Shaggy beard and glasses without diopters badly stuffed with tattoos. Here are a few signs by which you can easily recognize the hipster. But what is the real hipsters prefer to move? Choosing a car, probably a lot harder for the hipster than for any other person. After all, at stake is a complex spiritual organization of our hero and self-expression.
The Saab 900 is a compact luxury automobile that was produced by Saab Automobile from 1978 until 1998 in two generations. The first generation from 1978 to 1993 is known as the “classic”; the generation from 1994 to 1998 is known as the “new generation”.
The “classic” Saab 900 was based on the Saab 99 chassis, though with a longer front end to meet U.S. frontal crash regulations. The 900 was produced in 2- and 4-door sedan, and 3- and 5-door hatchback configurations; in addition, from 1986, a cabriolet (convertible) model was produced. There were single- and twin-carburetor, fuel-injection, and turbocharged engines, including both Full-Pressure Turbo (FPT), and, in European models during the early 1990s, Low-Pressure Turbos (LPT).
The Volkswagen Jetta is a small family car produced by the German manufacturer Volkswagen since 1979. Positioned to fill a sedan niche above the firm’s Golf hatchback offering, it has been marketed over six generations variously as the Atlantic, Fox, Vento, Bora, City Jetta, Jetta City, GLI, Jetta, Clasico, and Sagitar.
The Jetta was originally adapted by adding a conventional trunk to the Golf hatchback, and some distinctive styling (usually the front end, and sometimes slight interior changes). It has been offered in two- and four-door saloon (sedan), and five-door estate (station wagon) versions – all as five-seaters. As of 2005, over 6.6 million cars have been sold worldwide, over one-third in the United States alone. Since the original version in 1980, the car has grown in size and power with each successive generation. By mid-2011, almost 10 million Jettas have been produced and sold all over the world.
BMW E30 3 Series
So much to say and yet this is just an overview. Yes the E30 can be an amazing used car. For under $5k it ‘s hard to find something more fun or more interesting. They ‘re not Toyota reliable but they were certainly built to a standard that a BMW 3 Series didn ‘t match until the later E46 some 10 years later. For performance clearly it ‘s the M3 your after. But prices have risen too far in my opinion for it to score highly here. It may be one of the best cars of all time but it ‘s scarcity and historical value make it far from the best used car.
For real value look for the later 318i with sport package. For fun the convertible were simple and have aged well with an 80 ‘s patina that gets cooler by the year. But for my money I ‘d go after a well sorted 325is. In US spec trim it was basically the 325i with a sport package and a few M technic goodies including the always entertaining limited slip differential (hard to believe that simply was a box you could check isn ‘t it).
The legendary Mercedes-Benz W123 generation of saloons was a huge for its maker, establishing it in al manner of new markets – thanks primarily to unmatched build quality, sober-suited style, and a wide range of engines. The W123 was also the first Mercedes-Benz to be offered in estate form – T-models were rolled out in 1980, with a range that echoed that of the saloons.
The W123 was possibly the company’s high watermark although, in the UK in the late ’70s, you paid through the nose for the privilege of owning one. Base-model 200 and 200D were both poor performers (that would go on forever), with the 230E a much better all-rounder. Twin-cam 280E is an all-purpose sporting saloon that matched the best of the opposition – without losing a shred of Mercedes-Benz’s core values.
The pillarless Coupe CE models proved popular over the years, with almost 100,000 built during an eight-year production run. The CE was effectively a W123 saloon with 10cm taken out of the wheelbase, while retaining the same hard-wearing interior. Good to look at, and in higher-powered form almost as rewarding to drive as it is to own.
The Honda Civic is a line of subcompact and subsequently compact cars made and manufactured by Honda. The Civic, along with the Accord and Prelude, comprised Honda’s vehicles sold in North America until the 1990s, when the model lineup was expanded. Having gone through several generational changes, the Civic has become larger and more upmarket, and it currently slots between the Fit and Accord.
It was introduced in July 1972 as a two-door model, followed by a three-door hatchback that September. With the transverse engine mounting of its 1169 cc engine and front-wheel drive like the British Mini, the car provided good interior space despite overall small dimensions.[not in citation given] Early models of the Civic typically included a basic AM radio, heater, foam-cushioned plastic trim, two-speed wipers, and painted steel rims with a chromed wheel nut cap. As the years went by, it has become much more upscale with options such as air conditioning, power locks, power windows, leather upholstery, satellite-linked navigation, and a six-speed manual transmission. Initially gaining a reputation for being fuel-efficient, reliable, and environmentally friendly, later iterations have become known for performance and sportiness, especially the Civic Type-R, Civic VTi, Civic GTi and Civic SiR.
