Heh, he cancelled my hire car booking without my knowledge or permission. Then when it was fixed, the car company tried to bill me $100 for cancelling. It took a while to sort out…
The Ford Nucleon. Rock on.
It’s interesting that car engine diagnostics have been standardised in the US since 1996, and you can buy consumer grade readout devices for your car. I wonder if that means that they’re standardised in Australia and that I never realized? This sort of thing is probably of interest to lots of hardware hackers.
I’ve been pondering having a mid life crisis for a while now, and I think that a kit race car might be the way to go with such things. This whole chain of thought was prompted over a year ago by a UK series about building a kit car and then converting it to a race car. I don’t have a lot of interest in the racing bit, but building a car sounds cool. Anyway, I’ve come across a kit car blog which seems like good research material. Subscribed.
The ATO has announced it will be auditing people who have nice cars. The bar for “nice carness” is pretty low though at $55,000. I suspect this sort of thing is quite effective though.
It might be worth your effort to avoid these guys. I quite liked Toyota 101 in Redwood City though.
While clearing out my browser tabs, I came across this guide to buying a hybrid car — thought it might come in handy later, so here it is.