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What kind of car do you drive?

Just curious about what DLers get around in.

I'm boring I have a VW Atlas.

by Anonymousreply 272Last Monday at 3:32 AM

Volvo V60 Polestar.

by Anonymousreply 110/08/2020

Vw Jetta Sportwagen

by Anonymousreply 210/08/2020

I don’t drive. I’m driven.

by Anonymousreply 310/08/2020

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 Anonymousreply 410/08/2020

mercedes 300 glc

by Anonymousreply 510/08/2020

Mazda CX-9

by Anonymousreply 610/08/2020

Toyota Camry Hybrid

by Anonymousreply 710/08/2020

Mini Cooper Countryman-I live in an urban area and rarely use it but I like it when I do.

by Anonymousreply 810/08/2020

Subaru Legacy! I’m a big fan.

by Anonymousreply 910/08/2020

Mercedes E350, Mercedes GLC300, Ford F 150 Pickup

by Anonymousreply 1010/08/2020

E350 Sport Wagon

by Anonymousreply 1110/08/2020

BMW

by Anonymousreply 1210/08/2020

Subaru Outback

by Anonymousreply 1310/08/2020

Mini Cooper Clubman S

by Anonymousreply 1410/08/2020

What else? A 1925 Rickenbacker.

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by Anonymousreply 1510/08/2020

Ford Explorer Truck

by Anonymousreply 1610/08/2020

Forester.... not a lesbian....

by Anonymousreply 1710/08/2020

Nash Rambler

by Anonymousreply 1810/08/2020

r1, I had never seen a V60 Polestar before. It's really sharp!

by Anonymousreply 1910/08/2020

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 Anonymousreply 2010/08/2020

Jaguar XF- S

by Anonymousreply 2110/08/2020

2019 BMW i3 for in town and a 1994 Land Rover Defender 90 for trips to the mountains and vacation house

by Anonymousreply 2210/08/2020

AMC Pacer

by Anonymousreply 2310/08/2020

Lincoln MKZ and MKX.

by Anonymousreply 2410/08/2020

2009 Honda Fit Sport 5-speed - daily driver

2016 Mercedes 350 SLK - Sunday driver

by Anonymousreply 2510/08/2020

A Toyota Camry. Talk about boring.

by Anonymousreply 2610/08/2020

i dont have a license but i drive my daddies range rover sometimes

by Anonymousreply 2710/08/2020

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

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by Anonymousreply 2810/08/2020

VW Golf Gunmetal gray 2013. Purchased it new. Love the damn thing.

by Anonymousreply 2910/08/2020

This thread begs the question: is there a gay car?

by Anonymousreply 3010/08/2020

Mazda Miata, R30.

by Anonymousreply 3110/08/2020

Yes R30 there is!

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by Anonymousreply 3210/08/2020

Bought a Mercedes GLC 300 (same model as R5) a couple of months ago.

by Anonymousreply 3310/08/2020

Subaru Outback - noy a lez, but am celibate

by Anonymousreply 3410/08/2020

Hi, Ernst, R9! I’ve missed you ❤️ 💕

I ride in whatever this is:

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by Anonymousreply 3510/08/2020

Mercedes GLA 250 - would buy another in a heartbeat.

by Anonymousreply 3610/08/2020

2018 Audi A5 Coupe

by Anonymousreply 3710/08/2020

Nissan Juke

by Anonymousreply 3810/08/2020

A landaulet-styled Isotta-Fraschini 8A.

A great car but it sure guzzles the gas.

by Anonymousreply 3910/08/2020

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 Anonymousreply 4010/08/2020

Chevy Malibu

by Anonymousreply 4110/08/2020

Mercedes E450, Mercedes GLC300

by Anonymousreply 4210/08/2020

Me too, r41.

I love mine. It's a basic, no frills, 4 doors sedan.

by Anonymousreply 4310/08/2020

Honda CR-V. Great practical car. Tons of space - without being a gas guzzler.

by Anonymousreply 4410/08/2020

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 Anonymousreply 4510/08/2020

Audi RS 3

by Anonymousreply 4610/08/2020

2015 Audi A4. Still looks good. Will keep it until car technology improves markedly.

by Anonymousreply 4710/08/2020

1929 Isotta-Fraschini 8A.

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by Anonymousreply 4810/08/2020

I live in a converted school bus.

One tire’s flat.

by Anonymousreply 4910/08/2020

Me too R36! I love my GLA250. I may drive it ‘til the end of time,

by Anonymousreply 5010/08/2020

2020 Jeep Cherokee

by Anonymousreply 5110/08/2020

Jeep Sahara Unlimited.

