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#143662 - 09/01/06 06:18 AM OT What car or van do u drive?
rolandfan Offline
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Just wondering what cars we all drive? I have a metallic blue 2002 opel astra 1.6 cde that i love to bits...love the roadholding on tight corners. Low fuel consumption... Haha considering the gas price today its still not cheap like 5 years ago... Im guessing some of u have vans instead of cars cos u perform with alot of gear

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#143663 - 09/01/06 06:26 AM Re: OT What car or van do u drive?
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I have a mint 1994 Honda Accord Type R, 4-door sedan... automatic with shift kit, alloys, all the toys.

Goes like stink, great on gas, heavy duty suspension helps with the weight of my gear.

Ian



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#143664 - 09/01/06 06:27 AM Re: OT What car or van do u drive?
LIONSTRACS Offline
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I just have a car...no enough money for buy one Van...maybe next year http://www.lionstracs.com/data/images/CorvetteMS2.jpg
Gas here is euro 1.38 for 1 liter.... you there have the same price..but for 1 gallon! ( 5 liters)
Cheers


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#143665 - 09/01/06 06:46 AM Re: OT What car or van do u drive?
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I drive a "mint" 1993 Lincoln Town Car "Jack Nicklaus Signature Series". She's beautiful... The color is Mocha Frost Pearl, with a "dark chocolate" carriage top. Ahhhh my baby.

The other car is a Ford Taurus--both wife and I drive that one. She won't even touch the Lincoln. Says it's way too big for her.

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#143666 - 09/01/06 06:47 AM Re: OT What car or van do u drive?
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Loc: Hilton Head, SC, USA
This is "on-topic" for me because my van is part of my gear. It's a 2002 Chevy Astro minivan I call "Ruby", perfectly outfitted to hold all my keyboards, amps, clothing and accessories.




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#143667 - 09/01/06 06:49 AM Re: OT What car or van do u drive?
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Loc: East Greenwich RI USA
Quote:
Originally posted by LIONSTRACS:
I just have a car...no enough money for buy one Van...maybe next year http://www.lionstracs.com/data/images/CorvetteMS2.JPG
Gas here is euro 1.38 for 1 liter.... you there have the same price..but for 1 gallon! ( 5 liters)
Cheers


Lionstracs ..... if that's your car, I'll bet it is SWEET ...
As for the price of gas, if you want to compare to US dollars, it would be more like 2.75 euros ... I paid 2.89 US for a gallon today ... still not like Italy ....
Where in Italy are you located?

As for what I am driving, since the Chevy S-10 pick-up (with cap) has been laid up for a while, I have been using my wife's 2000 Honda Accord V6 ... 17 inch alloys (they were on when I bought it)...talk about moving... and thanks to the Logitech Z-5500s everything fits...
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#143668 - 09/01/06 06:56 AM Re: OT What car or van do u drive?
rolandfan Offline
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I dont have a pic of my own car but this is
what it looks like..similar color too..
http://www.buycars.co.za/Images/stock/ALC001-3924.jpg

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#143669 - 09/01/06 07:01 AM Re: OT What car or van do u drive?
tony mads usa Offline
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Esh... that's a lot of gear ...
Years ago, the local musicians union rep in NY had a van that was fully outfitted as a sound system... it was used for community concerts, etc. ... We knew the rep pretty well and he let us use it for a couple of outdoor gigs ... just plugged mics etc into a huge mixer, mounted speakers on top and blasted away ...
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#143670 - 09/01/06 07:26 AM Re: OT What car or van do u drive?
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caio Tony
of course this Vette in mine, i have now from 2 years: http://www.lionstracs.com/data/images/vettelions.JPG

Iom located in north of Italy, close the border of Austria and Swiss: http://www.lionstracs.com/site/index.php?option=content&pcontent=1&task=view&id=29&Itemid=54

here you can see my city Merano: http://www.inaltoadige.com/foto/merano/

cheers
Domenik

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#143671 - 09/01/06 08:20 AM Re: OT What car or van do u drive?
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Cost of gas is no problem with me.
http://tinyurl.com/h6ook

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#143672 - 09/01/06 08:42 AM Re: OT What car or van do u drive?
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Good one, Jerry !
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#143673 - 09/01/06 08:46 AM Re: OT What car or van do u drive?
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Loc: Sandnes, Norway
Quote:
Originally posted by Jerryghr:
Cost of gas is no problem with me.
http://tinyurl.com/h6ook

Jerry




I bet it is heavy on hay and carrots though..
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#143674 - 09/01/06 09:01 AM Re: OT What car or van do u drive?
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That is definitely Dom's car from Lionstracs, lovely piece of engineering.
I've also seen a picture of Dom and his girlfriend/wife (can't remember which) but she is a very beautiful model. Nice to see you posting on SZ Dom, take care.

