Thursday, November 5, 2015

Why Jay Doesn't Buy Used Cars, Part ???

Because I know my luck. I would wind up buying a used car from this guy:



Yeah. There's so much wrong with that, I honestly don't even know where to begin. Let me explain. No, there is too much, let me sum up. Look at the trailer. Look at the angle at which that trailer is being towed. Notice that the front axle wheels are off the damn ground. That effectively doubles the tongue weight, which is pressing directly on the roof of the unibody compact car.

It reminds me of a story from my younger days. A friend of mine was looking to buy a new-to-him vehicle, and was looking at a 2-3 year old pickup at a local car dealership. Knowing I was a car nut, he asked me to come with him to check it out. From the outside, it looked decent, no dents or dings. It had reasonable mileage, and the dealership was asking a fair price...

You can see where this is going, don't you?

Well, I crawled underneath this truck. The exhaust was completely rotted out - no wonder they were reluctant to let my friend perform a test drive. The entire suspension was suspect - the leaf springs looked like hell, and the rear drums were about as iffy. I checked, and sure enough there was a Class III hitch. I looked at the salesweasel and simply asked, "So, how big was the boat this truck was towing?"

Yeah, that was the end of that...


That is all.

5 comments:

ProudHillbilly said...

I do wonder how they got it up there.

Once upon a time cars were simple enough that Dad would by 2 junkers and make one good car out of it and even I could identify the components. Now I wouldn't buy used for nuttin.

ProudHillbilly said...

I do wonder how they got it up there.

Once upon a time cars were simple enough that Dad would by 2 junkers and make one good car out of it and even I could identify the components. Now I wouldn't buy used for nuttin.

Farm.Dad said...

Not to worry , by the time you get a couple of horses loaded in that sucker both axles will be firmly on the ground where they are supposed to be .

Old NFO said...

And the shocks and that poor little unibody would be slap on the ground... :-)

Phssthpok said...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpwH9WeVEfU

Everything old is new again.