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View Poll Results: Is Your Sky a "Working Sky" or a "Toy" ..
Daily Driver *"Working Sky" 33 45.83%
Toy Car 39 54.17%
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Old 12-30-2012, 11:01 AM   #31 (permalink)
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My sky and my pickup are both toys. The real worker is my Montero, but that sits in airport parking garages most of the time. The real daily drivers are commercial airlines and rental cars all over the country... I spent a year in Chevy cruzes and mazda 3s mostly, now I keep getting Ford Edges.

I'm single with no kids, and for the 2 weeks or so I was driving the sky daily (out of pure enjoyment) I was very surprised at what you take for granted having room to just toss something in the back or just taking a christmas gift with you to a house party. For that matter I enjoy driving the sky and truck the most on weekends because I don't get pushed into being the DD downtown or elsewhere when I can't fit more than one passenger in each.
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Old 12-30-2012, 11:16 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Think I'll just say I drive my Sky as often as warm sunny weather allows and the top can stay stowed.
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Old 12-30-2012, 11:41 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Old 12-31-2012, 10:43 AM   #34 (permalink)
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I just drive it whenever I feel like it. Rain, snow, sunshine, it doesn't matter.
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Old 12-31-2012, 12:02 PM   #35 (permalink)
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I have to drive for a living. So I like to at least have some fun doing it.
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Old 12-31-2012, 12:30 PM   #36 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Rob the Elder View Post
But tell the truth, if you had enough resources so you could choose from among multiple modes of transport would you not take advantage of that ability to choose.
You might just be taking this poll too seriously, but I agree that a clarification would be that you distinguish between pleasure only use and at least part time work use.

I use mine whenever it suits me, which means a lot of driving to work when the sun is out and the car is enjoyable to drive. If it snows or is pissing rain, I wouldn't enjoy driving a sports car (neither the Solstice nor any of the other cars I have - see list below) so I drive the wife's minivan. Ditto for when I need to haul stuff, but with the caveat that I do press the sports cars into service for anything they can handle. The Lamborghini has ferried sacks of steer manure, the Jensen Interceptor has come home with (IIRC) 18 potted Rhododendrons from a plant sale, and the MGC has hosted multiple cases of wine for the cellar, as has the Solstice.

So no, my Solstice isn't a 'garage queen', it gets used whenever I feel like it.
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Old 12-31-2012, 01:50 PM   #37 (permalink)
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My Daily Driver...The only time I don't drive my Sky is when we have a Family outing...Most the time it's just me and the Sky!!
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Old 12-31-2012, 08:21 PM   #38 (permalink)
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Old 12-31-2012, 10:35 PM   #39 (permalink)
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I bought the sky because i rolled my toy/dd its an 03 jeep tj that left me with an 08 yamaha r6 and a 73 mg midget to dd while i rebuilt the tj in my garage my neck was so stiff i coldnt ride the r6 im 6'1" 240lbs the mg got traded in for the sky to dd but the jeeps done now so i only dive it when weather is nice
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Old 12-31-2012, 10:50 PM   #40 (permalink)
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so i only dive it when weather is nice
I wouldn't want to dive mine even if the weather was nice. It's not that water proof.
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Old 01-01-2013, 12:35 AM   #41 (permalink)
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I consider mine a toy. Mainly because I have to have a second car to drive in the winter. This car will be a daily driver in the summer time. I'm already kicking myself for not living down south!! I want my car out of the garage!!!!!
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Old 01-01-2013, 05:32 PM   #42 (permalink)
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Mine was a DD in Pensacola, mainly because I lived less than 3 miles from work. It's a DD here in Washington at least until I get the rest of my stuff up here from Florida. I would probably be driving my '93 F-150 a lot more often if it was here with me, at least this time of year.
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Old 01-04-2013, 11:08 PM   #43 (permalink)
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Now I am not daily driver, just week end driver. not toy.
Fortunately my place is no snowing I can drive all year round.
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I have (2) cars that are for the most part DD . I have a Co. supplied work truck that comes home W/me & parked. My 03 PT and my 08 Solstice are both Show and Go cars. They sit outside year round in MD .Each one sees at least driving 3 days a week . Solstice has 25,+miles and PT has 118,+ W/ NOS . They are both my Every day Toys .
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Old 01-06-2013, 11:36 AM   #45 (permalink)
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Daily Driver for me to get to work...
But we do have a family car that gets used for "family" things of course
Qualifies as the wife's car... but then she works from home.

Sky is averaging 10,000 miles a year
Family Car, about 5,000
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