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Title: What Car you drive?
Post by: 28Orot on June 06, 2016, 01:52:01 PM
Thats my baby here

(https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/12195820_1509237446068678_8193929105424647931_n.jpg?oh=b57412fccd29a2d9097c991ecdd45077&oe=57D0963E)
Title: Re: What Car you drive?
Post by: PerfectWagnerite on June 06, 2016, 02:28:25 PM
Thats my baby here

(https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/12195820_1509237446068678_8193929105424647931_n.jpg?oh=b57412fccd29a2d9097c991ecdd45077&oe=57D0963E)
Are you Asian and greater than 50 yrs old  :P

Anyway this is my commute car (yes the same exact color and hybrid ) 2015
(http://st.motortrend.com/uploads/sites/5/2013/10/2014-Honda-Accord-Hybrid-touring-rear-three-quarter.jpg)

This one I drive on the weekends and grocery getting (mine is 2012 and dark blue):
(http://cdn.getauto.com/photos/7/230007/1c/4S4BRCLC8C3288712-1c.jpg?201605071115)

This one I share with my wife but she is the main driver (2015 C300 in blue also):
(http://image.automotive.com/f/mercedes-benz-c-class-2015-road-test/78050441/2015-mercedes-benz-c300-front-passenger-three-quartersjpg.jpg)
Title: Re: What Car you drive?
Post by: 28Orot on June 06, 2016, 02:50:38 PM
Are you Asian and greater than 50 yrs old  :P

Anyway this is my commute car (yes the same exact color and hybrid ) 2015
(http://st.motortrend.com/uploads/sites/5/2013/10/2014-Honda-Accord-Hybrid-touring-rear-three-quarter.jpg)

This one I drive on the weekends and grocery getting (mine is 2012 and dark blue):
(http://cdn.getauto.com/photos/7/230007/1c/4S4BRCLC8C3288712-1c.jpg?201605071115)

This one I share with my wife but she is the main driver (2015 C300 in blue also):
(http://image.automotive.com/f/mercedes-benz-c-class-2015-road-test/78050441/2015-mercedes-benz-c300-front-passenger-three-quartersjpg.jpg)

What  50 year old Asian? lol, this is Saul... you don't remember?

By the way cool cars
Title: Re: What Car you drive?
Post by: jochanaan on June 08, 2016, 07:22:33 PM
I've lived car-free for 20 years.  Every once in a while I drive friends' cars. 8)
Title: Re: What Car you drive?
Post by: Hollywood on June 08, 2016, 10:05:38 PM
I've lived car-free for 20 years.

Nice to see that I am not alone here. The last time I drove a car was back in Aug. 1995. Living here in Vienna, Austria you don't need a car because we have a great public transit system (which includes trams, subway, buses and trains).

The last auto I owned was my 1985 Ford Thunderbird which I sold back in 1991 before moving to Austria. But I do plan to move back to Los Angeles in the future and then I will have to get a car since it's a nightmare trying to get around L.A. without a car.  8)
Title: Re: What Car you drive?
Post by: 71 dB on June 09, 2016, 11:41:59 PM
I've lived car-free for 20 years.  Every once in a while I drive friends' cars. 8)
I've never had a car. My father had cars when he was young, before I was born. So I was taught to rely on public transportation, which is not difficult in Helsinki. In 1990 I got myself the drivers licence, but I did not drive until 2008 when my new employer DEMANDED me to drive to carry out tasks. Since I had never really drived, I was scared to drive and my employer paid some repeat lessons in a driving school. What I have drove the most in my work are three diffrent Nissan Vanettes. Those had to be fixed all the time and it is costly for the firm but that's how they wanna do it.  :)

Title: Re: What Car you drive?
Post by: The new erato on June 10, 2016, 01:03:13 AM
I was scared to drive................What I have drove the most in my work are three diffrent Nissan Vanettes.
I can understand your fright.

