Anyone go from a sports/sporty car to a SUV or truck and not regret it? Thinking about making this move.
I rekt my knee a few years ago, so manual and low sitting don't work to well for me.
The first car I learned to drive on was a dodge caliber, then I went to a Hummer H2. That was a struggle, but I felt more confident behind the wheels of smaller cars.
Now I've got an older yukon XL (from a grand prix) and it's easy to drive around town.
Good luck with your purchase, OP.
> get married and have a kid
> Now answering to the wife who wants reliability and safety for the kid instead of the mom who wants me in fwd for ? reason my whole youth
> Buy a truck and fucking love it
> Realizing chauffeur is now a huge part of my responsibility
> Fuck it I'm buying a sports car too because reasons (#midlifecrisis ?)
> Actually get more support from Mom than wife - drives me deep into Appalachia for pickup etc
This is indeed a bizarre universe
I went from a 2006 Porsche Boxster that my parents bought me to a 2013 Toyota FJ Cruiser.
It took a bit to get used to the size and visibility, but I have no real regrets. My Porsche was a money pit, and I was going through my final years of uni and couldn't afford it. I gor offered the FJ with 35k miles as a trade for my Porsche with nearly 90k miles clocked on it. Gas mileage is awful, but total costs of insurance and maintenance are significantly cheaper than the Boxster.
to this. I like everything about DDing the truck better.
Also, do you notice how everyone else simply answered the question, while you immediately searched for a source of conflict? Maybe you should take some time to give some thought as to why you're such a miserable cunt.
I actually have three shitty cars if you count hers. Don't put all your eggs in one basket
It's a 1.5 story early 20th century "American Gothic" frame house with a full basement. I inherited it from my grandma.
Sure it could.
Boy there sure is a lot of quasi-elitist aggression on /o/ today. Is it because school's cancelled?
Filthy as hell, but here is a full pick of my KR
The distinction between a mustang (a pony car) and a sports car is practically irrelevant, considering by most opinions, a mustang and most pony cars are essentially seen as sports cars.
Sports cars and pony cars are essentially similar, as people buy them because they like performance and having something fun to drive on the weekends while at the same time making a sacrifice in practicality.
The argument therefore stays (relatively) the same, thus making the actual distinction between pony car and sports car largely irrelevant.
The real issue is whether or not switching from something fun and not-so-practical to something more family friendly orientated and more practical such as an SUV/truck is a regretful decision.
>The distinction between a mustang (a pony car) and a sports car is practically irrelevant
For the purposes of this thread... Yes.
>The real issue is whether or not switching from something fun and not-so-practical to something more family friendly orientated and more practical such as an SUV/truck is a regretful decision.
Thankfully, you and 99% of people here were able to draw this conclusion :-)
Parking a truck honestly isn't that bad. It's people that try and rush your park job that are the worst. If that happens, you just get your truck driver boner going and tell them to fuck right off
oh yeah they're definitely nice rigs. but I've never been crazy about all black interiors.
haha it's not as bad as it looks. but I have a Grand Cherokee and a Mazda3 too.
nice, '09? I'm jealous you get the real leather. I miss the smell of my 2010.
I thought I felt the same way when I went from my 2010 F150 to the ST but within like 6 weeks I kissed the truck. regardless, congrats on the new ride. the ST was a fun car.
used my pops 5.7 expedition for a while when my 01 z28 got stolen
i still drove it hard but you know. no sharp turns.
used it till it blew a plug. fixed it then it blew another. we havent moved it since.
i want to throw better heads on it but dad wants to get dealer raped.
i want it lowered
>2010. Got 90k miles on it now. Hope to keep it another year. Then dont know what i will get. Not really sold on an aluminum f150 so another KR F150 is in doubt.
Are the KR Expeditions aluminum as well?
Caught it on a year end sale. Bought it brand new in october 2010 for 36K. Its loaded with about every option they were putting on KRs back then so I think I got a pretty good deal.
I went the other way, from a lifted Land Cruiser to a new Mustang. Every time I drive my car I appreciate it so much. It's not that the SUV is bad, because I love the thing, but the sports car is just so damned good. I never want to daily anything else.
