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    Re: What do you drive?

    I just tripped over this thread tonight. I drive a 2001 Lumina four door now, but this...

    THIS...was my beloved Baby...

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    1982 Datsun 280ZX, beige suede interior, T-tops, six cyl with a turbo boost...Baby could flyyyyyyyy

    I miss her...



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    Ride not drive today. My old Bianchi. Now my knees hurt.

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    Re: What do you drive?

    Quote Originally Posted by erikbj View Post
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    Love the old 356, 912 and 911 in Irish Green. Want this.



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    Re: What do you drive?

    Ich fahre eines Auto.


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    Re: What do you drive?

    2011 Cadillac Performance SRX that runs like a dream.


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    Re: What do you drive?

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    For me and considering all models
    Fit/Finish
    Lexus
    Acura
    Infiniti
    BMW
    Never owned a Mercedes or Range Rover. Range Rovers have pretty horrible reliability ratings but I love their interiors. Some of the nicest leather.

    My Infiniti has a lot more stuff but if I kept it for 100k miles I would expect Acura/Lexus to hold up better. We have friends with a 10 year old Honda Pilot that has 150k miles that looks brand new and not one squeak.

    Bang for the Buck
    Infiniti-They live and die by one model which they got right, the G37 sedan. Two good SUV's. Everything else is kind of blah.
    Acura-Acura is doing it right with their SUV's but their sedans are just not competitive.
    Lexus-GS is nice, new IS 350 is nice.
    Mercedes
    BMW-Always about 20% overpriced compared to Japanese. Their best models seem to be the cheapest models (1,2,3,and 4 series). M series are wonderful but again way overpriced IMO


    Most boring
    Lexus (Except the F models)
    Acura
    Infiniti

    The brand that is finally getting it right seems to be Cadillac. Nearly bought a used CTS-V but the interior still seemed pretty junky for that level of car. I was impressed by the ATS that I sat in though. The big 3 have been nailing it on their powertrains for a number of years but some still have some work to do when it comes to interior quality in the luxury market.
    One of the best cars I owned was
    1997 Lexus ES 300 140k mileage
    Traded it in for (one of the worst cars I ever owned) -a 2002 Lexus ES350-kept it less than one year. (Trans sluggish.)
    Bought 2004 G35 Infinity -one of the best cars I owned 135k mileage.
    Traded it for a 2013 G37 (One of the worst cars I have owned.) (Trans sluggish/noisy).

    IMO, Brands change key components/designs as cost savings, and they are not as good as the originals. I do not like the move to 7 and 8 trans gears-- For in town 20-50 mph driving, constantly changing gears. I used to think the 2004 G35 was a sporty car, now the G37 is comfy, but clunky.

    My wife has a Mazda 3 hatchback-it is a FUN car to drive-smooth trans, quiet, drives like a go cart. I am 6'2, I see a lotta comments here that tall people are wanting big cars,,not me.



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    Re: What do you drive?

    Red 1975 Corvette Stingray, t-tops, ISU plates. Looks like this, but with ISU plates. Under 50K miles.




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    Re: What do you drive?

    Quote Originally Posted by SCarolinaCy View Post
    I I do not like the move to 7 and 8 trans gears-- For in town 20-50 mph driving, constantly changing gears.
    IMO, this really depends on the car. Infiniti has really struggled with getting their 7 speed auto programming. The 2008 G35 I had didn't have that trans but my 2011 M56x does and it can struggle at certain speeds. A lot of software updates but people continue to complain about it. I don't really notice it, I just leave it in sport mode and don't really have issues. On the other hand I had a Dodge truck with an 8 speed and it was flawless. Also had a VW with a DSG transmission and it was my favorite auto trans.(6sp) It was lighting fast. Although I did find it annoying that after you put it in park it would roll another foot.



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    Re: What do you drive?

    Anyone driving the Nissan brands with the CVT transmission? Rogue or Murano? Comments?



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    Re: What do you drive?

    2012 Ford Escape XLT. Easily the best vehicle I've ever owned; rides pretty smooth, definitely looks sharp, and gets very solid gas mileage now that I've stopped speeding everywhere I go.


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    Silver 2004 Grand Prix GTP. Just like half of Iowa does



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    Re: What do you drive?

    Quote Originally Posted by SCarolinaCy View Post
    Anyone driving the Nissan brands with the CVT transmission? Rogue or Murano? Comments?
    Girlfriend has a 2012 Rogue with the CVT in it. We've had no issues with it.



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    Re: What do you drive?

    Quote Originally Posted by SCarolinaCy View Post
    Anyone driving the Nissan brands with the CVT transmission? Rogue or Murano? Comments?
    We have an '09 Murano with the CVT. I was nervous about buying it because I don't know if they have all of the kinks ironed out yet, but after six (?) years I hope so. We did have some warranty work done on the transmission just a couple of months ago...it took three or four seconds for the transmission to engage from park. I suppose I can't tell if it is slipping when driving. Seems fine now.

    It is weird to drive at first, but after I was comfortable with it I liked it. Very smooth, no shifting, my only complaint is it isn't quite as responsive when you romp on it as you get with a traditional transmission. I suppose that is to be expected given the setup, and it's a minor complaint. It's not like I'm drag racing with it.

    I would buy another one.



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    Re: What do you drive?

    2003 BMW (E46) 325i with 162k miles. Alpine White with Beige interior. - Daily Driver
    1986 BMW (E28) 535i with around 200k. Alpine White with Pacific Blue interior - Fun project car



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    Re: What do you drive?

    Horse and buggy of course! :)



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