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Re: What car do you drive?
« Reply #100 on: March 20, 2014, 11:20:42 AM »
I have an '06 Saturn Ion. The supercharged one. Paid for, has 86K miles.
Also have an '08 Dodge minivan, paid cash for it, has about 90K miles. Not getting rid of either one any time soon.

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Re: What car do you drive?
« Reply #101 on: March 20, 2014, 11:46:28 AM »
2002 Chevy Silverado, with tons of dings and dents, hasn't been washed since 2006, covered with "Ron Paul for President" stickers, and a camper top that doesn't match.  It's one ugly looking vehicle.  But it's really not a bad truck- has low mileage and runs great.  It's just UGLY.  Which is fine, because no self respecting thief will steal it.

I LOVE to drive it to the office (maybe once a week, because I work from home), because most of the cars there are late model "near luxury" BMWs, Mercedes, Lexi, and the like (you know, the kind of cars broke people with upper middle class professional incomes  love to drive)- the look of fear on their faces as I pull up next to their brand new, spotless $29k bottom of the line POS Mercedes CLA is just priceless.

Yeah, I'm evil...:)

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Re: What car do you drive?
« Reply #102 on: March 20, 2014, 11:54:36 AM »
I saw a Bentley in my little town this morning--it had just pulled to a stop outside one of our historic downtown hotels.  Wowser.  As I rode my bike past it, I spied a coin in the street.  I doubled back to pick it up--it was a penny.  Wonder what the driver of the Bentley thought.

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Re: What car do you drive?
« Reply #103 on: March 20, 2014, 12:21:06 PM »
2002 Hyundai Elantra, 98K miles.  I currently put fewer than 3K miles on it each year so it should last a good, long time.

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Re: What car do you drive?
« Reply #104 on: March 20, 2014, 01:58:50 PM »
1995 buick century 14, 500 miles.  Grandma literally drove it 700 miles a year. It works incredibly well in the NE snow as a bonus.

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Re: What car do you drive?
« Reply #105 on: March 20, 2014, 03:30:02 PM »
A 2004 Hyundai Elantra, which replaced my 1991 Nissan Maxima last summer.

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Re: What car do you drive?
« Reply #106 on: March 20, 2014, 03:59:46 PM »
03 VW Golf 2.slow and manual.    Still hasn't hit 100,000.   

07 Civic Hybrid

00 Sienna (my moms car but it lives at my house, I do all the mx and get to drive it)

I think we'll get 10 more years out of all our cars.   I really hate cars.

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Re: What car do you drive?
« Reply #107 on: March 20, 2014, 04:49:23 PM »
2006 scion xA as of just last week.  Paid cash.  I absolutely love it.  Meep meep!

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Re: What car do you drive?
« Reply #108 on: April 02, 2014, 11:14:41 PM »
2006 scion xA as of just last week.  Paid cash.  I absolutely love it.  Meep meep!

Me too!! I just bought my kid a 2006 scion xA from craigslist for $5000!! It only had 71,000 miles. I actually love driving it myself.  I'll drive it over my 2007 Honda Accord cuz it has better gas mileage.

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Re: What car do you drive?
« Reply #109 on: April 03, 2014, 01:46:12 AM »
1999 Mazda 121 - 250,000 km

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Re: What car do you drive?
« Reply #110 on: April 03, 2014, 09:25:21 AM »
2010 Dodge Avenger. 73k miles.  Bought for $14k with plus some expensive insurance I never used on 72-month financing in a non-Mustachian time.  It is now paid, but ended up costing me about $20k total.  Now to drive it into the ground!

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Re: What car do you drive?
« Reply #111 on: April 03, 2014, 09:27:04 AM »
2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee.  Just paid off remaining loan balance too. 

My first SUV and I love this car.

