Well, I hit the curb and did 2k of damage. so I paid for that outta my wallet to save my insurance premium. Then I went over to carmax and they said they would give me 13500 for it. I still had 6500 left to pay on it, so that left me with 7k. So I bought a 1997 Ford Ranger XLT with 65K miles on it. *my GTI had 30K on it, and it was only a year old* Its ruby red metalic, 5 speed, 2.3L 4 banger. Its no GTI but I went straight through a parking lot yesterday, right over the cement blocks with a huge grin on my face
Next up, putting my old alpine cd player in there, the old JL Audio 10 and my kenwood amp, perhaps the alpine 6x9 3ways I had in my Festiva. I'm lovin it folks...if I get some dings in this thing, I ain't worried about it...it'll just add character to the truck. Having a GTI WAS fun though. This is just a different kind of fun. (I've heard that some folks have wedged 5.7L v-8's in that little truck....perhaps when I have a second car (or truck)
OHHH The infamous 2.3 L four banger!!! I used to drive a Mazda 5-speed pickup with the exact same engine..... whew that car's accelerator saw LOTS of the floor Well, it got good gas mileage. Have fun getting people to honk at you for not accelerating fast enough from the stop light!