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What is it with you and your crappy old Volkswagens, Jason? — The Carmudgeon Show — Ep. 5

Feb 27, 2020
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most important thing on the road where other people just text and eat and do makeup and you don't know they don't care it's just a car for them if they crash it's scary so I bought a Cabriolet which is basically the same car underneath but it allows me to have four people in the car with the top down and they're kind of replaceable. I can find taxi drivers everywhere and I can have the same experience with a different form factor but still coming out. I had a rabbit GTI branded as a rabbit race car for a while.
what is it with you and your crappy old volkswagens jason the carmudgeon show ep 5
I keep coming back for him because no matter

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he drives I've never been able to have fun with my brand once so I like the Lotus Elise shape and say that again okay let me push the button let's not forget that we have a button hanger if you need it. So in a fire you know I drive cars for a living and always have for the last fifteen years. I've been wanting to add another card to my collection that's more fun than my chocolate, so I tried everything I want to say. i tried every ferrari i could get the ones i could afford test drive test drive i didnt know i didnt buy because i walked away from them thinking why would i spend forty grand on a 328 like say when they were forty grand dollars on wednesdays are gone, in fact, the guy who thought this is not a perfect s. tory i want to go test drive this 328 the owner is now since he became a friend of mine you know and it's beautiful like blue-grey with tan interior and it's just it's a spider it was just beautiful and i drove it he says hey , I can drive?

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caddy so i took the cab driver to test drive this car and he says i'll follow you on the test drive but i really like driving your cab and i'm like ok this guy is a big car collector great great taste in the cars, so I give him the taxi driver's keys.
what is it with you and your crappy old volkswagens jason the carmudgeon show ep 5

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what is it with you and your crappy old volkswagens jason the carmudgeon show ep 5...

I get in the Ferrari, do a good warm up in

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ever and then start beating it up and I thought it doesn't really sound that good and I just didn't. I don't like it I didn't like it but I beat the crap out of this poor 328 you know I drove it hard not like terrible and we went back in he's a big guy and he just walked over and gave me the keys. and I'm like oh sure I'm like everything is fine he says you don't have this car and I'm like sorry did I do something?
what is it with you and your crappy old volkswagens jason the carmudgeon show ep 5
I was bugging you and he said why would you spend $40,000 on that stupid old Ferrari when your Volkswagen sounds better, has better steering, is so much faster and is more fun, what are you trying to prove to someone? I'm like you're the one that owns the 328 it's like I just bought it so I can tell people on ferrari chat my wife has one of those shaker haha ​​and I'm like seriously he said yes they drive like and i'm like really glad to hear you say he's like volkswagen magical and i'm like he knows it and im trying to have fun so i have to agree 320 eighths by the way ok i don't think so . they are fun to drive and i don't like how they sound or they don't smell good and they don't smell they just wouldn't say it's best to look at it you don't you don't have to have it to do it you can buy a poster yes but here i am your neighbor buys one and then you can see it all the time and never have to drive it and you know it's a payoff. r the seatbelt service and but here's the thing you've driven my taxi driver I've got a picture of you I'll find it we'll put it on the thing I'll find it I don't think I'll ever put on a big smile, I don't think I've ever seen you smile that big, tell me, You know, it's funny, my strongest memory of driving the taxi driver was your instruction not to slow down.
what is it with you and your crappy old volkswagens jason the carmudgeon show ep 5
Slow down, keep going, are you kidding me? He has an absurd amount of grip, right? It's like it's no fun for a front wheel drive car. It's a fun period. I turned 30 years old. I thought i was going to have a ferrari and i drove 308 328 355 996 corvette i see i have it must have been a c6 i drove i drove should and s2000 i went through everything i want join the 96 which was a great car you know the 96 hadn't come out yet so we didn't realize how bad the interior was on the 97 97 so on the 96 it was great the Early magazines say how bad the interior is the nine nine six it's horrendous I mean it's horrendous but we didn't know the 97 was coming once I drove that 1970 I couldn't go back so I did of course.
I'm only 30 and the e30 is awesome in a different way than two three sixteen. I traded a vr6 for a mark three golf four door. I had all these other cars at the same time, but I couldn't have any fun. VW, then after that I want to move to the west coast. I drove and made myself all the fries again and was like, oh, not only was I having a bad day, they're actually no fun. I drove an NSX and hated it. In fact, I

