What do you drive?

Discussion in 'About the Members' started by Venom, Oct 27, 2005.

  1. tablariddim forexU2 Valued Senior Member

    Don't mosk top in that car, you Will be stopped and searched one day.
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  3. fess Registered Senior Member

    MV Augusta Brutale
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  5. spidergoat Liddle' Dick Tater Valued Senior Member

    Dude! That's a bitchin' bike!
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  7. Russ723 Relatively Hairless Ape Registered Senior Member

    I have a 79 Trans Am 403/auto (that I'm too lazy to fix) and an 01 Jeep Wrangler.

    Off-roading isn't very much fun when you're making payments on the fucker.

    I'm gonna trade it in on a new GTO LS2 (aka Aussie Holden Monaro) or Corvette.

    Still undecided.
  8. Cris In search of Immortality Valued Senior Member

    In 1999 I bought the BMW M Coupe - all black with black leather interior. Inside the cockpit I had a 20 speaker Harmon Kardon sound system - nice. Kinda like a sound system on wheels.

    This car was voted the Sports Car of the Year in Europe. In Silicon Valley here I was the fastest thing on the streets and I have appropriate speeding tickets for pushing the envelope too often. I did find the radar detector very distracting after a while. But did achieve first name recognition with locals CHIPS officers, and deputy Sheriffs.

    I found it very humerous when waiting at a stop light (left lane) with 5 lanes of traffic and a patrol car pulls up in the far right lane - we looked at each other and waved in recognition.

    But the car had some disadvantages. Stick shift is OK but I spent most of my driving life on the left and over here using my right hand to shift never became satisfying. And too low, with most cars here being SUVs I felt definitely at a disadvantage. And leather in hot weather and wearing shorts - yuck - sticky flesh. And the huge rear view mirror obscurred too much of my forward view - too dangerous.

    Now I've come down in status and have the more practical mini SUV - Honda CRV 2005.
  9. Cris In search of Immortality Valued Senior Member

    In the 1980s, while commuting into London every day from Maidstone, I bought a Kawasaki 750cc. Great for manoevering through all the staionary traffic. But I did see many crashes and accidents with other bikes. When I finally skidded in wet weather and was thrown through the windshield of an oncoming car - I thought - this is too dangerous. Without my crash helmet I would now be dead.
  10. tablariddim forexU2 Valued Senior Member

    Wow, that's some experience Cris; hope I never have to go through anything so traumatic. I wonder if you were 'meant to live'; did you invent anything profound during your IT career?
  11. Cris In search of Immortality Valued Senior Member

    Invent anything - no patents yet. I was recognized by Oracle though as having designed and built the world's largest Oracle DB in a TPC-C benchmark back in 1997 - first clustered NT result as well. Not really earth shattering unless you are into industry benchmarks.

    So no I was just a statistic - of those who have similar accidents some must live and some must die - just a matter of mathematics.
  12. Tiassa Let us not launch the boat ... Staff Member

    I drive a 1990 Toyota Camry LE. First car I've had in years, first time I've driven (legally) in ... eight years, I think.

    I'm absolutely in love with the Mustangs right now, largely because it looks like a Mustang should look. Beyond that, if I had the money, I'd probably buy a Volvo, of all things. Of course, I have to look at what's out there. As of August 31, 2005, the issue date on my license, Americans have one more thing to worry about: Tiassa with front-wheel drive. 'Course, I just got the car a couple weeks ago.
  13. Cris In search of Immortality Valued Senior Member

    Volvo? Child safety?

    Good choice. This will appear like I'm dangerous but I've had very few traffic accidents - but I did have a near head-on crash while driving a Volvo (rental). The other car was a BMW. The Volvo suffered a loose front fender and a scratch - the BMW had to be written-off. I was very impressed by the Volvo - built like a tank, and umm just as ugly.
  14. Paraclete Banned Banned

    Volvo is build to last forever - I travel all over the world - and when I see a truck still able to drive on the worst dirt road in the middle of nowhere in Africa - it always says VOLVO on it

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  15. ReighnStorm The Smoke that Thunders Registered Senior Member

    car now... Crown Victoria-Ford
    previous cars
    1st was Mercedes, RX-7, Mustang, Park Avenue, Buick Lebaron Convertable,
    Grand AM, Geo Storm, Green Grenada, Cougar, some other big buick!
  16. Venom (1,000,546 posts)or maybe just Registered Senior Member

    rx-7! awesome hehe
    mustang is alright, by any chance was the big buick a grand national?
  17. allisone417 i'll be in my room Registered Senior Member

    one of those 1982 beige volvo tanks. 5 years older than I am.
  18. Zook Registered Member

    2005 Toyota Corolla CE-SE
  19. Tiassa Let us not launch the boat ... Staff Member

    General safety, and there is a certain aesthetic quality that comes about with a Volvo. Like the S60. It's pretty. It screams with up to 300 hp. There is a manual transmission available. I mean, I have a thing for the Nissan Z, but at some point family sensibility must necessarily have a voice. It's not that I fear for my daughter's life in a Z. In fact, if there is any common blood between the 350Z and the 260s and 280s of yesteryear, she's probably safer in a Z with me at the wheel than any other car I could drive. I love driving a 280 with six cylinders and a five-speed. (Okay, the Recaro seats helped somewhat, but still ....)

    As I get used to my old Camry, I find it is sufficient. I don't need to be screaming all over the counties, and the V-6 makes up for the automatic transmission and the bland box aesthetic.

    And no, the fact that Tigger is dating a barfly getting divorced from a real, honest-to-whatever sham marriage for his green Mustang doesn't turn me off of those beautiful machines, but I remember the Mustang II--my mother had one. By the time I can afford a Mustang, they might well have become a new debacle all over again.

    I would say something about the delay in posting this response, but ... er ... I mean ... yeah.
  20. przyk squishy Valued Senior Member

    No license (yet) so I drive a bicycle (2 wheels, 21 gears, manual transmission).
  21. Varda The Bug Lady Valued Senior Member

    i hop on the mercedes and the driver takes me where i need to go

    yes, i take the bus... details, details
  22. draqon Banned Banned

    same thing here

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