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So I was interested in what do most Chef's drive these days? I personally bought my dream truck almost two years ago. It's a 1990 Toyota 2wd 22r  4 speed pickup. I bought it with 132,XXX original miles. It was pretty much headed down to the scrap yard. Leaking oil everywhere, bad exhaust, no oil changes in over a year, ripped seat, bent up front bumper and, the rear bumper was in two pieces. I bought it for $800.00. Since that fine March afternoon. I have wreaked it and totaled it twice (not my fault both times). But I have done a lot of work to it. I bought a new exhaust system and pipe, took the rear bumper off completely, popped out the dent's from the wreaks, shocks and alignment, do regular oil changes by myself, new everything including Alt., Starter, battery, valve cover seal, head lights, marker lights, cap, rotor, wires, clutch, pressure plate, fly wheel, throw out bearing, fuel filter and, shift knob. I still have a long ways to go! Next is brakes, rims, tires, new front bumper, grill, bucket seats, paint and, halo lights. I also would eventually like to put a new AC compressor in it, since where I live it gets up to 100+ in the summer. But I didn't know if there were other Chef's that are working on a project or daily driver?

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I trade my vehicle in every two years just so I Don't have to work on it.

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... the only part I understood was ... "I bought it for $800.00" ...

Car-speak I SOOOO don't get, other than I take it in to the shop for it's once over every so many miles.  Thankfully, the "guy" we take our car to is very honest, forthright, and trustworthy... I think anway...

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I drive a few Acura Legends. I have one that I've owned for 7 years. Its a 91 coupe with 210,000 miles. It is highly modified, suspension, engine and weight reduction mostly. Still normally aspirated. I built it as a dd/weekend track car for use in hpde events at miller motorsports park. The ultimate plan for this car was to build it with a centrifugal supercharger and 3.5 liter engine swap. Now, I'm about to swap the engine but I'll keep it n/a.
The other backup dd is a pretty much stock 95 legend sedan.
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1.) Sun is out...2009 Harley Davidson Road King

2.) Raining...1972 Volkswagen Squareback

3.) Snowing...1996 Ford 150 4x4 Truck

 

recently departed from the stable in some way overdue downsizing

1968 Porsche 912 Targa

1980 Jeep CJ7

 

Five vehicles for a non-collector was utterly ridiculous. My wife only has two, but following my lead she put one up for sale.

 

If you want true craziness, when I lived in the Caribbean, but still had my home and vehicles in California, the total number of vehicles that I owned went up by three; one car and two boats.:bounce: Some of us are sicker than others!!!


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Driving a 2003 Saturn for work and every day, days off I have a 72 Pontiac 455 gt convertible with a 475 hp engine. What a difference lol. When I get back in the Saturn I think to myself what the heck is wrong with this car !! A 462 cubic inch engine is 7.75 litres, that always floors the import guys who have a 2 litre engine haha
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A 462 cubic inch engine is 4.75 litres, that always floors the import guys who have a 2 litre engine haha


You sure about that? I had a Chevy 350 which is 5.7 liters.
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462ci=7.57L
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Originally Posted by cheflayne View Post

1.) Sun is out...2009 Harley Davidson Road King
2.) Raining...1972 Volkswagen Squareback
3.) Snowing...1996 Ford 150 4x4 Truck

recently departed from the stable in some way overdue downsizing
1968 Porsche 912 Targa
1980 Jeep CJ7


Five vehicles for a non-collector was utterly ridiculous. My wife only has two, but following my lead she put one up for sale.

If you want true craziness, when I lived in the Caribbean, but still had my home and vehicles in California, the total number of vehicles that I owned went up by three; one car and two boats.bounce.gif Some of us are sicker than others!!!


I know what you mean by the true craziness, when I was single, many years ago I was always a 3 to 5 car guy. Now however my tastes are more expensive.

Family car/ my company pays for it, volvo V70, just got a new one a couple of weeks ago.
Wife's car/ her company pays for it, Audi Q5
The car the kids prefer me to drive them in since its the most comfortable, BMW 740i, i have to say the're right, and cruising at 150mph on the autoban is a breeze with this car.
Sunny summer day, BMW 335 drop top, while it does have somethis resembling a back seat it is really only good for 2 adults, nice for a warm midnight sun drive in the summer.
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462ci=7.57L

Ha ha corrected!! im used to grams and ounces.
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Just purchased a 2013 Nissan JUKE  bright red. I love it.

Chef EdB
Over 50 years in food service business 35 as Ex Chef. Specializing in Volume upscale Catering both on and off premise .(former Exec. Chef in the largest on premise caterer in US  with 17 Million Dollars per year annual volume). 
      Well versed in all facets of Continental Cuisine...

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Over 50 years in food service business 35 as Ex Chef. Specializing in Volume upscale Catering both on and off premise .(former Exec. Chef in the largest on premise caterer in US  with 17 Million Dollars per year annual volume). 
      Well versed in all facets of Continental Cuisine...

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post #12 of 13
please take this to Nissan.com hey chef is a chef no matter what he drives a Bundy Dodge Dart or a Cadillac it doesn't matter!
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This is an off topic forum, I think we can keep keep ot right here.
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