Every few months a cryogenically preserved Japanese sports car sells on Bring A Trailer for a new record high and sets the internet on fire for a couple days. It's no secret '80s and '90s Japanese sports cars are only becoming more desirable.

So the cars are going up in value, but how much? To answer that question we chose some of the more popular Japanese sports cars and recorded the first and last ten examples sold on Bring A Trailer (The latest being sold August 1, 2020) and averaged each of them. Here are the results.



Buying something "American made" is important to a lot of people and for good reason - our workers build good vehicles. But just because the company is American, doesn't necessarily mean it was built in the states.

There's an argument that some foreign car brands assembled here are more "American" than some domestic models manufactured outside the country. That's not our fight to pick, but we wanted to clear up any misconceptions about where certain vehicles are made, so we created this handy infographic.

Some easy to implement tips that will keep your wallet full and car running well!


What Car Should I Buy?

Car manufacturers today offer a dizzying amount of models and body styles aimed at a wide range of buyers, but with so many options what type of car do you actually need and why?

We can't tell you what to buy specifically, but we can get you to ask the right questions to find out what is important to you in a vehicle and to make sure it suits your lifestyle.  


Is There a Time Limit Before You Trade in a New Car?


While there is no limit on how soon you can trade in a financed car, whether you should is another matter entirely. If you are considering trading in a newly financed car there are many factors to ensure you are making a smart financial decision. Here are some to consider. 

How To Stop Rust On Your Car

Rust is a regular companion on vehicles in snowy states as the road salts and slush that coat your car make an ideal environment for the metal-eating menace to form. Learn how to combat rust this winter with tips and more extreme options to stop it in its tracks.



2010-2015 Toyota Prius Problems and Issues

The 2010-2015 Toyota Prius' problem include tricky brakes that need adjusting to, burning oil in high-mileage models, short-lived headlights fixed by a recall and potentially expensive replacement hybrid batteries. The Prius is an exceptionally reliable vehicle that has some simple issues that need to be addressed.

2011-2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Problems and Issues

With ten years of being on the road, the common problems and issues found in 2011-2020 Jeep Grand Cherokees have become well known and documented. We dug through forums, websites and reviews to inform you on the WK2 Jeep Grand Cherokee.


2011-2019 Ford Explorer Problems and Issues

The Ford Explorer's problems have been well documented and researched  as over a million fifth generation (2011-2019) Explorers have been sold. If you are in the market for an Explorer or currently own one and want to watch out for some preventable problems, you've come to the right place.


2014-2018 Subaru Forester Problems and Issues

 

The 2014-2018 Subaru Foresters' common problems include failure-prone transmission, burning oil, rear spring failure and short-lived wheel bearings. The Subaru Forester is a great car, but like all vehicles, it has some common problems and mechanical weaknesses that should be inspected or addressed before purchasing. 


2013-2016 Mazda CX-5 Problems and Issues


2013-2016 Mazda CX-5s' problems include weak paint, easily cracked windshields and bad mass airflow sensors. The electronics also have a habit of staying on when the car is off due to bad parking sensors. The 2016 models can have finicky transmissions and LED headlights that burn out early. Despite those issues the CX-5 is a great car.


Race Tech On Everyday Cars

Despite most cars only racing for parking spots at the mall, your everyday ride has more racing DNA than you think. Here are some of the most common innovations that originated on race cars.
  
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

What To Check When Buying A Used Car


So you're looking at buying a used car and want to make sure it's not a time bomb set to go off in the next 10,000 miles, but don't have the mechanical savvy to check it yourself.  Here's a basic checklist for what to look for when buying a used car.

Covid Friendly Weekend Road Trips From Kansas City

As the short Winter days close in on us, check out these locations just a few hours away from KC while the weather is still nice!


Most Dangerous KC Intersections [Infographic]

In 2017 with the help of the Missouri Highway Patrol, a law firm published a study documenting the most dangerous intersections in Missouri. We thought that was valuable and interesting info so we decided showcase the worst offenders.


2020 Cars Without CVTs

While some manufacturers did have early examples of CVTs (Continuous Variable Transmission) that were killed off, currently CVTs are becoming more popular than ever and few if any cars are changing their transmissions back to traditional automatics from CVTs.  



Unnaturally Aspirated Q&A

We had a sit down with Reuben Samuels, executive director of Breathe Easy With Us and lung transplant recipient on how his organization got started.


 
 
 
List of cars without CVTs
 


How Do Dealerships Make Money?

Price, financing, warranties - there are many avenues for car dealerships to make and lose money when selling a car, but what actually makes a profit and what misconceptions do buyers have when purchasing a car?

How Do dealerships make money?