Given the state of perpetual flux that financial markets have seen as of late, I have noticed a lot of chatter around various car blogs and social media sites about … Continue Reading 1995 Ferrari 456 GT Manual: Twelve Cylinders with Upward Potential
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
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
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?
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
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
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
So you know we like old German cars, and you may know that we (at least I) like some of those cars best when they burn diesel fuel. But what … Continue Reading 1984 Lincoln Continental Givenchy Turbo Diesel: When is a BMW not a BMW?
As a follow-up to last week’s feature of the grand and glorious Mercedes-Benz W140 S420 sedan, I keep finding myself falling down the rabbit hole of classic yet interesting German youngtimer sedans. … Continue Reading 1984 BMW 733i or 1973 Mercedes-Benz 350SE: Choose your Seven Grand Swabian Sedan
Among the reasons I first partnered-up on this blog was to give myself a forum to write about cars, ponder their strengths and weaknesses, in an effort to talk myself … Continue Reading 1998 Mercedes-Benz S420: Overengineering at its Finest
As the old adage goes: There’s no replacement for displacement. Chrysler Corporation reminded us of that in spades when they released the bonkers Viper for model year 1992 with a … Continue Reading 1994 Viper or 2005 Ram SRT-10: Choose your MOPAR Madness!
For this installment of Cheap Heap of the Week, I present you a choice of preference: Diesel or Gas. If you’ve spent any time on TTS, you are no doubt aware … Continue Reading CHOTW: Your Choice – W124 Diesel or Gas