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#143675 - 09/01/06 09:01 AM Re: OT What car or van do u drive?
tony mads usa Offline
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Quote:
Originally posted by LIONSTRACS:
caio Tony
of course this Vette in mine, i have now from 2 years: http://www.lionstracs.com/data/images/vettelions.JPG

Iom located in north of Italy, close the border of Austria and Swiss: http://www.lionstracs.com/site/index.php?option=content&pcontent=1&task=view&id=29 &Itemid=54

here you can see my city Merano: http://www.inaltoadige.com/foto/merano/

cheers
Domenik



Domenik ... yes.... that is SWEET ...

On my tour of Italy a couple of months ago, I visited Lugano...
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#143676 - 09/01/06 09:04 AM Re: OT What car or van do u drive?
tony mads usa Offline
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Quote:
Originally posted by Jerryghr:
Cost of gas is no problem with me.
http://tinyurl.com/h6ook

Jerry



..... How many horse, er, cow, er, ox, whatever, power is that ...
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#143677 - 09/01/06 09:07 AM Re: OT What car or van do u drive?
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I think exhaust emissions would be an issue, but it sure adds new meaning to the term "goes like stink!"

Ian

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#143678 - 09/01/06 09:43 AM Re: OT What car or van do u drive?
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2007 Dodge Caliber SXT - black. Cool car for a 55 yr. old guy...love it. Lots of fun to drive.

Tim
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#143679 - 09/01/06 10:28 AM Re: OT What car or van do u drive?
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Loc: Lexington, Ky, USA
Oldest to newest...79 Malibu (under construction/renovation)...91 Mazda B 2200. Completely rennovated (paint-Rino lining, Grant steering wheel, etc)...94 Toyota Corolla (restoring for my grandson)...1997 Nissan 4wd(30,000 miles...delivery vehicle)...2002 PT Cruiser (Boring)...2004 Subaru Outback....2006 Scion XB(the "box"-only vehicle ever written up in Guitar Player magazine as the "perfect gig-rig-holds more equipment than the Outback). Add several old restored (nearly done) 50's Cushman motor scooters, a couple of motorcycles and a Kymco motor scooter. Hey, I do EVERYTHING to excess.


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#143680 - 09/01/06 12:01 PM Re: OT What car or van do u drive?
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Loc: Tampa, FL
Best car I've ever owned





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#143681 - 09/01/06 03:57 PM Re: OT What car or van do u drive?
Dnj Offline
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Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited.....
with the seats down in back to fit my gear its OK, 4x4, but a tight fit & gas guzzler with the 8cyl..... I miss my Dodge Mini van I had it was soooooo nice with the seats out and sliding door.....in fact I'm buying another next week, their great for a gigging musician, the new ones have seats that fold into the floor also which is very kool.

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#143682 - 09/01/06 04:55 PM Re: OT What car or van do u drive?
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Loc: N Fort Myers, FL, USA
Honda Odyssey. A great way to travel with this gear!

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#143683 - 09/01/06 05:01 PM Re: OT What car or van do u drive?
Route 66 Offline
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I either drive an Opel Astra Van (Diesel) with only 2 seats that has plenty of room for gear (enough for all my musical stuff), or a Renault 19 convertible (the Bose PAS fits in the trunk!). Pictures of both below... -- José.





