By on December 5, 2014

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Today’s Question of the Day is remarkably simple, but it took a reader suggestion to make it appear.

Reader David J. wrote in this morning, stating

TTAC is not short of opinions about cars. I would like to see each submitted state the car or truck, SUV, etc he or she owns or leases. Here’s a start for me: own a 2010 model Prius V and a 2014 Audi Q5.

We know that some commenters are linked with certain cars (Davefromcalgary and his Verano 2.0T 6MT, CoreyDL and his Audi) but I’d be interested to see a snapshot of what everyone else drives.

I’ll start: 2015 Mazda3 Sport. Previous cars are a 2003 Mazda Miata Shinsen, a 1998 Volvo V70 (5-speed manual) and a 1997 Miata in British Racing Green.

 

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895 Comments on “Question Of The Day: What Do You Drive?...”


  • avatar
    Brian E

    2006 Acura TSX, sadly with the wrong transmission, but I still enjoy driving it.

    • 0 avatar
      twotone

      1998 BMW 328i sedan, silver/light grey, 5-speed, 135,000 miles and still looking and driving like the day it was made.

      • 0 avatar

        2008 MDX. Seven seats, takes 4×8 sheets, launches standup jetski. Drives way smaller than it feels-Pilot engineers target X5.
        2003 330i. The ultimate BMW 6. Smooth. Everyone else is still trying to copy it. 310k and still rockin ‘ No AWD, last one before electronics got out of hand.
        2012 TDi. Torque is all. You love torque. 40 mpg at 80 mph
        Clatter out !
        2 manuals, one autobox.

    • 0 avatar
      SpinnyD

      2004 Toyota Seinna 223k miles, 1998 Toyota 4Runner 280k miles both look and run great!

    • 0 avatar
      denvertsxer

      Exactly the same here, Brian. Love it, but… :-/

    • 0 avatar
      PunksloveTrumpys

      From little ‘ol NZ:

      1977 Triumph 2000TC (307km, first car, still have it, Perpetual Project Car)
      1974 Triumph 2500Mk2 (133km, too many problems, sold)
      1980 Mercedes 500SEL (300km, awesome cruiser, too thirsty, sold)
      1990 Toyota Corona GL (155km, work hack, reliable, too boring, traded for…)
      1992 Toyota MR2 (189km, replaced engine, window regulator, frost plugs, alternator, etc etc all within 2 months, most troublesome car so far, getting rid of it very soon!)

      I like the British beasts, despite their issues and foibles. Classic car nut since Day One and they are about the only kind of affordable classics you can actually drive on a daily basis here. Won’t have the finances to broaden my automotive horizons for the next few years, but it’s a long enough list for a 22 year old I’m sure!

      • 0 avatar
        carguy67

        ‘British beasts’ – I like that. I have two Austin-Healeys–aka ‘The Handsome Brute’–a 1967 3000 and a 1956 100M. When I’m slummin’ it I drive a 2008 Mustang Bullitt.

    • 0 avatar
      MoDo

      2013 Dodge Charger SRT8 – Daily driver, year round. 12.80’s in the 1/4, runs in 4cyl mode (MDS) 60% of the time, gets around 500km per tank of 91 octane in mixed city/highway driving.

      It’s seen as good as 31mpg highway according to the EVIC. Great car, could never drive anything less quick or feature-rich as this. Been 110% flawless too, only had oil changes and it gets regular beatings / track outings.

      I want a Hellcat but don’t want to sacrifice mileage, so if I do make the change I’ll need a new driver for work. Right now this car is the perfect balance – I am in a predicament!

    • 0 avatar
      vchengap

      2008 Mazda Miata 6spd manual
      2012 Mazda5 6spd manual

      • 0 avatar
        MBella

        Did you buy the 5 because of your love towards the Miata? I just bought my first one, and am in it every chance I get. Today was over 50 degrees when I got off from work. It was dry so I put the top down and spent the next three hours driving around randomly.

        My cars starting with the most recent.
        Current:
        2013 Miata Club, 6-speed manual
        2011 Subaru Impreza 2.5i, 5-speed manual
        Former:
        2000 Nissan Sentra GXE, 5-speed manual
        1995 Ford Ranger Regular Cab, 5-speed manual
        2007 Subaru Impreza 2.5i, 5-speed manual
        1993 Volkswagen Passat GLX, 5-speed manual
        1988 Volkswagen Fox GL, 4-speed manual

    • 0 avatar
      optflv

      2012 VW CC 6-speed is my daily, but I’m thinking about replacing it with the 2015 Chevy SS 6-speed or possibly a 335i 6-speed.

      1969 Mercedes 220 Diesel is my project/weekend car

      The wife has a 2014 Honda Pilot, kept it nice and simple after some problems with her 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Diesel unicorn.

    • 0 avatar
      bortlicenseplate

      2006 Subaru Legacy GT wagon 5-speed (Canadian model), 102,000 miles and still running strong.

    • 0 avatar
      KevinC

      Daily: 2005 BMW 330Ci ZHP (6MT)
      Fun & Games: 2007 BMW Z4 M Coupe (6MT, the only way they roll)
      Wife: 2015 VW Golf TDI (6MT, her first manual ever, fantastic car)

      41 years on the road and still haven’t owned anything with an auto transmission. And don’t plan to deviate from the plan.

    • 0 avatar
      steveches

      2006 Citroen C4 1.6 Diesel. A common ish sight on uk roads here. I have owned it 5 years and not had a problem. 65 miles to the gallon is enough reason to go diesel!

    • 0 avatar
      midenginebias

      2007 Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT with the wrong transmission. Owned for 6 weeks. Bothered by CELs. Bought with 142k on the clock, but it was a steal price.

      Latest CEL: Cylinder 1 misfire. Yay.
      Otherwise, I love it. Didn’t think I would.

      Admittedly, owned three previous N/A Mr2s, all manual. ’91, ’93, and ’01. Wished the ’93 drove like the ’01.

    • 0 avatar
      285exp

      1997 Lexus ES300
      2001 Ford F-250

    • 0 avatar
      dcuccia

      2011 TSX Longroof and 2015 CX-5 GT, both with the only transmissions.

  • avatar
    rdchappell

    2008 Subaru Forester premium with 65k miles
    2001 VW Jetta GLS 2.slow with 110k miles

  • avatar
    SimRacingDan

    2011 Boxster Spyder
    2012 STR spec Miata
    2014 BMW X1

  • avatar
    juicy sushi

    2014 Nissan Versa Note.

  • avatar
    John R

    2006 Dodge Charger R/T (w/AEM intake, Flowmaster Cat-Back)

  • avatar
    gasser

    2005 Lexus SC430 and 2009 Lexus RX350

  • avatar
    zamoti

    2004 BMW 545i sport. 6mt, rwd, black and yes, I drive like an entitled a-hole. Of course, I did the same thing in a Maxima, but now I have the car to match the bad attitude.
    It’s my first v8 and I don’t know how I lived life before this point.

  • avatar
    alan996

    1995 Lincoln Town Car signature
    Dark Green with green leather interior
    183,000 miles finally showing rust after almost 20 years in Chicago
    photos available upon request

  • avatar
    eggsalad

    2005 Scion xB, 5-speed, 85k miles

    • 0 avatar
      Occam

      I almost bought one of those (a ’06, but same thing) not once but twice. It’s really the only car I regret NOT buying, especially seeing how they’ve reworked it into a not-quite-as-attractive PT Cruiser and left it on the vine to wither.

      That car was genuinely fun, and delightfully weird.

  • avatar
    SkiDad

    2011 VW GTI 4-door
    1990 Mazda Miata + 1.8 swap + FM turbo

  • avatar
    RogerB34

    83 MB W123 300 CDT.

  • avatar
    CoastieLenn

    Currently:
    2002 Nissan XTerra 4×4 Supercharged 5speed
    2013 Toyota RAV4 XLE AWD (wife)
    1985 Pontiac Fiero GT (Don’t judge me)

    Past… get comfy.
    From first car to current-
    1988 Toyota Celica GT-S
    1986 Pontiac Fiero GT
    1989 Toyota Celica GT
    1997 Dodge Avenger ES
    1994 Plymouth Laser (1.8L FWD)
    1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4×4 4.0
    1991 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    1993 Eagle Talon TSi FWD
    1999 Honda Accord EX
    1996 Volvo 850 GLT Sedan
    1985 Volvo 760 Turbo Sedan (337k miles!!)
    1998 Volvo S70 GLT-SE (scored it for $45.00)
    1995 Eagle Talon (base)
    1998 Chrysler Sebring LXi coupe
    2005 Ford F150 Lariat
    1992 Dodge Stealth RT/TT
    2002 Ford F150 XLT Supercrew 4×4
    2006 Chevy Equinox LT (worst car ever)
    2007 Mazda 6i Sport
    2008 Mazda CX7 GT FWD
    2013 Ford Fusion SE 2.5

    Yes, I’m 31 and I have a slight case of automotive ADD. I’ve accepted it and moved on.

    • 0 avatar
      bball40dtw

      At least you admit to having a problem. You may need to check into the Henry Ford Clinic though.

      • 0 avatar
        FormerFF

        good one!

      • 0 avatar
        CoastieLenn

        I prefer Ford trucks to any other brand just because of heratige. As for all the Volvo’s, they’re all pre-Ford and I worked at a dealer. Between all three, I’d say I spent $5500 combined… including repairs.

        I get bored with cars quickly. I learned long ago that driving is a priviledge and should be an emotionally connected experience. I forget where I read it, but I saw a quote once that said “If you get out of your car and don’t turn around to look at it, it’s time for a new car.” I understand the financial implications of that statement, but if the means are there…

    • 0 avatar
      Sjalabais

      That Volvo streak…cool! A driving S70 for 45 bucks?

      • 0 avatar
        CoastieLenn

        No. $45 because it belonged to a rich trust-fund kid who let the timing belt break at 220k miles. I spent $2000 replacing all 20 valves and resealing the head.

        It was a model that I’d never seen before. It had suede inserts in the seats and dark brown suede piping on its light tan seats and door panels (very S90-esque). It was also a metallic blue that I’d not seen, so I had to have it. I expressed interest in it after we told him the bad news- that it could need an engine but we wouldn’t know until we tore it apart, so he told me that I could have it if I paid the diag bill on it thus far. As an empolyee, that was $45. He didn’t know that obviously.

    • 0 avatar
      ttacgreg

      Any favorites you care to mention?

      • 0 avatar
        CoastieLenn

        I actually REALLY liked the 1985 760 Turbo sedan. It had 337k miles on it when I bought it for $250 needing a new fuel computer, but original driveline, turbocharger, etc. The guy I bought it from was a long-time customer of mine that purhcased the car new from the dealership I worked at. He had it serviced every 5k miles as it was called for in the owners manual and had every reciept for everything done. I got a folder that was over 3″ thick and totalled over $11,000 in maintenance and repairs. I put a new fuel computer in it ($50 from one of my technicians) and drove it for another 50k miles. I sold it to a college kid for $2000.

        Runner up? The 1996 Volvo 850 sedan. Why? I don’t know. Just something about the comfort and that exhaust note. It needed a LOT of work. I paid $895 for it as a trade in. It was roached out and dirty inside, the check engine light was on, the tires were shit, etc. I spent 6 hours cleaning out the interior. All of the liquified smegma that was in the spare tire well was like molasses. The interior smelled like wet dog and rotting food. Once I replaced the “Park/Neutral safety switch” on the transmission, the car ran great with no error lights. The car was a diamond in the rough.

        My ultimately missed car? The 2005 F150 Lariat. It was a gem. It was a low mileage truck (36k, sold with 61k) but I sold it as a knee jerk reaction to purchasing a home. I didn’t think I could swing a truck payment with a mortgage even though the numbers said I’d be well more than ok. I kick myself for selling that every day. Seriously.

      • 0 avatar
        CoastieLenn

        Three in particular.

        The ’85 760 Turbo sedan. Purchased for $250 from its original owner in 2006. Needed a new fuel computer ($50 from one of my technician buddies). It was purchased from the dealer I worked at brand new and had been serviced there every 5k miles as the manual called for. He handed me every reciept when I got the title from him. A 3″ high stack that totalled over $11,000. Had 337k miles on it when I bought it, drove it for nearly 50k more. Sold it to a college kid for $2500.

        The 1996 850 Sedan. Why? No real reason. Purchased for $895 as a trade in in 2007, needed a little work. Check engine light was on, transmission service arrow flashing. I replaced the “Park Neutral safety switch” and everything was dandy. Interior was absolutely trashed. I spent 6 hours detailing just the interior. It smelled of wet dog and rotting food but cleaned right up with enough chemicals and elbow grease. I was a detailer before I worked the service drive so I was used to that. Oh, and that exhaust note…..

        Mainly missed vehicle? The 2005 F150 Lariat. Gem of a truck. Purchased with 36k miles on it in 2008, sold it with 61k as a knee jerk reaction to buying my first home. I didnt think I could reasonably afford a payment and a mortgage even though all of the numbers said I’d be more than fine. The numbers were right. I kick myself every day for selling that truck. Seriously. I can’t get over that one.

    • 0 avatar
      dal20402

      I’d be totally like that except that the process of buying and selling cars is too painful. So instead I actually buy a car about every four or five years and then waste a lot of time “buying” cars on the internet.

      • 0 avatar
        Sjalabais

        Agreed. I feel my car buying skills are vindicated by me not having to spend the value of the car 2 times over, like it happens in a lot of befriended families. I also even earned 1200$ on a two week flip once.

        But…it takes money to gamble. If one botched sale would tighten family economy to “blue balls level”, it’s just not a feasible hobby.

    • 0 avatar
      baconator

      I’d like to hear the story about scoring an S70 for $45.00. Considering that thing is worth $200 just as scrap metal, that’s an awfully good trade.

      Full disclosure: I once scored an ’85 240 wagon for $350 and still feel like that was one of the best cars I’ve ever owned.

      • 0 avatar
        CoastieLenn

        As I mentioned above, it was a deal that I got while working at a Volvo dealer from a rich college kid who let the timing belt break on his (inhereted from mommy and daddy) 1998 S70 GLT-SE. It was a total of $215 diagnosis and towing bill to him. Facing the possibility of needing a replacement engine, I asked the kid if I could buy it from him and he said that if I paid the bill thus far, he’d bring me the title. I knew the owner of the tow company so he made the bill disappear and then my employee labor rate brought the shop bill down to $45.00, thus netting me a 1998 S70 SE for $45. It did have 227k miles on it at the time though.

  • avatar
    daredeviljames

    2015 BMW M235i with manual.
    2012 Infiniti G37 Sedan with auto.

  • avatar
    Kaosaur

    1988 10th Anniversary Edition Mazda RX-7

    • 0 avatar
      Learjet

      Sweet! I drive an RX8, but it was my Uncle Kent who drove an 80’s RX7 when I was growing up that influenced me. Love the rotary, but sure do wish they’d manufacture a new version, but that doesn’t seem to be in the cards for now.

  • avatar
    Steinweg

    2008 Honda Accord EX, 5MT
    2013 Prius (ducks to avoid barrage of rotten tomatoes)

    • 0 avatar
      ttacgreg

      Funny how Prius is such a hated brand.
      I blame South Park.

      • 0 avatar
        DeeDub

        I come by my Prius hatred honestly – from highway commuting experience. If I ever have children, the two pieces of life experience I will be sure to pass on are:

        1 – never get behind an elderly black woman in the grocery check out line.

        2 – never get behind a Prius in rush hour highway traffic.

        • 0 avatar
          Patrick M

          Oh hey! Neat. I bet your kids will grow up into fine upstanding racists, too.

          • 0 avatar
            ttacgreg

            LOL good one.

            There is a very frequent poster here who wrote a reply to a post of mine that was basically a fictitious, wrong story line, and an assumption about my driving style in my Prius. It was condescending, it reflected pre judgment, and stereotyping.

            If people have not experienced aggressive (active, not passive) prius drivers, they are not paying attention.

    • 0 avatar
      FormerFF

      I never notice Prius drivers, they seem like everyone else.

      The last car I found that I really wanted to avoid following was Volvos back in the 80’s. Now the Volvo drivers drive like everyone else.

      I would try to avoid following waste transfer trucks, though. They’re both slow and smelly.

  • avatar
    andarn83

    2012 Mazda 3i Touring Skyactiv sedan 6AT. Gotta love those long-winded model names!

  • avatar
    mikey

    2014 Impala LT 4cyl daily driver
    2008 Mustang convertible, premium model 6 cyl Auto, April – October.

  • avatar
    April

    2014 Mazda2.

    Other than a faulty dealer installed cruise control (with homicidal tendencies) it has been a great car.

    • 0 avatar
      Featherston

      Is your 2 a Sport? I was playing with Mazda’s online configurator a year or two ago and came to the conclusion that I didn’t want or need any of the Touring-only extras except cruise control. Will dealers install it on a Sport?

      • 0 avatar
        April

        There are a few minor things the base model (Sport) does not have (like map lights) but overall it has everything I needed in a car.

        P.S. Most Mazda dealerships should offer an aftermarket speed control but apparently there is a glitch with the most common one (Rostra). On my car it is interfering with the traction control system.

  • avatar
    Occam

    2011 Scion tC, manual. Paid off (just got the loan to get the discount), 67K miles.

    I love the vehicle; it’s a modern reincarnation of the late 80’s Accord 3-door. It’s such a goldilocks-car: A functional back seat without four doors. Hatch with lots of cargo space and a fold-flat seat. Peppy engine that doesn’t drink premium. No turbos, touchscreens, or DCTs to fail. Handles well, comfortable, and has absolutely superb ergonomics for a long-limbed Ichabod-Crane frame (so much legroom!).

    The advertising is cringey, and I had to redo the seats in leather for myself, but you can’t have everything.

    • 0 avatar
      Kenn

      The tC seems like a too-maligned car; its nowadays-relatively-large 2.5 liter engine puts out decent power for its naturally-aspirated displacement, but people complain about its (to be expected) fuel economy. As a 4-seat hatchback, it is also inappropriately compared to the FR-S, which is basically a 2-seat sports car. And its simplicity – lacking the problems associated with turbos, DCTs, and direct injection – I see as an advantage for long-term ownership. As a matter of fact, I think I’ll buy one, before it’s “modernized.”

      • 0 avatar
        Occam

        It’s quick enough to be fun and the stiff suspension and wide tires do an admirable job of pointing it in the right direction. The biggest downside is the steering – it doesn’t feel slack and overassisted (hello Fusion), but it also doesn’t provide a lot of feedback. The best comparison is to Honda: It splits the difference between a Civic EX and an SI coupe. My want list was two doors, fairly cheap, functional back seat, stick shift, sunroof. That’s a mighty short list these days! Even if I could manage the Mustang’s useless backseat, I can’t believe they won’t put a sunroof in it! I love the new Focus, but it wasn’t out at the time, and I don’t like small cars with four doors.

        The too-maligned bit – there’s definitely an element of high-school-cool on car forums. The tC is a bit like Nickelback, Dave Matthews Band, and M. Night Shyamalan: people poke fun at them to show that they fit in with the cool kids. Meanwhile, you don’t insult the Miata (a car that is the butt of many jokes outside of car forums). The diversity of preferences in cars on here is pretty astounding – look at the Panther-love! When someone goes on a weird “The tC is a poser-car for losers” rant, it’s a fair bet that it’s a teen or 20-something making an adolescent effort to fit in, so it’s easy to ignore.

      • 0 avatar
        threeer

        Wife has one (sitting with friends in the US while we are assigned to Saudi Arabia). She had no idea what it was until she saw one on the interstate. We test drove it, and she loved it. Cement gray. I am a little disappointed in the overall quality of the interior, which seems much cheaper than my son’s 1997 Tercel. But on a nice day, with the sunroof back, it really is a nice ride. Misunderstood, unappreciated…but a nice ride. And since the wife loves it, nothing else really matters!

    • 0 avatar
      Schizoid

      I had the Accord in question, and understand that comparison completely.

  • avatar

    2012 Avenger R/T
    1990 Turbo 2.5 Caravan
    1992 Dodge Diesel 3/4 t pickup
    1990 CONSULIER GTP Targa LX (one of 8 made)

  • avatar
    SpeedJebus

    2013 MazdaSpeed3 (lightly modded)
    2011 Mazda2 (Wifes)

    Dirty truth, is that I love hustling that little 2 hatch around almost as much as I enjoy my Speed.

