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
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
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..
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
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
As far back as I can remember, I wanted to write for car magazines. Heck, I think I started flipping through my dad’s Car & Driver and Road & Track magazines when I … Continue Reading A Peek Behind the Curtain…
There’s change afoot here at TTS. The biggest change and most noticeable will include some more frequent posting. This once-a-quarter pattern isn’t really working for us, although traffic has remained remarkably … Continue Reading Change is in the Air…..
We have written a lot about the Mercedes W126 S-class (you know, when we get around to writing at all!), but for me that’s largely because they are among the … Continue Reading 1985 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL: Resplendent in its Four Place Glory….
So first things first: how can I call this a disposable sports car when it’s so upright and seats four life-sized humans? Well, I suppose the true definition of “sports” … Continue Reading 1992 BMW 318i Convertible: Disposable Sports (Sporty??) Car #12
Part of being a TTSer is coveting the strange, unusual, abnormal, underappreciated, etc. – automotively speaking. One of our favorite pastimes in the TTS offices is to peruse classified ads … Continue Reading Five Cars You Can Buy Today that Your Neighbor Doesn’t Have
Every time I turn around these days it seems like another manufacturer is forfeiting good old burbling big-displacement torquetastic motoring for force-fed fours and sixes. It would appear that the … Continue Reading Power, Poise and a Vanishing Breed: Five V8 Sedans on the Cheap
SUVs aren’t going away. It’s a fact that has progressively become all too clear over my last twenty-odd years of suburban and urban commuting. For decades I sat in traffic … Continue Reading 2001 Mercedes-Benz ML55 AMG: Who Says SUVs Can’t Be Fun?
My dad taught me early on about hardtop coupes. He was a big fan of the pillarless car, be it a two-door or a four-door. We had a ’69 Pontiac … Continue Reading 1991 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC – Pillarless, Pretty, and (remarkably) Practical