Guilty Pleasures

1981 Isuzu I-Mark Diesel

Guilty Pleasure: Isuzu I-Mark Diesel

When you start looking at the General Motors family tree, things really start getting weird when you get to the part of the diagram that deals with the T-Body platform. The Chevette is the best-known of the bunch, of course, but what about the variations of the fastback first-gen Isuzu Gemini?... read more

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1988 Renault Medallion

Guilty Pleasure: Renault Medallion

We've only had a single Renault in this series (unless you count the more AMC-ized Eagle Premier), which seems odd. Renault has made some weird cars that leave Americans... read more March 28, 2012 by

1962 Pontiac Tempest

Guilty Pleasure: 1961-63 Pontiac Tempest With Trophy 4 Engine

Most of the vehicles in this series were built in the last 25 years, but what about classic Detroit cars that nobody in their right mind would want? The early Pontiac Tempest... read more March 21, 2012 by

Datsun F10

Guilty Pleasure: Datsun F10

We haven't seen a Nissan product in this series since the Datsun 810, way back in September, so we're due! I've thought about the odd-looking NX2000, but then someone on the... read more March 14, 2012 by

1987 Sterling 825

Guilty Pleasure: Sterling 825

You know what would be a great idea? A Rover with Honda running gear and Lucas Electrics, that's what! When the Sterling showed up in North America for the 1987 model year... read more March 5, 2012 by

1957 Packard Clipper

Guilty Pleasure: Packardbaker!

Have we really sunk so low as to pursue the twisted dream of Chevy Sprint Turbo ownership? Of course! But sometimes one's Guilty Pleasure--the car you shouldn't want, but do... read more February 29, 2012 by

Chevrolet Sprint Turbo

Guilty Pleasure: Chevrolet Sprint Turbo

When The General decided to bolster his subcompact troops by adding a Chevrolet-badged Suzuki Cultus to the lineup, even the most devoted GM apologists had to admit that the... read more February 21, 2012 by

1989 Dodge Caravan

Guilty Pleasure: 1989-90 Turbo 5-Speed Chrysler Minivan

We went a little crazy last week, diving into the toxic waters of Triumph Stag ownership, but you'd probably manage to find a handful of people who thought the Stag was... read more February 15, 2012 by

Triumph Stag

Guilty Pleasure: Triumph Stag

A lot of folks would be vaguely puzzled by your acquisition of an Acura Vigor, aka "The Forgotten Honda," but there's nothing like a classic British sports car to convince... read more February 8, 2012 by

Acura Vigor

Guilty Pleasure: Acura Vigor

The last few weeks of Guilty Pleasures have gone Ford, Oldsmobile, Infiniti… but, really, the Detroit-to-Japan Guilty Pleasure ratio has been way more skewed in... read more February 2, 2012 by

1986 Ford Taurus

Guilty Pleasure: 1986 Ford Taurus

The passenger pigeon was once one of the most common birds in North America, but the last one died in 1914. The first-generation Ford Taurus might be our automotive passenger... read more January 25, 2012 by

Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais Quad 4

Guilty Pleasure: Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais with Quad 4 Engine

We've seen a late-80s Oldsmobile in this series, and I'm still looking for a nice Trofeo for my personal collection of cars that cause the owner equal measures of pride and... read more January 18, 2012 by

First-Generation Infiniti Q45

Guilty Pleasure: 1990-1993 Infiniti Q45

Nissan was a bit behind Honda and Toyota with the introduction of a German-fighting luxury marque for North America, but the very first Infiniti was quite a machine. Based on... read more January 11, 2012 by

1983 Chrysler E-Class

Guilty Pleasure: Chrysler E-Class

With the Mark I Fiesta "honored" last week, I feel that we've lingered on Ford products long enough. We haven't considered a Chrysler-built Guilty Pleasure since the... read more January 4, 2012 by

Ford Fiesta Mk1

Guilty Pleasure: Ford Fiesta Mark I

Last week, I was torn between the Pinto Cruising Wagon and the early Fiesta Ghia for the week's Guilty Pleasure, and went with the Pinto because millions of Yurpeans still... read more December 28, 2011 by

1978 Ford Pinto Cruising Wagon

Guilty Pleasure: Ford Pinto Cruising Wagon

I've been promising to get back to a FoMoCo Guilty Pleasure since the Lincoln Continental Mark V Givenchy Edition of more than a month ago, but then some stuff by Saab and... read more December 21, 2011 by


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