I went ahead and ordered the last of the necessary parts to hopefully get the Volvo roadworthy. One upgraded in-tank fuel pump and OEM filter, please!
Not only did the shop refuse to smog the Volvo due to the oil leak, the mechanic is convinced that there’s a misfire, which is not unreasonable.
For a long time I’ve rolled my eyes at David Tracy’s heaps and his various misadventures.
As a follow-up to the Volvo: The CA DMV indicates I need smog certification to register a change of ownership. Is this a physical piece of paper? I don’t recall getting on when I smogged my 2009 Camry because that was electronically submitted.
I agreed to buy the Volvo for $1950 after some minor back-and-forth over the past week.
I didn’t expect to buy a Volvo wagon when I left the house yesterday morning.
The Volvo exists.
Somebody talk me out of this, it’s cheap enough to almost be an impulse purchase. Even if it does shit the bed when the smog tests come around, I can get $1500 back from the state (but it won’t!)
...so enjoy it while you can.
Because ND resale values aren’t horrible enough, I’ve christened my car with a sticker since Mazda decided a big fat oval was better than the old side decal.
I think it’s been 20-something years since I’ve seen an AMC Eagle on the road.
Found a doppelganger yesterday. This is basically the “two spiderman meme” irl.
Anybody see the new Childish Gambino video? There’s a smorgasbord of clean Radwood-era cars.
I like to enter “manual” + “clean title” into Craigslist to see what kind of cheap batshit insanity I can dreg up.
Update: Somebody bought this for $100 over asking, I guess.
I’ve been planning on getting my Miata’s damaged bumper touched-up since the scrap two weeks ago.
Nudged a concrete pole at walking speed while backing into a parking space this morning. I hate that space. I scraped a wheel on the adjacent curb and now this. It’s almost like I need to rely on what’s going on around me instead of preconceived notions of how things should be.
Got some New Zealand travel questions and I figured at least one of us has to be from that place, right?
Took this a couple weeks back and didn’t get around to posting it until today. Photo taken somewhere along the PCH.