What car brand you drive? POLL

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Skoda Octavia Stationwagon and a WV T4 Multivan Syncro pop-top.

The Skoda replaced a Passat of the same ilk after I wrecked the gearbox on a timber road while out hunting beaver, and the T4 a like T3, that again replaced a LR Discovery, the last of giving 15 years of Solihull product the benefit of the doubt and the better parts of my income trying to keep them running...
 

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After 8 years I said goodbye to my Toyota Aygo.
He will be remembered as an always smilling friend, a nice companion.
We shared great times together.
Hope he finds a new friend
 

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I'm in sales and my company gives us cars - Ford Fusion in my case which is a great car. This is my weekender. Replaced my motorcycle and sounds almost as good. Almost.
 
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Sounds like you like the e-Golf. That's good to know. I think that it makes a lot of sense for us as well, but my wife is currently a little skeptical of VW. We will be taking some test drives over the next week and that is the first car on the list.
I've leased a LEAF and am now driving a Kia Soul EV. Both are excellent cars for around town, if you have a place (home or work) to charge them daily. I prefer the Soul over the Leaf, but they are very comparable.

In both cases, the depreciation has been super-steep, and I have to recommend leasing if possible until battery prices (and long term degradation issues) settle out.
 

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I've leased a LEAF and am now driving a Kia Soul EV. Both are excellent cars for around town, if you have a place (home or work) to charge them daily. I prefer the Soul over the Leaf, but they are very comparable.

In both cases, the depreciation has been super-steep, and I have to recommend leasing if possible until battery prices (and long term degradation issues) settle out.
Thanks for the recommendations. We'll lease if we get an EV. The Leaf is out because it is a 4-seater. One of our neighbors got a Soul EV recently and it does look nice. Hadn't really thought about it, but will definitely consider it. Does it seat 5? Not that we always need that, but having the ability to do it occasionally would be great.
 
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Some one needs to lower the tone :biggrin:

For just over 3 years we have had a Dacia Stepway in red but its time for a change.

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So we have just ordered a Dacia Stepway in white :2thumbs:


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The Leaf is out because it is a 4-seater. One of our neighbors got a Soul EV recently and it does look nice. Hadn't really thought about it, but will definitely consider it. Does it seat 5?
Technically the Leaf seats 5.

And the Kia Soul EV does seat 5. We've had 2 in the back with a car seat. (The boxy shape gives you more shoulder room in the front and the back. But at the cost of the cargo area being more vertical. Groceries, in particular, end up in my passenger compartment because it is easier than trying to pile things up.)

But I think all of these (except for the Tesla and some plug-in hybrids) are sub-compacts, so the space is somewhat limited (but not terrible for a commuter car.)
 

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I have a Chevrolet Equinox we use for daily driving. I always rent a car for vacations or longer trips. My fun car is a car I have owned since brand new 40 years ago--a Porsche 911 SC Targa which looks pretty good for such an old girl. I drive the car only on nice days, it has 125K on the odometer which runs out to 3K miles per year over its life. I probably drive it 500 miles a year now but I drive it like it should be driven. It is stock except for a change in stereos from the original Blaupunkt to a newer Alpine, two amps under the seats, and some new speakers. It does have sheepskin covers for the front seats but that is it. Not as fast as some of the newer cars but one hell of a lot more fun to drive and a head-turner
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at 40 years old.
 
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2x Subaru Foresters.

We can get into them without using any orthopaedic aids ...

They are remarkably quick off the mark.

Incredible fuel economy on the open road.

Handle better than a rear/front wheel drive car, without the "happy tail" of the former.

Comfortable for touring.

Flexible for carrying lots of stuff.

Mine has a dual range, 5 speed manual. SWMBO's has a Sportshift 4 speed auto.

[Edit] Both our Foresters have the 2.5L EJ253 naturally aspirated engines. [End edit]

One of the safest cars ever made, for both primary and secondary safety. Can't cut through the B pillar with the jaws of life - they break ...
 
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20 years ago I rocked the 2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse, which I bought new in 2000. Lasted me for 10 years with zero issues, so that was nice. A young mans car -
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Then I discovered the luxurious joys of Jaguar and picked up a 2003 S Type.
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To this day, still one of the most comfortable cars I’ve ever owned, granted it handled like a car much, much larger than it was. As any Jag owner does, when it began bellowing smoke inside of the cabin, I promptly purchased another Jag.