  • avatar
    salhany

    2010 Volvo XC70 T6.
    Wife has a 2007 Subaru Outback 3.0
    We just bought a 2010 Mercedes E350 4Matic from my in-laws to replace her Subaru.

  • avatar
    Jeff S

    99 Chevy S-10 Ext Cab with 5 speed manual 2.2 I4;
    08 Isuzu I-370 CrwCab4x4 with heated leather seats tow pkg 3.7 I5; 13 CRV AWD with heated leather seats & Nav.

    • 0 avatar
      anti121hero

      Wow, don’t see many of those isuzus, especially optioned as so. I’ve only seen one around town and it’s a base model

      • 0 avatar
        Jeff S

        @anti121hero–I bought my Isuzu new when Isuzu was closing them out. I saw it on the lot and even though I swore I would never own a black vehicle I test drove it and made an offer. The dealer was anxious to deal so after some back and forth negotiations I got a truck that MSRP at 31k for 21k. I never have seen another one like it even in Colorado/Canyon forms. Black leather interior, heated seats, power driver and passenger seats, tow package with hitch and plug in for trailer lights, auto dim rear view mirror, digital outside temperature and compass display on rear view mirror, 4 wheel drive, and a few other things. I added chrome running boards bed liner, tonneau cover, tinted window visors above all four doors, and front and rear mud flaps. It is a nice truck and resembles a Hummer H-3 truck except the bed is longer. The 3.7 I-5 has 242 hp and is fairly quick except it could use a 6 speed auto instead of the 4 speed it came with. The engine has surprising power but the transmission does hold it back. It is a very smooth rider for being a midsize. I kept my S-10 because at the time I bought the Isuzu they offered me 3k for it even though it had 82k miles with new tires, new clutch, tune up, new brakes. I use the S-10 a lot especially for picking things up and hauling things off. I have spent very little on the S-10 over 6 years since I had all the repairs and maintenance done on it before.

  • avatar
    EAS34

    2014 BMW 328 xdrive

  • avatar
    Learjet

    2010 Mazda RX8

  • avatar
    bball40dtw

    2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid
    2010 Lincoln MkT Ecoboost AWD
    2013 Little Tikes Cozy Coupe (30th Anniversary Edition) Hybrid child feet/Dad powered

    • 0 avatar

      Would love to hear more about how the C-Max is doing.

      • 0 avatar
        bball40dtw

        My C-Max just hit 34K miles. It has been a great car so far. I find it to be the perfect urban/suburban small family car. It is safe, has an open feeling cabin (because of the windows and roof height), is easy to get kids in and out of, has the cargo capacity of a small CUV, is fuel efficient, and has great NVH for a small car.

        Currently, I am averaging 41.1 MPG. That number will drop a bit as it gets colder. The hybrid system loses some efficiency in the cold, plus I have winter tires on it now.

        I’ve found it to be most livable and flexible vehicle I’ve ever owned. While it’s a fun drive compared to CUVs and other hybrids, I do find it boring compared to the GTI and Focus ST we owned before our C-Max and MkT.

        • 0 avatar
          This Is Dawg

          More importantly, tell us about the Cozy Coupe! I’m not convinced by the crash test ratings or interior use of plastics, but that greenhouse space is amazing! It’s like 60 percent of the car’s volume. And flat tires seem like a thing of the past.

          • 0 avatar
            bball40dtw

            There are definetely no soft touch plastics. The dashboard is a step above the Mitsubishi Mirage though. I like the two tone paint and white rims, but I am not sure about the new grille with eyes on it, or steering system. It has enough storage for a few bags of Cheerios, but lacks a cupholder for juice/water. I also don’t think it did well in that small overlap crash test (still did better than the Nissan Quest). For $40, its still a good deal.

      • 0 avatar
        Conslaw

        I love the C-Max. Although MyFordTouch gets knocked, it’s fun to play with. I enjoy driving for MPG at night, and my lifetime MPG is 44.1. Last winter it went down 2 mpg and worked its way back up during the warm months. (80% light city driving) I just read about Bert Reynolds selling his 1977 Firebird Trans Am. At 0-60 in 8.6 seconds, believe it or not, the C-Max is exactly as quick as the 1977 Trans Am. That’s about a second quicker than the Prius hatchback and two seconds quicker than the Prius V. If you buy a C-Max, make sure you get the winter package (heated seats). Using the cabin heat cuts the MPG far more than summer air-conditioning. The seat heaters are enough most of the time.

  • avatar
    Mark_Miata

    2000 Mazda Miata (what a surprise!)
    1977 Triumph Spitfire
    2008 Subaru Forester (my wife’s, but she lets me drive it when it snows)

    I also have a 1961 Rover P5 sedan, but I don’t drive it as it’s in the process of being restored.

    • 0 avatar
      wmba

      Rover P5, eh! Triple smileys. Those beasts with the F-head 3 litre six always struck me as a real motor car, properly built. And the proportions are just right. Good luck in the restoration.

      • 0 avatar
        Mark_Miata

        Thanks much – not many folks have any idea what a P5 is, at least here in the USA. It’s a very British car, sort of a gentleman’s club on wheels.

        I never thought I’d experience a true barn find, but it had sat in a dry heated garage since 1975 due to engine problems. The interior looks like new, and the paint is original and has polished up nicely. I’m going through the mechanical bits gradually and hope to have it on the road soon.

        Aside from being glacially slow (I can see they they later upgraded to a V8), it’s a pretty cool car, and with only a few hundred sold here, I’m unlikely to ever see another one on the road coming towards me.

  • avatar
    340-4

    2014 Dodge Charger SXT AWD.

    1967 Buick GS340.

    1975 Buick Gran Sport (350).

  • avatar

    1990 760 Turbo Wagon
    1991 740 NA Sedan
    1993 940 Turbo Wagon

  • avatar
    AustinOski

    1985 Toyota Landcruiser FJ60 – 126K
    1988 Mercedes Benz 560SL – 155K
    1994 Mercedes Benz E320 Wagon – 96K
    2014 Nissan LEAF – 6K

  • avatar
    insalted42

    I currently live in Germany, where I have no need/financial ability for a car. But in the States I own…

    –1991 Mercedes 300E (my sister uses it when I’m away)

    and I have regular access to…

    –2003 Saturn L200 (inherited; used as family back-up/replacement car)
    –2006 Mercedes SL500 (dad’s car; it’s starting to hurts his back so he often takes my car long distances)
    –2014 Audi Q5 (my mom’s car; I don’t drive it much except when chauffeuring her)

    Before buying the Q5, my mom had a 1999 Dodge Durango since new. I drove that truck quite often because she started hating the size around the time I got my license.

    • 0 avatar
      CoreyDL

      My favorite SL was the fat @ass one, 91-02. Especially the later model with the xenons and slightly revised fenders and wheels. Last night I was watching a Sopranos episode, and Tony went to buy an 02 SL600 black/black (to sleep with the saleswoman).

      • 0 avatar
        insalted42

        Me too. I remember being really excited when my dad bought his a few years ago, but the Chrysler-era pleather interior was a huge let down.

        • 0 avatar
          CoreyDL

          Even on the 600 model? :(

          • 0 avatar
            insalted42

            The 89-02 models were much better. Those were also before Chrysler parts started to trickle up the stream into Mercedes. The following generation (03-08) though…jeez.

            The seats in my dads 06 are fine, but everything else covered in “leather” is not convincing. It could be some sort of sun damage, but usually sun-damaged leather gets dry and flaky, not smooth, shiny, and rubbery.

  • avatar
    Charles T

    1995 Saab 9000 Aero

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    seth1065

    Right now, main car 2011 Jetta TDI wagon w DSG,sorry not brown , 2005 Saab 9-3 vert 5 speed summer car, 2005 Honda pilot , wife’s car, 2001 Volvo xc 70 wagon , mile ranges from 85k Saab, 100k VW, 90 k Pilot, 180k Volvo

  • avatar
    Russycle

    07 Honda Element 5-speed, just turned 100K
    05 Pontiac Grand Am GT, probably trading for an 07 Scion xB soon

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    CoreyDL

    Yay an honorable mention! Though I have not owned an Audi since late 2010.

    Present:
    09 Infiniti M35x

    Past:
    01 Lexus GS430
    97 Subaru Impreza L Wagon
    00 Audi A8L
    97 Daewoo Lanos (S. Korea)
    97 Infiniti I30
    93 Audi 90 S
    87 Audi 5000 S

    • 0 avatar
      raresleeper

      You should have the word “Audi” in your handle somewhere!

    • 0 avatar
      GiddyHitch

      I had to LOL when Derek gave you the shout out for being synonymous with a car and then brainfarted to an Audi when the Infiniti is even in your avatar. Fellow owner here.

      07 Infiniti M45 Sport
      02 BMW M3

      I like my M alright but I don’t exactly love it nor does it inspire passion like my M3 (not fair I realize) or my old Pathfinder. Wonder if that would have been different had I ponied up for the facelifted 08-10 version with the updated interior, iPod integration, and smaller taillights.

  • avatar
    FractureCritical

    In my driveway right now:
    2015 S4
    2002 Tacoma
    2006 A3
    2013 A4

    all are stick.
    The Tacoma has all that TRD offroad crap on it that I thought was so cool when I was 25.

    I’d peg the Tacoma as being ever so slightly higher in reliability than the rest of the pack for the 170k miles on it, but it’s a total leper of rust and recalls (for rust).

  • avatar
    laphoneuser

    Just leased a 2014 Honda Civic LX 5 speed manual.

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    Big Ed

    Currently
    95 Ford Bronco XLT
    09 Toyota Camry LE

    It’s a rough time at the moment with cars.

    Past
    97 Honda Prelude SH
    07 Ducati Monster S2R800…not a car but lots of fun

  • avatar
    DenverInfidel

    2003 Mitsubishi Montero
    2009 Toyota Venza, wife’s car.

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    brettc

    2012 Jetta Sportwagen (aka Golf wagon) TDI, about 33000 miles with a DSG. Would have preferred a manual but couldn’t because if mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy. I’ve become accustomed to the DSG though.

    Wife has a 2014 Jetta SE with the TSI/automatic and about 9000 miles.

    • 0 avatar
      Fordson

      Any minute now somebody is going to ask…if mama has her own car what does it matter what tranny is in yours…so I might as well be the one.

      OH YEAH…and I drive a 2011 GTI Autobahn. 6MT. 5-door, Shadow Blue, APR Stage I.

      And my trusty 2003 5-door SVT Focus. With a couple mods.

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    90sDetroitMuscle

    Fun Car; 2005 Dodge Magnum R/T
    Daily Driver POS; 2002 Chevy Cavalier 4dr base

    Prior:
    2003 Hyundia Tiburon GT 6-speed manual
    1993 Cadillac Eldorado Sports Coupe
    1999 Pontiac Grand Prix GT
    1992 Honda Civic DX 5-speed manual
    1977 Monte Carlo
    1987 Plymouth Lazer
    1986 Honda Prelude Si 5-speed manual

    • 0 avatar
      ttacgreg

      searched for 1987 “Plymouth Laser” That must be like the rarest of rare cars. Chrysler Lasers ran through the 1986 model year, and Plymouth Laser’s first year was 1990. (1990 turbo model mothballed for the winter behind my garage at this time)

  • avatar
    cdotson

    2014 Hyundai Elantra GT 6MT
    2006 Honda Odyssey EX (wife’s)
    2002 Dodge Ram 1500 4×2 V8 5MT
    1988 Dodge Ramcharger D100

  • avatar
    slance66

    2007 BMW 328xi. 71k on it. Looking to make a change to an SUV type vehicle to avoid the pounding from these damned potholes.

  • avatar
    Overshoe

    2015 Subaru Forester Premium – 6 spd manual
    2012 F250

  • avatar
    SamMule

    2007 Audi A4 manual bought used with 17K miles. Four years later: 78K miles, one non-routine problem covered by Audi. Fingers crossed very tightly.

  • avatar
    JTH

    2014 Mazda CX-5 GT
    2011 Mazda MX-5 Special Edition

  • avatar

    Love my 1998 VTEC Honda Odyssey, within 20k of 200k and still going strong.
    I don’t know what I’d replace it, with great vehicles, nothing currently in the segment appeals to me, I’m hoping for something great from the new FCA minivans as I want to buy something new after the winter.

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    Stu L Tissimus

    2012 Subaru BRZ

    I drank the kool-aid, and it was tasty.

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    luismx5

    Mini Cooper S Countryman 2014
    Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport 2014

    My previous cars were
    2012 Fiat 500 Sport
    2007 Fiat Panda 1.2
    2010 Seat Ibiza
    2001 Chevrolet Astra

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    vwgolf420

    At present, I drive a 2010 Volkswagen Golf .
    Past:
    1969 VW Beetle
    1989 Toyota Corolla
    1997 Mazda Protege
    1997 VW Jetta
    2003 Mazda Protege 5
    2005 Hyundai Elantra Hatchback

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    APaGttH

    The daily drive:

    2005 Saturn Relay FWD3 – paid for – 152K miles and still going

    The toy:

    2009 Pontiac G8 GT Holden Conversion (featured on TTAC) paid for

    The future wife:

    2006 Subaru Forrester – base stripper model – paid for

    Previous cars:

    2005 Pontiac Grand Prix
    1998 Pontiac Trans Sport FWD SWB
    2002 Chevy Avalanche 1500 Z-71
    1998 Pontiac Trans Sport Montana FWD LWB
    1997 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L V8
    1995 Chevy S-10 Extended Cab 2WD V6
    1993 Subaru Legacy L FWD
    1989 Ford Probe LX
    1989 Porsche 944 S
    1987 Merkur xR4Ti
    1987 Ford Tempo GL-S two-door coupe
    1985 Ford EXP

    Learned to drive in a driving school provided 1981 Honda Civic and the family’s 1981 Chevrolet Caprice

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    Pinzgauer

    Here are the vehicles currently registered with my DMV:

    2008 Honda Pilot EX-L, 102k miles w/ original transmission
    2005 Subaru Outback 5MT, 185k miles w/ original clutch
    2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Willy’s Wheeler, 6MT
    2013 Ford Mustang Boss 302
    2001 Polaris Ranger 4×4 w/ plow

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    rileyru

    Current:

    2009 Ford F-150 XLT SuperCrew 2WD – 52k miles, 4.6L V8, 6 auto
    2008 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4×4 – 64k miles, 4.7L V8, 5 auto
    2006 Ford Mustang GT Premium – 62k miles, 4.6L 315-hp V8, 5 manual

    2015 Cannondale CAADX SRAM Rival Disc

    Past…

    2001 Jeep Wrangler SE 4×4 – 2.5L I4, 5 manual (88 mph!)
    2007 Nissan Frontier SE Crew Cab 2WD – 4.0L V6, 6 manual (F-150 is better almost every way)
    2007 Honda Accord – 2.4L I4, 5 manual (nothing to say here)
    2004 Ford Explorer 4×4 – 4.0L V6, 5 automatic (biggest automotive mistake)
    1998 Mazda 626 ES – 2.5L V6, 5 manual (still miss this one!)
    1990 Honda Accord EX – 2.2L I4, 4 auto (most troublesome car on the list at 100-140k miles)
    1989 Jeep Cherokee Laredo 4×4 – 4.0L I6, 5 auto (bought and sold with well over 200k miles)
    1991 Mazda 626 – 2.2L I4, 5 manual (wrecked it real good)

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    FordMan_48126

    (1) 2015 Lincoln MKC (because I like it; really, I do! Must, ’cause I traded a 2012 GTI in on it. The failed high pressure fuel pump at 46K did the GTI in for me, plus a growing 4 year old child helped the decision along, too.)

    (2) 2011 Audi Q5 (because it’s my wife’s car.)

    My favorite past vehicle: 1978 Honda Civic CVCC. Learned to drive a manual as I drove it home after I bought it. Plus it was simple enough I could do most minor repairs myself, and it was small & light enough I could push it out of snow drifts as I visited my girlfriend 20 miles away in the next town in upstate Michigan.

  • avatar
    masouds

    2000 Mazda Miata (Canyon carver/Tracktoy)
    2004 Corvette C5 z06

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    FormerFF

    2014 Ford Fusion Energi plug in hybrid

    Previous cars:
    2002 Ford Focus ZX3 hatchback
    1991 Ford Aerostar tow vehicle
    Van Diemen RF84 Formula Ford
    1989 Honda NT650 motorcycle, totaled at 48,862 miles
    1987 VW GTI, 8 valve version
    1981 Mazda RX-7
    1977 Fiat Spyder
    1972 Datsun 240Z
    1974 Opel Manta
    1972 Honda CL175 motorcycle
    Rupp minibike

    I should all all had a manual transmission but the Fusion, the Aerostar, and the minibike.

  • avatar
    smallerrock

    2009 Subaru Legacy 2.5GT Limited (stick)
    2011 Acura RDX SHAWD (wife)
    1996 Jeep Cherokee 4×4 (stick)

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    Arthur Dailey

    I got a Volvo 240 wagon. Kept the interior. Dropped in a VW diesel engine. Added an old Subaru all-wheel drive system and a 6 speed manual transmission. Painted it brown and added some Ford Country Squire ‘wood’ cladding.

    Have the coolest car in the neighbourhood. My kids always beg to drive it instead of their mother’s SUV.

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    kvndoom

    Me: 2007 Nissan Altima 3.5SE 6MT. Bought with 122,000 miles, just hit 128,000 this week. Will pass this down to my stepdaughter when she gets her license (late 2016 or sometime 2017). Wouldn’t mind getting another at that time, but a better color (this one is light gray, but not quite silver. And I HATE silver). I had a 2010 Kia Forte Koup SX before that.

    Fiancee: Burgundy 2005 Chrysler T&C, bought with ~94,000 miles. Been running great so far, but might need a starter soon. She had a 2011 Juke SL 6MT before that.

    Right now we’re car payment free and loving the fresh air. But if I was rich, I’d have a dozen cars.

  • avatar
    helvetia

    2005 Subaru Impreza WRX Wagon
    2003 Honda Civic Si

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    DevilsRotary86

    Current:
    2006 Acura RSX-S
    2007 Honda Fit
    1986 Mazda RX-7 GXL

    Past:
    2009 Chevrolet Cobalt LS Coupe (I will never forget so that I may learn from my mistakes)
    2006 Mazda Miata (wrecked in ice storm, I miss it)
    1994 Acura Integra LS
    1992 Nissan 240SX
    1991 Honda Civic DX Sedan.
    2005 Kawasaki Ninja 250R

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    Syke

    Daily driver: 2005 Scion xB, 1.5 I4, 5 manual, 50k
    RV and tailgater: 2008 Kia Sedona, 3.6 V-6, 5 auto, 95k
    Work truck: 2003 Ford Ranger XLT stretch cab(2wd), 4.0 V-6, 4 auto, 71l
    Play car: 2006 Pontiac Solstice, 2.4 I-4, 5 manual, 47k
    Fiance’s ricer: 2006 Kia Spectra LX, 2.0 I-4, 5 manual, 83k
    Motorcycle: 1988 Harley-Davidson FXR Superglide, 14k
    Scooter: 2003 Honda Metropolitan, 4k

    Recently deceased after hitting a deer: 1995 Triumph Trident, 117k

    The Solstice is getting sold shortly, as I don’t drive it enough. Given a choice between sports car and motorcycle, two wheels wins out 99% of the time. The fiancee is also considering selling her Kia.

  • avatar
    orenwolf

    2011 Mazda RX8 (one of the last)
    2009 Mazda 3 Sport
    2006 Mazda 3 Sport

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    dash riprock

    2013 Prius V
    2008 miata…fine it is a mx5
    2000 buick lesabre….winter beater

    First Car was a 1972(?)Plymouth Cricket. I did not get a lot of action in high school

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    Highway27

    2015 Honda Accord Hybrid, just replaced my 1998 Honda Civic.

    • 0 avatar
      dal20402

      How are you liking it? Curious in particular about the noise level on acceleration.

      • 0 avatar
        Highway27

        I love the car. I have no issues with the noise of it, either in volume or quality (of course, going from a 98 Civic might have something to do with that). It is a bit odd, tho: my friends like to say that it sounds like a slipping transmission when the engine is running under acceleration.

