Eh, I drive a classic Mini on the interstate every day in the Midwest, and you get used to it pretty quickly honestly. I don't really get nervous in it anymore. Granted, the first few times I took it up to 70 next to a semi truck I almost peed myself.
Some of my city council is finally getting this idea. There was pushback this year about the new budget when people started saying “hey, instead of using all of this money to build NEW roads, maybe we should fix the broken ones we already have”. A little late, but at least it’s something.
My car has a kilometer speedo and I still don't know all my conversions. I usually just ballpark it.
Yeah, when I picked up my car there in September of last year, they wouldn’t let me poke around any. They just brought my car out front, and had me do the paperwork in the office. Such a shame, but also probably for the best as I’d have tried to convince the monogamy buddy that we needed a kei van.
It's unreliable in a different way, so...kind of? It doesn't do the $1,500 repair bills once or twice a year, but there's generally something not working on it. It DEFINITELY leaks/burns less oil though.
Agreed, My Mini has 60 or so horsepower, and the power has never really been an issue. When I was in the Appalachian foothills, it would slow down some on up hills, but then I just learned to prepare better, and start accelerating before the climb started. As for every day interstate driving in the Midwest, it’s a… Read more
Replaced a bunch of vacuum lines over the weekend, hands still haven’t recovered.
I saw that idea somewhere, and loved it. Currently mine is just held in by mismatched sheetmetal screws, so each time I take it on or off, I’m sure it’s widening those holes a bit.
I road-tripped a classic Mini 1,100 miles after buying it. Best/worst decision ever. I’ve never had so many weird conversations with people.
That is still the only reason I ever wrench on anything.
Trying to sleep in the cab of a truck at Devil’s Playground was one of the most unpleasant things I’ve ever done. “Try to relax and fall asleep, and ignore the fact that it feels like you’re suffocating.” I probably shouldn't have gone right up there within 24 hours of arriving from Missouri.