ベン・ギルド (Ben Guild)


Well, I'm not broke, but… 🚗 + 💻

This week I replaced the two most expensive things I own… but, luckily one was free.

New Powerbook G4

I ended-up receiving a total machine replacement from AppleCare, because my original 17-inch Powerbook G4 from 2003 wouldn't stop breaking. 😕

The new machine is pretty nice, though! The last generation before Intel, I guess.

2004 Volkswagen R32

I found one of these for sale nearby, and ended up going for it as an upgrade to my 2003 VR6 GTI. — They only built 5,000 for the USA market, and it's one of the best Volkswagens ever:

  • Sharing a drivetrain with the Audi TT, it packs a 3.2L VR6 engine (250 HP!) with 4motion (Quattro) AWD.
  • 6-speed manual gearbox.
  • Factory bucket-seats, upgraded interior, 18-inch wheels!

Mine's “Certified Pre-Owned,” so it has a bit of an extra warranty. — The exterior color is “Deep Blue Pearl” metallic, and man the car looks and drives great! 🔵

… Pretty awesome. 👍🏻

2006 GTI?

They also had the new GTIs in the showroom, but for about the same price but FWD (not AWD!), so I ended up sticking with the R32. — The new body-style on these looks kind of like a Ford Focus or something, anyway!

Speaking of GTIs, my 2003 VR6 GTI is now for sale here in the Boston-area. 😎👍🏻