What kinda car do you drive

Discussion in 'Community' started by EJBasile, May 25, 2004.

  1. EJBasile macrumors 65816


    Apr 20, 2004
    Bought a 2004 Land Rover Range rover about a month ago-- thought i'd brag about it

    2004 Land Rover Range Rover Specifications

    Engines: 282-hp 4.4-liter DOHC 32-valve V84.4-liter DOHC 32-valve V8
    Transmissions: 5-speed automatic with CommandShift5-speed automatic with CommandShift
    Safety Equipment: (standard) front, side and head airbags for driver and front-seat passenger, head airbags for rear seat outboard passengers, front seat belt pre-tensioners, child seat tethers and anchors, ABS, EBD, Brake Assist, traction control, Hill Descent Control
    Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles
    Assembled In: Solihull, England
    Standard Equipment: leather upholstery, power seats, power windows, power locks, power sunroof, heated front windshield, security system with deadlocks, in-dash driver information LCD display, Harman/Kardon 15-speaker surround sound system, bi-xenon headlamps
    Options as Tested (MSRP) none
    Layout: four-wheel drive
    Engine: 4.4-liter DOHC 32-valve V8
    Horse Power: 282 @ 5400
    Torque: 325 @ 3600
    Transmission: 5-speed automatic with CommandShift
    Fuel Economy: 12/17
    Wheelbase: 113.4
    Length/Width/Height: 195.0/75.7/73.3
    Turning Radius: 38
    Seating Capacity: 5
    Towing Capacity: 7700
    Front Suspension: independent, MacPherson struts with electronically
    Rear Suspension: independent, double-wishbone with electronically c
    Curb Weight: 5379
    Stock Tires: 255/55HR19 mud & snow
    Brakes Front/Rear: ventilated disc/solid disc with ABS, EBD and Brake
    Brakes Front/Rear: 26.4

    Land Rover Range Rover

    Although it gets 12/17 gas milage you people do not understand that here in New England when you get 3ft of snow its a little hard to drive around in a little electric car lol. I am thinking of buying a sedan though since gas here in CT is over $2.00 a gallon!!

    Previous Cars
    2004- Range Rover (current)
    2001-2004 BMW X5 (2001)
    1997-2001 Mercedes E320 (1999)
    1993-1997 Range Rover (1993)
    1989-1993 Jaguar XJ something
  2. Frohickey macrumors 6502a

    Feb 27, 2003
    I drive a beater econobox Honda... its got 5 wheels, 4 on the outside, one on the inside in front of the drivers seat. ;)

    Since we are bragging, I also drive a top-of-the-line PowerMac G5 with all the bells and whistles at work. :eek:
  3. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

    Jun 25, 2002
    Gone but not forgotten.
    Only 5? Did you sell your spare tyre?


    Is that engine still derived from the V-8 they bought from Buick in the 1960s?
  4. Horrortaxi macrumors 68020


    Jul 6, 2003
    Los Angeles
    I own a 98 Explorer, 65 Mustang, 50 Ford truck, and stock in Shell Oil.
  5. EJBasile thread starter macrumors 65816


    Apr 20, 2004
    Actually i think my Range Rovers engine is made by BMW
  6. Frohickey macrumors 6502a

    Feb 27, 2003
    I guess the spare tire could be considered a wheel too.
  7. blackfox macrumors 65816


    Feb 18, 2003
    I bought a new car about a month ago-- thought i'd brag about it

