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Old 04-13-2011   #41
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is a 01' BMW 325i. It gets me and my cameras around wtih a bit of style. Trunk is big enough to fit a large Halliburton case, plus tripod, when needed (Hassy gear).
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Kudos above on the daily driver '28 ford. Driving anything pre-1950 everyday takes dedication...or at least imagination

I have been a car nut longer than a camera nut/photographer (they're separate), but I'm also on a budget. Both my cars are daily rides:

1996 Ford Escort LX Wagon (with 88hp 1.9L I-4). This car has just about 100,000 miles on it and it runs like brand new. Needs a stereo. This is what I use in the winter or if I have lots of things and people to carry. It's a He.

My other, more dear ride I bought six years ago, used: It's an Electric Green 2000 Ford Mustang Convertible. Six-cylinder, 5-speed manual transmission, dual exhaust, sequential turn signals, and gold side stripes and rear lettering. She's my baby. I have 195,xxx on the odometer right now.
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'It' is a 1995 Land Rover Discovery (collective s******ing from Series owners: "that's not a proper Land Rover..."). It has no gender but is a fine machine. 230,000 miles and getting a bit tatty round the edges. Road salt - whoever thought that was a good idea?
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Since when was <s n i g g e r i n g> a bad word?
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'It' is a 1995 Land Rover Discovery (collective s******ing from Series owners: "that's not a proper Land Rover..."). It has no gender but is a fine machine. 230,000 miles and getting a bit tatty round the edges. Road salt - whoever thought that was a good idea?
Nah, I've had three of the car it was based on, so Disco's are OK in my book. Road salt is eating up my 109. The new blend they use here is 150 times more corrosive than the old stuff, its a battle I can't win. Poor girl.
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Well the moment I'm driving mine around in the pinnacle of style, the very essence of speed and acceleration, the finest of all craftmanship, the engineering prowess of a world beater, the bodywork of a god -- a 1994 Peugeot 106 1.4 Diesel in not so immaculate condition with a top speed of a few miles an hour and a breathtaking 0 to 60 in 5 years, 2 weeks, 6 days (although this acceleration does require a continuous downhill run.) With its advanced features such as non-working radio-cassette, a cigarette lighter blanking place, analogue non-quartz controlled clock and heater it's a real statement and an half.



I've also got the optional extra of a slightly dodgy head gasket which is quite sought after.

It does however do between 70-80mpg.

All in all. What a car

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Well, mine is Skoda Octavia so no way you can call it "him" On top of that both "Skoda" and "Octavia" are feminine in Slovak language.
That makes sense as I will always remember my dad trying to get the Skoda to go before leaving for the car auctions, "Damn b*tch won't start as usual" or something.

All these years I thought it was clear cut down the line plain and simple abuse, but now I know there was a little love there after all
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I don't have a car... or truck or motorcycle or any motor vehicle ...

although I have owned all of the above at various times including a '64 Studebaker and '46 Chevy Pickup. The bike was fun as well... all in the past. I remember paying USD 2,400 for a brand new Chevy Blazer in '72... times have changed.

Now it's the train and metro...

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I drive a car with no pistons. Instead it has two spinning triangles inside a cocoon-shaped trochoid housing. It's engine has only 3 moving parts. I think that makes it an exotic.
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Old 04-13-2011   #56
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I drive a car with no pistons. Instead it has two spinning triangles inside a cocoon-shaped trochoid housing. It's engine has only 3 moving parts. I think that makes it an exotic.
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I think that makes it an exotic.
I think that makes it a wankel !

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I drive a ten year old Lexus RX300. It's a crossover SUV with full time 4 wheel drive, goes about anywhere I want to go. It's very reliable and comfortable. We have a fair amount of snow here sometimes and it's no problem for me. NO NAME, just does a great job. Jim
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Land Rover 90 County Station Wagon (the luxury job), converted to Defender spec with a 200tdi engine. It's called Chippy because it runs on recycled chip fat. I haven't had a need to stand on the roof to take pictures yet. Things I like about it compared the series IIa I had many moons ago: coil spring suspension, an extra 9mpg, a heater that has more settings than "cold" and "off".
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Old 04-13-2011   #64
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My gear gets chauffered around in my '06' Jeep Liberty. My wife says it's female and by the way it spends my money on gas I'm starting to believe her!!

