Wednesday, June 15, 2011

What are you driving ???


Right now.
Not last year, the last time I asked. Unless it's the same car.
Not next year.
Not your dream car.

Just what are you driving on a daily basis. To go to work, run errands, go on week ends etc...

I am just curious. Again...

162 comments:

Anonymous said...

2004 Toyota Tacoma: Runs great, paid for but lousy mileage: 4 cylinder and 20mpg.

Anonymous said...

2011 Volvo C30 R-Design

Anonymous said...

Daily driver is an Audi S4 Cab since new. Love it.

Walter R. Moore said...

1997 Audi A4 2.8 quattro

..it's an old friend.. been in the family longer than either of my kids..

Anonymous said...

2009 Pontiac Vibe
1983 Honda C70 Passport

CB said...

2007 Audi A4 Cabrio Quattro

Jer said...

'11 Subaru Outback Limited
All the features I need for a daily driver and tons of room for the kids stuff. Decent milage, nice ride, and in my opinion one of the better CVTs on the market.

Anonymous said...

Okay,

I just bought a 2011 Mazda 3 Touring Sedan. Yippee!

Anonymous said...

Infiniti G37S... Love it!!!

Anonymous said...

'11 Q7 3.0 TDI - Loving it, getting almost 30mpg highway driving (mostly my weekend car);
'11 Q5 2.0T - wife's care. Nifty and easily zipped in and out vehicle! Getting over 24mpg overall.
'11 Nissan LEAF - Daily commute car! 1000 miles now and I spent ~ $10 so far to charge the car.

Anonymous said...

2007 Volvo XC70 - I am a big fan of wagons!

Salo said...

2008 Peugeot 207 RC Turbo... love it!
And I'm not in Europe...

Anonymous said...

2010 Subaru Outback - love it!

Anonymous said...

2006 Honda Accord V6 loaded EX-L w/o Navi, love it!

Anonymous said...

Don't laugh, 2009 Saturn Aura XR. Surprisingly the more I drive the more I like it. The six speed makes a big difference!

Anonymous said...

2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback GTS

also have a 2008 Lancer sedan

Anonymous said...

2007 Infiniti g35s sedan, auto, fully loaded. (dislike the cheap rubbery plastic on the door panel that gets scratched so easily.)

Anders said...

VW Touran TDI. Hard to love and hard to dislike.

Cole said...

2011 Kia Sportage EX

Vince said...

2011 BMW 550i xDrive MSport

Anonymous said...

Seat Altea and looking to replace it soon

Anonymous said...

SEAT Altea 2.0 TDI, DSG-6

el_monty said...

Same as last year, 2005 Peugeot 307 HDi (I am in Europe). Probably will keep it for at least another couple of years. It's quite reliable (except for an electrical glitch which forces us to replace the headlight bulbs often, but they're cheap) and very frugal. It does 5,5 litres per 100 km, which translated to your parlance works out to 42 mpg.

Anonymous said...

Lancia Ypsilon, the most beautiful car ever!!!

Anonymous said...

2010 Mini Cooper

Anonymous said...

2006 hyundai sonata gls 4cyl. Love it. great gas milage. somewhat sporty looks. huge ass trunk.

Anonymous said...

1998 VW Golf Mk4 1.8

Not my dream car, just what I've been driving daily for the last 1,5 years.

Anonymous said...

11 Infiniti G37x, 22 city with 330 HP not too bad actually. Great interior, very well designed. Very good performance, still not quite as fun as the BMW 335.

Anonymous said...

2006 honda ridgeline

Anonymous said...

2011 RenaultSport Megane 250

Anonymous said...

06 honda ridgeline and for me to,surprisingly the more I drive the more I like it.

Anonymous said...

'06 TOYOTA YARIS
+
'07 LEXUS RX
+
'08 TOYOTA COROLLA

Anonymous said...

Fiat 500 1.3 MJ Lounge

Anonymous said...

Lexus ISF 2009. Love it.
Honda Civic R type. Very amazing car.

Dan said...