Yes, I'm a lesbian.

by Anonymousreply 5210/08/2020

Those with a Subaru, especially Forrester, what year do you have and how do you like it?

by Anonymousreply 5310/08/2020

2009 Volkswagen Rabbit 2 dr

2019 Subaru Crosstrek Premium

2017 Toyota Camry LE

by Anonymousreply 5410/08/2020

2019 Mini Cooper Countryman

by Anonymousreply 5510/08/2020

Lexus LC500

by Anonymousreply 5610/08/2020

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 Anonymousreply 5710/08/2020

Toyota Tacoma with a matching camper shell. Great to haul around stuff. I keep my bicycle in the back.

by Anonymousreply 5810/08/2020

2017 Mercedes E300

by Anonymousreply 5910/08/2020

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 Anonymousreply 6010/08/2020

Subaru Outback

by Anonymousreply 6110/08/2020

Acura TLX

by Anonymousreply 6210/08/2020

BMW 330i

by Anonymousreply 6310/08/2020

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 Anonymousreply 6410/08/2020

R64 - really? What gay man drives a fucking Buick? Baby Jane Hudson?

by Anonymousreply 6510/08/2020

[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 Anonymousreply 6610/08/2020

1998 Subaru Outback with the COEXIST sticker.

by Anonymousreply 6710/08/2020

I don’t drive. I live in a boxcar. A real fabulous boxcar.

by Anonymousreply 6810/08/2020

R46 Baby Jane drove a 1948 Lincoln Continental convertible.

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by Anonymousreply 6910/08/2020

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 Anonymousreply 7010/08/2020

Kia Soul: South Korea is the new Japan, and the Soul is actually made in South Korea.

by Anonymousreply 7110/08/2020

'05 Hyandi Accent.

by Anonymousreply 7210/08/2020

R69 - now that’s a gay person’s vehicle.

by Anonymousreply 7310/08/2020

Range Rover

by Anonymousreply 7410/08/2020

2008 Mercedes R320 diesel and 2016 BMW 320d diesel

by Anonymousreply 7510/08/2020

Infiinti Q50 and Ford F150 extended cab.

by Anonymousreply 7610/08/2020

Porsche Cayman S

by Anonymousreply 7710/08/2020

2020 VW Golf.

by Anonymousreply 7810/08/2020

2017 Toyota Corolla. It still has less than 5000 miles on it (I really hate driving).

by Anonymousreply 7910/08/2020

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. .

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by Anonymousreply 8010/08/2020

VW eGolf

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by Anonymousreply 8110/08/2020

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 Anonymousreply 8210/08/2020

Jeep Wrangler

by Anonymousreply 8310/08/2020

I have my 1987 Toyota MR2 MK1 for fun and a 2002 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport for utility.

by Anonymousreply 8410/08/2020

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 Anonymousreply 8510/08/2020

Lexus ES330 for regular dri ve Lexus RX 350 for weekend drive

by Anonymousreply 8610/08/2020

Toyota Prius C. Small. Safe. Fast. Great mileage. Cheap to insure. It works for me.

by Anonymousreply 8710/08/2020

Bus and BART.

A car? What am I, made of money?

by Anonymousreply 8810/08/2020

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 Anonymousreply 8910/08/2020

Toyota here.

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 Anonymousreply 9010/08/2020

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 Anonymousreply 9110/08/2020

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 Anonymousreply 9210/09/2020

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 Anonymousreply 9310/09/2020

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 Anonymousreply 9410/09/2020

BMW X3

by Anonymousreply 9510/09/2020

1993 Honda Civic EX coupe I bought brand new... finally thinking of selling it and maybe get a Mazda 3

by Anonymousreply 9610/09/2020

2019 Honda Passport Elite

by Anonymousreply 9710/09/2020

This is my daily driver. Manual transmission, of course.

Every time I drive it I am reminded how much I love it.

