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Just seeing what you guys are all driving/interested in. Hopefully it could turn into a thread for car discussion too.

I drive an Acura RDX Turbo, but I yearn for a Lexus. Will definitely purchase a nice one in the future. Used to drive a beater Lexus RX300 and I fell in love with the attention to detail of the interior and conveniences, even though it was a 2000 model and 14 years old at that time. The Acura pales in comparison when it comes to fit and finish. I see gaps in certain panels! And for a luxury brand, it sure is plentiful in vinyl. The only saving grace is the superb handling and the hustle of the turbo engine. My reasonable dream car is the new Lexus LC500 Grand Touring car. Such a beauty.



 
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I've been a GM owner for most of my life. We had a Ford mini-van and two Dodge's ('71 Charger, '85 Ramcharger).
I've always bought used though and Chevy's have always come out on top of the list of best for the least for me.
I'm currently thinking of getting a used Suburban/Yukon or maybe even a Ford Flex.
 

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Toyota, by the looks of it.

I really don't care as much about vehicles as most of my friends, but somehow one gets dragged into the culture anyway.

Since 1977, in order of purchase, with lots of overlap, some only owned for a couple of years, others for a decade or more: Beaumont, GMC van, Volvo sedan, Ford Maverick, Suzuki 4x4, Dodge half ton, Ford Bronco 4x4, Plymouth minivan, Nissan Sentra, Ford Escort, Toyota Rav4, Toyota Rav4, Toyota Tacoma 4x4, Toyota Rav4, Toyota Matrix. We're happy with the Toyota products, have a good local dealer and service, but might have bought a Subaru if there was a dealer nearby.

My favourites were the Dodge half ton, the Volvo, and especially the Tacoma. I let my bride talk me out of the Tacoma and back into a Rav4, then she went out and got the Matrix...I should have kept the Tacoma.
 

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Since I tend to keep my vehicles until they die, I'm kind of partial to Toyota. All minivans. The first was the LE, you know that tall skinny van ? I was a cargo with 4X4. Had it for ... over 200,000 km. That was a funky van, lots of great memories. Then a Previa that went to 500,000 km, it fell apart due to rust. And ... another Previa, that one got to 375,000 km, before I gave it to a friend. I now drive a 2002 Sienna with 300,000 km on it, no rust and still going strong.

A vehicle is for me practical transportation. It has to be as versatile as possible. First thing I do when I get a new van, is to chuck all the back seats out of it, build a platform on hinges with storage under it, that will serve as a bed or a flat surface to carry my paintings. Gotta be able to stuff sports gear in there and still be able to sleep in.

The next one might be ... a Toyota.

The LE 4X4 in 1990.
 

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I am driving a Hyundai Sonata and pull my 5th wheel with a Chevy 2500 but since the poll only allowed one choice, I was going to choose Hyundai. My choice drive, though, would be a BMW 7 series but I would never buy a new one. They are over $100,000.00. You can get a used one with under 50,000km for $20.000.00 or less. There are some good ones that pop up from time to time. I also like the Jags for their looks but they can't compare mechanically to a BMW or even the Nissan Maxima.




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I drive a 2010 matrix, after a 91 and 96 camry SE (both). It's ok, I got it because it was practical and I could afford to drive it. After a little over four years of owning it (and lots of mileage) the fact that it's gutless and not the most comfortable is getting to me. My original plan was to pay it off before the financing was up, and get into something a lot more fun and sporty. For comparison, my mother's 2006 Accord SE is the better car all around, despite being 4 years older and driven by every one of my three siblings. Then I joined a touring band ;).

I don't really have a manufacturer of choice, since all I've ever driven have been Toyotas, a Ford Windstar (fun for the balls, not fun because minivan - but it had a VHS player!), and the accord. My wife has a fairly new Nissan Versa Note - not a bad car, but I had begged her to get something larger and I feel the size every time I'm in it.

