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Re: What kind of car are you driving?

Postby Dougroseville » Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:02 pm

2002 Maxima, bought new, 80,000 miles. I hope (and believe) we can keep it another 80K.
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Re: What kind of car are you driving?

Postby eyeball » Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:08 pm

2008 Honda Civic- 54k
2003 Audi A4- 48k
2012 Subaru Outback- 10k
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Re: What kind of car are you driving?

Postby grabiner » Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:41 pm

2007 Honda Civic, 65000 miles.

I would have bought the hybrid model if I had known in 2006 that I was moving to NJ. When I bought the car, I had an all-freeway commute, and a hybrid wouldn't have saved enough in gas to be worth the price difference (or the environmental impact of making the car). Now, I do a lot more driving on surface streets, because I don't live near a freeway.
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Re: What kind of car are you driving?

Postby Atilla » Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:43 pm

2007 Hummer with over 125,000 miles on it since bought new. It's been surprisingly trouble-free for someone who has come to expect Japanese reliability over the last 20 years.

This year I replaced the serpentine belt and the coolant hoses & coolant (afternoon garage job). Working on the brakes now - got the front axle done last Sunday. Rear axle will be next Sunday. Inspect rotors, swap pads and flush the brake fluid for fresh stuff. Have already changed the differential fluids a couple times and done a million oil changes.

About all the stealership has done was replace a steering axle thingy under warranty (defect), a couple alignment jobs (jumping curbs in the city and fallen logs in the swamp), replaced a broken hood cable and flushed the transmission fluid (couldn't be bothered for that one - all my experience is swapping oil out of 4-speed manuals).

Don't know what the hell I'm gonna do for the next vehicle since they don't make them any more. Ain't nothing quite like them on the road. 4' high snow banks cower in fear - can't wait for the first big snowfall of the season. :)
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Re: What kind of car are you driving?

Postby SurgPath » Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:48 pm

2012 Honda Pilot - 3k

2012 Subaru Forester - 12k
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Re: What kind of car are you driving?

Postby mhc » Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:03 pm

2004 Honda CR-V w/ 65k miles (purchased new in 2003)

Hoping for another 12 years at least.
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Re: What kind of car are you driving?

Postby German Expat » Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:16 pm

me : 2012 BMW 535xi
wife : 2011 BMW 328xi

We also have a spare 2006 Honda CRV from the time we had an Au Pair for our son. Don't drive it much but comes in handy once in a while to haul some stuff around. Also my wife drives it when we do European Delivery for her BMW while we wait for the car to arrive.
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Re: What kind of car are you driving?

Postby Kosmo » Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:23 pm

Me: 2005 Ford Explorer, ~98k miles
Wife: 2008 Hyundai Sonata, ~86k miles
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Re: What kind of car are you driving?

Postby dkdoy » Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:25 pm

2012 Toyota Highlander
2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid
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Re: What kind of car are you driving?

Postby Lilly » Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:27 pm

1998 Dodge grand caravan. 205,000 miles and going strong.

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Re: What kind of car are you driving?

Postby centrifuge41 » Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:28 pm

2007 Toyota Corolla 109k miles

I'm pretty proud. Bought it in 2009 for a fairly low 8.4k sum. It was worth more than the purchase price through much of the recession due to used car values trending up. Installed cruise control myself too.
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Re: What kind of car are you driving?

Postby SHL » Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:29 pm

2000 Honda Civic - 100,000 miles
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Re: What kind of car are you driving?

Postby gator15 » Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:36 pm

I drive a 2005 Jeep Wrangler. It has 50,900 miles. My wife drives a 2002 Toyota 4Runner with 160,000 miles. I'm thinking about getting another vehicle as my Jeep is my daily driver. The problem is I drive 60+ miles a day and the gas mileage is terrible. Also, it's a bumpy, noisy ride to and from work each day. It's gotten a bit old. The problem is my wife may need a new vehicle soon. Ideally, I get something fun and fast like a WRX STI, but not likely. I will probably continue to drive my Jeep for a few more years. We'll keep my wife's car for another couple of years (at least to 200,000 miles) and get her something first. We'll see.
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Re: What kind of car are you driving?

