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What kind of car do you drive and why?


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I drive a 2007 Subaru Forester w/automatic transmission because its use was given to me. After it was "totaled" due to hail damage, my parents took the insurance check and the car to the local dealership...who valued it at $0 as a trade in on a new Outback.

Prior to that, I drove a 1992 Subaru Legacy wagon w/manual transmission purchased new in 1992 with 6 miles on it. One can be seen here: 1992 Subaru Legacy wagon. #5 is the same color as the one I had. Although Subaru is a Japanese make, mine was built in an American plant.

I loved that car, and drove it until March 2009...when I was struck in the rear passenger door/wheel by a newly licensed driver while I was making a left hand turn. The car was totaled. I traded the seats for towing & storage, sold the engine for $500 and used the $500 to buy a 1985 Toyota Corolla w/failing automatic transmission off craigslist. I drove that for about a year, until the use of the Forester was given to me. I then sold the Toyota for what I paid for it, and it was on the road for another 6+ months until the transmission finally gave up the ghost. It would have been worth it to replace the transmission.

I prefer manual to automatic transmission.

Subaru and Toyota are notoriously reliable.

When I was a child, my parents drove Fords. My dad had a 1966 Ford 4x4 pickup with short box & standard transmission w/ floor shifter. Here's a link to a 1966 Ford pickup with a long box, that's been repainted in the same factory colors as Dad's.

We had a 1966 Falcon XP or Futura that was marine blue w/a white top. Here's a left-hand drive version: 1966 Ford Falcon. My dad had it repainted a metallic brown (even at age 8 I wondered why) and then traded it in on a vinyl top '76 Granada. I wish I had the Falcon.

Ours was a sedan, but in the same colors as this coupe 1976 Ford Granada coupe. The Granada had an automatic transmission with a column ring shifter. When I was 17 the shifter broke while I was driving, and I got in so much trouble for it. Turned out there'd been a factory recall on the ring, which my dad couldn't be bothered to follow up on. Do you think he apologized? No.

They traded the Granada in on their first Subaru after I left home.

I learned to drive, beginning at age 12, in the '66, the Granada, and a 1950's-era Chevy grain truck that looked a lot like this: 1950 Chevy Farm Truck. It had all kinds of "extras": dimmer switch on the floor, floor starter, dump bed, choke, a floor shifter with hi/lo gears and a funky emergency brake that worked kind of like the release on a pair of Vice Grips. Speaking of Vice Grips, the window crank on the passenger side was a pair of Vice Grip pliers.

Oh, memories!

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I drive a 95 Plymouth Grand Voyager. It was a gift from my sister back in 2001. It took good care of me and my pets when I moved across country soon after and I have a lot of attachment to it and still love it. It holds both my dog crates side by side so I can travel with them safely.

My YM, oddly enough and totally unrelated, drives a 95 Plymouth Voyager, the slightly smaller version of mine. He's had his about 5 years. We were talking with online friends one night about 4 years ago and were asked what we drove, I answered, and thought he was kidding when he said the same vehicle/year. Was a weird coincidence.

We're looking forward to seeing them together in the drive way when he moves here. :)


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My Car list.
1976 Dodge Dart.
1987 Chevy Chevette
1992 Dodge Shadow
1984 Oldsmobile Delta 88 (inherited from my parents)
1998 Oldsmobile Bravada
2008 Dodge Caliber (current car).

Her car list.
1992 Dodge Shadow (got from me when I switched to Delta 88).
2003 Dodge Carivan
2012 Dodge Journey

I picked my cars mostly for economy. She picked hers for capacity. As a mother and daycare instructor/director, she transports a lot of kids around.


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my cars

My daily driver:
1996 Chevy express 1500 conversion van, its just so **** comfy, has a tv, bed and its a high top so u can almost stand up inside, i fitted it with surround sound and i just love it yes gets 15 miles per gallon but u pay the price for being comfy.
1973 Firebird 5 speed(conversion) just a very fun car to drive, change the suspension to sporty and it handles so good now. was my daily driver for a year, great car.
1988 Trans am GTA currently not running because of a flywheel problem but was my original first car when i was around 23 still have it.
1969 corvette being restored.