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Re: What kind of car do you drive?

Post by BW1985 » Tue Feb 23, 2016 3:14 pm

I have a '13 Escape I bought new paid cash. Wife has an '06 Escape she bought used paid cash.

I like to have one newer car and one older car because there are some places we go where I know parking will be tight or people drive crazy, then we take the older car.
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Re: What kind of car do you drive?

Post by hnzw rui » Tue Feb 23, 2016 3:16 pm

alfaspider wrote:
Fieldsy1024 wrote:I edited the original post. I was wondering if people bought new or used....

Both the cars I have now are New, and I will probably never buy a used car again. I'm not going to buy a car ever 3-4 years either........and NEVER leasing one.
I am eternally grateful to new car buyers for being willing to eat up the initial depreciation :mrgreen:
Probably only those new car buyers who sell after just a few years. I doubt those keeping their vehicles for 20+ years until it's only fit for a scrap yard would be of much benefit. :mrgreen:

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Re: What kind of car do you drive?

Post by Meg77 » Tue Feb 23, 2016 3:24 pm

I drive a 2011 Volvo XC60 (the smaller SUV). It was 1-2 years old when I bought it with under 20,000 miles. Now it has almost 50,000 miles; I don't drive much.
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Re: What kind of car do you drive?

Post by SouthernCPA » Tue Feb 23, 2016 3:31 pm

2006 Toyota Tundra Double Cab with 160k miles on it
2010 Toyota Camry with 100k Miles on it.

Both have been very reliable with minimal issues. When my tundra hits 200k, I'll probably buy a new one. Wife wants to get a small SUV next - probably something like a Lexus RX

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Re: What kind of car do you drive?

Post by alfaspider » Tue Feb 23, 2016 3:32 pm

hnzw rui wrote:
alfaspider wrote:
Fieldsy1024 wrote:I edited the original post. I was wondering if people bought new or used....

Both the cars I have now are New, and I will probably never buy a used car again. I'm not going to buy a car ever 3-4 years either........and NEVER leasing one.
I am eternally grateful to new car buyers for being willing to eat up the initial depreciation :mrgreen:
Probably only those new car buyers who sell after just a few years. I doubt those keeping their vehicles for 20+ years until it's only fit for a scrap yard would be of much benefit. :mrgreen:
Sure, but the vast majority don't do that. A lot of people buy new cars thinking they will drive it for ever only to decide in a few years they need something else. In the used car market, one-owner 10-year old cars are extremely rare.

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Re: What kind of car do you drive?

Post by CoAndy » Tue Feb 23, 2016 3:33 pm

2012 Honda Accord, bought new in November 2011. Currently about to hit 48k miles. 100% problem free to date.

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Re: What kind of car do you drive?

Post by 2Birds1Stone » Tue Feb 23, 2016 3:36 pm

2004 Nissan Sentra that I purchased in 2011 (w/ 13,000 miles) for $7,000 cash.

Currently she has 71k on the odometer exactly 5 years later. I am tempted to replace with something a little more fun to drive.

Looking at 2005-2006 Mini Cooper S, 2007-2008 Nissan 350z, 2002-2008 Mazda Miata's

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Re: What kind of car do you drive?

Post by TomatoTomahto » Tue Feb 23, 2016 3:41 pm

alfaspider wrote:
hnzw rui wrote:
alfaspider wrote:
Fieldsy1024 wrote:I edited the original post. I was wondering if people bought new or used....

Both the cars I have now are New, and I will probably never buy a used car again. I'm not going to buy a car ever 3-4 years either........and NEVER leasing one.
I am eternally grateful to new car buyers for being willing to eat up the initial depreciation :mrgreen:
Probably only those new car buyers who sell after just a few years. I doubt those keeping their vehicles for 20+ years until it's only fit for a scrap yard would be of much benefit. :mrgreen:
Sure, but the vast majority don't do that. A lot of people buy new cars thinking they will drive it for ever only to decide in a few years they need something else. In the used car market, one-owner 10-year old cars are extremely rare.
That's kind of what we think the sweet spot is. I don't have a mechanic I really trust, so we buy new and keep the cars for 7-10 years. I am actually hoping that my new ("soon") Tesla Model X will be good for longer, although they improve so quickly that I might be tempted earlier than that.

