Posts from ‘Sporty/Performance Cars’

2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat

2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat

Note: The following story was excerpted from the August 2021 issue of Collectible Automobile magazine.

Camaro ZL1It’s fair to say the idea of 700-plus-horsepower Dodges isn’t as shocking as it once was. Starting with the original 707-hp 2015 Challenger SRT Hellcat, the 2021 Durango SRT Hellcat is the fifth supercharged, Hemi-powered Dodge we’ve considered in this space.

1983-1990 Alfa Romeo Spider

Alfa Romeo Spider

Note: The following story was excerpted from the August 2021 issue of Collectible Automobile magazine.

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The Alfa Romeo Spider had a long history in the U.S. It first went on sale as a 1967 model called Duetto. It was fairly typical for a two-seat convertible sports car in its day with low bodywork, a four-cylinder engine, Weber carburetors, manual transmission, folding top, and a live rear axle. For this Cheap Wheels, we pick it up further downstream, in 1983, when Alfa facelifted the already long-running Pininfarina-designed car. By then it was called Spider Veloce, and these Alfas are sometimes referred to as Series 3 Spiders. 

1969 AMC Javelin SST

1969 AMC Javelin SST

Note: The following story was excerpted from the February 2019 issue of  Collectible Automobile magazine

After the successful Romney years, American Motors Corporation stumbled in the mid Sixties. One misstep was the Marlin. It began as the well-received Tarpon show car based on the compact American chassis. Had AMC stayed with the original concept, it would have had a sporty compact to compete with the Ford Mustang in 1965. Instead, Marlin was stretched to fit on the midsize Classic chassis and sales were minuscule.

2022 Honda Civic Si, Blazing Orange Pearl

2022 Honda Civic Si in Blazing Orange Pearl (a $395 option)

Consumer Guide Automotive2022 Honda Civic Si

Class: Compact Car

Miles driven: 499

Fuel used: 17.1 gallons

2022 BMW i4 M50

2022 BMW i4 M50 in Brooklyn Grey Metallic (a $550 option)

Consumer Guide Test Drive

2022 BMW i4 M50

ClassElectric Vehicle

Miles driven: 276

Battery capacity: 80.7 kWh

Songsan Motors SS Dolphin

Songsan Motors SS Dolphin

A pair of hard-working Las Vegas showgirls are friends, co-workers, and roommates, and each has custody of a much younger sibling. That’s the premise of a short-lived Garry Marshall-produced TV show called “Who’s Watching the Kids.” And in predictable sitcom fashion, often no one is watching the kids—and hilarity ensues.

2022 Toyota Camry TRD

2022 Toyota Camry TRD in Cavalry Blue with Midnight Black Metallic roof (a $500 option)

2022 Toyota Camry TRD

Class: Midsize Car

Miles driven: 894

Fuel used: 35.2 gallons

2022 Mazda 3 2.5 Turbo Sedan, Soul Red Crystal

2022 Mazda 3 2.5 Turbo Sedan in Soul Red Crystal paint (a $595 option)

2022 Mazda 3 2.5 Turbo Sedan w/ Premium Plus Pkg

Class: Compact Car

Miles driven: 570

Fuel used: 20.9 gallons

Dodge Stratus R/T

2001 Dodge Stratus R/T

Note: The following story was excerpted from the June 2021 issue of Collectible Automobile magazine.

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For nearly 15 years, Dodge’s lone coupe model has been the throwback Challenger. Readers are surely familiar with its classic muscle car styling, rear-drive chassis, and Hemi V-8 with seemingly limitless amounts of horsepower. Therefore, we completely understand if you need a moment to recall Dodge’s last pre-Challenger sports coupe, not to mention what its friskiest variant was called. Give up? It was the 2001-2005 Stratus R/T.

2022 BMW M440i Gran Coupe

2022 BMW M440i xDrive Gran Coupe in San Remo Green Metallic (a $550 option)

2015 Audi Q52022 BMW M440i xDrive Gran Coupe

Class: Premium Compact Car

Miles driven: 248

Fuel used: 10.5 gallons