Do you own a car? If so how often do you drive it?

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  1. ryan_velo.

    ryan_velo. New Member

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    Do you own a car? And if so, do you drive it a lot?
     
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  2. Eden

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    I do have a car, but since I walk to work these days I drive it very little, maybe once or twice a week.
     
  3. Batesy

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    I do not own one personally, but I share one with my family. I drive a van for work every day although the majority of my day is spent walking. The van is to carry whatever tools I may need in the course of my day-to-day duties.
     
  4. MountainPro

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    i own a Lancer Evolution VIII GSR Jap import...RalliArt tuned to 420 bhp.

    i drive it all the time to work and back....its capable of over 170mph but never had it past 120 yet.....there are laws and shit.
     
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    Wow MP that is a nice car... the only problem I can think of is unwanted attention from Johnny Law and teenage boys... if only chicks dug Rally cars instead of Beetles.
     
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    Evos are one of those cars that are 'stolen to order' by gangs. You need a tracking device and alarms and parked inside a brick built garage by your house. Then with 6 years no claims bonus and TPFT insurance it comes down to less than £500.00 per year.

    Thats why there are not a lot of these around owned by boy racers...

    i didnt buy it to get chicks, i bought it because i have always wanted one. As one may look at a top of the line £5000.00 road bike but never actually buy one. I thought, what the hell, you only live once.
     
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    No I was kidding about the chick comment (most of us stop thinking about a cars chick apeal after college ;) )... I had an M3 and got sick of all the 16 YR boys drooling over it, I imagine your car would have this aspect about 100times worse.

    I agree you can only live once and that is a very nice car... just one question, does the rear seat fold down so that you can fit your precious bike cargo without trouble?
     
  8. limerickman

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    I have an Audi 80 2.0 litre car : I try to not drive it to be perfectly honest.
    I tend to walk or use public transport (wherenever possible).

    I cycle (as you well know) but I don't use the bike to commute to work.

    If I really have to, I drive - otherwise I'll get there under my own steam.
     
  9. MountainPro

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    M3...very nice car, a classic infact. I couldnt afford one of those...

    nah, no folding rear seats on the Evolution models...i'll have to get a bike rack one of these days...
     
  10. MountainPro

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    I have the same view as you. I drive my car for the love of driving it and not really for commuting unless i have to. I work too far away to cycle every day. But for any short journeys i'll walk or cycle.
     
  11. wilmar13

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    Yeah you could, it was 6 years old and had almost 100,000 miles on it when I bought it... cost a lot less than my Golf was new ;) and since I sold it for not a whole lot less than what I paid for it and put almost 90,000 miles on it myself it was much cheaper to own as well (no problems other than basic maint.).
    I used to have a rack on the M3... but I have been so spoiled by a hatch back with folding seats that I will probably never buy a car I can't throw my bike in (without removing the wheels) again.
     
  12. limerickman

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    I guessed you were a walking/cycling man.

    nothing wrong having a nice car though either !
     
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    Laws were made to broken; "shit," however, is a force to be reckoned with.
     
  14. MountainPro

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    sounds like you are talking from experience...is there anything you would like to share with the group?
     
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    i bet nobody here can guess what i drive, nobody! lol!
     
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    For many years I drove an Audi L100, this was the nicest driving car I have ever had the pleasure of driving, it was like driving on rails. I loved that car, as much as my 1972 Volkswagen Bus\camper.

    Today, out of necessity I drive a Ford Ranger... Function over form. :(

    I would love to commute on my bike, unfortunately, the current route would be 23miles (37K) of cat 3 and 4 hills one way. This is doable but I would be a wreck . If it were a flat commute and I could get some speed I would do it.


    LW
     
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    I own a little Civic, had it for 2 years and it has 1018 miles on it. I use it mainly to go to the store once a week (in Summer) and take my bike to the shop when I have had a mental pause!
     
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    No car anymore, but got a couple of motorbikes ('98 CBR900RR and a '97 Aprillia Pegaso 650). Traffic jams in the Netherlands tend to be of epic proportions so owing a car did my head in. I commute using the 'peg twice a week to get to work and take the train the other three days. Its just brilliant to be able to get up at 7:30 instead of 6:45, even if it means getting wet.

    Used to commute by bike twice a week to work when it was a 60km round trip but these days its 90 and thats waaay to far for my lardy pie eating arse.

    The last car I owned was a 96' Rover Carbriolet, a true hairdressers motor if I ever I saw one.
     
  19. reddust

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    I own a pickup truck.
    Since i started commuting to work, I almost don't want to drive anywhere.
    But I live in a nearly-rural area with no public transport, and far from most centers of business, so I have little choice but to bike back home, and then drive if I need to get something done.
     
  20. Dark Alley Dan

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    '86 Chev Caprice wagon - two tons of reliability and style, baby.

    Hardly gets driven anymore, what with gas at C$1.03/litre, but when I do drive 'er, she gets 22 MPG, which is pretty good for something the size of a small European country.

    Dan
     
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