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#143684 - 09/01/06 07:33 PM Re: OT What car or van do u drive?
CoasterTim Offline
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How did you guys put those pics on?
I'd like to post one of my car, too.
Tim
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#143685 - 09/01/06 08:26 PM Re: OT What car or van do u drive?
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Registered: 12/01/99
Posts: 10427
Loc: San Francisco Bay Area, CA, US...


mint cond 1995 Mercedes 300E (diesel)
odometer mileage: 45,000

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#143686 - 09/01/06 08:37 PM Re: OT What car or van do u drive?
DonM Offline
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Registered: 06/25/99
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Loc: Benton, LA, USA
I generally use my 2000 Chevy Venture Van to haul music stuff. It's the Warner Bros. edition and has great sound.
We also have a Yukon, a Honda Civic (I run around in it because it gets 31 city/37 highway mpg), a Ford Taurus and a Nissan Sentra. All of them are fairly experienced but in mint condition.
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#143687 - 09/01/06 08:43 PM Re: OT What car or van do u drive?
mdorantes Offline
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Loc: Queretaro, Mexico
Hi everyone:

Until 2 months ago I had a 1999 Chevy Astro LS, started giving a hard time(after 178,000 miles), so, now I own a new 2006 Honda Element I only removed ONE back seat, and ALL my gear fit's in.
A reliable car (my second Honda), and great in gas.
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#143688 - 09/02/06 01:52 AM Re: OT What car or van do u drive?
Route 66 Offline
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Quote:
Originally posted by CoasterTim:
How did you guys put those pics on?
I'd like to post one of my car, too.
Tim


Tim,

It's easy:

1) Put your pictures in a webspace. If you have a google account (free; if you don't have one, I'll send you an invitation), you can use googlepages ( http://www.googlepages.com/ ). Or simply send me the pics; I'll put them online and will send you the link.

2) Put a link in your SZ message to your pic. Something like this: [img] http://www.coastertimwebspace.com/coastertimcar.jpg [/img]

-- José.

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#143689 - 09/02/06 05:17 AM Re: OT What car or van do u drive?
tony mads usa Offline
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Quote:
Originally posted by Route 66:

2) Put a link in your SZ message to your pic. Something like this: [img] http://www.coastertimwebspace.com/coastertimcar.jpg [/img]

-- José.

[This message has been edited by Route 66 (edited 09-02-2006).]


Was that link intended to work? .. it says "server not found"
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#143690 - 09/02/06 05:38 AM Re: OT What car or van do u drive?
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Loc: Buffalo, NY
Quote:
Originally posted by Uncle Dave:
Good one, Jerry !


Altough gas is not the problem is does have some draw backs.

I usually have to leave for the performance a day ahead of time.

Packing up the gear is quick, however cleanup time is usually about 45 minutes. Those club owners just don't appreciate good fertilizer being left behind.

Jerry

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#143691 - 09/02/06 05:39 AM Re: OT What car or van do u drive?
cgiles Offline
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Just testing the pic insert
[IMG]http://www.putfile.com/pic.php?img=2761958[IMG]

PS: I live in Florida
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#143692 - 09/02/06 05:40 AM Re: OT What car or van do u drive?
cgiles Offline
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Quote:
Originally posted by cgiles:
Just testing the pic insert
[img]http://www.putfile.com/pic.php?img=2761958[/img]

PS: I live in Florida
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#143693 - 09/02/06 05:43 AM Re: OT What car or van do u drive?
cgiles Offline
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mistake. sorry.
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#143694 - 09/02/06 05:45 AM Re: OT What car or van do u drive?
cgiles Offline
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Quote:
[/B]
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#143695 - 09/02/06 05:46 AM Re: OT What car or van do u drive?
cgiles Offline
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Quote:
Originally posted by cgiles:
must be doing something wrong.
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#143696 - 09/02/06 09:06 AM Re: OT What car or van do u drive?
Nick G Offline
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Loc: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Fully Sick Nissan 180sx Japanese import

2 litre 4 cylinder, turbo charged, manual RWD = lots of fun

The tyros 2 just fits on the front passenger seat when its completely folded down

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#143697 - 09/02/06 09:08 AM Re: OT What car or van do u drive?
Nick G Offline
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can someone tell me how to add a pic to a post?
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#143698 - 09/02/06 09:12 AM Re: OT What car or van do u drive?
MrEd Offline
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Posts: 519
Chas, you left off the / ([/IMG] at end.
Nice ride you got there ... Good security system

Nick G:
Look at ubb code . Examples are there.
Pic needs to be on the web. See 'IMG' example.


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#143699 - 09/02/06 10:57 AM Re: OT What car or van do u drive?
cgiles Offline
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Quote:
Originally posted by MrEd:
Chas, you left off the / ([/IMG] at end.
Nice ride you got there ... Good security system



Yep, nobody has ripped him off yet, plus it's unlikely you're gonna fall asleep at the wheel.

