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Re: For BHs who actually like cars - what is your daily driver?

Post by midareff » Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:48 am

2013 Mercedes C350 @ the moment, 2018 C63S due March.

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Post by mouth » Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:53 am

2017 Ford Focus RS for daily driving fun
... had to replace a 2010 Mitsu EVO X that had an impending SST transmission problem (grenade dodged)

2018 Kia Sportage SX for hitting trail heads with the dog and gear, salty roads, and long haul trips
... got tired of nursing a 2001 Acura MDX to keep it running and safe while lamenting the lack of any modern tech (like Android Auto which the Focus has).

I've always had two cars ever since I learned early on the joys of a cheap second beater used to get parts / go to work while working on my primary car (from oil changes to engine rebuilds). That transitioned to wanting a cheap but reliable tow vehicle (vice overloading my primary car) when I was amateur racing motorcycles and then a multiple dog owner needing room to haul them around. The Kia is the first "pricey" 2nd car I've had and it's honestly a bit of a present to myself ... I kept the MDX for 14 (bought used) years and I've done pretty well at avoiding lifestyle inflation in a situation where I could have really allowed it happen.

That said, I like cars, so in the end it's all the justification I need :)
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Post by arsenalfan » Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:56 am

randomguy wrote:
Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:17 pm
arsenalfan wrote:
Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:12 pm
wordsmith11 wrote:
Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:30 pm
2007 328xi
2015 535i Xdrive

Fantastic cars, but being friends with a BMW mechanic is helpful.
Is it true BMW tire insurance is recommended as well?
I have BMW friends who love them, but for some reaason the tires go quickly/aren't durable?
Most sporty cars use low profile, soft tires that perform great but are susceptible to road damage and wear rapidly (<30k miles). A most BMW's also use run flats.
Thanks for clarifying-explains all the grousing about the big pothole in front of our work parking lot.
I love the idea of BMWs etc -- but I am unreasonably thrown off by any unexpected repairs.
My GTI is the best compromise for frugal yet fun, and hasn't had any unexpected repairs (knock wood).
I am waiting for a fun $20k electric car, since the GTI is our 3rd car and used mostly for 20mile round trips M-Fri, and we have a surplus of electricity from our panels.

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Post by bi0hazard » Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:07 pm

ssquared87 wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:35 am
bi0hazard wrote:
Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:23 pm
bmw m2
How do you like this as a daily? I came extremely close to getting one but ended up getting a 2017 530i instead as a daily. I thought the M2 noise may get to me over long distances and the seats weren't as comfortable. Was also afraid that I'd get frustrated sitting in LA traffic and not being able to have any fun with it at all on my daily commute. But it sure would be perfect for my weekend drives.

I miss the manual transmission too. I keep an E36 M3 that I drive on the weekends to get my fix, but kind of wishing I went with a more exciting daily.
I really like it as a DD. I drive 40 miles per day. The seats are quite adjustable, so I personally don't have problems with comfort, though leather isn't what I'd call supple.

It is not a quiet car, but I wanted it louder ( for me, not to annoy bystandanders). I installed a hi-flow cat (fabspeed) and it's about 25% louder. Would like to add Dinan exhaust but I think it would cross into the obnoxious territory for the general public, so I will hold off.

The only real issue was that the m2 was a little mundane coming from a 5.0 mustang. Solved that with a $199 dinan tune, with torque likely more than a v8 at this point (adjustable through iphone app). :twisted:

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Post by Doom&Gloom » Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:13 pm

kerplunk wrote:
Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:59 pm
If more than 50% of the power is coming from the front wheels, you can’t call yourself a car enthusiast.

My most recent vehicles:

2008 Porsche Boxster
2013 Audi S4
2014 BMW 335i M-Sport
2016 Porsche Cayenne
+1
RWD ftw!

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Post by Earl Lemongrab » Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:26 pm

1995 Ford Bronco.
This week's fortune cookie: "Your financial life will be secure and beneficial." So I got that going for me, which is nice.

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Post by darrvao777 » Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:37 pm

OldSport wrote:
Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:53 pm
I understand that the most practical BH vehicles are used Toyotas, such as Corolla, Camry, RAV4, or Highlander, depending on your transportation needs. They are dependable, affordable, and reliable.

I recommend them for people starting out and need dependable transportation. With that said, I find them boring.

