(Closed) Car shopping! What do you drive?

posted 10 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 77
10 posts

First of all what is with everyone and this talk of gas mileage… That is soo boring. I have a mazdaspeed6 GT it is turbo charged awd sedan currently pushing around 300 awhp. Let me tell you a turbo car is where it is at screw this prius stuff. Also the car has leather, heated seats and a sunroof.

Post # 78
617 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I drive a Lincoln MKZ. I love it. Although I traded in my VW Passat GLS turbo for it and I preferred the German car, although repairs were really expensive and most could only be done at the VW dealership. After I graduate nursing school, I’m trading my car in for a Mercedes.

Post # 79
811 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

2008 Hyundai Elantra. Love love love love love it. 

I’ve had no problems with it whatsoever, and the service and warranty are fantastic. I get decent gas mileage too. 🙂

Post # 80
2470 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I HAD A honda civic LX and I loved it.

Then I moved across the country and left my car in the “safety” of my parents’ driveway until we could either sell it or ship it.

Then my dad cut down a tree and it accidently fell onto my car. No, I do not make this up.It doesn’t really better since the insurance covered it and I take public transportation every day anyway.

Post # 81
327 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2000

I drive a 2008 Subaru Imprezza Hatchback.

It’s got a very roomy interior for it’s size. My Fiance, who is 6’6″ and weighs 250, fits into it the best of almost any midsize car. The hatchback is super convenient. It’s a great car. I’ve had it for about 5 months now, with no problems. I bought it used with 15k miles on it.

The best part is that I always get 30 mpg, with about 33 if it’s strait highway in good weather. Prior I had a ford focus hatchback, but that only got 27 mpg on highway.

It’s got all wheel drive, room for the dog and kids when we have them. I LOVE it and will probably stick with Subaru’s from here on out.

Post # 82
1229 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

I drive a 2009 Honda Accord.  The hubs drives a 2003 Honda Accord.  We both LOVE them!

The new accord is much roomier than the older models.  It feels really spacious inside, has tons of cubbies and 8(!) cupholders and drives really smoothly.  Gas mileage is GREAT too!  Husband’s car gets less MPG because he has the v6, but mine is great (averages around 28-34).  I love the new body design of the 09 model – it looks really fresh and new!  I also love that i can plug in my ipod too.  I would totally recommend it!

Post # 83
4381 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

2000 4Runner SR5. I need a new one, but I still love it.

Post # 84
572 posts
Busy bee

I drive a 2007 Acura TL…

We havent had any problems…

Post # 85
7081 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

We’re thinking of getting an Audi A4 6 cylinder TDI diesel when they come out in the US (in place of Mr. DG’s Ford F250 which needs a ton of work and breaks down frequently).  I wish the 4 cylinder A4 was coming out here (50 miles to the gallon), but unfortunately we’ll have to settle for 35… Still pretty great for an AWD wagon!

Any thoughts?

Post # 86
3709 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

* What kind of car do you drive?

2003 Ford Expedition XLT (Big Martha)

* How do you like it?

I LOVE it!! I love the space…I am tall (5’9″) my daughter is already tall at 12 years old (5’5″) and we have a dog. I also own a home and I got tired of asking people to pick up large purchases for me =) I love the fact that the 2nd and 3rd rows fold completely flat.

I have never had any engine trouble and I bought it brand new in ’03 and it has almost 150,000 miles on it..all put on by yours truly.

* Have you had any trouble with it?

Alas…Big Martha has had a couple of malfunctions…although one of them was partially MY fault. The AC went out and I had to get the front wheel bearings replaced (later learned that was an issue with the ’03 model)

* How good of gas milage do you get?

I get pretty good gas mileage for an SUV of this size. As long as I get the “high mileage” oil change and get my fuel injection cleaned at decent intervals…I usually get pretty good gas mileage.

Post # 87
60 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2020

* What kind of car do you drive? 2001 Toyota Camry

* How do you like it? LOVE

* Have you had any trouble with it? Nope. I got this one from my parents after driving the old one (a ’94 Camry with 230,000+ miles on it). The ’94 didn’t have any problems until it hit about 220,000 and I’m hoping this one will do just as well.

* How good of gas milage do you get? Pretty good. I’ve never really figured it out exactly but its always been way better than my FI’s car, a really old Subaru Impreza.

Post # 88
184 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I drive a 2006 Mazda3 and I love it!! I have had it for two years, and have had no trouble at all.  I get about 38-40 mpg and it costs about $25 to fill it up.  I only fill it up about every other week.  They just changed the body style on the 2010 models, and I really don’t like them anymore. I think the gas mileage is a little less on the new models as well.

Post # 89
97 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Love my 2005 Honda Civic Sedan – I’ve had zero problems other than routine maintenence and it gets around 30 mi/gal. 

Fiance has a 2009 Honda Fit that I have the biggest crush on though, it is such a fun versatile car.  We have transported so much crap in there, and it also gets great mileage.

Honda all the way!

Post # 90
33 posts

I have been driving my Nissan Xterra for almost 7 years and I LOVE IT. I’ve only taken it in for service twice, and each time it has spent at the dealer, it comes out like a new car again. It’s probably the best mileage you can get out of an SUV model, and the piece that wraps around the front bumper and back bumper of the car (that grey armor thingy) has prevented some really stupid people from damaging my car. For instance, a giant van didn’t look in his rear view mirror and at full throttle backed into me. WE WERE BOTH PARKED ON A RESIDENTIAL STREET. I was in shock, got out, and saw, THANK GOD, that my car had not even a scratch. That piece of armor is awesome. And you sit really high while driving, so you see everything, which is great for safety. I don’t like the aesthetics of the new model, I like my 2003 model. If you bought an older model, its still a fantastic car!



Post # 91
436 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

* What kind of car do you drive?

2008 BMX 328i

* How do you like it?

LOVE IT! It’s a blast to drive.  You have to get manual though, otherwise it’s not worth it…it goes to 6th gear! 

* Have you had any trouble with it?

the window washer fluid ran out a little faster than I’m used to in other cars, but truly nothing serious

* How good of gas milage do you get?

again, manual trans is better for this, high 20s on average.

Goog luck in your car hunt!  let us know what you pick 🙂

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