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What do you all drive?

By somekid007
Jul 2, 2004
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  1. iMoose

    iMoose TS Rookie Posts: 85

    I've got a lil' black Nissan pick-up. It's not pretty, but it's an extra-cab, and gets GREAT gas mileage.

    And weather permitting, also a 200cc Chinese-made enduro. Think "dirt bike" but with turn signals and such so it's street-legal. Tops out at about 70mph though.

    I've also got a cheesy little 49cc scooter. It's actually cool for short trips to the "better" beach about a mile down Gulf Blvd. And painted a la Mad Max with spray paint. Plus, scooters are EVERYWHERE on the beaches, so no stigma attached.

    I live on a pretty good beach already, but a beach called Sunset is usually alot cleaner. Has something to do with the way it juts out into the Gulf of Mexico, being a man-made peninsula. Less seaweed/shells and more sand. And a LOT less tourists.
     
  2. AudioVayne

    AudioVayne TS Rookie Posts: 142

    1989 Mazda 626 GT

    Pretty sweet car but it's only FWD and I need a wagon...
     
  3. Spyder_1386

    Spyder_1386 TS Rookie Posts: 563

    2002 Fiat Palio 1.6 - blue

    Gets me where I need to go and back ...

    Spyder_1386 :)
     
  4. kitrulsdawrld

    kitrulsdawrld TS Rookie

    2004 GMC Canyon. My first vehicle (i'm 17) and its great! Gas mileage could be a bit better, but hey its a truck, so I can't complain!
     
  5. jtickner1

    jtickner1 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 663

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    F yeah. Go the Telstar... it's my first car, I actually really don't mind it though. Not a bad little car. But mine looks a lot worse than that..

    Soon I shall hopefully be driving a '99 Subaru Liberty

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  6. VintagePC

    VintagePC TS Rookie

    Ford Mondeo ... very vintage ;/
     
  7. House

    House TS Rookie

    I drive a Ford SUV and an old '87 Ford Mustang covertible - the 5.0
     
  8. OLBY

    OLBY TS Enthusiast Posts: 108

    i ride only my feet,hahaha
     
  9. OLBY

    OLBY TS Enthusiast Posts: 108

    i dont have another thing to drive :))
     
  10. nickmacha

    nickmacha TS Rookie

    03 eclipse gts. looking for a street bike though
     
  11. talex7

    talex7 TS Rookie

    bobcat with saddle
     
     
  12. ChrisDown

    ChrisDown TS Rookie Posts: 125

    A segway. :(

    I don't know if you could describe it as 'driving'.
     
  13. frankiexctrack

    frankiexctrack TS Rookie

    i drive a 97 Ford Ranger..lol
    not the best but it works :)
     
  14. maverick990

    maverick990 TS Rookie

    This is my 2005 Chrysler Sebring Touring....

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    and this is my 1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS-T

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  15. woody80z28

    woody80z28 TS Rookie

    Cars are really my passion and I'm a ridiculous gearhead. Chevys are the only thing I ever have or will own, and I can't seem to drive anything without taking it apart and building it the way I want it. I've completely replaced/modified/upgraded everything in both of my current cars, and I've aready started modding the truck I just bought even though I told myself I wouldn't.

    1980 Camaro Z28 - nasty 400hp 355ci v8 with 6spd manual trans, performance suspension and modern interior (started life as a weaksauce 190hp 350 w/ 4spd)

    1991 Beretta "SS" - 220hp 3.4L v6 5spd with new custom paint, interior and performance suspension and 17" wheels (born from GM as a 135hp 3.1L GT)

    1994 Silverado Z71 - ~220hp 5.7L v8 auto 4x4 (only simple mods so far like ultimate TBI intake & exhaust and chrome delete)

    I've got a bunch more info on my own site (gearheaddezign.com) and on motortopia.com/woody2136
     
  16. ucould2

    ucould2 TS Enthusiast Posts: 335

    I bought this new it's cheep to own only 800cc though so not exactly a powerful machine (maTIZ) Especially since I learnt to drive a rear wheel drive '76 Charger. Kinda sorta missed the whole rear wheel drive so bought the Buell (in 2003 which makes it anniversary :stickout: ). Going from the V twin 1200cc Harley motor to the 800cc Matiz tin can you feel like the world suddenly got slowed down (without the Hippie glasses) :p
     

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  17. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,867   +693

    For me, a E34 Beemer 535i...and a selection of fixer-uppers.
    Mmmmmm, gray....
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    Nothing sounds a an eight...
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  18. ucould2

    ucould2 TS Enthusiast Posts: 335

    Broken any door handles yet dividebyzero ?
     
