Tag Archives: Acura

The Top 10 Canadian Market Cars of All Time

Considering it’s one of our two next-door neighbors, it shouldn’t be surprising that much of Canada’s motoring history looks a lot like that of the United States of America. Many...

The Top 50 Coolest Car Interiors

“It’s what’s inside that counts.” Although most people tend to shove that expression out of their minds when on the hunt for a mate, it seems like very few folks...





Review: 2013 Acura ILX Premium 6MT

Acura has had a tough run during the past decade– from working through a styling identity crisis to peddling an arguably uninspiring lineup of vehicles to dealing with the financial...


The Top 20 Craziest Fancy Car Replicas

Rare is the car buff that doesn’t have at least one supercar crush. Traffic stopping looks, endless parades of aural aphrodisiacs shooting out of the tailpipes, and acceleration, braking and...

The Top 10 Japanese Pocket Rockets of All Time

For performance enthusiasts on a budget, the “pocket rocket” – a compact, small-engined runabout tuned to strike a balance between performance and practicality – is manna from motoring heaven. And few nations have made as many of those over the years as Japan. The island nation’s automakers turned Americans on to affordable, quality compacts during the energy crisis of the 1970s, and in the 1980s, started turning us on to affordable, quality compacts that were fun to drive.

But which Japanese pocket rockets had the biggest impact on the enthusiast community? Well, we’ve tried to narrow that list down to the top 10 contenders for the title of best all time, though we’ll stop short of naming a number one, since we’re going to be getting enough flack for leaving so-and-so off the following list. Note, too, that we’ve limited the criteria to fixed-roof cars that have more than two seats and were available new in the U.S.; in other words, no whining about gems like the MR2, Miata, Civic Type R and Pulsar GTi-R not making the cut. Yes, we realize that makes the title more than a little misleading, but making a more accurate one would have made for a long-ass title, wouldn’t it? With that out of the way, here are our picks.