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What do you drive?

Solitaire U.

Last of the V-8 Interceptors
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#1
And why? Is there such a thing as an INTP-ish vehicle?

2001 Chrysler Grand Caravan. I chose it because:

A) I like its flexibility. It can comfortably transport 7 people, or with the removable rear seats removed it can carry a lot of cargo.

B) I have two kids that need to be ferried around, and I prefer their noisy, smelly selves to be as far away from me as possible when in an enclosed space. :)
 

PmjPmj

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Here in the UK, we drive much smaller engined cars. Which is a shame as I'm somewhat of a petrol head.

My first car was an Alfa Romeo 147 - 1.6L Petrol, 120bhp. It sounded incredible for a 1.6L. Easily my favourite car.

My second car was a huge Mazda 6 (the new shape). 2L petrol @ ~ 150bhp. Fairly nippy, but a little 'too' precise in the corners, if you get me.

My third (and current) car is a new shape 1.6 Turbo Diesel Fiesta (90bhp, woo!) because I got sick of forking out literally hundreds of pounds a month on fuel in the Mazda. It's actually a very fun little car to drive - I'd highly recommend it to anyone looking for a cheap runaround.

I *nearly* had an Alfa Romeo Brera (2.4L Turbo Diesel @ 210bhp) for my second car. Alas, the UK was out to shaft me again - the best quote I got on insurance was £3,500 :confused:

To be fair, I was only 25 at the time. But yeah; in the UK, you're EXTREMELY limited as a younger driver. Anything remotely 'sporty' will cost you an arm and a leg. Unless you have an extremely good income, you have to ride it out until you get into your mid thirties.

:slashnew:
 

Etheri

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#4
My bike.

Or I just walk. Sometimes I hitchhike. I like planes and trains...
I hate busses.
 

Solitaire U.

Last of the V-8 Interceptors
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Here in the UK, we drive much smaller engined cars. Which is a shame as I'm somewhat of a petrol head.

My first car was an Alfa Romeo 147 - 1.6L Petrol, 120bhp. It sounded incredible for a 1.6L. Easily my favourite car.

My second car was a huge Mazda 6 (the new shape). 2L petrol @ ~ 150bhp. Fairly nippy, but a little 'too' precise in the corners, if you get me.

My third (and current) car is a new shape 1.6 Turbo Diesel Fiesta (90bhp, woo!) because I got sick of forking out literally hundreds of pounds a month on fuel in the Mazda. It's actually a very fun little car to drive - I'd highly recommend it to anyone looking for a cheap runaround.

I *nearly* had an Alfa Romeo Brera (2.4L Turbo Diesel @ 210bhp) for my second car. Alas, the UK was out to shaft me again - the best quote I got on insurance was £3,500 :confused:

To be fair, I was only 25 at the time. But yeah; in the UK, you're EXTREMELY limited as a younger driver. Anything remotely 'sporty' will cost you an arm and a leg. Unless you have an extremely good income, you have to ride it out until you get into your mid thirties.

:slashnew:
That Mazda sounds boss, but expensive.

How much does a liter of fuel cost in the UK? Right now in Mexico it's at 9 pesos (about .70 cents USD, or $3.40 a gallon).
and...
Holy shit! I just paid 6,600 pesos (about $550 USD) for a years worth of full coverage insurance. Why are the prices so high in the UK?
 
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#10
1993 Cutlass Ciera w/3.3 V6/auto

Pros
-Able to buy cheap even while massively overpaying ($2500 with 53k miles)
-Arguably the most reliable power train that GM ever put in a car on top of the low grandma miles; has been proven with my 27k+ miles I've driven in the past 1.3 years to be extraordinarily reliable
-Comfort+AC+moderately decent MPG for my what was then large amount of driving
-Cheap insurance
-Cheap repairs
-Most rubber stuff looked new
-Looks good from a distance

Cons-
-Interior is extremely outdated (designed in the very early 80s), along with absolutely pathetic quality
-Handling is a complete joke, though it would be downright dangerous if it was like my dad's with shot struts
-Stereo system is completely laughable
-Smells funky thanks to pizza delivery
-Water spots on paint that I don't know how to get out
-exhaust leak

Overall, I'm extremely satisfied in spite of overpaying by at least $700. I desperately needed a comfortable and reliable car, and it still fills that need.