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by Anonymousreply 9810/09/2020

:Live in Los Angeles with a Prius. Surprised there aren't more but maybe that is a warmer climate car...

by Anonymousreply 9910/09/2020

2005 Isuzu Ascender

by Anonymousreply 10010/09/2020

Kona Dew - twelve speed bike

by Anonymousreply 10110/09/2020

BMW X1. Sporty, yet practical.

by Anonymousreply 10210/09/2020

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 Anonymousreply 10310/09/2020

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 Anonymousreply 10410/09/2020

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 Anonymousreply 10510/09/2020

2015 white 4 door Toyota Corolla.

by Anonymousreply 10610/09/2020

r105 Since you did not state otherwise (unlike all of the other Subaru owners who posted here), we presume you are a lesbian.

by Anonymousreply 10710/09/2020

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 Anonymousreply 10810/09/2020

[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 Anonymousreply 10910/09/2020

About to get my third BMW, unless someone has a better suggestion.

by Anonymousreply 11010/09/2020

Black GLC300 and white Panamera.

by Anonymousreply 11110/09/2020

2020 Lincoln Aviator.

by Anonymousreply 11210/09/2020

Toyota Prius (my second, after an accident 6 years ago)

by Anonymousreply 11310/09/2020

1993 miata

by Anonymousreply 11410/09/2020

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 Anonymousreply 11510/09/2020

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 Anonymousreply 11610/09/2020

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 Anonymousreply 11710/09/2020

2019 Nissan Rogue

by Anonymousreply 11810/09/2020

R116 Save up a lot of money, first to buy it it, then to keep it.

I speak from expensive experience.

by Anonymousreply 11910/09/2020

BMW X2. Had a VW GTI for years and loved it. BMW is just a little bit more fun.

by Anonymousreply 12010/09/2020

I am driven to work by my Chauffeur by for by the taxpayers of North Carolina. He is also my "houseboy"

by Anonymousreply 12110/09/2020

*** paid for by the taxpayers of South Carolina

by Anonymousreply 12210/09/2020

Normcore Gay Ford Focus (2018). Leased. I don't give a shit about what car I drive.

by Anonymousreply 12310/09/2020

I drive a 2020 Nunya.

by Anonymousreply 12410/09/2020

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 Anonymousreply 12510/09/2020

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.

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by Anonymousreply 12610/09/2020

Audi A5 Sportback

by Anonymousreply 12710/09/2020

Nice car R127. What color?

by Anonymousreply 12810/09/2020

2016 Silver Toyota Corolla

by Anonymousreply 12910/09/2020

2009 Prius, just a hair under 46 MPG. And yes, I am smug about it.

by Anonymousreply 13010/09/2020

R110- I would NEVER buy a BMW even Consumer Reports once said that BMW stands for Break My Wallet.

by Anonymousreply 13110/09/2020

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 Anonymousreply 13210/09/2020

2008 Prius. Love this car.

by Anonymousreply 13310/09/2020

[quote]BMW

People who just say "BMW" always drive the entry-level model.

by Anonymousreply 13410/09/2020

Toyota 4Runner

by Anonymousreply 13510/09/2020

2015 Subaru Forester, bought new. Great in New England winters.

by Anonymousreply 13610/09/2020

R124, was that the Business Sport or did you upgrade to Business Ultra Classified?

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by Anonymousreply 13710/09/2020

Audi A6

by Anonymousreply 13810/09/2020

Tesla Model S. Second one. Love it.

by Anonymousreply 13910/09/2020

First Tesla on the list so far, R139. Interesting.

by Anonymousreply 14010/09/2020

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 Anonymousreply 14110/09/2020

Pinto

go out with a bang

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by Anonymousreply 14210/09/2020

I am very impressed with the car choices here on DL. Nothing over the top.

by Anonymousreply 14310/09/2020

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 Anonymousreply 14410/09/2020

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by Anonymousreply 14510/09/2020

For travel 2019 Acura MDX, for zipping around town 2017 Kia Sportage.

by Anonymousreply 14610/09/2020

2018 Infiniti Q70.

by Anonymousreply 14710/09/2020

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by Anonymousreply 14810/09/2020

2017 Camaro RS

by Anonymousreply 14910/09/2020

my 2017 Camaro

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by Anonymousreply 15010/09/2020

Surprised how few VWs there are here.

by Anonymousreply 15110/09/2020

Jeep Wrangler. I live in upstate NY and my Jeep can power through snow and ice.

by Anonymousreply 15210/09/2020

2020 Kia Telluride SX and 2019 MB E300.

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by Anonymousreply 15310/09/2020

2016 VW Touareg.

by Anonymousreply 15410/09/2020

Let me just check my garage ...

