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Caveat Emperor
08-09-2006, 06:49 PM
I'm currently in the market for a new(er) car, and I thought it'd be interesting to hear what everyone on here drives.

Currently, I own a 1993 Jeep Cherokee. Blue exterior, tan interior, and dents on both the driver and passenger side doors.

pedro
08-09-2006, 07:03 PM
I have a 2000 VW Jetta.

Don't buy one of those.

vaticanplum
08-09-2006, 07:04 PM
I am moving in a few weeks and am about to have a car for the first time in many years. It is a Mazda something or other. It is big. I am terrified. I'll let you know how I like it.

Ltlabner
08-09-2006, 07:05 PM
2005 Volvo V50/T5 station wagon. 19,000miles thus far. So far, I love the car.


I got rid of a 2004 Chrysler Concorde Limited 2 months ago when I got the Volvo. It was a very comfortable ride and had very thick, plush leather seats. But after 77,000miles guess why I got rid of it? Go ahead....guess....come on you know this one.....the transmission exploded! That's right...Kaboom! Oh yea, that's 77,000miles of majority highway miles with no burnouts or crazy driving.

Fortunatley, I had the extended warenty so it only cost $100. I decided to unload it right then and started shopping around. I'm in sales and can't afford to be without reliable transportation.

cinredsfan2000
08-09-2006, 07:09 PM
2000 Dodge Dakota

westofyou
08-09-2006, 07:09 PM
Subaru Wagon, goes everywhere, stores everything, 5 speed. My intrest in cars has waned as I aged.

Cedric
08-09-2006, 07:10 PM
I've got a 47 Enzo Ferrari 125 S

Not really.

GoReds
08-09-2006, 07:16 PM
It's my icon. 2006 MINI Cooper.

vaticanplum
08-09-2006, 07:18 PM
Buy a hybrid!

Does anybody here have a hybrid?

KronoRed
08-09-2006, 07:19 PM
94 Ford Escort

Made in Mexico :D

bucksfan
08-09-2006, 07:19 PM
2001 Nissan Frontier crew cab (4-doors). I like it alot exept turning radius is crappy. Otherwise everything I will ever need. Cannot believe I have had the thing for 5 years!!! But I will surely have it many more...

Wife has 2004 Honda Pilot. A very very solid vehicle. Only negative on that one is the wind noise does some really strange things when only one of the windows is down - makes me feel like I want to be sick. We have to equalize the pressure by putting a window down on opposite side of car.

max venable
08-09-2006, 08:18 PM
Here a pic of a car that's almost identical to mine (my tires aren't quite that big).
http://shopping.jeep4x4center.com/mopar/jeep-parts/tj-red.jpg
1998 Jeep Wrangler. 5 speed. I love it. It's not practical...but neither am I.

My wife drives a minivan, of course. And oh, for those of you who remember when I was saving for one...I finally did get a motorcycle, too. :thumbup:

Reds4Life
08-09-2006, 08:20 PM
2005 Acura TL.

Highlifeman21
08-09-2006, 08:29 PM
2005 Mazda 6s 4 door

Love it so far.

pahster
08-09-2006, 08:39 PM
1999 Mitsubishi Mirage. Super cheap. Good fuel economy (I get anywhere from 30-42 mpg). 96 horsepower. :p:

Falls City Beer
08-09-2006, 08:41 PM
2002 Toyota Corolla

deltachi8
08-09-2006, 09:08 PM
2005 Saturn Vue

redhawkfish
08-09-2006, 09:19 PM
2003 Durango

It gets a whopping 14 MPG city and 16 MPG highway!:eek:

edabbs44
08-09-2006, 09:20 PM
2006 GMC Envoy

Yachtzee
08-09-2006, 09:21 PM
I drive a 2002 Toyota Camry SE with 5 speed manual - nice comfortable ride and the 5 speed manual helps you get some pep out of the 4 cylinder engine. I've had a few problems with it, but I did buy it in the first year of a redesign for the model. I recommend against buying a car in its first model year unless it's something you really want.

My wife has a 2006 Pontiac G6 GT - that car is really fun to drive, even with the automatic transmission. Really nice car.

SunDeck
08-09-2006, 09:28 PM
94 Ford Ranger, which I fully plan to drive until my retirement in 2025.
If there is gasoline anymore.

WVRed
08-09-2006, 09:39 PM
1990 Honda Accord, over 206,000 miles on it.

