Just curious about what DLers get around in.
I'm boring I have a VW Atlas.
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Just curious about what DLers get around in.
I'm boring I have a VW Atlas.
|by Anonymous||reply 272||Last Monday at 3:32 AM|
Volvo V60 Polestar.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||10/08/2020|
Vw Jetta Sportwagen
|by Anonymous||reply 2||10/08/2020|
I don’t drive. I’m driven.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||10/08/2020|
A navy blue Mini Cooper. I'm in London where they're not considered GAY like in the USA. Even if they were...it's a very good car and I wouldn't care. It's my fourth Mini Cooper. I've had other cars but keep coming back to the Mini. I like its quirky individuality. But it's a bit like driving a boat. I miss the noise and feel of cheap European cars of yesteryear.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||10/08/2020|
mercedes 300 glc
|by Anonymous||reply 5||10/08/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 6||10/08/2020|
Toyota Camry Hybrid
|by Anonymous||reply 7||10/08/2020|
Mini Cooper Countryman-I live in an urban area and rarely use it but I like it when I do.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||10/08/2020|
Subaru Legacy! I’m a big fan.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||10/08/2020|
Mercedes E350, Mercedes GLC300, Ford F 150 Pickup
|by Anonymous||reply 10||10/08/2020|
E350 Sport Wagon
|by Anonymous||reply 11||10/08/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 12||10/08/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 13||10/08/2020|
Mini Cooper Clubman S
|by Anonymous||reply 14||10/08/2020|
What else? A 1925 Rickenbacker.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||10/08/2020|
Ford Explorer Truck
|by Anonymous||reply 16||10/08/2020|
Forester.... not a lesbian....
|by Anonymous||reply 17||10/08/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 18||10/08/2020|
r1, I had never seen a V60 Polestar before. It's really sharp!
|by Anonymous||reply 19||10/08/2020|
2018 Camry. Lease is up in a month, and I'd go with an SVU but my mom can't get into it. Plus I can get 8 foot pieces of lumber into it.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||10/08/2020|
Jaguar XF- S
|by Anonymous||reply 21||10/08/2020|
2019 BMW i3 for in town and a 1994 Land Rover Defender 90 for trips to the mountains and vacation house
|by Anonymous||reply 22||10/08/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 23||10/08/2020|
Lincoln MKZ and MKX.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||10/08/2020|
2009 Honda Fit Sport 5-speed - daily driver
2016 Mercedes 350 SLK - Sunday driver
|by Anonymous||reply 25||10/08/2020|
A Toyota Camry. Talk about boring.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||10/08/2020|
i dont have a license but i drive my daddies range rover sometimes
|by Anonymous||reply 27||10/08/2020|
Thanks R19 ! I love it. Mine is "Rebel Blue" . They are limited in production, but worth the money if you like a good sport wagon under $100K
|by Anonymous||reply 28||10/08/2020|
VW Golf Gunmetal gray 2013. Purchased it new. Love the damn thing.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||10/08/2020|
This thread begs the question: is there a gay car?
|by Anonymous||reply 30||10/08/2020|
Mazda Miata, R30.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||10/08/2020|
Yes R30 there is!
|by Anonymous||reply 32||10/08/2020|
Bought a Mercedes GLC 300 (same model as R5) a couple of months ago.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||10/08/2020|
Subaru Outback - noy a lez, but am celibate
|by Anonymous||reply 34||10/08/2020|
Hi, Ernst, R9! I’ve missed you ❤️ 💕
I ride in whatever this is:
|by Anonymous||reply 35||10/08/2020|
Mercedes GLA 250 - would buy another in a heartbeat.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||10/08/2020|
2018 Audi A5 Coupe
|by Anonymous||reply 37||10/08/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 38||10/08/2020|
A landaulet-styled Isotta-Fraschini 8A.
A great car but it sure guzzles the gas.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||10/08/2020|
I bought the mercedes 300 glc last year but would sell it if I didn't lose so much money. I'm in Asia and the maintenance and parts costs are way too much! Should have done more research.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||10/08/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 41||10/08/2020|
Mercedes E450, Mercedes GLC300
|by Anonymous||reply 42||10/08/2020|
Me too, r41.
I love mine. It's a basic, no frills, 4 doors sedan.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||10/08/2020|
Honda CR-V. Great practical car. Tons of space - without being a gas guzzler.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||10/08/2020|
2017 Chevy Colorado 4 door pick-up it just went off warranty and I only have 4,200 miles on it, I am a homebody. They make fun of me when I take it in for an oil change, you are suppose to change your oil yearly regardless of mileage.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||10/08/2020|
Audi RS 3
|by Anonymous||reply 46||10/08/2020|
2015 Audi A4. Still looks good. Will keep it until car technology improves markedly.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||10/08/2020|
1929 Isotta-Fraschini 8A.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||10/08/2020|
I live in a converted school bus.
One tire’s flat.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||10/08/2020|
Me too R36! I love my GLA250. I may drive it ‘til the end of time,
|by Anonymous||reply 50||10/08/2020|
2020 Jeep Cherokee
|by Anonymous||reply 51||10/08/2020|
Jeep Sahara Unlimited.
