A Car and You. 1) What do you drive and why'd you pick it? 2) What would you want to be your next ride?

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    Feb 09, 2016 6:44 AM GMT
    1) My current ride was picked on looks alone.

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    Yes looks - it was too butch to pass up and not a common high volume model. Definitely not the best criteria when buying a car but for some, including me, a car is more than a means of transportation. Resale value is not my primary consideration when buying a car. Has to be something distinctive (design, engine, a sleeper or low volume model) about it. It turned out to be a reliable practical choice too.



    2)My next ride is this:

    Cadillac ATS-V

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    or this:

    Chevy SS

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    Feb 09, 2016 6:50 AM GMT
    ssguy69 said1) My current ride was picked on looks alone.

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    Yes looks - it was too butch to pass up and not a common high volume model. Definitely not the best criteria when buying a car but for some, including me, a car is more than a means of transportation. Resale value is not my primary consideration when buying a car. Has to be something distinctive (design, engine, a sleeper or low volume model) about it. It turned out to be a reliable practical choice too.



    2)My next ride is this:

    Cadillac ATS-V

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    or this:

    Chevy SS

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    Chevy SS still makes the most sense (with a 6 speed manual)
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    Feb 09, 2016 2:53 PM GMT
    ssguy69 said... Has to be something distinctive (design, engine, a sleeper or low volume model) ... My next ride is Cadillac ATS-V ...


    sounds like you know want you want, dont puddle about how you are, go for it.

    ha; i see the ats-v as nothing sleeper, lo-volume, design...


    -edmunds.com is a good place to do the research.
    -not your dad's car. Trending, automotive junk has started to last longer since the early 90's. So expect 250,000 miles from a decent design with a mid life crisis about 100,000 miles. Used cars are perfectly reliable and you can pick a model that had a significant impact on design and style. There are many more options to pick from.
    -Lots of guys have a daily driver that is low stress to use and easy to maintain. They keep a second, the garage queen, that they would not leave parked on the city street.
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    Feb 09, 2016 6:35 PM GMT
    I drive a Toyota Land-Cruiser Turbo-Diesel serie 105 . bought new in 1999 because i need something sturdy and dependable and easy to fix to use on our Australia's bush trails . It only has 45.000 km at this time .
    I also drive a Kia Ceretto/spectra bought new in 2005 which has 26.000 miles that i use in Atlanta where my employer is .
    I don't drive a lot because of my field of work ..
    Cars to me has to be dependable , that only is my main concern when buying one ( price has a big role too ..lol..)
    I haven't thought about replacing them yet , i am planning to keep them for another 5 or so years .
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    Feb 09, 2016 8:07 PM GMT
    A currently font drive and feel like I don't need to in Houston. Uber fills in the gaps in public transport. I'll be buying a Nissan Juke before I go back to South Florida because its much more spread out there.
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    Feb 09, 2016 9:26 PM GMT
    For me it's all about reliability, fit (I'm 6 foot 3 inches), and features. The features you get when you go to the high end models. For reliability it's a coin toss between Honda and Toyota (according to the reliability stats in the yearly Consumer Reports issue on cars).
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    Feb 09, 2016 9:39 PM GMT
    I drive a 5 yr old Ford Fiesta. I loved it when I got it because I had a lng commute and it was good on gas. It only has about 110K km on it now but I've had a parade of problems with it: keys fobs needing replacements; three door lock replacements; leaking seal on hatchback; brake pads and rotors replaced several times (calioers too); etc. The latest issue is the car is having trouble recognizing a key fob and I get messages warning about the immobilized being triggered. My Acura Integra almost never gave me grief.

    No more "Made in Mexico" Fords for me. I'm looking at a Japanese brand again (unless it's made in Mexico too).
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    Feb 09, 2016 10:50 PM GMT
    2014 Subaru Legacy 3.6R Limited, bought it because of the power and AWD system. The Harmon/Kardon sound system is a plus too icon_smile.gif
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    Feb 09, 2016 10:54 PM GMT
    Who says I drive? Yeah I own a nice car, but haven't driven it since early January. Cycling is much more fun!
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    Feb 09, 2016 11:03 PM GMT
    vehicles i have:

    99 4x4 tacoma xCab v6 auto
    i had a 85 tacoma and liked it a lot. It was a death car do to delayed maintenance. No one (even the dog) wanted to ride in it. The 1999 is reliable but difficult to work when it breaks down. Heavy curb weight so handles like a land barge and not fast. Has moderate torque at times and outside of tractors torque is bad.

    2001 Honda s2000 AP1
    garage queen, i bought it because the Lotus Elise was not out to the N American market yet. Nice handling, lite, fast car to autox. Now I feel kinda foolish driving it with the top down with my grey hair and all. Easy to work on and reliable.

    1992 honda civic-vx
    one of the lightest curb weight car in N America. The Honda Beat (R hand drive) was never imported here. Low tech and great gas millage. Hatchy so room for cargo. Very easy to work on, super reliable. Lots of parts and service info ouot there. It CAN keep up with traffic.

