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What vehicle is your everyday choice ?


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#1 yabbadoo

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Posted 14 September 2013 - 11:00 AM

This thread is for the ordinary John and Jane Doe`s of our society, not the Flash Harry`s and Hanna`s or specialist  activity enthusiasts.

 

Question ? What make and type of vehicle do you prefer for everyday and family use ? Could  be a working vehicle for  economic reasons or simply a car.

 

A clue to public  preference would be to look at the predominant vehicles in any high density traffic scene.

 

My  choice ? Nothing record breaking,  just a Vauxhall Club hatch-back estate car with 5 doors and a 1,600 cc. engine. Simply a mechanical horse for getting from A to Z in  comfort and general shopping trolley.

 

Edit - My apologies to our lady drivers, I have added Jane and Hanna to the prescription.

 

And added this link http://www.goodcarbadcar.net/2013/08/usa-best-selling-cars-july-2013.html showing the top 20 most popular vehicles in the US. Other countries will obviously have a different mix.


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Posted 14 September 2013 - 11:13 AM

my work truck is a 97 F-150 lariat, extended cab, short box with the 4.6 liter Triton motor and 4 wheel drive. I use it for work and hunting. When I go anywhere with the family we have a 97 Ford Expedition, eddie bauer edition, with the 5.4 liter Triton and four wheel drive. We wanted a SUV so we not only had the room of a minivan-but the capability to go camping and tow our camper. (pickups not big enough to haul the kids) And I also have a old 1974 Ford Thunderbird that Im working on restoring, with the big block 460 in it, and a 1985 F-250 Im in the process of selling, also with a 460 in it, only difference is its been bored out to a 490.


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Posted 14 September 2013 - 11:19 AM

my work truck is a 97 F-150 lariat, extended cab, short box with the 4.6 liter Triton motor and 4 wheel drive. I use it for work and hunting. When I go anywhere with the family we have a 97 Ford Expedition, eddie bauer edition, with the 5.4 liter Triton and four wheel drive. We wanted a SUV so we not only had the room of a minivan-but the capability to go camping and tow our camper. (pickups not big enough to haul the kids) And I also have a old 1974 Ford Thunderbird that Im working on restoring, with the big block 460 in it, and a 1985 F-250 Im in the process of selling, also with a 460 in it, only difference is its been bored out to a 490.

As a first post on this hopefully popular thread, that was a realy excellent reply Patriot. Thank you and very interesting I may add.

 

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Posted 14 September 2013 - 12:49 PM

I have an Hyandai Terracan. It is a 4x4. I am able to get my buggy in it, so I can play golf.  It is a 3ltr automatic diesel. My wife fell in love with the auto box, so she has now got a Daihatsu Terios automatic.



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Posted 27 September 2013 - 06:08 PM

I'm interested in the 85 460, if its a 4x4?

I've had my share of rides. My F-250 7.3 had a good motor, but the rest of the truck was junk. My 78 F250 4x4 positrac was and is my all time go to woods/muddin rig.

My absolute favorite was my gently used 03, 2500 suburban, 4x4. LT option, and all dealer options installed. (made sense since it was originally a dealer/owner ride)
It had the BIG dvd player with cordless headsets (4 of them). Every goodie but cab lights and a diesel. And from what I've read about Chevy's diesels of that era, I'm glad It didn't have it.

Pulled like a locomotive and rode like a Cadillac. The ex has it now, but I'd buy another in an instant.



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Posted 27 September 2013 - 06:10 PM

Oops, since my ex has my daily commuter, I now commute in a 95 suburban, which broke down today!



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Posted 27 September 2013 - 07:33 PM

Yes it is indeed a 4x4. And don't sell Chevy diesals of that era short they were good motors if you broke them in, most people just won't. The Chevy dealer I worked at had a 01 one ton dually with the duramax for misc towing jobs. Thing ran like crap the first 100,000 miles didn't hardly pull anything but once it hit that 100,000 mile mark it turned a new leaf and would
D out pull just about anything we put up against it. Many of the power strokes of that era were the same way, people just don't believe in keeping vehicles around that long anymore which is a shame because they aren't getting their moneys worth out of them if you ask me.

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Posted 28 September 2013 - 01:52 PM

Sweet on the 4x4.
I don't sell the diesels (chevy) short because I had very limited exposure to them. Mostly it was Dodge's and Fords. Some of the Chevy guys had some, but they were always having trouble with them or they couldn't pull or got poor mileage. 
To Chevy's credit, they built a better motor as they learned, but now they're too expensive.






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