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.
Every now and then I meet an adult who never works on their own stuff. They’ll change a lightbulb, but that’s it. Everything else goes to a shop or they hire a contractor.
I feel dumb. I get notifications that people have recommended my posts, not my replies. I like the concept of doing that rather than just making an inane reply that adds nothing.
Went to the Toyota dealer to buy a couple parts. This is in the showroom. A Camry with red leather interior. What a world we live in.
By new, I mean the 2001 4Runner I bought earlier this week. On Tuesday I had a chance to get it up on the lift and really check it out. For an 18 year old vehicle with 255k miles, it’s in damn good shape. Here’s the immediate to do list:
After selling my E46 wagon, I had an empty space in my heart, and my garage. I really wanted something that could go off road, haul stuff inside, and tow. I went back and forth on Land Cruisers and 4Runners, always loved the 4Runner, but Land Cruisers are legendary. A post I made on here steered me towards LX470s and…
I may need to change my name to remove the “German” part since I just bought an old 4Runner. I go to pick it up in a few hours, I’m renting a truck and trailer from Uhaul to grab it since it’s been sitting for a few months and I prefer to go through things before driving, just in case.