- What I have: 2011 Hyundai Sonata | 1983 GMC S-15 | 2003 Yamaha TTR225
- What I had: 2010 Volkswagen Golf Mk6 | 2004 Subaru Forester | 1995 Taurus SHO | 1992 Taurus SHO | 1985 Honda XR 80R | 1979 Mercedes-Benz 300D
What I have:
I primarily drive a 2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS. It has a 2.4 L Hyundai Theta 176 hp engine and a 6-speed automatic transmission.
The Yamaha TTR225 is a trail bike that Yamaha produced from 1999-2004. The following year after they ceased production of the TTR225 they replaced the out going model with the TTR230. TTR225s are known for being extremely reliable. The TTR225 is also extremely close to its street legal sister bike the XT225 which is exactly the same as the TTR225 with the exception of the lights, extra foot pegs and other street legal accessories.
What I had:
I drove a 2010 Volkswagen Golf Mk6 for 1.5 years. I put 70,000 miles on it. It had a 2 liter TDI diesel engine and a 6-speed manual transmission.
No modifications. This thing was all about fuel efficiency for me.
- It experienced dual mass flywheel DMF failure (I paid for repairs) at 97,000 miles.
- It experienced high pressure fuel pump HPFP failure (Volkswagen paid for repairs) at 99,000 miles.
- It experienced various electrical and sensor problems that took 17 days to diagnose and repair (Volkswagen paid for repairs) at 105,000 miles.
- It was sold (I was paid) at 105,000 miles.
I put 120,000 on a 2004 Subaru Forester 2.5X AWD. It had a 2.5 L 173 hp H4 engine and a 4-speed automatic transmission.
My 1995 Ford Taurus SHO 3.2L V6 ATX with a 4-speed AX4S automatic transmission.
My 1992 Ford Taurus SHO 3.0L V6 5-speed with an MTX-IV manual transmission. I sold this car to my friend Kevin on January 9, 2010.
- 70mm MAF sensor
- Stainless Performance Plus y-pipe
- Stainless Borla cat-back exhaust
- SHO Shop air intake horn
- K&N air filter
- Mobil 1 synthetic oil conversion
- High-flow fuel pump
- Torque limiters
- Clutch: SHO Shop High Revs, Jr. Clutch
- Redline synthetic transmission fluid, drain plug installed
- Carbon Metallic brake pads
- Braided stainless steel brake hoses
- Aluminum subframe bushings
- Strut tower braces
- 26mm rear anti-roll bar
- Polyurethane bushings for suspension
- Updated front anti-roll bar links
- Tokico struts
- Eibach springs
- Moog tie rod ends
- Subframe connectors
- Chassis strengtheners
- PIAA 130W fog lights
- Headlight covers
- Hard button EATC
My first bike. I loved this thing. When we got it, it had no kick-start or clutch. We had to roll that thing down a hill and drop it into second gear, hoping that it’d start up. It was geared so that it had awesome power, but [very] little speed. The picture above was found somewhere on the Internet and will have to do until I find an actual picture.
- Engine: 79cc, air cooled, single cylinder, four stroke, SOHC, two-valve
- Displacement: 80cc. Bore x Stroke: 47.5mm X 45mm. Compression Ratio: 9.7:1
- Carburetion: 18mm piston-valve. Ignition: CDI.
- Weight: 141.1 lbs. Ground Clearance: 8.3 in. Wheelbase: 47.0 in.
- Fuel Capacity: 1.6 gal., including 0.2 gal. Reserve
- Seat Height: 28.5 in.
- Transmission: 5-speed. Final Drive: #420 chain, 14T/46T
- Front: 27mm leading axle Showa fork, 5.0″ of travel
- Rear: Pro-Link single shock, 4.3″ of travel
- Brakes: Front: Drum. Rear: Drum
- Tires: Front: 2.50 X 16. Rear: 3.60 X 14
On January 31, 2014, I bought a 1979 Mercedes-Benz 300D. It has a 3 liter 5-cylinder diesel engine. The car needs a few fixes before it’s ready for the road again.