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v8corvairpickup
3/19/20
8:52 AM
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One injector pump will cost $1900, at least. When I had my Jetta, I replaced two. I’ll pass. $4500 is just the starting point, your wallet will never be the same.

2/5/20
9:27 AM
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We have CR-V’s, three of them. 98, 99 and 01. They’re not really powerful. This turbo modified one is beyond overpriced.

1/10/20
9:53 AM
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I’m a veteran of the MKiv Jetta wars. The CP is strong on any 2001 VW. If I had bought a new car in 2009 instead of a used 2001 Jetta TDi, my five years of ownership would have cost less than the injector pumps and transmissions. We put as many miles on our Hondas with no major mechanical failures.  I’ll never buy Read more

1/10/20
9:44 AM
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Had one. Nope. Don’t do it. My 01 TDi was a money pit. Fun car to drive but maddeningly wallet emptying. 2 Injector pumps, 3 transmissions and plenty of small German designed parts to replace.

1/10/20
9:41 AM
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Clarkson said an enthusiast should own an Alfa so they know the suffering... I think he meant own a 2001 Jetta. Other comments were spot on. Read more

1/4/20
3:54 PM
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Excellent video. When I was a Mass resident, I lived on Rt. 9! I’ve traveled the entire pike and enjoyed this video.

12/12/19
9:56 AM
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Nope. No how. No way. Not gonna do it. I lived through a used 2001 VW once, fun car to drive but I think there was a movie made about it called “The Money Pit.” Read more

11/25/19
9:13 AM
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Hopefully the “tech” who forgot to replace the drain plug wasn’t the person entrusted to replace the engine.

7/10/19
6:18 PM
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I live in pahrump. I think I’ve seen the dude around, there was a guy who would have impromptu roadside yard sales using a similar jeep as a tow vehicle for a large flat trailer and a ton of random junk. That quake wasn’t the big one, Friday’s aftershock was much larger and more violent. Reminds us to be safe when Read more

7/4/19
4:17 PM
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Indeed. Facts are that in terms of safety, the Corvair was no worse than most cars of the time. Maintenance and upkeep were a factor when considering crashes. If people monitored and maintained proper tire pressures, the handling would never have been an issue. At least GM had the reasonably proper tire pressures Read more

7/4/19
4:10 PM
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Jason, you’ve forgotten to mention that the Corvair was offered in a full range of models. Lowly Corvair 500 to the Corsa and Monza. Coupes and sedans. Convertibles and station wagons (Lakewoods), two varieties of pickups one with a ramp on the side for easy “roll in loading” (Loadside and Rampsides) and window or Read more

6/27/19
10:14 PM
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Yep. My newest car was bought about 3 years ago. It’s a 2001 CR-V and a 1999 Grand Voyager is the other daily.

6/22/19
12:17 PM
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Standardization. Yes, eccentricities are part of an automaker’s mystique. Saab had the center mounted ignition switch... Read more

6/10/19
10:03 AM
1

25 years later, it appears to still be running, one would think the bugs will probably be sorted out.

5/24/19
11:17 PM
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A couple years ago, I flew to BDL and rented a car. Cannot remember which agency I used, but likely Hertz. I got into a generic rental and proceeded to the booth to be released. As I was about to pull away, the instrument panel went red and said something like “transmission fault.” I told the booth guy and he told me Read more

2/24/19
11:51 PM
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In 1993/4, I rented a 24' Budget truck with the crew cab option to move the family across the country.