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Old 02-17-2012, 03:02 AM   #1
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Driving addiction (low mile junkies not welcome)

Whats up guys and girls, anybody here addicted to driving? I am talking about hopping in the car with no particular destination and driving anywhere and everywhere. For example, when I had my EP3 (2005 Civic Si) I purchased new with 60 miles (it was delivered/driven from another dealer since I requested a black one and the one I was at didnt have black) and after 6 years of ownership I managed to rack up 187K and then some on the odometer. Fast forward to the current time and day and I am now in a 2000 Miata (NB). Picked up the car with 52K back in November 2011 and 3 months later to this present day I am at 56K...thats 4K miles in about 3 months. I basically drive all over the Bay Area, from San Jose to San Francisco and everywhere in between. Cruise the major freeways (880, 680, 237, 101, etc). I am just addicted to driving, rowing through the gears, hearing the throaty exhaust note of my straight pipe axleback, tunes in the cabin ranging from Bone Thugs to Biggie...the whole motoring experience is what I live for. Even If I am not driving spiritedly on a curvy road, I am content driving up and down the freeway...its crazy I will go to San Jose from my home in Fremont to and fro about 4 times which is about 120 miles. Some of my friends think I am nuts and maybe I am but is there anyone else out there who does this? I live pretty conservatively (no drugs, expensive clothes, movies, eating out, etc.) so the money I have when all bills are paid goes to gas expenses/maintenance on my vehicle. Anyways if you are a driving whore and not no low mile junkie/treats your car like a garage queen that she is, holler and confess.
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Old 02-19-2012, 04:42 PM   #2
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I drive about 23/24k miles per year and love to drive. I frequently just go for a drive for fun. It's my only hobby since I sold my sport bike a few years ago.
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Old 02-19-2012, 05:39 PM   #3
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this car is meant to be driven; i don't get it why some people keep their miles low and all, i mean, there's nothing wrong with that to maintain a good resale value, but I think you shouldn't deprive yourself of a great driving experience with the GTI.
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Old 02-19-2012, 05:41 PM   #4
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i put about 18K on my first year. im up there i guess...
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Old 02-19-2012, 06:05 PM   #5
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I love driving for pleasure. Actually, in 80% of my free time (and by free time I mean all my friends are busy and I have nothing to do) I just hop in my car, cruise around, and bump some good music.

I'm always looking for interesting roads and try and get myself lost sometimes for the fun of it.

Plus it really helps me clear my head.
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Old 02-19-2012, 06:19 PM   #6
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10,000 km in 3 months. That's ~6,200 miles for you Imperials folk :P
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Old 02-19-2012, 06:52 PM   #7
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28k in one year. Would have been easily 30k if my car wasn't in the shop for two months following a small accident.
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Old 02-19-2012, 07:12 PM   #8
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2500km in two weeks lol. (I'm in sales)
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Old 02-19-2012, 07:46 PM   #9
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Did that today. Drove around in some B-roads up here in central jersey...having fun w/ my Tiguan 4-motion loaner..LoL...would revisit some of those roads w/ the GTI, just pure back road twisty fun..

I used to do it a lot more back then...

Oh and I racked up 5k in 3 months
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Old 02-19-2012, 10:25 PM   #10
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I'll put it for you this way, I drive 11 miles past dozens of stations to get gas.
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Old 02-19-2012, 10:40 PM   #11
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I'll put it for you this way, I drive 11 miles past dozens of stations to get gas.
I'm kind of forced to. I have a Sunoco business gas card so I have to go way out of my way to get gas at the closest Sunoco which is about 15 miles from me.

But I get what you'e saying
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Old 02-19-2012, 11:21 PM   #12
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I've had my car for 16 months and I just hit 45k miles, so almost 3k miles a month for me.
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Old 02-19-2012, 11:43 PM   #13
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I've had my car for 16 months and I just hit 45k miles, so almost 3k miles a month for me.
thats impressive!
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Old 02-20-2012, 01:25 PM   #14
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I've had my car for 16 months and I just hit 45k miles, so almost 3k miles a month for me.
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