Car lovers?

My car delivery got delayed again, this time to the 30th, which is 10 days after the original date and 4 days after the 10-day payoff on my current loan expires. So I have to deal with the bank again, and insurance again, and another 6 days of anticipation.

I’m not surprised that this is an issue with the supply chain issues and COVID. I just wish I’d known in advance that it was likely, I guess. I wouldn’t have gotten so ramped up in anticipation.

The most annoying part is probably that I fully cleaned the car out, took out my daughter’s car seat, and put in just the right amount of gas to get me through tomorrow.

That sucks! Carvana isn’t the most well run company, I had similar scheduling problems when I sold them a car a couple of years ago before COVID. They are good if everything goes normal but anything a little outside and it seems like a problem they aren’t prepared for.

I haven't been super active on the forums for a while now, but I wanted to share what I was able to do this past June when visiting family in California:

Got my 2L Type 4 Porsche-powered Beetle running again, with new wiring and a Bluetooth-programmable distributor! It was so exciting and cathartic to finally get to work on my car after years of dreaming about it. It'd been financially and physically out of reach for so long, it was really good to hear it rev again.

Now we're in the planning stages for owning a home, and my one requirement is a garage where I can work on this car in my spare time. I have big plans to make this a track-day monster.

LeapingGnome wrote:

That sucks! Carvana isn’t the most well run company, I had similar scheduling problems when I sold them a car a couple of years ago before COVID. They are good if everything goes ok normal but anything a little outside and it seems like a problem they aren’t prepared for.

Apparently sourcing a replacement tire took longer than expected so it missed the long-distance truck to New England. They’re 19” so I guess it’s kind of understandable.

The negative side effect is it’s giving me a bit of a wandering eye. 3 liter Audi A6, Lexus GS, and maybe Audi S4 are in the price range and have the kinda performance I want, but I really don’t think a sedan is going to keep my attention.