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AntecK7
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I'm considering consolidating my vehicles, but have no idea if its a good idea, or if i really want to go though with it.

Currently I have

2003 Honda 600rr (Totaled/Rebuilt est value ~$1500)
2009 Suzuki V-Strom (Some scratches ~4000-5000)
2005 Honda CR-V (110k Light Hail Damage ~7k?)
2005 Pontiac GTO (67k ~13-14k?)

Just don't have the time to even drive them all, that being said, they are all generally slightly damaged sans the GTO. I generally feel like I've got all the bases covered with the above fleet, unless I had to tow something quite heavy.

Would you consolidate? I'm thinking one Car/Truck/SUV and possibly 1 bike. I might have about 25K if i sold them all and could probably put together an additional 10-15k.

7/6/2015 12:17:15 PM

Hiro
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vstrom... is that the liter bike?

Sell the CBR.
Sell the GTO
You're solid after that. You have your Car/SUV (turns into a truck when you hitch a trailer to the back, but how often do you really need a truck for truck work?)
Vstrom is the more utilitarian and cooler of the two bikes.

WIN

[Edited on July 6, 2015 at 1:19 PM. Reason : .]

7/6/2015 1:17:55 PM

sumfoo1
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I mean the truth is you probably pay more to insure the spare stuff than the mpg you'd save or anything like that from just having a bike and a suv/truck

7/6/2015 1:26:17 PM

AntecK7
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yea its a DL1000, good for touring and pretty comfortable... I would like to do about 1k worth of suspension work on it, think of it as a poor mans BMW 1200.

the new DL has ABS and traction control, both of which are lacking on mine... And for some reason with the DL I have a tendency to lock up the brakes, i've never had that before with the 600rr, i attribute it to fork dive, brake feel and mostly rider error.

GTO is a cool car, i remember when they came out I told myself I was going to buy one, so i did... Really enjoyed driving it, but it breaks all the fucking time, and frankly its not overly practical here in colorado.

CRV is a nice car, really do like it, and it meets my needs. Its a little anemic on the highways out here (5 speed manual is pushing 4k at 80MPH). It also doesn't have the oomph in the mountains, and finally I can't sleep in it (if i wanted to snowboard). I've thought about replacing this

7/6/2015 5:15:55 PM

BlackJesus
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Don't sell it if you love it.....you will just hate yourself and buy another eventually.

7/6/2015 5:39:57 PM

AntecK7
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Surprisingly after a certain amount of vehicles it seems like each one is only an extra 5 to 10 dollars a month for insurance. Figure you can't wreck all of them at once?

Partially what is bringing this up is the CRV, 600rr and GTO all need new shoes, or will shortly, so I'm looking at about 2k worth of tires.

7/6/2015 6:21:14 PM

sumfoo1
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sell all the cars get a 2007 subaru outback xt with a manual. swap a 20g onto it and build a solid fuel system with a big top mounted intercooler and run circles around the goat... with awd and snow capability and a decent tow capacity.

7/7/2015 7:14:48 AM

TKE-Teg
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^FTW.

What's anemic about the CRV's engine turning 4k rpm at 80 mph? I'm sure it is anemic but short gearing has nothing to do with that

7/7/2015 8:16:37 AM

AntecK7
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Okay, lets just say fucking really annoyingly loud/buzzy. Its just not happy driving at 80-85 mpg. its not in the zone so to say.

^^ while that sounds great, getting rid of all of the cars for something custom/potentially reliable as mud is not what i'm looking for.

7/7/2015 10:45:11 AM

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Quote :
"something custom/potentially reliable as mud is not what i'm looking for"


How reliable is mud exactly?

Like what are we expecting from mud? Where does it even have the option to be unreliable?

7/7/2015 11:27:51 AM

BlackJesus
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If you think your GTO is cool, imagine how cool it'll be with a stroked ls3, nice heads, big cam, and some nice fat drag radials.

7/7/2015 2:09:08 PM

sumfoo1
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sadly the xt wagon i described would also run 11s...

