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scottneb
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Sounds like Bob knows how to roll. That makes my Vino look like trash.
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I have a Tercel. It's underpowered.

. . .

0 to 60 in about 2 minutes. [Big Grin]

Seriously, though, I like my car. It gets me where I need to go, and it gets really good gas milage.

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A 1985 Burgundy Volvo 240.

Hey, it was cheap.

-Bok

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A 1895 Sleigh with 32 hoof drive, and an 8dp (deer powered) engine under the hood. Trust me, this baby flies.
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I drive a 92 Chevy corsica.
It's rusty, and has problems startign sometimes, but it works.

Ni!

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I drive a currently filthy 1999 Chrysler Town and Country Limited.

My little brother totalled my "baby". My first car that I was planning on restoring one of these days. It was a 1976 V-8 Plymouth Volare, robin-egg blue and affectionately known as the smurfmobile. May it rest in peace. It died taking out a Mercedes-Benz so I guess it had a glorious ending.

AJ

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You should kiss the ground your brother walks on. Restoring a Robin's Egg blue Plymouth Volare would've cost you an arm and a leg and you would've still had a Robin's Egg blu Plymouth Volare at the end of it all.
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Trek 1000 [Evil] [Wink]

Hobbes [Smile]

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Black 2003 Kia Spectra GSX.

Love my car. [Big Grin]

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2003 Pontiac Grand Am GT.
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A 2003 Volkswagen Beetle- color: Sunflower Yellow. I love it!
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When it came time to replace my Metro, already a replacement itself (and a sucky one at that), I knew I wanted a Subaru. I knew I wanted a standard. I was hoping for a few certain bonuses such as a cd player and heated leather seats. I got it all and more in my black and gold, Limited Edition '99 Outback. Disregarding the huge debt and expensive maintenance, she fits me like a glove, and I won't give her up at least until she's paid for.

p.s. I think Elements are ugly, but you can't deny the roominess.

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<insert roominess denial here>
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You can't deny the roomines of a refridgerator box, either.

And it's much prettier.

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Some of the nicest regular(not overly expensive) cars I have seen are Pontiac Grand Prixs and Grand Ams, toyota avalons(this is my car), subaru WRX sedans, and the new Isuzu trooper(I can't believe it looks good now).
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2002 Dark Green VW Jetta. Absoluetly no options, but I love it anyway.

The Honda element is a crime against nature. It is quite possibly the worst looking automobile I have ever had the displeasure of beholding.

Given that, if you like it, more power to you. Just avoid me. [Razz]

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1993 Black Toyota Camry LE. Only 80,000 miles but everything is starting to just come apart. Speakers fall off, locks don't work, I lose my front left hubcap about once a week... Almost time for a new car.
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The Avalon is choice. If you have the means, I highly recommend it.
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My brother has a 1984 Toyota pickup with about 50k miles on it. No joke.
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There is no way to kill an old Toyota pickup. I left mine to my little sister who drove it and supposedly killed it. With my permission my parents went to trade it in and get a few hundred bucks out of it. Turns out the dealer replaced the alternator and the thing runs better than when I was abusing it. It's like those Pet Cemetery movies.
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I have my mother's old '96 Crown Vic, navy blue with a yellow paint smear over the driver's side front wheel (in my defense, I only had my permit). I call it GIR (from InvaderZIM), but Correlle calls it 'the land tank with a big rear'.

This is how I see it: It's big enough to fit all of my friends comfortably, the radio and a/c work, and if anyone pokes too much fun at my car, the trunk's big enough to fit the body. Two or three, actually. [Wink]

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I just got an 03 BMW. My dad bought it for half price at $28,000 which in my opinion, is pretty steep for a stupid car.

I have been waiting four years for a lime green buggy but my parents kept prodding me to take that other car. [Mad]

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I have a hand-me-down car from my brother. A green 2000 Toyota Corolla complete with a huge ink stain above the passenger side visor. This reminds me that I really need to clean it out when I get back home. No one could sit in the back at the moment with all the stuff in there.
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Well, it isn't a major derail...

