I bought my Prius in January with 4-year-old Michelin Defender all-season tires which were starting to dry-rot. I always found it remarkable how well the car handled, “for a Prius” – very linear and predictable cornering, stable over bumps. I finally got to a marginal level of tread wear, and one of the tires stopped…
After two front disc jobs, I got around to doing the rear drums on our 2006 Sienna today. They’ve been squeaking and vibrating slightly for years. I watched a video a couple times beforehand, but I false-started twice on reassembling the brakes on the first wheel. Eventually I went back to the video mid-way and…
Prius: *lifetime average drops from 49.8 to 49.7 mpg*
Ubering some folks to the airport, and... watch the ramp entering on the right
After five days of down time, the Prius is back on the road. Reinstalled the rebuilt battery, also a new 12V battery, fired her up to test, and no more warning lights. Driving the car around town, and it’s just nonchalantly humming along as if nothing happened, as if 25% of the drivetrain weren’t just swapped out.
Toyota Prius liver transplant, a.k.a. hybrid battery replacement. I was hoping to dodge the bullet, but at 153,000 miles I got the Dread Triangle of Doom indicator, after 8k miles of ownership. I’m rebuilding it with a set of reconditioned cells from Electron Automotive.
In an earlier post, I described how I tested the waters driving rideshare by renting a Prius through Hyrecar, a peer-to-peer rental company specializing in rideshare. The economics of that don’t work at all, so I decided to go all-in and get myself a Prius for continued madcap adventures with strangers. I estimate…
that someone stole from a parking lot via social engineering
I’ve been doing some rideshare driving, partially as a lark, and also to learn how the system works, help people out, meet different sorts of folk. I’ve been renting from Hyrecar since I don’t have an available car which meets the requirements.
by a cold day
After all the fantasy vaporware concept illustrations of a new S2000 resembling the NSX (not my style), I really like this EV concept. I would totally get [a used, 12-year-old copy of] this car. Maybe in another 10 years they’ll do an 80's-retro version that I’ll like even more.
Score at Shop Rite last night. Joining my NSX are a 1990 Civic and matching Type-R, GT-S, ZL1, and FB RX-7.
Auto convertible FC
Oh, my God... why didn’t they go for this design?! Minus the tent-peg soft top, this rear looks amazing. I just can’t love the production ND tail.
Wondering if I should apply for this. Whether I’d de-Kinja the Kinja, or get more fully Kinja’d myself
Yesterday, I replaced a very mundane part on the S2000 which had worn out. 100 billion Oppo points to whomever guesses the part...
with the wife. Can the S2000 road trip? Fo sho.