BMW i
Forum for the BMW i3, i4 and i8
BMW i3 BMW i8
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

  BMW i Forums > BIMMERPOST Universal Forums > General Automotive (non-BMW) Talk + Photos/Videos

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      03-15-2019, 07:23 PM   #199
chenry
Major
395
Rep
1,161
Posts

Drives: Boston Whaler
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: SoCal

iTrader: (5)

Show off your extra beater car | here's mine....

Share your extra beater if you have one too.

Mine is a 2002 Mazda Protégé powered by a robust 2.0, normally aspirated 4 cyclinder producing a crazy strong 130HP. While the car is mechanically perfect it does have a few cosmetic flaws – two interior door handles have fallen off, the center stack (radio etc has gone out, it works but you can't tell what station you are on) the front passenger window is presently taped so as to not fall back down into the door, paint is peeling off and it has a dents and dings that have gone unrepaired.

I inherited the car from my Aunt a couple years back and it is a great grocery getter (doesn't matter where you park you don't even have to lock it), dog hauler, wheel, tire and parts fetcher and is the perfect car to teach a teen to drive in without fear of them damaging wheels, bumpers or fenders. I drive it about once a week locally around Huntington Beach it's the perfect incognito mobile no one pays any attention to you however merging into traffic has to be planned well in advance and regularly getting cut off is just par for the course.

We have affectionately named it the Mazdaratti (RoadKill) and I am very tempted to put an M badge on it.

So there's mine – share yours
Attached Images
  

Last edited by chenry; 03-15-2019 at 10:50 PM..
Appreciate 4
cfm56d7b1267.00
arkie6283.00
b92251.00
Nkc1220.00

      03-15-2019, 08:38 PM   #200
floridaorange
Lieutenant
floridaorange's Avatar
United_States
177
Rep
500
Posts

Drives: 2013 bmw 320i xdrive
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: orlando, fl

iTrader: (1)

I'd like a beater - but I'd want an old truck with a bit of a rat rod look mainly for the use of the bed for picking up plants and moving stuff. At any rate, that mazda is definitely a beater! How many miles on it?
__________________
Stage 2 BM3
Appreciate 0
      03-15-2019, 11:28 PM   #201
chenry
Major
395
Rep
1,161
Posts

Drives: Boston Whaler
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: SoCal

iTrader: (5)

Quote:
Originally Posted by floridaorange View Post
I'd like a beater - but I'd want an old truck with a bit of a rat rod look mainly for the use of the bed for picking up plants and moving stuff. At any rate, that mazda is definitely a beater! How many miles on it?
yes i agree truck would be ideal - 72k miles on the clock for the mazdaratti - she's ugly but solid
Appreciate 1
      03-16-2019, 01:25 AM   #202
cfm56d7b
Brigadier General
United_States
1267
Rep
3,752
Posts

Drives: 2017 440i Gran Coupe & 2015 X5
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Orange County, CA

iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by chenry View Post
Share your extra beater if you have one too.

Mine is a 2002 Mazda Protégé powered by a robust 2.0, normally aspirated 4 cyclinder producing a crazy strong 130HP. While the car is mechanically perfect it does have a few cosmetic flaws – two interior door handles have fallen off, the center stack (radio etc has gone out, it works but you can't tell what station you are on) the front passenger window is presently taped so as to not fall back down into the door, paint is peeling off and it has a dents and dings that have gone unrepaired.

I inherited the car from my Aunt a couple years back and it is a great grocery getter (doesn't matter where you park you don't even have to lock it), dog hauler, wheel, tire and parts fetcher and is the perfect car to teach a teen to drive in without fear of them damaging wheels, bumpers or fenders. I drive it about once a week locally around Huntington Beach it's the perfect incognito mobile no one pays any attention to you however merging into traffic has to be planned well in advance and regularly getting cut off is just par for the course.

We have affectionately named it the Mazdaratti (RoadKill) and I am very tempted to put an M badge on it.

So there's mine – share yours
Your car is perfect as long as it meets and exceeds the stated mission.
Appreciate 1
Efthreeoh4955.50

      03-16-2019, 01:41 AM   #203
outofphase
dad bod
outofphase's Avatar
United_States
265
Rep
322
Posts

Drives: 2015 335i xDrive
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: Chicago, IL

iTrader: (1)

I used to have an 89 CRX as a beater, rattle canned green and it ran like a champ. Bought if for $500, put about 20k miles on it, then sold it for $500.



My plan after moving into a house with a garage is to buy another <$1000 Honda to strip, build, turbo and likely blowup regularly. I love my 335i but I’m afraid to go BIG power because it’s currently my only car, not to mention if I blow the motor it’s a small fortune. If I blow a D16 I’m only out a few hundred bucks!

