What are you driving? And would you buy your current ride again?

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Re: What are you driving? And would you buy your current ride again?

Post by spintran » Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:03 pm

2013 Nissan Leaf S, commute car, bought few months ago for $7K, I would buy again.
2014 Nissan Rogue SV with third row, family/trip car, bought brand new, I would buy again

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Re: What are you driving? And would you buy your current ride again?

Post by investor997 » Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:20 pm

bltkmt wrote:
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:01 am
Barefoot wrote:
Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:02 pm
Just finished a 2 day drive towing the boat with my '07 4Runner V-8.

I'd buy another in a heartbeat, but Toyota doesn't make a 4Runner with over 7,000 lb tow capacity anymore.

I drive a 2010 4Runner and would also buy it again gladly. I do wish the v8 was still an option however.
I have a 2004 4Runner w/ the V8 (and 4x4). It's been my outdoor adventure/do-everything vehicle. Super reliable truck. Really awful fuel economy. Note that although you can't get a V8 engine any longer in the 4Runner, you can always opt for a Lexus GX460. Basically the same truck but nicer interior and standard V8 + 4WD.

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Re: What are you driving? And would you buy your current ride again?

Post by gmc4h232 » Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:57 pm

2014 Honda Accord Sport - I drive 30k miles a year in this and would definitely buy again

2007 Jeep Patriot base model- DW's car. She seems to like it. Personally I think it's one of the ugliest cars on the road. No cruise control, average fuel economy, no pep, no real cargo room, 2wd + no ground clearance = no offroad capability. It's one redeeming quality is that it has been very inexpensive to keep running - knock on wood. I think all told, we've spent less than $1,000 on maintenance and repairs over the past 10 yrs/90k miles. I would not buy another, but she might....

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Re: What are you driving? And would you buy your current ride again?

Post by MrMojoRisin » Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:41 pm

2017 Subaru Outback Touring edition: Wife's car. I really like it. For the amount of money you get a lot of nice features. Adaptive cruise control works very nicely.

2016 F250 CrewCab 4X4 6.7 ltr diesel: Purchased used from a lease return. It's an XLT model but really pretty basic, the 4X4 is the manual hub style and the instrument cluster is analog. It's my daily driver and hauls the fifth wheel. If I could combine the brains of the Subaru with the brawn of the Ford I would be very happy.

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Re: What are you driving? And would you buy your current ride again?

Post by poker27 » Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:53 pm

2011 Hyundai Sonata w/ 110k miles. We bought it a year old with 20k miles. It has gotten beat up living in Chicago and parking in the street. I would have said I'd buy it again, however recently it started burning what seems like a lot of oil. I hope it's covered under hyjndais recall. If so, well stay loyal to Hyundai most likely.

2007 mazdaspeed 6 42k miles. Shortly after I bought it I stopped driving to work. It has been pretty reliable for a car they only made for a year. No idea what I'd buy today as I rarely drive.

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Re: What are you driving? And would you buy your current ride again?

Post by MrNewEngland » Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:17 pm

About a year and a half ago I really needed something new. There was a special on the internet to lease a Kia Optima for $139/month. So I'm rocking a Kia right now. I really like it and I'm I'mpressed with it, but it really is a very plain grocery getter type of car.

I just sold my house and made more than I thought I would so I went ahead and bought a used RX-8. It's the car I really wanted when I graduated college but couldn't afford. So far I'm really happy I bought it. Don't get me wrong... it's slow, has dated tech in it, get bad gas mileage, and I wouldn't take it on a long road trip... but it is a really fun car to drive.

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Re: What are you driving? And would you buy your current ride again?

Post by ensign_lee » Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:20 pm

2008 Ford Mustang GT Convertible. I bought it in my early 20s. And I would do it again. In fact, my next car will probably be another GT convertible.

The memories I've made in this thing driving across the country on America's scenic byways can't be replaced, and the build quality has far surpassed my expectations, especially since everyone was telling me Ford makes terrible cars (This mustang is almost at 135k miles in 9 years and has held up very well).

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Re: What are you driving? And would you buy your current ride again?

Post by johne237 » Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:02 am

Driving a 2004 Buick Lesabre custom with cloth seats and I would purchase it again.
Parts are reasonable and readily available for these models and there are enough of them out there that there is a wealth of information to assist you when something does go wrong with it.

I had an 89 Honda Accord LXI that I ran for over 25 years prior to my Lesabre. I'm hoping to get 25 years from my Buick now!!

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Post by clutchied » Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:42 am

This is embarrassing but we currently have 5 cars for 2 drivers...

'14 BMW i3
'12 Honda Odyssey
'08 BMW 528xi
'06 BMW 330i
'02 BMW 530i

I would buy them all again; all were used except the Honda which we purchased new. I love each of them dearly and I'm going to have to sell one of them soon... maybe 2 :( I do all the work on them myself which makes owning BMW's atleast somewhat reasonable.

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Re: What are you driving? And would you buy your current ride again?

