Sunday, November 19, 2017

In Too Deep: 1991 Mercedes 300E

Have you ever been so utterly fed up with a car that you write a Craigslist ad that is full of information that feels good to get off your chest, but does little to actually sell the car?  Today's seller makes the bold claim that his listing is, "the most honest ad ever." Unfortunately, his idea of honesty is a case of what the kids these days call TMI.  The iconic Mercedes W124 E-class is one of the best engineered cars to ever come out of Stuttgart, but can quickly wear out even a ASE certified mechanic who is not all that familiar with these models and their trouble points.  Find this 1991 Mercedes 300E for sale in Medford, NJ for $3,000 via craigslist.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Buy American: 1991 Dodge Stealth Twin Turbo

The Dodge Stealth was a badge engineered version of the Mitsubishi 3000GT -- imported into the USA around the same time as the Diamond Star Motors imports (Eclipse/Talon/Laser) but the Stealth and 3000GT were both built in Japan.  The only difference between the Mitsu and Dodge version were cosmetic, and personally, I like the looks of the Stealth in Twin Turbo form because of the zany mid-stop rear window wing on the Stealth...but I've been known to enjoy odd cars.  Find this 1991 Dodge Stealth Twin Turbo offered for $8,000 in Cecil, OH via craigslist.  Tip from Rock On!

Friday, November 17, 2017

Sports Car: 1971 Lotus Europa

This next car comes as a tip from Carter who writes: Personally it looks like an offspring of a VW Doka meets a Triumph Spitfire, but being a Lotus, I am sure it has a following. Find this 1971 Lotus Europa offered for $6,000 in Maine via craigslist.

AW11Some: 1985 Toyota MR2

The AW11 Toyota MR2 offers a fantastic combination of mid-engine handling, manual gearbox, and Japanese wedge 80s wedge styling to make it a car that is much cooler than you'd expect given the performance numbers and asking price.  Find this 1985 Toyota MR2 here on eBay bidding for $1481 reserve-not-met with $4000 buy-it-now located in Walnut, CA with 1 day to go.  Seller submission from Rod S.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Master The Road: 1995 Buick Roadmaster Wagon

What could be better for a daily driver and family cruiser than a big V8 powered American wagon with less than 100k miles on the odometer offered for a good price. The Buick Roadmaster Estate may have been a badge engineered version of the Chevrolet Caprice Estate but it added much needed flair to the B-body platform and is the cool old dude's choice for a late model domestic wagon...and this one comes with the later LT1 V8 for more power and torque.  Find this 1995 Buick Roadmaster Wagon offered for $3,000 in Long Island, NY via craigslist.  Tip from Rock On!

Thursday Twister: $1k Solid Gold

Today for the Thursday Twister, I'd like to ask you people what you think is the best car for around 1000 smackeroos.  I will kick things off with two cars from tipper Sean.

Ratto Macchina: 1987 Alfa Romeo Milano Gold

There is something to be said about driving a car that performs like a racehorse but looks like a goat.  You can have your fun on the out on the twisties and park as close as you want tat the supermarket.  The downside might be that look back you do as you walk away from your car.  Find this 1987 Alfa Romeo Milano Gold for sale in Newfield, NY for $2,500 via craigslist.
Tip from tipper Cory.