I am impressed, I baby mine, since it feels like everytime I try to do something cool with it (which is why I bought it haha) something breaks/costs me a ton of money and time. I am glad you get to have some fun with yours
I decided to do a little bit of trail and off roading in the my allroad just to see how it would do. I didn't do anything very crazy but everything went well. I did find that there is something loose or broken in the front right suspension. It made a little rattling noise over some of the bumps so it's probably a bushing or something. I'll check on that later. Here's the pics:
The only real obstacle was a small rock climb
I did make it over that and up to the top before it got too dark
I did most of the drive on level three with only the little rocky part on level four. This is what most of the road was like with bunches of puddles about 6" deep. Again nothing crazy but fun.
And found a hitch hiker at the bottom.
I'm pretty impressed so far with the allroad. Aside from the crappy tires that came with it handled everything in stride.
I'd be willing to bet the shot one has a ripped ball joint boot, it will be obvious.
These are 215/60-17 Yokohama Geolandar A/T-S, and if you wanted to go a bit taller they come in 225/60-17 as well.
Goodbye trashed Michelin's
As far as I dare went on the Michelins, now I'll get right across that field.
Also I loved my AR, then hated it, but for the last year I'm totally in love with it again. Wonderful cars when everything is working right. But mine kicked me in the balls for a good year of expensive repairs.
Last edited by G60 Carat; 11-27-2011 at 04:40 AM.
| Rust | Zip-Ties | JB Weld | Bad Idle | Scrapes Ground | Rubs when Turning | Busted Ass Door handles |
I had the same realization just after I bought the allroad that I am a glutton for punishment with semi-rare, unique (needy) cars that can rip your heart out when they don't work right.
I can see that owning a G60 Corrado and an allroad at the same time may test my patients with repairs and breakdowns. We shall see.
So far so good. I think the suspension compressor is going out. It doesn't like it when the temps get below 30F or so. I get the suspension light on sometimes but not every time I drive the car. We'll see how it does after a few runs up to the mountain for snowboarding season.