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What (car) do you drive?

  1. aka-dj profile image75
    aka-djposted 9 years ago

    This topic seems to be almost devoid of conversation. What form of transport do you use?
    Car, bicycle, public transport . . . ? Why? What would you like to drive, if you could?

    1. Nickny79 profile image67
      Nickny79posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I drive an SUV that gets 10 gallons to the mile and I love it!

      1. aka-dj profile image75
        aka-djposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        At least it's cheaper to run than a few months ago.
        I have mostly driven 4cyl cars. Just published a hub on all my cars (ever).

        1. thinking out loud profile image34
          thinking out loudposted 9 years agoin reply to this

            88 mustang 5.0l convertible.  lousy on gas, but the ride is great! More freedom than my motorcycle, no sweating under a helmet, no boots gloves and fear of lousy blind drivers.   warm weather, just pop the top down and off you go. I love my mustang.

      2. imadork profile image80
        imadorkposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Your carbon footprint sucks.

        1. Junkster profile image52
          Junksterposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          like anyone cares about that seriously, the world was dying long before we were driving monster trucks to the local shops

    2. Ding.A.Ling123 profile image83
      Ding.A.Ling123posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I drive a 1995 Dodge RAM 2500 V10, with a 6" lift and it gets 10MPG!

      I want to get a Mazda RX8!

    3. apeksha profile image60
      apekshaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      public transports and cars which can occupy multiple people at a time....as we use common vehicle..so we will be able save fuel..n so can save  money..
      Because fuel is not renewable source ...we must have to save that, for future generations...
      Dont u think so?

      1. earnestshub profile image89
        earnestshubposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Absolutely!

    4. spiderpam profile image73
      spiderpamposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I drive a 94 Mitubishi Montero and my husband drive a 94 Ford pick up. If I had my dream car for me a hybrid SUV my husband a 94 Ford pick up smile

  2. What's News profile image70
    What's Newsposted 9 years ago

    I drive a 2007 Toyota Yaris. It gets 40 mpg. Although the Prius gets 60 we decided on the Yaris becuase we thought it looked better. Some reason huh? lol

  3. TravelMonkey profile image56
    TravelMonkeyposted 9 years ago

    Ford Ka - aka 'The Ferrari'

    Little speed demon she is smile

  4. profile image55
    panah100posted 9 years ago

    Toyota Prius. I should've put it on water but haven't gotten around to it.

  5. LeoneL profile image73
    LeoneLposted 9 years ago

    I don't own a car.  Sadly, I can't afford it.  But fortunately, in my country, you don't really need to own one.

    But if I can afford it, I would like to take home a Ford F150 or a  Silverado or a Chrysler 300 or a Bugatti Veyron.  hehehe

  6. Junkster profile image52
    Junksterposted 9 years ago

    I have a mk4 Ford Fiesta, small but fill up the tank and it (seemingly) never runs out!

    1. aka-dj profile image75
      aka-djposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Do you drive it? Hehehe smile

      How many miles/gal?

  7. Junkster profile image52
    Junksterposted 9 years ago

    Haha you'd think so judging by the distance it goes off one tank!

    I admit I'm not much for driving "economically" and it's only since me and my friend with a mk2 Vauxhall/Opel Corsa (both of similar size engine 1.3 and 1.4 repsectively) decided to try hypermiling and got really good results, his car has a larger petrol tank so it took a bit more to fill it up money wise but they both lasted around the same ammount of time.

    This was around three weeks of driving back and forth to work five days a week, we both live around 7.5 miles from work.  We both managed just over three weeks worth, I know 279 miles was on the clock by the end of it in my car.

    I don't know the MPG as I'm a bit pants when it comes to maths like that big_smile

    There's a lot to be said for hypermiling, no sudden braking and trying not to go over 60mph worked wonders for me!

  8. aka-dj profile image75
    aka-djposted 9 years ago

    Just outof curiosity, how much are you paying per gal right now?
    We are paying AU$1.oo+/- per litre. That would be (roughly) US$4.00/gal

  9. WHoArtNow profile image84
    WHoArtNowposted 9 years ago

    Skoda Fabia VRS - 60 mpg smile smile Although I'm in the UK, so we're currently paying about £5 for a gallon (about $7)

  10. tonks21 profile image58
    tonks21posted 9 years ago

    I drive a boring old dodge neon. I hope to upgrade soon into a mercedes-benz! that would be awesome!

  11. Junkster profile image52
    Junksterposted 9 years ago

    Dang I still had the receipt from a recent trip to the petrol station and threw it in the bin a few minutes ago.  Filling up my tank cost £26, plus I'm in the UK too so I'll have to take WHoArtNow's word for it.

    1. WHoArtNow profile image84
      WHoArtNowposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Lol I thought you were, not many people outside of the USA would have a Vauxhall Corsa!

      1. Junkster profile image52
        Junksterposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        My friend is the one with a corsa, I have a fiesta smile
        But I agree, not many americans would have these cars, they'd probably think they were minis or smart cars! haha

  12. Lgali profile image55
    Lgaliposted 9 years ago

    I walk to work no car

    1. kmackey32 profile image68
      kmackey32posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Well what kind of shoes do you wear then lgai? LOL

  13. profile image0
    sandra rinckposted 9 years ago

    My vehical is pretty invaluable!  It is two wheel drive, goes foward, backwards and sideways, can go over most any obstical and even climb stairs. 