Postby khh » Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:08 pm

2005 Honda Pilot. Bought new, paid with cashier's check for $25K.
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Re: What kind of car are you driving?

Postby LK2012 » Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:14 pm

gkaplan wrote:2008 Honda Fit after driving a 1981 Toyota Tercel for over twenty-five years.


25 years !!! mileage?
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Re: What kind of car are you driving?

Postby LK2012 » Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:17 pm

1997 Subaru Outback - 195,000 miles
2000 Toyota 4Runner - ~150,000 miles
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Re: What kind of car are you driving?

Postby goldendad » Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:23 pm

1994 Ford Explorer - 120k, 2004 Toyota Highlander - 130k, just sold a 2002 Toyota Corolla (112k) and bought a 2013 Honda CR-V. I plan to sell the Explorer and drive the Honda until it becomes too much trouble -- hopefully a long time from now.
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Re: What kind of car are you driving?

Postby Tyrobi » Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:29 pm

2009 Toyota Camry (37k miles)
2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser (55k miles)
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Re: What kind of car are you driving?

Postby iceman99 » Wed Nov 28, 2012 12:37 am

Me: Honda S2000
Wife: Toyota Highlander Hybrid
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Re: What kind of car are you driving?

Postby 22twain » Wed Nov 28, 2012 12:52 am

My wife and I live less than a mile from where we work, so we usually walk. The route is along quiet residential streets. On the occasions when one of us drives because of the weather or a need to do errands before or after work, I drive a 2000 Chevy Prizm (basically a Toyota Corolla clone) with about 175K miles on it, and she drives a 1990 Ford Festiva (a tiny hatchback) with about 45K miles on it. No, that's not a typo! We could probably count on one set of fingers the number of times that car has traveled more than ten miles from home, if we could remember those occasions. We live in a small town, and two miles gets us to the other side of town.
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Re: What kind of car are you driving?

Postby willardx » Wed Nov 28, 2012 2:39 am

2001 Honda Odyssey, ~129,000 miles. Bought used in 2003 with ~45,000 miles when we found out my wife was expecting twins (sold 2001 Subaru Outback we bought new for the first baby, figuring we'd have 1 more child....)

2010 Toyota Prius, ~20,000 miles. Bought used this year with low miles, wanted a Prius again (sold a 2007 Prius last year-long story)

1999 Lexus LX470, ~53,000 miles. Inherited it from FIL who bought it new. Mostly sits in our garage and I've been trying to sell it.

1990 Specialized Rock Hopper, ~10,000 miles. Bought new as a high school graduation present, and my commuter bike for the arduous 1.0 mile commute. Round trip.
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Re: What kind of car are you driving?

Postby honghong322 » Wed Nov 28, 2012 3:34 am

2005 Scion tC - 130k miles that I purchased new, my first car!
2009 Porsche Cayman - 11k miles, definately not boglehead but I plan on keeping these two cars forever and I don't spend $ on much of anything else.
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Re: What kind of car are you driving?

Postby bill1958 » Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:37 am

My fleet includes
2012 Honda CRV 11,000 mis- AWD - bought new which I rarely do, but got tremendous deal, and new model year delivers some new features and great mileage (so far over 30+ /MPG)
2004 (75,000 mis) & 2008 (55,000 mis) Toyota Camry's for daughters
2000 Honda Odyssey 180,000 mis - we call call it the beast now, but still going like new.
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Re: What kind of car are you driving?

Postby magicmom » Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:17 am

HONDA Civic DX 1992 213900K miles

No I am wrong make that 231900K miles.
even better.
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Re: What kind of car are you driving?

Postby kramer » Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:53 am

I am retired and my only vehicle is a Kymco Super 8 125 cc Scooter (fully automatic). I absolutely love it. Cost brand new including everything was $1500. It is a Taiwanese brand.

Pictured here:

http://www.bikez.com/motorcycles/kymco_ ... 5_2012.php

For times when it is raining, I carry a cheapo plastic pancho and a light rain jacket. I put a removable "Givi Box" on the back so I can haul a lot of groceries. It looks a lot like this:

http://www.moto-passion.co.uk/image/cac ... 00x500.jpg

Where I live the temperature rarely gets below 70 degrees day or night year-around. My average monthly gas bill is about $20 and getting around town (and also parking) in a motorbike is far easier than a car in this country.
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Re: What kind of car are you driving?