2011 Ford Fusion SE. 35mpg on the freeway. Better than my old Sentra.

Anonymous said...

2008 Nissan Altima 3.5SE
After several years of owning it, not a fan of the CVT feel, ride is way, way too stiff, lots of engine noise.
On the plus side, no mechanical issues after 50,000mi, and AC is very cold.

Les said...

Saab, Yamaha. Both 2002.
That Saab just doesn't get old, surprisingly. I drive a lot of rentals through work, and I am always glad to get back to my "real" car.
How can a car that was built 10 years ago be faster, more economical, better handling and tighter than almost any new car? Beats me, but I'm definitely not complaining.

Anonymous said...

Me - 2001 VW GTI 1.8T
Wife - 2006 Toyota RAV4 V6
Junker - 98 Audi A4 2.8Q

Anonymous said...

1994 Opel Vectra A2 GL 1.8
1986 Opel Ascona C2 CC Touring 1.6
1986 Opel Ascona C2 CC Gt/Sport 2.0
with made engine about 170 HP
1986 Opel Monza A2 C 3.0

Anonymous said...

2009 vw gti

Rick said...

I am driving a treadmill... Seriously, I work from home and I have a treadmill desk that lets me walk about 10 miles a day while working.

I've been a telecommuter for 4 years now. I sold my 2006 Mustang GT a couple of years ago because I simply don't need a car. I miss my Mustang but I don't miss the $500 a month payment.

My wife drives a 2010 Chevy Equinox LTZ. It's a pretty kickass car for what it is.

Joern said...

A VW Golf IV from 2001, which is less exciting but more reliable than the similar-sized Fiat Stilo I drove before. An unagitated car.

Anonymous said...

1992 Mercedes 230TE and I love it

Anonymous said...

2000 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab. It has 78,000 miles and is a great little truck (I only wish that it got better gas mileage). Ford is making a huge mistake by not selling the new Ranger in the U.S.

v6james said...

2008 Acura TL

Anonymous said...

I ride my bike to work when it is not raining. Otherwise I drive a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD with the Duramax. The best mileage I have achieved without towing is 19 MPG. Just made a 8 hour trip to Michigan's Upper Peninsula towing a camper and averaged 11 MPG. Not too bad considering the camper weighs 6,500 lbs and had 5 people and gear.

Anonymous said...

2008 Toyota Yaris Sedan 5 Speed M/T, Great Gas mileage thats all I need...

Anonymous said...

2010 Red Jeep Wrangler Unlimited...it's a blast!

FastPeterPT said...

Toyota Yaris

Anonymous said...

2011 Ford F150 4x4 ECOBOOST. Great power and fuel economy is ok at 16mpg with mostly city driving. I really like how quiet it is and the ride isn't as bad as I thought it would be in a truck.

Anonymous said...

2007 Volvo XC90 D5 automatic, 7 seater, in Europe.

Anonymous said...

2006 Porsche Cayman S

robert said...

2009 nissan Versa 1.6 with AC and ABS. As a car it's very numb and boring. As a financial decision, it was one of my best I have ever made. My old car got 28mpg and required premium, this car gets me 40 on average and 46mpg has been my highest. With gas over $4 a gallon and the fact that I drive 32k miles the money saved in gas pays the car payment. So it's practically a free car.

Anonymous said...

99 Miata anniversary series with 6 spd manual during the summer, 08 Saab 9-3 turbo with 6 spd manual during the Wisconsin winter months.

Anonymous said...

2004 Saturn Ion Quadcoupe. Except for regular maintenance, the car's been bulletproof! It's got 106,000 miles on it and still runs as new!

Anonymous said...

2010 Honda Civic EX-L w Nav sedan
2011 Honda Pilot Touring

Hammer said...

1999 Saab 9-5 V6 Griffin

Berry said...

1998 citroen saxo vts

Anonymous said...

2003 toyota celica gt = wifey

2005 acura rsx type-s = mine

We just recently Bought 2008 Mazda CX-9 GRAND TOURING = Both

MB Fanatic said...

