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Kinda O/T What is your everyday car Import or American

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 6t5frlane, May 19, 2006.

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  1. 6t5frlane
    Joined: Dec 8, 2004
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    from New York

    With everyone here talking traditional (USA ) made cars curious to see if you still feel that way about your everyday drivers. I own 4 cars. 2 Fords 1 dodge 1 VW
     
  2. 50flathead
    Joined: Mar 8, 2005
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    from Iowa, USA

    This one is likely to get long but I'll go first.
    Ford F-150 , the most popular vehicle in America.
     
  3. oaktree
    Joined: Mar 6, 2006
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    Errr....a little Mercedes AMG C32, A Porsche Cayenne Turbo and a '57 Caddy ragtop. I stopped driving American Cars as daily drivers because of styling issues, lack of REAL horsepower and the need for increased maintainance. I knew what I wanted to buy for my auto dollars and had to go to Germany to get it.
     
  4. flyingpolock
    Joined: Apr 7, 2005
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    from PHX

    With three kids, it's a Buick Regal and a Chrysler Town and Country for trips to the grocery store.... (it has a Rod and Custom sticker... does that help?):)
     

  5. seymour
    Joined: Jan 22, 2004
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    from PNW

    My daily is a '54 Skyliner, newest car I own.
     
  6. 40StudeDude
    Joined: Sep 19, 2002
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    '94 Ford...I'd NEVER own a foreign car!!!

    Currently has 124,000 on it, bought it new. Replaced an alternator 5 years after I bought it... haven't put a dime into it since...other than tires, brakes, oil changes, a tune-up and the gas I put thru it.

    R-
     
  7. BigBlockMopar
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    I used to cruise around in my '67 Chrysler Newport for some 12 years. And in between I've also used my '62 Chrysler Newyorker wagon as a daily, but at the moment I'm driving some german-contraption which I won't even think of naming or showing here... :D :D

    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. Kev Nemo
    Joined: Aug 7, 2004
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    Kev Nemo

    '62 Impala everyday-no a/c in Texas:D
    Wife drives a '97 Plymouth Grand Voyager because she had to have a/c with the kids. Not my choice-I'd rather her have Sciflyer72's '62 Biscayne wagon-all in good time...:D
     
  9. HOTRODDICKIE
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    I am in the UK my daily is a 93 Silverado with a 4.3V6 manual it gets better mileage than most Japanese import trucks over here with small overstressed motors. My Missus daily is a 69 Morris minor.
    Rich
     
  10. Junkyard Jan
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    My daily drivers consist of an '88 Lincoln Mark VII LSC, a '79 Thunderbird Heritage and an '89 F-150. I don't even allow Japanese or other foreign cars to park in my driveway....:mad:

    Buy American!
     
  11. PDX Lefty
    Joined: Aug 12, 2004
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    Mine is a 62 Rambler Wagon. Wife drives a 2000 S-10.
     
  12. seymour
    Joined: Jan 22, 2004
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    from PNW

    Do you purchase American goods exclusively or just cars?
     
  13. 97 Ford F 150,,,,in fact ALL of my personal cars are Fords,,HRP
     
  14. Hebee
    Joined: Mar 15, 2006
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    I try to stay with the American brands when possible- at the moment I drive a 2002 Ford Ranger PU and Mama drives a 2000 Olds Intrigue (which is possibly the best American car I've ever owned). Also ride my 2003 Suzuki Intruder 1400 when I can. 50's hotrod is in the very near future and it will be pure American! :D
     
  15. Ol'Sarge
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    I shipped a 2003 Crown Vic LS HPP over here to Germany and the in-laws gave me thier 1999 Opel Astra as a gift.
     
  16. TINGLER
    Joined: Nov 6, 2002
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    TINGLER

    The wife owns an '01 Ford Ranger.....so I guess you can say we have a FOREIGN car as a daily. Ranger is Mazda...right?

    Whats Foreign and whats not nowdays?




    My daily (when I leave my home and studio) is my '63 Fairlane.

