A Ford Festiva with a simple Mazda B6T (that t stands for "TURBO") can be quite a formidable opponent on the track. We're talking over 130 bhp for less than 1,600 pounds of car. I've seen them keep up with Subies, Porsches, and the like. No wonder they are the 9th most winning 24 Hours of Lemons car. » 1/16/15 12:40pm 1/16/15 12:40pm

That's the exact reason I have my '02 Focus Wagon with 95k getting the timing belt and pulleys changed today—so it won't blow up on me later (at least that part). I'm optimistic. There is an '01 that comes into service at our dealership every once in a while with the same drivetrain as mine (Zetec/Manual) with over… » 9/26/14 9:58am 9/26/14 9:58am

I nominate my car, the first gen Focus. The sedans and hatchback versions couldn't decide if they wanted to be round or square. The wagon version, however pulls off that long roofed squareness up until 2007! Try and think of another delightfully square aughts car. » 9/08/14 3:46pm 9/08/14 3:46pm

One rainy Saturday a middle-aged soccer-mom type pulls on our lot looking and stops at a used Escape XLT. She tells me she's looking for a car for her daughter for around $10,000 that HAS to have side-curtain airbags, automatic headlights (that's right she doesn't trust her daughter to think to turn on lights in the… » 8/13/14 4:07pm 8/13/14 4:07pm