One minor correction.. There was a company in Danbury called Farnbacher Loles. They’ve since been closed due to the owners being scam artists.
All that thing is missing are a set of truck nuts made from bowling balls.
Rob is always teaching me something about a used car I didn't know.
Reading this article this morning was worth it just for the weird brakes alone. That’s Torchinsky quality automotive weirdness right there. Good work as always, Rob.
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That is admittedly not a terrible way to roll by any stretch of the imagination. Carry on good sir.
I had a 99 M3 convertible for 5 years and I am still sorry I sold it. It was the best car that I ever had. What you did not mention was that the M3 other than Corvettes was the fastest car available that was not a supercar in 99.
I loved my Renault 5 (LeCar). It came with a sunroof, mushy four speed, no air conditioning (with the overheating problems and only an idiot light for a warning signal, air conditioning would have been insane, as my father discovered with his four-door LeCar) and a full sized 13" spare tire nestled in the engine…
I’ve owned 5 LeCars and the parts issue isn’t as bad as you might think, Rob. I kept mine running in the 21st century without a problem. Some stuff has to come from Europe, but there are a couple folks over here who gobbled up Renault parts houses when they left the country, so you’d be surprised what is still…
2-time 124 series owner here, a 94 E320 and an 88 300CE. I have an eagle-eye for these cars.
Freeway on 3K
To Live and Drive in LA
2nd that this should be a regular feature, though it would be neat to choose different cities for each article to really contrast differences in preferences and how far your money goes (I know it’ll be a challenge in some cases though).
To Live and Die with $3K in LA
The easiest telltale is the ruched door panels. MB-Tex is stretched flat.
Bought mine for $2,956 but it was in NY
What ever happened to Jimmy in portfolio management?