What do you drive?

Discussion in 'The Tiki Bar' started by sprink56, May 18, 2009.

  1. rwvw415

    rwvw415 Member

    196
    Jul 16, 2007
    Tennessee
    2007 48 Sundancer
    QSC 8.3 V Drives
    2007 BMW 550i Me
    2007 Toyota 4Runner V8 Wife
    2001 SL 500 Weekend Car

    Gary I have never gotten below 22 MPG on the road in our SL at avg. cruise of 75-80 MPH
     
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2009
  2. capecodcruiser

    capecodcruiser New Member

    401
    Aug 1, 2008
    Falmouth, MA
    2001 310, 350 HO's/Vdrives.
    Mercruiser MPI 350 HO's
    Just a little taste of my toys. The Fiat comments made me post this. How many of you can figure out what they are!!!??
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  3. cain

    cain New Member

    33
    Jun 29, 2009
    Evansville, IN
    1989 200 Bowrider
    205hp 4.3 w/Aphla Drive
    hers: '03 envoy xl (current tow vehicle for the 200)
    mine: '02 ranger xlt, 4 cyl., 5-spd (daily work vehicle that gets 26-28 mpg)
    mine: '88 mustang notchback (toy)

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  4. thanatos69

    thanatos69 New Member

    9
    Jul 12, 2009
    Elgin, TX
    boatless
    boatless
    Correct me if I'm wrong, Fiat 600, Fiat 500, Fiat Abarth 750, Porsche 356 roadster and a pair of Vespas...
     
  5. capecodcruiser

    capecodcruiser New Member

    401
    Aug 1, 2008
    Falmouth, MA
    2001 310, 350 HO's/Vdrives.
    Mercruiser MPI 350 HO's
    OK, I guess you win the prize! Not sure what the prize is but you win it!!!
     
  6. thanatos69

    thanatos69 New Member

    9
    Jul 12, 2009
    Elgin, TX
    boatless
    boatless
    A very nice collection. The 600 and 500 are nice but just aren't my style. I do love the lines on the Abarth 750. The 356 is a beautiful car though I prefer the sleeker lines of a 550. There is a classic car restorer in the Austin area who has a race prepped 356 coupe that is just amazing. I'm a sucker for the late 50s and 60s European sports and GTs.
     
  7. fc3

    fc3 Just another eclectic geek TECHNICAL Contributor

    Nov 12, 2006
    Northern NJ
    1999 Sea Ray 330DA
    Twin 7.4 MPI (310 propshaft HP) V-drives
    Twin Mercury Marine marinized 7.4L L-29 V8s
    Cast iron block w 4-bolt mains
  8. thanatos69

    thanatos69 New Member

    9
    Jul 12, 2009
    Elgin, TX
    boatless
    boatless
    Had to bring up politics in a perfectly good car thread. :)

    I'd like to see the Alfa MiTo brought over. a very stylish 2 door hatchback that looks like it might be fun to drive. That's especially true if the GTA version goes to production.
     
  9. thanatos69

    thanatos69 New Member

    9
    Jul 12, 2009
    Elgin, TX
    boatless
    boatless
    I can fully understand where you are coming from. I just haven't felt a draw to an American built car in quite some time. I enjoyed the Corvettes I've owned but I was let down ny the build quality. Don't get me wrong, there are some very well built American cars/trucks being produced today but they just don't appeal to my taste.
     
  10. rondds

    rondds Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Jersey Shore
    2001 380DA
    Merc 8.1s (2008)...Hurth ZF 63 V-drives...WB 7.0 BCGD (2013), Garmin 8208 & 740 MFDs, GMR 24xHD dome
    Who can forget the Infamous Cinqucento?! I was squished into the back seat of one with three cousins back in August of 1984.
     
  11. STIHLBOLTS

    STIHLBOLTS New Member TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Panama City Beach Fl/ South Ga
    2004 - 220 Sundeck
    5.0L w/Bravo 3 Drive
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    2004 Z4 BMW
    2007 Z71 Chevy Tahoe
    2004 2500HD Chevy 4X4 Crew Cab
    2004 2500HD Chevy Ext Cab
    2003 2500HD Chevy Ext Cab
     
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  12. thanatos69

    thanatos69 New Member

    9
    Jul 12, 2009
    Elgin, TX
    boatless
    boatless
    A very beautiful car, reminds me of the 2003 Z4 3.0 I had a few years ago.
     