        Perhaps the weirdest thing about the car is that it transitions back and forth from engine direct drive to electric drive at highway speeds. Engine runs a little while, then disengages and shuts off, car keeps going, engine spins back up and matches speed, reengages. Repeats this cycle maybe once or twice a minute.

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    Rod Panhard

    Mercedes-Benz C320 wagon.
    BMW R1100r motorcycle
    Piaggio Fly 150 scooter
    Mazda Miata NA because the answer is always Miata.

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    sproc

    2002 Acura RSX Type-S
    2008 Audi A3 2.0T

    Past
    1991 Toyota Corona
    1993 Acura Integra LS Coupe
    1999 Mazda Protege LX

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    charski

    2000 Chevy S-10 extended cab pickup
    2013 Jeep Wrangler 4 door to replace a wrecked ’06 Chevy Malibu Maxx SS

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    Kendahl

    2008 Infiniti G37S (good weather only), 2013 Ford Focus SE, 1998 Subaru Legacy GT wagon (winter beater), all with manual transmissions.

    Previous cars were 2 air cooled VW beetles, 2 Corvairs, bugeye Sprite, Volvo 145 wagon, BMW 2002, Datsun Maxima, Isuzu Opel, Plymouth Champ, Honda Civic, Toyota Tercel SR5 wagon, all with manual transmissions.

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    EMedPA

    Currently: 2013 Ford Escape

    Past:
    2005 Ford Focus Wagon
    2003 VW Passat Wagon
    1998 Jeep WJ Grand Cherokee
    1994 Ford Taurus
    1988 Isuzu Trooper
    1985 VW Golf
    1976 Saab 99
    1965 Buick Skylark

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    PrincipalDan

    I’m keeping it current, because that seems to be the spirit of the question.

    2010 Toyota Highlander V6 AWD, three row. I’ve really been loving the headed mirrors and wiper channel the past few mornings. We’ve only been getting rain but the vehicles have been icing over. Truly appliance like until you drive 8/10ths and beyond, then the chassis and the abilities shine.

    2005 Pontiac Vibe (wife’s) occasionally I drive, biggest plus is the manual transmission that makes it engaging.

    2004 Ford F150 Heritage, 4.6 V8, automatic, flatbed and subject of a Piston Slap article. I’ll keep it as long as possible.

    1967 Ford Mustang convertible, 289 V8, 2 barrel carb, automatic. Family heirloom that I’m restoring as I go.

    • 0 avatar
      raresleeper

      When I was married and all, wifey and me almost bought an ’09 Highlander. Triple black, fully loaded. ‘Twas a beauty- nice, buttoned-down presence (which I love), but decided against that.

      Oh yea, Classic Mustang for the win!!! Had me a 72, one of the “big ones”. Standard coupe (recessed back window) with 302 bored over to 306. Rust was a killer on that. Had to chuck it, had it hauled away. Damned leaky cowls. Bad rust. Bad.

    • 0 avatar

      The highlander, sounds like you’re anticipating a lot of kids!

      Kudos on the ‘Stang. Very nice that you’re preserving some important automotive history. Same year as Newt Gingrich and Pres Clinton had (Clinton’s is in a museum, I don’t know whether Gingrich still has his.

      • 0 avatar
        PrincipalDan

        Yes I have one child now (4 month old/daughter) but my wife and I would like to have 3 or 4 total. I am a car nut but I don’t enjoy the process of buying, I’d rather buy and keep. As much as the B-body/Panther fanbois don’t want to admit it the Highlander is very much in the vein of those old wagons. Soft riding? Check. Good passenger room in the first and second rows? Check. Roof rack? Check. Great combo of power/fuel economy for the era? Check. Car based? Check. Great road trip car? Check.

        I’m very lucky to have my wife, she is very supportive of the Mustang. She knew I would own a classic, she’s just glad I own one that I know the history of.

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    Dave in Toronto

    This is fun.

    Current:

    2006 Scion xB (love it…rides rough though)
    2002 Miata 6spd

    Past:

    1993 MR2 turbo
    1993 Miata, supercharged
    1995 Suzuki GTi
    ???? Mk1 GTI

    1971 Honda CB550 (bike)
    ???? Kawi EX550 (bike)

    Several other cars that were transportation although the 2000 Altima 5spd was a very good car and I still wish I had my 1987 Tercel wagon 4wd 5spd + extra low. Red. Black and white houndstooth int. 347000kms. RIP my friend.

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    DubTee1480

    2005 Honda Civic LX (stick) – daily for now, soon to be sold and replaced with my in-laws 2009 Accord EX. I’ll miss the stick :(
    1993 GMC Sonoma – hauler and backup ride
    2005 Honda Accord LX – the wife’s

    Previously:
    1983 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme
    1985 Dodge Power Ram
    1992 GMC Sonoma (was single cab, replaced with the extended cab I have now)
    1993 Nissan 240SX
    2004 Chevy Impala SS

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    Kovalove

    2008 Mazda3 GT sedan 5AT (aka 3s Grand Touring)

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    bunkie

    Current:

    2010 Cadillac CTS Wagon (CPO car)
    2009 Kawasaki 650 Ninja

    Previous:

    2006 Cadillac STS V8 (CPO car)
    2003 Cadillac CTS (CPO car)
    2000 Taurus Wagon (Brown!)
    1993 Mercury Sable Wagon
    1990 Mercury Sable Wagon (bought at auction in Brooklyn, best $1200 I ever spent on a car!)
    1998 Ford Ranger (2.3/5-speed) (leased)
    1998 Maxima SE 5-speed (leased, left to ex-wife in settlement)
    1996 Ford Ranger (3.0/5-speed) (leased)
    1996 Maxima SE 5-speed (leased)
    1993 Maxima SE 5-speed (leased)
    1989 Maxima SE 5-speed (bought new after first child)
    1985 Mustang GT 5-speed (bought new)
    1970 AMC Hornet Wagon, 3-on-the-tree
    1980 Mazda RX-7 (bought as first new car)
    1970 Triumph GT-6+
    1971 Dodge Challenger 440 4-speed
    1969 Ford Mach One Mustang 351W/4-speed
    1969 Dodge Charger 318 / A-904 automatic

    10 other motorcycles over the years since 1973

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    Syke

    Daily driver: 2005 Scion xB, 5 manual, 50k
    Hauler: 2003 Ford Ranger XLT (2wd), 4.0 V-6, 4 auto, 71k
    RV: 2008 Kia Sedona, 3.6 V-6, 5 auto, 95k
    Toy: 2006 Pontiac Solstice, 2.4 I-4, 5 manual, 47k
    Toy: 1988 Harley Davidson FXR Superglide, 14k
    Toy: 2003 Honda Metropolitan, 4k
    Fiancee’s ricer: 2006 Kia Spectra LX, 2.0 I-4, 5 manual, 83k

    Recently retired (thru hitting a deer at 60mph): 1995 Triumph Trident, 117k

    The Solstice is going up for sale, as I use the motorcycle(s) way more. Fiancee is also considering dumping her Kia.

    • 0 avatar
      slavuta

      Wait until your fiance becomes wife. The toys are out and the furniture and new kitchen/bathtub/curtains/paint will replace them. Don’t do it!

      • 0 avatar
        Syke

        Nope. Maggie loves the motorcycles and sports cars. The reason the Solstice is going is because it had the misfortune to be preceded by a Porsche 924S. There is absolutely no comparison between the two cars. While the Solstice is fun, has a retracting top, and handles very nicely, it’s a buckboard with no storage space whatsoever. In comparison, the Porsche handles at least as well, is much more comfortable, refined, and practical. Once I replace my late, lamented Triumph (new motorcycle, probably Honda or Yamaha this time around), I’m going to be looking for another 924/944/968. I love front engined Porsches.

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    AmcEthan

    currently i have: 1992 ram d150 318 bored to 328 with 82,000 miles, 1992 ram d150 with almost 550,000 miles on origninal non rebuilt engine and tranny both bought at the same time for $800 for both at actuion.

    Previous cars:
    1991 chevy cavalier coupe
    1994 dodge dakota ext cab slt
    1993 plymouth acclaim
    1998 f150 ex cab long bed
    1993 chevy cavalier z24 turbo
    1993 isuzu amigo
    1978 mercury monarch
    1994 mercury sable
    2001 dodge ram base model
    2002 ford ranger 52,000 miles

    the chrysler products have been the most reliable for me imo. btw all these cars and im 17, good hobby though ;)

    • 0 avatar
      raresleeper

      78 Monarch?

      Interesting….

      • 0 avatar
        AmcEthan

        Yeah that had to be the best riding and most fun car I have had. Someone had taken a picture of themselves while driving and posted it on Facebook, and in the background I saw the front of the car sticking out of a barn, so I tracked down where they took the picture, it was about an hour out of town, so I went there with a battery and fresh gas prepared to buy it. Talked to the property owner for a while and it turned out that the original owner of the car was his dad who only lived a few blocks from where I currently live, once the owner died in 1981 the car got ran out of gas and put in the barn and sat there and never moved till I went to see it. I asked how much he would sell it for and he just said, “well it’s gonna need tires. So put a good set on to roll her on the trailer and she’s yours.” I went and spent $70 on four used tires, put them on, and for shits and giggles poured the 5 gallons of gas i brought in the tank, hooked the battery up, and she fired right up! Ended up driving her all the way home and didn’t do any other work to her the whole time I owned it. Then sadly a couple of months and 16,000 miles later the rear main seal went out in a time when I just couldn’t afford to fix her, so I sold her for $1500 to a man who wanted the engine for a v8 geo tracker swap. It had the 302, fully loaded car but had manual choke, and 61,000 miles when I sold it. Wish I still had it.

  • avatar
    Lichtronamo

    2015 VW GTI Autobahn(6MT), black over black, 8,300 miles

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    SaturnV

    Majority diesel household here…

    2011 BMW 335d (mine)
    2011 VW Jetta Sportwagen TDI (hers)
    2002 Subaru Outback (winter/bad road car)

    Previous:
    2006 Volvo S60R
    1987 Porsche 944
    2001.5 VW Passat
    1988 Dodge Aries

  • avatar
    Firestorm252

    Current:
    2007 Corolla LE Automatic (new)
    2013 Scion FR-S Manual (new)

    Had a ’96 Camry LE hand-me-down from my parents before as well.

  • avatar
    madman2k

    2010 Toyota Prius
    2014 Kia Soul
    1999 Ford F-150

    Previous vehicles:
    2005 Ford Crown Victoria
    1985 Ford F-250
    1994 GMC TopKick C6500/22 foot box and liftgate (miss it, but the laws in my neighborhood prohibit parking it on the road and I have no back yard access from the road)

  • avatar
    crtfour

    Mine are:

    2005 Jaguar XKR
    1997 Toyota T100
    1967 Corvette

  • avatar
    zinnah

    2007 Pontiac Grand Prix GT
    2004 Subaru Forester XT
    2007 Mini Cooper S convertible 6 speed
    2006 Toyota Tundra

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    goyshahomer

    Current:
    mine 2014 Honda CRV ex-L with 8,000 miles
    hers: 2013 toyota prius persona 25,000 mi

    past:
    2012 Subaru legacy 2.5i
    2011 jeep liberty limited jet package
    1999 chrysler 300 m
    1998 bmw 528i
    1995 bmw 525i
    2004 toyota corolla
    1994 honda accord
    1999 jeep cherokee sport 4.0
    1995 plymouth neon

  • avatar
    Sigivald

    2005 Corolla “Transportation Appliance”
    2007 F-250 (extended cab, long bed, 5.4L)

  • avatar
    Drzhivago138

    A car…

    2002 Mazda Tribute ES, 3.0 Duratec V6 AWD. Every option on the sheet except heated seats. Can (apparently) get 26+ MPG even in the winter if I keep it in overdrive. Enough ground clearance to get through a hay field without worry. Old enough that I don’t mind getting it dirty. 137K miles with no major problems, plan on keeping it until the wheels fall off because hail damage apparently=damaged title.

  • avatar
    golden2husky

    Present holdings in our household:

    1. 2014 Chevrolet Corvette convertible Z51 manual
    2. 2009 Nissan Altima hybrid
    3. 2002 Buick Century
    4. 1995 Ford Probe GT manual
    5. 1992 Mercury Stable
    6. 1972 Plymouth Fury

  • avatar
    raresleeper

    06 Accord Coupe v6 6speed (6…6…6… ooooooo scary)
    03 Silverado extended cab. Vortec v8, poverty spec’d!!!!

    • 0 avatar
      raresleeper

      Ok, ok…

      Previous cars:

      86 Pontiac Sunbird GT hatchback. Non-turbo (doh!).
      72 Mustang Standard Coupe.
      89 Lincoln Town Car
      02 Ford Escort 4door. Auto. Escort Escort. Not ZX-2 Escort.
      00 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L 4X4.
      99 Chrysler 300M.
      02 Mitsubishi Galant (don’t ask).
      94 VW Jetta 5MT. <– Unkillable
      2011 Mercedes GLK350 4MATIC

      That's it. I think.

  • avatar
    carve

    2007 335i, owned since Jan 09. Paid $29k with 28k miles, CPO. Almost bought a corvette until I drove this. What a combination of speed, planted handling, comfort, efficiency, and subdued good looks. Very confidence inspiring, and the turbos make up for my high altitude. Easy to modify, too.

    1995 Jeep Cherokee, owned since 2000. 215k miles and as primitive but reliable as an anvil. OK…in its old age, the AC makes a weird sound at idle on a hot day, it has a few leaks, and for some reason, when warm, the right rear wheel has brake-force spikes under the lightest pressure. It makes that wheel lock up super easy, so it’s dangerous. I’ve replaced ALL of the brake hardware, but nothing helps. I’m stumped- any ideas? When it’s cold, it’s less of a problem. When it’s hot, you can almost feel it at low speeds without even touching the brakes.

    Other than that, the things still regularly pulls down 20-22 mpg, whether it’s commuting in town or going 80 down the freeway. Not very powerful up here though.

  • avatar
    djoelt1

    2007 Ford Freestyle
    2013 Toyota Prius C
    1995 BMW M3 Lightweight

    I don’t use my turn signals when I’m driving #3.

  • avatar
    DrivenToMadness

    2008 BMW M3 sedan 6MT
    1993 Toyota Supra turbo 6MT
    2006 Honda Pilot AWD

    Love all these cars.

  • avatar
    djsyndrome

    Future:

    2015 WRX Base 6-speed (shopping now)

    Current:

    2014 Subaru Forester 2.5i Auto (missus)
    2012 Mazda 2 Sport 5-speed (mine)

    Previous:

    2008 Subaru Impreza 2.5i auto
    2003 Toyota Matrix XRS 6-speed
    1982 Volvo 240 DL 4-speed + OD
    1986 Volvo 240 GL auto
    2002 VW Beetle 2.0 auto
    1995 Toyota Camry Base auto
    1994 Toyota Camry XLE auto
    1995 Nissan Altima XE 5-speed
    1981 Honda Civic Wagon 5-speed
    1983 Honda Civic DX hatch 5-speed
    1987 Honda Accord LX-i 5-speed
    1986 Nissan PU 5-speed
    1995 Honda Civic VX 5-speed
    1996 Saturn SL2 5-speed
    1995 Nissan 200SX SE-R 5-speed
    1995 Plymouth Neon 5-speed
    1986 Nissan Sentra Auto
    1973? Ford Ranchero Auto
    1987 Dodge Omni Auto

    • 0 avatar
      raresleeper

      Suppose the incredible fit and finish and overall build quality of the Ranchero and (*GASP*) Omni chased you away from the domestics, eh?

      • 0 avatar
        djsyndrome

        Nope, those were both from my parents, and the Omni saved my life in a rollover.

        But the two I bought on my own dime (Saturn and Plymouth) certainly did the job!

        • 0 avatar
          raresleeper

          Ten points for you for giving credit to the lowly Omni, Sir.

          You know, I’ve always wanted an Omni.

          That’s a (AHEM!) G-L-H-S Omni. :)

          • 0 avatar
            djsyndrome

            Yeah, growing up in the 80s there were a good number of high-powered FWD Mopars running around.

            What I really wanted was a Conquest/Starion, though ^.^

  • avatar
    Roberto Esponja

    2014 Dodge Grand Caravan Blacktop
    Wifey drives a 2008 Mercedes ML550 which we’re trading in tomorrow on a new Jeep Grand Cherokee.

  • avatar

    2013 Subaru BR-Z
    1989 BMW 325is
    2010 Audi TT (hers)

  • avatar
    jconli1

    current :
    2005 Honda Element EX (MT)
    2013 Kia Rio5 (AT – wife’s commuter)

    past :
    1997 Volvo V90 Wagon (AT)
    1998 Subaru Impreza Wagon (MT)
    1993 Nissan NX2000 (MT)
    1989 Suzuki Swift GTi (MT)
    1983 Volvo 245 Turbo Wagon (MT)
    1988 Chevy Cavalier Z24 (AT – first car)

    Truly loved ’em all.

    • 0 avatar
      Sjalabais

      That is one global approach to car-buying!

      • 0 avatar
        jconli1

        Grew up in a Chevy family… Grandpa had a 200k mi ’78 Monte Carlo, Dad a 250k mi ’82 Camaro, and mom a 350k mi ’78 G20 Nomad… all had obliterated malaise expectations, but I still felt the need to go exploring. The ’88 Z24 was a very good car, but that stickshift Volvo Turbo was a revelation that started me on the path to import hatchback utopia.

        There are also 16 motorcycles, including BMWs, Suzukis, Hondas, Vespas, and Indian LML’s…

  • avatar
    sportyaccordy

    2004 Nissan 350Z 6MT
    2006 Kawasaki EX650 (Ninja 650R with the plastic removed after a crash)

    Past (hope you like to laugh):
    1993 Honda Accord EX 5MT (worst car purchase ever. Car was in bad shape)
    1999 Nissan Maxima 5MT (sold after a road bike accident, needed cash)
    1992 Honda Accord LX 5MT (2nd worst car purchase ever. No PS or AC in NYC. Fun car though. H22A, Quaife LSD, Neuspeed/Koni suspension. Gave my friend’s S2000 stoplight scares)
    1993 Honda Accord EX 5MT (still my favorite car to this day. Stock motor, Neuspeed/Koni suspension… this was the car that I used to learn how to wrench on. Very personal. Hit a deep NYC pothole and about a month later oil pump just died. Cried when I sold it, used the money to move out of my parents’ house)
    1995 Nissan Maxima SE 5MT (didn’t get to enjoy much. Hand me down from dad, beautiful car- black on black leather. Crashed it one summer, didn’t have the money or know how to fix it. Saw it fixed up looking good and lowered in my parents’ neighborhood every now and then)

    I’m hoping to get a 4 dr GTI and some kind of mid 00s 1000cc Japanese V twin sportbike to replace the current rides next spring/summer.

    • 0 avatar
      DubTee1480

      1995 Nissan Maxima SE 5MT — I wanted one of these in the worse way when I was in my early 20’s, couldn’t find one on a sales lot to save my life.

      • 0 avatar
        sportyaccordy

        Was a really good car when I was 20. The engine is still awesome, the interior is awesome, and it eats up highway miles like nothing. But the suspension and transmission were absolutely awful, even with mods. That motor though…

        • 0 avatar
          DubTee1480

          I never knew about the transmission, that makes my inner 20-something frown a little.

          Hell, I drove a 93 Sonoma with a 5MT at the time, I probably wouldn’t have noticed.

    • 0 avatar
      zaxxon25

      My sister just retired my 93 Maxima SE 5MT at 250K, overall probably my favorite car I’ve ever owned.

  • avatar
    badreligion702

    A 2014 BMW 328i M-Sport in Estoril Blue II.

  • avatar
    WaftableTorque

    1998 Camry LE – 207k
    2002 ES300 – 206k
    2002 LS430 – 267k

    Hoping to keep all of them for another 6-7 years, at which time I’m looking to switch to PHEV or EV SUV’s. Home renovations and kids will absorb my discretionary income for the next little while.

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    merkidemis

    Current
    Mine – 2013 Chevrolet Volt (Blue) – I love the quiet, instant torque and forgetting the last time I put gas in it.
    Wife’s – 2010 Toyota RAV4 Sport (Silver, AWD, 4cyl) (AWD system kinda sucks in the winter, but she likes it so I shut up)

    Previous
    2012 Ford Focus SE Hatchback (Black, auto) – Started falling apart after 20K, traded in for the Volt
    2004 Mazda RX-8 (Yellow, and damn right it was a manual) – Hilarious, but the $400/month for gas was NOT)
    2004 Mazda3 S Hatchback (Silver, auto) – Great little car, but rusting badly after 9 years in the Midwest.
    2000 Audi A6 3.6 (Green, auto) – Solid German engineering that failed catastrophically, repeatedly
    1996 Jeep Cherokee Sport (white, auto, 4.0L) – Makes driving in deep snow fun!
    2002 Nissan Altima SL (red, auto, 4 cyl) – Comfortable, but kinda boring
    1998 Acura CL 3.0 (white, auto) – The first car I bought myself!
    1986 Honda Accord EX (Gold, auto) – All the AC button did was turn on a little green light. Stereo install doubled the value.

  • avatar
    greaseyknight

    ’92 Nissan Sentra SE (not a SE-R, just looks like one)
    ’93 Kawasaki Concours is the summer whip
    ’52 Ford F-3 stored at my parents house, and driven when I’m in town.
    ’83 Toyota pickup thats parked and slowing growing moss

    Previous,
    ’83 Toyota pickup (different one)
    ’84 Chevy Suburban

    Fun fact, the bike is the newest and most expensive (purchase price) vehicle that I own.

  • avatar
    olivebranch2006

    current:
    2011 Ford F-250 Crew Cab 4WD King Ranch Diesel with camper shell
    2005 Toyota Tacoma Crew Cab TRD package 2WD

    past:
    2007 BMW X5 I6
    2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Crew 4.7 4WD SLT
    2001 Toyota Tundra single cab v6 manual long bed base model
    1987 Ford Taurus
    1986 Ford LTD Wagon v8
    1986 Nissan 300ZX
    1980 Datsun 280ZX
    1978 Chrysler Lebaron Wagon v8
    1972 Chevelle v8 4 door

  • avatar
    dundurrbay

    I drive a 2007 Kia Spectra… and I use it for work! Not a common choice, I know, but I bought it due to the cheap, cheap price (7,750 CAD with 28,000 KILOMETERS and two years of factory warranty left) and it’s been nothing short of an amazing car. The drivetrain is shared with many other vehicles and is solid. The 141hp 2.0l engine isn’t gutless with the 5 speed, dare I say peppy, I average about 28-30 US mpg with mostly urban driving and lots of idling, the interior has some surprisingly nice touches such as a full soft-touch dash and richer materials on the door panels and interior than most other compacts from the late 2000’s era. It now has 152,000 kilometers and I put the 124,000 kilometers on it in the last two-ish years and I have enjoyed every second of it. I am only 22 and coming from a 1992 Mazda Protege with 330,000 kilometers it was definitely an upgrade. I love my delivery vehicle!

  • avatar
    petezeiss

    Something silver.. I think it’s a Taurus. It’s my neighbor’s but she hardly ever uses it since her legs swelled up so bad.

  • avatar
    SixspeedSi

    2008 Honda Civic Si Coupe
    2009 Mazda Cx-9
    Future: VW GTI/or Golf R

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    eddchinastshirt

    2008 Mustang Premium (6 cyl) w/Pony Package
    1994 Mazda Miata M
    1973 SAAB Sonett III
    2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GT (wife)

    Past:
    1999 Crown Victoria
    1985 SAAB 900 (base)
    1985 Chevy C10
    1994 Bonneville SSEi
    1987 Bonneville SE
    1990 Chevy Lumina
    1983 SAAB 900 Turbo
    1987 Taurus GL
    1974 SAAB Sonett III
    1982 SAAB 900S
    1984 Pontiac 6000
    1979 VW Rabbit Diesel
    1978 Oldsmobile Firenza
    1976 VW Scirocco
    1974 Volvo 144 GL
    1974 Volvo 144 DL
    1972 Mercury Montego
    1973 VW Thing

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    ClutchCarGo

    Current:
    2002 Sable wagon (green, tho, not brown)
    2005 Malibu Maxx (knock it off, the wife likes it)

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    talkstoanimals

    Current:

    Own 2014 BMW 435i auto – bought new
    Own 2001 Honda S2000 manual – bought used

    Past cars (all owned):

    2011 BMW 135i manual – bought new
    2010 Ford Mustang GT manual – bought new and sold back to Ford as lemon
    2008 VW GTI DSG – bought new
    2005 Subaru Legacy wagon auto – bought used
    2004 Nissan Titan auto -bought new
    2002 Mazda 6 V6 manual – bought new
    1998 VW Jetta GT manual – bought new
    1991 Honda CRX Si manual – bought used
    1992 Honda Civic CX manual – inherited used

    Past motorcycles (all owned):

    2001 H-D Sportster 1200 Custom – bought new
    2003 H-D Dynaglide – bought new
    2005 Kawasaki Z750S – bught new
    2004 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 – bought used

    Total depreciation suffered – one gazillion dollars

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    Fenian

    Current:
    2010 Accord sedan EX-L M/T
    2009 VW Routan SEL (wife’s)

    Past:
    2005 Subaru Outback Sport SE M/T
    2008 Honda Fit Sport M/T (I/H/E, adjustable struts, lowering springs, rear sway bar, C-Pillar bar) It was incredibly fun to drive.
    2003 Saturn Ion M/T (wife’s)
    1995 Subaru Legacy

    I learned to drive stick on my dad’s 1986 Dodge Ram extended panel van with a three speed and overdrive.

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    mored

    2014 Subaru Outback Limited -16,000 miles
    2011 Toyot Avalon Limited – 70,000 mikes

    Previous cars this century:
    2012 Scion IIQ (it not my fault – better half wanted it)
    2007 Toyota Solara XLE convert.
    2007 Acura TSX – best car ever but needed a cruiser, hence the Avalon
    2005 Prius
    2003 Honda Accord EX
    2001 Lexus RX300
    2000 Honda Accord EX
    2000 Honda CRV

  • avatar
    ldl20

    Great List….

    Currently:

    2006 Mazda6 Wagon Grand Touring (not stick, not brown, but dark cherry)

    2014 Accord EX-L (Leased for wife)

    I think it’s the only 6wagon on all these lists

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    Sjalabais

    2002 Honda Stream 1.7 – 125hp petrol 7 seater
    2002 Toyota Camry 2.4 – 156hp petrol

    Long history of ancient Volvos (145, 242, 245), and in sorrow need to return back to it when financial and time needs for house and small kids are met. Eventually.

    • 0 avatar
      bball40dtw

      Have you ever packed 7 people into the Stream?

      • 0 avatar
        Sjalabais

        No, I think it is to tight for “people”, as it sits on a Civic platform. The third row is a Turkish prison. But I’ve loaded up with four kids or three grownups and two kids.

        Apart from space, the engine is also pretty torque-free. Very willing to rev and stuff happens then, but one has to be willing to row the gears.

        Happy with the car in general. Only 141 were ever sold in Norway, rarity drives used car prices down for minivans.

        • 0 avatar
          bball40dtw

          I love MPV things. I wish we had more cars like that in the US.

          • 0 avatar
            Sjalabais

            I’d really prefer a Volvo V70R* with seven seats, but the Honda is cheap, reliable, and small kids can be lifted in and out of it rather easily because of the upright, high seats. I guess that’s what makes MPVs a great choice…

            *Just as 2 of 3 others here, I assume.

  • avatar
    readallover

    Current:
    2004 Mazda 6
    1971 Dodge Challenger

    Past:
    1994 Mercury Sable Wagon – 2 boys, hockey, Carpools and the thing disentigrated
    1990 Nissan Maxima
    1983 Honda Accord Hatchback, 5 spd. My first new car
    1973 Toyota Celica
    1966 Ford Mustang Learned many life lessons about money with this car.

  • avatar
    TCragg

    2009 VW Routan Comfortline, 2012 Mazda 5 GT manual. Previous included virtually every water-cooled VW built since 1984.

    • 0 avatar
      TCragg

      Since people are listing their entire history, here goes mine, in more or less chronological order:

      1987 Chevrolet Celebrity 2.8 V6
      1986 VW Jetta GL TD
      1984 VW Rabbit GL gasser
      1997 VW Passat TDI
      1997 VW Golf TD
      1996 VW Passat TDI Wagon
      1992 VW Eurovan CL 5-speed
      2002 VW Cabrio GLX
      2005 VW Jetta TDI Wagon
      1985 VW Jetta diesel 2-door
      1989 VW Jetta Flair gas 2-door
      1997 VW Jetta TD
      1987 VW Jetta gas
      1990 VW Jetta TD
      2006 VW Jetta TDI black
      2006 VW Jetta TDI graphite blue
      2001 VW Cabrio
      2004 VW Passat 1.8T 4Motion 5MT Wagon
      2009 VW Eos 6MT
      2006 Mazda MPV GT
      2010 VW Passat 2.0T Wagon DSG
      2012 Mazda 5 GT 6MT
      2010 VW Routan Comfortline

      2-Wheeled:

      1984 Yamaha Riva 180 Scooter
      2007 Suzuki GS500F
      2009 Suzuki GSA 1250 Bandit with hard cases
      2003 BMW R-1150 RT

  • avatar
    PartsUnknown

    Current:

    Mine: 2004 Audi A6 Avant 3.0 Quattro
    Wife’s: 2005 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4WD

    Past:
    Like CoastieLenn, I have a debilitating case of Automotive ADD. A full list would number over 30 cars – too much typing, but there were some oddballs and beauties that I dearly miss.

  • avatar

    2008 Ford Expedition 4×4 EL
    :)

    Love the truck coming up on 80K.

  • avatar
    Pecci

    Current – 2007 Suzuki SX4

    Past – 1973 Plymouth Barracuda
    1977 Dodge Van
    1979 Ford Mustang Turbo
    1985 Plymouth Colt Turbo
    1985 Honda CRX
    1990 Ford Ranger XLT
    1996 Nissan 200SX SE-R

    Interesting to look this list over and to understand your preferences in the past. I’m up for another as my son will soon take my “The Best Slow Car To Drive Fast” SX4.

    Any ideas???

  • avatar
    Maseraudi

    Mazda CX9 2009 Grand Touring. A pass me down from my wife while waiting for better days…
    Before:
    Audi Q5, 2010 (best car I have ever owned)
    Audi A4 3.2 2007 (hit a deer with it)
    Audi S4 2.7 2000 (modded to 300HP)
    Audi 80 TDI 1996 (went over my asking price when I sold it)
    Audi Cabriolet 1994 (a fun but expensive ride)
    Maserati Biturbo Spyder 1986 (swapped a 1984 engine for the better carburators)
    Ford Sierra 1989
    Honda Civic 1988
    Fiat 127 1979 (my first car)

  • avatar
    LeMansteve

    me
    current: 2004 BMW 330i sedan, sport pkg and 6MT. 156k.
    past:
    1997 Acura CL 2.2 5MT. Sold at ~225k.
    1993 Honda del Sol Si 1.6 5MT. Brother wrecked it at ~133k.

    wife
    current: 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe 3.5 Limited 6AT. 60k.
    past:
    2004 VW Passat GLS 1.8T 5AT. Sold at 166k.
    2001 Nissan Altima. Sold at ~100k due to leaking head gasket.

  • avatar
    meefer

    2007 Lexus IS250, 152K, bought new.
    2013 Chevy Volt, 31K, bought used.

    The 2IS was the best compromise at the time since I could only afford one car. Reliable, comfortable, quiet, just sporty enough. Now my commute is much more traffic heavy, requiring me to get a carpool lane eligible Volt. I like to tell people I bought the HOV lane sticker and they threw in the car for free. The only upside is that now if I replace the Lexus I can get something a bit more focused on fun. Those F-types seem to be depreciating quickly…..

  • avatar
    cartunez

    2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Touring 7K
    2013 Toyota Land Cruiser 39K
    Soon to have mothers 2002 Toyota Camry 59K

    Past Cars

    2009 Cadillac CTV V
    2009 Lexus LS460 AWD
    2007 Mercedes R320 CDI
    2013 T&C
    2004 Audi A8L
    2003 Toyota 4 Runner
    2003 Lexus LS430
    2007 Evo X
    1996 Lexus LS400
    1999 BMW 328i
    1990 Mercedes 560SEL also known as the Coming to America Benz
    1994 Jetta
    1986 Honda CRX
    1990 Nissan Altima

  • avatar
    danio3834

    2015 Challenger R/T Track Pack
    2003 F-150 Crew FX4
    2001 Intrepid R/T
    1976 Charger SE – warmed up street/strip car
    1963 Thunderbird Hardtop – slammed cruiser

    I won’t bother going into the past because the comment system is broke enough as it is without having to process all of that. Lets just say in the hundreds of cars from assorted makes.

    • 0 avatar

      Those “bullet” ‘Birds are the best looking T-Bird IMHO. That and the ’63 Riviera are on my short list of cars to own.

      • 0 avatar
        danio3834

        I agree, they really nailed the jet-age look. I never really sought out to buy one, though. I was trolling Craigslist one day, saw it, and imagined it slammed with some traditional kustom modifications. I called and met the guy that day and bought it after it wouldn’t restart at the gas station (points LOL).

        So far I’ve been putting on about 4000 miles a year for the last 2 years I’ve owned it. It’s just a nice carefree ride that I can pile the wife and kids into and go to car shows, cruises and all kinds of other summer events.

  • avatar
    Fred

    Recently sold a Elva Courier project that wasn’t going anywhere and traded my 2007 A3 for a 2014 Acura TSX Sport Wagon. Still have a 1999 Silverado but I’ll be selling it soon. For fun a 1965 Lotus Elan. Girl friend drives a boring a 2013 Camry SE, but I think she has “stolen” the Lotus on occaision.

  • avatar
    Boxer2500

    Requisite demographic info: 30 year-old male, living in a mountainous part of Montana (grew up in Ohio near Baruth-land).

    Current ride: 2006 Subaru Impreza 2.5i Wagon. 2.5 n/a, 5-speed manual, 113k miles, silver (aren’t they all?). Owned since new. Sadly wasn’t available in brown or diesel or I probably would have ordered it that way.

    Pros: Cargo room, engine note, fun on unpaved USFS roads, otherworldly snow performance with Blizzaks.

    Cons: Rattles, rust, poor reliability post-100k. I’m finding that Subaru’s reputation for bulletproof-ness is mostly fictional. It also drinks fuel like a midsized CUV. I’ve had fun with this car but I’m not certain I would get another Subaru. Especially since the new ones have had all of the character sucked out of them.

    Past cars:

    2001.5 VW Passat 1.8T wagon: Didn’t have this one very long. Great to drive but expensive to run. Still kicking around the family at 170k, racking up annual four-figure repair bills at the specialist shop in Ohio.

    1991 VW Vanagon GL Westfalia, 2.1 Wasserboxer, 4 speed manual: A terrible car by every objective measure, but I miss it every day. Sold it to a friend for peanuts in 2005 before late model T3 prices skyrocketed. He still has it and refuses to sell it back.

    1995 Ford Taurus SHO: In hindsight, this was a terrible choice for a 16 year-old’s first car. Dad was my partner in crime and passed it off to mom as “just a practical used Taurus”. It probably saved my life by being broken most of the time I had it.

  • avatar
    TheImpalaKid

    I drive a 1998 Ford Contour SVT in silvermist. Body has 240K, and engine has a little over 100K. It has a BAT suspension kit and custom wheels, but is stock other than that.

    Wife has a 2012 Ford Fusion, with the 4 cylinder, which she loves.

    I’ve had over 40 cars over the years, so no point in boring everyone with that… notable favorites are a ’89 Nissan 240SX, a ’81 Toyota Corolla SR-5 coupe, and a ’72 Camaro…. oh, and one 1964 Chevrolet Impala 283ci 4 speed.

  • avatar
    jhefner

    Current:

    Mine: 1995 Ford Taurus GL wagon
    Wife: 207 Dodge Durango

    Past:

    1977 Plymouth Volare wagon (hand-me-down from Mom and Dad between having the Reliant wrecked and buying the Spirit)

    1980s Chevrolet Celebrity wagon (another hand-me-down from Mom and Dad that did double-duty with my newlywed’s Celebrity sedan)

    1990 Dodge Spirit (first car purchased, sold still running with well over 200,000 miles on it)

    1983 Plymouth Reliant wagon

    1974 Plymouth Fury II

    Future:

    Current gen Ford Fusion

  • avatar
    BunkerMan

    2011 Ford F150 Ecoboost, 110k kms
    2011 Ford Taurus SEL, 90k kms

    Not a car, but it has 4 wheels and a motor…
    2008 Arctic Cat Prowler 650 XT (for fun on the weekends and evenings) :)

    Past:
    2012 Hyundai Veloster
    2007 Ford Ranger 4×4 4.0L
    2007 Saturn Vue V6
    2007 Saturn Ion 2.4
    2002 Mazda MPV
    1999 Dodge Caravan
    1998 Saturn SL2
    1998 Hyundai Accent GT
    1997 Chrysler Cirrus
    1992 Saturn SL1

  • avatar
    an innocent man

    2004 Acura TSX
    2005 Honda Odyssey

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    SV

    Current:
    2013 Ford Focus ST1, bought new, just under 20k miles so far

    Past:
    2005 Mazda3s hatch, auto, bought used at 52k, sold at 105k
    1997 Infiniti QX4, hand-me-down with 180k miles, sold at 200k

  • avatar
    TEXN3

    Wife: 2012 Honda Accord EXL I4 sitting on Michelin X-Ice right now (may be replaced with 2016 Pilot or Explorer…expanding family)

    Mine: 2002 Ford Escape XLT V6 AWD (inherited but good for backup)

    Work: 2014 Ford F-150 STX V8 4WD (take home but with company logos and zonar, prefer to not drive it too much)

    April-October I bike to work and leave the truck there.
    2004 Cannondale R700
    2002 Cannondale F700

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    racebeer

    Current Daily Driver (me): 2003 GMC Envoy SLT 4×4 4.2L I6

    Current Daily Driver (wife): 2004 Buick Rainier AWD 5.3L V8

    Play Toy #1: 2001 T/A Convertible 6-speed manual (Hurst Short Shifter, UMI Strut Brace, UMI 3-Point Subframe Connectors, Bilsteins, Strano Springs, Strano Hollow Sway Bars, SLP Intake, Longtubes, Magnaflow Cat-Back)

    Play Toy #2: 1963 Dodge Polara 2 dr Hardtop (383/4brl, Torqflite Pushbutton Tranny, 742 Sur-Grip, TTI Exhaust) See Avitar …….

  • avatar
    darkwing

    Current:
    2014 Audi S6
    2013 Hyundai Sonata (2.0T, Limited)

    Previous:
    2012 Acura TL (SH-AWD)
    2001 Toyota Solara (hardtop with the I4)
    1989 Toyota Corolla (I kinda want this one back…with an LS1, of course)

  • avatar
    MEngineer

    2010 Dodge Challenger
    1952 MG TD
    2011 Dodge Caliber (daily driver)
    2007 Volvo V70 (wife’s car)

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    heoliverjr

    2010 Subaru Legacy 3.6R Limited (Daily)
    2008 Chevrolet Malibu 2.4L (When getting gas for the Mrs.)

    I love my slab side Legacy and the wife’s Malibu as well, think they are both great cars, but my perception may be limited due my past cars.

    2002 Ford Taurus (with hill hating Vulcan, but hey it made it to 260,000 miles)
    2000 Chevy Malibu (Never ran right ended up trading it for the 02 Taurus that was my loaner car when it was in the shop the majority of the month I owned it)
    2000 Chevy Cavalier (base, base model not even a tape or cd player in it)
    1988 Pontiac Sunbird (inherited after my mom lost her vision)

  • avatar
    Aaron Whiteman

    1975 MGB (British Racing Green, with the Laycock overdrive)
    2006 Subaru Outback Sport (Blue, 5-speed)

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    Carrera

    Myself: Honda Ridgeline and 1984 Porsche Carrera ( guards red)
    Wife: Honda Pilot

    Past, Honda CRV, Mitsubishi Mirage, Honda Del Sol, Honda Accord, Honda Civic, Buick Skyhawk.

