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Old January 11th, 2012, 07:02 PM
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If someone told me when I was 18 that I would one say have a diesel defender 110 I would never have believed them. I'm 23 and dd my defender as of about month ago since I'm selling my disco. Before that it was always something British, such as a rrc, disco, mgb, or jag XJS.
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Old January 11th, 2012, 07:07 PM
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How do you like that C63? I've driven a friend's a couple times, but that's the extent of my C63 experience. I absolutely love the car though. The C63 Black Series sedan is going to be amazing, but I think my next ride will be a true exotic, like a 16M or LP-560.
I love my C63. It doesn't get driven enough, but no car I own will working from home. It's a beast. When I bought the car I got a free trip to Laguna Seca to drive all the AMG products on the track. The C63 was certainly a fun car, but the SLS and the CLK Black Series are the true exotics. I'm thinking strongly of keeping the car once my lease is up. I fear that the 6.2L V8 will never be put in another car and it truly is one of the most amazing motors ever built.

Obligatory D90 comment, what about retrofitting the 6.2L AMG engine to a D90. Now that would be crazy!
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Old January 11th, 2012, 07:25 PM
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Audi A3 quattro. Great daily driver. 35.
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Old January 11th, 2012, 07:28 PM
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Obligatory D90 comment, what about retrofitting the 6.2L AMG engine to a D90. Now that would be crazy!
Julian wanted me to have him build a 2012 spec D90 with the Range Rover supercharged 510hp V8 - now THAT would be a fun D90 to daily.

Regarding the original purpose of this thread, I daily'ed a 6MT 2003.5 M3 for a while. That was a fun car but a pain in the ass as a daily after a while, hence the RRS.
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Old January 11th, 2012, 07:58 PM
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I'm 39 and own a seasonal restaurant.In the summer either drive the 90 or the 88 to work.I drive an 04 Alllroad 6spd on the weekends to go skiing.We have an 08 QX 56 (just a fancy Armada) to haul the kids around. It was hard to find something that hold 5 car seats and is not a mini van or Suburban.The Wife has an 08 S4 that she doesn't let me drive and my 18 daughter drives an 06 GLI Jetta
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Old January 11th, 2012, 08:27 PM
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I usually daily the Disco though currently I'm driving a friends 84 Scirocco while i fix the head gasket on the Disco. I've got a 76 Rocco that i'm redoing at present that will ease the fuel hit from commuting. The wifes car and general kid hauler is a 2000 VW Passat V6 4-motion Wagon. When we bought the Passat we wanted an Allroad but the cost over the passat was prohibitive. The Passat has the exact same running gear as the same year C5 Audi A6 Quattro Wagon at a much cheaper price point..
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Old January 11th, 2012, 08:28 PM
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I drive 30k miles a year and mostly highway- the nature of being in the commercial realestate industry. So most of the week I'm in a 2002 M5. Really makes me appreciate the opposite ends of the driving spectrum. I nearly gave myself whip lash the first time I drove the M5 after I made the 900 mile drive when I picked up the 110 in Chicago. BTW blizzaks are on the M5 for the winter, simply amazing.
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Old January 11th, 2012, 08:52 PM
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Most of the DC crew seems to be mid-to-late 30s (+ or -).
I'm mid-twenties-ish but most of the CO guys are somewhat older...50-ish maybe? Great father figures. So supportive.

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Old January 11th, 2012, 10:19 PM
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Old January 11th, 2012, 10:31 PM
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Company vehicle - 2010 Chevy Colorado 2wd 5cyl. Worst friggin pathetic excuse for a pick up I've ever seen. They day i got it I contimplated putting it into a jersey barrier on the parkway just to get something else. But its a free truck, free gas, free everything so I can't complain i guess, and it tows my race car without issue (shhh dont tell them). I get to spend 40k miles a year behind its windshield too lucky me

I cant possibly imagine people actually spending their own money on these trucks though. Everything about them sucks.

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Old January 11th, 2012, 11:06 PM
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I actually drive the Defender Daily!

Keeps everything working right. Well..........right enough! 35
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Old January 11th, 2012, 11:24 PM
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I bike daily... its Berkeley man.
Other DD is a 96 passat tdi wagon. Love that car. I hope to be using the series 1 86" as my DD, hopefully this decade.
I really wish I had a Brat...
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Old January 11th, 2012, 11:36 PM
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I'm mid-twenties-ish but most of the CO guys are somewhat older...50-ish maybe? Great father figures. So supportive.

Glad to help, sonny! Mid-eighties meself.

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Old January 12th, 2012, 12:37 AM
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Fortunate to have a company car for the last 15 years currently '10 Chevy Equinox. I will not talk ill of a free car! Can't wait until next Jan to move on to something else. D90 on the weekends, kids and wife love it. If I'm ever by myself ( very rare) I drive a'97 NSX. Love that freakin ride! Running out of garage space, but want a new toy soon. 35
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Old January 12th, 2012, 07:26 AM
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Here is my old Z71 that I have tried to "Roverize". 235k miles and still going strong.
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Old January 12th, 2012, 09:01 AM
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now 2012 Mini Cooper S.. Love the handling and the gas consumption..
I picked up a used high mileage mini last year (04 Cooper S) when my honda was going south to take on the daily driver role. I never really looked at mini's before then and was actually pretty shocked just how well the mileage on them is. Even on mine with 164K on it, I'm averaging 29-30 mpg. On long trips, we can get that up to 33.
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Old January 12th, 2012, 09:11 AM
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I picked up a used high mileage mini last year (04 Cooper S) when my honda was going south to take on the daily driver role. I never really looked at mini's before then and was actually pretty shocked just how well the mileage on them is. Even on mine with 164K on it, I'm averaging 29-30 mpg. On long trips, we can get that up to 33.
We just swapped our 04 S for a new All4 Countryman S and get the same mileage (29-30 combined)! Haven't done a road trip in it yet though. Plus, it's performance in the snow is nothing short of amazing!
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Old January 12th, 2012, 09:50 AM
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My 83 RR (grn 1) has been my daily driver for 7yrs and my wife's 93 LWB will soon be my driver...she's driving a Toureag now!
So I'm doing a once over on the 93 and the 83 will be 4sale soon!
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Old January 12th, 2012, 11:28 AM
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My 83 RR (grn 1) has been my daily driver for 7yrs and my wife's 93 LWB will soon be my driver...she's driving a Toureag now!
So I'm doing a once over on the 93 and the 83 will be 4sale soon!

How hard is it to remove that rear outer panel?
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Old January 12th, 2012, 05:38 PM
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Phillip, I was amazed at how easy it was.... unbolts from inside panel ( just underneath rear side windows); 2 bolts underneath wheel wells; then drill out half a dozen small rivets along inside edge of rear tailgate!
I think its the only vehicle in the world that allows you to do that!
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