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Do you have a dedicated commuter car and a "fun" car?

  1. What make and model of each?
     
  2. 2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI SEL and 2001 BMW Z3 3.0i
     
  3. Everyday driver...05 Hyundai Elantra

    Fun cars....74 Alfa Romeo Spider
    78 Fiat X19

    Italian classics are awesome.
     
  4. Commuter is my F250 work truck.

    Fun is the Focus ST with some go-fast parts and a nice tune.
     
  5. my daily VW touareg

    Fun car: 65 cobra replica

    and a harley and 1/2 (I have one winter project that will be for sale come spring)

    wife's daily mercedes E63
    and 66 mustang convertible for fun
     
  6. Got a 1995 Ford Escort Wagon,
    1986 Toyota pickup,
    and a 2011 Chevy HHR.

    I don't especially enjoy driving, so the cars are for just getting from point A to point B.

    The truck is for hauling what won't fit in the cars.
     
  7. 92 Ford Probe ( Commuter) 2000 Jaguar XJ8 (Fun/Touring) 94 Grand Cherokee ltd. with Tow Package for Mountain Home & Boat ...
     
  8. I daily drive all my cars

    - Nissan Maxima
    - Lexus IS-F
    - Porsche Cayman S
    - Nissan GT-R

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  9. For commuting, I put the juke in eco mode. For fun, sport mode. Yeah I don't have more than one car.
     
  10. My SLK32 and my G55 are both my fun cars. Considering a Ducati 848 for a commuter. My cars drink fuel like it's free.
     
  11. Daily is a 2006 Prius, the truck is a 95 f150 4*4 with a five speed and a 300 six. Project car is a 68 sedan deville.
     
  12. My 328i is both my everyday car, and my fun car.
     
  13. 2010 BWM 335i msport with some extra fun mods is the daily driver/fun car. The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon in the avatar is the pure toy. Life is too short to drive boring cars.
     
  14. Fun car is 2000 Acura Integra. Basic bolt ons to keep it simple with a B16 tranny if anybody is a Honda guy.

    Winter and people mover is a 2014 Grand Cherokee
     
  15. They are both a 2004 Harley Davidson Softail Standard. I have a truck when the weather or cargo requires it.
     
  16. Nearly all of my driving is in rental cars, right now it's a 2014 Camaro. Before the Camaro it was a Dodge Charger and before that a Buick Enclave. I have 2012 Chevy Impala and a 2008 GMC Sierra and wife has a 2012 Camaro. To answer the question not I don't have a dedicated commuter car nor a fun car. At one time I had a Camaro bracket car and a IROC Z28 for fun cars.
     
  17. My daily driver is a pretty fun car. It's a 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. [​IMG]

    I've always liked the idea of having a dedicated daily driver and a toy, but I've never really been able to figure out how to balance it financially. If I drive a cheap beater daily and have a pricey toy that gets little use, it seems like a waste of money. If I drive a fairly decent, somewhat enjoyable daily driver and have a reasonably priced toy, the toy won't be that much fun. I suppose the only solution is to make more money.


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  18. 67 Chevelle SS-396 was my daily driver for 10+ years, then it got promoted to fun weekend car. Drive a little old ford focus as a commuter car now
     
  19. Daily driver = 2004 Infiniti G35 Fun car = 2013 Corvette. However, the Corvette has been known to be a commuter as well.
     
  20. 1996 Mazda B3000 Cab plus is daily driver.
    2002 MB E-320 wagon with performance chip is fun car.

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  21. My fun car is a motorcycle. HH
     
  22. Indeed.
     
  23. Everything I drive is fun, and all have been used as commuters. I see no point in owning a boring car.
     
  24. Or truck......
     
  25. A series of Tahoes.
     
  26. Daily: Jeep Grand CherokeeFun: BMW Z4, Harley Davidson Sportster
     
  27. With a 2 and 4 year old and another in the near future there is no room for a fun car.

    2008 Toyota Sequoia (8 passenger) for the worst winter can offer and for long road trips. 2009 Toyota Highlander for around town and when it's just the 4 of us. 2004 Toyota Sienna (8 passenger) when I need more room than the Sequoia offers with the footprint of the Highlander.
     
