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Junkyard Find: 2002 Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS Sedan

The Subaru Impreza has been with us since the 1993 model year, and you’ll still see plenty of the first-generation Impreza Outback wagons on the streets (and in the junkyards) of Colorado. All US-market Subarus got all-wheel-drive starting in the 1997 model year, so the company’s American marketers had to show a distinction between the […] The post Junkyard Find: 2002 Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS Sedan appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Colorado, Autos, Denver, Subaru, 2002, Subaru Impreza, Sedans, Sedan, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, Impreza, 2000s, 2002 Subaru Impreza, Colorado All US


2005 Chevrolet Cavalier, Last Gasp of the J Platform Edition

The General built cars on the J Platform for a quarter-century, and J-based machines could be bought new with badges from just about every marque in the far-flung GM Empire. Yes, South Koreans drove Daewoo Esperos, Brits drove Vauxhall Cavaliers, Aussies drove Holden Camiras, and even the Japanese could buy Isuzu Askas and Toyota Cavaliers. […] The post 2005 Chevrolet Cavalier, Last Gasp of the J Platform Edition appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Colorado, Autos, Chevy, Chevrolet, Denver, 2005, Pontiac Sunfire, Cavalier, Chevrolet Cavalier, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, Miserable Econoboxes, 2000s, GM Death Watch, J-body


Adventures in Marketing: BMW Says “OK Boomer” to Its Own Flagship Vehicles

BMW published a four-minute and change ad a couple weeks ago for the start of the virtual CES 2021 show. Though this would not normally be a subject worth covering, this particular ad seems to indicate BMW believes their own E65 7-Series is for ridiculous out of touch Boomers. Marketing departments always know what they’re doing, […] The post Adventures in Marketing: BMW Says “OK Boomer” to Its Own Flagship Vehicles appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Op-ed, Advertising, Marketing, Sales, Ces, Industry, Editorials, Opinions, Autos, Bmw, New Cars, Consumer Electronics Show, News Blog, Future Vehicles, BMW 7 Series, Product Planning


Junkyard Find: 2001 Plymouth Neon, Last Gasp of the Plymouth Brand Edition

Quite a few hallowed (and not-so-hallowed) Detroit brands got axed forever during the decade of the 2000s (whatever we’re calling it now— the Noughts? the Oh-Ohs?), and the one that went to the slaughterhouse first was Plymouth. Starting in 1928 (not-so-coincidentally, just a couple of years after the birth of Pontiac), Americans and Canadians could […] The post Junkyard Find: 2001 Plymouth Neon, Last Gasp of the Plymouth Brand Edition appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Colorado, Autos, Chrysler, 2001, Dodge, Plymouth, Detroit, Denver, Neon, Dodge Neon, Plymouth Neon, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, Miserable Econoboxes, 2000s


Inventor Behind the Worst Gadget of All Time Jumps Onto Trump's Sinking Voter Fraud Ship

The inventor behind one of the worst gadgets of all time has joined the motley crew of quasi-experts trying to defend President Donald Trump’s unfounded election fraud claims despite being wildly unqualified to do so. Read more...
Tags: Science, Joe Biden, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, 2000s, Trump Administration, 2020 Election, Cuecat


I Dressed Like Iconic Olsen Twins Movies for a Week & Here’s What Happened

Since 2020 has been a difficult and confusing year, I’m throwing it back to simpler times. This week, I dressed like iconic Olsen twins movies and here’s how it went.
Tags: Featured, Movies, College, Inspiration, Celebrity Fashion, Olsen, Movie fashion, 2000s, Mary-kate And Ashley Olsen, Olsen Twins Movies for a Week amp


Junkyard Find: 2002 Toyota Corolla CE, Last of the 3-Speed Automatics

Not long ago, I became curious about the production longevity of the good old three-speed automatic transmission in North America. The first really successful true automatic had four forward speeds and the two-speed Powerglide delivered the slushbox to the masses, but the three-speed Detroit automatics of the 1960s truly converted the continent to the two-pedal […] The post Junkyard Find: 2002 Toyota Corolla CE, Last of the 3-Speed Automatics appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Colorado, Autos, Toyota, North America, Detroit, Denver, 2002, Corolla, Toyota Corolla, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, Automatic Transmission, Miserable Econoboxes, 2000s, Obsolete Technology


Junkyard Find: 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser, Purple Flamed Edition

While it seems that we have always been at war with Eurasia Eastasia and hated the PT Cruiser, the loathing for Chrysler’s retro-styled, Neon-based “truck” didn’t become widespread until well into the smartphone/social-media era of the late 2000s and early 2010s. That was the time when the PT started showing up in large numbers in […] The post Junkyard Find: 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser, Purple Flamed Edition appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Colorado, Autos, Chrysler, 2001, Flames, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, 2000s, Chrysler PT Cruiser, PT Cruiser, 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser, Eurasia Eastasia


I Dressed Like Gilmore Girls Characters for a Week & Here’s What Happened

As part of my fall ritual, I’ve been rewatching one of my favorite shows. This week, I’m getting style inspiration from Gilmore Girls.
Tags: TV, College, Inspiration, Gilmore Girls, TV fashion, 2000s, Gilmore Girls Characters


