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Would you buy your vehicle again?

steverstever YooperlandPosts: 39,969
Would you buy your vehicle again?

Why or why not?

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  • fezofezo Posts: 9,328
    Nah. It's got 182K on it..... :P
  • euphoniumeuphonium Great Northwest, West of the Cascades.Posts: 3,321
    94 Town Car Signature = yes, especially if it had 300 hp & 5 speed automatic.

    95 T Bird 4.6 V8 = yes, but this time don't expect the quality of the Town Car.

    66 Mustang GT = yes without any hesitation, reservation, or imagination.
  • Karen_CMKaren_CM Posts: 5,020
    2000 Honda CR-V still chugging with 120K. I'm religious with maintenance and haven't had any major...whoops, not going to say it for fear of a jinx. :blush:

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  • odsurnodsurn Posts: 1
    edited March 2010
    Absolutely! I have a 2002 Sequoia that we bought brand new and now has 170K miles on it and I will keep it until my mechanic can no longer keep it running. It has been an awesome car, driven from Calif to Georgia and everywhere in between! It is so comfortable and reliable! I will buy Toyota again. Wouldn't think twice about it! My husband has an 07 Tundra Crewmax, he has owned every other truck made. Ford, GMC, Dodge, Chevy and said he will NEVER buy anything but a Tundra from now on!
  • anythngbutgmanythngbutgm Posts: 4,173
    Both of us love our Subies and my little Honda S2000 still brings a grin from ear to ear after a long drive though the curviest roads I can find. :shades:
  • lemkolemko Posts: 15,120
    I absolutely love my Cadillac DTS and my wife feels the same about her Buick LaCrosse. She was eyeing-up a loaded LaCrosse CXS at the Philly Auto Show.
  • fastruckfastruck Posts: 5
    I have a 05 mustang with 98,000 miles very fun to drive . Living in ohio with all the snow and salt on the road in the winter I thought that the paint would start to dull after 5 years but to my surprise it still shine like the day I drove it off the car lot minus a few door dings .would I buy another mustang definitely . Its like being in a club when ever you see another mustang you always wave or rev your engine with a smile.
  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 6,281
    edited March 2010
    1975 2002A- Probably. I always wanted one and my son wants to use it when he gets his license. I still wish it was a stick.

    1995 318ti- Definitely. With over 120K it has required virtually no repairs outside of scheduled maintenance. It looks brand new inside and out and always puts a smile on my face.

    1999 Wrangler Sahara- Yes. Fun to drive and fairly reliable as well.

    2004 X3 2.5- Yep. In over 90K all it has required is an SRS sensor(warranty) four tires, and pads and rotors at all four corners. My wife loves it, but I think she will replace it with a Mini Countryman in a couple of years.

    2007 Mazdaspeed 3- Maybe/Maybe Not. Let me tell you, I have never been so ambivalent about a car in my entire life. I was not happy that it required a LF strut and a turbo before it hit 27K. That said, it has been fairly reliable since then, only needing a VVT repair pursuant to a TSB. A 23 mpg average is pretty decent considering that the engine -equipped with a Mazdaspeed Cold Air Intake- puts out 287 bhp. Next, a new set of Pirelli PZero All Season rubber improved the street handling considerably(along with my disposition), so I might just fit a set of Bilsteins as well as a set of track wheels/tires and see if it can last through another couple of HPDE seasons. By that point I might be able to justify/afford a used Cayman S...

    2009 328i / 2004 X3 2.5/ 1995 318ti Club Sport/ 1975 2002A/ 2007 Mazdaspeed 3/ 1999 Wrangler/ 1996 Speed Triple Challenge Cup Replica

  • smalltownsmalltown Posts: 72
    Currently driving Kia Spectra5. I'll retire in a few years and will need a new car. Since Spectra is no longer made, my short list includes the spied Forte hatchback, Hyundai Veloster, Kia Soul, and perhaps Ford Fiesta or Honda Fit. Must be a small hatchback or wagon, no sedan.
  • andre1969andre1969 Posts: 21,847
    I like my 2000 Park Ave Ultra, but there's just lots of minor little things about it that bugs me. I probably wouldn't have bought it as a new car unless it was very deeply discounted, but as a 56K mile, $7500 used car, it seemed like a great value.

