I agree. I bought an 01 Jetta in 2009. I should have just bought any new car instead, it would have cost me less.
1. Bumper. Far too easy to catch on a parking curb and pull it away from it’s mounts.
I’m surprised to not see a Corvair on this list. It has a rear mounted flat six. Turbocharging available, manual and automatic transmissions. Performance variant from Yenko. It was available in multiple body styles and platforms: Sedan, coupe, wagon, convertible, cargo and passenger vans and pickups.
“Perhaps you’ve seen a Transformers movie”
When I owned a ‘98 Isuzu Rodeo, I contemplated buying Holden Frontera badges but alas....never did it.
I agree. Even if it is known for longevity and an ability to go hundreds of thousands of miles, you’ve still got a 14 year old truck being sold for a boatload of dough. Suspension, bushings, steering bits, electrical bits all have a life expectancy and obsolescence will come to be a factor. I’ve got cars that I cannot…
I agree. $14.5K for a pickup with 190k on the odometer and an overglorified camper shell in back is excessive.
Among my many vehicles, I have two minivans. Both are Plymouth Grand Voyagers, one a 1998 and one a 1999. We have pulled the seats and use one to move cats to a veterinary clinic. We can get about 40 - 45 feral cats in metal traps in one van. It beats my Honda CR-V which can only hold 18 trapped cats. I agree, the van…
I give you a conditional yes. Yes because of the platform sharing but I find it a no because the Ridgeline uses a more traditional three box design with a longer hood than the Odyssey.
I don’t understand why we don’t see Chrysler, Toyota or Honda using their van offerings as a platform for a flatbed or pickup for the US market. One would think it would be a successful venture. The engineering, frontal crash testing and emissions testing are all in place. Even the car based pickup has merit in that…
Here’s some important questions:
So GM cribbed the F-150 taillights?
Just check out this Auction house. They are running a “high line” vehicle auction but they cannot put up photos that have the cars in the correct proportions. Just look through the non “high line” choices in the auction for new shapes and sizes of existing models.
I also took care with the initials given to the offspring. I nixed R.A.G. for our youngest daughter because I HATED being mocked when I made an error mixing car paint at my first job and the assistant manager kept saying paint by “deg.” WTF did they want? I was 17 and had never done it before. Eff that guy! Thirty…
My wife is named Tobie. Her mom decided that she deserved a special name. She is often called Jody, Judy, Trudy and because she was never svelte, tubby. People can be cruel.
Original wheels bent and suffering curb rash, transmission trashed and “average” condition tell me that this thing is one day away from another major failure.
I’m old enough to remember when “the answer is Roadmaster” was a thing on Jalopnik. Then the #MiataManiacs came along and stole our answer.
Twelve grand with transmission problems and a shabby interior? No thanks.
Mmmm! Marshmallow Fluff! It is so hard to buy the real Fluff in Nevada that when I visited my parents in July, I bought a 32 ounce tub of the stuff to bring home.
Not just no, Hell no! I owned an 01 Jetta TDi. What a wallet draining experience that thing was.