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@MTH, if you got an RS200 you would never have to buy gear again, people would just give it to you. 1 ride = 1 piece of gear.

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Also here's an actual picture of my car

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You know your car's big when you have to take a panorama to get all of it.

My tiny trucks are also in the background.

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TCG - What is that? I'm guessing a Buick Skylark? Don't be offended if I'm way off, I don't know the classics that well.

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It's a 1972 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale Convertible (long name, I know). It has a 455 cubic inch V8 that makes a whopping 250hp in a car that weighs over 2 tons and is 19 feet in length. This thing is huge but still not as big as they come.

None of the other stuff in the garage is mine except for the tiny trucks and the hockey gear. All of the boxes in the car are empty, we just need to break them down and throw them out, We'll probably do that over spring break. It'll look much nicer once all that's gone.

And yes, we do have the rest of the car, we just need to repaint it and put it back on. Maybe get the interior reupholstered too.

Once this is ready for the road I will achieve high school god status by owning a classic, V8, convertible. 

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3 hours ago, ThatCarGuy said:

Once this is ready for the road I will achieve high school god status by owning a classic, V8, convertible. 

What you think you'll look like:

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What you'll actually look like:

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1 hour ago, coopaloop1234 said:

What you think you'll look like:

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What you'll actually look like:

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You may be wrong but you may be right. Either way I'll like and that's all that matters. I always thought F&F corvette was kinda ugly anyways.

This is also Texas which means it doesn't matter how practical your car is, it just has to be big, sound good, and look good. My car meets all of those requirements.

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2008 4Runner. Fitting my bag was a necessity in every car I bought, but sacrifices have been made along the way when funds were a concern. A couple of standouts though: '03 Pontiac Vibe, '98 Cherokee. Another reason I liked the 4Runner, closest thing to an open-air SUV (moonroof, all four doors, and rear hatch window all open) without having to store the pieces (like a Wrangler).

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‘10 Ford Fusion Sport AWD. They weren’t using the Eco-Boost motor in the Fusions yet (I think that changed in ‘11 or ‘12), so the fuel economy sucks, but it’s both fun to drive and can deal with snowy roads well enough for me to get to and from work when it’s blizzarding outside.

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Currently own the first 2 cars and they share goalie gear carrying duties.  All of my previous vehicles share a common theme.  I've never had to worry about snow :)

Main Family car 2017 Subaru Outback 3.6R - Pros: power tail gate, heated steering wheel and H6 power

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2006 Subaru Legacy Wagon 2.5i - Mainly driven for hockey as my work issued truck is too dirty for hockey gear to go in.  Pros: Sedan like handling, excellent hydraulic steering feel compared to new electric steering, only 130,000km 

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The fastest and funnest way to get to the rink used to be my 1993 Subaru Legacy Wagon L with full STi drivetrain swap and a ton of other work.  Saw dedicated track car duties for many years.  Car lost it's battle with rust and was parted and scrapped few years ago.  Pros: Ripping 1-2 gears was enough to take any worries away, best used for Summer hockey with windows down drive home.

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Previously before the Outback I had this 2008 Exploder, worst purchase of life but I needed a vehicle capable of towing above car to/from track and did not want my gear in a truck bed.  We traded in this 1998 Legacy Outback Limited which was really a great car aside from head-gasket issues common with those years. 

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24 minutes ago, Almost Hip said:

...I had this 2008 Exploder, worst purchase of life but...

Love the term "exploder".

Reminds me of these fun days:

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Exploding tires and defective roofs on the Explorer was a GREAT combo...

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25 minutes ago, MTH said:

Love the term "exploder".

Reminds me of these fun days:

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Exploding tires and defective roofs on the Explorer was a GREAT combo...

Never had one myself; were those offered as standard features, or only available with the Eddie Bauer upgrade?

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@MTH  Was that from the famous Firestone tires?   Mine, the running boards fell off while driving (only 80,000km on it), Sync did not work and caused a glitch with turn signals until I changed Stereo head unit, too many other issues to list but enough to not want to buy "Big 3" ever again

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Yeah, sadly the Firestone tire mess. Nearly 300 people were killed. Terrible.

Ford had such a head start on the SUV market that they made some sloppy Explorers that sold as fast as they could make them. 

Now, with all the car makers all caught up (and ahead); I think the Explorer is a way better vehicle than versions past.

The Firestone Wilderness in specific size and plant were the issue. You had to look at the code that was stamped on them. I know the tires were on a ton of the 2 door versions. The added plus was that the roof was nowhere as strong in rollovers as it should have been. So when the tire went, and the SUV rolled, the roof just caved in and made it that much worse.

The rusting sideboards were a common issue. I don't know if Ford ever addressed that in a recall or TSB. But they would hold so much salt and moisture against the body that the steps would rot right off. So many issues. I feel your hesitation on the big 3 too. I can attest after owning 2 four door Wranglers that they don't have any real issues. Why I bought another one after driving my first one nearly 175k miles. I plan on picking up the Wrangler pickup next in a year or two and giving my current four door Wrangler to my now 12 year old son.

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Update on my Jeep. Since the weather has finally been nicer I've been able to drive it how it should be driven a bit. 

This 5400 lb beast does 0-60mph in 3.2 seconds. 

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New gear hauler for me! Finally got a wagon, Saab 9-3 Aero. I have it tuned (apparently around 300HP, haven't dyno'd to confirm) and wheels are on their way. Some obligatory photos of my setup thrown in too 😉

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@motowngoalie Love Saab... So hard to find... But that is spectacular.  My lease is up on my Explorer next summer... I'm leaning towards a Volvo V60 R Design or a Kia Stinger.  

But you cn't go wrong with a car company that builds jets!

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9 hours ago, cwarnar said:

@motowngoalie Love Saab... So hard to find... But that is spectacular.  My lease is up on my Explorer next summer... I'm leaning towards a Volvo V60 R Design or a Kia Stinger.  

But you cn't go wrong with a car company that builds jets!

No kidding! It took me about 3 months to find one with the newer body style (2008 on) and the turbo V6. Volvo's wagons are beautiful, one of the few remaining wagon options it seems..

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On 9/6/2019 at 6:51 AM, ser33 said:

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What car is that? I see right hand drive and Skyline style tail lights. Not in the States... need details!

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On 9/6/2019 at 7:24 AM, motowngoalie said:

No kidding! It took me about 3 months to find one with the newer body style (2008 on) and the turbo V6. Volvo's wagons are beautiful, one of the few remaining wagon options it seems..

The 2020 Saabs are sweet.

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On 9/6/2019 at 6:24 AM, motowngoalie said:

No kidding! It took me about 3 months to find one with the newer body style (2008 on) and the turbo V6. Volvo's wagons are beautiful, one of the few remaining wagon options it seems..

Wagons are amazing and I really hope they can take back the market from pickup trucks, crossovers and SUV's here in the states.

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7 hours ago, ThatCarGuy said:

Wagons are amazing and I really hope they can take back the market from pickup trucks, crossovers and SUV's here in the states.

Wagons only look right with wood grain stickers on the side. Otherwise, there is just something wrong with them.

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New wheels are on, just need some coilovers to get rid of that unsightly wheel gap. I'll probably wait until spring for those, along with other mods I have planned.

(Also, dya think my neighbor's trying to tell me something about my driveway...? 😑)

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