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What other vehicles do you have in your garage?

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  1. BP_Tesl@

    BP_Tesl@ Member

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    It didn't take long to notice that a lot of Tesla owners have owned and/or currently own some pretty cool cars. I've personally owned some really fun 4x4's, old Japanese sports cars, and a few bikes. :smile: Here a couple of them!
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    What else is lurking in your garage?? :wink:
     
  2. hyperpretension

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    My electrician asked me if I realized I have both the safest car ever built and the most notoriously unsafe car ever sold and I replied that I prefer to think of it as I own two cars with trunks in the front.
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  3. Blaze

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    Love this topic!
     
  4. apvbguy

    apvbguy Banned

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    2013 Nissan Leaf
    2012 Lexus RX 350
    2009 MB sl 550
    1982 club car golf cart (electric)
    in addition my boys drive a 2013 VW passat and a 2012 Lexus IS 250
     
  5. roblab

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    Sold the Prius. Now all I have is this:
    81 speed electric assist recumbent tandem trike. The lazy man's ride! We live in the mountains, obviously.

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  6. Merrill

    Merrill Active Member

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    1997 Ford F-150 4x4 used for property clean up
    1999 ML 430
    Sold 1997 Jaguar XK8
    Would love to sell both cars and buy an all electric pick-up, but may never happen.
     
  7. PaulusdB

    PaulusdB Mayor Gnomus Vintage Limb

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    1986 Mercedes Benz 560 SL convertible
    1992 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 coupe. (964 model)
     
  8. Plug Me In

    Plug Me In Member

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    Some European wheels:

    Colnago E1
    Wilier Alpe D'Huez
    Ridley Crossbow
     
  9. TaylorJD

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    I own a Ford Fusion Energi Titanium and a Yamaha TMAX 500. Love them both, but I would trade both for a Tesla Model S or X.

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  10. FlasherZ

    FlasherZ Sig Model S + Sig Model X + Model 3 Resv

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    Besides a 2010 Traverse (replaced with Model X next year) and my 2004 Chevy Silverado pick-em-up truck, the following beauties sit in my garage:

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    (1964 1/2 Mustang and 1965 Pontiac LeMans GTO)
     
  11. Doug_G

    Doug_G Lead Moderator

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    My garage is all Tesla...
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    ...but I have a Corvette for the track.

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  12. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    Doug_G, what happened to the S2000?
     
  13. Doug_G

    Doug_G Lead Moderator

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    #13 Doug_G, Mar 4, 2014
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    Sad story. Engine blew - bottom end. Crank shaft, #2 connector rod, #2 piston, most of the bearings spun. Apparently root cause was a faulty injector on #2.

    Here's when it happened:



    The GoPro mostly picked up the exhaust flutter, but I was hearing "CLACK CLACK CLACK". In about 1/2 second the following thoughts went through my mind: "Oh crap, there goes $7000!" and "Oh well, keep your foot in it!" That was my best run of the day, and the Honda's last.

    I limped it back to the office and that was the last time I drove it. One of the other participants at the autocross was a Honda tech who always wanted an S2000. The next day he made me an offer, and I accepted. Went out and bought a C6. I'll be seeing the Honda in the spring, because he's rebuilt the engine and will be autocrossing it.
     
  14. tomas

    tomas Traded in 9 rep bars for M3, used to be somebody!

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    Bmw x1, mini convertible, Aprilia scarebeo 150, 3 bicycles.
     
  15. jomo25

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    DaveVa Sig Perf #236 VIN #484

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    2014 Maserati Ghibli (for when feel the need for gears and roar)
    2005 Acura TL
     
  17. BP_Tesl@

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    Wow some really cool rides in here! My wife is in love with the red 64 1/2 Mustang! We have our eyes on a 65' that we want to do a rest-mod EFI conversion on. I'm a Japanese tuner guy at heart but my wife loves old muscle cars. Guess I can't complain right? :love:

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    @Doug G, I'm a big S2000 fan, I've had the privilege to drive some amazing S2000s over the years and it's amazing how you can start with a car that is amazing from the factory and always seem to find 100 things you would like to do differently! I can't wait to get our Model S and start messing with it. Thankfully there are a few companies who I've connected with who are going to be making some really neat suspension and aero setups for the car.
     
  18. mnx

    mnx 2013 P85

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    This probably isn't worth posting but the other vehicle in our garage is a 2007 Toyota Sienna.

    I'm on the hunt now for something to race in chumpcar with a friend. That should make my garage much more interesting...
     
  19. dailydriver

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    Here are the other current rides. They don't all fit in the garage at home. :redface:

    1969 Chevy Camaro Indy Pace Car
    1994 Dodge Viper
    2003 Chevy Corvette 50th Anniversary
    2006 Lexus RX400h
    2010 Audi R8 V10
    2011 Cadillac Escalade ESV
    2014 Tesla Model S
     
  20. amitb00

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    My other vehicle is 2007 Honda Odyssey with 80K miles on it. I retired 2000 Nissan Altima with 148K miles. I earlier had Honda Accord which lasted 9 years & 160 K miles but was totaled in an accident. So first time I am switching from Japanese cars to an American car.
     

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