[Civics & Jettas I’m Shopping for are the body styles pictured above]
The Volvo S40 has been seen here on Driveways of America before but today we see it in the more plebeian 2.4i trim as on my V50. How does it compare to a Mk V Golf/Rabbit and a nice W210 Benz? As always, cast your vote in the poll and guess the location in the comments below.
I just left San Francisco after spending a week there vacationing and trying to find a job, and it is quite an interesting city. There’s the usual assortment of boring tech startup millionaire cars, and then there’s the strange ones. Like a meticulously maintained Ford Festiva, or this VW Type II pickup with a missing…
Here’s a Dino 246. Nice, isn’t it? Also red and two doors
But it’s a Volkswagen!
Got a resonated Milltek exhaust for the Mk5 R32. Sounds the same as OEM in terms of volume. It’s a bit deeper in tone and under load sounds much better - eliminates that VR6 raspy tone at high rpms. Looks beautiful. I’m pretty happy with it because it’s a daily driver.
New tags! Put the bumpers back on, but don’t have the fender clips yet. Apparently they’re backordered. Next up, horn, front turns, and e-brake cables to get it legal...then start building, paint new hatch to replace rusty one, brakes...gah. So much to do!
A little more than a year ago I left the bright lights of New York City and moved back to my old stomping grounds of Hollywood, Florida. What Hollywood lacks in cache compared to New York City, it lacks even more in public transportation. Without a reliable train or subway system, car ownership is practically a…
Just managed to offload some wheels, and pick up a new 4-piston wilwood kit for the Rabbit!
This weekend I attended the SF Auto show (AKA, the leftovers of the LA Auto show without any meaningful vehicles)
Project rabbit, which has been asleep for about six months, is finally back on the road. It’s still running a cammed/chipped ABA, which is good for around 110hp or something. Few minor things before it’s ready for a VA inspection later this week (bumpers, turns, parking brake, and new fuel rail going on tonight), but…
What was I thinking?
October has come and gone. So? So it’s the first full month after that diesel business and we might get an idea if would be diesel buyers are going the spark ignition route or at least avoiding their friendly local VW dealer.
Too bad I’ll have to take them off for my ugly winter wheels in about a month, hahaha
Volkswagen is getting really desperate, 5K off a new Passat! Holy %^&$%#^$!!!!
Where can’t a VW beetle go? This one doesn’t even appear to be lifted.
Leonardo DiCaprio’s production company, Appian Way, and Paramount Pictures have secured the rights to a book proposal about the Volkswagen dieselgate scandal. The book will be written by Jack Ewing, an economics correspondent for the New York Times who has been following the controversy far more eloquently than I have.
Found this on CL... I’m not in the market, but here’s a potentially NP Cabrio. The ad is a little low on detail, but looks clean enough to warrant a follow-up if this is your thang.