  • avatar

    Current:

    2012 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4×4
    1989 LaForza (when it’s not in the shop for electrical issues)

    Past
    2006 Ford Ranger
    2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser
    1987 Chrysler LeBaron sedan

  • avatar
    Conslaw

    Mine: 2013 Ford C-Max SE
    My wife’s: 2006 Acura TSX (also “wrong” transmission)
    My teens: 2007 Honda Odyssey EX-L

  • avatar
    sturock578

    2013 Ford Focus Titanium Hatch

  • avatar
    stevelyon

    2005 BMW R1200GS
    2003 BMW K1200RS
    1997 Chevy S10 4×4
    1976 BMW 2002 (with 1991 M42 / 5-speed swap)

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    ArBee

    I love my 2008 Mercury Grand Marquis LS, in Dark Toreador Red with pale grey leather. With only 73,000 miles on it, I may never need another car! It’s quick, spacious and beautiful, and does everything I ask of it with aplomb. And yes, I always turn and look at it when I leave it.

  • avatar
    JuniperBug

    ’99 Miata
    -Silver
    -Aftermarket 15″ wheels with Ultra High Performance tires
    -Moderately upgraded suspension: 90% stiffer springs, lowered 1″, adjustable shocks and sway bars
    -Underbody chassis bracing
    -Still no horsepower

    I love it, but I think I’d be tired of commuting in it within about 2 weeks if I had a job which required me to do that.

  • avatar
    lon888

    Me – 2012 Volkswagen GTI 4-door with 6-spd manual. Great driving car -horrible reliability (when compared to Honda). Outrageously priced spare parts. Very prissy to maintain.

    Wifey – 2013 Kia Optima with 2-liter turbo motor. Very fast, comfortable touring car. As well built and reliable as any Honda I ever drove (I drove Honda’s exclusively for 23 years). Would highly recommend Hyundai/Kia products to anyone.

    Wish I had a Citroen SM to putter around in.

  • avatar
    SteelyMoose

    2006 Pontiac Vibe, 320,000 mi.
    1987 Ford F-150 longbed, 140,000 mi.
    1995 Honda CB750 Nighthawk
    1955 Chevy BelAir 4dr.

    • 0 avatar
      raresleeper

      Huh….WHA….??

      320K?

      • 0 avatar
        SteelyMoose

        Yep. 100 mi daily round-trip commute that is 95% highway = under-stressed. Fluids, tires, belts/hoses, brakes, & ECM replaced under recall is all I’ve had to do to it. It’s the very definition of “appliance” but for all the money I haven’t had to spend on it, I can put up with a little boredom.

  • avatar
    colin42

    Current:

    2013 Chevy Volt :-D
    2005 Subaru Outback LLBean 3.0 :-)

    Past (US)

    2003 Merc C230 Coupe :-(
    2003 Honda Pilot :-|zzzzzzz
    2007 Mazda RX8 :-D
    2007 Mitsubishi Outlander XLS :-)

    Past UK
    2001 Soda Octavia TDi :-D 1.9 – 110hp :-D
    1998 Rover 200 Td 2.0 105 hp :-)
    1991 Toyota Corolla 1.3 no horsepower :-|

  • avatar
    Matt Foley

    1991 Mazda Miata, near-mint condition, same blue as a Bugatti Type 35, autocrossed regularly, and daily driven whenever the weather’s nice.

    2001 Saturn SL2, daily driven whenever the weather’s not nice enough for the Miata. Bought this new for my wife and it refuses to die. It is the most reliable vehicle I’ve ever owned.

    2006 Buick Rendezvous. Wife’s car. Sominex on wheels, but useful.

    Surprised there aren’t more Miata drivers on here. Guess it isn’t always the answer.

  • avatar
    rblue

    2005 Infiniti G35X
    1978 Beechcraft C24R Sierra

  • avatar
    brenschluss

    2008 Soulsucking Mistake with the special Extended Financial Commitment option.

  • avatar
    Hans Shtick

    2012 A6 3.0T, 31K (Daily Driver)
    2007 XC90, 3.2 AWD, 32K (Wife’s)
    2002 Olds Aurora, 92K (kids’)

    • 0 avatar
      tinbad

      A6 3.0 here as wel, a 2014. Has 19k 10 of which put on by myself. What a machine. My wife’s 2014 Ford Fusion Hybrid is hardly 10% of the car for half the price, not surprisingly it’s currently being returned under lemon law.

  • avatar
    j3studio

    The wife’s daily driver (she drops me off at the train) is a 2012 Centennial Edition Corvette “narrowbody” Coupe.

    The extreme foul weather/carting the parents around car is a 2014 Chevrolet Impala LTZ (with the V6).

  • avatar
    KindaFondaHonda

    As follows:

    – I drive a 2010 Infiniti M35 w/Advanced Tech.

    – Wife drives a 2013 Infiniti QX56 Touring w/Advanced Tech.& Theater.

    – Our 3rd car is a 2003 Honda Accord EX-L V6 Sedan.

    When “kids” come to visit:

    – Daughter drives a 2013 MINI Cooper Countryman Turbo-S.

    – Son drives a 2003 Nissan Pathfinder LE.

    Not a single complaint ’bout any of ’em!

  • avatar
    DeeDub

    2000 Lexus LS400
    2012 Honda NC700X (my dd)
    2002 Yamaha Roadstar

  • avatar
    mike978

    Currently :

    2015 Mazda 6 Touring
    2008 Toyota Sienna LE

    Previously :

    2006 Subaru Legacy SE Wagon
    2007 BMW 328i
    2002 SEAT Ibiza Sport TDi
    1999 VW Golf S
    1995 Peugeot 306 XS
    1989 Austin Metro 1.3L

  • avatar
    Carfan94

    2007 Volvo XC90 3.2 FWD 142k miles

  • avatar

    Current:
    -2013 Ford Fusion SE with the EcoBoost
    -1978 Porsche 924

    Past:
    -1968 Olds Cutlass S fastback coupe
    -1973 VW Thing
    -1990 VW Fox
    -1991 Chrysler LeBaron Convertible
    -1994 VW Golf
    -1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS-T
    -1996 Honda Accord LX
    -1990 Buick Century Limited
    -2004 Hyundai Sonata
    -1997 Infiniti I30
    -1999 Nissan Pathfinder
    -1997 Olds Cutlass Supreme

  • avatar
    philadlj

    Currently:

    2009 Honda Civic EX Sedan

    Occasionally (family cars):

    2010 Honda CR-V EX
    2004 Honda Accord LX-V6 Sedan
    2000 Honda Civic LX Sedan

    Past:

    1998 Honda Civic DX Hatchback
    1991 Honda Accord LX
    1987 Honda Accord LX
    1996 Saturn SL1
    1995 Chevy Caprice Classic Wagon

  • avatar
    1000songs

    2010 BMWi xDrive Touring
    2006 Porsche 9114S (MT) – 128,000km and counting
    1996 RYCA CS-1 (aka Lucky Strike)
    1974 Honda CB550

  • avatar
    Eyebolt

    2008 Chevy 2500HD Crew Cab sporting some Hankook iPike Snow Tires for the winter…loving the winter gas mileage.
    2012 Chrysler Town & Country…also sporting some snowies to get the family around right now.

    Previously:
    2008 Saturn Aura…back in the 3 car days when I didn’t daily drive the truck.
    2008 Chrysler Town & Country…when the wife first came around to the fact that we needed a minivan when we had twins.
    2006 Nissan Altima…first new car bought with my wife.
    2002 Chevy Malibu…wife brought this into our marriage.
    2006 Silverado z71
    2001 S10 Blazer
    1997 S10 Blazer…met a bitter end.
    1992 Chevy Caviler…my first car in 1996…as basic as the came…previous owner put on aftermarket cruise…the passenger rear view mirror was not an included “option”…cranking them windows for the 45-65 AC.

  • avatar
    Roadie73

    Current:
    – 2003 Audi A4 1.8T quattro manual (CPO) – 316,xxx km (mine)
    – 2008 Chrysler Town and Country (bought new) – 140,xxx km (wife’s)

    Previous:
    – 2003 Accord SE (wife’s, replaced by the T&C when we found the 2nd child was twins..)
    – 19?? Chevrolet Caviler 2Dr (wife’s)
    – 1993 Honda Civic Si Hatch (mine, sold with 350,xxx plus km when 1st child dictated a 4dr)

  • avatar
    SCE to AUX

    Current:
    2012 Nissan Leaf 1-spd auto (now in the body shop, hangs head low)
    2013 Kia Optima Hybrid 6-spd auto (no CVTs here!)
    2009 Kia Sedona 5-spd auto (shout out for Kia’s great minivan)
    2011 Hyundai Sonata 6-spd auto (son’s car & money, in my name).

    Past:
    2001 Hyundai Elantra 4-spd auto (201k miles)
    1999 Dodge Grand Caravan 4-spd auto
    2005 Scion xB 5-spd stick (reliable as the day is long)
    2005 Honda Odyssey 5-spd auto (my oft-mentioned lemon)
    2002 VW Passat V6 5-spd auto (troublesome)
    1996 Plymouth Grand Voyager 4-spd auto
    1995 Dodge Stratus V6 4-spd auto
    1985 Chrysler LeBaron GTS 5-spd stick (non-turbo) (owned 12 of its 15 years, 206k miles)
    1982 Ford LTD 302 4-spd auto
    1980 Mercury Bobcat 3-spd auto (really horrid)
    1976 Ford Pinto 4-spd stick
    1974 Fiat 128 SL 4-spd stick
    1971 Ford Pinto 4-spd stick

    Future:
    Possibilities include the mythical Tesla Model 3, the new Jeep Renegade, a hybrid, or another Leaf.

    I learned to drive on a 1978 Ford Fiesta and 1974 Ford Maverick V8 – loved them both. My 05 xB1 drove just like the 78 Fiesta.

    All of my cars have had some good qualities I’d like to meld into one vehicle, except maybe that Bobcat.

    Six of these cars (including 2 current ones) are white. Other colors include orange, blue, black, purple, green, silver, and red. I won’t do silver again.

  • avatar

    Summer: 2008 Mustang Bullitt, 2013 Fiat 500 Abarth
    Winter: 2000 Roush Cougar V6, 2003 SVT Focus #2370

    All have three pedals, FWIW, and all but the Focus have 5 gears (the SVT has six).

  • avatar
    Monty

    ’01 Ford Ranger S
    ’10 BMW 335i Sport
    ’07 Toyota Yaris
    ’11 BMW M3 (garaged and about to be sold)

    All manual transmissioned.

  • avatar
    JCraig

    2015 Hyundai Genesis 3.8

  • avatar
    Steinweg

    1996 Canyonero.

  • avatar
    62Continental

    I rarely post, but why not. The current list

    2014 Hyundai Genesis 5.0 R-spec – daily driver
    2008 BMW 528i – wife’s car
    2000 F250 4×4 crew cab short bed 7.3 diesel – toy truck/heavy hauler
    1998 Porsche 911 C2 cabriolet manual transmission – the toy
    2003 Honda Civic coupe manual transmission – needs to be sold.

  • avatar
    stingray65

    Current:
    2012 Ford Galaxy diesel 6spd manual
    2008 Mini Cooper Clubman S 6 spd manual
    2001 Smart Pulse auto clutch 6 spd manual

    Past:
    2002 Ford Focus Wagon diesel 5 spd manual
    1965 Chevrolet Corvette 327/300 4 spd
    1964 Austin Healey 3000 MkIII 4 spd O/D
    1996 Renault Clio 5 spd
    1989 BMW 318is 5 spd
    1976 BMW 2002 4 spd
    1987 Honda CRX SI 5 spd
    1974 BMW 2002tii 4 spd
    1978 BMW 320i 4 spd
    1971 BMW Bavaria 4spd

    • 0 avatar
      bball40dtw

      “2012 Ford Galaxy diesel 6spd manual”

      Look at you with your forbidden European fruit. How awesome is it? I looks like it is awesome. Which diesel is it? I covet the Galaxy and S-Max.

      • 0 avatar
        stingray65

        Nice sized with a footprint slightly smaller than a BMW 5 Series, yet comfortable seating for 7 and still some decent space for luggage. Best handling MPV on the market other than the S-Max sister, and with 140 HP turbo-diesel I average about 40 mpg in daily mixed driving, but can do up to mid-40s on highway stretches if kept below about 70 mph. It is far nicer in every way that any of the US market MPVs, but I think Americans would find it a bit small in size for the money, which I suspect is why Ford has no chosen to sell it stateside.

  • avatar
    Master Baiter

    2007 BMW X5, 4.8i
    2001 BMW M Roadster, 5 speed
    2014 Honda Odyssey, Elite

  • avatar
    jack4x

    2012 GT500
    2011 Outback (wife’s DD)
    2001 F250 7.3 diesel
    1996 Saturn SC2 (winter beater)
    1960 Cadillac Coupe Deville (work in progress, only auto trans in the bunch)

  • avatar
    SteveMar

    Currently:

    2000 Lexus ES300, 155K – just bought in Oct. as a daily driver all year round. Clean, solid, comfortable. First Toyota product I’ve driven in the past twenty years.

    2006 Mazda MPV, 102K – the family van. Great maneuverability and space for the four of us. Had it since new. Pretty reliable overall. Getting ready to think about replacement – we are moving out of minivan stage

    1982 Honda Prelude, 143K – my summer fun car. Bought used in 2012. Mint and pristine. Runs like a champ (with some carb work). Very rare on the roads in the north country. Even with an automatic, it scoots. Love the big sunroof.

    Past:
    1996 Volvo 850 R wagon – total sleeper car. Very fast. Nickle and dimed me to death on repairs, even if it was well engineered overall.

    1990 Volvo 240 Wagon – only had for about 10 months. Bought used from a little old lady. Was immaculate. Got totaled by a student who thought a stop sign was just a suggestion

    1983 Mercedes 240D – bought used and had for a year. Built like a tank and about as slow. Driving it in the MN winter was challenging. Well built, but repairs were PRICEY!

    2000 Volkswagen Passat 1.8 wagon – had a stick. First new car I ever bought. Loved it — never had major problems in over 90K miles. Would love it today, if it hadn’t gotten totaled as well. I still miss it.

    1998 Honda Civic – first and only leased car. Even with a stick, it was not that peppy. Reliable. Pretty boring. Not sorry to see it go when I turned it back in.

    1993 Mazda Protege – first stick shift car. A lot of fun to drive. Very eager. Choppy ride. Had the annoying automatic shoulder belts. Sold it once we had a kid.

    1983 Nissan Stanza – got it from my folks as the former family car. Learned to drive on it. Decent car overall. Never quite as reliable as you’d think it should be as a Japanese car from that era.

    1976 Old Cutlass 4 door – bought for cheap from my uncle. The yellow sub. Drank gas like there was no tomorrow and had the most wimpy V8 I had ever seen. Rusted out in the trunk. Still, it was the perfect car for NYC — big, fit lots of folks, didn’t care about dents.

  • avatar
    sckid213

    2008 Cadillac CTS 3.6 Premium trim

    Avatar pic is from a previous vehicle, a 1999 Mercury Cougar V6

  • avatar
    PonchoIndian

    2011 Chevy Cruze Eco (manual, the beater)
    2008 Pontiac Grand Prix (wife’s)
    2005 Pontiac Bonneville GXP
    2002 Pontiac/SLP Firehawk Formula
    1973 Pontiac Firebird Esprit (Rockford Files car look-a-like)

    Don’t want to take up too much band with writing on past cars, lets just say I have 99 problems and they all revolve around buying cars too often. It’s been 3.5 years since my last purchase and I’m seriously jonesing!

  • avatar
    ronhawk62

    2012 Ram 1500 4X4 Laramie Crew cab
    2011 Mustang convertible 6 speed manual
    1973 Dart 340
    1972 El Camino 350, 700R4

  • avatar
    Land Ark

    If there’s one thing people will comment on, it’s a question about themselves.

    I presently drive:
    1967 Chevy Impala (the Land Ark)
    2007 Subaru Legacy GT wagon
    2006 Pontiac GTO
    2009 Toyota Tacoma

    Mrs. Land Ark drives:
    2009 Subaru Legacy GT
    2006 BMW Z4si convertible

    • 0 avatar
      mnm4ever

      I am betting she doesn’t appreciate being called “Mrs. Land Ark” :)

    • 0 avatar
      Trend-Shifter

      What’s more fun to drive, the BMW Z4 or the Pontiac GTO?

      I think both the Z4 Coupe and GTO are some of the best sports car values out there and was considering one of them in the next couple of years. My next choice was a 2009 or newer RX8

      • 0 avatar
        Land Ark

        I haven’t had a lot of seat time in the Z4, but I have to admit, it is a lot of fun. If you’re looking for a true sports car, it’s the way to go.
        The GTO power is intoxicating. I sometimes think I want something that handles better, but the effortlessness with which it accelerates keeps it in my driveway.
        The GTO interior is nicer, the Z4 seems super cheap. But she has M seats in it which are great for someone with a smaller frame. The GTO seats are probably great for a fat guy.
        If I had to replace the GTO, I’d either get a Focus ST or FR-Z.

  • avatar
    Zykotec

    Ok, where do I start…
    Previous cars (I’m 35) ;
    ’68 Ford Taunus 20M, 2.3 v6 project(rusted to death)
    ’83 Honda Quintet, shared with my brother
    ’80 Audi 100 1.6, DD totalled after 3 days
    ’80 Honda Prelude, bought and sold her back after a week
    ’78 Volvo 242L B19 DD , my first Daily Driver, after actually getting a license.
    ’78 Buick Century wagon with a 76 Chevy 350
    ’78 Opel Ascona,project only car I’ve ever made money on
    ’69 Ford Taunus 17M, 2.3 v6, lacking paperwork, long story…
    ’85 Peugeot 505 Gti, wouldn’t run, scrapped it.
    After these, and in between the rest I’ve owned roughly 12 Ford Sierras of different years and models, including two rusted out Xr4i’s, one of which had more than 300K miles on it when it was scrapped.
    About half of these were DD’s, the other half projects or just bought for parts. Still own a baby blue metallic ’84 5 door, and enough parts to build a reasonably fast 2.9 V6 for it.
    ’89 Ford Scorpio 2.4, DD traded back after 3 days, wouldn’t run properly
    ’80 (EU) Ford Granada 2.3 wagon DD , free car :)
    ’90 Accord 2.2 DD
    ’87 Audi 100 2.2 Quattro DD
    ’97 Renault Laguna 1.8 DD, beatiful ,comfortable excruiatingly slow…
    ’85 Ford Scorpio 2.0i DD, lovely car, but rusty. Only had 250K (miles) on it.
    ’93 BMW 525iX wagon DD, piece of ****, broke my hand, saved me lots of gas money, but cost too much in parts.
    ’03 Honda CR-V,DD with the third kid on the way I wanted something large and reliable, having owned a BMW for 9 months made me hate working on cars…sadly totalled the the same night Paul Walker died. Apparently a very safe car :) .

    And then finally the two running cars I own now.
    ’07 Honda CR-V, DD, automatic…needed a new car after we totalled the other…boring…currently for sale.
    ’94 Audi 100 2.6 fwd, the ‘toy’ car. Painted flames on it, drive it when we don’t need the space in the CR-V. Also for sale, but may keep it as a DD for a while if I can sell the CR-V. (only 170K on it yet though)
    I may have forgotten a couple of cars, possibly just cars bought for parts anyway, but I’ve never owned a VW or Toyota. Yet…
    And so far only 2 of my DD’s have been auto’s.

  • avatar
    black turbo

    Current:
    2000 Saab 9-5 Wagon
    1996 Miata (for sale when it comes out of winter storage)
    1991 Saab 900SE Turbo convertible

    A few of the pasts:
    02 Mazda Protege5
    00 Mazda Protege Sedan
    89 Saab SPG
    92 Saab 9000S
    00 Saab 9-3 Base
    94 Saab 9000 Aero

    …plus a bunch more old Saabs. I’m 24. I have a problem. I know.

    • 0 avatar
      PartsUnknown

      Oh man, why’d you ever sell the SPG? I’d kill for one of those…

      • 0 avatar
        black turbo

        It was a great 30ft car, but too rusty to consider preserving.
        If it makes you feel better, I’m confident I’ll have a nicer one some day, and my dad still drives that one in the winter.