(http://bestcarmag.com/sites/default/files/2868074nissan-vanette-04.jpg)
Title: Re: What Car you drive?
Post by: 71 dB on June 10, 2016, 01:51:30 AM
I can understand your fright.

(http://bestcarmag.com/sites/default/files/2868074nissan-vanette-04.jpg)
The model our company has looks better than that but still...
Title: Re: What Car you drive?
Post by: (poco) Sforzando on June 10, 2016, 02:03:16 AM
Nice to see that I am not alone here. The last time I drove a car was back in Aug. 1995. Living here in Vienna, Austria you don't need a car because we have a great public transit system (which includes trams, subway, buses and trains).

The last auto I owned was my 1985 Ford Thunderbird which I sold back in 1991 before moving to Austria. But I do plan to move back to Los Angeles in the future and then I will have to get a car since it's a nightmare trying to get around L.A. without a car.  8)

It's one thing to say you don't drive a car if you live in an area served well by public transportation. I don't, and my current car is a 2010 Toyota Camry.
Title: Re: What Car you drive?
Post by: springrite on June 10, 2016, 06:00:01 AM
Volkswagen CC.

But I still miss my Oldsmobile Delta 88, vintage 1977. That was an Armoured Personnel Carrier!
Title: Re: What Car you drive?
Post by: Ken B on June 10, 2016, 08:10:54 AM
Volkswagen CC.

But I still miss my Oldsmobile Delta 88, vintage 1977. That was an Armoured Personnel Carrier!
I had a Delta 98 of that vintage, inherited from my grandfather. It was immense, and smooth, and the power steering would work with one finger (alas there was a complete lack of road feel!).
Title: Re: What Car you drive?
Post by: Hollywood on June 10, 2016, 11:01:06 PM
It's one thing to say you don't drive a car if you live in an area served well by public transportation. I don't, and my current car is a 2010 Toyota Camry.

Even if I wanted to drive a car here in Vienna itwould take some doing to find one that I could drive. The reason for that is 99% of the autos here are manual drive and I can not drive a stick shift car. My father tried to teach me how to drive my mom's 1969 stick shift Chevy Nova but we gave up after I kept stalling it for over 45 minutes. The clutch is not my friend. Also the majority of the cars in Los Angeles are automatic which handle the stop and go traffic of the L.A. freeway system much better. In the five years of my first marriage my ex man wore down 3 clutches in his 1972 Ford Maverick.

Anyway, I'm 60 now and have osteo arthritis in both knees so if I ever end up driving a car again an automatic is more arthritic knee friendly in my opinion.  ;) 8)
Title: Re: What Car you drive?
Post by: Jo498 on June 10, 2016, 11:44:01 PM
Wow, I thought the prevalence of automatic transmission came later in the US than early 1970s.
For whatever reason it never became popular in Germany and most other European countries although I think that with rentals in bigger cities if you ask early enough they will always be able to provide you with an automatic.

I have also gone long times without a car or shared with relatives. The last car I owned from ca. 2001-2010 was a Citroen 2CV... I then moved to a city with good public transportation where I did not want to take the 20+ year old thing and gave it to my sister who drove it for about two more years, I think.
Title: Re: What Car you drive?
Post by: springrite on June 10, 2016, 11:54:03 PM
I had a Delta 98 of that vintage, inherited from my grandfather. It was immense, and smooth, and the power steering would work with one finger (alas there was a complete lack of road feel!).
Exactly!

I had an accident which almost totalled a Honda Civic that I hit. The police asked me which part of my car made the contact as he could hardly identify a mark!
Title: Re: What Car you drive?
Post by: springrite on June 10, 2016, 11:55:40 PM

Anyway, I'm 60 now and have osteo arthritis in both knees so if I ever end up driving a car again an automatic is more arthritic knee friendly in my opinion.  ;) 8)

Getting a driver alla Driving Ms. Daisy would be knee friendly as well!  ;)
Title: Re: What Car you drive?
Post by: Hollywood on June 11, 2016, 07:50:30 AM
Getting a driver alla Driving Ms. Daisy would be knee friendly as well!  ;)

Now you're talkin'. My driver would drive me around in my 1930 Duesenberg Model J Murphy Town Car. His name would be Parker and he would call me Miss Hollywood.

