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David Baldwin
01-19-2006, 06:51 PM
OK, Maybe I'm bored out of my mind today, but here's another poll to get a peek at who we are as a group.

What is your favorite or maybe most typical form of transportation?


My daily driver is a 1979 International Harvester Scout II. It's big yellow, and takes a huge bite out of my walleet at the fuel pump.
My brother bought it new in 1979 and it has been in the family since then.

I also trail ride with my 1977 Honda CT 90's Cute little trail bikes that run forever on a tank of gas.



David

WRATHWILDE
01-19-2006, 06:56 PM
A black 2002 PT Cruiser

Wrathwilde

Consul
01-19-2006, 07:25 PM
My car is a basic 2002 Saturn SL 4-door. No fancy options or features.

82,000+ miles and still going good.

Mynx
01-19-2006, 08:07 PM
I take transit the most, as my boyfriend needs our car to get to and from work

The car is a 1986 VW Fox. It's crappy, but it's still running for now /touch wood

Lugh
01-19-2006, 08:39 PM
2003 Honda Civic Hybrid. Got it to eco/budget-balance out my wife's Ford Explorer, and because gas prices in San Diego are a bit extreme. Getting 42 MPG and very happy with it.

mouko_yamamoto
01-19-2006, 08:43 PM
Used to drive a '78 Camaro, sold it in the move, drive a Honda Accord now. Also, getting my motorcycle license in spring, so I can *legally* ride.

memento
01-19-2006, 08:48 PM
I drive a 2003 Outback with 65k miles and a KILLER stereo. :D The reason I have it is because it is AWD and manual transmission. It's taken a beating on my commute, but is holding up very well. My next car might be a WRX.

My wife drives a 1999 Saturn SL2 with 90k. Very good car, but we need AWD for her because of where I live (on a mountain with lots of snow). If we get an Element, then that will be the family car (when we have kids) and I will get my WRX. :)

I also have a 1974 super beetle from my father. Bought new in 1973.

Mu
01-19-2006, 10:31 PM
Well I donít actually have my full license, I havenít got round to getting my probationary license yet, as I donít really feel like driving. Hence I ride my bike, use my feet, or look to public transport or friends making the same trip.

I probably should get my license, but I wonít get a car, to expensive to keep if you donít have full time work <im a student>

Mu.

Charlene
01-19-2006, 11:12 PM
I either walk, take the bus, or take a cab.

Brewbear
01-20-2006, 12:43 AM
Well, let's see;
1. daily driver and camping or hiking, I'll drive the '94 Suburban
2. Going out in style, the'87 Cadillac with 68k miles on it.
3. Hot date or quick trip to Vegas the 92 Camaro Z28 custom. It has the original factory LT1 305 HP engine that was used for Corvette and Highway Patrol cars.

Cheers,
Brewbear

Oskaar
01-20-2006, 01:04 AM
I drive a 1990 Toyota SR5 V6 4x4 Extra Cab, Charcoal with a matching camper shell. It gets me to work, to hunt and just about anywhere else I want to go. 250,000 miles and still going strong.

I'm restoring a 1919 REO Model F Speedwagon. It is one of only 2 or three anywhere that I've been able to find. REO was Ransom Eli Olds (who was the Father of the Oldsmobile) who invented to the manual assembly line, which was later automated by Henry Ford.

Cheers,

Oskaar

2800 Posts with this one.

kash
01-20-2006, 01:37 AM
Been lurking for some time, now's my chance to duck out from behind the woodruff.

Oskaar drives a '90 truck? So do I. 'Cept mine's a ford F350 4 door, dually, 7.3L diesel (with the slide in camper, from time to time) "Truckzilla" has over 400K miles I just can't find it in my heart to get rid of him. Hell, I'd be down right stupid to get rid of a truck that won't die. Albeit, it's a tad bit of an eyesore.

