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dac
11-13-2006, 04:05 PM
...i currently drive a Totota Yaris, as its cheap on insurance. my last car was a Rover 216 and a Toyota Rav-4 before that.


i bet some of you guys in america have 6 litre beasts or sommin similar...lol

SlyMaelstrom
11-13-2006, 04:09 PM
2004 Mazda RX-8... it's sitting in my mom's garage uninsured because I'm in too urban of an area to have a car, right now.

dac
11-13-2006, 04:12 PM
2004 Mazda RX-8... it's sitting in my mom's garage uninsured because I'm in too urban of an area to have a car, right now.

lol, nice car. insurance is a killer, i pay 1600 a year for third party fire and theft. and thats for a 1.0 litre engine! cause ive already had a claim with the Rav-4. also im 18 which means im a liability according to insurers.

Perspective
11-13-2006, 04:14 PM
2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse, before that I had a '92 Talon TSI AWD.

SMurf
11-13-2006, 04:15 PM
How did you manage to do that?
My first car is an MG ZR 1.4l, I pay ~500 third party insurance on that.
But then I am 22...

dac
11-13-2006, 04:16 PM
How did you manage to do that?
My first car is an MG ZR 1.4l, I pay ~500 third party insurance on that.
But then I am 22...

a ZR ey, you a member or mg-rover.org?

SMurf
11-13-2006, 04:21 PM
No, I've only had it about 2 months so I'm a bit slow on the uptake, although I may well join now as the car supermarket I bought it from messed me around something chronic. :rolleyes:

Decrypt
11-13-2006, 04:22 PM
98 Honda Civic EX, 1.6L 4-cyl. engine, manual transmission. 36 mpg.

I. Love. My. Car.

4.2L? :rolleyes:

Sentral
11-13-2006, 04:32 PM
lol, nice car. insurance is a killer, i pay 1600 a year for third party fire and theft. and thats for a 1.0 litre engine! cause ive already had a claim with the Rav-4. also im 18 which means im a liability according to insurers.

Don't you hate that liability? I'm 16 and I don't have a car yet for that reason. Just because some past retards crashed and killed themselves we all have to suffer. Dumb kids, doing dumb things can ruin a lot. I'm actually glad those drunk idiots died, so they don't reproduce and make more messed up kids. This is prevalent to many things. Including fireworks being banned because some idiot blew his hand off with a M-80. Or how video games being banned because some idiots shot up their school and the ignorant media blames it the games! I hate society and the government...

dac
11-13-2006, 04:39 PM
Don't you hate that liability? I'm 16 and I don't have a car yet for that reason. Just because some past retards crashed and killed themselves we all have to suffer. Dumb kids, doing dumb things can ruin a lot. I'm actually glad those drunk idiots died, so they don't reproduce and make more messed up kids. This is prevalent to many things. Including fireworks being banned because some idiot blew his hand off with a M-80. Or how video games being banned because some idiots shot up their school and the ignorant media blames it the games! I hate society and the government...

you should read some of Alex Jones's work!

Happy_Reaper
11-13-2006, 04:43 PM
I ride the Montreal Subway. It rocks.

Govtcheez
11-13-2006, 04:48 PM
Don't you hate that liability? I'm 16 and I don't have a car yet for that reason. Just because some past retards crashed and killed themselves we all have to suffer. Dumb kids, doing dumb things can ruin a lot. I'm actually glad those drunk idiots died, so they don't reproduce and make more messed up kids. This is prevalent to many things. Including fireworks being banned because some idiot blew his hand off with a M-80. Or how video games being banned because some idiots shot up their school and the ignorant media blames it the games! I hate society and the government...
You sound pretty angry.

I drive an 02 Saturn L300. Woop woop. My insurance is about $1500 a year (25 year old male here)

Prelude
11-13-2006, 04:55 PM
>i bet some of you guys in america have 6 litre beasts or sommin similar...lol
Eh, 1.9 litre Saturn coupe? ;)

Govtcheez
11-13-2006, 05:04 PM
Your Saturn is puny - mine is a 3.0L monster!