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I drive a boat more than I drive my car, the car gets parked when I get to the camp I chef at and the boat is used to get back and forth across the lake. Food in and trash out. Pretty sure the boat had a name painted on it once but that is long gone by now.

So the car is basically parked from about the end of April 'til the beginning of November. A few weekend trips over the summer but if I need to go to town on my days off, I either bicycle or kayak depending on the weather and how much crap I'm carrying.

No name for my car and no gender. I own a '95 Mercury Cougar XR-7 that probably was a pretty nice car 150,000 miles ago. Now, it does still run well but is starting to rust away and I hope to get another two or three years out of it before I have to replace it.

Not sure what I will replace it with; whatever I can afford to buy with out a car loan.

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i don't want a car anymore...i have a 4 door old man's car now but i hope to soon be in another city, in a situation where i can walk or bus it to work, home, shop etc.
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I drive my cams around in a Smart ForTwo, not the Pure model, but the Passion... It thinks it's smarter than I am, so that may be a clue to the gender.
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Two at present. One is a full-size 4x4 pickup with led warning lights that's great when I'm in a hurry and goes well off road. The other is a Civic SI, which has a less-obvious led warning light system and is also great when I'm in a hurry but it doesn't park off road quite as well.
Both can carry all the gear I need. The Honda can do it and also accommodate passengers, the truck not so much.
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Land Rover 90 County Station Wagon (the luxury job), converted to Defender spec with a 200tdi engine. It's called Chippy because it runs on recycled chip fat. I haven't had a need to stand on the roof to take pictures yet. Things I like about it compared the series IIa I had many moons ago: coil spring suspension, an extra 9mpg, a heater that has more settings than "cold" and "off".
I could use a heater like that. At 25C below in winter, mine is better off than on, the fan adds wind chill! At least the cameras don't fog up, its as cold inside as out. But I suspect you still have the three way Lucas light switch. Dim, flicker, off?
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In the knowledge women are unreliable, never on time, forget the food shopping if they see a nice handbag etc my cars are male to ensure the never break down. To that end I mostly drive a Fiat Punto that I've had from new in 2000, which (touch wood) is still going like a train and has never coughed or spluttered or driven into anything. He doesn't have a name, but I'm sure he gets excited when he see's me approach with my camera bag and knows its another fine day out in store.

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That makes sense as I will always remember my dad trying to get the Skoda to go before leaving for the car auctions, "Damn b*tch won't start as usual" or something.

All these years I thought it was clear cut down the line plain and simple abuse, but now I know there was a little love there after all
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Nah, I've had three of the car it was based on, so Disco's are OK in my book. Road salt is eating up my 109. The new blend they use here is 150 times more corrosive than the old stuff, its a battle I can't win. Poor girl.
I had a galvanized chassis put into my 88, AND I live far enough south that we rarely get road salt. Should outlast me!

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Birds of a feather ?

Since folks here seemed to like the idea of a 1928 Ford as an everday car, I dug-up some photos I shot last summer with one of my vintage cameras...

These were shot with an "antique" digi-cam: a Canon G-1 Powershot, new to me last year....
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My gentleman's commuter...only a proper motorcar will do for transporting my bride and my cameras.

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It is kind of a boat but the aesthetic has grown on me. Great mileage, huge trunk. I've even used it to tow small uhauls, though it got a bit dicey in the mountains in that particular instance.
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... To that end I mostly drive a Fiat Punto that I've had from new in 2000, which (touch wood) is still going like a train and has never coughed or spluttered or driven into anything... Steve
That brings back a memory from 2001 when we were in Spain on vacation, and rented a Fiat Punto to haul us and our cameras around. It did fine. We spent most of one afternoon hiking up to the ruins atop the hill behind Málaga, and couldn't face walking back down in the dark, so called a taxi. From the inn up there, we pointed to the "Punto verde" parked on the street far below to show the taxi driver where we wanted to go. He was reluctant to go near enough to the edge of the cliff to see...
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