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    Need a new DD

    I've decided that I'll sell the F150 ('96.4WD SuperCab,351.automatic),as it just doesn't
    make sense to drive on my 30 minute commute (one way) to work.
    I'm looking into getting an '86 - '97 Nissan King Cab,so I can still have a truck,& as I figure
    I can sell the F150 for around $8000,I'd get a car also.Here are the things I need in a car.....

    Cheap - $2500 - $3000

    Reliable - I don't want something I can't rely on

    Fun to Drive - As we live in the Blue Ridge Mountains,
    I want something I can enjoy on the back roads

    Unusual/Interesting - Willing to give on that one

    Good gas Mileage - Something cheap to operate.
    Gas is about $2.299 now


    I'm considering a Miata,as they are cheap this time of year,
    but want to find out more about them,if I start looking.


    Anyone have ideas/suggestions?Attachment 52890
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    Re: Need a new DD

    So Doug, you're going to get a different pickup *and* a fun car?

    There's a lot of positive comment on BCF, as well as other car sites, on Miatas of all ages. Top down, driving through the mountains - sounds good to me.

    Do a search here on Miata; you'll find lots of good reports.

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    Re: Need a new DD

    Old Diesel Mercedes would be a good option. Decent mileage, reliable, sort of different, sort of classic (okay not really on either of the last two).
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    Re: Need a new DD

    Mercedes? Did someone say ... Mercedes??? Twisting mountain roads?



    A 1955 300 SL. Not for the squeamish (or someone without really deep pockets).
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    Re: Need a new DD

    Oooh! Diesela could be an option!

    ...but I wouldn't give her up.
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    Re: Need a new DD

    After "revealing" my plans to the Wife,I was informed
    that "we" already have enough vehicles,& that we don't need
    another one,so I may use common sense,& use the extra money
    on the GT & Midget,& pay off the VISA bill (again!).
    Sorry Drew.......


    On the other hand,I'll be looking for a nice '90 - '97 Nissan King Cab -
    4 cylinder,2 or 4WD.I figure for $5000 - $6000,I should be able to find a good one.
    If anyone hears of one like that,please contact me.I'm willing to travel to get it.
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    Re: Need a new DD

    Great video Tom. I like how he has bare arms but in the rear view mirror you can see him wearing what appears to be a fire retardant hood. That slip towards the end is a little scary.
    Cheers,
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    Re: Need a new DD

    We restored a gullwing a couple decades ago. I wouldn't have the 'nads to push it hard. Too much responsibility.
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    Re: Need a new DD

    Push it too hard and it will spin, tail first.
    Don't ask me how I know. There's certain rotary near Rte 128 in Boston that may have tire marks from 1957.

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    Re: Need a new DD

    We put the first 500 miles on the resto, toolin' about in Sarasota. Got it up to speed on I-95 a few times but never pushed it hard enuff to find its limits. Too much invested to chance it. It went home to the owner in Michigan in the late '90's.
    '64 MGB, '67 Lotus Elan S-3 DHC,'69 Lotus Elan +2
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