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    Thread: Who is daily'ing their dream cars?

    1. Member hexagone's Avatar
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      03-03-2012 05:38 PM #1
      The NSX thread had me thinking, as the OP mentioned he wants to drive the NSX everywhere... something I can absolutely sympathize with.

      Quick background: My foray into cars only started 3 years ago where I quickly went from spontaneously combustible 16V VWs to e36 M3s to my newest and ultimate obssession with M Coupes. I've gone through 19 cars in 3 years now (buying/selling/driving) and my most recent 4 have been 3 M Coupes and a Z3 Coupe... and I simply cannot get enough of them.

      For the amount I've paid for my M Coupe I could've been driving almost any e36 M3 or other *more* sensible BMW or even a non-finnicky japanese daily, but it simply does not compare. I don't believe in compromises, and using a car merely as an appliance or tool to get you around does not compute with me. With two seats I am compromising a good bit, but at the benefit of having a car I only see one of every 6 months... if that. It's exotic, affordable, has a boot and gets as many looks as the Ferraris next to me at Cars & Coffee. But it's got 120k miles and it's paltry 240hp keep me grinning every time I throw it down a gear and remember that pure horsepower does not equate happiness. Hell, I flew to Phoenix and drove it back to Chicago in a weekend.

      It's tiny, uncomfortable, loud, rattles more than a 10 year old Kia and keeps me on the Z3 subforum several times a day. But it's the best, most irrational and amazing car I could be driving now and I'm going to continue enjoying 100% of my time in it because it's that good. I've always wanted one since I got my license and 4 of them later, it's as special as always.

      So who else?

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      03-03-2012 05:45 PM #2
      Well, 9 months out of the year I daily this:

      "Motorcycles - the cigarettes of transportation." Seth Meyers

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      03-03-2012 05:48 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by epbrown View Post
      Well, 9 months out of the year I daily this:

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      Funny you chimed in. I've seen your Z3C several times in the Chicago area already.

    4. 03-03-2012 05:56 PM #4
      I've daily'd two of my "dreams."

      First was a BMW 745i -- the turbo one.

      Let's just call that was a letdown. From the time I picked it up there was work to do, mainly catching with neglect. And it was basically an OK car -- nothing too fast except above 80MPH. A 2.93 final drive was not at all helpful, and neither was the automatic. It was long and low and 100% completely out of place in Southern Vermont.




      The other dream really did come true, though it was a motorcycle and so it is kind of off-topic. But having a 1976 Honda CB400F for my first bike was just an absolutely excellent experience.
      call it potatography

    5. 03-03-2012 05:57 PM #5
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      03-03-2012 06:01 PM #6
      Yes, I know it's not anything special, but it's been my "affordable dream car" since I was 15. And now I get to daily it!

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      03-03-2012 06:07 PM #7
      Been drooling about this car since I heard about it 3 years ago ..



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      03-03-2012 06:12 PM #8
      Actually, I almost am. As a teen I lusted over the Coupe Quattro as an actually realistic dream mobile. I ended up with my A4 Avant. Which will spank a Coupe Quattro anyways

      And it's plenty of fun to drive with almost 50/50 distribution being a fat in the arse.

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      03-03-2012 06:15 PM #9
      My dream car was the 1996 Impala SS. I wound up getting one with only 42,000 miles in 2000 and it is still in the DD rotation. Around 180,000 miles on it at the moment...

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      03-03-2012 06:37 PM #10
      and the golfs are already showing up on page one...

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      03-03-2012 06:47 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by S0RRY View Post
      and the golfs are already showing up on page one...
      Meh, it's not like the "rare cars" thread though. I don't think its a stretch to dream of a $30k quick hot hatch. I've lusted after much less.
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      03-03-2012 06:51 PM #12
      I dreamed of an E39 M5 since 1997 when I first saw an E39. I knew the M5 would be nuts.

      Made the sensible purchase and got a 540 6spd instead. So for the last 6 years I've been DD'ing close to my "dream car."
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      03-03-2012 06:53 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by S0RRY View Post
      and the golfs are already showing up on page one...
      GTFO. If I owned the new R, I would be posting here, as well.

    14. 03-03-2012 06:58 PM #14
      My one and only dream car, like ultimate dream car of wet dream status, is a McLaren F1.

