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Cars & motorcycles

Discussion in 'Sorcerous Sundries' started by Taluntain, Jan 11, 2008.

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What motorised vehicles do you own and drive?

  1. Car(s)

    29 vote(s)
    67.4%
  2. Motorcycle(s)

    2 vote(s)
    4.7%
  3. Both car(s) and motorcycle(s)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. None

    12 vote(s)
    27.9%
  1. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    [​IMG] This subject doesn't come up that often here, so I'm running a poll to find out what motorised vehicles our members own and drive (if any).

    I don't own any motorcycles and more, so just the car for me. Currently a '97 Opel Astra 1.6 that I'll probably be replacing in a year or two, once I've got too much time on my hands again so I can go car hunting. I haven't had any problems whatsoever with it for nearly 2 years that I've owned it now, so it's in great shape. Fully equipped too, so there's nothing I'm missing equipment-wise. No GPS though. :p

    How about the rest of you?
     
  2. Dalveen

    Dalveen Rimmer gone Bald Veteran

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    Well, while i dont *own* the car, i am the only one who uses it. I have a 1.2L '03 Punto Active Sport, nice car, but it has small drawbacks, like the indicators...
     
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    I used to drive a modified 1972 Volvo 144 Deluxe, a bright orange beast of a car, but had to sell it in the end because I couldn't afford to keep it running (repairs and fuel expenses were quite a joke, really). These days I drive a white '91 Mazda MX5, which has clocked well over 120,000 miles but still running right as rain!
     
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    I just got my license recently, and bought my first car: a 1998 Honda Civic CXi hatchback 1.6L.

    It's stock and has no power windows, central locking, and CD player, but it runs smoothly for its age (only done 112,000 km or so), and I love it.
     
  5. Colthrun

    Colthrun Walk first in the forest and last in the bog Veteran

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    Updated from a 1.3l '99 Ford Ka with no frills to a brand new '07 Ford Focus Style with cruise control and front window demister (and man, that makes a big difference early in the morning). I miss being able to park nearly anywhere, however...

    In Spain I used to drive a basic '01 1.9l diesel Nissan Primera, but it was my dad's.
     
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    My parents have two four wheel drives, one of which is always available for my use. The newer one is a Suzuki Vitara and the older one is a Holden Jakaroo (which would have to be branded differently outside Australia)
     
  7. dmc

    dmc Speak softly and carry a big briefcase Staff Member Distinguished Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!)

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    Cars all the way. I think you would have to be certifiably insane to drive a motorcycle in my city.
     
  8. Aldeth the Foppish Idiot

    Aldeth the Foppish Idiot Armed with My Mallet O' Thinking Veteran

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    I assume that by "cars" you would include things like minivans, SUVs, pickups, etc. I know they are much more prevalent here in the states than in Europe, but if you have a standard drivers license you can drive any of them.

    I drive a 2004 3.2L V6 Honda Accord. My wife has a 2000 Honda Civic.

    And while I don't live in LA, I have to agree with dmc's sentiments - you'd be crazy to drive a motorcycle on the Baltimore or Washington beltways.
     
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    None, for the obvious reason that I'm under 18. :p

    I'm not even sure about ever buying a car, well, maybe one day when I have a wife, kids, cat, dog and a row house, but public transportation works well in the cities I live.
     
  10. Montresor

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    None right now. I have owned a car before and may again later (though not an old wreck next time - I had a 12+ years old Fiat when I was at university and learned that what you save on purchase, you end up spending on maintenance:nolike:).

    Motorcycle? NEVER! You'd have to be crazy to drive those things anywhere! :skeptic:
     
  11. Barmy Army

    Barmy Army Simple mind, simple pleasures... Adored Veteran

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    I own a new Peugeot 206 LX. It's OK, I want something with more power though.
     
  12. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    Yes, anything remotely fitting the car category is encompassed in that first poll option. :D
     
  13. Mesmero

    Mesmero How'd an old elf get the blues?

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    Motorcycles all the way. And in case you're wondering: I don't have a crazy bone in my body... riding a motorcycle is a serious thing. Only the true lunatics lock themselves up in a cage :D;):p

    Barmy, get the 2.0 GTI version of the 206. It has more than enough power for such a small car ;)
     
  14. T2Bruno

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    2003 Trailblazer
    Mrs. Bruno drives a 2006 CTS

    If I bought a motorcycle Mrs Bruno would ensure I had a REALLY BIG life insurance policy... and then kill me.
     
  15. Disciple of The Watch

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    I own a 1999 Kawasaki Katana 600, and it's my pride and joy.

    Of course, can't use it during the winter, so I take the bus and/or walk during the said season.

    Cars suck.
     
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    No car nor motorcycle. I travel mostly by train whenever I have to go somewhere (since it is free for me).
     
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    I drive a 2006 Honda Accord. My wife drives a 2006 Saab 93. Motorcycles are strictly out for me.
     
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    I can't afford an auto or motorcycle. All I have is 2 feet and a heart beat.
     
  19. Urithrand

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    I don't drive anything although I was very tempted recently to buy a Ford Ka. Then I sat in it and my knees kept bumping into my ears so I was mildly put off :D
     
  20. Splunge

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    Well, like most people in North America, I have 2 vehicles for every day of the week (one for summer, one for winter), and a few more just for fun. BMW, Porche, Mercedes, Lexus, Ferrari, etc. So a total of 20. Plus a pick-up truck for utility puposes.

    No motorcycles, though.
     
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