Going to the Street Rod Nats in Springfield MO tomorrow with my dad, who I don’t see often enough. Post pre-1989 vehicles in celebration of my Memorial Day weekend tradition.
My son drives a 2003 Hyundai Sonata with the 2.7 V6 and anti-lock brakes. (Why should you care about the brakes? More about that in a moment.) He’s not a car guy, so the depressing appliance quality of the car is fine for him. It gets him where it needs to go and (generally) just works, even with 200k+ miles on it.
I found this article on Hot Rod’s website:
Look what I found on the run to Wal Mart for an oil and filter! It was in really nice shape.
1957 Pontiac Star Chief
My wife’s 2001 Toyota Echo hit a nice milestone today. Certainly not an exciting car, but it gets great gas mileage and has been very reliable.
Gotta love it when my wife sends me pics of cool cars she sees in the grocery store parking lot. I just wish I’d seen it in person.
I have a co-worker in need of a 4x4 family hauler. He is fighting the age-old battle of “take on a car payment and get a newer, nicer vehicle (and a car payment) or buy an older one with cash, drive it until the wheels fall off, rinse, repeat”. He is capable of some repairs on his own, but with two kids and another on…