I Just Lost $25,500 On My Mitsubishi 3000GT VR4 And I Couldn't Be Happier

There’s a saying: money isn’t made when you sell, it’s made when you buy, meaning that it pays to get something cheap if that thing carries future value. This notion also presents a very unique problem in that parting with said cheaply acquired item can be excruciating, especially when it’s a Caracas Red 1999… »9/01/15 3:38pm9/01/15 3:38pm

How I Bought And Sold Maybe The Last Stock Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX 

When a rare opportunity presents itself to you in such a way that it must be too good to be true, get out - it’s clearly a bait car, you idiot. However, when something comes along that’s just on the cusp of believable, then it’s up to you to carpe the shit out of that diem. This is one of those times. »6/16/15 1:55pm6/16/15 1:55pm

Big Thrill, Tiny Package: The Story of my EP3 Honda Civic Si

Follow my train of thought: In a local supermarket, walking through the dairy aisle after picking up a pack of mozzarella slices and whole wheat bread, I wondered how universal my mundane grocery-getting adventure was. Then, I thought about how most car enthusiasts, rich or poor, wanted the same thing for the most… »6/05/14 2:46pm6/05/14 2:46pm

Restoring a Dollar-Store Supercar - The Story of my BMW E39 M5

There are a few cardinal rules when buying a car to resell: Don't buy one with potentially expensive mechanical issues. Don't buy electrically complicated cars without proper diagnostic equipment. And never buy one that needs expensive bodywork. Unless, of course, it's a BMW E39 M5. This is the story of how I… »5/23/14 9:49am5/23/14 9:49am

Why they're called "Beaters" - The story of my Honda Civic DX

A cheap daily is usually a car that wears its battle scars with pride, like a soldier having fought several battles in an ongoing war. If you use that as a measuring stick, this Civic is the most decorated Honda in existence. If dents are a sign of character, consider this the automotive equivalent of Nelson… »5/15/14 10:20am5/15/14 10:20am

Reviving Honda's "other" Coupe - The Story of my Honda Prelude Si

One thing Honda has mastered without a shadow of a doubt is reliability. It's no small feat that out of the tens of millions of VTEC systems they've installed in their cars, not one has ever failed. This translates into a plethora of 20 year old Hondas on the market. How reliable could they be, and could you have… »5/07/14 8:34am5/07/14 8:34am

How much Porsche does $800 buy? - The story of my Porsche 944 S

There are 3 things you must be when buying and selling cars for a profit: observant, cheap, and above all, sneaky. It's not enough to know where to look and how to get a good deal on some hot metal, you have to be able to stroll into an auction house full of potential bidders and make sure it's taken off the market… »4/30/14 3:21pm4/30/14 3:21pm

Rare Rotary Resurrection Rescue - The Story of my Mazda RX-7 FD

If you asked the Jay Lenos or Wayne Carinis of the world about barn finds, they'd likely say the era when you could find a relatively unmolested gem in someone's garage is long gone. While that may be true for a '30s era Duesenberg J, the time to find modern classics in strange places is just beginning. That's how… »3/24/14 2:52pm3/24/14 2:52pm

When Life Gives You a Lemon: The story of my 99 Ford Taurus Wagon

There are cars that inspire excitement and promote a sense of status and luxury, and then there are cars that force us to challenge our preconceived notions of what qualities a car should have, and gives us something completely new - for better or worse. Ladies and gentlemen, this is the story of how I bought a… »3/18/14 9:26pm3/18/14 9:26pm

The 180 MPH Cheaper Sleeper: The story of my Mercedes S600 V12 TT

There are many ways to convey luxury in an automotive context, but the ones who have re-written the rulebook are the crafty and understated engineers at Mercedes-Benz. They believe that luxuries are an expression of the ridiculous amount of features your car possesses. And the S600 is the embodiment of that vision… »3/01/14 3:07am3/01/14 3:07am