On Four Wheels

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by sheptime, Jul 10, 2013.

  1. sheptime

    sheptime SupportOurTroops

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    This is my first post on this amazing forum!

    I want to see what everyone drives when you're not riding a motorcycle.

    Car, truck, suv, crossover, van, or horse and buggy! It doesn't matter if it was $500 or $100,000 I want to see them. Include your bike in the picture if you want to. Reviews, opinions, and questions are always welcome just at least try to stay on topic :D

    Right now I'm "bikeless" so I drive a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Z71 4x4. It has a 2.5" Rough Country lift, Magnaflow exhaust, and 295/65R18 Goodyear Duratracs. I absolutely love everything about this truck except for its addiction to fuel.

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  2. seuadr

    seuadr Wee-stromer

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    ok, i'll bite:

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    2006 subaru forester. 150k on the clock, now. i love it. eats snow, eats dirt, eats rain, doesn't ever complain and i see a pretty consistant 22-25mpg out of it (depending on how .. uh.. spirited i drive) my wife can coax 27 out of it, but she drives like a boring old lady.:rofl

    it's a utility vehicle. it isn't beautiful, except in it's simplicity. a lot like my bike:

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    not real fast, but fast enough to be fun. does everything i've ever asked of it without complaint.
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  3. crazydrummerdude

    crazydrummerdude Wacky Bongo Boy

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    I got my 1985 BMW 318i for free off craigslist almost 2 years ago. The previous owner was a complete moron, but at least he delivered it to my shop!

    I wouldn't have accepted it if it wasn't a 2-door 5-speed.

    A $100 part, and it was running beautifully. A couple hiccups here and there, but it's been my daily driver since.

    The day I got it:

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    I'm redoing the paint right now:

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  4. Hardware02

    Hardware02 Long timer

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    My beast...

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    Shortly after taking delivery...

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  5. NDEBT

    NDEBT Long timer

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    I would bet I've driven more cars and trucks than most here. Although I love the cool one's and I have no doubt it would be the same if I worked on bikes everyday. My slow assed bike gives me more pleasure.
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  6. R-1150-RS

    R-1150-RS Long timer

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    I also loved driving my Ford 7.3-ltr Powerstroke Turbo-Diesel Clubwagon van.
    Loved the amount of room and how many of our 7-person family and gear I could haul in it.

    Great on the highway, as it was comfortable and I was seated above traffic with a great view ahead of it.

    The reality of physics hit home, as diesel fuel prices kept rising. As the kids got older and bought their own vehicles, didn't make sense to keep it and a 2012 Diesel Jetta TDI with over 3 to 4 times better fuel economy, is the current way I get around on 4 wheels.

    Costs of fuel dropped from sometimes over $400 per month with the van, to rarely much over $100.

    Driving a big vehicle, especially with only 1 or 2 people in it, seems like insanity, with the outrageous costs needed to fuel it. What enjoyment do you get, when you are reluctant to drive it whenever you want, due to those costs......?

    I love driving the much more sportier Jetta whenever I want to now, knowing the cost of fuel is hardly worth thinking about. Will out-perform any van or pick-up by a wide margin too.

    Gary
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  7. sheptime

    sheptime SupportOurTroops

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    Free is always good! Part of me wishes I bought a cheaper more economical vehicle so I would have more money to spend on a bike, but the truth is I wasn't really interested in dual sports until recently...And I love my truck to much lmao

    Awesome truck! :D When I first started searching around for a new truck I almost pulled the trigger on a Dodge Power Wagon. Imo they are the most capable trucks on the road but you do pay for it.

    I feel your pain.
    My mom just bought a Jetta TDI Sport Wagon and that thing is awesome! To tell you the truth a little devil inside me was telling me to buy one too lol maybe even work out a package deal. The truck is more "me" though, if that makes sense. I've always had a truck and couldn't see myself without one.
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  8. sheptime

    sheptime SupportOurTroops

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    Subarus are strong, dependable cars with a great AWD system so I'm not surprised that it does everything you want.

    I had a friend with a wrx sti and man was that a badass car :evil

    My bike will hopefully be a KLR 650 that my coworker has. Not a harley or a sportbike like most guys my age are riding these days; but a strong, reliable bike that will be great for a beginner.
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  9. mb90535im

    mb90535im '05 R1200 GS

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    Bought this on ebay the weekend before 9-11-2001. 1990 535i 5-speed. Best car I've ever owned and the M30 3.5 straight six is still one of the best engines on the road as far as I'm concerned. Closing in on a quarter million miles.

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  10. svs

    svs All Hands on Deck!

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  11. sheptime

    sheptime SupportOurTroops

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    Nice car! :D

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  12. motu

    motu Loose Pre Unit

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    I'm into free too. I got this 1990 NX Coupe as a bad debt, then found the car had a debt too - $4,000!!! The finance company released the car to me, but wouldn't remove the debt. So I drove it for 4 years under the original owners name, keeping nothing in it, not even bothering to lock it. It was a spare car for the family, and a sometime courtesy car in my business. Getting down from 5 cars to supposedly one, I can't sell it with a debt on it, and I couldn't even give it away, so finally put it in my name and have been using it for 3 years....now on a 40km commute. Good small car for one person, and I can fit a 209 litre drum in the back.

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  13. forrestlaw

    forrestlaw Been here awhile

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    +1 for free.

    I had a 2010 F150, but sold it to get out of having a car payment when my grandma gave me her car. It's a 2000 Accord, but with only 22,000 miles (and 4,000 of those have been put on by me since April).
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  14. snofrog

    snofrog Been here awhile

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    I have an 02 wrangler with 170,000 miles on it . I will be shopping soon :D
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  15. Ruffus

    Ruffus Dirty Old Mudder

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    And my 2 wheeled motivation.

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  16. a1fa

    a1fa Throttle Jockey™

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    It pays for itself everytime I drive it:
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  17. svs

    svs All Hands on Deck!

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    That's a beast... Drive it thru a wall...:clap
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  18. MikeBike4

    MikeBike4 Hacked

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    '02 F150 blah blah blah and a lifted '99 Forester S:clap

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  19. syntec4

    syntec4 Long timer

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    2013 Ford Transit Custom

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    2004 Disco II TD5

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  20. marksbonneville

    marksbonneville Been here awhile

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    1963 sunroof bug, reliable transportation for 35+ years now.

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