Yes, I'm a lesbian.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||10/08/2020|
Those with a Subaru, especially Forrester, what year do you have and how do you like it?
|by Anonymous||reply 53||10/08/2020|
2009 Volkswagen Rabbit 2 dr
2019 Subaru Crosstrek Premium
2017 Toyota Camry LE
|by Anonymous||reply 54||10/08/2020|
2019 Mini Cooper Countryman
|by Anonymous||reply 55||10/08/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 56||10/08/2020|
Since '95 I've only driven Jeep Cherokee Sports. They've been very good to me. At one time I had 3, but currently am down to 1. Over the years I've had 6. There is no other vehicle for me & I regret that this may be my last. They're becoming quite scant in pristine condition. I'm NY & had to go to Tennessee for this one.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||10/08/2020|
Toyota Tacoma with a matching camper shell. Great to haul around stuff. I keep my bicycle in the back.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||10/08/2020|
2017 Mercedes E300
|by Anonymous||reply 59||10/08/2020|
My Second Subaru Forester. (2019) Not a gay woman. Love the size, utility, reliability. I haul my REI bike in the back. Yes, uncool and quirky but suddenly they are everywhere. I’m resisting the obligatory HRC sticker, Vineyard Vine whale sticker, PT sticker on the lift gate.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||10/08/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 61||10/08/2020|
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|by Anonymous||reply 63||10/08/2020|
So Subarus, Minis, and upscale German cars.
II wonder if there is something about owners of some kinds of cars want them to respond to a thread like this. If you are a Buick, or Hyundai, or Toyota, or Nissan... you don't have the personality or ego-need to care?
I drive a VW GTI.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||10/08/2020|
R64 - really? What gay man drives a fucking Buick? Baby Jane Hudson?
|by Anonymous||reply 65||10/08/2020|
[quote]If you are a Buick, or Hyundai, or Toyota, or Nissan... you don't have the personality or ego-need to care?
I don't think the cars are the ones writing the posts.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||10/08/2020|
1998 Subaru Outback with the COEXIST sticker.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||10/08/2020|
I don’t drive. I live in a boxcar. A real fabulous boxcar.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||10/08/2020|
R46 Baby Jane drove a 1948 Lincoln Continental convertible.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||10/08/2020|
r53, I have a base model '19 Forester and I've really enjoyed it thus far and the generous standard features. I plan to keep it for a long, long time. I will say, I don't actually love the aesthetics of it (I wish it was higher and a bit more compact), but it was a practical and safe choice.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||10/08/2020|
Kia Soul: South Korea is the new Japan, and the Soul is actually made in South Korea.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||10/08/2020|
'05 Hyandi Accent.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||10/08/2020|
R69 - now that’s a gay person’s vehicle.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||10/08/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 74||10/08/2020|
2008 Mercedes R320 diesel and 2016 BMW 320d diesel
|by Anonymous||reply 75||10/08/2020|
Infiinti Q50 and Ford F150 extended cab.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||10/08/2020|
Porsche Cayman S
|by Anonymous||reply 77||10/08/2020|
2020 VW Golf.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||10/08/2020|
2017 Toyota Corolla. It still has less than 5000 miles on it (I really hate driving).
|by Anonymous||reply 79||10/08/2020|
2017 VW Jetta GLI. Fun and quick car. I love it as much as the day I leased it. The lease is up soon and I may lease another one, although the body has changed. I love the 2.0 turbo engine , the transmission, the ride, and the look of the car. The interior and ride feel like a more upscale car. .
|by Anonymous||reply 80||10/08/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 81||10/08/2020|
Jeep Renegade that everyone said was a mistake to buy. I love this toughy. After two years I wouldn't consider any other SUV, it's a keeper.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||10/08/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 83||10/08/2020|
I have my 1987 Toyota MR2 MK1 for fun and a 2002 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport for utility.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||10/08/2020|
Nissan Rogue, I need the cargo space for my business. Otherwise I'd be driving something more fuel efficient, like I have in the past.
I like the car, I don't it's gas mileage.
|by Anonymous||reply 85||10/08/2020|
Lexus ES330 for regular dri ve Lexus RX 350 for weekend drive
|by Anonymous||reply 86||10/08/2020|
Toyota Prius C. Small. Safe. Fast. Great mileage. Cheap to insure. It works for me.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||10/08/2020|
Bus and BART.
A car? What am I, made of money?
|by Anonymous||reply 88||10/08/2020|
I'm working in the Middle East, renting a bleak little Renault Symbol. It's gutless, okay for chugging around town if I shift the automatic myself so the revs/power build up more, unhappy at the highway speed limit of 75 mph. At least the a/c is decent.
|by Anonymous||reply 89||10/08/2020|
IMO, the people with more modest cars aren't really posting in this thread. Except for the Subaru people. Actually, IMO, Subarus are kind of expensive compared to other Japanese cars.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||10/08/2020|
I have the same car, R67! Mine has a little body damage from that minor DUI incident last year. See you and the gals at the socially distanced Thanksgiving on Zoom!
|by Anonymous||reply 91||10/08/2020|
2001 Holden Commodore wagon with mag wheels wider tires and LS1 Chev V8 that's been slightly modified
I also have a late 70's Cadillac Fleetwood which I dont drive a lot as it is heavy on gas. Its currently meant to be off the road (long story) although I do still drive it periodically to keep it running properly
|by Anonymous||reply 92||10/09/2020|
I have only had one car that wasn't practical as dirt, a 1974 Triumph TR-6, a gorgeous thing, dark green and shining chrome, one of the few cars that ever turned my head. A seemingly bargain to buy, I knew the maintenance would be a headache and It cost about $1000 in repairs every month or so for the first two years I had it.
My last car was a Hyundai, bought when less than a year old and with very few miles on it. I don't really enjoy driving so it did what I needed it to do for nine years and performed admirably. The oil was changed quarterly and the car checked. Never in all that time was there more than a replacement headlamp or tail light or some tiny thing. The expiration of the 5-year(?) factory warranty didn't precipitate any change in maintenance when the costs shifted to me: roughly $40 four times a year. I sold it to a dealer for half of what I paid for it nine years earlier.