So, last fall I found an '03 Ford F350 4door 4x4 7.3L Turbo-diesel. This bad boy has wheel envy though, only 4 rims on the new kid. Paid $29,700 for it and it had 39Kmiles on it. Not nearly the deal I had on truckzilla. Back in '93 I paid $5,900 and it had about 35K on it.

Makes my wife crazy, I need to run to town, I take Truckzilla. Going to a buddies house? Truckzilla. Work? Truckzilla. About the only time I fire up the new kid is if we're headed out of state. Gotta admit, the interior is much nicer and I do appreciate a decient sound system.

I knew there had to be some reason I've been liking your posts Oskaar.

Kash.

Tyred
01-20-2006, 07:49 AM
I drive a stationwagon, which falls outside the options given. Still, I don't drive that into work. I catch the bus for that. It gives me an extra half an hour of sleep. The car is used for shopping, brewhouse runs and taking the kids all over the place.

Alden
01-20-2006, 09:22 AM
Generally, I drive my black 94 S-10 extended cab. It's holding up fairly well, but I'm ready to replace it with something new. I've been eyeing the new Dodge Chargers.... My other vehicle (which the wife drives) is a 2003 Dodge 1500 quad cab with an 8-ft covered bed. It's our SCA vehicle. It can carry a ton of crap and haul a pretty hefty trailer. ;D

WRATHWILDE
01-20-2006, 09:30 AM
I drive a 1990 Toyota SR5 V6 4x4 Extra Cab

We had a 1990 4Runner for a while while living in Sonora... that thing was a blast to drive in the mountains.

Wrathwilde

SteveT
01-20-2006, 10:47 AM
Primary beater is a 99 Dodge Dakota 4x4...

David Baldwin
01-20-2006, 10:59 AM
OK, I added Station Wagon to the poll.

How could I forget the venerable land yahts? We owned two late 80's Buick Electra / Buick Regal Estate wagons.

I hated to finally send them off to the bone yard. The ride in those was wonderful and you could haul almost anything in those monsters.

We got rid of those and bought a 99 Subaru Forrester which I really like. I would be driving that to ease the wallet shock at the pump, but a good friend is borrowing it for a while.

My wife drives (and loves) her 91 Mazda MPV 3.0L V6. It's the perfect vehicle for her to get the kids to school and a super efficient grocery getter. It actually gets significantly better mileage than the Subaru.

Anyeay, for the winter I drive the Scout. It's just way too much fun in the snow...

I also added Full-size and Mini van catagories

HomeBrew
01-20-2006, 12:18 PM
For hunting and hauling I drive a 1993 Toyota extended cab V6 (manual)...240,00 miles and rusty but still going strong.

My daily driver (and used for backpacking trips, etc.) is a 1999 Toyota 4Runner V6 (manual).

For music festivals, some camping trips and generally messing about I drive a 1970 VW Westphalia.

JAG
01-20-2006, 12:34 PM
I'm restoring a 1919 REO Model F Speedwagon. Very cool!!
I just got a 2005 Toyota Tacoma quad cab. Luv it!!! Had to because my 1989 Toyota x-cab just blew a head gasket. It's getting fixed, but it's our plow truck now. ;D

wilstang
01-20-2006, 12:47 PM
Modified '89 mustang GT. Dyno test: 292 RWHP, 329.6 RWTQ. Drag strip results: best to date 13.18 sec. qtr mile @ 104.78 mph. On drag radials. Would go 12s on slicks if tranny doesn't blow.Except for short block did my own work...ported heads& intake,home made ram air system,&lots of other boring stuff.
28 mpg @ 70mph cruisecontrol on long flat open hwy. 15mpg in town.

Wife drives '90 subaru legacy wgn.

Also have '84 Yamaha XV 920.

Will

webmaster
01-20-2006, 01:39 PM
Got 3 vehicles:
- 2003 Ford F250 4x4 Diesel (60,000 miles), for pulling the RV and hauling hay and/or the horses,
- my little 2002 Subaru Impreza WRX wagon w/118,000 miles (gods, I *love* my Scoobie!), which is my daily driver, and stealth Mom-wagon - you should *see* her accelerate, even at her age. Soon I'm going to start updating her with new performance parts......
- and our 1995 Ford full size Bronco XLT (200,000 miles), which we updated by putting in a re-built 351 engine and new transmission when the old one blew last fall.