    2003 Kia Spectra
    sometimes difficult to work on. It has been reliable. Front end suspension NOT as needed. Grocery getter. Odd you cant find a shop manual for it.
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    Feb 10, 2016 12:59 AM GMT
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    YVRguy saidI drive a 5 yr old Ford Fiesta. I loved it when I got it because I had a lng commute and it was good on gas. It only has about 110K km on it now but I've had a parade of problems with it: keys fobs needing replacements; three door lock replacements; leaking seal on hatchback; brake pads and rotors replaced several times (calioers too); etc. The latest issue is the car is having trouble recognizing a key fob and I get messages warning about the immobilized being triggered. My Acura Integra almost never gave me grief.

    No more "Made in Mexico" Fords for me. I'm looking at a Japanese brand again (unless it's made in Mexico too).


    Why would you buy a Ford Fiesta and NOT a Mercedes?

    Mercedes are the best made cars.



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    Feb 10, 2016 2:10 AM GMT
    2012 Mercedes E300 4Matic sedan, in white with beige leather interior.

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    Next car? Maybe S class if I'm lucky....
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    Feb 10, 2016 7:15 AM GMT
    2015 Subaru Forester Touring with Eye-sight which replaced my trusty 07 Mazda 3. That mazda was a great car too.
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    Feb 10, 2016 7:34 AM GMT
    1. Honda Accord
    2. Honda or Telsa



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    Feb 10, 2016 8:25 AM GMT
    I've been downsizing a bit.

    Recently sold my 91 4-Runner, which is the only vehicle I ever bought "new," and my 80 Honda 400T. Oh, and the 85 diesel Suburbasaurus crummy. All extremely reliable with reasonable maintenance.

    I chose the 4-Runner at the time because it was by far the quietest "small" SUV on the market (audiophile wannabe at the time) on-demand 4WD and decent cargo capacity for sports gear. Also turned out to have excellent towing capacity. However, over time, it was just too damned small. No adult human being could fit into the back seat. Either the driver or the front passenger had to be an amputee. I actually couldn't physically fit in, with my winter coat and boots on.

    Suburbasaurus was just too big for hauling my ass and a sack of groceries - hard to find a place to park in the city. And too ugly to show up at a client's house in it. But damn. There is a certain freedom to driving a hulking beast that you clearly don't care too much about a few scratches on... People Get Out of Your Way. icon_wink.gif

    So, sticking with used cars that I could buy for cash, economical, and fun to drive. I'm driving a Jeep Wrangler and a BMW 328i.

    OK, so the Jeep is ludicrously heavy for a small car, gets crazy bad gas milieage, wimpy towing capacity... Makes up for it with the fun factor. Top and doors off April - October. Plus, you know, Jeeps are for fags. icon_confused.gif

    The Beemer is the first vehicle I've ever owned that isn't a truck or a motorcycle. OMG. I just think about pulling on to the freeway and it hops on at 80 mph without even breathing hard. Incredibly fun on the mountain roads. But really, I just bought it for the gas mileage. icon_wink.gif The only problem (after I fixed various problems left by previous owners) is that it's so dense with 90's era electronics that are starting to wear out. For example, it wouldn't start last weekend, and I wasted a day and a half going through the fuel injection and ignition systems, before I figured out that the crankshaft position sensor was burned out. But on the other hand, that's a big part of the reason that you can pick one up cheaply. Some little thing burns out and people just give up on them. Sure, the dealer could fix it, but that would cost more than just buying another one on CL.

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    Feb 10, 2016 10:47 AM GMT
    1) This is my car:

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    I picked it because it is economical, safe, smooth to drive, and I liked the look of it and the functionality of the air bump panels.

    2) Next car...really haven't thought about it. I have only had this car for 10 months so I'm not getting a different one any time soon, I will probably stick with this car at least 5 more years.
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    Feb 10, 2016 7:57 PM GMT
    mindgarden saidPlus, you know, Jeeps are for fags dykes. icon_confused.gif

    For a while I was car-less in San Diego. I was hitchhiking in the Hillcrest district and got picked up by a dyke driving a Jeep. It was in the winter and at night so it was cold. It had a canvas "cab" which could have been made from fishnet for all the good it did to keep the cold air out.
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    Feb 10, 2016 8:01 PM GMT
    mindgarden saidThe Beemer is the first vehicle I've ever owned that isn't a truck or a motorcycle. OMG. I just think about pulling on to the freeway and it hops on at 80 mph without even breathing hard. Incredibly fun on the mountain roads. But really, I just bought it for the gas mileage.

    Sounds like my Honda Accord. I was car-less and saved up for it and was able to buy the high end model with all of the gizmos. It has a 6 cylinder engine that automatically turns off some of the cylinders when you're cruising or not going fast so it gets reasonable mileage.

    Considering how zippy their 4 cylinders are, imagine what 6 cylinders is like.
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    Feb 10, 2016 8:17 PM GMT
    Since MB has such cheap leases, I did go looking for an E550 and was disappointed to find out that it's gone and replaced by a V6. I don't want a damn V6 ... I want a V8.

