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Old July 11th, 2013, 08:17 AM   #1
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Who all has one? Is it worth parking your DD so it doesn't see snow or salt?

I am thinking about getting a little Ranger and parking my truck I drive now in the winter. Just weighing out the options. Either that, or fighting with the Jeep another winter
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Old July 11th, 2013, 08:19 AM   #2
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Just drive a DD beater and solve the issue lol
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Old July 11th, 2013, 08:22 AM   #3
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I need a storage garage before anything or else my dad will kill me
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Old July 11th, 2013, 09:08 AM   #4
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Not if you have a truck I would say. I'm parking the Challenger and driving the Jeep with snow tires and 4x4 during the winter.
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Old July 11th, 2013, 09:24 AM   #5
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Id say its pointless for you
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I often have a winter beater. It doesn't have to be a POS, but there are some good values for "less than mint" rides. There are lots of dented, slightly crunched, or rusted Audi's, Benz's, Volvo's, etc that are good safe cars that go great in the snow with AWD available for pretty cheap. Buy one and use it for a year or two, then sell it off and get another.

Problem is, you'll find that they are damn nice cars, and want to drive it in the summer too. Then you'll want it fixed up, and find out why it was so cheap. Then you will bitch about how expensive it is to buy body parts, and swear to never buy another euro car again. Then winter will hit, and you won't care about the dings or cracked bumper, and love the car all over again and swear it's the best thing ever.
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Old July 11th, 2013, 10:10 AM   #7
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my rubicon is garaged in winter, it came from colorado, i dont want it to rust.
i bought an 04 nean 4 years ago. its still runs. i drive it more than anything.
the super duty it just too expensive to drive unless im towing.
the neon is getting tired! i hope someone tbones it!
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Old July 11th, 2013, 10:14 AM   #8
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Not if you have a truck I would say. I'm parking the Challenger and driving the Jeep with snow tires and 4x4 during the winter.
I wouldn't drive a challenger in the winter either

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Id say its pointless for you
I have a nice truck that has never seen snow or salt that I tend to keep that way. How is it pointless?

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I often have a winter beater. It doesn't have to be a POS, but there are some good values for "less than mint" rides. There are lots of dented, slightly crunched, or rusted Audi's, Benz's, Volvo's, etc that are good safe cars that go great in the snow with AWD available for pretty cheap. Buy one and use it for a year or two, then sell it off and get another.

Problem is, you'll find that they are damn nice cars, and want to drive it in the summer too. Then you'll want it fixed up, and find out why it was so cheap. Then you will bitch about how expensive it is to buy body parts, and swear to never buy another euro car again. Then winter will hit, and you won't care about the dings or cracked bumper, and love the car all over again and swear it's the best thing ever.
Sounds like you know about it a little to well
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if you don't have your own place to store the "nice" vehicle, then - no.

if the winter beater is somethign you have to work on in the winter to keep running, or are worried about getting you places in decent comfort - no, not worth it.
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I usually have at lest 1 old beater P'up around to drive on the real nasty winter days. It is also used for hauling dogs, parts, scrap and whatever I need from Home Depot or Angelo's so it gets it's share of use all year long. My DD is a 97 4Runner that some people would consider a beater but it is still straight, rust free and runs great.
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Old July 11th, 2013, 11:29 AM   #11
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I have a 2001 neon for a dd/ beater. Love it and it saves wear and tear on my other rides. Its cheap to fix, cheap to fuel. Havent driven anything other than a truck for about 9 yrs. Haven't driven in the winter yet but it has some blizzak tires so it should do good. I'm hoping.
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You watched that topgear with the winter beaters, didn't you?
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I have been thinking about getting a winter beater for one simple reason
If It gets damaged I don't care.

I got slid onto this winter while in the plow truck (company truck)
But non the less I wouldn't want my truck iv put a lot of work and money into damaged because some ass hats haulin ass
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Here's mine. GoldenRodd, she's a beaut! Cheap, good on gas and always runs.

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I have a winter beater that I drive all year round...
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cost to buy winter beater+plates for your winter beater+insurance for your winter beater+storage for your "nice" truck because dad says you can have one vehicle= dumb if you already have a truck
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STFU. You know nothing.
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I have been thinking about getting a winter beater for one simple reason
If It gets damaged I don't care.

I got slid onto this winter while in the plow truck (company truck)
But non the less I wouldn't want my truck iv put a lot of work and money into damaged because some ass hats haulin ass
This is one of the biggies IMO. With a cheap winter car, when/if it gets hit, it doesn't matter. Euro cars are the ticket IMO, nice drivers, good awd, decent fuel economy, and are safe cars. With a few dings and dents, their cost drops to a couple thousand dollars. If it gets hit and totalled, Just go get another one.
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