Since my son got his license this year I decided I no longer needed a mom car so I gave him my Honda Civic and got a 2005 Mustang for me. It's fun. The kids say it needs a spoiler but I kind of like it the way it is. It's the light blue (windveil blue I think.....what the heck's a windveil anyway?).
Son has my 2003 Civic, dh has a 99 Venture and daughter has a 2000something Cavalier. Our insurance company loves us I'm sure. I really feel like a guy wearing a mask and carrying a gun should come in the envelope with the car insurance bill. We recently upped our deductible and that helped some but I can't help but think what a great cruise we could take on even our 6 month payment!
I drove our Toyota Sienna van and DH had a Camry until DS got deployed to Iraq. The Camry's lease was up the day he left so DH got the van and I drove DS 1995 Toyota 4-Runner. He came home in January (thank you God) and I bought a Honda CRV. It is a cute little get-around-town car, only driving 8 miles RT to work. BUT the best part is my personalized license plate, the whale tail with LV2BATC....
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We love the Camry and my dh inherited his dad's Corolla. He and the grandson call it the fish car. No fishing with the Camry; the bait is either chum or eels. Really bad when they send me for the slimy eels.
A 1996 Subaru SVX....and I ADORE my car! She has 114,000 miles on her, and when she finally dies, I don't know what I'm going to do. If I had been able to afford it, I would have bought two of them at the same time and put one up on blocks so I wouldn't have to go without!
They only made about 25,000 of the SVX (it's the very sporty one with the "funny windows"), and I've never figured out why it wasn't a best-seller - it does everything well, and it's luxurious as well.
TexasFyre--yes his name is Drew. When we bought it, my daughter stated that the car was the same color as the New England Patriots jerseys. Then my son said "Hey, it's Drew Blue." (Drew Bledsoe played for the Patriots at the time). So we started calling the car Drew. I think I have named all my cars since high school. My first car was a 1969 Chevy Camaro convertible. His name was Fred. (no idea why) Boy do I wish I still had that car. 8)
A leased 2002 Chev. Venture LS AWD and a 2000 Chev. Express 3500 (for work).
The AWD on the minivan is utter crap. The lease is up soon, and the new one is now called the Uplander (as if). There will be No AWD you can bet on the new one.
If I had the choice, I'd go back to the Toyota 4Runner. I've never seen a vehicle take abuse like that one and keep on going day after day. Built like a proverbial brick. However, I have to stay with the minivan for now... sigh.
Banker> You couldn't finesse the finance dept to spot you an Original Hummer?
Just 1 month to go until the "Cruise Cynic Mystery Cruise" ... January 2008
I'm with you on that! Our 1987 is in perfect condition. Never driven in snow, rain, etc.. I'm the only one that drives it (except my husband every now and then). If I have to run an errand I use the Rodeo as I don't like to park it in parking lots. If I have too its wayyyyyy down at the end with nothing around it. Do you do that too?
I try and park off and away but someone always parks next to me. It's like they HAVE to park next to it.
I heard about someone who wanted to get a picture of someone with a vette. She saw a vette in a parking lot and had this person SIT on the car and got a picture quickly. I would have shredded them to pieces if I came out and saw that! It is pure disrespect for someone else's property to do that. The nerve of some people. I wonder if they would have covered the damage if there was a scratch put on the car by a button or snap on the pocket of blue jeans, or if they collapsed the headlight from being on the car. No matter, it was WRONG to do it. I wonder how they would have felt if it was THEIR car and someone was doing that.
Mine is a daily driver. It has seen rain and two days of snow here. It is in excellent condition from the paint to the engine compartment. I am very particular about it, but it does go everywhere I do when it's possible. It has been in a few parades. In one, they wanted to sit a few girls on the top part after the coupe is removed. I said no. They didn't like it, but too bad.....that too is fiberglass and doesn't need that kind of weight on it.
Has anyone ever asked to borrow yours for an event like that. I was asked if someone else could drive it in a parade. Nope. No one but my husband and my kids will ever drive it.....and if my kids weren't responsible, they wouldn't either.
I'm still driving that Caddy that you asked about a couple of years ago. Best car I've ever owned, and that's saying something when one considers how many cars I've owned in the past 55 years or so!
It's a '94 Seville SLS with 108K miles on the odometer. I've had the car since '97, when I traded in my '86 Caddy Fleetwood Brougham with 228K miles on it. The SLS might be the best car (along with the STS) that Cadillac ever made. It has a Northstar engine, which came out in '93 or'94, and it's been trouble-free for as long as I've owned it. That automobile just might outlive me!
