So my trusty Land Cruiser is now 15 years old with 210k miles on it. While its still going strong, I’m going to need to throw a few thousand into it (tires, water pump/timing chain, possible HVAC) to keep it that way. Considering it barely fits my family of 4 plus dog anymore, I’ve started looking at replacements.
I spent many of my formative years cruising around the northwoods on a snowmobile, well before I had a driver’s license. College and moving to a bigger city got in the way though, and i wasn’t able to do it for probably 10+ years. Number of years back after my FIL bought a cabin, he got into it, which brought me back…
So i had to take my 2004 Land Cruiser into the shop today for a grinding caliper. It starting following an ice storm last week, which i initially assumed was caused by ice build up, but apparently the caliper was frozen. Considering it had been a few years and 80-90k since i’ve done the brakes, i was guessing that…
So here’s the dilemma. I have a 2004 Land Cruiser that I DD. It has about 196k miles and is a 10 footer appearance wise. People are generally surprised when I tell them how old it is. Few mods, TJM skids, Fox 2.0 shocks, 40mm spacer/T-bar crank.
One of my favorite hobbies is test driving cars. Since I get bank holidays off and my wife doesn’t, these are usually my opportunity to scratch this itch. I intended to test drive a few yesterday, including a Stinger GT, but started running out of time, so I went to the closest dealership to me.
So i discovered Leasetrader.com today and was perusing it for shits and giggles, when i came across this gem.
This got presented to me as a facebook sponsored post, but I actually enjoyed it. Car and Driver compiled a list of the cars with the best 0-60 by decade going back to the 50s.
Based on the video, it looks like the car had 1,000hp (claimed). Based on the clip of the guy standing next to the road (get behind the barrier at least), the speed seems reasonable. Although, due to speedo error, my guess is it was probably 180+ in all actuality.
Long story short, we’re selling my wife’s 2014 Forester to my mom, and are thinking about buying a used Sienna minivan for my wife. Goal is to have no car payment, so the purchase price would need to be under $8k.
Race car for your time. I’m in love with C2 Corvette roadster race cars. They’re just so low and wide.
This might be one of the best things I’ve ever seen on BaT. It epitomizes my love of ugly 4wds right along side pinzgauers and Volvo C303s.
The UN released its report on US poverty today. This is the report Nikki Haley is freaking out about. Basically it goes into detail on how the US has criminalized being poor and has the worst income inequality in the world.
I has headed to lunch and pulled out behind this. I was very confused on what it was, and wish I had gotten a back view, since the rear tires had to be 275+ Pretty cool little car actually. So I did some research and found these pictures online. Seems it was at SEMA 2013, but I have no idea who built it, its specs, or…
So i dropped off my 100 series land cruiser at the Goodyear by my office. I’ve been using them for two years, mainly out of convenience, and been happy ado far.
Since we have bank holidays off for some reason, I took the opportunity to partake in one of my favorite hobbies: test driving cars. I found a dealership about as hour away that had three cars I’ve been looking to drive for years: a 2003 BMW M5, a 2002 M3, and a 2006 CTS-V.
I’m trying to attend more networking events to gain business and (hopefully) make my case for a promotion, so I decided to go to one at the Royal Enfield dealership in Milwaukee last night.
My wife and I used to camp all the time before our daughter was born, but haven’t gone since. No particular reason why, just busy. Anyways, my wife’s parents had a camper when she was growing up and brought up the idea a month ago or so. Being the dutiful husband I am (who loves toys of all shapes and sizes) started…
So, as much as I would love to buy a 996, the reality is I will need to either pick up or drop off my daughter from childcare every day. Hence, rear seat accessibility is key if I ever want to drive it. As a result, I will present to you several sport sedan options I’ve been mulling over in order to get your feedback…
Sorry for the lack of a picture, I was dumbfounded when I saw what was going on, and didn’t get one.
Alfa for your time: