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: PPL who have 2nd car and it's not Saab, what is it ???


lionsgraphics
19-05-04, 11:33 PM
I have 1997 Nissan Altima GXE, awesome car, very reliable, has enough balls, the only thing that kills it is extremely cheap interior and rattles.

What do you have ?

DeLorean
20-05-04, 12:08 AM
Well I have several.

1960 Impala -- http://home.comcast.net/~drednot/DSC00481.JPG
1992 Pontiac sunbird
1990 pontiac 6000 SE/all wheel drive
and 3 saabs, I know you didn't ask, but they are 78 99-T, 89 SPG. 88 SPG.

DeLorean
20-05-04, 12:08 AM
double post... woops :nono;

Castor Troy
20-05-04, 12:20 AM
well, i live with my parents, and they have a 98 suburban (no suv jokes, we have 6 people in our family and we haul stuff all the time) and a 97 ford f150 (see above)

lionsgraphics
20-05-04, 12:33 AM
that impala is hot DeLorean.


oh man, Castor, i bet it's rough to have SUV and a truck when prices on gas are like 2.10 for regular.

goalkeeper21
20-05-04, 12:55 AM
92 suburban, 00 suburban, 78 beetle, 99 9-3, you can go with the SUV jokes, my mom is crazy about them, and she fits those soccer mom drivers. I can take it
Tony

TFatC
20-05-04, 04:24 AM
Well, I have loads of other cars (about 30 of my own) but this 1930 Morris is my current weekend favourite

Slaab4life
20-05-04, 07:15 AM
Hmmm, whats in the family stockpile...well, obviously I have my '97 900S, also have my '86 900, family cars: '02 VW Passat, '96 Honda Accord, and a '93 Volvo 240. No SUV's in this family :nono; :nono;

Paco
20-05-04, 07:47 AM
Well we need to transport kids and associated clobber so obviously we need an SUV.... :nono; NOOOOOO!!!!

That's why we have a 1976 Daimler XJ coupe, highly practical family motoring!

Rhino2.3t
20-05-04, 07:55 AM
bravo that man :wink: clap clap etc..
as far as i can remember there's only four reasons to own an SUV-
1. the need to tow a large horsebox / powerboats etc. (delete as applicable)
2. the need to go properly offroad (not just wet grass, lamers)
3. the need for a car completely unsuited to 99% of all your driving time.
4. fashion.

think that covers most of it..

baco99
20-05-04, 07:57 AM
you can see them here:

http://home.earthlink.net/~baco99

i currently own:
2001 Infiniti G20t
1988 Saab 900 Turbo
1974.5 MGB GT

yfs87
20-05-04, 08:12 AM
3 people in my house, 3 cars

'98 volvo v70 - titled to my dad
'98 mercedes ML320 - titled to my mom (again women and their suv's :lol:)
'89 Saab 900T16 - title to me :-D

now if i could just steal my dads leather interior... :cheesy:

Slaab4life
20-05-04, 08:50 AM
2. the need to go properly offroad (not just wet grass, lamers)
I tell ya, I get a kick out of a current promotion run by some car/SUV company. Not sure which, maybe Dodge or Ford, if you buy thier vehicle they'll give you a free "Sports Appearance Package", a $500 value!!!, I'm still trying to figure out they do for that one.

Rhino2.3t
20-05-04, 09:14 AM
$500? i bet its just a big sheet of brightly coloured sport decals for your SUV :D to help you be more 'individual'...
possibly saying things like..

'4 x Lame'
'School Run Expedition'
'Extreme Parking Lot Fender'
'Canyonero Edition'
'High Definition Sport Pro'
'Backwoods Weekender'
'The High Output Original'

and stuff like that.. its nearly a thread by itself :idea

ragtopcav
20-05-04, 09:25 AM
:cheesy: Username giveaway.

lionsgraphics
20-05-04, 11:20 AM
ragtopcav, what's a cav, i googled it to find out what is it, but all i could find was chevy cavalier and ford GT40...