ETA: the car I'm trading in on the Tesla is a 2007.
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Re: What kind of car do you drive?

Post by The Wizard » Tue Feb 23, 2016 3:41 pm

alfaspider wrote:
The Wizard wrote:[
Depreciation is minimal if one buys a new vehicle in Jan, 2004 and drives it for twelve years before trading it in for what little remaining value on a new vehicle, as I just did...
Yes, but if you had bought a 3-year old vehicle and driven it for 12 years, it would have been substantially less. Go older, and you can expect to take out depreciation entirely. I fully expect to sell my car as a profit when I sell. I lost a total of $500 in depreciation on my last car, which I drove for 3 years.

Nothing wrong with buying new if it makes you happy though :sharebeer
In my case, rust damage to my old 2004 pickup made it inadvisable to try to carry full loads on the bed the last two years I had it. The plastic bedliner was the key thing keeping stuff from dropping through the bed floor in a few places.

But yes, buying new keeps me happy...
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Re: What kind of car do you drive?

Post by alfaspider » Tue Feb 23, 2016 3:41 pm

2Birds1Stone wrote:2004 Nissan Sentra that I purchased in 2011 (w/ 13,000 miles) for $7,000 cash.

Currently she has 71k on the odometer exactly 5 years later. I am tempted to replace with something a little more fun to drive.

Looking at 2005-2006 Mini Cooper S, 2007-2008 Nissan 350z, 2002-2008 Mazda Miata's
Coopers are notoriously unreliable and you pay BMW prices for repairs. That, coupled with FWD makes them less comprelling.

The 350zs are cool cars, but heavy, and hard to find ones that haven't been abused by teenagers.

I'm biased, but I think a Miata is an excellent option. There is a big difference between a 2002-2005 Miata and a 2006-2008 Miata. The former is the final version of the original chassis (The NB was mostly a cosmetic revision to the NA chassis rather than a true redesign). The latter is the more modern (and heavier) redesign.

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Re: What kind of car do you drive?

Post by alfaspider » Tue Feb 23, 2016 3:48 pm

The Wizard wrote:
alfaspider wrote:
The Wizard wrote:[
Depreciation is minimal if one buys a new vehicle in Jan, 2004 and drives it for twelve years before trading it in for what little remaining value on a new vehicle, as I just did...
Yes, but if you had bought a 3-year old vehicle and driven it for 12 years, it would have been substantially less. Go older, and you can expect to take out depreciation entirely. I fully expect to sell my car as a profit when I sell. I lost a total of $500 in depreciation on my last car, which I drove for 3 years.

Nothing wrong with buying new if it makes you happy though :sharebeer
In my case, rust damage to my old 2004 pickup made it inadvisable to try to carry full loads on the bed the last two years I had it. The plastic bedliner was the key thing keeping stuff from dropping through the bed floor in a few places.

But yes, buying new keeps me happy...
I guess things don't last nearly as long in areas with real winters. It would be very unusual to that much rust today on a truck from 1994 in Texas. Probably better to stay in the south or west for older used cars.

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Re: What kind of car do you drive?

Post by stuffthatpig » Tue Feb 23, 2016 3:58 pm

'99 Lexus RX300 with 205k miles handed down from the in-laws as our only car. I also have a 74 Honda XL250 motorbike that I ride a bit. We average about 4-6k miles a year as we both walk to work.

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Re: What kind of car do you drive?

Post by 2Birds1Stone » Tue Feb 23, 2016 4:08 pm

alfaspider wrote:
2Birds1Stone wrote:2004 Nissan Sentra that I purchased in 2011 (w/ 13,000 miles) for $7,000 cash.

Currently she has 71k on the odometer exactly 5 years later. I am tempted to replace with something a little more fun to drive.

Looking at 2005-2006 Mini Cooper S, 2007-2008 Nissan 350z, 2002-2008 Mazda Miata's
Coopers are notoriously unreliable and you pay BMW prices for repairs. That, coupled with FWD makes them less comprelling.

The 350zs are cool cars, but heavy, and hard to find ones that haven't been abused by teenagers.