No car now, I never need one where I live, but if I do I rent one.
|by Anonymous||reply 93||10/09/2020|
My car is a motorcycle. I haven't owned a four-wheeled vehicle since 2008 - and that was a Nissan Versa, the last in a long line of cheap, practical cars.
|by Anonymous||reply 94||10/09/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 95||10/09/2020|
1993 Honda Civic EX coupe I bought brand new... finally thinking of selling it and maybe get a Mazda 3
|by Anonymous||reply 96||10/09/2020|
2019 Honda Passport Elite
|by Anonymous||reply 97||10/09/2020|
This is my daily driver. Manual transmission, of course.
Every time I drive it I am reminded how much I love it.
|by Anonymous||reply 98||10/09/2020|
:Live in Los Angeles with a Prius. Surprised there aren't more but maybe that is a warmer climate car...
|by Anonymous||reply 99||10/09/2020|
2005 Isuzu Ascender
|by Anonymous||reply 100||10/09/2020|
Kona Dew - twelve speed bike
|by Anonymous||reply 101||10/09/2020|
BMW X1. Sporty, yet practical.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||10/09/2020|
R93, I had a Mallard green 1974 TR-6 with saddle colored interior as a college student. My first car and an incentive to keep a 3.5 GPA by my parents. Gorgeous car, wish I still had it...
|by Anonymous||reply 103||10/09/2020|
2003 Oldsmobile Bravada my sister gave to me as a knock around vehicle. Her husband had purchased it when Olds was going out of business and it’s fully equipped. Leather interior, special paint job, all the bells and whistles. My sister said if it breaks down scrape the VIN number off it and leave it where it dies. Well, wouldn’t you know that this has been the most reliable vehicle I’ve owned. Had a couple of issues but since I got it for nothing I had them fixed. A few people have said to me let them know if I want to sell it. When the old thing finally kicks I’ll miss it.
|by Anonymous||reply 104||10/09/2020|
I live in Vermont and have a Subaru, which is considered the state car of the Green Mountain State. It's a Crosstrek, 2015. It's been a great car.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||10/09/2020|
2015 white 4 door Toyota Corolla.
|by Anonymous||reply 106||10/09/2020|
r105 Since you did not state otherwise (unlike all of the other Subaru owners who posted here), we presume you are a lesbian.
|by Anonymous||reply 107||10/09/2020|
Range Rover Sport, wanted one since I was a teenager watching The OC. Now, I have one and love it. My first luxury car, trips to the dealership are a financial nightmare but you bake that into the cost.
|by Anonymous||reply 108||10/09/2020|
[quote][R105] Since you did not state otherwise (unlike all of the other Subaru owners who posted here), we presume you are a lesbian.
Snarky we troll. ALERT!
|by Anonymous||reply 109||10/09/2020|
About to get my third BMW, unless someone has a better suggestion.
|by Anonymous||reply 110||10/09/2020|
Black GLC300 and white Panamera.
|by Anonymous||reply 111||10/09/2020|
2020 Lincoln Aviator.
|by Anonymous||reply 112||10/09/2020|
Toyota Prius (my second, after an accident 6 years ago)
|by Anonymous||reply 113||10/09/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 114||10/09/2020|
R107 Were that the case, Vermont would be overwhelmingly lesbian. It’s not.
They still have a lot of Subaru’s up there nonetheless.
|by Anonymous||reply 115||10/09/2020|
Audi A3 manual
I am saving up to buy a vintage car, a 57 Thunderbird
I wasn't raised in the US and have never been able to get user to SUVs/jeeps, pickups. Way too big for me. I got stuck with some big thing when Avis ran out of cars and I white knuckled it for the weekend.
|by Anonymous||reply 116||10/09/2020|
Just picked up an AMG CLA 45 and loving it. I wish we could get the S model in the US, but this one is powerful enough.
|by Anonymous||reply 117||10/09/2020|
2019 Nissan Rogue
|by Anonymous||reply 118||10/09/2020|
R116 Save up a lot of money, first to buy it it, then to keep it.
I speak from expensive experience.
|by Anonymous||reply 119||10/09/2020|
BMW X2. Had a VW GTI for years and loved it. BMW is just a little bit more fun.
|by Anonymous||reply 120||10/09/2020|
I am driven to work by my Chauffeur by for by the taxpayers of North Carolina. He is also my "houseboy"
|by Anonymous||reply 121||10/09/2020|
*** paid for by the taxpayers of South Carolina
|by Anonymous||reply 122||10/09/2020|
Normcore Gay Ford Focus (2018). Leased. I don't give a shit about what car I drive.
|by Anonymous||reply 123||10/09/2020|
I drive a 2020 Nunya.
|by Anonymous||reply 124||10/09/2020|
For 'proper' driving - no power steering and a stiff manual gearbox - I borrow my Dad's MG B GT whenever I can because it's a lot of fun. My own car is a Jaguar XF with the 3.0 diesel engine. It's fast, comfortable and luxurious. Plus it's very good looking.
|by Anonymous||reply 125||10/09/2020|
2019 Beetle, Final Edition convertible. A bit fey, and fun as it is to drive down here in Tampa, there’s no way this car could survive above the Mason Dixon line.
|by Anonymous||reply 126||10/09/2020|
Audi A5 Sportback
|by Anonymous||reply 127||10/09/2020|
Nice car R127. What color?