  13. STIHLBOLTS

    STIHLBOLTS New Member TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Panama City Beach Fl/ South Ga
    2004 - 220 Sundeck
    5.0L w/Bravo 3 Drive
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    Started looking at them back in 02 when the came out, they were above my pay grade back then, found this one at a great price and a hungry salesman, only had 20k miles still under warranty. It is a zippy little car. Gets about 24-26 mpg running highway speeds, when I put it in SD (Sport Drive) it kicks. :grin:
     
  14. Rock Steady

    Rock Steady New Member

    11
    Jun 19, 2009
    Lighthouse Cove
    I won't buy a foreign built car.I like to keep our money here .I have a Monte Carlo SS,GMC SLT pick up and a 72 RS 4 speed Camaro for ****s and giggles.Mike
     
  15. STIHLBOLTS

    STIHLBOLTS New Member TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Panama City Beach Fl/ South Ga
    2004 - 220 Sundeck
    5.0L w/Bravo 3 Drive
    The BMW Z4 is built in Columbia SC from parts manufacturers in the USA. If you take the time to look closely, while I am a long time Chevy product owner, the bulk of parts that go into Chevy is imported. And just so you understand how really really dumb your comment is;

    1. I bought the car at a Chevy dealership on the used car lot. = Salesman got a pay check.
    2. I financed it in a local bank. = Loan Officer got a check.
    3. Chevy dealership bought car at lease car auction = American Leasing Company got a check.
    4. American Leasing Company got car back from American who leased car for three years = American Leasing Company go a check.
    5. American Leasing Company bought the car from a American owned BMW Dealership = Salesman got a check.
    6. American BMW Dealership bought car from BMW Factory = Factory who employees 1500 people get a check.
    7. The BMW Engineer and designer's office is based in California. Oh yea, guess what = they sent the check there! :thumbsup:

    I can keep going, but your premise that just because you continue to be loyal to GMC or Chevy or Ford you are doing our country a big favor is a false one. There are too many Toyota, Nissan, Mercedes, Honda plants in the American giving people quality jobs, while the Big 3 out sourced themselves right into bankruptcy. :smt009
     
  16. Panchita

    Panchita New Member

    48
    Jan 24, 2009
    MIAMI
    2005 340 DA
    Blue hull
    Garmin 740s with Radar
    8.1 Merc V-Drives
    2002 GMC Yukon, 101000 mile,
    2007 Acura RDX
    1990 Porsche 911 964 C4
     
  17. Pakmule

    Pakmule Member

    674
    Mar 18, 2007
    St. Albans, VT
    310 Sundancer 2000
    350 Mercruiser w/V-Drives
    2003 BMW M3
    2006 Chevy Silverado
     
  18. kybishop

    kybishop Member

    282
    Jul 14, 2005
    central Kentucky
    1976 SRV195
    1982 SRV210 CC
    1978 SRV240 Weekender
    1982 SRV260 DA
    195-MCM233 Merc I
    210-MCM228 Merc I
    260-MCM260 Merc I
    240-MCM260 Alpha One Gen I
    1998 Volkswagen Jetta TDI -turbo diesel daily driver ~ 48 mpg trips to the boat.
    2000 Subaru Outback Wagon - family traveler
    1986 Subaru GL 4x4 wagon - winter beater
    1992 Dodge Cummins Turbo Diesel beater/doner
    1978 Dodge (topless) Ramcharger - hopefully soon to be wearing the Cummins Turbo for a fun family boat hauler.
     
  19. day3531

    day3531 New Member

    6
    Mar 28, 2009
    Aiken, SC
    2007 Chrysler Aspen 4x4 5.7 Hemi
     

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  20. 330DA

    330DA Member

    389
    Oct 12, 2006
    New Buffalo, MI
    2000 310 Sundancer, Brig 330 RIB
    350 MPIs, V-Drives
    Here's for fun and to relax turning a wrench. 1969 Camaro RS/SS
     
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