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View Poll Results: Is your Thunderbird or Cougar your beater?
It's just my beater 5 8.20%
NOT my beater! 23 37.70%
Daily Driver NOT a beater 33 54.10%
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post #61 of 80 (permalink) Old 08-24-2014, 11:38 AM
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But hey I wouldn't want to use mine for ~100mi commute everyday.
At my last job, I'd do a 150mi commute round trip in my Bird about once a week. Glad I don't work there anymore. My new commute to my current work is 50mi round trip. That one I'll get back to doing daily in my Bird once she's up and running again .

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post #63 of 80 (permalink) Old 09-04-2014, 12:13 AM
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In that case, all of my cars are beaters. They dont get abused or driven hard, but I also dont polish my cars and keep them garaged like a trophy...
What I meant by owners making them that way is by not taking care of them. As in repairs are needed and they don't do them. They let them rust, fall apart, bald tires, etc. That's how I define beater (a POS basically).

I see the original definition of beater (whoops I didn't click the link in the first post) was just meant as a daily driver not a show queen. If that's the case then I have a beater, it's a 2013 model car LOL. My T-Bird is tucked away in the garage

I drive my bird 3-4 days a week, usually for spirited driving, but I put it away when the snow comes.

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Beater = car you don't care if it disappears one day, other than not having it as transportation and losing whatever the vehicle's worth is. All modified cars are beaters in one way or another, they're never finished.

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For me my 1995 Thunderbird w/ the 4.6 was my very first car. It was my get away and my first form of real FREEDOM! That being said this car will never be considered a beater to me. Over the years since owning my bird i have learned alot! I hold a bond with it now that im sure many of my fellow TCCOA members could relate to. My vehical has many stories that come with it, whether good or bad memories its something that i will always remember, i can never forget the many things and places her and i went. I have pride in saying i own a Ford Thunderbird. Its such an Iconic vehicle if you look back through many years of NASCAR! I love my car, and no amount of money could take it away from me.

Just here trying to GO FASTER in my Thunderbird!
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I get a kick out of that whenever I see that piece of wood in there "filling in the space"..

Where's all that insulation everyone is always talking about that is supposed to be in there?





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Mines definitely not my beater(: Daily Driven(:
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Is your Thunderbird or Cougar your beater?






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My Thunderbird was my daily driver, definitely not a beater. 4yrs ago it became a summer car/garage queen (with a near miss when it was totalled - nearly scrapped, and then rebuilt).

It'll be interesting to see what others say nearly 3 yrs since the thread started.

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My Tbird is my daily driver. I just replace parts on it, and keep it looking and running pretty good. Paint isn't perfect and has some wear and tear on it.
The Cougar gets garaged in the winter, still looks new and still has new car smell. I have future plans for it (TR3650) and keep it detailed pretty much all the time.

I got my Cougar first and never had plans to get another MN12.... Sooooo then I saw a tbird for sale for a very low price; I jumped on it because I needed a winter car. My Tbird has turned out to be a very reliable, nice car and I try to keep everything running and working like when it left the factory.

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Mine is a three season car. I will drive it as long as there isn't snow/salt on the ground. Rain doesn't bother me or it, but I don't want it to start rusting, as it has none thus far.

In the snow season, I have a beat up 4runner that does what I need.

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My car sits in the garage most every day. Owned almost 12 years and put 30,000 miles on it.

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Well I've beaten various parts of it with a hammer quite a bit recently, so yes?
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post #75 of 80 (permalink) Old 01-18-2017, 03:46 PM
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Lol.

All my cars are Daily Drivers; I have ones I take better care of, tho.

I haven't fucked them up yet.

I too have used a hammer as a body adjustment tool. Recently...

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It'll be interesting to see what others say nearly 3 yrs since the thread started.
I thought so too Andy..

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Greetings to you too Rayo. I miss driving my Bird as a daily car. I just bought one of these as a daily driver. A Volvo S60 2.0 turbo. Goes like a rocket, and better mpg than the Bird - just.
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Andy, what do you pay for ~93 Octane gas over there?

Just curious.

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Normal gas is currently about £1.18/litre which is £5.37/uk-gallon, which converts to approximately $6.62. Bargain!

What are you paying in TN??

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Normal gas is currently about £1.18/litre which is £5.37/uk-gallon, which converts to approximately $6.62. Bargain!

What are you paying in TN??
The Cougar is sitting while I work to get a new set of brakes in the front.

The Dakota takes premium due to my running the timing "hot" on it; I just did $2.649/gallon for 93 US octane in Louisiana, not Tennessee.

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