|by Anonymous||reply 128||10/09/2020|
2016 Silver Toyota Corolla
|by Anonymous||reply 129||10/09/2020|
2009 Prius, just a hair under 46 MPG. And yes, I am smug about it.
|by Anonymous||reply 130||10/09/2020|
R110- I would NEVER buy a BMW even Consumer Reports once said that BMW stands for Break My Wallet.
|by Anonymous||reply 131||10/09/2020|
R93 R103 I had a brand new late 70s Triumph Spitfire... still my favorite car. Nothing but trouble with it. Finally, while parked, it just burned up. Electrical. Triumph wiring by Lucas, the folks who invented darkness.
|by Anonymous||reply 132||10/09/2020|
2008 Prius. Love this car.
|by Anonymous||reply 133||10/09/2020|
People who just say "BMW" always drive the entry-level model.
|by Anonymous||reply 134||10/09/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 135||10/09/2020|
2015 Subaru Forester, bought new. Great in New England winters.
|by Anonymous||reply 136||10/09/2020|
R124, was that the Business Sport or did you upgrade to Business Ultra Classified?
|by Anonymous||reply 137||10/09/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 138||10/09/2020|
Tesla Model S. Second one. Love it.
|by Anonymous||reply 139||10/09/2020|
First Tesla on the list so far, R139. Interesting.
|by Anonymous||reply 140||10/09/2020|
Because of the lockdown, I don't drive much at all these days. I haven't even bought three tanks of gas since March.
|by Anonymous||reply 141||10/09/2020|
go out with a bang
|by Anonymous||reply 142||10/09/2020|
I am very impressed with the car choices here on DL. Nothing over the top.
|by Anonymous||reply 143||10/09/2020|
Kia Niro EV 2019. 300 miles with a full charge, and it's an SUV so plenty of room. I live on the Big Island of Hawaii, so it's perfect for getting around. Love it!
|by Anonymous||reply 144||10/09/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 145||10/09/2020|
For travel 2019 Acura MDX, for zipping around town 2017 Kia Sportage.
|by Anonymous||reply 146||10/09/2020|
2018 Infiniti Q70.
|by Anonymous||reply 147||10/09/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 148||10/09/2020|
2017 Camaro RS
|by Anonymous||reply 149||10/09/2020|
my 2017 Camaro
|by Anonymous||reply 150||10/09/2020|
Surprised how few VWs there are here.
|by Anonymous||reply 151||10/09/2020|
Jeep Wrangler. I live in upstate NY and my Jeep can power through snow and ice.
|by Anonymous||reply 152||10/09/2020|
2020 Kia Telluride SX and 2019 MB E300.
|by Anonymous||reply 153||10/09/2020|
2016 VW Touareg.
|by Anonymous||reply 154||10/09/2020|
Let me just check my garage ...
|by Anonymous||reply 155||10/09/2020|
Lexus NX which I like better than the RX. Lots of Prius' in LA but because they are so often the target of catalytic converter theft, there's been some second thoughts about another one.
|by Anonymous||reply 156||10/09/2020|
[quote] My sister said if it breaks down scrape the VIN number off it and leave it where it dies.
R104, The VIN may also appear in a number of other locations:
Front of the engine block. This should be easy to spot by popping open the hood, and looking at the front of the engine.
Front of the car frame, near the container that holds windshield washer fluid.
Rear wheel well. Try looking up, directly above the tire.
Inside the driver-side doorjamb. Open the door and look underneath where the side-view mirror would be located if the door was shut.
Driver-side doorpost. Open the door and look near the spot where the door latches, not too far from the seatbelt return.
Underneath the spare tire.
|by Anonymous||reply 157||10/09/2020|
2017 Lincoln MKC
|by Anonymous||reply 158||10/09/2020|
I gave up my car in January 2016. I only used it to drive to Trader Joe's for their chapstick and to see my dealer.
|by Anonymous||reply 159||10/09/2020|
Bentley Bentayga "Speed" model. Very fast for such a heavy, big vehicle. The interior is a work of art.
|by Anonymous||reply 160||10/09/2020|
Any Fiat folks here?
|by Anonymous||reply 161||10/09/2020|
2009 Prius is my main car, the Lexus RX 300 is used to haul stuff to recycling, or carrying big objects. I'm considering purchasing a Tesla but am not sure I want to part with my Prius.
|by Anonymous||reply 162||10/09/2020|
I got carjacked in my ex-partner's luxury SUV about 10 years ago and have driven a POS since. No one would want to steal this thing.
|by Anonymous||reply 163||10/09/2020|
Limo (I don't drive it...I am driven!).
|by Anonymous||reply 164||10/09/2020|
Prius = the Volkswagen Beetle in the '60s. Meaning, great MPG in a small, affordable well-made car.
|by Anonymous||reply 165||10/09/2020|
I have a near-mint-condition red 1964 Plymouth Valiant Signet 200 convertible with 66,000 actual miles on it that I drive on Sundays and High Holy Days; a blue 2010 Nissan Cube, arguably the ugliest car on the planet, but incredibly nimble, economical and efficient; and a sandalwood-colored 2003 GMC Sonoma pickup which just turned to 40,000 miles last month. I love my cars. I had a 2004 Subaru Outback (the Volvo of Japan), which I really liked but didn't really need, so I gave it to my twin nephews when they got their driver's licenses a couple of months ago.
|by Anonymous||reply 166||10/09/2020|
R166, I bet that Valiant is a beauty!
|by Anonymous||reply 167||10/09/2020|
^^ ADDENDUM ^^ Even though I owned a Subaru, I am not, nor was I ever, a lesbian.
|by Anonymous||reply 168||10/09/2020|
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|by Anonymous||reply 170||10/09/2020|
The car we had when I was a kid/teen was a '53 Chevy with a column stick shift. Try as I might, I was never coordinated enough to learn how to drive it. Fortunately around the time I was ready to get my license, we had a car with an automatic transmission (a '64 Pontiac.)
