: Post your daily driver / winter car!



Jon
11-05-06, 08:08 PM
Thought it might be fun to see what people drive as their daily / winter ride...

I drive the V on nice days, mostly weekends. I have a set of winter rims tires for it, but since we didn't end up selling the CTS, this winter I'll probably only drive it when it's not snowing.

Anyway, here's my daily... a '96 Windstar GL SE 3.8L... It's funny how many Sunflowers and Cavaliers and Civics I smoke with it. Funniest kill ever was a BMW 3 series with M3 badging.


http://www.jon04ctsv.com/images/IMG_7851.jpg
http://www.jon04ctsv.com/images/IMG_7852.jpg
http://www.jon04ctsv.com/images/IMG_7828.jpg
Goodyear Assurance TripleTred... Awesome tires!

And the V and CTS with winter rims & tires on:
http://www.jon04ctsv.com/images/CTSV%20HIDs/5.jpg

CIWS
11-05-06, 08:09 PM
The V always unless I'm in a loaner :D

eldorado99
11-05-06, 08:36 PM
My winter beater: (Not my actual car, mine has stock caps)http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/7/web/2359000-2359999/2359863_13_full.jpg


And I hate every inch of it. It has a bulemic (sp?) 3.8L V6 and a 2 Bbl carb mated with a terrible 3 spd transmission. It gets decent mileage though, and it was free.

CadillacSTS42005
11-05-06, 08:36 PM
lol
97 ETC is my winter and DD and my 83 Trans AM is a lil toy when i have it running good.

Stoneage_Caddy
11-05-06, 08:40 PM
When im not driving my car im ridin ....my bad motorscooter....think im gonna go to bike week next year with it .....ive since painted it ...but i need to redo it ...


http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b102/stoneage_caddy/DSC01155.jpg

creeker
11-05-06, 08:49 PM
Uh,I guess that bike would be great for not needing a parking spot,but I dont think I would want to drive it in traffic, looks neat though.

caddydaddy
11-05-06, 08:52 PM
Here's my winter beater! It has a nice set of snow tires and a remote starter! Bring it on Winter! :thumbsup:

Vesicant
11-05-06, 09:13 PM
1994 Acura Integra LS bought in its current state for $2500. It does its job as a daily driver.
http://img243.imageshack.us/img243/3220/integraos5.th.jpg (http://img243.imageshack.us/my.php?image=integraos5.jpg)

gary88
11-05-06, 09:35 PM
I use my Seville in the winter. I have a heated pressure washer so the salt doesn't stay on for long anyways :D

I~LUV~Caddys8792
11-05-06, 09:52 PM
I use my deVille in the winter, great winter car.

eldorado99
11-05-06, 11:23 PM
I use my Seville in the winter. I have a heated pressure washer so the salt doesn't stay on for long anyways :D


Those things are real good. When my dad poured our driveway he layed in 3 spray nozzles hooked to the hot water line right in the middle; we just turn it on and slowly drive over the nozzles, works great! It helps with plowing/clearing ice in the winter too.

Wiseguy2
11-06-06, 01:35 AM
I gotta get a pic, but mine's a 95 BMW 525i Wagon. 193k miles and the autobox is finally dying.... Going to finish up the 5-speed swap this week and slap this limited slip diff I have lying around in it. Get me some skinny snows on it and I'm set. It meets all my basic commuter car criteria:

Decent in snow
Heated Seats
Sirius/MP3
Cruise control.

Besides, it's handy to have a wagon around the shop to schlep stuff around.

kali_cts03
11-06-06, 02:40 AM
this is my daily now!!!
looks like in the 80s this coming week!!! :highfive:
http://www.clubcts.com/upload/posted/kali_cts03-06_Ninja500R.jpg


and this one just in case!!!!
http://www.clubcts.com/upload/posted/kali_cts03-mx3.jpg

davesdeville
11-06-06, 02:44 AM
Winter here means it might snow once. So I don't really change cars. I will probably end up driving the ETC on my autotrader route since it goes up to northern NM where it does snow fairly often, since it's FWD. And since I don't have any RWD practice in the snow, at all.

