New Job so New DD

Discussion in 'The Coffee Shop ~ Chit Chat' started by ChromeSilver02, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. ChromeSilver02

    ChromeSilver02 Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts

    Well guys and gals, I brought myself to buy a car. Due to the lovely gas prices and my new commute to my new engineering job in Charlotte, about a 54 miles round trip, I decided to buy a "new to me" 2001 Honda Civic, has alittle more than 71 K miles. I want to say it was driven by an older lady, so its not really a babe magnet but its in good condition other than a few paint scratches and dings. No worries I still have my Silverado, it is just parked for the weekdays now until the weekend. So far painted the steelies from black rust to black, and took some unnecessary things off the car. So the next mod will be tint and then drive :glasses:Oh btw I get 36 mpg :mdr:[​IMG]Before[​IMG]After[​IMG]
  2. Red Z71 Max

    Red Z71 Max Rockstar 4 Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    Its amazing what a little spray paint can do to spruce up a slightly used vehicle. With the gas prices the way they are, I think alot of people will be down sizing for something a little more fuel economical. I hope the new ride serves you well and good luck with the new job!!!!!!:great:
  3. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    You have my congratulations on the new job and my condolences on the new commute. 36mpg is nothing to sneer at; mpg is what little Japanese cars are truly good at. (Recall the gas crunch of the 70's is where the Japanese first made in-roads into our car market? ;) )
  4. Coach24

    Coach24 Rockstar 3 Years 5000 Posts

    Congrats on the new employment opportunity. I have been oiling up the chain on my Schwinn and trying to figure out how to make it work. I finally figured what the pedals are for and how they turn. My thoughts are that this will save a huge amount of fuel cost if I can remember ho to balance and pedal at the same time.
    All kidding aside , it seems that it will not get better anytime soon. Sadly.
  5. Dirty Dog

    Dirty Dog Member 2 Years 500 Posts ROTM Winner

    Congrats on your new job, and i think your car as well, make sure you hug your truck when you get home at night, as i am sure it will not understand this new weekday parked thing......
  6. ChromeSilver02

    ChromeSilver02 Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts

    Thanks Red, but you are right the night and day difference with the rims just from some spray paint. But fuel economy and wear & tear from traveling into Charlotte were my main reasons for the car. So I hope this car can last me awhile and hopefully I wont have to throw money at it other than regular maintenance lol

    Thanks Surreal, unfortunately I was not even a thought back in the 70's for that gas crunch, but I wish I could be driving a big V8 and not have to worry about gas economy and prices. But since I have the truck parked for I'll be itching to take it for a drive, maybe another Central NC get together sometime this summer?

    Haha Coach you crack me up, maybe you'll remember how to ride that thing, if not you'll spending that money you saved on doctor bills lol. And sadly I agree I dont see it getting better either.

    Thanks DD and yes you are right, I dont think she is use to be sitting on the weekdays, but I have already gave attention to her, washing the pollen and tree stuff off when I get home in the evenings. But the weekends comes around you'll find me back in my chevy :happy:
  7. SupplySgt

    SupplySgt Rockstar 4 Years 500 Posts

    I had an 01 Monte Carlo that got 33mpg with a V6. But it had some electrical gremlins so I sold it and started driving the truck again after getting the transmission replaced. I only drive 50-60 miles a week though right now so it really didn't raise my fuel costs much and opened up room for my next project (lack of a project has been driving me nuts). My next project will probably end up being pretty efficient (as long as I can resist stomping the gas pedal) as it will be a turbocharged 3800 in RWD form :D. Congrats on the job though.
  8. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    We surely can do it. The last one was very local and, as a result, very informal. We can plan ahead for the next one and try to slot it on a weekend so that more can make it.
  9. Congrats on the new job! i also just bought a little commuter or dd for myself
  10. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan The Sheriff Staff Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    congrats on the new job, there's a lot of that going around!

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