What kind of car do you drive?

Fordracing7

2018 Pick em Champion
Joined
Sep 20, 2013
Messages
2,968
Points
443
Obviously the original intent for a manufacture involvement besides beating the other guy was to win on Sunday sell on Monday!

I'm curious because we are your typical fan what kind of car do you drive?

I'm a Ford guy obviously and I have my reasons but these are my cars..

05 Toyota Avalon my daily driver 239k probably the best car I've ever owned. Toyota is a great manufacture.

05 Ford Explorer wives daily 166k has been a good truck for us. Fits our families needs.

89 mustang 45k my toy

88 GMC c1500 my "work" truck i use this for all my truck needs had it for 7 years has been very useful.

So even though I'm a Ford guy I own a GM and Toyota because they were great deals that I'd have to be an idiot to pass up.
 

2 Sweet

Legend
Joined
Apr 21, 2016
Messages
3,430
Points
493
Location
Hilliard, OH
My history, in order of ownership...

1989 Chevy Celebrity 2.8 V6
1992 Chevy Camaro RS 305 Auto
1991 Chevy S10 2WD 4.3 V6 5-spd
1986 Chevy Celebrity 2.8 V6
1997 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3800 SC V6
2000 Chevy S10 Xtreme 2.2 I4 Auto
1998 Chevy Camaro Z28 LS1 6-spd
1977 Chevy K5 Blazer 400 SBC
1998 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3800 SC V6
1997 Chevy Silverado K1500 5.7 V8 5-spd
1999 Buick Regal GS 3800 SC V6
1995 Chevy Caprice 9C1 LT1 V8
1995 Chevy S10 2WD 2.2 I4 5-spd
1995 Chevy S10 2WD 4.3 V6 5-spd
1997 Buick Park Avenue Ultra 3800 SC V6

I currently still own the last two on the list. I feel like I might be forgetting one or two more....
 

ToyYoda

Team Owner
Joined
Feb 24, 2013
Messages
20,820
Points
883
Location
Nashville, TN
Let's see if I can remember them all...

1980 Chevy Malibu
1984 Pontiac Trans-Am
1990 Chevy Beretta GT
1994 Ford Aspire (don't laugh)
1994 Chevy Lumina Z34
1998 Mitsubishi Galant
2001 Chevy Impala
2005 Toyota Corolla
2010 Toyota Camry
2016 Nissan Frontier
 

sdj

Just a race fan
Joined
Jun 2, 2014
Messages
5,112
Points
793
Location
In the woods (as much as possible)
Nascar has never had any bearing on what I buy to drive, obviously. :D

2013 GMC Sierra 4x4 135,000 miles, work and travel in this when not flying. (company vehicle)

2004 - Chrysler Pacifica 59,000 miles (paid for)

2005 Jeep Rubicon Unlimited 52,000 miles (paid for)

2005 MINI COOPER S Convertible 12,500 miles (paid for), yeah, we drive this a lot :rolleyes:

The paid for thing rates high on my list. No plans to buy anything. Need to sell the Cooper, but, no hurry.
 

Fordracing7

2018 Pick em Champion
Joined
Sep 20, 2013
Messages
2,968
Points
443
Previous cars of mine in order

89 escort
90 Daytona
93 Taurus SHO
97 Grand am
94 escort
04 Alero

Maybe I'm forgetting something??? I have it written somewhere haha
 

dpkimmel2001

Team Owner
Joined
Apr 1, 2009
Messages
34,444
Points
1,033
Location
Western PA
My history.....

68'Ford F100
73' Mercury Montego
79' Honda Civic
69' Pontiac GTO
75 Pontiac Catalina
76 Mazda B-Series Pickup
76 Chevy Silverado Stepside
89 Mercury Tracer
89 Ford Probe
94 Ford Explorer
99 Dodge Dakota
01 Ford F-150
06 Mini Cooper S
08 Chevy Cobalt
08 GMC 2500 HD Diesel
14 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

Those final 4 are our current fleet of vehicles. I miss my GTO the most of all. One of my worse decisions ever when I sold that car.
 