But several years later, my dad got a cheap, used VW bug, and I learned how to drive that stick shift in no time. And the first three cars I bought of my own all had manual transmissions (on the floor, not the column.) I didn't get an automatic until 1989 (Mazda 626.)
|by Anonymous||reply 171||10/09/2020|
Interesting -- my favorite car was my Subaru Impreza as it drives sporty but is as solid as the others. Hasn't come up yet. Lots of other Subarus. No Imprezas.
|by Anonymous||reply 172||10/09/2020|
Curious where the Audi / Mercedes people live. Seems like a Dallas/LA kind of car.
|by Anonymous||reply 173||10/09/2020|
Curious where the Camaro people live.
|by Anonymous||reply 174||10/10/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 175||10/10/2020|
I have the Audi A3 only because I’m from Ireland originally and can’t get used to the huge American cars. I’m a fairly big guy so rental places often try to upgrade me as a kind gesture into some beast of an SUV but I just cannot get used to them especially when you have to drive straight out of the airport onto American freeways.
So I wanted something manual, economical and easy to drive and park.
One of the great things about driving here is that you can buy an older car without issue and have a huge engine without being penalised. I know some people who have 1998 Mercs and 2002 Toyotas and they are still going strong. Also know a guy who has 400,000 miles on old Ford but minds it like a baby. Back home you get penalised for having an old car. Insurance companies won’t insure you if it’s older than 15 years and if it’s older than 10 they will load up your premium. There’s also an annual car tax that favours newer cars, lower emissions and smaller engines. A 1.3 engine is enough for most people back home. People commuting every day would have a 1.8 or a 2L. The first car I rented in the US had a 5.6 engine. Back home it would be 2K a year to tax a beast like that and with gas prices often 3x the US prices it would burn through cash. Because of that the fanciest neighbourhoods on Dublin still had fairly boring Mercedes, the occasional Jag but you ever saw the Rolls and Bentleys and Ferrari you see in the fanciest parts of LA or Dallas. Cars dose almost double back home too. I was gobsmacked when I saw that you can buy a brand new Corolla for $20,000 in the US. Add on 10-12K for that car back home. We also don’t get a lot of the models of cars available in the US or even the U.K.. real car nuts import from the U.K. but they catch you in import taxes for that too!
So I’m very happy to have a reliable little older car and cheap as chips motoring in the US. It almost makes up for the poor public transport.
|by Anonymous||reply 176||10/10/2020|
2016 Mercedes GLC. It's got a 4-cylinder turbo engine. It's quick and the gas mileage is great for a midsize SUV (about 24 mpg) Plus it has every feature that I could want. 60K miles so far and no problems. Hoping I get another 10 years out of it.
|by Anonymous||reply 177||10/10/2020|
I drive a blue car.
|by Anonymous||reply 178||10/10/2020|
a piece of shit
|by Anonymous||reply 179||10/10/2020|
2000 Jaguar X8 convertible
|by Anonymous||reply 180||10/10/2020|
lincoln navigator extended wheelbase...
|by Anonymous||reply 181||10/10/2020|
A (red) KIA Soul and I *love it!
|by Anonymous||reply 182||10/10/2020|
I owned a 1977 Honda CVCC Civic hatchback for about a year. Sold it, and have been walking, taking public transport and taxis ever since.
|by Anonymous||reply 183||10/10/2020|
2010 Subaru Outback, only 60,000 miles so far
|by Anonymous||reply 184||10/10/2020|
The #71 out of Watertown Square.
|by Anonymous||reply 185||10/10/2020|
Double points for R185.
The 71 is a trolley bus that runs on catenary (overhead electrical lines) power.
|by Anonymous||reply 186||10/10/2020|
I'm in the UK and am intrigued by all these Subarus being mentioned on here - for us Brits Subaru is a fairly rare brand with a tiny market share, nowhere near the other Japanese brands of Toyota/Honda/Nissan. Those that are sold are almost exclusively driven by farmers (the Outback) or rally-heads (the Impreza). Can anyone tell me what the Subaru brand represents in the US and why it is (seemingly) so much more successful there than in Europe?
|by Anonymous||reply 187||10/10/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 188||10/10/2020|
Subarus are reliable cars. They have great popularity in certain areas of the US like the Rocky Mountain area and upper New England.
|by Anonymous||reply 189||10/10/2020|
Subaru WRX No one in my generation knows how to drive a standard so no one ever asks to borrow it. Only thing I hate is that it has red trim in the interior (I wanted a blue car).
|by Anonymous||reply 190||10/10/2020|
Someone upthread nailed it... Subarus are the Japanese Volvos. Well built, reliable... and "branded" as the car of liberal-minded, outdoorsy, college-educated, smart people. "Branded"... nothing inherent about the car that would predetermine attraction to that market segment other than the all wheel drive. Advertising showing "beloved dogs" and "super safe for your kids" stuff. Outdoors next to a tent a lake.
|by Anonymous||reply 191||10/10/2020|
Subaru had muchos problemos with head gaskets on their boxer engines. Look it up.
