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your utilitarian Daily Driver!? #4567647
11/08/17 11:40 AM
11/08/17 11:40 AM
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Posts: 3,345
Chicago,IL,USA
pandus13 Offline OP
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Chicago,IL,USA
Hello BITOGers,

What is your utilitarian vehicle Daily Driver?

I'm curious what else did you do with your Daily Driver that you consider utilitarian...


16 Golf SportWagen
13 Mazda5
08 Yaris
04 Elantra
95 accent
95 mystique
97 concorde
Re: your utilitarian Daily Driver!? [Re: pandus13] #4567665
11/08/17 11:48 AM
11/08/17 11:48 AM
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 5,378
Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Fort Lauderdale, FL
Don't really have one. My most functional vehicles are still really nice. smile


07 Lincoln Navigator M1 0w-40/FU
68 Charger R/T / Supercharged 440 VR1/DBL7349
07 Ram 3500 4x4 / Cummins 6.7 /DBL7349
17 Maserati GranTurismo Cabrio
Re: your utilitarian Daily Driver!? [Re: pandus13] #4567668
11/08/17 11:50 AM
11/08/17 11:50 AM
Joined: Sep 2015
Posts: 3,861
Connecticut
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Connecticut
2002 Lincoln Continental.

In the fall it hauls my leaves....8-9 fully stuffed contractor bags per car load. Last year I did 100 bags which included my neighbor's leaves too.

A while back I hauled 1200 lbs of crushed stone from the quarry. That was fun.

The car is kept nice as I put down shipping blankets and plastic over everything. People getting in and out of the car dirty it up more. Just did my winter waxing last week. No mud racing or bogging for me though...lol.


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2001 Lincoln Cont 4.6L DOHC/ 39K mi / QS HM 5w30 / FUG XG2
1999 Camaro SS M6 /19K /Mobil 1 0w40 /Fram UG /GM MTL-ATF
1969 Ply GTX/RRs
Re: your utilitarian Daily Driver!? [Re: pandus13] #4567673
11/08/17 11:53 AM
11/08/17 11:53 AM
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Margate England
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Posts: 593
Margate England
1.25 liter Ford Fiesta. It will cruise at 80mph all day without needing to turn up the radio, and I can sit comfortably for hours doing this. The a/c keeps me cool on the hottest summer days - in the UK, maybe it would struggle with an Arizona summer.
Not much room for rear seat passengers and the trunk is tiny, although I can fold down the rear sear for more luggage space.
It returns 40+ mpg (Imperial, more like 35 mp(US)g.
All this from a car I paid 450 for three years ago and no repair bills.

Claud.

Re: your utilitarian Daily Driver!? [Re: pandus13] #4567685
11/08/17 12:00 PM
11/08/17 12:00 PM
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Posts: 1,916
Chicago, IL
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Chicago, IL
My Element does everything. Hauls everything and wipes down easily since the interior is all plastic. We've slept in it comfortably when camping (usually when we get there late on the first night and are to tired to setup). I put on a trailer hitch and have a HF rack for holding even more stuff.

Re: your utilitarian Daily Driver!? [Re: pandus13] #4567689
11/08/17 12:03 PM
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Kalifornia Kollective
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Kalifornia Kollective
1988 Ford full-sized Bronco smile


Formerly in marine engineering. In an earlier life I owned my own petroleum tank truck, and hauled for the majors and independent's.
Re: your utilitarian Daily Driver!? [Re: pandus13] #4567694
11/08/17 12:06 PM
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Utah, USA
28oz Offline
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Utah, USA
1990 Nissan 300ZX. Not terribly utilitarian, but the fun to drive daily driver that gets my daughter to school and me to work.


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1990 Nissan 300zx - Castrol Edge Euro 0W-40
2004 Nissan Quest - Pennzoil Platinum Euro 0W-40
2003 Ford Excursion 7.3 PSD - Mobil 1 TDT 5w-40
Re: your utilitarian Daily Driver!? [Re: pandus13] #4567702
11/08/17 12:12 PM
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Joined: Jan 2006
Posts: 1,118
Ohio
Dave Sherman Offline
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Ohio
The Traverse in my sig. Hauled loads of furniture and boxes between the old house, the wife's house where I stayed temporarily, a storage unit, and the new house. Hauled the wife's and kids' furniture after we married. Also tows the popup camper occasionally.


