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31 October 2012 - 3:00pm

What is your favorite type of car?

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I am curious what kind of car you guys drive out there in CL land, and what kind you would drive if you could.

I myself have a 2007 Cadillac SRX and am a fan of European style cars. If I had the money I would likely buy a Mercedes or Porsche. Of course, I would also take a Subaru for when I drive through the woods to go hunting. Those cars are amazing in terms of drive ability!

What about you guys? What do you drive and what do you WANT to drive?

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31 October 2012 - 6:22pm
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My mom loves Buicks and swears by them. My mechanic agrees with her. She has a nice luxury Buick right now, but I can't think of the type. I have a Buick Century. I have a lot of miles on it now, so it is kind of falling apart, but for the most part it has been a good car. However, a few years back, a guy at the campground told me I drove "an old person's car." lol And it WAS my mom's Florida car.

My brother has the Chrysler 300 with heated leather seats, GPS, the works, and he loves those cars. His older one was hit by a semi, and he was SO bummed, but he finally got another.

Me? I would love a Toyota Camry with a sunroof. Good on gas, reliable cars, even if they are the most carjacked car in America (that is what I heard anyway). My son had a Toyota Corolla and it went forever. But whenever a car catches my eye (and I am usually not really concerned about or notice cars that often) it is always the Toyota Corolla. I would have to do my research first, of course, but I do like the way they look.

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31 October 2012 - 6:25pm
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I wish I could think of what my middle son drives. Both him and his GF have really nice cars. I will ask him when he gets here, as he is coming over soon.

Oldest son just bought a used car, too, and I have to think of the name of it, lol. It is really nice. I will post both of those as soon as I ask them. lol

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31 October 2012 - 11:30pm
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I have an older Buick. It has about 100,000 miles on it. For an older car it's in pretty good shape except I left my window cracked one night and the next day my headliner started coming loose. I love older cars. If I could have any car that I wanted, I would pick some type of van. I like the room, I like riding up higher. I can sleep in it if I need to. It's great for going to garage sales and moving things.

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1 November 2012 - 2:53am
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My son and his girlfriend have a Saturn Ion, and it is a really nice car. They don't make Saturns any more. I think that was the last year they made them (when he got the car).

The other car is a Toyota Yaris. I guess this is the cheapest in price Toyota and very good on gas. I like that car a lot, too. It is also a really nice looking car. Theirs is light green and it is a hatchback, so plenty of room when they go camping,etc.

I think the car my oldest son just bought was a Dodge Stratus. Very clean and rust free, great used car.

Now I just need to get as nice of a car as my boys have,lol! Smile

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1 November 2012 - 2:56am
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I have an older Buick. It has about 100,000 miles on it. For an older car it's in pretty good shape except I left my window cracked one night and the next day my headliner started coming loose. I love older cars. If I could have any car that I wanted, I would pick some type of van. I like the room, I like riding up higher. I can sleep in it if I need to. It's great for going to garage sales and moving things.

We always had mini-vans with the boys were young, because I drove all the boys around everywhere, lol. I had a Taurus wagon for a while, but I did NOT like that car. Ford: NEVER again. The minivans were great when the boys were young, but I don't think I would like one now. I want something mid-sized (I get nervous if cars are too small) and good on gas.

So many people ran out and bought the big SUVs then the gas prices sky-rocketed. I can't imagine having to fill those tanks now!

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1 November 2012 - 2:57am
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I am curious what kind of car you guys drive out there in CL land, and what kind you would drive if you could.

I myself have a 2007 Cadillac SRX and am a fan of European style cars. If I had the money I would likely buy a Mercedes or Porsche. Of course, I would also take a Subaru for when I drive through the woods to go hunting. Those cars are amazing in terms of drive ability!

What about you guys? What do you drive and what do you WANT to drive?

My mom drives a very old caddy for her Florida car. That thing is a tank and gets terrible gas mileage. But she got a good deal on it and doesn't drive that far anyway, lol. It was in super nice condition, which is what counts. Very reliable.

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1 November 2012 - 2:23pm
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i drive a 2007 STS cadillac in silver. I love this car but it is a little pricey to repair. I hit a deer last year and just the hood the driver fender and fascia cost the insurance company 9000 to repair Erm . I like the new caddy cts coupe and the new ats but so far have refrained from purchasing. If I didn't think I would look like an old woman having a mid-life crisis I would get a new Camaro. I love those things Wink

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1 November 2012 - 2:48pm
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I've really grown to love our Cadillac SRX. We went down to the one car, and after driving it I REALLY dig it. It rides smoothly and has a lot of the nice features you get in the Caddy.

I definitely could see myself driving a CTS or STS in the future. Smile

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1 November 2012 - 10:56pm
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My van got about 25 mpg so it wasn't bad on gas back then. We have a Ford also and when it rains the doors fill up with water. We have to pull back the strip at the bottom of the door and let it run out. It was a design flaw. We've also had to replace the keys several times. They are the ones that have the chip in them.

WIth the van, the only repeat problem I had was with the heater switch that kept breaking. Also the paint peeled on one of the doors after many years. I remember seeing the same make van with the paint peeling in the same location.

I think with the high price of gas (ours was $3.14 the other day!) I would like to have a battery car or an electric type one.

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Lucky Me, Here is the GM Volt. there were a few people that bought them @ work when they first came out and they loved them.

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2 November 2012 - 6:38pm
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Thanks LW. That looks like a nice car. It's just the two of us here so it would probably be big enough. Smile

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2 November 2012 - 10:01pm
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They are pretty big ...as big I think as my cadillac. they are roomy inside too not a little "smart car" or whatever you call those rollarskates on wheels. lol

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3 November 2012 - 10:48pm
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Those smart cars remind me of toy cars. They are cute, but I would be afraid to drive in one, especially here.

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4 November 2012 - 10:58am
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There is an older couple here in my small town that have one and they look adorable in it. I don't think they travel far in it, maybe just for short errands it would be great but not in deep snow or anything.

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Those Smart Cars get up to about 90mph and have a range of between 90-120 miles. Not too shabby for a little go-kart. I wouldn't mind driving one of those or a MINI if I didn't have kids.

I actually saw the Volt being touted before release in Bay City a few years back when they were promoting electric fill up spots. It is the size of a full sized sedan, which is a benefit when compared to a lot of other electric/hybrid cars.

My dad is an engineer at Chrysler though, and he says those electric cars are still a long way off from being any good. One of the major problems? Running the air conditioning while operating the car ruins the electric range and overheats the car (this being told to me about a year ago)!

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Several years ago, I was hoping to drive a Corvette.. then I end up of getting a used Chevette.. Joking A Lambo would be great!

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Those Smart Cars get up to about 90mph and have a range of between 90-120 miles. Not too shabby for a little go-kart. I wouldn't mind driving one of those or a MINI if I didn't have kids.

I actually saw the Volt being touted before release in Bay City a few years back when they were promoting electric fill up spots. It is the size of a full sized sedan, which is a benefit when compared to a lot of other electric/hybrid cars.

My dad is an engineer at Chrysler though, and he says those electric cars are still a long way off from being any good. One of the major problems? Running the air conditioning while operating the car ruins the electric range and overheats the car (this being told to me about a year ago)!

I would really need the ac in the summer. I'm sure they will work it out.

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I really want a cool car like nissan GTR-35.
Too bad cant afford to buy one Sad

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Maybe you will win enough on gaming to purchase or at least a nice down payment NXB. fingers crossed Money Thumb Up

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