ToyYoda

Team Owner
Joined
Feb 24, 2013
Messages
20,820
Points
883
Location
Nashville, TN
Ok, now you got to put her list up as well.
She pretty much just drives SUV's. She currently has a 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, had a 2008 Toyota RAV4 before that, and a 2001 Ford Escape before that. I don't know if you remember the Ford EXP, which looks like the result of what would happen if a Mustang and an Escort got it on, but that's what she had when we started dating.
 
  • Like
Reactions: sdj

Kiante

Team Owner
Joined
Sep 6, 2013
Messages
13,675
Points
883
Location
Florida
1996 Saturn SC2
1994 Ford Mustang - Yes, it was a V6
2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
2013 Dodge Dart

I would like another car, but thats on down the line. Probably a small truck or two door, I wanted a later model 05-06 Pontiac GTO, I've always had a soft spot for it.
 

Barbara Charles

Team Owner
Joined
Aug 13, 2016
Messages
368
Points
143
I keep my cars for years and years, because I get used to them. Also, my father collected Vettes so I always had a ride.
1969 Camaro tweaked for racing (hardest clutch in town. I sold it when my left calf got bigger than my right one). Someone tried to steal it once.
1964 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud3
Something I forget.
Datsun Zsomething. Stolen.
Dodge Station wagon. Had it until it blew up.
Chevy Cavalier.
Mazda something. Stolen last year.
Another Mazda.
 

DUN24

Skeptical of the Spectacle
Joined
Feb 24, 2013
Messages
15,859
Points
883
My history.....

68'Ford F100
73' Mercury Montego
79' Honda Civic
69' Pontiac GTO
75 Pontiac Catalina
76 Mazda B-Series Pickup
76 Chevy Silverado Stepside
89 Mercury Tracer
89 Ford Probe
94 Ford Explorer
99 Dodge Dakota
01 Ford F-150
06 Mini Cooper S
08 Chevy Cobalt
08 GMC 2500 HD Diesel
14 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

Those final 4 are our current fleet of vehicles. I miss my GTO the most of all. One of my worse decisions ever when I sold that car.
My dad's first car was a 66' Goat. He's owned amazing cars but that is the one he kicks himself for getting rid of.


My cars in order:

71' Beetle(first car no brake death trap)
05' Chevy Aveo(110 MPH roller skate)
04' Scion TC(drove this car for 190k miles)
92' T-Bird SHO(it was free and badass)
96' Corolla(The most fun car I've ever had, simply because I could run into **** for the hell of it)
06' TRD 2WD Tacoma(I am in love)
 
S

Skoalbandit33

Guest
Obviously the original intent for a manufacture involvement besides beating the other guy was to win on Sunday sell on Monday!

I'm curious because we are your typical fan what kind of car do you drive?

I'm a Ford guy obviously and I have my reasons but these are my cars..

05 Toyota Avalon my daily driver 239k probably the best car I've ever owned. Toyota is a great manufacture.

05 Ford Explorer wives daily 166k has been a good truck for us. Fits our families needs.

89 mustang 45k my toy

88 GMC c1500 my "work" truck i use this for all my truck needs had it for 7 years has been very useful.

So even though I'm a Ford guy I own a GM and Toyota because they were great deals that I'd have to be an idiot to pass up.
I bought a 2005 Avalon XLE a few months ago and have had it into Canada and Florida already. My intended use for this car was as a winter driver but I like it so well I drive it all the time. It can get 500 miles on a tank of fuel, has great get up and go, is a fantastic road car as you don't find yourself squirming in your seat after a couple of hours, it has no rattles, the doors close with a thud, the truck is cavernous, the back seat has a ton of room and it is still economical in spite of its 280 horsepower. I will buy more of these models as needed.
 

sdj

Just a race fan
Joined
Jun 2, 2014
Messages
5,112
Points
793
Location
In the woods (as much as possible)
My dad's first car was a 66' Goat. He's owned amazing cars but that is the one he kicks himself for getting rid of.


My cars in order:

71' Beetle(first car no brake death trap)
05' Chevy Aveo(110 MPH roller skate)
04' Scion TC(drove this car for 190k miles)
92' T-Bird SHO(it was free and badass)
96' Corolla(The most fun car I've ever had, simply because I could run into sh!t for the hell of it)
06' TRD 2WD Tacoma(I am in love)
96' Corolla(The most fun car I've ever had, simply because I could run into sh!t for the hell of it) :lol2::lol2::lol2:
 

JohnHill

member of Who Dat Nation
Joined
Apr 29, 2017
Messages
803
Points
153
Boy, can't imagine this will be well received but imma do it anyway...

