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How many of us use our DSMs as actual daily cars? Or how many own just a DSM?

Posted by Kryndon, Feb 15, 2019

  1. Yes

  2. No

  3. I own more than 1 car so the DSM is not my daily car

  4. I own more than 1 car but the DSM is still my daily car

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  1. Kryndon

    Kryndon Proven Member

    Joined Jan 10, 2014
    Bulgaria, Europe
    I'm curious to see how many responses this'll get. I understand that most people here are from North America and it's more than likely you'll have more than 1 car, but still. How many of you actually daily your DSM, and how many own just a single DSM and no other car? This question doesn't factor in when the DSM is currently on a stand being worked on, LOL. Also, by 'daily' I mean using it as your main car. Grocery getter, furniture mover, road trip goer etc..

    Street Build 3K  9

    1997 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    14.769 @ 92.22 · 2G DSM
  2. Issues

    Issues Probationary Member

    Joined Oct 28, 2018
    Hungary, Europe
    This is my only car, so it's my dd. But i am planning to buy a cheap something for winter. I don't plan to use my DSM during winter and see it getting rusty. Before this DSM i only owned one car, a 93" Suzuki Swift :D

    Street Build 453  2

    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
    fwd · automatic · 2G DSM
  3. ThunderChild

    ThunderChild Supporting VIP

    Joined Jan 5, 2012
    Rathdrum, Idaho
    I daily my talon all the time, since 3 years ago when I got it driving steadily I've put about 35k on it, but I have a short drive to work and don't get alot of time to just cruise. Plus I have like 5 other vehicles haha.

    No reason we shouldn't be able to daily these things unless they're full-race (and even then... :D)

    Street Build 251  3

    1990 Plymouth Laser N/T
    fwd · manual · 1G DSM

    356  8

    1987 Toyota Pickup/Hilux
    awd · manual · Misc Vehicles

    Street Build 895  7

    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GST
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM

    Street Build 1K  1

    1992 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    manual · 1G DSM

    Street Build 2K  10

    1992 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    awd · manual · 1G DSM
    Readdy2die, dsmrafa and Kryndon like this.
  4. AdR

    AdR Proven Member

    Joined Feb 18, 2016
    SJ, Puerto Rico
    I used to daily mine, but not anymore. After the collision, just noticing how hard it was to source body panel and the fact that there are no OEM bumpers or fenders available so you're stuck with aftermarket. I decided not to risk it and just enjoy it on the weekends.

    2K  0

    1995 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    manual · 2G DSM

    1990TSIAWDTALON Moderator

    Joined Nov 14, 2013
    Independence, Kansas
    I have one that I was daily driving and will be again and one that is the car that lurks upon unsuspecting Detroit Muscle...........:cool: but they both will put a hurting on most if not all that I run across.

    Street Build 3K  27

    1992 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    awd · automatic · 1G DSM

    548  14

    1990 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · manual · 1G DSM

    451  18

    1967 Chevrolet Camaro RS
    rwd · automatic · Misc Vehicles

    Street Build 655  7

    1998 Eagle Talon TSi
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM

    Street Build 5K  11  25

    1990 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    13.620 @ 108.460 · 1G DSM
    JPenny, SAKJR and tametalon92 like this.
  6. 99gst_racer

    99gst_racer Moderator

    Joined Apr 5, 2003
    Coloma, Michigan
    I did for about a year, and it just didn't work well for me. The car was behind on maintenance when I got it and I found myself working on it often for that year (mostly due to it's age and how my harsh climate impacts the car). That, and I often struggled with the small cabin space and needing more room to haul things. As fun as it was to drive every day, I replaced it with a truck and have never looked back. But it was a good commuter and it rocked in the winter here in Michigan.

    Pretty capable little car , though:


    Street Build 6K  67

    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
    609.8 whp · 541.2 lb/ft · 2G DSM
  7. Tyeler18

    Tyeler18 Proven Member

    Joined Dec 16, 2008
    Casa Grande, Arizona
    I dailyed my dsm(s) for about 8-9 years. My lady has dailyed one for the same amount of time. I own 13 vehicles now so I rotate through them each day, but 9 of them are mitsu's 8 that are 4g6X powered.

