It was the early 1990s when Subaru went into the Porsche business. It wasn't nearly the pseudo-Porsche the Nissan NX 2000 was, but it could have been the result of a tryst between a 944 and an erstwhile 911. The SVX looked like a space capsule, and it teamed the brand's famed (even then) AWD prowess with a newly-developed flat-six. The price was high, squaring the SVX off against such awesome rivals as Supras and 300ZX Turbos, not to mention ponycars, which promptly blew the doors off Fuji's lef
Our obsession of all things automotive extends far beyond the latest and greatest that comprises the majority of what you read. That's one of the reasons we've brought back the Reader Ride, so we can showcase what the majority of us roll on a daily basis. Today's ride is exactly the kind of thing we're into; a rather staid means of transport that is well loved by its owner. Flickr member thefultonhow through up three shots of his '92 Infiniti G20, along with a detailed description of life with h
They go on vacation, they never write, they never call, bupkis is what they send as communiques from the front. Our three erstwhile podcast participants, John, Damon and Alex, have pulled it together this week after far too long a hiatus. We proudly bring you Autoblog Podcast #70. Forty minutes and fifty-five seconds of crispity-crunchity Autoblog punditry. John admits to shabby Alero repair right off the bat, but things quickly move on to how perfect the Audi S8 is. You weren't going to use tha
The votes have been tallied for this week's RR of the Day poll, and we're this close to calling for a recount. The winner with some 600 votes under its belt (28%) is the mildly-modded 2001 Audi S4 of Julia Howard. The S4 had some pretty stiff and very interesting competition, which makes this relatively ordinary ride such a surprise victor. The very sharp 1967 Chevy Impala SS made a run at the title gathering 488 votes (22%), while the Euro-only 1984 BMW 745i Turbo also put up a fight earning 48
We couldn't find a better way to kick off our autocross-themed RR of the Week than showcasing one of the most potent cone-assassins available, the Mazda Miata. Certainly, the two killer photos of Alex Renner's Miata in action made for eye-candy of the highest order, but as soon as we saw the intercooler peering within the Mazda's maw, we knew this had to be Monday's submission.
The last generation (B5) of the Audi S4 was a force to be reckoned with. The twin-turbo 2.7-liter V6, coupled to the automaker's legendary Quattro system made the S4 one of the great sleepers to come out of Germany. Unfortunately, the combination of misplaced weight, a high sticker and a duo of finicky K03 turbos made it a car for only the most dedicated of quad-ring enthusiasts.
Damn! This is the first time we've been late in our Reader Ride duties, as you should've seen this post sometime on Monday, and we're beatin' ourselves up over it, really. Then again, it was pretty clear as soon as this week's RR of the Week poll began that the 1966 Porsche 912 would be in the winner's circle, and so it is. Said Porsche received 786 votes (42%), or more than double the car that got my vote, a 1986 Chrysler 5th Avenue on steroids that garnered 344 votes (19%). The remaining three
We feel bad for the other reader rides that had to go up against Chuck Goolsbee's well-known 1965 Jaguar E-Type. Not many cars can compete with the E-type in a popularity contest, and this week's poll proved just that. Chuck's Jag easily earned the honor of RR of the Week by capturing 44% of the vote (758 votes). Murden Mitten's 1968 BMW 1600 gave the Jag a decent fight, and any other week could have found itself atop the podium, but this week it earns second place honors with 30% of the vote (5
Just to show you that a vehicle picked as a RR of the Day doesn't have to be custom, we've chosen another stocker to highlight. This one isn't just any factory production vehicle, however, it's a 1984 50th Anniversary Nissan 300ZX Turbo. This model year 300ZX was the last to have both Nissan and Datsun badges, and is laden further with unique Nissan 50th Anniversary badges on both sides. The odometer reads 68,000 miles, but its owner who goes by the Flickr handle Ethan84ae has obviously lovingly
The first ever Autoblog Reader Ride of the Week has been chosen, and the convincing victory goes to the 1989 Mitsubishi Mirage Turbo featured on Friday. No doubt the car's transplanted 2-liter 4G63 motor making an estimated 400 horsepower helped it secure 42 percent of the 1,010 votes that were cast. The battle for the remaining spots was much more contested, with the stock 2002 Lincoln LSE earning second place by garnering 22 percent of the vote, the swank two-tone Volvo attracting 20 percent a
Welcome to the inaugural Autoblog Reader Ride of the Day post, henceforth to be known as the RR of the Day. Let us kick things off by first saying thank you to everyone who visited our Flickr group and uploaded pics of their ride. It's apparent even now this is going to be the most fun post of the day to produce, and we will be choosing a RR to feature on Autoblog every single weekday. After reviewing the first batch of rides, we only have one request: more details about your ride, please!