    I also borrow my wife's truck.
     
  17. seymour
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    from PNW

    exactly.
     
  18. 63comet
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    Either my '63 Comet or my '89 Dodge Ram 50 depending on my mood. Truck has a dead battery right now. Don't know why, haven't driven it in about a month, haven't bothered to try to figure it out. Its the third foreign American car I've owned. Other two were a '84 Challenger and a '92 Capri.
     
  19. ElDawgg
    Joined: Nov 11, 2005
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    My daily.....1994 Cadillac Fleetwood RWD,LT1. It has the "gold package"ha ha and a Kenneth Howard hates you sticker on the rear window:D
     
  20. Junkyard Jan
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    I buy American goods whenever possible. In a few cases such as electronic products it's almost impossible but I still make an effort. Granted, at times it costs me a bit more in the long haul. But if a few extra bucks spent will assure my granddaughter a future, it's well worth it.
     
  21. Retrorod
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    I drive a new Chevy HHR, it at least isn't jelly bean shaped and I don't have to work on it. Flower has a 2003 Chevy Avalanche that just sits in the driveway.....seems like it never moves.
     
  22. rasputin
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    from Chicago

    2000 Chevy Astro cargo van (no side window)
    Blitz black with Cragar S/S wheels
     
  23. spudshaft
    Joined: Feb 28, 2003
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    Mine -99 F-150
    Hers - 05 chevy uplander
     
  24. 36couper
    Joined: Nov 20, 2002
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    from ontario

    American!! North American to be specific. Chev Trailblazer SUV and a Dodge Magnum. Both are the best vehicles I have ever owned.
    I've owned a Lexus, Audi and various other Japanese cars. The Lexus had enormous repair bills, the Audi fell apart after 3 years and the Japanese cars are definitely over-rated. We've been brainwashed.
     
  25. '92 4WD with 4.3 V6 and 5-speed O.D.
    24 mpg highway at 60 mph.
    Only foreign car I ever owned was a $50 Volvo 240Turbo.

    '83 Venture. 40 - 45 mpg.
     

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  26. eric
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    1963 ford ranchero, with a 302 motor and an AOD trans, gets around so-cal just fine
     
  27. LoungeLife
    Joined: Jun 22, 2004
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    from Tulsa

    60 Belair is the daily, no A/C. Oklahoma heat. Also have a 64 Scout that I plan on transplanting on a Scout 2 chasis, when I fall over a Scout 2 with good mechanicals and bad body.

    * Belair has a shagged tranny, driving an RX8 that a buddy lends me when I break stuff (I'ver been driving it a lot). After the trip to Bonneville Speed Week I'm going to start on a banger of some kind.

    ** RX8 runs like scalded cat, would be a perfect candidate for paddle shifters.
     
  28. DE SOTO
    Joined: Jan 20, 2006
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    I love to read these types of posts, Love to see how many **Die Hard Hot Rod & Kustom** guys dont drive or even own one.. Out of 5 complete cars & 4 projects & a basket panhead HD
    My daily driver is a chop top 389 Pontiac 4spd powered '55 F-100 ford OR my work truck... '55 Ford F-350 Dually.
    My daughters daily is a '62 Ford Falcon..... and its the newest car at the house.
     
  29. 5window
    Joined: Jan 29, 2005
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    Unlike the Ford 150, which is a MEXICAN car, I drive a truly American car-1992 Subaru Legacy wagon, made in Indiana. 234000miles,27 mpg still, scoots and outruns almost everything on the road-but I've slowed down 10 miles and hour to save gas-down to 60. Change the oil every 3K and no major repairs except I replaced the transmission about 5 years ago, hoping to get one more year out of it. Oh, and the AC doesn't work, but the radio is loud.
     
  30. I know it's not popular around here, but I wouldn't buy a modern american car. (other than the Vette I'm lusting for.) Sorry but 30 years in collision repair has soured me on American cars. My 94 Trooper gets 17 MPG, plenty of power, lots of room, and flawless performance for 170,000 mi.
     
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