Took the Scoobie to Pennsic last year, and got a whole weeks' worth of SCA gear into the inside and the topper. This year, I'll probably take the pickup or the Bronco, as I hope to have a pavilion of my own.

WRATHWILDE
01-20-2006, 01:55 PM
- 2003 Ford F250 4x4 Diesel (60,000 miles), for pulling the RV and hauling hay and/or the horses,
- my little 2002 Subaru Impreza WRX wagon w/118,000 miles (gods, I *love* my Scoobie!), which is my daily driver, and stealth Mom-wagon - you should *see* her accelerate, even at her age. Soon I'm going to start updating her with new performance parts......
- and our 1995 Ford full size Bronco XLT (200,000 miles), which we updated by putting in a re-built 351 engine and new transmission when the old one blew last fall.


But for all that your S.O. would probably trade them all for a decent HUMMER. ::) :P ;D

Wrathwilde (running and ducking)

webmaster
01-20-2006, 02:16 PM
Oh yeah, he would, in a New York Minute. He *told* me he was 'easy, but never cheap' when I married him.....now, several trucks, 2 RVs and a boatload of guns later, I think I see what he was saying.....LOL

byathread
01-20-2006, 02:38 PM
1) 91' Honda civic hatchback. "All you need is 3 doors!" Totalled in a wreck a week ago, but in the shop and returning from the dead. Only 140K miles and reliable. Love my hatchback.
2) Recently repaired/tuned up mt bike for local trips (or long excursions).
3) My own two feet.

abejita
01-20-2006, 03:54 PM
We have a 95 Honda Accord, but ride our bikes or use the bus as much as my health issues will allow. My partner drives me to work in the morning, but I take the bus home.

When our current car bites the dust, we are hoping to get one with a diesel engine we can modify for vegetable oil.

Angus
01-20-2006, 04:39 PM
Abejita,

Excellent. Exactly what I am planning on. It will most likely be the VW Jetta TDI or the Golf TDI. I am actually working with a friend on designing the equipment to make biodiesel from used vegetable oil. I get excited to hear others talk about this type of fuel and support it 100%.

As for now, a Toyota Corolla. It gives me an average of 34 mpg.

Angus

David Baldwin
01-20-2006, 04:44 PM
Wrathwilde,

I actually had a guy pull up in a H1 and offer me an even trade for my Scout. I laughed so hard I'm afraid I offended him... ;D

I Luv my Scout!!


My brother has a 74 Scout II that needs LOTS of work - an Ebay oh sh...oot... what did I get my self into..
We've talked a bit about putting a diesel in that - and a biodiesel would be really cool. Big Bad and Environmentally friendly!



David

beeboy
01-20-2006, 05:13 PM
Main driver is a chevy Tahoe used to pull the camper or boat. Need all the room for the wife and three dogs. My wife has a 2003 PT cruiser, very fun little car to run around town with. Also ride a 2002 Suzuki Savage motorcycle which gets 60 mpg when not riding hard. Another project is a '69 Ducati Monza 250cc motorcycle which was my late brother's bike. Found it in pieces scattered around his garage after his death and just had to put it back together again.

Brewboy
01-20-2006, 05:59 PM
I drive the ever-so-macho '92 Plymouth Voyager minivan, and my wife gets the sexy new '98 Ford Aerostar.

What can I say? Kids with football practices, baseball practices and guitar lessons (not to mention my massive honey and malt purchases) make mini-vans the drive of convenience.

Trevor

Lurch
01-20-2006, 07:44 PM
2002 VW Jetta wagon - i voted station wagon, even though it technically isn't really a station wagon.....kind of a "gee some day I'll be a station wagon, I hope!"

