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My next car will be...

Old 09-02-05, 11:08 AM
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My next car will be...

Given the spike in gas prices, I'm sure there will be some emotional responses, which could change if the price of gas drops back down, but I'm curious to see if anyone would change their purchasing habbits for their next vehicle given what they currently drive.
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a camel.....
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Acura TSX
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Ford Excursion.....
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I was planning on getting a hybrid for my next car anyway. I probably still will although it's a few years down the road (kablamo!). I will be throwing far fewer molotov cocktails, that's for sure. I've had to start using diluted kerosene.
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I've been spending more time on my motorcycle for short errands and to and from work situations.....
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I don't own a car, and I'm certainly not planning on buying one anytime soon.

In a few years, it might be nice to have a cheap little car we can use to get away for the weekend and such. Other than that, I have no need for one.
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Old 09-02-05, 11:16 AM
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I'll probably go with a car because I've driven an SUV for a while now and would like to drive something different. Perhaps an Audi A6.
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Acura TSX
Good choice, love mine.
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Originally Posted by dick_grayson
I was planning on getting a hybrid for my next car anyway. I probably still will although it's a few years down the road (kablamo!). I will be throwing far fewer molotov cocktails, that's for sure. I've had to start using diluted kerosene.
Not so fast, my little dick.....ugh, that didn't come out right.

Just read in Consumers Report how the hybrids fall short (way short) of EPA estimates because of the outdated EPA testing. For example, the Civic hybrid is suppose to get 48 mpg in the city (where hybrids should excel), but in real testing it only gets 26.

If fuel economy is the way to go something like the regular Civic, Echo, etc. is a far better deal than the hybrids. One article suggested that gas would have to be at $5 a gallon and you would then break even at 100,000 miles, assuming you didn't have to buy new batteries.

Hybrids won't last, in my opinion. Diesel cars may make a comeback, however.
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There's always the CT-2004.
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Originally Posted by kvrdave
Not so fast, my little dick.....ugh, that didn't come out right.

Just read in Consumers Report how the hybrids fall short (way short) of EPA estimates because of the outdated EPA testing. For example, the Civic hybrid is suppose to get 48 mpg in the city (where hybrids should excel), but in real testing it only gets 26.

If fuel economy is the way to go something like the regular Civic, Echo, etc. is a far better deal than the hybrids. One article suggested that gas would have to be at $5 a gallon and you would then break even at 100,000 miles, assuming you didn't have to buy new batteries.

Hybrids won't last, in my opinion. Diesel cars may make a comeback, however.
The Civic hybrid does not get what the posted mileage is, but it does get better mileage than gas powered counterparts. I've seen reports of 40+ mpg if driven properly. You can't drive it like a race car though, so if that's what you're looking for, it's not the car for you.
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I kinda want a Golf TDI but they are pretty expensive. I have a Focus now that get's 30mpg. That's good enough for me. If there was a place around there to get biodiesel then I'd look at a TDI for sure. 60mpg sounds pretty good to me.
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If I could get anything out of my truck right now it would be gone. I'd been thinking for my next car getting a sports sedan Maxima, BMW 3, TSX or something, but now I've been just thinking about getting cheap transportation., maybe something like an accord with the manual.
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Depends on when we buy it. If it's next year (hopefully not) it will probably be a regular car with decent mileage. If it's 3-4 yers down the road and there are some good used hybrids up for sale, maybe.
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Originally Posted by VinVega
The Civic hybrid does not get what the posted mileage is, but it does get better mileage than gas powered counterparts. I've seen reports of 40+ mpg if driven properly. You can't drive it like a race car though, so if that's what you're looking for, it's not the car for you.
You can approach that with a regular Civic, though, and still have an extra $3,000 or so to buy gas.
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My next car will ether be a subaru outback wagon or a Honda element, tbd at that time. More likely the outback. I had always been a honda guy for my whole life until 2 years ago. Now I am sold on subaru. but my next ride will be this:


yes, I am addicted to bikes.
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My wife wants her next car to be a Prius, but the next car I buy for myself will probably be another Civic. But, since I've only got 120k miles on the '93 Civic I own now, who knows when I'll be getting a new car...
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How about the Charger hybrid?

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my next car is probably going to be a hybrid - not that i'm planning on replacing my current one anytime soon. i may want to get one of these for those short trips:


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with gas prices going into space, I'll get a hybrid
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yeah my next car will be a nice used car.............

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