Last Call: Benevolent Benelli Edition

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The Japanese may have perfected the motorcycle, but it was the Italians that imbued them with passion. And, it was Monkey Wards that then sold a bunch of them over here.
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  1. BigRedCaveTroll Avatar

    My wife and I took the Fit to a Honda dealership today so they could look at the cracks that were causing leaks and give us a repair estimate. I think there was a miscommunication between us and the dealer, because they went ahead and fixed the cracks with some seam sealer. Since it’s sitting there overnight to dry and I don’t have to pay for the shipping for it, I went ahead and told them to replace the rear hatch seal too (it had a tear in it that I didn’t catch previously), which they had to order. It didn’t end up being nearly as expensive as I thought it would be, so I’m pretty happy about that, and I’m happy that we decided to keep it too. Now I have an excuse to do some beneficial modifications to it (like a front skid plate, painting the steelies on it, and maybe a stainless exhaust?) and don’t have to worry about selling it and buying a new car.

  2. Batshitbox Avatar

    One of my local shops has a 1950s Maserati motorcycle on display, which causes a lot of squinting, followed by raised eyebrows that little shuffle people do when they’re trying to pretend they always knew those things were made. You know the one, my cat does it when he falls off the chair.
    (Why are certain motorbikes and cars always photographed from the same angle?)
    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/e6/Maserati_motorbike.jpg/640px-Maserati_motorbike.jpg

  3. stigshift Avatar

    Just saw an ad on TV for the new Buick Cascade. Dear General Motors, do you remember the time Ford attempted to sell us really nice European Fords? They were called the Merkur. A word not generally pronounced the same way by any two employees at a Merkur dealership. For history’s sake, it was mair-KOOR. So please GM, take my advice and roll the car out as a kass-KADE, and not as the kiss-KAHHHD. America ain’t Europe… Perhaps a three letter alphabetic name would be best for this misbegotten Opel…

    1. karonetwentyc Avatar

      “Ah, I see you’ve got a new Honda.”
      “That’s no Honda! It’s an ah-KOOR-uh!”

    2. Tanshanomi Avatar

      I dunno, I’ve seen at least a dozen Cascadas in traffic already, so they must be doing something right.

  4. Sjalabais Avatar

    A local taxi driver attempts to break the internet by buying the most gorgeous brown diesel wagon:
    http://s32.postimg.org/5imj5mced/DSC_0324.jpg
    http://s32.postimg.org/whqe0ryv9/DSC_0325.jpg
    http://s32.postimg.org/zd3h7n2v9/DSC_0326.jpg
    This is particularly nice because XC70 production will stop in about two weeks. The last V70 has left the building, too:
    http://www.bilsport.se/artikel/har-rullar-sista-v70n-av-i-torslanda/

  5. Rover 1 Avatar

    Oh dear.
    Sometimes stupidly low bids still succeed.
    I appear to have brought this Rover 827 Sterling for NZ$ 280ish.’Everything works’ needs tyres.
    Only 150km away. Now I will have two Rover 800s. One hatch, one sedan both the same colour and both S1s
    http://trademe.tmcdn.co.nz/photoserver/full/470224513.jpg

    1. theskitter Avatar

      Who are you?
      The new Number 2.

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