My actual car:




If money wasn't that big of an issue, I'd probably like an older Lexus IS or GS series car if I could have just one vehicle. I've also been wanting a Miata for a long time, but almost all of my driving is now highway miles, which would defeat the purpose of the car.
 
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@PmjPmj Mazda6s are good cars. I think we get them with engines ranging from 2.3-3.0 in the states (depending on year and which chosen); I think I can safely say that all of those engines are considered to be on the smaller side for here, well, definitely the 2.3 anyways.
 

BridgeOfSighs

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#12
I drive a red chevy cobalt sport because it's easily parkable and not too bad on gas... I'm not too sure that's INTPish.

Then I took a random quiz and got Audi S8.
 

pjoa09

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Toyota Camry 2.0 2007150 bhp (not mine). The engine is quite entertaining honestly. Great noise.

Dream car would be the BMW E30 hands down.
 
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#20
Feast your eyes on this sweet whip:


2003 Ford Ranger

Mine's a bit more beat up from doing field work though, so add some scratches to the sides and a big dent on the left rear bumper from my undergrad professor's neighbor's mailbox, less shiny rims and I think that about covers it.

Decent gas mileage, I can transport a lot of junk, and I can navigate the snow.


EDIT:

My first car was one of these:


1995 Ford Mustang convertible.

But I totaled it and the tires were too wide to make it through the snow. And I couldn't haul stuff in it or do field work (although I did transport a bunch of lumber and an 8 foot step ladder with the top down once).
 
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#24
Yea, I'm not from the US.
Well, that explains everything.

Rangers are probably the best American small trucks (although they do range significantly in size and power). There's nothing difficult about them.

edit: just saw the Mustang pic. They're great if you want to just drive in a straight line ;) They're not hard to drive; they're just an average size car here. We've got big open spaces and relatively cheap gas.
 
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edit: just saw the Mustang pic. They're great if you want to just drive in a straight line ;) They're not hard to drive; they're just an average size car here. We've got big open spaces and relatively cheap gas.
Oh, it handled our back country roads in the mountains and... damn near everything else. Until snow fell. :D

Although I drive the Ranger just as fast. Can't lie.
 
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Feast your eyes on this sweet whip:


2003 Ford Ranger

Mine's a bit more beat up from doing field work though, so add some scratches to the sides and a big dent on the left rear bumper from my undergrad professor's neighbor's mailbox, less shiny rims and I think that about covers it.

Decent gas mileage, I can transport a lot of junk, and I can navigate the snow.


EDIT:

My first car was one of these:


1995 Ford Mustang convertible.

But I totaled it and the tires were too wide to make it through the snow. And I couldn't haul stuff in it or do field work (although I did transport a bunch of lumber and an 8 foot step ladder with the top down once).
Obvious preference for red I see; maybe it's the most safe (according to statistics), but also the most hard on the eyes and annoying colour to live with. My first car was red Volkswagen Passat estate dumped on me by my colour blind parent.
 
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Obvious preference for red I see; maybe it's the most safe (according to statistics), but also the most hard on the eyes and annoying colour to live with.
I actually don't really have a color preference, but my dad's a mechanic and has auction connections to buy stuff at prices paid by used car dealers, e.g. that Mustang cost me $1500, $600 of which was for new air bags :D. I just take what I can get.

My first car was red Volkswagen Passat.
My condolences.
 
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I think I'd get a red car as well. I say I think because I'm unsure how it'd look on the car that I'd be buying. :confused:
Yea, color massively depends on the car model.

Red can look really good, but it'll eventually fade if you keep it long enough (except maybe if you're lucky enough to have a garage)
 

PmjPmj

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How much does a liter of fuel cost in the UK?
£1.40 at the moment, which is $2.26 (apparently).

The Mazda had a 64 litre tank, so it was costing roughly £80 - £90 ($129 - $145) each fuel up. Typically, I had to fuel up every week or so. Sometimes twice a week if I had to drive further afield. If I got 250 miles out of a full tank, I was doing very bloody well!