I'm looking to upgrade it to a 99 this winter.;)

MaineRed
08-09-2006, 10:51 PM
2005 GMC Siera. Got a great deal during the employee pricing thing they were all doing.

My wife has a 98 Toyota Camry. Nice car. She's probably going for a Subaru Sedan with her next purchase.

BoydsOfSummer
08-09-2006, 11:06 PM
94 Toy 4x4 with,get this, 85,000 miles on it. And those things never die. I should be driving that 12 more years from now. Bought it new,great truck.

MWM
08-09-2006, 11:16 PM
1990 Honda Accord, over 206,000 miles on it.


I had one of those and loved it. Drove it until it had 292k on it. It still ran well and gave it to my brother.

I drive a late 90s Nissan Maxima. I've owned a lot of cars in my day because I have family in the car business, but the Maxima is by far my favorite car. It has 247k miles on it now and still purrs like a kitten and gets off the line nicely.

When this one dies I plan on getting a hybrid or a Honda Civic or something. I'm against spending a lot on cars and have never spent more than $3,500 for a car. But I don't have the connections anymore so a fuel efficient smaller car will have to do.

max venable
08-09-2006, 11:26 PM
I drive a late 90s Nissan Maxima.
What? Are you not quite sure what year it is? :D Just late 90's, huh? How would you list that if you were going to sell it? Late 90's foreign car with somewhat high mileage? :D

Just messin' with ya!

IslandRed
08-09-2006, 11:34 PM
We just bought a 2004 Honda Odyssey to take over primary kid-hauling from the 2001 Honda CR-V. Yeah, I'm domesticated. I'm hoping to make enough money on side gigs (I'm a programmer) to buy something for myself next year, something with a droptop or a stick shift or both.

Super_Barry11
08-09-2006, 11:34 PM
2003 Lexus IS 300 Sportcross. I'm in love with it!! :luvu: :)

captainmorgan07
08-09-2006, 11:36 PM
99 grand am 4 door

LoganBuck
08-09-2006, 11:51 PM
I drive a 2002 Chevy 2500HD Silverado 4X4. I love the truck, except it does get thirsty only about 12 mpg. I need the towing capacity and bed capacity for work, and I only drive about 6000 miles a year.

My wife and I just traded in our 2001 Chevy Blazer 4x4, on a 2005 Buick Rendezvous AWD. We needed a dependable kid hauler, and it gets about 5 miles more per gallon at 21 versus the Blazer 16.5. She drives about 16,000 miles. We really like the Rendezvous, the ride is nice and the accessories are very handy. Got an uncle in the car business, and I can get off lease vehicles near wholesale price.

dman
08-09-2006, 11:57 PM
'02 Dodge Dakota 4x4, Quad Cab. I was looking for a mid-size truck and this one offered the 4.7 V-8. At the time gas was only 1.49 p/Gal. If I only knew then what I know now. :thumbdown

RFS62
08-09-2006, 11:58 PM
2002 Ford Explorer

dman
08-09-2006, 11:59 PM
94 Ford Ranger, which I fully plan to drive until my retirement in 2025.
If there is gasoline anymore.
I had a '94 Ranger. That truck was bulletproof. Biggest mistake I ever made was getting rid of it to get my Dakota. We have a 19.5 ft. Bayliner runabout and a 4cyl. Ranger just couldn't get it out of the boat ramp.

Razor Shines
08-10-2006, 12:14 AM
2003 Ford Focus pretty good fuel economy. And a 2000 Isuzu Rodeo, love it and it has a Honda engine so it will probably run forever.

MWM
08-10-2006, 12:15 AM
What? Are you not quite sure what year it is? :D Just late 90's, huh? How would you list that if you were going to sell it? Late 90's foreign car with somewhat high mileage? :D

Just messin' with ya!

:laugh: I honestly don't remember. It's like a 1996-1998. I didn't fell like looking it up.

MWM
08-10-2006, 12:16 AM
2003 Ford Focus pretty good fuel economy. And a 2000 Isuzu Rodeo, love it and it has a Honda engine so it will probably run forever.

I drove a Ford Focus from Seattle to Cincinnati a few years ago. I thought I'd hate it, but actually liked the car. Ford's models are usually pretty good the first few year. Their big problem is after a new brand has been on the market a few years, they let it go to the crapper.

