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Daily driver a: Beater, Good ride, awesome ride? #4681228
03/01/18 07:06 AM
03/01/18 07:06 AM
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Posts: 5,943
Michigan
ZZman Offline OP
ZZman  Offline OP
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Michigan
What do you consider your daily driver to be?

I consider my 2003 Grand Marquis a beater due to rust and scratches etc.


2003 Mercury Grand Marquis. Rotella T6 Multi-Vehicle oil
2008 Sebring Hardtop convertible. Rotella T6 Multi-Vehicle oil
2006 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 LT. Amsoil Metric 10w-40
Re: Daily driver a: Beater, Good ride, awesome ride? [Re: ZZman] #4681231
03/01/18 07:10 AM
03/01/18 07:10 AM
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Posts: 398
Mississippi
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Mississippi
anything that gets me to work and I don't give a rip how it looks

Re: Daily driver a: Beater, Good ride, awesome ride? [Re: ZZman] #4681234
03/01/18 07:19 AM
03/01/18 07:19 AM
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Posts: 12,515
The Motor City
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Posts: 12,515
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.

Re: Daily driver a: Beater, Good ride, awesome ride? [Re: Kestas] #4681242
03/01/18 07:28 AM
03/01/18 07:28 AM
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Posts: 1,713
Texas
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Texas
My '87 pickup.Runs great,rides like a 31 yr old truck,gets 12mpg and just loves any oil that I give it.


2009 Galant-ultra oil and filter
1987 Ford F-150 302
Smittys 5-30
Motorcraft filter
Re: Daily driver a: Beater, Good ride, awesome ride? [Re: ZZman] #4681243
03/01/18 07:29 AM
03/01/18 07:29 AM
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Posts: 534
Nebraska
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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.


2010 Forester:122K
2009 Sonata :189K
2010 Tucson:55K

OCI 5K using the cheapest dino oil I can buy,usually NAPA or TSC Travelers oil.
Re: Daily driver a: Beater, Good ride, awesome ride? [Re: ZZman] #4681245
03/01/18 07:29 AM
03/01/18 07:29 AM
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Posts: 2,307
SE British Columbia, Canada
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SE British Columbia, Canada
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.

Last edited by Snagglefoot; 03/01/18 07:33 AM.

If you want the job done right......do it yourself.
Re: Daily driver a: Beater, Good ride, awesome ride? [Re: ZZman] #4681250
03/01/18 07:39 AM
03/01/18 07:39 AM
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The Midwest
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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.


Wife: 15' Audi A4 quattro 6 speed manual
Me: 13' VW GTI 3 door 6 speed manual
Re: Daily driver a: Beater, Good ride, awesome ride? [Re: ZZman] #4681254
03/01/18 07:41 AM
03/01/18 07:41 AM
Joined: Oct 2010
Posts: 8,786
Virginia Beach
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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.

Last edited by Astro14; 03/01/18 07:42 AM.

32 Packard 15W40
02 Volvo V70 T5 0W40 M1
02 Volvo V70 XC 0W40 Edge
05 MB S600 0W40 M1
16 Tundra 1794 5W30 Pennzoil Ultra
Re: Daily driver a: Beater, Good ride, awesome ride? [Re: ZZman] #4681260
03/01/18 07:49 AM
03/01/18 07:49 AM
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Posts: 1,278
WI
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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.


15 Jeep KL Limited V6: Formula Shell 5W20
07 LR3 SE V8: Maxlife 5W30
05 Jeep KJ Limited: PHM 5W30
96 Jeep XJ Country: STP HM 5W30 (winter)
Re: Daily driver a: Beater, Good ride, awesome ride? [Re: HoosierJeeper] #4681262
03/01/18 07:52 AM
03/01/18 07:52 AM
Joined: Oct 2010
Posts: 8,786
Virginia Beach
Astro14 Offline
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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!?


32 Packard 15W40
02 Volvo V70 T5 0W40 M1
02 Volvo V70 XC 0W40 Edge
05 MB S600 0W40 M1
16 Tundra 1794 5W30 Pennzoil Ultra
Re: Daily driver a: Beater, Good ride, awesome ride? [Re: ZZman] #4681265
03/01/18 07:54 AM
03/01/18 07:54 AM
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Posts: 4,733
North Carolina
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rooflessVW  Online Content
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North Carolina
My DD is an awesome beater:


"Zed's dead baby, Zed's dead."
Re: Daily driver a: Beater, Good ride, awesome ride? [Re: ZZman] #4681266
03/01/18 07:57 AM
03/01/18 07:57 AM
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Posts: 7,420
Jupiter, Florida
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Jupiter, Florida
Having a nice car and not driving it is, in my opinion, like saving your supermodel wife for the next guy.


People who count on their fingers should maintain a discreet silence.
Re: Daily driver a: Beater, Good ride, awesome ride? [Re: Astro14] #4681268
03/01/18 07:59 AM
03/01/18 07:59 AM
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Posts: 5,651
Champlain/Hudson Valley
Kira Offline
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Posts: 5,651
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.

Re: Daily driver a: Beater, Good ride, awesome ride? [Re: ZZman] #4681271
03/01/18 08:07 AM
03/01/18 08:07 AM
Joined: Jun 2002
Posts: 1,833
Texas
Bud Offline
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Texas
My Pilot.


2016 Honda Pilot EX-L with NAV.....Mobil 1 0w20 AFE and Ultra XG7317
Re: Daily driver a: Beater, Good ride, awesome ride? [Re: ZZman] #4681279
03/01/18 08:22 AM
03/01/18 08:22 AM
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 4,850
MTL, CANADA
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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.


2007 Corolla Red Pearl 155k miles
PP 0w20 & ST 4967

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