- Feb 1, 2007
- Dallas, Texas
- 00 4Runner | 02 919 | 87 XJ6 | 86 CB700SC
Oy!The worst convertible of the 1990s, the Geo Metro convertible. Notable for having a payload including passengers of just 500lbs, it could not legally or safely carry any more than two football players or similarly large men. Which wasn't really a problem because men would not be caught dead in it.
I did actually try one at the time and found it terrible; the hard top it was based on wasn't much better (and I last drove one about seven years ago). I also knew of women who managed to pile more than 500lbs in the things and then wondered why the chassis broke. When they cut the roof off, they cut off anything resembling chassis rigidity, handling or fun. These convertibles were absolutely terrible to drive, and none of the hardtops of either generation were much better especially with the base engine.Oy!
There's no space for more than 500lbs including passengers anyway, but it's still an awesome little go-kart. You should try it, preferrably in Finland in winter with the top down - you have a chance by meeting DaBoom with our Swift (which by the way won an award at the 2014 'ringmeet!).
That's the old zip code of Affalterbach. In Germany the zip codes were reorganized in 1993 from 4 digits to 5 digits (there was much fuss about it, I remember it even though it has been 23 years ago and I was just 13 by then), but the W210 didn't arrive until 1995. Of course, there are no AMG parts in the E320, but that goes without saying...
A few more pictures from the yard:At a junkyard up near the Oklahoma border, there was this 1941 Ford:
... and this 1950 Mercury:
Neither is being junked, they're owner/employee projects apparently. In this stack there's a Cadillac Allante, next to the classic Ford tractor.
Anyone want some Mustang parts?
Either 1: It's a Malibu and it decided self-immolation was how it wanted to go out, 2: Some idiot brought in a power saw or cutter (against the rules) and wasn't careful, or 3: Someone used a power tool battery or jump box to power up the car and the car had a short that caused a fire.How is that even possible? :lol:
Possible, but it's highly unlikely - it's very, very, very rare to see anyone smoking in the Pick N Pull junkyards. I haven't seen someone using an actual burning cig there in... dunno, three years? E-vape and snuff seem to be the only common tobacco consumption methods in the yards; conventional smoking is banned there.3 a tobacco product shed a hot ember onto something.