What car do you drive???
Once in a while, I do get curious and ask people what car they drive.
It’s that time again.
I am really interested in what people who read the site actually drive.
What are you guys currently driving?
And maybe, why?
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Subaru Outback (ability to carry kids but not too big) and Lexus GX460 (wife's car for more kid hauling)
I live in Dallas and I have a 2017 Mercedes C43 that I got certified pre-owned with only 8k on it and a year old at the time. It has amazing power and sound for a much lower price than a C63. My husband and I also just got a 2017 GLC Coupe certified pre-owned and while it has less power than my C43, it still has plenty of get up and go with a smoother ride. We have been very happy with both and got great deals on them.
2016 Volvo V60 Cross Country T5 AWD
Because I love Sweden and Volvo, because I like the styling (and Cross Country Volvos have always been special to me) and because I need a versatile car to fit sports gear in. When it came out, it was immediately clear to me that this is MY car. I traded it in for a 2010 V60 2.0T.
2017 Jaguar F-Type Coupe w/manual transmission. LOVE my car! Came with 5 year warranty and 5 years of FREE service. Not a single problem with it in two years of driving. Jaguar quality is wonderful!
Me- 2015 Mini Cooper S 4-door Hardtop
Wife- 2013 BMW 528i
Son in college- 1999 Dodge Dakota 4×4
Family Truckster- 2012 Honda Pilot Touring 4×4
My wife and I both have Jeep Grand Cherokees 2013s w. the Hemi and four wheel drive – After shopping a great many premium new cars she liked mine so much she insisted i find one just like it for her, which I did – but hers is red and mine is blue.
i also have a real 1969 Dodge Charger R/T SE w, a six-pack I built my self from a junkyard wreck.
Past cars of mine incl.
a 1971 Plymouth Road Runner, a 1966 Dodge Custom 880 (the Highway patrol staple) A 1989 New Yorker Mark Cross edition a 1999 Chrysler 300 M, and a 32 foot Chinook R/V.
2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee and a 2012 VW Golf.
2010 Honda Accord Crosstour because i live in upstate NY need awd it was affordable and supposed to be reliable but im having issues with my 4wd Im switching back to toyota when I get rid of it.
Audi A5 Convertible
@Stratocharger – my wife and I had matching VW Passat TDIs for a time, one blue and one black. It was fun until I took them in for service; I finally started referencing them by their VIN numbers so the dealer could keep them straight. LOL
We currently have a Chrysler Pacifica. Best vehicle for 4 kids, and my wife loves to drive it too. I have a '16 Passat SE for my commuter car, and we also have an '05 Nissan Titan.
I live in Phoenix, we drive a 2014 Ford Fusion Titanium with 104k miles, owned it since 100 miles, zero issues, regular maintenance, so far a set of tires, great car with great features, Lane Assist, Auto Park, Adaptive Cruise, etc…
Our other car is a 2016 Mustang GT Premium, it has about 40k miles, the AC broke several times during the summers, but was fixed under warranty, other than that, its been a great car.
My wife wants to switch out of the Fusion in the near future to a Mercedes GLC43 or a Range Velar. But I am very iffy about owning Euro cars (reliability).
I on the other hand have been very interested in the new Lincoln Aviator, but that's a long way out in terms of purchasing since the Mustang only has 40k miles.
Great with kids, great for touring.
My household vehicles are not nearly as impressive, but I have a 2009 Mazda 6 with 6spd manual, and my wife drives a 2008 Honda Odyssey Touring. I still have fun driving my car and it has proven to be a very reliable daily driver. Was my first Mazda, and part of Ford/Mazda partnership. I believe Mazda has done better since seperating, and am looking forward to a newer 6 or CX5 to replace my car in the not too distant future.
No Tesla? That's my car.
2019 Volvo XC60 T6 R-Design
2019 Genesis G70 3.3T! My favorite ride yet!!!
2017 Honda Accord EX 6-speed manual… the only way to drive!
I am a single gay dude and I have a new Lexus IS Turbo F-Sport for the streets and a 2000 Lexus LX 470 with mild upgrades for in the sheets…and I mean that as in sheets of ice and snow and off road.
2011 Camaro RS convertible, 188,000 miles & going strong
2003 BMW M3 convertible 6-speed manual, 2007 BMW Z4 M Coupe 6-speed manual (mainly for the track) 2008 Toyota RAV4 V6 Limited, 2007 BMW Z4 3.0si convertible auto, 2008 BMW X3 3.0si (about to be replaced with a ~2016 X5 xDrive35i when we find the right one.)
I live in Sao Paulo/ Brazil and i drive a vw polo 2018.
Mercedes – c300 convertible and GLK250
2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk. Why? LOVE the styling. Jeep Nailed it with this one, and even nine years into the design it still looks great! Also, I've always had two cars — something comfortable and luxurious for daily driving and something I can take off road. This combines the best of both worlds.