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Re: What car do you drive?
« Reply #112 on: April 03, 2014, 09:52:01 AM »
2003 VW Jetta 1.8T

Other Info:
average (all in - insurance, repair, maintenance, fuel) ongoing cost presently $300 per month (3,600 per year is crazy - around 11% of annual spending!)
Being used approximately 7,000km per year now (now 50cents per km) - used to be more like 18,000km per year (195,000 km odometer)
I have written it off the books at ZERO and don't factor depreciation anymore.

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Re: What car do you drive?
« Reply #113 on: April 03, 2014, 09:59:29 AM »
A 1998 SL Saturn.  Bought it for $2200 cash.  It costs me $1200 a year to own/operate (gas, registration, tires, oil change, insurance, repairs).

I drive it so little that I go 2 years between oil changes.  I drive 1500 miles a year.  We have another car that we use for road trips, or driving to the airport.  My car is just for town.

A review online called it as exciting as low-fat vanilla yogurt.  Very true.

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Re: What car do you drive?
« Reply #114 on: April 03, 2014, 10:05:57 AM »
2003 Volkswagen TDI with over 300,000 miles on it.

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Re: What car do you drive?
« Reply #115 on: April 03, 2014, 10:46:50 AM »
Bought a used 2012 Nissan Versa in August with cash.  Getting 37 MPG.

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Re: What car do you drive?
« Reply #116 on: April 03, 2014, 12:55:18 PM »
2006 KIA RIO5.

I am the second owner (I purchased it in Feb 2007 with 8000kms on it) and it has never given me a single problem. *** Knocks on Wood ***

I work in the land of very large SUV's and trucks. I routinely get comments from coworkers about how small my car is and I almost squished you, etc.
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Re: What car do you drive?
« Reply #117 on: April 03, 2014, 01:16:55 PM »
2004 Toyota Corolla - gets 32 MPG, currently has 132k miles.

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Re: What car do you drive?
« Reply #118 on: April 03, 2014, 05:27:34 PM »
Monday thru Friday,  a train.
Weekends,  a 2000 Lexus.  Best car I've ever owned. 
 "A Toyota with earrings. "

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Re: What car do you drive?
« Reply #119 on: April 04, 2014, 08:49:03 AM »
If these things pan out, this will be my new ride:

http://www.eliomotors.com/?gclid=CNTbl6OJx70CFUYV7AodbVAAaQ

Cautiously optomistic

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Re: What car do you drive?
« Reply #120 on: April 04, 2014, 10:05:45 AM »
2005 Jetta and a 2008 Toyota Matrix.

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Re: What car do you drive?
« Reply #121 on: April 04, 2014, 12:37:35 PM »
2002 4Runner
2012 Tacoma

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Re: What car do you drive?
« Reply #122 on: April 04, 2014, 01:34:47 PM »
I'll play :)  80+% travel is pedal-bike
the 20% is a 2000 corvette. yeah. Corvette.

Bought it cash with 130k on the clock. maintenance & repair is easy & cheap, and it has a big trunk :)
18mpg city, 30+ highway
It's so old (and I'm 36 with excellent record) that insurance is cheap too.

I'll be able to enjoy it for 10yrs and probably get what I paid for it

family ride (7 in the household) is a minivan. 22+mpg with a light foot.

try one, you might like it ;0

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Re: What car do you drive?
« Reply #123 on: April 06, 2014, 07:16:49 AM »
A 1998 SL Saturn.  Bought it for $2200 cash.  It costs me $1200 a year to own/operate (gas, registration, tires, oil change, insurance, repairs).

I drive it so little that I go 2 years between oil changes.  I drive 1500 miles a year.  We have another car that we use for road trips, or driving to the airport.  My car is just for town.

A review online called it as exciting as low-fat vanilla yogurt.  Very true.

I had a '96 SL, bought it barely used and drove it for... let's see... around 10 years. Had 205K miles on it, was still running like a clock. At that point I had already gotten a newer '06 Ion and I didn't want to wait 5 years till my oldest kid could drive it, so I sold it. I still see it around town occasionally. Now I wish I had fixed it up and kept it. Oh well. Live and learn.