Postby steelhorse » Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:09 am

Wife: 1997 Lexus ES300 218,000 miles
Me: 1996 Toyota T100 pickup 4 wheel drive 210,000 miles
For fun: 2003 Harley Road King Classic 18,000 miles
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Re: What kind of car are you driving?

Postby Rattlesnake » Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:10 am

Me: 2008 Saturn Astra 106,000 miles
Wife: 2011 Chevy Equinox 20,000 miles
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Re: What kind of car are you driving?

Postby fourwaystreet » Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:22 am

ME: 2011 Rav 4 The thing eats snow
Wife: 2010 Corolla
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Re: What kind of car are you driving?

Postby PowDay » Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:29 am

1999 Jeep Cherokee 120,000 Miles (Road Trip Vehicle)
Bike & Subway for Commuting
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Re: What kind of car are you driving?

Postby scone » Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:53 am

Honda CR-V, 2008. Intensely boring and irritating, so looking to trade it in for a VW GTI. My DH drives a Honda FIt, a great little car.
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Re: What kind of car are you driving?

Postby eucalyptus » Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:07 am

We love cars and have too many, but I spend as much time in my 2011 Suburban as anything else. 30k miles. Great machine, now with a slight nod towards fuel economy in the form of active fuel management. And ... air conditioned seats? I laughed at the absurdity of a/c in the seats, until summer arrived.
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Re: What kind of car are you driving?

Postby overst33r » Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:36 am

iceman99 wrote:Me: Honda S2000


On my third one. :sharebeer
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Re: What kind of car are you driving?

Postby HomerJ » Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:42 am

2009 Honda Civic... Bought used for $14k in 2010

Already driven it for 2 years, will drive it for another 5 years, then my son gets it.... and he'll drive it for 6 years after that (hopefully)...

My 2003 Honda Civic I bought in 2005, I drove for 5 years, then gave it to my daughter 2 years ago, and she's still driving it today... It should easily last 2 more years of college, then her first year of a job.
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Re: What kind of car are you driving?

Postby scrabbler1 » Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:48 am

I am an early retiree so I don't drive much, wlthough when I was working (full-time and part-time) I did not drive much, either.

I have a 2007 Toyota Corolla I bought new which has 18,000 miles. Before that, I had a 1991 Geo Prism (which is basically a Corolla) I bought used in 1992 with 10,000 miles already on it and put another 50,000 miles on it in the next 15 years. I expect the Corolla to last me at least 15 years (maybe I'll put 50,000 miles on it by then!).
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Re: What kind of car are you driving?

Postby BenBritt » Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:58 am

Retired now and alternate between a 2002 GMC pickup and a 1996 GMC Z71 pickup. My wife drives a 1997 Ford Explorer.
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Re: What kind of car are you driving?

Postby tphp99 » Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:02 am

Atilla wrote:2007 Hummer with over 125,000 miles on it since bought new. It's been surprisingly trouble-free for someone who has come to expect Japanese reliability over the last 20 years.

This year I replaced the serpentine belt and the coolant hoses & coolant (afternoon garage job). Working on the brakes now - got the front axle done last Sunday. Rear axle will be next Sunday. Inspect rotors, swap pads and flush the brake fluid for fresh stuff. Have already changed the differential fluids a couple times and done a million oil changes.

About all the stealership has done was replace a steering axle thingy under warranty (defect), a couple alignment jobs (jumping curbs in the city and fallen logs in the swamp), replaced a broken hood cable and flushed the transmission fluid (couldn't be bothered for that one - all my experience is swapping oil out of 4-speed manuals).

Don't know what the hell I'm gonna do for the next vehicle since they don't make them any more. Ain't nothing quite like them on the road. 4' high snow banks cower in fear - can't wait for the first big snowfall of the season. :)


nice - get a used military version next.
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Re: What kind of car are you driving?

Postby Johm221122 » Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:04 am

Take public transportation, rent a car if I need one
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Re: What kind of car are you driving?

Postby armeliusc » Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:19 am

Honda Civic LX 2004 manual/5-speed, 145000. Bought it used at 26K. No plans to replace it yet, I want to drive it as long as it lasts.
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Re: What kind of car are you driving?

