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
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?
Anyone who has spent some time around Totally That Stupid or its authors knows we love old and older Audis. During our formative years in the 1980s and 90s, they … Continue Reading 1995 Audi A6: A Classic From Ingolstadt
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
You, our loyal readers, may have noticed an aesthetic revamp of this site. If so, congrats! If not, well… Part of the new look is a rotating header image. One … Continue Reading Some Pretty Things: TTS Header Photo Dump
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!
We here at Totally That Stupid need to start this missive with an apology. Or maybe a caveat. Your author is breaking what was likely our first rule of the … Continue Reading CHOTW: 1977 Porsche 924
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
Or, I Owned an Aircooled 911 Targa for a Year and It Didn’t Suck As a child of the 1970s and 1980s, the big, impact bumper (or “G-body”) Porsche 911 … Continue Reading Scratching the Aircooled 911 Itch
Here at Totally That Stupid, we are huge fans of cheap convertibles. There are few better conveyances than a fun, inexpensive car with no roof throughout all four seasons, just … Continue Reading CHOTW: 1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SL
Hot compacts of the 1980s and 90s, in both hatchback and coupe formats, were automotive life staples when your servants at Totally That Stupid were growing up. The fastest versions … Continue Reading CHOTW: 1991 Plymouth Laser RS
Where does one land when combining a long history of Italian flare with good ol’ American engineering? Sometimes you’ll land on a masterpiece like the De Tomaso Mangusta or Bizzarrini … Continue Reading CHOTW: 1987 Cadillac Allante
In an effort to get the bad taste of last week’s 1997 Camry (which did, incidentally, come with the most entertaining CraigsList ad I’ve read in quite a while) out … Continue Reading CHOTW: 1997 Jaguar XJ6 Vanden Plas
Welcome to the first installment of Cheap Heap of the Week! We’ve long maintained that once you purchase a Toyota Camry, you’ve basically announced to the world that, automotively speaking, … Continue Reading CHOTW: 1997 Toyota Camry V6