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August 16, 2009 4:08:44 PM

What vehicle do you drive?

I just got my dad's 1999 Ford Ranger. 2.5L 4 cylinder, 2wd. Manual Transmission. 213,200 Miles :o 

This truck is the best truck ever though. You can't possibly argue with free.

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August 16, 2009 7:15:39 PM

1998 Pontaic Grand Prix GTP - 3.8L V6 Supercharged w/ Eaton M90 (stock blower) on a 3.5" pulley. CAI in progress. 169,850 Miles. Great car. Fast, comfy, and has a nice back seat. :sol: 

My brother has a ranger right now - saving for his Evo VIII. It's okay. He tore the front bumper off offroading, since it's raised, but oh well.
August 16, 2009 7:28:24 PM

*sigh

my car is headed for the junkyard right now
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August 16, 2009 8:08:03 PM

Everything that has wheels and I can get my hands on.

Daily driver 1997 Audi S8
August 16, 2009 8:22:02 PM

Had an accident mindless? I drive a 97 VW Citigolf.. Bit down on power (1300cc) but a nice first car until I can afford one myself.
August 16, 2009 8:43:11 PM

no, 1995 Saturn SL2, Frame rotted, its wonderful living in new york state
August 17, 2009 6:39:51 AM

What do you think would be a decent (but cheap, VERY VERY cheap) first car? It doesn't need to be "fast," but it shouldn't look like my mom's van.

I was looking at 1994-9 Honda's, they seem to run forever. You see so many of them. I wouldn't put stupid bumpers and 3 foot spoilers on it either, I would probably get turbo. Price range is $0 to $4,500. (Used obviously) Any ideas?
August 17, 2009 4:03:30 PM

I have a 1991 Honda Accord EX 5 speed with 180,000 miles... doesn't leak or burn oil... AC blows cold... gets 28mpg... and cost 3 grand... she's a good car.

My baby though is a 1971 Chevy Nova, cherry red with the original (but rebuilt) 307. TH350, and the stock rear end. I'm slowly doing more and more to her. The latest was an all around disk brake upgrade setup which helped a lot hah.
August 17, 2009 4:24:41 PM

Sad to say I have a french car, a Renault Laguna 2, 2005 model, 1.9 DCi. I drive alot in my job, around Wales in the UK. Its a really comfortable and a fast car If driven properly.
August 17, 2009 4:28:28 PM

Best car i've had hands down was a Honda Prelude 4th Gen, grey import from Japan. Lowered, 18 inch rims, unrestricted, with front and rear support struts. A fantastic car.
August 18, 2009 8:26:57 AM

Kithzaru said:
I have a 1991 Honda Accord EX 5 speed with 180,000 miles... doesn't leak or burn oil... AC blows cold... gets 28mpg... and cost 3 grand... she's a good car.

My baby though is a 1971 Chevy Nova, cherry red with the original (but rebuilt) 307. TH350, and the stock rear end. I'm slowly doing more and more to her. The latest was an all around disk brake upgrade setup which helped a lot hah.


Yeah, no one can say that Honda's aren't well made. My dad has this friend at work that can tell you what goes wrong with cars at certain mileages. He used this knowledge to buy a Toyota Corolla (unsure of year, but mileage was over 300,000) for about 1000 USD that needed nothing more than a battery.

I will definitely tell my dad to talk to this man about Honda's, preferably the Civic. And wow, that Nova sounds awesome! Hopefully I'll have a dream car one day too.
August 18, 2009 12:05:34 PM

Daily commuter - 2005 Jetta TDI. 42MPG BABY!!!!!!!!! TDI FTW!!!!!!!!

Weekend cruiser - 1962 Oldsmobile Dynamic 88, partially restored, stock, low compression 394, two barrel Rochester, dual exhaust.

Wife's car - 2002 Toyota Camry V6 XLE.
August 26, 2009 3:17:56 PM

I have a 04 c55 AMG and a 1974 Group 4 Lancia Stratos.
August 27, 2009 6:29:47 PM

99 Escort ZX2 -my daily
04 Focus ZX3 - Wife's
88 Tbird V8 - fun car #1
91 Mustang 2.3T - fun car #2

All sticks.
August 27, 2009 6:48:06 PM

2009 Hyundai Elantra Touring; getting 27MPG. This replaced a trouble-free 2002 (but made in '98 or '99 per VIN records) Hyundai Elantra GT.
Occasionally on weekends I'll ride a 2008 Catrike Road.
August 27, 2009 7:25:51 PM

