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OT: Good Morning!!! (or whatever) and what do you drive?

Discussion in 'UO Siege Perilous' started by Guest, Apr 16, 2008.

  1. Guest

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    Greetings all of you nifty and not so nifty Siege folks!

    I am annoyingly happy, perky and bouncy this fine midwestern spring morning. Figured I'd come in here and spread some sunshine and/or get my head bashed in.

    *passes out Starbucks to most or Haldol for the noncompliant* *winks*

    I hope all is well with everyone, and if not, I hope things are improving.

    I only have a few "typical" guy hobbies and one of them is cars, well I like almost anything mechanical. I always try to match up cars in the parking lot at work with who drives them, I think it tells a lot about a person by what they drive/ride.
    That being said..

    My primary car is a 2004 Crown Vic P71 (civilianized) I have had her for some time now and she is named "Beast", and yes I talk to her especially when driving on ice and what not. The company bought it for me (instead of a pay raise-no complaints however) so I use it a mostly at work, and thank goodness for that with gas prices where they are.

    The backup car is one of those new Chevy Impalas (Imposters). *gags* I prefer old fashioned rear wheel drive, body on frame, V-8 cars.

    *waves*
    Make it a wonderful day!!

    JFR
     
  2. Suzuki SV650S.
    I gots no car.
     
  3. Guest

    Guest Guest

    *waves*

    Morning [​IMG]

    I have a haunted Pontiac out in the driveway. It seems to only run when it is in the mood to do so. It was my father's car only has 44k orig. miles on it. When my dad passed away my mom told me to get up there to Ohio and take it home. We did that but, I do not think their Pontiac has ever liked being in the south. [​IMG] Either that or it just preferred my dad as it's owner.

    I keep telling hubby to get himself a new pickup..so I can take over his. [​IMG] He keeps tellin me his truck nor our finances are ready for a new pickup with no trade in...so Ima stuck with the haunted Pontiac...when it runs. [​IMG]

    It is gorgeous outside finally after 2 wks of thunderstorms solid rain ....so we planning our garden, playing frisbees with the Shelties, and not wasting much time indoors vegging in front of a computer.

    I have put my order in too, for hubby to go fetch us some fresh caught fish...we about out of any, he is on vacation next week so he best get fishing bring home some walleye, crappie, bass etc. [​IMG] I may go with him...I will just try not to embarrass manfolk by catching the bigger keeper fishes. [​IMG]
     
  4. Guest

    Guest Guest

    a Smart

    Kind regards
     
  5. Got a few vehicles, like most guys do! Daily driver is a 2007 Chevy HHR. It is such a great retro mini mini-van! By far the best daily driver I have ever had! Its had mini-van room without mini-van stygma and gas usage! I drive trucks for a living and my current truck is a 2003 Ford E550 with a 22 foot AEROCELL body. My "fun" car is the first car I ever owned and is still around. 1986 Ford Mustang GT convertible. I removed the 302 and stuck in a 351 Windsor. For a bit of cheap extra power I also tossed on a Paxton SC and a small nitrous system. Nothing to crazy cause wife and kids love to ride around in it. All you mustang fanatics know how much fun it can be!
    That's about it for my stable of cars these days! Go Go Gas Price!
     
  6. Guest

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    Oh well if one adds the entire stable of *crap* hubby has out there as sporting and extra ancient vehicles he keeps around to either use seasonally or to refurbish one fine year.............. *cough*

    an old bronco

    our honda 350 motorcycle
    our harley hog motorcycle

    a working 4 wheeler for his deer hunting season tis in fine shape, so not crap..but useless for me to drive around with it. [​IMG]

    I'd rather have an old 66 corvette out there, a 65/66 mustang and or an old 65/68 firebird..IF I was into refurbing old vehicles them be my picks. [​IMG] My first ever car was a Barracuda...*ages ago* till my kid brother/wo my permission drove it and... totalled it !
     
  7. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I drive people crazy. Just ask my wife.
     
  8. Guest

    Guest Guest

    HAR ! dat da spirit Otto ! Emma nub likee drive. me likee walk wif me dub doggiez in da woodz.
     
