Post # 1
Fiance are in the market for a new vehicle. He has a pickup truck that I lovingly named “Hank” a while back. Hank’s been a good truck and he’s paid off so that’s another bonus but, unfortunately, Hank’s days are numbered and it’s time for us to look into getting something else. We have no idea what to get, though. I drive an ’05 Durango named Moxie. Since my truck has a HEMI and a towing package, we don’t necessarily need another pick up truck. We both love the Durango and either of us would be happy driving it and getting another vechile for the other person. So it really all comes down to what would be the most ideal second vehicle to buy… another truck? I mean, tossing stuff in the bed of the truck is nice and way more convienant than hooking up the trailer to haul it. Another SUV? We were thinking about maybe a second SUV but something a bit smaller. (The Durango is great but it’s kinda overkill. It seats 8 and there are only 3 of us so downsizing wouldn’t be too bad.) A car? We’d love to get something good on gas since Moxie is a gas guzzler, but I’m not sure either of us could adjust to something so small after driving big trucks for a really long time.
So, tell me hive….what do you drive? Do you love it? Why? What do you reccommend? We’re open to pretty much anything!
Post # 3
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
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
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
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
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 😉 Lovely deep greenish/blue, no working a/c. lol.
I’m watching this thread too to see what cars are hot 🙂
Post # 8
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! 🙂
Post # 9
@Genuine513: I’m sorry but it’s HILARIOUS that they called a car a Vibe lol
Post # 10
Darling Husband and I both drive Mustangs. Mine’s an ’07 convertible, and his is an ’11 coupe. Both are 6 cylinder.
Post # 11
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. 🙂
Post # 12
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 Dear Daughter….I feel like a badass in it…lol!!
Post # 13
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
@hisgoosiegirl: You have a 1991 vehicle with 80,000 miles on it?!?! Sheeesh. I have 100,000 on my ’06
Post # 15
I have a Pontiac G6, and a ford escape 2011.. I would definitly recommend the ford escape if you are looknig for a SUV!
Post # 16
@CholeLeAnn: i love the magnum…nice rims!!