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The Official Daily Driver Thread

I don't know if I have the authority to declare anything 'Official' here, but I did do a search and didn't see a thread like this so here it goes.

I'd venture to guess that most of us here have a job; and having a job normally requires that you drive to it. I thought it would be interesting to see what everyone here relies on to get to work. So if you would like, please provide the following detail and a picture of your 'daily driver'.

Year/Make/Model: 2002 Acura RSX

Transmission type: 5 speed manual

Hwy/City Driving Environment %: 50/50

Current Mileage: 265,000

Miles driven weekly (to and from work only): 600

Average MPG: 32

How long have you been using this DD: 7 years

Reliability - scale of 1 to 10: Definite 10!

Repairs during ownership: AC compressor, Clutch Slave Cylinder, Cleaned the Idle

Speed Control Valve. That's it - sill using the same clutch!

General Comments (if any): This is a great commuter vehicle. Small, quick, good MPG, ultimate in reliability, looks decent.

Would you recommend this to others as a DD (1 to 10 scale; 10 being highly recommended)?: Definitely a 10!


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Year/Make/Model: "Let's just say vintage"/Richards/Jim

Transmission type: variable speed manual

Hwy/City Driving Environment %: 0/100

Current Mileage: Unknown

Miles driven weekly (to and from work only): ~2.5

Average MPG: ~2.5 miles per gallon of coffee & water

How long have you been using this DD: 8 years, but much longer for non-commuting purposes

Reliability - scale of 1 to 10: 9 (I have my off days)

Repairs during ownership: 4 pairs of shoes

General Comments (if any): If the weather really sucks, I take the bus.

Would you recommend this to others as a DD (1 to 10 scale; 10 being highly recommended)?: 10, for short commutes
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Old 02-21-2014, 06:14 AM
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Old 02-21-2014, 07:38 AM
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The Daily Driver for me is my 1986 El Camino.

326,000 miles now. I bought it in 1991 when it was just 5 years old. I converted it to fuel injection over 10 years ago. That is the best thing ever. It starts and drives like a modern car.

When the metric 250 transmission quit at 80,000 miles I converted it to a 2004R with full lockup. The rear end is limited slip.



It gets driven in the snow and ice.



It cleans up nice. I get compliments on it all the time. People want to buy it but I tell them I will not take less than $30,000. If some fool pays that much I will sell it. I suspect that will happen right after the Hugh Hefner adopts me.
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Old 02-21-2014, 08:09 AM
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Nice Glen...mine sure doesn't seem to get the attention yours does! Does anyone really need to see a picture of a white F150 btw ?
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'80 RoW SC Coupe
108,XXX miles
250-300 miles per week
18 mpg mixed city/hwy (lead foot)
DD for a little over 2.5 years
reliability = 9 out of 10 (which says a lot for a 34 yr old car)
fun to drive = 10 out of 10
Only major repairs were an alternator and 4 point bearing and bearing retainer in trans. Lots of minor repairs and upgrades. I've definetely spent a fair share of time and money on this car. All work performed by me

By far the most fun vehicle I've owned to drive and work on. I'm hooked and will never part with it. I continue to upgrade/improve/maintain it, and it gets better with every mile!

I would definetely recommend to those like me, who have a passion for older type cars that have personality and can turn a wrench.

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2006 WRX wagon with a child seat and 95k miles, 3 pedals of course. Super versitile and suprisingly not terrible to drive.
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2000 911 C2, 96k, daily driver with Vrdenstein snow tires until it gets too deep. Aerokit, full leather, carbon fiber interior, metallic black painted center console, 997 shifter with EvoMS SwiftShift and Rennline shift knob, EvoMS V-flow intake, Fister style mufflers. Coming soon: Bilstein Sports, Eibach springs and sways, 18" summer wheels/tires, and hopefully some sport seats if I don't run out of money.



2012 F150 4x4, 36k, 5.0, boat hauler and nasty weather daily driver. This is an old picture, today it has Firestone Destination AT tires, Bilstein 5100 shocks (HUGE improvement), Weather Tech floor liners, front tint matched to the rear, color matched tonneau cover with BedRug, a Raptor cat-back, the orange mirror warts replaced with black, and is getting Weather Tech splash guards and 17" Raptor wheels/tires tomorrow. Long term I'd like to add the Boss 302 intake and associated tune, and if I end up keeping the 35" Raptor tires I may consider moving up to the Raptor 4.10 gearing.

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Bit of a switch at my house for the DD's.

I bought OWP's 2003 4Runner Sport many moons ago, it was our family ride, my wife's DD. A year or so ago, we bought a new family ride, a 2013 Highlander for my wife.

I FINALLY got my hands on the 4Runner as my DD. While it has over 200k on the clock, it runs like just what you want in a DD...and it will chase down the bad guys.

Not so fast. Mrs. Seahawk confessed that she really missed the 4Runner: could we trade, she gets the 4Runner back I drive the Highlander?

So, I'm in this as a DD (not that there is anything wrong with that):
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'91 318is.
Purchased in '03 from the original owners with 90K miles.
205K miles.
30-32 mpgs.
A true workhorse that's driven everywhere in any weather conditions.
The kids love it...

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amazing to drive, gets 28-32 mpg. love this little thing.
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2014 Ford Fiesta ST

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700-ish miles

About 32 mpg

Using since Dec. 2013

So far very reliable!

Miles will stay fairly low on this since I'm retired. The car is an incredible amount of fun to drive. Great mpg considering how hard it is to stay out of boost.
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Paul, despite you getting the newer car I think she got the better one.

Ron, that's a great looking ST. I'm a huge fan of both the Focus and Fiesta ST models, they would be tops on my list if I were shopping for a new and fun commuter.
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'91 318is.
Purchased in '03 from the original owners with 90K miles.
205K miles.
30-32 mpgs.
A true workhorse that's driven everywhere in any weather conditions.
The kids love it...

I love E-30s. I had a '90 325i 'vert until a couple of years ago. Great vehicle with a classic look that will never go out of style.
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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited for the winter. Has a 4.7L V8 and sucks fuel like no tomorrow. Got it in 2011 with 72k miles and now have 91k on it. For the summer I ride the yellow beast! 1973 Mercedes Unimog 416. I know it seems odd not to drive it in the winter, but with the amount of salt they spread on the roads around here, I would hate to have to watch it rust away. One other thing that is nice with the Unimog, is it gets better mileage than the Jeep.

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