What kind of car do you drive; how old and how many miles?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by brokensword, Nov 12, 2017.

  1. brokensword

    MitchM

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2012
    Messages:
    6,719
    Likes Received:
    6,683
    Location:
    Water Valley, Alberta
    I spent the past week down in the US driving between Denver and Albuquerque in a new GMC Denali.
    That vehicle was full of various bells, whistles and sensors and I kept thinking - what was this vehicle going to be like in 10 years time? Probably half the sensors wouldn't work anymore and it would be cost prohibitive replacing them.
    It got great gas mileage though, the engine kept switching between V8 and V4 power, averaging 24 mpg. That was nice to see.
     
    MitchM, Nov 18, 2017
    #41
    1. Advertisements

  2. brokensword

    Tula

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2013
    Messages:
    3,855
    Likes Received:
    2,948
    Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Sold my 1999 Honda CRV this morning. Listed it on Craigs List yesterday afternoon and had almost a dozen inquiries ! Sold it to the first person who saw it :)

    We take delivery of our new Subaru Outback Monday afternoon :)
     
    Tula, Nov 18, 2017
    #42
    MitchM and j.w like this.
    1. Advertisements

  3. brokensword

    MitchM

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2012
    Messages:
    6,719
    Likes Received:
    6,683
    Location:
    Water Valley, Alberta
    Who doesn't like a Subaru?
    :)
     
    MitchM, Nov 18, 2017
    #43
    Tula likes this.
  4. brokensword

    ZEROPILOT Faster than you are.

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2017
    Messages:
    374
    Likes Received:
    314
    Location:
    Sunrise Florida
    Subaru are made very well.
    But they are pretty rare here because no one needs 4 wheel drive.
    Toyota is selling a Subaru badged as the Toyota F "86".
    It's a flat four engined sports coupe.
    Why Toyota is selling a Subaru is anyone's guess. But Toyota must think pretty highly of that competitor.
     
    ZEROPILOT, Nov 18, 2017
    #44
    Tula likes this.
  5. brokensword

    ZEROPILOT Faster than you are.

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2017
    Messages:
    374
    Likes Received:
    314
    Location:
    Sunrise Florida
    Indeed.
    I have the extended warranty on my vehicles because all of those electronic doo-dads scare me...And I'm a mechanic, as I mentioned.
     
    ZEROPILOT, Nov 18, 2017
    #45
    MitchM and Tula like this.
  6. brokensword

    MitchM

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2012
    Messages:
    6,719
    Likes Received:
    6,683
    Location:
    Water Valley, Alberta
    I think highly of both Subaru and Toyota, but I won't buy their coupe because it is only 2wd.
    I've come to appreciate the smart all wheel drive vehicles for their safety on our dirt/mud/snow covered roads. My wife's Subaru will run circles around my F350 diesel 4WD. Except in deep snow - so we have both for different road conditions.
    My 2006 F350 has 300,000 km on it and the only thing I don't like about it is the rust from road salt.
    IMG_7860.jpg
     
    MitchM, Nov 18, 2017
    #46
    Tula and ZEROPILOT like this.
  7. brokensword

    Nick83 Jack of all trades, Master of none.

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2017
    Messages:
    179
    Likes Received:
    265
    Location:
    Weeki Wachee Florida, Home of the mermaids
    '07 Jeep Wrangler 2dr soft top with 140K on it but less than 10K on the new motor:ROFLMAO:. IMAG1280_1.jpg
     
    Nick83, Dec 8, 2017
    #47
    Tula likes this.
  8. brokensword

    Burd Pond Scum

    Joined:
    May 22, 2017
    Messages:
    242
    Likes Received:
    282
    Location:
    Motor City
    I did the scion car shows for 3 years. I like them. Too bad Toyota cancelled the line.
     
    Burd, Dec 8, 2017
    #48
  9. brokensword

    Burd Pond Scum

    Joined:
    May 22, 2017
    Messages:
    242
    Likes Received:
    282
    Location:
    Motor City

    Ac Delco, Baldwin, Mopar, an Nissan are all quality on the inside too.
     
    Burd, Dec 8, 2017
    #49
  10. brokensword

    sissy sissy

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2011
    Messages:
    31,091
    Likes Received:
    14,170
    Location:
    Axton virginia
    My new 2017 escape has 526 miles.Was my birthday gift from hubby
     
    sissy, Dec 8, 2017
    #50
    MitchM, tbendl and ZEROPILOT like this.
  11. brokensword

    Burd Pond Scum

    Joined:
    May 22, 2017
    Messages:
    242
    Likes Received:
    282
    Location:
    Motor City

    I still have a few scion key chains. We gave our a ton of swag. Pm me your address. I used to do the Scion Auto Shows.
     