Mine was actually pretty reliable until it developed a completely un-related to performance short from its custom radio install

7/7/2015 4:36:05 PM

beatsunc
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do you want to go off road on a bike?

if yes: keep vstrom and sell 600rr. get a cheap dual sport for off road (newer CRF250L perhaps) and use vstrom for on road.

if no: sell both and get a decent sport touring bike with traction control and ABS

7/7/2015 6:24:21 PM

AntecK7
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My thing about buying a new car or even dropping 20-30k into a car (I'm sure the outback noted above would be 20-25k easy once all done) is that I could buy something new for a bit more, and if i wait a few years i could probably be in something that drives itself.

I keep thining about selling the rr, but with the salvage title it just isn't worth much, so i don't really know if it pays to sell it for so little money, as its in great shape, and rides perfect.

7/8/2015 9:14:25 AM

smoothcrim
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make the 600rr a track bike, even though miller and LVMS are about your only close options.
sell the cars and get a truck with better ground clearance and sleeping space. chevy colorado will have a diesel later this year and the ram eco diesel is a good option too.

you could always get a wagon with lay flat back seats like a volvo v70 or the airbag audi wagons.

7/8/2015 1:58:11 PM

Str8BacardiL
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I am married with no kids, 4 vehicles in driveway.

2011 Accord EX-L V6 60k miles (owe 10k)
2007 Tahoe LTZ 127k miles (owe $5500)
2002 Yukon SLT 190k miles
1998 Jeep Wrangler Sport 144k miles

The Tahoe is my wife's daily driver, no way she lets that go.

I want to sell the accord. I really only drive it for work (real estate) & its pretty rare a client actually wants to ride with me anymore, usually they would rather just meet at the houses. The Honda is fun to drive, practical, reliable, professional, and all that....but I could sell it and pay my wife's car off and have 3 cars left with no loans. My wife of course thinks this would be a bad move since its the newest, most reliable car with have with good MPG. While this seems like responsible logic on one hand, I can always go out and buy another car with a damn loan. I feel like out of the remaining 3 odds are pretty good two wont be down at once.

What makes this even more of a clusterfuck is we don't have a garage and live in a heavily wooded neighborhood with trees that drop stuff all over my driveway. Any car that is not driven and washed pretty regularly looks like its been abandoned. I hate seeing my Honda sitting at the end of the driveway covered in sticks, tree sap, dirt and shit because I have not driven it.

While writing this post I realize I have pretty much talked myself in to selling the Honda. It deserves a better home.

7/12/2015 12:54:11 AM

Hiro
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^

My girlfriend and I have the following:

1) '03 VW Beetle Convertible (Hers)
2) '92 Suzuki GS500E (Hers)
3) '95 Jeep Wrangler (Ours)
4) '05 Corvette (Mine)
5) '08 BMW R1200R (mine)

I can see letting the Beetle go for something more fuel efficient for her to drive. She doesn't even bother with the convertible feature anymore, the only pro going for it really. So other than trading that car out, I think we've got all the vehicles we need and want. Jeep is sort of our mini truck and is good for what we would even need a "truck" for.

I do want to build something, and I'm thinking maybe I'll build my own Jeep YJ from the frame up in a year or so. Our YJ is nice and practically factory. I don't feel like modifying it at all, but I'm finding myself attracted to all terrain vehicles where you can give 0 fucks and have a blast. So maybe another YJ added on to the list later. If I find that she drives the YJ more than her beetle, I may convince her to just sell the bug.

7/13/2015 3:24:07 PM

TKE-Teg
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^^I can't imagine why you'd need more than 2 SUVs. I'd keep the Accord and sell the Tahoe.

And/or take some of that money and buy/build a carport!

[Edited on July 14, 2015 at 10:10 AM. Reason : Tahoe, not Yukon]

7/14/2015 10:07:03 AM

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"The Tahoe is my wife's daily driver, no way she lets that go. "

7/14/2015 11:13:27 AM

TKE-Teg
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Meh, I was right the first time (before editing). Confused the two vehicles.

7/14/2015 12:50:37 PM

Str8BacardiL
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I am trying to convince my mother in law to buy the accord that way I can still get visitation. Not sure if she can get a loan though.

7/14/2015 1:17:37 PM

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