As a former press fleet manager, I find seeing a press car with that much power being loaned to Jalopnik staff with tires that worn absolutely mind blowing.
Not to steal the Q&A from the drivers, but transmission cooling was an options pack on the 2015 and 2016, but is standard from 2017 on. Along with rear diff and oil cooler.
My dad had nearly this exact truck, but a little older, when I was younger. His was red, although it had spent most of its life being blue (as evidenced by the blue pain in the interior). It was such a piece of garbage, it nearly never ran properly, it made disconcerting noises on gear change, and it had a 2 speed…
“How I spent $5k to build up my biceps and piss blood.”
We bought a giant (black) dump truck for 4 grand and converted it into a water truck. Hasn’t cost us a dime in maintenance. If you buy it, you’ll find yourself a purpose for it ;)
Nearly 2,000 mechanics in the Chicago area have been on strike since Tuesday over work hours. Letters allegedly sent by more than one dealership informed employees of the “consequences” of striking: a discontinuing of their health insurance, hiring ads for their jobs and, in one case, tools being put outside.
I didn’t want it until I saw the 6
Agreed. As a Jalopnik journalist, you have accepted the role of experiencing all of automobiledom on the behalf of the rest of us, the great unwashed. We drive Ferraris, Lambos, Teslas, Bentleys and everything else vicariously through you. The downside is that you also have to give us the experience of truly dumb but…
Raph, you know that you want to turn it into a Dakar rally truck.
I like you, we’re friends now.
bumper to dumper, you mean?
I’ve crunched the numbers and evaluated the scenarios, and I’m going to have to agree that there really is no other option than for you to get this. Sorry, man.
I came here to warn you that 2 pc truck wheels will kill you... Saw that it now has 1 pc Alcoas... I guess you have to buy
Counterpoint: Life is unpredictable. In fact, you probably SUPER need this
That’s ok. If you want proper fun, you buy one of these instead!
If only it had a little bit of torque... not much, just a little bit, it would be the best sports kei there is... But the Beat is only really fun 50% of the time, then it has to climb back up the mountain :)
Holy crap, you’re right! I live only a few miles away haha
This, Page Mill Road, Highway 130 going to Mt. Hamilton, Saratoga Road, Woodside Road, and Skyline Boulevard were my old haunts in my 240 Wagon.
My heart grew 3x just watching the GIF.
You guys recommend me a model T and this guy gets a skyline?