(Closed) In the market for a new car…tell me what you drive!

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Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

We have a car and a truck, our car is newew (two years old) and it is a Chevy Impala.  I was never a Chevy fan until Darling Husband got this car.  Has all the comforts we were looking for in something to travel in, get great gas milage, and a HUGE trunk.  We have no issues putting a weeks worth of stuff for the cabin in the trunk plus the back seats lay down in case you need to put something longer in the trunk.  Darling Husband carries alot of tools at times and there hasn’t been anything yet that we couldn’t fit in the trunk when he doesn’t want to take the truck.

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper

Dodge Caravan haha! I love it, but I knew I wanted a van to cart the kids around in. My husband traded in his Ford Explorer to get it for me.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

We’re in aust but there is the same over in the US. But recently we picked up a Ford Escape. It’s a great car! Its great on petrol (about 1 litre to 10 Kms sorry don’t know the conversion) very comfortable, heaps of room for the little ones when they come along and even fits my 6″2′ FH in the drivers seat and also one of his equally tall and quite big sisters in the back behind hin with heaps of leg room comfortably.

The boot is huge and the car itself is just a very comfortable relaxing drive.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

Trust me the amount you will save on gas by buying a car or small suv will make the “adjustment” from a large truck a whole lot easier. There is no need to have two trucks in the family really unless you are both hualing at the same time in opposite directions.

Since love your trucks have a look at the crossovers rather than a sedan style car, most crossovers tend to have a more truck feeling to them rather then feeling like your ass is sitting on the road. Ford Escape, Chevy Equinox, Kia Sportage, Toyota Venza, etc etc are all wonderful happy medium vehicles for those that like trucks but want to be more economical.

I personally drive a Pontiac Vibe (aka Toyota Matrix), I personally love it as it drives more like a small pickup but has outstanding gas milage. Plus it is a hatchback so the storage capacity is huge considering its size. When I can afford it, and have kids, I would love to upgrade to the Chevy Equinox, as it is the next size up from my car.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

Funny you should ask! I’m in the market next year probably too. I have a lovely 1991 Toyota Celica with 80,000 miles that might be available ๐Ÿ˜‰ Lovely deep greenish/blue, no working a/c. lol.

I’m watching this thread too to see what cars are hot ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Please ignore the tires, it has new ones now! lol

But I REALLY want an SUV of some type. Something good in the snow, rain, ect! So I will keep watching this thread as it grows! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@Genuine513: I’m sorry but it’s HILARIOUS that they called a car a Vibe lol

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Darling Husband and I both drive Mustangs.  Mine’s an ’07 convertible, and his is an ’11 coupe.  Both are 6 cylinder.  

Post # 11
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

We have a Toyota Tacoma that’s my husband’s baby and I drive a Toyota Yaris.  I could sing the praises of the Yaris all day, especially if you have another large vehicle as backup when required, but I doubt you’d go from a pickup to a teeeeeeeny compact. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I have a white ’06 Hummer H3….I LOVE it ….I spent $17,000 on it 2 years ago when it only had 26,000 miles.  I wanted a safe vechicle for me and my 3yr old Dirty Delete….I feel like a badass in it…lol!!

 

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I love my Dodge Magnum, and I absolutely LOVE it.  It is spacious, gets decent gas mileage, and I think she is pretty damn sexy.

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@hisgoosiegirl: You have a 1991 vehicle with 80,000 miles on it?!?! Sheeesh.  I have 100,000 on my ’06

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I have a Pontiac G6, and a ford escape 2011.. I would definitly recommend the ford escape if you are looknig for a SUV!

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