So yeah - it had to go :D


In contrast, I stick £45 into the Fiesta every 2½ - 3 weeks :)
 

Reluctantly

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Hate buses as well.

I drive a unicycle... main reason you can drink and drive a unicycle at the same time.
heh, I'm sure you're joking. But can you even drive a unicycle drunk? It kind of takes impaired balance to a whole new meaning. :)




^ I wish...
 
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Yea, color massively depends on the car model.

Red can look really good, but it'll eventually fade if you keep it long enough (except maybe if you're lucky enough to have a garage)
If I had enough money to buy a good car, I would already have a garage, and I wouldn't sweat it to repaint the car while I'll be driving another one while it's getting the paintjob. ;)
 
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It was long ago, at least no one tried to steal it. Once I left it with the keys in the door in full view on quite busy street for approx. 2 hours, and I found it where I left it. Nobody attempted a joyride.

Perhaps I would mind less the conspicuousness of red with Mustang.

In fact i quite like red (red &black) on sports bikes. Once for a short spell I wanted to ride a bike. But it was only a brief interest. I know interest in motorcycles is closer to ISTP, but I'm curious if there are any bikers among INTP's and their preferences. I have the mild sort of enthusiasm for sports bikes.

Entertaining, but astute observations here :)
 

SMO

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2004 Black Chevy Avalanche 4x4 - and I love it.
I had a 2002 Honda Civic, but an irresponsible young lady decided that even though a traffic light had turned red, she would ignore that and go even faster. I had a green turn signal, as inched out into traffic, she took off the front end of my civic, a couple of paramedics said had she been 1 or 2 seconds later, she would have likely killed me. So I will forever drive something more substantial, plus I love having all the room and ability to move things around, and I hate the environment so it covers all my bases.
 

pjoa09

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2004 Black Chevy Avalanche 4x4 - and I love it.
I had a 2002 Honda Civic, but an irresponsible young lady decided that even though a traffic light had turned red, she would ignore that and go even faster. I had a green turn signal, as inched out into traffic, she took off the front end of my civic, a couple of paramedics said had she been 1 or 2 seconds later, she would have likely killed me. So I will forever drive something more substantial, plus I love having all the room and ability to move things around, and I hate the environment so it covers all my bases.
The American story.

It happens really often there?

I mean, I hear 'totalled stories' all the time.

BTW, I hate red. It just looks irritating.
 

lucky12

walking on air
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1998 gmc sierra
1500K
6.5L turbo diesel
200 HP (although this seems disputed online) id say this is @ 2000 rpm, but i have no idea / 360 ftlbs @ 1700 rpm
18 mpg
AKA "the beast"

Uses: daily driver, farm truck, picking up the ladies

Pros: big v8, tinted windows, good body condition, mostly new "consumable" parts (ie. brakes, tires) b/c I put money into it, 5 seater. Rated to tow between 10-14k lbs.

Cons: its a big v8, i like it too much.

Usually I tell my friends to meet me away from their house, this thing wakes up the whole neighborhood.
:smoker:
 

Dr. Freeman

In a place outside of time
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The fanciest (vanilla) '94 Camery on the street.
(At least before I came to college. Now I drive nothing.)
 
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heh, I'm sure you're joking. But can you even drive a unicycle drunk? It kind of takes impaired balance to a whole new meaning. :)
@Reluctantly

No totally not kidding. I unicycle drunk better than I walk... if I (when I get a car) get pulled over for drinking I would ask to unicycle in a straight line before walking...
 

Dr. Freeman

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@Reluctantly

No totally not kidding. I unicycle drunk better than I walk... if I (when I get a car) get pulled over for drinking I would ask to unicycle in a straight line before walking...
Just remember to explain how that would supposedly require more coordination than walking or you'll just sound drunk/high.
 

Crazythinker1

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#49
I drive a green 1995 Jeep Cherokee sport 4x4 with a slight (3 inch) lift on it. Kinda bad on gas; only gets about 18 mpg. But it is one hell of a fun car to ride around in. :D
 
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I drive my dream car though its not in perfect shape.

Saab 1997 9000 Aero Hatchback.

Gunna keep it till I gots the cash to make it mint.
 
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