I finally had some time for a thorough wash. We then drove to a wedding and achieved my goal of having the cleanest car there. Good day.
My wife and I are planning a vacation in which we load up our stuff and dogs in the GTI and head to the beach for a week. Without the dogs I wouldn’t be concerned about cargo space. With them occupying the back seat I am concerned and I’m beginning to look at roof racks, cargo bags/baskets, etc. I’m lost. Please help!…
It’s Saturday morning, 7 AM, and the weather is perfect. Car Talk on the radio. I’m ready for some quality time with my cars.
The last VW Beetle will be manufactured today. I would like to mark the occasion by posting a few pictures of my wife’s Beetle. In spite of its shortcomings I do love this car. If you have/had a Beetle in your life please post a picture.
The race today was supposed to be live on NBC. It got shifted to CNBC because last night’s NASCAR was postponed. Now CNBC is just showing cooking shows? What gives? Does anybody know what happened? Thankfully it is streaming on the NBC Sports app.
After 15 years together my first car and loyal companion will be leaving me today. It is a 1994 Saturn SC2. After buying the GTI my plan was to donate the SC2, but a fellow Opponaut that lives nearby wants to give it a home. I’m super excited about that and also bummed that it will no longer be in my driveway. I’ll…
Hey Oppo, show me what you’re grilling today!
I installed a subwoofer in my GTI this weekend and discovered this atrocity that the previous owner left behind. It had 16,000 miles on it when I bought it. Who would do this to a brand new car!? Ugh. Thankfully it’s just speaker wires.
I made the trip for the second year in a row to Mid-Ohio to see some IMSA racing. It was cold and dreary to start the day but the weather became beautiful just before the start of the main event. Here are some of the pictures I took. I’m no professional photographer but I’m pretty happy with a few of these.
My lawn has turned dark green and I’m obsessed with it. The peonies are sprouting and the rose bushes are growing. It all makes me feel so good!
got up bright and early this morning to do oil changes on both of my cars. I love some light wrenching like this on Saturday mornings.
I love snow and I love driving in snow. We were promised 8-12”, but we ended up with about 3-4” of snow. Probably the perfect amount for some fun driving in the GTI. I took a few laps around the neighborhood after shoveling the driveway.
I took my old Saturn out for a drive this morning. It has been sitting for three months and needed a jump start, but once it started it ran perfectly well. That is what I love about this car, you can always depend on it.
I’ve been driving my GTI for almost three months now and I’m still loving it! Time for some accessories.
I went to visit my grandpa today and he was very interested in my GTI. After thoughourly looking it over, and checking to make sure I still owned the Camaro, we went for a drive. He loved it. “I felt like we were going to take off!” He said.
My GTI no longer has temporary license plates and I’ve made my first payment. I love it and have no regrets about purchasing it. It’s fun to drive, comfortable, and practical. My wife likes driving it and the doggos approve too. What more could I ask for? I already think my next car, ten years from now, will be a…
The dealer I purchased from offered to wash the car before I took it home, but I told them not to because I enjoy doing it myself. I Finally got around to doing it today and I snapped a few pics.
Drove 60 miles to get home. Had a blast! Questions? Comments?
It’s a 2017 GTI S with a manuel transmission. Only 16,200 miles and a great price. I am so excited! Waiting around for the finance guy to get the papers ready then I’m going to take the scenic route home.
Pacific Northwest Oppos, I’m heading to Kent, WA on Wednesday for business and I need some food and craft beer recommendations. Ideally breweries that serve good food. Got anything for me?