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What are you driving RIGHT NOW?

Mon Sep 06, 2010 1:02 am

Sure, it's not a car forum, but we talk about 'em anyway. Post your ride and the Cliff's Notes of any mods; include a pic if you like (but don't forget to obliterate any registration marks such as license plates -- and remember, a swirl or two is not an obliteration, it can be unswirled).

On the road for business this week, and got yourself a rental? Great: In about five lines, what is it and how is it treating you? Got Grandma's Grand Marquis this week for some reason? Show us a burnout pic, and bonus points if Grandma is behind the wheel. Etc.

Here's my daily driver from mid-April to mid-November:

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1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS with 10th Anniversay Edition trim, Elite Salon 18x8.5 split 5-spoke wheels (Craigslist), Tokiko struts with Eibach lowering springs (Craigslist again), Ingalls camber kit, Magnaflow stainless performance muffler, K&N OE-replacement air filter, miscellaneous "crystal smoke" lens replacements & LED lighting mods. The rest is OE.

Now show me yours.
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Re: What are you driving RIGHT NOW?

Mon Sep 06, 2010 12:04 pm

Same thing I have been driving for the last almost six years. 2005 Dodge Ram CTD. Up to 176,000 miles now.

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Re: What are you driving RIGHT NOW?

Mon Sep 06, 2010 1:43 pm

My dear 2009 Altima 2.5S

Soon to have tinted windows.

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Re: What are you driving RIGHT NOW?

Mon Sep 06, 2010 2:50 pm

Here's my 2010 Subaru Impreza WRX.

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Everything is OE. She's my year-round daily driver, and as is can burn pretty much anything on the road even if I don't try, so there's no need to upgrade just yet (plus I have no money, heh). If I had to do a mod, I'd fix the 'feature' of the throttle and brake pedals placement. I've also wanted to drill a hole in the roof to add a radio antenna, but my fear has so far kept that mod on the back burner. If I get into biking enough, maybe I'll add a roof rack.
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Re: What are you driving RIGHT NOW?

Mon Sep 06, 2010 3:41 pm

Daily driver for me...2003 Chevy Blazer given to me by my dad last year.
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Re: What are you driving RIGHT NOW?

Mon Sep 06, 2010 4:22 pm

Loaded 2010 Focus SES. Heated leather, 9 speaker stereo with sub/amp, 5 speed manual, sync, sunroof. Basically every option you can get minus the craptastic 3 speed automatic. Paid $17,100 for it brand new last november and its gets 35mpg avg for me. I normally drive 'nicer' cars, but with what I paid, features, gas mileage etc, it does its job of getting me to work and back.

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I'm also working on finishing the restoration/hotrodding of my 1980 VW Scirocco S. Still trying to get ahold of early chrome bumpers or a set of euro bumpers that will do the rest of the car justice.
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Re: What are you driving RIGHT NOW?

Mon Sep 06, 2010 7:15 pm

Here is my current vehicle, got this photo somewhere else in the forums but can't remember where.

Its a Ford Falcon FG (late 2008) XR8 Falcon Ute, pretty much standard except for a new exhaust, they just come out of the factory far too quiet for a V8, lots of fun to drive with the 5.4 putting out 290kW and having a clutch. Sometimes it can be too much fun when its wet as I have to short shift when accelerating hard to maintain traction.


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Re: What are you driving RIGHT NOW?

Mon Sep 06, 2010 7:48 pm

Monts:

Do the hoon laws ever look at turbo Subie sedans?
And then of course I've got this terrible pain in all the diodes down my left hand side.
 
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Re: What are you driving RIGHT NOW?

Mon Sep 06, 2010 9:29 pm

Captain Ned wrote:
Monts:

Do the hoon laws ever look at turbo Subie sedans?


You could be driving a clapped out old piece of crap and our hoon laws here in WA could get you. It's all about how you drive over here.
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Re: What are you driving RIGHT NOW?

Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:56 am

Just thought I'd add a couple of extra shots of my ute. It was asked for in another thread and I this is the best spot for them rather than hijack the other thread.


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Re: What are you driving RIGHT NOW?

Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:52 am

2006 350Z Touring. It is a 6spd. It has nearly all the bells and whistles (Grand Touring has a few more) like leather, heated seats, Bose sound, etc. It's been my daily driver for about 3 years now.

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Re: What are you driving RIGHT NOW?

Tue Jun 21, 2011 10:19 am

The Z is one car that never stops looking good. Nice ride!
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Re: What are you driving RIGHT NOW?

Tue Jun 21, 2011 10:25 am

I'm driving the 2010 Jetta TDI I bought last January.
Despite the PMs and comments I got from that, it has yet to explode and make me curse the name Volkswagen forever.

These pictures are from when I got it
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Re: What are you driving RIGHT NOW?

Tue Jun 21, 2011 10:52 am

This.... 8)
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Re: What are you driving RIGHT NOW?

Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:19 pm

2001 Nissan Altima GXE SE. Nothing special, but it's very reliable and pretty decent on gas. Great acceleration for a four banger, too. Maybe next year I'll work on getting my motorcycle endorsement and a nice beginners sport bike.
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Re: What are you driving RIGHT NOW?

Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:55 pm

I just got this May 31st... loving it to death so far, I hope it holds together better than the Mazda I got rid of. :-?