  19. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,867   +693

    It's a Valiant, Of course I've broken door handles-what do you take me for, an amateur!. Not to mention boot locks.
    Nice Charger - VH XL ?
    Had a couple (both VJ's- 318 2bbl at 17 yrs old, and later,a 265 2bbl (too plain) mutated into 340-4bbl (E55 wannabee-bad weight distribution) and ended it's days after my flatmate bought it and shoehorned a 440 into it- stacked into the Auckland motorway armco.
     
  20. ucould2

    ucould2 TS Enthusiast Posts: 335

    VJ (245-2bbl & 245 auto) original all stock I've found it hard to explain to the young-n-crew of today that a stock car that era would make their 4 pot wizz wizz pop eat grass. But they just don't get the big picture....the supercar era was just that. You go to the Dealer folk over the $3800(AUS) or so then go race it with the big guns at the weekends.
    I met this one guy who was racing these who swore by the 318 (with something taped over the top) but he reduced his frontend weight by hand manufacturing a bonnet out of this new weave stuff called "carbon fibre". When I spoke to him he was contemplating doing the guards as well (boot lid was alloy, dry sump, oil reservoir in the bottom of the petrol tank) He left the standard tailpipe out the back as a joke :D
    Being a two door the passenger side door handle broke every other month. I went to the reseller who suggested replacing the striker pin on the Body. That was so effective I gave him back one of my "in stock door handles" as a thank you :slurp:
    Only other thing that I used in abundance was rear Universal Joints (not to mention tyres or lets just say I worked the rear around a bit) :suspiciou
     

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  21. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,867   +693

    Classic- Only VJ's I've seen here with the louvred section behind the glass are transplants because of those great padded rust traps they usually come out with.
    Like the standard rims and hubcaps-nice touch. Ditched the wheel-arch moulding chrome-good idea.

    Never got that far with mine. Had branched exhaust made so I could run open headers thru knock-off caps for the drags (1/4 @ 13.1 from memory but had 340 w/ Holley 800, A-833 4-spd from '71 Duster -so not quite stock) with dual pipes for street. Ran with a full tank of gas as ballast most of the time-then always forget and floor it and drench the car behind me in gas -the oh-so-secure side hinged quick release gas cap!

    Had the same problem. Even worse with my coupe (CJ 360) big doors-average hinges. Not a good combo-especially when people hang all over them
     
  22. ucould2

    ucould2 TS Enthusiast Posts: 335

    Sorry about the picture of paper way out-a-line!

    Both doors open-from door tip to door tip 4.9 meters- Just centimetres from the overall length of my current car! :evil:
    13.1 not slow (I've people around me telling me that a subbie does 1/4 @ sub 14 & I really try to act interested with smile and yehh which turns into yawn)
     
  23. BluStang05

    BluStang05 TS Rookie Posts: 30

    2005 mustang
     

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  24. MarkHughes

    MarkHughes TS Member Posts: 42

    I usually drive a Vauxhall Corsa 1.2 Diesel!! Main reason = 75mpg

    I also have a couple of what could be called classics.

    1994 Nissan Skyline R33
    1984 Porsche 924s

    Both are currently parked on my drive doing very little at the moment :( If I get time one of them will be run during the summer.

    Mark.
     
  25. esmac1988

    esmac1988 TS Rookie Posts: 16

    2000 Jeep Cherokee Classic for my daily workhorse. For fun though I have my 1991 Nissan 240sx; turbo, cams, meth injected. And in the summer, 1982 Kawasaki GPZ 550.
     


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