What do you drive?

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  1. Baby Punisher

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    The Avalon shares a lot of parts with the Lexus ES and LS. I drove a 2005 Avalon when it was fairly new and really loved it. It drove so smoothly. I don't like the newer ones styling very much. It's a poor mans Lexus.
     
  2. M.C.G. 31

    M.C.G. 31 Damn, he brave!

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    I settled on a used 2015 Elantra GLS. It was too good of an offer: the previous owner was a 74 year old grandma who barely drove it, paid for winter tires and rims, warranty, rustproofing, tire storage, etc.

    I had to pull the trigger on that one haha
     
  3. Baby Punisher

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    Congratulations and good luck!
     
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    I've owned a lot of vehicles over the past ~20 years, but my favorites were an 08 Lexus IS-F & 02 Acura RSX-S. I regret getting rid of the IS-F pretty much every day.
     
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    I looked at IS-Fs pretty hard when I was shopping for my M5, great sounding cars.
     
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    peate Good grief!

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    Mazda Protege 2003. Still going strong and starts no problem down to -25 C.
    Changing nest spring though cause the rust is taking it over. :laugh:

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    Again, we got caught up with time. In two months it's time to sell the current car and find a new one.

    We've been thinking of getting a smaller car this time (it's only two person household). Our current one is BMW 3-series GT.

    Last two cars have been BMW but now we're playing with the idea of going with Audi or Mercedes. There's nothing stopping us from going outside of the "German premium", but it's easier to find a car when you narrow the manufacturers down a bit.

    At this point, the top contenders are Audi S3, Mercedes A 250 or going back to BMW 4-series Coupe. BMW is by and far the best looking one of the bunch but it's also going to be the highest price tagged.

    Anyone here have any suggestions to what kind of cars to bring in to the equation outside of the "big 3" or some other models from the mentioned manufactorers?
     
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    I feel like they're all so similar at this point (turbo 4-cyl, ZF automatic, AWD) that it's really a matter of personal preference. Unless you're looking at going for one of the big boy models, 440i, AMG, etc.

    Though if you're ok with the size of the S3, but like the look of the BMW 4-series the best, you should definitely look at the 2-series as well. Has basically the same dimensions and interior space of the little Audi, and runs some $6-8k cheaper than the 4-series, by MSRP at least.
     
  9. PeterSidorkiewicz

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    I had that RSX-S as well! I still miss that car. Did yours give a slight grind shifting in second gear too? Sportback is a great looking car.

    Now I have a Subaru 2018 Outback 3.6R. Love it for road trips and all my up north trips.
     
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    Mine did not that I can remember, but I recall that being a common complaint. Along with some oil consumption and wheel hop.
     
  11. napoleon in rags

    napoleon in rags Don't follow leaders

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    Challenger is handling these -40 temperatures just fine. Forgot how fun RWD is in the winter, haha.
     
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    rynryn Reluctant Optimist

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    I do miss the RWD in the winter. AWD with snows though I can take off much quicker but just not as much fun when you can't throw it around. :(
     
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    I am currently driving and texting with voice-to-text from a Honda 1998 Accord LX that has been reliable as heck from the day I first drove it which was just 3 years ago and all I have had to do was get the breaks repaired and new spark plugs which fell under routine type of maintenance as far as the mechanic at the dealership told me because it's literally just a little older than I myselve is.
     
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    2000 Toyota Corolla. Rust is starting to take over though, will be getting a new car either later on this year or next.
     
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    Wishing I had bought a MKIV Supra a few years ago though
     
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    No doubt. I was looking at driver quality 68-69 911s in 09/2010 for $12-15K, but ended up making the "smart" choice and bought a new Golf TDI to replace my MkIV instead.
     
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    I may or may not have just ordered a supercharger for my Challenger.
     
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    I drive a 2006 Toyota Corolla.
     
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    Dakota Sioux Fly Eagles Fly!!!!

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    Not a Chevy guy, but that's a sharp looking truck ^
     
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    Should open your eyes. Lots of these out there. Too bad the Tahoe/yukon doesnt get this treatment
     
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    JMCx4 Gateway to Hockey

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