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14k-mile 1990 Nissan Hardbody is an unlikely time capsule

by Zach Bowman (RSS feed) on Nov 21st, 2012 at 7:26PM

I was five years old when my father purchased his very first new vehicle: a 1990 Nissan Hardbody identical in nearly every way to the one you see above. When new, that torquey 2.4-liter four-cylinder would snap the truck sideways in second and send the skinny rubber at the live rear axle chirping through fourth. I spent every family vacation for years crammed in the back under a camper shell, plowing roads through blankets with my Hot Wheels while we buzzed our way north from Knoxville to Mackinac State Park or south to Orlando. It suffered my long and laborious stick-shift learning... Read More

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