10-15-2012, 07:10 AM
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  • Johnny
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  • Wausau, Wisconsin, USA
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What do you drive? I'll start. We have a 2006 Honda Element in Kiwi Green. My wife's color choice, not mine.

   

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 10-15-2012, 08:03 AM
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  • beartrap
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  • Southern California
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2011 Mitsubishi Endeavor, wife's color choice and car choice and most choices Biggrin

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 10-15-2012, 08:06 AM
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  • Arcadies
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  • Greeneville, TN
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I'm not a huge automobile fan and mostly just go by the moto of "if it works and gets me there I don't care" so with that in mind I ended up quitting my job and selling my Nissan pickup truck when I moved back home with my mother after she became paralyzed on the left side of her body due to multiple strokes 3 years ago and needed 24/7 care. I used her 1993 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera for errands, doctor visits, etc. and the car just really started growing on me. Mom passed away this past January and I inherited the Olds and still drive it, it's an amazing piece of machinery, rock solid, roomy (I'm 6'5" and love all the space I can get) and it has 196,000 miles on all original parts, the only thing that has been replaced under the hood is the alternator, other than filters, belts and the like of course.Tongue I'm sure something major will go wrong eventually but she's been a tough old bird, just like Mom was.

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 10-15-2012, 10:48 AM
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  • freddy
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  • San Diego, California, U.S.A.
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A 1999 Toyota Corolla that I purchased new in August, 1998. I couldn't care less about cars except as how they help my transportation options. With only a little more than 50,000 miles on this 14 year old car, I'm hoping to get a few more years out of it.

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 10-15-2012, 10:52 AM
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2009 Honda Odyssey. Fast and furious! ...and also filled with random stuffed animals.

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 10-15-2012, 10:53 AM
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  • bullgoose
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  • Redondo Beach, California, U.S.A
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Mainly I drive my wife crazy.

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 10-15-2012, 10:55 AM
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  • freddy
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  • San Diego, California, U.S.A.
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(10-15-2012, 10:53 AM)bullgoose Wrote: Mainly I drive my wife crazy.

Laughing1

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 10-15-2012, 11:02 AM
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  • Howler
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  • Fort Smith AR
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Two years ago we could not afford the repairs on a 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix.
We drove my wife's 87 Chevy Celebrity. Then the #6 piston lost compression.
We were faced without having a car and no funds to purchase one. A friend of ours loaned us a pick-up to use temporarily.

We went to Texas to visit family, we went via the bus. Our friends picked us at the bus station. As the bus pulled in we did not see the pick-up that they had loaned us, we were very thankful for the loan. We got off the bus got our luggage. Our friends greeted us and handed us a set of car keys.

The keys were to a 1998 Toyota Corolla, we asked when they wanted the car back.
They said " no you do not understand the car is yours" Tears ran down our face, we were so deeply touched, we had no money to buy a car. Our car is dubbed the
"Green Angel", we tell people it is the car God gave us.

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 10-15-2012, 11:09 AM
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  • freddy
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  • San Diego, California, U.S.A.
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That is a great story, Brad. Green angel, indeed. Smile

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 10-15-2012, 11:29 AM
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A 2012 Opel Astra 1.4 station-wagon (bought used), which just rounded 99K km for the days I use a car - and a 2012 Honda Zoomer (aka Ruckus in North America) for the days the weather sucks less... Guess which one is more fun Tongue

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 10-15-2012, 11:36 AM
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  • Harvey
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  • North Hills CA
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me...just a 2012 Bugati ...or ....wait I,m dreaming...Had a 2005 Mini/s ...had to sell it because little woman thought it was too bumpy...so now a 2010 Ford Fusion HybridSmileCool

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 10-15-2012, 11:39 AM
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  • mikeperry
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  • St Louis via the UK
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(10-15-2012, 11:09 AM)freddy Wrote: That is a great story, Brad. Green angel, indeed. Smile

+1 indeed.

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 10-15-2012, 12:19 PM
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  • Johan
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  • Sweden
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We have a grey Opel Astra Caravan from 2005.

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 10-15-2012, 01:30 PM
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I've got a 2008 Chevy Impala LT and a 2012 Kia Optima LX.

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 10-15-2012, 01:45 PM
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  • Utah-Man
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  • Salt Lake City, Utah
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(10-15-2012, 11:02 AM)Howler Wrote: Two years ago we could not afford the repairs on a 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix.
We drove my wife's 87 Chevy Celebrity. Then the #6 piston lost compression.
We were faced without having a car and no funds to purchase one. A friend of ours loaned us a pick-up to use temporarily.

We went to Texas to visit family, we went via the bus. Our friends picked us at the bus station. As the bus pulled in we did not see the pick-up that they had loaned us, we were very thankful for the loan. We got off the bus got our luggage. Our friends greeted us and handed us a set of car keys.

The keys were to a 1998 Toyota Corolla, we asked when they wanted the car back.
They said " no you do not understand the car is yours" Tears ran down our face, we were so deeply touched, we had no money to buy a car. Our car is dubbed the
"Green Angel", we tell people it is the car God gave us.

What great friends!

I have 3 vehicles that I drive.

1. 2012 Toyota Tacoma 4 door pickup - my daily driver.
2. 2007 Jeep Wrangler for off-road fun in the Utah desert.
3. 1977 Mercedes 450 SL for those sunny summer days when you just need to drive with the top down.

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 10-15-2012, 01:52 PM
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(10-15-2012, 11:02 AM)Howler Wrote: The keys were to a 1998 Toyota Corolla, we asked when they wanted the car back.
They said " no you do not understand the car is yours" Tears ran down our face, we were so deeply touched, we had no money to buy a car. Our car is dubbed the
"Green Angel", we tell people it is the car God gave us.

What an inspiring and wonderful story. It's wonderful to get reminders that there are still good people out there.

Me, I drive a 2004 Volvo Cross Country purchased new in 2003 and approaching 100k miles. Great car and it's in great shape. The only thing I have done to the car is make a modification to the ECU to boost the turbo thresholds as it was a bit of a laggard before. Now it's a turbo-brick with 0-60 in the 6.0 range. I am hoping to get another decade out of it.

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 10-15-2012, 02:00 PM
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I drive - seldom - a 2009 Honda Civic, on which I traded in my Ford Explorer in order to offset some of the gas pump prices. My wife drives her original 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix and refuses to consider trading or replacing it; it's absolutely the only care she feels comfortable driving.

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 10-15-2012, 02:48 PM
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  • RedRocks
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  • Four-Corners, USA
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Great story Howler! I love hearing those kinds of stories.

2007 F-150 Super Crew Cab - good hard working truck & gets excellent gas mileage - as long as it stays parked!

2003 Chevy Venture Van & a 2001 PT Cruiser - SWMBO & I trade off. Most of the time we car pool together, but once or twice a week she travels to a satellite office.

~Frank

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 10-15-2012, 02:57 PM
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2003 F150 super crew lariat with only ~45000 miles.

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 10-15-2012, 03:09 PM
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2004 Mazda RX-8. Impractical purchase, and one I wouldn't make again.

That said, I don't owe anything on it. Life is good without a car payment. Stuff keeps breaking and people constantly hit it though.

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