What are you driving ???

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Right now.
Not last year, the last time I asked. Unless it’s the same car.
Not next year.
Not your dream car.

Just what are you driving on a daily basis. To go to work, run errands, go on week ends etc…

I am just curious. Again…

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  1. 1997 Audi A4 2.8 quattro

    ..it's an old friend.. been in the family longer than either of my kids..

  2. '11 Subaru Outback Limited
    All the features I need for a daily driver and tons of room for the kids stuff. Decent milage, nice ride, and in my opinion one of the better CVTs on the market.

  3. '11 Q7 3.0 TDI – Loving it, getting almost 30mpg highway driving (mostly my weekend car);
    '11 Q5 2.0T – wife's care. Nifty and easily zipped in and out vehicle! Getting over 24mpg overall.
    '11 Nissan LEAF – Daily commute car! 1000 miles now and I spent ~ $10 so far to charge the car.

  4. Don't laugh, 2009 Saturn Aura XR. Surprisingly the more I drive the more I like it. The six speed makes a big difference!

  5. 2007 Infiniti g35s sedan, auto, fully loaded. (dislike the cheap rubbery plastic on the door panel that gets scratched so easily.)

  6. Same as last year, 2005 Peugeot 307 HDi (I am in Europe). Probably will keep it for at least another couple of years. It's quite reliable (except for an electrical glitch which forces us to replace the headlight bulbs often, but they're cheap) and very frugal. It does 5,5 litres per 100 km, which translated to your parlance works out to 42 mpg.

  7. 11 Infiniti G37x, 22 city with 330 HP not too bad actually. Great interior, very well designed. Very good performance, still not quite as fun as the BMW 335.

  8. 2008 Nissan Altima 3.5SE
    After several years of owning it, not a fan of the CVT feel, ride is way, way too stiff, lots of engine noise.
    On the plus side, no mechanical issues after 50,000mi, and AC is very cold.

  9. Saab, Yamaha. Both 2002.
    That Saab just doesn't get old, surprisingly. I drive a lot of rentals through work, and I am always glad to get back to my "real" car.
    How can a car that was built 10 years ago be faster, more economical, better handling and tighter than almost any new car? Beats me, but I'm definitely not complaining.

  10. 1994 Opel Vectra A2 GL 1.8
    1986 Opel Ascona C2 CC Touring 1.6
    1986 Opel Ascona C2 CC Gt/Sport 2.0
    with made engine about 170 HP
    1986 Opel Monza A2 C 3.0

  11. I am driving a treadmill… Seriously, I work from home and I have a treadmill desk that lets me walk about 10 miles a day while working.

    I've been a telecommuter for 4 years now. I sold my 2006 Mustang GT a couple of years ago because I simply don't need a car. I miss my Mustang but I don't miss the $500 a month payment.

    My wife drives a 2010 Chevy Equinox LTZ. It's a pretty kickass car for what it is.

  12. A VW Golf IV from 2001, which is less exciting but more reliable than the similar-sized Fiat Stilo I drove before. An unagitated car.

  13. 2000 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab. It has 78,000 miles and is a great little truck (I only wish that it got better gas mileage). Ford is making a huge mistake by not selling the new Ranger in the U.S.

  14. I ride my bike to work when it is not raining. Otherwise I drive a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD with the Duramax. The best mileage I have achieved without towing is 19 MPG. Just made a 8 hour trip to Michigan's Upper Peninsula towing a camper and averaged 11 MPG. Not too bad considering the camper weighs 6,500 lbs and had 5 people and gear.

  15. 2011 Ford F150 4×4 ECOBOOST. Great power and fuel economy is ok at 16mpg with mostly city driving. I really like how quiet it is and the ride isn't as bad as I thought it would be in a truck.

  16. 2009 nissan Versa 1.6 with AC and ABS. As a car it's very numb and boring. As a financial decision, it was one of my best I have ever made. My old car got 28mpg and required premium, this car gets me 40 on average and 46mpg has been my highest. With gas over $4 a gallon and the fact that I drive 32k miles the money saved in gas pays the car payment. So it's practically a free car.

  17. 99 Miata anniversary series with 6 spd manual during the summer, 08 Saab 9-3 turbo with 6 spd manual during the Wisconsin winter months.

  18. 2004 Saturn Ion Quadcoupe. Except for regular maintenance, the car's been bulletproof! It's got 106,000 miles on it and still runs as new!

  19. 2003 toyota celica gt = wifey

    2005 acura rsx type-s = mine

    We just recently Bought 2008 Mazda CX-9 GRAND TOURING = Both

  20. In the process of selling my Arctic White '08 E63 AMG w/ full Meisterschaft exhaust, fully decatted, Renntech Package 2 (headers, ECU, etc.), Renntech CF airbox.

    508RWHP, sounds like rolling thunder at WOT but quiet cruising, and will run 11's all day long.

    Picking up a lightly used (8,000 miles) '09 Arctic White S65 AMG in Florida this Saturday. The seller, who had no idea what he was doing, undervalued the vehicle by a large amount. Using the savings for modifications…

    I've already got a full exhaust on the way, and I'm stopping by Renntech's HQ in Lake Park on the way back for installation of their Package 2 and a IC upgrade. This vehicle will also be 100% decatted My goal is 620+WHP and for it to run low 11's to mid 10's.

