06-05-2013 08:52 AM
Frugal unit. '06 Taurus. Paid cash for it...it looks brand new and only has 60k miles. Won't be buying a new car until after we close on a house early 2014. I really like the looks of the Camry Hybrids, so will likely go with one of those...and some old toy car once I have a garage.
06-05-2013 07:52 PM
2000 Volvo S80. Bought it used 3 years ago for $5000 with 65k miles on it.
It's ran wonderful and best vehicle purchase I've ever made. It now has about 94k miles.
Only been in the shop once with a leaking power steering fluid line.
My wife drives a 2004 Honda Civic. She loves it.
06-13-2013 10:19 AM
I drive a 2011 Hyundai Sonata. Big fan of the car, and most likely going to change it in for a 2013 Sonata. Hyundai has really stepped up their game - a lot of the free features would be paid upgrades in other cars. It also got me across the country, so that shows it's ability.
06-14-2013 12:27 PM
2007 Kia Spectra. And the transmission went out at 108k miles. Based on what the mechanics told me and the experiences of a few other Kia owners I know, it seems like it's fairly common for the transmission to go out right after the warranty expires.
Anyway, the transmission was replaced, and it may not be anything really fancy, but I love my little car (ignoring the transmission failure, of course).
06-20-2013 05:05 PM
2001 Ford Focus ZX3, bought in fall of 2002
2005 Nissan Altima SE, bought in winter of 2007
2009 Kia Borrego, bought in spring of 2012
FICO EX 739, 2013 Jun. FICO TU08 778, 2013 Dec. FICO EQ 736, 2013 Aug.
BofA Rwrds Wrld MC 2001 10k; BofA Cash Rwrds Sig V 2013 8k; Fidelity Rewards AmEx /BofA 2013 7.6k; Chase Freedom Sig V 2002 24.1k; Chase Amazon Rwrds Sig V 2011 8k; Sam's Club Advtg+ GE Dscvr 2002 10k; Dscvr It 2012 10k; Citi Dvdnd Plat Sel V 2013 7.3k; PenFed Plat Rwrds V 2013 20k; AmEx Blue Sky 2013 21.6k; Priceline Rwrds Sig V 2013 8700k; PayPal Xtras GE Cap Plat MC 2012 2k; JC Penny 2011 1k
06-20-2013 09:38 PM - edited 06-20-2013 09:39 PM
2012 Toyota Highlander SE(Pearl White) heated black leather seats, power sunroof, auto rear lift gate, faux wood accents on interior, chrome rims(aftermarket) etc....
2007 Pontiac G6 2dr. Coupe(black) V6 Heated black leather seats, power sunroof, chrome factory rims.
Wife has a 2007 Toyota Rav4 limited(Black)...........................2 months a go I sold my 1998 Nissan Altima GXE(Black), and am currently looking to sell my 2007 Pontiac G6 Coupe.
Highlander and Pontiac bought brand new, Nissan bought at 3 years old. My wife bought her Rav4 bought at 2 years old, and wants to keep 2 more years before geting rid of it.
06-23-2013 03:00 AM
1. 2013 Acura TL SH-AWD w/Technology Package (leisure)
2. 2006 Honda Civic EX Coupe (daily driver/work)
1. 2013 Toyota Camry LE
You let a $45k+ car sit in your garage while you sit in traffic in a Civic?!?
What color is your Civic? My first car was a 2003 Civic EX Coupe. I have my eye on a Acura TL SH-AWD, but I don't want to spend the money.
06-29-2013 09:46 PM - edited 06-29-2013 09:48 PM
2012 Ford F150 Super Crew FX2 with all the trimmings. GPS, leather, Sony 12 speaker sound, um... Tow package... A truck bed. Yeah, it's a truck. Big ol' work truck. She pulls around my company's trailer full of computer goodies, so if you see a big blue truck with a bigger grey trailer blocking your path on the 101 and 60 freeways, honk and say hi.
I also just (and I mean JUST... A week ago) got a 2013 ford focus electric. Already have 600 miles on the OD.. Started at 10mi... 257.49/month taxes included... 1k down, 12k miles, 36months, fully loaded with the protection package and leather. I still like my girlfriend's leaf better. I have a thing for electric cars. Tesla Model S comes after the house is closed upon.
Just got rid of: 2008 Corvette convertible, 2012 Toyota Corolla
Funny thing about the electric... It has all the bells and whistles, GPS leather heated seats hid lights premium color power seats sync... Basically literally fully loaded, and uses no gas, and my corolla, which was bare bones, had nothing in it, was a gutless wonder and was lucky enough to have a moon roof and alloy wheels. The corolla was 199 a month after tax, the Ford is 257 a month including tax, but 188 after tax after the $2500 credit over 36 months. And I don't pay for the electricity either. I charge at a local nissan dealership.