Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Foo Off-Topic chit chat with no general subject.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-09-13, 02:10 PM   #1
jsharr
You Know!? For Kids!
Thread Starter
 
jsharr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Just NW of Richardson Bike Mart
Bikes: '05 Trek 1200 / '90 Trek 8000 / '? Falcon Europa
Posts: 6,157
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Daily Driver Dream thread

You get one car in the world to be your daily driver, fuel and maintenance are free for lifetime.

I am a bit vexxed on this one. My heart wants a 1973 3.0 CSL but my lifestyle needs something that can haul kids and family and camping gear, like an old GMC Jimmy .

I will have to think about this one.

Your answer must be more than the name of the car. It must include some reasons why, a picture, some interpretative dance or the like.
__________________
Are you a registered member? Why not? Click here to register. It's free and only takes 27 seconds! Help out the forums, abide by our community guidelines.
Quote:
Originally Posted by colorider View Post
Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.
jsharr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-13, 02:48 PM   #2
StupidlyBrave 
Chepooka
 
StupidlyBrave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: South Central PA
Bikes: 1990 Trek 1400 7spd; 2001 Litespeed Arenberg 10 speed
Posts: 1,167
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Tesla model s

With a bottle of whiskey. And a lighter.
StupidlyBrave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-13, 02:50 PM   #3
RPK79
Senior Member
 
RPK79's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: SE MN
Bikes: Fuji Roubaix Pro & Fuji Track Classic
Posts: 8,276
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 545 Post(s)
I'd want some sort of luxury SUV. Probably a Navigator.
RPK79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-13, 02:54 PM   #4
bikebuddha 
Senior Member
 
bikebuddha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Somewhere in time
Bikes:
Posts: 1,137
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Range Rover, since I don't really use a car for short trips it's perfect highway cruising and off road camping.
__________________
The few, the proud, the likely insane, Metro-Atlanta bicycle commuters.
bikebuddha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-13, 02:59 PM   #5
bigbenaugust 
always rides with luggage
 
bigbenaugust's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: KIGX
Bikes: 2009 Fantom CX, 2012 Fantom Cross Uno, Bakfiets
Posts: 1,984
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)

VW Vanagon Syncro

Or maybe an old Toyota Previa All-Trac or one of those Mitsubishi AWD vans you can't get here.
__________________
--Ben
Carrboro Bike Coalition - putting the "bike" in "CARrboro" :)
2011 Motobecane Fantom Cross Uno, 2009 Motobecane Fantom CX, and a Bakfiets
Previously: 2000 Trek 4500 (2000-2003), 2003 Novara Randonee (2003-2006), 2003 Giant Rainier (2003-2008), 2005 Xootr Swift (2005-2007), 2007 Nashbar 1x9 (2007-2011), 2011 Windsor Shetland (2011-2014), 2008 Citizen Folder (2015)
Non-Bike hardware: openSUSE Leap - LinuxMint Debian Edition 2 - Mac OS 10.6 - Android 4.4 - CyanogenMod 13

Last edited by bigbenaugust; 12-09-13 at 04:20 PM.
bigbenaugust is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-13, 03:39 PM   #6
ModoVincere
Riding Heaven's Highways on the grand tour
 
ModoVincere's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 1,675
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
'71 Firebird 455 H.O.

__________________
1 bronze, 0 silver, 1 gold
ModoVincere is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-13, 03:45 PM   #7
Allen
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 4,751
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
You get one car in the world to be your daily driver, fuel and maintenance are free for lifetime.

I am a bit vexxed on this one. My heart wants a 1973 3.0 CSL but my lifestyle needs something that can haul kids and family and camping gear, like an old GMC Jimmy .

I will have to think about this one.

Your answer must be more than the name of the car. It must include some reasons why, a picture, some interpretative dance or the like.
You should get a Bavaria then.
God I miss mine. Same engine and gearbox as the 3.0 but with 4 doors. I could fit my 5 foot tall chest of drawers in the backseat.
Allen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-13, 03:47 PM   #8
RaleighSport 
Hogosha Sekai
 
RaleighSport's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: STS
Bikes: Leader 725, Centurion Turbo, Scwhinn Tempo, Schwinn Premis, GT Tequesta, Bridgestone CB-2,72' Centurion Lemans
Posts: 6,547
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 14 Post(s)
This one obviously...