Tone_Depear
20-05-04, 11:26 AM
Try a vauxhall cavalier. Mk 2 in this case. Now they're called Vectras. (As they always were in Europe). You'll remember the Vectra platform is used for a modern-ish swedish vehicle of similar proportions..

Co-incidence? Yes.

Those who have grown up in the back of MkI, II and IIIs (me) all (still me) agree that Blue MkIIs are the best.

NopiGirl2
20-05-04, 11:40 AM
1996 Acura Integra LS, although its now totaled :( I was going to fix it since it was my "baby" but am parting it out instead.

Oliver_u
20-05-04, 12:51 PM
Try a vauxhall cavalier. Mk 2 in this case. Now they're called Vectras. (As they always were in Europe)

Actually IIRC the Mk 2 cav was called an Ascona in Europe. The Vectra name only started with the MK III Cav equivalent

Don't ask me how I know this :oops: :cheesy:

nutcase
20-05-04, 12:54 PM
I have an austin metro as my main car (roller skate?). Well, it's my name on the logbook, I pay for all servicing, petrol, repairs, insurance, tax. Yet my mum say's it's hers :roll:

saabluster
20-05-04, 01:09 PM
along with my 3 saabs I have 2 Subaru SVXs

CosmicSaab
20-05-04, 01:11 PM
Cars in my household (besides the Saab)

2004 Chevy Tahoe LT
2000 Chrysler Sebring Covertible JXI
2002 Chevy Impala (getting traded next week for a truck)

NopiGirl2
20-05-04, 01:32 PM
In the household we have:

99 Honda 929 RR
00 Honda CBR 900RR
99 Dodge Dakota
87 Chevy Truck
97 Ford Probe GT

but I dont own any of the above, they belong to my other household residents. I drive them when needed however.

ageybaby
20-05-04, 02:37 PM
obviously the Ruby's first BUT the MX5 (Dakar 1.8i) does run it close fer summer fun (and yes we do have the hardtop for winter drivin)
http://www.mx5-mazda.co.uk/mx5%20Dakar%20special%20edition.htm

valbowski1980
20-05-04, 03:03 PM
The fam's line up looks like this:

2 Camrys, my sister's 93 and my dad's 03
My mom's Forester (more a station wagon than an SUV)
My 9000CS

JRMaroon
20-05-04, 03:04 PM
1994 Corvette LT1
2003 Chevy Impala

The addition of the C900 is helping to keep the miles down on the Vette which only has 19K on the clock.

Dave S
20-05-04, 03:18 PM
Mercedes ML500
Lexus SC430

Jim
20-05-04, 04:20 PM
3 of us in the houshold
Classic 900XS
GM 900S 2.3
9-5SE 2.3

CosmicSaab
20-05-04, 04:28 PM
Mercedes ML500 Nice
Lexus SC430 Me -->[Drool]!

TFatC
20-05-04, 04:39 PM
I have an austin metro as my main car (roller skate?). Well, it's my name on the logbook, I pay for all servicing, petrol, repairs, insurance, tax. Yet my mum say's it's hers :roll:

Very public spirited of her! :cheesy: How much did you have to pay her to claim ownership to avoid your public humiliation? :cheesy: :cheesy:

nutcase
20-05-04, 04:59 PM
Nothing :) I kinda nicked it!