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by Anonymousreply 15510/09/2020

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 Anonymousreply 15610/09/2020

[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 Anonymousreply 15710/09/2020

2017 Lincoln MKC

by Anonymousreply 15810/09/2020

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 Anonymousreply 15910/09/2020

Bentley Bentayga "Speed" model. Very fast for such a heavy, big vehicle. The interior is a work of art.

by Anonymousreply 16010/09/2020

Any Fiat folks here?

by Anonymousreply 16110/09/2020

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 Anonymousreply 16210/09/2020

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 Anonymousreply 16310/09/2020

Limo (I don't drive it...I am driven!).

by Anonymousreply 16410/09/2020

Prius = the Volkswagen Beetle in the '60s. Meaning, great MPG in a small, affordable well-made car.

by Anonymousreply 16510/09/2020

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 Anonymousreply 16610/09/2020

R166, I bet that Valiant is a beauty!

by Anonymousreply 16710/09/2020

^^ ADDENDUM ^^ Even though I owned a Subaru, I am not, nor was I ever, a lesbian.

by Anonymousreply 16810/09/2020

Alfa Stelvio

by Anonymousreply 16910/09/2020

Subaru Outback

by Anonymousreply 17010/09/2020

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 Anonymousreply 17110/09/2020

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 Anonymousreply 17210/09/2020

Curious where the Audi / Mercedes people live. Seems like a Dallas/LA kind of car.

by Anonymousreply 17310/09/2020

Curious where the Camaro people live.

by Anonymousreply 17410/10/2020

Porsche Cayenne

by Anonymousreply 17510/10/2020

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 Anonymousreply 17610/10/2020

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 Anonymousreply 17710/10/2020

I drive a blue car.

by Anonymousreply 17810/10/2020

a piece of shit

by Anonymousreply 17910/10/2020

2000 Jaguar X8 convertible

by Anonymousreply 18010/10/2020

lincoln navigator extended wheelbase...

by Anonymousreply 18110/10/2020

A (red) KIA Soul and I *love it!

by Anonymousreply 18210/10/2020

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 Anonymousreply 18310/10/2020

2010 Subaru Outback, only 60,000 miles so far

by Anonymousreply 18410/10/2020

The #71 out of Watertown Square.

by Anonymousreply 18510/10/2020

Double points for R185.

The 71 is a trolley bus that runs on catenary (overhead electrical lines) power.

by Anonymousreply 18610/10/2020

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 Anonymousreply 18710/10/2020

Hispano-Suiza Dubonnet

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Subarus are reliable cars. They have great popularity in certain areas of the US like the Rocky Mountain area and upper New England.

by Anonymousreply 18910/10/2020

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 Anonymousreply 19010/10/2020

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 Anonymousreply 19110/10/2020

Subaru had muchos problemos with head gaskets on their boxer engines. Look it up.

by Anonymousreply 19210/10/2020

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)

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by Anonymousreply 19310/10/2020

r179's response belongs in the "What kind of President do you have?" thread.

by Anonymousreply 19410/10/2020

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 Anonymousreply 19510/10/2020

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 Anonymousreply 19610/10/2020

*big

by Anonymousreply 19710/10/2020

R187 asks, "Can anyone tell me what the Subaru brand represents in the US"

Lesbianism

It was deliberate - how better to market a car described as "sturdy but drab"?

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by Anonymousreply 19810/10/2020

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 Anonymousreply 19910/10/2020

Yes R161! Fiat 500 C Abarth owner here. I love it!

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by Anonymousreply 20010/10/2020

[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 Anonymousreply 20110/10/2020

I bought a car this year, so I had to buy one I could sleep in should worse come to worst.

by Anonymousreply 20210/10/2020

[quote] About to get my third BMW, unless someone has a better suggestion.

R110, how about an Audi TT?

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by Anonymousreply 20310/10/2020

2020 Audi A4 White

by Anonymousreply 20410/10/2020

The second biggest mistake I ever made was buying an Audi.

The biggest mistake I ever made was buying another one.

by Anonymousreply 20510/10/2020

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 Anonymousreply 20610/10/2020

R203 Or what about an Audi BM?

by Anonymousreply 20710/10/2020

A Mercery Bobcat Hatchback.

by Anonymousreply 20810/10/2020

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 Anonymousreply 20910/10/2020

R176- There aren't any BIG AMERICAN cars anymore. This isn't 1975.

by Anonymousreply 21010/10/2020

1977 Chev Caprice convertible. In my dreams anyway.

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by Anonymousreply 21110/10/2020

2017 Hyundai Sonata Limited. Has 16,000 miles. "Truffle" color (milk chocolate brown) with leather seats. Fully equipped.

$15,000 or best offer.

by Anonymousreply 21210/10/2020

[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.

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by Anonymousreply 21310/10/2020

R211- The car in your photo is a 1975 Chevrolet Caprice Classic convertible. Chevrolet wasn't building convertibles after 1975.

by Anonymousreply 21410/10/2020

Genesis G80.