Post by gundlached » Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:29 am

2016 Toyota Avalon XLE bought new. At the time, used car prices were nosebleed, so why not just buy a new one. I love it and would buy again. No problems so far and it is really a joy to drive. It was actually a pretty good deal compared to a V6 Camry or Accord (about the same price). I guess the old Avalon doesn't have much curb appeal, but it is well appointed! Basically a Lexus ES without the pretension.

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Post by lazydavid » Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:05 am

2011 BMW 335d--More torque than a Corvette Stingray yet still averages 30mpg (on less expensive fuel to boot!), has been relatively reliable thus far but will eventually cost a bundle to have the wonky emissions crap removed. Current 3-series diesel has traded the ridiculously overpowered twin-turbo 6-cylinder (YAY!) for a right-sized single-turbo 4-cylinder (BOO!), so I won't be buying another. Might consider a 340i or 540i though.

2007 Lexus RX350--has been quite reliable since extended warranty expiration (but not good while under warranty) and decent space, rides well. But it's beyond boring to drive, the seats are short and uncomfortable for long drives, and gas mileage is abysmal. Would definitely not buy again. Probably look at an LX570 (at least the horrible mpg would be justified!) or Audi SQ5/Q7 if we stay with an SUV.

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Post by rg422 » Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:26 am

2014 Lexus LX570
2008 Lexus IS-F

I would most definitely buy both again.

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Post by DDubya » Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:49 am

DW drives 2016 Lexus NX 200t. Bought as a CPO with 5-year warranty, this smaller SUV is by far the best car we have had in 50 years of driving. A smooth, quiet, comfortable ride with lots of nice features. Looking forward to driving this winter to Palm Desert, CA, especially compared to driving DW's former car, a Subaru Impreza. Will certainly buy Lexus again.
I drive (May to November only) a 2010 MINI Cooper S convertible. Not smooth, not quiet, not comfortable, but what a fun top-down ride! Will likely buy again when extended warranty ends in Spring, 2019.
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Re: What are you driving? And would you buy your current ride again?

Post by sasquatch12 » Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:33 am

I replaced my 10 year old Acura RDX in February of this year. It was a great car never had a single issue with it. I did test drive a lot of SUV’s and ended up choosing a 2017 Lincoln MKC.

Love the car so far it is so quiet inside and such a smooth ride. Which are both important to me. The tech inside was more advanced than the 2017 RDX. The RDX wo I’d be my second choice, but they really n Ed to upgrade the technology on it, very dated. Based on my experience so far I would buy an MKC again. Plus for 3 years they will pick your car up and drop it off for free for service.

My wife bought a 2017 Hyundai Tucson, it is not too bad the ride is not too bad and it is fairly quiet inside.

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Post by gunn_show » Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:56 pm

ragabnh wrote:
Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:39 am
The best of the best 2013 Lexus LX 570, the perfect SUV. Would buy again in heart beat. :happy
I have the older '07 Lex GX470 and love it ... burly v8 engine, AWD, traction control, Lexus luxury interior and Levinson surround stereo ... would absolutely buy one again, although I don't like the new body styles on the recent models... hoping with proper care this thing can last me another 10 yrs..
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Re: What are you driving? And would you buy your current ride again?

Post by blmarsha123 » Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:31 pm

2013 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5i purchased new, now has just over 22k miles. My primary car, beast in the snow and good hauler (dog, lawn mower, mulch, other stuff). Probably would not buy again, as our next car will be the only car and because the weather just isn't what it used to be (he foolishly says basking in the mid-70s in mid-October), not sure an Outback would be a good fit.

2017 Audi A4 Prestige purchased new. Tango Red and sports seats for the wife. So far, so good. Fun to drive, great electronics (everything from safety to sound to comfort). Would buy again.

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Post by ASpenderInRecovery » Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:43 pm

Leasing (poor decision) a 2015 Toyota Camry XLE and I plan to buy the hybrid version when my lease is up next year. Roomy enough for a 6'5 guy like me. Super practical, comfortable, and decently stylish IMO.

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Re: What are you driving? And would you buy your current ride again?

Post by Carnut » Sat Oct 21, 2017 5:59 am

2016 Chevrolet Corvette Z06: Exotic look at a Chevy price- 4th Corvette and has been flawless to date. Would buy again in a heartbeat.

2017 Cadillac CTS-V: This is my DD and have mixed feelings on this one. Incredible acceleration (640 hp) brakes and handling but ride is no where near Cadillac ride quality in touring setting. It has been in shop 3 times for transmission, sway bar loose (twice) so I am suspect about quality and would probably not buy again.

2016 Chevrolet Tahoe: My wife always wanted one and she loves it. It is huge, cumbersome, and rides like a nice, luxurious truck. IMO, only needed if you are towing something large (boat, horse trailer, etc). Quality has been excellent thus far.

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Re: What are you driving? And would you buy your current ride again?

Post by retire14 » Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:18 am

Acura MDX 2004 185K miles
BMW 325Xi 2006 105K miles

Love them both. MDX is very reliable. BMW very fun to drive, but expensive to maintain. Will buy MDX again, probably not for BMW.