Junkyard Find: 2001 Mercedes-Benz ML55 AMG

Since trucks, truck-shaped cars, and generally truck-influenced vehicles dominate American roads in the present day, it’s about time I started paying attention to high-end luxurious German truck-like machines in the vehicle graveyards I frequent. Such machines have been easy to find in such places for quite some time now, due to the notoriously quick depreciation […] The post Junkyard Find: 2001 Mercedes-Benz ML55 AMG appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, 2001, Mercedes Benz, Mercedes, SUVs, Amg, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, 2000s, Luxury Suvs, M class, Luxury Suv, Mercedes-Benz M-Class, W163




Junkyard Find: 2002 Saab 9-3 SE

During my years of documenting discarded Saabs in junkyards around the country (and in Saab’s homeland), I’ve managed to cover the pre-GM American-market models well enough, with a special focus on the 900. In recent years, I’ve been working to cover some of the Saabs from the period of General Motors influence (1989-2000) and control […] The post Junkyard Find: 2002 Saab 9-3 SE appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Colorado, General Motors, Turbo, Autos, Denver, Saab, 2002, Saab 9-3, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, Swedish cars, 2000s, Turbocharging, Turbocharger, Swedish Car


Junkyard Find: 2005 Volvo S60 With Five-speed Manual Transmission

I’ve documented 60 discarded Volvos since I started my junkyard history project, but 58 of those Swedes were born in the 20th century, and 44 of those rolled off the assembly line before 1990. Just as I’ve done with BMWs in recent years, I’m going to try to document some of Göteborg’s (and maybe Hangzhou’s) […] The post Junkyard Find: 2005 Volvo S60 With Five-speed Manual Transmission appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Volvo, Hangzhou, 2005, Goteborg, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, Swedish cars, S60, Volvo S60, 2000s, Swedish Car, 2005 Volvo S60


Junkyard Find: 2009 Pontiac G3 Wave

The years 2008 and 2009 were interesting times for GM, with the company filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on June 1, 2009 and the Pontiac Division clearly on the ropes (despite the Bondo applied over Pontiac’s rusty image by the Solstice). To The General’s warlords, only one solution to Pontiac’s woes made sense: take the […] The post Junkyard Find: 2009 Pontiac G3 Wave appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: South Korea, Colorado, Gm, Autos, Denver, 2009, Pontiac, Daewoo, Chevrolet Aveo, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, Bondo, Korean Cars, Miserable Econoboxes, 2000s


The Ultimate Guide to Y2K Fashion

Who else wants to dress like it's 1999?
Tags: College, Trends, 1990s, Fashion History, 2000s, Y2K, Summer 2020


Junkyard Find: 2008 Pontiac Solstice

Quick, what was the final new Pontiac model introduced before the marque’s demise in 2010? The G3, a Pontiac-badged Chevy Aveo (itself a rebadged Daewoo Kalos, which makes The Final Pontiac first cousin to the Ravon Nexia R3). We remember a Pontiac model from slightly earlier in the chaos of mid-to-late-2000s GM much better: the […] The post Junkyard Find: 2008 Pontiac Solstice appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Colorado, Gm, Autos, Convertible, 2008, Pontiac, Solstice, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, Chevy Aveo, 2000s, Pontiac Solstice, Saturn Sky, GM Death Watch, Daewoo Kalos


Dark Knight Strikes Again #2 - Frank Miller art & cover

Frank Miller Dark Knight Strikes Again v1 #2, 2001 - In Earth's dystopian future, Brainiac invades the planet (partnering with Lex Luthor), drawing out superheroes long thought dead. Green Arrow, Plastic Man, the original Captain Marvel and others join the fray alongside Superman, Batman, Flash and Wonder Woman. Pages and sequences are thoughtfully designed, including five double page [Author: Ted Ignacio]
Tags: Comics, Earth, Dc, Superhero, Miller, Lex Luthor, Frank Miller, Ted Ignacio, 2000s


Junkyard Find: 2001 Subaru Legacy Outback VDC Wagon

The Outback version of the third generation of the Subaru Legacy wagon, built for the 2000-2004 model years, was the one that really nailed down the Outback as the Denver motor vehicle. These things are so commonplace in Denver car graveyards that I don’t even notice them (unless I’m looking for bits for my own […] The post Junkyard Find: 2001 Subaru Legacy Outback VDC Wagon appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Colorado, Autos, 2001, Denver, Subaru, Outback, Legacy, Wagon, Subaru Outback, Subaru Legacy, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, Station Wagon, 2000s, Subaru Legacy Outback


Junkyard Find: 2005 Saab 9-2X Linear

Weird examples of badge engineering! Who doesn’t love them? Bad people, that’s who, and so I do my best to find such vehicles while I’m exploring car graveyards. The badge-engineering world includes Isuzus badged as Hondas, Hondas badged as Isuzus, Mitsubishis badged as Dodges, Dodges badged as Mitsubishis, Chevrolets badged as Saabs, and — of […] The post Junkyard Find: 2005 Saab 9-2X Linear appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Colorado, Autos, Denver, Subaru, Saab, 2005, Subaru Impreza, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, Swedish cars, Impreza, 2000s, Badge Engineering, Japanese Cars, 2005 Saab 9-2X


