Archive For The “Car Reviews” Category

The Datsun 240z: Collectors Era

By | August 12, 2015

I’ve always been fond the nostalgic Japanese cars.  Partly because they are about the only “classic” cars I can afford, partly because I see their future value, and mostly because the Japanese just do things right — unless we’re talking bosozoku… that’s just weird. I got my first taste of future Japanese classic metal when […]

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Driven: 2015 Ford Mustang GT

By | February 10, 2015

About 25 years ago I had my first Mustang experience.  I was somewhere around 2 or 3 years old and my aunt had a light blue 1966 Mustang.  Somewhere I have a picture of me sitting in the driver’s seat playing while my father and grandfather fiddled under the hood.  Sadly I was too young […]

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2014 Mazda3

By | November 13, 2014

In a world filled with expensive gas, the need for practicality, and the desire to have fun on a budget the 2014 Mazda3 fits the bill.  It offers great fuel economy, comes in the form of a 4-door sedan or 5-door hatch (shown), and is a hoot to drive. Mazda has been marketing Zoom Zoom with […]

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A 240Z Still Young

By | June 1, 2014

Two weeks ago I flew from Boise, Idaho to Sacramento, California to pick up a 1971 Datsun 240Z that I purchased on Ebay a couple of weeks earlier.  You assume a certain amount of risk when buying a car off of Ebay, especially one that’s 43 years old and as rust prone as the old […]

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Driven: Ford Focus ST

By | September 26, 2013

The Focus ST has been sprucing up Ford dealerships across the country since late last summer.  A welcome breath of fresh air after the SVT Focus made its exit in 2004.  Of course, there was always the Mustang, but for those that didn’t take to the Pony Car crowd, Ford was lacking in choices.  Hot […]

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Driving Impressions: 2014 Mazda6

By | January 2, 2013

As many of you know, The Daily Derbi staff like Mazdas.  Chad Waite has owned a Miata and now drives a Skyactiv Mazda3 while I drive a V6 Mazda6.  We anxiously awaited the new Mazda6.  A few months ago, Mazda slowly and quietly revealed the 2014 Mazda6 on their Facebook page.  The more they revealed […]

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