I'm biased, but I think a Miata is an excellent option. There is a big difference between a 2002-2005 Miata and a 2006-2008 Miata. The former is the final version of the original chassis (The NB was mostly a cosmetic revision to the NA chassis rather than a true redesign). The latter is the more modern (and heavier) redesign.
Hello Alpha, from my due diligence it looks like the R53 (2005-2006 Super Charged version) has pretty good reliability vs both the 2002-2004 R53 and the 2007+ R56. I have driven an R50 (non forced induction) and it was quite a fun handling car.

Being in NY and using this car as my daily I am not sure the FWD is a huge deal breaker for me. I am keeping my options open and have the cash in hand for the right car when it crosses my path. Looking to spend no more than $10k.

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Re: What kind of car do you drive?

Post by trsk » Tue Feb 23, 2016 4:10 pm

2nd car since 1983 - Mercedes diesel (bluetec). This one 8 years old (E320, 2008) and drives like new. One repair. Plan to keep it 25 years like the last Benz diesel (which is still on the road safely). Bought both new and kept track of all expenses (insurance less than 500/year, diesel, AAA membership, tolls, repairs, maintenance etc.etc. -) about $2,500/year total! These new ones are quiet, powerful, and cleaner than gas. And rides like a happy dream. :D

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Re: What kind of car do you drive?

Post by CedarWaxWing » Tue Feb 23, 2016 4:13 pm

1993 Honda Accord, bought new at 17 K

1994 Subaru AWK legacy bought new at 13.5 K

2008 Prius Touring 6 Package bought used with 18 K miles on it for 15K in 2009... (36 K paid by owner)

2009 Rav 4 AWK regular bought new at 23 K but got a 5 K credit for a 500 dollar car...

These cars are shared between two parents and 3 college boys.


All still going very strong.... If I were the driver of any of them they would likely last my lifetime... but the Honda and Subaru will likely become owned by the boys in the next year or two as they become in need of a car outside of our home area.

Before those Honda...

1990 Dodge Caravan... bought new in 1991 for 16 K.... seemed ok but feel apart even with very good maintenance... and became to the worthless junker that got the 5 K junkers program credit for the Rav 4. Would never buy a Dodge Van again.

1968 Volvo 142 S bought in College/grad school for $100.00... not running when I bought it... Found it by a feedlot in western Kansas during my summer job travels. 65 K miles on it. Bought keep, ripped it apart...put new timing gear on it (a known flaw in the new volvos for a few years was the back lite/metal hybrid timing gear... I did not know that they had this issue, and the reason it was not running was not known to the owner. Had it for years after putting about 100 dollars of parts into it.

Chevy 6 cyl impala 1964. 300 dollars.. drove for 8 years, paid 300.00

Chev 6 cyl 1955 truck... 200 dollars bought at age 16.... drove will age 22.

Schwinn bike...mom got it on Queen for a day tv show when I was in first grade. :)

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Re: What kind of car do you drive?

Post by hnzw rui » Tue Feb 23, 2016 4:55 pm

alfaspider wrote:
hnzw rui wrote:
alfaspider wrote:
Fieldsy1024 wrote:I edited the original post. I was wondering if people bought new or used....

Both the cars I have now are New, and I will probably never buy a used car again. I'm not going to buy a car ever 3-4 years either........and NEVER leasing one.
I am eternally grateful to new car buyers for being willing to eat up the initial depreciation :mrgreen:
Probably only those new car buyers who sell after just a few years. I doubt those keeping their vehicles for 20+ years until it's only fit for a scrap yard would be of much benefit. :mrgreen:
Sure, but the vast majority don't do that. A lot of people buy new cars thinking they will drive it for ever only to decide in a few years they need something else. In the used car market, one-owner 10-year old cars are extremely rare.
Honestly, I hate negotiating with car dealers so I keep my vehicles as long as feasible just so I can avoid the entire car buying process. Now if buying cars were as easy as shopping from Amazon, I might replace my vehicles more often (the 2016 HR-V replaced a 1996 Accord that was donated to charity). I'm just not into cars so I don't trust myself to buy good used cars.

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Post by montanagirl » Tue Feb 23, 2016 5:23 pm

I bought a 2006 Dodge Caravan in 2010 and it has 111,000 on it now. It runs great though the engine light comes on when the gas cap gets loose, or something.

Picked up a 1999 Rav4 for fun a couple weeks ago, with a mere 159k on it, and lucked out. It's been taken good care of and is fun to roar around in compared to the lumbering minivan.

