The car was the 1994 Volkswagen Jetta III GLS sedan, a not-terribly swift thing. No matter, I wasn't rushing. Along Skyline Drive in Virginia's Blue Ridge, the brilliance of spring could lift the most trodden spirits. At least, I thought so; the Jetta III GLS seemed to have other ideas.
The car was a bit wheezy in the heights. I assumed it had a pollen allergy. But actually, the Jetta III's Bosch Motronic engine management system was just trying to do its thing. It uses a microcomputer to monitor stuff such as altitude and temperature in a bid to increase fuel economy and reduce... Read More