Tuesday, February 07, 2012


Revenge of the Econobox: Early Japanese Imports Find Admirers

I have a longstanding crush dating back to junior high on these great little cars, a crush that is not only aesthetic, but practical: my mechanic says the engines are practically indestructible. My love lives on as an adult; I recently chronicled a 1972 Honda 600 Coupe I saw at my corner gas station. I am so happy to see these cars making a comeback -- even though it means my dream of owning one is probably getting sidelined by a few more thousand dollars.

And that also means I'll have to be content with my 1986 Honda Civic sedan for now, and my memories of Trevor's first car: a rusted out 1977 Datsun 510 wagon.

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