Its finally back in my hands and drives like it should. Some timing components, control arms, and CV axles later... thank you extended warranty.
My GTI has been at the VW dealer for nearly a week getting timing chains done. They have me in a rental Hyundai Elantra. It’s not a bad car at all, but it excels at nothing and it’s definitely not my GTI. Android Auto is nice though so there’s that?
On the not-so-bright side, I cleaned it so I can take pictures to sell it. Which I don’t want to.
I recently spent far too much hard earned monies on a Samsung Galaxy S9 and holy moly, the camera is amazing.
Buncha stickers, yellow fog lights, tow hook mounted plate brackets, and now custom plates. Rice is in full effect?
But these turned out half decent considering I suck at pictures and angles and lighting.
For the first time in about a month. After I aired up the flat tire and jumped the poor thing.
Earlier in the week I found what looked to be an Ethernet cable shoved into my headliner above the mirror. I can’t for the life of me figure out what it could be for. Tonight while I was hard wiring my dash cam and had the A-pillar trim out I decided to pull the wire and whatever the hell else that is it’s attatched…
This thing is still awesome. I should’ve given VW a chance sooner.
I’m glad the yellow fog tint looks as good as I imagined it did when I impulse bought the sheets from Lamin-X at 1 in the morning a week or so ago.
I bought the car two weeks ago and have already accumulated over 1,000 miles on it. I figured I’d put together some observations. As a TL;DR: This thing is great.
Car still has temp tags on it and I haven’t gotten all the paperwork for it yet and I have an appointment at the dealer already.
I’ve owned the GTI less than 48 hours and I’ve put almost 300 miles on it going no place in particular. I just giggle the entire time I drive it.
My truck was showing the starting signs of major engine problems (gfy active fuel management and mid-2000s GM for that matter) so I traded it in and bought a hatchback. A turbocharged, manual, German hatchback.
The 2019 Silverado, that is. I actually had more of a negative reaction when the 2014 was introduced than this model.
After literal years of trying to convince my grandma to get a smaller car, she finally traded in her ‘02 Ram last night on something much nicer, quieter, more fuel efficient, and just plain more fitting for her.
I’m glad it crossed my mind that Crutchfield might be having a Black Friday sale and I should go look at speakers, because they had Infinity Reference speakers 50% off. Those are the same speakers I had in my S10 that I liked so much, so I order a couple sets of 6 1/2” 2-ways for my Silverado to replace the slowly…
Figured this would make a decent Sunday night discussion topic. What’s your favorite little detail on your car? Maybe it’s a design detail, a little badge, an interior feature, just something small you like about your car.
Rotated the tires on my dad’s truck, plus checking the fluids because the water and power steering pumps are seeping and I’m going to start driving it for a while. 35 inch mud tires are heaaavy, especially when you’re doing it on jackstands in the garage.