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Old Oct 9th 2015, 4:30 am
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I'd have to think long and hard, but I am sure my Top Ten would not meet with most peoples approval.

Mostly old(er) stuff I think. Pretty sure no "super cars".
Ok.. lets do this.

The 10 vehicles that I would like to drop into the 3rd parking space in my garage.

No Super cars.. I like looking at them, but I really don't want one. Nothing that I have no chance of buying (except maybe one... The rest are in reach).

No sheds... No projects... Assume all are in as-pictured condition.

Pretty much in order...

1) 63 E-Type



2) Healey Sprite



3) Lotus Elise



4) 74(ish) SWB Landy



5) 71 (No other year will do) Plymouth Satellite for my US fix.



more to follow....
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6) (original) Cooper S



7) Escort Mk1 RS



8) Mk1 Capri



9) For my truck entry, 1985 HiLux



10) 62 P1800 Volvo



Let the pointing and yelling commence.
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Originally Posted by Nutek
Ok.. lets do this.

The 10 vehicles that I would like to drop into the 3rd parking space in my garage.

No Super cars.. I like looking at them, but I really don't want one. Nothing that I have no chance of buying (except maybe one... The rest are in reach).

No sheds... No projects... Assume all are in as-pictured condition.

Pretty much in order...

1) 63 E-Type

https://yaypics.smugmug.com/photos/i...-xNq3jxK-M.jpg

2) Healey Sprite

https://yaypics.smugmug.com/photos/i...-Mz2z2tK-M.jpg

3) Lotus Elise

https://yaypics.smugmug.com/photos/i...-VzF4NPM-M.jpg

4) 74(ish) SWB Landy

https://yaypics.smugmug.com/photos/i...-sWghkdz-M.jpg

5) 71 (No other year will do) Plymouth Satellite for my US fix.

https://yaypics.smugmug.com/photos/i...-x7QwhCH-M.jpg

more to follow....
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Nice choices. Not sure I would have gone for a lifted Hilux looks a bit bro/chav.
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Old Oct 9th 2015, 5:41 am
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Nice choices. Not sure I would have gone for a lifted Hilux looks a bit bro/chav.
Agreed, but its the one McFly had in Back to the Future and I always thought it looked cool.
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Not sure any of those would make it into my top 20. Well, the Elise might, just.

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Originally Posted by Nutek
Agreed, but its the one McFly had in Back to the Future and I always thought it looked cool. ....
What about the other car from BTTF?

Which reminds me, WTF is Elon Musk thinking of? The Tesla SUV looks destined to be remembered mostly for it's gimmick doors. ..... Or did it need those to distract from its other shortcomings?
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My sure any of those would make it into my top 20. Well, the Elise might, just.
Several of them might be on my "affordable 10" list, or something very similar - an SWB Landy, a Sprite (though I might not actually fit in it ), a MKI Capri (a V6), and an Escort, but it would be a MkII RS2000.

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Originally Posted by Nutek
Agreed, but its the one McFly had in Back to the Future and I always thought it looked cool.
I was thinking it looked like McFly's but couldn't be bothered checking.

I saw a pretty cool, classic Ford Bronco open top in the daycare parking lot this morning. Child seat looked a bit odd sticking up at the back.

Sort of looked like this one http://cloud9classics.com/1970-ford-bronco-39500/
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Are there any decent affordable diesel wagons (estates/hatch) available in the US? Or possibly SUV / mini van?
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Are there any decent affordable diesel wagons (estates/hatch) available in the US? Or possibly SUV / mini van?
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Are there any decent affordable diesel wagons (estates/hatch) available in the US? Or possibly SUV / mini van?
Very few manufacturers sell diesel cars in the US. Even US manufacturers that put diesel engines into models that are sold in the US do not offer that model with the diesel engine in the US. In fact Ford, GM, and Chrysler-Dodge all sell diesel models in the UK and Europe, but not in the US.

The only diesel cars/ estate cars I know of in the US would by VW, Audi, and Mercedes.
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Originally Posted by Pulaski

The only diesel cars/ estate cars I know of in the US would by VW, Audi, and Mercedes.
Unfortunately I don't have Audi or Mercedes money.

I had just got back from driving a Toyota land cruiser diesel and loved it. lots of torque, over 30 mpg and lots of power. Costs £35k
The US model does 13 to 18 mpg and costs over $80k. Gas is cheaper here but not less than 1/2 of Europe.

So is it cheaper to drive a car in the US or Europe?
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Originally Posted by mrken30
Unfortunately I don't have Audi or Mercedes money.

I had just got back from driving a Toyota land cruiser diesel and loved it. lots of torque, over 30 mpg and lots of power. Costs £35k
The US model does 13 to 18 mpg and costs over $80k. Gas is cheaper here but not less than 1/2 of Europe.

So is it cheaper to drive a car in the US or Europe?
Depends how much you drive. Likelihood is you will end up driving more in the US so despite lower fuel costs you'll end up spending more.

Make sure you are comparing correct gallon sizes. US gallons are smaller. A rough adjustment is to add five ish.

Also it looks like a new landcruiser costs 65k gbp not 35k when I look at the toyota.co.uk website?

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Depends how much you drive. Likelihood is you will end up driving more in the US so despite lower fuel costs you'll end up spending more.

Make sure you are comparing correct gallon sizes. US gallons are smaller. A rough adjustment is to add five ish.
It was almost 40 mpg in UK gallons.
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It was almost 40 mpg in UK gallons.
Again, not sure where you are getting your info.

toyota.co.uk - combined 29.7mpg, urban 25.2, extra urban 33.2

when you convert that to US gallons you are in the 20-28 mpg range.

toyota.com - 13/18 mpg
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The car I was driving in Iceland was showing 35 mpg (assume UK) on the computer. I got my figures from here Toyota Land Cruiser Gets "Downsized" 2.8 Diesel Engine and 6-Speed Auto in Europe

The other thing that confuses me if that tow weight for this vehicle is 3000 kg but my 3.7 l Jeep tow weight is only 2000 lbs.
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