|by Anonymous||reply 192||10/10/2020|
Americans in general always like to imagine that they'd be able to take their cars offroad for fun or in an emergency. Even though we end up stuck in traffic for most of the cars lifetime, all automobile commercials speak to that aspiration. Subarus are able to fit that bill perfectly, especially with an AWD. They're well-made, utilitarian cars that are also fun to drive and aren't overpriced. If I didn't get the WRX I was going to get an Impreza sport 5-door (to do stuff like driving out to National Parks, and sleeping in the back)
|by Anonymous||reply 193||10/10/2020|
r179's response belongs in the "What kind of President do you have?" thread.
|by Anonymous||reply 194||10/10/2020|
I bought a Subaru because it offered (in my opinion) the best suite of safety technology for the price. Their EyeSight system is great, especially for an older driver like me. I specifically bought the top-of-the-line Outback so I could get everything available: Forward Collision Warning, Rear Camera, Blind Spot Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning, etc. The only features they didn't offer (at least in 2018) were Drowsy Driver Alerts and Assistive Parking.
|by Anonymous||reply 195||10/10/2020|
R187 The Subarus in the US are way too buy and powerful for he British market. As you said only a farmer or tradesman would ever need something like it and even they would chose something more economical. I ache imagine trying to park a Subaru Firester or outback in a Tesco car park or navigate mini roundabout in an English town! They’re big old things but suited to the wide American roads and big American parking spaces. They are reliable and are good for outdoorsy types. Plenty of space for skis, camping gear, kayaks etc.
|by Anonymous||reply 196||10/10/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 197||10/10/2020|
R187 asks, "Can anyone tell me what the Subaru brand represents in the US"
It was deliberate - how better to market a car described as "sturdy but drab"?
|by Anonymous||reply 198||10/10/2020|
As mentioned above Subaru’s occupy the same slice of the market that Volvo did in the 70s/80s.
It’s interesting how Europe and the US often perceive the same car make differently . For example, Honda’s are seen as a car old people drive in the UK, while they are a universally popular brand in the US.
|by Anonymous||reply 199||10/10/2020|
Yes R161! Fiat 500 C Abarth owner here. I love it!
|by Anonymous||reply 200||10/10/2020|
[quote]I'm in the UK and am intrigued by all these Subarus being mentioned on here - for us Brits Subaru is a fairly rare brand with a tiny market share, nowhere near the other Japanese brands of Toyota/Honda/Nissan.
R187: Subarus are big (as I think R196 noted.) By no means one of the more conspicuously big American cars, but bigger than would be comfortable for me on lesser roads and country lanes in the U.K.
It's small cars that stand out in the U.S. and the reverse in most of Europe, Gasoline, parking, and taxes are typically more expensive in Europe, and rural roads and ancient city streets are not an incentive to buy big.
|by Anonymous||reply 201||10/10/2020|
I bought a car this year, so I had to buy one I could sleep in should worse come to worst.
|by Anonymous||reply 202||10/10/2020|
[quote] About to get my third BMW, unless someone has a better suggestion.
R110, how about an Audi TT?
|by Anonymous||reply 203||10/10/2020|
2020 Audi A4 White
|by Anonymous||reply 204||10/10/2020|
The second biggest mistake I ever made was buying an Audi.
The biggest mistake I ever made was buying another one.
|by Anonymous||reply 205||10/10/2020|
Subarus are not that big. The Outback and the Forester are in the same class as the Honda CR-V or the Toyota RAV-4 -- small, two-row SUVs. They didn't even offer a three-row SUV until the Ascent a few years ago.
|by Anonymous||reply 206||10/10/2020|
R203 Or what about an Audi BM?
|by Anonymous||reply 207||10/10/2020|
A Mercery Bobcat Hatchback.
|by Anonymous||reply 208||10/10/2020|
R206 Not by American standards, no. But in Europe they would be a very big car and they wood cost a lot in insurance, road tax and petrol as well as being awkward to drive and park in most towns in cities.
|by Anonymous||reply 209||10/10/2020|
R176- There aren't any BIG AMERICAN cars anymore. This isn't 1975.
|by Anonymous||reply 210||10/10/2020|
1977 Chev Caprice convertible. In my dreams anyway.
|by Anonymous||reply 211||10/10/2020|
2017 Hyundai Sonata Limited. Has 16,000 miles. "Truffle" color (milk chocolate brown) with leather seats. Fully equipped.
$15,000 or best offer.
|by Anonymous||reply 212||10/10/2020|
[quote]Subarus are not that big.
And yet they are bigger than either car in this mishap. The more likely culprit are very narrow lanes lined with high, thorny hedgerows. A weekend visit to your friends in Somerset might cost you a host gift and an expensive new paint job.
|by Anonymous||reply 213||10/10/2020|
R211- The car in your photo is a 1975 Chevrolet Caprice Classic convertible. Chevrolet wasn't building convertibles after 1975.
|by Anonymous||reply 214||10/10/2020|
All the comfort and features of a 5-series or E-class but at a fraction of the price.
|by Anonymous||reply 215||10/10/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 216||10/10/2020|
Subaru Imprezas are actually pretty small and wonderful cars to drive. The best car I ever owned.
|by Anonymous||reply 217||10/10/2020|
Carjackings are on the rise where I live and I'm now thinking I should be driving a POS rather than an Audi.
|by Anonymous||reply 218||10/10/2020|
2019 Porsche Cayenne. It was fun pre Covid, but is now an albatross financially and otherwise. When lease is up I am buying an old Volvo Wagon.
|by Anonymous||reply 219||10/10/2020|
I have a 2018 Nissan Frontier, crew cab and five speed. I work at a Nissan dealership so I got it dirt cheap. Husband drives a BMW G30, overpriced but he loves it. We also have a Chevy full size truck we use for pulling the boat. I'd like to toss the Chevy and go with a Nissan Titan.
|by Anonymous||reply 220||10/10/2020|
[quote] 2019 Porsche Cayenne. It was fun pre Covid, but is now an albatross financially and otherwise. When lease is up I am buying an old Volvo Wagon.
