Monday, July 20, 2009
It's official, the Corrado needs an overhaul...
So at minimum, the engine in the corrado needs a ring job, but while doing that, I might as well bore the pistons and replace a bunch of other things... or I could just buy a short or long block replacement that is fully rebuilt already and drop that in there. It could use a clutch, driver's side drive shaft, etc. etc.. basically, it's time for the corrado to turn into a restoration job instead of a daily driver and I'm okay with that. I have been wanting to put it on light duty for awhile, I just hadn't been able to buy what I was really looking for. Which was a German sport wagon, in the form of an Audi a4 avant or bmw 3 series touring. They are difficult to find with a manual transmission, especially when I can't afford to buy new.... so I've reconsidered my needs/wants and have decided to look at a new VW GTi as my new daily driver car. I surely didn't need to talk myself into that, but with incentives and loan rates so low right now on new cars, I can't resist the urge to take advantage of them.
I also am planning to turn in the Jeep Comanche on the Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS), a program designed to get low mpg cars off the road in exchange for newer, more fuel efficient vehicles. It's one of Obama's plans to help the environment and stimulate the economy at the same time... a pretty good idea! I can get my truck off the road which gets terrible mileage and I get more than it's actually value in trade for it. I think the CARS system, also being called "cash for clunkers", is supposed to be finalized on Friday. I hope that everything goes as planned because I'm itching for my new car!