Readers' Rides: On the Daily
Pain heals, chicks dig scars and glory lasts forever. A lot of things can happen on the daily roads, but where’s the fun if you keep your pride and joy all boxed up at home? Rip the seal and live a little! These Driving Line readers aren’t afraid to let their showstoppers and off-road machines loose on public roads.
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Armand Pranadi | 1993 Toyota MR2
As soon as I moved to the US my heart was set on a Toyota MR2. This one is actually my second MR2 after selling my first so I could afford to finish my master’s degree. I didn’t want to make the same mistake twice, so I sold my daily driver and committed to driving my MR2 day in and day out. Love what you drive, drive what you love.
Phil Chien | 2013 Scion FR-S
I bought the 2013 Scion FR-S because it was a driver’s car. The low center of gravity, virtually perfect weight balance and whip happy tail all come together to make a car that I WANT to drive. So even though I’ve built my car up in the show scene, I still drive it daily because ultimately it continues to put a wide goofy grin on my face every time.
Jordan Cohen | 1995 Toyota Supra
My Supra is a flex-fuel, turbo six-speed driven regularly with 701whp. I didn't invest all this money, blood, sweat and tears to leave her locked up in a cage. It’s as versatile as it is exhilarating. Crushing power on demand, reliable and comfortable street-ability, drag strip and road course capability, show worthiness—it’s an all around blast to drive. The Supra is one of very few cars that can do it all and then some.
Neil Tjin | 2015 Ford Expedition
The Tjin Edition Ford Expedition was built in conjunction with Ford Motor Company for the 2014 SEMA Show, where we won a prestigious Ford Design Award. It features a custom Axalta paint job, Rotiform wheels, Baer brakes, AirLift suspension and MagnaFlow exhaust. I drive it everyday from one simple reason: I have two kids and lots of sporting equipment to transport around!
Jason Timbrook | 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
As a well-traveled wheeler along with my wife Kristen, we’ve ventured all over the Southwest in search of epic scenery and trails. When I’m not taking the trails on, you can find me wheeling my Jeep to school, trying to be a positive influence for all of my P.E. students.
Casey McGoun | 1998 Toyota 4Runner
I’ve put over 200,000 miles on my supercharged 3.4L V6 engine, living up to Toyota’s reliability namesake. I ditched the original IFS front end in favor of a solid axle conversion for a more durable ride on-road and off. With this custom setup, this double-duty SUV has no trouble spinning the 35-inch-tall tires anywhere I take it.