I've had Audis and VWs for the last 20 years. Recommended interval has always been 10K - on dino-juice! I tend to use synthetic in turbocharged engines due to my belief that it resists thermal breakdown better than conventional oil. I'm not sure that's true, but if you happen to be driving a V6 Biturbo Audi...… »
The 930 "widowmaker" had to come up. Although... it really wasn't that much power, it was just savage how it was delivered and completely unforgiving of being mishandled.
I'm in the camp that says there's no such thing as too much power if you have the complete package - brakes, chassis, and knowledge, to use it… »
944's are awesome, and I'd drive the hell out of this one... but once you've done a heart transplant and eliminated the wonderful pop-up head lights, there's not way in hell you're getting more than $10K out of me. Totally great trollmobile, but far too rich for what it is. »
YES YES YES YES YES! In my young life, my family owned one of these while living in Lesotho, a small country in South Africa. We drove that thing all over Africa and it took the abuse like a champ. What an awesome car.
On the other side, I think it nearly drove my mother to a nervous breakdown. She couldn't drive a… »
I was surprised to see that neither prop was feathered. A windmilling prop is BIG drag, and in this case, asymmetric. With only two engines, a failure to feather could be a very bad day. »
That guy is an awful reviewer. However, I will come to his defense on one single point: #6 is total bullshit. It would drive me bonkers to not be able to open my engine cover without another person. »
Oldest US ship that actually does anything tactical is the mighty USS Nimitz, CVN 68. It was Enterprise, CVN65, but she decommissioned a couple of years ago. »
The 1100 (yes, that was one-thousand, one hundred) HP primary trainer I learned to fly in would like to have a word with you about "Mind-Bending" HP.
BTW... that was 1100, derated from 1400.
As a point of comparison: I later flew the Beech King Air 90 - an 8 passenger mini-airliner. It has 2 550HP PT-6 engines. Same… »
If you're truly driving an old 911, bug, bus, or any other air cooled horizontally opposed engine - then smoking on start and for a few minutes is totally normal. »
There have already been ton of replies, so I expect I'll be lost in the noise, but I'd like to nominate 3 cars (and I've owned or driven all of them)
'68 VW Beetle autostick (scary as hell, couldn't do 50)
'78 VW Bus with 3sp automatic
'81 VW Westfalia. 67hp in a 5000lb+ vehicle. it was REALLY SLOW. »