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Anyone have a car they love?
Old 03-29-2020, 07:53 PM
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I might be in the market for something new. Any recommendations?


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Old 03-29-2020, 07:58 PM
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Previous owner tinted windows and added rain guards.

Great mileage easy to park turns tight circle. Roomy. Back seats easily fold flat. I can get a bale of hay easily or my bike.

Mine is 2007, manual transmission
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Bought my first Toyota Camry
Old 03-29-2020, 08:02 PM
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over 20 years ago. That is all I want to drive since that time. Fill it with gas. Get the oil changed. It starts every time. Very dependable, safe and economical car.
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Old 03-29-2020, 08:05 PM
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Iím not a car person, but I seriously and wholeheartedly love my 2006 Toyota Camry. Itís an old workhorse that makes me happy. I chose it because my previous Camry was reliable, and so is this one. I hate spending money on cars, so I especially appreciate the low cost of maintenance, insurance, and registration. Writing this makes me want to go give my old car a hug.
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Old 03-29-2020, 08:18 PM
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I have a 2019 Toyota Camry and LOVE, LOVE it.


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Old 03-29-2020, 08:19 PM
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Another Toyota girl! We've had 4 Camrys, a van, and an Avalon! Our first one was a Camry we bought on 1992 and DH drove it until last year! DD has the RAV4. I like it for the space, but still like my car. I currently have a top of the line Avalon. Bought it used! I absolutely love that car!!
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Old 03-29-2020, 08:20 PM
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Well, I love my Honda Odyssey. But that's because I have 3 kids and their friends to haul around. Someday I'll get to graduate from the minivan!
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Old 03-29-2020, 09:23 PM
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I love my 2015 Mazda6 sedan. Almost 110,000 miles on it, and it has been perfectly reliable. I especially love a great handling car, which describes the Mazda6, plus it gets excellent gas mileage and was rated fastest in its class of non-luxury sedans the year I bought it. That's important to me.

However, it does have one drawback....I wish it had better sound insulation for a quieter ride. Too much road noise. I have to admit, Camrys are quieter!
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Old 03-29-2020, 10:20 PM
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My husband’s Toyota Camry just went over 200,000 miles. Maintenance has been basically new tires, oil changes, tire rotations, perhaps one battery, etc. It is a 2005.
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Old 03-30-2020, 01:12 AM
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Another Toyota here. RAV 4 - great mileage and plenty of room.


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Old 03-30-2020, 03:08 AM
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Love,love,love mine!!!

We have had a camry before...Ö.and I loved that but my RAV is so fun to drive. Puts me up a bit higher in traffic. My DH and I both love it!
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Old 03-30-2020, 03:39 AM
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I love my Hyundai. I had an Elantra before and now have a Sonata. Love them both. They aren't as expensive as other similar cars, have all the features I want, and have been super reliable.
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Old 03-30-2020, 04:04 AM
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I love the keyless ignition I love the side and backup cameras. I love that it's up high enough that it's easy to get in and out of, but not too high. I love, love, love the bluetooth to automatically hook my phone up for audiobooks and handsfree phone calls. l like that it's plenty roomy and can carry loads of things. It drives and starts well.

Its a 2015 and I drive a lot (It has well over 100,000 miles already)
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Old 03-30-2020, 04:43 AM
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Toyota 4 Runner
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Old 03-30-2020, 04:52 AM
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Still love my Honda Odyssey now when my youngest is 20. Best cast for moving in and or of college dorms.
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Old 03-30-2020, 05:07 AM
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I love my Toyota Camry. It's a 2005 that I've had since 2009. Only maintenance I have done is oil and tires.
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Old 03-30-2020, 05:55 AM
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I have a Toyota Highlander and love it. The feature I need is leg room, tall people can easily sit in the second row.

Good luck and happy shopping.
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Old 03-30-2020, 06:00 AM
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I love my2019 Odyssey . It has lots of room for people and gear,easy to get in and out and very very comfortable on long car rides.
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Subaru forester
Old 03-30-2020, 06:16 AM
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Best car I have ever owned. Very, very reliable. I have owned only Subaruís since 1978. Love them!
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Old 03-30-2020, 06:30 AM
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... since 1985. Feel very safe in them.
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Old 03-30-2020, 07:03 AM
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Love this car...I've had two of them so far. Lots of room, reliable, and I feel safe in it.