  21. Me – 2001 Jaguar S-Type V8. Smooth, quiet with good power and handling, and its been trouble free.
    Her – 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe V6 Limited. Great car for those who want an excellent compact/midsize CUV but don't care about impressing people.
    The Kid – 2002 Mazda Millenia. Great looks and handling with factory 17" wheels but not too quick with the base 2.5L V6 – perfect for a young driver.

  22. -2006 Audi A4 2.0T quattro sedan, S-Line. 90k miles and going strong after 5 years!

    -2009 Subaru Forester Limited, non-turbo with 2 kayak carriers on top.

    -2010 Toyota Prius IV w/nav + solar roof (my daily driver).

    Most recent purchase: 2011 Brompton S6R πŸ˜‰

  23. 03 Accord EX-V6… might be the most boring car here, but I love it. From when Honda used to make good cars…

  24. 2002 Toyota Corona (Avensis in the european market), 2.0 l, makes about 28mpg city / 35mpg highway. Love it!
    Greetings from Guatemala!

  25. 2009 Honda Element EX – you would have to own one to understand the bond we Element drivers have with our vehicles.

  26. Hello Vince!
    Me: 2003 MK2 Toyota Rav4 same as last year with 150+k and still love it
    My wife: 2011 Toyota Prius (yes, we bought another Toyota!)
    Greetings from South Europe πŸ˜‰

  27. Alfa-Romeo Giulietta MultiAir.
    Glued to the road, beautiful, 170bhp from a 1.4 turbo with tonnes of torque, 7.5s to 60, and 40mpg. One of those outstandingly great cars that you are deprived of in the States.

  28. 2007 Toyota Yaris 5dr

    Phenomenal fuel economy, the perfect size for downtown Vancouver, and rock-solid reliability.

  29. 2011 Infiniti G37X (mine). Had it since February. Had a 2011 BMW 135i for 3 months before some kid hit me and totaled it.

    2010 Ford Flex Limited (hers)

  30. 2008 Saab 9-3 Aero
    2001 VW Jetta 2.0

    Bought the Saab new..no problems to date, just pure fun and comfort. Love it!

  31. Vince, this is going to seem weird but:

    Me: 2003 CR-V EX with 190,000 trouble free miles

    Wife: 2010 CR-V EX-L with 8,000 miles. She drives a LOT less than I do.

    Son: 1997 CR-V EX (my old one) with 285,000 miles, seriously. It has needed nothing other than some wear items replaced and regular maintenance. It has gone to hell and back and still runs fantastic, burns NO oil.

    Daughter: 2000 CR-V EX (wife's old one) with 80,000 miles. My son is obviously jealous but hell hath no fury like Natalie's scorn.

    I hope to get the new CR-V that is coming out soon to replace my beloved '03 which will go to my son if he wants it, and the '97 will sit for a couple of months until my second son gets his license (hes 14). It will be my family's 5th CR-V. They NEVER break down, best cars ever.

  32. '07 Toyota Yaris
    '07 Lexus RX 400h…but…

    today (congrats to myself) i sold change the RX 400h to… The RX 450h

    !!! loves my new car

  33. 2011 Mazda CX-9 GT FWD, fully loaded with every option/accessory. Room, style, zoom-zoom. Love it. Sport sedan drive, SUV comfort & space.

  34. Depending on my mood:
    2001 Corvette coupe
    2003 Silverado

    Wifey drives a 2006 Mustang GT

    I just discovered this site a few weeks ago. Keep up the great work. Love the lack of motorsports, motorbikes, and other superfluous distractions.

  35. I have a 2012 Ford Focus Titanium with every option.

    It handles extremely well, and I actually like the transmission. It replaced an 06 Civic Si… Yes, I use the active park assist feature and it makes parallel parking much quicker and prevents you from curbing your (in this case 18") rims. Worst MPG 23.0 / best MPG 44.5

  36. Maserati Granturismo 2010 when it's not raining. A 2003 350z when weather is so so. And a Nissan Titan LE Cre Cab in Winter.

  37. Yep, Mine changed (my user name was Ford Fusion Sport this time last year)….now driving a 2007 Ford Focus ZX4 SES with a 5spd manual. I love everything about it….loved it even more after driving the 2012 SE with the deadly, neutral happy Powershift!

  38. Wife – 2007 Honda CRV EX (for the space)
    Mine – 1997 Honda NSX-T (swaped the badge to the original non-US version) All stock, all sweet. Bullet proof daily driver.

  39. 2011 Subaru WRX STi hatch and a 2006 Honda Civic LX coupe. I use the STi for when I'm home and I use the Civic for traveling to and from work, which is 8 hours of driving each way. It gets much better mpgs.

  40. 2001 Pathfinder 3.5 SE…Had it since high school, in grad school now…It's a tank but it screws with the VQ motor

  41. 2011 Chevy Volt when my wife doesn't take it, our other car is the 2011 Nissan Leaf. Our Volt has right at 5000 miles now and we are at a "Lifetime mpg" of just over 100 mpg. Our home is fully solar PV equipped and we have ZERO electricity use charges even charging BOTH cars regularly.

