How big is your ride? SUVs, Hummers and Four Wheelin' Yah or Nay?
Mar 31, 2005 at 9:19 PM Post #17 of 72

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I voted mid size.
I have two half ton pickups. Those are mid size pickups.
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One is a 1977 Dodge short box 4X4 and the other is a 2004 Ford F150 Supercrew FX4.
My Dodge gets 6 to 10 mpg out of it's high torque 440 cubic inch V8.
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I've owned it since before gas was a dollar a gallon. When it was my only means of transportation I equipped it with 3 gas tanks for a total of 66 gallons.

I do own a car or two. I drive a 96 Chrysler Sebring coupe every once in a while that I keep in another town. I like it because it's a car. It doesn't get very good mileage though, only around 25mpg.

The smallest car I have ever owned was Mazda Miata. We have considered another car about that size, but I would like to get something a little bit bigger. There are still too many Hummers on the road.
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Mar 31, 2005 at 9:23 PM Post #18 of 72

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I guess my Prelude falls into the mini catagory
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But if we aren't talking about cars...
 
Mar 31, 2005 at 9:31 PM Post #20 of 72

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I went from this:
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To this:
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To a VW Passat GLX V6.

The Jeeps were great, but as a primary vehicle, they left a lot to be desired. I'll always want a Jeep, and after 5 Jeeps in 10 years, soon enough I'll probably get another. Probably just as a 2nd vehicle/toy. The car rules, so all my trail riding is now going to be on my mountain bike!!!
 
Mar 31, 2005 at 10:11 PM Post #21 of 72

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Quote:

Originally Posted by rickcr42
not if you measure cost in calories burned !

Carbo loading aint cheap either bud
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The amount I will save in medical costs due to being healthier will negate the cost of extra food.

Besides, most of the calories would just become fat anyway.
 
Apr 1, 2005 at 2:15 AM Post #26 of 72

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'97 Jeep Grand Cherokee, nothing fancy in terms of interior, lots of miles, good kick around vehicle, although Hurricane Ivan deposited a fair amount of salt water in the transmission line, and I'm afraid she might be a goner.

'90 Mercedes 560 SEL, big, long, tuna boat type of grandpa car, with white walls as a required accessory (much like the typical 80 year-old man wearing shorts and white dress socks, thinking he looks hip). But it's smooth as silk to drive!

'96 Pontiac TransAm for evenings and weekends.
 
Apr 1, 2005 at 2:27 AM Post #27 of 72

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If/when I start driving I will drive a small car. Although I wouldn't mind a Ford F-350 CrewCab Diesel 4x4 (non-dually) it ain't practical at all. I'm thinking along the lines of a Volkswagen Jetta TDI, something small and fuel-efficient. That way I can laugh at all the SUV drivers whining about fuel prices
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But I avoid the whole thing for now and just take the bus. $45/month for a bus pass and spare time to relax and listen to music. At times it's inconvenient but I certainly get what I pay for.
 
Apr 1, 2005 at 2:37 AM Post #28 of 72

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I like the mid-size cars. I'm driving the family suv, and although it's quite a nice looking and useful, I just don't like em big. Plus it's a b**ch to park, and backing out in certain places can be troublesome . . .
 
Apr 1, 2005 at 11:31 AM Post #29 of 72

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They're good in crashes though
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But then there's the whole "you're buying that to make up for something else" argument..

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Me? A mini man, I drive a VW Polo
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Apr 1, 2005 at 11:51 AM Post #30 of 72

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Well I voted midsize, but reading what other people here consider mini, maybe Im a mini guy now. I drive a 05 Subaru WRX STi. Its tons of fun. 300hp, 300lbft torque. 0- 60 in 4.6 sec. 1/4 mile in 13.2. 160 top speed. All wheel drive. 6 speed manual. The list goes on and on.
 

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