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I just spent the past half hour posting about the car show. Submitted the thread and it told me I have too many images. Went back and all my commentary is gone. So this time you don't get any.
Anyway, blah blah blah, link to website, I drove a 914, Dad drove a Carerra, here's the pictures.
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So there you have it. All in all a good day. Except when my car decides to pop out of 1st for no reason, leaving me at the intersection looking like a douchebag who doesn't know how to drive a manual.
Yeah, my car is kind of temperamental and sometimes doesn't want to change gears (getting it to reverse is almost always a pain). The other day I was at a stoplight and the light went green but I couldn't get it into 1st. The dude behind me honked at me and he got screwed because it was one of those 5-second greens. Seriously, I CAN drive manual. :(
Anyway, I see a Messerschmitt People Mover there. I love those things. When I first saw one in the movie Brazil, I thought it was just some prop they made up.
Micro cars are pretty peppy for things that have <20hp. But then, I doubt they weight more than 750 pounds. The top speed leaves something to be desired, though; you'd have to steer clear of any highways.Danarchy said:
Seriously, I CAN drive manual. :(
It sucks, really. Either the bushings need to be tightened, or the gearbox is on its last legs (understandable for a 1974 car that's almost completely original). The sucky part is that you won't know it's coming until you step on the gas, let out the clutch and nothing happens. Back to neutral, grind the gears, off the clutch, off the gas, back on again... basically I have to do a shim sham shimmy on the pedals until it starts going.
This has happened more than once at a stop sign on a hill with an SUV mom 6 inches from my ass. I guess I've had my fun wearing it out; it's time to start spending money on it or sell.