Post your Ride! (56k beware!)

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Re: Post your Ride! (56k beware!)

Post by Triton » Mon Jul 06, 2009 8:29 pm

lol our 11,000lb camper gets 8mpg, 460 ford :lol: my 1954 oldsmobile got 10mpg regardless of throttle position (3950lbs 350 smallblock engine) :lol:

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Post by Twilight Wolf » Mon Jul 06, 2009 8:56 pm

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I don't drive it, but my parents do. (Not a picture of ours, by the way, but it's just like it.)

When I can drive, I'd like to get a Subaru. Lots of people in our family have had them (my Mom, Dad, two Uncles, my cousin, and my grandparents had two) and they all loved them. They're just about perfect for what I'd need, too - room for friends or whatever crap I want to pile into one, safe and pretty efficient, reliable, cheap to buy, maintain, and insure, and they have AWD, which my Mom is insisting I get a car with for safety reasons. (Winter roads out here can get nasty.) Wouldn't be terrible for off-road driving, at least!
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Post by bicostp » Mon Jul 06, 2009 9:37 pm

Yeah, station wagons are awesome. Lots of room in the back for stuff and good economy without looking like a soccer mom (minivan), predator (regular van), hippie (Prius), or d-bag (Hummer). :lol:

They scoot pretty well too, especially if you get one with a good engine. As Jeremy Clarkson said about hot hatchbacks, "You can put a chest of drawers in the back, then take it home at a million miles an hour". 8)

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Post by Twilight Wolf » Mon Jul 06, 2009 9:51 pm

That would probably explain why my Dad kept his for years and years, then he sold it for $250 and someone else got to drive it around. Wouldn't surprise me if it still ran...
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Post by Triton » Mon Jul 06, 2009 10:09 pm

Yeah, station wagons are awesome. Lots of room in the back for stuff and good economy without looking like a soccer mom (minivan), predator (regular van), hippie (Prius), or d-bag (Hummer). :lol:

They scoot pretty well too, especially if you get one with a good engine. As Jeremy Clarkson said about hot hatchbacks, "You can put a chest of drawers in the back, then take it home at a million miles an hour". 8)
My volvo wagon hit 112MPH on the way to MGC 2 years ago, with 3 people and all our stuff in the car :lol: its appx 150hp and a low 16 second car bone stock, turbo FTW

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Post by MegatronUK » Tue Jul 07, 2009 3:35 am

My pride and joy; 1993 Porsche 911 Turbo... yep, the one from Bad Boys :D
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Also my 1974 mk1 Ford Escort... completely non-standard :lol: ...
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... it would have had a 1.3 litre over head valve engine fitted originally - maybe 65bhp? But that's a tweaked 16v twin cam engine from a mid 1990's Vauxhall (GM) Calibra with about 170bhp... doesn't sound a lot, but the car only weighs 800kg!

I also drive an 2005 Alfa Romeo 147 diesel turbo for the day-to-day commuting, it's got nothing on the other two, but it's still reasonably nippy (0-60 in 8.5 seconds) and gets a solid 50mpg no matter how soft or hard I drive it.

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Post by Black Six » Tue Jul 07, 2009 8:25 am

Twilight Wolf wrote:When I can drive, I'd like to get a Subaru. Lots of people in our family have had them (my Mom, Dad, two Uncles, my cousin, and my grandparents had two) and they all loved them. They're just about perfect for what I'd need, too - room for friends or whatever crap I want to pile into one, safe and pretty efficient, reliable, cheap to buy, maintain, and insure, and they have AWD, which my Mom is insisting I get a car with for safety reasons. (Winter roads out here can get nasty.) Wouldn't be terrible for off-road driving, at least!
FYI - AWD tends to have a negative impact on mileage, so while I agree with most of the items on your list, I wouldn't call them fuel-efficient. Don't get me wrong, I love my 2001 Forester, and have no plans on ever owning a car without AWD now (unless it's like a second or third car :P), but it only gets around 21-23 MPG. From what I've read, the newer ones (which are bigger and I don't like nearly as much), get a bit less and the Outback with it's V6 isn't that great either. So my recommendation would be an Impreza hatchback if you want the MPGs.
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Post by eagle5953 » Tue Jul 07, 2009 8:41 am

themadhacker wrote::lol: no thanks I'm happy with my '92 buick century.
I drove a '91 Buick Century for about 6 years, at the end of high school and all through college. Put about 80,000 miles on her. Still running, but my brother has it since I upgraded.

I now have an '03 Buick Century (what can I say? I like the things), but I don't have any pictures of her handy. You know what they look like anyway... old person cars :P

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Post by robm » Tue Jul 07, 2009 9:45 am

I've also got a '99 Olds version of those, the Delta 88 - great-riding cars, plenty of power thanks to GM's beautiful 3.8.

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Post by Kurt_ » Tue Jul 07, 2009 12:26 pm

I think my family has y'all beat as far as mileage goes.

1993 Mercury Villager, nearing 300,000 km on it. 296,000 right now or so I think. Pictures if there's interest.
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Post by eagle5953 » Tue Jul 07, 2009 12:42 pm

I didn't realize we were comparing mileages - the 80,000 miles I put on it were in addition to the 105,000 it had on it to start. It's closing in on 200,000 now.

That puts it in second place in our family behind the 230,000 mile beast that is our Sunbird.

My Century just crested 90,000 miles - lots of life left in her.

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Post by dragonhead » Tue Jul 07, 2009 12:44 pm

i got ALL you beat. the odometer in my golf (posted earlier) BROKE at 285,000miles. about 5 years or so ago.

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Re: Post your Ride! (56k beware!)

Post by Triton » Tue Jul 07, 2009 1:33 pm

my odometer in the volvo stopped at 197,010, and that was when i got the car, so estimated it had over 200,000 miles on it when i got it, and i put at least 20-30,000 on it in 2 years :lol:. here is what i will be driving (until we sell it) until i get my BMW fixed Image

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Post by Kurt_ » Tue Jul 07, 2009 1:42 pm

That's wicked old school.

For all the engineers out there: I saw someone driving a restored pinto in my town. How wicked is that? :lol: I so wanted to just tailgate them for lolz.
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Post by eagle5953 » Tue Jul 07, 2009 1:50 pm

Kurt_ wrote:I so wanted to just tailgate them for lolz.
I would suspect that few would understand why that would be for lolz... just us geezers :P

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