DH has a 1998 Ford Ranger pickup.

Everything is paid for, of course. We never paid cash but paid off contracts ASAP.

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Re: What kind of car do you drive?

Post by granpa » Tue Feb 23, 2016 5:34 pm

4th new Camry LE in a row. I take wife's about every 7 yrs and buy her a new one. 2016 best one yet (IMHO), altho 2002 most fun to drive.

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Re: What kind of car do you drive?

Post by hirlaw » Tue Feb 23, 2016 5:36 pm

2007 BMW Z4
2013 BMW 528
Both bought used with low miles

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Re: What kind of car do you drive?

Post by rokidtoo » Tue Feb 23, 2016 5:43 pm

2014 Toyota Avalon Hybrid. 38 overall mpg over 23K miles.

2006 Toyota Avalon. 21 city, 30 hwy, 165K miles.

The two best cars I've ever owned.

Both were bought new.

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Re: What kind of car do you drive?

Post by Ged » Tue Feb 23, 2016 5:47 pm

My first two cars were Fords. Then in 1980 I bought a Toyota and found the difference to be pretty extreme. Japanese makes from then on. Right now I've driving a 2012 Acura TL.

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Post by mervinj7 » Tue Feb 23, 2016 5:54 pm

2004 VW Jetta bought in 2008 with 44k miles on it. It now has 135k miles but it's been through some repairs to keep it going. We are now in the market for our a new crossover style SUV (e.g. Rav4, CR-V, Forester).

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Re: What kind of car do you drive?

Post by gbru316 » Tue Feb 23, 2016 5:56 pm

Bought a 2012 Camry Hybrid with 29k on it 2 months ago. The Prius was just too uncomfortable for my 50 mile commute.

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Post by emoore » Tue Feb 23, 2016 6:10 pm

2000 Toyota 4Runner, 223k miles. Bought from a coworker a few years ago as a drive in the snow and home depot beater.
2011 VW GTI, 70k miles. Best car I've ever owned. Really fun to drive and practical with the hatchback. Has been very reliable too.
2015 Toyota Highlander, 10k miles. Wife's car. Great with the kids and dogs.

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Post by BostonBoy » Tue Feb 23, 2016 6:12 pm

I drive a 2002 Mazda Miata with 75000 miles and my wife's car is a 2011 Honda Accord. Both of them bought new.

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Post by Fieldsy1024 » Tue Feb 23, 2016 7:06 pm

alfaspider wrote:
Fieldsy1024 wrote:I edited the original post. I was wondering if people bought new or used....

Both the cars I have now are New, and I will probably never buy a used car again. I'm not going to buy a car ever 3-4 years either........and NEVER leasing one.
I am eternally grateful to new car buyers for being willing to eat up the initial depreciation :mrgreen:
I am very grateful for private sales where the person buys my car when cars usually have problems start to go.

Also, the low miles in my car will make (or I hope so), an easy sale.

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Re: What kind of car do you drive?

Post by aj76er » Tue Feb 23, 2016 7:17 pm

2014 Prius.
I absolutely love it. I get about 50mpg highway driving (on my commute to work).
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Re: What kind of car do you drive?

Post by wander » Tue Feb 23, 2016 7:26 pm

This thread sounds familiar. :sharebeer

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Post by Kevin M » Tue Feb 23, 2016 7:26 pm

2015 Tesla Model S 70D. I do some of the driving, but the car does much of the driving itself. :wink:
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Re: What kind of car do you drive?

Post by TheGreyingDuke » Tue Feb 23, 2016 7:45 pm

I have been buying cars since 1965, it was a 1960 Renault Dauphine withe 36 hp (by today's measurment more like 30 hp). It was a 3 speed, went real good down hill and it was one of those "check the gas and fill it with oil" (in the days when someone actually filled your car with fuel).Engine went after a few months and had it rebuilt for $75, ran until I graduated from school (1969).

Now driving a 2009 Jetta Sportwagen with the 2.0 TSI engine, a rather rare bird that I searched for all over the East Coast for months. Fast, decent highway mileage and lots of room to haul sh*t.

