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Re: What do you drive?

11-06-2013 08:38 AM in reply to: tidgy

I use a 2012 Focus SE for my daily commute. I also have an old 1992 Aerostar XLT extended for hauling sheetrock for my home improvement projects :smileyhappy:

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Re: What do you drive?

11-06-2013 10:13 AM in reply to: cbenner
Oooh, pretty, Chris. My Escape is a lovely teal color. I actually went to the dealership to look at a blue one that was one year newer, but, I lurved the teal and the extra options, so went for the older one. ~shrugs~
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Re: What do you drive?

11-06-2013 10:20 AM in reply to: Wanderer-MOTD

my new car is an 01 Subaru,  looking for a couple of bumper stickers that say 'my other car is paid off too'.

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Murph
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Re: What do you drive?

11-06-2013 03:44 PM in reply to: tidgy

One of these as the daily drive. 2013 2500 GMC

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Re: What do you drive?

11-06-2013 03:47 PM in reply to: Murph

To pull this.

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Charles_Shade
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Re: What do you drive?

11-07-2013 06:56 AM in reply to: tidgy

2004 GMC 2500 for ll those things that need to be done. Everyone should have a truck.

2012 Mini Countryman because 26 MPG is a good thing.

 

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hwalker
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Re: What do you drive?

11-07-2013 07:08 AM in reply to: Charles_Shade

Why are all American cars "Gas" guzzlers? Yet European cars are more Petrol friendly?

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Re: What do you drive?

11-07-2013 07:21 AM in reply to: hwalker

Now that's a can of worms.....  start with gas taxes that are inadequate to support the existing road infrastructure, so the cost of transportation is held artificially low.

 

Add to that distances in the US are generally larger than the European drivers normally deal with, so tiny cars are less comfortable.  and then add in american's propensity for obesity - which also makes small cars unattractive

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Re: What do you drive?

11-07-2013 08:58 AM in reply to: JGerth

Nope, had to delete that response.

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Re: What do you drive?

11-07-2013 09:03 AM in reply to: hwalker
My guess is that the biggest influence is the consistent difference in the price of fuel over many years (due to taxes or whatever other reasons). Not for just a short while, but many, many years. Burning fuel cost next to nothing, so why not burn more and more of it? Now it is entrenched in the culture. To me, that culture is the biggest reason, besides the current low price for fuel and other reasons JGerth mentioned.

It was one thing that really struck me unexpectedly when I moved from Ireland to Canada: why is everyone driving such huge cars? And I mean just cars, that seat no more that five, and have no extra space for luggage to speak of, but are just plain huge!


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