Also, somebody please make a meme out of 6:50 to 6:52
This is an ultralight inspired by the F4U Corsair, aiming for German 120 kg, UK SSDR, and American Part 103 regulations. With a 3-cylinder VW aircooled-derived radial. It’s adorable. I want one. (I almost certainly can’t afford one.)
I swear, 5 years ago you could find a decent 1st or 2nd generation VW Bus for less than what this one’s going for now. $29,500. For a rusted-through shell with front-end damage. I don’t care how many windows it has.
From Puff’s first Lemons race.
I’m sure we all know that the 2/3 door SUVs are a rare breed. Once ubiquitous, and they have been nearly wiped out by their 5 door successors. 5 doors are objectively better in every way, a marginal increase in price and economy over 3 doors, for a massive increase in practicality. But smaller is better offroad,…
Car based pickups are a wonderful thing. (Well, I prefer the term ute or bakkie, but in Australia and South Africa those terms have assimilated so that all pickups are called that, and it may be confusing for an Australian to hear how utes are a dying breed. So I have to use car based pickup. Annoying.)
The price was right. The car seems right. It’s a 2.0t Lux wagon loaded with everything except the VR6 and AWD.
1955 VW Concept (EA48)
It’s the little things. Today I was feeling a bit cheeky, so I took it for a quick trip to subway. Small victory, it made it! It legitimately drives shockingly well, with the exception of the clutch and brakes feeling a bit odd, still trying to get the clutch adjusted and the brakes properly bled.
Amazingly well, actually. It only needed proper tuning and timing, and now it climbs hills in third gear like they aren’t there. Honestly rather immense torque, it seems! Not surprised, I was expecting a good 50% boost in the lower part of the curve with that intake velocity...
Volkswagen Kombis spotted in Buninyong
Update: it was a great car, I just can’t justify it
Almost definitely the most famous example here, the E93 M3 pickup April Fools joke. But there was originally a E30 pickup built as a vehicle to deliver parts, as BMW has no commercial vehicles of any sort, and the E93 was built as a replacement, but someone had the brilliant idea of it as an April Fools prank.
I am actually kinda surprised a GTI did not get a feature on my channel already. They are just about the most affordable way to get into that hot hatch game, and I see them all the time at cars and coffee. It finally happened with this MK6!