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Hygiene Mama
07-18-2007, 12:14 AM
yes, I'm nosey! hehehe

I drive a 2000 Pontiac Montana

JessicaR
07-18-2007, 12:45 AM
A POS Buick Century with no a/c. But there's something empowering driving something that if I crash it, I most likely will win cause it's a freaking boat, and I don't have to worry about the money too much. We only paid $800 cash for it.

debinoz
07-18-2007, 12:48 AM
2004 Ford Freestar. Say that 5 times fast!!

brendajos
07-18-2007, 12:51 AM
2003 Hyundai Sonata which I want to give up for a hybrid. Eventually! ;)

orcoastknitter
07-18-2007, 02:02 AM
2000 Nissan Altima GXE.

It just hit 90,000 miles and still going strong.

Jan in CA
07-18-2007, 02:41 AM
2005 Honda Accord

You're just full of questions aren't you? :teehee:

jjminarcik
07-18-2007, 03:09 AM
2002 Honda Civic - It's paid off so I'll drive it until it falls apart!!

Quiltlady
07-18-2007, 04:34 AM
I drive a beautiful, new, Mercury Mountaineer SUV. Its easy to climb into and doesn't hurt my knees like getting in and out of a regular car did. I have arthritis and needed something more suitable for my aches and pains. MY dh and I think it's the nicest vehicle we've owned yet.:inlove:

Knitting_Guy
07-18-2007, 06:10 AM
A Western Star big rig for work, a Sun EZ-1 recumbent bicycle when home.

KnittingNat
07-18-2007, 06:51 AM
We drive a 1994 Peugeot 205 we love and cherish. She's getting a new (refurbished) engine from Europe now and we hope to drive this car for many years to come. It's not expensive, it looks small, but it's huge inside, has room for the dog and for kids to come :cheering:
Did i say I love my car?
I wish it was as cheap to tune this car in Israel as it is in Europe... In Europe it's a legend...

callagain
07-18-2007, 07:38 AM
Mini Cooper :)

iza
07-18-2007, 08:17 AM
None!!! I walk or take public transportation. It's environmentally friendly and good for your health! :thumbsup: And much better for your wallet too.:teehee:

Vendie
07-18-2007, 08:24 AM
A 2003 Toyota Rav4. I'm hoping to trade in our other car for a Prius, but it'll be next year at the earliest (when I'm done paying off the Rav). I have turned into a Toyota girl (my family was a Nissan family for the longest time...now they're a Hyndai family).

IrishKnitter
07-18-2007, 08:25 AM
A 1998 Honda Civic. Like someone else said, it's paid off, so I'm driving it until it falls apart. It's almost 10 years old and STILL gets about 30 mpg, in city driving!! I :heart: my car! :teehee:

Chel
07-18-2007, 08:34 AM
2004 Dodge Neon, and she is Electric Blue.

Just like the song by Icehouse.

Oh yeah.

SabrinaJL
07-18-2007, 08:38 AM
I drive an 03 Chevy Suburban, which I really don't like. I got it when I started doing home daycare. I wanted a vehicle big enough to be able to take the kids and with extra room for backpacks and any stuff we might take on field trips (coolers, toys, etc....)

knit4u
07-18-2007, 08:52 AM
Hi everyone,
I drive a 2007 Mercedes Benz R-350 cross over vehicle. It is great...can seat 6 people & terrific when I participate in a craft show..Just put the seats down & load the back & off I go!
Have a good day:muah:
Veronica

HamaLee
07-18-2007, 08:58 AM
1998 Saturn SL2 with 140,000 miles on it. Just had a tune up and gets gas mileage in the 30s, a/c is broken though :pout:. It's paid off and I'll be driving it into the ground, I'd love to get at least 2 more years out of it. Then I want a hybrid or a Toyota/Honda.

I'd love to live somewhere that public transportation is a realistic solution to daily travel, maybe I can make that happen.

bellium
07-18-2007, 09:15 AM
i mainly drive an '04 VW golf - we also have an '05 honda element, which is my husband's car, for the most part - we originally thought the element would be great for the dogs, who i usually cart around, but they fall off the seats in the element, and tend to do better in the minuscule backseat of the golf.

i love my golf. it goes fast...