Frost
11-06-06, 05:21 AM
I found the stock Maybee to be a bit too tame for our Great Northern Winters so I had my bro Brabus take a stab at de-***ging it.

I specified a more robust I.C.E. system, for those long boots down Hwy 401 on my Ottawa-Toronto-Montreal-Ottawa drug runs.

I think he did a fine job!

EcSTSatic
11-06-06, 07:49 AM
My beater is a '77 Dodge van I bought in a pawn shop for $300. It needed a timing chain. I use it for remodeling the house and whenever foul weather (hail, ice, etc) threatens the finish on the Caddie.

The big problem is it doesn't have a limited-slip diff. I need more traction on snow and ice sometimes. I plan to buy a pair of Shur Grip Z (http://www.scc-chain.com/Traction%20Pages/Trac_SGZ.html) chains for it soon.

http://www.scc-chain.com/images/Photo%20Gallery/SGZ_2.jpg

dp102288
11-06-06, 08:45 AM
The Eldo. I trust my life with it. Plus 275 hp in the snow is a little too fun to pass up.

No special tires or chains.

JRau
11-07-06, 04:19 PM
My workplace is a half mile away from my home. If my '91 Brougham is clean, and the roads are wet, slushy, snow covered, whatever, I can and do walk! I remember walking in 0 degrees, high winds with snow hitting my face like sand in a sandstorm. Not fun. Was freakin' cold by the time I made it into work. But the Caddy stayed clean and snuggled in her garage... :)

JRau in central Iowa

caddydaddy
11-07-06, 06:53 PM
My workplace is a half mile away from my home. If my '91 Brougham is clean, and the roads are wet, slushy, snow covered, whatever, I can and do walk! I remember walking in 0 degrees, high winds with snow hitting my face like sand in a sandstorm. Not fun. Was freakin' cold by the time I made it into work. But the Caddy stayed clean and snuggled in her garage... :)

JRau in central Iowa

JRau, you are a TRUE Cadillac lover! :thumbsup: But seriously, you need to get yourself a cheap beater, so you don't have to walk!

JRau
11-07-06, 07:03 PM
JRau, you are a TRUE Cadillac lover! But seriously, you need to get yourself a cheap beater, so you don't have to walk!


Yeah, I know I need some kind of junker. Too many other things I gotta be spendin' my money on right now, though. Besides, my wife thinks I'm out of my head for not "using the car--it's meant to be driven...." Any of you all heard that line before??? She has no real appreciation of fine motorcars...

I'd have a hard time gettin' a junker past her--not that I need permission, but I gotta live with her, know what I mean? :)

JRau in central Iowa

Destroyer
11-07-06, 07:08 PM
There is no winter in Florida, actually its the nicest time of year here. Therefore my '91 Fleetwood, '97 MB S320, and '98 Deville are the daily drivers all year round. Here's a pic of the wife's '98 Deville with '06 STS wheels since this is a picture thread.

c5 rv
11-07-06, 07:38 PM
04 GMC Sierra Denali, AWD, Quadrasteer, 6.0L V8.

96Fleetwood
11-07-06, 08:07 PM
Picked up a '99 Deville Concours last weekend. Going to drive it a bit to keep the mileage down on the '96 Fleetwood and then sell it for a small profit :thumbsup:

iametarq
11-07-06, 09:15 PM
I drive the Seville! It gets washed once a week, every monday, more if needed in the winter. there is a wash next to my work that towel dries it for you :D

if i have to, i have the convertible which does very well in the snow...right now it's the only car with the remote starter...maybe not for much longer though.

dp102288
11-08-06, 10:50 AM
My workplace is a half mile away from my home. If my '91 Brougham is clean, and the roads are wet, slushy, snow covered, whatever, I can and do walk! I remember walking in 0 degrees, high winds with snow hitting my face like sand in a sandstorm. Not fun. Was freakin' cold by the time I made it into work. But the Caddy stayed clean and snuggled in her garage... :)

JRau in central Iowa

"I'll catch the flu, but the Caddy must stay clean!!!"

