What kind of car do you drive?

posted 9 months ago in The Lounge
Post # 46
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2568 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I have a 2016 Ford Explorer and I really like it, especially since I live in Alaska. I wanted a vehicle that was extremely safe for hauling my daughter and my dog around AND just in case I ever hit a moose. Luckily I haven’t had to test out the moose thing, but it does do great in the winter. The only thing I am not a fan of is how small the gas tank is (18.6 gallons). I feel like I am filling it up all the time. 

Post # 47
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969 posts
Busy bee

Cars are such personal decisions. Some here are recommending cars that I have had as loaners, absolutely hated, and would not take them if the dealership gave them to me… for instance the Nissan Murano and Rogue are by far the worst crap I have driven. And I have owned many cars and had even more as rentals.

I would pick whatever size vehicle you want and go test drive everything in that class. 

Post # 48
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2331 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I have a brand new Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited as well and I love it. It feels sturdy as hell and drives very smooth. The interior is amazing and I got mine with all the bells and whistles including a panoramic roof  which I LOVE. 

Post # 49
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389 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

mrsclaymls :  I just got a 2016 Acura RDX and I love it. I got a basic technology package so the price wasn’t too bad but it’s been performing real well this winter. Before I was driving an older Highlander and I liked that too. 

Post # 50
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164 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2019 - City, State

I LOVE my 2015 awd Ford Edge SEL! It’s all leather, heated seats, bluetooth, voice control, motion sensor lift gate, remote start, backup camera, blah blah blah all the options. Lots of room in the back for my big dogs without having to fold the seats down. Fantastic in the snow! I love the way it looks and rides, I love that you can touch any of the handles when you get out of your car to lock it or unlock it. The only thing I wished was different is better gas mileage. I do a lot of city driving and get around 23mpg. My Rav4 had better gas mileage but wasnt as big or as nice. 

Post # 51
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1055 posts
Bumble bee

I drive a Porsche Cayenne S. I love it. But I live in Las Vegas and haven’t taken any roadtrips into the snow yet since I got the vehicle last June. I traded in my Audi Q7 for the Porsche. LOVED my Audi and took many trips into the mountains/snow and the thing handled beautifully. I felt really safe at all times and in control in snow, ice, rain, etc.

 

Post # 52
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869 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

i drive a bmw x3. i live in cali but my hubby just took it to the snow and it handled very well but for the most part we have done about 3 road trips. 

Post # 53
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246 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2019

I drive a 2013 Subaru Crosstrek and I’m almost at 100k miles with no issues. I was looking for a car with sedan gas mileage but better ground clearance and all wheel drive. I also do a lot of paddlesports and it’s low enough I can put kayaks and boards on it by myself. 

If I were to do it again I might go for something with more interior space, but honestly it has been great so far and I don’t have any complaints. Especially when it’s a champ driving around during the snowy New England winters. 

Post # 54
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265 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: Scotts ~ Walnut Creek

I had a 2015 Mazda3 i Sport. Awesome on gas, comfortable, came with all kinds of technology/extras someone else might have loved but I didn’t bother with. Once the lease was up I gave it back. Driving is a stress trigger for me and my pressure was high enough. Plus I hardly drove and love the public transportation in my area. Uber is a great option when necessary. But if I moved or worked where a car was necessary I would absolutely consider the same type of car first. Or the CX-3 😄

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