'67 Shelby Cobra.. I've wanted one since I could distinguish between different car models as a child.
RaleighSport is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-13, 03:57 PM   #9
HardyWeinberg
GATC
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: south Puget Sound
Bikes:
Posts: 7,539
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 73 Post(s)
Another Tesla.
HardyWeinberg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-13, 03:59 PM   #10
RPK79
Senior Member
 
RPK79's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: SE MN
Bikes: Fuji Roubaix Pro & Fuji Track Classic
Posts: 8,276
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 545 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Allen View Post
You should get a Bavaria then.
God I miss mine. Same engine and gearbox as the 3.0 but with 4 doors. I could fit my 5 foot tall chest of drawers in the backseat.
...and he took that chest of drawers everywhere.
RPK79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-13, 04:01 PM   #11
Allen
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 4,751
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I did. From home to boarding school and back and from home to college and back.
Allen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-13, 04:03 PM   #12
jsharr
You Know!? For Kids!
Thread Starter
 
jsharr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Just NW of Richardson Bike Mart
Bikes: '05 Trek 1200 / '90 Trek 8000 / '? Falcon Europa
Posts: 6,157
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by RPK79 View Post
...and he took that chest of drawers everywhere.
Okay, now THAT is funny! Made me laugh out loud!
__________________
Are you a registered member? Why not? Click here to register. It's free and only takes 27 seconds! Help out the forums, abide by our community guidelines.
Quote:
Originally Posted by colorider View Post
Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.
jsharr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-13, 04:04 PM   #13
jsharr
You Know!? For Kids!
Thread Starter
 
jsharr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Just NW of Richardson Bike Mart
Bikes: '05 Trek 1200 / '90 Trek 8000 / '? Falcon Europa
Posts: 6,157
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Allen View Post
I did. From home to boarding school and back and from home to college and back.
Did you take your collection of circus midgets out of the drawers first?
__________________
Are you a registered member? Why not? Click here to register. It's free and only takes 27 seconds! Help out the forums, abide by our community guidelines.
Quote:
Originally Posted by colorider View Post
Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.
jsharr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-13, 04:26 PM   #14
EthanYQX
Why not?
 
EthanYQX's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Canada
Bikes: Giant STP 2
Posts: 845
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
A 2014 Tacoma TRD, with a bunch of racks on it for kayaks, bikes, et al.

Or maybe a Subaru STI.
EthanYQX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-13, 04:33 PM   #15
bikeguyinvenice
A tiny member
 
bikeguyinvenice's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Riverview, Florida, U.S.A.
Bikes: 2013 Specialized Allez
Posts: 202
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
A DeLorean, not because they were fast, or because I want to go back in time, just because I thought they were cool looking cars.
bikeguyinvenice is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-13, 04:49 PM   #16
Michigander
Senior Member
 
Michigander's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Bikes: Giant ATX 1200, Schwinn Peleton
Posts: 1,724
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 74 Post(s)
If I'm gonna be silly about it, a GT40 MKII. Reasoning is self evident.

A heavily modified first gen Z car would be my realistic pick. The reasoning is cool style, good performance, no emissions tests anywhere ever, and a really neat history.
__________________
Bring back the Sig Test!


(\__/)
(='.'=)
(")_(")
Michigander is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-13, 04:51 PM   #17
Allen
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 4,751
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
Did you take your collection of circus midgets out of the drawers first?
Kept them In the glovebox. Almost as large as the backseat, but less upholstery.
Allen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-13, 04:53 PM   #18
jdon
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Bikes:
Posts: 4,239
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
This.. right here..

http://www.theirongarage.com/project318308.php
jdon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-13, 04:57 PM   #19
ahsposo 
Titanic Member
 
ahsposo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Deep in the North Atlantic
Bikes: A Home Built All Rounder, Bianchi 928, Specialized Langster, Dahon Folder
Posts: 7,072
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 223 Post(s)
Now that they are discontinued I want one even more...

