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by Bill B
Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: You Gotta Beef Wit Dat?
Replies: 3
Views: 438

Re: You Gotta Beef Wit Dat?

Probably just trying to cut corners to sqeeze out some more profit which seems to be the order of the day. VW cut a few corners with their diesel emission scandal, paid a fine or Two and life goes on for them.
by Bill B
Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: RANT: Photobucket broke DIY auto repair threads
Replies: 7
Views: 590

Re: RANT: Photobucket broke DIY auto repair threads

Then Photobucket said they want $400 per year if you want to continue with the previously free service. If it was $10 a year they might have a chance of someone paying it, but $400 is a bit steep. I remember when Webshots did the same thing and dumped everyone that would not pay.
by Bill B
Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Warranty Wars
Replies: 14
Views: 989

Re: Warranty Wars

I remember back in the 70's when automakers offered 12 months or 12 mile warrantys. Could have used a longer warranty on my dad's 78 Chevette. VW offering a decent warranty that can be transfered to the next owner is a step in the right direction for the company. Have not personally owned any VW's o...
by Bill B
Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 54853
Views: 1151975

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

I like those Harbor Freight hitch haulers. I bought my generator and jump pack from HF. I Remember the old Dodge Omni. You could haul some stuff in the old hatchbacks. We used to haul a lot of stuff in my dad's old hatchback Chevette. Anyway, here's a photo of the Buick hauling two bargain clearance...
by Bill B
Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Modern Amish Transportation
Replies: 3
Views: 750

Modern Amish Transportation

Interesting article in Car & Drive about Amish Buggies. They actually have a dashboard and battary and a choice of drum or disc brakes. The brakes are so the buggy won't run over the horse after you pull the reins to stop. Link here: http://blog.caranddriver.com/the-surprisingly-modern-tech-insi...
by Bill B
Sat Nov 26, 2016 9:35 pm
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: CBD's new ride!
Replies: 20
Views: 4733

Re: CBD's new ride!

Nice new ride. Hyundai does make a nice reliable vehicle for the money. My wife and I bought a new loaded V6 Sonata in 2004 for $21,000. Wife drove it for 6 years, then it became my father in laws in 2010 for the next 5 years. Now my brother is driving it to work everyday with no problems.
by Bill B
Fri Nov 25, 2016 11:08 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Nissan Versa Drops The Manual in 2017
Replies: 32
Views: 6021

Nissan Versa Drops The Manual in 2017

Drove an Versa and it reminded me of my 78 Chevette. The Elantra seems like a luxury car in comparison. They are yet another model dropping the manual for 2017. http://blog.caranddriver.com/off-note-refreshed-2017-nissan-versa-note-abandons-the-manual/ Probably should post this in the video section,...
by Bill B
Thu Sep 22, 2016 9:09 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: 17 impreza dropping the manual
Replies: 17
Views: 1961

Re: 17 impreza dropping the manual

That company was one of the only remaining car makers where you could get an AWD with a manual. Guess I will now have to keep my AWD Element with an MT forever. Not the cheapest car on the market, but AUDI has some more manual trans options. Link below http://blog.caranddriver.com/2017-audi-a4-adds-...
by Bill B
Sun Aug 07, 2016 7:36 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 54853
Views: 1151975

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Speaking of parking brakes...I hate those new push button parking brakes. With the conventional parking brake, a new manual driver could use it as a hill holder gradually letting it off as they start. The DRL-off position is the first detent of parking brake. That is also the "DING DING DING YO...
by Bill B
Fri Jul 29, 2016 9:54 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Big center consoles
Replies: 50
Views: 5062

Re: Big center consoles

In my old 4 speed 78 Chevette you had the drive shaft right next to your leg. It got a little warm and you leg was right next to it as it was not protected by much. There was a reason people called that car drywall on wheels. You adjusted the clutch cable by removing a c-clip and pulling the cable w...
by Bill B
Thu Jul 21, 2016 9:36 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 54853
Views: 1151975

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

I remember when the vans were manual trans. Neighbors parents had a 68 Chevy Van. Anyone remember those. The motor sat beside you with a cover on it. No cupholders back then. Also rode in a 77 or so Dodge van with a 3 speed manual. Oh man. i get to drive a vehicle next week. a 00'ish chevy express 2...
by Bill B
Tue Jul 12, 2016 9:05 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Odd Vehicles With A Manual Trans
Replies: 35
Views: 3308

Re: Odd Vehicles With A Manual Trans

I only rode the school one to kindergarten during the 1966-67 school year. Even at 5 years old, I still remember the school bus being a manual. I am guessing you can still order a manual school bus, but they probably don't get any requests. Did a quick search and found a 1997 5 speed manual school b...
by Bill B
Mon Jul 11, 2016 9:55 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Odd Vehicles With A Manual Trans
Replies: 35
Views: 3308

Re: Odd Vehicles With A Manual Trans

I have driven an Caravan & Aerostar with a 5 Speed, but never did drive a manual Astro. Another interesting Astro Van was the AWD version. If someone wants an AWD beater vehicle, the AWD Astro's can still be found at a reasonable price. My car currently has the T5 5-speed manual from a Chevy Ast...
by Bill B
Sun Jul 10, 2016 10:30 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Odd Vehicles With A Manual Trans
Replies: 35
Views: 3308

Odd Vehicles With A Manual Trans

Saw an article today about some odd vehicles that were offered with a manual transmission. It talked about a 1989 & 90 Dodge Caravan that offered a turbo and a manual trans. If they still offered that, I would probably be paying a visit to the dealership for a test drive. When the turbo Caravan ...
by Bill B
Fri Jul 01, 2016 8:34 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 54853
Views: 1151975

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Have fun on the trail. I rode the trail today. The paved kind. Also have an 08 Giant Bike. I have the OCR 2. Had not had any flat tires on the bike in a year, but had Two last weekend. One on the front, and one on the back. I had to pull my old 1976 model Fuji bicycle back in service for the weekend...

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