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#455621 - 11/30/13 09:06 PM Show Your Ride
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Hi guys. Since I've been here, I've seen a few "show your" threads, such as Show Your Pets, started by Anomalous, and Show Your Pad, started by me. "Show Your Pad" didn't exactly go anywhere. This probably won't either, but its' worth a try.

This is my 2009 Toyota Yaris. Yeah, it's no big, bad muscle machine but I love this little car. cool



Yes, I know the Falcons suck this season. You don't have to remind me. blush



No, I don't exactly try to hide the fact that I'm a huge nerd, as is evidenced by my Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, and Legend of Zelda decals. Love the LOTR one especially.



Probably my favorite decal, added only recently. Not sure people outside the US will get this, because I'm not sure the trend of putting little stick figure family decals, indicating the number, gender, and approximate age of the people in your family on your car has caught on outside the US. Otherwise, this is a pretty funny decal. laugh




So, if you feel up to it, show your ride!

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#455634 - 11/30/13 10:00 PM Re: Show Your Ride [Re: BraveFalcon]
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Registered: 09/27/03
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this was the last car of mine that i ever cared about.

i rolled it and sold it.


Pontiac Acadian Canso 2 Door Hardtop (mine was 1967 with a 327)


below is exactly my ride but in red (mine was black as above).


i actually loved that car.

cry just could not afford to drive it, fix it or keep it. frown

that was about 20 years ago.
i did not own a car for the longest time after that.
had a few tour vans, but they were just tools.

after i had kids, it was mini-van time.

not one of those vehicles is worth viewing.

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#455824 - 12/03/13 09:11 AM Re: Show Your Ride [Re: BraveFalcon]
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Love the Yaris. My wife and I have an 08. Great car!

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#455904 - 12/03/13 08:53 PM Re: Show Your Ride [Re: BraveFalcon]
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My ride:

1999 Subaru Forester

http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulletin/...an-73b2ba37.jpg

NOTE: The above image is NOT my car, but rather is just a representative picture. My car is never that clean and mine has a Yakima bike rack on top. wink

This car is hands down my favorite car out of all the ones I've owned. It handles great, it has huge cargo capacity, and gets decent gas mileage. The AWD is great up here in the winter.

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#455922 - 12/03/13 10:03 PM Re: Show Your Ride [Re: BraveFalcon]
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As you often do Falcon, a subj near and dear to my heart.

This is Dorothy. Her title says she started her life in Kansas and she's not in Kansas any more. Stock Y2K model - that makes her 14 - with a fat German V8 and 12mpg city/20 hwy.

Though the compliments on her are gratifying - anyone relate to this? - my biggest satisfaction is keeping her in brilliant condition, even had a local cop on his 7-Eleven break asking a lot of questions (engine, original paint, etc.) and drooling over her in the parking lot.






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#455985 - 12/04/13 09:36 AM Re: Show Your Ride [Re: BraveFalcon]
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Beautiful car! I've always had a soft spot in my heart for German cars. I prefer mine a bit older (pre-1990s). My dream German car is a 1978-1984 Mercedes 240D. However, maneuvering that boat through snow drifts would be challenging. RWD is not conducive for life in the snow belt.

Although I could get a BMW 325ix...

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#456381 - 12/08/13 12:02 PM Re: Show Your Ride [Re: atari_kid86]
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Hi Guys. Thanks for participating! I didn't think anybody would. Nice shots. VV that Pontiac Acadian Canso looks like one bad-ass machine. Sweet.

Originally Posted By: atari_kid86
Love the Yaris. My wife and I have an 08. Great car!


