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#4681228 - 03/01/18 06:06 AM Daily driver a: Beater, Good ride, awesome ride?
ZZman Offline


Registered: 03/17/08
Posts: 5786
Loc: Michigan
What do you consider your daily driver to be?

I consider my 2003 Grand Marquis a beater due to rust and scratches etc.
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2008 Sebring Hardtop convertible. Rotella T6 Multi-Vehicle oil
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#4681231 - 03/01/18 06:10 AM Re: Daily driver a: Beater, Good ride, awesome ride? [Re: ZZman]
Speak2Mountain Offline


Registered: 04/07/17
Posts: 347
Loc: Mississippi
anything that gets me to work and I don't give a rip how it looks

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#4681234 - 03/01/18 06:19 AM Re: Daily driver a: Beater, Good ride, awesome ride? [Re: ZZman]
Kestas Offline



Registered: 06/04/02
Posts: 12330
Loc: The Motor City
My daily driver is a 2001 Mercury Sable. Market value is around $1500. But I trust it to get me to work every day, and to get me to my Florida vacations. I'd hate to lose it.

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#4681242 - 03/01/18 06:28 AM Re: Daily driver a: Beater, Good ride, awesome ride? [Re: Kestas]
Dallas69 Offline


Registered: 02/11/14
Posts: 1664
Loc: Texas
My '87 pickup.Runs great,rides like a 31 yr old truck,gets 12mpg and just loves any oil that I give it.
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#4681243 - 03/01/18 06:29 AM Re: Daily driver a: Beater, Good ride, awesome ride? [Re: ZZman]
BJD78 Offline


Registered: 08/05/17
Posts: 493
Loc: Nebraska
I mostly drive my hail battered Tuscon for my daily trips. It is a beater and I do not plan of fixing the dents I am not concerned with cosmetics. It goes from point A to B without fail in all types of weather without fail, and that is all I ask for.
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#4681245 - 03/01/18 06:29 AM Re: Daily driver a: Beater, Good ride, awesome ride? [Re: ZZman]
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Registered: 12/31/17
Posts: 1726
Loc: Alberta
Mine is a 2005 Ford Taurus with 60,000 miles. Bought it last year for $2400. Under side has no oil leaks or rust. It was a west coast car. Threw in a new battery and a set of Motomaster SES tires. Running the cheapest 5-20 synthetic I can find on 6000 mile OCIís.


Edited by Snagglefoot (03/01/18 06:33 AM)

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#4681250 - 03/01/18 06:39 AM Re: Daily driver a: Beater, Good ride, awesome ride? [Re: ZZman]
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Registered: 03/02/13
Posts: 4396
Loc: The Midwest
Both cars in my signature. My wife doesn't want to to rack up miles in her baby, so she often drives my car for business travel and I drive hers because I'm 7 miles from work.
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#4681254 - 03/01/18 06:41 AM Re: Daily driver a: Beater, Good ride, awesome ride? [Re: ZZman]
Astro14 Offline


Registered: 10/10/10
Posts: 8536
Loc: Virginia Beach
I'm trying to decide which car is my daily driver...

Mercedes (twin turbo V-12 S class with every option) = awesome
Tundra (13,000 miles on a 1794 edition with all the options) = good ride

I drive them both all the time.

I don't think I would characterize any of my previous daily-driver cars as "beaters"...

Even my 1990 Toyota 4 Runner, in 2016, was a daily driver...and everything worked; AC, cruise, stereo. Mechanically excellent, it always passed the state inspection with zero discrepancies. No rips/tears in the interior. Some rust, particularly the rear bumper, which was badly rusted. Other people might have called it a beater. I wouldn't.



Pictured in July 2016, the day it went to its new owner. Who still drives it.


Edited by Astro14 (03/01/18 06:42 AM)
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#4681260 - 03/01/18 06:49 AM Re: Daily driver a: Beater, Good ride, awesome ride? [Re: ZZman]
HoosierJeeper Offline


Registered: 11/23/16
Posts: 1276
Loc: WI
All of mine are awesome to me! Otherwise I wouldn't have it. smile

They're not perfect but they're perfect for me.
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#4681262 - 03/01/18 06:52 AM Re: Daily driver a: Beater, Good ride, awesome ride? [Re: HoosierJeeper]
Astro14 Offline


Registered: 10/10/10
Posts: 8536
Loc: Virginia Beach
Originally Posted By: HoosierJeeper
All of mine are awesome to me! Otherwise I wouldn't have it. smile

They're not perfect but they're perfect for me.


Exactly!

Why would you spend all that time maintaining and driving something you don't like!?
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02 Volvo V70 T5 0W40 M1
02 Volvo V70 XC 0W40 Edge
05 MB S600 0W40 M1
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#4681265 - 03/01/18 06:54 AM Re: Daily driver a: Beater, Good ride, awesome ride? [Re: ZZman]
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Registered: 12/24/11
Posts: 4046
Loc: North Carolina
My DD is an awesome beater:
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#4681266 - 03/01/18 06:57 AM Re: Daily driver a: Beater, Good ride, awesome ride? [Re: ZZman]
Cujet Offline


Registered: 02/15/03
Posts: 7161
Loc: Jupiter, Florida
Having a nice car and not driving it is, in my opinion, like saving your supermodel wife for the next guy.
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#4681268 - 03/01/18 06:59 AM Re: Daily driver a: Beater, Good ride, awesome ride? [Re: Astro14]
Kira Offline


Registered: 08/19/10
Posts: 5240
Loc: Champlain/Hudson Valley
My DD is my Volvo V70...nicest car I've ver owned.
Beater? no
Good ride? definitely
Awesome ride? How can one determine awesome? Can you put a price on fresh air and sunshine? Does a mother cat have a favorite kitten?
Steel, glass and plastic I know....With cars, love, respect and usefulness are inextricably marbled.

To Cujet: THAT is the funniest "car thing" I've ever read.

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#4681271 - 03/01/18 07:07 AM Re: Daily driver a: Beater, Good ride, awesome ride? [Re: ZZman]
Bud Offline


Registered: 06/04/02
Posts: 1717
Loc: Texas
My Pilot.
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#4681279 - 03/01/18 07:22 AM Re: Daily driver a: Beater, Good ride, awesome ride? [Re: ZZman]
Rolla07 Offline


Registered: 11/05/11
Posts: 4737
Loc: MTL, CANADA
I wouldnt yet say a beater...paint is thin and needs lots of touchups but still looks decent. Maybe slowly becoming beater status.
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