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A bit O/T: What exactly is a Daily Driver?
We all seem to have a different description of what a daily driver should be. What does DD means to you?
For me a DD is a vehicle I can drive every day, no matter how far I am going. I do not have to think about fixing it, because it is relatively new, relativly solid, and relativly reliable. It has creature comforts for traffic, back roard and highway. If I need to go to the store, it's there. If I need to go 400 miles, it's there. It has space to haul my wife, my kid(s) and myself, and still have enough space for groceries or luggage for us to go on a short trip. It is presentable enough to go to a wedding, with a quick car wash. I should be able to drive my mother (or any older person) to bingo, church or whatever, without needing a stool or a winch to help them in. The key is on the board next to the door and when I need to go somewhere, I pick it up and go, no wondering or worrying and no pre-trip inspection for 10 mile dash. It shouldn't leak oil in my best friend's driveway. It shouldn't need oil every week. It shouldn't spew smoke of any kind. It should stay in it's own lane with little effort. I should be relaxed when I get to where I'm going. It should be pleasent to drive for 2 or more hours. Air conditioning would be nice and heat is a necessity. I shouldn't have to carry tools "Just in case". It shouldn't leak when it rains. It shouldn't be windy inside, when the windows are up.
Ask any one I LOVE my Sammy, but a DD it is not. My Ford Focus and Cherokee (also a kick-ass tow vehilce) are.