Kim has a '98 Ford Escort, and she loves it! We went shopping for a new car this summer (Nissan Maxima) for Kim, but she changed her mind in mid-purchase and decided that she didn't want to give up the darned Escort. Oh well, I guess I should be grateful for the money she saved us.
I was approached in a store parking lot about having a young lady who was doing some modeling pose on the hood. NO WAY!!! Some people have no idea as to the damage they can do by sitting on a car, even ones that aren't fiberglass.
I haven't had it in a parade, but have showed it locally in Corvette shows. It usually does very well as it is unusual colors. White with white top and turquoise blue interior. Chevy only made 4 that year with that color combination. Also, it was one of the last onesoff the line that year as it has options that weren't available until 1988. I only have 60,000 miles on it.
Angela Z: I know what you mean. Everytime I see the car insurance bill I cringe.
Venice - That's cute!
Darcy - I know what you mean about the damage.
I put mine in many shows. It is an unusual color too. It is called Black Rose Metallic. In direct sunlight, it looks like an eggplant color, but in the shade, it looks black. I get lots of compliments on it. They also made a purple metallic but this one is the black rose. I love it! Our Corvette Club does lots of shows as well as benefits. I also have a friend that is in a Corvette Club in Houston. Even though I am not her club, she asks me to bring my car to her shows too. It's great! Hey, do you still "save the wave".
Michelle: Your husband wouldn't want this boat. it is a 500ci BEAST! and ugly! If I knew how to attach the picture of it, I would....
Mark read that and says, yes, he would want it! It's one of his favorite cars!
Jack - he likes that Seville of yours a lot. 0 - 60 in 6.5!
We went to a car show today and drove a whole bunch of cars. I really like the Mercedes E320 CDI (I love the idea of diesel) and the Honda Accord EX with all the trimmings. I didn't like the Jetta so much. It's going to be a tough choice.
Michelle: I would love to own the Mercedes CDI as well! They are really nice cars, and with the technology today, the Diesel engine runs a lot quieter...Believe it or not, it is more quiet then the Rice grinders you see the young kids driving!
I put up a picture of my cadillac. Its in the photo gallery, under me. The color is Willow on the outside, green inside, Palm beach limited addition, 1500 made that year. Think I have the last one in Texas.
TexasFyre, Mark says it is beautiful! Do you have the sticker in the trunk that says "Made in Texas by Texans"? He says he used to have a '64 Sedan DeVille. He's had a bunch of Cadillacs, old and new. He has a Lincoln now because he doesn't like the new Caddy body style. He also says he used to have a '74 Lincoln Mark IV, which was almost as big as that El Dorado!
Banker, the new diesels are much quieter than the old ones, and as far as horsepower - well, the Jetta TDI is slow, but the Mercedes CDI does 0 - 60 in 6.6 seconds. It only has 201 horsepower, but has a good amount of torque and is faster than the gas version off the line.
you know what I would love to get (actually trying to get my dad to buy one) is the new benz cls. It goes for just over 100K here and what a beauty of a vehicle. I still think it looks like a bit of a "my dad's car" so I won't buy one just yet.
Have you considered the new bimmers?
Chuck, my bro in law just got a new A6, and I was amazed at the warranty stuff, Audi's have the best warranties I've seen.
Michelle, To tell you the truth, I have no idea is there is a sticker on it. It belonged to my Grandfather, the odometer reads less then 60,000K on it...original I presume. After my grandfather passed away, it belonged to my brother, and I am holding it for him to grow up. It is sitting in storage collecting dust, never driven. Next I go to storage I will look.
Interesting reading! Of course, I drive a VW (33 years with Volkswagen, I'm always driving a VW). Right now I have a Jetta Wagaon, I like it alot. Before I started with VW, I drove a Crysler product and if I did not drive VW's I would go back to Dodge.
Diesels have come along way, and I liked mine when I had it. True, slower start ups but I look for power from 3rd to 4th/5th when I merge on an expressway as being more important. I love VW's handling, stiff suspension rather than a cushy, squishy soft ride. I feel like I'm more in control of the car.
I have a 2002 F-150 supercrew it is 2 tone colors on the outside and the beige on the inside. It has the bigger tires and it pretty high off the ground, but I love it. It also has a tonneau cover on the truck bed part and it kind of looks like an suv. With the 220 inches of snow we get up here it is necessary but for a pickup it is on the higher end and very luxirious. For a second vehicle once this is pais off in a year I would like a Mercedes SLK roadster convertible in champagne color we can all dream