Yeah, it's great little economy car and it has a surprising amount of zip when you press the accelerator. I once ran into a guy who was a traveling salesman and he said he got 250,000 miles out of his without ever having to fix it. He must have done an awful lot of driving as a traveling salesmen because you wouldn't think that Yarises have even been around long enough for someone to put 250K on one but that's what he said. I only hope and pray I have the same kind of luck with mine. I'm going to need it. Peace,

Ken

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#456427 - 12/08/13 08:12 PM Re: Show Your Ride [Re: atari_kid86]
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I have a soft spot for the 1980-85 Mercedes 300D. A diesel mechanic told me that engine will go toe-to-toe with the large Cummins engines in over-the-road trucks and Greyhound buses. It is just about bulletproof.

My parents had a 1983 300D when I was a kid….gray with 'palomino' beige leather interior. I almost bought one for $2,100 a few years back---"only" 188K miles---maintained by a Delta Airlines mechanic. I wish I had bought it since they have actually gone up in value since then. Oh well.

Btw: My first car was a 1976 BMW 2002. We bought it from a neighbor for $3,500. It was white with blue interior---4-speed manual transmission, manual crank sunroof, non-working A/C, and 90,000 miles on the clock. I sold it six years later for $4,000 so I could buy a Toyota 4-Runner...and have regretted it ever since.

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#456430 - 12/08/13 08:48 PM Re: Show Your Ride [Re: BraveFalcon]
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44 mpg....thought about cutting off the hatchback, adding a rollbar and mag wheels.....but that'd cut me down to 37 mpg.


Edited by freeze-on (12/08/13 08:50 PM)

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#456487 - 12/09/13 07:53 PM Re: Show Your Ride [Re: BraveFalcon]
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Love the Metro. My sister had a 91. It had the three cylinder with a 5 speed.

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#456528 - 12/10/13 12:38 PM Re: Show Your Ride [Re: BraveFalcon]
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Toyota Auris Hybrid, over here in the UK the lovely UK government tax your salary if you have a company car which they base on the CO2 output.

I had a Volvo before this and at the start of each year I owed the government tax on around £2K of earnings before I'd even started earning.
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#456549 - 12/10/13 07:18 PM Re: Show Your Ride [Re: BraveFalcon]
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This picture is similar to our current truck, my wife wanted it and it's growing on me.
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#456641 - 12/11/13 10:30 PM Re: Show Your Ride [Re: BraveFalcon]
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The gasoline drinking beast...
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#456646 - 12/11/13 11:29 PM Re: Show Your Ride [Re: Suwanee]
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It looks hungry.... eek

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#456663 - 12/12/13 04:04 AM Re: Show Your Ride [Re: BraveFalcon]
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No shame in a hungry beast, imo. My neighbor ditched his monster, black F150 for a Prius this year (wtf?). Loves the mileage, but I think he's lost some of his moxie.

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#456668 - 12/12/13 06:46 AM Re: Show Your Ride [Re: BraveFalcon]
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Nothing wrong with a Prius Lancer, I've been driving Hybrids for the last 7 years and would go completely electric if I could. Mind you with petrol at around £1.30 per litre over here in the UK or around 6.40 dollars per US gallon you can see why.
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Go back?" he thought. "No good at all! Go sideways? Impossible! Go forward? Only thing to do! On we go!" So up he got, and trotted along with his little sword held in front of him and one hand feeling the wall, and his heart all of a patter and a pitter

J.R.R.Tolkien, The Hobbit

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#456791 - 12/14/13 10:05 AM Re: Show Your Ride [Re: BraveFalcon]
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Wow. The FJ Cruisers are way cool machines.

I almost bought a hybrid a few years back. I found a 2001 Honda Insight for sale. But I realized that a 2 seater probably wouldn't work for the long term. Still though a very fun car to drive (and it could get up to 70 mpg!).

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#457531 - 12/28/13 09:09 AM Re: Show Your Ride [Re: BraveFalcon]
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Atari-kid86 & Suwanee,

I've owned quite a few old Mercedes diesels over the years. I bought my first in 1987, a 1968 200D with the little fins, was an awesome car. Years later (90's) we bought used 300D sedans & wagons for cheap dependable commuter cars. We bought them well used with hundreds of thousands of miles & decades on them. I used to tinker with them adjusting valves, changing oil, etc.. They saved us a lot of money over the years. I ended up junking most of them, even though they ran, it was just easier to replace with another when rust or other peripheral items got to bad. They *were* surprisingly good in the snow with studded snow tires, too. They are just all around awesome cars with drive trains last seemingly forever.

