Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Collinster742002

Daily Drivers

19 posts / 2383 viewsLast Reply

Recommended Posts

I don't know if anyone's done a post like this before on here, but what's your daily driver? And how many miles are on it vs. the originality of the parts?

Mine's a 1998 Volvo S70 T5 with 220,000 miles- Original engine, transmission and turbo.

Volvo-Waxed.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My dd '87 Jeep Cherokee "Chief". It's not pretty, but it gets the job done with character.

240,000 miles on the body, but only about 15,000 miles on a new crate motor. Other than the motor, just about everything is original except the shift knob and wheels/tires (not pictured below).

lA_640.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

hyundai santa fe - 2001. bought it new, and now have 281k on it. it's been a good car. change oil, etc - routine maintenance!

lately I only drive it when it rains to keep the 2002 dry, but it's a reliable car for sure

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I rotate...White 95 Volvo 850T wagon, with about 130K, Kota's (Pyrnees/lab mix...faster, faster..) favorite...Dark green metallic 2000 Volvo V70R wagon, (Humberto calls it "bigfoot" when it comes out to play with the 02Group..and she keeps up!) AWD, 185K and it's FOR SALE...White 03 Chev V6 4WD shortbed pickup with 124K. Love both the Volvos, but don't need two all wheel drive vehicles. Probably should sell them both and buy a really nice 122s wagon, so it could go on Haggerty with the bmw's...

Dave V. in NC

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My daily driver 91 318is. Original motor, transmission, clutch, mostly original paint. Almost 180K miles.

H&R springs, Billy Sports, M3 CAB's and soon to get a Z3 steering rack.

John

DSC_0022-6.jpg

DSC_0024-8.jpg

DSC_0011-8.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My Daily Driver was supposed to be the 2002 - LOL

BUT I like this old girl too much to take it out in anything but clear weather.

SO I am on the hunt for something $2500 or less.

ARGH - starting another car search after just finishing one is not fun.

Any suggestions?

PS. I drive 25k miles per year!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
My Daily Driver was supposed to be the 2002 - LOL

BUT I like this old girl too much to take it out in anything but clear weather.

SO I am on the hunt for something $2500 or less.

ARGH - starting another car search after just finishing one is not fun.

Any suggestions?

PS. I drive 25k miles per year!

I hate to say it, but look no further than a Volvo! 850s are a good car for your budget. Here's one for $2800- 300 over your budget but ready to take on the 25k a year.

My S70 was bought in 2008 with less than 70,000 and now has 220,000 with no major repairs other than timing belts! The S70 is just an 850 with an updated body.

If you're interested in looking at these, I can help you find a good one. Let me know where you live/if you're interested in one. e-mail me please. They can be had in a turbo, manual transmission, wagon, sedan, cloth, leather... etc etc. Rock solid dependability!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1996-96-Volvo-4-door-GLT-Automatic-Leather-CD-Sunroof-Moonroof-loaded-Low-Miles-/280988123813?pt=US_Cars_Trucks&hash=item416c3282a5#ht_18430wt_1165

Back to daily's :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
My Daily Driver was supposed to be the 2002 - LOL

BUT I like this old girl too much to take it out in anything but clear weather.

SO I am on the hunt for something $2500 or less.

ARGH - starting another car search after just finishing one is not fun.

Any suggestions?

PS. I drive 25k miles per year!

I hate to say it, but look no further than a Volvo! 850s are a good car for your budget. Here's one for $2800- 300 over your budget but ready to take on the 25k a year.

My S70 was bought in 2008 with less than 70,000 and now has 220,000 with no major repairs other than timing belts! The S70 is just an 850 with an updated body.

If you're interested in looking at these, I can help you find a good one. Let me know where you live/if you're interested in one. e-mail me please. They can be had in a turbo, manual transmission, wagon, sedan, cloth, leather... etc etc. Rock solid dependability!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1996-96-Volvo-4-door-GLT-Automatic-Leather-CD-Sunroof-Moonroof-loaded-Low-Miles-/280988123813?pt=US_Cars_Trucks&hash=item416c3282a5#ht_18430wt_1165

Back to daily's :D

That sounds great. I could use the help, and will do some digging on my own as well.

I would like to spend less but dont want a problem either. I like the volvo's and would pay more to drive one over a reliable used honda. I have an '05 Oddysey and '10 Civic. 206k on the oddysey (bought it new). 67k on the civic (bought it new) but selling it!!! I decided to replace the civic with a 2002 and a beater BOTH for thousands less than the civic will sell for. Soooo...that puts me one step closer to being debt free (the reason I am doing all this).

If I can drive some cool older cars along the way, why not?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My 2002 was my DD for the last 5.5 years, but when I moved to Tucson, AZ for school, I wanted something that would take the weather better (and have A/C). So I bought a '95 318ti for $2500. It's been a great car!

DSCN2901

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What's suppose to be my daily is an 86 Chevy K20, but... it sorta spit out the cam plug so I gotta remove the tranny and all that fun to put it back in.... All this 175 miles after I put the motor in there... (Old motor was wearing out and I felt like a turbo.

The 2002 has been my daily since I got it 3 years ago until i came down to school this year, now I run the diesel.

IMG_1508.JPG

IMG_1472.JPG

IMG_1489.JPG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My daily is my 1992 Nissan Sentra SE-R. It has the original engine, trans, and as far as I'm aware the clutch as well. Even at 186K miles the SR20DE engine, close ratio trans and LSD make this car a beast. Other than the breakdown moving to Oregon, the car has been super reliable and a blast to drive. Awesome car.

The day I bought it for a measly $1200

2-7.jpg

Yeah, it's pretty freakin' small!

678A1079.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

th_036.jpg

4.3 liter, mustang II. Was supposed to be a daily, but will be finished about the time I go in the ground. I drive whatever is the last thing in the driveway.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The little red bastard has been my driver since around January 2008. Unknown miles when I bought it, enough to need a head rebuilding. No a/c in south florida, that's dedication haha

post-20861-13667665316555_thumb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  



×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.