  28. If my commuter car wasn't a fun car, I'd spend a lot of time hating my life. The fact that I can't justify having a second car doesn't really factor into it at all.

    I have a Miata that passes as a commuter vehicle for me. When I have a family, I may get a WRX or 3 Series wagon. Unless I end up with a wife that wants a Honda Fit or something...in which case she can drive if the kids are going anywhere.
     
  29. The German's know their wagons.
    http://drivenscene.com/cars/wagon-will-make-daddy-happy-abt-audi-rs6-r/
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  30. My fun ride is my old project truck.
     
  31. My daily commuter car is a 12' Toyota Camry. It's not exactly fun to drive but it's reliable as the devil and great on gas. My 02 YukonXL is for hauling stuff for my rentals. It's also great on gas for the size and very easy to work on.
     
  32. is having two cars even cost effective? I seriously doubt it.
     
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  34. Mazda 3 sedan for a daily commuter. It gets fantastic gas mileage and I drive it most of the time.

    For fun in the mountains, a bit more cargo capacity, or when the snow gets really deep, I have a Nissan Xterra.
     
  35. Why the hell do you own the maxima?!! :supergrin:

    Those are some amazing cars. Which is your favorite?

    For myself, i used to own an '08 BMW M3 and a commuter Honda CRV. Two cars, although very fun, wasnt the best investment.

    I decided to get a 328i (sport, 6MT) and just drive the crap out of it. Hopefully one day i can easily afford a very nice "fun" car, but for now, ive decided to get one 'decent' car that is both fun and can be a daily driver.
     
  36. 97 Accord as a DD. 08 Tundra for hauling stuff to have fun with.
     
  37. I see you debadged your Jeep. I like the clean look of it. I debadged mine too.
     
  38. The Maxima is my favorite.

    In fact, if there was a fire and I could only save one car, it would be the Maxima. All the other cars are replaceable through insurance, but I'll never be able to find a 330K mile Maxima as well cared for as mine. :supergrin:
     
  39. Ford Escape for work.

    The others are for fun.

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  40. Post a dashboard (in-car) pic of each if you can. Are the IS-F and GTR both digital gauges?

    The pic you posted looks like all the cars are in a parking lot. Do you live in a condo? None of those cars get a garage?:shocked:
     
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  42. This seems like you dont believe him.

    The cars actually look they are in a valet lot to me. The striped lines for parking spaces seem a little odd for where someone parks their private vehicles.
     
  43. When you have older paid off vehicles it's pretty cheap.
     
  44. My daily driver is my work car: 2014.5 Toyota Camry Hybrid that was an upgrade from a 2009 Crown Vic. Take- home G- rides rule. Keeps the miles off my toy car: 2002 Camaro SS. The Camaro is strictly a toy. I also have a 2001 Silverado that I use as my around- town off- duty beater instead of the Camaro.

    Sooner rather than later I'll retire from government work and have to buy my own gas to get to work. I've been so impressed with my new Camry Hybrid as a commuter car that I'll probably look to buy one myself when the time comes.
     
  45. I'd say you're dedicated to the Mercedes marque; that G55 G Class SUV starts at $115,000.
     
  46. I drive a 2000 GMC HD as my daily and 36' beater hot rod truck for fun. My son and I built it and drive the snot out if it.[​IMG]




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  47. Sometimes, it is just the brand of the day for folks.

    My old RS6 was $89,000 and my old Cayenne Turbo S was $135,000.

    My new Subaru was $31,000 :rofl:
     
  48. We don't do it because it's cost effective. We do it because we enjoy them. Everybody has to have a hobby and something to spend money on for enjoyment. This is what we choose.
     
  49. Impressive.
     
  50. I am the only household member. Work is 47 miles one way which I do about 2 maybe 3 times a week.

    From about early April to late November I drive a 2006 Mazda MX5. I then garage it for the winter. All year round I drive a 2003 Nissan Xterra, I head up into the great white north for work(snow belt) and the 4wd comes in handy at times, plus I use it to haul stuff about the rest of the year that will not fit in the Mazda.