Edited to add - oops, HONDA, not Honey ( I obviously haven't had my coffee yet...(grin!))
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Old 03-30-2020, 07:21 AM
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Honda Accord. Durable, reliable , low maintenance & last for many years.


Itís my favorite type of car.

Iím on my 2nd Honda in 25 years since purchasing my 1st Honda.
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Old 03-30-2020, 07:21 AM
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I bought my Subaru Forester in 2015 and I absolutely love it! I sit high enough to have great all-around vision. DH says it's the best of all of our cars for comfort during a long drive. It's been reliable and had no issues. DH even slept in the back during a cross-country road trip and said he would do it again!
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Old 03-30-2020, 08:25 AM
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It seems as if Toyotas are the winner here. I'm on my third Highlander and love the room, backup camera, side mirror lite up when cars are close and all the other features!
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Old 03-30-2020, 08:45 AM
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Love my RAV4! I upgraded from a corolla and couldn’t be happier

My friend has a highlander and if I had kids that what I would go for!
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Old 03-30-2020, 08:49 AM
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Between my parents and my sister and brother-in-law, we've had:
4 4Runners
3 Tacomas
1 Carolla
1 Rav4
1 Highlander

Each vehicle lasts an average of 9 years and 125,000 miles before we trade it in for a new one. The 3 of the 4Runners were identical- black with grey leather. My mom just got a new one and had to get another color so others would see she got a new vehicle.

My dad is wanting to trade in his current Tacoma but loves that it's paid off and runs really well.
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Old 03-30-2020, 08:57 AM
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I just bought a 2019 Rav 4 XLE in December. I love it! It's the perfect size for me, and when I went to empty out my classroom last week (VA schools have closed), I was grateful for the storage space.
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Old 03-30-2020, 09:29 AM
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I love my Toyota RAV4. If you are looking for a car rather than an SUV, Iíve also had and loved a Toyota Corolla.
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Old 03-30-2020, 10:10 AM
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I'm on my 3rd Honda Accord (1996, 2007, 2019). There's been a ton of technology changes since my last one. Have loved them all.
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Old 03-30-2020, 10:24 AM
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Subaru Crosstrek! Truly the only car I have ever loved! Great in the snow, if that matters to you. Comfy and all the bells and whistles!
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Old 03-30-2020, 11:18 AM
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I love my Lexus RX 450h.
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Old 03-30-2020, 01:01 PM
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Are you interested in? Good gas mileage? Safety features? Large cargo area?
My first brand new car was a Honda Civic. I got great gas mileage-42mpg for the first five years. Later I was only getting 38-40 mpg. We sold it to DHís coworkerís son with 95,000! It is still running with 190,000 miles on it!
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Old 03-30-2020, 01:36 PM
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Not my car but I love my sonís four runner. Got to drive it all summer and on a road trip to move my daughter. DS was out of country for the summer.
The seats are comfortable love all the navigation. Mine doesnít have that
Roomy but not too big. Gas mileage not that bad
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Old 03-30-2020, 04:22 PM
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We both love DH's Toyota Rav4! All Toyotas are known for their reliability and pleasant ride. Honda has a great reputation too.

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Old 03-30-2020, 05:28 PM
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I bought a Toyota Highlander in October, and I really like it. I also have an F-150 that I love.
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Old 04-01-2020, 04:02 AM
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Add me to the Forester list! We bought a 2015 Forester in November and I love it! It handles Nebraskaís winter roads so well and is a comfortable fit for our family of 4. I drive about 20 miles to school and back daily and I only have to fill up every week and a half to two weeks! We drive our cars until they die (literally!) so we really did our research on this one.
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Old 04-01-2020, 11:19 AM
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I had a 2011 Hyundai Tucson that worked great, super low maintenance, up until I sold it to get a newer car. But I would've kept that car until it died because it was awesome and gave me a no problems!
(Got a newer car because my husband really liked it but he had recently bought a new car so didn't need ... so it went to me instead)
But definitely look into Hyundais. They're great imo
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