    1976 Volvo 245 DL Specifications

    Engine: B21A w/ 100hp @5000rpm
    Transmissions: 4-speed manual transmission w/ overdrive and a broken shift-knob.
    Safety Equipment: (standard) 5 seat belts, 2 tons of steel surrounding the passenger compartment, brakes, hazard lights.
    Basic Warranty: provided by god, the laws of thermodynamics and chaos theory.
    Assembled In: The 20th Century, in Canada...possibly Sweden.
    Standard Equipment: cloth upholstery(w/blue shag seat covers), manual seats, manual windows, locks, roof, heated front windshield(when defrost is on), security system of being an old Volvo, in-dash driver information: speed, rpms,amount of gas,oil pressure,whether I've left my blinker on, Blaupunt[sp]3-speaker(one's broken)pseudo-surround sound system, two working headlamps
    Options as Tested (MSRP) none
    Layout: rear-wheel drive
    Engine: 1.8-liter straight-four
    Horse Power: 100 @ 5000
    Torque: don't know, but I have a tow-hitch...
    Transmission: 4-speed manual w/overdrive, broken shifter knob and some blue electrical tape.
    Fuel Economy: 21/28
    Wheelbase: average
    Length/Width/Height: very/moderate/around 5 feet
    Turning Radius: typical two-laned road
    Seating Capacity: 5(in seats) 7 (plus back wagon space)
    Towing Capacity: whatever it feels up to at the moment
    Front Suspension: Yes
    Rear Suspension: Probably...
    Curb Weight: a lot.
    Stock Tires: 185/80R14 (mismatched)
    Brakes Front/Rear: disks
    Brakes Front/Rear: disks

    Name: Leif
    Color: Ocean Blue (except where a tree fell on it, in which case, rusty)

    don't be jealous...
  8. quagmire macrumors 603


    Apr 19, 2004
    Future car when I am 16

    I can brag about my future car. My truck is going to be a 2006-2008 Chevy Colorado. The specs down below are my configureation.

    Engine: Vortec 3500 I-5 220 HP 225 Ft torque

    18 mpg in city and 21 mpg on highway

    type: Z71 crew cab

    towing capabilty: max of 2 tons.

    color: silver
  9. Mav451 macrumors 68000


    Jul 1, 2003
    I'm a simple man...2002 honda civic.

    Gets 31/38 if i choose too *_*, though I usually drop it to D3 for "decent" acceleration on the highway, so I usually only get 30, boo :(
  10. Les Kern macrumors 68040

    Les Kern

    Apr 26, 2002
    1982 Polskim Fiacie 125P.
    Not many made. Everything original, even the chrome fender dents, edible stearing column and handy-dandy imitation wild west gun rack (with the look of real wood).
  11. BaDBoY macrumors member

    Aug 22, 2003

    i drive a 1989 super white N/A supra

    7M-GE engine 200 HP bare stock I-6 engine block, red-lines at 6500 rpm
    Everything stock, except the muffler which i didnt install
    horrible gas mileage, not to mention, high octane required.
    RWD set up, non-LSD rear axles

    soon to get a Toyota Corolla GTS - 1986, red with mild cosmetic damage.

    128 HP stock engine 4A-GE 16V engine, red-lines at 7500 rpm
    Car = barebone stock except the rims, but installing new ones (14x7).
    Excellent gas mileage, about 30 miles a gallon using LOW octane.
    RWD set up, non-LSD (soon to install an KAAZ LSD)
    going to add full coilover conversion.

    damn im ranting.. haha. i dont have all the money for upgrades yet though. im a poor college student!!

    donations would be great ;)
  12. virividox macrumors 601


    Aug 19, 2003
    Manila - Nottingham - Philadelphia - Santa Barbar
  13. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

    Jan 6, 2004
    i have a 1995 Toyota Tercel
    3 speed automatic 4 cylinder engine
    but i do get about 30mpg which is pretty good
    oh and its only a two door too!
  14. mgargan1 macrumors 65816


    Feb 22, 2003
    Reston, VA
  15. Westside guy macrumors 601

    Westside guy

    Oct 15, 2003
    The soggy side of the Pacific NW
    We have a 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe that's really nice... oh wait, that's what my wife drives.

    I drive a 1993 Ford Escort wagon. :D (34mpg though!)

