What car do you drive?


#21

I’m the opposite! I’ve been driving autos all my life but looking to get a manual next - not sure if I will actually like it but driving is one of my passions, so I thought it was time to give it a go.


#22

1969 Ford Falcon Futura, 302 V8.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/5334905/FuturaSunriseChristmas2014sm.jpg


#23

…and sometimes a wacked-out AU falcon with substance abuse issues.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/5334905/au.jpg


#24

Oh wow! I’d love a Commodore Sportwagon, they are great cars!

Lol hey, I’m a P plater :stuck_out_tongue: Though I’m the sort that others hate because I do the speed limit.

I drive an automatic. I live in areas where there is way too much start stop traffic for a manual to be enjoyable.


#25

I learned to drive in an auto… and my first car was auto… then my 2nd car (otherwise identical to the first) was a manual… And yes, a manual sports car can be more fun… but… frankly I’d prefer auto all day long. Maybe I just don’t “do it” right… :slight_smile:


#26

I’ve learned in an auto… and in my 4 short years of driving ( 3.5 years of L plating and the rest P plating), I’ve never driven a manual and I don’t feel the need beyond being able to drive all sorts of cars. Maybe one day :stuck_out_tongue:


#27

There’s nothing quite like the sound of a nice off-beat V8. I was drooling over a 351 GT parked next to me yesterday afternoon. How they ever managed to race them at Bathurst though is beyond me.


#28

I learnt on an auto, my first car was a manual civic, got sick of it bought an auto, now I’m back in a manual car and looking to get a new auto. Go figure :confused:


#29

Purchased in December last year. 2014 Golf GTI Performance. Awesome car. Very happy with it.


#30

2009 Tiguan 103TDI 6sp. Done a lot of very enjoyable Ks in this. It goes many places and does it well in almost every respect.

Chambers Gorge, SA.


#31

2010 BMW 1-series, and I don’t intend to upgrade to a new car that does not have Apple Car Play.


#32

2013 Mazda 3.

Perk of my otherwise mostly uninspiring job.


#33

Grand Cherokee Overland


#34

Lots of interesting vehicles here :slight_smile: I drive a 2004 Astra H. I was a little sceptical when buying it because the first owner was selling it only 6 months after owning it :confused:
So far and only 130,000 km later the only thing that is failing is the automatic transmission inhibitor switch. This means I have an auto but I have to drive it like a manual :slight_smile:
I always drove or owned manual cars but don’t intend too, I actually really enjoy driving an automatic. It’s a little bit of western technology I find useful and one that makes more sense in a car used in a big city traffic :slight_smile:

Marcin


#35

I don’t drive a car unfortunately (hence my username) - so its buses, trains and trams for me. And the odd taxi.


#36

Sold the car in March 2007, and Public Transport ever since (apart from the odd car rental). It helps that I live on a train line and near three tram routes, and in a complete emergency it’s an hours walk from my house to Flinders Street Station. I still love cars, but I don’t miss driving one iota. Would it be possible to buy a Tesla and just have it in the garage to look at? :slight_smile:


#37

Cheaper to just line the garage walls with photos of Teslas :slight_smile:


#38

Evo X

Had a Ralliart Colt before that… and 30 other cars actually but those are the two most recent ones.


#39

Mini Cooper S in British Racing Green right now…

Put a deposit down for a Tesla Model 3, which will be my next car (whenever that turns up).


#40

Swapped my VZ Berlina + change about 12 months ago for a great condition E46 BMW. It’s only the 318i poverty pack, but it’s a manual and has been looked after all it’s life!

I started teaching myself how to do basic maintenance on the Holden, and the advantage of the BMW is there’s a much wider market, so a much wider availability of know-how and youtube vids to follow. So far I’ve done a gearbox oil change, diagnosed and organised repairs done on the cooling system, and soon I’ll be replacing the front swaybar links and doing a motor oil change. Good “clean” fun.

Currently I’m waiting for an aftermarket stereo that fits the slightly-larger-than-double-DIN space and has CarPlay, but for now it has an Aux cable hooked up to an old iPod AV cable, in turn hooked up to a 30-pin -> Lightning adapter. I ran it through the centre console and made a hole for it to pop through near the armrest. It’s not perfect, but it charges and plays great quality audio so I’m happy!