-Style Green Machine
As car people, one of the questions we are always asked is “What are your favorite car shows or movies?” For many of us, the motion pictures that formed our … Continue Reading Did Disney’s “The Love Bug” Foreshadow Pixar’s “Cars” Universe?
Among regular TTS readers and other folks who know me well, it’s no secret that in my 33+ years of driving, I’ve bought and sold a LOT of cars. The … Continue Reading The Cars That Keep Me Coming Back for More
So first things first: I know we set a limit of $2,000 on our Cheap Heap of the Week feature cars, but what good are rules if you don’t break … Continue Reading CHOTW: 1995 Volvo 850 Turbo Wagon
We at TTS spend a lot (a LOT) of time looking at classified ads for cars – just like we know a lot of you do. Some of us <ahem!> have … Continue Reading How to Sell Your Car in 2020, COVID-19, and Beyond..
I don’t know about you guys, but I miss Saab. We only ever owned one – a 2001 9-5 wagon – but I’d have had more. Still might, in fact. … Continue Reading 1990 Saab 900 Turbo Convertible: Disposable Sports (Sporty??) Car #13
General Motors has a history of making the best version of a particular car right before that model – or in some cases an entire brand – goes away. Let’s … Continue Reading 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix GXP: Hear Us Out
I’ve been spending an inordinate amount of time recently scouring the web for 1980s-vintage luxo-barge cruisers. Sure, yesterday’s Lincoln Continental Turbo Diesel is a rarity and an automotive curiosity, but … Continue Reading TTS Quick Pick: 1985 Oldsmobile Toronado