Is the Jeep Cherokee (XJ) a future classic?
1980s / 1990s / 2000s / AMC / American / Future classic / Jeep

Is the Jeep Cherokee (XJ) a future classic?

American Motors Corporation (AMC) designed the Jeep Cherokee XJ to take on the Chevrolet S-10 Blazer and the GMC S-15 Jimmy.  Launched in time for the 1984 model year, the Cherokee was much smaller than its predecessor and more efficient thanks to the use of downsized engines.  Jeep engineers made sure the Cherokee remained capable … Continue reading

Is the Subaru Brat a future classic?
1970s / 1980s / Future classic / Japanese / Subaru

Is the Subaru Brat a future classic?

Contrary to popular belief, the Subaru Brat was named after an unruly teenager: The name was an acronym that stood for Bi-drive Recreational All-terrain Transporter. Based on the Leone, the Brat was commissioned by the president of Subaru’s American division who saw a market for a small, four-wheel drive pickup that was smaller and cheaper … Continue reading