Daily commuter is a 2006 Ford Fusion SEL, and the family truckster is a 2009 Ford Edge SEL. We live in Minnesota so it's nice to finally have an AWD vehicle in the winter and a hauler for summer camping :) 
August 27, 2009 8:48:41 PM

99 Mazda Protegé 90 000 Miles, not fast (1600 cc) but has served my good.
August 27, 2009 9:08:00 PM

2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse with lil over 65,000 miles....2nd owner and got it for $6,500. First car I bought by myself :) 
August 27, 2009 9:44:40 PM

had a 1995 volvo 850T (73K) and a 2001 boxster s (30K); the TurboBrick, which i insist was cursed, "went to be with Jesus" the week before this past Christmas. My new residence is in the sticks, and boxy was being torn to pieces by my terrible road (gas well trucks), so i dumped it as well, and christmas eve i bought a 300 (Touring). I suppose until I move (or the gas production stops) I'll be driving disposable cars. 18-24" deep potholes suck, and not in a good way.


August 28, 2009 11:28:51 PM

I daily drive a 1997 Miata. British racing green with a tan top and interior.
When I feel like being an ass I've got a 1995 Ducati 900 SS/CR with an airbox, jetkit, and pipes. Here's a review of the version with more tupperware: http://www.latexnet.org/~csmith/sausage.html

todd5854 said:
What do you think would be a decent (but cheap, VERY VERY cheap) first car? It doesn't need to be "fast," but it shouldn't look like my mom's van.


Todd, if you don't need to be able to carry 4 people a miata would probably be a great choice. they're cheap (a clean early one can be had for $2000-4000) bulletproof (easily go 250k+ miles) and painfully easy to work on. (I've torn my engine half way down to do a timing belt and waterpump with no real prior experience) Plus, it's a legitimate RWD sports car, not a wrong-wheel drive econobox.
August 29, 2009 6:55:33 PM

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a miata would probably be a great choice


yeah, and they're not gay at all. :lol: 

but, seriously... my current car is RWD, but it's the first large RWD i've had in a very long time. I am having HELL getting used to it again. I've found that it simply will not navigate some situations that the FWDs would have been fine with.
August 31, 2009 4:08:27 AM

2006 toyota corolla 63,000m commuter and a ford f150 stx loaded on the weekends.
August 31, 2009 2:22:25 PM

My company car in Saudi Arabia - 2007 Trail Blazer.
My car (actually my wife's, I guess) at home in TX - 1991 Camry. Still gets better than 30 mpg on the highway.
September 1, 2009 2:33:40 AM

1995 honda integra ls since 2005. still loving it.
September 9, 2009 3:33:57 AM

My daily is a 95 S-10 pickup with a 92 LT1 Corvette engine.
My weekender is a 70 Mustang fastback with a four barrel 351 Cleavland painted pearl white and blue. I used the 350 Shelby theam on the paint job but instead of the side strip reading GT350 like the Shelby did it reads GT 351C.
My retirement car is a 69 Fastback Mustang Mach 1 only taken out for very special events and shows.
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September 9, 2009 11:58:06 AM

3 cars in family, Peugeot 405 1,.6 78000m as run about and hard wearing use with dogs ect, Mazda 6 TS2 2.0tdi 136bhp 66000m as daily commute and long distance tourer, and Mitsubushi Evo VIII fq300 @ 360+ bhp 64000m as the fun weekend car :) 
September 10, 2009 1:56:30 AM

During the week - 1995 Nissan Primera (cheap, it works)
During the weekends - 1997 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IV - (3" mandrel free flow with no cat or resonator, massive HKS intercooler and intake, raised the boost level a little bit)

My ex loved being an evo passenger, loved the 'stomach being left behind' feeling.
October 16, 2009 5:38:23 AM

hmm.. Right now the only thing we own (it's not even mine, it's my wife's) is a '95 Oldsmobile 88 Royal.. It's a boat.. and it's ours.

But there's other stuff we can drive around here:
- '97 Dodge Caravan
- '00 Chevy Malibu
- '98 Mazda B4000
- '06 Ford F150 (Company truck)
And to play around with:
- Arctic Cat 500
- Arctic Cat H1 650
- '95 Yamaha Maxim 700

and some bicycles

Our Olds:
October 16, 2009 5:13:40 PM

2007 Specialized Hardrock Pro! Hayes Sole Hydraulics, Marzocchi Fork.

And when I'm not tearing up the trail it's an '02 Cavalier 2 Door, Manual 5 speed 2.2L Engine.
October 19, 2009 9:25:01 PM

99 honda civic type r
October 19, 2009 9:33:10 PM

Chrysler Crossfire convertible, the coupe's look horrendous though
October 19, 2009 9:40:37 PM

491,32,481655 said:
Chrysler Crossfire convertible, the coupe's look horrendous though[/quotemsg

Damn I was hoping to be the first crossfire. 2005 crossfire limited roadster. Best car I have driven daily.
October 19, 2009 10:12:00 PM

thackstonns said:
491,32,481655 said:
Chrysler Crossfire convertible, the coupe's look horrendous though[/quotemsg

Damn I was hoping to be the first crossfire. 2005 crossfire limited roadster. Best car I have driven daily.
said:


lol sorry, beat you to the punch =P

It's a fun little car, rarely see any others on the road though
October 20, 2009 2:57:15 AM

todd5854 said:
What vehicle do you drive?