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/0f/3b/f0/0f3bf0414298cbcc286a63ef7b057c39.jpg)

Title: Re: What Car you drive?
Post by: Ken B on June 11, 2016, 09:08:25 AM
"My other car is a Hispano-Suiza."
Title: Re: What Car you drive?
Post by: Florestan on June 11, 2016, 09:52:49 AM
(http://www.carfolio.com/images/dbimages/zgas/models/id/10727/2003_accent_1.3.jpg)

Steering on the left, of course. Bought in 2004, runs as smooth as on the first day.  8)


Title: Re: What Car you drive?
Post by: Toccata&Fugue on June 13, 2016, 08:12:51 AM
(http://i915.photobucket.com/albums/ac354/Bachtoven/IMG_02621_zpsco5sb18f.jpg)

(http://i915.photobucket.com/albums/ac354/Bachtoven/IMG_02641_zpscfomj77e.jpg)
Title: Re: What Car you drive?
Post by: vandermolen on June 13, 2016, 09:24:46 AM
Ford KA 'Zetec' but my favourite car was my yellow Citroen 2CV6.
Title: Re: What Car you drive?
Post by: Dungeon Master on June 14, 2016, 07:31:57 PM
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click to see it in all its full-size glory!
Title: Re: What Car you drive?
Post by: Dungeon Master on June 14, 2016, 07:35:57 PM
Also...

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Folds up into airline-legal suitcase. Here on a tour in New Zealand.
Title: Re: What Car you drive?
Post by: NikF on June 15, 2016, 01:34:28 PM
I sold my car earlier this year. I don't have a photo of it, but it was nice enough to drive. However my best friend/assistant/arch-nemesis then told me "Every time I saw you behind the wheel of that car, it looked like you had stolen it".
I'm thinking of buying a car again now although I'm not sure what to get.




And -

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click to see it in all its full-size glory!

Good stuff.
Title: Re: What Car you drive?
Post by: 28Orot on June 15, 2016, 02:54:07 PM
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_nFiQ3OWh6_TMLew-jRbGY52lgDGrhrPUs62_eIYPi0h35OmDMZZCnqxThqDf5xEH__vOj7Och3XdgVVAkZtxrhfMYCoEY13e0KgnlHY4C06hu0aTO-ejD8TaQsSu9xPT514kaFfRlIFWsMuIYW-RmVMMUKhLz0KIARlPzWylnUtX54mMclOHkugWKtqZrKQABuWgahufULQ6IAdkgXxJHaWveaP5PYj2uSbXROe6bm57YS1vtM3WHJspuJDIrW9mLDsdhAVm9fgueK3SxT03P6PFNX7A8qlwhY-sMxVYGQLwG9qXWjhiTYd_3NL1V0sGPaNN3wEki2BfuKelpwNvytS4QjA8Fa7p1Q6pUdBkh6xwgmi98xYnFEgWKtmT_I0L6zDvjMjGBJ3Wq6g-TL75lUsrw82IIoXELaHo71KZpIhxDeP0QSAFGkaGDEJIdHiGc3udNgBA006H4ojyDGiyB83IZxHYZmPuxX4fbEKxMlAZMWi6NUiDEyWU2TnGgltrlZraCiWXdqzLLgvqG96RFZzxfCvcgwWzOfu-Wbd_hjb7Qv6U9D8cs-9ZdUH7QWLZ2DuKlpRUBUQOYOXmWUVJlLVoZA=w1600-h1062-no)
click to see it in all its full-size glory!