Volvo 240 also known as First Car of Porn Star Sasha Grey.
Volvo 240, we salute you. The model that’s become an icon of the brand had been on the market for 18 years by the time the last 240 was put together on May 5th, 1993. Few single models have remained in production for so long.
It’s been twenty years since the last Volvo 240 was built. It was a crazily shortened wagon meant as a pun to illustrate short lead times, but given the car’s long tenure on the market, they should have built a stretch limo.
A $500 Volvo 240 wagon was my gateway to the brand, and it was amazing. My 1983 245 was cheap, relatively clean, and it had a manual transmission. The Volvo M46 transmission my 245 carried was a four-speed ‘box with a Laycock DeNormanville J-Type electric overdrive hanging off the back. You will be hard pressed to find a 245 with an M46 that’s inexpensive or not so horribly flogged that it makes you tear up. I only wish it was brown, but mine was multiple shades of blue, sadly.
One of the fantastic things about the 240 is that it’s logically built, and with such a long production run across variants that included pushrod four cylinders, diesel inline sixes, 90-degree odd-fire SOHC V6s, and the tried-and-true “red block” four cylinder, you can find all manner of pieces and parts to make the car your own personal Lego set. Mine had every extra gauge position filled, though only the voltmeter actually worked.
Reviewers say the 2014 Nissan Cube offers a comfortable ride and a roomy cabin, and is easy to maneuver in tight spaces, but its unique interior styling isn’t for everyone and rival cars have snappier handling.
The 2014 Nissan Cube has a four-cylinder engine, which reviewers say offers adequate power in most situations, though acceleration is sluggish while merging or passing on highway. Test drivers note that with the standard six-speed manual transmission, the Cube is peppier from a start than with the optional continuously variable transmission (CVT). With the CVT, the Cube averages an EPA-estimated 27/31 mpg city/highway, which is a bit below average for an affordable small car. However, the Cube uses less fuel overall than its main rivals, the Kia Soul and the Scion xB. Test drivers say the Cube doesn’t offer much in the way of sporty driving dynamics or driver engagement, but it has a comfy ride, precise steering and strong brakes. Its tight turning radius makes it easy to park in tight spaces, reviewers add.
Volkswagen T1 Bus
The Volkswagen Type 2, known officially (depending on body type) as the Transporter, Kombi or Microbus, or, informally, as the Bus (US) or Camper (UK), is a panel van introduced in 1950 by the German automaker Volkswagen as its second car model. Following – and initially deriving from Volkswagen’s first model, the Type 1 (Beetle) – it was given the factory designation Type 2.
As one of the forerunners of the modern cargo and passenger vans, the Type 2 gave rise to forward control competitors in the United States in the 1960s, including the Ford Econoline, the Dodge A100, and the Chevrolet Corvair 95 Corvan, the latter adopting the Type 2’s rear-engine configuration. European competition included the 1960s FF layout Renault Estafette and the FR layout Ford Transit.
Like the Beetle, the van has received numerous nicknames worldwide, including the “microbus”, “minibus”, and, because of its popularity during the counterculture movement of the 1960s, “Hippie van”.
Brazil contained the last factory in the world that produced the T2. Production in Brazil ceased on December 31, 2013, due to the introduction of more stringent safety regulations in the country. This marks the end of an era with the rear-engine Volkswagens manufactured (after the 2002 termination of its T3 successor in South Africa), which first originated in 1935 with their Type 1 prototypes.
Not surprisingly, the top two most popular hybrid cars for 2013 so far have been the Toyota models we see most commonly. The Toyota Prius, with it’s unique design and name recognition, is still outstripping all other hybrid cars in their annual sales. The Toyota Camry Hybrid ranks a distant second, but firmly keeps Toyota in the top two nonetheless.
The Mini is a small economy car made by the British Motor Corporation (BMC) and its successors from 1959 until 2000. The original is considered a British icon of the 1960s. Its space-saving front-wheel drive layout – allowing 80 per cent of the area of the car’s floorpan to be used for passengers and luggage – influenced a generation of car makers.The vehicle is in some ways considered the British equivalent of its German contemporary the Volkswagen Beetle, which enjoyed similar popularity in North America. In 1999 the Mini was voted the second most influential car of the 20th century, behind the Ford Model T.