When I added the "/" in the end IMG, I got the little square with the x. any ideas?

chas
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#143700 - 09/02/06 11:21 AM Re: OT What car or van do u drive?
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Quote:
Originally posted by cgiles:
Yep, nobody has ripped him off yet, plus it's unlikely you're gonna fall asleep at the wheel.

When I added the "/" in the end IMG, I got the little square with the x. any ideas?

chas




Just got back home ... Looks like success!

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#143701 - 09/02/06 12:24 PM Re: OT What car or van do u drive?
cgiles Offline
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ok, how's this.

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#143702 - 09/02/06 12:35 PM Re: OT What car or van do u drive?
keysvocalssax Offline
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Registered: 03/12/06
Posts: 845
Loc: Miami FL nov-may/Lakeville CT ...
except for seeing vehicles that are adept at carrying
gear or helpful hints re gear packing, etc..
what is the purpose of this post on SZ?
for everybody to say what car they drive? who cares?
isn't this place called SYNTHzone?????
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#143703 - 09/02/06 12:35 PM Re: OT What car or van do u drive?
cgiles Offline
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Wow, worked. Thanks, MrEd. My wife snapped this guy in a park pond about a mile from our house. There were at least 5 others visible at the same time (mating season). Pretty exciting living here in Florida after living in a place where the only thing that could harm you was....uhhh molten lava (Big Island of Hawaii).

chas
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#143704 - 09/02/06 12:50 PM Re: OT What car or van do u drive?
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Loc: Athens, Greece
Keysvocalsax,
you are right, but without some off topic posts, the Zone would be much more boring.

I own a Hyndai Accent, (the Casio of the car world ) and I usually beg/steal/borrow a ride of ANYTHING I can get my hands on that can be described as a vehicle, be it cheap or expensive.

Aside from various cars, I had the pleasure to drive around in a M113 Armored Personnel Carrier for one month: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M113

A baby like this can get you and your band members EVERYWHERE

Next goal, to drive my father-in-law's Scania 18 wheeler!!!

Yours in driving addiction,
Theodore

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#143705 - 09/02/06 03:37 PM Re: OT What car or van do u drive?
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Registered: 08/23/04
Posts: 1208
Loc: Syracuse NY
Quote:
Originally posted by Route 66:
Tim,

It's easy:

1) Put your pictures in a webspace. If you have a google account (free; if you don't have one, I'll send you an invitation), you can use googlepages ( http://www.googlepages.com/ ). Or simply send me the pics; I'll put them online and will send you the link.

2) Put a link in your SZ message to your pic. Something like this: [img] http://www.coastertimwebspace.com/coastertimcar.jpg [/img]

-- José.

[This message has been edited by Route 66 (edited 09-02-2006).]


Thanks for the link I am just discoving all the advantages of google.
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#143706 - 09/02/06 03:45 PM Re: OT What car or van do u drive?
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Quote:
Originally posted by trident:
Keysvocalsax,
you are right, but without some off topic posts, the Zone would be much more boring.

Next goal, to drive my father-in-law's Scania 18 wheeler!!!

Yours in driving addiction,
Theodore


I used to drive a Scania cabover 18 wheeler hauling garbage to a landfill.
What a sweet ride Quiet and comfortable smooth ride like a Rolls Royce of trucks.
I live in New York State and the county bought about 10 of these to add to the fleet.
Didn't work out because the dealer didn't stock many parts and every little thing turned into a major job.
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#143707 - 09/02/06 04:14 PM Re: OT What car or van do u drive?
rolandfan Offline
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Loc: South Africa
I didnt know u get an opel astra van... Lol i guess u learn something new everyday. The gas price here in south africa is about 90 USA cents a litre.

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#143708 - 09/02/06 05:01 PM Re: OT What car or van do u drive?
CoasterTim Offline
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Loc: Allentown, PA, USA
OK...anyone interested in seeing my Dodge Caliber SXT (Black Beauty) can go here: http://timspirations.com/Album1/

Tim
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#143709 - 09/02/06 06:06 PM Re: OT What car or van do u drive?
Beakybird Offline
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I own a 2001 Kia Optima LX which now has 104,000 miles. It is the same as the 2001 Hyundai Sonata, but with a different trim.

My keyboard, 2 MS100 speakers, keyboard stand, and luggage carrier fit in the trunk with little room to spare. No space for a spare keyboard.

