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Do my shop trucks count?

2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Shortbox 4x4 Hemi

2002 Chevy Colorado with weird 5 cylinder engine

2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Longbox 2wd 360 Magnum

Chris A.

Sure - you can count a good neighbor that will loan you his truck as well. (my truck is a family truck when my son needs it .. and a neighborhood truck every once-in-awhile)..

Carl B.

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I own a house with no pickup! :angry:

I've always wanted to get one, but I make do without. Of course, the wife's Pilot takes place of a pickup if hauling is needed...

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I Drive a 2002 WRX that my 240Z wants to live up to.

1998 Dodge 2500 V10 4x4

2004 Subie Forester - Just as strong as the WRX but handle worse

Jay :stupid:

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Here's what is in our garage:

1968 Chevrolet C10 1/2T pu - 4 spd w/350

1998 Subaru Legacy Outback Wagon

2002 GMC 3/4T Crew Cab 4x4 w/Duramax Diesel (4" exhaust, Edge Juice module w/Attitude Monitor)

1971 240Z

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2002 Nissn Sentra SE-R Spec-V is my daily. The '72 240z and '69 2000 Roadster are for nice weekends. The Z makes an occasional appearance at work, but only if it's not too hot out. The Roadster collects dust in the garage until a nice sunny weekend comes along.

Scott

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Just a few of my reasons for "requiring" a truck...

1) Front End Loaders tend to have problems fitting 1.5 Cubic Yards of mulch in a SUV or the trunk of a sedan.

2) It's a lot easier loading and loading 10 five gallon buckets of driveway sealant (50+ lbs. each) without a roof above your head, that and they just flat out don't fit in the Sentra's trunk.

3) 80 bundles of shingles... 1/2 pickup = 2 trips, Pathfinder = 8 trips.

Carl... your truck brings back some fond memories of my first vehicle, I had a Black '88 Chevy C1500 Long-Bed with the Silverado Package... I loved that truck, 188,000 miles when I traded it for a Toyota MR2, one of my dumbest decisions to date.

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Hi Nathan:

Your "Front End Loader"...comment made me laugh out loud. Max, my dog goes everywhere with me in the truck... So when it's time to go to the Cypress Saw Mill for mulch... Max goes with me. As this huge Front End Loader scoops up 3 cubic yards of mulch, and starts to approach the truck - Max is transfixed, I can see him thinking "what the hell is THAT".... I thought he was going to jump out of the truck when the Front End Loader dumped that mulch in the bed!! I was laughing out loud, as he looked at me with one of those "did you see that?".. looks that only dogs can get...

Took three trips to fill the area around the back of the garage initially, then about one trip per year to refresh it. Good thing it's only about three miles from the house.. as three yards fills that 8' bed to above the cab roof.

5 gallon buckets... just put 5 of them filled with paint, 5 filled with primer, 5 filled with roof paint and 1 filled with trim paint in the truck for my latest project - repainting the house. Then picked up a high pressure washer and airless paint system.... Can't fit that in the Yukon XL either.

Just too funny...

regards,

Carl B.

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2006 Civic sedan, automatic. Fairly ugly generic car, but I actually get a hair over 40 mpg consistently(no fudging) on freeway driving with the AC on. Didn't really expect that good of mileage. Kinda rough and noisy ride(not nearly as plush a ride as my 1992 F150 had). Was able to fit 25 ten foot lengths of 3/4 inch pvc pipe and a few 8' studs inside the car with the trunk closed, so it is more useful than I anticipated. Has lots of goodies in it but it amazes me that it has no glove compartment light. How primitive! May be getting a 1974 Mazda PU in the near future. Victor.

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Daily driver is a '97 VW Jetta GT

Since I owned a '72 240Z, I figured I also needed a '72 motorcycle. Last year I bought a '72 Honda XL250. Fun to ride around the back yard. I need to find a tail light assembly for it before I can make it street legal.

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My daily driver is a '96 jeep cherokee. I also have a '97 bigdog motorcycle and a '28 Ford model A sedan. The model A is in bits and peices. I hope to make a street rod out of it.

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My 280Z is my daily driver, but I'll still drive my Buick Century every now and again or when the Z is being worked on, like right now.

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I have attached a photo of my 1988 BMW M6, its makes nearly 300 hp dinan chiped, and has the dinan stage one suspension. It's very refined and doesn't have that raw sports car feel and sound experience that I get from my Z! My daily driver is a 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad cab pickup, with the factory 20" wheels, chrome step rail & hard tonneau cover, all in black. (Texas Car).

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Nice cars, especially the M6,

Currently in the stable 2 2004 Rx8's, 98 Volvo V70, 70 240, 94 GMC Suburban, 90 something Rabbit (joint owner Rallyx car often times rented out for those that don't have a car).

In the past 65 GTO, 71 240Z, Pontiac Sunbird, Subie GL AWD turbo (ordered this one the first year they came out), Subie DL, Chevy K5 Blazer, Datsun 1200, and several others.

I drove a Crown Vic pursuit special for many, many years prior to retirement.

Paul

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besides my 72 240z ... i have a 2001 ford f150 supercrew that i use as my daily driver . i also have a 79 f150 4x4 that i use for camping , and last but not least i have a 1965 2+2 mustang fastback that i drive every other sunday .

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Thats pretty cool how a few Z and ZX are still daily drivers!

How many other 70's cars can handle this job with such reliability?My 79 ZX fills the commuter role for much of the year (except winter) as it has for me for the last 16 years.

I now have added a 94 Toyota Previa van AWD for other commuting, and use it for my hauling band equipment and camping.

As opposed to the truck preference I have utilized vans for my home needs.

I now have a 7 acre spread , and am using the Previa for my tasks.

If it's hauling something like garbage I use tarps to cover the interior.

Previously an 82 Dodge one-ton filled this role. It is a camper van with high top roof. Excellent for camping, and carrying enormous loads.

This is the extended legnth Dodge van. The biggest freakin' van they made.

HUGE GAS HOG ( for sale!).

I like it because it has a bed ,stove and table, but not alot of other creature comforts to fill the interior so you can haul of tons of stuff.

But at 12 miles per gallon on the highway, the golden era of this van have come to an eventual close, at least for me.

Before that, I used a 72 Volkswagen Bus for my alternate daily driver along with the ZX.

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My 78 was a daily driver up to about 4 years ago when it got stolen. It has always been reliable and still could be a daily driver today had I not bought the 810. It's also reliable and I've used it for a daily driver for a little over 3 years now. Knowing them both inside and out doesn't hurt. These are not 'drive them till they drop' type cars like they build now. Like the ones that will supposedly 100,000 miles between tune ups, etc. They need regular preventative maintainence. And I really wouldn't suggest that people of limited mechanical knowledge attempt to use them as daily drivers.

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The only thing that my daily driver and my Z have in common is that they are both orange and Japanese, oh yea and they both get a lot of looks. I just had my '88 Suzuki Samurai painted 350Z orange a couple of weeks ago. Here are a couple of pics of both at a local show n shine last weekend.

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2007 Kawasaki KLR 650, just got it!

2006 Infiniti FX35, my daily driver

2003 BMW X5, wifes buggy, (you should see the maintenance bills, whew!)

1995 Mazda pickup, 4x4 V6, for hauling the big/dirty stuff

1986 Porsche 944, keeps the miles off the daily driver

1970 240Z, #4880, to be determined

I agree with the truck comments. I got tired of asking friends/neighbors if I could borrow their truck so we decided to get a used one and boy do I like having it.

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