This guy shows you how...
amazes me is how inept these people really are. Growing up, I was behind the wheel of some of the most rickety shit on the road, it really took a certain amount of skill to drive that junk.
One of my piles was a 72' dodge demon 340 4 spd with manual drum brakes and manual steering, by the time you got 1/4 way down the local canyon there were no brakes, the throttle stuck constantly and it pulled hard to the right on acceleration due to a perpetualy broken driver side motor mount (junk mopar mounts, I finally chained the SOB to the frame).
Anywho, I am still here because even at 17 I paid attention to what was going on with my car. As for Toyota, yeah they have some issues but these people that can't seem to stop their car are totally inept.
by the police fucking amazed me. He said he was too scared to take a hand off the wheel to put it in neutral. Are you fucking kidding me?
think about it.. how many of us have spent a LOT of time above 90.. I've spent time above 90 in old Red.. and when your shaking along with a quarter mil plus under you...rust coming off like a sorta haze around you. Told you guys about the holes in the exhaust..thats going at a speed that makes you want to concentrate.. i promise you i could day dream in a Prius at that speed...No more than they weigh you could stop them by sticking you foot out the door.. I agree with Hamp... This is a pansy story from the git go..
Cars were a lot harder to drive back when. I've been driving new cars for quite awhile now, and I went and bought me an old Jaguar Mk II. I couldn't believe how hard that thing was to drive! You had to constantly adjust the steering wheel cause it wouldn't go down the road straight. Turning at slow speed was an absolute bitch. The clutch was touchy, and on and on.
Made me remember when my Dad actually bought after-market turn signals because they did not come on the car from the factory. Nowadays you get some of these drivers into a car without power windows they wouldn't know what to do. Shit, even the fucking headlights are on autopilot! And you can't buy a truck with a manual transmission!
The hot car back in my day were a 1957 chevy two-door. Today the hot car is an Acura Integra???? WTF has happened?
3.4, 3.8, or 4.2 .. I cant remember if they made them in the 4.2 version of that engine, but might have.. beautiful sedans..
I had (my first car 1965) an XK150 roadster (1959 3.4) I had worked construction thru hi school summer break, and had some bucks. The folks never would have gone for it..(remember when you did what your folks said) but older brother was back from the service and convinced them it was a great deal. Which it was.. editor of local paper had gotten the wife pregnant and couldn't afford the car.. i got it for 1,5k...amazing huh.. course this was in 65 and it was 6 years old.. At any rate i got rid of it (showed stupidity at an early age) cause it had an auto transmission.. They only imported about 500 of the Borg Warner auto drop head coupes.. and i had one.. worth maybe the state of Rhode island today... yep i sure was proud to make 500 bucks on it when i went in the service...sheesh.. Had a badge on the trunk winner Lemans 1954, 55, 56, 57, or something like that..
I like this guy!