In the process of selling my Arctic White '08 E63 AMG w/ full Meisterschaft exhaust, fully decatted, Renntech Package 2 (headers, ECU, etc.), Renntech CF airbox.

508RWHP, sounds like rolling thunder at WOT but quiet cruising, and will run 11's all day long.


Picking up a lightly used (8,000 miles) '09 Arctic White S65 AMG in Florida this Saturday. The seller, who had no idea what he was doing, undervalued the vehicle by a large amount. Using the savings for modifications...

I've already got a full exhaust on the way, and I'm stopping by Renntech's HQ in Lake Park on the way back for installation of their Package 2 and a IC upgrade. This vehicle will also be 100% decatted My goal is 620+WHP and for it to run low 11's to mid 10's.

Anonymous said...

2010 F-!50 with MagnaFlow dual exhaust

Anonymous said...

Me - 2001 Jaguar S-Type V8. Smooth, quiet with good power and handling, and its been trouble free.
Her - 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe V6 Limited. Great car for those who want an excellent compact/midsize CUV but don't care about impressing people.
The Kid - 2002 Mazda Millenia. Great looks and handling with factory 17" wheels but not too quick with the base 2.5L V6 - perfect for a young driver.

Anonymous said...

2010 Acura ZDX and 2011 Acura MDX--our 14th and 15th Acura, won't drive anything else!

Anonymous said...

-2006 Audi A4 2.0T quattro sedan, S-Line. 90k miles and going strong after 5 years!

-2009 Subaru Forester Limited, non-turbo with 2 kayak carriers on top.

-2010 Toyota Prius IV w/nav + solar roof (my daily driver).

Most recent purchase: 2011 Brompton S6R ;)

Anonymous said...

2004 BMW 325i
(spoiled me for anything else)
2004 Toyota Sienna LE
(reliable family truckster)

Mr. PK said...

03 Accord EX-V6... might be the most boring car here, but I love it. From when Honda used to make good cars...

Anonymous said...

2002 Toyota Corona (Avensis in the european market), 2.0 l, makes about 28mpg city / 35mpg highway. Love it!
Greetings from Guatemala!

Anonymous said...

1998 Lexus GS300 Still drive's like a brand new car.

Dasche said...

2008 Mercedes C300,

Anonymous said...

2009 Honda Element EX - you would have to own one to understand the bond we Element drivers have with our vehicles.

Anonymous said...

European Opel Corsa, 40 MPG.

Anonymous said...

2002 mazda b-3000

Anonymous said...

2006 BMW 325 xiT

Anonymous said...

Hello Vince!
Me: 2003 MK2 Toyota Rav4 same as last year with 150+k and still love it
My wife: 2011 Toyota Prius (yes, we bought another Toyota!)
Greetings from South Europe ;)

Anonymous said...

2006 Lexus RX400h

Anonymous said...

Honda Accord Euro (Acura TSX) 2009

Anonymous said...

2004 Volvo XC90

Anonymous said...

Alfa-Romeo Giulietta MultiAir.
Glued to the road, beautiful, 170bhp from a 1.4 turbo with tonnes of torque, 7.5s to 60, and 40mpg. One of those outstandingly great cars that you are deprived of in the States.

Anonymous said...

2007 Toyota Yaris 5dr

Phenomenal fuel economy, the perfect size for downtown Vancouver, and rock-solid reliability.

Torrey said...

2011 Audi A3 2.0T S-Line

Anonymous said...

2003 Cadillac CTS

Anonymous said...

2007 Honda CR-V EX-L

2007 Honda FIT Sport Auto

Both GREAT!!

stellar said...

1999 Lexus IS200

Anonymous said...

2011 Infiniti G37X (mine). Had it since February. Had a 2011 BMW 135i for 3 months before some kid hit me and totaled it.

2010 Ford Flex Limited (hers)

Anonymous said...

2008 Saab 9-3 Aero
2001 VW Jetta 2.0

Bought the Saab new..no problems to date, just pure fun and comfort. Love it!

