What kind of car do you drive?

Discussion in 'NASCAR chat' started by Fordracing7, May 24, 2017.

  1. Fordracing7

    Fordracing7 2018 Pick em Champion

    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.
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  2. 2 Sweet

    2 Sweet Legend

    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....
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  3. kkfan91

    kkfan91 Taking a 10-200

    2013 Chevy Malibu currently
    Formerly 1998 GMC Jimmy
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  4. Barbara Charles

    Barbara Charles Team Owner

    In my mind, a Lambo. Under my bum, a Mazda.
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  5. ToyYoda

    ToyYoda Team Owner

    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
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  6. sdj

    sdj Just a race fan

    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.
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  7. ToyYoda

    ToyYoda Team Owner

    I didn't put my wife's vehicles on my list, otherwise the list would be much longer.
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  8. frow78

    frow78 Crew Chief

    Not a 'typical fan', but:

    First and only car- 2005 Honda CRV
  9. Fordracing7

    Fordracing7 2018 Pick em Champion

    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
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  10. dpkimmel2001

    dpkimmel2001 Team Owner

    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.
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  11. sdj

    sdj Just a race fan

    Ok, now you got to put her list up as well.
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  12. Fordracing7

    Fordracing7 2018 Pick em Champion

    What kind of fan are you?
  13. ToyYoda

    ToyYoda Team Owner

    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.
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  14. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    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.
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  15. AndyMarquisLive

    AndyMarquisLive Short Track Fanatic

    1990 Mitsubishi Montero
    2008 Pontiac G6
    1995 Toyota Corolla
    1996 Buick Regal
    1996 Subaru Impreza hatchback
    1996 Dodge Intrepid
    1995 Ford F-150
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  16. Barbara Charles

    Barbara Charles Team Owner

    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.
  17. DUN24

    DUN24 Skeptical of the Spectacle

    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)
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  18. 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.
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  19. sdj

    sdj Just a race fan

    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:
  20. Wrangler1

    Wrangler1 Team Owner

    15' GMC Sierra
    67' Chevelle SS
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  21. JohnHill

    JohnHill Rusty Wallace & Terry Labonte Rule!

    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
  22. sdj

    sdj Just a race fan

    Don't worry bout it, it was and is your money, buy what you want, drive what you want., all good.
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  23. Thegeneral23

    Thegeneral23 Team Owner

    BMW 135i twin turbo baby!!!!
  24. Fordracing7

    Fordracing7 2018 Pick em Champion

    Exactly the same for me I've talked to so many owners and we all feel they same.
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  25. AdoubleU24

    AdoubleU24 Team Owner

    2015 Dodge Charger. With a Chase Elliott 24 decal from his racecar on the rear window. Bought that sucker at HMS last fall. :cool:

    This is my 2nd Charger.
  26. Mike Crayne

    Mike Crayne Team Owner

    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.
  27. Snappy D

    Snappy D 2017 Pick Em Champion 2018 Bold Predictor

    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.
  28. DUN24

    DUN24 Skeptical of the Spectacle

    A couple badass cars there.
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  29. be9ak7ts16

    be9ak7ts16 Hick

    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.
  30. clarkfn2284

    clarkfn2284 Here to make you miserable.

    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.
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  31. DanicaFreak

    DanicaFreak Green monster

    dodge. wish I had a hellcat its a journey lol :p
  32. Simple Fan

    Simple Fan First or Last

    96 Chevy S-10. My brothers also have S-10s, 92 and 2002.
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  33. Bobw

    Bobw Team Owner

    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
  34. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

    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
  35. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

    ...all of the Mustangs were fastbacks
  36. DSquad48

    DSquad48 Wizard/Mall Santa

    2013 2 door VW GTI. Don't think I've ever come across a more fun to drive car.
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  37. TexasRaceLady

    TexasRaceLady Plank Owner Contributor

    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.
  38. DanicaFreak

    DanicaFreak Green monster

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  39. KodiakRusty89

    KodiakRusty89 Team Owner

    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

    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....
  40. Wrangler1

    Wrangler1 Team Owner

    That's some backdrop! Where was it taken if you don't mind me asking?

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