We got it about a year ago, and I haven't done much to it this past spring/summer, except for taking a wire brush to the rust in the frame, but with the late warm weather we're having (and a vacation coming up), I hope to work on it some more.My grandpa had this great old mini car when I was little. He used to take my cousins and I for rides in it all the time when we were up north.
For the better part of 15 years its been sitting in an old shed, wasting and rotting away.
Once my wife heard about it (then saw it) she wanted to rescue it. I wasn't too keen on the idea at first, because I'd assumed it was beyond saving.
Once we got permission from mom to get it we unburied it from the old shed and discovered it wasn't in as bad shape as I'd feared. It was a bit rusted and the tires had rotted, but somehow the engine hadn't seized up over the years!
Now the plan is to slowly fix it up and restore it to it's former glory.
After it's restored...no idea, but it's too cool (and too sentimental) to lose.
Slicker wrote: The TC is one of the sportiest cars out there if you ask me.
anarky wrote:And on another note, I got a ride home Thursday in a 2006 Honda hybrid. It averaged 23 mpg and peaked around 29.5 mpg. Hardly worth adjusting to the quirks of driving a hybrid, and definitely not worth the higher price. The Scion XB was rated at 22/28 mpg, and, so far, I've averaged 30.1 mpg. If it wasn't so boxy in shape, I'm guessing that car might get as high as 35 mpg on the highway.
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