    This vehical was invented before the wheel.  It is called a Legsus, make 78 model 5'2.  Really, it has never failed me yet.  smile

    1. Colebabie profile image57
      Colebabieposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Ha ha you're so cute Sandra.

      I have an Explorer Sport Trac. I love it!! I've had it for 4 years, and I'll have it until it gives up on me! Its the perfect truck. An SUV with a mini truck bed smile

  14. kerryg profile image87
    kerrygposted 9 years ago

    Gas in Nebraska was US$1.69 when I left last week. I haven't paid much attention since I got here to Seattle (visiting relatives), where they have actual public transportation and stuff. tongue

    I have an elderly Toyota RAV4 inherited from my b-i-l. It's got some issues, but it takes me to the grocery store and the library, and that's all that really matters. smile

    ETA: BTW, Sandra, I love your new avatar. You have absolutely gorgeous hair!

  15. LondonGirl profile image85
    LondonGirlposted 9 years ago

    I walk to my work place, generally use public transport or cycle round London, or walk. We do have a car - a Fiat Brava. Works well, little maintaining to be done, gets about 35 mph, and is quite fun to drive as well.

    1. WHoArtNow profile image84
      WHoArtNowposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      If I lived in London I'd use public transport too, that congestion charge would bankrupt me!

      1. LondonGirl profile image85
        LondonGirlposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        If you live in the congestion charging zone, you pay 10% of the normal charge, not the full whack.

  16. johnb0127 profile image66
    johnb0127posted 9 years ago

    Bright red, Craftsman riding lawn-mover...

  17. parkerk393 profile image82
    parkerk393posted 9 years ago

    I don't have a car, but I get my dads on weekends. 02 Santa Fe

  18. aanaedwards profile image56
    aanaedwardsposted 9 years ago

    I drive a Honda Civic

    1. aka-dj profile image75
      aka-djposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Is it new, old, good, what? What do you like about it?

  19. profile image43
    badcompany99posted 9 years ago

    I drive a Renault Clio and have had it 7 years now, I love that car and it's really reliable.

  20. WeddingConsultant profile image67
    WeddingConsultantposted 9 years ago

    2004 Nissan Sentra SER Spec-v
    and
    1996 Yamaha Seca 600cc

  21. Teresa McGurk profile image60
    Teresa McGurkposted 9 years ago

    1998 Toyota Rav4

    1. aka-dj profile image75
      aka-djposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Nice little 4X4.

      1. Teresa McGurk profile image60
        Teresa McGurkposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        I love it.  Fuel efficient and compact.

  22. Maddie Ruud profile image77
    Maddie Ruudposted 9 years ago

    I don't own a car.  Never have.  Won't until it's absolutely necessary (ie, I have kids).  I walk and take BART and busses everywhere.  The occasional cab if something is really inaccessible by public transportation (ie, not within a 30-minute brisk walk), or if I am wearing heels above 3 inches.

    1. WeddingConsultant profile image67
      WeddingConsultantposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      That's awesome Maddie!

  23. lawretta profile image74
    lawrettaposted 9 years ago

    Hi guys, i use a Nigerian assembled car called Peugeot 406. Its simple and affordable

  24. AEvans profile image78
    AEvansposted 9 years ago

    I drive a BMW , yup worked my batooty off for it too!!! It is a little gift that I strived for and it took quite sometime. I do have to say I love my car and after owning a few American made and Foreign, I will never buy anything else. I am now done and plan on keeping my car for another 20 years. lolololo well who knows. big_smile

  25. WeddingConsultant profile image67
    WeddingConsultantposted 9 years ago
  26. RKHenry profile image78
    RKHenryposted 9 years ago

    Orange Nissan Rogue

  27. profile image0
    Wadey101mposted 9 years ago

    Peugeot 206, a bit feminine for me, but I love her!! And despite what people say about French cars, this ones done me proud for the last 3 years. Gotta touch a table now :-). If there was a little switch under the bonnet to change it to an Aston martin DBS though, I would press it!

  28. imadork profile image80
    imadorkposted 9 years ago

    '98 Mustang

  29. footynut profile image53
    footynutposted 9 years ago

    I drive a Fiat Punto...it's not exactly a 'head turner' but it's served me well!

  30. GiftedGrandma profile image61
    GiftedGrandmaposted 9 years ago

    2001 Mercury Marquis gets about 21 city - 27 highway mpg

  31. flread45 profile image79
    flread45posted 9 years ago

    I drive a sheep camp with a team of horses..