Anyone like to suggest a GM product that 6' 6" person might fit into and is enjoyable enough to drive? Price is a consideration, so I'm afraid I cannot take suggestions of either Cadillacs or Hummers.

Feyd Baron, DoC
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It might be easier just to cut you off at the knees.....
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rivka
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Nah, he'll have trouble driving without feet. Just remove about 30 cm from the middle.

[Edit: Too many prepositions!]

[ December 16, 2003, 12:06 PM: Message edited by: rivka ]

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I drive a 1995 Pontiac Bonneville, red with a dark blue spoiler and mag wheels. Actually pretty nice looking. We bought it off the street three years ago. It has a 3.6L 6 cylinder engine and gets up hills. Full leather interior and traction control. A computerized climate control system that does not work very well. And the traction control module went out last year and turned on a light on the dashboard, which meant I failed the safety inspection. I found a used module from a junkyard in Oregon for $200. New ones from the Pontiac dealer cost $700. Argh.

Next car I get will have good old fashioned knobs and dials and no fancy computerized traction control.

I actually think the Element is kind of cute in a pseudo-granola/beetlish kind of way. It's not that ugly. The Aztec, on the other hand, is an abomination, as is just about everything Cadillac is making these days. The Ford Focus is also ugly.

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GMC/Chevy full size trucks or vans might work.

Otherwise, the only one is going to be the Impala, and maybe then only the older ones. My guess anyway.

Or you could do as suggested and buy a car with T-Tops. Wear goggles though.

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2003 Black Centennial Model Ford Explorer

It's nice for me to now be married. My previous vehicle was a 1987 maroonishy dull dodge plymouth van. I could take most of the kids on my daughters soccer team along with me, and some of their parents as well. No kidding! I hated it.

Before that I drove a Saab. I loved that car! I knew I'd really hit mommy maturedom when I sold it and bought the van.

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<--Likes the new Cadillacs. Especially the XLR.
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Actually Bob, the Blue Volare was in mint condition. I bought it from a 91 year old lady for $800. It had about 50,000 miles on it at the time of the crash and only 38,000 miles on it when I bought it.

It's original upholstery was in perfect condition except for one seam that the original thread broke and you could see the foam underneath. I could have resewn it myself but I didn't get around to it. The 91 year old lady kept these ugly plastic seat covers on it from the day she got it and when I pulled them off, it was like new. The seats were extremely comfortable compared to modern seats. The back seat was more comfortable than a couch and one of the only car seats that I have ever seen that was truly comfortable enough to make out in. Alas, I never got to try it out for that purpose.

The only repairs it needed, were minor rust repair (which we actually had done) dent removal of two dents (one which I put in, the other which my brother contributed to) a new paint job and new vinyl on the roof. Really wouldn't have cost terribly much.

AJ

I could beat anybody off the stoplight line in that car with that V-8, though you could watch the gas gauge drop as I accelerated. <sigh>

[ December 16, 2003, 12:15 PM: Message edited by: BannaOj ]

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Until about a month and a half ago, I was verily happily driving a 99 Toyota Corolla. Then some guy rammed me and stole my wallet.

Now I have a new driver's license, a new wallet, and a 2002 Mitsubishi Lancer. I was very nervous about getting the Lancer, since Consumer Reports didn't have enough data to rate anything but its ride, which it didn't care for, but I have to say I'm loving it. It is in absolutely pristine condition--it looks like it just rolled off the factory floor--and has 27,000 miles on it.

The remote keyless entry on it has an incredibly long range. It's pretty fun making it honk from clear across the parking lot.

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2002 Chevy Sierra Z-71. Its the coolest truck ever. Its got buttons I still havenít figured out yet. Heated leather seats. (Awesome on those cold mornings. ) The one button 4WD comes in really handy in bad weather. And it gets almost 14 miles to the gallon. I can drive across the country for only 137.000 dollars. Canít beat that baby. I will never drive a car again. Until Iím rich and can buy my 64 corvette of course.
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Well, the Impala is certainly one of the cars I'm looking at (It's one of the top two really). Sadly enough, I don't fit in the newer Bonnevilles. Oddly enough, I do fit in the smaller Grand Prix (It's a head room issue, not leg room).

