Discussion in 'Gearhead Garage' started by ninefivezero, Dec 13, 2005.
Van Wilder looks like you.
This is the nice thing about living in Seattle, it never gets very hot, or very cold. And if it gets hot, it has AC and 6 windows to open, if it is cold, there are the heated seats
That car is so sweet. It is all icy out, and I just drove up a very steep hill that was totally white with frost, is 8 city blocks long and full of traffic circles and other road obstacles to weave around.
Anyways thanks to the vehicle skid control system, even going around corners felt solid as the system kicked in right away, traction light flashing all over the place, and felt almost as good as in our AWD Volvo XC. I got up the hill, no problem in 2WD, I'd like to see a FWD car do that hill The braking system works great on the ice as well, I mashed the brake going down an icy hill, and stopped quickly without skidding at all.
Now I feel like a yuppie
I should just go back to the woods.
Huh? If anything a front wheel drive car will have an easier time getting up an icy hill than a rear wheel drive car...
Because physics are the suck?
Without some kind of traction control system, I bet most cars would have slid backwards down the hill... though I suppose some FWD cars could have done it.
Someone chop his head on that photo lol
Done and done.
Yah, that looks about right.
I spent like 3 hours talking car stereo at two shops, got a lot of info. Thread coming tonight.
traction control blows. whenever i drive my pile in the winter, i always turn it off as soon as i start the car. it bogs the motor down and prevents you from getting momentum, which i need because my car is the worst thing in the snow.
plus, when you tap the brakes, the tires literally lock up and the abs kicks in(my tires are NOT snow tires AT ALL), so when i pull the e-brake to try and slide the car in the direction i want, it prevents it from doing that.
in the words of Franz, an old fat german guy with a VW that lives around here
"ESP is the enemy of performance driving"
oh, and on top of that, it makes me uncomfortable because i like being in full control of what the car does, without the stupid bells and whistles interfering. (ie: traction control, abs)
I'll uh... see you guys in a couple weeks.
first thing i thought when seeing that last picture was..
ryan reynolds.. LMAO
and lmao at the pictures!! hahah this is great
damn nice ride
I can tell you for certain, that is a nice ride! They do well in almost any climate. Back in the day I thought the Nissan Pathfinder was a cool looking ride but after driving one.....UGH! It was a rattle trap and very cheap and plasticy (Real Word?). Being a Toyo, you'll get plenty of years and use out of that.