  9. Guest

    Guest Guest

    *gags* I just got back into my office after having to make a run in the Imposter. I sent the Beast in today for her summer switchover, I was hopeful to get to spend the day in my office.

    Har! My wife says something like that about me.

    Haunted?

    I am nowhere near cool enough to ride a motorcycle. *grins* (or coordinated enough)

    I used to have this beautiful red Trans Am that my former boss's 17 year old daughter "borrowed" and ran it right into side side of a police car.

    My dream is to have someing like a 1969 Olds 98 with a 455 in it. My wife accuses me of getting turned on by our neighbors 442 when they are out playing with it. (its probably true) There is NOTIHNG like the sound of an old V-8 coming to life and up to full power.

    The Smart, is that the same at the same as the 'Smart for Two' that just started being sold in the US? Very practical, eco-friendly and kinda cute. My kids want me to get a Mini, but I just love my yank-tanks or grandpa cars as they call them.

    Well today has been really groovy so far, I hope ya'lls days are going well too.

    JFR
     
  10. Guest

    Guest Guest

    2007 Chevy Tahoe.
     
  11. Rilla

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    Just bought a 2008 Kia Optima yesterday.

    Love it!
     
  12. Guest

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    We got in trouble with our first motorcycle back in the day newlieweds. [​IMG]

    Winter came and hubby did not wish to leave it out in the parking lot till springtime...sooooooooo he drove it IN to our first ever apartment to winter it over in our..dinningroom. He forgot to keep the drapes closed like I told him to do... and the apt. manager seen it in the dining room and got all bent out of shape and threatened to evict us if we not get that cycle out of the interior of THEIR building. Well after he drove it in, he DID empty the gas tank..but......apt. managers are crabby with their rules. We had to take that first cyle OUT of our dinning room in THEIR apt. complex, and winter it over ..outside in their crappy carports... oh how cruel for it, looking all sad with snow all over it.

    Our first motorcycle was a Honda big arse one. We got a Harley hog much later on and other few since. HE is the co ordinated one, I am just the one whom knows when to tilt in the correct directions when he turns, but otherwise just hanging on to HIM, since he's the one that drives em. . not me. I would like to but if I would ever tip over my luck be pinned under it and not enough muscles to get it off of me..could be bad news then. But motorcycles kinda just for fun, hardly was room for our first set of twins and us on one so...haha after the kids came, no cycles till they grew up then... and left us.

    We like to watch that chopper shop show on tv. We would *collect* them, just to DO so, cuz some choppers and cycles are major works of art on wheels. [​IMG] Oh to be a billionarre. [​IMG]
     
  13. Guest

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    I found a picture of our very first ever motorcycle as newlieweds/1971 Honda 350 in the correct color pale goldyellow. This is a photo of our identical *first ever* motorcycle. Someone in the UK is selling this one on ebay. It is identical to our first one. Hubby had dirt bikes as a kid all the time anyways, soo.. motorcycles, dirtbikes, choppers, 4 wheelers pickup trucks and all that stuff he is still into em all. Guess I am too, although my cycle helmet still in good shape, still same orig one, has *peace symbols and daisies on it* it's OLD, as am I. [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  14. `Lynk

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    2007 Dodge Charger
     
  15. Guest

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    Here is me and some of the TnT clan heading towards a spawn in my ride. Sweet, huh?

    [​IMG]

    That is Tide driving.
     
  16. Guest

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    I drive an unusual choice for a single guy with no kids.

    I drive a minivan. 2000 Town and Country.

    Its good for me for several reasons. When I speed I rarely get stopped, nor do I get stopped and checked for other reasons at all. The police are busy stoppin the sports cars and ghetto lookin wheels here.

    Also I do alot of traveling for my job, its comfortable for long distances and I can carry plenty of stuff in it with out stuffing it full.

    Though I will admit it is not high on the cool factor, so I have dabbled with the though of painting it like the A - TEAM Van.

    Good idea?
     
