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Sep 19
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Loved the article, Raphael! I especially loved the timing of it. I just bought a 2018 Rav4 this past Tuesday. And yes, now that I’m driving one, I’m seeing them all over the place too. That’s ok though. It may not be “interesting” or rare, but I can’t knock any car that excels at what it was designed to do. That’s why

Jun 23
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Not a ‘63.  We used to have a ‘63 Comet convertible back in the day, and it didn’t have the huge fins in the back.  My guess was ‘60 thru ‘62, but I’m too lazy to look at a bazillion pictures to be sure. 

Jun 4
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Looks to me like that operator was really stoned. Probably just came from Boulder, CO.

Apr 11
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This is what I paid yesterday,  just down the road from my house. $1.199 but with a car wash, it drops to $1.099 (lets just cut the bullshit and call it $1.10, ok?).

Apr 11
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The Buick Electra was named after Electra Waggoner Biggs who was a sister in-law of Harlow H. Curtice.

Mar 28
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Keep in mind that Musk called the PANIC dumb, not the pandemic itself. 

Mar 28
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Keep in mind that Musk called the PANIC dumb, not the COVID-19 sickness itself.

Mar 25
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Fads.... you catch them when you can, right?

Mar 24
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I think it’s only the signal lamps that have to be on a non-moving surface so the signals and 4-ways can be seen if the hatch is up, such as while changing a tire on the shoulder.

Mar 24
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The Tiguan has been at the top of my ‘short list’ for a long time, and in my research, I found there is a part number that you can see from the outside (though not easily) and that part number will tell you if the tensioner repair has been done, or not.  A little research (go to the Vortex) should bring it up.

Mar 24
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I bought a new Golf GL (2dr) TDI back in 2001 and put 445,000 miles on it, and believe it or not, nothing of note broke. I replaced both cooling fans/motors at different time, and rebuilt the suspension at 350,000 just because I had some extra $$$ and thought it probably should be replaced. Same with the injection Read more

Mar 24
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Not really. After all, it was built by Mercedes Benz, and had Dodge badges added before sale. All they are doing is putting the original badging back on again. Remember too that they also sold the Mercedes version (along with the Freightliner version) in the US too.  As for the mileage, it was a transfer vehicle, not Read more

Mar 24
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Good thing he’s otherwise, a good driver.  Could be dangerous driving around without any passenger side doors.

Mar 19
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Are you kidding? Wagon...manual....TDI. The only thing missing is a brown paint job to be considered a Jalopnik car-of-the-apocalypse. This is coming from an ‘01 Golf TDI owner who put 445,000 miles on his.

Mar 19
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No, too early.  Even my 2001 Golf TDI was built too early to be a part of Dieselgate.

Mar 15
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Here’s a few more, including one that has the option of one or two sliding doors for those who can’t make up their mind. Also a postal van from an unexpected manufacturer that might get David Tracy’s attention.

Feb 25
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They also used to use them as school busses.

Feb 13
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That’s not pink.  It’s Dusty Rose.  Let’s get some coffee at The Ruby.