    Drag Race Build 670  1

    1991 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    awd · automatic · 1G DSM

    Road Race Build 692  0

    1990 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    manual · 1G DSM

    Autocross Build 917  0

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    manual · 2G DSM

    Road Race Build 1K  0

    1991 Mitsubishi Galant VR-4
    manual · Galant VR-4
    JPenny and dsmrafa like this.
  8. patman

    patman Proven Member

    Joined Oct 19, 2017
    Budapest, Europe
    My DSM is my only car, but I don't even need a car, I travel with public travel, so It's purely a hobby car, I keep it in a garage, and only go out when the weather is good enough

    Street Build 542  4

    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM
    dsmrafa and streetraceboi like this.
  9. OH91awd

    OH91awd Proven Member

    Joined Sep 22, 2011
    chillicothe, Ohio
    ive got two other vehicles that i can drive. my talon wasnt built to be a daily driver.

    Drag Race Build 2K  17

    1992 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    10.89 @ 125.67 · 1G DSM
    dsmrafa likes this.
  10. ishnish

    ishnish Proven Member

    Joined Jun 26, 2011
    Modesto, California
    My DSM drives me nuts daily if that counts... :banghead:

    Street Build 1K  8

    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · manual · 2G DSM
  11. taz4432

    taz4432 Proven Member

    Joined Jun 13, 2011
    Toronto, ON, Canada
    I've got 4 cars, 2 of which are DSMs. My 92 Talon TSi AWD is one of my 'toys' and is the one with all the mods that only sees summer duty. My bone stock 92 Laser RS Turbo FWD is my daily and in the 4 years I've owned it has seen close to 100k miles put on it. I've put probably another 200-300k on in other cars during that time including a bunch in the Talon, which I sometimes daily in the summer months. Pretty sure I have put more miles on DSMs in the past 4+ years than anyone else in the world. :)

    I do hate driving my Laser in winter in Michigan/Ontario because it's so clean and the salt here is brutal, but it's cheap, reliable, good on gas, and fun to drive, so it's hard to justify spending more on something else to beat up in winter. Once I get a truck it will take over winter duties.
    dsmrafa likes this.
  12. bettfootball

    bettfootball Proven Member

    Joined Mar 7, 2010
    bettendorf, Iowa
    I used to as it was my only car. But wow the whole lowcar, finicky idle, no power steering, no heat/AC really took its toll.

    I have a Jeep JK now and it is by far my favorite car for a daily. No dodging pot holes, huge tires, tons of space, reliable. I love it. I don't think I can go back to driving a lowered car on the regular.


    Street Build 584  1

    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · manual · 2G DSM
  13. Mello

    Mello Proven Member

    Joined Jul 4, 2003
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
    I suppose I fall into the "I own more than 1 car but the DSM is still my daily car". I own two 2G's, a broken Chevy P/U that hasn't ran since it was towed over & given to me, & an '84 Jag. that isn't registered making it a collector which is not driven. This leaves me with 2 running 2G's which I choose between to do the daily go to work, shopping, commuting, etc. for the past 20 years or so. I stay up on the maintenance. Both have been very realiable; summer, winter ,spring or fall, from slightly below 0ºF to a little over 100ºF. Been more realiable than co-horts & what not's Toyotas, Hondas, or any other vehicles someone may have. What really scares me the most are other drivers.
    Kryndon likes this.
  14. stillrunning

    stillrunning Proven Member

    Joined Oct 10, 2013
    brandon, Florida
    I've been using my 2g daily to drive back and forth to work for the past year after letting it set for probably 10 years+.
    Works great for commuting but I have other cars for other things.
    The spyder is just not practical size wise to do much else other than drive back and forth to work or to pick up small things.
    It's a great car to just zip around in though, lot's of nostalgia when driving it.

    Street Build 440  3

    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GST
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM
  15. b00st3d

    b00st3d Freelancer

    Joined Jan 13, 2005
    Yukon, Oklahoma
    I have 3 DSMs at my house. I daily drive a 5th gen Camaro. Though the Spyder will be replacing the camaro as the daily this summer.
    My son will be daily driving a 96 GST once he gets his license.