  17. Lorddog

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    <blockquote><hr>

    HAR ! dat da spirit Otto ! Emma nub likee drive. me likee walk wif me dub doggiez in da woodz.

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    saw you driving the other day
    [​IMG]

    personally I drive a Jaguar s-type 4.2 liter
     
  18. Rykus

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    YES! Either the A-Team or the Mystery Machine (Scooby Doo).

    I drive a charcoal gray Honda Pilot for similar reasons. Just the other day I was going about 85 on the interstate (speed limit 70) and a cop flew by me to catch the guy in front of me going the same speed. Anything that looks like it should be hauling a soccer mom appears to be virtually invisible to cops. I've made a point of adhering to this philosophy for quite some time, and despite my penchant for driving vaaay too fast, I haven't had a speeding ticket in over 17 years. [​IMG]
     
  19. Guest

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    1998 Nissan Altima GXE...color "graphite pearl" (the designers were a bit...fanciful that year it seems - all the colors had totally stupid names like that, and most were totally UGLY muddy looking weird variations of army green, rust, etc.) My car is in fact, "gray" but true to its exotic paint color name, it does actually have a neat color shifting ability depending on the light, sometimes it is slightly purple/pink, and sometimes more taupe/brown, but mostly it is a sort of gunmetal gray) and it does kind of have a pearly glow in early morning/sunset when it is washed.

    This is the 2000 model and the body style is a bit different than the 1998, but it is close enough.

    [​IMG]

    I've always been happy with the interior layout, and visibility.

    [​IMG]

    It has been a reliable, and comfortable car but is starting to show signs of its age in repairs the last 2 years, but it was paid off long ago, and I really like not having a monthly car payment. [​IMG]

    -Skylark
     
  20. Guest

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    Yes I truly would consider the mystery van except I dont want to attract the wrong attention from my work place.

    Being fulltime military then will look lightly at the A Team possibly with appreciation.

    They Mystery Van on the other hand may cause them to bring up questions on what I do on my own time. LOL
     
  21. Guest

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    [​IMG] Trade ya Skylark ...You can have my haunted car which runs only when it wants to Pontiac. [​IMG] cirica 1989 v 6, midnite blue and ... but mine is rusting on the hood,not the sides yet mine...kinda looks as pathetic as this one in this picture..which I found online just now of my car type make model and color..but mine has only 45k orig miles..it's just ........ exceptionally..moody ! HAHA

    [​IMG]
     
  22. Guest

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    this thing

    [​IMG]

    but its in slightly better shape because I am continually restoring it, no I'm not the dog.
     
  23. Guest

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    With the price of gas today, thank god i drive a 2003 Toyota Echo ...
     
  24. Guest

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    Daily a 85 Dakota and my toy is a 71 Demon, both are 225 slant 6.
    *points up at RL pic thread* I think page 63.
    Oh also neighbor is a total gear head and drag races; sheesh his shop/garage is bigger than his whole house and worth quite a bit more if you include the tools and shop lift.
     
  25. Rykus

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    <blockquote><hr>

    this thing

    [​IMG]

    but its in slightly better shape because I am continually restoring it, no I'm not the dog.

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    That's the best car in this thread, no offense to anyone else, I just love the old VW bus.. [​IMG] THAT would be an appropriate Mystery Machine.

    Nebraska eh? Anywhere near North Platte?
     
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    I drive a charcoal gray Honda Pilot for similar reasons. Just the other day I was going about 85 on the interstate (speed limit 70) and a cop flew by me to catch the guy in front of me going the same speed. Anything that looks like it should be hauling a soccer mom appears to be virtually invisible to cops. I've made a point of adhering to this philosophy for quite some time, and despite my penchant for driving vaaay too fast, I haven't had a speeding ticket in over 17 years. [​IMG]

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    Hah! Same here, Rykus :-D

    Currently driving a silver 2006 Scion xA which was given to me as a Mother's Day gift in that year. Still speeding like a bandit, with impunity!

