Last post on Dec 02, 2011 at 1:24 PM
You are in the Classic Cars
What is this discussion about?
Coupe, Convertible, Sedan
#556 of 560 Re: Car necessities for a daily driver [astphard]
Jun 20, 2011 (12:49 pm)
For me the absolute requirement is lap and shoulder belts, followed by good brakes, which probably means disc brakes, which means power brakes. I'd want 0-60 under 15 sec more because I wouldn't be interested in a slower car.
#557 of 560 Re: Car necessities for a daily driver [astphard]
Jun 20, 2011 (2:07 pm)
Other than on a few oddities, ABS and airbag limits you to the mid 80s at the oldest. Otherwise, you can find some 60s cars that meet most of that, or can with little effort.
#558 of 560 Re: Car necessities for a daily driver [Mr_Shiftright]
Jun 20, 2011 (4:03 pm)
Thanks for the feedback. I'm still considering what classic car(s) might work for me. Since I live in southern Louisiana, I'm guessing that would qualify for extreme heat. I'm partial to the styling of early 50s cars, but in reading some of the threads today the steering definitely became a discussion point.
Anyway, I'm just trying to figure out how old of a car I should realistically start looking at. And it's not that I need ABS or airbags, I just didn't know if car experts felt that they should really be there if one was driving a car daily. And I'm definitely a checkbook mechanic, though I wouldn't mind learning to be more hands-on. Just haven't had the opportunity (or the guts).
Dec 02, 2011 (1:24 pm)
A freelance writer is working on a story about roadside emergency kits for an insurance company magazine. She’s looking for a good, personal example of why you need an emergency kit in your car -- or about that time you really you wish you'd had one. If you’d like to be interviewed, please send a brief overview of your story to Jenny at atfrostyshousegmail.com by 12/10/11.