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Re: what other car do you drive?

Posted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 6:38 am
by Lancpudn
I drive an old 1999 Rover 75 2.5 V6, The car company MG Rover no longer exists having closed & gone out of business in 2005. It will be my last ICE car as I'm now retired, I don't have a commute or drive any sort of distance anymore plus running a petrol car here is very expensive.

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Re: what other car do you drive?

Posted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 7:16 am
by rmay635703
1981Comutacar
2001 Honda Insight

Re: what other car do you drive?

Posted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 7:42 am
by jjeff
Lancpudn wrote:I drive an old 1999 Rover 75 2.5 V6, The car company MG Rover no longer exists having closed & gone out of business in 2005. It will be my last ICE car as I'm now retired, I don't have a commute or drive any sort of distance anymore plus running a petrol car here is very expensive.
AFAIK we never had Rovers in the states, although we did have several MGs. Nice looking car for sure :)
The only English car I've owned was a early 80s Jaguar XJS with the V12! Unfortunately I purchased it at it's end of life and it needed tons of work and parts were complicated and extremely expensive. After a couple years of working on it I sold it for almost scrap price :( It was a gorgeous car and I'm sure ran great in it's day, which unfortunately was years before I purchased it for a somewhat decent price but in the end it was a money pit.

Re: what other car do you drive?

Posted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 5:51 pm
by RonDawg
jjeff wrote:AFAIK we never had Rovers in the states
Actually, small numbers were officially imported into the US:

Late 1960's-early 1970's -- Rover 2000:

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When I was a kid, my neighbor had one of these.

Early 1980s -- Rover 3500:

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The headlights as seen in the above pic were not legal in the US, so it got four round headlights instead which made the car look hideous. It did have the Range Rover's (ex-Buick) V-8 engine though.

Late 1980's to maybe early 90's -- Sterling 825:

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It's basically a Honda/Acura Legend that has been restyled (Honda and Rover had a joint agreement at that time), but with far-less-than Honda-level of build quality. The two cars occupied opposite ends of the JD Power survey when they were new.

Re: what other car do you drive?

Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 1:35 am
by Lancpudn
jjeff wrote:
Lancpudn wrote:I drive an old 1999 Rover 75 2.5 V6, The car company MG Rover no longer exists having closed & gone out of business in 2005. It will be my last ICE car as I'm now retired, I don't have a commute or drive any sort of distance anymore plus running a petrol car here is very expensive.
AFAIK we never had Rovers in the states, although we did have several MGs. Nice looking car for sure :)
The only English car I've owned was a early 80s Jaguar XJS with the V12! Unfortunately I purchased it at it's end of life and it needed tons of work and parts were complicated and extremely expensive. After a couple years of working on it I sold it for almost scrap price :( It was a gorgeous car and I'm sure ran great in it's day, which unfortunately was years before I purchased it for a somewhat decent price but in the end it was a money pit.

I almost bought one of those in the 90's, I went down to a place in Staffordshire to view it, beautiful looking /driving car but when I looked underneath it was suffering badly from rot :cry: I can just imagine the cost of maintenance of those cars, the famous saying being....you need to own two Jaguar cars, one for driving whilst the other is being repaired :mrgreen:

As RonDawg commented above these Rover 75 series are a joint venture between Rover & BMW when they bought the company. this model was a top of the range car to compete with with the top Mercedes cars, they are basically a BMW 5 series under the skin. they are very well made/equipped for the time with lashings of walnut (dashboard/steering wheel) and quality parts.

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Re: what other car do you drive?

Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 7:23 am
by joeriv
Two burners - 2013 Lexus ES 350 for highway trips and 2001 Nissan Xterra for dump trips etc (this was from my son). Lexus a great car for long trips, so most of the time it sits under a cover while I use the Leaf for local driving.

Re: what other car do you drive?

Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:55 am
by Becky50
2002 Chrysler Town & Country for any trips over 75 miles, which are only a few a year. My husband also drives a 2004 Honda Accord, which I can use if needed. Love my LEAF.

Re: what other car do you drive?

Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:48 pm
by VitaminJ
My other car for fun:

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Car for work:

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This car is for lots of fun:

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LeftieBiker wrote:I used to street race
Hmmmm, this isn't the LeftieBiker I know. The guy I know would hurl insults and try to shame anyone who ever mentioned speeding over 5mph on public roads, let alone RACING!!! What a reckless hypocrite.

Re: what other car do you drive?

Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:12 pm
by SageBrush
Prius Prime (5.5 kWh usable plug-in) hybrid bought and mostly used for my 90 mile work commute that is outside LEAF range. We have owned it two weeks now and the car is averaging 105 mpg.

I got a steal of a deal on it. Excluding my local taxes and registration, I paid about $17,000, broken down like this:
Car ('Plus' model + mats + all weather: $27,500
NY State rebate: ($2000)
Transport: $925
Colorado refundable Credit: ($5000)
Fed non-refundable credit ($4500)

Re: what other car do you drive?

Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:29 pm
by LeftieBiker
Hmmmm, this isn't the LeftieBiker I know. The guy I know would hurl insults and try to shame anyone who ever mentioned speeding over 5mph on public roads, let alone RACING!!! What a reckless hypocrite.
I was 17 and stupid. Even then, though I didn't do it in traffic.