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Re: What car do you drive?
« Reply #124 on: April 06, 2014, 10:39:38 AM »
2008 Honda Fit with 80k miles.  It's super practical but also loud and very uncomfortable.  It's particularly bad lately because the winter has destroyed our roads here in Connecticut.  I'm trying with all my Mustachian might to resist selling it and buying a more comfy car, maybe an ex-rental Impala or Avalon sometime in the future.

2009 Fit sport with 80K here

I know there was a significant redesign for 2009 which made me not want to go older (more drivers leg room, more adjustable steering wheel position, headrest design especially for the back is much better). I say all that just bc I wonder how different overall comfort is between the two. I've been very surprised that on long (10 hour day) kind of trips my back hurst less in the fit than even luxury cars I've owned in the past. It is a bit loud at hwy speed but no obnoxious, just turn up the radio. I average b/t 37-40mpg in combined city/hwy driving.

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Re: What car do you drive?
« Reply #125 on: April 06, 2014, 10:59:51 AM »
1998 BMW Z3    I'll run it til it dies....  :)

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Re: What car do you drive?
« Reply #126 on: April 07, 2014, 11:12:54 AM »
2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 103k 22mpg on average.

Really want to sell and get into Scion xA manual... but dont know
where to start.

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Re: What car do you drive?
« Reply #127 on: April 07, 2014, 11:32:25 AM »
2006 Toyota Prius
1999 Toyota Corolla

When the Corolla kicks it, we'll get another Prius -- we love that car!

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Re: What car do you drive?
« Reply #128 on: April 07, 2014, 11:33:56 AM »
1990 Toyota Camry - Station Wagon. KBB value of: too old. Thanks Grandmom! Less than 100,000 miles on it.

Jealous! I love the Camry station wagons :) Awesome that it's under 100k miles. Our 1999 Corolla is pushing 150k at this point.

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Re: What car do you drive?
« Reply #129 on: April 07, 2014, 11:35:52 AM »
A 1998 SL Saturn.  Bought it for $2200 cash.  It costs me $1200 a year to own/operate (gas, registration, tires, oil change, insurance, repairs).

I drive it so little that I go 2 years between oil changes.  I drive 1500 miles a year.  We have another car that we use for road trips, or driving to the airport.  My car is just for town.

A review online called it as exciting as low-fat vanilla yogurt.  Very true.

I had a '96 SL, bought it barely used and drove it for... let's see... around 10 years. Had 205K miles on it, was still running like a clock. At that point I had already gotten a newer '06 Ion and I didn't want to wait 5 years till my oldest kid could drive it, so I sold it. I still see it around town occasionally. Now I wish I had fixed it up and kept it. Oh well. Live and learn.

Haha, lowfat vanilla yogurt!  That's about right.

Since my last post, we have received the salvage from DH's accident (USAA gave it to us for nothing!) and bought an engine-less LS1 for $300 off Craigslist.  We are going to combine all the useful parts of each one to create a working vehicle, and then sell it.  So at the moment, we have SIX Saturns!

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Re: What car do you drive?
« Reply #130 on: April 07, 2014, 12:16:46 PM »
Picked up an '88 Sentra 4-speed Standard for $400 a couple of weeks ago. $20 cap & rotor and she's purring.
Sold the 2000 Jeep Cherokee...well, later this afternoon actually. Snow is coming down and people were looking at me all crazy like as I brought my bike in, since I'll be selling the Jeep from my workplace. :-) Should be a fun ride home.

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Re: What car do you drive?
« Reply #131 on: April 07, 2014, 07:10:39 PM »
1997 LX450 (Toyota Landcruiser). Thought about selling it but then common sense prevailed and I decided 12 MPG was too good to give up.


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Re: What car do you drive?
« Reply #132 on: April 07, 2014, 08:26:15 PM »
'02 530i