Coming soon to a Craigslist near me: one cosmetically challenged but mechanically sound Subaru Forester.
Not for me, but there are new wheels in the RPM household. It’s not the most exciting vehicle in the world, but boy is it comfortable and safe, and I like the looks of it too. And goddamn, those Volvo seats are comfy. Those who will be driving it are suitably excited. And I am excited because CPO: it is a 2017 with…
I’m visiting family in the Bay Area and needed some wheels to get around, so I gave Turo a try. I wanted something small (because I’d be parking it in the city and mostly only transporting myself) and fun (because duh), preferably with a manual. I first had my eye on a Golf R, but when I went back to make the…
This actually happened in the summer, but somehow I never posted about it. My nonagenarian grandfather suffered a stroke last winter and, among other consequences, had to give up driving. He eventually gave his car to RPM Junior.
Fellow Opponent Conrader mentioned that he was looking at a Jaguar at my local (relatively) CarMax, and since I had to go to Costco—a few minutes away—this weekend anyway, I figured I’d stop by and take a look at it. This turned out to be a bit more involved than I had bargained for, but a good time nonetheless.…
Having sold my FJ80, it was time to get some wheels capable of camping and dog hauling that would also make a better winter commuter than the Cruiser. Thus:
If I were to buy a mid-2000s 4.7 V8-powered Toyota SUV, such as a 4th-gen 4Runner or one of its bigger brothers, what is the highest mileage (with a reasonably good maintenance history) I should consider? Pretty high, right? Like, anything under 200k with a good history should be fine?
If even half of this ad is accurate, this has to be the steal of the century.
Pretty sweet, except it’s so tall that there are an awful lot of places it would be hard to park. Still better than an RV though.
Is it bad that I love this?
This seems to come up pretty regularly (and did so in conversation today), so I thought I’d solicit the opinions of you knowledgeable Opponauts. Let’s say, like most of my friends, you’re an active couple or small family, with a kid or two and/or a dog or two, with a budget that tops out around $10,000. You want an…
...and then let me know how many speeding tickets you get the first week.
Drones are perfect for the videogame-style 3rd-person chase view, which will be a hoot to see on the top rallycross championships.
A vintage F1 style car with a steel tube frame and fiberglass panels, it can have headlights if you want. But it should be able to use eighth gen Civic mechanicals ( Brakes, Engine, Suspension ) The only reason it would use eighth gen Civic parts is to keep the cost down and leave room for modification.
There can’t possibly be a more tempting case for MaxCare than this, can there?
We’re also doing this drive in my friends $400 E34 540i. It’s going fairly well, it’s only just lost its driveshaft support bearing, or maybe trans mounts. Hard to say.
I'm not 100% sure how the oppositelock/kinja/personal blog interaction works. So forgive me if I'm double-posting this, or whatever. But I thought people would enjoy this story about bringing a rare (not in the Stutz Bearcat sense, but more in the "manual transmission Volvo made after 2006" sense) car into these…