Throwback Fashion: The Lizzie McGuire Movie

This flick is rich with inspiration for your next #OOTD.
Tags: Movies, College, Inspiration, Disney, Hilary Duff, Lizzie McGuire, Throwback, 2000s


Throwback Fashion: High School Musical

We're modernizing the outfits from this 2000s classic.
Tags: Movies, College, Inspiration, Disney, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Movie fashion, 2000s


Throwback Fashion: Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen

Who else needs nostalgia right now?
Tags: Movies, College, Inspiration, Disney, Lindsay Lohan, Movie fashion, 2000s


Abadazad #2 - Mike Ploog art & cover

Mike Ploog Abadazad v1 #, 2004 - Katie enters the wondrous world of Abadazad, where the creatures and characters somewhat deviate from the children's book. Mike Ploog lacks no imagination in visualizing the characters and settings. His designs are somewhat familiar in some scenes and more unexpected in others. Thoughtful pacing and layouts nicely support the overall narrative. And did I [Author: Ted Ignacio]
Tags: Comics, Adventure, Katie, Ted Ignacio, Mike Ploog, Ploog, 2000s, MiscPub, Abadazad, Mike Ploog Abadazad


Junkyard Find: 2005 Suzuki Reno SWT

Would you consider a special-edition version of the Daewoo Nubira’s successor to be worthy of inclusion in this series, even as I walk by 99 out of 100 junked BMW E30s? Hey, if I’m willing to photograph every Mitsubishi Lancer OZ Rally and Geo Storm GSi that I find in the junkyard, then of course […] The post Junkyard Find: 2005 Suzuki Reno SWT appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: California, Autos, Reno, Special Editions, 2005, Pininfarina, Daewoo, Suzuki, Giorgetto Giugiaro, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, Miserable Econoboxes, 2000s, Guigiaro, 2005 Suzuki Reno


Rare Rides: A 2002 Ronart Lightning, Euro Mustang Relative

What sports car has Aston Martin and TVR-adjacent looks, but is neither of those things? Why, it’s a Ronart! Let’s find out more about the coupe they called Lightning. The story of Ronart began in 1984, when it was founded by husband and wife team Rona and Arthur Wolstenhome. Based out of Peterborough (a city […] The post Rare Rides: A 2002 Ronart Lightning, Euro Mustang Relative appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Bankruptcy, Industry, Ford Mustang, Luxury cars, Editorials, Used Cars, Autos, Sports Cars, Aston Martin, Mustang, Peterborough, Sports Car, Rona, News Blog, 2000s, Collector Cars


Junkyard Find: 2002 BMW X5 4.4i

Now that I’ve been doing these Junkyard Finds for 13 years and having just written my annual 10 Best Junkyard Cars post, I’m taking a look back to see what historically significant vehicles I’ve neglected as I pursue weird examples of badge engineering and trivia–question AWD versions. I’ve been working on filling in the blanks […] The post Junkyard Find: 2002 BMW X5 4.4i appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Colorado, SUV, Autos, Truck, Bmw, Awd, 4wd, 2002, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, BMW X5, 2000s, Luxury Suvs, Luxury Suv, 2002 BMW X5


All the 2000s Fashion Trends That Are Making a Huge Comeback in 2020

Bella Hadid has been on board with the return of 2000s fashion for a while -- now it's time we all pay attention.
Tags: College, Trends, Hats, Glitter, Jeans, Juicy Couture, Bella Hadid, 2000s, Double Denim, Rhinestones


I Dressed Like Rachel Green For a Week & Here’s What Happened

This week, I recreated the style of the most fashionable friend there is: Rachel Green. Here's how it went!
Tags: TV, College, Friends, Jennifer Aniston, 1990s, Rachel Green, Fashion Tips, TV fashion, 2000s


Back Issue #19 - Don Newton cover & article

Back Issue v1 #19, 2006 - Focusing on the art and life of Don Newton, few fanzines have covered the artist's work so generously. Plenty of sketches, original artwork and rejected pieces accompany the articles. Among the jewels is an unpublished painted cover of the Hulk. This fanzine cover was first rejected for Batman, but it's published here for the first time, finished more recently by inker [Author: Ted Ignacio]
Tags: Comics, Batman, Newton, Ted Ignacio, Don Newton, 2000s, Fanzine, MiscPub


Junkyard Find: 2004 Acura EL

Last year, I found a 2009 Chevrolet Chevy (a Mexican-market Opel Corsa) in a Denver car graveyard, presumably driven here on Mexican plates and then abandoned and towed away when it couldn’t be registered in Colorado. We can assume that today’s Junkyard Find came to the Mile High City in the same way, but via […] The post Junkyard Find: 2004 Acura EL appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Colorado, Canada, Autos, Honda, Denver, 2004, Acura, Honda Civic, Mile High City, Civic, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, 2000s, Badge Engineering, Opel Corsa