Stiney
07-18-2007, 09:33 AM
I just moved to Boston, so I take the T (the subway ;)), but I have a 2007 Toyota Camry sitting in the garage. Haven't decided what to do with it yet, but it would really kill me to sell it.

I wanted to get the Hybrid, or a Mini Cooper, but people who have the world's best grandfather are happy with their fantastic cars and lack of car loans. :teehee:

I really, really, love the Camry. My mom's family has always bought American, and they are very unhappy with the last two or three cars each they've bought, so they're finally switching. Dad's family is a Honda family, but I've never been thrilled with Hondas. They don't seem to last as long as Toyotas. :shrug:

threesmom
07-18-2007, 11:36 AM
Here's a shocker ... I drive a minivan. 2004 Honda odyssey. Despite my never wanting one, I actually love it's practicality.

I wish, however, I only needed my Trek. And the GoBug that goes iwth it.:teehee:

msoebel
07-18-2007, 11:39 AM
A 2000 Chevy Venture mini van, in gold. Everyone and their cousin has one. But it's so comfy and dependable!

Misty

Stiney
07-18-2007, 12:02 PM
A 2000 Chevy Venture mini van, in gold. Everyone and their cousin has one. But it's so comfy and dependable!

Misty

My mom has the Oldsmobile version of this van. :rofl: It's the same exact van, with a different logo. Yes, everyone DOES have this car. :teehee:

She's actually had a lot of trouble with it, and it's one of the cars that is making her swear off American cars.

Jan in CA
07-18-2007, 12:06 PM
None!!! I walk or take public transportation. It's environmentally friendly and good for your health! :thumbsup: And much better for your wallet too.:teehee:

I'm agree, but sadly, many cities do not have adequate public transportation. As I said, my car is a Honda Accord, but our next one will mostly likely be a hybrid or whatever the next generation of environmentally responsible car is. ;)

ETA..we have not owned American cars for over 10 yrs. I need reliability.

spectorkitty
07-18-2007, 12:08 PM
A 1996 Volvo 850 Turbo, with 164,000 miles on it! I just got a new engine, and the body itself is in great shape considering the snow and salt here in Vermont. I love my Volvo!

Stonington
07-18-2007, 02:03 PM
2006 subaru forester-- aspen white, have had it a year as of last week and have put 32,000 miles on. I love it!!!! I totaled my Jimmy and thought I would go back into a midsized SUV.. but bought this instead. yay!
anne

cheesiesmom
07-18-2007, 02:18 PM
Sh-h, don't tell anybody but I drive a 2005 Toyota Camry. People in Michigan hate it when you buy a foreign car. There's lots of ugly bumper stickers around. But my Camrys have been reliable and well built. I loved every one of them. And I get good mileage.

jodstr2
07-18-2007, 02:31 PM
a 2004 VW Golf R32 (my 407 hp yarn basket :D!) is my main car, but since CV broke his ankle I've also been driving his 2001 Audi S4.

Itsabtme
07-18-2007, 02:32 PM
I drive a silver 2006 Pontiac G6, but we also have a 2005 Chevy Colorado (DH drives that). I hate driving the truck compared to my car. My car has get-up-and go...his truck justs says "you want me to do what?" when you hit the gas...yup...I love my car:)

Riss
07-18-2007, 03:03 PM
My BF just bought a 2007 VW GTI. As soon as my leg is strong enough, he's going to have to fight me for it. :D

Braden
07-18-2007, 03:14 PM
My mother drives a Pontiac G6, my dad, a Chevy pickup. My aunt drives a Mercury Sable LS, and my first car (certain) is going to be a Chevy Trailblazer.

Sharly
07-18-2007, 04:38 PM
2004 VW Jetta Wagon - TDI - (Turbo Diesel engine), which I know is not environmentally friendly, but when I can get 45 mpg from something that is environmentally friendly that you can still transport 2x4s in (yes, we've done that with the Jetta), I'll switch!!