I've looked at full sized trucks (mostly Dodge, which I know isn't GM), as well as the GMC Envoy. Both of those work, but I'd probably call them out of my price range. Even with full-sized trucks, unless it is an extended cab, I have leg room issues (it's the bench seat layout that causes that problem).

What I'm currently driving is a Land Yacht (95 Park Avenue), which is great for long road trips, but leaves something to be desired for city driving.

Feyd Baron, DoC

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In my defense I present this
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Noemon
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Holy *crap* that's an ugly car--inside and out!
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quote:
2002 Chevy Sierra Z-71. Its the coolest truck ever. Its got buttons I still havenít figured out yet. Heated leather seats. (Awesome on those cold mornings. ) The one button 4WD comes in really handy in bad weather. And it gets almost 14 miles to the gallon. I can drive across the country for only 137.000 dollars. Canít beat that baby. I will never drive a car again. Until Iím rich and can buy my 64 corvette of course.
Whoa, and I'm embarrassed that my Volvo only gets 23 miles to the gallon!

Driving across the country = 3,000 miles.
You need 214 gallons to drive across the country.
In OK, gas is $1.25, but that's some of the cheapest in the US. In the rest of the country you'd be looking at about $1.50/gallon or more.
So, at an average of $1.50 a gallon, this drive across the country would cost you $321 in gas. In my Volvo station wagon, it would be about $195, and in a Honda Prius it would be $88.

It may be a good truck, but it sure ain't fuel-efficient. [Smile]

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I drive a 1993 Toyota Corolla. 170,000 miles.

But the luxury of this item is that it's paid for. Nothing is as luxurious as having no payments.

efrum

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Black Mage-- I am so jealous! [Hail]

I drive a 1990 Oldsmobile Silhouette mini-van that is falling apart [Roll Eyes] Oh well, at least we have two cars now!

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I parked next to one of THESE yesterday in line at the car wash, and this has to be the ugliest car I've ever seen in my life (except for the Pacer, which used to be the ugliest car before they quit making it). This is much worse than the Element.

Farmgirl

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For those jealous of Black Mage (and who actually believe him), here is the opportunity to own your VERY OWN.

(kinda reminds me of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang)

FG

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Feyd,

I've heard the 96' Impala SS is great for us tall guys. It's also probably the only car that looks cool with spinners. [Razz]

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1994 Chrysler Town and Country, fully loaded. I love it! It's the perfect Mom-mobile, except for being too old to have dual side sliding doors.

In the next year or so, I'll get hubby's 2002 Trailblazer (also fully loaded, we got a great deal on it), and we'll get him a sedan for his commute.

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I can't decide which is uglieróthe Infiniti FX or its twin sister, the Nissan Murano.
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I now drive a '01 Hyundai Elantra for my long commute to work.

Alas, my wife now drives my '97 Grand Cherokee. [Frown]

And now with Ryan, she's starting the push to trade it in for a mini-van. Are there truly great benefits to driving a mini-van over an SUV if you're a mom?

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YES!
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I'm not an SUV fan in any case, so I'd pick a minivan over an SUV with or without kids.

But there are definite advantages. SUVs are generally harder to get in and out of, ESPECIALLY while lugging a baby carrier or toddler.

Besides, nothing says "future soccer mom" quite like a minivan!

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Also, the new Chevy Malibus and Monte Carlos look really good.

Ugly = any mitsubishi or import with those nasty, giant spoilers bolted on

[ December 17, 2003, 11:50 AM: Message edited by: BrianM ]

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zgator...check out the Nissan Quest.

And the biggest advantage I can see with today's minivans are:

1) Dual side sliding doors for easy access and flow-thru ventilation while cleaing up barf.

2) bucket seats in the 2nd row. Most SUVs don't have that.

3) Removable rear seat with cavernous space in back.

But minivans are not that good looking and they just scream "sacrificial parent on board."

Oh well.

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CU has recommended the Odyssey every year for almost 10 years now. But the Quest is nice too.

I actually quite like the look of the late-90s Odysseys. The newer ones have that whole skirt-thing happening. *shudders*

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