1991 Toyota Corolla (manual and fun as hell to drive that car.. car was built like a tank)
2002 Nissan Maxima
2001 Toyota Camry
2006 Nissan Altima
2011 Toyota Camry
2012 Toyota Corolla
 

sdj

Just a race fan
Joined
Jun 2, 2014
Messages
5,112
Points
793
Location
In the woods (as much as possible)
Boy, can't imagine this will be well received but imma do it anyway...

1991 Toyota Corolla (manual and fun as hell to drive that car.. car was built like a tank)
2002 Nissan Maxima
2001 Toyota Camry
2006 Nissan Altima
2011 Toyota Camry
2012 Toyota Corolla
Don't worry bout it, it was and is your money, buy what you want, drive what you want., all good.
 

Fordracing7

2018 Pick em Champion
Joined
Sep 20, 2013
Messages
2,968
Points
443
I bought a 2005 Avalon XLE a few months ago and have had it into Canada and Florida already. My intended use for this car was as a winter driver but I like it so well I drive it all the time. It can get 500 miles on a tank of fuel, has great get up and go, is a fantastic road car as you don't find yourself squirming in your seat after a couple of hours, it has no rattles, the doors close with a thud, the truck is cavernous, the back seat has a ton of room and it is still economical in spite of its 280 horsepower. I will buy more of these models as needed.
Exactly the same for me I've talked to so many owners and we all feel they same.
 

Mike Crayne

Team Owner
Joined
Jan 10, 2017
Messages
251
Points
143
74 Ford Pinto
71 Charger 500 383 I still miss this car!
74 Nova hatchback
79 Chevy Monza
old Dodge 3/4 ton pickup
86 Ford f150
91 Mercury (Cant remember the name. Fords version was a Tempo)
99 GMC Sonoma
02 F150 extended cab w/8' box
00 Ford Ranger extended cab stepside
08 Chrysler PT Cruiser still own it. The daughter is driving it. It has 156000
And I just bought an 07 PT Cruiser Pacific Coast Highway Edition. Only has 66,000 on it.
Paid cash for it. I HATE car payments.
 

Snappy D

2017 Pick Em Champion 2018 Bold Predictor
Joined
Feb 13, 2017
Messages
7,567
Points
693
My first car at 16 was a 1987 Buick Grand National. After I proceeded not to kill myself in that car, I upgraded to a 2005 Pontiac GTO in 2006, which I currently drive today. Due to starting my own business, the budget for the car went out the window and my car now has 90,000 miles on it. I am looking at a Silverado Dually 3500hd or a Camaro ZL1 as my next car. As you can probably guess, I am all about that GM Goodwrench.
 

DUN24

Skeptical of the Spectacle
Joined
Feb 24, 2013
Messages
15,859
Points
883
My first car at 16 was a 1987 Buick Grand National. After I proceeded not to kill myself in that car, I upgraded to a 2005 Pontiac GTO in 2006, which I currently drive today. Due to starting my own business, the budget for the car went out the window and my car now has 90,000 miles on it. I am looking at a Silverado Dually 3500hd or a Camaro ZL1 as my next car. As you can probably guess, I am all about that GM Goodwrench.
A couple badass cars there.
 

be9ak7ts16

Johali Lives
Joined
Jun 14, 2002
Messages
15,010
Points
1,033
Location
Upper Michigan
In order
63 Galaxie (my grandma's car)
62 Impala ( my wifes Grandma's car)
72 Country Squire Wagon (429 CID)
76 Ford Courier 4X4 conversion by Ford
75 Bronco (retirement project)
89 F 150 4X4 drove it 13 years
02 Dodge Ram 4X4 drove it 13 years also
09 F 150 current daily driver.
 

clarkfn2284

Here to make you miserable.
Joined
Jun 11, 2013
Messages
521
Points
273
Location
Modesto, CA
Myself: 2007 Mitsubishi Endeavor. Best car I have ever owned. 130k on it and never an issue outside of the AC going out. Bought it used and own it outright. It is AWD and has never once slipped in the snow or the ice. It is time for a new car, but I don't really want the payment and I would absolutely buy this car again.