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Re: What are you driving? And would you buy your current ride again?

Post by PhysicsTeacher » Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:17 am

2011 Nissan Versa ~86k miles
I purchased this used but with under 100 miles on it in 2011 (program car that got hail damaged before it could be driven). It is perfectly acceptable for getting from point a to point b, and the gas mileage is decent. The backseat is roomy enough to fit adults when needed, and with the hatchback, the cargo capacity is good. It has been completely reliable. It lacks some bells and whistles most modern cars include, such as cruise control. The clear coat is coming off from where the hail damage was repaired so it is becoming uglier, and the handling is adequate but not especially exciting. I would purchase it again, but I hope that by following Boglehead principles I'll eventually be wealthy enough to consider fun when car shopping and not just practicality.

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Re: What are you driving? And would you buy your current ride again?

Post by lostdog » Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:36 am

2011 Toyota Corolla. About 40k miles on it. I will try to make it 20 years and buy another Corolla in the year 2031.
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Re: What are you driving? And would you buy your current ride again?

Post by MarkBarb » Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:47 am

2006 Acura RL. If this was 2009 again, I'd buy it again. Would I buy a 3 year old RL today? I haven't given it much thought. I like the new Volvo SUVs.

I also drive a 2013 Caterham R300 as a fun car. If I was going to buy a fun car again, it's what I'd buy. I work in oil and gas and bought it at $80 oil. With oil stuck below $50, I'm not sure that I'd buy a fun car again.

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Re: What are you driving? And would you buy your current ride again?

Post by hmw » Sat Oct 21, 2017 5:26 pm

2012 Subaru Outback 3.6R. My daily commute car. 72k. No mechanical problem but the moon roof motor failed after warranty expired. Chose not to spend $1000 to fix it as I don't use the moon roof anyway. Probably will not buy it again because we have no need for 4x4 where we live now.

2015 MB ML-350, my wife's car. Will see how reliable it is before deciding.
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Re: What are you driving? And would you buy your current ride again?

Post by Traveler » Sat Oct 21, 2017 5:29 pm

2014 Nissan Maxima that I bought new. It has about 18,000 miles on it.I don't get too tied to cars so if I had it to do again, maybe I would, maybe I wouldn't.

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Re: What are you driving? And would you buy your current ride again?

Post by darrvao777 » Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:02 pm

Wifey = Mercedes G Wagon. Love it, would buy again

Me = Hellcat. LOVE LOVE IT. Would definitely buy again.

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Re: What are you driving? And would you buy your current ride again?

Post by p14175 » Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:20 pm

1994 Dodge 2500 diesel 4x4 conventional cab truck. 270k miles on it now. I just replaced the TPS and now it acts like it's brand new.
I would buy another one in a heartbeat, but I expect this truck to last at least another 300k miles.

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Re: What are you driving? And would you buy your current ride again?

Post by MathWizard » Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:34 pm

Top end Buick sedan.
I did just it again.

I did look at a Toyota Avalon, this one was a better deal.

I am looking forward to self driving cars. If they don't come along in the next 20 years I'll get something with lane keeping and collision avoidance to take some of the load off long drives.

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Post by MathWizard » Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:35 pm

Top end Buick sedan.
I did just one again.

I did look at a Toyota Avalon, this one was a better deal.

I am looking forward to self driving cars. If they don't come along in the next 20 years I'll get something with lane keeping and collision avoidance to take some of the load off long drives.

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Re: What are you driving? And would you buy your current ride again?

Post by bumblebh » Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:59 pm

2013 Lincoln MKX, probably would not buy again. I purchased new about 5 years ago, will probably keep for another 5 years or longer. If the ride were smoother I think I would like it better. But it definitely rides more like a truck than a car in my opinion.

Also have 2007 Toyota Camry, this was my car until I upgraded to the Lincoln. Has been very good car. Would look at one again if looking at a sedan. My first "real" car that I drove for approximately 13 years was a Honda Civic, that was a fantastic car and I would probably look at Honda again. I think the Civics out right now are really nice looking.

Interesting what people have posted about BMW, all seem to love?

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Post by darrvao777 » Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:08 pm

bumblebh wrote:
Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:59 pm
2013 Lincoln MKX, probably would not buy again. I purchased new about 5 years ago, will probably keep for another 5 years or longer. If the ride were smoother I think I would like it better. But it definitely rides more like a truck than a car in my opinion.

Also have 2007 Toyota Camry, this was my car until I upgraded to the Lincoln. Has been very good car. Would look at one again if looking at a sedan. My first "real" car that I drove for approximately 13 years was a Honda Civic, that was a fantastic car and I would probably look at Honda again. I think the Civics out right now are really nice looking.

Interesting what people have posted about BMW, all seem to love?
Loved our BMWs, the love faded quickly outside of the warranty window. I prefer leasing BMWs now (and they tend to offer more favorable lease terms as compared to other luxury car makers anyway)

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Re: What are you driving? And would you buy your current ride again?

Post by Indexboss » Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:09 pm

2017 Toyota Camry XSE. 13,000 miles so far and I love it.

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