“Two turning, two burning, two smoking, two choking, and two as yet unaccounted for.”
My parents had a 100 Avant (with gold out third row seats!) when I was a kid. I always liked the look of it, and that five cylinder sound was lovely
This was a fun one on my recent New Zealand jaunt. Not very long, but yes, those are railway tracks.
Same in NZ. And the ones that are there all seem to have been sold by the same dealer! My family have had a number of used Citroëns over the years, and they all started their lives at Adlams European in New Plymouth.
Ha, that was the first thing that we did. The old tires were ancient even before it got put away, and made it, to quote “legitimately terrifying” to drive. I’m really looking forward to putting it through its paces – I haven’t driven it much yet, just because the Alfa and the BX are so much fun as well!
Through to the late ‘80s or so, most cars sold in Australia and New Zealand were assembled from CKD kits by local companies that often handle multiple makes, and they tended to mix and match colours. ‘70s Triumphs in Australia, for example, were often painted in Toyota colours.
My thoughts exactly.
Good lord. Your ingenuity never ceases to amaze.
I went through this a few years ago when my parents visited from New Zealand – my insurer (State Farm) told me that they do indeed still fall under the “Covers whoever is driving” category. Definitely better safe than sorry as far as checking goes, though!
So much of that car gives me that reaction. It’s awesome when it’s not broken – unstoppable in the snow, and far quicker and more chuckable than its bulk would suggest. But boy, Audi really know how to overcomplicate things.
That’s ace - the perfect thing to keep me awake while working late. Between that and exhaust-note goals for the 2000, I think I’m set for the night.
Not much new, but then again, this interior has stayed exactly the same for 49 years, and is a perfectly nice place to be, so why mess with a good thing?
Yet another Mk7 GTI (and ‘85 Scirocco) owner here. Much as I love both those cars, I feel the exact same about the water-cooled VW community. Major problems.
It’s not been trouble free, or so I gather. Not long after they bought it, the catalytic converter made a bid for freedom and plugged up the exhaust. I think there have been a few electrical gremlins, too, but I don’t think there have been any other majors.
Heh, my parents have one (back in New Zealand) – though theirs only has the 2.0 four, rather than the V6. I drove it last time I visited; they look stunning inside and out, but there are definitely a few signs of form-over-function in the design – driver ergonomics are questionable, and the rear legroom and load…
My 1968 Triumph 2000 Estate.
Hey, at least it isn’t the 2.7T. That one has it neatly tucked UNDER THE TIMING BELT.
Already have the car (1968 Triumph 2000 Estate), and if it weren’t for it being on limited-mileage classic car insurance, I’d happily daily-drive it as it is right now.