Meet the sixth generation Honda Accord, the most changed single model in its 22-year history up till then. Inside the Accord’s new sheet metal was an enlarged interior that ranked the sedan version a true mid size and the distinctively styled coupe also quire roomy. There were improvements to the structure, safety, suspension, ideally the entire car. Three different engines supplied the power. The DX model received a 2.3 135hp inline four, while standard LX and EX models got a redesigned 2.3 150hp four that was smoother, quieter and stronger. The top option for the LX and EX was an all new exceptionally smooth 3.0 200hp V6.
Posted on 10. Mar, 2014 by BajaBusta.
The ultra slick Dodge Intrepid ESX2 explored the outer edges of Chrysler styling, aerodynamics, materials, propulsion, and packaging technology with a careful eye on cost Billed as an exotic European sports car for half the price of comparable vehicles, the Plymouth Pronto spyder reduced its cost by using colored thermoplastic body panels […]
Posted on 08. Mar, 2014 by BajaBusta.
Under the leadership of Lloyd Reuss, the Buick division was building the most technologically advanced and perhaps best looking cars of any in the GM stable for 1984. Despite the claims made by Cadillac, Buick seemed to be GM’s electronic techno-wizardry leader, as evidenced by the sophisticated engine control devices and the distributorless ignition system […]
Posted on 06. Mar, 2014 by BajaBusta.
With its updated styling, improved high performance powertrain, and more refined yet still muscular sound, the Pontiac Firebird appealed to those who wouldn’t be satisfied with an ordinary coupe or convertible. The Firebird offered more variations than its cousin, the Chevrolet Camaro. The coupe was available in base, Formula, or Trans Am […]
Posted on 04. Mar, 2014 by BajaBusta.
The minivan market was bracing for a collision. Toyota’s replacement for the defunct Previa approached at full speed and was destined to rip off a piece of the action much larger than its expensive rear drive predecessor. Toyota called this “the Camry of minivans” for good reason; the North American built […]
Posted on 02. Mar, 2014 by BajaBusta.
In the world of SUV’s there are big and not-so, luxurious and mildly-so, capable and so-so. Then there’s the Toyota Land Cruiser. The Cruiser, and its Toyota Family near twin, the Lexus LX 450, had few peers when it came to a supreme level o all around competence, from tuxedo night at […]
Posted on 01. Mar, 2014 by BajaBusta.
Securely positioned as the greatest performance car value in America, the Camaro returned to celebrate with a special 30th Anniversary Appearance Package available on Z28 models. Finished in white and set off with orange stripes and hood extractors,the Anniversary Package looked like a tamer version of the Brickyard 500 pace car. All Camaros benefited from […]
Posted on 27. Feb, 2014 by BajaBusta.
A new nose and optional 150-horsepower turbo four-cylinder made news for Pontiac’s 1984 J-car which was also renamed Sunbird, and these looks carried over for 1985.
Posted on 25. Feb, 2014 by BajaBusta.
The mid size Lexus GS300 was suffering from an identity crisis. It didn’t look like its siblings, or have any unique or outstanding features to justify its steep price tag. All that changed in 1998 when Lexus introduced the new GS. based heavily on the HPS concept car, the new model […]
Posted on 24. Feb, 2014 by BajaBusta.
The Grand Am was now offered in 2 and 4-door variations. New SE Model offered five monochromatic paint colors, aero ground effects, composite headlamps, redundant radio control, 3.0 liter V6, 3 speed automatic and Y99 handling package. Grand Am and Grand Am LE ran the 2.5 liter 4-cylinder as standard and the […]