What was your favorite vehicle you ever owned and why?

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  1. cam8510 profile image95
    cam8510posted 5 years ago

    What was your favorite vehicle you ever owned and why?

    I'm currently driving the vehicle that is my favorite of all the ones I've owned.  It's a 2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport (XJ) with 237,000 miles.  I drove it 1800 miles from Michigan to Montana in April. I stayed there for six months and took it on some of the worst mountain roads you can imagine.  I just left Montana and drove 1200 miles to Albuquerque, New Mexico where I'm sure I will put this vehicle to the test again.  I just put on a new exhaust system, some new engine sensors and new brakes. Being a Michigan vehicle, the body is going fast.  I want to hit 400,000. I Hope the body holds out.

    https://usercontent1.hubstatic.com/8471844_f260.jpg

  2. Silverspeeder profile image59
    Silverspeederposted 5 years ago

    An old Nissan Terrano in bright metallic green. It would go anywhere in any type of weather and no one ever tried to push in the queue in front of me.
    It didn't matter if it got scratched or bumped, it never let me down and it always got me to where I wanted to go.
    The only problem with it was I live in the UK and petrol is £6 a gallon ($8 US) and the 2.4 ltr engine was thirsty (very).
    I even sold it once and brought it back. Unfortunately after I sold it the second time it was used in a crime and went to the scrap yard, a fate which it was far to good for.

    1. cam8510 profile image95
      cam8510posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Sounds like a great vehicle.

    2. Silverspeeder profile image59
      Silverspeederposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      It was and although I am not sentimental about vehicle's (I leave that up to the women in the family) I sort of miss it.

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    kylesandersonposted 5 years ago

    A 1994 V6 Dodge Ram pick up. It had a manual transmission, and a huge gas tank. Plus, I was in my teens when I owned it, and we lived in a small town in Michigan. So, we could just throw the beer bottles in the back, and then take them all in for the deposit when the bed was full. *Sigh* Simpler times... smile

    1. cam8510 profile image95
      cam8510posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      My next vehicle will be a used Dodge Ram diesel.  Dodge has had some great trucks over the years.

  4. CraftytotheCore profile image76
    CraftytotheCoreposted 5 years ago

    My 1998 Toyota Tacoma.  Loved it!  Cherry red.  Extended cab.  I could drive it out to pick up leaves, or fill it with junk for the dump.  I had a lot of independence with it and never needed to rely on borrowing someone else's truck to help me out.  It was recalled due to a rusted frame issue.  I miss it dearly!

    1. cam8510 profile image95
      cam8510posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I would really miss my Jeep if I got rid of it, but I'll hang onto it as a utility vehicle around home.  Your Tacoma sounds like a great vehicle.  I looked at one once, but the family opted for a Subaru wagon.

  5. Ericdierker profile image50
    Ericdierkerposted 5 years ago

    53 chevy 1/2 ton no,
    67 ford 3/4 ton no,
    73 modified VW snow buggy, no,
    70 range rover, no,
    77 camaro 6 cyl. no
    Aahhh my 69' Caddillac 12 cylinder DeVille two door coupe. 6.5 foot doors. Back seat 6.3 feet.
    Or maybe that 73 triumph

    I loved them all --- this is a cruel question -- I must leave and whimper of lost love.

    1. cam8510 profile image95
      cam8510posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Awesome Eric.  I'm still laughing.

  6. jobister profile image59
    jobisterposted 5 years ago

    I've had two favorite in my short lifetime. My first was a Volkswagen 2006 Jetta GLI. Its a turbo i4. It had all the creature comforts for that time. I loved the engine on this car. It could've kept up with the top cars with V6 engines in its prime. But as the miles kept climbing up I learned a valuable lesson german cars tend to require a lot of repairs. While the repairs are expected, the cost is high compared to american & japanese cars. Since I drive over 20,000 miles a year it was time to trade in my Jetta for something more economical.

    So my new favorite & my current car is the 2010 Toyota Prius. I bought it about 6 months ago & I am in love with the savings I am reaping from this car. I am getting double the MPGs compared to my jetta. I am not spending few hundred bucks every two months on maintenance. Yes the engine lacks the power the Jetta had but I've realized that majority of my drives are in stop & go traffic if not in complete gridlock. Since I have had this car for a little while now, I always try to beat my previous MPG record. Toyota has done a great job making saving gas a game with its in-dash displays. Of course these cars are reliable since I've know happy toyota owners who have no issues with their cars. I would recommend a prius for anyone willing to sacrifice power to save few bucks every month on gas. I fill up less & when I do fill up I spend less compared to my previous car.

    1. cam8510 profile image95
      cam8510posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      It sounds like you've had two awesome cars. Thanks for the good info as well.

  7. Becky Katz profile image83
    Becky Katzposted 5 years ago

    I don't know which was the most awesome. I loved the Volkswagon Thing that I drove in NV. It would go anywhere, had a convertible top and it was a lot of fun to drive. We would take it yard saling and come home, getting the strangest looks. We strapped a screen door to the roll bars. We put the back seat down and put the rocker back there (Beverly Hillbillies style, haha), we strapped a turtle kids pool on top and had to hold it down (it wanted to go flying). We just had a lot of fun in it.
    I had a '78 Impala station wagon when my boys were little. I worked in Cincinnati, and lived in a town northwest 25 miles away, on the border of Indiana. It was a steep grade all the way home and all of the little 4 cyl. cars would be down to 35-40 mph. I could cruise up that hill at 70 mph, with no problem.
    I also loved my Blazer, which was a two door and MINE. I had been without a personal vehicle (we just had one family vehicle) and had been getting rides to work with fellow workers. That was getting old in a hurry, so when I got that at a good price, I was so delighted with it. It was a smaller one and got pretty good gas mileage too.
    I am pretty delighted with our latest car, a Pontiac Bonneville. We had been without a vehicle for a year, our old one died, and we couldn't afford a down payment on my husbands disability. We have a friend that sold this to us and is letting us make payments. We are free again and I am not walking a mile to the grocery stores every day. I would love just about any vehicle that ran at this point.

    1. cam8510 profile image95
      cam8510posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Becky, those are some great stories and pleasant memories.  Thank you for sharing them.

  8. profile image0
    Casimiroposted 5 years ago

    Rover TC 2000 about 40 years ago! Fast, sleek, hugged the corners. Hated those damn SU carbs though. smile

    1. cam8510 profile image95
      cam8510posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I just checked a photo of your favorite.  Lots of character in that vehicle.   Thanks Casimiro.

 
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