    Unfortunately, I had to give up both of my Chevy 350 V-8s, during my Hell Move last summer - the '68 and the '78. I still can't believe they're gone...I miss working on them a LOT. Mainly, though, I seriously miss the VROOM VROOOM VROOOOOM! (and peeling out from stops, leaving losers eating my dust - har!) *sighs*
     
  27. Guest

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    2001 Grand Cherokee

    in better weather 1980 FLH
     
  28. I drive a red 98' Accord ^^.
     
  29. Guest

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    RTLFC Thing
    [​IMG]
     
  30. Spree

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    Gmc 3500 with 6.6 liter turbo diesel
    Gmc 3500 with 5.7 liter gas
    Dodge Dakota with 5.2 liter gas
     
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    Thinking about getting a Cadillac CTS

    [​IMG]
     
  32. Patty Pickaxe

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    I drive whichever car is at the end of the driveway!

    Blue 2005 Hyundai Sante fe
    Green 1998 VW Jetta
     
  33. Guest

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    Damn Spree. Mowing lawns has been very good to you.
     
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    It isnt a CTS-V. You can get 05-06 for under 20k. Why spend the same amount on something new that isn't as nice.
     
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    I have one of these 69 Mercury Cougar I just have to finish it. It has been collecting dust for 6 years.

    [​IMG]
     
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    What kinda hog your hubby have Miranda? I have a 2003 night train, and I like it alot.
    Edward you should look at the 1970 trans-am or the 1968 dodge charger. They are by far the best looking 2 cars of that era(not to mention both had big blocks)

    I drive a Toyota Prius.
    Kaisa drives a Toyota Camry.
    and there is a jeep cherokee in the drive way, that is a haunted vehicle like Mirandas' car.
    Safe Journies
    Riz
     
  37. Guest

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    Damn! You have to cruise in that car on occasion. I miss my '69 Impala.
     
  38. <blockquote><hr>

    I have one of these 69 Mercury Cougar I just have to finish it. It has been collecting dust for 6 years.

    [​IMG]

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    You have excellent taste in classic cars spree, my favorites are the 67-69 Cougar and Mustangs... pretty much the same cars with different skins.
     
  39. Guest

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    Either A...

    07 - Honda Ridgeline (Grey)
    08 - Honda Fit Sport (Blue)
    93 - Olds Cutlass Coupe (White) - Mine

    Whichever is easiest to get out at the time. I am looking to get a new car here in the summer.

    I use to own a...

    97 (I think?) Honda Nighthawk 250CC / Sold it a month ago.
    87 Mazda RX-7 / Sold it after I got laid off.




    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]




    Can't wait for a newer car !! I miss my bike and my RX7 as well. I might go ahead and get a GSXR. Dunno yet.


    An when I am in Melbourne.. I drive either of these..

    1976 MG Midget
    [​IMG]


    1979 MG B
    [​IMG]


    An within a year or two.. I'll be drivin an 07-08 Crown Vic PI as I am currently working my way through college and attend Academy in the fall.
     
  40. That one...well, until we had to sell it to move to Africa and now we have a sucky 4x4 provided by the company...

    *ashamed to show picture of sucky 4x4*

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  41. Guest

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    I have a nice little '89 Ford (Badged Mercury in the US) Capri

    Great little convertible, awesome first car. It goes great except for the 4 holes in the roof.
     
  42. Guest

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    Got y'all beat...

    '83 Toyota Hilux (pickemup truck) longbed with 284,000 miles...

    And the air conditioning blows colder than Delly's new(er) Honda [​IMG]

    Mine's a 4X2, and is white, but here she is...

    [​IMG]

    I'll drive this thing 'til it dies, and hell, it might just outlast me!
     
  43. Guest

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    Just bought a 08 Volkswagon Jetta.
     
  44. 2004 Toyota 4runner
     
  45. Guest

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    <blockquote><hr>

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    this thing


    but its in slightly better shape because I am continually restoring it, no I'm not the dog.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    That's the best car in this thread, no offense to anyone else, I just love the old VW bus.. [​IMG] THAT would be an appropriate Mystery Machine.

    Nebraska eh? Anywhere near North Platte?

    [/ QUOTE ]

    no where near it, Omaha