Post your ride

Discussion in 'The Pub (Off topic discussion)' started by Maximum_VPS, Aug 8, 2013.

  1. Maximum_VPS

    Maximum_VPS New Member Verified Provider

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  2. perennate

    perennate New Member Verified Provider

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    Eh, why post identical threads on LET/VPSBoard? At least should post link "cross-post" :)
     
  3. RyanD

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    Toys ;)

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    1996 BMW M3 setup for BMWCCA i-Stock class racing (yet it sits in the garage :( )

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    2007 BMW 335i... I just sold it to my sister and bought a 2012 Prius C instead. I'm now getting 50-60mpg on my drive into work every day. A one-legged man on a bicycle can accelerate faster but I didn't buy it for that.

    I guess I should also get some pics of the Prius and my wife's kid-mobile XC90 :)
     
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  4. Maximum_VPS

    Maximum_VPS New Member Verified Provider

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    There diffrent sites ... cross-post added
     
  5. happel

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    I think for fuel economy a diesel is a far better idea than those ugly hybrids. For example a VW Golf TDI from 2012 does 60-75mpg, only 10s to go from 0-60 and is way better to look at ;-).
     
  6. Francisco

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    I bet you could tie a cart to him and he'd charge less than the going rate of gas :D

    Francisco
     
  7. Ruchirablog

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    Heard you got a beemer too. Mind sharing some pics? X_X
     
  8. Francisco

    Francisco Company Lube Verified Provider

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    Hahaha that was an ongoing joke.

    I've never had a car nor do I have a license :)

    I put all of my money back into the company or stash it away for safe keeping.

    We almost got one for Aldryic but the dealer was being a dick from what I heard.

    Francisco
     
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  9. Ruchirablog

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    :eek:  :blink:
     
  10. RyanD

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    With tax credits and fuel costs, this ends up having a much lower operating cost. I did also look at the TDIs, they had higher insurance premiums, cost about $7k more for comparable features and mileage (mine had 3k miles on it). 
     
  11. RHServices

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  12. 365Networks

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    Victoria is a small city for being a capital city. You can easily get around via public transportation, or simply walk. Where I live I have literally everything I need within a ~3 minute walk. :) No need for a car right now!
     
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  13. happel

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    Ok, sound like you did your research :).


    Cars are really taxed into oblivion over here (of every new car you buy almost 40% is tax). But both the prius and the TDIs (all cars that emit less than a defined amount of CO2 per km) benefit from the same tax-reductions. (only 21% VAT)


    Over here the VW is about €2k cheaper to buy and since diesel is 20% cheaper than gasoline....


    Weird how that works huh.
     
  14. Ruchirablog

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    Yah but not having a drivers license seems strange :)
     
  15. bizzard

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    Here goes my ride.

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    The Hercules Roadeo Torrent VX

    Bought this almost an year ago and I drive on this to office, when its not raining. For all other travel, I prefer public transport. Though I know how to drive cars and bikes, I haven't taken the license yet.
     
  16. RyanD

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    Here Gasoline is ~10% cheaper than diesel. Visable (paid by me) vehicle taxes are quite low. The prius itself was $20k USD, paid about $1200 in taxes on it at purchase, no yearly taxes, just tag registration ($20) so it really only comes down to fuel and basic maint for operating costs. Things like brakes last for ever because of the regenerative breaking versus a regular car.
     
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  17. dmmcintyre3

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    Not my picture, but it's almost the same truck.
     
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  18. ThePrimeHost

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    Only $20 in GA?  It's $70 - $75 here in TX.

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    This isn't mine but almost just like it.
     
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  19. manacit

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    $100/yr here in WA State

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    My 'lil protege - not much, but I got a good price and it's not like I'm going to park something nice in the city. 
     
  20. drmike

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    That looks mighty similar to a Trek VRX I had in the 1990's...

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