    Burd, Dec 17, 2017
    #51
  12. brokensword

    Tombstone

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2017
    Messages:
    28
    Likes Received:
    22
    69 Chev C-10 hotrod.
     
    Tombstone, Dec 28, 2017
    #52
  13. brokensword

    brokensword Not all those who wander are lost

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2011
    Messages:
    821
    Likes Received:
    644
    Location:
    Michigan
    What? No pic????? Sheeesh
     
    brokensword, Dec 28, 2017
    #53
  14. brokensword

    PondMutt

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2017
    Messages:
    76
    Likes Received:
    16
    Location:
    Dover TN
    79 mgb 100K .. i refinished it .. laid a quart of putty on it and block sanded it for years ..
    blew on a gallon of yellow . quart of clear and a bag of metallic .. blended progressive ..
    block sanded more years
    buffed ...
    i got pics . i could link you to project string
     
    PondMutt, Dec 28, 2017
    #54
  15. brokensword

    PondMutt

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2017
    Messages:
    76
    Likes Received:
    16
    Location:
    Dover TN
    then there is the engine on that mbg.. old inline 4 tractor engine ..
    44 SU carb [ skinners union] .. i hacked the exhaust off the intake . put on tuned tubes exhaust ..
    tuned pipes ..

    where the PVC valve once was[direct intake manifold injection ] fed in via coiled copper tube fluid from a jar .. metered .. a mix of mystery marvel oil . castor oil , methanol and nitro methane ..
    this has quite an odor when it burns..

    kinda funny .. the feed from the jar depends on the manifold pressure ..
    thus ,, with large throttle input the jar feed less .
    backoff the throttle and let the throttle plate close ,, jar feeds more .. quite a lot actually
    back off the foot feed and in flows methanol and nitro methane , castor oil .. MMO

    yea baby
     
    PondMutt, Dec 28, 2017
    #55
  16. brokensword

    mks281

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2017
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    2014 Dodge Durango, 39,000 miles...way more vehicle than I need since retiring but I'm not paying $700.+ a month for a car payment and that seems to be the average now!
     
    mks281, Dec 31, 2017
    #56
  17. brokensword

    RobAmy

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2013
    Messages:
    2,884
    Likes Received:
    5,592
    Location:
    Rhode Island, USA
    My toy for work and play. Stainless Steel dump body. It is a year old now.

    5B325F30-DB2E-44C1-B689-64583DB47D39.jpeg
     
    RobAmy, Jan 4, 2018
    #57
    PondMutt likes this.
  18. brokensword

    Tombstone

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2017
    Messages:
    28
    Likes Received:
    22
     

    Attached Files:

    Tombstone, Jan 4, 2018
    #58
    PondMutt likes this.
  19. brokensword

    PondMutt

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2017
    Messages:
    76
    Likes Received:
    16
    Location:
    Dover TN
    love those pixs
    clean machines
    clean frame and a power plant
    in the teens again in the morning ,, im takin the MGB out .
    air in the tires .. Soup in the Jar .. i added Nitro-methane , Methanol and Castor oil 80/20,, MMO failed to measure the Nitro ,, just loaded some..
    kinda floated . one wonders what will happen when the compartment warms up and i get some agitation from the road .

    see the SU 44 single side draft Carb ?
    the Jar has a needle valve and a sight glass ..
    copper tube dumps direct to the intake manifold after the Carb.. ..Nitro...
    for gauges on this effort the machine has an EGT and Manifold Pressure .
    a sharp eye on manifold pressure will give an idea how much is being fed from the Jar to the Intake,,
    ...
    idea is to get that EGT UP with a feather throttle ,, no smoke trail
    shall i let you know how it goes ,, might make a good film ..
    it is going to Stink ,, the combustion products from castor oil and nitro methane are quite sharp and distinctive.
     

    Attached Files:

    PondMutt, Jan 5, 2018
    #59
  20. brokensword

    TAHOE

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2014
    Messages:
    187
    Likes Received:
    145
    Location:
    Cincy Ohio or there abouts!
    wife- 2005 Jeep Liberty, 128000
    daughter- 2002 Dodge Durango 147000
    Son- 2000 Jeep Cherokee, 233000
    Me- 1998 Pontiac Firebird, 160000 daily driver, 1999 Chevy Tahoe- 153000, my tow vehicle.
     
    TAHOE, Feb 19, 2018
    #60
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.