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Old 03-04-2007, 10:48 AM   #21
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Old 03-04-2007, 10:49 AM   #22
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Me: 2003 Honda Accord EX- 4 banger...........got 58,000 on it,
I get 28 mpg average in 50/50 mixed driving.


DW: 2004 Town and Country (vacation vehicle and big stuff hauler)
Average 20.6 on this behemoth............may get an Oddesey after my lawsuit against Chrysler is settled............
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Old 03-04-2007, 11:15 AM   #24
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1997 Honda Accord sedan, 9 yrs old, ~79,000 miles on it

In the past few years, we've used it mostly just on the weekends, and we're thinking about selling or donating it. On the other hand, we might just keep it until it stops running.

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...after being hit at 55 mph in a head-on wreck several years ago, I don't feel safe in a small car anymore. (A drunk driver turned left in front of my first Toyota Sienna and totaled it - when I look back at the wreck pictures, I don't know how my family walked away from it with only abrasians/bruises/cuts and a chipped tooth. We must have had a guardian angel that day..., plus good carseats, seatbelts and airbags). I can sure vouch for the safety of that particular model, though... it's incredible what the car went through, and yet somehow kept the people inside safe.
Glad you and your family were OK after that accident. I have heard that Toyota Sienna is highly-rated for safety.
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Old 03-04-2007, 11:55 AM   #27
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2005 Honda CRV,
No I don't think Honda's are that great, but really like the dealership.
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2002 Volvo S60 95,000 miles. Bought used Jan '05 with 55,000 miles to get head airbags. Risk of of side impacts is high when the corn is high. Drives great in the snow. Love this car.

1993 Volvo 850 150,000 miles. Bought used June 2001 with 111,000 miles. Hubby's run around car.
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2006 Pontiac Vibe, great gas milage, fold down back seats and hatch back are just right for carrying everything from dogs to yardsale booty. It's actually a Toyota Matrix under the Pontiac shell.

DH has a 2005 Chevy Avalanch he loves it and needs it to pull the trailer. We don't worry so much about the gas milage because 3/4 of the year he's on the bike.
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06 honda pilot for me (leased looking at the 90mpg 2009 prius when this one is up!)
lexus IS 340? for him, he works for them...

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A high-end german made car. I'm spoiled now from this particular brand of German cars

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me - 2000 Honda Civic - 48k miles - ~25-26 mpg in urban driving, 38 mpg highway.
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Old 03-04-2007, 01:30 PM   #39
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1998 Olds Intrigue - 100k --- will drive it till it begins nickle and diming us. Probably another 2 years

2002 Volks Passat - 50k -- will drive it till it gives us problems probably another 6 to 8 years.

All Paid off!

Its funny, new and nice cars used to mean alot to me... but now that I can afford to own a luxury car, I do not want one.

I do not want to drive an eye sore or have an unreliable automobile... Past that, a car is primarily transportation to me.
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Cycle- I am interested in your reply. What is a generic Giant Cross bike? Also, where do you live that you can get along with just these?
Giant makes several series of sturdy cross bikes for $250-$600.
The names of these series change every few years, so I call them "generic".
They have 21-24 speeds with wide gear ranges, decent quality components,
and are generally built for strength instead of speed (like me).

I have lived and cycled in the Los Angeles area for 28 years now. About 1/3 of
the time I owned a car, 1/3 a motorcycle, and 1/3 neither, although a bicycle
has always been my primary mode of transport, both commuting and vacations.
I developed the cycling habit (and money-handling habits) with 9 years of
paper routes growing up in Oregon. After all that rain-riding in OR, the sporadic
rains of LA barely register, except to close the river trails.
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