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Old 07-14-2014, 05:33 PM   #1
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Does anybody have a main daily driver besides the D3?? I mainly drive my dark blue 02 Ford F150 4x4 XLT FX4 with only 99K miles and is in great condition and rides like a new truck. I drive my white 02 F150 XLT 4x4 when I have to heavily haul something, and pull my car trailer and that truck is a little rusty and not a beauty queen but still looks good for the year. I love to sit up high but it's feels weird when I take out the D3 out of the garage and I'm so much lower but love to ride in comfort to take a break from a stiffer ride on 4x4 truck. I only drive the D3 occasionally especially on nice days and when I go on a trip.
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My normal daily driver is a 2001 NB TDI as my commute is about 100 miles a day round trip. It's been down for a bit as I rework a bunch of nuisance squawks and overhaul the front suspension. With the bug down, I've been forced to drive the 99 Silverado instead, but it's statring to show it's age as it's got over 300k on it now. The Audi gets used if it's anyone besides me going somewhere or I need to look more presentable than the airport bum I usually look like. Bought the D3 in August of last year and put a total of about 4k miles on it do far.
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My normal daily driver is a 2001 NB TDI as my commute is about 100 miles a day round trip. It's been down for a bit as I rework a bunch of nuisance squawks and overhaul the front suspension. With the bug down, I've been forced to drive the 99 Silverado instead, but it's statring to show it's age as it's got over 300k on it now. The Audi gets used if it's anyone besides me going somewhere or I need to look more presentable than the airport bum I usually look like. Bought the D3 in August of last year and put a total of about 4k miles on it do far.
Well those silverados run forever and they have that weak 4L80 transmission. Other than that they're great trucks like fords. I put about 2-3K a year on my D3.
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Well those silverados run forever and they have that weak 4L80 transmission. Other than that they're great trucks like fords. I put about 2-3K a year on my D3.

Unfortunately this the 3rd GM truck that I have had that started to fall apart at 100K or less. The only system that has not needed work is the exhaust from the cats back. It eats 1-2K$ worth of parts a year and a set of tires every 14 months or so.

Only reason that I haven't gotten rid of it is that it actually belongs to my dad. He hasn't been able to physically get into it for about 4 years now, so I drive it rather than let it sit. I need to replace it, but just can't fathom or hack dropping 70K on a new truck.
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Speaking about trucks, 275,000 km and still running as new. Not a daily driver for sure.

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A 1976 F250 bought new by my grandparents back in 1975. It's pretty rough on the outside from sitting for over 15 years but with 39,000 original miles I can't complain. I put a ton of work in it mechanically and it runs like a screaming eagle now. Was my daily gas guzzler until a couple months ago when I picked up my 05 D3 and couldn't be happier with the change. I still drive it 2 to 3 times a week just because. Working from home has its' perks so miles stay pretty low.

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2000 Model Mitsubishi Verada (Diamante in the USA) and it has had a lot of work done. I installed a 3.8 V6 and 5 Speed Auto from the Galant Ralliart and have done everything that could be done to the car apart from change the shell. Even proximity keyless go with remote start was fitted.

Did all the work myself. It is a hobby toy now.


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Speaking about trucks, 275,000 km and still running as new. Not a daily driver for sure.

You got the 7700 GVW version F150. Does that have the 5.4 engine in it?? That truck is clean and has no rusty rockers. How often do you use it?? I fully 100% stand by Ford trucks and plus besides my old man is retired from Ford so I can get the Z plan.
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A 1976 F250 bought new by my grandparents back in 1975. It's pretty rough on the outside from sitting for over 15 years but with 39,000 original miles I can't complain. I put a ton of work in it mechanically and it runs like a screaming eagle now. Was my daily gas guzzler until a couple months ago when I picked up my 05 D3 and couldn't be happier with the change. I still drive it 2 to 3 times a week just because. Working from home has its' perks so miles stay pretty low.

Damn that's a pretty solid truck for being 39 yrs old. What kind of motor does that have in it?? That's very low mileage for the year. 39?? Holy smokes lol. Has that truck sat on grass all that time or on concrete. If it was on grass that body would look twice as worse.
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-2002 True Blue Ford F150 XLT 4x4 Super Cab-Used For Play And Occasional Light Hauling(Primary Driver)
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I recently picked up another A6 avant for beater status, but the D3 A8L is my "daily".
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You got the 7700 GVW version F150. Does that have the 5.4 engine in it?? That truck is clean and has no rusty rockers. How often do you use it?? I fully 100% stand by Ford trucks and plus besides my old man is retired from Ford so I can get the Z plan.
Not many people know about 7700. It is 5.4 and no rust at all, no oil burning or leaking either. I use it from time to time. My friends too.
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I drive the XKR more months and more miles per year than my A8L, and I really don't drive either of my A4s at all (I bought and maintain, parents drive). The XKR has been a beautiful, fun, cheap to run, easy to fix car; 23k miles in 3.5 years and only a fuel pump failure other than maintenance and cosmetics. Here's my Jaguar:


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This fits the bill for all but the worst weather or multi-passenger loads.



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Not a DD anymore since the S8 but still puts a smile on my face every time I drive her
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Not many people know about 7700. It is 5.4 and no rust at all, no oil burning or leaking either. I use it from time to time. My friends too.
That's pretty good that it doesn't burn any oil. I had 2 5.4's and 2 4.6's and one of the 4.6's I had literally burned a qt if oil 1000 miles but I still kept it changed and still cheaper than another motor and plus it had 199K when I got rid of it. Still ran like a champ. The other ones I burn a qt every 2000 miles or so. You can't kill the triton engines but they do have the #3 or #4 spark plug blow out and rusty exhaust manifold problems(if in a salt belt). I do notice that my 4.6 does burn a little less gas than my 5.4.
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Two vehicles to choose from depending on the destination and who is joining. Of course, if its raining the shiny black Audi stays in the garage. Megacab is the most fuel "efficient" averaging 21. Not too bad for 1,000 ft# torque and 500hp. GTR is another story... Was black but had it plastidipped so I could drive it more frequently without freaking out about being dirty. A lot of fun with over 800hp in the rain!
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2000 Model Mitsubishi Verada (Diamante in the USA) and it has had a lot of work done. I installed a 3.8 V6 and 5 Speed Auto from the Galant Ralliart and have done everything that could be done to the car apart from change the shell. Even proximity keyless go with remote start was fitted.

Did all the work myself. It is a hobby toy now.


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That is great showing the steering wheel on the wrong side.
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Damn that's a pretty solid truck for being 39 yrs old. What kind of motor does that have in it?? That's very low mileage for the year. 39?? Holy smokes lol. Has that truck sat on grass all that time or on concrete. If it was on grass that body would look twice as worse.
Thank you 2k6blacka8!

It has the big old 390. It drove from Arkansas to California twice in the 70's with a camper on it then tooled around town in Arkansas. It sat under a carport on concrete connected to their house for about 13 years before the camper was pulled and they moved the truck to the side of their house on grass. My uncle asked for 10 years if he could get it from them with no luck. I asked once at Christmas in 2009 and brought it home. He never would have got it running, I think grandma knew that.
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