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Old 11-21-2009, 05:40 PM
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I've got a 2001 New Beetle. With the back seat down, it's a perfect fit for my 4-pc (w/24" kick) plus hardware and cymbal bags.

However, I recently have discovered that the Turbo Beetle with the 1.8T engine, like I have, has a horrible problem with sludge buildup that (sooner than later it seems!) kills the engine, and that my car is running on borrowed time! So, first thing next year, I will be trading in the Beetle for whatever I can get before it dies, and shopping around for a replacement.

I'm thinking seriously about the Nissan Cube. Anyone got one of them?
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Old 11-21-2009, 09:47 PM
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2000 Chevy Silverado extended cab 4x4. All of my kit fits in the back seat area. Stands and pedal go under the seat, cymbal bag goes on the floor on edge behind the drivers seat, drums on the seat. I make my bass player ride in the bed and carry my gear!
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Old 11-23-2009, 04:03 AM
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my ruassian slave boy moves my drums for me
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Old 11-23-2009, 11:50 AM
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My dads Range Rover Sport :)
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Old 11-23-2009, 12:02 PM
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My dads Range Rover Sport :)
This is going to sound stupid and irrelevant.

I'm from Gravesend originally. I just looked at your Myspace and saw that your next gig is at the Red Lion. All I can say is that I know it (far too...) well and good luck with that...!
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Old 11-23-2009, 12:21 PM
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Dodge Grandcaravan.

Can fit a whole kit with room left over.

Really, I can't imagine being a drummer without a mini-van (unless you go all out on a full size van).
Full size fans are great when my pop and I haul out the entire PA (2 single 18" sub cabs, 2 single 15" kick bins, a pair of 15" 2-way mid-and-high cabs, 250lb amp rack, etc, etc) and my mid-sized drum set, but for the drum set alone a Station wagon is perfect, or as the trendy car mfgs. call them now, hatch-backs.
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Old 11-23-2009, 01:41 PM
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lol

i have a 4 piece
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Old 11-24-2009, 12:17 AM
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I used to have a 4 door Chevy Blazer that was perfect. I'd fold the two back seats down and it was almost as big as a pick up truck bed. Now...I drive a 4 door import. I do miss my Blazer.
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Old 11-24-2009, 12:57 AM
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1994 Buick Roadmaster station-wagon.
It leaks more oil than the Exxon Valdez, but I'd buy another one tomorrow if they were still made.
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Old 11-26-2009, 04:33 AM
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I use a 2003 Honda Element... It's not only big enough to haul my drum kit without any trouble, I can actually haul all of my band's gear in it. Makes gigs really easy.


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Old 12-09-2009, 08:14 PM
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I'd downsize to a 2 piece kit if I could afford this!
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Old 12-09-2009, 10:07 PM
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I use a Honda CRV to carry my kit for gigs. Tons of load space and 4x4 to get me down off my hill. For my practice set up I use my Subaru 350HP Prodrive Legacy. That gets me to the pub real fast after rehearsal!
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Old 12-09-2009, 10:13 PM
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1994 Buick Roadmaster station-wagon.
It leaks more oil than the Exxon Valdez, but I'd buy another one tomorrow if they were still made.
Those Buick Roadmasters ride like Cadillac's also. Fix that oil problem.

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Old 12-23-2009, 10:08 PM
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I drive a "lovely" 2003 Chevy Cavalier, 2 door 5spd. I could SQUEEZE in two people, either my 5 pc Pacific beaters or the 4 pc Superstars (when I owned them) which had a 24" kick and hardware for 4 cymbals plus hats, 2x10 bass cab, bass head, two basses. The passenger has to sit in the back but otherwise it's a nice cozy fit.
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Old 12-23-2009, 10:50 PM
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My car sucks. That's only because i don't have one. I might be forced into the embarrasing position of having to get my parents to drive me to rehersals and shows if i can't get some insurance sorted on my mum's ford fiesta 2001 mark VI. We got it new for really rather cheap b/c they were just about to introduce the 2002 mark VII. I sure wish we'd just paid out a little more for 5 doors though.
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Old 12-24-2009, 12:24 AM
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I love driving a 5 speed so it would be killer if I could get something that comes with a manual transmission. Also im looking for a used vehicle, nothing new and expensive.
Oh, and as always, good fuel economy is a HUGE plus.
Just got a 2010 Mazda 3 hatch and it covers all the bases for what you're looking for. Sporty, decent fuel economy, 6 speed manual, and enough room to fit a 5 piece with a 22" BD with the seats folded down and have room for a passenger. I'd put it up against a VW GTI which costs about 5 grand more. I also had the last model which was built from 2004-2009 and that did pretty much everything the new one does with a little less grunt and one less gear to row. If you're looking used I would recommend that.

And I'm sure heappreciates all the suggestions but keep in mind he's in the US so many of the Euro models are not sold here, like the KA or the Punto. For utility in hauling drums I couldn't go lower than a compact. Sub compacts might work if you have a small kit.
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This is me crossing the border back into scotland, after a great night in carlise. Kits in the back all with le-blond cases.
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Old 01-11-2010, 12:57 PM
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One more. You could pick up a used Focus SVT (2000-2004) at a pretty good price now. Manual trans and fun to drive hatch.
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My beautiful jam-jar!!!



'06 Fiat Punto Sporting

Nippy little car and I can get loads of gear in the back aswell which is handy! Although I only gig a 4 piece nowadays so am generally left with plenty of room. I love my car :D
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'96 Ford Explorer. I live in SD so the 4x4 is a MUST. I can fit my double bass kit in there no probs.
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