    Actually most of the time I take the train to work - beats driving any day. I drive the Escort to the train station though.
  16. Neserk macrumors 6502a


    Jan 1, 2004
  17. edesignuk Moderator emeritus


    Mar 25, 2002
    London, England
    The new Range Rover is fantastic! You're a lucky fella! I drive around in a 2002 Mini Cooper :cool:.

  18. Counterfit macrumors G3


    Aug 20, 2003
    sitting on your shoulder
    That's still in the Discovery, but I would say no for the Range Rover, as it's engine is a DOHC, and not a OHV.

    Anyways, I usually drive a '94 Corsica. White, maroon interior (probably the most common combination). Also, the emergency brake doesn't work. The grip and release button aren't attached, and it needs to be pulled all the way back to be engaged :eek:

    If anyone finds a nice 2000 Subaru Impreza 2.5RS coupe or sedan in the southern New England area for under $10,000, call me :D
  19. neilt macrumors regular

    May 28, 2002
    Phoenix, AZ

    1971 Porsche 911t

    No A/C in the Arizona summer.... but still a blast to drive! :)

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  20. Savage Henry macrumors 65816

    Savage Henry

    Feb 20, 2004
    in a one horse, two house, three pub town.
    A Ford p.o.s.

    It's a company car, so no choice, unless I change company.

    [Hmm ... thinks hard about that decision, but declines]
  21. anubis macrumors 6502a

    Feb 7, 2003
    better gas milage than a hybrid

    I own a '99 Saturn SL, and one of my hobbies is trying to modify the engine to get the craziest gas mileage possible. The stock engine is a 1.9 liter inline 4 single overhead cam with 100hp. I think the stock gas mileage is somewhere in the neighborhood of 25mpg city and 32mpg highway. However I've done the following modifications:

    Bored-out throttle body
    Larger-than-stock throttle plate
    SPS cold-air intake with K&N radial air filter
    Clay-polished extrude-honed intake manifold
    Custom wider-than-stock exhaust headers
    Custom high-flow muffler
    NGK V-power spark plugs
    Bosch spark plug wires

    Just did a tune-up involving a new fuel filter, new oxygen sensors (pre and post catalytic converter), timing adjustment, and cleaned the throttle body with carb cleaner.

    With 88 octane my baby gets 54mpg on the highway (70mph on flat road with cruise control) and about 44mpg city. Hell yeah biotches. I'm not feeling the sting of high gas prices. You can have your big SUVs and land rovers for all I care. ;)
  22. jywv8 macrumors 6502

    Jan 11, 2003
    The Civic is an awesome car. My boyfriend has a 94 Civic with 195K miles on it, and it still runs like a dream.

    I drive a Ford Focus hatchback. I really like it -- great interior room, nice city car.
  23. russed macrumors 68000


    Jan 16, 2004
    London, England
    i have a yellow vw lupo! its well good despite the 50bhp! you just have to cane the pants off it and its really fun. hey whats even better is that i get 50mpg when driving it like that! :D
  24. ecche macrumors regular

    Dec 14, 2003
    a very kiwi place
    Glad you asked: Saab 9-3 SE Convertible. And...no, I am not gay!
  25. takao macrumors 68040


    Dec 25, 2003
    Dornbirn (Austria)
    hm i'm a student and i don't have my own car..but i'm sued to drive around my parents cars:

    1988 dark red Renault Espace (one of the old ones with lots of plastic parts for weight reduction) 115 HP @ 1240 kg ...easy and comfortable to drive ... the shopping car of my mother ;) my during the week choice...

    1992 white Mercedes-Benz C 180 Sport Edition
    nice looking especially inside with this "carbon" look-and-feel... and for driving : stiff suspension + awesome seats --> feeling the street with your body at low speeds = priceless
    and of course car made for the autobahn...at 150km/h you feel "man this is slow"
    only 122 HP @ 1500 kg but still 'wow'....my dad loves this car..

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