I got remote entry and remote start aftermarket as well as cruise control. One thing I really love in the car is satelite radio.

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#143710 - 09/02/06 07:34 PM Re: OT What car or van do u drive?
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Loc: Miami FL nov-may/Lakeville CT ...
[QUOTE]Originally posted by trident:
[B]Keysvocalsax,
you are right, but without some off topic posts, the Zone would be much more boring.
No, posts on the topic are interesting because that's why
we are here, to discuss kb's and the music biz. Reading
about what car everyone drives is boring..except to the ones who get off on telling everyone what car they drive.
Miami Mo
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#143711 - 09/02/06 08:04 PM Re: OT What car or van do u drive?
DonM Offline
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Loc: Benton, LA, USA
KVS, I've found that any time a particular topic is not interesting to me, that if I just don't read it, it doesn't bother me a bit.
Synthzone has always had a family atmosphere and a lot of us enjoy discussing non-arranger topics. In this case, this topic is relative because we do use our vehicles for transporting gear and both capacity and fuel economy are interesting to me.
There are quite often topics that, when I see the title, I skip. Examples are software synth topics, New Age or Hip-hop songs, instrument definitions, and the recent personality conflicts. However it doesn't bother me if others do read and appreciate them.
Over the years I've been able to greatly reduce the size of my working vehicle because of the constant development of smaller, ligher and better musical gear.
Maybe I'll go check out one of those box-looking Toyota things.
DonM
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#143712 - 09/02/06 08:54 PM Re: OT What car or van do u drive?
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DonM,
we are really in agreement. as i said earlier, if it deals
with recommendations for good gear hauling vehicles and setups, etc..as some here are doing, great...that's why i'm on this thread and not just ignoring it..but just to hear what kind of car someone drives? and to want to tell everyone what you drive..that's what--sociability? ok, whatever...but isn't that why the have a category called 'the bar"?????



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#143713 - 09/03/06 04:54 AM Re: OT What car or van do u drive?
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DonM, your diplomacy is to be commended.

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#143714 - 09/03/06 07:19 AM Re: OT What car or van do u drive?
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I love driving a Ferrari, but I get bored really fast, so I have a car for every day of the month... here is a partial view of my collection...



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#143715 - 09/03/06 07:32 AM Re: OT What car or van do u drive?
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Like he said..if u dont like a topic move on ... Dont scold me.. Im glad i started this topic.

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#143716 - 09/03/06 10:53 AM Re: OT What car or van do u drive?
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Quote:
Originally posted by rolandfan:
Like he said..if u dont like a topic move on ... Dont scold me.. Im glad i started this topic.


i'm glad you're glad, and anyone else that's glad, i'm glad
they are glad, too. and I'd like to add a positive note and
recommend Edmunds.com as a great site for auto info
and forums..check it out. and you know what? i'm sorry i
didn't get in the spirit. So here's my contribution:
My first car was a well-used 1949 Pontiac, slantback hydramatic my dad got me for H.S. graduation. I painted
it electric blue, and added a Budweiser tap on the shifter!
Next was a 1949 Plymouth..great 1st gear..then
1952 Plymouth convertible, 52 Merc.. are you getting
bored yet? Well, i am,so I'll skip: 23 cars later, I now drive a 2001Mazda MPV. Flip up 3rd row seats...best part about that is with the 3rd seat up , it creates a "well" in the floor at the back where you can carry equipment with having to be concerned about it sliding around, and you can tilt the
seatback all the way back to the hatch, so you get visual
protection of your gear. then you can also remove one of the seats in the 2nd row..for more flexible storage, easy
in/out thru sliding van doors..and loss of seat no big deal
because you still have the 3rd row for seating if needed.
Sorry i have no pic but it's Forest Green, pretty nice. Hey,
is anybody out there, still reading this? sorry, have to log,
off, time for my nap..zzzzz.....



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#143717 - 09/03/06 11:40 AM Re: OT What car or van do u drive?
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Quote:
Originally posted by keysvocalssax:
My first car was a well-used 1949 Pontiac, slantback hydramatic my dad got me for H.S. graduation. I painted
it electric blue, and added a Budweiser tap on the shifter!
Next was a 1949 Plymouth..great 1st gear..then
1952 Plymouth convertible, 52 Merc.. are you getting
bored yet?


