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You are what you drive...


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As I contemplate on whether or not to sell my 2000 Touring, I realize how much of my personal identity I have wrapped up in this car. Reasons to sell: with two kids in college, trying to keep a business running successfully in this economy, and a house in constant need of repair, my life has gotten way too complicated, and I need to simplify where I can.

It would be the first time since 1978 that I would be 02less , and much like Delia, I’m sure I’ll regret this, but I’ll return to the 02 fold later when things settle down. My mental dilemma made me think of this classic list. Suggestions as to what driving an 02 says about your are appreciated. Enjoy...

You Are What You Drive

Acura Integra - I have always wanted to own the Buick of sports cars

Acura Legend - I'm too bland for German cars

Acura NSX - I am impotent

Audi 90 - I enjoy putting out engine fires

Buick Park Avenue - I am older than 34 of the 50 states

Cadillac Eldorado - I am a very good Mary Kay salesman

Cadillac Seville - I am a pimp

Chevrolet Camaro - I enjoy beating the hell out of people

Chevrolet Chevette - I like seeing people's reactions when I tell them I have a 'Vette

Chevrolet Corvette - I'm in a mid-life crisis

Chevrolet El Camino - I am leading a militia to overthrow the government

Chrysler Cordoba - I dig the rich Corinthian leather

Datsun 280Z - I have a kilo of cocaine in my wheel well

Dodge Dart - I teach third grade special education and I voted for Eisenhower

Dodge Daytona - I delivered pizza for four years to get this car

Ferrari Testarossa - I am known to prematurely ejaculate

Ford Fairmont - (See Dodge Dart)

Ford Mustang - I slow down to 85 in school zones

Ford Crown Victoria - I enjoy having people slow to 55mph and change lanes when I pull up behind them

Geo Storm - I will start the 11th grade in the fall.

Geo Tracker - I will start the 12th grade in the fall.

Honda del Sol - I have always said, half a convertible is better than no convertible at all

Honda Civic - I have just graduated and have no credit

Honda Accord - I lack any originality and am basically a lemming.

Infiniti Q45 - I am a physician with 17 malpractice suits pending.

Isuzu Impulse - I do not give a damn about J.D. Power or his reports.

Jaguar XJ6 - I am so rich I will pay 60K for a car that is in the shop 280 days per year.

Kia Sephia - I learned nothing from the failure of Daihatsu Corp.

Lamborghini Countach - I only have one testicle

Lincoln Town Car - I live for bingo and covered dish suppers

Mercury Grand Marquis - (See above)

Mercedes 500SL - I will beat you up if you ask me for an autograph

Mercedes 560SEL - I have a daughter named Bitsy and a son named Cole

Mazda Miata - I do not fear being decapitated by an eighteen-wheeler

MGB - I am dating a mechanic

Mitsubishi Diamante - I don't know what it means either

Nissan 300ZX - I have yet to complete my divorce proceedings.

Oldsmobile Cutlass - I just stole this car and I'm going to make a fortune off the parts

Peugeot 505 Diesel - I am on the EPA's Ten Most Wanted List

Plymouth Neon - I sincerely enjoy doing the Macarena

Pontiac Trans AM - I have a switchblade in my sock

Porsche 911 Turbo - I have a three inch thingie

Porsche 944 - I am dating big haired women that otherwise would be inaccessible to me

Rolls Royce Silver Shadow - I think Pat Buchanon is a tad bit too liberal

Saturn SC2 - (See Honda Civic)

Subaru Legacy - I have always wanted a Japanese car even more inferior than


Toyota Camry - I am still in the closet

Volkswagen Cabriolet - I am out of the closet

Volkswagen Microbus - I am tripping right now

Volkswagen Beetle - I still watch Partridge Family reruns

Volvo 740 Wagon - I am frightened of my wife


Paul Huber

2000 Touring tii in 1/18 scale

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That is funny, but there is a lot of truth in that. I have had my share of cars, none in that list, but I can see how one matches your life style/outlook/image with the car. Why am I driving a 2002 now? A 50 year old wanting to stay young, I guess...

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recently by what's NOT there - Escalades, Explorers, Cayenne Turbos and other SUVs, Gallardos, Diablos, and all of the other blatant excess-mobiles that have appeared over the last few years, not to mention BMW M-cars.......

Barry Allen
'69 Sunroof - sold
'82 E21 (daily driver), '82 633CSi (wife's driver) - both sold
66 Chevy Nova wagon (yard & parts hauler)

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Ford Crown Victoria - I enjoy having people slow to 55mph and change lanes when I pull up behind them

I always wanted one for this reason.

now: '72 Inka 2000 touring, '82 Alpina C1 2.3  & '92 M5T (daily driver)

before: a lot of old BMWs (some nice, some not so much), a few air-cooled 911s and even a water-cooled Cayman S

Alpina restoration blog: https://www.alpinac1.com/

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The everyday grocery-getters are compromises in our case. (I am sure I have been pitied or worse when driving our 10-yr.-old Saturn SL-1. ) The '02 lets me feel like I am about 17 again, driving dad's '72 Golf '02 on his dime.

'75 Sahara 2002 Dieter (sold)

'14 Blazing Red Metallic Mini Cooper

'73 Sahara 2002 Franz


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My daily drivers (company cars) have been Ford Escapes for the last six years. Tomorrow I will start driving a (gulp) Chevy Impala that has been assigned to me. I guess that is just another sign that I've finally joined the Old Fahrt community....


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Honda Accord - I lack any originality and am basically a lemming.

Volkswagen Beetle - I still watch Partridge Family reruns

Sort of a funny list. I've had three VW's and never cared for that show. My daily driver is a red 2000 Accord V6 Coupe. Nothing boring here.

My pic didn't upload the first time.


Jim Gerock


Riviera 69 2002 built 5/30/69 "Oscar"

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Tomorrow I will start driving a Chevy Impala....

Word 'dat. I pictcha you rollin'. Box Chevy be da bomb. DAMN!!!

Guey, dis is da one I rilli like:


I'll lend it to you so you and your chola can arrive in style at next year's vineyard.


BMWCCA #19290


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Doug ,

2002 326xit = 25 mpg at 75 - 85 MPH

26 if you can stand droning along at 65 all day.

and my 'old' 2002 = 25 MPG

and my 300 Turbodiesel = also 25 MPG

stuck in a rut!

My parents have a 1984 190D with a 5-speed. It's slower than Christmas, but it gets 30-35 MPG on diesel!

1967 1600-2 - M42 - 1521145          Follow my project at www.TX02.blogspot.com          E30 DD Project Blog


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