Interesting looking 'car'
Title: Re: What Car you drive?
Post by: Rinaldo on June 16, 2016, 12:14:46 AM
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_nFiQ3OWh6_TMLew-jRbGY52lgDGrhrPUs62_eIYPi0h35OmDMZZCnqxThqDf5xEH__vOj7Och3XdgVVAkZtxrhfMYCoEY13e0KgnlHY4C06hu0aTO-ejD8TaQsSu9xPT514kaFfRlIFWsMuIYW-RmVMMUKhLz0KIARlPzWylnUtX54mMclOHkugWKtqZrKQABuWgahufULQ6IAdkgXxJHaWveaP5PYj2uSbXROe6bm57YS1vtM3WHJspuJDIrW9mLDsdhAVm9fgueK3SxT03P6PFNX7A8qlwhY-sMxVYGQLwG9qXWjhiTYd_3NL1V0sGPaNN3wEki2BfuKelpwNvytS4QjA8Fa7p1Q6pUdBkh6xwgmi98xYnFEgWKtmT_I0L6zDvjMjGBJ3Wq6g-TL75lUsrw82IIoXELaHo71KZpIhxDeP0QSAFGkaGDEJIdHiGc3udNgBA006H4ojyDGiyB83IZxHYZmPuxX4fbEKxMlAZMWi6NUiDEyWU2TnGgltrlZraCiWXdqzLLgvqG96RFZzxfCvcgwWzOfu-Wbd_hjb7Qv6U9D8cs-9ZdUH7QWLZ2DuKlpRUBUQOYOXmWUVJlLVoZA=w1600-h1062-no)
click to see it in all its full-size glory!

Now THAT is a bike!
Title: Re: What Car you drive?
Post by: Florestan on June 16, 2016, 12:45:55 AM
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_nFiQ3OWh6_TMLew-jRbGY52lgDGrhrPUs62_eIYPi0h35OmDMZZCnqxThqDf5xEH__vOj7Och3XdgVVAkZtxrhfMYCoEY13e0KgnlHY4C06hu0aTO-ejD8TaQsSu9xPT514kaFfRlIFWsMuIYW-RmVMMUKhLz0KIARlPzWylnUtX54mMclOHkugWKtqZrKQABuWgahufULQ6IAdkgXxJHaWveaP5PYj2uSbXROe6bm57YS1vtM3WHJspuJDIrW9mLDsdhAVm9fgueK3SxT03P6PFNX7A8qlwhY-sMxVYGQLwG9qXWjhiTYd_3NL1V0sGPaNN3wEki2BfuKelpwNvytS4QjA8Fa7p1Q6pUdBkh6xwgmi98xYnFEgWKtmT_I0L6zDvjMjGBJ3Wq6g-TL75lUsrw82IIoXELaHo71KZpIhxDeP0QSAFGkaGDEJIdHiGc3udNgBA006H4ojyDGiyB83IZxHYZmPuxX4fbEKxMlAZMWi6NUiDEyWU2TnGgltrlZraCiWXdqzLLgvqG96RFZzxfCvcgwWzOfu-Wbd_hjb7Qv6U9D8cs-9ZdUH7QWLZ2DuKlpRUBUQOYOXmWUVJlLVoZA=w1600-h1062-no)

Awesome!
Title: Re: What Car you drive?
Post by: SurprisedByBeauty on October 05, 2016, 01:21:50 AM
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click to see it in all its full-size glory!

What a beauty of a randonneur! Is that a Brooks saddle? Tres chic fenders, but on casual glance looking a little impractical, no?
Title: Re: What Car you drive?
Post by: zamyrabyrd on November 23, 2017, 06:58:20 AM
This is a long shot, but since this is a car thread taken from a search, I was wondering if anyone knows about cracked radiators which happened last night to my Toyota Corolla, otherwise in good condition, year 1994.