So that’s what I want — a beater racecar!
Appreciate 1
Humdizzle459.00

      03-16-2019, 01:42 AM   #204
3A53
Enlisted Member
84
Rep
37
Posts

Drives: F30 328i 6MT
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: USA

iTrader: (0)

99 Porsche 996 162k miles paid $7900

It's got an LSD that seems to still work, I might throw some snow tires on it and use it as my ski rig.

So far I've used an entire bottle of touch up paint on it.
Attached Images
 
Appreciate 2
jmg6367.00
Humdizzle459.00

      03-16-2019, 06:50 AM   #205
F3085258
Private
20
Rep
82
Posts

Drives: F30 340i Xdrive
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: Canada

iTrader: (0)

I have a couple beaters for drifting.

1996 Mustang GT. 140k miles. Rattle can black. Stripped interior. coil overs, poly bushings, panhard bar, hacked and weld front control arms for more steering lock, hydro hand brake, welded diff. This car is now for my 16 and 14 year olds to learn to drift in as I built a 2003 350Z drift car late last year. It has 110k miles, bought it needing a clutch, so upgraded to light weight fly wheel at same time as high performance clutch installed. Body has some previous low quality repairs to front and left quarter panel. BC coil overs, wise fab lock kit for 63 degrees steering angle, poly bushings, sway bars, tomei lsd with 4.10 gears, hydro hand brake, 6 point roll cage. I put twice into mods than what paid for car
Attached Images
      
Appreciate 0
      03-16-2019, 08:24 AM   #206
Mouse
Second Lieutenant
85
Rep
273
Posts

Drives: 2013F30 335i
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Cypress, TX

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by eatsleepboost View Post

I have almost always had 2 cars. Makes me enjoy my nice car a lot more when I get a chance to take it out. Probably will always own a toy car and a daily.
Same. Currently have an e53 4.4 with oe 4.8is front and rear bumpers and Corsa exhaust that replaced my C5 Z06. The looks I would get when people found out I daily’d a Z06 and weekend/nice day drove my garaged e30.(24v swap with procharger.)
__________________
13' F30 335i - BMS Intake -- VRSF DP -- VRSF CP -- VRSF 5" Stepped Intercooler -- Corsa Touring Catback -- JB4 -- H&R Springs -- Miro Flow Formed F25's
Appreciate 1
      03-16-2019, 01:03 PM   #207
agentorange
First Lieutenant
United_States
133
Rep
386
Posts

Drives: 328d
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: Desert SW

iTrader: (0)

2005 Xterra Off Road I bought new and see no reason to swap. Had the rad swapped for an aftermarket piece to avoid the Strawberry Milkshake of Death (SMOD). It's a blast off road and quicker on the street than you might imagine, especially round the curves. Thank you, Bilstein.

Trouble with running a small beater as a commuter car in this state are the prohibitive insurance rules and registration costs. You don't save a penny despite the better gas mileage.
Appreciate 1
      03-18-2019, 03:45 PM   #208
srey
First Lieutenant
srey's Avatar
138
Rep
325
Posts

Drives: 2007 E90 335i 6mt
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Idaho

iTrader: (0)

1995 F150 with 351 Windsor and 223k on the clock. I paid $1500 for it three years ago. Since then I replaced the water pump and the starter for $70 and $50 respectively. Other than that, it's just been the cost of gas (it gets 11 mpg). I'm extremely happy with it.

Appreciate 2
      03-19-2019, 05:28 AM   #209
BMW116D3
New Member
2
Rep
4
Posts

Drives: BMw 1 series
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: Lodon

iTrader: (0)

2008 Vaxhaul Corsa VXR

I owned a 2008 Vaxhaul Corsa VXR with mods on it such as a straight pipe and drilled disc brakes.

I was in the relam of car beating i would say probs could do 0-60 in around 6 seconds with the mods. Was very fast and LOUD.

Sold it after 11 months due to wanting somethign more practicle.

Currently i am driving my mum's 2004 toyota carolla vvt-i t spirit auto 5 door which cannot compare. It is more practicle though. surpisingly, the mpg is not that good. probs does about 35 mpg max.