    Street Build 2K  32

    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GST
    awd · automatic · 2G DSM

    Drag Race Build 9K  161

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    manual · 2G DSM

    3K  0

    1993 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    awd · manual · 2G DSM
  16. CrackedDSM

    CrackedDSM Proven Member

    Joined Dec 17, 2009
    Oak Ridge, North Carolina
    I’ve daily driven dsms before with great results in the past. I used to daily my current one but traffic is a pita. So I’m in the “more than one car” crowd. Love the dsm but I hate putting too many miles on it. It’s nice to let it sit and relax but have it there anytime I want it too. :)

    72  3

    2015 Ford Edge Sport
    awd · automatic · Misc Vehicles

    Street Build 4K  0

    1995 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    automatic · 2G DSM
  17. Jorge Aguilar

    Jorge Aguilar Probationary Member

    Joined Feb 14, 2019
    Decatur, Texas
    Hello everybody! If I could get some quick help on how to start a thread so I can talk to people that would be greatly appreciated! I’m new here and just have a couple of questions before I get started. Please note I am using my iPhone to access this site. Thanks again!
  18. Lilslmj

    Lilslmj Proven Member

    Joined Feb 8, 2018
    Berwick, Pennsylvania
    I've got a 2006 Audi a4 quattro and a 99 spyder I converted to awd 2gb talon. I don't drive the dsm everyday but I still consider it a daily because I drive it more miles a year then I do the Audi. And I actually trust the dsm more then my Audi. 1 time i everet needed the dsm to be towed and that was only 2 miles to get off the turnpike cause of a blown turbo. Bypassed the turbo and drove it home Audi on the island m other hand has left me sit a handful of times

    Street Build 556  2

    1999 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    awd · automatic · 2G DSM
  19. m_0ney_pit

    m_0ney_pit Proven Member

    Joined Jan 12, 2007
    Reading, Pennsylvania
    The trailers bigger than the car LOL

    Street Build 668  3

    1998 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    awd · automatic · 2G DSM

    Street Build 2K  0

    manual · 2G DSM

    Street Build 2K  0

    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
    manual · 2G DSM
  20. zotis777

    zotis777 Proven Member

    Joined Mar 23, 2018
    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
    I do NOT daily my DSM I have one 2g in the garage that’s practically a shell as I go through everything. I have a 2004 civic sedan that I drive every day. It will just get me wherever I’m looking for I’ve been stranded too many damn times and I’m fed up driving something modified. The turbo civic I daily’d Was just too low and didn’t have AC and broke too often. I also have a big truck but that’s actually just a toy

    I have no problem leaving a nice car sitting in the garage until I have a nice sunny day or weekend to go drive it. I can’t stand being up all night trying to fix something to get me to work tomorrow. If I go beat on a fun car Saturday night it’s no problem to hop in the boring one and get to work monday

    Street Build 336  5

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · manual · 2G DSM
    1g502 likes this.

    EGLTAWLN Proven Member

    Joined Sep 7, 2008
    Edmonton, AB, Canada
    My 4g63t van is my semi daily. I also have a truck for the other days. And the Talon is for nice days.
    I find my daily driven 4g63 van runs better than my Talon, due to my need for it to be a reliable mode of transportation(with 26 psi of boost).

    UKNOWHO Proven Member

    Joined Feb 2, 2006
    passaic, New Jersey
    92 plymouth laser havent even started her in a while smh. Weak dsmer
    2006 evo ix in cold storage for winter.
    2017 honda accord daily driver extraordinarie.
    CrackedDSM likes this.
  23. Lou98GSX

    Lou98GSX Proven Member

    Joined Mar 13, 2004
    Carmel, New York
    My 2g 98 eclipse gsx is not my daily car . It's in the garage and i only drive it on nice days. my other car is a 2010 Chrysler t&c and my wife drives a 2010 Infiniti g37x which is pretty fast to .
  24. 19gsx91

    19gsx91 Proven Member

    Joined Apr 20, 2011
    Walworth, New York
    Hey what about the poor guys in the salt belt? I summer daily drive my car. goes up for winter around november and will come back out late march/april and I normally put about 10-15k a summer on mine.. I have other cars to drive but 90% of the time prefer not to. my car is lowered (doesn't bother me, FEAL coilovers ftw) so that's never an excuse with good suspension. I currently have about 6 other cars but I'd vastly prefer to drive the GSX over anything else unless it's over 95 degrees.. then I'd take the truck with AC.

    Street Build 3K  16

    1992 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    292 whp · 264 lb/ft · 1G DSM
    SAKJR likes this.
  25. BlkSmk

    BlkSmk Probationary Member

    Joined Mar 10, 2013
    Saskatoon, SK, Canada
    My dsm is my when I'm there.. the big rigs my home, office and daily.

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