Someone must be buying them because there are more and more every day. I myself am tempted to buy Euro Truck Simulator 2 even though I made fun of it mercilessly when I first saw it.
Why did you have to separate the MAF from the airbox lid to remove it? Not much of a "simulator".
150 parts per car. That is cute. I run a shop. I can have up to 150 parts in one schematic. They have these cars on a scissor lift with a temporary mini jack suspending the front wheel. First of all, who has a scissor lift anymore when an arm lift or a four post drive on is cheaper, just as strong, and easier to work around? Second if I saw a jack sitting on my drive on lift like that, I would have some serious questions.
Lastly, I work on vehicles, look at parts and workshop manuals, and deal with people who have a malfunctioning vehicles all day long. I have absolutely no desire to come home and do the same thing in a virtual world. Hell I bring my work orders and warranty claims home with me because it is so much easier to work at night when things are quite.
Because, even in simulator world, car companies still use the absolute minimum length of wire for all connections, such that removing the airbox without removing the MAF would rip the wires out of the MAF.
They treat wiring as if every unnecessary inch of slack comes directly out of the CEOs salary or something.
Who is playing all these "games" in which you get to do boring jobs that you have to pay people to do normally?
I assume they have a plumber and janitor simulator now too? Toss kitty litter, mop up vomit.
Sorry guys; cars are cool and being able to wrench on them is great; but unless you OWN your own shop you don't want to do it for a living.
It's a good idea with extremely poor execution. The game does not appeared detailed enough to call itself a "simulator".
Being a former mercedes benz dealership tech this one sounds like something I might get a kick out of.
Wonder how close to reality this is. Will I have a chance to find random guns and ammo stashed in the seats? How about the occasional plastic dildo?
Will there be bonus rounds where I will have a chance to pad my billable hours by lying.er...I mean writing creative repair descriptions?
My own experience has taught me that after working on cars at work the last thing I want to do is work on my own car at home.
Being a dealership tech does have some perks if you own the brand of car that you work on. Also the way manufactures pay for warranty repairs leaves room for making a few extra bucks. A lot of extra bucks if you learn to write creatively.
Don't get started on pencil whipping ROs. That creative writing class my sophomore year of college paid for itself any times over. Even the FoMoCo warranty auditor was impressed.