    Now my 2000 Intrepid, which got totaled, and hence the reason for the Park Ave, I would have DEFINITELY bought that car again! The only difference would be that I would have tried to find an ES model with the 3.2 and a power seat. Or at the very least, a base model with a power seat.

    In fact, when the Intrepid got totaled, one of the first cars I found was another 2000 Intrepid...a well-equipped ES model with the 3.2, sunroof, leather, etc. It had something like 75,000 miles on it, and I think they wanted around $5,000 for it. The main reason I didn't go for it was that after having an Intrepid for 10 years, I just thought it was time to try something a little different.
  • fezofezo Posts: 9,328
    That something different is the only reason I might not follow up with another Honda after the current ones. They are fine (though not nearly as interesting as older Accords were) but getting generic.

    Maybe a Mazda or a Subie. The cheapskate in me is looking at used Hyundais....
  • michaellnomichaellno Posts: 4,300
    Huh .. good question.

    Generally speaking, if I knew then what I know now, probably not, given that Saturn is no longer around.

    Regarding the particular cars and when I bought them:

    1) 2003 Saturn L300 ... nope, I think I would have gone with an '03 Accord EX-L. After 95,000 miles, 2 BCM's, a rebuild of the front brakes and other miscellaneous repairs, I believe that the Honda would have been a more reliable choice. Plus, it would have retained more of its value after 7 years.

    2) 2006 Saturn ION ... jury out on this one, since my daughter drives it. It hasn't presented any problems in almost 4 years and 33,000 miles other than routine maintenance, and we never shopped anything else at the time.

    3) 2008 Saturn VUE ... this one kills me. We traded in our '05 VUE for the '08. The '08 is miles better in terms of fit and finish, but the end of the Saturn brand has meant that the value of the vehicle has dropped like a stone off a cliff. Like the ION, we didn't look at any other competing vehicles.
  • gouldngouldn Posts: 214
    2001 Forester. 100% yes. 145K, and still my main commuter. Fun to drive, and the best outward visibility in any car I've owned.

    2007 X3. Maybe not, but nothing against the car, I am just finding it to fancy to leave at remote trailheads for runs/hikes etc. I would look at BMWs again though, it's been plenty reliable despite all the advice telling me I was gonna go broke.
  • hpmctorquehpmctorque Posts: 4,167
    At the risk of deserving a dope slap, what are BCMs?
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,593
    edited March 2010
    I had a bit of expensive trouble with the VANOS module after I first acquired my 2000 BMW 528iA in 2004 but I enjoyed driving the car so much that I decided to hang onto it and it has given me no trouble since.

    It still looks good and runs well with 120,000. There are very few cars with good performance, good looks and good gas mileage but the Blue Max has all three>


    There are some cars I regretted buying but not this one.

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 39,969
    Body Control Module.

    One of those expensive computer gizmos. :)

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  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 6,281
    I would look at BMWs again though, it's been plenty reliable despite all the advice telling me I was gonna go broke.

    Yep, there are quite a few "experts" who know all about BMWs- even though they've never owned, driven, or even sat in one.
    Envious imbeciles, mostly.

    2009 328i / 2004 X3 2.5/ 1995 318ti Club Sport/ 1975 2002A/ 2007 Mazdaspeed 3/ 1999 Wrangler/ 1996 Speed Triple Challenge Cup Replica

  • carthellcarthell Posts: 124
    ...but my next purchase probably will be with a different make. It has more to do with the type of vehicle I'm interested in. Unlike many others who browse theses forums, I have yet to develop brand loyalty.
  • michaellnomichaellno Posts: 4,300
    Body Control Module.

    One of those expensive computer gizmos.

    Yep ... about $600 to replace each time - once at 45K and again at 65K.

    $1200 for new pads, rotors and calipers at 45K. $400+ for an O2 sensor. $135 for a power steering line. $185 for a new horn assembly. Front pads and rotors at 74K for $375. Plus all the regular maintenance.
  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 39,969
    edited March 2010
    Lot of money, but spread out over almost 100,000 miles, it's not too bad. I got to 120,000 miles on my van before I had to start peeling 100s out of my billfold. :)

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