Looking for a replacement but my criteria are wagon/hatchback with a stick shift. There is VW (not sure I want to bite that apple again), Mazda3, Ford Focus/Fiesta and a soon to be unveiled Civic (I hope it has the stick option). The fords are probably non-starters (too Ford like in the interior, lots of curves and swoops) so my choices are few. It annoys me that our EU friends have many options that would fill the bill.
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Re: What kind of car do you drive?

Post by Boats day » Tue Feb 23, 2016 8:00 pm

01 Lexus Es 300 Still drives like new

05 Chev Avalanche Awd great for towing boat



Snowbird vehicle in Hawaii is a BMW X 5


Is this diversified enough ?? :D :D

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Re: What kind of car do you drive?

Post by Thrifty Femme » Tue Feb 23, 2016 8:01 pm

2006 Mini Cooper S and 2016 Honda Odyssey EX-L both purchased new.

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Post by Phineas J. Whoopee » Tue Feb 23, 2016 8:04 pm

R160 for more than half my miles, but a chauffeur drives it.
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Re: What kind of car do you drive?

Post by Wildebeest » Tue Feb 23, 2016 8:07 pm

I drive a Subaru Forester.

However it is not so much about what car I drive now but what car I would like to drive. I got a Peugeot 505 STI with 70,000 miles on it many years ago when Peugeot still imported the cars to the States. I nearly had a heart attack when I needed for four new tires and I was out of $ 1000 30 years ago. However I should have bought a new engine when the aluminum motor block developed a crack at 150,000 miles. I loved that car ( except that it took 20 minutes to heat the car in the cold).

I would love to be young again and a Subaru Forester does not do it for me.
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Re: What kind of car do you drive?

Post by blueblock » Tue Feb 23, 2016 8:09 pm

We bought a new Nissan Xterra last year. It's perfect for hauling the dogs, and the FWD affords some comfort here in the Wisconsin hinterlands.

We traded in our two vehicles for this one. So far, it's worked out fine having one car instead of two.

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Post by aj44 » Tue Feb 23, 2016 8:33 pm

2016 Honda Accord Touring - just bought new replacing an 07 Nissan Sentra

2010 Toyota Yaris - bought new

We decided to keep vehicles for 10 years so every 5 we will buy a new one, selling the Sentra at 9 years old and the Yaris at 11 will set us on that path.

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Post by tigermilk » Tue Feb 23, 2016 8:40 pm

Daily driver is a 2007 Toyota Matrix, ~95k miles since new. Completely base - manual locks, windows, transmission.
Wife wanted a new car so last year we picked up a 2015 Toyota Camry XLE. Wife wanted manual nuthin'. Still only 4k miles and approaching one year of ownership.
Have a '98 BMW M3 in the driveway that I haven't driven in a year (not paying insurance on it). Needs new suspension, interior work, ... Only ~95k miles. Not sure if I want to dump it or donate it.
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Re: What kind of car do you drive?

Post by emoore » Tue Feb 23, 2016 8:58 pm

TheGreyingDuke wrote:I have been buying cars since 1965, it was a 1960 Renault Dauphine withe 36 hp (by today's measurment more like 30 hp). It was a 3 speed, went real good down hill and it was one of those "check the gas and fill it with oil" (in the days when someone actually filled your car with fuel).Engine went after a few months and had it rebuilt for $75, ran until I graduated from school (1969).

Now driving a 2009 Jetta Sportwagen with the 2.0 TSI engine, a rather rare bird that I searched for all over the East Coast for months. Fast, decent highway mileage and lots of room to haul sh*t.

Looking for a replacement but my criteria are wagon/hatchback with a stick shift. There is VW (not sure I want to bite that apple again), Mazda3, Ford Focus/Fiesta and a soon to be unveiled Civic (I hope it has the stick option). The fords are probably non-starters (too Ford like in the interior, lots of curves and swoops) so my choices are few. It annoys me that our EU friends have many options that would fill the bill.
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Re: What kind of car do you drive?

Post by Cmpliance » Tue Feb 23, 2016 9:02 pm

2012 Mazdaspeed3 for my daily driver (18,000 miles on it now)
1997 Dodge Viper for my weekend cruiser/toy car (30,000 miles on it now)

All cars paid in full. My logic is, if you can't buy it in cash, you can't afford it.