My cousin drives an A4 and his parents own BMW's (I barely even saw the Merc before it got swapped for a 5 series). I have yet to drive any of their cars, but I'm sure it would provide a compelling comparison for why my next car should be something I'm actually excited about.

I was just excited to get out of an older car (despite the lower mileage it had for it's age).

Hyundai, Kia and Ford have all gotten my attention for price to nice ration of their smaller cars. I like trucks but I have no reason to own one.

Ask again in 15 years when I'm on my second car hahaha.
 

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Have a bias. My Dad worked 30 years at Chrysler. My brother worked there too and retired a few years ago. I have had two Chrysler vehicles that I was able to qualify for family discount. The 2008 RAM has been solid as a rock so far (cross my fingers, knock on wood)

Also my grandfather, uncle and cousin worked at Ford. My grandfather was one of the first 12 Ford workers to get pension.
 

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2004 GMC Jimmy (83k on the clock!)
2011 Nissan Juke (strange looking - but very much fun to drive)
1972 MGB - my baby since teenagedom

We're looking at something new this year for Maggs - leaning toward a Mazda CX5 at the moment.
 

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I've had good luck with Ford pickups over the last 20 years and trucks in general before that so I don't see myself changing. Also had two cars up till last year when I got rid of one. I never used the cars much because the truck is just nicer for every day driving and the cars are a PITA - I'll probably get rid of TransAm this summer and that'll just leave the truck. Might buy a new regular cab shortbox F150 if I don't forget about it between now and then but I'd still keep the F150 supercab that I'm using now. If I had enough space to store them every vehicle that I ever owned would be sitting out back rusting away...lol
 

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Have a bias. My Dad worked 30 years at Chrysler. My brother worked there too and retired a few years ago. I have had two Chrysler vehicles that I was able to qualify for family discount. The 2008 RAM has been solid as a rock so far (cross my fingers, knock on wood)

Also my grandfather, uncle and cousin worked at Ford. My grandfather was one of the first 12 Ford workers to get pension.
My family worked for CN for generations, but they'd never sell me a train at discounted prices.
 

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I like trucks but I have no reason to own one.
If you like something that's reason enough in my opinion but what I've found is that trucks are better value than cars and mine have lasted forever because mostly all they do is haul me around and they are way overbuilt for that. One of these days we're all gonna be dead for a real long time so if you like something you might as well do it and to hell with everything else - that's how I see it anyway...lol
 

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I've owned everything from a Suzuki 850cc 4x4 mini pickup to a Datsun 510 GT4 race car. I used to be into performance. Had a Porsche 944S, a highly modified turbo Dodge Charger, and on and on. I finally realized that you can only go so fast on public roads without endangering others so I got into racing. Started by modifying the Porsche, then the Dodge, then finally the track only Datsun. As I got older and had a few crashes I lost my edge and quit racing. Now my wife and I both drive Kia Souls. They are amazingly practical and cheap to operate. I'm going to be selling mine to my step daughter. She's been on mat leave and goes back to work soon. I'll replace it with a Kia Rio.
 

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Although I do tend towards Japanese cars as whole, my one experience with a domestic car wasn't bad at all. I drove one of those bright red poser Chrysler Neons with a massive wing on the back. It wasn't my choice of trim, but I got a really really good deal on it secondhand. It tanked through all the years I had it and never died once. Sold it to some teenager who wanted a cool first car.

It pretty much looked like this.

 

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I have no brand loyalty when it comes to automobiles. Something I like at a price I find attractive and I'm yours. However, when I was leasing I drove Ford's for many years. Currently a Dodge challenger, I liked the look and the price I got was very good.
As a younger man and knew much more about how the (simpler at the time) internal combustion engine worked, I was a die hard GM Man!
 

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I'm not a car guy. My first car was a Jetta and I've always thought they were decent cars. But at this point, I'm out for bang for buck and A to B.
 
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