    • 0 avatar
      cgjeep

      In the car business we used to say: Behind every Saab owner there is a sob story.

      • 0 avatar
        black turbo

        The SPG had one serious flaw: Rust
        But I’ll have another someday, and my dad still uses it as a beater in the winter.

        As for the ol’ obligatory “Saab Story/Sob Story” commenter:
        I actually as recently as this year owned 0 Saabs and 2 Mazdas. I couldn’t bring myself to leave that situation alone, so I sold my reliable Protege5 that was an excellent driver for my 9-5. I’ve spent more on repairs for the wagon since buying it than I paid for the P5, and I really don’t care.

    • 0 avatar
      SCE to AUX

      You’d be amazed at the reliability and economy of owning a Hyundai, for example. But something tells me you don’t really want that.

    • 0 avatar
      Athos Nobile

      “I’m 24. I have a problem. I know”

      You’re not alone on that. I am looking for a 9-5.

  • avatar
    willbodine

    Daily drivers: 2014 Chevy Volt 8,000 miles (90% electric)
    2003 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner XtraCab V6 115K

    Classics: 1941 Lincoln Continental Cabriolet
    1964 1/2 Ford Mustang Convetible 260V8
    1965 Lincoln Continental Convertible sedan.

  • avatar
    cgjeep

    Current
    04 BMW 325IX Touring 77k bought used
    01 Jeep Grand Cherokee V8 (Brown)82k bought used
    13 Hyundai Sonata GLS (wife)38k bought new

    Past
    10 Honda Odyssey (wife) new
    06 Jeep Liberty (wife) new
    91 Acua Integra used
    02 Jeep Wrangler used
    91 Jeep Wrangler used
    95 Mazda Protoge (wife) new
    93 Ford Probe GT new
    84 VW Quantum Hand me down

  • avatar
    dal20402

    Current:
    2009 Pontiac G8 GXP (manual)
    2013 Subaru Forester XT Touring (wife’s and outdoor car)

    Past:
    2006 Honda Civic EX (manual)
    2004 Acura TSX (manual)
    1989 Ford Taurus SHO
    1988 Honda Accord LX (auto)
    1987 Ford Taurus GL (Vulcan V6)

    Other cars I’ve been deeply connected to:
    1992 Audi V8 (Euro-spec 4.2, dad’s car for many years)
    1989 Subaru Justy (1.2, manual, pushbutton 4WD)
    1989 Land Rover Discovery (3.5 V8, 3-door, manual)
    1982 BMW 525i (Euro-spec, manual)
    1981 Chevy Chevette (four on the floor, top uphill speed 35 mph, somehow went past 150,000 miles in my mom’s care)
    1979 Honda Civic CVCC Hondamatic (don’t ask)

  • avatar
    bumpy ii

    Currently driving:

    07 Hyundai Accent hatchback
    97 Dodge Ram w/Cummins 12v
    88 Nissan Sentra Sport Coupe

    Currently not driving:

    92 Nissan Sentra SE-R (#2 cylinder stopped firing 2 weeks ago)
    91 Nissan 240SX (broke a bolt for the idle control valve, leaks like a drunk who can’t find a toilet)
    66 GMC 3/4T (transmission has no neutral, but I did find the correct rear axle at the junkyard last month)

  • avatar
    Shane Rimmer

    2013 Kawasaki Concours
    2011 Nissan Titan Pro 4X for those rare days I don’t ride
    2011 Kawasaki KLR as a backup bike

    • 0 avatar
      Shane Rimmer

      Lots of previous vehicles, but the most interesting of them was an 81 F-100 with a straight 6, a three-on-the-tree manual transmission, and no options at all (it didn’t even have panel vents).

  • avatar
    Noble713

    Daily Driver:
    2003 Toyota Mark II iR-V Fortuna Yamaha Power (4-speed auto)

    Project Car:
    1997 Toyota Chaser Tourer V (5-speed manual)

    Sold:
    2008 USDM Mitsubishi Evo X MR (6-speed DCT)
    1997 Mitsu Evo IV GSR (5-speed manual)
    1995? USDM Mitsu 3000GT SL

    Wrecked:
    2000 USDM Jeep Wrangler 4.0 Sport

    • 0 avatar
      gtemnykh

      iR-V Fortuna Yamaha Power

      Wow never heard of this one before! I love the Mark IIs, wish the US got these classy looking cars. 1st gen GS300 may be related though?

      • 0 avatar
        Noble713

        GS300 = Toyota Aristo. Much larger and heavier car, but at least it’s still JZ-powered. I think the Lexus GS family in general is more closely related to the Toyota Crown.

        And I agree Toyota definitely missed out on a great opportunity by not importing their entry-level luxury RWD sedans to the States. The Mark II has been bulletproof so far (mine has ~115,000 km), only needed an alignment (beyond tires and regular oil changes) and I drive it pretty hard.

      • 0 avatar
        CoreyDL

        That iR-V has got the front of an 04 Corolla, the s!des of an 08 Camry, and the rear of an 01 C-Class. Ain’t nothin original on it!

  • avatar
    Ryoku75

    Past:
    1975 Volkswagen Beetle
    1984 Ford Mustang notchback V6 (I traded the bug for this thing)
    1969 Volkswagen Fastback (Traded the Mustang for this, it was basically a Bug but with the engine space of a Subaru)

    1990 Plymouth Horizon (Rusty and ugly but trusty, a shift into park at 40mph killed the transmission)

    1989 Toyota Tercel (Crappy car that got my license)
    1992 Volvo 240 (Great car, good profit)
    1984 Mercury Grand Marquis (Electric issues that no one could sort out)
    1992 Honda Accord (Very overrated cars these are, felt like my Tercel)
    1996 Volvo 850 (Countless emission faults that were robbing me)

    Current:
    1990 Volvo 240DL wagon (Would’ve picked a 945, but this ones low mileage and was dirt cheap)

    Future?:
    Saab 900, “last of the real Saabs”
    BMW E30 or earlier
    Mercedes 190E
    MAYBE a Lexus or Acura of some sort, depends on how they fair against rust.

  • avatar
    WestoverAndOver

    2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4X4, Pentastar
    2007 Nissan Altima 3.5 SE with the famed CVT

  • avatar
    clepperd

    I currently own:
    1969 AMC Rambler station wagon 105k
    1969 Dodge Dart Custom sedan 64k
    2001 Pontiac Aztek GT WITH tent! 240k

    And as a sales manager at an auto dealership, many varied drivers.
    I usually lean toward driving:
    Camaros/Challengers
    Sierra/Silverado/Ram trucks.

    Some past cars:
    1993 Isuzu Stylus
    2004 Isuzu Axiom
    1959 Chevy Biscayne 2 door sedan
    1966 Pontiac Catalina 2 door hardtop
    1972-1977 Chevy Vegas (6 of them, plus 2 Pontiac Astres)
    1973 Plymouth ‘Cuda 340 4 speed
    1972 Buick Skylark 2 door hardtop
    1971 Chevrolet Bel Air Townsman Wagon
    and about 40 more!

  • avatar
    stephenjmcn

    Funny little Euro market things (UK)

    2014 Audi Q3 2.0 TDi (177) Quattro S-Line S-Tronic
    2014 Honda Civic (5 Door) 1.6 iDTEC ES Manual

    Likely replacements?

    2018 Audi SQ5
    2017 Something by Honda which like the current one is very tax efficient put through my business. Sexy, I know.

  • avatar
    sandberg

    1997 Lincoln Town Car, triple black
    1999 Buick Riviera Silver Arrow
    2008 Chrysler Pacifica with the 4,0-l engine and 6-speed B-W trans

  • avatar
    sunridge place

    Great question David and great post Derek.

    Current: 2013 Chevrolet Suburban…I live in the Philippines now and have a driver. I do miss drivng.

    Past:

    1967 Mustang given to me by my grandfather In 1988 as a 16 year old….I was a lucky guy.
    1990 Ford Probe bought brand new after the above Mustang was sold after being difficult..I like the car business..I don’t like fixing cars.
    1995 Chevy Cavalier….bought new…simple good car. Stripped version.
    1995 BMW 318…bought used,..,best car I’ve ever owned. Never should have traded it.
    2002 BMW 328…bought new. Got to know my BWM dealer well under warranty….cost me an arm and a leg out of warranty until…
    2002 Ford Focus SVT…bought used….fun to drive but had issues that made me buy…
    2010 GMC Terrain new…sold it recently..was a good car while I owned it.

  • avatar
    Freddie

    ’09 Chevy HHR SS Turbo, Stick
    Fast, fun, economical, practical, it’s my “have my cake and eat it too” car. Of course, GM stopped making it. If I had to replicate this car today, the closest would probably be a Focus ST.

  • avatar
    jimble

    Current:
    2004 VW Jetta Wagon, 1.8T auto, 71k miles

    Past:
    1968 AMC AMX, 343 auto
    1997 Jeep Cherokee
    1990 Eagle Talon
    1985 Renault Encore

  • avatar
    Windy

    2004 MINI cooper S ordered with almost all options and delivered in March 2004 the best car I have ever owned all around and I am 6’3″ and 260 lbs. pure fun to drive. the only car I have ever ordered just how I wanted it.
    1948 jeep CJ 2A bought new by my father the month I was born and mine since 1964

    Previous
    1989 Range Rover … Sold privately in 2004 for 6000 ( yes I take very good care of my cars) it was amazingly problem free except for the window switches used hard on very soft sand beaches for over a third of its miles.
    1985 VW rabbit convertible this was a problem car from about 2 years old
    1980 jeep Cherokee bought used in 1982 after the Saab was totalled
    1976 Saab 99ems a great car I would have kept longer except it was rear ended by a drunk in a wagoneer while it was parked and driven into the three cars in front of it… The drunk backed away from the 4 of us and drove off leaking all fluids police found car in the the street 4 blocks away with the drunk passed out on his front porch unable to unlock his front door… He had a broken back too
    1968 mbenz 250SL bought used in 1973 became a maintenance hog in 1976 sold privately to get the Saab
    1969 Chevy blazer bought new an early build vin showed it was the 75th built lots of problems with the fibreglass top (tops it went through 3 courtesy of GM I put a larger fuel tank in it as well as a pair of saddle tanks from Hickey For a total of almost 60 gal useable lots of off road mods but sold on 1973 due to the fibreglass top problems and early tin worm signs.

  • avatar
    Nick 2012

    Current:

    2014 Honda Accord Sport 6MT
    2011 Dodge Grand Caravan R/T

    Former:
    2009 Honda Fit 5MT
    2001 Chevrolet Impala
    1995 Obese Marquis
    1994 Volvo 940

  • avatar

    I couldn’t resist responding to this. Here’s what 50 years of driving will do to you!

    All of these cars were owned by me or in my family. The last five cars are currently
    owned by me and in service. As you can see, I’ve been having fun.

    1950 Buick Super 2-dr. Sedanet
    1951 Ford Victoria 2-dr. sedan
    1955 Chevrolet Bel Air 2-dr. sedan
    1947 Buick Roadmaster Convertible
    1959 VW Beetle (36 hp) 2-dr. sedan
    1961 Morgan Plus 4 Coupe, drop-head
    1965 Saab 96 GT850 2-dr. sedan
    1963 VW Microbus Van
    1968 Lancia Fulvia 1.3 Coupe
    1968 VW Microbus Van Camper
    1970 Citroen DS19 4-dr. sedan
    1972 Citroen DS21 Wagon
    1967 Pontiac Firebird Coupe
    1966 Dodge Polara Wagon
    1973 Chevrolet Caprice Wagon
    1983 Nissan Stanza 4-dr. sedan
    1985 Honda CRX Coupe
    1986 Honda Accord 4-dr. sedan
    1990 Honda Civic Wagon
    1992 Mitsubishi Galant VR4 4-dr. sedan
    1995 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR4 Spyder Convertible, Hard-top
    1999 Honda Odyssey Van
    2002 Audi S6 Avant Wagon

    below are currently owned and in use:

    2005 Morgan Aero 8 Roadster
    2006 Honda Element SUV, small
    2011 Mercedes C63 AMG 4-dr. sedan
    2014 Jaguar F-Type Roadster
    1975 Lancia Fulvia 1.3 Monte Carlo Coupe

  • avatar

    2012 Chevy Sonic LTZ Hatchback!

    That reminds me, I think I owe everybody a long-term test update.

  • avatar
    thats one fast cat

    00 Jaguar Vanden Plas Supercharged;
    99 Jaguar XK8 Coupe
    79 Jaguar XJ6 (with BBC 502 and nitrous)

    Notice a theme?

    Lots of other stuff in the garage, but none would qualify as DDs (ie, 87 911 that only goes out on sunny days…)

  • avatar
    danio3834

    This thread certainly brought all the lurkers out of the shadows. Nice to see so many unfamiliar handles.

  • avatar
    waffle irony

    2010 Hyundai Elantra Touring.

    History:
    2000 Toyota Camry
    1997 Saturn SL1
    1991 Oldsmobile Calais
    1984 Ford Tempo
    1971 Mercury Comet
    1972 Plymouth Duster

  • avatar
    darex

    2014 MINI COOPER F56, Moonwalk Grey, with manual transmission, and LOADED! Love it! Beat out the Mazda3 and VW Golf for me. (No offense, Derek)

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    S2k Chris

    2003 S2000, currently in storage
    2011 Acura TSX, boring DD
    2008 VW Jetta, Wife’s car she just slammed into a deer and totaled

    2015 Acura RDX AWD Tech, the likely replacement in the next week or so.

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    daviel

    A 2011 Kia Sportage EX. Great car. Holds all my music gear and grandkids.

  • avatar
    bfisch81

    2012 FIAT 500 Lounge (hardtop)(daily)
    2002 Jeep Wrangler Sport (4.0L)

    Previous: 2004 Acura TSX, 2001 Ford Focus ZX3, 1989 Toyota Camry (2.5L V6)

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    vtnoah

    Current Rides
    2002 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab Long Bed
    2011 Subaru Forester

    Previous Cars in order of ownership:
    1989 Saab 900
    1989 Saab 9000 Turbo
    1991 VW Jetta GL
    1991 Nissan Hardbody
    1998 Subaru Legacy GT
    1991 Acura Integra LS 4dr
    1998 Subaru Forester L (Wife’s Car)
    2008 Subaru Impreza 2.5i
    2002 Dodge Stratus
    2003 Ford Focus SVT

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    stars9texashockey

    2014 Acura TL
    2004 M-B CLK320
    1986 VW Cabriolet

  • avatar
    Joe K

    2005 Subaru Outback 195,000 miles
    1989 Subaru Justy 2dr CVT 46,000 miles

  • avatar
    gottacook

    Three cars at present (two drivers plus two with permits):
    2003 Subaru Legacy SE wagon, 5-speed, purchased new
    2006 Subaru Forester Premium, 5-speed, purchased in 2010 from a sibling
    2007 Subaru Forester LL Bean, automatic, inherited

    Previously:
    1966 Pontiac Bonneville convertible, 389, with factory a/c, power windows/locks/bench seat, etc. (the car of my protracted adolescence, 1974-1991)
    1983 Honda Civic base 1300 three-door, 4-speed, 12-inch wheels, no armrests (hand-me-down from sibling)
    1986 Subaru GL wagon, 5-speed, manual steering (spouse’s car when I met her)
    1990 Subaru Legacy LS AWD wagon, automatic, air suspension (those air shocks were costly when they went bad! – hand-me-down from parent)
    1999 Chevy Prizm, 5-speed (our first of two new car purchases; no radio or speakers initially; the only options were a/c and rear defog)

    Impossible/unlikely future dream car: Re-creation of my family’s fully optioned 1967 Pontiac Executive wagon, but with modern drivetrain, brakes, and safety equipment, and possibly without the woodgrain vinyl. One of the prettiest wagons ever made. (Also, I was looking at a $5000 1995 Nissan 300ZX 5-speed convertible in the Hemmings classifieds a few weeks ago, but as our house has no garage, I think I’d better stop looking at such ads…)

  • avatar
    thegamper

    Currently I drive a 2014 Mazda6 Touring 6MT. I also have a 2014 Buick Enclave (family hauler)

    Past:

    2012 Honda Odyssey
    2011 Nissan Maxima
    2009 Ford Flex
    2006 Mazdaspeed6 (6MT)
    2005 Nissan Pathfinder
    2003 LR Freelander
    2002 Mazda Protégé 5 (5 MT)
    1991 Nissan Maxima
    1983 Volvo 240 Turbo Wagon (4MT with OD)
    1979 Volvo 240 Sedan (4MT)

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    athoswhite

    2012 Acura TSX Sportwagon (me)
    2015 Acura RDX (her)
    1954 MGTF (weekend)

    Yes. I’m that one guy who likes Acuras.

  • avatar
    Scott_314

    2009 Toyota Corolla XRS – the sport version of the lame car, not embarrassed at all.

    I like this post, shows that this site is visited by all stripes.

  • avatar
    waltercat

    Great question!

    Current daily drivers: ’14 Lexus ES350 (mine), ’12 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 3.5L AWD (wife’s).

    Current toy: ’03 Miata 5MT, sitting out the NY winter

    Past: ’99 Acura TL (229K); ’96 Subaru Outback; ’91 Audi 100; ’86 Audi 5000; ’89 Plymouth Acclaim (don’t ask); ’79 Volvo 244DL; ’78 Caprice; ’73 Olds 88 convertible; ’70 Peugeot 504.

  • avatar
    S1L1SC

    It depends – Current fleet consists of:

    1987 Chevy G20 Conversion van with 169,000 miles
    1991 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon with 245,000 miles
    1993 BMW 740iL with 140,000 miles
    1994 BMW 740iL with 245,000 miles

    The Buick is currently serving DD duty.

    The 1993 BMW is currently getting an entirely new front suspension, the 1994 BMW is waiting on new blower fan & control as well as an engine overhaul.
    The G20 needs some new paint, but serves 3rd car duty.

  • avatar
    Cirruslydakota

    Current:

    2008 Mazdaspeed3 Sport Cosmic Blue Mica 104,000 miles
    1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 263,000 miles

    Past:

    2008 Mazda3 2.3S 5 speed
    2007 Ford Mustang GT 5 speed
    1998 Dodge Dakota Sport
    1995 Chrysler Cirrus LXi
    1988 Chevy G-20 Sportvan
    1980 Ford F150 Custom 4 speed

    Bonus car (wife’s current):

    2005 Ford Focus ST 5 speed. (Most people don’t know it even existed.)

  • avatar
    Kauboi

    2002 Vw Eurovan
    1999 bmw 540i/6speed
    1984 Pininfarina Azzurro (fiat spider)
    1966 Ford Mustang fastback

  • avatar
    omer333

    Alright, alright, alright…

    I’m currently driving a 2014 Dodge Dart SXT with the 2.4 litre engine and the 6-speed Powershift automatic.

    Here’s all the cars I’ve had in my life:

    2011 Honda Crosstour
    2010 Honda Civic Si sedan
    2006 Ford Mustang Coupe (4.0 V6/5-speed auto)
    1993 Ford Ranger Extra-Cab (4.0 V6/auto)
    1984 Chevy Camaro (305ci V8/auto)
    1986 Cadillac sedan (with the ATROCIOUS cyclinder-deactivation system)
    1982 Datsun 280ZX (auto)
    1978 Chevy Camaro (V8/auto)

    The less said about the GM crap, the better.

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    Schizoid

    Current: 2013 Golf TDI, manual; 2008 Honda S2000

    Past (yes, I know):

    1982 Renault LeCar, stick (not the worst car I’ve owned, surprisingly)
    1981 Honda Civic Wagon, stick
    1977 Mercury Zephyr, inline 6, auto, no PS or PB
    1986 Honda Accord hatchback, stick
    1989 Dodge Colt GT, stick
    1991 Saab 900s convertible, stick
    1998 Volvo V70, auto
    2001 Saab 9-5 Wagon, auto (worst car I’ve owned)
    2003 Acura MDX, auto
    2008 Acura MDX, auto
    2009 Acura TSX, auto
    2011 Lexus CT 200H, CVT (which thanks me for owning the 9-5)

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    MrIcky

    ’14 Challenger RT with minor mods to make it more loud and obnoxious. This replaced an 09 Cobalt SS.

