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Old November 11th, 2016, 10:18 AM   #1
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Simple and fun, what's the piece of poop that you drive.

Mine: 2000 GMC Sonoma ZR2. 209k, 3rd door is broken, body horribly rotten, horrendous fuel milage, alignment is toast, 4wd is broken, big bed dents, have to hit the fan housing to get heat, only high beam lights, busted tailgate latch...

I call it the cock roach, it won't die. I plan to keep daily driving it till something major goes but I don't see that happening anytime soon.
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Old November 11th, 2016, 10:21 AM   #2
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Don't have one other than my Jeep.
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Old November 11th, 2016, 10:23 AM   #3
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I don't really own a beater right now, strange for me

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Old November 11th, 2016, 10:44 AM   #4
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Old November 11th, 2016, 10:47 AM   #5
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Old November 11th, 2016, 11:15 AM   #6
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Since "someone" totaled my truck, my winter beater is an AWD magnum. Fast, fun and comfortable
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Old November 11th, 2016, 11:20 AM   #7
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Old November 11th, 2016, 11:20 AM   #8
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My fancy truck is slowly becoming my beater, but I still have a beater too.

I used to drive an '87 E300d Benz. Best beater ever. rwd so it would do burnouts and get sideways, snow tires on it 365 days a year, so it would two track and climb sand hills like a champ. It was the best car I ever had, but I finally gave up on it and it has rotted into the ground until someday I pull the engine/trans and drop it into something else. God only knows how many miles are on it now. Odometer quit at 287,xxx fifteen years ago.

While making a decision on it's replacement last fall, I was given a a 2003 Ford Taurus with 146,xxx miles on it. It's rusted out, dented and needs rear struts, but is otherwise ok and goes down the road fine. It is now my "beater", but I don't have the faith in it, and FWD just doesn't give the fun factor I desire. I'm passively on the hunt for it's replacement, but am not jumping on anything that doesn't really grab my nuts.

I prefer to drive "beaters" over "nice" cars, especially as a DD.
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Old November 11th, 2016, 11:35 AM   #9
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I don't have one but my dad has a 1990 k1500 5 speed 4.3l with 320k on it, body is OK, runs like a top and may never die.
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Old November 11th, 2016, 11:38 AM   #10
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2002 Taurus, 189k. Decent car but I don't want to get my dually messed up or put a crap ton of miles on my 1977 w100.
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Old November 11th, 2016, 11:42 AM   #11
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2002 Impreza 2.5RS. Not fast by any means but still pretty fun(mostly due to 5 speed), good mpg, goes anywhere in any weather, reliable, and cheap. It costs me nothing more than fuel and insurance and I got it cheap enough that it should be worth as much whenever I decide to sell it as it was when I bought it, even with another 150k miles. It looks a little douchy now due to fancy wheels and a smashed quarter panel, but I've got the parts to fix the body. It just keeps sliding back on the priority list. It got fancy wheels cuz it needed new tires and I managed to find nice wheels with almost new tires for less than it would have cost me to just buy tires.

I keep thinking about selling that and my truck to drive something nice every day, but it's just too nice having no car payments. This damn AEV company lease program sure is tempting though, especially with some of the new vehicle packages that are on the horizon.
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Old November 11th, 2016, 11:50 AM   #12
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My beater is what I DD 02 Blazer 4x4 lifted a few inches with 31x10.50 with offset wheels, tires are stupid loud and it drives like shit, but still better than my 07 focus.
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2010 Camaro.

Too much fun to drive with the 6 speed manual.

I have older, cheaper cars and vans, but this one is insured and replaceable.
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Old November 11th, 2016, 01:20 PM   #14
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02 v10 4x4 pooper duty 150k.
Its starting to rust out, but not real bad yet.
Fan only works in high.
Cruise just quit working.
Otherwise not horrible.

Jeep will b parked for the winter pretty soon.
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pair of shoes. I walk to the office most days.

ok so my beater is my jeep. i also have an old minivan with almost 300k if I'm driving any distance - which is seldom because we take the wife's van
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My beater is what I DD 02 Blazer 4x4.
Mine too. 2002 Blazer LS 4x4:




Bought it used in 2003. Still hanging in there. It's rusty, louder than it should be, has the damn check engine light on, GM security system locks me out every now and then, and still bears scars from being rear-ended three years ago. However, considering where I have to park for work, it fits right in....
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Old November 11th, 2016, 02:14 PM   #17
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2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Duramax. It sees winter duty so the Ferrari can stay inside.
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is this really CJ65?
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Old November 11th, 2016, 02:32 PM   #19
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is this really CJ65?
I think it is, I think he admitted it, he couldn't log in after the change.
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is this really CJ65?
Yes sir!
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