Points.

PhantomCadillac
11-08-06, 11:01 AM
Here is my daily drive for the winter. Florida makes it so NICEEEEEEEEEEEEE.:bouncy:

dp102288
11-09-06, 08:47 AM
^^ Now that's jsut mean! :D

[bundles up]

I~LUV~Caddys8792
11-09-06, 08:48 PM
Picked up a '99 Deville Concours last weekend. Going to drive it a bit to keep the mileage down on the '96 Fleetwood and then sell it for a small profit :thumbsup:


Ooooo Nice! How do you like that compared to your Fleetwood?

DaveSmed
11-10-06, 01:52 PM
Oh yea, don't worry, jealousy is a natural thing... :rolleyes:

http://mywebpages.comcast.net/davesmed/van.jpg

roadracerx72
11-10-06, 02:29 PM
My daily driver, 02 Jamie James Productions R1 #06. Up on stand for cleaning...

TagApl4
11-10-06, 03:20 PM
^ sick!!!!!!!!!!

AznPrydeRegalRyde
11-10-06, 03:32 PM
Chevy HHR :eek:

AznPrydeRegalRyde
11-10-06, 03:37 PM
My daily driver, 02 Jamie James Productions R1 #06. Up on stand for cleaning...Lighter then a stock R1, more pwoerful then a stock R1, and lots of Ohlins bits, nice ride :)

I've got a stock 996, certainly not a winter beater tho.

creeker
11-10-06, 03:49 PM
2001 ford explorer sport,believe me I would rather drive my 80 cdv any time than the explorer,my wife wasn't to happy about me getting "another old car"
but now she loves the cdv and prefers it to the explorer,woman tend to think
a newer car is a better car,I use my cdv now in weather conditions I wouldnt have before,I'm getting to the age of enjoying things now, instead of worrying about resale value or if it gets wet once in awhile.

fleetwood76
11-10-06, 04:45 PM
hello, my Winter car is a -90 opel omega 2,4i a L4 engine and a auto trans but what is more fun than drive the wintercar is when it is whether to take any of my snow mobiles out for a spin.
I did't have any photos of my snowmobiles but they are the models that is on the attached photos they are, a -91 Artic cat el tigre ext 530 mc and a -79 Ski-doo alpine 640 er and a old swedish -69 Ockelbo 290 trioman.

If the whether is so it snowes i get to drive another of my winter "car" a, -84 Case W14 wheel loader and plow some roads.

/ jolle

nigelb
11-10-06, 07:00 PM
i have an '86 volvo 740 wagon.
it is such a heap that i am ashamed to post a picture, but it cost £200 4 years ago and is always reliable, it starts first time, has a good heater and the seat heaters still work.

while i trust the STS completely i do not trust the other jerks on the road when it is icy.

eldorado99
11-10-06, 07:26 PM
while i trust the STS completely i do not trust the other jerks on the road when it is icy.

That's the truth, one time I was with my sister on our way back from my aunt's house. It had started blowing snow pretty bad when we got there and by the time we left there were about 4 inches or so of fresh snow. On our way back we were going real slow (maybe 20 mph) because she didn't have snow tires yet, and some jerk gets impatient and decides he should pass my sis, he pulls out, nails the gas, does a 180 and goes straight into the ditch... :devilheh:

BLACK_CTSV
11-10-06, 11:40 PM
I've got an '03 Acura TL-S. It's a pretty good car, but I bought it for my wife before we had kids. After the kids came, I got stuck with it (she drives the Expedition now) and I'm dying to get rid of it. I HATE fwd cars :thehand:

Looking for a CTS-V now...V8 w/manual trans :cheers:

xxpinballxx
11-10-06, 11:43 PM
My daily driver, 02 Jamie James Productions R1 #06. Up on stand for cleaning...
Nice R1. I had a 900rr I traded for a R6 when tehy first came out. Very light great for wheelies....Sold it for a busa....sold that for a car and never got another bike. I miss it every nice day and everytime I hear a bike go by.