: Would you drive it??



RobertCTS
10-19-06, 06:47 AM
This car has been to hell and back!! It shoulda been retired years ago. I would have to be desperate for transportation to drive it as this poor soul is!

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P-Funk
10-19-06, 07:49 AM
I wouldn't have driven it when it was new, let alone now.

DDS rollin a CTS
10-19-06, 07:55 AM
I dont know, I might drive it just to be able to say I'd driven a car that looks like its been on fire at some point.

LUVMY04V
10-19-06, 08:08 AM
oh yeah I would pop some Wheelies :D:burn:

RobertCTS
10-19-06, 08:12 AM
I wouldn't have driven it when it was new, let alone now.

Not even if you were unemployed and behind in child support payments and attended AA meetings? Sometimes we do what we must. My step son drives a piece of sh!t Geo like that. He doesn't like working and is alway begging for gas money.

CIWS
10-19-06, 08:15 AM
That could be a bridge in Baghdad and that vehicle is on it's way to it's final mision..... :getaway:

dp102288
10-19-06, 08:20 AM
^^ That was rough!!

I would push that if it was all I had. I would take it to the cheap ass car wash and shine up the wheels too.

Elvis
10-19-06, 08:41 AM
Cars are a lot like dogs. Don't blame the dog, blame the owner.

Slywun
10-19-06, 10:18 AM
Cars are a lot like dogs. Don't blame the dog, blame the owner.
LOL



I'd drive it if I had to...

Rey Rey 650
10-19-06, 10:35 AM
I'd drive it till the wheels fall off!!!!!! Ha...Im sure that wouldnt take to long

CadillacGurl
10-19-06, 10:38 AM
Streetrace hahahaha!!! I'd sell that thing on e-bay in a heart beat!

Stoneage_Caddy
10-19-06, 11:13 AM
id drive it right now ...that way i wouldnt have to worry about some stupid chick in a corolla hittin my caddy

Spyder
10-19-06, 02:09 PM
Damnitt! I wish I had pictures of the my '76 AMC Concord...

I got rear ended at about 30 mph so the rear was totall caved in. The trunk was duct taped shut and had a rope around the trunk to make sure it wouldn't open. I got hit hard enough that neither of the rear doors would open. Or close. The exhaust leaked so it smelled, sometimes the horn would stick on and I'd have to pull the wires. Because it fueled from under the license plate, the filler neck got crimped when I got hit and it took me twenty minutes to get ten gallons of gas in it. Good thing it got great mileage...The brake lights stopped working, so I would just pull the headlight knob when I was stopping so it looked like I had brakelights, from behind. At night I just prayed I never got pulled over. After I got rear ended I no longer cared about it, obviously, so I would ram things with it, such as shopping carts, at thirty five miles an hour. Before long, it looked like the same in the front and the rear. We'd throw bonfires at my friends ranch and we'd park the car close and dance on the roof. A key got broken off in the switch, and one in the drivers door. One fourth of July, after work at good 'ol Applebees, we pooled our money and bought about two hundred bucks worth of fireworks...but the ground just didn't seem high enough for us to see as good of a show as we wanted so I climbed on the roof and started lighting them off of the top of the car. Left millions of little burn marks all over the thing and caught the vinyl top on fire more than once.

I drove it for three months after that then yanked the motor out and put it in a '78 (I believe) AMC Hornet.

God, I wish I had pictures of THAT thing running down the street...

RobertCTS
10-19-06, 02:27 PM
Damnitt! I wish I had pictures of the my '76 AMC Concord...

I got rear ended at about 30 mph so the rear was totall caved in. The trunk was duct taped shut and had a rope around the trunk to make sure it wouldn't open. I got hit hard enough that neither of the rear doors would open. Or close. The exhaust leaked so it smelled, sometimes the horn would stick on and I'd have to pull the wires. Because it fueled from under the license plate, the filler neck got crimped when I got hit and it took me twenty minutes to get ten gallons of gas in it. Good thing it got great mileage...The brake lights stopped working, so I would just pull the headlight knob when I was stopping so it looked like I had brakelights, from behind. At night I just prayed I never got pulled over. After I got rear ended I no longer cared about it, obviously, so I would ram things with it, such as shopping carts, at thirty five miles an hour. Before long, it looked like the same in the front and the rear. We'd throw bonfires at my friends ranch and we'd park the car close and dance on the roof. A key got broken off in the switch, and one in the drivers door. One fourth of July, after work at good 'ol Applebees, we pooled our money and bought about two hundred bucks worth of fireworks...but the ground just didn't seem high enough for us to see as good of a show as we wanted so I climbed on the roof and started lighting them off of the top of the car. Left millions of little burn marks all over the thing and caught the vinyl top on fire more than once.

I drove it for three months after that then yanked the motor out and put it in a '78 (I believe) AMC Hornet.