Peugeot RCZ ASPHALT
Me: 2013 Fiat Abarth 500C – I live in the city and it was the most fun that i could find in a commuter car. Small so it's easy to park and i can zip around in traffic. Plus top down = GLORIOUS SOUND. Second option was the FRS but the experience paled in comparison to the Abarth.
Wife: 2019 WRX – She wanted a compact sedan/hatchback with more power than a regular compact car (ie. civic). It was between the GTI and the WRX and we plan on keeping the car long term so we went with the WRX.
Current car: 2013 Honda Civic EX-L Navi.
2011 Ford Fusion SEL
2005 Nissan Altima 2.5 S
1997 Saab 900S convertible
1995 Saab 900S 5-door
Money, fuel economy, and reliability drove my current purchase.
I drive whatever I can steal.
2 inexpensive and reliable 15 yr old Hondas… a Civic and a CRV…
In my dreams, some resto-modded electrified old Citroens for every day of the week (2cv Truckette, DS, Ami 6, 11cv and a GS), plus a Lotus 7 for windy roads
Daily – 2018 Honda Civic Touring Sedan
Weekend – 2012 Mercedes ML63
I've been following your blog since I was a teenager! I'm 34 now.
Believe it or not, I still drive my 2004 VW Touareg V8. It has lots of issues, but drives. Like it a lot, but never again will buy over-engineered German vehicles (despite them looking better and driving better than most others). The reliability is terrible and costs to fix ridiculous ($2,000 to replace a $20 temp sensor, or $1,000 to swap out a $50 hydraulic lift for rear hatch because Germans thought it would be nice to hide that part). Most Asian or American cars don’t have such ridiculous issues and costs.
Murano and Tucson, soon changing to Infiniti QX50 and Subaru Forrester
2017 Ford Edge
2014 Cadillac ATS 3.6 Performance.
2014 BMW X3 and a 2014 Toyota Prius
So my first car was the square generation of Fiat 500, then VW Polo 3. gen, then BMW 3, now Mercedes E Class and as the next one A.R. Stelvio…
2007 Infiniti G35s sedan
2019 Lexus RX350 F-Sport
I drive a Ford Mondeo 1.8 tdci econetic from 2010.
2019 Hyundai Veloster N. Most fun car I've ever driven and a really smooth and comfortable drive when you need it to be
2018 Lexus NX300
2015 Honda CRV Touring
1966 Ford Mustang Coupe C Code 289 with 4speed
From Brazil: 2018 Civic EXL sedan
4 Hondas since 1981. 690,000 miles.
Honda do nothing great.
They do everything pretty well and hit for a high average.
Also, I'm comfortable with the dealers.
2011 Renault Megane Renault Sport 250
My main driver is a 2006 Lexus RX400h. It just turned 189,000 miles this afternoon. Wife has 2016 BMW X3, daughter has 2019 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro. Sons have 2015 F150 Lariat FX4 and 2016 Subaru BRX.
Avid daily readers from Quebec
I drive 2005 Honda Accord with 173,984 mille (280,000 km) on the counter in one of the worst weather in north America
Great article on the HRV but in 4WD trim a bit on the slow side.
As we says in Quebec
Our daily driver is a Lexus ES30h while our 'snow bird express' is a Nissan Rogue. I'd much prefer a Jaguar or Porsche, even a Unimog but my brain cannot commit to such extravagances. Any suggestions on a more luxurious but equally frugal replacement for the Rogue?
2019 VW Jetta SEL Premium (so much car for the money and amazing economy plus the 6/72 warranty)
2018 Dodge Journey Crossroad 4 (got 11k off the price and it is very well equipped for the cost)
1990 Mercedes 500SL w/ 74,000 miles on it in the garage
Tesla Model 3 Dual Motor and a 13' BMW X3.
I used to own a 2014 Ford C-max Energi. I now own a 2017 Toyota Carolla and I'm paying off a 2017 Hyundai Sonata. I'll probably trade in the Hyundai Sonata in late 2020 or early 2021 and lease the new Ford Escape Hybrid, new Bronco hybrid, new baby Bronco, the new Ford electric SUV, or whatever other hot awd hybrid/electric SUV is affordable to lease at that time.
2013 Honda Accord EX-L/NAV with 60,157 miles.
2018 Mazda 6
2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid. My last tank was 35 mpg US, almost all city driving ! Great, comfortable city hauler.
i live in montreal,canada and drive a 2019 nissan maxima platinium
I live in Blumenau -SC, Brazil, and drive a Ford Ecosport 2019 Titanium (2.0). Purchased recently to replace a Hyundai HB20 (local version of i20). Reason was to have the best handling in the SUV world…
Audi A5 Sportback
2018 Buick Lacrosse
2018 Audi Q5 Prestige (25 mpg around town; 35 in highway driving). Chose the Prestige model to get all the advanced safety features, adjustable suspension, amazing audio system. Only negative is the balky nav system, but we do not use it anyway as we prefer Waze using Apple Car Play.
Play car is a 2006 BMW 330 (convertible), with 90,000 miles, fully restored and runs beautifully. Only regret is the it is an automatic rather than a stick.
