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what cars do geeks drive?


I ........... Mitsubishi (TURBO) Eclipse GS 1999 (Silver cutie)

how 'bout ya all?

Desi Inside
Friday, July 30, 2004

I have a Mazda6.  I love it more than anyone ever should love an inanimate object.

Ryan
Friday, July 30, 2004

That Toyota Prius thing that's hybrid gas/electric?

www.MarkTAW.com
Friday, July 30, 2004

Jeep Wrangler

saberworks
Friday, July 30, 2004

1999 Hyundai Tiburon

Stimulate that Simulator
Friday, July 30, 2004

http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?28744

That's my ride.  Beat that!

Subway Guy
Friday, July 30, 2004

Saab Viggen.

Bill Rushmore
Friday, July 30, 2004

VW Golf

GiorgioG
Friday, July 30, 2004

2003 VW Passat

Chris Tavares
Friday, July 30, 2004

1990 BMW 525, very good condition.

hoser
Friday, July 30, 2004

87 Toyota 4X4

Steve Barbour
Friday, July 30, 2004

2001 Subaru RS2.5

Jonathan Briggs
Friday, July 30, 2004

Audi TT FWD 180

.... and you can hook your notebook to it for some hacking fun (http://www.ross-tech.com/vag-com/product.html)

http://highoctane.be/pictures/TT/slides/Dashboard.JPG
http://highoctane.be/pictures/TT/slides/Side.JPG

Quite fast & fun to drive.

Phil
Friday, July 30, 2004

1997 Toyota Tercel

WHAT?!

jfm424
Friday, July 30, 2004

i drive a p.o.s. '97 saturn SC2 with 150,000 miles, a busted A/C, no stereo, and a sunroof that won't shut all the way...

but I only have to drive once every month or two- city living is expensive but convienient...

PopCulture
Friday, July 30, 2004

1987 Toyota Corolla. 220,000 miles.

There are better things to spend money on...

Ham Fisted
Friday, July 30, 2004

1998 Chevy Venture mini-van.  Yes, this geek has reproduced.

The Not-So-Philosopher
Friday, July 30, 2004

Chevy Avalanche

Eric Sink
Friday, July 30, 2004

Dodge Durango

that's me in the corner
Friday, July 30, 2004

F-150

Audio Science
Friday, July 30, 2004

Montana M2K Metallic Pea Family Truckster...

_
Friday, July 30, 2004

"Mitsubishi (TURBO) Eclipse GS 1999 (Silver cutie)"

Ummm... no. If it's a turbo, it's either a GST (front wheel drive) or a GSX (all wheel drive). The GS is naturally aspirated.

The Mazda6 is gorgeous though.

Flasher T
Friday, July 30, 2004

01 Mercury Cougar...not stock.

The Wanderer
Friday, July 30, 2004

http://www.krad24.de/Motorraeder/Kawasaki/ZRX_1200S/Bilder/zrx12sblu.jpg

Fred
Friday, July 30, 2004

"01 Mercury Cougar...not stock."

What can you possibly do to the engine in an 01 Cougar? Could throw it out and swap in the one from the SVT Focus, I guess...

*long-time lurker finally in his own element :D*

Flasher T
Friday, July 30, 2004

1998 Honda Accord Coupe.  I wanted a vehicle that said nothing whatsoever about my personality.  I think I got what I was looking for...

Bill Carlson
Friday, July 30, 2004

@Falsher

<"Mitsubishi (TURBO) Eclipse GS 1999 (Silver cutie)"

<Ummm... no. If it's a turbo, it's either a GST (front wheel <drive) or a GSX (all wheel drive). The GS is naturally <aspirated.

didnt u see "Turbo" in the middle ... mine is GS-T
.... nice observation though

Desi Inside
Friday, July 30, 2004

Flasher T

Admittly there are limited options with it.  Some have achieved impressive things.

A turbo-kit is out there, but it has grenaded some engines.
Some people are even throwing 3L Escape engines in there.

What can I say except I mainly bought the car for its looks.
Unless something great comes in the next few years I will have an STi

The Wanderer
Friday, July 30, 2004

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, Lotus Elise (on order), MV Agusta F4S, and I race formula cars and supermoto

JWA
Friday, July 30, 2004

...but I'm not a geek.