I just got my dad's 1999 Ford Ranger. 2.5L 4 cylinder, 2wd. Manual Transmission. 213,200 Miles :o 

This truck is the best truck ever though. You can't possibly argue with free.


Crazy miles on that man, i think its time to change your car even though you got it for free, id advise you to sell it after at least 5k more miles while you can and get something efficient. Dont buy any more PC parts until you save for a decent replacement. You did get it from your dad which is good so it was free and perhaps you might even be able to make money off of it depending if you are going to get a second hand car. Get something less than 120k miles.
October 20, 2009 4:00:26 AM

what's more efficient than a 4 cylinder, 2wd stick mini pickup? Sure a small fwd car will get better mpg, but it can't haul a couch.
October 28, 2009 9:01:33 AM

Not the epitome of fuel efficiency: 2004 Mach 1 Mustang. I've only managed to rip the cats off of it (sounds good) and have the heads ported and polished.
October 28, 2009 1:03:15 PM

'07 Tacoma Pre-runner Extended Cab 4 cylinder. It's paid off and gets 24 mpg. I won't win any races, but it's reliable and can tow a small boat.
November 9, 2009 3:16:29 PM

Elantra GT 2002
Got it in 2004 to present
67000km to now 170000km

Besides regular things such as brakes and a baring the car has been flawless.

Cons = RUST !!! Rust in my door that screws up my window rail.
Besides that, not once has it ever failed to start or stopped running.
November 19, 2009 7:07:59 PM

2000 Acrua TL Navi
November 27, 2009 10:04:14 PM

As of right now I decided to keep the truck. I am now holding a job, at GameStop (Game retailer for all you guys from overseas ;) ) so right now it's worth keeping. It only needs a catalytic converter, and 4 tires. Currently 213,300 miles, on body, and engine. Transmission and clutch have 40,000.

I won't win races, I won't get nice mpg's, I won't impress the women with my sexy car, but I also have the opportunity to save for a nicer car. :) 

I'm thinking Camaro SS or Shelby GT500.
Any ideas? I love driving and I love cars. Whatever I get will never be resold.
November 28, 2009 1:30:29 PM

that sucks we haven got any emission laws here straight through pipes with one box in the back is common here but if you can get one a chevelle or a 70's charger would be great choices but if you want a mustang

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvGl8w9SKkU
November 28, 2009 11:41:45 PM

04 Dodge Durango 5.7 Hemi
09 Dodge Charger SRT8 Super Bee 6.1 Hemi
November 29, 2009 6:44:05 PM

obsidian86 said:
that sucks we haven got any emission laws here straight through pipes with one box in the back is common here but if you can get one a chevelle or a 70's charger would be great choices but if you want a mustang

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvGl8w9SKkU


I mean for a first sports car. I LOVE muscle cars though, so I'll definitely own several throughout my lifetime!
November 29, 2009 7:01:38 PM

1998 Acura RL 3.5

God I love that car. Never broke, just keep it maintaining.
November 30, 2009 11:13:32 AM

Hyundai Accent 1.4
November 30, 2009 3:11:07 PM

there are a few imports round here the best is a violet pearl 67 gto with a 572 gm motor i so love that car
November 30, 2009 8:03:49 PM

HansVonOhain said:
1998 Acura RL 3.5

God I love that car. Never broke, just keep it maintaining.


nice! Yeah my truck has quite a bit of miles on it. 213,300!
December 1, 2009 9:01:23 PM

1995 Jaguar Sovereign 3.2

130,900 miles

Fantastic car! Not the fastest car but it is comfortable!
Great for my granny, she can get in and out easily!

A great cruising car, comfy, solid, quick when needed, surprisingly cheap (relatively speaking!) maintenance.
December 1, 2009 11:33:24 PM

2003 Civic EX, hey I'm still in HS OK :p  Mom's car, but I drive it more than here now lol.

When I can get my own car, probably going to be some thing like a Shelby SS or may be what ever Tesla comes up with then.
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