Wifey: 2016 Ford Escape. We are an SUV family. I absolutely will not buy another Ford. In fact, they are calling o buy back the car and we are strongly considering. They have SYNC technology and it absolutely sucks. Whenever our phones have an update it disconnects itself from SYNC because SYNC is always late to update to the phones so we will not be able to connect to our Bluetooth for however long it takes for them to update. Just an awful feature.
 

Bobw

Team Owner
Joined
Jan 22, 2013
Messages
12,812
Points
883
Right now a 05 Silverado . I'm a car nut and at one point in times I had 2 55's, 2 64 Chevelle's and a 65 Chevelle. All running and on the street legally. Bought a 69 Camaro 396 SS right out of the service. So many great cars I'd love to have again. Just a few that come to mind are a 49 Pontiac 'fastback' with the straight 8, 55 Pontiac Star Chief, 70 Pontiac (see a pattern here?) Catalina convertible.
In total almost 50 cars, damn
 

BobbyFord

Resident Gearhead
Contributor
Joined
Apr 6, 2005
Messages
54,628
Points
1,033
Location
Southern California.
1973 Pontiac Grand Prix J model HO400
1967 Mustang fastback 289 4speed
1967 Mustang fastback 289 C4, changed to 390 C6 3:91 Detroit locker rear.
1968 Mustang 390 4speed
1967 Mustang 390 4speed
1963 F100 Unibody
1983 Jeep CJ7
1972 F250 390 4speed
1973 F100 460 C6
1972 F100 short bed 360 C6 changed to 466 C6 350:1 locker
'08 Ford Focus
 

TexasRaceLady

Plank Owner
Contributor
Joined
Sep 18, 2001
Messages
30,639
Points
1,033
Location
Kingsland, TX
Currently --- 2010 Lincoln Town Car --- like driving my recliner down the road. LOL
First car --- family hand-me-down 1957 Chevy Station Wagon
1965 Ford Falcon --- 4 wheels, an engine, 3 on the tree, and a heater
1968 -- Javelin
1969 --- Javelin --- this one was hotter than a $2 pistol on Saturday night
1972 --- Chevy 3/4 ton pickup
1985 --- Old 98 Recency
1990 --- Chevrolet Suburban
1994 --- Lincoln Town Car
1996 --- Lincoln Town Car
2001-2010 --- Lincoln Town Car

Hubby and I finally settled on the Town Car because there is nothing like the comfy ride.
Currently have 61K on it and will keep it until it becomes too expensive to repair.
Not sure what I could ever replace it with --- haven't been in anything that remotely compares.
 

DanicaFreak

Green monster
Joined
Feb 21, 2014
Messages
15,641
Points
883
1973 Pontiac Grand Prix J model HO400
1967 Mustang fastback 289 4speed
1967 Mustang fastback 289 C4, changed to 390 C6 3:91 Detroit locker rear.
1968 Mustang 390 4speed
1967 Mustang 390 4speed
1963 F100 Unibody
1983 Jeep CJ7
1972 F250 390 4speed
1973 F100 460 C6
1972 F100 short bed 360 C6 changed to 466 C6 350:1 locker
'08 Ford Focus
braggart
 

KodiakRusty89

Team Owner
Joined
Jun 8, 2016
Messages
2,345
Points
323
What's a thread like this without pics? My cars are treated better than most humans. I'm the guy who parks a mile away...

Currently a 2014Volvo S60
volvo.jpg


Prior to my Volvo a 2006 SAAB 9-3 2.0T...I miss this car so much! It was in showroom condition at 120k miles. But getting it worked on became a pain in the butt. I'll never forgive GM for destroying the brand....
saab.jpg
 

Wrangler1

Team Owner
Joined
Dec 13, 2013
Messages
719
Points
273
Location
New York
What's a thread like this without pics? My cars are treated better than most humans. I'm the guy who parks a mile away...

Currently a 2014Volvo S60
View attachment 26779

Prior to my Volvo a 2006 SAAB 9-3 2.0T...I miss this car so much! It was in showroom condition at 120k miles. But getting it worked on became a pain in the butt. I'll never forgive GM for destroying the brand....
View attachment 26780
That's some backdrop! Where was it taken if you don't mind me asking?
 
Top Bottom