Now, I want to start out today’s discussion by first apologizing for featuring two VW’s this week. I do try to mix up makes, models and nations of origin here as best I can, but sometimes a cool car comes along and throws me a monkey with a wrench flying into … [Read more...] about At $8,000, Is This R32-Swapped 1987 VW Jetta A Total Coupe De Grâce?
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The truck carries medium blue paint and a red-inset chrome spear down each side. Under that is a long-bed body with apple crate extenders running down each side of the bed. The seller says that the paint is starting to wear through in places and might require a new top coat soon, or at least a clear coat to preserve the current state since the patina is quite charming. You might want to also protect the quaint sign on the door sides but don’t be swayed into doing so thinking they are as old as the truck. The MAC Sign Painting promos are modern hipster work but do look of the era making the whole truck look like something you might pick up at Pottery Barn or Restoration Hardware. … [Read more...] about At $4,500, Could This 1964 Ford F100 Pickup Turn You Into The Mac Daddy?
While the Notchback and Type 34 Karmann Ghia (that's the one with the owl eyebrows that always confuses you when you see it) hit the home market in '61, VW didn't decide to bring the cars to the U.S. until the '66 model year, and then they left the Notch at home, choosing instead to market the Squareback wagon (Variant) and Fastback versions here. That's too bad, because, while neither of those versions is Mickey Rourke ugly, the Notchback is a seriously pretty car. … [Read more...] about Put a Notch on Your Belt for $5,400
The car turned relatively well, but the rear wanted to slide out on every application of the throttle around a corner. I tried it in the wet one night after lowering the front another inch and put the car into an almost uncontrollable fishtail. #$)*&)@* that, it was dangerous!! So I went completely the opposite direction and made the front 1” higher than the rear, now it was much more driveable. … [Read more...] about What’s Your Secret Internet Car How-To?
Starting with basic dimensions, the approach angle on the Renegade is right around 30 degrees. The prior approach angle on Patriot was around 29 degrees. So, we've got a little more on approach. On departure, we're right around 34 degrees and Patriot/Compass was 34 or 33 depending on fascia. Breakover is 25 degrees [Renegade] and was 24 degrees [Patriot/Compass]. We're within 6mm on overall ground clearance on both vehicles. … [Read more...] about Will The 2015 Jeep Renegade Be Any Good Off-Road?