Anonymous said...

Vince, this is going to seem weird but:

Me: 2003 CR-V EX with 190,000 trouble free miles

Wife: 2010 CR-V EX-L with 8,000 miles. She drives a LOT less than I do.

Son: 1997 CR-V EX (my old one) with 285,000 miles, seriously. It has needed nothing other than some wear items replaced and regular maintenance. It has gone to hell and back and still runs fantastic, burns NO oil.

Daughter: 2000 CR-V EX (wife's old one) with 80,000 miles. My son is obviously jealous but hell hath no fury like Natalie's scorn.


I hope to get the new CR-V that is coming out soon to replace my beloved '03 which will go to my son if he wants it, and the '97 will sit for a couple of months until my second son gets his license (hes 14). It will be my family's 5th CR-V. They NEVER break down, best cars ever.

Anonymous said...

2003 Subaru Forester 2.0 XT

Anonymous said...

2005 Subaru Legacy GT, better than the new ones as far as I'm concerned.

Anonymous said...

'07 Toyota Yaris
and
'07 Lexus RX 400h...but...

today (congrats to myself) i sold change the RX 400h to... The RX 450h

!!! loves my new car

Anonymous said...

2010 Mazdaspeed 3! Zoom Zoom!

Anonymous said...

2004 Ford Mondeo Wagon 2.0 TDCi

Anonymous said...

2006 BMW 330xi, 6speed, Sport Package, and every other option.

2007 BMW X3 M-Sport

cfrb said...

2003 pontiac vibe gt, 6mt

Anonymous said...

2006 honda accord SE

Anonymous said...

2006 honda accord SE

Anonymous said...

2005 Dodge Magnum SXT AWD

Anonymous said...

2011 Mazda CX-9 GT FWD, fully loaded with every option/accessory. Room, style, zoom-zoom. Love it. Sport sedan drive, SUV comfort & space.

Jim said...

Depending on my mood:
2001 Corvette coupe
2003 Silverado

Wifey drives a 2006 Mustang GT


I just discovered this site a few weeks ago. Keep up the great work. Love the lack of motorsports, motorbikes, and other superfluous distractions.

Anonymous said...

Me: 2004 BMW 330 CiC, 2001 Honda S2000

Wife: 2011 Acura TSX Sport Wagon

Joe said...

Mazda3 i sport sedan, 5speed manual.

Cookie McDougal said...

1999 Volvo S70

Neal Manser said...

I have a 2012 Ford Focus Titanium with every option.

It handles extremely well, and I actually like the transmission. It replaced an 06 Civic Si... Yes, I use the active park assist feature and it makes parallel parking much quicker and prevents you from curbing your (in this case 18") rims. Worst MPG 23.0 / best MPG 44.5

Jo fr said...

Maserati Granturismo 2010 when it's not raining. A 2003 350z when weather is so so. And a Nissan Titan LE Cre Cab in Winter.

Gh the ry said...

That Honda salesman uptop is shameless. Hondas are crap.

Anonymous said...

2006 BMW 330i sport package

greg said...

2011 Outback Ltd
2003 Corolla CE

FuioptimaSX said...

Yep, Mine changed (my user name was Ford Fusion Sport this time last year)....now driving a 2007 Ford Focus ZX4 SES with a 5spd manual. I love everything about it....loved it even more after driving the 2012 SE with the deadly, neutral happy Powershift!

Anonymous said...

Chrysler 300

Anonymous said...

Wife - 2007 Honda CRV EX (for the space)
Mine - 1997 Honda NSX-T (swaped the badge to the original non-US version) All stock, all sweet. Bullet proof daily driver.

Anonymous said...

2011 Subaru WRX STi hatch and a 2006 Honda Civic LX coupe. I use the STi for when I'm home and I use the Civic for traveling to and from work, which is 8 hours of driving each way. It gets much better mpgs.

Vince Burlapp said...

8 hours of driving each day?!?!
How is that even possible? What kind of a job???!!

