Tag Archives: Project Car Hell

Here’s Everything Wrong With the Stock FD Mazda RX-7 You Bought For $7,000

The final FD generation Mazda RX-7 was an ambitious car for its day, with high tech like sequential turbos on its twin rotary engine. As such, it was packed to the gills with sensors and hoses and lines, lines that you will discover when you finally tear into your once top-of-the-line sports car that you got for seven…

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This Nissan 240SX Convertible Was a Legendary Rip-Off From Hell But Is Now Part of the Family

Matthew Cox’s 1993 Nissan 240SX convertible looked fine enough in the eBay photos. It was his chance to own a rare version of a car he loved, and it was fine on the outside! Then he got a good look under the car’s shiny pearl white paint, and discovered that he may have bought one of the biggest rip-offs of all time.

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This Dapper Porsche 356 Is My New Favorite Car Restoration Story

Tired: Porsche 911 Safari rally cars. Wired: Porsche 356 rally cars lovingly restored by stylish French guys. Holy moly, this rakish ’59 P-car is a thing of beauty and the story behind it is even better.

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How Much Preventative Maintenance Is Too Much?

Right now, I’m trying to get my 1979 Jeep Cherokee Golden Eagle on the road, and I’m struggling to answer a question: How much preventative maintenance should I do? (Because this is getting expensive).

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The Little Engine That Couldn’t: Crossing The Sierras On Most Of A Motor

You know your road trip is a shit show when crossing the highest mountain range in the lower 48 on three cylinders counts as a good day.

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Comment Of The Day: Wise Words Edition

Sometimes it feels like my job is to listen to good advice, ignore it, fail miserably, and then repeat the good advice I should have followed in the first place.

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The Little Engine That Couldn’t: Three Breakdowns On Day One

I don’t have a lot to contextualize just how horribly my cross country drive in my new 1974 Volkswagen Beetle started. Hell, I don’t think anyone has ever driven to their own tow truck before.

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I Got Screwed By An Auto Repair Shop And It’s My Own Damn Fault

A commonly held idea in car culture is that “German reliability” is as oxymoronic as a diarrhea-free Chipotle burrito bowl. “The most expensive car I can ever buy is a cheap German,” people say. To prove them wrong, I bought a broken BMW 540i and planned to have someone other than me fix it, as I had other things to do, like watch Netflix and argue with people on Twitter. It didn’t turn out well.

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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 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR4.

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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.

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