Automaggot
20-05-04, 05:00 PM
We have a 2002 F-250 Super Duty, a 2003 Volvo V70 XC, my 2004 9.3 Linear and my pop's 2004 9.3 Aero. :cheesy:

Energy_AZ
20-05-04, 06:11 PM
2003 93 Linear ss and my wife is currently in a 1998 Isuzu Rodeo.

jimbob
20-05-04, 06:47 PM
Apart from 2 9000s and an classic 900, I have a Ford (BLAAAAGH)Courier van which cost me 100 and an engine. My other half has a rubbish Volvo 440 which is rusting around the back wheel arches and doors and loads of (Renault) engine oil leaks. So we're going to sell it and she now uses my cast off 9000 auto which is 6 years OLDER than the Volvo and 30,000 miles more on the clock, but is still completely rust free and still a joy to drive. Oh, and it sailed through it's MOT last week after 6 months off the road.
Everyone else has such interesting cars exept perhaps the Metro. :D

solid155
20-05-04, 06:55 PM
1990 Toyota 4WD P/U
2002 Freelander LR
2003 SAAB 9-3 SS :cheesy:

Simon
20-05-04, 07:00 PM
The Cavalier chassis was used as a basis for the NG900 & 9-3.

97 Aero
20-05-04, 08:12 PM
1997 9000 Aero
2002 9-3 Viggen
2001 Saturn SC2 Yellow

bkrell
20-05-04, 08:14 PM
Satin Silver Metallic 2002 Honda CR-V EX (RTFWD). Goes nice w/ the silver metallic 97 900 SE 2.0 turbo. I got my Saab to save a little on gas, but don't know what we'd do w/o the V. AWD is great, no matter what anyone wants to argue. The extra space is great to strech out in on long trips, also. We've got a 1 yrd. old so it's a great hauler and a relative gas sipper. Oh, and I work as an archaeologist so it's the perfect field vehicle for me. The space is more than comparable size body on frame SUVs and the lack of low range selectable 4wd keeps me from doing anything REALLY stupid.

SaabScott
20-05-04, 08:39 PM
My wifes car is the only other one in this family ... at least for now! :wink:

1996 Ford Escort ... with about 65,000 miles on it! :o

ALLEN-JACKSON
20-05-04, 09:18 PM
holy cow!! what a varied bunch of cars!
my backup is a 1972 impala ragtop (68000 miles)
summertime ride is a 2002 Harley Davidson Roadking
my bride drives a 2003 subaru outback
i am in the process of giving my boys (19 and 17) a 1973
vw superbeetle and a 1969 vw bug

obviously my favorite is my 92 900s vert.

p.s. you don't want to see my insurance bill....

allen

20Ted
20-05-04, 09:47 PM
Cars I have (besides the '98 vert)...

1965 Dodge D200 pickup

1981 VW Rabbit Pickup (VW Caddy) 1.6L NA diesel (425,000 miles and STILL going strong with 48 mpg!)

1989 Cadillac Brougham (was free - looks brand new - going up for sale soon)

1998 Chevy K1500 Silverado ext. cab pickup

...and a 2001 VW New Beetle GLX Turbo (trying to convince someone to dump it and get an '04 Aero vert - except
the typical response is "but those aren't very cute"... :roll: )

MonkeyMan
20-05-04, 09:58 PM
We have:

1993 Saab 900S
1997 Subaru Legacy Outback
1989 Chevy 2500 3/4 ton (I think they call it a "heavy half" but that's BS; it is a Chevy after all. 8)

Ok and Delorean...would you mind explaining the appeal of a Pontiac 6000? I'm surely ignorant in thinking that those are the ugliest, slowest, least reliable, and most dangerous trailor-trash cars ever built. Right? :lol: And yes there are hundreds of the damn things around here.

BEN

nutcase
21-05-04, 03:21 AM
Everyone else has such interesting cars exept perhaps the Metro. :D

:P *raspberry* :P :cheesy:

Stumpage
21-05-04, 05:57 AM
I have an Aston Martin Vanquish :cheesy:



Ok Ok it's on my desk but it still lets rip around the office now and again attacking peoples ankles :cheesy: :cheesy:

fabric
21-05-04, 12:15 PM
1996 Acura Integra LS, although its now totaled :( I was going to fix it since it was my "baby" but am parting it out instead.