I would rather be driving a New Beetle!:inlove:

Stiney
07-18-2007, 04:45 PM
2004 VW Jetta Wagon - TDI - (Turbo Diesel engine), which I know is not environmentally friendly, but when I can get 45 mpg from something that is environmentally friendly that you can still transport 2x4s in (yes, we've done that with the Jetta), I'll switch!!

I would rather be driving a New Beetle!:inlove:

You could rig it up to use biodiesel. :shrug:

Sharly
07-18-2007, 05:13 PM
Stiney - actually, there is no rigging involved. I think it came biodiesel ready. Unfortunately BioD is not available in my area :(
Maybe soon.

LibraryLady
07-18-2007, 05:47 PM
2004 VW Jetta Wagon - TDI - (Turbo Diesel engine), which I know is not environmentally friendly, but when I can get 45 mpg from something that is environmentally friendly that you can still transport 2x4s in (yes, we've done that with the Jetta), I'll switch!!

I would rather be driving a New Beetle!:inlove:

Don't know why you think it's not environmentally friendly?!?!?! :shrug:

They have lower emissions, and MUCH higher fuel mileage, and most places the diesel prices are cheaper than the gas! Plus you can get biodiesel too! :thumbsup:

The age of diesels being slower, smellier, louder and all that is definitely coming to an end. :happydance:

Be careful what kind of bio-diesel you put in it, some work just fine, while others require modifications. I don't know which is which, the SO generally buys the bio-diesel.

We have a 2004 Golf TDI Hatchback. Drove it clear across the country from NJ to WA at the beginning of the summer, pulled the back seats out and had it loaded to the gills. Averaged 48 mpg and generally drove 75-80 mph on the freeways. Gotta love 'em! :happydancing:

LL

Hygiene Mama
07-18-2007, 06:41 PM
Sh-h, don't tell anybody but I drive a 2005 Toyota Camry. People in Michigan hate it when you buy a foreign car. There's lots of ugly bumper stickers around. But my Camrys have been reliable and well built. I loved every one of them. And I get good mileage.
I love Camry's! We're from MN.....my dh will only buy GM cars, it sucks.

mulene
07-18-2007, 06:46 PM
2007 Smart Fourtwo Brabus. Its got emissions of 117 which is low and its a GREAT about town car =D I :heart: it

auburnchick
07-18-2007, 08:01 PM
Ford Escape...my least favorite vehicle that I've ever owned, although it gets great gas mileage.

Our previous vehicle was a Durango...my all-time favorite. We had it all fixed up for our soccer trips, but when gas prices went sky high, we got the Escape.

Sharly
07-19-2007, 08:55 AM
Don't know why you think it's not environmentally friendly?!?!?! :shrug:

They have lower emissions, and MUCH higher fuel mileage, and most places the diesel prices are cheaper than the gas! Plus you can get biodiesel too! :thumbsup:

The age of diesels being slower, smellier, louder and all that is definitely coming to an end. :happydance:

Be careful what kind of bio-diesel you put in it, some work just fine, while others require modifications. I don't know which is which, the SO generally buys the bio-diesel.

We have a 2004 Golf TDI Hatchback. Drove it clear across the country from NJ to WA at the beginning of the summer, pulled the back seats out and had it loaded to the gills. Averaged 48 mpg and generally drove 75-80 mph on the freeways. Gotta love 'em! :happydancing:

LL

Hm...I was just under the impression that the diesel engine wasn't green - you make me feel a lot better!! We are driving a little Mitsubishi sedan today as our car had to have some work done. (We carpool together) - Oooh, hubby sure missed his turbo!! We really do like the Jetta - I just have a fondness for the Beetle and wish I had a TDI!:pout:

jumboneedle
07-19-2007, 01:04 PM
I've got a 96 Jeep Cherokee Sport that I LOVE. Still, it loves gas so eventually I'd like to go for a hybrid SUV.

robynbird
07-19-2007, 01:52 PM
I drive a 2005 Isuzu Ascender (same body as the Chevy Trailblazer). I love it and it's paid off!!! My DH drive a 1997 Saturn SL2 which is also paid off.