What kind of car do you drive?

posted 7 months ago in The Lounge
Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: Courthouse

2017 Nissan Rogue with AWD.  I had a small car before this, so a compact SUV is perfect for me to have more space.  It’s awesome for fitting small pieces of furniture, hauling groceries, keeping donations in the back, moving, etc.  It’s very practical and looks nice too! The trunk can also be configured with risers that are included. 

Post # 17
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

We have a 2017 Kia Sorento SX. It is a fabulous car, with AWD, touchscreen navigation/entertainment, optional 3rd row, keyless entry and ignition, leather. It handles beautifully in the snow and is a pleasure to drive. I was previously driving a sedan, but it didn’t handle the way I wanted it to in the snow, so we went to the SUV instead. It’s a top rated safety pick, too. 

Post # 18
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1974 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Pearson Convention Centre

We drive a 2016 Toyota Rav 4 it drives wonderfully and I love it 

Post # 19
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2006

2016 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4wd. Love it! It’s made me a Toyota convert. 

Post # 20
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

2018 Honda Civic with the turbo and all the bells and whistles. I have the hatchback, my husband has the sedan. My only complaint is that the backseat is small for a car seat. 

Post # 21
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Bee Keeper

We have an acura rdx and bmw 335xi. Both are actually pretty good in the winter, but I looooove my rdx. I don’t love the premium gas price, but I wouldn’t trade it! 

Post # 22
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

I drive a Mercedes glc 300 and dh drives Audi Q5. Both are smallish SUVs that drive like cars. His is about on its last leg though so we are trading it in for either a Subaru ascent or Volvo XC90. We have a baby coming so would like something slightly larger

Post # 23
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Sugar bee

Range Rover Sport. Service is great,  but expensive. Awesome ride and handling. Great if you travel on roads that are not well maintained or in snow and ice.

 

Post # 24
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Busy Beekeeper

mrsclaymls :  Subaru impreza and I live in New England. I think it’s a complete piece of shit (it came with the husband – I had no choice in) and I’ll never buy a Subaru again. It has zero pick up and handles like garbage in bad weather. 

Post # 25
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676 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2017 - Nashville, TN

We live in rural Tennessee and just purchased a Chevy Equinox. Handles beautifully on our roads during ice/snow.

 

Post # 26
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

2017 Toyota Rav-4 hybrid with AWD. Previously I had a 2008 Subaru outback and a 2007 Toyota Rav-4. I always get AWD vehicles because of our winter weather (plus I’m a skier so need something to get to the mountain after fresh snow!).

I LOVE the Ravs. I found the Subaru didn’t hold up as well with time and after 6-7 years felt like a rattle-y old car. In the other hand I have my old Rav to my little sister and it still drives great. It’s over 10 years old now and you’d only know it because there’s no Bluetooth 😂 

 

ETA: in the later years of the Subaru it was a total money pit. We’ve only done normal maintenance on the Rav then at 120k miles we replaced the engine and our mechanic expects my sister will get a good number of years out of it still. Super easy car – I’m a total Toyota loyalist now. 

Post # 27
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2019

We have a BMW 3 series and a dodge Cummins. The BMW has been excellent in both my former New England winters and current Montana winters. I used to also have a Chevy Duramax until this past fall (two big trucks just wasn’t necessary!) and I much preferred it to the Dodge for handling snow. 

Post # 28
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2019 - City, State

I’m in Chicago, so I totally get the need for a winter car.  I have a Mazda CX-5 and I LOVE IT.  It’s a wonderful car and does great in the snow (providing you have decent tires).   I never really liked the other smaller SUV’s because they’re built on little pickup truck chassis, so they drive like a little pickup.  This one is not like that and drives beautifully.  Never had a moment of buyer’s remorse, and I’ve had mine for about 3 years now.  Will likely buy another one after I run this one into the ground.

Post # 29
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Helper bee

I live in Massachusetts and I have a Honda HR-V. It’s smaller than the CR-V. I don’t like it. The back doors are weird and it has terrible blind spots. It has great gas mileage though. However, I think I had defective rotors because a 2016 shouldn’t have warped rotors and shit brakes already. My lease is up in September and I’m either going back to my Civic (I work from home so I don’t need it to drive in the winter) or a CR-V depending on the price they give me. My boyfriend thinks he is going to work some kind of miracle to get me a deal… let’s see how good he really is haha. My mother has the CR-V and I LOVEEEE driving it. Of course she has the fully loaded one. She also works from home and it legit sits in the garage lol. Three year lease and I’m not joking when I say she only as about 8k miles on it!!! It drives like a dream though and it does pretty damn well in our winters up here!

Post # 30
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 29th, 2016

My husband and I both have Nissan Rogues (AWD) – we live along the Canadian border and our city is known for our winters. I previously drove a Chevy Impala so it was a huge upgrade for me (no more getting stuck!) and my husband downsized from his Murano after realizing the Rogue was a nice, more compact alternative. 

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