rorycarroll
Rory Carroll
rorycarroll
Jalopnik EIC '48 Willys CJ-2A, '84 Porsche 911, '15 VW GTI, '07 Lexus GX 470.
Jan 12
3

Thanks Kuroneko. I know what the whining noise is, Justin does too—he actually had something like “gearbox whine”, but I changed it to “turbo noises” because I generally find those more enjoyable to listen to than gearbox noise. Good point though, copy updated.

Nov 23
6

I just called General Motors and they’re on my side. They said it’s O now. They also said “relax.”

Nov 23
27

It stands for Zero Output, six-cylinder. The first one was designed by Eugene Stoner and had a straight 6 but they couldn’t get it to run, hence the zero output.

Oct 27
1

I haven’t had it on a beach, but most of the hill climbs we were on were deep, loose sand. They were no problem, but I might spec a wider tire if I planned to be on the beach a lot.

Oct 27
2

Probably documenting it here when I have time, I’ll do another update before too long.

Oct 27
4

I’d guess I have about $5k in parts so far. The GX has just over 120k now. It’s scruffy, someone did a poor quality respray at one point, the interior is a little worn but undamaged and functional. I don’t really have a hard budget in mind, just trying to be thoughtful about where I spend money. Depending on where you Read more

Oct 27
2

I’ll have to check my messages. I definitely wouldn’t mind the added size of the LX. I did do the tailgate mod and it works well. She was struggling with moving the tire/carrier out of the way of the gate so she could open that. It may get easier over time though.