  42. My current vehicles:

    Mine: '10 Mazdaspeed3
    Wife: Mazda6 GT with the 3.7
    Weekend: 1990 Mazda Miata

    It is my 16th Mazda since 1979. I refuse to purchase a vehicle from any other brand.

  43. 2008 HONDA ACCORD EX, 4-DOOR, 5-SPEED MANUAL TRANS and glad they still make a manual for those who fall asleep driving a boring automatic….

  44. Not each day, I work a 10 day rotation that is 8 hours away from where I live. The 4 days that I have off are when I drive my STi. Sorry about that, I should have stated it a little more clearly.

  45. 2004 Honda Civic Si Hatchback. Taffeta White with 47K miles on it.

    7 years old and I still LOVE driving my car! Just put new windshield wipers on last night. πŸ™‚

  46. 2002 Mercury Cougar. Bought it with 3000 miles on the OD back in May of 03. I'm thinking it's time for an upgrade, but I love not having a car payment anymore.

  47. 2008 Nissan Altima 2.5S

    Great car with 108,000 mainly trouble free miles. No significant mechanical issues with only routine maintenance (Praise Jesus!). Oil changes every 5,000 miles (although 3,750 is recommended). Body integrity is pretty solid too, suspension is like new. Only odd fix was to replace brake switch for the push-button start, but that was under warranty.

    Excellent car and am actually sold on the CVT. Smooth, efficient, and CVT makes 4-cylinder reasonably fast.

  48. We live out in the middle of nowhere so I drive a lot.

    mine: 2004 Mazda3 closing in on 200,000 miles and not a single problem.

    wife: 2007 Mazda CX-7 90,000 miles and not a problem.

    "Gh the ry said…
    That Honda salesman uptop is shameless. Hondas are crap.

    June 16, 2011 7:03 PM"

    I believe the story. My neighbor has had 3 of them himself, one of every generation for the exact same reason.

    Hondas are the most reliable vehicles manufacturerd according to Consumer Reports and JDPower so they aren't crap. I love my Mazdas too much to switch over though but I've never had a problem with my 6 madzas

  49. 2011 Chevy Volt when my wife doesn't take it, our other car is the 2011 Nissan Leaf. Our Volt has right at 5000 miles now and we are at a "Lifetime mpg" of just over 100 mpg. Our home is fully solar PV equipped and we have ZERO electricity use charges even charging BOTH cars regularly

    Dude…I'm so jealous! I can't wait for this thing to show up in Canada!!

  50. 2011 Dodge Charger R/T HEMI black on black and it is the best car I have ever owned. love the led backlights and the big 8.4 UConnect screen and of course the HEMI under the hood! Keep up the great work Dodge!

  51. Several, mostly convertables. But the ones I spend almost half my driving time in (because they're so darn practical) are a couple minivans we bought new in '06 & '99 One is a Town & Country with 201,000 miles/6th oil change and 8th set of tires but so far no maintanence/repairs (except for a radiator flush at 120k) in spite of sitting outside every winter in the snow. The other a Grand Caravan (keep it in FL) that looks like new (except for where my wife backed into it with another car). I keep wanting to trade up to the latest styling but my wife says if I do that I can't buy other (more fun) vehicles at the same time (like a Shelby Mustang right now); so they just keep lumbering on. She points out that they're the only ones that sit outside all winter–and start every time.(the T&C when its 20 below up north; & the Dodge no matter how hot it gets in FL). (Not really true though, the '09 BMW vert is just as reliable and sometimes it sits out too.) But for hauling kids, lumber, friends, bikes, and trailers under 3800lbs nothing is easier to use or more reliable. And I don't have to empty them out all the time because there's plenty of room. The practicality is pretty addictive. Wish all my 'verts were as dependable and low-maintainance. Kinda ironic that the 'Verts make me FEEL "care-free" but the minivans actually ARE "care-free".

  52. A 1995 Oldsmobile Achieva S!
    Well, I was driving her until the 3.1 failed about a month ago.
    Currently working on acquiring a 1987 Pontiac Trans Am πŸ˜€

  53. 2011 Ford Edge Sport is my daily driver,love it! I bought it in April and love it more each day.
    2011 Ford SVT Raptor SuperCrew is my weekend warrior, what a vehicle! I just purchased it last Tuesday and the reactions it gets is amazing. Def well worth the money!!

  54. 2009 Chevy Sliverado 1500 LT-Z Crew Cab
    2009 Mazda 6 Grand Touring
    2006 Mercedes Benz E350 4-Matic
    2001 Chevy Sliverado 1500 LT Ex. Cab
    2000 Hyundai Elantra GLS
    1997 Nissan Maxima SE
    1986 Mercedes Benz 190e

  55. Me: 2004 Infiniti FX35 with 103,000 miles. Great SUV, a little thirsty, but I would but it again. By the way, I hate the new remodeled FX's. They look cartoonish to me.

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