So David, here’s a thought exercise.
All fun and games until the Diesel Particulate Filter light turns on.
I bought a fixed 2012 Jetta. The Dealer changed the fluids, brakes, tires and any other simple thing that I found (bulbs, trunk latches, replaced the entire sunroof assembly). I’m pretty happy with it overall. Average 38mpg around town.
Finally someone has integrated the screen into a nice flowing design and not a shit mounted tablet. I think this is Porsche’s foray into touch screen everything because all their current stuff does buttons, which is excellent. I sorta hope the idea falls flat on its face and they stick with closer to the panamera…
Holy hell 1st gear was a trip today
1st Gear: another thing not often mentioned is that the current emissions timeline matches up pretty well with that of other nations, so building cars that meets those requirements allows for a larger global audience.
What you have here are essentially two-wheel tractors, which are very common throughout Asia and much of the developing world. You are taking a tractor down to its most basic elements: An engine, an axle, and a power take off (PTO). They used to be very popular in the United States for their simplicity and versatility…
Those things are quite plentiful in Russia, and not the imported chinese ones - they are being built here for decades. We call them Мотоблок (motor block).
Also, I hope I get to drive one of these one day. If I can find one rusty enough, maybe I can talk David into buying it and we’ll drive it to Moab or something.
what I assume to be a water tank that needs to be replenished as the engine heats the H2O
PLEASE get one of these and have the two of you run it to Moab and back.
I think this started in Japan many years ago. Then Taiwan (since Japan occupied Taiwan for 50 years) had it as a farming aid (to replace the water buffalo), then this went to China.
Another interesting one:
Reading your work here has been a learning experience. Today I learned 30 years in a lake in Georgia is better than 30 years on the roads in Michigan.
Admit it. You organized the event at a Pick & Pull so you can dispose of your Postal Jeep and get a free ride home.
You promise that this isn't just a trick to lure me to a junkyard so you can sacrifice me to the rust gods?
Thanks David! We need to get these Hummer douches off the road. You just inoculated another one with your high potency iron oxide. It should return to the earth in a couple months.
For those of you attacking the other driver for his age, my mother, who’s 95, just passed her California driving test, and is good to drive til she’s 100. Happy motoring!
“...my takeaway is that the car doesn’t really seem in that bad of shape...”