That likely would have all changed if yesterday’s 1986 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce had been within spitting distance of me. At $3,500, I could probably swing it, I do have one of those fancy new Apple Cards after all. I also didn’t think that any of the work it needed was beyond my skill level. … [Read more...] about At $8,000, Is This R32-Swapped 1987 VW Jetta A Total Coupe De Grâce?
The seller of this buttercup-hued beauty says it drinks through a pair of Webers, but makes no other allusions to engine size or drivetrain modification. He does claim that the engine was rebuilt at the turn of the last century, and the car received a full restoration back when Reagan was in office. From the pictures, it looks like that was when the Riviera rims were put on it as they could use a polish. Also needed, per the ad, is a muffler and a set of brake shoes. The 34K that the seller claims to be on the clock could probably stand another digit in front of it, but in a car of this age what does it matter if that's a one, a two, or an eight? … [Read more...] about Put a Notch on Your Belt for $5,400
As an example, here’s a nice bit on his early days of car tuning. Ward explains he had just done his first major change to the car, setting it up in a way that most of us (at least, most of us with no experience) would expect to do. It didn’t go great: … [Read more...] about What’s Your Secret Internet Car How-To?
Living in a city — Los Angeles — a small car makes a ton of sense for me. I need good fuel economy, a car that's easy to park and, since I spend all my money on motorcycles and camping, a low price is a big help too. But, I also spend virtually every weekend out in the mountains or desert, so I need a car that can make it down a difficult dirt road that may be washed out, full of deep sand or covered in slippery mud. A used Land Cruiser or Cherokee would seem to fit the bill, but my girlfriend will also be driving it and my puppy will be riding in it, so I want modern safety features too. And neither of those vehicles or anything like them will return anything like the Renegade's projected 30mpg+ fuel economy. If the Renegade shapes up to be the vehicle I think it is, I might just have to buy one. … [Read more...] about Will The 2015 Jeep Renegade Be Any Good Off-Road?
South Africa has long been Volkswagen country. The Beetles there were unique hodgepodges of different trims and components not seen together anywhere else, it was there that the Mk1 Golf finally went out of production in 2009, and it’s in South Africa that someone supposedly dailies a one-off Beetle-based SUV prototype. … [Read more...] about A Volkswagen T3 Syncro Is What You Need To Stop The Bike Thieves In the South African Bush