1990 Honda Prelude 4WS Si: Full Circle

When people wax poetic about Hondas of the late ’80s and early ’90s, the conversation very quickly turns to CRXs. And why shouldn’t it? Lightweight, super chuckable, two seats and quick for its modest power rating, with the obvious bulletproof reliability anyone buys a Honda for. But here’s the thing: it wouldn’t be my first choice, as I was heavily influenced by my first car, a 1987 Honda Accord. If you owned a GTI, you lusted after the CRX; if you owned an Accord, you wanted the Prelude. I’m in love with this 1990 model here on craigslist in North Carolina for only $3,500, and it’s one of the rare and quirky 4-wheel steering models. Read more »

1987 Nissan Pulsar Sportback: Cheap Shooting Brake

If you know anything about the history of Aston Martin, then you know what a shooting brake is. The image of loading the dogs into the back of your coach-built brake to head off on a pheasant hunt would make even the residents of Downton Abbey jealous. The price might shock them too though, especially in shooting brake form. The image of loading your dog into the back of this  1987 Nissan Pulsar Sportback and heading off to Wal-Mart to pick up some chicken may not sound as appealing, but it is a heck of a lot more attainable. Take a look at this unique car here on craigslist out of Idaho Falls, Idaho where the seller is asking just $2,995! Read more »

1986 Corolla FX16 GTS: Long Name, Short Car

For every project car I desire, there’s usually some weird reason beyond its performance or handling that makes me want it. For instance, on an Isuzu Impulse, I yearn for the flip-up headlights; on a Volkswagen Corrado, it’s the rear spoiler that automatically raises and lowers itself. While I also respect these cars for the performance they’re capable of, I find those particular quirks to be among the main attractions. Likewise, this 1986 Toyota FX-16 GTS caught my eye not only for the superb handling but for some of the comfiest seats known to man. Find it here on craigslist for $2,300. Read more »

1991 Mazda Miata: Cheap Reliable Fun!

So what is a Credit Card Classic? Well, it is any fun driver that you could buy with a credit card. Now I’m not talking about one of those fancy no credit limit platinum cards, I’m talking about your average car guys’ credit card. So what does that mean, well if you can buy it and drive it for less than $5k and have a blast doing it, then it’s a CC Classic. There are lots of cars that can fit the bill, but few are as plentiful as the Mazda Miata. The problem isn’t finding a Miata for under $5k, it’s finding a clean and unmolested example that can be tricky. This 1990 Miata can be found here on craigslist in the San Marcos, CA for a reasonable $4,800, well within our credit limit! Read more »

Credit Card Classics

Credit Card Classics