Sending A Mini With Tracks To Antartica Sure Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time

Of all the goofy and delightful vehicles to ever wander the of Antarctica and the Arctic, I never thought I would come across a vehicle seemingly less-suited to the icy wastes than Australia’s Volkswagen Beetle. But the Australians who brought the Bug to the continent really out did themselves with a Morris Mini Minor—on tracks, … Read more

Texas Proves Its Commitment To Freedom By Legalizing Kei Trucks

Image: Wikimedia Japan’s unique keitora class of compact truck has proven a hit among American imported car fanatics, and thousands of the tiny little guys have been brought into the country. Unfortunately for fans of Liliputian work machines, the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators recommended states to ban non-FMVSS compliant cars, including everything keijidōsha, … Read more

A Used Mini Cooper S Is The Cheaper, Sillier GTI Alternative You’re Overlooking

Allow me to begin by admitting my bias. I own a 2017 Mini Cooper S that I bought used, and I love my car more than most. When I was shopping for a fun, affordable, practical daily driver, my wishlist included Volkswagen GTIs, but my bank account disagreed. The Volkswagen GTI is largely credited with starting … Read more

I Want A Crossover That’s Actually Interesting! What Car Should I Buy?

Dan and his wife are looking to replace their 2015 Forester with something similar, but more interesting. She is on the shorter side and has a 300-mile weekly commute so they are looking for something with good fuel economy but also comfortable. With a budget of around $40,000, what car should they buy? My Mini … Read more

Weekend QOTD Roundup February 24, 2024

Image: Jaguar Sometimes it can be amazing to watch a billion dollar corporation put millions into developing and building a new car, and then fall completely flat when it comes to marketing it. From doing no marketing, and then wondering why no one bought the car (looking at you GM) to the subject of our … Read more

Mini Is Making Car Ads Fun Again

Mini recently unveiled its next-generation F66 Cooper and though I am already a Mini fanboy, when the latest Mini ad campaign came up on my Instagram feed, it genuinely excited me. Car ads used to be funny, irreverent, and bold, but modern car ads seem to have migrated into the realm of serious, stodgy and … Read more

This Honda-Powered Mini Is A Singer-Style Restomod For Maniacs

Screenshot: Top Gear on YouTube The original Mini has long been heralded as a wonderful piece of design, and it has become an automotive icon for a reason. The Alec Issigonis design is a marvel of packaging and simplicity, and because they’re compact and lightweight, and the wheels are pushed out to the corners, Minis … Read more

The Dopest Cars I Found For Sale Online

Photo: Facebook Marketplace You want a 190E Evo. I get it. We all want a 190E Evo. But real 190E Evos cost more money than has ever existed, and none of us are ever going to get our hands on that. What some of us can scrape together, though, is $4,000 for a broken base … Read more

Volkswagen Hates Fun, Is Killing Off The T-Roc Convertible SUV

I’m not really a fan of convertibles. I don’t like the wind messing up my hair, the sun burning my face, outside smells stinking up my cabin, and annoying noises drowning out my music. I currently own an R129 SL that I’ve never taken the hardtop off of, and I rarely even drive with the … Read more