95 Integra LS. Not totalled, but it's a beater.

Interested in selling me the power antenna, if it works? :)

DanComden
21-05-04, 03:12 PM
http://www.comdens.com/Rally/blazer15.jpg
1994 Chevy Blazer - gas hog and parts fetcher.
2000 VW Passat Wagon - gatherer of groceries and transporter of ankle biters.

-*- Dan

DeLorean
21-05-04, 03:46 PM
Ok and Delorean...would you mind explaining the appeal of a Pontiac 6000? I'm surely ignorant in thinking that those are the ugliest, slowest, least reliable, and most dangerous trailor-trash cars ever built. Right? :lol: And yes there are hundreds of the damn things around here.

BEN

No worse than a 93 900-S ;) seriously, it is kind of a WT car, but the SE / all wheel drive model will take care of any 900-S for power and in the snow... forget it. pop the 6000 into 4 wheel lock mode and it could go where some 4WD SUV's can't. as for reliability, it's no worse than any saab... the 3.1 V6 is will known for being a 250,000 mile engine. the 3 speed auto is the same.

bkrell
21-05-04, 06:45 PM
So you're the guy who keeps the auto insurance people in business! Thanks for keeping my rates down! :cheesy:

heli-saaber
22-05-04, 05:27 AM
Can't contribute to this thread, 'cos all of ours are Saabs!

'74 95V4 - nearly back on the road - weekend fun car
'75 95V4 - long term restoration project
'01 9-3 SE 2.2 TiD - high-miler company car (83K, 45 impg)
'02 9-5 Aero Auto Wagon - actually belongs to my wife but I'm occasionally allowed to drive it. Great tow-car (for older Saabs being collected!).

IMHO the only SUVs worth having are (a) real Land Rover or (b) Range Rover - the rest are for posers - but I still don't need one.

lexcoptk
22-05-04, 12:45 PM
My main mode of transportation is my 2000 Ford Crown Vic Police Interceptor. My wife has a 2003 Jeep Liberty Limited. My 87 900 Aero is used when I need to leave the county and can't drive the cruiser. Until last October I had a 2002 Suzuki GSX-R 750 (R.I.P.). And I also have a 2004 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide (Police MC).

benji9k
22-05-04, 02:57 PM
1982 Volvo 240, 280k and still running strong.
and I'll mention my 92 9000T

Mattlach
22-05-04, 03:12 PM
I still have my old car. Been meaning to sell it forever, but I keep putting it off.

The thing is a dog, and I hate it.

1997 Mercury Sable LS

Someone at Ford went Oval crazy, but I got it cheap, and it served me well as a college car, even though its a boat.

http://media9.motorcities.com/99IC8505412003A.jpg

http://media9.motorcities.com/99IC8505412003B.jpg

http://media9.motorcities.com/99IC8505412003E.jpg

bassist5
22-05-04, 03:25 PM
Larry H. Miller, eh? Are you in Utah by any chance? :cheesy:

Mattlach
22-05-04, 03:32 PM
Larry H. Miller, eh? Are you in Utah by any chance? :cheesy:

Nope sorry..

Those are actually not pics of my car, casue I doh't have any :(

I googled and found a couple of pics of an identically equipped and colored car to my own :P

kazmiekr
23-05-04, 12:52 AM
1999 Saab 9-3
1999 Honda Civic

DeLorean
23-05-04, 10:02 AM
So you're the guy who keeps the auto insurance people in business! Thanks for keeping my rates down! :cheesy:

I think I am going to sign up for "fleet status" :cheesy:

DeLorean
23-05-04, 10:07 AM
[quote="Mattlach"]I still have my old car. Been meaning to sell it forever, but I keep putting it off.

The thing is a dog, and I hate it.

1997 Mercury Sable LS

Someone at Ford went Oval crazy, but I got it cheap, and it served me well as a college car, even though its a boat.



Oh yeah, that was the model that made fords 2nd best selling car go down the tubes. the Taurus / Sable never regained it's former sales status after that one... IMHO, it's not all that bad looking of a car, but I would prefer the Taurus/SHO model.