Last night after coming up the usual steep hill to the apartment building into the parking area, suddenly there was a horrific bang and then clouds of hot steam coming through the cracks in the hood, also a faint smell of burning. Wow, I thought the car was on fire! Fortunately, it calmed down and I didn't touch anything but was in shock for hours.

This morning the car mechanic (lives close by) who changed the leaky water pipes a few days ago came by to assess the situation and implied that I may not have been checking the car temperature gauge. But this was not unusual driving, about 20 km or so. OK, it was cold, the heating was on and the defroster, but really no big deal. Of course, it is always easier to blame a client especially if she is a woman.

If the car was overheating and the thermostat didn't work, then that might account for its not registering in the gauge? I don't know. Should he have checked the thermostat if there was leakage of water coolant?

Oh well, maybe these questions are academic since there is the need to buy a new radiator. UGH! He says there is quite a price range, mentioned Chinese types, but I have no idea what to choose. He does say that gear shift models are not as prevalent as before but I do prefer manual drive in a hilly country.
Title: Re: What Car you drive?
Post by: ritter on April 14, 2019, 06:38:11 AM
Since last month, access to the historic city centre of Madrid (where my new office is) is severely restricted for petrol-fuelled cars. So, for the first time in my life, I've bought a scooter, the zero emissions Vespa Elettrica. It has a range of 100 km, and a maximum speed of ca. 50 kph.

Cute, isn't it?  ;)

 
Title: Re: What Car you drive?
Post by: Ken B on April 14, 2019, 08:44:21 AM
Since last month, access to the historic city centre of Madrid (where my new office is) is severely restricted for petrol-fuelled cars. So, for the first time in my life, I've bought a scooter, the zero emissions Vespa Elettrica. It has a range of 100 km, and a maximum speed of ca. 50 kph.

Cute, isn't it?  ;)

Is this a pollution thing?  Rome really needs to almost ban gasoline cars. I am not sure it’s possible though!
Title: Re: What Car you drive?
Post by: ritter on April 14, 2019, 09:18:07 AM
Is this a pollution thing?
Allegedly, NO2 levels in central Madrid are systematically at intolerably high levels, and these restrictions are the city authorities’  response to this (although I suspect our left-leaning mayor also has a crusade against the use of private vehicles in general). The rules are that only electric or hybrid cars can enter the “Madrid Central” area—a rather large chunk of the city—, unless the owner lives in one of the neighbourhoods included in it. Taxis and buses can enter, as well as delivery vans at certain times. There’s cameras along the whole perimeter, and the fines for breaking the rule is 90€. Motorcycles can enter, and so can private cars as long as they park in one of the underground car parks that exist (the access controls of the car parks are connected with the system that manages the controlling cameras, to prevent fines from being wrongly issued).

Fortunately, my flat is almost adjacent to that restricted area. If I lived in the suburbs, the Vespa wouldn’t have been a viable option, as it can’t be driven on motorways.
Title: Re: What Car you drive?
Post by: vandermolen on April 14, 2019, 11:44:43 AM
This is not my actual car but it looks the same:
I used to have a yellow Citroen 2CV6 like the one below.
Piece of advice if you ever get one - NEVER put it through a garage car-wash machine  :o

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Title: Re: What Car you drive?
Post by: PerfectWagnerite on April 14, 2019, 04:27:54 PM


Fortunately, my flat is almost adjacent to that restricted area. If I lived in the suburbs, the Vespa wouldn’t have been a viable option, as it can’t be driven on motorways.
Can't be driven on motorway or you won't drive it on a motorway? At a top speed of 50MPH you can probably scoot along in the right lane. People will hate you of course.