Postby Faith20879 » Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:21 am

VictoriaF wrote:1997 Honda Civic


LOL! I have a Blue 1997 Honda Civic 4dr. DX, 90,000 miles. However, my main vehicle is a REI Novara hybrid.

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Re: What kind of car are you driving?

Postby rs899 » Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:39 am

Today- 1982 Diesel VW Rabbit Pickup (400K)...because my 1991 Jetta diesel (180k) awaits a front wheel bearing. Simple as dirt DIY cars for my long commute.
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Re: What kind of car are you driving?

Postby c.Alvin » Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:40 am

2011 Toyota Camry
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Re: What kind of car are you driving?

Postby kybourbon » Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:51 am

me: 1996 Volvo sedan...to be driven for the forsseable future.
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Re: What kind of car are you driving?

Postby gary11 » Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:57 am

2002 Camry (bought brand new in October 2001) with 80K miles on it.
2008 Honda CR-V, all-wheel drive model, (bought brand new in Jan 2008) with 35K miles on it.
I drive CR-V from April to Ocotber of the year and wife drives it during winter months. I drive Camry (with snow tires) during winter months.
We roughly put about 8k miles a year on each of our cars.
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Re: What kind of car are you driving?

Postby mike143 » Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:00 am

overst33r wrote:
iceman99 wrote:Me: Honda S2000


On my third one. :sharebeer

Want one but cannot justify it....or a Miata.
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Re: What kind of car are you driving?

Postby SHL » Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:00 am

Those Geo/Chevy Prizms that folks have mentioned are GREAT little cars. I believe GM & Toyota went in together and built the Prizms and Corollas at the same factory in California. The Prizms are surely some of the best built GM cars ever. They just keep on going, and it's amazing how many of them are still on the roads once you start to notice them.
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Re: What kind of car are you driving?

Postby ilovedogs » Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:06 am

Ice-9 wrote:2009 Honda Fit. Prior to that, a 2001 Honda Accord that I would gladly have kept driving if someone didn't run into me from behind and total it. :(



I had a 2001 Honda Accord that I would have gladly kept driving too, until someone deliberately drove into the side of my car when it was parked in a Home Depot lot. Many witnesses. It was harassment due to my work.

Have a 2011 Subaru Outback now, because the Subaru place is across the street from the Honda place, and I knew Honda was playing with me to pay more, and I did not respect that so I left.
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Re: What kind of car are you driving?

Postby save-early-often » Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:11 am

1992 Nissan - 206k miles. Purchased new. Owned it over half of my life an use it daily.
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Re: What kind of car are you driving?

Postby thebogledude » Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:14 am

tphp99 wrote:
Atilla wrote:2007 Hummer with over 125,000 miles on it since bought new. It's been surprisingly trouble-free for someone who has come to expect Japanese reliability over the last 20 years.

Don't know what the hell I'm gonna do for the next vehicle since they don't make them any more. Ain't nothing quite like them on the road. 4' high snow banks cower in fear - can't wait for the first big snowfall of the season. :)


nice - get a used military version next.


how about Arnold Schwarzenegger's Unimog
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Re: What kind of car are you driving?

Postby keystone » Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:17 am

1999 Honda Civic ~116K miles

Even though my car turns 14 this month, I can't seem to justify replacing it. It still runs great and I don't drive many miles these days since I commute to work by train. Hopefully I can keep it another year or two.
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Re: What kind of car are you driving?

Postby German Expat » Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:20 am

thebogledude wrote:
tphp99 wrote:
Atilla wrote:2007 Hummer with over 125,000 miles on it since bought new. It's been surprisingly trouble-free for someone who has come to expect Japanese reliability over the last 20 years.

Don't know what the hell I'm gonna do for the next vehicle since they don't make them any more. Ain't nothing quite like them on the road. 4' high snow banks cower in fear - can't wait for the first big snowfall of the season. :)


nice - get a used military version next.


how about Arnold Schwarzenegger's Unimog

Unimog's are great (but not exactly for cruising the streets in LA). A friend of my grandfather had one (he had a large farm) and we used it quite often for doing work in our forest. It could go to areas where you would never go with any type of other vehicle because most of it was in very steep terrain.
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