Is A Mazda RX7 A Good First Car?

Welcome to the first instalment in our First Car series. There is almost nothing as exciting as getting your first car. Everyone – even those with little interest in cars – remember their first car. Getting the keys to your first car truly does feel like one of life’s great achievements. My first car was …

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What Is The Difference Between Abarth And Fiat?

If you are familiar with Fiat, or even European sports/performance cars in general, then you have probably come across the term “Abarth”. In 20th Century Italy, Abarth became synonymous with strong and fast (Italians would ask for an “Abarth coffee” for example). Abarth owners will generally swear by their cars and be very enthusiastic about …

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What Is the Best Used Convertible For The Money?

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of driving a convertible car on a warm summer’s day, with the wind in your hair. Even the most mundane of cars feels special if it is a convertible in these conditions (I should know, I once had a convertible Mini as a hire care when on holiday in …

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Why Are Mazda RX8s So Cheap?

Here at Garage Dreams, we are massive fans of Mazda’s legendary lineup of rotary engine cars. Although the RX7 will generally always be seen as the greatest rotary of all time (and we tend to agree), the successor – Mazda’s RX8 – is still a worthy vehicle and much more affordable. In fact, many prospective …

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Why Did Mitsubishi Kill The Evo?

The Mitsubishi Evo is one of the most legendary Japanese performance cars of all time. Fueled by a famous rivalry with Subaru’s WRX STI, the Evo remains a highly desirable car a number of years after production ended of the final generation. But why did Mitsubishi kill the Evo off? You’d think that if a …

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What Is The Best Classic Car For Daily Use?

Here at Garage Dreams, we are all about classic cars. More specifically, we are all about preserving the history of classic cars. Our goal is to try and ensure that the great vehicles of yesteryear live on in the hearts and minds of the motoring public (especially as we enter an era of increasingly bland, …

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Is Mazda Bringing Back The RX-7?

The Mazda RX7 is one of the most cherished, celebrated names in automotive history: Watch this video on YouTube It is a name synonymous with the Wankel rotary engine (with Mazda being the only mainstream manufacturer to use this technology both in road going cars and race cars such as the Mazda 787B) Watch this …

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Why Are Japanese Cars More Reliable?

It’s no small secret that most buyers tend to rate Japanese cars as being more reliable. Ask someone what to buy if you’re looking for a reliable car, and you’ll probably be told to look at Toyotas, Hondas etc. While there are always variations at an individual vehicle level, when you look at reliability surveys …

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Why Are Toyotas So Reliable? (Including Lexus)

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Ask anyone what they think the most reliable brand of car is, and they will probably say “Toyota”. Ask anyone what they think the most reliable brand of luxury car is, and the answer will probably be “Lexus”. Toyota has become a byword for reliability, as has Lexus. Don’t believe us? All you need to …

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Can You Daily Drive A Classic Car?

One of the most common questions we get from prospective classic car owner is “can you daily drive a classic car?” Many of us have grown up with “romanticized” images in our minds of daily driving classic cars that we idolized in years gone by. Once you reach the age or stage where you are …

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