Razor Shines
08-10-2006, 12:21 AM
I drove a Ford Focus from Seattle to Cincinnati a few years ago. I thought I'd hate it, but actually liked the car. Ford's models are usually pretty good the first few year. Their big problem is after a new brand has been on the market a few years, they let it go to the crapper.
Yeah it has 152,000 miles on it (I drive for work) and I haven't had a single problem with it yet. Hopefully I won't, but I just paid it off so it'll probably start to have problems now.

letsgojunior
08-10-2006, 12:31 AM
2004 Toyota Rav4

Johnny Footstool
08-10-2006, 12:38 AM
2005 Nissan Maxima. I absolutely love it.

Jefferson24
08-10-2006, 12:38 AM
2003 Chevy Impala LS

Nice Ride, 27 mpg Highway, 22 City

Scrap Irony
08-10-2006, 12:54 AM
2006 Jeep Liberty. My Dad insists it is purple, but my niece knows better and calls it "reawy, reawy dawk bwue". Then we all laugh and I smile knowingly at my Jeep.

Sigh.

Gainesville Red
08-10-2006, 12:59 AM
'96 Toyota Tacoma.

It's freakin awesome. It's never, ever, ever given me any problems. I have no doubt it'll give me many more years of service. (Hope I didn't jinx her.)

jmcclain19
08-10-2006, 01:11 AM
2005 Nissan Maxima. I absolutely love it.

Ditto and Ditto

reds1869
08-10-2006, 01:49 AM
2002 Mitsubishi Lancer with about 50K on it is my main car. Loved it from the day I bought it and would recommend the model to anyone. Now if I could only get a Japanese Lancer Evolution I'd be in heaven; that darn street legality issue!

Reds Fanatic
08-10-2006, 01:59 AM
I just bought a new car about a month ago. I bought a 2005 Honda Accord and it is a great car.

cincinnati chili
08-10-2006, 02:08 AM
2000 Nissan Altima, which I bought used in Jan. 05. It's not bad. Reliable so far.

If I had the cash, I'd have gone Prius.

RedsBaron
08-10-2006, 08:47 AM
We currently have three vehicles. My wife drives a 2005 Chrysler Pacifica, which she likes. While I guess it avoids the minivan stigma, a minivan makes more sense, but it is what she wanted. It has AWD and was purchased new. In a little over two years she has put nearly 50,000 miles on it.
I usually have a choice of either driving a 2000 Ford Ranger 4X4 or a 1992 Corvette. Unless the weather is really, really bad, I opt for the Corvette about 95% of the time. I bought the Corvette 3 1/2 years ago. At the time it had just under 19,000 miles on it; now it has about 53,000 miles on the odometer. It is an absolute blast to drive---and I average 22-25 mpg! The Pacifica and Ranger get somewhere between 16 and 20 mpg, depending upon driving conditions.
My oldest son is 15 and now has his learner's permit, so there is a good chance we will become a four car family in the future ( I have two more sons). I've been considering turning the Ranger over to him next year and getting something else I can use in bad weather. I've considered new Honda Accords or used Audi A4s. I really like Mini Coopers, but the closest dealers are nearly 3 hours away in Cincinnati or Columbus.

reds1869
08-10-2006, 09:07 AM
I really like Mini Coopers, but the closest dealers are nearly 3 hours away in Cincinnati or Columbus.

Take it from me that you don't want to drive one where you live. Trust me on this one. :)

dabvu2498
08-10-2006, 09:17 AM
2006 Honda Ridgeline... wife has a 2005 Honda Element. They're both great.

I also have a 97 Jeep Wrangler, 77 CJ7, and 74 CJ5. I'm a Jeep geek. :)

Roy Tucker
08-10-2006, 09:23 AM
1999 Nissan Altima.

I'm like woy, I've gotten to the age where I view my car as transportation instead of a life statement.

KalDanielsfan
08-10-2006, 09:57 AM
2004 lexus sc 430

goreds2
08-10-2006, 09:57 AM
I'm currently in the market for a new(er) car, and I thought it'd be interesting to hear what everyone on here drives.

Currently, I own a 1993 Jeep Cherokee. Blue exterior, tan interior, and dents on both the driver and passenger side doors.

I have had only two trucks since 1988. (NISSAN Rules!)