(an engine that big in a plastic car gives it some nice pickup :) )

psychopath
11-13-2006, 05:20 PM
No license or car of my own yet. But i'm getting my drivers permit tomorrow (if I pass), so i'll be driving my parents '98 Toyota Corolla. Woo!

dac
11-13-2006, 05:23 PM
i spent 6 months learning to drive, did 10 lessons costing £22 each. and then £50 for my provisional, then £35 for my 3 tests (failed twice), and then i have to pay stupid amounts for insurance, and 91p a litre for petrol! shocking.

Decrypt
11-13-2006, 05:40 PM
govtcheez and Prelude:
How do you like your Saturns? We may have to buy my wife a new car soon. She's been eyeing a few cars, one of which is a Saturn something-or-other.

whiteflags
11-13-2006, 05:46 PM
If it helps, I'm not a huge fan of their vehicles. I almost lost my sister because they'll scrunch up like an accordion if you crash them.

... Why do I always have some horrible viewpoint to share on awesome topics?

manutd
11-13-2006, 05:53 PM
I don't know...I hate it when that happens to me...Glad that your sister survived, though :D

Dark_Phoenix
11-13-2006, 05:55 PM
>i bet some of you guys in america have 6 litre beasts or sommin similar...lol

well... 99 Chevy Silverado 5.3 litre V8 (slightly modified) Its not quite 6 litres but close enough for what I need :p

SlyMaelstrom
11-13-2006, 07:30 PM
Saturn something-or-other.Lemme guess... the Saturn Sky.

Govtcheez
11-13-2006, 08:04 PM
> How do you like your Saturns?

Meh, it's a car. I do like that you can get a semi-luxury Saturn without a piddly 4 banger now, but I'm sure Prelude's car gets way better mileage than mine as a result. This is my second Saturn, and I don't plan on buying another one.

CrazyNorman
11-13-2006, 08:05 PM
I bought a V6 GM Alero, which while pretty nice, has needed its fair share of repairs. Moral of the story: when you have 4 grand, don't buy the 3 grand car, buy the 2 grand car, and be prepared to use the rest eventually.

Still, I do love the car, even if it has played a significant part in holding back my computer upgrades.

biosninja
11-13-2006, 11:56 PM
BMW E36 318is With full Engine and body Motorsport kit

VirtualAce
11-13-2006, 11:57 PM
I have a 2005 Dodge Neon SRT4, 2.4L HO turbo-charged engine (0 to 60 in 5.2 to 5.4), 5 speed manual, 4 wheel brembo disc brakes (60 to 0 in <120ft), and more stuff than I care to list.

But I'm paying too much for it, it's gas tank is far too small (12.5 gallons), it doesn't hook up well through top 1st to mid 2nd gear, the tranny takes its time getting into gear, and it's a 4 door car which is not my preference.


BTW, my father has an Alero and has had over $5000 in repairs done.
- 2 Wheel bearings (both on the RH side), 2 failures in 2 months
- Power window (driver side) mechanism broke
- Intake manifold (as is the case with all current GM's using the plastic intake manifold)
- Theft-proof ignition system failed and car would not start (car thought it was being stolen)

Kennedy
11-14-2006, 12:16 AM
Lemme see, my first car was a Ford V8 Truck. . . now Dad and I use it to haul wood.

My second car I stole fair and square from my mom -- Chevy Cavalier '93 (used 8K miles). . .

My current car I ordered from the factory -- Chevy Cavalier 2003 (had 8 miles).

I bought my wife a Jeep wrangler. . . gas guzzler there. . . a wopping 18 MPG. . .

My first Cavalier was a good-lil car 300,000 miles it made. . . I couldn't part with it. . . I haven't cranked the sucker in 2 years. . .

Guess there won't be a Cavalier at my house again, bummer (Chevy says 2005 was last Cavalier).

dac
11-14-2006, 01:13 AM
hmm... being English im gonna have to say, what the hells a Saturn and an Alero? by Cavalier im sure you dont mean a Vauxhall Cavalier. lol

g4j31a5
11-14-2006, 01:46 AM
My car is: the bus. :D :D :D
NB: Wish that I can have my own car. But I've got to learn how to ride it first. ;)

ElastoManiac
11-14-2006, 03:36 AM
I've got a Yugo, but i can't drive it yet. 'Cause i'm 17.

maxorator
11-14-2006, 06:24 AM
Can't you have a limited driver license?

axon
11-14-2006, 04:45 PM
I bought a brand new MazdaSpeed6 a couple of weeks ago. 2.3L, turbo, AWD, 6 speed - and it is pretty sweet. Also have a tweaked out 91 TSi AWD talon which hasn't been driven in probably a year.