Aren't Volvos expensive to replace parts / work on? Yes, they have a good reputation for safety & reliability, though. If you're looking for something sustainable, I wouldn't think "Volvo."
|by Anonymous||reply 221||10/10/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 222||10/10/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 223||10/10/2020|
I'm impressed by the Genesis and would consider one once they get an SUV in their lineup.
|by Anonymous||reply 224||10/10/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 225||10/10/2020|
2015 Honda Fit
|by Anonymous||reply 226||10/10/2020|
My Broom gets me around just fine.
|by Anonymous||reply 227||10/10/2020|
LOL! R227. I bet it does bitch.
|by Anonymous||reply 228||10/10/2020|
r27 is Froy.
|by Anonymous||reply 229||10/10/2020|
1984 Renault Alliance
|by Anonymous||reply 230||10/10/2020|
Who leases a Porsche Cayenne? Hopefully the financial lesson is learned after doing that once in your 30s. And incredible waste of money. Followed by buying a Volvo - no safer or better than a Subaru or even Honda. But waaay more expensive to do repairs and maintenance and horrible gas mileage. The only reason to get a Volvo is the outdated image of the brand as safe, upper middle class luxury. It no longer is.
|by Anonymous||reply 231||10/10/2020|
Mercedes 300sl convertible.
|by Anonymous||reply 232||10/10/2020|
[quote]Aren't Volvos expensive to replace parts / work on? Yes, they have a good reputation for safety & reliability, though. If you're looking for something sustainable, I wouldn't think "Volvo."
I've had several Volvos over the years and will never own another one. When they run well, which is most of the time, they're wonderful—roomy, comfortable, solid and secure. But when something goes wrong, which is usually every couple of months, be prepared to spend AT LEAST $600, and often lots more, to fix it. The chances are 95% the problem will be electrical in nature. I've replaced wiring harnesses, power window motors, electric antenna motors, faulty electric door lock mechanisms, and had very expensive onboard computer issues. The malfunctioning convertible top on my 2016 C70 cost nearly $2,000 to repair. Years ago I had a 740 Turbo station wagon with a chronic taillight issue that was NEVER solved, and I'd have to replace the right taillight every month or so until I got rid of the car.
I'm now driving a Nissan and couldn't be happier.
|by Anonymous||reply 233||10/10/2020|
Former Volvo owner - never again. Repair costs were insane - and frequent.
|by Anonymous||reply 234||10/10/2020|
[quote] Bus and BART.
Well BART used to be a lot of fun, as I recall.
|by Anonymous||reply 235||10/10/2020|
The concern with Subarus is the relatively very high cost of repairs, once the warranty expires. Compared to other Japanese makes, Subarus are hella expensive to repair.
I had a 2005 Volvo S60R, which was the biggest money pit I have ever owned. It was built during the Ford ownership of Volvo. I bought the souped up -R version only because the dealership had three such beasts and only 2 lower trim S60's. The purchase price was about 66% of sticker, and less than the lower trim models. I should have listened to my gut and passed.
I bought a new car ten years later and sold my S60R. Some Volvo enthusiast from Chicago bought it sight unseen on eBay motors, flew out, and drove it home. I listed it as an auction with no reserve and a Buy-it-now option of $10K and expected practically to give it away, but this dude bought it on day 2 of the ten-day auction. I had been taking it to a local Volvo indy mechanic, who kept it in great working order, and who made a list of things "to keep an eye on" for future visits. I promptly took it to him and told him to fix everything on the list.
Chicago guy flew in and met me at the shop to receive the keys and take possession. He brought new license plates from Illinois. My mechanic had repaired everything he could find and gave it a wash and wax. Honestly, it looked almost brand new. The guy pulled up in an Uber and ran to it. He was overjoyed. I was confused.
The gas tank was full. He snapped up the keys, got in, and started it up. He rolled down the window and profusely thanked me then asked, "How do I get to the freeway? And from there, how do I get to Vegas?" Weird.
|by Anonymous||reply 236||10/10/2020|
2011 Silver Toyota Venza V6/FWD and 2014 Platinum White/Gold F-150 'King Ranch' 4WD supercrew (4-Door). The Venza was bought new and has just over 50K miles - the Ford was bought new and has just over 24K miles. The Venza has been perfect and it's a keeper with the V6 whereas the 2021 Venza (Toyota Harrier in Japan) is only Hybrid 4-cyl.
|by Anonymous||reply 237||10/10/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 238||10/10/2020|
[quote] Fred Flintstone
Yabba dabba do!
|by Anonymous||reply 239||10/10/2020|
r174 Indiatlantic Fl
|by Anonymous||reply 240||10/10/2020|
r231 is right. My vulva requires a lot of expensive maintenance.
|by Anonymous||reply 241||10/10/2020|
Lexus ES 350, super reliable, however has really bad blind spots making parallel parking somewhat difficult
|by Anonymous||reply 242||10/10/2020|
R242, doesn't your Lexus have a lot of cameras on it?
My car has one camera lens on the rear (for reversing).
I hate it when people drive in my blind spots (diagonally behind me).
|by Anonymous||reply 243||10/10/2020|
[quote]Curious where the Audi / Mercedes people live. Seems like a Dallas/LA kind of car.
