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An oddball survey, seeing as I'm looking at a new car...


An oddball survey, seeing as I'm looking at a new car...

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What kind of car do you drive?

19.05% - 4 votes Ford
19.05% 4 votes
4.76% - 1 vote Chrysler
4.76% 1 vote
4.76% - 1 vote GM
4.76% 1 vote
4.76% - 1 vote Dodge
4.76% 1 vote
0% - 0 votes Mercury
0% 0 votes
9.52% - 2 votes Chevy
9.52% 2 votes
4.76% - 1 vote Subaru
4.76% 1 vote
19.05% - 4 votes Toyota
19.05% 4 votes
14.29% - 3 votes Nissan
14.29% 3 votes
0% - 0 votes Kia
0% 0 votes
0% - 0 votes Porsche
0% 0 votes
4.76% - 1 vote Ferrari
4.76% 1 vote
0% - 0 votes Lotus
0% 0 votes
14.29% - 3 votes Other (specify in comments)
14.29% 3 votes
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So, I'm car shopping for a second car and got curious what everyone else is driving. Some time back, I recall reading an article that mentioned many IT professionals tended to drive Subarus, specifically the WRX in its various incarnations.

I know I probably missed a few brands (Rolls Royce, Lamborghini come to mind,) and I know I'm missing brands that are common outside the US (Vauxhall, Holden,) but the polls only allow up to 15 options, and I couldn't get a Holden if I wanted to...

:-)

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Lamborghini - hope your pocket book is as great as your taste in cars.

Me Mercedes (Diesel) excellent milage .. long trips at avg speed 70+ ... 39 mph using cruise control ... current milage (total) slightly over 300,000 ( three hundred thousand) showing on the odometer.

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I just bought a Subaru Outback 2 months ago. In 35 years of driving, this is the best vehicle I have ever owned.

I get 25 MPG running around, about 31 on the highway. It's roomy, rides very nice.

My only complaint is that when the heater is full blast, it's LOUD. I wish I would had got the heated seats!

Michael

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I never said the brands I forgot had to be *affordable*
:-D

I think most likely there's only two ways I could ever say I drive a Lamborghini (maybe three):
1. Become a valet at someplace really ritzy
2. Something illegal (Not gonna do it, nope, nope, nope, I like being non-incarcerated)
3. By a used Lambo (hey, a used Countach is going for $150k on eBay Motors... I could sell the house, the current car, everything in the house, sell the wife into slavery, the dog to a Korean restaurant, the cats to a Chinese restaurant, one kidney, one lung, and that should give me enough to drive it for a month)
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Michael L John (1/21/2013)
I just bought a Subaru Outback 2 months ago. In 35 years of driving, this is the best vehicle I have ever owned.

I get 25 MPG running around, about 31 on the highway. It's roomy, rides very nice.

My only complaint is that when the heater is full blast, it's LOUD. I wish I would had got the heated seats!

Michael


I'm kind of leaning towards, if I go Subaru, getting a BRZ My only concern would be how it handles in the snow and slush around here...
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jasona.work (1/21/2013)
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I just bought a Subaru Outback 2 months ago. In 35 years of driving, this is the best vehicle I have ever owned.

I get 25 MPG running around, about 31 on the highway. It's roomy, rides very nice.

My only complaint is that when the heater is full blast, it's LOUD. I wish I would had got the heated seats!

Michael


I'm kind of leaning towards, if I go Subaru, getting a BRZ My only concern would be how it handles in the snow and slush around here...


BRZ is cool but if you have a lot of snow and slush you better go with a WRX or STi...w00t I'd bet even with some Blizzaks on the BRZ that it is light enough it will still give problems.
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Honda is not on your list either. I am the soccer dad driving an Odyssey. It works great for family outings, sports events and cub scout trips.

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in my youth, i owned plenty of GM, Fords, even a Dodge or two...back then all i could afford was used cars, which are usually someone elses problem they got rid of;

My opinions of those models are damaged by those used car experiences, that I'm sure; nothing but trouble with used cars and boatloads of repairs.

once i was 26, I bought a new Toyota, and took care of the maintenance, which of course made it last forever.

Today, With four family members, we have five Toyota's; I lean hard on brand loyalty because of that better experience all of them running great and from model years ranging from 2000 to 2011.

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Lowell (2/1/2013)
in my youth, i owned plenty of GM, Fords, even a Dodge or two...back then all i could afford was used cars, which are usually someone elses problem they got rid of;

My opinions of those models are damaged by those used car experiences, that I'm sure; nothing but trouble with used cars and boatloads of repairs.

once i was 26, I bought a new Toyota, and took care of the maintenance, which of course made it last forever.

Today, With four family members, we have five Toyota's; I lean hard on brand loyalty because of that better experience all of them running great and from model years ranging from 2000 to 2011.

Second that. After I graduated college (I won't say how long ago that was), I bought my first Toyota. And I haven't looked back since.

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in my youth, i owned plenty of GM, Fords, even a Dodge or two...back then all i could afford was used cars, which are usually someone elses problem they got rid of;

My opinions of those models are damaged by those used car experiences, that I'm sure; nothing but trouble with used cars and boatloads of repairs.

once i was 26, I bought a new Toyota, and took care of the maintenance, which of course made it last forever.

Today, With four family members, we have five Toyota's; I lean hard on brand loyalty because of that better experience all of them running great and from model years ranging from 2000 to 2011.

Second that. After I graduated college (I won't say how long ago that was), I bought my first Toyota. And I haven't looked back since.


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