>>My insurance is about $1500 a year (25 year old male here)

that's a lot of money brother. what insurance company? I pay $1200 with state farm. 23 y.o.

>>I have a 2005 Dodge Neon SRT4,

those are pretty cool. Light and fast. I raced one the other night and beat it by more than a car length though ;)

twomers
11-14-2006, 05:04 PM
Friend pays ~ €2k a year for a 98 Megane. Ireland is expensive

Mario F.
11-14-2006, 05:30 PM
I don't drive. I don't even have a car driver's license.
No kidding. I'm a bike person.

manutd
11-14-2006, 05:30 PM
I think that Europe tends to be more like that than the US.

Dark_Phoenix
11-14-2006, 05:31 PM
I'm saving up for a 72 Corvette Stingray right now. Something I can rebuild. That is probably my "Dream Car" although at the rate I am going now I will be retired before I can afford to get what I want and do what I want to it :D

IfYouSaySo
11-14-2006, 05:37 PM
98 Chevy S-10 pickup. But I really want a Jeep Wrangler. With a soft top. I'm just afraid that I'll be disappointed. Maybe it won't be as much fun as I think it will be.

Kennedy
11-14-2006, 05:40 PM
I don't drive. I don't even have a car driver's license.
No kidding. I'm a bike person.
75 miles is a bit far for a bike commute to work each day. . . I think I'll keep my car.

Dark_Phoenix
11-14-2006, 05:45 PM
@ IfYouSaySo - I had a 95 S-10 for about 9 years. It was the first new vehicle I ever bought and loved it. It was almost disapointing when I got rid of it, but it was starting to become a money pit.

IfYouSaySo
11-14-2006, 07:29 PM
My S-10 is also my first new car. It has been great; virtually no problems. Except the seats. Both the handles to recline the seats are plastic and broke off fairly early on. I never bothered to replace them.

Dark_Phoenix
11-14-2006, 09:27 PM
Both the handles to recline the seats are plastic and broke off fairly early on Yeah, the river side handle on mine broke, but other than that I hade zero problems with it for the first eight years, then ALL the wear items started to go all at once....

taelmx
11-14-2006, 10:24 PM
>.>......<.<........errrrr....I'm not old enough to drive...v.v

vart
11-15-2006, 12:35 AM
Mazda 323, waiting for lising to end... Going to ask for something like Mazda 3 (happy with Mazda - why to switch?)

Govtcheez
11-15-2006, 06:01 AM
hmm... being English im gonna have to say, what the hells a Saturn and an Alero? by Cavalier im sure you dont mean a Vauxhall Cavalier. lol
GM owns both Vauxhall and Chevrolet, but their Cavaliers don't appear to be the same car.

Oldsmobile (makes the Alero) and Saturn are also coincidentally also made by GM. The Alero was Olds's answer to a small car that a younger crowd would drive. Saturns were originally intended to be small, cheap cars, but have since branched out into SUVs and sports cars. My car is as close as what you'd get to a "luxury" Saturn; Prelude's is more faithful to their original ideas.

Stabbsy
11-15-2006, 04:31 PM
I drive a 85' Ford Telstar. the winscreen wipers dun work on it -_-

psychopath
11-15-2006, 04:34 PM
>.>......<.<........errrrr....I'm not old enough to drive...v.v
It just hit me that up untill a few weeks ago, neither was I. But now I am. Scary...

taelmx
11-15-2006, 05:31 PM
Lucky......

BobMcGee123
11-15-2006, 07:58 PM
1954 flux CAPACITOR

Kennedy
11-15-2006, 09:05 PM
1954 flux CAPACITOR
wouldn't that be 1985?

Perspective
11-15-2006, 09:44 PM
wouldn't that be 1985?

and it'd be a Delorian, flux capacitor was an added option.

VirtualAce
11-15-2006, 11:53 PM
>>I have a 2005 Dodge Neon SRT4,

those are pretty cool. Light and fast. I raced one the other night and beat it by more than a car length though


I doubt it was a stage 3 Neon.