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Old 03-05-2007, 10:59 AM   #61
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Yelnad, you guys sure drive a lot. Live far from work?

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I drive 46 miles round trip each day and my car is the "family" car that we take on all weekend trips and outings. I bought it new. My husband is an Account Exec for a bank so he's on the road all the time. His territory is all of PA except Philly and Pitts. His car was used and had 27k on it when he bought it? The truck is also used and had 50k on it when we bought it. Yes, we beat them pretty hard
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1998 Pontiac Bonneville 155k - Our commuter car. Love it... pissed they stopped building it. Yearn for an '05 GXP.

1990 Chevy 2500 188k - The workhorse

1977 Chevy 1500 ? miles - Family heirloom... can't stand to part with it.

1994 Impala SS 102k - Her hotrod.

1972 Chevelle ? miles - My hotrod. 454 cubic inches... zoom zoom.



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I forgot the weekend toy, the 52 Ford Pickup

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BEAUTIFUL TRUCK!

You guys keeping these old cars/trucks running deserve major kudos! I love them but we lack the space/energy/time to maintain one right now.

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1994 Acura Integra - 112k miles, 5spd . LS only, so small weak, underperforming engine... either that or my shifting is not good enough.
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2006 Chevy HHR 14,000 miles (had 13,000 when I bought it in Oct. traded in '96 Mitsubishi Galant)
2004 KIA Spectra ~4,000 miles (traded in '97 Buick Century)
2003 Torker Boardwalk 6-speed bicycle, decked out with chrome fenders, and lots of lights. 8)
1987 Schwinn 10-sp mtn. bike, decked out with chrome fenders, and swept-back handlebars.


And if I take on the part-time j*b I've been offered after ER, I'll be driving a 45 foot Prevost Motor Coach
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'98 Ford F-150 XLT extended cab w/140k miles.
'07 Toyota Camry LE 4 cyl. auto trans.

Traded a 1990 Honda Accord that we bought new & drove for 16 yrs for the Camry. I'll be getting a new truck prior to retirement.
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A high-end german made car. I'm spoiled now from this particular brand of German cars

Hey, Drip Guy - Very cooool vette....
Thanks! I was never a Corvette nut, like many owners are, but the new one has refined things really well - no more squeaky box of rox feel...

My 'weekender' is a 2000 Ford truck - sometimes feel that is much more my style. 150,000 miles; still drives and looks like new.



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2006 Chev Trailblazer, 18k miles. So so gas mileage but drives great.
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2005 Ford Five Hundred for Dad
2002 Mustang Convertible for Mom
2005 Jeep Wrangler for the kids - 16, 18 and 20

Nice income stream for the insurance man!

I'm a big fan of bringing back the horse!

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2006 Ford Expedition 4x4 Limited - paid cash, ordered from factory, 16K miles
2006 Ford F350 4x4 diesel pickup - paid cash, ordered from factory, 4K miles

Sold last year: 2000 Ford diesel full size van, 1997 Ford Expedition w/177K miles.

We plan to keep these until 177K also
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You too can Fire !

Stop workin' and start livin'

- just git those expenses down !
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I drive a 2003 Toyota Camry. We bought it used in 2005.

I used to drive a 1990 Toyota Camry, we passed that one down to our younger son. He recently got hit on the left side, just past the door to the gas tank. The poor car already had an advanced case of rust, so it looks even worse now. It wasn't his fault and the other driver's insurance has already told us that the car is a "total loss", but it's still drivable so we are keeping it for now. Whatever they pay us for the accident we will set aside for the next Toyota. It won't be very much.

Hubby drives a 1995 Ford Ranger. It's been paid off for a long time and he just uses it to commute so it's a keeper.

Our 22 year old son just bought his own 2007 Toyota Yaris. He graduated from college last May and is in his first well paying job. Toyota has a wonderful college financing program for recent college graduates. Unless you have something negative in your credit history they assume you are credit worthy. He got a very good rate for a first timer and a $400 rebate.

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Toyota has a wonderful college financing program for recent college graduates. Unless you have something negative in your credit history they assume you are credit worthy. He got a very good rate for a first timer and a $400 rebate.

Sounds like a business decision to attract customers for life, if done well.
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How did I miss this thread? I love cars!!!!

I'm driving a 2007 BMW 335i (with the twin turbos)

During the summer and for Autocross and track days I drive my 2003 Honda S2000

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me - 1998 Mazda Millenia, ~ 125,000 miles. Bought it used and will keep running it until it starts having problems...none yet - knock on wood!

DH - 2007 Chevy Impala - company car...only 2 weeks old
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How did I miss this thread? I love cars!!!!

I'm driving a 2007 BMW 335i (with the twin turbos)

During the summer and for Autocross and track days I drive my 2003 Honda S2000

Awesome! Over the years, a ton (okay, ten or fifteen) people I work with have bought the newer 3 and 5 series, with an occasional 7 and an "M3/M5" thrown in, and every one of them seems enamored with the new 335, so that must be some piece of iron!
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had you just waited until the vertibles came out you could have combined the two and saved some garage space...

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Awesome! Over the years, a ton (okay, ten or fifteen) people I work with have bought the newer 3 and 5 series, with an occasional 7 and an "M3/M5" thrown in, and every one of them seems enamored with the new 335, so that must be some piece of iron!
curiously, the 7 winds up being worth about the same as the 3 after 3 to 5 years because anyone who can afford to pay for any of that technology that goes bad can afford a new 7. the 5 vertible is a gorgeous car though. don't think i'll ever have the portfolio for that.
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Awesome! Over the years, a ton (okay, ten or fifteen) people I work with have bought the newer 3 and 5 series, with an occasional 7 and an "M3/M5" thrown in, and every one of them seems enamored with the new 335, so that must be some piece of iron!
It is an awesome car. Every day that I arrive to work in one piece it's a miracle. It loves to be driven hard (and fast) but at the same time it's not too harsh and it gets 30mpg on the highway. The build quality is good, although I don't think is good as the previous 3 series. In a straight line the car is a beast and will easily run a 0-60 in under 5 seconds (mine is a manual) I've never run a quarter mile in it, but I know several of the car mags have and hit the trap at well over 100mph.

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Nope. Totally different cars. The 335 Convert is going to weigh 4,000 pounds. My S2000 weighs 2600 and is a much smaller car. You don't climb in so much as you strap it on. Mine has been set up for the track and is so much fun to drive. In addition, the 6 speed in my S2K has such short throws it's a blast.

Just keeping my girls in tires is probably going to delay my FIRE date by a couple years. Oh well
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