Here are some car buying tips:

http://clarkhoward.com/shownotes/category/5/124/

TeamCasey
08-10-2006, 10:44 AM
2005 Honda CRV

GIK
08-10-2006, 10:51 AM
Ford Explorer, Ford Ranger, Ford Mustang

beb30
08-10-2006, 10:57 AM
Currently 1994 Camaro....

This winter looking to ugrade to either a 2003 Lexus IS 300 or 2004 Subaru WRX STi

Heath
08-10-2006, 10:58 AM
Keeping with GIK's Ford theme - I have a 2000 Windstar that's paid for that is dependable and feels like a tank when I drive it. Great van. I also have a 2001 Impala and it's one of the nicest GM cars I've had. I stepped down from a Buick Century to the Impala and I haven't missed a beat. It's a nice car.

Puffy
08-10-2006, 10:59 AM
I had a '94 Ranger. That truck was bulletproof.

I had a 94 Ranger as well - just got rid of it two years ago after some lady hit me and the repairs were gonna be more than the truck

Now I have a 2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac

Sweetstop
08-10-2006, 11:47 AM
my old reliable 1996 Nissan Sentra..2003 Mini Cooper S, fun for all..husband drives a 2000 Chevy S-10... for our business a 2006 Ford F-150

Roy Tucker
08-10-2006, 12:17 PM
I also have a 97 Jeep Wrangler, 77 CJ7, and 74 CJ5. I'm a Jeep geek. :)


Say, I had a 75 CJ5 and a 77 CJ7. Put monster gobber tires on them and did a lot of off-roading with them. Beat the crap out of both of them. Great fun vehicles to be a wild man in.

But when I became a commuter, I got tired of getting bounced all over creation and bought an Accord (and my kidneys thanked me).

Puffy
08-10-2006, 12:19 PM
Here is my second car

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-10/1094821/batmobile.jpg

RFS62
08-10-2006, 12:43 PM
Here is my second car

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-10/1094821/batmobile.jpg


Is that RedLeader in the passenger seat?

Puffy
08-10-2006, 12:48 PM
Is that RedLeader in the passenger seat?

He likes to be called Robin whenever I take him for a ride in the car.

Blimpie
08-10-2006, 03:24 PM
94 Ford Escort

Made in Mexico :DChris Sabo?

Blimpie
08-10-2006, 03:32 PM
Mine is a 1995 GMC Sierra pickup truck with 235,000 miles. Mrs Blimpie drives a 2003 Chevy Tahoe LT with 29,000 miles on it (and we are desperately trying to sell)

goreds2
08-10-2006, 04:44 PM
Chris Sabo?

I heard stories about SABO's car......:laugh:

max venable
08-10-2006, 04:52 PM
I heard stories about SABO's car......:laugh:
I saw Sabo's car. He used to rent videos at the store I worked at in Fairfield when I was home from college during the summers. Sabe's car was ugly alright...and probably about a 1983 Ford Escort.

Heath
08-10-2006, 05:05 PM
He likes to be called Robin whenever I take him for a ride in the car.


Dude, whatever you and RL like to do, keep it in the house, ok?


:D

KalDanielsfan
08-10-2006, 05:27 PM
I saw Sabo's car. He used to rent videos at the store I worked at in Fairfield when I was home from college during the summers. Sabe's car was ugly alright...and probably about a 1983 Ford Escort.

lol Sabo..i met him once my senior year at Steinkeller's in Oxford, OH and had a beer with him

poor guy, nobody knew who he was except me. Nicest guy. Talked about his kids the whole time and about the 1990 world series.

apparently he didnt make jack back then.

goreds2
08-10-2006, 05:29 PM
Sorry off topic: I think Sabo should be in the Reds Hall of Fame soon.

Ltlabner
08-10-2006, 05:41 PM
Here is my second car

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-10/1094821/batmobile.jpg

Thank the lord. I was starting to think I was one of the few people in the site with a car that was made after the turn of the century and didn't have 200,000+ miles on it.

Well, one outa two ain't bad I suppose.

KronoRed
08-10-2006, 06:10 PM
Chris Sabo?
No, no rust on my car ;)

Sean_CaseyRules
08-10-2006, 06:22 PM
I drive a 1995 Chevy S-10 just about 100,000 miles on it now.