  32. twman987 profile image56
    twman987posted 9 years ago

    Jeep Wrangler - soft top down whenever it is even slightly reasonable weather :-)

  33. HockeyStickGuy profile image55
    HockeyStickGuyposted 9 years ago

    A beat up old chevy pick up. It has a stump puller of an engine and it sucks gas faster than I can pump it :-)

  34. caderade2 profile image57
    caderade2posted 9 years ago

    I drive a pontiac grand am, and it's purple. I want a black acura TL, I don't know why but I think they are the best looking car possible

  35. Fishin' Cricket profile image69
    Fishin' Cricketposted 9 years ago

    I drive an early 90's model 4x4 2 door tracker (25+ MPG pulling the boat), I am hoping to save up enough to put a lift and some wider tires on it..

    My wife drives a 1999 Pontiac Trans Am with an LS1 V-8, and even though it screams on the highway it still manages mid 20's MPG on highway trips..

    Good thread..

  36. profile image0
    Janettaposted 9 years ago

    an 02 grand am se1 aka the crapmobile
    why? because I have to
    what would I drive if I could? hmmm...SUV of some sort smile

  37. dwilliamson profile image60
    dwilliamsonposted 9 years ago

    I drive a 1993 Pontiac Sunbird convertible. I love it! I would say my dream car would be 1967 Pontiac Firebird but I think my sunbird is as close as I will get to my dream car.

    1. thinking out loud profile image34
      thinking out loudposted 9 years agoin reply to this

         AAAH yes, the 67 firebird.  had one, beautiful yellow with black vinyl top.  Loved that car, and could it go.

  38. Misha profile image74
    Mishaposted 9 years ago

    How come I did not post here yet? Anyway, a couple of Civics and Murano, and Galant when I visit Moscow...

  39. Elynjo profile image56
    Elynjoposted 9 years ago

    1980 Camaro Z28, my pride and joy.

  40. ReuVera profile image77
    ReuVeraposted 9 years ago

    Misha, I was reading all the posts here and wondering, how come - nothing from you. LOL.
    I got my driving license only when we moved to WI, never drove before (there was no need for this, In Soviet Union I couldn’t afford it, in Israel public transportation was excellent), but in my corner of the world you are useless without vehicle. I try to walk any time it is possible (within 3-4 miles). Otherwise, I drive 2007 PT Cruiser (I like it, though not crazy about it), my son drives my 2005 Toyota RAV4 (this one I love!, but he needs this type of a vehicle more, as he is more on the road than me, so I gave it to him). Before we both had Chevy Trackers, very nice cars.

    1. Fishin' Cricket profile image69
      Fishin' Cricketposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Mmmm,, I likes my Tracker!

  41. gixxer7fizzle profile image57
    gixxer7fizzleposted 9 years ago

    2007 suzuki gsxr 750

  42. babedoll50 profile image54
    babedoll50posted 9 years ago

    I drive a 2008 ford focus.  bought it right off the show room floor.  has every option available in the 2008 focus.  its great on gas but it sucks a little in the winter because it is so small and we get a lot of snow here.

    Hubbie said I could probably get a nice little 4x4 truck next purchase

  43. kmackey32 profile image68
    kmackey32posted 9 years ago

    I have a dodge stealth. Its pretty blue.!

  44. curiozities profile image59
    curiozitiesposted 9 years ago

    A red 2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser.  What I'd like to have/drive is a 1971 Plymouth HemiCuda.

  45. profile image47
    Blackngoldbananaposted 8 years ago

    I drive a 1999 Ford Taurus Station Wagon.  It gets surprisingly good gas mileage for such a big car  (about 25 mpg), I guess because it isn't a boxy car and I drive almost entirely on the highway...very little stop and go.

    I would love to commute to work some other way, but as I start at five a.m., nobody is around to commute with and there are no buses where I live.

    It seats 7 people and is invaulable hauling stuff.  I could load it with all kinds of gear when I was in the band and I can load it up with a bunch of aluminum to take to the recycling center.

    It has 141,000+ miles on it and I don't want to give it up.  I am looking to buy a newer car in the Spring as my oldest daughter will be old enough to drive, plus its always good to have a spare just in case.

  46. profile image47
    Blackngoldbananaposted 8 years ago

    P.S.

    My dream car would be an El Camino...honest.

  47. profile image61
    logic,commonsenseposted 8 years ago

    I drive a RAM truck. smile

  48. alekhouse profile image82
    alekhouseposted 8 years ago

    I drive a car, and I'm almost embarrassed to tell you what kind. But I will anyway: I drive a 1995 Ford Escort. They don't even make them anymore. But, it's still in good shape and has hardly given me any trouble since I've had it. Thinking seriously about getting a new one this year, not that I need one!

  49. Laughing Mom profile image56
    Laughing Momposted 8 years ago

    I drive a Saturn Vue, but the gas milage sucks pond water. And it's had nothing but little issues that require me to keep taking it back in to the dealership.  I want to get rid of it before the warranty runs out.  We're looking now to trade it in, but I don't even know where to begin looking for a new one!

  50. KCC Big Country profile image86
    KCC Big Countryposted 8 years ago

    2004 Mazda 6....Performance White, Chrome package, 5 speed

    Dream car....Mazda RX8...almost bought it when I bought the Mazda 6, but as a single woman at the time, I wasn't prepared to take car of all the extra maintenance required for the rotary engine.  The Mazda RX8 would be more fun as a second car rather than a daily driver I think.

 
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