Hey Rusty - How do you like the JCW kit? I am really thinking about it. My car is stock (2015 MCS F55) and the dealer is offering the kit for $1735 installed with chrome tips. It’s very tempting. I could go other routes for less (Borla + JB4 or NM Power Module), but I like the idea of the exclusivity. Plus, F55s…
The Mini Cooper S is too expensive.
I traded a 2017 GTI S I bought brand new for a 2015 Mini Cooper S in December and couldn’t be happier. I thought I loved the GTI, but I really love the Mini. I find the Mini a nicer place to be day in and day out. The Mini is slower, but it feels more nimble and is really fun to drive. The GTI is more practical with…
I have test driven the Atlas several times and was kinda sold on it as an Enclave replacement until the Telluride came along. The Atlas, like the Telluride, is a great value for the money and they both have excellent warranties. Around here you can routinely get $7500 off sticker on the VW. However, the most popular…
Might I ask where you got it and are you happy with the quality? How does it compare to what was there originally? My carpet is in relatively good shape except for the hatch area. I take it your original tan hatch carpet was trashed.
I feel ya. My love affair with cars drives me crazy. It’s irrational to put value on cars beyond their usefulness as safe, comfortable and reliable transportation. But, here we are.
So is that a kit?
Yup. Just bought one - an EX in Sangria. Traded in the Enclave on it. At just over $38k they really are a bargain. I test drove the Atlas, the new Enclave, and the CX-9. None of them offered the combination of price, safety, warranty and space. They really are selling like hotcakes, too.
I guess I should have been clearer. I’ve heard it described both ways. It’s not the old style “twin” turbo but a sequential turbo.
The new Minis are more BMW. The Golf R is actually built in Germany, whereas the GTIs are assembled in Mexico.
Thanks. Been pretty happy with it. A manual GTI might have done just as well as it was kind of an impulse buy. I do think the build quality is slightly better on the Mini.
Like most things it depends on where you go and with whom you align. My neighbor’s kid is a certified BMW tech and does quite well and seems happy. If it were me, I wouldn’t go anywhere near a Nissan dealership for instance. This is just based on my personal experience dealing with the service writers.
You’re young, so you have plenty of options. I don’t know much about the CDL market, but I do know there is high demand. I guess you have to ask yourself if this is the life you want to lead long term. Some jobs like the trades techs at my work will allow you to get your CDL after hiring. This is for road work (…
Ok. A quick Google search reveals that the B46 is the ultra low emissions version of the B48. In Europe the B48 is still used in the Cooper S. The John Cooper Works uses a version of the B48.
Apparently 2014. It does have a one year only engine though I don't know the differences between them (B48 vs B46). The good news is that they don't seem to suffer the valve cooking issues of the early GDI cars.
I just hope they upgraded the third member. Early Power Rams were notorious for stripping the spider gears when lifted. I can’t speak directly to the ‘91s, but I drove home in front wheel drive more than once in my '78.
I’ve always had a soft spot for TVRs ever since I got behind a white 280i back in the mid-nineties. I had to know all about them. Over the years I have been tempted to buy one, but just never pulled the trigger. I even once had the chance to purchase what was allegedly the first Tasmin imported as a dealer display…
It’s mainly for my daughter to commute to high school. Hopefully the tight back seat keep the number of passengers to a minimum.
The Bolt is well executed engineering wise, but the styling leaves a lot to be desired. It is also pricey for what you get. If I just wanted an all around car and knew I would keep it for the next ten years, the Bolt would be a good choice. Chevy should have made it look more like the Cruze hatch.