      The day I can afford to daily one, is the day you will never see me post on here again because I would never not be on the road.

      like, this is beyond true.
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      03-03-2012 07:00 PM #15
      I always had a thing for the E36 M3 when I was younger...I had one for about 5 years and it went in and out of daily duties as I bought and sold other stuff.

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      03-03-2012 07:26 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by S0RRY View Post
      and the golfs are already showing up on page one...
      snob much?
      Stretched, poke, rubbed......sounds like a porn stars butt hole.

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      03-03-2012 07:28 PM #18
      The Golf R is a great ****ing car, what's wrong with it being a 'dream car'?

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      03-03-2012 07:29 PM #19
      Daily this 6-7 months out of the year......



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      03-03-2012 07:31 PM #20
      It's daily driven from April to November - I have modest dreams:


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      03-03-2012 08:03 PM #21
      Just got my dream car today. Only have dealer pics right now though.

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      03-03-2012 08:19 PM #22
      Was DDing my affordable dream. Then my dream was to buy a nic DD and keep the S for fun times.




      Now that I've done those two, not sure what the next dream is. Add a mid engine red targa (NSX or F355), probably, but that's a bit more out of reach.

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      03-03-2012 08:23 PM #23
      I had wanted an LS1 F-body since I was 12. Even have a 2000 Firebird promo calendar they used to give out at dealers from my 'get every vehicle brochure for every car I like' obsession I had when i was a kid. 11 years later I finally picked one up. It's loud, raucous, has an interior with more squeaks and rattles than an old shopping cart yet every time I hit an on ramp or I'm out on some windy country roads I'm reminded of exactly why I had such a desire for this car.

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      03-03-2012 08:27 PM #24
      I never really dreamed of having a Civic SI in particular... but I love this car to death. I don't really dream of wanting anything different. If I had more money I'd probably just buy it out and mod the piss out of it (its leased)

    25. 03-03-2012 08:44 PM #25
      I don't dream about cars, but I'd say I'm pretty happy with my setup.

      Black range and a white 911.

      I put about the same amount of miles a year on them, total 10K.


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      03-03-2012 08:47 PM #26
      I DD'd my 540/6 for three and a half years.
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      03-03-2012 08:52 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by GINCH View Post
      Daily this 6-7 months out of the year......



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    28. 03-03-2012 09:01 PM #28
      Ok. Not to be THAT GUY but 6 months of out of the year is 50%. That's not DD.

      DD = 365, no?

      I DD XXX every weekend is not DD.
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      03-03-2012 09:08 PM #29
      I won't have my absolute dream car till I retire.

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      03-03-2012 09:12 PM #30
      Too bad i can't daily drive this




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      03-03-2012 09:20 PM #31
      Kind of, I guess? When the TT first came out it was my dream car for awhile. I'm only 10 years late to the party.
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      03-03-2012 09:24 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by Subwoofers View Post
      Ok. Not to be THAT GUY but 6 months of out of the year is 50%. That's not DD.

      DD = 365, no?

      I DD XXX every weekend is not DD.
      I agree that weekend driving is not daily driving, but I think driving 6-8 months every day... to work... to shopping, driving the pets and kids and grandma around, would qualify as a DD. I would drive mine all year round if I had the skills to drive a high torque Rwd around in the snow, but I dont so I store it.

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      03-03-2012 09:27 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by Brendan@bwalkauto View Post
      I dreamed of an E39 M5 since 1997 when I first saw an E39. I knew the M5 would be nuts.

      Made the sensible purchase and got a 540 6spd instead. So for the last 6 years I've been DD'ing close to my "dream car."
      I've always dreamed of one as well. Never bought one though. Loads of BMW's, just never a E39 M5.
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      03-03-2012 09:27 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by nix6speed View Post
      I had wanted an LS1 F-body ...
      It's a particularly nice day around here (for Feb), and it just happens I saw a car that looks almost identical to yours driving around my town today. Nice ride... I did a doubletake.

      Oh PS - That Porsche is just beautiful. One of my favourite generations.

    35. 03-03-2012 09:34 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by terrabit2001 View Post
      I agree that weekend driving is not daily driving, but I think driving 6-8 months every day... to work... to shopping, driving the pets and kids and grandma around, would qualify as a DD.
      I'm going to take it a step further and say a car qualifies for daily driver status if it is something you could drive each and every day you chose to do so. Why do I say this? Because I own five cars.

      By design, there is no way I will ever drive one and only one car each and every day of the year. Still, I can drive any one of them whenever the mood strikes me... and some days I do manage to drive every one of them.
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