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- Mini Cooper S; parts of other cars
May I commend the owner of above vehicle for not committing the heinous blasphemy of chroming the wire wheels on a vintage British sports car?
oh, that's cold.
Be sure to get the extended warranty, AAA Premium membership, a flare kit and emergency rations.I might have just saved $15K on the wife's next car!
Out running errands yesterday, and the daughter spots a Fiat 500L. "Mom, you should get a 4 door Fiat". I explain that the 500L only comes with FWD.
But, it got me to thinking, and I jumped on-line this morning to confirm.
Yep, debuted this past week at the LA Auto Show - Fiat 500X. 2.4L TigerShark engine with 180HP, available AWD, lots of tech and toys.
No official release date, but expected 1H 2015 as a 2016 model.
It is often easier, and no more expensive, to just buy a rebuilt axle, complete with CV joints and boots, and just bolt it in. You will save a lot of labor and you'd be surprised how inexpensive these "axle kits" can be.
If you do the boot, you'll have to completely clean and inspect the CV joint prior to installation if you want to do the job right. If you're strapped for cash, then yeah, you can just slap on a split-boot, but think of it as a "patch" for the time being.
Not a bad solution if you're doing your own work.
I think Steve's right. Most of that shale oil could be going to Asia. Oil companies have no national loyalties. They are beyond the rules of national sovereignty. If Asia will pay more for fuel than we will, it'll go there. My feeling is that all our natural resources are the birthright of the population and we should have a say in where it goes.