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What kind of car do you drive / why?

Discussion in 'Whatnots' started by Bassil Warbone, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. Disciple of The Watch

    Disciple of The Watch Preparing The Coming of The New Order Veteran

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    Used to drive a 1994 Chevrolet S-10 until both the transmission and engine died on me.

    My next truck will be an old Toyota pickup. Those are unkillable.
     
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    During summer I use my father's '93 Nissan King Cab (2.5 diesel) at work, but being a poor student I have to stick with my bike the rest of the year. I don't like public transport.

    They said on the news today that petrol prices in Norway have never been as high as now, with an average of about 12,60 NOK/litre (1,85 USD/litre).
     
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    Susipaisti Maybe if I just sleep... Veteran

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    /me raises hand

    I use the good ol' bike and public transport. I don't feel I'd need a car. Besides, it would be financially impossible for me.
     
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    Red 2000 Honda Civic EX. Small, good gas mileage, and she's got a surprising kick if you're feeling the need for speed. Really only use it for things that aren't easy to walk or bus, but with Madison being a mid-sized town, there's more of that than I'd like.
     
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    1990 full size Chevy pickup truck, it has a 4.3L V6 engine (not one of the big V8 ones) costs $90 to fill it from empty, gets about 20 miles to the gallon (one way trip to work). I have this because I am a do it yourself person, and haul a lot of lumber and such. Our other car is a 1997 Dodge Grand Caravan, gets about 23 miles ot the gallon and costs about $65 to fill it from empty.
     
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    2002 Toyota Caldina station wagon so we can fit all of the kid's stuff in the back. NZ$80 to fill a tank of petrol. Most days, though, I catch the bus to work.
     
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    Don't have a car. I can go by bicycletta anywhere I come often enough. If I really need a car I can borrow my mom's (awww) Suzuki Alto.
    It's a lightweight vehicle and last time I drove it, it used 1 liter of benzine to 22 km. We also got a discount cause the car was the most 'economical' car of that year (think it's about 4 or 5 years old now). It hardly cost us anything sofar.

    This is not a car for 'real American men', which, clearly, I'm not.
     
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    I drive a 2004 Toyota Camry. It is fairly large and roomy, has a surprisingly large trunk, and yet gets fairly good gas mileage.

    I really don't drive it very much though - I take the train for my current job and I am frequently away for exteneded periods of time travelling for business. I had to drive all over the Greater Toronto Area to visit clients for my previous job so my fuel costs have actually gone way down despite the price increase.
     
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    We have a 1999 GMC Safari ('cause it seats 8, which just fits us). We pretty much only drive it on family trips or if the whole family is going somewhere together.

    I have a 2005 Dodge Magnum for work which we also use for running around town.
     
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    Got 3:

    2004 Subaru Impreza STi
    2004 Lexus RX330

    But my baby is a 2006 Porsche Carrera GT.

    I never paid much attention to the gas prices.
     
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    Are you some sort of playboy billionaire, Rastor?
     
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    Inherited a 99 saturn from my wife.

    It gets 35 mpg and Im not really a car guy.
     
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    The micra works out at about 47 mpg (UK) or 40 mpg (US liquid)
     
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    Why? Can't you afford miniatures? :D


    While I have a drivers licence (that cost me a lot of money), I do not have a car. Public transport is rather good here, and the rest of the time I use my bike.
     
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    2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE...because it's paid off. :thumb:

    Actually, it's comfy, sporty, surprisingly gas efficient, and was priced very well when I bought it. Plus it's this cool metallic forest green color, which rules.
     
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    I usually dislike American cars, but I drove a rental Grand Am for a weekend and really enjoyed the experience.
     
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    1949 Dodge 1.5 ton Gets about 10 mpg and costs around $90 to fill from empty.
     
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    Voltz Wagon (sp?) Polo, 1997, 1600cc.
    Why? Easy to drive, economical, quiet, reliable.

    I actually bought it today, yay! (See: bought, as in paid off)
     
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    It's 'Volkswagen'. :)
     
  20. Disciple of The Watch

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    I found a deal on a 1995 Dodge Dakota...

    I'm working in a paint shop as well, so bye-bye factory color! :D :D :D

    I'm gonna trick out this one a bit. New paintjob (I have one perticular custom color in mind, and a paint scheme as well), drop it down to a lowrider... it's gonna be great.
     
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