2008 Cadillac DTS Platinum, bought in 2013.
2015 Subaru Outback
Daily Driver: 2001 Saab 9-3SE. Bought certified pre owned at 35k miles on my 19th birthday. Still my daily driver currently 168K miles. Never left me stranded and the turbo still brings and smile. Always loved Saabs since reading an article on the 9000 aero at 10 years old. and wanted to get one of the "last hatchbacks", no realizing it would be my first and only Saab 🙁
Sunday/Weekend Driver: 2014 Kia Cadenza SXL
Made plans for getting a preowned E-class or A6. Looked at the Cadenza out of curiosity, and feel in love. Couldn't rationalize my way out of the value proposition. Bulletproof reliability, high end features, 30+mpg on the hwy with nearly 300hp, and an odd level of exclusivity and interest I never expected. Looking at a K900 for my next ride.
2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee. I absolutely love it
2013 Infiniti g37x sedan, 1990 Bmw 325I 2 door
2014 Chevy Spark
2004 Toyota Mark II Blit (because it's almost like an IS200, but with room for a stroller and stuff)
2017 Nissan Leaf (because they had a cheap leasing deal, and electric is cool)
2017 Seat Ibiza SC 1.0 ecoTSI FR
Best car so far for my needs 🙂
2018 Toyota Auris TS Hybrid, 2004 Daihatsu Copen in RHD configuration
Nothing right now – I live in Copenhagen Denmark where there is an insanely high 150-180% tax on cars.
Before I moved here I lived in the UK where I drove a Volvo C30 – I really miss that car!
Keep up the good work Vince – I've been following your blog since something like 2003!
I drive a 2006 Hyundai Sonata GLS V6 with 109k miles, I bought because it was 5k less than a honda accord at the time and it had electronic stability control standard.
2013 Kia Optima LX – car was bought new – 49,000mi now – No engine problems yet!
Tesla Model S
Used to have a Saab, still miss it.
2007 Mazda 6 (110,000mi, my car)
2005 Altima (99,000mi, my wife's car)
We are currently shopping for a larger vehicle to replace the Altima within a year – most likely a Subaru Ascent.
2013 Chevy Volt and 2016 Yukon XL Denali.
1992 Supra Turbo
2014 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ
2014 Chevy Spark
I'm buying my first car, a red Toyota Etios 1.3 2015. It´s the only brazilian popular car I like and trust, besides Toyota Yaris, Honda Fit, VW Up and VW Polo, but these ones are way more expensive.
2019 Genesis G70, it is an awesome car!
2018 Buick Regal GS and 2017 Cadillac Xt5.
Just traded my 13 year old 2005 Scion x? With 192,000 for a new Honda Fit with manual transmission.
Since my license to drive Honda… and forever Honda
2017 Subaru Forester and a 2006 Nissan XTrail.
Washington, DC here. 2017 Hyundai Sonata Limited. Unbelievable features for price. Love the ventilated cooling seats. Lease is up soon though and going for newly revised Jaguar XE because I miss the fun factor!
2018 VW GTI Autobahn
2016 Golf R
2012 Subaru Impreza Sport (hatch) and 1998 Porsche Boxster
2017 Acura RDX (the wife's car)
2005 Volvo V50 (bought new, has been a great car and will be passed down to my son next year)
1991 SAAB 900 Special Edition convertible (summer car)
2007 Volvo C30 2.4i
It’s a great mix between comfort and sport, and it’s relatively rare which makes it kind of more interesting. Great for city driving and road trips alike.
2015 Sonata Hybrid. Never thought of buying a hybrid before but the thing is actually not a bore to drive. Its been flawless for 75k, still on the original pads and rotors!
Here in Denver we have a 17 Grand Cherokee for the mountains and a 17 Honda Accord for the city.
Currently a 2015 Grand Cherokee which I acquired around six months ago. It’s my 42d car. And if history is any guide will likely be supplemented or replaced sooner or later by another 911. I’ve owned six of those and while they’re expensive and impractical, there really is no substitute.
Alfa Romeo 159ti 2.4 diesel sportwagon, cos its the sexiest looking wagon ever made, and a lot of fun to drive. Also a boring Lexus SUV, cos it tows the trailer well and is comfortable. Besides you'd never want to spoil the aesthetics of the Alfa by putting to towbar on it, would you?
My car is a 2016 DS 3; a two door convertible from France. Great for the city and fun on Germany´s "Autobahn". A bit small in comparison to the other cars mentioned here, yet enough for my needs and surpisingy sporty for a car that once was intended to be a Citroen.
I drive a 2016 BMW 3 series wagon. Perfect for fun and function. Great driving vacation car that can carry a lot of stuff.
2011 Volvo C30 R Design
'12 Honda Civic for mileage (about to get traded), '18 AWD Honda CR-V for hauling/trips/winter driving and a '95 Acura Integra manual for some retro fun
'18 Skoda Karoq
Honda HR-V. Almost 37k miles and fits.my needs perfectly.
2018 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid
2018 Volkswagen GTI Autobahn.