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View Poll Results: What year is your daily driver?
2006 or later 2 2.78%
2004-2005 6 8.33%
2000-2003 7 9.72%
1995-1999 15 20.83%
1990-1994 11 15.28%
1981-1989 14 19.44%
1980 or earlier 17 23.61%
I don't have anything to drive 0 0%
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Old 04-05-2007, 02:01 PM
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2004 F-150 Heritage is my daily. It's a v6 so it's not too bad on gas, but it can still tow my nova and some tools around. I bought it brand new.


1997 Mercury Cougar XR7 we use more on short trips to keep wear, tear, and miles off my truck. Bought it used 2 summers ago with 85,000mi on it. Up too 99,8XX miles now. After new 02 sensors, plugs, wires, radiator, front brakes, new tires, and rebuilding the alternator, it runs better than when we bought it


I actually drove a 4 door 1969 Rambler American as a daily when I started college. That car sure turned some heads at the tech school where most of the computer guys were driving ricers. I had less than $3,000 dollars in it, including purchasing. 50,000mi. Fixed the rust, re-painted it, new tires, and hopped the 232 I6 up with an offy intake and a holley 4brrl. It could leave most cars in the dust for the first 1/8mi When I wrecked it being a foolish young lad, I picked up the nova which is my namesake. I am in the process of getting it back on the road...speaking of I need to upload a photo into my journal as I got it running and put inside to work on...

Does this look like a car that could do 0-60 in 6.5sec?
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Old 04-05-2007, 03:57 PM
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Does this look like a car that could do 0-60 in 6.5sec?

6.5 minutes.... maybe. But I've been beat by stuff that looked even slower. Betcha miss that car, don't you?



In a while, Chet.
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Old 04-05-2007, 06:51 PM
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heres my work car 2003 pontiac vibe GT i actually do my business out of the back of it with my stripe and graphic business but have enough hot rods to make up for the newer ones lol
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Old 04-05-2007, 10:22 PM
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My daily is a 2001 ford explorer 4X4.

Here are some pics:

http://home.centurytel.net/brian_b/index.htm
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Old 04-05-2007, 11:44 PM
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33 ford coupe, NOT!!!! actually my driver is a 1 ton duelly,, but I try not to drive much,,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ijg2VXB25Lw TURN UP THE SOUND
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Old 04-06-2007, 07:17 AM
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LOVE the sound of your Coupe!
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Old 04-06-2007, 07:58 AM
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6.5 minutes.... maybe. But I've been beat by stuff that looked even slower. Betcha miss that car, don't you?



In a while, Chet.
right on, I6's blow for performance.


back in HS my freind had a 4 door 70 valiant 318 4 spd. looked just like that rambler. car was extremely punchy with a comp .444 cam, LD4 manifold, 3.23's, holley 600, and 225/60 tires.

a 318 in a grandma car and 904 auto isnt impressive. a small cam, light car, and 4spd trans is a screamer.
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Old 04-06-2007, 08:05 AM
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I define a "daily driver" as a DAILY use car -- back and forth to work, rain/shine/snow/ice whatever!! Most of the guys even here don't drive really old (pre 90s) cars DAILY -- at least not all the time. They drive them on nice days, 2-4 times a week, and call it a "daily driver" simply because they aren't scared to use it to take a quick trip to the local market on a nice day. I'm not dissing anyone, just stating an observation. Most people seem to think if it's not a trialer/garage queen it can be called a "daily driver". I disagree, it's a "driver" for sure, but not used for regular transportation. That's my idea of a "daily driver" -- regular transporation use.

I'm atypical -- I drive my 63 Rambler (my avatar) EVERY DAY AND EVERYWHERE! When the wife and I go places we usually take her car, it's considered the "main family car", mine is the "second car". But if I need to go on a long trip and she's not going, I take the Rambler -- across the state or the country. It's in the parking lot (I'm at work) as I type. Doesn't matter if there's snow and salt on the road, I drive it. It was built to drive, and that's what I do with it! the only time I don't drive the 63 is when the weather is nice enough to ride my bike -- a 1980 Suzuki GS1000G. Thought about getting a newer bike, but mine runs great and I'm not getting any younger! I figure I have at least another 5-6 years left in the bike (more with any luck/good maintenance), and I'll be 50 in five years. Probably shouldn't be on a bike much past that age anyway. When the bike dies, I'll probably give up biking, but I'll continue to maintain the bike so it lasts a long time. But I'll keep the 63 going longer, or build another early 60s driver. Already had to build another one due to a wreck (see my album!). It happens sooner or later no matter what you drive.
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Old 04-06-2007, 08:50 AM
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My daily driver, ( as described by Farna, ) is my 73 K5 Blazer.

It does everything I need it to, back and forth to work, tow my car trailer, tow my dirtbike trailer, haul my dog, snow trips, grocery getter, anything that requires more than 2 seats though and we take my wife's 93 Acura. Or my POS Taurus wagon ( it was free).

On good days I ride my rigid frame shovelhead . I can't get my dog to ride with me on that one though.

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My '67 Falcon may not get driven daily, I might buy another 1960's-70's vehicle that can run on 87 octane ( maby a Triumph Spitfire or somthing like that ) and get decent gas mialage, for that. Falcon should have decent street manors and decent gas mialage ( around 20 MPG ) even with the Turbo 6cyl engine ( once it's running ), but the fact that I'll have to run nothing but 91 octane or greater, might keep it in the driveway unless I can afford to drive it that particular day. My dad has a '72 Chevy C10 2WD, 350/ Auto 3.73 gears, stock original ( new crate motor, but it's a Goodwrench 260 HP, original went out on us ). gets 8 MPG no matter what, that's the only limiting factor for the reason it dosn't get out regularly. we tow our boat with it, moved a house's worth of furniture/ stuff into a storage facility with it ( only truck we got ).
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Mine's an 84' C-10 with a V7 350. It actually gets pretty good gas milage, about 12MPG. lol
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The wife's driving an '04 Gr. Caravan. If I didn't have a company truck, I'd likely drive a beater pickup through the winter, and the cheapest cool pre '70's car or truck I could find. (Rat style, until I can get my project done)
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daily driver

mine's a 98 vw golf..... my project doesn't run and is trapped in my garage so i can't cheat and say i drive that
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driver / pic test....

79 Malibu wagon
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Old 04-09-2007, 12:45 AM
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1996 Jeep Cherokee Country
*cut-open airbox (side is cut out to allow more air in, got about 0.5mpg out of it)
*2.5" exhaust with flowmaster 40, I know they're slowmasters but I crunched the stocker on an obsticle so I wanted something bombproof
*pioneer cd player
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