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We Might Have Purchased A Car With A Rally Legend And Oh Boy – Tales From The Slack

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Mrbrown89
Mrbrown89
1 year ago

Is this going to be part of the cross-country “race” that someone mentioned before, to drive beaters all the way to LA? And leave them at David new place? lol

Ronan McGrath
Ronan McGrath
1 year ago

You’re going to rally a wagon?….impressive. I would have thought something with a shorter wheelbase might be better?

Peter d
Peter d
1 year ago

Also, not sure where to put this comment, but Kevin Williams has an excellent article in the Washington Post today on the C R Patterson Automobile Company. Not sure how heavy the Post’s paywall currently is, but worth a little effort to try to read.

Stef Schrader
Stef Schrader
1 year ago
Reply to  Peter d

!!!! go Kev GOOOOO

That rules.

Stef Schrader
Stef Schrader
1 year ago
Reply to  Peter d

Ah, Kevin just clarified that it was written by a *different* Kevin Williams. Still a cool story that’s worth the read. TIL of a new automaker.

Peter d
Peter d
1 year ago

I had a friend who would buy old Mercedes wagons because they were “cheap” but they were spending $5k ish on each wagon and the first big repair had the car going to the scrap yard. So they were spending $5k+ per year driving shitbox wagons – the same amount would have gotten them a a new 3-Series lease every three years…

Parsko
Parsko
1 year ago

chefkiss

Iwannadrive637
Iwannadrive637
1 year ago

Ahh. The “Boss Wagon” lives. Hat tip to Car and Driver.

TOSSABL
TOSSABL
1 year ago

If you do plan to cage it, please, please weigh it before and after! Maybe an as-bought weight, then in-running-trim weight

A. Barth
A. Barth
1 year ago

I really want to know and yet really don’t want to know what a “gasoline weasel” is.

Adrian Clarke
Adrian Clarke
1 year ago
Reply to  A. Barth

It’s the official mascot animal of The Autopian. Otto breeds them somewhere. We don’t ask questions.

Boulevard_Yachtsman
Boulevard_Yachtsman
1 year ago
Reply to  A. Barth

“Death Shit of the Gasoline Weasel” is the nature documentary I’ve been waiting for.

Dar Khorse
Dar Khorse
1 year ago

I had a 1996 E300 diesel for a few years and loved it. Drove it through several Colorado winters (I live in the mountains) and only spun it once when I made the mistake of downshifting while coming down an icy hill at 50 mph. No damage done, but it was scary. Needed chains a few times, but that trusty oil-burner got me where I needed to go and looked damn good doing it. I’m looking forward to seeing how the E320 project turns out!

Gary Moller
Gary Moller
1 year ago

Why a 1900 E 320 WAGON?

Gary Moller
Gary Moller
1 year ago
Reply to  Gary Moller

1999
We really do need an edit button, chaps.

Stef Schrader
Stef Schrader
1 year ago

ceci n’est pas une trap

A. Barth
A. Barth
1 year ago
Reply to  Stef Schrader

Thank you, Admiral Magritte. 🙂

Adrian Clarke
Adrian Clarke
1 year ago
Reply to  A. Barth

Baguette Wars? Wine Wars?

Jack Trade
Jack Trade
1 year ago

Is it wrong that I find the most Autopian part of all this to actually be Gossin’s Richard Hammond-esq “Good news! I bought another terrible Sebring!” interjection?

Mark Tucker
Mark Tucker
1 year ago
Reply to  Jack Trade

I would make a joke that every time Matt buys a car, Gossin has to buy one too, but I don’t think he needs that big of a reason. Anything will do: got a tax refund, sold another car, it’s Tuesday, etc.

RootWyrm
RootWyrm
1 year ago
Reply to  Mark Tucker

What kind of maniac would use Tuesday as an excuse to buy a car? “Day ending in Y” is right there.

Jack Beckman
Jack Beckman
1 year ago
Reply to  Jack Trade

As a former Sebring owner, I can attest to the fact that the adjective “terrible” is redundant.

RootWyrm
RootWyrm
1 year ago
Reply to  Jack Beckman

As someone who had to do warranty repairs on them, neither of you is going anywhere near far enough.

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