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  • Lamest Classics: Porsche 968

    Lamest Classics: Porsche 968

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    Porsches, like Harley-Davidson motorcycles, have long been associated with dentists. But if you wanted a Porsche circa 1995 and weren’t interested in a 6-cylinder descendent of the 6-decade-old Beetle platform, you could get yourself a P-car that was designed in the ‘70s instead. After the demise of the 944, the Porsche 968 was the only…

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  • Lamest Classics: The Infiniti J30

    Lamest Classics: The Infiniti J30

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    Every two weeks, Lamest Classics looks at the unremarkable cars that now meet the 25-year rule for classic-car tags in most U.S. states. My brain is so stuck on COVID-19 that I’m having a tough time focusing on this week’s luxury Nissan alphabet soup, the Infiniti i30t. Wait. J30t. That’s it. Luxury cars, in general,…

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  • Lamest Classics: The Chrysler Sebring Coupe

    Lamest Classics: The Chrysler Sebring Coupe

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    The letters “DSM” have a certain amount of cachet — and a bit of a mixed reputation — in car enthusiast circles. They were fast, they were often broken, and after they appeared in that one movie, poorly modified versions seemed to be everywhere. In 1995, the now-infamous Chrysler Sebring was brand new, and it…

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  • Lamest Classics: A Cleveland-based voice actor is more interesting than the 1995 VW Passat

    Lamest Classics: A Cleveland-based voice actor is more interesting than the 1995 VW Passat

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    Welcome back to our biweekly exploration of cars that are now 25 years old, and therefore eligible for classic tags in most U.S. states. The revolutionarily simple Beetle brought a reputation for reliability to the Volkswagen brand. It was different. It was clever. It was affordable. But there’s no nice way to say it: By…

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  • Lamest Classics: Keep it Weird With the Ford Aerostar

    Lamest Classics: Keep it Weird With the Ford Aerostar

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    Welcome back to Lamest Classics, where we traipse through the options of not-notable vehicles that are now eligible for classic car status in most states in the U.S. Minivans were weird in the ‘90s. I could spend most of the year covering these things alone. Toyota’s Previa was a spaceship lozenge. The new Odyssey didn’t…

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  • Lamest Classics: Nobody loves the Toyota Tercel

    Lamest Classics: Nobody loves the Toyota Tercel

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    Welcome to Lamest Classics, a biweekly session of hypocritically mocking crappy cars that are now eligible for Antique Vehicle plates in most U.S. states.  There’s no hiding it: The Toyota Tercel is basic transportation through and through. It has no sporty equivalent to aspire to. There’s no booming aftermarket community for you to meet with…

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  • Lamest Classics: The new-for-’95 Chevy Cavalier

    Lamest Classics: The new-for-’95 Chevy Cavalier

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    Buckle up, kids: It’s time for Lamest Classics, our fortnightly look at what now qualifies for classic car plates in most states, and we’re starting with a bang. There aren’t many cars that say mediocrity better than a General Motors J-body, regardless of generation. But if you want real sadness, look no further than the…

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  • Introducing: Lamest Classics

    Introducing: Lamest Classics

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    Yearning for that incredible classic car barn find is a time-honored tradition. Car enthusiasts frequently dream of meeting heirs of the little old lady from Pasadena, who wouldn’t know a Super Stock Dodge from a rental-grade Plymouth Satellite. This would give you the advantage when trying to buy the car, which has been gathering dust…

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