New England Automotive Insanity

On Road => JDM Whips => Topic started by: SandbaggerSA on February 17, 2014, 08:11:33 PM

Title: Here is a thread where I talk about my terrible car and how I break it.
Post by: SandbaggerSA on February 17, 2014, 08:11:33 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/kCMZzYK.jpg)

Here is my Suzuki Vitara. It's like a what would happen if you took the first gen Vitara and marketed it to soccer moms. I broke the front axle the first time I drove it through snow above the bumper.

http://youtu.be/PndyaRgnsVQ

Title: Re: Here is a thread where I talk about my terrible car and how I break it.
Post by: SandbaggerSA on February 22, 2014, 07:21:33 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/jple1T8l.jpg)

Some cold looking cars.

Title: Re: Here is a thread where I talk about my terrible car and how I break it.
Post by: Dan on February 22, 2014, 11:36:06 PM
It's like a jeep liberty but instead of a shit motor you have a driveline that explodes. And is Japanese.
Title: Re: Here is a thread where I talk about my terrible car and how I break it.
Post by: SandbaggerSA on February 23, 2014, 04:02:57 PM
It's like a jeep liberty but instead of a shit motor you have a driveline that explodes. And is Japanese.

yeah pretty much. Also it's smaller and has a 5 speed instead of an auto.

(http://i.imgur.com/N9Gzp5k.jpg)

It's a little bit shorter than a forester but about the same height.

I'm still keeping my eyes out for a rusted up grand vitara to get the front axle from.

Through all the shitboxes I've had this is probably the nicest. Working A/C and radio, cleanish interior and up until recently (when it caused my front diff to shit its guts out) the 4wd was pretty good.

 It doesn't handle quite as well as my mazda did but then again my mazda was a bit lower to the ground. The rack and pinion steering feels more like a passenger car than a 4x4 and the coil springs in the front take the New England frost heaves in stride.

The Aluminum diff parts and the auto locking front hubs are somewhat dubious design features in my opinion.
Title: Re: Here is a thread where I talk about my terrible car and how I break it.
Post by: ACE on February 25, 2014, 08:52:56 AM
It's like a jeep liberty but instead of a shit motor you have a driveline that explodes. And is Japanese.

yeah pretty much. Also it's smaller and has a 5 speed instead of an auto.

(http://i.imgur.com/N9Gzp5k.jpg)

It's a little bit shorter than a forester but about the same height.

I'm still keeping my eyes out for a rusted up grand vitara to get the front axle from.

Through all the shitboxes I've had this is probably the nicest. Working A/C and radio, cleanish interior and up until recently (when it caused my front diff to shit its guts out) the 4wd was pretty good.

 It doesn't handle quite as well as my mazda did but then again my mazda was a bit lower to the ground. The rack and pinion steering feels more like a passenger car than a 4x4 and the coil springs in the front take the New England frost heaves in stride.

The Aluminum diff parts and the auto locking front hubs are somewhat dubious design features in my opinion.

Why didn't you get a Cherokee

Why didn't you get a Cherokee

Why didn't you get a Cherokee

Why didn't you get a Cherokee

Why didn't you get a Cherokee
Title: Re: Here is a thread where I talk about my terrible car and how I break it.
Post by: SandbaggerSA on February 27, 2014, 06:19:36 PM

Why didn't you get a Cherokee

Everyone

literally EVERYONE

told me not to.

I was even considering that I would parts compatibility between the YJ.

But nope - everyone said don't get an XJ as a DD you'll regret it.

but

(http://i.imgur.com/o4cvwN4.jpg)

check out dis flex.
Title: Re: Here is a thread where I talk about my terrible car and how I break it.
Post by: ACE on February 28, 2014, 10:01:54 AM
(https://scontent-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/t31/665230_10151279192452679_1099793488_o.jpg)

Who told you not to get a Cherokee, who would ever tell you that. You shouldn't be friends with them anymore.

I got mine free. Oh, wait, you were there.
Title: Re: Here is a thread where I talk about my terrible car and how I break it.
Post by: SandbaggerSA on February 28, 2014, 11:03:39 AM
I'm pretty sure you were talking about your cherokee when you told me I shouldn't get one.

<3

I'm pretty much sold on the idea of replacing this once I start getting paychecks so now this thread is about a vehicle that I should get to replace the vag-tera.

I really want something smallish and 4wd that gets reasonable MPGs. Basically what I've already got only something that won't break if I drive it like a retard. 
Title: Re: Here is a thread where I talk about my terrible car and how I break it.
Post by: Dan on February 28, 2014, 11:06:02 AM
Cherokee Crew:

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-o6Mo_qx7qFE/TWrSMbEdvkI/AAAAAAAACaY/UbfUow0lYOU/s800/2011-02-27%252015.27.36.jpg)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-OsOWjSEuiu4/T6cUCkHkitI/AAAAAAAADwI/plPGxIWVaiA/s800/20120506_123234.jpg)

Small?
AWD?
reasonable mpg?

Your answer is:
2.2L impreza
Title: Re: Here is a thread where I talk about my terrible car and how I break it.
Post by: SandbaggerSA on February 28, 2014, 11:33:07 AM
I looked at an impreza for the same as the vitara cost and it was a pile. $3k for rotting fenders and trailing arm mounts.

If I find a decent OBS for not $$rape$$ money, i'll consider that.
Title: Re: Here is a thread where I talk about my terrible car and how I break it.
Post by: Dan on February 28, 2014, 11:52:38 AM
everything is going to be an expensive piece of shit if you don't stop looking at dealers
Title: Re: Here is a thread where I talk about my terrible car and how I break it.
Post by: SandbaggerSA on February 28, 2014, 12:21:15 PM
everything is going to be an expensive piece of shit if you don't stop looking at dealers

I was only looking at craigslist. Maybe I should cast a broader net.

Are you saying if I do look at dealers things wont be expensive shit or if I don't they...

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