    Now, I gotta figure out where I'll be living mostly first and then get something so for now the G8 stays.
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    Feb 10, 2016 8:22 PM GMT
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    mindgarden saidPlus, you know, Jeeps are for fags dykes. icon_confused.gif

    For a while I was car-less in San Diego. I was hitchhiking in the Hillcrest district and got picked up by a dyke driving a Jeep. It was in the winter and at night so it was cold. It had a canvas "cab" which could have been made from fishnet for all the good it did to keep the cold air out.


    Well, I got the hard top with real doors for the winter. This after experiencing the soft-top option through a few winter storms in The Gorge when I was commuting to PDX with a borrowed Jeep. It's not the heat - the heater in those things is like a nuclear furnace. It's the vacuum caused by wind gusts sucking open the canvas doors and squirting shovelfuls of frozen slush into your lap icon_eek.gif

    Can't wait for spring though. No shirt. No shoes. No top. No doors.
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    Feb 10, 2016 8:27 PM GMT
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    mindgarden saidThe Beemer is the first vehicle I've ever owned that isn't a truck or a motorcycle. OMG. I just think about pulling on to the freeway and it hops on at 80 mph without even breathing hard. Incredibly fun on the mountain roads. But really, I just bought it for the gas mileage.

    Sounds like my Honda Accord. I was car-less and saved up for it and was able to buy the high end model with all of the gizmos. It has a 6 cylinder engine that automatically turns off some of the cylinders when you're cruising or not going fast so it gets reasonable mileage.

    Considering how zippy their 4 cylinders are, imagine what 6 cylinders is like.


    Apparently there are a couple of models of Honda, and maybe one Subaru? That are supposed to be matched pretty well with the 328i for street racing. At least according to those retarded movies. And various threads on the Beemer forums. Anyhow, since I've been driving a kiddy car, kids in other kiddy cars pull up alongside me on the highway and try to get me to race them. icon_rolleyes.gif I guess as long as the dark-tinted windows are rolled up, they can't see that it's an old fart driving.
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    Feb 10, 2016 8:39 PM GMT
    I'm a Nissan X-Terra man, through and through.

    Owned a black one for about 8.5 years and switched over to a white one a couple of years ago.

    When I bought the new one, everyone asked if I got it with all the bells and whistles. My reply ... "No bells, no whistles." Doesn't even have power rearview mirrors. Gotta do it by hand. icon_lol.gif

    Perfect car for outdoors pursuits. Everything you need, nothing you don't.
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    Feb 10, 2016 9:25 PM GMT
    I have a Volvo C70 convertible and a Volvo V70 estate, thats station wagen in american, also a Landrover which is good in bad weather, flooding etc because its higher up.
    Love my Volvo's because I had a very bad accident in a Vw Corrado Vr6, I was lucky to get out alive, it was my future classic that I was keeping hold of, unfortunately it was written off and is no more so thats why I now drive Volvo because they are the safest and one of the most reliable cars you can buy, they always start without fail, never spend money on them apart from servicing and tyres, the only downside is that the petrol consumption is quite high because of the 5 cylinder 2.5 petrol engines in them both, the turbo is pretty good for overtaking. Heated seats, cruise control, parking sensors and climate are nice to have but the best thing in them both is the music system which is standard and sounds so awesome it has to be heard to be believed, all my family and friends can't believe how good the stereo is.

    My next car to replace the V70 and landrover will be a Volvo Xc90 or Range Rover Sport, and to replace the Volvo convertible I will get an Audi S5 convertible because Volvo stopped making a convertible. So will go down to 2 cars because of the cost of running 3 is too much.

    My dream cars to fill my garage would be as follows [money no object]
    Lotus Evora 400 with a manual box
    Aston Martin DBS convertible also with a manual gearbox
    Range Rover Sport only comes as an auto

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    Feb 10, 2016 9:36 PM GMT
    PulseFit said1) This is my car:

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    I picked it because it is economical, safe, smooth to drive, and I liked the look of it and the functionality of the air bump panels.

    2) Next car...really haven't thought about it. I have only had this car for 10 months so I'm not getting a different one any time soon, I will probably stick with this car at least 5 more years.


    I'm not that keen on Citroen but they are technologically innovative and have over the years been very goundbreaking and individual in design, I personally think they are unreliable and a bit flimsy but the reason I think of that is because of having an accident so safety is my biggest concern however the Euro Ncap crash testing has changed things in more modern cars and are much better in accidents.
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    Feb 11, 2016 4:33 PM GMT
    Granite69 saidI'm a Nissan X-Terra man, through and through.

    Owned a black one for about 8.5 years and switched over to a white one a couple of years ago.

    When I bought the new one, everyone asked if I got it with all the bells and whistles. My reply ... "No bells, no whistles." Doesn't even have power rearview mirrors. Gotta do it by hand. icon_lol.gif

    Perfect car for outdoors pursuits. Everything you need, nothing you don't.


    A mate of mine has one , here in North Queensland we often use our trucks on bush trails , his 2012 X-Terra a 4cyl turbo-diesel has been top notch reliable and it has the perfect size for off-roading ..