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Chris V.

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  • Birthday 08/01/1963

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    Pikesville, MD
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    racing, building custom cars

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  1. Those are just hubcaps and they are plastic. You can get plastic hubcaps at any good auto parts store or salvage yard. They aren't aluminum wheels and the wheels themselves UNDER the hubcaps are probably not damaged at all. BTW, they are 16" not 15" https://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Wheel-Covers-Hubcaps-Fits-2011-2016-Hyundai-Elantra-16-Silver-Set-Of-4/143344742047?hash=item2160032e9f%3Ag%3AhWIAAOSwX~9dQ0Dh&fits=Year%3A2013|Model%3AElantra|Make%3AHyundai
  2. Not a bad price for that generation of Jetta. If it has no check engine light on, then it's probably ok to drive for a while. Rust should not be an issue for that car yet. See if you can get an OBDII code reader put on it to check to see if there are any pending trouble codes. The engines in those are reliable, but the transmissions can be a bit iffy at higher mileages (over 200k will be when you really notice any shifting problems). If the seller won't let you check it out at a mechanic's shop, then maybe have them take some money off for potential repairs that might be necessary. Where are you and the car located? Do you have to get the car inspected to get it registered to you?
  3. I love electric cars. I have two of them, a 2013 Chevy Volt and a 2020 Chevy Bolt. Both are quick, quiet, luxurious feeling and have excellent acceleration and handling. They save me a ton of money for commuting as I don't use gasoline at all to commute with anymore. And both can be used for long distance travel, the Volt because it has an onboard generator and the Bolt because it has DC fast charging that allows for a 20 minute top off from 20-80% charge. Absolutely love driving them. The Bolt is much like a hot hatch in that it has 200 hp, 260 lb ft of torque, and a low CG for excellent handling. It's just a really fun car to drive. The Volt is now 7 years old and is one of the most reliable cars I've ever had (and I've had over 100 cars in the last 40 years). My Bolt: My Volt:
  4. That's a lovely looking volt Chris. Don't tell me you were messing up that wall with graffiti...smh

    1. Chris V.

      Chris V.

      Nope, used that wall as a backdrop for the last decade for pictures of my cars, from my first BMW E38 in 2009 to my current Volt and Bolt.

    2. Nate4x4


      That's very cool! I think it goes really well for a background.

  5. Should be just two, the pivot bolt and the mounting bolt (used to be adjuster bolt on the older ones, but with a serpentine belt the alternator doesn't adjust). It's possible that it's just crusty and will require a crowbar or the like to remove it.
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    This Forum

    Wish the admin was around to make you a moderator. Most of us can't be here very often and the spammers just overwhelm. I'm only here about once a month, to be honest. This place used to have massive amounts of communication in heavily populated threads. But that all ended about 5 years ago, if not longer, with the advent of FB Groups and the like draining forums of conversations.
  7. The main reason is that we either get hydrogen from electrolysis of water which takes more electricity than you get out, or we get it from breaking down hydrocarbons which is not environmentally friendly. It takes less electricity to just use that electricity directly in a battery than to make hydrogen.
  8. Nash Metropolitan. Obviously a 1960 model.
  9. Volkswagen Wolfsburg crest, probably off an older Beetle.
  10. 3 years into ownership now and I've spent a total of $300 on repairs since I bought it. Almost a year ago I spent $100 on a rear window regulator, but that's been it for the last year. It's been my daily driver and it's been on road trips to upstate NY and out to Summit Point WV this past weekend. I love driving this car...
  11. Audi A5 or S5 (same car, different trim levels)
  12. Your car does not have an OBD1 or OBD2 system (OBD2 started in 1996) that's an old Jag connector, but not OBD. So you won't be able to connect the HUD to it.
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