In 2 years, I want to get myself into a Porsche 911 Turbo...but in 2 years, kids will be on the way soooo...they will likely change.

Dream car to own will be a Lamborghini Murcielago

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Re: What kind of car do you drive? [Looking for new car]

Post by LadyGeek » Tue Feb 23, 2016 9:08 pm

I retitled the thread. Rather than have a general discussion, which is starting to lose focus, let's narrow down the field a bit.
Fieldsy1024 wrote:...I just need a car that looks good, has decent speed, gas, and something nobody ever owned and I can trust it instead of buying a used car off someone.
What are your preferences for - storage space, how many people, comfort, mileage, cost.
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Post by daveatca » Tue Feb 23, 2016 9:10 pm

207 Audi A3
38K miles
plan to drive until 2020
will be replaced by a 100% electric car

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Re: What kind of car do you drive? [Looking for new car]

Post by jucor » Tue Feb 23, 2016 9:11 pm

2008 Subaru Forester -- bought used

55k miles. Sole car for both of us. I commute by bicycle, she commutes by bus.

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Re: What kind of car do you drive? [Looking for new car]

Post by Fieldsy1024 » Tue Feb 23, 2016 9:14 pm

LadyGeek wrote:I retitled the thread. Rather than have a general discussion, which is starting to lose focus, let's narrow down the field a bit.
Fieldsy1024 wrote:...I just need a car that looks good, has decent speed, gas, and something nobody ever owned and I can trust it instead of buying a used car off someone.
What are your preferences for - storage space, how many people, comfort, mileage, cost.
I want cheap on gas, fun to drive.

That's it. We take my wife's CRV camping.

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Re: What kind of car do you drive? [Looking for new car]

Post by ScooterBob » Tue Feb 23, 2016 9:16 pm

2002 Nissan Sentra with 117,000 trouble free miles - bought new. I keep my cars 15 years. 1999 Nissan Altima was traded in on a 2014 Toyota Camry. It currently only has 6800 miles. Both great cars. The Camry is so quiet, so solid, and, it gets better gas mileage than the Sentra!

You can never go wrong with a Japanese sedan.

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Re: What kind of car do you drive?

Post by digarei » Tue Feb 23, 2016 9:29 pm

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  • I drive an unloved, unwashed

    & undeniably Bogleheadish —
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  • ( xA ) 2006 - about 77 k miles

    repairs/oil changes/tires: $1,400 over 10 years
    drives just as it did when new — (like a go-cart with missing parts)
    but it helped get me out of debt and into early retirement

    my first choice had been a 5-series :!:
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    EDIT - In keeping with LadyGeek's admonition to discuss a suitable new car: In recent years, I've become somewhat addicted to both the economical and environmental aspects of automobile ownership. For that reason, short of carrying appliances on the back of a bicycle (MMM), I've made some effort to walk and bike more. Buying today? An easy decision: Toyota Prius
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Re: What kind of car do you drive?

Post by The Wizard » Tue Feb 23, 2016 9:38 pm

Phineas J. Whoopee wrote:R160 for more than half my miles, but a chauffeur drives it.
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Re: What kind of car do you drive?

Post by Fieldsy1024 » Tue Feb 23, 2016 9:47 pm

aj76er wrote:2014 Prius.
I absolutely love it. I get about 50mpg highway driving (on my commute to work).
Awesome

I get from anywhere from 49-42.5 on the hwy in the Mazda3. That isn't when I go to work though which is 2-3 miles 8-)

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Re: What kind of car do you drive? [Looking for new car]

Post by Nicolas » Tue Feb 23, 2016 9:49 pm

Car #1: 2006 Subaru Outback. Best vehicle we ever owned. Bought used at 30K miles.
Car #2: 1996 Toyota Corolla. Bought used from my daughter at ~130K miles. Commuter car.
Never had a new car and probably never will.
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Re: What kind of car do you drive? [Looking for new car]

Post by GoldenFinch » Tue Feb 23, 2016 10:00 pm

We have always bought new until recently. Our most recent car had been leased and had 17k miles on it.
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Re: What kind of car do you drive? [Looking for new car]

Post by Fieldsy1024 » Tue Feb 23, 2016 10:06 pm

My wife was dead set on a new Outback, but I am glad see wanted the CRV as well. The Sub's just do not appeal to me.

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