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Old April 13th, 2012, 12:41 AM
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D90 owners are a discerning bunch so I thought it appropriate to pose a simple question for those of you that have a second car- What is it and why?

I'm fortunate in that our business has several trucks otherwise a pickup would definitely be my second car. I love driving the 90 but hate leaving it at DIA, Park & Rides, etc. so i'm starting to consider purchasing a second vehicle. Right now I'm leaning toward a more economical, zippy car but I can't convince myself to buy an Accord or the like. So what is it?
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Old April 13th, 2012, 12:48 AM
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50 miles a gallon my wife's care since she was 16 and now my daily commuter.

I fill up once a month.
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Old April 13th, 2012, 06:28 AM
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GMC Yukon Denali XL to tow the rover and haul kids to little league at 14mpg, momma gets an Audi Q5.
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Old April 13th, 2012, 06:59 AM
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Pros: slightly better drag coeficient than the LR3
Cons: hard to find wheel adaptors to fit 45" chrome spinners

(sorry, had to jack a sanitized pic off manufacturer's site)
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Old April 13th, 2012, 07:24 AM
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Guess you're looking for real world advice and not answers like Audi R8 or M3 CSL....

Other than the Stryker, I'd buy the new Subaru Impreza if I lived back West. You'll never recoup the added initial, maintenance, and fuel cost of a new TDI over the new Impreza I've figured.

27/36 MPG + AWD + $18K

Buddy has one as a commuter and he regularly does 36-38 average on 80% highway commutes.

or

Mini Cooper or S. No AWD but probably the most fun ride under $65K.
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Old April 13th, 2012, 08:26 AM
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I have a daily 100 mile commute on two lane country roads and my Mini Cooper S handles it very well with better than 35 mpg average. A blast to drive and can zip around the occasional slow moving log or chicken truck.
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Old April 13th, 2012, 08:37 AM
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Old April 13th, 2012, 09:18 AM
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Old April 13th, 2012, 09:54 AM
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Guess you're looking for real world advice and not answers like Audi R8 or M3 CSL....
Actually I'm looking to see if there's a connection between the two cars D90 owners tend to possess. Most seem to stick with European manufacturing. Drove a BMW M5 yesterday and didn't want to give it back (first time i've ever driven a bimmer).
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Old April 13th, 2012, 10:02 AM
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Old April 13th, 2012, 10:15 AM
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2006 BMW 325i. I know its the base model and an automatic, but gets 36 on the hwy and 20+ in town. Its also fun to drive. Would like to trade in an get the 335d.

Probably going to add an LR4 or LR3 sometime next year. Been pushing for a Classic, but no dice with the wife.
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Old April 13th, 2012, 10:29 AM
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Actually I'm looking to see if there's a connection between the two cars D90 owners tend to possess. Most seem to stick with European manufacturing. Drove a BMW M5 yesterday and didn't want to give it back (first time i've ever driven a bimmer).
I commute to work in a 12 year old Honda Prelude.
Wife drives an E55 Wagon (when she's lugging kids) and an M5 (when she's not lugging kids).
I drive the 110 on the weekends.
I have 3 Italian and German sports cars that I don't have the time to drive.
Currently negotiating purchase of sports car #4 with the wife (not going very well as Jason and Gustavo will tell you).

The connection I see is that I seem to be car hoarder.
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Old April 13th, 2012, 10:30 AM
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Actually I'm looking to see if there's a connection between the two cars D90 owners tend to possess. Most seem to stick with European manufacturing
I guess I am one of the minority that does not.
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Old April 13th, 2012, 10:36 AM
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2010 Chevy 'Burban - we are on our 3rd Suburban/Yukon XL. Scratches from the dogs and kids, dent in on of the doors from a ski trip and the front bumper/lower is cracked from smacking into a Prius on the Merrit but it hauls stuff and drives remarkably well for a big vehicle. A necessary "evil" in this point of our family lives.

Wife's rig is a 2008 L322 RR. I love driving it.

Wish I had room/time for one more vehicle and I'd love to get a small car for around town/long highway trips. Like an Audi A4/S4 again or P-car 944 or Volvo 245 (with some crazy turbo in it) or a modded VW diesel wagon - something that can light it up but doesn't burn fuel too badly.
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Old April 13th, 2012, 10:54 AM
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The painful irony is that I think it gets worse fuel economy than the Defender - by 1 or 2 mpg.
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Old April 13th, 2012, 11:04 AM
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Love the Defender, but love 45mpg too!
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Old April 13th, 2012, 11:19 AM
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I think you will find that the majority who are crazy enough to own a D-90 and spend time on here also have at least one other Rover in the stable...
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Old April 13th, 2012, 11:26 AM
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Old April 13th, 2012, 11:33 AM
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Ugh. I tried to convince my wife a Jetta diesel sportwagon would be big enough for the family but we ended up getting an LR4.

My other car is a Land Rover because I like them
My other other car is a Land Rover because I'm an idiot.
My other other other car is a Land Rover because my wife wanted it.
My other other other other car is a BMW 328i for the wife's toy but I am getting shit gas mileage compared to Brian's.

Yes I think my common bond might be hoarding too.
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Old April 13th, 2012, 11:40 AM
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100 series land cruiser. It's like a rover, but reliable.

That said, $90 in gas per week is getting a little old.
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