Certainly NOT me! In all honestly, I actually would have loved to hear about your other 23 cars as well, including pics, as your car history sounds like an interesting history collection of classic automobiles. Though this is an arranger forum foremost, sharing these kinds of personal stories is what makes this forum extra special. Maybe you can fill us in about the rest of your cars, perhpas with pics, when you wake up from your nap. - Scott
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#143718 - 09/04/06 06:08 AM Re: OT What car or van do u drive?
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Thank you keysvocalssax. Ur a good guy anyone one here own grease lightning? Lol

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#143719 - 09/04/06 07:45 AM Re: OT What car or van do u drive?
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Originally posted by Scottyee:
Certainly NOT me! In all honestly, I actually would have loved to hear about your other 23 cars as well, including pics, as your car history sounds like an interesting history collection of classic automobiles. - Scott


Well, Scott, if you consider my cars classics I'll be wishing
I had kept them! I think maybe you are being tongue in
cheek to match my tinge of sarcasm? But on the odd chance there are other people as weird as you lol that would be interested in all my past cars (sorry i have no pics) here's my best recollection: (if any strike your fancy
to ask questions about, feel free.) I'm only doing this because they say mental gyrations can ward off Alzheimers--can't believe anyone would actually read it
or care, which was the whole point of my critique..

49 Pontiac, 49 Plymouth, 52 Plym conv, 52 Merc,
56 English Ford Zephyr semi-convertible, 62 Ply conv.
63 Corvair, 66 Olds, 68 Buick skylark conv, 62 Jaguar 3.8S, 64 Volvo 164, 69 Mercury Montego, 69 Toyota Corona, 73 Mazda Rx-2 Rotary, 74 Nissan Stanza wagon, 79 Ford LTD, 79 Chevy Caprice, 89 Dodge Raider suv,
91 Nissan Stanza, 92 Chevy Lumina, 94 Chevy Blazer suv,
94 Infiniti j30, 95 Olds "98", 2000 Toyota Avalon, 2001
Mazda mpv minivan. Gee, that's 25, maybe I forgot 1 or 2.
All were bought used except 6. any questions? was this as good for you as it was fo me? do you want to have a smoke after this? are you ready for your naps now?



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#143720 - 09/04/06 08:22 AM Re: OT What car or van do u drive?
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Cool!
Let me see,
54 Ford
56 Ford
57 Chevy 2-dr hardtop
59 Chevy Impala
60 Chevy convertible
61 MGA
62 Chevy SS
56 Ford wagon
56 Oldsmobile
66 VW Fastback
66 Ford Mustang
58 Corvette
66 Corvette (2 of them)
67 Mercury Cougar
59 Jeep Pickup
63 International
69 Datsun pickup
68 Jeep pickup
72 Datsun 240Z
76 Jeep Pickup (Centennial)
76 Toyota Pickup
76 Chevy Van
67 Jeepster
Another 76 Chevy Van
Custom VW Dune Buggy
69 Cadillac El Dorado
56 Cadillac 2-dr.
74 (I think) Ford Pinto
80 Oldsmobile
81 Mazda RX7
83 Suburu
86 Mazda Pickup
90 Pontiac Bonneville
Early Ford Taurus
86 Ford Aerostar
99 Ford Taurus
99 Dodge Pickup
96 Honda Civic
96 Nissan
2000 Chevy Venture
96 Yukon
Norton 500 cc MC
79 Yamaha Golf Cart
86 Easy-Go Golf Cart
99 Easy-Go Golf Cart
Many bicycles from 49 Schwinn to Mountain bikes
Nine Bass boats over the years
No airplanes or submarines
1 Red Ryder BB gun, Christmas 1949
Interesting stuff, huh?

DonM



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#143721 - 09/04/06 11:36 AM Re: OT What car or van do u drive?
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Don, if you kept that 57 chevy, you could now afford to buy my Genesys..and a Steinway.


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#143722 - 09/04/06 02:30 PM Re: OT What car or van do u drive?
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Yeah, and how about the 58 Vette? Wow.
It didn't have air conditioning and my girlfriend at the time didn't like that, so I traded it for the 66.
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#143723 - 09/04/06 06:24 PM Re: OT What car or van do u drive?
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Don, trading in the girl friend would have been a better choice..especially if you could have gotten a '55 T-bird for her.
gee, she's probably in Miami now..land of a/c...if she's
still in good shape..I migh be willing to take her in trade for my Genesys. she must have been really hot for you to let that 58 vette go?