Where does the electricity in Madrid come from to charge your EV? Is it "clean" as in wind, solar, nuclear, or is it from fossil fuel?
Title: Re: What Car you drive?
Post by: The new erato on April 14, 2019, 05:56:48 PM
What do o hotels do about tourists arriving by car?
Title: Re: What Car you drive?
Post by: ritter on April 14, 2019, 10:56:19 PM
Can't be driven on motorway or you won't drive it on a motorway? At a top speed of 50MPH you can probably scoot along in the right lane. People will hate you of course.
The top speed of the scooter is 50 kph, i.e. 31 mph. Thus, legally it cannot be driven on motorways (where the speed limit is 120 kph, or ca. 75 mph). The regulations here are that if your vehicle cannot make it to half the speed limit, then you cannot drive on that road (or something to that effect). I could drive it on conventional roads (where the limit is 90 kph), but probably wouldn't want to on a regular basis.

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Where does the electricity in Madrid come from to charge your EV? Is it "clean" as in wind, solar, nuclear, or is it from fossil fuel?
Around 50% of electricity in Spain comes from renewable sources (mainly windmills, followed by hydraulic, and with a surprisingly low proportion--5% of the total--of solar). The rest is 21% nuclear (which is being phased out) and 29% fossil fuels (of which half is still coal).

So, even if my scooter is allegedly zero-emissions, it actually is only 50% "clean" if one traces the original energy source... ;)

What do o hotels do about tourists arriving by car?
As long as the car is parked in an underground car park, there's no problem. The hotels, of course, are not happy with this solution, because of the hassle and confusion it causes visitors.
 
Title: Re: What Car you drive?
Post by: Jo498 on April 15, 2019, 12:02:53 AM
This is not my actual car but it looks the same:
I used to have a yellow Citroen 2CV6 like the one below.
Piece of advice if you ever get one - NEVER put it through a garage car-wash machine  :o

My mom used to have that yellow one, or at leat one very similar. Later on a red 2 CV I inherited, drove it for about 10 years, then my sister for another 1-2 years before it was put to rest after more than 20 years of service. You are right, it is not at all watertight, even in rainstorms some can get in. It's a car for summer and southern climes...
Title: Re: What Car you drive?
Post by: The new erato on April 15, 2019, 01:17:58 AM
I fail to see why driving the car from the hotel to an underground car park after unloading will be environmentally sounder than leaving it in the hotels garage.....It's not as if a visitor to Madrid would prefer to drive around in the City. I know, i've been there, by car.
Title: Re: What Car you drive?
Post by: ritter on April 15, 2019, 01:46:09 AM
I fail to see why driving the car from the hotel to an underground car park after unloading will be environmentally sounder than leaving it in the hotels garage.....It's not as if a visitor to Madrid would prefer to drive around in the City. I know, i've been there, by car.
Don't ask me, ask our beloved mayor Señora Carmena  ;). The whole thing is rather complicated, and there's some fundamentalism involved in it, I'm afraid.

Actually, for some routes. these new restrictions mean more pollution, rather than less. E.g., my former offiuce was in the outskirts: once I was in the city, I'd drive through parts of the centre to reach my home. If I were still working there, I'd have to make a  detour of some 2,5 km to arrive at the same destination
Title: Re: What Car you drive?
Post by: vandermolen on April 15, 2019, 02:40:18 AM
My mom used to have that yellow one, or at leat one very similar. Later on a red 2 CV I inherited, drove it for about 10 years, then my sister for another 1-2 years before it was put to rest after more than 20 years of service. You are right, it is not at all watertight, even in rainstorms some can get in. It's a car for summer and southern climes...
Thanks. My older brother had a blue one. Sadly it became too unreliable for my long car journey to school when I was working full-time. It remains, by far, the favourite car which I ever owned and great fun to drive.
Title: Re: What Car you drive?
Post by: André on April 15, 2019, 05:58:53 AM
(https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2015/09/04/12/2BF7011D00000578-3222270-image-a-179_1441364706968.jpg)
Title: Re: What Car you drive?
Post by: vandermolen on April 15, 2019, 12:54:07 PM
(https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2015/09/04/12/2BF7011D00000578-3222270-image-a-179_1441364706968.jpg)
Excellent Andre!
 ;)