BRM
08-10-2006, 06:28 PM
No diesels? I drive a 1999 F250 crew cab, Powerstroke diesel. It gets about 18-19 mpg going back and forth to work. Drops to about 12 when towing.

westofyou
08-10-2006, 06:45 PM
Sorry off topic: I think Sabo should be in the Reds Hall of Fame soon.
Did you see him buy a ticket?

MWM
08-10-2006, 11:49 PM
I saw Sabo's car. He used to rent videos at the store I worked at in Fairfield when I was home from college during the summers. Sabe's car was ugly alright...and probably about a 1983 Ford Escort.

Which one? Was it the Red Giraffe on Pleasant Ave? I lived in FF most of my life.

LoganBuck
08-10-2006, 11:58 PM
No diesels? I drive a 1999 F250 crew cab, Powerstroke diesel. It gets about 18-19 mpg going back and forth to work. Drops to about 12 when towing.

I wish I could drive a diesel but I make to many short trips and would destroy the engine.

StillFunkyB
08-11-2006, 12:16 AM
Whatever car the rental company desides to give me.

At home in the driveway:
94 Chrysler Concorde

justincredible
08-11-2006, 03:49 PM
2005 Ford F-150 5.4L Triton V-8

It only get 15(city)/19(highway) mpg but I love it. And at 6'4", 235# it fits me a little better than the 1989 Honda Civic Hatchback I had until I bought the truck. I do miss the 40mpg on the car though.

creek14
08-11-2006, 05:57 PM
I have a 2001 Tahoe. Luckily I drive less than 50 miles a week.

We buy new vehicles every 10 years (I'm with WOY and Roy - it's just a way to get where I'm going), so I have another 5 years with the Tahoe.

But my next car is going to use E85 or something like that. I refuse to give any more money to the Middle East.

BenHayes
08-11-2006, 06:17 PM
1995 Mustang Cobra. I'm about to get rid of it for a newer one though.

Joseph
08-11-2006, 06:19 PM
I'm in my 35th anniversary Mustang for the moment. The wife has a 2005 X-Terra. I'm thinking of trading in and getting something, though I don't know what yet, just want something new.

redsrule2500
08-12-2006, 12:53 AM
01 intrepid.

RANDY IN INDY
08-12-2006, 10:43 AM
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Wife drives a 1997 Toyota Camry with a bumper sticker that says, "My other car is a broom.":laugh: :laugh:

WebScorpion
08-15-2006, 11:29 AM
I drive a 2004 Toyota Prius during the week and a 2005 Honda Odyssey on the weekends. I love both cars, but they're loaded to the gills with technology. Nav system, DVD player, keyless entry, backup camera, run flat tires, heated seats, XM radio, bluetooth, etc. I'm soooo domesticated. We're discussing (I'm for it, my wife's against it) getting a motorcycle (or two) to save even more gas money. They're extreeemely economical, right guys? ;)

redsfan30
08-15-2006, 12:38 PM
2002 Ford Taurus SES.

BoydsOfSummer
08-15-2006, 01:43 PM
Slapped a shade tree tune-up and new filters on mine two days ago. Doubled my mileage immediately. It needed one baaaaad.

A little reminder that simple things can help with the 'ol fuel gauge.

Jim Schue
08-15-2006, 03:35 PM
'98 VW Golf. It's been a very good car, but I don't like how VWs have "sensors" go out that cause the engine light to come on, even though there's nothing really wrong with the car, and it costs $600 to replace them and get that darned light turned off, like I had to do for my brother's car (2000 Jetta). The check engine light has been on in my car for about a year and a half — I've put probably 35K miles on it since the light started intermittently cutting on and off two years ago, and I notice no discernable drop in engine performance or gas mileage.

RichRed
08-15-2006, 05:13 PM
2001 Infiniti G20. First time I'd ever bought a brand new car and now that it's paid off, I plan on driving it until it's coughing, wheezing and begging for mercy.

These days, I'd much rather have no car payment than a flashy new set of wheels.

The wife-to-be has a 2001 Ford Focus.

OldRightHander
08-15-2006, 08:34 PM
Our family car, which my wife drives most of the time, is a 2005 Hyundai Sonata. It gets decent mileage for a sedan, around 32 mpg. I drive a 2003 Ford E350 cargo van that gets about 12 mpg. I will be upgrading to a 2006 Freightliner Sprinter in the next few months. That one does a bit better on fuel with that turbo diesel it has, so that should cut down on my $400 a week fuel bill.