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JL 12w6v2 hooked up to the factory sub amp (until I get my own amps wired up):
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And of course, the most important part: :lol:

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Re: What are you driving RIGHT NOW?

Tue Jun 21, 2011 1:35 pm

mafropetee wrote:
2001 Nissan Altima GXE SE. Nothing special, but it's very reliable and pretty decent on gas. Great acceleration for a four banger, too. Maybe next year I'll work on getting my motorcycle endorsement and a nice beginners sport bike.


Same here, same year. Great car, nothing exciting but gets me from A to B...have 152,000 miles on it and still running strong.
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Re: What are you driving RIGHT NOW?

Tue Jun 21, 2011 1:56 pm

This is mine:

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2001 1.6l Mk4 Golf SE. Not all that exciting compared to the others on here but it's mine!
 
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Re: What are you driving RIGHT NOW?

Tue Jun 21, 2011 2:01 pm

The Mk4's were always my favorite.
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Re: What are you driving RIGHT NOW?

Tue Jun 21, 2011 10:36 pm

My ride's a 2005 GD1 Honda Jazz 1.3S - daily-driven and track-proven. This is basically what Americans call the Fit. However, in place of the 1.5L L15A1 VTEC engine (which came two years after the Fit/Jazz was launched in Europe and Japan), mine has the original, smaller 1.3L L13A3 i-DSI twin-spark mill.
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Mechanically, it's all stock. The only real mods I have are:
Tanabe brake pads
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Momo Fighter steering wheel + Recaro SRD seats + BRIDE RO-type rails
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Rota Circuit 10 wheels, 16x7 +45 offset.
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I've since replaced these with stock Honda/Enkei wheels, 15x6 +53 offset, because of lighter weight and cheaper rubber.
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Re: What are you driving RIGHT NOW?

Wed Jun 22, 2011 1:15 am

pikaporeon wrote:
I'm driving the 2010 Jetta TDI I bought last January.
Despite the PMs and comments I got from that, it has yet to explode and make me curse the name Volkswagen forever.


Heh. Actually, the TDI drivetrains are usually a cut above their other stuff, and in the worst case, you can usually get a pretty nice resale premium as compared to equivalent gasoline-engine models. I'm thinking about losing the DSM in my OP due to the high, and continuing, maintenance costs, and I briefly looked at a couple Golf TDIs near the 2000 vintage...but didn't want to spend $10-15k for an otherwise small and very average commuter hatchback with 100k+ miles :o
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Re: What are you driving RIGHT NOW?

Wed Jun 29, 2011 3:28 am

Out: the 2G DSM from my OP. Fun while it lasted, didn't last. Maybe if it had been a turbo.

In: 2002 Celica GT-S with the 2ZZ-GE engine, 6-speed manual, and a 1.5" drop:

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This should hold me for a while. Has the engine dynamics of a motorcycle, and nicely fills in for that 1988 Corolla GT-S that I had for seven years and still miss.
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Re: What are you driving RIGHT NOW?

Wed Jun 29, 2011 4:43 am

ludi wrote:
Out: the 2G DSM from my OP. Fun while it lasted, didn't last. Maybe if it had been a turbo.

In: 2002 Celica GT-S with the 2ZZ-GE engine, 6-speed manual, and a 1.5" drop:

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This should hold me for a while. Has the engine dynamics of a motorcycle, and nicely fills in for that 1988 Corolla GT-S that I had for seven years and still miss.


Looks nice.
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Re: What are you driving RIGHT NOW?

Fri Jul 01, 2011 4:27 am

Wow I like the look of that Celica, the last generation ones we had here in Australia, where freakin' ugly as.
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Re: What are you driving RIGHT NOW?

Fri Jul 01, 2011 4:53 am

I ride Yamaha R15
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Re: What are you driving RIGHT NOW?

Fri Jul 01, 2011 6:28 am

A lowly 2002 Kia Spectra sedan (Auto).

It gets great mileage, that's about it. It is certainly a step from my previous 1993 Ford Escort Wagon.
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Re: What are you driving RIGHT NOW?

Tue Jul 05, 2011 7:03 pm

2010 Prius. More gadgets than Darth Vader's bathroom (but not, alas, the automatic parallel parking nor solar battery charger).

On nice days, I ride a 2006 Kawasaki Nomad.
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Re: What are you driving RIGHT NOW?

Wed Jul 06, 2011 8:12 pm

If I were a Powerball winner, this would be a fitting ride:

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However, the daily driver is a 2010 Subaru Legacy GT. Pic isn't actually my car, but is same color & trim (let some other chowderhead put his plate on the 'Net).

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And then of course I've got this terrible pain in all the diodes down my left hand side.
 
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Re: What are you driving RIGHT NOW?

Wed Jul 06, 2011 8:23 pm

Depending on the day of the week (we shuffle cars around based on gas mileage, who is expected to drive the farthest, and how much crap and/or how many people need to be hauled), I drive one of:
- 1998 Toyota Corolla
- 2000 Nissan Altima
- 2002 Chrysler Town & Country mini-van

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Re: What are you driving RIGHT NOW?

Wed Jul 06, 2011 8:30 pm

2005 Civic Hybrid. She's not much to look at (but she's paid for!), so I'll spare you. Most trouble-free car I've ever had.
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