I was going to disagree with you guys about the toyota's, but then I remembered the first car I ever owned. I was in Okinawa, Japan, and had myself a little 1987 toyota trueno (corolloa, in us). It was automatic, and was one off from the legendary AE86, but it was still a zippy little car that was a LOT of fun... Oh and since it was a free car, and my first car, of course I didn't do any maintenance on it... just put gas in it, and fixed the front strut and bumper when a taxi slid into me... other than that, never even LOOKED at the oil, let alone change it.... And I drove the hell out of that car... even drifted a little on the streets when they were quiet. (hehe, scared the hell out of some of my troops one time taking them home) and there was this one right hander going towards my barracks that I would try and drift around, one time it was wet, and i drifted.... did a 180 spin out and ended up in the other lane, stalled the car, scared the hell out of me, but from then I was hooked... anyways, that car took everything I gave it, and I didn't do any maintenance on it.
On the other hand, when I got back to the states, I bought a 1979 GMC suburban, V8/350, 3 speed with a granny low and commenced to driving that. I've had it almost 5 years now, and it has VERY rarely broken down on me. I have learned so much from that truck (remember this is before big time computers were put in cars) and now consider myself a pretty knowledgeable gearhead. She's always been there to bail me out of trouble, and she will do donuts and slide around corners too... I need to make a video of her doing donuts and post that here, along with donuts in my 325es...
Anyways, the moral of the story is, if you love your vehicle, it will love you back, most times. I know it's an inanimate object, but sometimes I feel like all cars are some version of Christine.... All they want is a little attention...
(sorry for the novel)
Drive on, Bimmerheads.
'86 325es (TURTL3): PJ peetsa hawler
'87 535is (BADWATER): almost done... really.
'86 325e (GRN HLL): DD/show/rocket
'04 x3 3.0i: Wife's Bimmer (manual, woot!)
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