Are All 300ZX Twin Turbo?

The Nissan 300ZX is one of the most iconic and legendary performance cars to come out of Japan (don’t believe us, read our buyer’s guide and history for the 300ZX here). Prices are rising on 300ZXs, and they are becoming increasingly desirable as “modern classics” (depending on your definition of modern, seeing as the first … Read more

What Does TRD Stand For?

Welcome to our latest edition of Car Facts, our series of short, sharp articles where we answer YOUR car questions. Our goal is to gradually answer as many car questions as we can. In today’s edition of Car Facts, we are looking at the following question: What Does TRD Stand For? Here’s What You Need … Read more

Alfa Romeo Is Made In What Country?

Alfa Romeo is famed for producing some of the most beautiful cars in history. From classics such as the GTV: To modern monsters like the Giulia Quadrifoglio: Alfa Romeo is a brand steeped in history and allure. Jeremy Clarkson of Top Gear fame once claimed that you cannot be a true petrolhead if you have … Read more

What Toyota Supra Is In ‘Fast & Furious’?

If you like to live your life a quarter mile at a time, then you’ll no doubt be a fan of the Fast & Furious franchise. Bursting on to the scene in the early 2000s, Fast & Furious skyrocketed “tuner” (or some would say “boy racer”) culture into the mainstream. Watch this video on YouTube … Read more

Are Toyota MR2s Dangerous?

The Toyota MR2 is one of Japan’s most legendary sports cars. Produced over three generations from 1984-2007, it was Japan’s first mid-engine production car. Although all generations have been praised for their enjoyable performance, relative affordability and good reliability (as far as sports cars go) the MR2 has earned a reputation for being a dangerous … Read more

How Many Integra Type Rs Were Produced?

The Honda Integra Type R is one of our favourite Japanese performance vehicles – with both generations rating highly (although it is the earlier DC2 generation that is widely regarded as being one of the best front wheel drive cars ever built). The Integra Type R is now getting on a bit in years, especially … Read more

Why Is The Miata So Slow?

The Mazda Miata (or MX-5 as it is known in many other parts of the world) has never been famed for being a particularly quick car. In fact, it is generally seen as being a “slow” car when compared to many other vehicles that a Miata purchaser might be looking to buy. So why is … Read more

Why Is The MX-5 Called ‘Miata’ In North America?

Here’s a fun bit of trivia – cars aren’t always called the same thing in different countries/regions. Sometimes this can be due to differences in language. For example, the Mitsubishi Pajero (as it was sold in many countries) was actually called the ‘Montero’ in Spanish speaking countries – this is because Pajero in some Spanish … Read more

Are Mitsubishi 3000GT Rear Wheel Drive?

In the humble opinion of the editorial team here at Garage Dreams, the Mitsubishi 3000GT (also known as the “GTO” in some markets) is one of the unsung heroes of 1990s Japanese performance motoring. While it was never lauded to quite the same extent as the Toyota Supra or Mazda RX-7, the 3000GT – especially … Read more