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#143724 - 09/05/06 04:01 AM Re: OT What car or van do u drive?
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Miami Mo,

This topic IS on point as we are discussing how we get our equipment TO and FROM gigs!

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#143725 - 09/05/06 05:06 AM Re: OT What car or van do u drive?
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Originally posted by keysvocalssax:
Don, trading in the girl friend would have been a better choice..especially if you could have gotten a '55 T-bird for her.
gee, she's probably in Miami now..land of a/c...if she's
still in good shape..I migh be willing to take her in trade for my Genesys. she must have been really hot for you to let that 58 vette go?





I would have been FAR better off keeping the Vette, because I ended up marrying that one, at it lasted all of three years! I turned an asset into a liability!
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#143726 - 09/05/06 05:58 AM Re: OT What car or van do u drive?
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I think this is best Vette....maybe my next dream http://www.lionstracs.com/demo/z06.wmv

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#143727 - 09/05/06 06:14 AM Re: OT What car or van do u drive?
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Don...the little Toyota "box thingie" is really worth checking out. I get two keyboards, 2 12" cabinets, two guitars, pa head, mike stand, two guitar stands, hotspot monitor, keyboard stand and associated bags of cords, etc. in back and still have both front seats available. six footers have no problerm in the front or back and three people have plenty of room inthe back. Not much power, but lots of fun and the perfect "gig rig", according to Guitar Player magazine. Out the door, it was $16,000.00, with cruise, automatic and a few othr extras.

Best I can imagine for transporting people and equipment. We're getting a 2nd one for the office.


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#143728 - 09/05/06 09:33 AM Re: OT What car or van do u drive?
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DonM,

If you could only pick one, including the Vette, which one would you want back in your garage?

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#143729 - 09/05/06 10:14 AM Re: OT What car or van do u drive?
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The 58 Vette would be far the most valuable, plus it was a lot of fun to drive.
Don't know if I listed it, but I had a Mazda RX7 that was really great. It had a rotary motor that would really haul *ss.
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#143730 - 09/05/06 04:18 PM Re: OT What car or van do u drive?
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Originally posted by DonM:
1 Red Ryder BB gun, Christmas 1949
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#143731 - 09/06/06 05:29 AM Re: OT What car or van do u drive?
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Originally posted by DonM:
1 Red Ryder BB gun, Christmas 1949
Interesting stuff, huh?

DonM
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WOW ..I always wanted one of those ...

Don... did you belong to the "Car of the Month Club" ???

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#143732 - 09/06/06 07:08 PM Re: OT What car or van do u drive?
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2001 PT Cruiser!


I'm amazed nobody's got one.

Great, practical (STYLISH) car - well really a minivan.
http://images.google.com.au/imgres?imgurl=http://www.cartalk.com/content/testdrives/Reviews/Images/PTcruiser5large.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.cartalk.com/content/testdrives/Reviews/c hrysler-pt-cruiser-2001.html&h=300&w=400&sz=34&hl=en&start=10&tbnid=8yr1JjxbyBXxQM:&tbnh=93&tbnw=124&prev=/images%3Fq%3D2001%2Bpt%2Bcruiser%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D%26safe%3Doff%26client% 3Dfirefox-a%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US fficial%26sa%3DN

Pretty much THAT one (with a chromed grill).
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#143733 - 09/07/06 05:06 AM Re: OT What car or van do u drive?
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never transport your keyboard in your vehicle without a cover or bag. One of my friends had his g1000 in the back of his kombi. He went to the gas station...the exit is a steep decline... I remember hearing a loud crashing sound. The g1000 ended up hitting the back seat... it got scratched but still worked. A good cover is a must for gigging musicians. I see his Tyros also has scratches at the back... So now he's gonna get a hard case for his T2. I hate keyboards getting scratched when being transported.. Kinda like being upset to find a new scratch on your car.

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#143734 - 09/07/06 11:19 AM Re: OT What car or van do u drive?
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I have a Nissan Xterra. On a bigger job, all seats folded down flat except for the driver seat. With that, I can easily fit a set of 4 Mackie speaker and stands, my Bose PAS plus the PA80 and a Yamaha P90.

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