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Just over a month with a CPO Jetta Sportwagen TDI Just over a month with a CPO Jetta Sportwagen TDI

I must say it’s a fine automobile. Took it on it’s first real road trip a few weeks ago, from Boone North Carolina to Atlanta for an interview. Got to take it around some twisty roads on my way out of and back into the mountains and it’s a blast. I got 42 mpg on my way down with not much regard to efficient driving,…

Got crossbars!  Got crossbars! 

An older Yakima set but they seem very solid. Also came with 4 Thule bike racks, the other one is in the trunk. I only have 1 bike that will work with them though, so probably going to resell them.

Got the SportWagen Got the SportWagen

CPO and TDI emissions warranty really made this a good deal, and the dealer added on complementary maintenance for 2 years. These post dieselgate TDIs seem to be great deals. Where else can you get a certified pre-owned 2012 car?

Anything I should know about Jetta TDI wagons? Anything I should know about Jetta TDI wagons?

Looking at getting one of these. Seems like a good value with the 2 year unlimited millage CPO warranty. Also manual. What do y’all think?

I bought 2 "vintage" ebikes. What have I gotten myself into? I bought 2 "vintage" ebikes. What have I gotten myself into?

Found these two old Giant LaFree ebikes on Facebook Marketplace and couldn’t resist. $30 for two ebikes? Of course they don’t work but Im pretty sure I can figure them out. They look pretty neat and work pretty good as regular bikes. I really like the electric blue/purple color.

How much is my truck actually worth? How much is my truck actually worth?

Kinda a loaded question, but old Cummins Rams have a price inflation issue. I also want to get the most I can.

Got a bike! Got a bike!

1985 Fuji Espree, $50 from craigslist. Should be a fun little commuter, might even try using it for exercise. The Ram is a bit cumbersome in town and everything is within 5 or 6 miles of my place, so a bike seems like a good choice for most days when I go to Walmart to buy more ping pong balls.

Completed the American Solar Challenge  Completed the American Solar Challenge 

1700 miles, from Omaha NE to Bend OR. What a trip.

It's alive! It's alive!

Sunergy.appstate.edu

Need help finding a potentiometer gas pedal

Last minute change on the solar car, our hall effect pedal wont work, looking for a readily available pedal that uses a potentiometer. Either available locally at a parts store or could get here by monday.

2000 Ram 2500 Cummins: 1 month of ownership  2000 Ram 2500 Cummins: 1 month of ownership 

Quite the truck. Harder to park than the Ranger, obviously, but besides that a great experience so far.

Solar Car Solar Car

Design and build post in the works. We race in July.

Last year in my furniture design Last year in my furniture design

I don’t post here much any more, and few of you probably know this, but I’m getting a degree in Industrial Design with a concentration in furniture design. Here’s my most recent work

Soon Soon

If all goes well this will be my new daily driver by this time next week.

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