- Aug 19, 2010
- Champlain/Hudson Valley
10-4 good buddy. My transit systems will have real mean "attendants".
What cracks me up is all the bare metal inside
You say that but… Mirage didn’t do so did it? Cheap and basic.All you naysayers know that you would kill to have that little car over here…….myself included.
Also, the cable for the hatch release is just taped to the floor.
Burgundy velour and smelled like smoke? 🤣 I think cabs in the 90s were pretty bad everywhere.I lived in Calgary, AB in the 90's, and the most depressing thing related to the business trips I'd take was riding in decrepit Chevy Impala cabs from Calgary International to home... seats that wouldn't even hold you square with the world (with failed supports), etc...
It's important to not think of this as being a replacement for all vehicles. Many of us have more than 1 vehicle. Do we really need 2 very similar or even identical vehicles?
I don't know about that, my Grandma owned a late 70s or early 80s tercel wagon with about the same horsepower and she drove that thing like she stole it. Not sure if it could exceed 80mph very easily but it sure as heck got to 60 pretty quick.I like the idea of a simple, inexpensive car, but three issues right away for me would be:
- Only 67 hp, which would be unsafe in passing situations, and unsafe in general for keeping up with today's traffic.
- The completely unfinished cargo area.
- Only 3 lug nuts holding on a wheel?
My '07 Accord is about as basic as I want to get at this point in my life.
Are you sure the hvac doors are cable operated? Most modern cars utilize electronic controls that send a signal to the blend door actuators.Picked up the 2013 CX-5 a year ago. While it's not stripped down like that, it does have cable operated temperature and blend doors. And 3 pedals, which is fun. I haven't seen those since my 1990 golf.
it reminds me of Nissan Versa, but being that basic in SA it does not surprise me at all since they have been producing VW MK1 with small updates over the years until 2009
but if we had a teenager at home (with the inevitable debate over who is driving what today) a car like this might be just the thing.
You wouldn't have to put the teenagers anywhere near it. Maybe mom get the groceries in it, or you drive it to work. Or maybe you get the groceries in it, or mom drives it to work.Man, this is the last car I'd put a teen driver in. If I had to I'd drive it and let them drive something safe.
Sign me up! I'd daily it.
Yup. I’ve had the dash apart to wire up heated front seats and there are cables for air flow and temperature. You can feel it when you turn those knobs as well. Higher end models have individual temperature settings for driver/passenger with blend doors, but the basic GX (sport 2.0, 6sp manual) has cables. I was surprised too. Good car for a new 16yo driver.Are you sure the hvac doors are cable operated? Most modern cars utilize electronic controls that send a signal to the blend door actuators.
My 2018 Forester had cable operate HVAC. It's too bad I had to get rid of it.Are you sure the hvac doors are cable operated? Most modern cars utilize electronic controls that send a signal to the blend door actuators.