JWA
Friday, July 30, 2004

www.ridewta.com

Michael Ealem
Friday, July 30, 2004

Isuzu Trooper

Formerly someone else
Friday, July 30, 2004

2000 BMW 528i for the last 3 months.  Buy the car you want, not the car you should get.  You will never regret it (unless you want a crappy car).

Ryan Phelps
Friday, July 30, 2004

'99 Suzuki 650SVs

Good milage, cheap to park.

joev
Friday, July 30, 2004

Anything that's more than 6 years old. Currently, we have:

1996 Plymouth Voyager
1990 Dodge Shadow
1997 Acura Integra

We switch a lot, but I primarily drive the van (toting systems to clients doesn't work well with either of the other two.) The wife primarily drives the Integra, and we use the Shadow when either is in the shop.

Since we started college (1990-ish), we've always driven something old. You'd be amazed how much $$$ it saves.

We did it in school 'cause,  well, we couldn't afford anything but cheap, crap cars. We do it now so we can finance the other finer things in life we like to enjoy. A car just gets us from A to B and neither of us are into flashy, expensive cars.

Sgt. Sausage
Friday, July 30, 2004

1991 Mazda Miata. I want one of the new Lotus Elises.

MilesArcher
Friday, July 30, 2004

Currently a 2001 Honda Civic.  The object of my vehicular desire at the moment is the new Chrysler 300 M.  Damn that thing is sick.

Oh, and if the money ever gets to a high level, I am determined to build a custom chopper.

Clay Whipkey
Friday, July 30, 2004

2002 Chevy Malibu, nothing fancy it just works

Berlin Brown
Friday, July 30, 2004

1998 Dodge Neon with 208,000+ km. It runs great, and given that I put 95km or so a day on it I just haven't been able to rationalize buying a new car. Our child transport is a 2003 Honda Odyssey - you wouldn't believe the gas that thing goes through just doing small jaunts around town.

The Acura TL is mighty enticing though...

Dennis Forbes
Friday, July 30, 2004

A 1976 Mercedes-Benz 300D with a second tank in the trunk.

Brent
Friday, July 30, 2004

2003 Mini Cooper, but it's going to be a babied '87-90 e40 5-Series, eventually.

Sassy
Friday, July 30, 2004

1996 Corolla wagon. I don't care about cars; they're boring.

bashful
Friday, July 30, 2004

Lexus SC 300.

Clutch Cargo
Friday, July 30, 2004

1986 Porsche 911 Carrera

I like it.

Jay
Friday, July 30, 2004

I posted an illustrated automotive history a while back on my blog:

http://directorblue.blogspot.com/2003/12/very-personal-automotive-history-1982.html

dir at badblue com
Friday, July 30, 2004

99 Ford Focus Wagon. (Yes, there are 99s)

Eric Debois
Friday, July 30, 2004

Subaru Legacy.

Subaru makes the best mountain cars.  Our office parking lot looks like a Subaru dealership.  Now if I could only justify the STI.  The viscous limited slip works, and with a low center of gravity, and Blizzaks I'll pass most SUVs in the worst Sierra storms.  Good cars.

Now if I could only justify the WRX STI. 

christopher (baus.net)
Friday, July 30, 2004

Trek mountain bike

Tom Vu
Friday, July 30, 2004

Colnago CT-1

Data Miner
Friday, July 30, 2004

2001 BMW 330i in the spring, summer, and fall

1996 Pontiac Sunfire for the winters

Pedro
Friday, July 30, 2004

2000 Camry.
2000 Explorer.

www.ChristopherHawkins.com
Friday, July 30, 2004

1997 Nissan Maxima
1997 Ford Expedition when I need to pick something up from HomeDepot or Lowe's.  Otherwise, the wife normally drives it.

;
Friday, July 30, 2004

Christopher, I'll second you on the Subaru.  My wife has an Outback that I love to drive.  My Trooper will go through more sheer snow, but the Subaru handles better on ice, slush etc, and I can go faster around the curves on dry pavement.  The Trooper is nice though I got the last model year they offered the 10 year 120k warranty.  We will most likely drive these into the ground  and then buy new again.

