If you have not been able to tell yet. I bought a 2015 Volkswagen Touareg TDI. For me this has always been a halo car. There just isn’t anything else quite like it made.
I will write up with some more details once someone can tell me what it is ... Here’s a hint.
We got less than one inch of snow in MD the other day. This is how over salted our roads are. Yes I drive further than most people so I’m exposed to a little more salt, but this is crazy.
Two big automotive things happened this weekend. First of all, I swapped the wheels back to the factory ones on my Golf over the weekend. Not sure if I will put the heritage wheels back on in the spring or if I will sell them and try something else.
So I have had the Golf since may now, just about to roll into 15k miles. Just wanted to give some thoughts so far, now that is has been modded, been serving commuter duty, and been on a few road trips.
I was out grabbing lunch at work the other day and there was only one parallel spot left. It was this one. Reserved parking for low emissions, fuel efficient vehicles only. So I had to park there. Just though it was pretty comical on the fuel efficient , high emissions standpoint. Also I have never seen a sign like…
Last night, filled up the Grand Marquis and we broke a new record for crappy mileage in it. It got a whopping 13.8 MPG on this tank. Ussually we could see about 18-20 but it has gone down because now my girlfriend who drives the car does pretty much only city driving to get to her work and it is only about a 10 mile…
So for about two months now I have had the 65' Mustang Fastback under my watch. I still have my Golf to drive every day and I still enjoy just going for a drive in the Golf. But since having the Mustang, I have already learned what could be the most valuable lesson of having more than one car.
The guy had Montana plates and I live in Maryland, so props to you. Also I got beside him at another light and it had a few little curb rashes on the wheel and other random marks. In other words, it looks driven and that makes me happy.
Finally done what I could consider my phase 1 mods. Wheels and tint. Got my car tinted today, just up to the legal limit 35% all the way. This is my first car that I got legal tint on, which is weird, but its nice to not be in a fish bowl anymore.
I had no idea there was ever a focus coupe. Just saw one on my commute the other day. Blew my mind
So this weekend I found two more reasons I bought a wagon. The first is I got my new to me dining table without having to borrow a vehicle. And the second reason is that my girlfriend and I adopted an Aussie over the weekend !
Finally got around to mounting my wheels today. Got a little time off of work and I had a shop where I know the owner to mount and balance the new tires. So far I am really loving the look. I know its not for everyone but I dig the OEM+ setup.
So I was on the way home from the beach on Sunday and I stopped to pick up some kettle corn before I left. Parked next to a Subaru Outback, previous generation. For having the same basic cargo room. It looks so much larger from the golf wagon.
Finally found the wheels I was looking for and picked them up. Should be on the car next week. They are the wheels off of the retro beetle. Some people might not like the look but I think its awesome. The picture is of someone else with a golf wagon who did it but not me.
So last week, the week of the 4th of July, I was in Dublin Ireland for vacation with some friends. I thought it would only be fair to share the cars I saw while I was there. One thing to note is that this was my first trip to Europe so I was dooling over all of the regular cars that are small, manual, and diesel !
I good friend of myself and my dad is moving to the UK for the next three years and did not want to take his car with him. So I was left with the keys and the task of taking care of it. The car will live at my dad’s house because he has extra room in his garage next to the challenger and I didn’t want to leave it in…
This is a picture from today, I parked next to a mk4 tdi wagon. So much has changed but the concept remains the same simple utility.
Finally got to clean the cars today got mine clean but I definitely need to do a bit of clay bar and wax next time. And the Gran Marquis still cleans up nice !
Well I’m finally check in at my hotel for my work trip. Staying in DC for the week for a developer conference. The are charging me $55 a day to park my car.... But at least they threw it out front !