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Shearwater

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Posted: 02/09/14 02:10pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

An AWD VW Tiguan.

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I am currently on a Lexus RX350. A fine automobile. A little pricey at first, but the lack of breakdowns over time make it worthwhile. This is my second one of these. The first one, a 2004 had over 175000 miles on it with nothing except brakes, battery and tires. This one is in the 60,000 mile range and nothing except brakes and battery. Comfortable, economical and safe.


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We bought a Kia Soul last year and I like driving it plus it's easy to get in & out of. It's also roomy in the inside for a small car, I think. Not great gas mileage tho...20 or less in town and we have gotten 33 on the highway. It serves the purpose and we'll see how long it lasts!


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Our everyday car is a 2013 Sonata Ltd. and our backup is a 2001 Chrysler Sebring LXI 2Dr. Coupe with the 3.0 Mitsubishi Eclipse drive train. The Sebring only has 39K miles on it and we put less than 1,000 mi/yr on it.

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Pawz4me wrote:

Other than the RV, we haven't owned any vehicle other than a Honda since 1992. They're so reliable we aren't even tempted to look at anything else. Our toad and oldest DS's daily driver is a 2001 CRV with 192,000 miles on it. It has needed two brake-related repairs (sensor and master cylinder). Other than that nothing but routine maintenance. We also have a 2011 Civic and a 2008 Fit.


Same brakes in 192,000 miles ?

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I LOVE my Lexus RX400 Hybrid, I'm too old to be bouncing around in some small great mileage giving little car. Had a Jeep Liberty for a while and got tired of the crummy ride. This vehicle is quiet, smooth and comfortable, but not cheap.

Hgarnerno1 wrote:

I am currently on a Lexus RX350. A fine automobile. A little pricey at first, but the lack of breakdowns over time make it worthwhile. This is my second one of these. The first one, a 2004 had over 175000 miles on it with nothing except brakes, battery and tires. This one is in the 60,000 mile range and nothing except brakes and battery. Comfortable, economical and safe.



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Pawz4me

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Lessmore wrote:

Pawz4me wrote:

Other than the RV, we haven't owned any vehicle other than a Honda since 1992. They're so reliable we aren't even tempted to look at anything else. Our toad and oldest DS's daily driver is a 2001 CRV with 192,000 miles on it. It has needed two brake-related repairs (sensor and master cylinder). Other than that nothing but routine maintenance. We also have a 2011 Civic and a 2008 Fit.


Same brakes in 192,000 miles ?


We consider that routine maintenance. Not a "repair."


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I LOVE my MINI Countryman All 4. Reviews on quality aren't that great, but my son has a 2011 MINI Cooper that he's had no issues with. I've had to Countryman-first one was replaced due to a total-and have had no issues with either. It's all-wheel drive and handles snow and rough roads as well as my Subaru Outback and Chevy Tahoe did. The Outback is a great size and is great quality as well. The MINI, though, is just plain fun to drive.


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surgtech56 wrote:

I probably need AWD or 4WD. We are outdoorsy people, biking, hiking, cross country skiing, kayaking, and soon to be paddleboarding.

We have a Subaru Outback...it would be tailor made for you. Also great for transporting the dog.


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tatest

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When my wife died I gave her Accord to the youngest, and got myself a Honda Fit. I can carry 4 people easily, 5 in a pinch, or about 80 cu ft of stuff. 35 MPG on average, 41 mpg on a good day (no air conditioning running). And it is set up to tow, and at 2500 pounds it tows easily. I use it for road trips and when I need to carry other people.

But most of the time, every day, I'm still driving the little 2001 Ranger that I bought in 2006 to pull behind the motorhome. It still gets 24 MPG highway, about 21 around town, can carry the bulky messy loads involved in property management, has good clearance for dirt roads and going across fields, and during the warm nine months of the year I can park it with the windows down and it is old enough that nobody messes with it.

If you have different habits, don't live in a small town in an agricultural area, you may have completely different transportation needs.

* This post was edited 02/09/14 06:26pm by tatest *


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