Now, styling is subjective, but needless to say, when the subject of the Milano's design comes up, there are few defenders to be found. It's hard to say exactly which of the 37 shadow lines that pass across its flanks does it, but the confluence of styling memes conspire to make the Milano one hot mess of an Alfa. Most cars have a beltline, but the Milano has an actual belt wrapping around it and rising in the back like the top of a pair of mom jeans. The rest gives the impression that the Italian designers boycotted French Curves out of some sort of national pride, and inside it gets even worse. Early Alfas had dashboards that were dramatic – the multi-pod affair of the Montreal being a prime example. In contrast, the dash of the Milano is a jumble of miss-fitting plastic squares, rectangles, and switches, and the e-brake looks like something you'd bring Frankenstein to life with. … [Read more...] about For $4,500, Looks Aren’t Everything
Cars like this fall into three categories - the Factory engineered, semi-professionally constructed aftermarket one-offs, and hold my beer backyard hacksaw jobs. This Mark V falls solidly into that mama bear middle. Because of its rarity and condition, as well as kitsch appeal, this Coloma warrants our attention in regard to its $12,500 asking price. … [Read more...] about For $12,500, This Linolnchero Will Let You Make Your Mark
So venerated are these cars that the new ball-deep amazing Scion FR-S has a boxer piston badge on its flank with "86" in its middle in its honor. Sadly, that stylized number on the FR-S looks to me like BS, and when I pointed that out to a Toyota Corporate rep at the intro he kind of crapped his pants in agreement. … [Read more...] about For $13,500, Is This Corolla A Trueno Romance?
Being just four years and change old, this Macan is almost new and does come with a CPO warranty for the next two years and unlimited miles. There’s a modest 62,000 already on the clock and a quick perusal of the pics in the ad show that those miles haven’t been too tax … [Read more...] about At $37,000, Could This 2015 Porsche Twin-Turbo Crossover Have You Saying “Yes, We Macan?”
The traditional quaff in the winner’s circle at the Indy 500 may be milk, but as today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe Chevy proves, the race’s pace cars have to be a little flashier than a plain old bottle of moo juice. Let’s see how excited you could get over this older Indy pacer’s price. … [Read more...] about At $8,500, Does This 1990 Chevy Beretta Indy Pace Car Deserve A Shot?
If you said Jaguar, Lotus, Chrysler, Fiat, Alfa Romeo, or Great Wall Motor Co, then give yourself a hearty pat on the back. The marque that I was looking for however, was Land Rover. That venerable British car maker released their Range Rover wagon in the U.S. in 1987. They positioned it as a luxury AWD wagon and the hair-shirt equivalent of a stately Jaguar sedan. And it was priced accordingly. … [Read more...] about For $7,900, This 1995 Range Rover County Is A Mean Green Luxo-Leaning Machine