All the comfort and features of a 5-series or E-class but at a fraction of the price.

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by Anonymousreply 21510/10/2020

BMW

by Anonymousreply 21610/10/2020

Subaru Imprezas are actually pretty small and wonderful cars to drive. The best car I ever owned.

by Anonymousreply 21710/10/2020

Audi Q5.

Carjackings are on the rise where I live and I'm now thinking I should be driving a POS rather than an Audi.

by Anonymousreply 21810/10/2020

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 Anonymousreply 21910/10/2020

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 Anonymousreply 22010/10/2020

[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 Anonymousreply 22110/10/2020

True R221.

by Anonymousreply 22210/10/2020

Tesla

by Anonymousreply 22310/10/2020

I'm impressed by the Genesis and would consider one once they get an SUV in their lineup.

by Anonymousreply 22410/10/2020

The Canyonero!

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by Anonymousreply 22510/10/2020

2015 Honda Fit

by Anonymousreply 22610/10/2020

My Broom gets me around just fine.

by Anonymousreply 22710/10/2020

LOL! R227. I bet it does bitch.

by Anonymousreply 22810/10/2020

r27 is Froy.

by Anonymousreply 22910/10/2020

1984 Renault Alliance

by Anonymousreply 23010/10/2020

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 Anonymousreply 23110/10/2020

Mercedes 300sl convertible.

by Anonymousreply 23210/10/2020

[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 Anonymousreply 23310/10/2020

Former Volvo owner - never again. Repair costs were insane - and frequent.

by Anonymousreply 23410/10/2020

[quote] Bus and BART.

Well BART used to be a lot of fun, as I recall.

by Anonymousreply 23510/10/2020

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 Anonymousreply 23610/10/2020

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 Anonymousreply 23710/10/2020

R230=Fred Flintstone

by Anonymousreply 23810/10/2020

[quote] Fred Flintstone

Yabba dabba do!

by Anonymousreply 23910/10/2020

r174 Indiatlantic Fl

by Anonymousreply 24010/10/2020

r231 is right. My vulva requires a lot of expensive maintenance.

by Anonymousreply 24110/10/2020

Lexus ES 350, super reliable, however has really bad blind spots making parallel parking somewhat difficult

by Anonymousreply 24210/10/2020

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 Anonymousreply 24310/10/2020

[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 Anonymousreply 24410/10/2020

Mongooses love Renault

by Anonymousreply 24510/10/2020

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 Anonymousreply 24610/10/2020

Love my Audi A4

by Anonymousreply 24710/10/2020

Specifically bought a new car for Blind Spot Monitoring - one of the best safety features ever. Because idiots still drive in blind spots.

by Anonymousreply 24810/10/2020

2019 Ford Expedition

by Anonymousreply 24910/10/2020

Lexus RX 350

by Anonymousreply 25010/10/2020

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 Anonymousreply 25110/10/2020

Toyota Highlander

by Anonymousreply 25210/10/2020

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 Anonymousreply 25310/10/2020

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.

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by Anonymousreply 25410/11/2020

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.

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by Anonymousreply 25510/11/2020

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 Anonymousreply 25610/11/2020

Post a link to what you bought, r256

by Anonymousreply 25710/11/2020

I am thinking about getting a Mazda X-5 or X-9. Thoughts, gurls?

by Anonymousreply 25810/11/2020

How do you like it R6?

by Anonymousreply 25910/11/2020

2020 Tesla Model 3

by Anonymousreply 26010/11/2020

2007 Prius and 2020 Tesla Model 3

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by Anonymousreply 26110/11/2020

R226, me too, and I love it. 6.5 years, no problems, driven every state east of Wyoming .

by Anonymousreply 26210/12/2020

[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 Anonymousreply 26310/16/2020

BMW X3

by Anonymousreply 26410/17/2020

Model T Ford

by Anonymousreply 26510/17/2020

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 Anonymousreply 26610/17/2020

I drive a Gremlin and an AMC Pacer.

by Anonymousreply 267Last 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 Anonymousreply 268Last Sunday at 5:24 PM

I drove a little red Corvette.

by Anonymousreply 269Last Sunday at 6:49 PM

2027 Tesla Model L

by Anonymousreply 270Last Sunday at 7:26 PM

Ford Focus. It will be a collector's item since Ford discontinued making it.

by Anonymousreply 271Last 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.

by Anonymousreply 272Last Monday at 3:32 AM
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