Me and my Audi A6 do live in Dallas, and I see a lot of other Audi's here. You may be right, R172.
|by Anonymous||reply 244||10/10/2020|
Mongooses love Renault
|by Anonymous||reply 245||10/10/2020|
That sounds like a theme for another thread. Would all 50 States have a stereotypical car and to drill further does each major city within the state have a stereotypical car. And could you do a “car map” of the major cities by neighbourhood. Probably. I didn’t grow up on the US so I’ve been using holiday weekends to slowly ticking places off my list the past few years and I have found sometimes that the first cars I see when I arrive in a city match the stereotype I have of the average resident. Big, imposing pick ups with metal bars to protect the driver (and kill everyone else!) in the Alabama. Prius in Seattle. Blonde ladies looking dwarfed in gigantic SUVs in Houston.
|by Anonymous||reply 246||10/10/2020|
Love my Audi A4
|by Anonymous||reply 247||10/10/2020|
Specifically bought a new car for Blind Spot Monitoring - one of the best safety features ever. Because idiots still drive in blind spots.
|by Anonymous||reply 248||10/10/2020|
2019 Ford Expedition
|by Anonymous||reply 249||10/10/2020|
Lexus RX 350
|by Anonymous||reply 250||10/10/2020|
I’m poor and used the Los Angeles metro system for many years. However, I was able to save $1700 and buy my aging aunt’s 2001 Nissan Altima, and although I’m very glad to have it, i hate driving and will always prefer a Lyft or bus before using my own car.
|by Anonymous||reply 251||10/10/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 252||10/10/2020|
Volvo C30 (manual transmission as every car I've owned has been). I'm ready to buy my first ever automatic, but at 11 years, it only has 60k miles on it and my 16 year old, 5lb dog somehow manages to cover the entire car in hair. This is my 4th car of his life, so am waiting until he's left us to have a hair free one for a change.
|by Anonymous||reply 253||10/10/2020|
I own a Prius, and will probably always have one until electric charging becomes practical for long-distance driving......but.......it has awful blind spots. Over time I learned how to deal with it. Another friend bought one on my recommendation and called me, white knuckled, about the terrifying experience of driving home on massive Atlanta freeways with these major blind spots. He's the one who turned me on to the outward tilted passenger side mirror. I hardly head-check anymore, I have found this such a reliable way to keep track of where side-traffic is.
|by Anonymous||reply 254||10/11/2020|
2004 Lexus ES300. 150K mike's in it and runs great. Oil change, spark plugs and air filter is the only periodic maintenance I do. I did replace the alternator and get new tires once I see the tread. I have to get freon for the AC and the timing belt replaced soon.
|by Anonymous||reply 255||10/11/2020|
You can get a cheap mirror on Amazon that pops over you rear view mirror and gives you a view around the sides of the car inc your blind spots. I have one and always pop it in my bag when renting a car while traveling. I learned to drive in the U.K. and for some reason Americans seem content to sit not only in another car’s blind spot but in a truck’s blind spot! Compact cars often have terrible visibility. I got a little Mitsubishi Mirage rental and thought I was gonna die for sure as you can see nothing out the damn thing. Ordered the clip on mirror when I got to the hotel and it’s been a game changer.
|by Anonymous||reply 256||10/11/2020|
Post a link to what you bought, r256
|by Anonymous||reply 257||10/11/2020|
I am thinking about getting a Mazda X-5 or X-9. Thoughts, gurls?
|by Anonymous||reply 258||10/11/2020|
How do you like it R6?
|by Anonymous||reply 259||10/11/2020|
2020 Tesla Model 3
|by Anonymous||reply 260||10/11/2020|
2007 Prius and 2020 Tesla Model 3
|by Anonymous||reply 261||10/11/2020|
R226, me too, and I love it. 6.5 years, no problems, driven every state east of Wyoming .
|by Anonymous||reply 262||10/12/2020|
[quote] Curious where the Audi / Mercedes people live. Seems like a Dallas/LA kind of car.
I live with my RS3 in Worcester, MA.
|by Anonymous||reply 263||10/16/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 264||10/17/2020|
Model T Ford
|by Anonymous||reply 265||10/17/2020|
2000 Chevy 6.5 diesel pickup w/82 gallon aux tank; 2000 gold Saturn L; one thing GM did right were those plastic panels--I keep her polished & have had several unsolicited offers including the shop where I have her serviced (& the truck).
|by Anonymous||reply 266||10/17/2020|
I drive a Gremlin and an AMC Pacer.
|by Anonymous||reply 267||Last Sunday at 5:16 PM|
No car currently. I had a Chevy Cavalier for a few years, until the transmission went out. Since then, I've been saving that money.
When I was in high school (mid-late 1990s), my dad bought me a 1963 Ford Fairlane, Two Door, Hardtop. It was Dynasty Green. My father was a mechanic, and a huge fan of old cars. We started restoring it, but didn't finish it before he died.
I'd love to have that car now.
|by Anonymous||reply 268||Last Sunday at 5:24 PM|
I drove a little red Corvette.
|by Anonymous||reply 269||Last Sunday at 6:49 PM|
2027 Tesla Model L
|by Anonymous||reply 270||Last Sunday at 7:26 PM|
Ford Focus. It will be a collector's item since Ford discontinued making it.
|by Anonymous||reply 271||Last Sunday at 7:29 PM|
Ford has discontinued making all of it's cars after 2020 - except the Mustang and the Fusion. That includes all the Lincolns too. They're only making trucks/suvs now.
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