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Old 12-15-2022, 08:32 PM
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…Newer vehicles aren't even a possibility, times aren't easy!
+1 on that

I drive a 2010 Ford Escape. I plan to drive it until it falls apart.
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Old 12-16-2022, 12:25 PM
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2012 Honda Pilot EX-L. Big, Comfy. Bought used last year when my Honda Element began “nickel and diming” me at 250K miles. While it’s just Sharon and I now, i needed room for band gear, camping gear, EMCOMM radio gear, and to pull a trailer. Fits the bill.
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Old 12-16-2022, 01:06 PM
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From 1974 until 2004 I mostly drove GM's (Impala, Delta 88, LeSabre, Bonneville) with the 3.8L V6. Great engine. The other parts of those vehicles were just OK.

Had a Pontiax Phoenix X-body in the early 80's before going back to the larger models with the 3.8L. Great for the first year, but steadily fell apart and died with less than 100K miles. My first new car and a Consumers recommended buy, but a big disappointment overall.

In 2004 I bought a new Toyota Highlander with front wheel drive only and a 6 cylinder and it was a great vehicle. Drove it until August of 2021. A universal joint in the steering column and the emergency brake line were the only parts replaced during all those years, but failing to clean off the road salt from the under-carraige finally did the frame in and other related parts all at once - exhaust, shocks, springs, brake lines, power steering, etc. The engine, body, and interior were all still in great shape. Probably should have tried fixing it up, but estimates & parts were crazy high.

Ended up buying a used 2020 Subaru Forester with only 10K miles on it during the Pandemic. Paid $3K more than what they were advertising new models for, but new models were not available for months.

I like the Forester. Good mileage. Rides nice. Surprising pickup for a 4 cylinder. Good brakes. I doubt it will last as long as the Highlander, but at this point neither will I !
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Old 12-16-2022, 01:56 PM
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Lately I have been driving this more than anything

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Old 12-16-2022, 04:50 PM
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2012 Honda Pilot EX-L. Big, Comfy. Bought used last year when my Honda Element began “nickel and diming” me at 250K miles. While it’s just Sharon and I now, i needed room for band gear, camping gear, EMCOMM radio gear, and to pull a trailer. Fits the bill.
That’s my ride, too. Nothing but Pilots since 2002. This one has 140k and going strong!
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Old 12-16-2022, 05:24 PM
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2007 Toyota Avalon Limited. Bought it in 2010, low mileage and Platinum warranty… now has 114K on the odometer and still a smooth ride. However, I think the next car will be a baby SUV. I used to drive a Volvo station wagon and I miss being able to schlepp stuff when needed.

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Old 12-18-2022, 04:23 PM
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A skoda superb estate (wagon to my North American friends). I need to fit three child seats across the back...it's fairly dull but the boot is pretty handy.
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Old 12-18-2022, 08:48 PM
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We seem to have a glut of vehicles at the moment because we sold our Wyoming house and brought everything to our Virginia residence.

Daily drivers alternate between a 2017 Subaru Forester and a 2008 Toyota RAV4. We also have a 2004 Toyota Tacoma because we live in the country and NEED a truck from time to time.

We also have a 2000 Jeep Wrangler, a 2013 Jeep Wrangler, and a 2015 Jeep Wrangler. We like Jeeps and go on Jeep Jamborees and other Jeep trips whenever possible. The 2013 moved here from Wyoming when the house got sold.

Lastly is the car I built - a Factory Five Racing 1965 Cobra replica. Sadly it has a brake problem and hasn't been driven in a while.
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That’s my ride, too. Nothing but Pilots since 2002. This one has 140k and going strong!
Can't beat 'em. I drove my '04 for 14 years, and then sold it to the guy across the road. He loves it.

I now have a 2018 for my wife, and I drive a Ridgeline, which is just a Pilot with a 5' truck bed in the back. Great vehicles. That Honda 6-cylinder has been around for a long time, and is bulletproof.
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Old 12-19-2022, 01:31 PM
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After 3 Porsche 911s and a Boxster S, I somehow got old and bought this one new in 2018. Fun Florida retirement car. But I might have one more 911 left in me before I shuffle off . . .

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2012 Subaru - known here as the 'XV' but name is changing to Crosstrek like the USA in 2023.

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Old 12-20-2022, 08:27 AM
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I drive a Ram 4x4 1/2 ton Crew Cab with a Hemi.

My wife has a Subaru Forester Wilderness Edition All Wheel Drive.

A snow/ice storm is coming Thursday night...
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Old 12-20-2022, 11:29 AM
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Just got a new Bronco- wow is it great off road!
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Old 12-20-2022, 04:08 PM
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Just got a new Bronco- wow is it great off road!
I got an FJ Cruiser, but not really for off-roading, rather just deep snow on gravel roads. I've been looking at new-to-me used cars lately, though. First, I thought the Jaguar F-Type was just killer. Well, it is the coolest looking, but.... an oil change costs $500? You've got to remove all kinds of stuff just to get at the drain plug AND to refill it. Crazy. Stupid Jaguar.

Then I was looking at a Maserati Ghibli. Also VERY cool looking. Would be hard to find anybody to work on it up here though, if need be.

OK, how about a Cadillac CTS? Nice car. Had one before. These all come with AWD now. They stopped making them in 2019, went to CT5 or something. I've had one before though. I want something different!

So, I'm now looking at Genesis G70. Maybe a year 2020. Looks good. Reviews are quite good. Best price of any of them with low miles. None of these are very practical cars for where I'm living up off a forest service road in North Idaho. Would be mostly a summer car I guess. Man, we just got about a foot of snow.... Glad to have the FJ!
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Old 12-20-2022, 05:26 PM
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First, I thought the Jaguar F-Type was just killer. Well, it is the coolest looking, but.... an oil change costs $500? You've got to remove all kinds of stuff just to get at the drain plug AND to refill it. Crazy. Stupid Jaguar.
Back in the late 1970s, I had a boss who owned an XJ6 sedan and an XKE. One day I hear him cussing and I ask why? Turns out his XKE needs a brake job and, because it has inboard brakes, the job is going to cost nearly two thousand bucks. He sells it shortly thereafter. He too was heard to say “stupid Jaguar.” *
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* OK, it was actually a variant of that phrase, but I want to keep comments on the forum clean. Just saying…
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