So to Bogleheads that like cars and see them more than just utilitarian transportation and can afford it, what is your current daily driver or what do you hope to get?
Hellcat

Not cheap,not very practical

But man do I enjoy that commute now

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Post by toofache32 » Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:49 pm

researcher wrote:
toofache32 wrote: 2015 GMC Denali 2500HD diesel pickup.
10 inch lift and 38 inch tires.
Hypertech tuner and 4.88 gear swap.
Sounds like you are really overcompensating for something.
What is the purpose of using a monster truck as a daily driver? How is that enjoyable?
Do you also have a set of TruckNutz hanging off the back? And roll coal on the other cars at every stop light?
After over a dozen trucks have been posted here, mine with larger tires hit a nerve with you? This is not a "monster truck" and similar trucks are everywhere in my farming/ranching/hunting community. The truck nutz are only worn on special occasions.

Yes it's extremely enjoyable. Tons of fun. It serves all my wants/needs in one vehicle....hauling, towing trailers, hunting, daily driving. Annoying you hippies is just an added bonus. :P
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Post by pennstater2005 » Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:57 pm

Earl Lemongrab wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:26 pm
1995 Ford Bronco.
I loved the old Ford Bronco's! The 2020 Bronco is possibly going to sit on an actual frame.

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Post by toofache32 » Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:03 pm

Earl Lemongrab wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:26 pm
1995 Ford Bronco.
Did they build those with solid front axle or IFS? Seems like there are fewer solid front axle these days. Maybe for good reason.

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Post by Alexa9 » Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:27 pm

I like cars but I like them reliable, low cost to own, long lasting, and intuitive features. I find a sports/luxury car to be a huge waste of money. The auto industry marketers have (mostly) males hooked. Everywhere from 007, Fast and the Furious, Video Games, NASCAR, etc. make people want fast cars. They have also convinced everyone they need an SUV. Sad! :mrgreen:

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Post by Earl Lemongrab » Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:36 pm

toofache32 wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:03 pm
Earl Lemongrab wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:26 pm
1995 Ford Bronco.
Did they build those with solid front axle or IFS? Seems like there are fewer solid front axle these days. Maybe for good reason.
I think full-sized Broncos had independent front suspension through most of its run. Certainly the newer ones, my 1987 had it as well.
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Post by Earl Lemongrab » Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:41 pm

pennstater2005 wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:57 pm
Earl Lemongrab wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:26 pm
1995 Ford Bronco.
I loved the old Ford Bronco's! The 2020 Bronco is possibly going to sit on an actual frame.
I'll be interested to see how the details shake out. Then I might be a player in the used market :)
This week's fortune cookie: "Your financial life will be secure and beneficial." So I got that going for me, which is nice.

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Post by Mosin9130 » Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:07 pm

The full size Bronco since 1980 had a version of IFS Ford called TTB (twin traction beam). Because of constant alignment needs and ball joint issues, most don't seem to care for it. If maintained, they aren't that bad. Admittedly, there's a lot of moving parts with a TTB.

The new Bronco will reportedly have solid axles very similar, if not the same, as the Wrangler.

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Post by srt7 » Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:20 pm

pennstater2005 wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:57 pm
Earl Lemongrab wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:26 pm
1995 Ford Bronco.
I loved the old Ford Bronco's! The 2020 Bronco is possibly going to sit on an actual frame.

Image


https://www.autoblog.com/article/2020-f ... de-3810685

Looks badass! I hope they stick with 2 doors only.
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Post by srt7 » Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:25 pm

kerplunk wrote:
Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:59 pm
If more than 50% of the power is coming from the front wheels, you can’t call yourself a car enthusiast.

My most recent vehicles:

2008 Porsche Boxster
2013 Audi S4
2014 BMW 335i M-Sport
2016 Porsche Cayenne
I think you're confusing racing enthusiast with car enthusiast.

Congrats on owning fast cars. Hope you go to your local race tracks often to fulfill your need for speed.
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Post by milkshakes » Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:29 pm

My DW and I share a daily driver. We recently bought a one year old Cadillac ATS for about 45% off the original MSRP. It has magnetic ride control, a manual transmission, and a limited slip differential.

It’s quiet, comfortable, and pretty quick. The chassis is excellent and it’s rewarding to drive on a good road. Plus, doing a smoky burnout in a Cadillac is pretty satisfying.

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Post by LadyGeek » Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:36 pm

I retitled the thread for clarity.

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Post by bubbadog » Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:29 pm

Daily- Toyota Tundra 4x4

Summer car- 1994 Mazda Miata

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Post by NJdad6 » Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:44 pm

Just saw a Motortrend review of the new Kia Stinger. Gave it rave reviews. Serious muscle car that can be a daily driver.

