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    What kind of car do you drive and how do you feel about it and why?

    Okay. Enough about toys, toys, toys all the time. Let's have a change of pace for a little while and talk cars, cars, cars. Specifically, what kind of car do you drive, how do you feel about it and why? What do you care most about -- horsepower, sex appeal, greart gas mileage or low carbon emissions and (please save from me it ) the evironmental/eco-friendly, geared-toward-saving-the-spotted-owl-and-future-generations-of-Mankind aspects?

    For those that don't drive, do you want to get a car someday or are you perfectly content walking, biking and taking public transportation? (I know if I lived in San Francisco I sure would be.) And if you do want to get a car, what kind of car? (And yeah, I'm ready for Maserati and Ferrari dreams, so have at it.)

    Whatever way -- driver, wanna-be or non-driver -- feel free to post pics of your present ride, dream ride or non-car mode of transportation. San Francisco street cars with you standing on them and waving to camera are eagerly anticipated.

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    I drive a prius. I bought it nearly a year ago this week.

    I love it. It gets amazing mileage (50mpg) but better yet I barely have to go to the gas station, which I hate, to fill up.

    Plus it is very silent like a ninja.
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    I currently own a 2004 Chevy Impala, 2004 Ford Freestar, and a 1995 Ford Ranger. We got the family car and the mini van because of our kids. The truck we've had for a while. The neat thing about having cars that I don't care about is whenever I notice a little ding or paint scratch I am not heartbroken one bit.

    My favorite car is definitely the Ford Mustang. I've owned 3: a 1969, a 1968, and a 1996. I actually had to sell my last Mustang when we purchased our first family car. My dream car used to be 1968 Mustang Fastback. But with the price of gas I'm not so sure I could afford to drive it.

    I also would mind driving this (you should appreciate this Jack):

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    I drive a Mercury Mystique that I bought off my dad. Think it's a '96. It's there to get me places; nothing more. I honestly hate driving and wouldn't do it if I didn't need to on a daily basis.

    I don't honestly feel bad about my car, though. It allows me to play my music and it does what I need it to do.
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    I drive a 2006 Chevy Cobalt SS. I was proud as it is my first new car. Bought it with 100 miles on the odometer with a bunch of bells and whistles. I like it, but had I to do it all over again I would have chose a different car. Everything is more expensive to fix on it. It has low profile tires and the size is kinda rare so they cost more as well and most the time they have to be ordered. They also seem to not last as long as my previous vehicles. Same for the brakes. The car was made for racing, not for a family guy. I still love it for what it is but next time I'll do a bit more research.

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    ok you asked

    No I don't drive
    I don't want to drive
    I don't really like cars, they are just things with wheels to get you from A to B and beyond that I don't care

    Quite happy to use public transport and / or walk to my destinations
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    Nothing special here......I drive a '99 Toyota Tacoma V6 Extended Cab 4x4. Original owner. Been practically maintenance-free.
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    I used to only drive Toyota and was very happy with them, BUT we moved to a mountain of a hill and so we bought a Jeep Liberty 4x4. LOVE that it gets us up and down the hill in one piece during the snowy/icy winters. HOWEVER, I don't really like anything else about it. Only gets 16-18mpg. 2 window motors have gone out. Both backdoor indoor handles have broken off. Gas tank had to be replaced. Just had to do $1,000 worth of transmission/ engine work myself. And the list goes on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MOTU_Maniac View Post
    I used to only drive Toyota and was very happy with them, BUT we moved to a mountain of a hill and so we bought a Jeep Liberty 4x4. LOVE that it gets us up and down the hill in one piece during the snowy/icy winters. HOWEVER, I don't really like anything else about it. Only gets 16-18mpg. 2 window motors have gone out. Both backdoor indoor handles have broken off. Gas tank had to be replaced. Just had to do $1,000 worth of transmission/ engine work myself. And the list goes on.

    REALLY hoping to get back to a toyota one day. Never had a problem with them

    Almost sounds like you have a hooptie.

    I have a toyota corolla.

    It's getting rough around the edges but is holding up fine.

    After hearing from toyota of all the document shredding and faulty this and that from them a couple years back made me "snap" so I'm done with Toyota.

    What will I get next? Don't know. Don't have anything in mind. Just whatever the used car place has.

    what do I look for in a car? Believe it or not color plays a part. But the main factors I look for is: is it an automatic(I can't drive a stick). is it a 4 door? hard top(don't feel like messing with up keep on the rag top). is it to big for me? is it to small for me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfsfang View Post
    ok you asked

    No I don't drive
    I don't want to drive
    I don't really like cars, they are just things with wheels to get you from A to B and beyond that I don't care

    Quite happy to use public transport and / or walk to my destinations
    Same here. I never learned how to drive, in fact.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adol View Post
    Same here. I never learned how to drive, in fact.
    me neither. Never had any interest in it, even when I was little and all my friends couldn't wait to own cars and would watch car shows on tv and buy books about cars and do nothing but talk about cars I was thinking "meh"
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    I drive a Honda Civic. It's simple, reliable, gets good gas mileage, and is nice and comfortable, even for a 6'3" guy like me.
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