2015 Honda Pilot EX AWD Valvoline 0W-20 Bosch filter
1977 MG Midget Valvoline VR-1 20W-50 Bosch Filter
Re: your utilitarian Daily Driver!? [Re: pandus13] #4567704
11/08/17 12:13 PM
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Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 3,270
Ohio
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Ohio
The Ranger in the signature.
It does what a pickup does.


2012 Honda Accord LX-P 93K
2008 Ford Mustang Pony Package Convertible 17K
2006 Honda Odyssey EX-L 76K
2003 Ford Ranger 3.0 Supercab 110K
Re: your utilitarian Daily Driver!? [Re: pandus13] #4567714
11/08/17 12:31 PM
11/08/17 12:31 PM
Joined: Feb 2013
Posts: 10,687
Phoenix, AZ
Nick1994 Offline
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Posts: 10,687
Phoenix, AZ
It was my Camry, but I've developed back problems and it wasn't as comfortable as I wished. It's been parked since February, don't know what to do with it.

It's now my Sonata, it's cheap, pretty good on gas but most important, it's comfortable. It's also pretty good looking.


2015 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L 84k Mobil 1 AFE 0w30 & OEM
2000 Toyota Camry 2.2L 230k Valvoline 5w30 & Fram Ultra
1996 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L 147k Mobil 1 HM 10w40 & Fram Ultra
Re: your utilitarian Daily Driver!? [Re: pandus13] #4567720
11/08/17 12:36 PM
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Joined: May 2006
Posts: 576
Palmyra, PA
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Palmyra, PA
'15 Jeep Patriot Sport fwd...my only vehicle; unless you count my 2-wheeled death machines...then I can also list my '13 Genuine Buddy 125 scooter during warm months for smaller errands


'15 Jeep Patriot Sport (2.4L 4-cyl), '13 Genuine Buddy 125 (125cc air-cooled thumper), '14 Yamaha V Star 250 (250cc air cooled v-twin)
Re: your utilitarian Daily Driver!? [Re: pandus13] #4567721
11/08/17 12:36 PM
11/08/17 12:36 PM
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Posts: 18,432
Ontario, Canada
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Ontario, Canada
My Dodge Journey that I wish I hadn't bought. LOL


'18 Highlander - AMSOIL SS 0w20 / ATF / Severe Gear
'06 Santa Fe - 535,000km AMSOIL SS 0w30 / ATF (R.I.P)
Re: your utilitarian Daily Driver!? [Re: pandus13] #4567731
11/08/17 12:42 PM
11/08/17 12:42 PM
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Posts: 1,185
Campbellsville, KY
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Campbellsville, KY
Cruze is utilitarian enough for a small car - folding rear seats and a big trunk will fit a bass fiddle. laugh

The '67 Suburban is the true winner in utility, though. Six passengers with approx. 26 sq. ft. of floor space, or 3 passengers with more like 38 sq. ft., and power/suspension capacity enough to tow a car + trailer at the same time.

The '85 GMC takes 1.5 tons in the bed to bring the rake out of it, is rated to tow 10,000, and is a long bed so couches, lumber, etc. doesn't require questionable overhang or a trailer.

And the 300 Coupe Diesel... well, the front seats are roomy, the trunk is low but fairly big, and that's
about it in anything related to "utility"... but it's a turbo diesel, a model sold worldwide (iconic), and to me just exudes that it's built to endure, so it feels utilitarian in a way.


I like Chevy and Valvoline.

'13 Cruze, 1.4T, 113K
'85 GMC C3500, 454, 130K
'82 Mercedes 300CD, OM617 turbo, 169K
'67 Suburban, 350, 331K
Re: your utilitarian Daily Driver!? [Re: pandus13] #4567744
11/08/17 12:49 PM
11/08/17 12:49 PM
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Posts: 994
Bremerton, WA
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Bremerton, WA
1996 Grand Cherokee 5.2

It drives to the coffee stand. It drives to the mountains.

It tows 4000lbs at least once a month.

It has a nice little stow cubby in the rear that I keep a pack of condoms in.

Rear seats fold flat, so I sometimes sleep in it.

Recently drove it to Zion and back (1500 miles).


Pushrods, please.
Re: your utilitarian Daily Driver!? [Re: pandus13] #4567747
11/08/17 12:51 PM
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Posts: 11,363
PA
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PA




Very utilitarian. :]


2011 Mazda RX-8 R3
Mobil Super 5w-20
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