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      02-21-2019, 10:55 AM   #23
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I have a 1999 Ford F150 that gets driven about once a week because there are things that just don't fit in my 440i or my wife's C300.
My 1987 F150 XLT 4x4 with Glass Packs.

I use it for trips to Lowes, hauling stuff and the dog.
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      02-21-2019, 11:51 AM   #27
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Although I don't consider it a "beater"...the 128i I picked up is my daily I have my Corvette for my "play car".

But truth be told, I enjoy driving them both about equally when I go up in the mountains. The only advantage to the C6 is hitting roads long enough to stretch it "legs" more.
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      02-21-2019, 12:12 PM   #30
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      02-21-2019, 01:19 PM   #31
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I love the wide range of beaters here!

Mine is a 2013 Hyundai Elantra. It'll be my winter car, my M2C will be my summer daily and occasionaly tracked.
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      02-21-2019, 01:31 PM   #32
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F80 is the beater, as other cars are not as comfortable to drive to/from work.
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      02-21-2019, 01:36 PM   #33
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      02-21-2019, 01:37 PM   #34
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Not exactly a beater, but maybe in years. It's a 2002 Chevy Silverado 2500HD, which I use on days I don't want to get my 328i wet or dirty lol.
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      02-21-2019, 01:41 PM   #35
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yup. 2009 Honda civic. picked it up last may for 6000 and has been rock solid since. 100 degrees or zero, it always starts up and never fusses. Cops never look at it. I don't mind putting a front plate on it. etc.

Plus its just awesome not giving a f@ck when you drive.

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      02-21-2019, 01:47 PM   #36
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No beater for me but I also don't commute to work. My wife has a 2019 XC90 that I'll drive if I need to go somewhere I rather not take the M3 or if I need to transport something that can't fit in the M3.
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      02-21-2019, 03:17 PM   #38
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Nope I daily drive my M3 as there is no reason not to. 15-16k miles per year and love every one of them.
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yup. 2009 Honda civic. picked it up last may for 6000 and has been rock solid since. 100 degrees or zero, it always starts up and never fusses. Cops never look at it. I don't mind putting a front plate on it. etc.

Plus its just awesome not giving a f@ck when you drive.

What do your neighbours think? "oh man he got a Ferrari! whats his next car gonna be? is that... a civic?"
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I have a Suzuki SX4 sedan I use as a beater for when I work in most parts of NYC, or if I need to drive in the snow. I've been considering buying a new beater that NY considers a Clean Pass vehicle so I can drive in the HOV lane on the Long Island Expressway.
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      02-21-2019, 03:59 PM   #41
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What do your neighbours think? "oh man he got a Ferrari! whats his next car gonna be? is that... a civic?"
Not to mention, out of all of the cars, the one getting photographed is the civic.
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      02-21-2019, 04:35 PM   #42
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I can't drive anything less than the car I love. So, F10 gets driven around everywhere. But also picked up a 2013 Lexus ISF that I can't wait to drive. Between the two I don't know which one I will drive more.
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      02-21-2019, 04:48 PM   #43
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What do your neighbours think? "oh man he got a Ferrari! whats his next car gonna be? is that... a civic?"
i get similar reactions with the smart... people love to laugh and poke fun, and most of it is in good humor.
i've actually made friends at my gym from people approaching me about driving the smart and asking about "how i fit" (i'm 6'03" / 230lbs). people are mostly curious about it because its so oddly small- then the find out its electric and it launches a whole next level of curiosity.

the people that have had the most negative reactions are typically 17-22 year old males working in service jobs like a fast food drive through. i feel like that demographic typically has a narrow perspective and very short-time perspective that doesn't let them see past the car and the greater purpose it serves. i mean, my other car isn't a ferrari, but its not a slug, either.

another thing- people seem flabbergasted when i mention the [relatively] short 65 mile range of the smart. "what do you do if you need to drive farther than that?!" uuhh, i take one of my gas cars. *OOOOOOOhhhh!*
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