__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by thelmatimynagle View Post
i glad turn hobbits
ahsposo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-13, 05:50 PM   #20
Artkansas 
Pedaled too far.
 
Artkansas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: La Petite Roche
Bikes:
Posts: 12,858
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
The most comfortable car for driving I ever found. I just love the sitting position. And plenty of room in back for the bicycle.

__________________
"He who serves all, best serves himself" Jack London

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bjforrestal View Post
I don't care if you are on a unicycle, as long as you're not using a motor to get places you get props from me. We're here to support each other. Share ideas, and motivate one another to actually keep doing it.
Artkansas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-13, 06:03 PM   #21
FlatTop
holyrollin'
 
FlatTop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: L.B.N.J.U.S.A.
Bikes: Raleigh, Rudge, James 3spds., and a cast of many
Posts: 1,324
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I love station wagons (not SUVs,vans or trucks) so to me that's the best all-around DD. I'd think a fullsize '69-'73 Chrysler/Dodge/Plymouth wagon with a 440ci. V8 and a chunk of guardrail welded to the front bumper would serve very well.

Since fuel and maintenance costs aren't part of the equation, a tow receiver strong enough to drag an enclosed car trailer would also be nice, as well as an electric winch to load interesting projects into it.

Last edited by FlatTop; 12-09-13 at 06:37 PM.
FlatTop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-13, 06:38 PM   #22
palesaint
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Los Alamos, NM
Bikes: 2008 fetish illustre
Posts: 895
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by bigbenaugust View Post

VW Vanagon Syncro

Or maybe an old Toyota Previa All-Trac or one of those Mitsubishi AWD vans you can't get here.
Beat me to it! Vanagan would be my dream "all around" vehicle. But only if it was properly tweeked. Swap in a WRX engine, add some suspension mods, maybe 1000 watts of solar panels on the top and give the interior some luxury treatment. Cruise the country in style.
palesaint is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-13, 06:47 PM   #23
trackhub
Senior Member
 
trackhub's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Watching all of you on O.B.I.T.
Bikes: Gunnar Street Dog
Posts: 2,039
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
I like sport sedans, and since jsharr is paying for the fuel....

trackhub is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-13, 07:41 PM   #24
mrodgers
Senior Member
 
mrodgers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Western PA
Bikes: 2014 Giant Escape 1
Posts: 1,368
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 29 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by RaleighSport View Post
This one obviously...

'67 Shelby Cobra.. I've wanted one since I could distinguish between different car models as a child.
Ah, yeah, pretty much for me too, going with the lifetime fuel and maintenance. Then again, this would be pretty darn difficult to drive during an 18 inch snow storm. Therefore....


Quote:
Originally Posted by EthanYQX View Post
A 2014 Tacoma TRD, with a bunch of racks on it for kayaks, bikes, et al.
I'd have to go along with this guy. First off, I am a Toyota guy after my last 4 Toyota trucks/4Runners and recently picking up a Rav4 V6 for Wifey (I'm currently in a VW Jetta Wolfsburg which I love, but I'd give up the turbo fun in a heartbeat for a decent mileage rust free late 80's Toyota pickup truck.) With me joining this forum and starting to ride a bike this past summer, it is the beginning of trying to be more active and get in better shape. I'm actually here on a bike forum from wanting to get into kayaking. I don't have the money for a kayak but had an old Walmart mountain bike in the garage, so here I am riding a bike and visiting this forum. Kayaking is coming maybe next summer if I can swing it along with a needed new bike. Thus the Tacoma would be much more practical hauling around a couple of kayaks (if I can get the girls interested more than one paddle around) or my bike.
mrodgers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-13, 07:49 PM   #25
Bakerb24
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Mooresville, NC
Bikes: Scott CR1 Team
Posts: 123
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I fully intend to have a Mercedes G-Wagon at some point. If you aren't familiar with them, they're the Jurassic Park, jeep looking, monstrosity. I have no idea why I've liked them since I was a kid, but I have. It won't be my next car, but maybe the one after this one. I would post a pic, but I'm on my ipad and I don't think that I can.
Bakerb24 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:12 PM.