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 No.46175

Does any of you, Wizards, enjoy a good night drive, roaming around the city and bonding with your automobile?
I have an access to a car, but being well into my 30's, I don't really see the car as anything but a money sink and a way to get to place B reliably. Being a shut-in, I drive maybe once a month.
I'd like to change that, but that would require me to get a garage, because my parents cut me off, and I can't go for a ride without begging them to move their car. I'm a pushover, so that's not happening. I've been thinking of getting a Full HD camera, and maybe making music videos for vaporwave mixtapes, just so I have an illusion of doing something productive by burning gas.
What do you guys think?

 No.46176

>>46175
You could become a pizza delivery guy or work for uber eats so you can make money while you drive.

 No.46177

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>>46176
This is solid advice, same goes for night time security gigs… Unfortunately, from what I've read, it's a strictly "extra beer money" thing in here.
You wouldn't be able to afford even keeping this line of work for a long time. Daytime deliveries, scratch that, postman and parcel services jobs are taken over by immigrants. It's over.

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>>46175
> I've been thinking of getting a Full HD camera, and maybe making music videos for vaporwave mixtapes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCWf9_V5Cz8

I was thinking about doing music reviews during rides but I'm too much of a shut-in for that. Area around my place is boring so I don't find looking around fun.

>>46177
>uber
>extra beer money
ukrainians in my city are renting cars to drive in uber, and they still find it profitable.

>parcel services jobs

Try industrial ones. The ones that do heavy transport with EUR-pallet.

 No.46183

>>46182
Yeah, Ukrainians maybe, I would probably find it profitable to Uber in Germany/Norway too.

 No.48505

4 wheels bad, 2 wheels good.

 No.48524

>>46183
there is no Uber in Germany

 No.50994


 No.50995

I enjoy being a passenger. I have to take the bus home from work and enjoy that immensely. My mother wants me to get a car of my own. But than I will miss my bus! I'm too focused when driving It's no fun at all

 No.51041

>>50995
I tell people I get chauffered by a german vehicle. Technically true as my bus is made by Mercedes Benz.

 No.53060

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How I dearly wish I had a comfy old civic. Night drives are the best.

 No.53191

Get me a BENTLEY.

 No.54559

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Anyone know of any good guides to rice or JDMize a Honda or Toyota? Also what are your thoughts on vans? They seem to be associated with wizardly things.

 No.55981

yeah i enjoy riding my car to some nice music, unfortunately i have a cuck car which is boring to drive

 No.55984

I would love to do that, but I don't have a car right now. Maybe in 2 or 3 years.

 No.58784

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about 3 months ago I bought a white 88 corvette, used to have a blacked out crown vic I used to love going out cruising on it but got rear-ended by a drunk driver at a red light one night, used the insurance payoff to buy the corvette. Its a fun but it sat in an old lady's garage for 20 years after her husband died was able to drive it around until last week when it developed a gas leak around the injectors, currently have the intake and fuel injection system in pieces waiting for parts to arrive.
miss going out driving aimlessly at night.
lots more work to be done to it before I can take longer trips but I find it pretty relaxing to work on it.

 No.58785

>>58784
is it easy to find parts for it? old cars are scaring me, because of high prices on old parts that are no longer being made. I guess that's the case with BMW's but not the American cars in the USA?

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>>58785
thats one good thing about GM cars, most of the important parts are shared with camaros and firebirds from the same era.
I actually just bought a camaro delete kit for the cold start injector since all 3 cars share the same engine and fuel system.
also corvettes have quite a bit of a fanbase so there's good aftermarket parts available.
really depends on what car you get and how big of a following it has, more enthusiasts means more parts.
also the more common the car was when it sold the higher chance of finding parts. id recommend buying American cars if you are in America or European cars if you are in Europe it can get expensive to import old parts.

 No.58942

>>58797
>>58784
Wow that looks clean, very nice. How much did you pay for it? I just checked local listings for pre-LT1 C4's and these things are so expensive compared to a couple years ago, what in the world.
>used to have a blacked out crown vic
Also neat. I have an 08 (non P71, so no dual exhaust and a 2.73 rear end) but it's still a very enjoyable car to drive. Fun enough to powerslide around corners but tame enough to feel safe enough doing it. I did have an 86 CV but I also lost that in a crash, I really do miss it.
Speaking of 80's sports cars, I do have an 87 mustang that is almost close to being 100% complete and driveable. It's really been a lot more of a project than I anticipated, but I don't regret it.

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>>58942
Car postin'

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>>58942
prices have risen like crazy the past year or so, I bought mine for 5500 and could easily sell for 7-8k now.
I had an 08 P71 to be honest I do miss it sometimes, especially the reliability and how roomy it was. not that the corvette has left me stranded but there's a 20 year gap in age. been thinking about buying another p71 for a beater daily and keep the corvette as a weekend driver. right now the corvette is also my daily but I work from home so its not a big deal.
foxbodies are pretty cool too. if you are looking into C4 avoid the 84 models, the 89 models are the best of the early c4 models since it has the original interior, L98 motor and manual transmission was changed from doug nash 4+3 to actual 6 speed transmission. most bugs were also iron out that year.
later models facelift body styling, the LT1 motor, which makes more HP but has issues with optispark and an updated 90s GM interior.

 No.59390

I'm 25 and don't have a drivers license

 No.59392

>>59390
parents made me get mine when i was 16. i dont even live in that state anymore but twice i've renewed it online and they just ship it to me in another state with a different state listed as my address on that state license… really funny. i just use it as a form of id



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