I tried to upload some pics of the corsa but says file is too big .
Appreciate 1
      03-31-2019, 06:56 AM   #210
tcabill
Enlisted Member
tcabill's Avatar
United_States
11
Rep
45
Posts

Drives: 2012 535i M-Sport
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: San Diego, CA

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by jmg View Post
There is more to driving than just going fast.
No there isn't.
__________________
2012 535i M-Sport PWG, Wagner FMIC, VSRF no meow, chargepipe, Walbro 450 with custom fuel lines, MHD map e30 2+, JB4 (monitor and logging only now), xHP Stage 3, K&N drop-in, Paddleshift retrofit
Appreciate 0
      03-31-2019, 11:59 AM   #211
jmg
Major General
jmg's Avatar
United_States
6367
Rep
7,759
Posts

Drives: F80 M3 CS, I01 i3 REx LCI
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Orange County, CA

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by tcabill View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by jmg View Post
There is more to driving than just going fast.
No there isn't.
Yes there is.
__________________
F80 ///M3 CS - Lime Rock Grey Metallic - M Performance Exhaust | I01 i3 REx - LCI
Previous: F80 M3 | I01 i3 REx | F30 340i M Sport ZTR | F30 328i Sport | Audi B7 S4 25Quattro #33 of 250 | E21 320i

Appreciate 0
      03-31-2019, 07:40 PM   #212
purextc
New Member
United_States
5
Rep
23
Posts

Drives: 2019 330ix Alpine white Msport
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: minnesota

iTrader: (0)

I've got a beauty 1999 Toyota Camry.
Appreciate 0
      03-31-2019, 07:46 PM   #213
M Coupe
Private
M Coupe's Avatar
75
Rep
67
Posts

Drives: S54 M Coupe
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Woodlands, TX

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by Irma the imola red M4 View Post
I do not. I am in the mindframe that our time to enjoy this life is too precious to waste it driving a beater .. life is right now, enjoy every moment.
This is the right attitude all the time.

For work days and for long road trips - 2017 WRX.
For weekend shopping, errands, feel like a youngster again driving a manual, etc- 2003 M3 or 2007 S2000.
__________________
Current: 19 GT-R[]17 M2[]17 WRX[]14 T4R[]12 NV2500[]07 Exige S[]07 S2k[]05 M3[]03 M3[]02 MCoupe[]94 MR2T[]93 MR2 T[]92 MR2 T[]91 MR2 T[]95 SC400[]
Gone but not forgotten: 04 STI[]05 MR2 Spyder[]04 S2k[]03 IS300[]90 MR2[]
Appreciate 1
      04-01-2019, 05:18 PM   #214
Sy1616
Private First Class
93
Rep
180
Posts

Drives: 2013 BMW M5
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: SE PA

iTrader: (0)

2017 RAM 2500 is my daily beater.
Appreciate 0
      04-01-2019, 11:55 PM   #215
dailydrivens30
New Member
23
Rep
9
Posts

Drives: 73 240z , 09 335i
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Oakland, CA

iTrader: (0)

09 335i e93, daily, beater, project all in one.
Appreciate 1
      04-02-2019, 04:43 AM   #216
z33c
Private First Class
40
Rep
158
Posts

Drives: f80 signal green
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: 01040

iTrader: (1)

2010 corolla. and I can't call her a beater. she's just to good to be a beater. does her job every day no complaints. hauls the dogs. gets filthy and is fine all on her own! unlike any of the others. those can not be left alone, do not enjoy being dirty refuse to get wet and complain a lot. they also refuse to haul the dogs and be ate in. it almost seems like comparing 2 different classes of women. divas vs a cool ass chick. the divas are great to be seen with but what a bitch to own and keep. yet the cool ass chick is just down to ride and any time. aw car life.
Appreciate 2
      04-04-2019, 08:12 AM   #217
Wifeys335i
Private First Class
41
Rep
171
Posts

Drives: E90 335
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: South Florida

iTrader: (0)

Bmw is the garage queen and the tacoma pro 6speed is my daily beater.
Attached Images
  
Appreciate 1
      04-05-2019, 12:02 PM   #218
CosmosMpower
Brigadier General
CosmosMpower's Avatar
1649
Rep
3,432
Posts

Drives: F80, F87c, GT3
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Frisco, TX

iTrader: (1)

2010 Prius, best car ever. We drive it more than the M2C, M3 and GT3 combined. Gets 40 mpg even with a lead foot, lots of room and I never have to wash it.
__________________
I drive a Prius
Appreciate 0
      04-07-2019, 12:34 PM   #219
Afam28
User
United_States
32
Rep
110
Posts

Drives: 2008 BMW 135i M-sport
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: MD.

iTrader: (1)

I DD a 04 Toyota Solara...
Was labeled as a woman car after I bought it with 50k miles on it
After 200k miles more probably still labeled a woman's car but who cares...
It's got me from point A to B just fine and reliable. Still going strong till this day.
Keeping it as long as possible!
Appreciate 3
jmg6367.00

      04-08-2019, 10:22 AM   #220
jjasonSU
Private First Class
55
Rep
162
Posts

Drives: 650i, NSX
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: Dallas

iTrader: (0)

Hummer H3
Use it to drive to the office most days and haul stuff for my RE business[IMG]
View post on imgur.com
[/IMG]
Appreciate 1
Afam2831.50

Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:32 AM.




bmw
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST