Mark W.

Customer: 
Mark W.
Make: 
Volkswagen
Model: 
Jetta
Year: 
1985

I installed a Greasecar kit on my '85 Jetta in April, and have driven probably 12,000 miles since then. A friend and I drove it across the country this summer, from North Carolina to L.A. to Seattle and back, proving you can find vegetable oil anywhere (EVEN in Texas!). We visited Jason and Molly in California for a Greasecar reunion of sorts (thanks for the oil!). It's one of the best things I've ever done. I can't say how grateful and proud I am to not be a slave to the petroleum industry anymore. Most people still don't believe it's true. Even with the bright yellow signs all over the car, they think it's a joke.

It took a little while to get used to the in's and out's of it, but now I've got my oil filtering system down, and a good restaurant for a source. I use about 10 gallons of oil a week, and am not having any problems, besides the usual grumpy cold starts of an old diesel.

As a teacher, my students think I'm cool (imagine that!), and it's great to get kids to see that there are other possibilities out there that they may not be aware of.

We met many people on the trip that acknowledged me for doing something - for walking my talk, for making a difference. I'm grateful to Justin and Greasecar for making that possible!