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10-31-04, 12:59 AM
You have only one car to chose from. It can be any make, any model, brand new or used.

The catch:

You will drive that car for next 20 years straight.

What is your car?

P.S. Mine would be Acura TSX.

10-31-04, 02:34 AM

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

10-31-04, 03:04 AM
1971 Olds 442 W30. :D

c5 rv
10-31-04, 03:20 AM
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.

10-31-04, 03:48 AM
Yeah I can agree with C5rv about the trucks.

I will take a full size Z71 Silverado/Sierra with a Duramax Diesle.

with leather.

DopeStar 156
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
Cadillac Sixteen.

10-31-04, 04:49 PM
How About a Bike?

10-31-04, 05:27 PM
I thought about a bike to but then your kinda alone in the winter time.

Night Wolf
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

10-31-04, 11:11 PM
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

DopeStar 156
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)