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enigma

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What kind of airport car do you drive?
What do you drive at home?
What is your dream car? (currently available new)
What is your dream car? (from the past)

Here's mine
airport car. 1984 volvo 200 series wagon with 230000 miles

at home I have a new Mazda Protege5 and a 1984 F250 Diesel with over 200000 miles

new dream car, the recently announced Ford GT40

dream car from the past, 1966 427Cobra SC
 

EagleRJ

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[airport car. 1984 volvo 200 series wagon with 230000 miles]

Did you know: If you get a Volvo up to 1 million miles and it can be verified, you can give it back to Volvo in exchange for a new one?
Something to aim for as you drive to the airport!
 

A1FlyBoy

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1990 Saab Turbo Convertible: 255,000 miles

Recently picked up a 1999 Ford Expedition...

Dream Car? Too many to list...
 

prodigal

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pickups

The answer to all of your questions:
Any kind of pickup truck.
"Women love a man who drives a pickup truck." Alan Jackson

Sung to the tune of Spiderman song:
"Married man, married man
Drives around in a minivan,
Life for him has no zing
Wife won't let him do a thing;
Hey there, there goes a married man." :)

Disclaimer: My wife never reads this board.
 

AWACoff

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Airport car--1990 eclipse with 135,xxx miles and uses a quart of oil every 200 miles.
Home car--Trek bicycle
Dream car--one that doesn't burn so much oil

How the heck do you guys afford new cars on regional wages? No student loans?
 

enigma

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Re: Re: Almost totally off topic

EagleRJ said:
[airport car. 1984 volvo 200 series wagon with 230000 miles]

Did you know: If you get a Volvo up to 1 million miles and it can be verified, you can give it back to Volvo in exchange for a new one?
Something to aim for as you drive to the airport!

Not this one man, I acquired it when a SWA pilot friend abandoned it in the airport parking lot. (perfect airport car. Zero acquisition cost and it always starts) I think that the last time it had a loving owner was sometime in the 80's. I respect it, but it's not a real good candidate for the million mile club. I always tell the employee lot bus driver to take me to the ugliest car in the lot and they usually know which car I am talking about.

:)

8N
 

bobbysamd

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Cars

Dream car of the past for me would have been something like a '32-'40 Ford with a Chevy V-8, four-speed, Hurst shifter, 4.11 Posi and you can figure out the rest.

I don't think I really had an "airport" car, but my '78 Olds Cutlass 260 V-8 five-speed might qualify. I bought it with 7,000 miles and kept it for ten years. It basically fell apart in my hands. The glue disintegrated on the wood grain inlay in the steering wheel and just fell out. The headliner collapsed entirely. I had a friend who always thought the car had been pulled from the bottom of a river. I put in one engine, one transmission and I forgot how many clutches in that car. It was not one of G.M.'s high points of quality, but it did start in winter without fail, albeit reluctantly.

Fantasy car? The new Jag four-door looks pretty good, but if you look at it closely it looks something like a Ford Taurus. Even my wife thought so. Small wonder, considering that Ford now owns Jaguar.
 
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Mike Reyna

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Well I don't have an airport car... I'm not an airline pilot yet. :D

My car is a 2000 Pontiac Grand Am GT, and my wife has a 1999 Chevy Z-24.

My dream car is the next generation C6 Corvette...actually it will be my next car after the lease ends on my Grand Am GT.

My other dream car.. I'm also building a 1934 Chevy 3 window hot rod with the following:

Outlaw performance fiberglass body & chassis
Chopped 3" , tubbed, shaved.
PPG Pearl orange
Engine LS1 w/ 4L60 E 4 speed auto
Mustang II suspension, brakes
Ford 9" rear end with 3.73 gears


Mikie
 

ShawnC

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Current Car: 1995 BMW 318ti with 128,000+ miles

Dream car E36 BMW M3 not the current one too overpowered and its handling is horrible.
 

jaybird

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ShawnC said:
Current Car: 1995 BMW 318ti with 128,000+ miles

Dream car E36 BMW M3 not the current one too overpowered and its handling is horrible.

There is no such thing as too overpowered. I traded in my Firebird for a 4x4 truck. I miss the firebird.
 

ShawnC

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Well the reason that I like the E36 M3 is because it had the right combination of handling and speed. The new ones have too much weight up front and their handling suffers from that.

The current M3 is great its 0-60 is 4.8s, its only available in stick but it just doesn't have the excellent handling that the old M3s had.
 

enigma

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Bimmers,etc.

since some of ya'll mentioned the M3, I thought I'd add an alternate list of cars I'd like to own.

BMW 2002

English Ford Cortina, with Lotus suspension

De Tomaso Pantera

Lotus Esprit
 
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