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Staff Writer at Jalopnik. Loves all types of vehicles!! Smart Fortwo (05, 08, 12, 16), International 3800, VW W8, Jetta TDI (04, 12), Audi TT, Buell Lightning, Suzuki Burgman, Yamaha U7E, Honda CBR600
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I thought the header image was a good answer. My Fiero was a ton of fun even moments after the engine died. It should be even more fun once a new engine goes in :)

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So the low temp the last 2 days there was 31 degrees. That’s barely frozen, let alone “too cold for salt to be effective.”’ Read more

Dec 2
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Welcome to mk4 ownership! Be sure to join the BurnAllTheMk4s Facebook group and ask questions like “what oil should I use”, “how do I install this BOV?”, “what’s the best cheap mod for my 2.0", “how does insurance determine arson”. Even if you know the answers its fun to watch them die lol.

Dec 2
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Yeah, they are crap. I’d invest in a used Nardi or Momo or something. You can get a decent one for $150. I got a 15" Nardi for my W123 for like $100 on craigslist. Patience!

Dec 2
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Nonsense, it lines right up with that red car

Dec 2
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Nice score! With the air ride, and rotiforms, low mileage, etc, you got a hell of a deal!  I’m more concerned about what prior damage occurred to the car. The stock seats had airbags, as did the steering wheel. Is the passenger airbag still there?  That is something I’d investigate ASAP and rectify. At least return Read more

Dec 2
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*more reliable* <-- this does not inspire confidence, especially when talking of a VAG product.

Dec 2
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Oh man, this is so dumb and hilarious and yet.....and yet, i see the appeal. It’s mostly because fender flare (especially...metal?!) is instant cool. Also, the fact that its not actually static and is on air suspension makes all the difference.
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Dec 2
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This is a race that has always been known for safety and the well being of its participants, so I'm glad they decided to cancel. I'd hate to find out someone died at the Isle of Man Time Trial.

Dec 2
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considering the unmodded one already shit itself... my hopes would not be high for a tuned one.

Dec 2
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Also, if there’s some kind of legal action happening here it may be smartest not to talk about it until it’s fully resolved.

Dec 2
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I am loving your stuff so far. You give me hope that perhaps Jalopnik’s best days are not behind it. Keep up the good work!

Dec 2
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Wow!  That car looks good.  That color is really nice.  I wish I could have gotten a blue car, but the dealer said no.  Wagon?  Check.  Diesel?  Check.  Clutch pedal?  Check.  Since the color looks so good, we can ignore that it isn’t brown.

Dec 2
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Don’t tell anyone, but I love stanced cars. I drove a slammed BMW e34 for years. I carried some wooden boards in the trunk to get me out of trouble. Like I couldn’t even get in my own driveway. But I’m more of a coilover guy. My worry about driving a car with airbags is an bag developing a leak and stranding you

Dec 2
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I believe that is a piece of red electrical tape. it definitely does not look centered or squarely applied.

Dec 2
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I thought it was a dodge caliber from the thumbnail, but couldn't imagine anyone putting anything other than gas in a caliber.