Formerly someone else
Friday, July 30, 2004

1995 Lada Samara. I'm just special.

Egor
Saturday, July 31, 2004

2003 Chevy Silverado Z-71 extended cab

Anonx
Saturday, July 31, 2004

Several:
- Vision short wheelbase recumbent bicycle (http://www.bicycleman.com/recumbents/vision/vision_r40.htm),
- carsharing (http://www.flexcar.com),
- bus (http://www.trimet.org),
- and my partner's '93 Civic LX when she's not using it for work.  (=

Sam Livingston-Gray
Saturday, July 31, 2004

bicycle and feet

I hire if I need to, then take the cheapest class C on the lot

bah_humbug
Saturday, July 31, 2004

None, taking the tube.

Björn Roth
Saturday, July 31, 2004

Oh, in case anyone's interested (I don't expect you are), I used to drive a 1976 Volvo 245, bought with the express intention of beating the crap out of it. Ran into the back of a van about a month and a half ago.

Flasher T
Saturday, July 31, 2004

I'm interested.

hoser
Saturday, July 31, 2004

Buick LeSabre 1990. When you're very tall, only a big fat american car will do the trick.

Eric V.
Saturday, July 31, 2004

> - Vision short wheelbase recumbent bicycle
> (http://www.bicycleman.com/recumbents/vision/vision_r40.htm),

That looks really interesting, I bet you get a lot of looks riding that. How's the ventilation on the seat? It looks like your back/bottom would sweat a lot unless it was a real breezy mesh.

> - carsharing (http://www.flexcar.com),

We have something like that.. Zipcar I think. I never was sure if the pricing & difficulty of getting to a pickup location would make it worth it for me though.

www.MarkTAW.com
Saturday, July 31, 2004

Until April of this year it was a 1996 Ford Escort LX.  I got a really good deal (about 25-30% off what they are going for in the classifieds) on a 2002 Volvo S60.  Quite a step up and I intend to drive this one into the ground.  The Escort has 213,000 km on it (/1.6 to get miles) and still runs great.  If anyone wants it and is in the Toronto area, speak up. :)

Ray
Saturday, July 31, 2004

2004 Subaru STi.

http://dotnetguy.techieswithcats.com/archives/004162.shtml

The ultimate mountain car! :)

Brad Wilson (dotnetguy.techieswithcats.com)
Saturday, July 31, 2004

BMW 328i Coupe.

TheGeezer
Sunday, August 01, 2004

An 03 Hyundai Coupe (called Tiburon in the states).

I love it to bits. I just wish I'd bought the v6 version, but when  I bought it I was doing 30,000 miles a year and couldn't justify the petrol cost...

Katie Lucas
Sunday, August 01, 2004

1965 MG B GT

I want to find a rubbernose one so I can put a V8 into it.

Gary van der Merwe
Sunday, August 01, 2004

I'm not really a geek, but at the moment I still drive my Lexus GS300SE.

I'm planning to upgrade to a Noble M14, when they come out:

http://www.seriouswheels.com/top-2005-Noble-M14.htm

Mid-life crisis on wheels ;-)

Nemesis
Sunday, August 01, 2004

> Noble M14

Wow.

www.MarkTAW.com
Sunday, August 01, 2004

M14... One of the options is a Living Will and a Plot.

_
Sunday, August 01, 2004

Ambassador Nova

Ramu Karyat
Sunday, August 01, 2004

Brad Wilson,

I can officially say that I am jealous.

Love the car!

The Wanderer
Monday, August 02, 2004

Mazda RX8* (since February). Had an MX5 (Miata) for 5 years previous to that.

* Needed something that could handle my new Golf kit**

** Not your stereotypical geek, really.

Bob Moore
Monday, August 02, 2004

MarkTAW:
<quote>That looks really interesting, I bet you get a lot of looks riding that. How's the ventilation on the seat? It looks like your back/bottom would sweat a lot unless it was a real breezy mesh.</quote>

Yes, it is really interesting (and fun: cornering feels like flying), and I do get my share of looks -- especially with the fairing on.  For some reason, the big plastic bubble seems to really grab people's attention.

The seat ventilation, however, isn't great.  The mesh does let some moisture through, but I do wind up with a very wet back.  (Just about all recumbent bikes have this problem.)  Cotton shirts are not recommended.  (=

Sam Livingston-Gray
Tuesday, August 03, 2004

"Geeks" sounds cliche to me.

Any idea the origin of the word ?

BTW, I like Ambassador Nova and Premier Padmini.

Ramu Karyat
Wednesday, August 04, 2004

1989 Porsche 944 Turbo/1996 Dodge RAM 2500 Club Cab, Long bed turbo diesel

jif
Wednesday, August 04, 2004

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