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Re:How important is the kind of car you drive? 2014/04/25 15:47:46 (permalink)
Being 65+, 6 foot 4 inches and pushing 300 pounds it has to comfortable and easy to get in and out.  A 2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser is what I drive and 2014 is the last year Toyota will be making them.
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Re:How important is the kind of car you drive? 2014/04/25 16:30:16 (permalink)
This is my fun car.  I do not drive it in the rain and in fact it has never been driven in the rain or set out side in the sun.  I do not have a lot of miles on it and it Is a top of the line Miata with retractible hard top 
 
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Re:How important is the kind of car you drive? 2014/04/25 17:02:08 (permalink)
I'm a "semi-professional" musician (bassist) and need a vehicle capable of hauling my bass gear (basses, amp, cabinet and misc. gear bags). I currently own a Hyundai Santa Fe and it suits my needs quite well.
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Re:How important is the kind of car you drive? 2014/04/25 17:09:54 (permalink)
And here I thought your screen name signified that you were a largemouth angler.
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Re:How important is the kind of car you drive? 2014/04/25 17:32:59 (permalink)
Michael Hoffman

And here I thought your screen name signified that you were a largemouth angler.

It wasn't all that long ago, that many here thought that about you!
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Re:How important is the kind of car you drive? 2014/04/25 18:39:19 (permalink)
 But I am. Smallmouths and Kentuckies, too.
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Re:How important is the kind of car you drive? 2014/04/26 09:19:14 (permalink)
'70's:  as a college professor, big American coupes - 1972 T-Bird and a 1976 Eldorado.  Bought them both used with 40K and drove both an additional 100K and got back nearly half my initial expenditures.
 
'80's - mid ''90's: as a businessman, six Volvo's - three used for wife & family, three new for me.  My favorite was my '89 Bertone Coupe - 250K wonderful miles largely driving between my various enterprises.
 
Mid-'90's - present:  'retired' back into teaching: 8 (and counting) leased-new Lexi for me and Mrs. Metro IV.  Believe it or not, the leases on new Lexus are are considerably less expensive than buying new Camrys or Accords.  And, we're always driving new cars under warranty and dealing with service organizations that 'kiss butt'.  I haven't bought a tire, a quart of oil, or even paid for a car wash in the last 20 years!
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Re:How important is the kind of car you drive? 2014/04/26 19:12:47 (permalink)
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'70's:  as a college professor, big American coupes - 1972 T-Bird and a 1976 Eldorado.  Bought them both used with 40K and drove both an additional 100K and got back nearly half my initial expenditures.
'80's - mid ''90's: as a businessman, six Volvo's - three used for wife & family, three new for me.  My favorite was my '89 Bertone Coupe - 250K wonderful miles largely driving between my various enterprises.
Mid-'90's - present:  'retired' back into teaching: 8 (and counting) leased-new Lexi for me and Mrs. Metro IV.  Believe it or not, the leases on new Lexus are are considerably less expensive than buying new Camrys or Accords.  And, we're always driving new cars under warranty and dealing with service organizations that 'kiss butt'.  I haven't bought a tire, a quart of oil, or even paid for a car wash in the last 20 years!

Sounds like a good plan! What Model(s) are you driving?
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Re:How important is the kind of car you drive? 2014/04/27 09:47:40 (permalink)
I started out my vehicle owning career at age 15 buying a used 1949 Volkswagen Beetle which happened to be the first Beetle imported to America. I was the fourth owner. It's been oddball cars ever since and a few years ago I traded down to this 2003 Subaru Baja. In between this and the Beetle I drove mostly pickup trucks. Technically I guess I still am.
 

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Re:How important is the kind of car you drive? 2014/04/27 10:05:04 (permalink)
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MetroplexJim
'70's:  as a college professor, big American coupes - 1972 T-Bird and a 1976 Eldorado.  Bought them both used with 40K and drove both an additional 100K and got back nearly half my initial expenditures.
'80's - mid ''90's: as a businessman, six Volvo's - three used for wife & family, three new for me.  My favorite was my '89 Bertone Coupe - 250K wonderful miles largely driving between my various enterprises.
Mid-'90's - present:  'retired' back into teaching: 8 (and counting) leased-new Lexi for me and Mrs. Metro IV.  Believe it or not, the leases on new Lexus are are considerably less expensive than buying new Camrys or Accords.  And, we're always driving new cars under warranty and dealing with service organizations that 'kiss butt'.  I haven't bought a tire, a quart of oil, or even paid for a car wash in the last 20 years!

