Gonna be walking or riding a longboard to work until I can get a couple hundred for a timing kit and headgasket kit. Headstuds, exhaust studs, rent-tools. That or find an affordable shop that can do it for me.
lol i found a bug in my ford's radio that lets me listen to siriusXM without paying for it
So for lunch today, in Colorado, we went to a dinner. And sure as shit, there was a classic car show going on
then i just press dismiss on the "expired, call this number to buy more sirius" popup on the screen, and then i have free sirius radio until the next time i turn off the engine
My friend has 5 240's and is a mechanic, maybe he can help do the HG for me for $300, cba atm, no tools and time. Need other 100K hardware too. HG kit, timing chain kit + cover. Headstuds/bolts
It pleases my heart that the one single guy on here that talks shit about classic Beetles get drowned in boxes
Are flower vases a popular thing with beetles? Cause i see one in that pic, and remembered hitching a ride with my grandma in her new-ish beetle ('10+, not sure what year exactly, but not the new '12) and hers had one, too, right next to the steering wheel. Then again she had one in her mini, too, so it could just be an old lady thing, idk.
I went to an unnoficial car meet thing where lots of people just bring their cars and showed off. There was a classic beetle there. But it's rear wheels had huuuge negative camber, it looked pretty awful. I can understand liking the hellaflush look, but why do it to a beetle?
the next best thing is plugging a 3g-capable phone into an aux port if your car is newer
Is this a bad decision?
All reviews I can find are overwhelmingly positive and they are in my price range very well
Actually, all of this "Pandora" integration into cars and stuff seems to just be ipod/phone integration with some tacked on i/o with the deck since it's internet based after all.
Seems lame to me, I'll keep my aux cable and flash drives since the deck I bought 2 years ago still works great.
Dont know why you guys dont just keep 20 cassette tapes in your car, along with an mp3 player adapter.
cassettes are the true lossless audio format.
MightyMax, we can't enjoy old technology? does it have to be always newer technology?
we'd all be driving 2012 tubwagens if that were true
it was sarcasm, my truck barely has any technology either. Almost all mechanical (the way it should be)
all hail the sideway supra
guess what it was
I actually don't have that big of a problem with the car, it's just that most of the owners think they have something special and need to bring it up always
It's snobby Beetle owners you don't like, not the car. Which is what you make it sound like now at least.
Also the car is special. Do you know of any other car that has been in production for almost 70 years without much change in the design and sold over 20 million?
I've loved them ever since I first saw one 17 (or so) years ago and last year I finally bought one. Of course I'll be proud of owning it even though it is an extremely unsafe and slow car with almost absolutely no technology. It's my daily driver in the summer
Got my car back from the stealership on Friday. Drove around for a while and the light out indicator light came on. I was like huh. I took it in for this. I open the trunk, take out the tail light assembly on the drivers side, and they have installed a bulb that is too large for the mount and it has melted the mounting point and shattered the bulb. I'm mad. Taking it back in as soon as they open in 45 mins.
My sister's looking to replace her minivan since basically if anything happens to it at this point it's totaled (my dad disagrees and says a 1995 Dodge Caravan with rusted, flaking paint, a nonfunctional door and leaking hoses is worth $2000 at least)
She says a coworker's sister is selling a 1999 civic with about the same mileage as my car (98000) for $2000. I say okay that's not an awful price and then she mentions if its a manual she doesn't want it.
I'm like "why the civic is probably one of the easiest manuals to drive" and she kinda dodges the question