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Post by ssquared87 » Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:47 pm

Incendiary wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:20 am
ssquared87 wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:38 am
Incendiary wrote:
Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:53 pm
2004 ZHP 6MT
If you ever decide to sell, PM me
Will do, esp since you actually know what it is. I'll likely drive it into the ground, though. Already has some bad oil leaks that plague E46s and other BMWs of that era. :(
Haha yeah, basically every 100k miles everything starts leaking but once you change out the gaskets etc you’re good for another 100k.

Don’t think the engines or transmissions in these cars ever die even with spirited driving.

Plus nothing around these days is remotely as engaging to drive.

Glad you enjoy it though, hope those leaks don’t keep you from having fun!

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Post by Slacker » Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:29 pm

Used to autocross every summer in FWD compact cars in street tire classes (and occasional friday night open drag racing at the strip). Practically rebuilt, modified or tinkered with everything on my old cars outside of the short block.

However, my daily driver is a 2017 Prius Prime.

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Post by victw » Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:00 pm

CardinalRule wrote:
Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:52 pm
2016 Mazda MX-5, better known as a Miata. Frugal (by sporty car standards), fun, and not very practical. :happy

But it is my daily driver.
+1

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Post by GreatLaker » Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:25 pm

WanderingDoc wrote:
Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:16 pm
'06 Lexus IS350 in the summer
'09 Subie AWD for the winter
I have a '12 IS350 AWD.

Lexus luxury with 'yota reliability and durability. In 6 years nothing has broken or needed unscheduled service. The only one issue was a recall for the emergency escape handle in the trunk. Hope to keep it for at least another decade. It does not have the road feel of a BMW 3 series, but I doubt I would have gotten that reliability from a luxury European sedan.

Recently replaced the original tires with Nokian WRG3 all-weather tires. Great traction except not so good in deep snow because of the low ground clearance. The AWD is definitely rear biased as it is easy to hang the back end out a bit on snowy corners. I'm surprised how much the stability control lets me play like that before it intervenes.

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Post by foamypirate » Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:27 pm

2002 Corvette...bright red, of course.

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Post by sitout » Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:39 pm

2017 VW GTI manual
2015 Hyundai Tucson

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Post by westcoast » Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:44 pm

2006 Lexus es330 for long trips. 2017 Honda CR-V el for daily driving.

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Post by WanderingDoc » Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:56 pm

GreatLaker wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:25 pm
WanderingDoc wrote:
Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:16 pm
'06 Lexus IS350 in the summer
'09 Subie AWD for the winter
I have a '12 IS350 AWD.

Lexus luxury with 'yota reliability and durability. In 6 years nothing has broken or needed unscheduled service. The only one issue was a recall for the emergency escape handle in the trunk. Hope to keep it for at least another decade. It does not have the road feel of a BMW 3 series, but I doubt I would have gotten that reliability from a luxury European sedan.

Recently replaced the original tires with Nokian WRG3 all-weather tires. Great traction except not so good in deep snow because of the low ground clearance. The AWD is definitely rear biased as it is easy to hang the back end out a bit on snowy corners. I'm surprised how much the stability control lets me play like that before it intervenes.
Yup. Bulletproof reliability. Still drives smooth and is quick as heck. A BMW would have been in the shop once a year I bet! Check out the new LC500 :greedy :twisted:
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Post by newtonc » Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:01 pm

2018 Toyota Avalon.
traded in 2004 Chevrolet Impala which needed to go..

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Post by ssquared87 » Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:14 pm

bi0hazard wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:07 pm
ssquared87 wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:35 am
bi0hazard wrote:
Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:23 pm
bmw m2
How do you like this as a daily? I came extremely close to getting one but ended up getting a 2017 530i instead as a daily. I thought the M2 noise may get to me over long distances and the seats weren't as comfortable. Was also afraid that I'd get frustrated sitting in LA traffic and not being able to have any fun with it at all on my daily commute. But it sure would be perfect for my weekend drives.

I miss the manual transmission too. I keep an E36 M3 that I drive on the weekends to get my fix, but kind of wishing I went with a more exciting daily.
I really like it as a DD. I drive 40 miles per day. The seats are quite adjustable, so I personally don't have problems with comfort, though leather isn't what I'd call supple.

It is not a quiet car, but I wanted it louder ( for me, not to annoy bystandanders). I installed a hi-flow cat (fabspeed) and it's about 25% louder. Would like to add Dinan exhaust but I think it would cross into the obnoxious territory for the general public, so I will hold off.