WRATHWILDE
01-20-2006, 08:39 PM
I actually had a guy pull up in a H1 and offer me an even trade for my Scout. I laughed so hard I'm afraid I offended him... ;D


Yeah, I'm sure even President Clinton would have liked to trade the HUMMER he got for something sexier. ;)

Wrathwilde

kash
01-20-2006, 10:00 PM
I actually had a guy pull up in a H1 and offer me an even trade for my Scout. I laughed so hard I'm afraid I offended him... ;D


Yeah, I'm sure even President Clinton would have liked to trade the HUMMER he got for something sexier. ;)



That hummer had a wide back end... More like a Pacer. It also wound up blowing up... Like a Pinto.

CheshireCat
01-22-2006, 03:20 PM
I drive a Ford POS, some call it a Tempo...

NateDawg
02-08-2006, 01:39 PM
1995 Jeep Wrangler I bought third hand from my brother's former boss. Picked it up with just under 70k miles on it, and I am now pushing just under 90k miles. The thing is a real trooped, never has a problem I cant fix, and all she ever asks for is twelve gallons of gas once a week. She is always topless, because she has no real top to put on and, in south Texas, I just can't justify actually spending money for a top because we hardly ever get any rain down here. Finally, the neighborhood pothead stole my stereo and hawked it for a dime bag. I now drive in silence, except for when I sing, but the neighborhood pot head has two years in juvie and a criminal record for the rest of his life to look forward to. I guess I came out on top in that one.

Nate

The Honey Farmer
02-08-2006, 02:13 PM
2000 Jeep Wrangler rag top. A little cold in the winter but it's 4x4 and has really narly tires.
Dennis

Wolfie
02-08-2006, 03:29 PM
Sorry if this is wordy but...

I also have two "vehicles"

The first is a 1984 Ford Ranger with a topper and a rebuilt engine, "the Franken Truck". It got its name because it is 4 different colors, in fact the rear and front come from different years, and so while the front is the original ďblockyĒ look of the eighties, the rear is rounded and reflective green. The muffler is tied on with coat hangers, the front end is a little busted up (no grill) and the turn signal casing was broken, but the light worked, so I wrapped a honey bottle in yellow tape and put it over the bulb. The headlights and turn signals on that side are screwed into the frame with lath and machine screws. Currently I donít drive it--it sounds like a lawn mower, and with the carburetor going, it gets almost the same mileage.

That leaves the entropy machine, an olde Schwin bike that was spray painted white. I've named it such because it's one of these things--donít think I donít work on it, I do--a lot--but it's like a sculpture or monument to entropy. No matter what you do, there will always be another, yet it is always essentially "rideable" It's in rough shape: the front wheel shakes violently at high speeds, it gets chronic flat tires (I just carry a wrench and patch kit with me all the time) the front brake cable is severed, and wrapped around the handlebars. Best of all is the rear fender, which is loose and wags back and forth like a happy dog as a cart down the street. I only get high and low gear on it so I'm getting pretty strong flying around town on it. The fender knocks against the spokes, so like the Franken truck you can hear me approaching for over a block most of the time.

David Baldwin
02-09-2006, 04:03 PM
So far I've got to say that Wolfie takes the Bee Bomb Transportation Award! ;D

David

WikdWaze
02-14-2006, 03:43 AM
1992 Ford F-350 crewcab flatbed. It's got a big 460 (7.5L for my overseas friends), gets 10 MPG, single-handedly destroys the atmosphere, and takes up two spaces in the parking lot. I love it.

David Baldwin
02-14-2006, 02:29 PM
Wikd...?? Is that really you!

It's been what 15 months since you last posted?

Welcome back.


David

chunkysoup
02-14-2006, 06:10 PM
During Spring,Summer, and fall a 04 Mustang. During winter nothing anymore

jab
02-14-2006, 07:14 PM
I drive a 2002 Saturn. 60k and going strong.

Wife has a minivan. I claim no ownership of.

Working on a bike for this summer.