    Also, a ’07 Megacab. That replaced a minivan.

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    highdesertcat

    What do I drive?

    – 2011 Tundra 5.7 SR5 DoubleCab Long Bed RWD with Factory Tow package and HD cooling.

    What do we own?

    – 2015 Sequoia 5.7 Platinum AWD – wife’s daily driver/company car

    – 2012 Grand Cherokee Overland Summit 3.6L 4×4 – 23yo grand daughter’s daily driver

    – 2008 Highlander Limited 3.5L 4×4 – 17yo grand daughter’s daily driver

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    CheapOrBust

    My car: 2009 Toyota Camry hybrid. Bought it March 2011 with 80k miles, now at 155k. I have a 30 mile drive to work, average 44mpg.

    Wife’s car: 2007 Honda Civic hybrid. Bought 5 days ago with 99k miles. Also averaging 44mpg so far.

    Totaled a couple weeks ago by a moron. Wife’s car: 2006 Volvo XC70 with 146k miles. Bought March 2012 with 132k miles. Didn’t expect to enjoy this car as much as I did. The fuel mileage was awful, around 20mpg. However, it was comfortable and the cargo capacity was amazing. I’ll miss it.

  • avatar
    jdash1972

    ’94 Mazda Miata (5-speed manual), 200k miles, purchased new.
    ’03 Honda CRV, (5-speed manual)

  • avatar
    Jeff Waingrow

    2015 GTI stick w/ plaid seats

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    geee

    2008 Audi S5, for now. 45k miles, soon to be heading into maintenance danger zone. But I only drive 4k miles a year, so maybe not too soon. Decisions decisions.

    Darkwing – how is the S6? That is a serious contender for my next ride. If only I could afford the RS7…. Argh.

    • 0 avatar
      darkwing

      As you can see, this is both my first luxury and performance car, so take my opinion with a grain of salt — but I love it. Great power (though the DCT could be smoother from a stop), great handling, and great gadgets. My first choice was actually the S7, but in retrospect I’m glad I ended up with the S6. (Mostly because of the extra weight and just how compromised the rear seats are.)

      For an extra $1500, an APR tune will get you 560 hp and 580 ft-lbs on 93 octane. It’s no Trifecta Tune, of course, but it certainly helps bridge the gap.

      Now, if they ever bring the RS6 back over here, it’s going to turn into a “shut up and take my money” type of situation…

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    Currently have the following in our stable:

    2015 Mazda 6 Touring (2.5L 6spd manual 1.4k miles)
    2013 Ford F150 Crew Cab XLT (3.7L V6 auto 10k miles)
    1998 Isuzu Rodeo LS 4×4 (3.2L Auto 245k miles)
    1999 Isuzu Trooper S 4×4 (3.5L Auto 190k miles)

    Prior:
    2005 Nissan Pathfinder XE (4.0L Auto 145k miles)
    2001 Ford Taurus SE (3.0L Auto 98k miles)
    1998 Ford Ranger Reg Cab Flare Side (2.5L 5spd 134k miles)
    1986 Pontiac Fiero GT (3.2L 5spd 105k miles)
    1986 Subaru Justy (? 5spd, 188k miles)

  • avatar
    anti121hero

    1993 jeep cherokee 2 door 4×4 4.0 HO
    1987 dakota 3.9 2wd.
    I sort of took your advice sajeev, I just traded that dodge up for another vehicle….
    1998 jeep grand cherokee 4×4 4.0
    My prior history is very long and very american.

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    ezeolla

    Mine
    2005 Jeep Wrangler X w/ 6-speed manual
    Hers
    2012 Jeep Liberty Sport 4WD

    Possible future (and free – just have to fix it) addition
    2006 Pontiac G6 GT

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    mnm4ever

    2015 Mustang GT, manual with Performance Pack and Recaros, competition orange… yes I love it.

    We also have a 2002 Honda CRV that is the errand/grocery/dog car, a 2013 Honda Civic that my spoiled daughter drives mostly as a reward for all the things we ask her to do for us, and my wife has a 2001 MR2 Spyder, manual also, my wife loves to drive a stick.

    • 0 avatar
      bball40dtw

      You got rid of the GTI or the Mustang? That is the right choice.

      • 0 avatar
        mnm4ever

        Well technically I sold my GTI several months ago, after 3 months of trying to find the right buyer, I got $500 less than asking, so I was happy. I had wanted a Mustang since I heard about the new ones, but I planned to wait until the end of the 2015 model year to take advantage of the inevitable rebates and such, save some money, etc. But then the 1st 2015 GT I even saw in person was on the showroom floor of some dinky Ford dealer near my house that I would have never considered even shopping at. I pulled in to check it out on my way home from work, and it was the perfect color, with the perfect options I wanted, all performance, no fluff. Except it had leather seats, which are not supposed to be available on the base GT… factory oops. I still didn’t do anything but look, and went home. We had an errand to run the next morning, so I told my wife we would stop in the dealer, just so she could see one in person, had no intention of buying. She saw it, said I love it, if you want it get it. A few hours later I was driving it home. Not gonna argue with her when she is in that kind of mood!

      • 0 avatar
        mnm4ever

        It ate my nice long reply so I will try again… Technically I sold the GTI a few months ago, finally found the right buyer. I had planned to wait until the end of the model year to get a Mustang, for the inevitable rebates, and to save up more money. But the very first one I saw in person was the orange GT with comp pack and Recaros, it was exactly what I planned to order. I brought my wife to see it the next day and she said “I love it, if you want it then get it”. A few hours later I was driving it home, I am not going to argue with her when she is in that kind of mood!

        Best part is my car is a base GT but somehow it ended up with leather Recaros, they are supposed to be cloth. Factory oops I guess.

    • 0 avatar
      mnm4ever

      OK I saw everyone else doing history and I got nostalgic, decided to try to list all my vehicles from my past. I probably missed one or two, I used to buy and sell cars a lot when I was in the Air Force and I know there was a few others, but this is pretty complete:

      1978 Cadillac Coupe DeVille (parents spare car in HS)
      1979 VW Scirocco (AT)
      1984 Pontiac Trans Am (MT)
      1980 Toyota Tercel (MT)
      1986 VW GTI 16V (MT)
      1985 Honda Civic Si (MT)
      1986 Hyundai Excel (MT)
      1987 Ford Escort (AT)
      1984 Honda Civic (MT, no-X, not even a DX, the real base one)
      1991 Ford F150 XLT reg cab (MT, 2wd, 6cyl)
      1983 Toyota Corolla wagon (AT)
      1993 Honda Civic EX coupe (AT)
      1987 Suzuki Samarai (MT)
      1991 Ford Explorer XLT (AT)
      1996 Saturn SC1 (AT)
      1997 Ford Ranger XLT (MT)
      1998 Land Rover Discovery (AT)
      1999 VW GTI (MT, the New GTI, 1999.5, non-turbo)
      1997 BMW M3 sedan (MT)
      1981 Mazda RX7 (MT)
      2001 Toyota Celica GT (AT)
      2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport
      1991 Cadillac Sedan DeVille (inherited from grandpa)
      1987 Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais (inherited from grandma)
      2003 Mazda Protege5 (MT)
      2005 Ford Explorer XLT (AT)
      2003 Daewoo Lanos (AT, dau’s car)
      2001 Toyota MR2 Spyder (MT, current)
      1997 Nissan 240SX (AT, dau’s car)
      2008 VW GTI (DSG)
      2005 Hyundai Accent (AT, dau’s car)
      2003 Honda CRV EX (current)
      2013 Honda Civic LX (AT, dau #2’s car, current)
      2002 Honda Civic EX coupe (AT, dau’s car, current)
      2015 Mustang GT (MT, current)

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    Slowtege

    Current:

    1997 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 6-speed 30th Anniversary
    Black over charcoal leather with upgraded LS1-era Firebird Firehawk power leather seats – Bought in March with 65.5k miles – K&N intake, SLP shorty headers to cats, SLP cat-back exhaust = the sound of heavy metal and revenge when you get on it. I missed a V8, and this is sweet reunion. Long live Opti-Spark.

    Previous:

    1998 Mazda Protege LX 1.5L 5-speed
    My humble and faithful beige over beige steed for 10 years including college

    1988 BMW 325iS 5-speed (2011 only)
    Gorgeous white over Cardinal red leather – Euro bumper conversion – 200k miles and all the electronics worked(!) – an expensive lesson in (not) vetting a car but at least I sold it for more than I bought it and she was completely sorted (and what a car!)

    1988 Dodge Ramcharger 360 4bbl V8 A727 3-speed auto 2WD
    First rig – silver/grey/silver + red pin striping and a Ram’s bust hood ornament – hot 80’s action maroon interior – Excellent condition – 10.7 MPG average

    • 0 avatar
      danio3834

      Fellow opti owner here. I didn’t include it in my list, but I also have a ’94 Caprice with the 4.3L version of the LT1. I have an LE2 headed 5.7L sitting in the shop waiting to go in when I find the time.

  • avatar
    Big Al from Oz

    2012 Mazda BT50GT. Not a common vehicle globally.

    It’s has limited modifications. Replace the suspension with an ARB Old Man Emu setup. This gave me new (better) springs, shocks, bushes, etc and a 2″ lift.

    Replace the standard alloy rims with CSA Jackal’s, very nice and 17″, 265, 75 Series, 10ply, BF Goodrich T/A AT’s. Not good for on road handling, but great for traction.

    The pickup has every acronym for traction, stability, braking, towing, etc. It’s great watching the instrument cluster in the wet, it lights up. Oh, it also came with a E locker in the assend, great for when you get bogged.

    And a few other changes, like a bull bar for driving over wildlife, 3.5 ton tow package, etc. It’s returning me around 30mpg. Not bad for a pickup that weighs 4800lbs empty.

    I has Ford’s worst ever infotainment system! It doesn’t understand Australian English/accent. So it’s quicker to just manually adjust whatever function that requires a change.

    • 0 avatar
      mkirk

      You like the OME suspension? It was the best mod I did to my old Land Cruiser.

      • 0 avatar
        Big Al from Oz

        @mkirk,
        The suspension is magic. I really don’t know why the manufacturers can’t provide a suspension as good as the OME. The kit cost me AUD $1 700 including our 10% GST.

        When I fitted the BFG’s the pickup had a tendency to railroad under certain road conditions (sealed road only). The OME suspension fixed this and has given a better ride.

        The change to the BFG’s made the ride harsher due to their construction.

        It took me around 4 hours to put in. At work I have access to a hoist, hydraulic press (coil overs) etc. I also fitted a Safari snorkel supplied by ARB.

        Off road the shocks work really well and allows for “easier” articulation of the axles. This is more advantageous as like driving on any surface to more rubber in contact makes life easier.

        The rear leaf spring pack from the manufacturer had less springs, but two helper springs. The OME spring pack has two additional springs and only one helper.

        The OME kits are bought according to what load is in your vehicle. This doesn’t impact the vehicles GVM at all, but allow for the ride and sag when loaded.

  • avatar
    bullnuke

    I’ve kept the economy alive by purchasing vehicles over the years….
    Current:
    ’99 Ford F350 7.3L SRW 2WD 6 M/T 267k miles
    ’11 Subaru Outback Premium A/T 67k miles
    ’14 Subaru Outback 2.5i 6 M/T 6k miles
    ’79 Volks Type-2 4 M/T under reconstruction 115k miles
    Former:
    ’60 Olds Dynamic 88 A/T
    ’61 Renault Dauphine 4 M/T
    ’66 Corvair Corsa 4 M/T
    ’39 Ford 2dr w/ ’57 Buick V8 and LaSalle 3 M/T
    ’68 Porsche 912 4 M/T
    ’70 VW Beetle 4 M/T
    ’71 El Camino A/T
    ’72 Volks Type-2 4 M/T
    ’75 Scirroco 4 M/T
    ’78 Volks Dasher 4 M/T
    ’73 VW Beetle 4 M/T
    ’73 Volks Type-2 4 M/T
    ’81 Volks Vanagon 4 M/T
    ’85 Dodge Colt Vista FWD 4 m/T (wife now ex)
    ’86 Chevy Astro Van 4.3L 5 M/T (wife now ex)
    ’89 Volks Fox Wgn 4 M/T (wife now ex to kid to kid)
    ’89 Pontiac GP A/T
    ’90 Chevy C1500 ex-cab 2WD 5 M/T
    ’92 Mitsu Expo SP 2WD A/T (wife now ex)
    ’87 Pontiac GP A/T (kid training vehicle X 2)
    ’97 Buick Special A/T (commuter)
    ’98 Honda Civic EX 2-dr A/T (still owned by kid)
    ’11 Subaru Outback Premium A/T (one of two, traded for ’14 OB)

  • avatar
    dwford

    2014 GMC Sierra SLE double cab 4×4 5.3L

    Previous(in order):
    2013 Dodge Charger SXT AWD
    2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 6mt
    2012 Hyundai Accent SE 6mt
    2011 Hyundai Sonata SE auto
    2008 Ford Fusion SEL I4 5mt
    2006 Ariel Atom K20 NA 6mt
    2006 Honda Element EX AWD 5mt
    1992 Mazda MX-3 GS V6 5mt
    2002 Acura RSX-S 6mt
    1998 Ford Contour SVT 5mt
    1994 Acura Integra GS-R 5mt
    1989 Plymouth Colt base 4mt
    1982 Mercury LN7 4mt

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    DaveWest

    2010 Volvo V70, 30K miles picked up at the factory in Gothenburg.
    2002 Winnebago Rialta, 20K miles, second owner since 2012.
    1991 Mercedes W201 190E 2.3, 185K miles, in the family since 1996.
    1985 Mercedes W123 300D, 286K miles, second owner since 1993 (my first car).

    Previous: 2003 Ford Thunderbird.

  • avatar
    -Nate

    1959 Metropolitan Nash FHC , up graded suspension , BW M35 slushbox , original 1500 engine with modified MGA 1622 cylinder head , Weber 34ICH carby , slow but *really* fun once it gets up to speed .

    1984 European Spec. Mercedes 300CD Turbo Diesel Coupe , well over 300,000 miles , rebuilt the engine , a good DD with AC and FM radio etc. , good rally car too .

    1969 Chevrolet C/10 short bed step side pick up truck , in tiny pieces right now as the cab rusted away and the frame was bent and had cracks , up grading from the 250 i6 & TH350 slushbox to a 292 i6 & TH350C slushbox with lock up torque converter .

    1961 Morris Minor 2 door sedan , still in tiny pieces do to many ‘ might as wells ‘ encountered when I yanked the engine to replace the dead tranny .

    SWMBO’S rides :

    1982 Mercedes 240D stripper sedan , only option when new was four speed slushbox , now has various European spec. bits and bobs added , still dog slow and 1,000 reliable , 340,000 miles and I really need to rebuild both engine and tranny but doesn’t smoke and everything works perfectly .

    1984/85 European Spec. Mercedes 300TD wagon , pretty much fully optioned unlike most European wagons , has the M Code injection pump and goes like a scalded cat . 7 passenger , 15″ wheels , multi – band Becker radio etc. , etc. she loves it , I don’t so much . beige color .

    A buncha old Motocycles .

    -Nate

  • avatar
    EAF

    Only a handful of Mitsubishi vehicles on TTAC. How sad.

    1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse Turbo (DSM) 211K on the clock with “more boost” modifications.

    Post winter I am going to pull the trigger on a new vehicle. Ford’s Fiesta ST is what I really want but everytime I read their forums I get scared off!

  • avatar
    vlangs

    2003 Audi RS6 with the 6 Speed (O1E) swap

    yes I love it.

    previously a C5 S6 and a C5 2.7TT Stage 3 and before that an E39M5 and before that a 2nd Gen Acura TL-S

  • avatar
    dkleinh

    2012 Lexus IS250C
    2008 Acura TSX

    sadly both autos….

  • avatar
    bufguy

    2007 BMW Z4 3.0si coupe
    2011 Honda Element EX
    1981 Volkswagen Scirocco S

  • avatar
    bludragon

    Good question…

    2010 RX-8 sport.
    2008 Civic Si sedan.
    Both daily drivers and each fitted with 2 rear facing car seats.

    And for fun, here are my best lap times at Laguna Seca:
    RX8: 1:49.36
    Civic: 1:56.83

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    gtemnykh

    2012 Honda Civic LX Sedan (5spd manual) 35k miles – efficient/worry free commuter, road trip car in the summer or when we’re not hauling dogs

    1996 Toyota 4Runner Limited (V6, 4×4, e-locker) 112k miles – camping/canoeing rig, dog hauler, road trip car when we bring dogs along, motorcycle trailer towing rig, Polar Vortex dominator (snow tire, tow strap, comealong equipped)

    I’m taking the liberty of including motorcycles:

    1977 Yamaha XS500C – veteran of an epic cross country ride from NY-SF and back in the summer of 2008, toured on it all over the Adirondacks and Vermont. Originally rescued from a barn for $50 when I was in highschool in 2005. Has 56k miles on it, 25 of which are mine.

    1998 Suzuki Bandit 1200S 20k miles – bought last spring for more effective slab riding out here in the MidWest. Comfy sport tourer with some beastly torque. Love this bike, a steal at $2200 in turn key condition with decent tires! Keeps up with my buddies on Panigales and R1s just fine.

  • avatar
    Acd

    My current fleet:
    2008 Acura TL, Pearl white with tan leather and navigation, 83,000 miles and could use a set of tires. I’ve had it for three and a half years and am completely bored with it; seriously considering swapping my son for the 2001 Audi A6 Avant I just got him.
    2011 Chrysler Town & Country (Wife’s car), the only car I have that was bought new (mainly on Jack’s review), gold with brown leather (the worst color combination for resale according to several Chrysler salespeople) and 78,000 miles. Every body panel except for the roof, hood and left sliding door has some kind of damage and the drivers leather seat has completely disintegrated. Drives great but looks terrible.
    1996 BMW Z3, Boston Green with tan leather and black top with 130,000 miles. Not a show car by any means but still looks respectable and has been fun to drive and inexpensive to maintain and operate. It rarely has the top up.
    1996 Mercedes Benz SL320, Dark Green with tan leather and 119,000 miles, original paint and hardtop. Bought it last winter; never put the top up (mainly because the power top doesn’t work). Drives like a Mercedes should and is making me seriously consider buying a 1980’s or 1990’s W124 to replace my boring Acura.
    1995 Volvo 850 GLT Wagon, Silver with charcoal leather and around 140,000 miles. Runs well and the AC even blows cold but 3 years of being my son’s college car has taken a toll on the old girl. Seats are in terrible condition (they were made for Swedish winters rather than Southeast US summers) but the body is surprisingly nice and cleans up well with some effort. This is our family pickup truck.

    Previous:
    2008 Chrysler Town & Country
    2006 Chrysler 300C
    2005 Chrysler Town & Country
    2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette
    2001 Chrysler Concorde
    1997 Dodge Caravan ES
    1993 Toyota Corolla
    1995 Mazda Miata
    1991 Honda Accord EX Wagon
    1985 BMW 318i
    1987 Mercury Sable GS
    1987 Alfa Romeo Spider Graduate
    1984 Alfa Romeo GTV-6
    1983 Peugeot 505 STi
    1981 Fiat Spider
    1980 Fiat Brava
    1982 Fiat Spider

  • avatar
    rmigoya

    I live in Mexico City, right now I drive a 2011 Chevrolet Aveo (yes I know you think it’s terrible but let me tell you that it isn’t that bad).

    Past:
    2009 Honda Accord EX;
    2006 New Beetle Sport GLX 2.5 (manual);
    2006 Smart ForTwo Passion Coupé;
    2002 Toyota Camry LE;
    2001 VW Jetta 2.0 (manual);
    1997 Chevrolet Cavalier (manual);
    1992 VW Beetle (of course manual); and
    1989 VW Jetta.

