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What car make do you drive?

May 6th, 2016 at 03:38 pm

I'm often curious as to what car make my fellow bloggers drive. My husband favors Honda and Toyota and if it was up to him that's what I would drive. He says that they last long with minimal repairs. Who cares to share the make and year of their current car?

I will start: 2013 BMW Convertible Series 1 (paid in cash when the house was paid off and we got a tremendous deal because it was a leftover. Honestly if I can still afford to buy them cash, I would prefer to drive BMW forever. Prior to this purchase I drove a Suzuki GV XL-7 for 12 years.

20 Responses to “What car make do you drive?”

  1. PatientSaver Says:

    2013 Honda Civic HX, paid for in cash. My 5th Honda.

  2. Petunia 100 Says:

    2013 Ford Focus SE. My first Ford. Probably my last.

    Loved my 1996 Honda Odyssey and my 2005 Honda Accord.

  3. CB in the City Says:

    2001 Toyota RAV4. Still going strong, 150K miles later.

  4. creditcardfree Says:

    2007 Honda Odyssey, with 109K miles (bought in 2008 & paid in full) and 2007 Honda Ridgeline, with 84K miles (bought in 2011 & paid in full) Plan to keep these at least for another 6 years, after children are done with college.

  5. Jenn Says:

    2003 Honda Odyssey unfortunately NOT bought initially with cash because it was an unplanned purchase to accommodate surprise twins joining three older brothers. But paid off early. 193k miles.

  6. monkeymama Says:

    We keep our cars so long that we have never been brand loyal. We usually find some incredible deal and are very happy with our vehicles, but 15-20 years later we can always find a much better value if we aren't brand loyal. Right now we have a 2013 Hyundai and a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan, bought bought "barely used," paid for in cash.

    I do think in the information age it is kind of paralyzing to decide which car to buy. I don't knock just picking a brand and sticking to it.

  7. LuckyRobin Says:

    2011 Toyota Sienna, bought new, but we will drive it until it dies. I reckon at least 15 more years. We bought with a loan, but with a down payment and paid it off two years early.

  8. debtfreeme Says:

    Toyota Prius III 2013. Paid cash new. Will drive until dead like my other car.

  9. Buendia Says:

    Have a 2008 Nissan Versa hatchback. About 65k miles. Bought and paid in full in 2008 new. It's been pretty hassle-free and gets good gas mileage. Pretty roomy in back, too. It's basic, but I am not really into cars. If I had a choice, I'd have a Toyota RAV4 (I'm jealous of CB in the City!!!). Maybe next car...

  10. starfishy Says:

    2010 Subaru Impreza, bought new w/big downpayment and partial loan because i hadn't had a loan before and wanted to experience it! it's now paid off. i like how the car looks, it handles well in the snow, but it dogs a bit on hills. my previous car was a VW golf and while i had more mechanical problems with it, it was zippy going up hills! i usually keep cars for about 10 years, not sure about this one. my mom (and my dad when he was alive) has had BMWs for years - i love how they drive, i can see why you like them!

  11. frugaltexan75 Says:

    I drive a 2010 Toyota Yaris (about 74k miles, bought in Nov, 2012.) DH drives a 2001 Chevy Prizm, miles unknown, but a whole lot.

  12. JanelleB Says:

    2013 Rav4, purchased new in 2013 after our 2007 Rav4 was totaled in an accident. Also a 2007 CRV purchased used in 2014, after selling our 1999 CRV with 326,000 miles on the odometer. We also love our civics, having owned 8 or 9 of them through the years.

  13. Ima saver Says:

    Corvettes for us. We have drivern one since we purchased the first one in 1978. We still have it, but never drive it. I drive a 2010 corvette with 21,000 miles and dh has a 2015 corvette with 2000 miles. WE also have a 1933 ford victoria and hubby drives a 2008 ford van for work. (he is a builder)

  14. huffydeb2003 Says:

    2005 Honda Civic over 200K miles and 2012 Toyota Highlander 24K miles. Both bought new with 0% financing. I agree Hondas and Toyotas require minimal repairs. I previously owned a Ford and constantly was putting money into it for repairs.

  15. PatientSaver Says:

    Historically, my first car was a Ford Maverick my grandfather, an auto mechanic, picked out for me. After that I drove about 4 or 5 Hondas (mentioned above, but also a Datsun pick-up truck, a Renault that belonged to my mother that was a real lemon, not just in color but also in repairs, and a cute little Toyota Wagon i bought used and regret having sold too soon. I think that's all I've ever really owned!

  16. Dido Says:

    On my second Subaru (this one a 2012 Impreza; prior one a 1998 Forester)--and the car before that was a 1988 Toyota Corolla All-Trak wagon. As a native Californian living in the northeast, having four-wheel drive is essential for me in the winter. The Impreza is ok but I wish the Forester had lasted a year longer since the CrossTrek came out in 2013 and I would have bought that instead. The Impreza is good but a bit too low to the ground and I worry about getting stuck in the side streets after a snow, plus it's really noisy when I drive in the rain. None of these cars have required a lot of repairs except the Forester once it hit age 14--then a lot seemed to need replacement in a short time. It was the head gasket cracking after I'd already put 3K into various and sundry repairs during the prior six months that led me to decide to replace it (much as I loved that car, my favorite of those I've owned).

  17. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    2010 Subaru outback bought new 75k miles and 2016 Subaru Legacy (leased). Our future will be continually leasing for DH until he can't drive. We'll evaluate every few years and see where we go. Prior we had a 1999 Corolla and 2000 Ford Focus. That corolla rocked, my only other car sold in 2012 when 2nd DK came along. DH got a 2006 Hyundai Sonata that died in December. No plans other than 3 years getting rid of lease.

  18. CB in the City Says:

    Buendia, my RAV4 is one purchase I have never regretted a bit! I love my car!

  19. laura Says:


    My car: 2010 Kia Sedona (paid cash for used in 2012)
    DH's car: 2007 Dodge Grand Caravan (paid cash for used in 2010)
    DD's car: 1998 Honda Accord (my parents gifted to DD and maintain its upkeep)
    Hobby car: 1973 Chevy Corvette (paid cash for - presently in need of brakes, so non-drivable).

  20. crazyliblady Says:

    I drive a Mitsubishi Diamante 1998. A coworker of mine drives a Toyota Prius. She has had all kinds of problems with it. It is supposed to get really good mileage, but it only gets about 35. Toyota mechanics claim nothing is wrong with it. I had a Honda Civic from 2000 to 2005 and I would like to have another Honda.

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