The 2009 XF came next. Not as comfortable, but a sheer joy to drive. Nothing like an 8 cylinder engine and rear wheel drive to make for a fun time. Of course I had to have the racing green.
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Recently I cheated on Jaguar with a pretty young Volvo. Enter the 2017 S90. Both comfortable and entertaining, which is good as it’s a measly 4 cylinder and less then inspiring to drive. So I’m happy to let it do the driving for me. Fantastic interior however...those Swedes got that down pat. And apparently crash tested on ballistic gelatin moose...so it’s got that going for it -
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So what’s next? Currently I am chomping at the bit for a 2021 2-door Ford Bronco when they become available. So we shall see...
 

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But it wasn’t always relatively nice cars...prior to these I had several heaps of junk -

86 Ford Escort EXP (I still contend this stood for ‘experimental’)
83 Chevy Caprice station wagon (where the 3rd row faced backwards)
84 Dodge Omni (I have nothing endearing to say about this vehicle)
76 Pontiac Ventura (suped up - this one was kinda fun)
97 Toyota Corolla (the worlds most boring car?)
 

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I’ve owned one new car in my life, a Suzuki, and it was totaled 40 days into ownership when a pothead blew through a red light and T-boned us. First payment hadn’t even cleared the bank. That’s when I leaned my lesson on financing and what “upside down” meant. Fortunately, Mr Pothead had insurance, so I was able to argue my way to where I was before we bought the car. The next car was.a used KIA, which I still financed, but the next car after that was the used 2008 Mazda 5 Sport that we wrote a check for (with the trade). We saved up for years to avoid financing. The Mazda was a great deal, 5 years old, 11000 miles on it. Still have it to this day, and all I’ve had to do with it is oil changes, and finally, new tires. Sadly, I’ll likely need to upgrade soon, as we are finally outgrowing it with the 3 kids. I might just keep it and not get hosed on the trade.
 
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But it wasn’t always relatively nice cars...prior to these I had several heaps of junk -
I'm certain that no one is interested in my history of vehicles owned since 1964, so I will spare everyone that ...

All did the job well, some got highly modified along the way.

Both our Foresters have the 2.5L EJ253 naturally aspirated engines.
 
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Well, I'll spare everyone the details, but I still hold a heavy vehicle licence. BTW it's not quite 64 years ... :rofl: ... only about 56 this December. But I have been driving since I was about 13 y.o. on our stations ('ranches' in USA "english" ;) ).

I've driven almost everything, from big farm tractors to semi-trailers; Morris Mini Minors to 250/275 LM Ferraris. Under almost any conditions imaginable.

Pontiac Firebird around Squaw Valley area (that black ice was dangerous, even just in the car park ... ). SS Camaro and Shelby Mustang in Stockton, CA. Fiat 125 Coupe in Sacramento.

WWII 'Jeeps' in mid and western Queensland.

No tanks, bren carriers or Bushmasters ...
 

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My history of cars is overly excessive--Triumph Spitfire, TR6, Fiat 124 Spyder, MGB, Camaros, Mustangs, T birds, and then I got serious--Porsche 911SC Targa (I still have), Maserati Merak, Porsche 944S, Mercedes 300, BMW 635, Porsche 928, Audis, Jeep, Cadillac, Lincoln LS, 57 Chevrolet Bel Air 2dr Hardtop, Infinitis. Goes on and on and on and then I semi-retired and the fun stopped.
 

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Toyota Avensis 98
I had a white 2.0 "Sun" edition before, then it broke, so now I have bought myself a white 1.8 "Luna" edition :)
Love that car, very good! Hope this new one will last a few years more.
 

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OK, since modest cars are acceptable, I'll lay out mine.
A 1975 Honda Civic CVCC hatchback 4 spd manual in yellow. It was my Mom's car first and in three years, she put 90,000 miles on it. It was a huge leap for my Dad who had previously owned only American cars, and he took a chance on the smallest car on the road and his first with FWD and a manufacturer who was known more for motorcycles. We chose yellow for visibility. She drove it all over the Big Island on good roads and bad. She loved that car. I drove it from 1978 until I replaced it with...
A 1987 Honda Civic hatchback 5 spd manual in burgundy. My first new car. It again was a reliable workhorse and I drove it until...
A 2002 Honda CRV. It was reliable but did need more repairs than previous Hondas. It served us well for carrying big cargo and many passengers as well as all our gear for camping with the Cub Scouts, until replaced by...
A 2015 Honda CRV. Current car. I average 26-27 mpg in mostly in-town driving. I expect it to last at least ten years. My nephew still drives the 2002.
Yeah, made Hondas into a habit. That first little yellow Honda convinced me.
 

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A Nissan Note, one of the
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few cars that I can get into without breaking my back.
 

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