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What cars do you own/drive?

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One of these - The 1.9 TDI. Nice car. Saw it a lot on TV in july :p.
 
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Beautiful car, Hugh Januss.

Spare Tyre said:
1987 Toyota Corolla sedan. It's a little rusted, and has always been unattractive, but we hope to keep it for a few years yet.

Mr Spare Tyre and I try to minimize our carbon footprint, so we have switched to bike and PT use where possible, with occasional use of the car.

In any case, I'm not interested in spending vast amounts of money on a heap of metal to get around in.

My thoughts are similar. Sadly, biking to work and for most errands is impossible for me and we have only a very limited bus system here, so I have to rely on a car (2000 Honda Accord) much more than I would like.
 
Oldman said:
Susan-you can rent almost anything with more economy, performance and dignity than your rental.

WE decided that with four of us we need a mini-van on vacation. Somehow we end up toting a lot around. Right now we are in the mountains of West Virginia, and yes the performance could be a bit better. But it is otherwise just fine, lots of space for luggage and long legs and good for the old folks' bad backs.

Susan
 
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Nothing. I don't own a car at the moment and must rely on my girlfriend and/or her car to get around. But, I have a couple of bikes.
 
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Hmmmmm said:
Nothing. I don't own a car at the moment and must rely on my girlfriend and/or her car to get around. But, I have a couple of bikes.

sad for someone who loves cars.

Hope you get your 911, they are pretty cheap right now.
 
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I can drive but being a young male living in my area of London one year of insurance on a 1.2/1.4l Japanbox is still like 1-.1,5 the car's price.

On an old Merc 190E I was quoted at around £9 grand for a years insurance!
 
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When I can prise my daughter out of it, I have a lovely 2008 Nissan Micra. I get a fair bit of abuse for owning such an 'old lady' car, but it is unbelievably responsive and can leave boy racers at traffic lights (for about 20 yards :eek:)
 
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Big GMaC said:
I can drive but being a young male living in my area of London one year of insurance on a 1.2/1.4l Japanbox is still like 1-.1,5 the car's price.

On an old Merc 190E I was quoted at around £9 grand for a years insurance!

Holly Sh*t:eek:
 
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Big GMaC said:
I can drive but being a young male living in my area of London one year of insurance on a 1.2/1.4l Japanbox is still like 1-.1,5 the car's price.

On an old Merc 190E I was quoted at around £9 grand for a years insurance!
I would not drive if this were the case.
 
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Big GMaC said:
I can drive but being a young male living in my area of London one year of insurance on a 1.2/1.4l Japanbox is still like 1-.1,5 the car's price.

On an old Merc 190E I was quoted at around £9 grand for a years insurance!

Having experienced a London peak hour traffic jam (and I could of walked outside faster then the car was moving), I don't think I would drive unless I had to.
 
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TopCarbon said:
this should spark some conversation:
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I don't have the inclination to read thru this thread to see if anybody has called out the OP, but I am calling BS on the VW daily driver and this as the weekend car.
 
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ChrisE said:
I don't have the inclination to read thru this thread to see if anybody has called out the OP, but I am calling BS on the VW daily driver and this as the weekend car.

go.....for.....it.

My dd is in Mexico because thats where I work, my others cars are in Arizona because that is where I play.

Nothing says understatement like a vw and around here, thats what I need to be.