Drew said...

2001 Pathfinder 3.5 SE...Had it since high school, in grad school now...It's a tank but it screws with the VQ motor

Anonymous said...

2010 Camaro SS

mattew said...

Honda civic Euro HDI. For ever Honda. Never trouble, great mileage and plenty of power.

Anonymous said...

2007 Alfa Romeo Brera. Sexiest. Car. Ever.

Anonymous said...

2007 Mazdaspeed 3.

Anonymous said...

2007 Mazda CX7...adore it.

Rick said...

Dang Vince,

This may be the most comments you've ever gotten on a single posting..

Anonymous said...

Wife - 2009 Honda Civic
Mine - 2003 Honda Accord

Anonymous said...

2011 Chevy Volt when my wife doesn't take it, our other car is the 2011 Nissan Leaf. Our Volt has right at 5000 miles now and we are at a "Lifetime mpg" of just over 100 mpg. Our home is fully solar PV equipped and we have ZERO electricity use charges even charging BOTH cars regularly.

Anonymous said...

My current vehicles:

Mine: '10 Mazdaspeed3
Wife: Mazda6 GT with the 3.7
Weekend: 1990 Mazda Miata

It is my 16th Mazda since 1979. I refuse to purchase a vehicle from any other brand.

Anonymous said...

2009 Audi A4 mine
2010 Mazda CX7 wife

1969 Datsun roadster..... weekend fun

Anonymous said...

2008 HONDA ACCORD EX, 4-DOOR, 5-SPEED MANUAL TRANS and glad they still make a manual for those who fall asleep driving a boring automatic....

Anonymous said...

Not each day, I work a 10 day rotation that is 8 hours away from where I live. The 4 days that I have off are when I drive my STi. Sorry about that, I should have stated it a little more clearly.

Anonymous said...

2004 Honda Civic Si Hatchback. Taffeta White with 47K miles on it.

7 years old and I still LOVE driving my car! Just put new windshield wipers on last night. :-)

As Iggy sees it said...

2004 SAAB 9-3 Convertible

As Iggy sees it said...

2004 Saab 9-3 Convertible

submodal said...

2007 Volvo C30 2.4i

john m said...

2001 Kia Spectra.

iQuack said...

2004 Honda Accord EX-L sedan.
Nice car!

The Anonymous said...

2002 Mercury Cougar. Bought it with 3000 miles on the OD back in May of 03. I'm thinking it's time for an upgrade, but I love not having a car payment anymore.

Anonymous said...

1998 4Runner ltd 3.4 v6 TRD 4*4. Nothing else will do :)

Anonymous said...

2011 Nissan GTR

Anonymous said...

2008 Nissan Altima 2.5S

Great car with 108,000 mainly trouble free miles. No significant mechanical issues with only routine maintenance (Praise Jesus!). Oil changes every 5,000 miles (although 3,750 is recommended). Body integrity is pretty solid too, suspension is like new. Only odd fix was to replace brake switch for the push-button start, but that was under warranty.

Excellent car and am actually sold on the CVT. Smooth, efficient, and CVT makes 4-cylinder reasonably fast.

Anonymous said...

We live out in the middle of nowhere so I drive a lot.

mine: 2004 Mazda3 closing in on 200,000 miles and not a single problem.

wife: 2007 Mazda CX-7 90,000 miles and not a problem.

"Gh the ry said...
That Honda salesman uptop is shameless. Hondas are crap.

June 16, 2011 7:03 PM"

I believe the story. My neighbor has had 3 of them himself, one of every generation for the exact same reason.

Hondas are the most reliable vehicles manufacturerd according to Consumer Reports and JDPower so they aren't crap. I love my Mazdas too much to switch over though but I've never had a problem with my 6 madzas

Anonymous said...

1999 Honda accord. Going for 300,000 miles. Hope I get there! I love my Honda :)

Evan said...

2002 Nissan Sentra GXE

Anonymous said...

A beautiful Nissan Murano 2005...I love it!

Anonymous said...