MonkeyMan
23-05-04, 01:04 PM
Thanks for that DeLorean. I'll have to keep an eye out for the SE's. 8)

BEN

bassist5
23-05-04, 04:34 PM
Larry H. Miller, eh? Are you in Utah by any chance? :cheesy:

Nope sorry..

Those are actually not pics of my car, casue I doh't have any :(

I googled and found a couple of pics of an identically equipped and colored car to my own :P

Oh. I'm pretty sure I know where the dealership is.. 20 or so minutes from my house.. unless there's another Larry H. Miller one that looks just like it somewhere else

Geriatrix
24-05-04, 07:16 AM
Not sure whether my 9000 Aero is my first or "other" car. I have a '94 Honda Prelude 2.2 Vtec, the manual one with four wheel steering. Goes like stink, and I love the 4WS and wish the Aero had it, because I tend to allow for it when parking, and dammit, it's not there!

http://www.jack-son.freeserve.co.uk/mypreludesidecropped.jpg

sunnydude
24-05-04, 12:16 PM
03 Expedition is the only other car in the house.

Tomarse
24-05-04, 07:36 PM
When i grow up i want a collection like TFatC :D

Along with my 900, and my 3 or 4 99(T)'s (1 (http://www.zen19919.zen.co.uk/cars/P2010024.JPG) 2 (http://www.zen19919.zen.co.uk/99T/240504/P1010009.JPG) 3 (http://www.zen19919.zen.co.uk/P1010045.JPG)), ive got:

Landrover 101 ambulance. Slowly morphing into a camper. Would be quicker but the saabs keep distracting me! hopefully its gonna get a new lick of paint over the next few weeks sometime.

http://www.zen19919.zen.co.uk/cars/DSCN0003.JPG

1969 Landrover series 2A (my first 'project')
http://www.zen19919.zen.co.uk/cars/april2001_small.jpg

Also another couple of landrovers of varying vintages mainly existing as piles of bits (and rust)!

bkrell
24-05-04, 08:09 PM
Nice set of toys! And I like that little hut in the background! :cheesy:

ageybaby
25-05-04, 04:25 AM
mmmmm lanny 101 used to service them, whole lot of fun (not)
sounds nice tho :cheesy: :cheesy: :nono;

Tomarse
26-05-04, 01:29 PM
mmmmm lanny 101 used to service them, whole lot of fun (not)
sounds nice tho :cheesy: :cheesy: :nono;

Its not that bad!. Most of the bits on it are standard bits, and its fairly simple.
You need some specially shortened/bent spanners to get some of the bits off, and extra joints in some of your limbs to reach other bits, but apart from that! :D (The coil/ballast resistor was playing up on mine, and i cant actually reach the old one to take it out!)

Its got a siren on too :cheesy: and nobody can say that a V8 doesnt sound nice! (makes me forget the pain of the fuel bill!)

TPK
26-05-04, 04:21 PM
Mercury Mountaineer


Gas Guzzler...

:lol:

GB24Hours
27-05-04, 01:34 AM
Wife = 1997 Honda Accord SE
Me = 1994 Isuzu Rodeo V6 (Daily)
Me, Part 2 = 1990 Saab 900 SPG (Weekends/Nice weather)

Deanosabby
27-05-04, 01:40 AM
We also have a Alfa Romeo 147 Twin Spark.

Dan1
27-05-04, 05:24 AM
I still have my old car. Been meaning to sell it forever, but I keep putting it off.

The thing is a dog, and I hate it.