God, I wish I had pictures of THAT thing running down the street...

Enjoyed the story!! points:yup:

90Brougham350
10-19-06, 02:30 PM
I'd drive it. Driving other vehicles makes me realize how much I appreciate driving a Cadillac. I can't stand my mother's 2003 Explorer, the steering wheel doesn't even telescope!

Night Wolf
10-19-06, 02:30 PM
do what ya gotta do.

Eric Kahn
10-19-06, 03:36 PM
if it was drive that or walk, I would drive that, no sure what country that picture was taken in, just know it is across the atlantic from the US due to the license plate, the driver might not be able to afford anything else and is just glad he has a car that runs

xxpinballxx
10-19-06, 03:50 PM
I wouldn't drive it with a nice caddy in the garage but if I had no other means of transportation then heck yeah! Put a spoiler on that bad boy and some grahpics down the side.....I see a new movie "Too Fast, Too Hideous"!

EDBSO
10-19-06, 11:39 PM
Nothing a good buffing can't fix and it will be an e-bay Queen!

Zorb750
10-20-06, 01:41 AM
... so I would ram things with it, such as shopping carts ...

Yeah! Play shopping carts! I used to do that with my Jeep Grand Cherokee!

RocketFast321
10-20-06, 02:30 AM
Yes I drive that

Would anybody drive my 84 Electra ??
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RobertCTS
10-20-06, 04:45 AM
Yes I drive that

Would anybody drive my 84 Electra ??
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Good lord that's longer than most garages!!

davesdeville
10-20-06, 06:15 AM
I would drive it for sheer comedic value.

Zorb750
10-20-06, 06:47 AM
I have a friend with a built up lysholm-supercharged, intercooled LT1-powered 1995 Buick Roadmaster Limited Estate. It runs 1/4 mile in the high 11 sec range (I believe 11.8) yet is totally civilized to drive (aside from KYB sport suspension though it actually still rides really well). You could drive it to the grocery store and back, take the family on a picnic, and drive your grandparents around for a week with it and only you would know what it can really do, until that Dodge Viper pulls up next to you and you let him have it.

It's not his daily driver, but it is EXTREMELY fast, yet totally civilized.

The rocket-powered sofa on wheels. The owner's 27 BTW.

dp102288
10-20-06, 09:46 AM
I love the Buick wagon! I would take it on the highway and show people how to really drive a car!!

Jesda
10-20-06, 09:51 AM
That Electra should have a mailbox attached to it. Its practically a motor home.

Leeb
10-20-06, 10:37 AM
Haven't had anything that looked that bad... but a couple that FELT like it!
64 Ford Custom I got for $50... owner needed beer money and it had been vandalized... no horn, t-sigs, etc...
Bad paint, no carpet, trashed seats.
Fixed the wires, painted it... green w/ wht top (extra bridge paint from a contract job), leftover motel carpet. Quite a ride!
THEN,
The column shift broke in winter....
Put in a floor shifter... from a chevy.
I was the only one who could drive it... noone else could understand 'upside-down and backward'!
Washed it one day and got stopped on the hiway drying it off... topped out @ 65...
Ah, those were the days! :)

Eric Kahn
10-20-06, 02:37 PM
the electra is shorter than my eldo and it fits in my garage, I love station wagons

xxpinballxx
10-20-06, 05:12 PM
grew up in a caprice classic wagon.....not literally but my dad had one for daily driver. Had over 200k on it when it finally caught fire in the old indians stadium parking lot right after we got out. just stood there and watched! It was cool back then!

gothicaleigh
10-20-06, 08:44 PM
Beat up cars are the best. A few of my reasons why:

You never worry about what parking space to stop in, you just look for one that the car mostly fits in.

Despite what the law says, the least valuable car always has right of way.

You really haven't lived until you need to take a trip in a car that in all probability shouldn't make it to the end.

I also feel that anyone who has never owned a car like that at one point in their life has been far too sheltered.

RocketFast321
10-21-06, 01:07 AM
I love the Buick wagon! I would take it on the highway and show people how to really drive a car!!

I do, I can keep up with the flow and sometimes better. 22 year old shocks and springs, and 3 different brand tires FTW. If any of y'all ever seen "Uncle Buck" you get the ideal. Up and down, and left

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But the tags says it all
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dp102288
10-21-06, 09:34 AM
Beat up cars are the best. A few of my reasons why:

You never worry about what parking space to stop in, you just look for one that the car mostly fits in.

Despite what the law says, the least valuable car always has right of way.

You really haven't lived until you need to take a trip in a car that in all probability shouldn't make it to the end.

I also feel that anyone who has never owned a car like that at one point in their life has been far too sheltered.

I realized that is so true when I drive our 89 Buick Regal. In my eldo I am so careful, but in that car I am reckless. It seems like more fun to me!