  • avatar

    2001 Audi allroad
    2006 Landrover LR3

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    Steve-O

    2012 Ford Mustang GT 5.0

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    Wscott97

    2010 Hyundai genesis 4.6, 65,000 miles (black) and a 2012 Lexus Ct200H 40,000 miles (Dark Red). both bought C.P.O.

    Past:
    1993 Geo Prism LSI (dark red) 150,000 miles and still sitting in my parents garage
    1989 Mitsubishi Galant (Silver) 175,000 miles and in the junk yard due to transmission
    1999 Nissan Altima GXE (Tan), 180,000 miles and sold to former roommate, she totaled it 4 days later and doubled her money.
    2006 Honda Civic Hybrid (Galaxy Gray. AKA Same Tan as the Altima) 185,000 worry free miles but became the cream filling in a 4 car pileup on the 5 fwy in San Diego this year.

    All were Automatics. The Nissan was the most boring and I miss the Civic the most.

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    TybeeJim

    Current daily driver is an 07 Mini Cooper S hardtop, 6spd, w/manual locking diff in BRG over black. The garage queens are an 06 Mercedes CLS 500 and a ’12 Audi Q5. The previous DD was an ’07 Cayman S 😢.

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    jeoff

    2004 Nissan Quest SLl/2012 Ford Fusion SEL

    Previous (give or take)
    -200 Mazda Protege
    -1991 Toyota mr2
    -first gen Saturn Base. 4dr
    –Subaru Legacy
    –1984 Toyota celica
    –a couple of 1980 corollas
    –a very basic 1970s Datsun hatch
    –1971 Datsun 240Z
    –1970s ford galaxie
    –1967 Mercury Cougar xr7

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    Kavan

    2004 Mazda 6s
    – 3.0 V6
    – manual
    – 125k+

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    Corners

    Current:

    2013 VW Golf Highline TDI 6mt

    Past:

    2005 Mazda 3 sport GT 5mt
    1994 Nissan Altima GXE auto
    1993 Nissan Pickup 4 cyl 5mt
    1990 Nissan Pathfinder SE 5mt
    1976 Chevrolet CamperVan G20
    1987 Jetta “Wolfsburg” 5mt
    1986 VW GTI 5mt
    1983 VW Rabbit GTI 5mt
    1980 VW Scirocco “S” 5mt
    1977 VW Rabbit 4mt
    1976 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 400 auto
    1974 Mercury Capri V6 4mt
    1973 Datsun 510 4mt

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    My personal cars:
    2014 Jetta SportWagen TDI DSG w/leather, pano sunroof and navigation (Black Uni)
    1997 Jetta GLX VR6 AT w/leather and sunroof (Sequoia Green)

    Also in fleet:
    2012 Hyundai Sonata Limited N/A w/leather, pano sunroof and navigation (Harbor Grey Metallic)
    2014 Kia Soul Plus w/navigation (Alien II)

    Now while I like my new TDI, I also yearn for something more substantial and luxurious, and am seriously thinking about getting a weekend luxury car like a Phaeton (I have a great VW specialist), or maybe even something as nice as a E63 650i.

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    ern35

    Currently—2007 2.4 Accord auto 4-door

    Previous—
    2003 Accord 2.4l auto 4-door
    1995 Civic auto 1.6l 4 door
    1990 Volkswagen Jetta auto 1.8 4-door
    1986 Mazda 323 1.6 LX auto 4-door
    1979 Volkswagen Rabbit 1.6 5-speed 2-door
    1976 Chevrolet Malibu V8 auto. 4-door
    1970 Mazda 1.8l auto. 4-door
    1963 Buick LeSabre V8 auto. 4-door
    1959 Ford Zephyr 6-cylinder column-shift 4-door
    1954 Monarch (Canadian Mercury) V8 auto, 2-door

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    ISCH

    Isuzu Dmax 2013,
    Suzuki Swift 2013,

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    poltergeist

    2000 Nissan Frontier Kingcab V6 5MT

    2004 Acura TSX 6MT

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    awagliar

    Present:
    2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 6MT (wife’s)
    1995 Nissan 300ZX TT daily driver – 288K, all stock, and yes I still turn around to look at it (partially to check for any large chunks of rust flaking off the rocker panel)
    1987 Chevrolet Blazer – 6″ lift, 35″ tires, 14-bolt full-float, lockers, grafted on the full fiberglass top from a ’75
    1967 Ford Mustang convertible – drivetrain from a ’92 Mustang GT donor

    Prior:
    1998 Jeep Cherokee (wife’s)
    1975 Chevrolet Blazer (Rust In Pieces)
    1970 Chevrolet Blazer (Rust In Pieces)
    about a dozen 197[0-7] Datsun 2[468]0Z models, some of them parts cars
    1977 Mercedes 300D (light green) – car I learned to drive on – a chick magnet it was not

    Next:
    Once I cross 300K in the Z, which could take another two years, I’m thinkin’ Boxster, unless something else changes my mind.

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    vtecJustKickedInYo

    2001 Audi S4 with 2.7 twin turbo 5 valve v6

    Previously 2000 Honda Odyssey lost to engine fire :(

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    DeadWeight

    All compact “sport CUVs”

    2015 Porsche Pablano
    2014 Maserati Mexicano
    2013 Audi Anaheim
    2012 BMW Blaster
    2011 Mercedes AMG GMA
    2010 Ferrari Fellini
    2009 Lamborghini Llama

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    TonyP

    2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited – Supercharged, e-locker, lifted and gets roughly 3mpg. It’s my camping/mountain exploring rig. Love the thing to death.

    2000 Lexus LS400 – daily driver, built like a damn tank, very comfortable, and gets 22-24mpg with a 15 year old V8. Looking to upgrade to an LS460 once I settle in the new house.

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    Cabriolet

    2011 VW GTI DSG Black Autobahn

    1991 MAZDA MIATA SE,5 speed, Hard Top, LSD, ABS, A/C, 77,000 miles English racing Green Garage queen.

    Wife drives a 2011 VW GTI 4 door DSG Dark gray

    Life is too short to drive a boring car!

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    SoulKahr

    OWN- 2012 VW Golf R

    PREVIOUS-
    1995 Audi 90 Sport
    2006.5 MKV GTI
    2004 MKIV GTI
    1998 Jeep Wrangler Sport

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    JD321

    A 2014 Click-Bait SE.

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    idesigner

    Just yesterday picked up my new ride,2015 Golf TDI treadline 6M in Tungsten Silver, waited 2 months for delivery.
    Summer car is a 1987 Audi coupe GT BLK 5M, Sweet!
    Previous car 2007 Rabbit 5M.

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    mjsprad

    2014 Mazda 3i GT manual. My previous car was a 2010 Mazda 3i Sport manual. I still don’t see a ton of 2014 Mazda 3’s on the road yet around here (I live in WV), which makes having a 2014 even cooler.

    First post here, long time lurker!

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    Opus

    2006 Infiniti M35x 76k
    replaced 1998 Maxima

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    st1100boy

    2012 Ford Mustang V6, 6MT, performance package
    1982 Honda Gold Wing Aspencade
    2006 Yamaha FJR1300A
    2014 KTM Super Duke 1290R

    • 0 avatar
      mkirk

      Lots of cool rides mentioned in this thread, but your KTM is the coolest I’ve seen thus far!

      • 0 avatar
        st1100boy

        Thanks, mkirk. I picked up the KTM in August and only have about 1500mi on it so far. Love it. 80 mph power wheelies are fun, the suspension is very well sorted, and ABS/TCS is a nice security blanket. Traction control and wheelie control are critical on this bike.

        I sold my ’07 Aprilia Tuono to help finance the purchase. The Super Duke is in another class. The engine is unreal–makes the Tuono feel like it had a plug wire pulled. Can’t wait to do a track day on the KTM in the spring.

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    zaxxon25

    2014 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ 2.0 Turbo – 6 speed Auto (Crystal Red)
    2013 Volvo C30 Premium Plus – 6 speed Manual (Ice White)

    Always like to have one rational 4 door and one MT coupe in the stable. Can only fit 2 cars in the garage/driveway otherwise lord knows how many cars I’d own!

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    Jeff Semenak

    I currently have:
    2014 Ford Flex
    1994 Ford Tempo- 3.0 V-6 (peppy little thing.).

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    BigOldChryslers

    1966 Chrysler Windsor 2-door hardtop (avatar pic)
    1966 Chrysler Newport convertible
    1994 Dodge RAM2500 Cummins diesel (my DD)
    2006 Honda CR-V 5-speed stick (my wife’s DD)

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    Delta88

    2015 VW Golf 1.8t SEL

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    frozenman

    2009 Honda Accord EX-L auto 4cyl
    2011 Subaru Forester 5spd manual
    2014 Honda CB500x
    Bought the Forester because I’m contrarian, wife snagged it and I can’t get it back. Stuck driving a beige on beige sedan :p

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    mkirk

    Present – 2013 Nissan Frontier S Crew Cab
    Wife – 2007 Hyundai Tucson

    Past – 1993 Land Cruiser, 2006 Mazdaspeed MX5, 1990 Miata (with JR Supercharger), 1995 Saturn SW1, 1991 Chevrolet Caprice, 1988 Ford Bronco II, 2003 Saturn Ion I, 2002 Saturn Vue, 2003 S-10, 1990 Chevrolet Astro, 1995 Ford Escort, 1997 Ford Escort, 1990 BMW 318I Wagon (Euro Spec), 1987 Alfa Romeo 75, 1984 Autobianchi A112, 1987 SEAT Malaga, 1970 Olds Cutlass, 1997 Nissan Truck, 1995 Mercury Cougar XR-7, 1988 Mercury Cougar, 1968 Mercury Cougar, 1992 Saturn SL, 1988 Ford Ranger, 1993 Ford Ranger, 1985 VW Jetta GL, 2007 Kawasaki KLR 650, 2005 Kawasaki Ninja 250, Circa 2006 Husky Mine Detection Vehicle (only borrowed for 10 months, but the most “exciting” vehicle I’ve driven by far).

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    GaryM

    2011 VW Tiguan S
    2013 VW Jetta Gli Autobahn

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    ventdiver

    Current:
    1997 BMW M3 4-door 5-speed (daily driver)
    1970 Datsun 510 2-door (project car)
    2015 Acura MDX (wife’s)

    Past:
    2003 Acura RSX
    2003 Audi A4 Avant
    1996 Infiniti G20
    1989 Mazda RX-7 GTUs (seriously rare beast)
    1984 Toyota 4X4
    1973 Datsun 240Z
    1986 Ford Mustang GT Saleen
    1977 Toyota Landcruiser FJ40 w/ SBC

    • 0 avatar
      CoreyDL

      How was your experience with that early G20? Don’t ever hear about those, or see them really. I liked the later ones toward the end when they got their revised styling (round 99 or so).

      • 0 avatar
        ventdiver

        Served me well for about 4 years. Handling was so-so (not nearly as fun as the Sentra SE-R, despite what the reviews said). Even after lowering, struts, etc., never got it where I wanted it. Throws on the 5-speed were too long, could have used a short-shift kit. Clutch take up was weak, but pretty sure the PO had abused the clutch. Motor was absolutely bulletproof and super smooth; never required any care other than routine maintenance. Leather was horrible cheap stuff that wore poorly. Was prone to leaks from strange places around door seals, sunroof. Paint quality was also crap, but so was most everything back then.

      • 0 avatar
        ventdiver

        Oh, also note that the later G20s (99 on I think) used a twist beam rear suspension as opposed to the more sophisticated setup on the earlier cars. Cost cutting ahoy!

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    mshenzi

    2010 VW Golf TDI, manual

    2001 Prius (got it back in the first few months that they were available in the USA, via special order directly from Toyota of America. On its second battery pack, but otherwise still virtually trouble-free, the way Toyotas used to be)

    Previous:
    2000 Saab 9-3 (meh)
    1991 Saab 9-3 (loved it)
    1975 Land Cruiser FJ40 (in Kenya, heavily modified; still owned the Subie below but it was back in USA)
    1984 Subaru GL wagon (bulletproof until it suddenly had cascading problems that led to it being towed off into the sunset)
    1977 Toyota Celica GT
    1974 Dodge/Mitsubishi Colt

    • 0 avatar
      SCE to AUX

      Interesting bunch of cars. I held affection for the mid-seventies Celica GTs for a long time – such a nice shape.

      And that FJ, well, that’s a manly vehicle there.

      Congratulations on the long-term Prius. Nobody recognizes that series anymore now that the current one is so ubiquitous.

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    RollaRider10

    2000 Toyota Corolla with Automatic (Aussie version)

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    Volt 230

    98 Corolla with 3 speed auto and 380+ thousand miles

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    SOneThreeCoupe

    I drive a ’96 M3 (modified) and a ’95 Range Rover Classic (modified). I have a ’92 240SX track car (really modified).

    I’ve owned:
    1992 Mazda Miata (modified)
    1994 325iS (modified)
    1970 914-4 (never ran while in my possession, bought on a whim)
    1990 325i (modified)

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    investable

    2008 Volvo S80
    2003 Land Rover Disco

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    plee

    Currently have a 2011 Taurus Limited with all options except adaptive cruise and a 2008 F150 regular cab with V6.

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    sprkplg

    Current:
    The world’s most boring Impreza—1995 4dr. sedan, 1.8L, FWD, AT. Rusting towards total beaterdom, but an okay little appliance.
    2000 Toyota Sienna

    Past:
    1988 Mazda 626 5spd. First car. Fairly zippy little thing.
    1991 Pontiac Bonneville, 3800.
    1994 Toyota Tercel 4spd. manual. I loved how basic this car was. It even had manual steering, which was completely sufficient.
    1980 Datsun 720 King Cab pickup. Orange, slotted mags, 5spd. I miss this one.
    And the best for last, a RWD manual diesel wagon in a color beginning with B (okay, it was blue). 1984 Volvo 245 GL with the VW I6 diesel and 4spd. manual with electric overdrive. (OD was engaged by pushing a button on top of the shifter while in 4th.) Metallic blue with black leather. It was everything you think it was, including slow (the gas version has got to be preferred). Circumstances forced me to sell it all too soon.

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    cRacK hEaD aLLeY

    2013 Volt
    2011 Silverado 3500 (Diesel)
    2003 4Runner V8
    2000 BMW 323Ci
    1997 Bicycle

  • avatar
    MrAHNderson

    14 Abarth – daily
    11 328 xdrive – wifey
    05 mini cooper s – track car/garage queen

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    Hamilton Guy

    2010 Town & Country Limited with a 2015 Grand Caravan Crew Plus on order

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    Mandalorian

    415 comments. Not bad. I would like to see some sort of graph/chart compiled from this at the end.

    I’ll bite with my stable:

    2012 Audi Q7
    2011 Subaru Outback

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    peeryog

    Currently a 2005 Audi allroad

    Before that a 1990 Jeep Grand Wagoneer

    And before that a 1966 Cadillac Fleetwood 75

    So three in total.

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    TheDoctorIsOut

    2009 VW Jetta Sportwagen TDI, 6m. Black, because brown wasn’t available. 92,000 miles. Except for the crap radio RNS510 w/ nav, this has been a remarkably trouble free car and surprisingly satisfying.
    Previous drives include a gen 3 Mazda MX5, 2000 Mustang GT, 2001 BMW 325i w/ sport and luxury packages. Also a 1963 Corvair Monza Spyder and a 1978 Pontiac Sunbird which was hands down the worst car I ever owned.

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    87 Morgan

    Current

    08′ suburban
    11 frontier CC 6mt 4×4
    57 chevy 210 resto mod SB turbo 400 :(

    Past in recent order (mostly)
    13 impala
    72 Chevelle BB 502
    05 chrysler T&C
    05 jetta TDI
    03 Dodge Ram cummins 5 mt cc
    00 maxima
    98 Jetta TDI
    00 F250 power stroke
    95 vette auto
    87 Morgan Plus 8
    03 WRX wagon mt
    74 jeep j20 pick up
    96 Mazda b4000
    96 Infiniti i30
    94 nissan pick up
    78 VW rabbit
    86 crown Vic wagon…go Panther
    89 Isuzu pick up
    83 mustang GT
    85 ford EXP

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    windnsea00

    997 Carrera S 6-speed

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    NoGoYo

    1995 Ford Thunderbird LX with the 4.6 SOHC V8, currently still original non-PI specs. Planning a PI swap and a J-mod for the 4 speed auto at some point. Kind of curiously ordered in my opinion…cloth seats, no sunroof, not really any luxury options (I’ve got power front seats, that’s it), but the 4.6 V8 and 4 wheel disk brakes with ABS. Ordered more like a Mustang than a personal luxury coupe, though with a 4 speed auto instead of a 5 speed manual.

    • 0 avatar
      TMA1

      My mother had that same car. 95 T-bird with the V8 and cloth seats. I never understood why the lease was cheaper than the V6 version. Must have been the way it (not) optioned.

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    99GT4.6

    -1999 Silver Mustang GT 5 speed fully loaded. (first car at age 19) 191000km
    -2005 Yellow Cavalier 5 speed stripper except for the CD player. (winter beater). 153000km

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    Lynn E.

    Electric car. I am amazed this web site still bothers to talk about ICE vehicles.

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    Wolf

    – 2001 Peugeot 206 1.9D – 180 000 Km
    – 1986 BMW 324d M-Pack – 272 000 Km

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    heavy handle

    02 Saab 9-3
    13 C-Class
    02 Yamaha

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    7402

    Daily drivers in the fleet include a 2014 Subaru Forester, 2006 MINI Cooper S, and a 2005 Honda Accord. The fair weather driver is a 1974 BMW 2002 modified with dual sidedrafts, 5-speed, LSD, and a bored/stroked M10 engine.

    Every single one of these cars has a manual transmission.

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    mapf82

    1992 Ford ranger (dd)
    2005 Subi impreza wagon
    1999 Mazda miata
    1973 VW beetle

    Also… A few too many bicycles.

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    makuribu

    As the picture over there shows, a 2006 Subaru Impreza 2.5i wagon (hatch, 5 door, whatever). Bought new in Sept ’05.

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    turiMaximo

    2002 VW GTI 337 6m
    2004 BMW 330i ZHP 6m
    2014 Audi Q5 2.0T P+
    2009 Ducati Monster 1100s

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    Spartan

    2010 Ford Taurus SHO – Wife’s car
    2003 Hyundai Equus – My car. Yes, this car exists and I have one ;)

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    mhickman73

    Current:
    2009 Mitsubishi Outlander XLS (wife’s daily driver)
    1999 Saab 9-5 SE
    1993 Saab 900 turbo convt.

    I work at an Acura dealer, and I have an ILX 2.0 as a demo. I’m very thankful for the privilege, but I hate the car.

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    SWA737

    2005 Acura RSX TypeS 6MT (only way they made ’em) 197,000 miles. Other than routine maintenance and consumables, absolutely nothing has gone wrong except an A/C compressor. And in the compressor’s defense, the car has lived its whole life in TX and FL, A/C has been on probably 90% of the time.

    2014 Honda Accord EX 6MT 135 miles. Hoping for nothing less than the stellar reliability we’ve enjoyed with the Acura.

    Various Boeing 737’s. Fun to drive as long as someone else pays for the gas and maintenance.

    • 0 avatar
      sgeffe

      Do they still do the “lighthearted” cabin safety briefings on your airline? (Along with walk-on seating?)

      Obtaining a “basic” single-engine VFR license is on my “bucket list,” if it only weren’t so expensive! Maybe I’ll still to cars! :-p

      As for the Accord: good choice! My 2013 Touring’s got 14,200 miles on her, with nary a hiccup! Best Accord yet! (I have to figure out all the cars that I and immediate family have owned for a separate post, but there are over 10 Honda products among them!)

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    DC Bruce

    Currently: 2001 BMW Z3 3.0 roadster
    2008 Honda Pilot EX-L
    Past (most recent first)
    2002 Saab 9-5 Wagon
    1994 Toyta Previa LX supercharged
    1992 Taurus SHO
    1991 Toytoa Previa LE
    1987 Mustang GT 5.0
    1984 Jeep Wagoneer 2.5 liter manual
    1980 Audi 5000 Diesel
    1978 Honda Accord hatchback
    1973 Mazda RX2 (rotary)
    1969 VW Karmann Ghia (modified engine)
    Future: 2015 pickup truck capable of hauling 2000 lbs. cargo and towing 7600 lb. GVW Airstream travel trailer (to diesel or not to diesel, that is the question)

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    Lie2me

    A Ford and two Cadillacs

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    tarmorn

    First Post!

    2012 Infiniti G37x (oh that engine is sweet… and driving in the snow with this car is interesting)
    2007 VW Passat Wagon

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    blope