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ed up with a check to buy it. I've just finished. I'm going to buy the first NSX and it's like it actually did 140 miles per hour in the first year.
Slight exaggeration. Too long and the steering wasn't good and it was capable but it wasn't fun so I like to drive a 355 again mmm not the same so I went to buy a Miata I own at an enemy otter and that was good that was well it was fun but as you know in terms of limit handling they are a mess factory like they are just the deposit form seized in the form of stock yeah it just wasn't great I had a lot of fun with him when he was good. No, mine was about me. I don't know the structure but it really was the engine that was a disappointment the one eight was just like torquey everywhere and VW engines are all wrong as if they were some kind of Volkswagen's early gasoline engines were originally supposed to they were diesel. designed as diesel and fuel crisis this is the memory of a platform a first of the first this was the first volkswagen car that made a beetle basically so all the packed beetles they made like seven but karmann beetle Ghia the same make one so a platform was golf Jetta C an abriolet pickup and this my own pickup there was five five body styles like there was Karmann Ghia and bus and anyway for a guy one that was the beetle and so that engine was supposed to be a diesel so it's long stroke and very small bore and it started out as 1/5 and then gradually wants to go up to 2 liters and that thing is a 2 liter four cylinder with no gear shafts balance not happening at all today plus an 82 and a half millimeter backboard and 92 point four millimeter travel which is a recipe this is our timer to say we need set up a huge recipe for vibration.
I need yes a huge recipe for vibration it's all wrong but the lack of refinement or lack of NVH control results in an engine that is so fizzy and lively and all they need is a little bit of cam like the European intake and a smooth cam and they make 175 horsepower and it just sounds like no not just good for a horse owner it is and it sounds audited to me but I have a confession for myself I finally have a car that's close to the Scirocco in fun, is the Elise, no, the lease, the lease is good, Elise is really fun, but the engine is not yours? derek's 308 gt4 dino is yours and there's a round town in normal driving that car is experienced the same way a1 cars are yes and they're not all like that dr.
Park, yeah, I mean, we both know the previous owner or two owners before me and he doesn't like 20 or 30 Ferraris and he said he was the best driving one of all the Ferraris he's ever owned and he knew I liked it. I had seen the car under the first time I went to see it and I said please let me I was in a shop and I said please let me know if the owner wants to sell and I had never seen the top of it and then when I saw it at the bottom top I got there I was like oh it's not the prettiest cosmetically correct and then I drove it and I said ok I think I'm going to buy this car I mean the way it runs and that's what you get with The old Italian cars some of them are terrible and some of them are great and I don't know what the clutch and the carburetion and the transaxle and the suspension and the steering in their car but everything about this particular one is really outstanding.
I have driven others and they are similar in what I mean, they are you know they are weaknesses with the seized commitment or you know anything else, but the conclusion I came to is with that 308 gt4 that you see went into production in 74 as well. made the Volkswagen Mark 1 and the cars from the 1970s I think they were the high point of as you know before the refinement really kicked in so you were assaulted with all of this all the sounds and noises and vibrations and all these other things but what the ferrari lacks is fuel injection and you know the kind of everyday driveability it has air conditioning like power windows and all that other stuff but by the time you get to e no no I don't mean it works I loaded it up is is fast but the windows aren't fast but the a/c is fast and cold but the reality is volkswagen still keep up with modern traffic you know its a realistic car 0-60 in six s seconds, but you stay at 80 miles per hour, you feel comfortable enough to do anything. scared but really just into it all yeah and I think to answer your original question what it is about these shitty Volkswagens is that they are the pinnacle of driveability before we started to pivot towards eliminating the Elimination of noise and vibration and experience, yeah and so it's the best of 70's cars with the 1980's computer controlled fuel injection that just works.
I think it's like a 1 bit part as if it was your mechanical fuel injection with electronic adjustment. It's basically bosch C is e he is stands for electronics but basically it's that car. I turn the key, it turns the crank, starts, works perfectly on lift and works perfectly in 30 degree weather. 100 degree weather. He's happy all the time and so for anyone who thinks like you said 13 Volkswagens just go drive anyone, just go drive more Cochiti you know, or better yet drive a cabbie with a 2 liter swap and 60 ml and as you know yeah especially for the dollar though they are Taxi drivers are still three four five grand nine for the best in the world you probably know and then there's a 16 valve Scirocco that's like it got a restoration than $30,000 to bring a trailer in right now we'll see how much it sells for but it'll probably sell for twenty I mean and that's literally a conch or a perfect car so you know they're all like you know brand when GTI or us cars are like but most of them are like you know eight twelve so still affordable and you just know the type of car like most of the good stuff from the 80s like CRX and whatever for that you can drive all os days if you needed but you know they are sure intrepid observers also consider Mark two or is it really just Mark one dude we are two it's very similar Mark 3 was the first big change Mark 2 Marquand evolution a little easier work because i have an e front subframe so you can lower the entire engine transmission if you need to but they are the same basic recipe 3 was a different story for era and 5 was great again but yeah tick 1 tick 2 VW , these fucking old Volkswagens are really good. you just have to be a driving enthusiast if you're not if you're the type of person who buys a big Mercedes and you expect that kind of experience because other people I know who are like that are terrible it's like they're not drivers you have to being a driving enthusiast i think to get the brand one that is experience driven yeah if you like one a 560 sel just so you know navigate the street and in isolation cars are 40 years ahead of the VWs in technology, so it's okay, we Done, you're going to torture me more for that.
No, I think that's enough. I'll find that picture of you smiling and the taxi driver and we'll put it there you know not just to stand on yeah it made me laugh like very few Miatas make me laugh like that or well then the answer to all automotive questions is Miata and Mark one Volkswagen. I think there's too much pain in the ass for mark ones to be recommended for everyone, right? The Miata is universal because you cut strips with them and they don't all break. they are there because there is an episode there yes thats true there is a 1990s car instead of a 1970s bar ok we are done thats it i went

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