The only real issue was that the m2 was a little mundane coming from a 5.0 mustang. Solved that with a $199 dinan tune, with torque likely more than a v8 at this point (adjustable through iphone app). :twisted:
Good feedback thanks! Dinan tunes are usually pretty damn good, glad you're enjoying yours :)

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Post by jainn » Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:37 pm

midareff wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:48 am
2013 Mercedes C350 @ the moment, 2018 C63S due March.
pure curiosity...why c63s and not e63s?
Thanks
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Post by whodidntante » Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:52 pm

Doom&Gloom wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:13 pm
kerplunk wrote:
Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:59 pm
If more than 50% of the power is coming from the front wheels, you can’t call yourself a car enthusiast.

My most recent vehicles:

2008 Porsche Boxster
2013 Audi S4
2014 BMW 335i M-Sport
2016 Porsche Cayenne
+1
RWD ftw!
My last three cars have all been RWD despite living in the snowbelt. It builds character, I guess. But I just really prefer it to FWD.

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Post by daveydoo » Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:52 pm

Well I think we're back on track again -- in terms of the subject line -- but for a while this had devolved into a simple roll call of "what car do you drive?" :D

Or maybe there is a really broad spectrum of what it means to "actually like cars." :D
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Post by wyren » Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:18 am

2016 MB S550, smooth and powerful
2017 Toyota Sienna, good for driving 3 kids around

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Post by bi0hazard » Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:54 am

daveydoo wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:52 pm
Well I think we're back on track again -- in terms of the subject line -- but for a while this had devolved into a simple roll call of "what car do you drive?" :D

Or maybe there is a really broad spectrum of what it means to "actually like cars." :D
I was thinking the same exact thing. :confused

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Post by Carter3 » Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:15 am

whodidntante wrote:
Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:09 pm
2017 Mustang GT with a manual transmission. It's my only car, which makes winter lots of fun.
A buddy off mine came over one weekend in the middle of winter driving his new mustang gt. Two weekends later he came over with a different "new car". My wife asked., how many new cars he had. He stated that he almost killed himself leaving our home in the mustang so he sold it that Monday and was thankful that he still had his life

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Post by Angelus359 » Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:16 am

I actually like driving my Prius.

It's not just utilitarian.
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Post by ssquared87 » Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:36 am

Carter3 wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:15 am
whodidntante wrote:
Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:09 pm
2017 Mustang GT with a manual transmission. It's my only car, which makes winter lots of fun.
A buddy off mine came over one weekend in the middle of winter driving his new mustang gt. Two weekends later he came over with a different "new car". My wife asked., how many new cars he had. He stated that he almost killed himself leaving our home in the mustang so he sold it that Monday and was thankful that he still had his life
Throwing on a set of winter tires would have been a safer and cheaper option

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Post by gunn_show » Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:08 am

07 Lexus GX470 AWD V8 ... beast and love it
07 Lexus GS350 RWD V6 ... stealth family sedan

Really want another s2000 or Cayman 987.2 but we drive so little as is, no point
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Post by midareff » Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:04 am

jainn wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:37 pm
midareff wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:48 am
2013 Mercedes C350 @ the moment, 2018 C63S due March.
pure curiosity...why c63s and not e63s?
Thanks
Jainn

https://www.mbusa.com/mercedes/vehicles ... del-E63W4S
In the 5 years I have had the C350 the rear seats have been used 4 times, max, so I don't need a larger car, and actually prefer the C's size. I live in snow free South Florida so four wheel drive isn't a necessity and an E optioned the same way is about $32K more. As far as horsepower an ECU piggyback tune takes the C over 600 horse and torque to match the E and that's under $2K, just in case I don't find 503 horse adequate. :oops:

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Post by ShenziNation » Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:53 am

daveydoo wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:52 pm
Well I think we're back on track again -- in terms of the subject line -- but for a while this had devolved into a simple roll call of "what car do you drive?" :D

Or maybe there is a really broad spectrum of what it means to "actually like cars." :D
I love cars, I love WRC/Rally cars, and I love trucks, American mainly. I'd love a F-150 Sport. Or if they brought back the Lightning. I've had some fast gas guzzlers pre-marriage/kids, but those were on the company dime. Ain't OPM a great thing!

But then I drive a Toyota RAV 4. Just like a lazy portfolio, I don't need something that's going to cost me more to maintain and insure. I need something dependent, reliable, and long-term, not too much gizmodry. A Toyota/Honda/Nissan is your index fund. I'm trying to retire early, little red Toyota will get me there faster than a double-price Lexus.

