I LOVE this car – 205,000 miles on it – It has NEVER HAD A TUNE UP (I know, bad car mom), at 175,000 replaced the timing belt (still in good shape), and brake pads (rotors still had life in them!!). I have spent $800 in “work” on this car in over 200,000 miles. I have done oil changes, and tires, - and thats it!
This car just goes and goes – has clearance, can forge our yearly floods (or clear a 5 gallon bucket on the freeway I couldn’t swerve away from!)
I can fold down the back seats and pack 4 100lbs bales in there, or my oversized tack trunk. Great for camping and road trips as well.
Oh, and being a 4 cylinder, and manual trans, great on gas for my crazy long commute as well.
2011 Ford Escape, 2004 Ford Sport Trac, that I gave my daughter when I got the Escape and a 2010 Ford F-150. I really wanted another Sport Trac, but Ford quit making them, hence the Escape. So glad I got the Escape before they changed the style for the 2013 model year. They are ugly!!!!
You know what's sad? I want my old '89 Ford Escort with 230+K miles on it back. I got it from my mother, drove it for a few years and then sold it to my sister to pay off my mare. She fixed some problems with it and now it drives like a top. I want it back! LOL! It doesn't have A/C, though, so that idea might change in June.
2011 Hyundai Elantra Touring (little station wagon.) LOVE IT. Basic, bare-bones car but with satellite radio. Reminds me a LOT of my old Toyota Corolla wagon fifteen years ago. Has 54K on it already and not a thing wrong with it. VERY pleased! LOTS of room - can fold the back seats down and cram even more stuff in it.
Edit: Also our Energizer Bunny 2000 Toyota Highlander - 270,000 miles on it and shows no sign of stopping any time soon.
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2011 Ford Fiesta named Ike. Seriously the best car I have ever owned. Good in foul weather, great handling, can be used as a golf cart at shows, fits in all barn aisles, just a great car. Oh yes, 40 mpg (38 in city).
My work=dog vehicle is a 2004 Suburban. its paid off (YAY)
My fun car is my 1999 Mazda Miata black convertible, also paid off.
Mr L's work=dog vehicle is a 2007 Chevy van AKA the SKV(Serial Killer Van)-paid off
Our wedding/funeral car-2009 Honda Element-not quite paid off but close
2012 VW Golf Turbo-diesel. Bought new back in February. Fun to drive, great gas mileage, plenty of get-up-and-go (oops, sorry, Officer. Didn't realize I was going that fast) and maintenance is covered for three years.
It averages 39 - 41 mpg in city driving, and usually gets 48 on the highway when I'm speeding along. One one trip, I decided to slow down and drive very, very conservatively and the trip computer said I got 58 mpg for that trip.
Just wondering what everyone drives. Do you like it? I have a 2002 Honda Civic that I love to death. It has never had an issue in the 7 years I have owned it.
YESS! '02 Civic, 235,000 miles, has been chewed on by my horse, tossed in a ditch by an ex, rear-end the week before boards, and the transmission started slipping 1.5 years ago but never got worse. Best purchase, ever.
2000 Nissan Pathfinder with 4wd. I sold my 2000 F-350 diesel when I moved to Ohio as it was 2wd. Of course it did not snow last year...lol. I miss my truck, but I do love that parking is easier and fillups are less.
Always remember that "perfection" is the mortal enemy of "excellence."
Dodge ram 3/4 ton diesel. LOVE IT!!! comfortable, goes for long trips and hauls around town. 26 mpg. Paid for, so he's ALL MINE. Both husband and stepson want what they call my "decrepit old truck" but I'll never part with it!!
2011 MINI Cooper Clubman. Love it! Although, since moving my horses home, it spends a lot of time in the garage as I don't have to make that daily commute to he!!...I mean, boarding barn (I work from home).
For hauling horse stuff or bad weather, we have a Subaru Outback that is at 200k and still going. I love and hate it. Good car, but mileage on AWD is always poor compared to a 2WD (I average 36-38 mpg in the Clubman, while the Sub is in the low 20s). I'm not sure we will replace it with the same as the newer Outbacks have gotten way too big...too SUV like. For now, this one just keeps going...
I have a 2004 Volvo s80. I LOVE my car. It is a solid, heavy thing. Feels safe, IS safe. Gets good gas mileage. I honestly don't think that I'll own anything but a Volvo after having this car. I've gone through a lot of different ones over the years and nothing drives as well as this.
Plus its really pretty.
I drive a 2004 Volvo XC70. The only different thing I'd want is a manual transmission, but I love it. It has 230 000 km on it, has been maintained with great care. No major issues. I feel safe in it too, it hugs the road (snow and all).
My husband drives a 2004 S60 T5... manual transmission. It's a sedan and I feel more comfortable in a wagon. DS and DD both drive Volvos as well. A 2000 S70 for him with about 270 000 km and a 1999 S70 for her with over 300 000 km. They have both needed AC work. She had to replace the fuel pump and the front brakes, but the motor and body are in great condition. She loves it and has named it Victor. DS hopes to inherit my car, but I am not ready to pass it along yet.
We also have a 1999 Suburban to tow the boat!
My tow vehicle is a 1998 Chev Silverado Z71 4wd which I bought new in 98.
I love that truck, and would love a newer one just like it.
My car is a 2000 Toyota Avalon. I inherited it from my MIL with only 40K km on it. It is a nice vehicle, but I don't love it, I keep losing it in the mall parking lots......
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