What kind of car do you drive?

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Was looking for a 12 - 13 Boss Stang & happened on this puppy, '12 Roush stage 2 its #50 of 125 with 12K on the clock..
It rides like a brick, handles like a short track pavement car & its noisy = exactly my cup of tea. Battery & MC covers are signed by the 4 guys that built it.

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I figure I'll post mine. 2020 Colorado Z71 Midnight Edition. Have always been a full size truck guy but I just fell in love with the pure performance and features on this thing for an unbelievable price. Thank God I bought it before all of this chip stuff really started
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A family member bought one three or four months ago and hasn't stopped saying what a great vehicle it is. I've ridden in it and it does ride decent for a utility vehicle and has a roomy interior to haul things. So far all report are positive and there have been a few two plus hours drives involved. I know if I were in the market for a new utility vehicle I'd head right to the Ford Dealer and get a Bronco.
 

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Currently we are practical users of vehicles. I’d love to pour money into something wonderful and fun…maybe someday.

Our family qvehicle 2021 Honda Pilot - love this as an SUV
My business use practical car - 2020 Buick Envision. Got a great deal on it with rebates last year…just before the crazy supply chain mess.

Best previous car ever owned: Cadillac Sedan DeVille
Best truck previously owned: Ford F-150 XLT
Most FUN cars previously owned: Porsche 924S, last generation MG-B, last generation Triumph Spitfire, Mazda Miata
 

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A family member bought one three or four months ago and hasn't stopped saying what a great vehicle it is. I've ridden in it and it does ride decent for a utility vehicle and has a roomy interior to haul things. So far all report are positive and there have been a few two plus hours drives involved. I know if I were in the market for a new utility vehicle I'd head right to the Ford Dealer and get a Bronco.

Baby Bronco or the big boy?
 

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Baby Bronco or the big boy?
Was going to be my question too. The Bronco Sport is just an Escape while the real Bronco sits on the Ranger platform.

Most reviews I’ve seen on the big Bronco see are positive but I’m waiting for the honeymoon phase to be over. Only major complaints I’ve seen are about some wind noise in the interior, albeit nowhere close to how bad the noise is for the Jeep, the lack of a larger fuel tank option, and the cargo space in the 2 door.
 

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Was going to be my question too. The Bronco Sport is just an Escape while the real Bronco sits on the Ranger platform.

Most reviews I’ve seen on the big Bronco see are positive but I’m waiting for the honeymoon phase to be over. Only major complaints I’ve seen are about some wind noise in the interior, albeit nowhere close to how bad the noise is for the Jeep, the lack of a larger fuel tank option, and the cargo space in the 2 door.
I was super hyped for the new Bronco but the fuel economy numbers take it out of contention for me. Still glad they brought it to market though.
 

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I was super hyped for the new Bronco but the fuel economy numbers take it out of contention for me. Still glad they brought it to market though.
I don’t think anyone looking for a big square shaped off road capable vehicle is really worried about fuel mileage. Although I do wish they included a larger fuel tank option. The 2.3L gets *decent* MPGs for the size of the vehicle, but for the size of the vehicle I don’t want a turbo powered 4 banger under the hood. The twin turbo V-6 would be the only option I’d look at.

Also, I’ve seen that the lag in very high altitudes is massive. You need to keep the thing wound up if you want to go anywhere.
 

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I don’t think anyone looking for a big square shaped off road capable vehicle is really worried about fuel mileage. Although I do wish they included a larger fuel tank option. The 2.3L gets *decent* MPGs for the size of the vehicle, but for the size of the vehicle I don’t want a turbo powered 4 banger under the hood. The twin turbo V-6 would be the only option I’d look at.

Also, I’ve seen that the lag in very high altitudes is massive. You need to keep the thing wound up if you want to go anywhere.
*Everybody* is worried about fuel mileage. 98% of Wranglers and Bronco buyers aren't hardcore wheeling the thing more than they're commuting to work and such. Also it's not a big vehicle.
 

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*Everybody* is worried about fuel mileage. 98% of Wranglers and Bronco buyers aren't hardcore wheeling the thing more than they're commuting to work and such. Also it's not a big vehicle.
Just like the Hummer A holes in the early 2000's. 'Look at me, I'm a Douche to the Nth degree"...
 
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*Everybody* is worried about fuel mileage. 98% of Wranglers and Bronco buyers aren't hardcore wheeling the thing more than they're commuting to work and such. Also it's not a big vehicle.
That’s why you own more than one vehicle. I have a gas-sipper for commuting and I have some vehicles that get 10-15mpg…and a motorcycle.
 

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*Everybody* is worried about fuel mileage. 98% of Wranglers and Bronco buyers aren't hardcore wheeling the thing more than they're commuting to work and such. Also it's not a big vehicle.
I mean, not really. Plenty of Bronco customers were hoping for the 5.0 V8 to be dropped into the Bronco. These people do not have fuel economy anywhere near the top of their vehicle needs list. The 4 door Wildtrak and Bandlands trims are the most popular builds - all equipped with larger AT tires. Nothing about these most requested builds says fuel economy is desired. While most Bronco drivers will just be driving on the highway, that doesn’t mean that fuel economy is a desired option. If people who wanted great fuel economy were looking at a Bronco, they would immediately do an aboutface after looking at the specs.
 

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I would like to order a brand new truck, specifically a Silverado with the 6.2 and "Trail Boss" package, but that's not real easy at the moment with the supply chain issues and I'm willing to wait until GM starts offering the employee/family discount again. But I recently changed jobs and gave up my company car (it was a POS anyway) and decided I should start looking for a new daily. I still have my trucks, but the '85 only comes out every now and then on a nice weekend and I'm not thrilled about the idea of my '89 pickup being my only option for a daily driver.

So I started looking for cheap used stuff, but couldn't find much of anything that I liked.....until this week. I got extremely lucky and found an '04 S10 Blazer ZR2, rust free, in my favorite color (hard to find Dark Green Metallic) and a 5-speed manual (even more hard to find). It doesn't get any better than that! An hour drive and $2500 later, and it was mine.....



^ This is the only pic I have at the moment, but it's in decent shape. It should clean up pretty nice
 

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Current fleet: 2008 Pontiac G6 convertible
1999 Mercury Grand Marquis
1986 Chevy G30 van
1967 Pontiac LeMans convertible (can be driven, but currently off the road for restoration)

Formerly owned: 1963 Plymouth Valiant (very first car, learned to drive a stick on it)
1971 Pontiac Catalina
1965 Buick Skylark
1973 Dodge van (actually had two of these)
1980 Oldsmobile Cutlass diesel
1961 Ford Falcon
1964 Volkswagen Type III coupe (never actually drove it on the road before I got an offer I couldn't refuse)
1981 Pontiac Bonneville
1976 Toyota Celica
1978 Chevrolet Caprice (never actually drove it on the road - made an Enduro car out of it)
1978 Chevrolet Impala (didn't run - was a parts car for the Caprice)
1949 Ford F1 pickup (never got it running before I got an offer I couldn't refuse)
1990 Ford Festiva (actually made by Kia)
1993 Mazda Protoge

Not an impressive list to racing fans, but since this thread was about street cars I didn't list any race cars. For me, street cars are utilitarian and I get my speed jollies in racing equipment on race tracks. Also didn't list some faster or more exotic street cars that I had access to, but didn't actually own.

Looking at the list, I'm surprised that there have been so many because usually I keep and drive a car for decades. Only two of these were bought new (the Mercury and the Kia). A friend once remarked that it's odd to see me driving a car that was built during the same decade that I'm living in.
 
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