oh boy folks. another fun update with this kid:
he's since sold the car. guess what he wants to buy instead?
why, a twin turbo SUPRA of course!
here i am trying to convince this kid that supra's are what you might call "unforgiving" and he is going to kill himself/someone else with the thing. this kid, who was until recently driving around in a car that was dangerously unroadworthy as described above, with brakes working at about 40% capacity (i could not even get them to the point of lockup when they were completely cold) and TOWING A JET SKI with them, that then even noticed this and said "yeah i was having trouble stopping a few times with that" and KEPT DOING IT, then responds by telling me he is (and i quote) "not a stupid driver".
this would be funny if it wasn't so terrifying.