Completed project cars

Mar 07, 2019
1999 Volvo V70 XC

Call it the ultimate daily driver: cavernous space, turbo power, and a silky-smooth ride. Our goal? Commute in comfort, while still having the power and handling to beat a Subaru …

May 15, 2018
1997 BMW M3

This one-family, two-owner, 180,000-mile example was purchased nearly new in 1998 by Associate Publisher Joe Gearin’s dad.

Oct 03, 2017
2012 Ford Mustang GT

The Mustang has pretty much always been a great bang for the buck, and it fit the bill perfectly for our next project objective: competing in SCCA Classic American Muscle …

Jul 19, 2017
2016 Honda Ridgeline

We admit it: The Honda Ridgeline is a polarizing truck. Some dismiss it completely, proclaiming that its unibody structure banishes it from the world of “real” pickups. Meanwhile, Ridgeline owner …

Jun 27, 2017
2003 Ford SVT Focus

We picked up this SVT Focus for a paltry sum of $3500. The catch? It has 250,000 miles on the clock. It's been well-maintained all its life, and came with …

Mar 20, 2017
1997 BMW M3

Would BMW's E36-chassis M3 be more fun with a giant V8? Let's find out.

Nov 28, 2016
1996 Mazda Rotary Miata

Will a turbocharged rotary engine from Mazda's RX-7 fit into a Miata? One of our departed forum members wanted to find out, and now we're finishing his project to fund …

Aug 11, 2016
2015 Mini John Cooper Works

When given the opportunity to foster one of the new MINI John Cooper Works, how could we say no? So, our question: Does it live up to its promise by …

Jun 15, 2016
2016 Mazda MX-5

We got our hands on the brand new fourth generation (ND chassis) Mazda MX-5. With this car we will explore what takes this roadster from great to unbelievable.

Feb 17, 2016
1994 KBS Eclectus

In a quest to return to SCCA Solo Nationals, we obtained a 1994 KBS Formula 500 car to run in the F Modified class.

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