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That's why you got the answers you asked for; I didn't see tangents and devolving replies. If kids were out of the picture, I'd be driving a MX-5/Miata and sliding.

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Post by Houe » Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:01 am

2009 Cadillac CTS (direct injection). It has been a nice car. I got it before I was married (or a boglehead) so my next car is probably going to be a civic or something very practical.

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Post by lthenderson » Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:04 am

1998 Honda Civic Coupe with manual transmission. I didn't actually enjoy it all that much when I bought it new but these days with our other cars full of buttons, screens and gizmos (with automatic transmissions too), I really enjoy my time driving it again. It is simple and without all the electronic distractions, I enjoy the experience more.

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Re: For BHs who actually like cars - [what car do you drive every day?]

Post by JuniorBH » Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:07 am

2015 X5 50i

Continuously looking at the X5M but haven't pulled the trigger. And eventually I'll own another E92 M3; sold mine for the X5 upon arrival of child #1.

truenorth418
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Re: For BHs who actually like cars - [what car do you drive every day?]

Post by truenorth418 » Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:17 am

No car here. I live in NYC so my car was an unnecessary expense and I sold it two years ago.

I couldn't be happier walking and taking public transit. If I ever need a car I just rent one or just use one of the several car sharing services. With all the walking I do now I am healthier and saving tons of money.

Drew777
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Re: For BHs who actually like cars - [what car do you drive every day?]

Post by Drew777 » Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:54 am

I have a 2015 Tacoma Double Cab and a 2007 BMW M6 convertible 6 speed.

notinuse
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Re: For BHs who actually like cars - what is your daily driver?

Post by notinuse » Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:57 am

ssquared87 wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:36 am
Carter3 wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:15 am
whodidntante wrote:
Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:09 pm
2017 Mustang GT with a manual transmission. It's my only car, which makes winter lots of fun.
A buddy off mine came over one weekend in the middle of winter driving his new mustang gt. Two weekends later he came over with a different "new car". My wife asked., how many new cars he had. He stated that he almost killed himself leaving our home in the mustang so he sold it that Monday and was thankful that he still had his life
Throwing on a set of winter tires would have been a safer and cheaper option
I agree. I drove a 2000 Z28 as my daily driver for eight years. Had a set of winter tires and wheels, and had no problem driving in snow and ice.

dziuniek
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Re: For BHs who actually like cars - what is your daily driver?

Post by dziuniek » Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:06 am

stoptothink wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:13 am
dziuniek wrote:
Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:04 pm
'2000 Toyota MR2 Spyder

Being 6'0 feet tall - I have to be the silliest* looking bastard on the road in the tiny thing!

... and yes - it's stick.
I have a 6'5" friend who owns a '05 MR2, and I have put my 6'1" body into the passenger seat to take a mountain drive with him. Another boglehead gear/motorhead, but as one who spent most of their time (and money) in their late teens/early twenties racing motorcycles on the track, there is pretty much nothing even close to legal on public streets that is going to be all that fun to me. I enjoy my walking work commute and getting around town on my bike more than I would driving pretty much anything out there on a crowded road (doesn't stop me from occasionally driving the AMG and Porsche daily driven by my brothers). Maybe in a few years when our portfolio adds another zero, the wife and I might add a 2nd car to the garage; something "fun" but practical like a Golf R. We've had a few recent discussions about it.
I am guessing at 6'5 - half of his head is sticking out above the windshield, haha.

smitcat
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Re: For BHs who actually like cars - [what car do you drive every day?]

Post by smitcat » Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:19 am

truenorth418 wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:17 am
No car here. I live in NYC so my car was an unnecessary expense and I sold it two years ago.

I couldn't be happier walking and taking public transit. If I ever need a car I just rent one or just use one of the several car sharing services. With all the walking I do now I am healthier and saving tons of money.
Seems like this - "For BHs who actually like cars - [what car do you drive every day?]"
does not apply to you at all.

lazydavid
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Re: For BHs who actually like cars - what is your daily driver?

Post by lazydavid » Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:37 am

daveydoo wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:31 am
For the last 4+ years, off-lease 2011 BMW 335d

For day-to-day real-world driving under mixed conditions, nothing I've tested has been as fun. Summer tires all year 'round :D. I need 4 seats. But I can't really recommend it owing to reliability issues.
Love my 2011 335d, chipped up to 500+ lbft of torque. Hasn't been quite as bulletproof as my E46, but all of my issues have been related to the emissions crap. At some point it'll all get removed and then I'll be fine for the long haul. Hoping to drive this one for at least the same 12 years as the last one.

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