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Old 09-26-2005, 05:59 PM
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Ive never had a honda leave me stranded but, for some reason when I decided I wasnt going to have 2 Porsches (for when one needs something) I thought I should stay german with the BMW... Maybe I should stick with Honda/acura since it's never let me down. Definitely need something newer, though....Everytime I pull up in the CRX- people that dont know me well ask "Do you still have the Porsche?!" Like I lost my job last week... I usually tell them about what ever project I'm working on... " Recovering the top this week and changing the oil/fuel filters"

Plus, when ever a wedding, funeral, Graduation, New baby visit, Her family is in town, etc... comes up Ive usually timed it wrong (forgotten or didnt have time) and Have to tell the Girlfriend to drive cause my car is in pieces..AGAIN!..and she wont go somewhere like that in a flat black Crx dailey driver/auto-x car...lol
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Ive never had a honda leave me stranded but, for some reason when I decided I wasnt going to have 2 Porsches (for when one needs something) I thought I should stay german with the BMW... Maybe I should stick with Honda/acura since it's never let me down. Definitely need something newer, though....Everytime I pull up in the CRX- people that dont know me well ask "Do you still have the Porsche?!" Like I lost my job last week... I usually tell them about what ever project I'm working on... " Recovering the top this week and changing the oil/fuel filters"

Plus, when ever a wedding, funeral, Graduation, New baby visit, Her family is in town, etc... comes up Ive usually timed it wrong (forgotten or didnt have time) and Have to tell the Girlfriend to drive cause my car is in pieces..AGAIN!..and she wont go somewhere like that in a flat black Crx dailey driver/auto-x car...lol
Keep everything and buy an old (65-67) vette. Best driver when no inclement weather. I love my CRX and Toyota 4WD PU for snow.

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I had a 911 as a daily driver for the most part of last 5 years. Drove 535s for most of the 90s.

Porsche stock is down 12% today, possibly due to its 20% ownership of VW and fears of a hostile take over.

We can all probably agree that we do not want that!

Good luck.

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Hey gerry .. a toyota truck might be a good option.. hmm..
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Two words...SU...BRU...

Seriously, they're great "do-all" cars, especially if you get a wagon. The newer ones (like the WRX) are a lot of fun, too. Tough to beat!

...just my $.02.
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Hi,

I just got rid of my '99 E46, and picked up the new 325i. I must say it's a fantastic car. Even has a spot to hook the iPod into the system. Serious handling, and my car stickered just over 33K. I really love the look, and it's the smoothest car I've had. Plus, all of the maintenance up to 4 years/50K miles is covered....including oil changes, wipers, pads, etc.

There's my 33K worth.
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Hey gerry .. a toyota truck might be a good option.. hmm..
I have 587,486 miles on my 90 Toy 4 cyl. 4wd pu. Needed timing chain guides at 350K, head gasket at 400K and auto trans at 450K. Engine still runs good but the truck is unkillable. Amsoil 20-50 racing synthetic since new. JMHO.

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Wow, that's impressive Gerry. I would consider a 2WD Toyota PU for myself, but then I'd get wrapped up doing suspension upgrades.

I have experience with a Golf III and I think it's a more solid car than contemporary hondas but the suspension is very soft. I won't drive anything with an auto, that's my #1 requirement The RWD volvos are rock solid but getting old now and the later ones are very hard to find with a stick. the 850s are very affordable and very good cars, the turbo is quite fast as somebody else said, but of course FWD, and again hard to find with a stick. In the turbo you have to go to a V70 to get a stick and they are quite rare.

since your 2nd car is already small you might as well just switch it out with another SC
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Hey gerry .. a toyota truck might be a good option.. hmm..
OK, now I get the picture.
Get a Toyota forerunner or Landcruiser if you need the all weather capabilities. If not then go for something with panache. I like 928 GTs but they are very expensive to repair. The BMW 850 cs/csi is a great car (V12, manual) and you could stuff 4 people in it. Newer is better @mid 90s for 20+K.
For 2 people I would definitely look at 65-67 vettes (disc brakes and a HONKING engine) buy excellent driver nonmatching # car for 25-35 K and you never lose a dime on it and its simple, cheap and easy to fix (mechanically). Can you say old Chevy? Subaru STI is cool but a little boyracer visual. MBs are cool, say 560 SEC with dinan perf package. Audi S4, the twin turbo 4 cyl. model, quick and 4 people capable. Ah, then there is Lotus. Turbo esprit @ 97-99 for 20-30K, 2 people but very cool.
OK that's enough from me. Good luck and remember," Be good or don't get caught".

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I like the WRX wagon, and Volvo wagon suggestions. For me, I picked up an 04 Toyota Matrix XRS (180hp) new for under 18K and it's fun, roomy and gets good MPG if you stay out of the high RPMs.

For BMW's, I think there are great deals on the E36 cars, I still love the E36 M3. It would leave you some $$ for upgrades to the 911.
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Hi Harold, I know you will pick a good one when you finally decide. I wish I could tell you Something you don't already know but I likely can't. I currently have a Toyota Rav-4, a Honda Civic, a Lexus 400, a Chevy Silverado extended cab and The Coupe. All are great cars and serve their purpose increadibly well. All except the pickup have well over 100,000 miles. The lexus is likely the nicest car I have owned. Knowing what I do aboutyour interests the very least i would suggest is an extended cab pickup. The interior storage is priceless for trips and such. A smaller truck with trailer towing abilities can expand your payload and hauling abilities. My old S-10 made many trips looking like Fred Sanford with the bed and trailer fully loaded.

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This is almost like the infamous oil question in a sense. I have a 2002 saab viggen and it is awesome. Loads of room, great gas mileage and fast as hell fro a 4000 lb car.
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My choice was a 2003 Toyota Celica. It's reliable, decent gas milage, surprisingly sporty, and reasonably priced.
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I'm not looking to torture myself with another SC.... I want a newer reliable car.....
plus Id be scared I'd make one into a parts car in no time...lol
That's why your second car should be a 84-89 Carrera, you can drive it while your'e working on the SC :-).

But seriously, it's hard to beat a small import pickup (Toyota or Mazda) for reliability, and just plain utility.
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My daily driver is a 89 bmw325is bought it in 99 with 89k mi.very reliable car,changed oil 3k mi., other than reg.maint+1water pump,1fuel pump relay,radiator,its a very good car,fun to drive,the real deal currently has 233k mi. it only burns3\2 qt/3k mi,no engine work done whatsoever.Test drive a few japanese cars,dont know what the fuss is all about;boring .Actually embarassed to drive one on the daily basis.I am a car enthusiast after all.
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I'm so happy with my 4Runner, I don't know how I got along without it. Now I'm hauling all kinds of crap, picking up vehicles I really don't need (because I can, now that I have a trailer), and I take speed bumps with the intent of catching air. I'll drive over curbs just because I can. And because it's a Toyota, everything works. Love it.
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Had to chime in here again. I know I recommended a Porsche as a second car. Now I find myself in the same position-debating which daily driver would be best. I'm thinking 325.

When did triptronics begin?

The only reason my 87 may not be the best daily driver for me- I need an automatic now. I'm tired of the clutch on the street. That said, I can't wait to get in it again today, and drive to Sebring for HSR this weekend.

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