Yeah I'm not exactly vulnerable to the Anon hate. They can't handle my authentic American lifestyle.
ah okay, for some reason I was thinking that color was 2009 only. but no, the current Expedition is just a refresher, not a complete redesign so underneath it's still the same as the old one and it's still steel. granted, I still don't understand why everyone is so afraid of the aluminum. other manufacturers have been using aluminum for years and nobody ever gave it a second thought then.
mine is a 2014, I bought it in September of '14 right when special ordering for the 2015s began and got a hell of a deal on it because they obviously wanted to move the old trucks before the new ones showed up. the MSRP was $55,935 and I got it for $39k and change.
I went from a 528i (not that fast but it handled nicely and was still faster than most suv's/econoboxes) to an ml320. I would say that if you like the handling characteristics of the SUV, and if you enjoy being comfy as fuck, you won't mind the switch. You might get an itch for a sporty car sometimes, but it's not that bad imo
Not OP, I'm the ml320 guy. Nobody here is autistic enough to care that his title and the content of his post didn't match up, we all knew exactly what he meant.
How autistic do you need to be to stay and shitpost on a thread like this? Do you just have this tab up waiting for us to take your bait?
Cool truck and/or sports car bro. Really on topic contribution to the thread.
Why not both?
my collection is fun, robust and its cheap
>4x4 suv automatic as DD
>FB rx7 5spd as weekend car
>also have a race car and motorcycle
I never feel like i dont have the proper vehicle for the job. I dont prefer the suv over the others, but i do enjoy its comfort as a daily. I really like being able to switch over to a much stiffer and quicker ride if i feel like going for a spirited drive.
I DD this KR F150.>>14232367
I got a 65 mustang convertible to cruise on weekend. Its in the paint shop right now. I had a thread a while back about getting a 1998 cobra convertible instead of keeping the 1965. /o/ called me several names and convinced me to keep the 1965.
I made the jump from a Civic (if it's worth anything) to an F-150. I don't regret it. I work from home so my gas costs are minimal at best, we already have a Ford Fusion that's our econobox. I enjoy being able to see more of my surroundings from higher up, being able to momentarily mount a curb whenever the turn lane gets blocked, and hauling stuff when need be is really nice!
I just bought it right before Christmas that's why it still has the WVa plate on it in the pics. It's a 302 but it's pretty much already built with cam, roller rockers, headers and catless Flowmasters. The 4 barrel that's on it could work better but he gave me two extras to tinker with. It mainly just needs cleaning and straightening. Little things here and there. I'd like to switch the SROD that's in it for a T5 that SROD is ridiculous first gear is like a truck gear then it's like there is no third gear. Third is like fourth and fourth is overdrive. It would definitely kill me if I tried driving it in this weather.
I can't believe nobody has mentioned it yet....that spare tire is absolutely hideous. Who cares about your house or cars or if you're white trash...that fucking tire looks retarted
Should be a sweet ride once it's all cleaned up. Also, you should check out the foureyedpride forum if you haven't already. Lots of good guys on there
Had lots of sporty cars in the past. Couple S4/S6s, mustangs, one old vette, some various other stuff.
DD pic related now. Much comfier, much different driving feel. Sitting up is nice. Being able to tow/haul shit is nice. Crew cab is much more comfortable for multiple passengers. Lots more storage space.
fuel cost is about the same with my 8400lb diesel truck as it was with my 4000lb AWD turbo shitbox.
Took up too much space in the bed
I already bought the complete shop manuals for its year so I could take it apart and put it back together given enough time but yeah all the community seems cool. That's part of why I went with an immensely popular platform (even if I wanted to be a little different superficially)
Too big to go there so I put it where it would fit. Same problem I ran into with your mom.
I honestly think it's just because the Mustang is so iconic that everyone already has an opinion formed on it. You can look at a Capri and see it as it is. People ask me what it is. You look at a Mustang and you see the first Mustang that ever really made an impression on you.
up to 2010 it was. the inside smelled like a baseball glove and it was so comfy. but people couldn't handle taking care of it, then they would bitch that it was wearing poorly, so now the 2011+ has synthetic leather like everything else.