Cars, what do you have, and what would you like to have?

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  1. footballfan993

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    Hey everyone, I'm just curious what kind of cars you all drive, and if money wasn't an issue, what car would you buy?

    I own a 2003 Hyundai Tiburon that I have owned since I was 18, (got to earn that credit from loans when you're young!) and have had for the past 4 years. It only had 73000 miles on it when I bought it and it now has 99200 miles on it!

    If money wasn't an issue, the car that I would love to have would be a Tesla Model S, and I would obviously have it suped up!

    What car do you have and what car would you like to own if money wasn't an issue?


     
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    tecboy No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I have a 2003 Scion. The paint seems to wear off, and the side mirrors' black color are fading with blotches. My dream car would be a Lamborghini. However, I like a new car that saves a lot of gas.
     
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    wyogirl Oh crop! Supporting Member

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    I drive a 13 Ford Explorer. I have a thing for classic American muscle cars so my list of what I want is long! A Nova, Mach 1, A 'Cuda, Superbee.... Really the list goes on and on.
     
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    I own a 2005 Chevy Cobalt. Bought it new and so have had it for 10.5 years and 184,000 miles. Her name is Lucille. She's really fun to drive and easy to maintain. I'm hoping to get her to 200,000 before I replace her.

    If money were no object? Well, I'd need more than one car, of course. For a winter beater that can get me through these northeastern winters (not that it's been a problem so far this year :048: ) I'd need something sensible and reliable and all-wheel drive, something like a Subaru wagon (I despise SUVs). For a daily driver, I want something that has some power and can handle the fun, twisty roads around here. BMW 3-series, maybe a Passat. 6 speed manuals, of course. Hate automatics.

    And for play? One word: Stingray. 1963-ish.
     
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    footballfan993 TPF Noob!

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    nice, I never really got the whole naming your car thing lol.
     
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    I dunno, I've been around cars my whole life (father was a mechanic, and cars were just always a big thing in my hometown). There's always a shorthand way to refer to a car, some kind of nickname, but not every car gets a proper name. Sometimes, though, a car comes along that just needs a name. You just know it. Lucille was one of those cars :) I know a Cobalt isn't anything fancy at all - especially not mine, a base model bare-bones 5-speed coupe - but she's mine and she's been very very good to me. And like I said, she's a lot more fun to drive than you'd think. Not a lot of power but when you get that sweet torque spot at the top end of the gear, then she's all kinds of zippy :)
     
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    '04 Toyota Tundra. If money was no object probably a BMW or Mercedes SUV.
     
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    I did have a 2006 Seat Ibiza Cupra, 180bhp turbo. cracking little motor. Sold it ealier last year though and bought a Kia Sportage 1.7 Diesel which is more suited to my needs now. If money was no object I'd have an Aston Martin DB9 and a land rover defender.
     
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    I have a 2005 Dodge 2500 w/cummins diesel, that is my primary driver....I also have a 2015 Chevy Silverado 1500 that I drive once/week......money isn't an issue, but I have the vehicles I want.....
     
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    I have 9 cars acquired over a period of years.

    I have little interest in street cars and I have always liked small street cars. I only need them to get me from point A to point B, and back to point A.
    1994 Chevrolet Cavalier RS station wagon - about 93,000 miles.
    1987 Ford Escort GT hatchback - about 52,000 miles.
    But, I've been thinking about getting myself a Smart Fortwo Cabriolet. They sure are cute.
    My tow/work vehicle is a 2006 Ford F-350 Super-Duty Crew-Cab - 98,000 miles on the odometer IIRC. These days I don't drive the beast to often.

    My single seat open-wheel cars:
    1997 Van Dieman RF97 Formula Ford
    2001 Formula Mazda (Star)
    2002 Swift 014.a Formula Atlantic
    2002 Birel/Woltjer Racing Engines blueprinted Yamaha KT-100, single gear racing cart.
    2002 Birel/Woltjer Racing Engines blueprinted Parrilla Leopard 125 TAG, single gear racing kart.
    2003 Birel/Swedetech Honda CR-125 shifter, 6 speed racing kart.

    Cars I used to own I wish I still had:
    1951 Volkswagen Kombi Van Camper
    1957 Nash Metropolitan (the car I had when I was in high school. (Class of '69 Forever!)
    1975 Lola T324 Super Vee
    1988 Swift DB4 Formula Atlantic

    If money was not an issue I would like to have an ex-F1 car, preferably from the 1987 formula (about 1100 turbocharged hp). A 1987 Williams-Honda FW-11B would be nice.
     
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    jaomul Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I think engines are smaller this side of the pond. I own a Seat Toledo 1.2 tsi, it kicks out an amazing 86hp but gives me almost 50mpg.

    I'm not into really expensive cars, if I had plenty of money I'd like a Mazda 6 station wagon (estate they are called here) with a nice powerful engine :)
     
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    I'm not able to drive anymore, but the family car is a 2005 Ford Taurus. My dream car would be a black Jaguar, but for functionality I'd also take a Ford F150 pick up in a copper color...do they come in copper color? I know a few cars do. :) In regards to what Lenore said about naming her car, my father also used to name his cars, his were always "Bessy" and my husband had an '85 Chevy caprice wagon one time that he called "Egbert".
     

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