2011 Chevy Volt when my wife doesn't take it, our other car is the 2011 Nissan Leaf. Our Volt has right at 5000 miles now and we are at a "Lifetime mpg" of just over 100 mpg. Our home is fully solar PV equipped and we have ZERO electricity use charges even charging BOTH cars regularly

Dude...I'm so jealous! I can't wait for this thing to show up in Canada!!

Anonymous said...

2011 Dodge Charger R/T HEMI black on black and it is the best car I have ever owned. love the led backlights and the big 8.4 UConnect screen and of course the HEMI under the hood! Keep up the great work Dodge!

Anonymous said...

95' VW Polo:)

Gilbert said...

2011 Mercedes 200 B-Class (turbo) and love it!

Anonymous said...

2000 acura integra

Anonymous said...

Several, mostly convertables. But the ones I spend almost half my driving time in (because they're so darn practical) are a couple minivans we bought new in '06 & '99 One is a Town & Country with 201,000 miles/6th oil change and 8th set of tires but so far no maintanence/repairs (except for a radiator flush at 120k) in spite of sitting outside every winter in the snow. The other a Grand Caravan (keep it in FL) that looks like new (except for where my wife backed into it with another car). I keep wanting to trade up to the latest styling but my wife says if I do that I can't buy other (more fun) vehicles at the same time (like a Shelby Mustang right now); so they just keep lumbering on. She points out that they're the only ones that sit outside all winter--and start every time.(the T&C when its 20 below up north; & the Dodge no matter how hot it gets in FL). (Not really true though, the '09 BMW vert is just as reliable and sometimes it sits out too.) But for hauling kids, lumber, friends, bikes, and trailers under 3800lbs nothing is easier to use or more reliable. And I don't have to empty them out all the time because there's plenty of room. The practicality is pretty addictive. Wish all my 'verts were as dependable and low-maintainance. Kinda ironic that the 'Verts make me FEEL "care-free" but the minivans actually ARE "care-free".

Anonymous said...

2009 BMW 335i

Anonymous said...

2002 Nissan Maxima. I will drive it until the wheels fall off.

Anonymous said...

2008 Mercedes C350
2005 Volvo V50 T5
1991 SAAB 900 Convertible

Anonymous said...

2004 LandCruiser Cygnus
1999 Nissan Patrol
1998 Mitsubishi Pajero turbo intercooler

Anonymous said...

2003 Toyota Camry 2.4. 308,000KM and still going strong.

Carl said...

2004 Acura TSX

Anonymous said...

Tata Safari 4*4. I am from UK

Ted Krygier said...

A 1995 Oldsmobile Achieva S!
Well, I was driving her until the 3.1 failed about a month ago.
Currently working on acquiring a 1987 Pontiac Trans Am :D

Anonymous said...

2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLI

Jason C. said...

2011 Ford Edge Sport is my daily driver,love it! I bought it in April and love it more each day.
2011 Ford SVT Raptor SuperCrew is my weekend warrior, what a vehicle! I just purchased it last Tuesday and the reactions it gets is amazing. Def well worth the money!!

Mark Thoman said...

2002 V70 2.5L FWD non turbo.

Anonymous said...

2009 Chevy Sliverado 1500 LT-Z Crew Cab
2009 Mazda 6 Grand Touring
2006 Mercedes Benz E350 4-Matic
2001 Chevy Sliverado 1500 LT Ex. Cab
2000 Hyundai Elantra GLS
1997 Nissan Maxima SE
1986 Mercedes Benz 190e

mxp5665 said...

2006 Jeep Liberty Sport

Anonymous said...

2012 Volvo S60 T6 AWD

Truth is...... said...

Maserati Grancabrio!

Andre said...

2011 Quest, I love it and the kids too!!

Anonymous said...

Me: 2004 Infiniti FX35 with 103,000 miles. Great SUV, a little thirsty, but I would but it again. By the way, I hate the new remodeled FX's. They look cartoonish to me.

Philthy82 said...

2005 Alfa 147 5 door hatch.