I might be relevant for once. I just got off a 4200 mile road trip with a base model Jaguar F-type 340hp 6cyl manual transmission. British Racing Green & tan top. My wife and I actually got 3 weeks of luggage into the trunk and car, and hit a whole bunch of National Parks and some nice little hotels. I think I am not… Read more
Your thoughts towards the 5 echos mine (and probably everyone else whose taken it from SF to SD). Your first 5 hours from SF to LA will be the smoothest drive ever. A couple nice stops, maybe a lunch here and there, all hunky dory. But once you start going up that grapevine, begginning the LA to SD journey, you WILL… Read more
Ree is amazing. She deserves tons more recognition than she gets. Absolutely one of the nicest people in this business.
I don’t know about “golden era.” Adjusted for inflation, that $10,000 car you bought in 1990 would be $18,000 today. That will buy you a new Focus that would put to shame many luxury cars available in 1990. Heck, it puts you in range for a stripper Fiesta ST. A poverty spec Nissan Versa is available today for $6,000… Read more
I drove through Montana back in the mid-90s when the speed limit was “Reasonable and prudent”. Sounds fun, until you find out I was in a VW Fox wagon loaded down with camping gear and 3 hippie chicks (they were fun) You might hit 70MPH on a good hill if everyone leaned forward.
Know what’s incredible about the Fox? It was supposed to be a cheap VW. But it was so light that it performed better than the Golf! So to prevent that every Fox was delivered with a restrictor in the exhaust system to slow it down. First thing a Fox owner could do to make the car better was to remove it!