Why Is The RX7 Called ‘Batman’ By Some?

When I was at high school in the mid 2000s and first getting into cars, here in New Zealand it was not uncommon for people to refer to the Mazda RX7 FD (read our buyer’s guide here) as the ‘Batman’, ‘Batmobile’ or even ‘Batty’ for short. Even now, if you refer to a “Batty” most … Read more

Renault Megane II RS Buyer’s Guide & History

While the first version of the Renault Megane Renault Sport (RS) didn’t exactly set the motoring world alight when it launched in 2004, it soon proved its worth. Renault’s team of crackpot engineers and designers fettled the car, turning it into one of the great hot hatches of the mid-to-late 2000s. If you had bought … Read more

Are 350Z Fast?

The Nissan 350Z (also known as the Fairlady Z in the Japanese Domestic Market – read more here about the differences between the 350Z and Fairlady Z) is one of the most popular cars we cover on this site. Our 350Z buyer’s guide is one of our most-read articles, and we have slowly been working … Read more

Volvo V70 P2 (Second Gen) Buyer’s Guide & History

The second generation Volvo V70 is instantly recognisable with its unique styling and practical design. All versions of the car are an excellent buy for those looking for something with excellent comfort and safety features from the period. In this guide we are going to give you all the information you need to know when … Read more

Is The 350Z Worth Buying?

The Nissan 350Z is one of the most popular Japanese performance cars of the past twenty years (it feels rather surreal to write that the 350Z is nearly 20 years old now – read our buyer’s guide and history for more information) If you are after a bit of an “old school” performance car that … Read more

Nissan 350Z vs Infiniti G35 – Which Is Better?

The Nissan 350Z is one of the most popular Japanese performance cars of the past 20 years. People love the 350Z (also known as the Fairlady Z in some markets) for its attractive styling, strong performance and “back to basics” nature, being a naturally-aspirated, rear-wheel drive sports car. The Infiniti G35 (also sold as a … Read more

Are 300ZX Fast?

The Nissan 300ZX is – in our view – one of the “unsung heroes” of 1990s Japanese performance motoring. Ok, prices have been skyrocketing of late and they are rapidly approaching classic status (if not already there – read our article here on whether or not the 300ZX will become a classic) but they have … Read more

What Engine Is In A Nissan Skyline GTR R34?

Welcome back to another edition of Car Facts, where we answer your car questions. In today’s article, we are talking about the most popular car that we cover on this site – the Nissan Skyline GTR R34. At the time of writing this piece there are almost 400 articles published on this site, and the … Read more

Is The Nissan 300ZX Rear Wheel Drive (RWD)?

At Garage Dreams, we are big fans of the Nissan 300ZX. Although it might not have quite the same “street cred” as some of the other 1990s Japanese performance legends like the Nissan Skyline GT-R (read our article on why Skylines are illegal in the United States for more information) or the Toyota Supra Mk4, … Read more