1997 Mercury Sable LS

Someone at Ford went Oval crazy, but I got it cheap, and it served me well as a college car, even though its a boat.
eesh...i hope i don't offend when i say that that car is hideous :o

my family collectively owns a Lexus RX-300, a Chrysler...minivan thing, and a Saturn SL2. the saturn is actually kinda sporty, but that's mostly due to it being made out of plastic, and having REALLY low gear ratio's. i hate the lexus. it drives horribly, the blind spots are ginormous, and it's just downright boring to look at. i kinda enjoy driving the minivan, though. it handles suprisingly well, turns nicely (with a bit of body roll, tho...duh) and dispite it's size is alot easier to control than the lexus, mainly because you get more feedback, particularly fron the steering wheel. the steering wheel of the lexus is dead.

henry
27-05-04, 08:01 AM
I have a recently restored datsun 240z http://members.iinet.net.au/~zyro/OzDat_Cruize_011_sized.jpg

Paco
27-05-04, 08:34 AM
:o Droooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool.

Slaver.

droool some more....

Cue Homer Simpson voice: 2.......40........zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.. ......

More drool....

you get the picture :wink:

Rhino2.3t
27-05-04, 08:38 AM
erm.. you like rice capri's?

*slap*

yes yes a classic alright. i agree. happy now? :-?

Paco
27-05-04, 08:40 AM
Only 240's, the rest is land-fill, like most Capris..... :o

Abbott 900
27-05-04, 08:42 AM
Only 240's, the rest is land-fill, like most Capris..... :o

Ahem????? :o :o :o :nono;

:cheesy:

Rhino2.3t
27-05-04, 08:59 AM
landfill. LMAO :D

Abbott 900
27-05-04, 09:05 AM
Alright people ease back on the Capri jokes... :cheesy: :cheesy:

Given I've owned 3 of em, I still think they're good...

Where's Tone when I need him...??

Rhino2.3t
27-05-04, 09:08 AM
my neighbour had one of the very last green ltd. ed. ones - it was a fantastic car. i used to enjoy helping him jump start it from the 9000 every 6 weeks :wink:

Abbott 900
27-05-04, 09:11 AM
Ahhh the good ole Brooklands 280... I'd still like one of them as a weekend car!!! :cheesy:

http://home.swipnet.se/~w-38953/images/280brookland.jpg

Pure quality... 8) 8)

Rhino2.3t
27-05-04, 09:16 AM
yep thas it.. one of those Brookland Editions, except this one had 40k on it from new and didn't have the idiot wing on the back :wink: sounded lovely too..

i've tried really hard here, i hope you appreciate it.
(that's almost ten minutes of reasoned appreciation of Ford).

i'm not sure how much longer i can keep this up :oops: i might burst.

*runs out screaming*
i'm done.

Abbott 900
27-05-04, 09:18 AM
Check out this beauty then.... I'm sure you must be able to crank the boost up a bit... That thing must be barely a whisper...

http://www.capri280.com/E223MMM_forsale.html

Rhino2.3t
27-05-04, 09:35 AM
200bhp? thats not a turbo its a demister fan :wink:

i've been to look at one for sale years ago, it was interesting to drive to say the least..
i would imagine the merest hint of wet tarmac would be enough to convince me to leave it at home..

on the subject of rubbish old cars :wink: i keep meaning to take a pic and post it here of a renault fuego being used as a gate :cheesy: its superb.

Abbott 900
27-05-04, 09:46 AM
Well I had a 1.6, then a 2.0 and then finally a 2.8i Special which had the limited slip diff, which was such good fun in the wet, I used to get it completely sideways all the time, but it wasn't a nasty 911'esq snap away, it would drift out nicely, and you could plant the loud pedal and keep in there all day if you wanted... Great fun!!! 8) 8) 8)

nutcase
27-05-04, 12:42 PM
my neighbour had one of the very last green ltd. ed. ones - it was a fantastic car. i used to enjoy helping him jump start it from the 9000 every 6 weeks :wink:

I found it distinctly amusing when I had my turd brown Mk I polo that was falling to pieces had to be used to jump-start a friend's neighbout's M3. He had one of those plug in air fresheners and then left it draining the battery for a couple of weeks. That poor polo had to be revved so hard to start the Bimmer!