Sounds like a good plan! What Model(s) are you driving?


2013 RX for the Princess, 2014 ES for me.  As much as I loved the LS's I used to drive, the new ES is, I swear, every bit the car the mid-'00 LS's were - and, my payment was almost cut in half.
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Re:How important is the kind of car you drive? 2014/04/27 10:59:07 (permalink)
Being 68+, 6 foot 2 inches and 300 pounds, it has to be comfortable and easy to get in and out. A 2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser and a 2010 Scion xB are my vehicles of choice.
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Re:How important is the kind of car you drive? 2014/04/27 11:18:23 (permalink)
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Being 68+, 6 foot 2 inches and 300 pounds, it has to be comfortable and easy to get in and out. A 2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser and a 2010 Scion xB are my vehicles of choice.


kozel
Being 65+, 6 foot 4 inches and pushing 300 pounds it has to comfortable and easy to get in and out.  A 2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser is what I drive and 2014 is the last year Toyota will be making them.

 
Must be a big fat guy thing.
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Re:How important is the kind of car you drive? 2014/04/27 12:04:56 (permalink)
kozel

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Being 68+, 6 foot 2 inches and 300 pounds, it has to be comfortable and easy to get in and out. A 2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser and a 2010 Scion xB are my vehicles of choice.


kozel
Being 65+, 6 foot 4 inches and pushing 300 pounds it has to comfortable and easy to get in and out.  A 2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser is what I drive and 2014 is the last year Toyota will be making them.


Must be a big fat guy thing.

I prefer big-boned.
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Re:How important is the kind of car you drive? 2014/04/28 08:17:52 (permalink)
I've always been a truck guy, especially the 60-66 Chevy trucks. I currently have 2 of those.

When I had family we had either a full size car or mini van. Since 1996 I've had Toyota Avalons. I'm currently on my 5th, it's a 2013 less than a year old. I like to drive newer cars. I also have a 2010 Toyota Tundra full size truck, I use it to trailer my 1963 4x4 Suburban and to haul other stuff.

The new Avalon is my favorite of all the Avalons, I plan on keeping it a few years.
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Re:How important is the kind of car you drive? 2014/04/28 08:24:29 (permalink)
Hey I resemble that! The Tundra is really big and roomy even for me at 6'5" and 300 some lbs. The Avalon is good to and 30 mpg on the freeway doesn't hurt.
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Re:How important is the kind of car you drive? 2014/04/28 12:36:22 (permalink)
MikeS.
Hey I resemble that! The Tundra is really big and roomy even for me at 6'5" and 300 some lbs. The Avalon is good to and 30 mpg on the freeway doesn't hurt.

Or, Bigger Boned.
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Re:How important is the kind of car you drive? 2014/04/28 17:32:04 (permalink)
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And here I thought your screen name signified that you were a largemouth angler.


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Re:How important is the kind of car you drive? 2014/05/02 10:01:09 (permalink)
I guess I never really cared what I drove, as long as it got me there. My brothers and father cared what they drove, and changed cars pretty often, it seemed. I started out, though, with a '71 Nova that was very sweet, but I didn't even get that until I was 26. I was a late bloomer. Paid $500 for it in 1980. Beautiful car. Second car was a very dark blue 1989 Cougar. I was married and had a baby by then. Next car was given to me by my father when he could no longer drive and that was a 1994 Dodge Spirit. I ran that thing to the ground! After that, a 2002 Honda Accord, and now I drive a 2008 Toyota Corolla S. These last two cars are silver, and I really don't like that because I can never find my car in the parking lot. My keyfob is set to unlock and lock with clicks - I don't like how loud the horn beeps with it. And it looks like everybody drives silver cars. I also had a paper route from 2006 to 2011, so I just wanted something to hold what I needed to hold when I did that, and wouldn't burn out the transmission/brakes too fast.
 
So for me, Point A to Point B has been the most important thing, but now that I am back to one job and my fiance and I like to go on road trips, I would really like to get a Honda CRV - I had thought they made a 4WD, but I see they don't.
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