For some reason I’m thinking of Fieros today.
A buddy of mine bought a new 2019 Grand Sport about a month ago. He brought it over today so we could use the lift and I could help him put on a new X-pipe (Corsa) and AFE Intake.
Went back and forth on the 2 cars and bought the used one. Once all was said and done it was a 5k difference to buy the new 2019 Volt vs the 2016 with 7900mi. However, to get it that close via a $1500 rebate we had to take GM’s finance. With a 750 score at 7%, and had to keep the account with them and not refinance…
My wife has decided she’s had enough of the Odyssey and wants a Volt. We have solar and batteries, so we can charge for free, and she likes the way it looks and drives. I no longer influence her car buying choices after a disastrous incident 11 years ago. I give suggestions, she looks, she drives, tells me what she…
I feel that we should all remember that in 2002 Punjabi-MC and Jay-Z released a Bhangra - rap track with the Knight Rider theme in it.
Yesterday I clicked on an ad for Progressive and got a quote for my 5 vehicle fleet. I was shocked to see it’s about $800 a year less than my USAA for even more coverage.
I need to not look at classifieds. The real thing that gets me is Facebook marketplace. It knows what I like, as such it’s all old VWs, BMW, Porsches, and Toyotas. It just got me again, just like it did with my last 2 used car purchases.
Just came across a really good deal on a used Toyota Sequoia. It went through the recall and has a new frame, brake lines, most of the suspension etc etc. looks damn near new and is cheap for what it is.
Spent 3 days buffing the paint and ceramic coating the 911. Jake is not amused at being asked to pose with it. Something something blue car, blue eyed dog.
Had to buy a pressure washer to clean my deck, so I also got the foam cannon for the cars. Wow. This is a total game changer, I can wash a car in half the time I used to, and get great results. If you haven’t tried one yet, give it a shot, the foam thing was only $17 from Amazon.
Coming in from getting the mail in the rain I was struck by how pretty this scene is. Ignore the fact that the blue one isn’t currently running. Still pretty.
I just discovered that I have a set of black WeatherTech floor liners from my 2dr MK5 GTI in my basement. Any Oppos feel like making a drive to my house in Dover NH can have them for free. I think they’ll fit 4 doors as well, but no real idea.
This stuff is cheap at Trader Joe’s. $5 or so a 6 pack, and quite good if you appreciate stouts.
Serious post time.
Took this video today. Poor guy.
I want one. Don’t think I can justify the $300, but damn. That would be handy up here in rustville.
I pledge, no new (as in new from a dealer) cars until 2022. My standard diet of beaters can continue uninterrupted.
If you read my previous post regarding a GTI purchase, I went and looked at and am still having an internal fight with myself on if I should buy the GTI or not. I’m about 50/50 on it at this point. I decided to do my due diligence and go check out the only other new car that really grabs my attention, a Stinger 2.0…
First some background. I’ve owned a LOT of cars. Right around 50 at last count, and I’m 42 years old. Most of those are old beaters that I’ve bought fixed, drove for a few months and sold, but there are quite a few new ones in there too.
My 2001 4Runner has a worn out front seat. The leather is still in good shape, but the foam is gone, no support, hurts my back after a while. I read that people were swapping seats from the F30 BMWs, so my search began.