You have only one car to chose from. It can be any make, any model, brand new or used.
You will drive that car for next 20 years straight.
What is your car?
P.S. Mine would be Acura TSX.
I can't think of any car taht would run for 20 years strait hmm. I guess that means I get racked with repair bills x 1000 for the last 6 years I have it. Because, it will have like 500,000 miles on it.
-1993 Honda Accord SE manual
-or 2005 STS V8 AWD
Let's see, I drive over 30K miles a year on lousy Michigan roads that they salt in the winter. I don't know if any vehicle would stand up to that for 20 years.
I think the most proven candidate would be a 1985 Mercedes 300D. With proper maintenance, those oil burners can run to 750K plus. I could locate a well-maintained unit in a southern state with about 150-200K on the clock. If I could continue to find parts and a good mechanic, it should last another 20 years.
As for current vehicles, I think a fullsize HD Chevy / GMC, Ford, or Dodge pickup with a diesel could do it. If you could keep the rust at bay, the vehicle structure should hold up. A couple engine rebuilds would be needed and hopefully you could find parts in 15 years.
Yeah I can agree with C5rv about the trucks.
I will take a full size Z71 Silverado/Sierra with a Duramax Diesle.
10-31-04, 11:47 AM
Since we're getting one at my house.....
2005 Ford Mustang GT 4.6 liter V8 5 Speed Manual in dark red.
10-31-04, 01:03 PM
to drive it for the next 20 years stright on a budget? a 84-85 4 runner with 4wd and 22re power , 5 speed manual . Or a brand new toyota taco , 4 cyl 5 speed and 4wd (i gotta have 4wd if i drive one of these)
to drive the next 20 years on unlimited budget , 2003 Vette Z06
10-31-04, 03:45 PM
10-31-04, 04:49 PM
How About a Bike?
I thought about a bike to but then your kinda alone in the winter time.
10-31-04, 08:16 PM
unlimited budget, parts, repairs...
1959 Eldorado convertiable :coolgleam
otherwise if it was a CAR, a 1989 Oldsmobile Eighty Eight just like the one I have.... or a diesel Silverado (really like them).... I agree to the 80's MB diesels... there are about 3 of them locally... rusted, beat up, but running, one of them has well over 300k on it and still runs good...
10-31-04, 08:27 PM
VW Toureg V10 Diesel - Good Looks, Sweet Interior, Stunning power, DIESEL.
10-31-04, 10:36 PM
good to see there is still folks like me that enjoy diesels
only when we need something that lasts 20 years.
11-01-04, 12:45 AM
If it has to last for 20 years......a kenworth diesel semi you just can't seem to kill those
11-01-04, 01:24 AM
Diesel engines are bad ass. And rediculously cheap to fill. Still I'm aching to get behind the wheel of that Mustang.
11-01-04, 05:52 AM
Diesel is going through the roof, So, Im gonna have to say a Volvo S60T AWD R series. 5 speed manual, select suspension mode. Bright red exterior. Charchoal interior.
Diesel down the street from my house= $2.50/gal.
11-01-04, 06:08 PM
Was that a Shell station? I saw a shell station here right when their V-Power was introduced, and where the V Power should be it said Diesel... and that was 2+ $. On other stations around it was 1.60+.
Im attracted to diesels not only for their reliabillity, but for the sound, feel and torque :lildevil: .
11-01-04, 10:54 PM
Diesels are slow.
11-01-04, 11:19 PM
I second the 59 Eldo Biarritz. But more practically it would have to be a 2002 ETC White Diamond, Chrome Vogues.
11-02-04, 07:56 AM
corvette. any year (except early 70s to early 80s)