I bought my wife an 06 Jeep Liberty TURBO DIESEL new when they came out. Mercedes owned Chrysler /Jeep a couple of years and experimented with putting their diesel engines in to the Liberty & Grand Cherokee. We love our liberty, has 147K on it now and runs like a champ, surprisingly fast too. This is one we plan on keeping for 20 years or more.

I drive a 98 Lincoln Navigator with 112K miles, a big pig on gas but need it to haul all the big toys. I'm not pissing away $60K for a new one just because mine is long in the tooth.

If I was in the position to throw money away at a new car today, I'd buy a new Caddy, their new Xts sedan. I always loved Caddys ever since my father bought one used in 1975, an all white 1964 sedan Deville with the short fins, man I loved that car and it lighted my fire for big Caddys & Lincolns.

My very first car in 1985 was a long black 1977 Lincoln Town Car, one huge boxy lead sled of a car. It was my favorite car. That car was so posh with it's pillowed leather interior, oval opera windows in the back, with a ride like it was a magic carpet. I still look and drool at the survivors on Ebay Motors from time to time.

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#457548 - 12/28/13 06:14 PM Re: Show Your Ride [Re: BraveFalcon]
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This is cheating a bit, because it's actually my dad's car. But he lets me drive it. I haven't passed my test yet. When I drive he's usually hanging on to the dashboard screaming that I'm too close to the edge of the road. I'm not! It's just his perception is all off because he's in the passenger seat for a change.



It's an Isuzu Trooper. It recently hit 333,333 miles and it's about as old as me. You can barely see any of the rust in this picture!

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#457553 - 12/28/13 07:28 PM Re: Show Your Ride [Re: BraveFalcon]
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I looked high and low to find a picture of my first car, but came up empty. This is NOT my old car, but it's pretty close. It was a 1976 BMW 2002--white with blue interior, 4-speed manual, manual crank sunroof, non-working A/C and a small dent in the door. We bought it from a neighbor for $3,500 and I kept it for six years before selling it for $4K. I really, really, really miss that car.

Will


Edited by Suwanee (12/28/13 07:29 PM)
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#457557 - 12/28/13 09:53 PM Re: Show Your Ride [Re: txb]
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Originally Posted By: txb
This is cheating a bit, because it's actually my dad's car. But he lets me drive it. I haven't passed my test yet. When I drive he's usually hanging on to the dashboard screaming that I'm too close to the edge of the road. I'm not! It's just his perception is all off because he's in the passenger seat for a change.


Hi TXB. It's not cheating. It's the closest thing to being your car that you have so, in a way, it's your car. Having over 333K miles on it at least means it's reliable. I'll have my fingers crossed for you that it stays that way.

Oh yeah, and don't feel bad that your dad acts that way when you're driving. I've been driving for over 20 years and my mom still does shit like that when I'm behind the wheel. Do you ever notice your dad trying to step on the imaginary brake when he's riding with you? LOL! grin Peace,

Ken


Edited by BraveFalcon (12/29/13 10:45 AM)

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#457581 - 12/29/13 10:44 AM Re: Show Your Ride [Re: txb]
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Edited by BraveFalcon (12/29/13 10:44 AM)
Edit Reason: Double post.

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#457722 - 12/31/13 09:17 PM Re: Show Your Ride [Re: BraveFalcon]
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Edited by Suwanee (12/31/13 09:18 PM)
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#457723 - 12/31/13 09:19 PM Re: Show Your Ride [Re: atari_kid86]
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I ran across this:

New York Times ---Mercedes 300D

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