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      08-23-2019, 03:12 PM   #265
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Whew, I disagree. Driving a car like that makes the commute tolerable, for me. I mean, I used to drive a manual 911 in Los Angeles every day! It must be some kind of personality thing. I'd rather sit in stop and go traffic with a manual, because it gives me something to do, rather than being bored to tears, and finally getting off that highway to find even a single fun turn makes it worth it.
Honestly, risk of damage and cost of maintenance also factor into the low desire to commute the 135i. 30 miles of 50mph traffic isn't any more fun to me in a sports car since I can't go fast.

If I work a half day though, I'll take the 135 in sometimes.
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Question guys. I'm about to get a used honda civic with 150k miles as a commuter to work, 34 miles one way. What kind of insurance coverage do you guys put on your "beater" car?
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      08-24-2019, 06:57 AM   #267
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Question guys. I'm about to get a used honda civic with 150k miles as a commuter to work, 34 miles one way. What kind of insurance coverage do you guys put on your "beater" car?
Considering the cost of damage to your car is just a small part of comprehensive insurance. Obviously your car doesn't have a high value so minimal insurance coverage would be needed. However you will still want a healthy limit for covering injury, property, uninsured motorist, etc
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Question guys. I'm about to get a used honda civic with 150k miles as a commuter to work, 34 miles one way. What kind of insurance coverage do you guys put on your "beater" car?
Considering the cost of damage to your car is just a small part of comprehensive insurance. Obviously your car doesn't have a high value so minimal insurance coverage would be needed. However you will still want a healthy limit for covering injury, property, uninsured motorist, etc


Thank you for the advice
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      08-25-2019, 01:15 AM   #269
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I do. My beater car is a 2019 Hyundai Ioniq. I drive 90 miles per day, back and forth to work so owning a 60MPG car makes sense.
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      08-25-2019, 03:53 AM   #270
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Sorry, I don't have a daily beater car. Just my ol' sled.
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Just donated my beater to charity. 1999 Mercedes E320 with 245k miles. It was a solid ride for my oldest when in high school and when home from college. Served us well and still drove smoothly at 70 mph on the highway. Great for an airport car as well. Kids have there own cars now and she needed some work, so it was a good time to let her go to someone who could make better use.
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      08-25-2019, 09:28 PM   #272
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Always amazed at how many people value of their cars over their enjoyment of daily life.
For me the beater is a 2002 E55 (350/380), enough to put a big grin on my face every day and all day long.

The reason I don't drive the X5M or the 911 Turbo daily is 'coz then there's nothing special for days when you want something special
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      08-25-2019, 10:12 PM   #273
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      08-25-2019, 10:54 PM   #274
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      08-26-2019, 12:56 AM   #275
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My beater car is the i8. The E30 325i is my Summerqueen. Wifey drives the Pampers-Bomber 520d Touring.
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My 2002 Ford F250 Supercab 4x4 Longbed 7.3L Turbo Diesel is my beater.

Faded paint work and lots of dents/dings (not by me, it came that way). I can drive/park it anywhere and haul anything in or with it w/o concern for its physical appearance.
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      09-12-2019, 06:25 AM   #279
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Yes & I rarely drive it b/c I daily my Hellcat. It's a 2004 TL with damage to qtr panel. I added a Thor's hammer decal to the damaged area
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Yes & I rarely drive it b/c I daily my Hellcat. It's a 2004 TL with damage to qtr panel. I added a Thor's hammer decal to the damaged area
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Most of the time, I enjoy driving my 135i more than my truck, but my truck : Rides Better. Requires less effort. Fits more people. Hauls shit. Is cheaper to operate.

I have a 30 mile commute. It doesn't make sense to drive a RWD turbo coupe 365 days of the year.
Whew, I disagree. Driving a car like that makes the commute tolerable, for me. I mean, I used to drive a manual 911 in Los Angeles every day! It must be some kind of personality thing. I'd rather sit in stop and go traffic with a manual, because it gives me something to do, rather than being bored to tears, and finally getting off that highway to find even a single fun turn makes it worth it.
Yep. There's nothing mundane about driving a great car in a traffic jam. Cars are made to be driven in all types of driving. What is mundane is thinking one's commute is somehow "not good enough" for a car. An absurd idea.

Think less about how to live and live more.
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Honda Pilot is my beater. I like the space, but I'd rather have a sporty wagon.
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So there is actually more of a chance to get more hp out of a 330 then a 335 in my opinion
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      09-19-2019, 02:10 PM   #285
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