Slim and Franke

Slim and Franke

Monday, April 08, 2013

DRIVING MISS-CELLANEOUS

Question Of The Week 4-8-13

What vehicle/s do you drive and why?


We need room to carry stuff and passengers so we have this truck and also a van.



24 comments:

  1. At the moment our Ford Escort - 10 years old and just 17,000 miles on the clock - freshly taxed, MOT'd and serviced is waiting patiently for me to get my get up and go back.
    I've had all the lectures.

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  2. Hi sweetie.. Hoping all is well with you.

    vehicle- 2 seater honda del sol convertible.. I love it~!

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  3. Pat -- ONLY 17,000 miles!!!! Whew, I thought our 2008 truck with only 50,000 was a good thing. No lectures from here.

    Sonny -- I did not picture you to have such a neat little vehicle. Good for you. Of course you love it.
    Hope all is well with you too.

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  4. As much as I always admire beautiful cars, I don't want one myself. (In other words, if I won the lottery, I would not rush out and buy a Porsche.)

    I drive a very sedate 2005 Toyota Camry - a great car that has not needed very much attention. My mechanic specialized in Toyotas and convinced me to buy a pre-owned one in 2006. After I bought it, he said, "I won't be seeing you much. Congratulations." :) And it was true. He did a 100,000 mile tune-up and replaced the brake pads after that - and that has been it. It has 164,000 miles on it - going strong. Knock on wood!

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  5. I got a brand new Acura in 2003 and wouldn't trade it for anything. It has just under 50 kms. on it and is a wonderful ride. We also have a GMC pick-up that Lloyd loves.

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  6. We all drive Honda CRV's. Mine is 2000. My husband's is 2004. My daughter's is a 2008. She has bought all of them and we bought them from her. I have a 140K miles in mine. Sandie

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  7. I apologize as I did not visit your sidebar while you were fighting the good fight. We drive a new Toyota Camry because it is the nicest car we have owned in our old age. It has all the bells and whistles. We(hubby) also drives a Ford Expedition which we bought used. It is for hauling our motorboat out of the water and pullling our small trailer for hauling soil, etc.

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  8. I drive a 2012 Nissan X-Terra with 2044 miles and the new car smell, but my heart belongs to my 2002 X-Terra which I gave to my daughter when she went away to college last August.

    Don't even get me started on my first car, a 1972 Pinto. I cried like a baby when she was totaled in 1982.

    For some weird reason I've always gotten really attached to my cars and yes, I have always named them.

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  9. Lynn -- Sounds like you have a reliable car and a reliable mechanic. Can't ask for anything more.

    Pat MacKenzie -- We are the opposite. Ron loves the van because it is easier or him to get in and out. I love my little zippy pick-up truck. Your Acura sounds like a honey.

    Chatty Crone -- Sounds like you've got a sweet deal going on with your daughter.

    Tabor -- Never too late to look at the sidebar:) Sounds like the majority of these reliable cars are foreign. However I do think US automobiles are getting as reliable.

    Cube -- I know what you mean about hearts belonging to cars. I loved my 1991 "Hilda" Honda Accord. So what is the name of your 2012 X-Terra? My truck is named Zippy.

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  10. My car, because as much as I'd love not to have one, I have to go to meetings (and since I have to have one, it's a fun one!) And Mr. RK's car occasionally. Not a bike.

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  11. I drive a Nissan Altima. Not really by choice 'cause last year when I decided that I needed a new car, I told her to pick something out.

    She did, and although it has grown on me, I wish that she bought something just a few thousand dollars cheaper.

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  12. So glad to hear you're back and hope the prayers helped.
    We have a '07 like your truck and a Yukon xl Denali. Getting ready to trade for another.
    I'll drive one of those any day.

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  13. We drive a Prius because gas is so expensive in Hawaii. We also have a van for our home renovation supplies.

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  14. dead connection again! Ugh! T-storm

    I've been driving Little Truck, a '98 Chevy S10 with a bed cap (4-cylinder), since '01. I also have a bike, n feet which get alot of use lately due to high fuel prices.

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  15. I drive a red skoda rapid! Cool car...

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  16. After nearly 30 car-less years in NYC, I retired to Cape Cod and leased a Honda Civic because A: Very good gas mileage B: truly local, friendly dealer less than a mile away. I'm one person, only 2 or 3 times a year go as farther than Boston. It gets me where I need to go and I don't worry about repair

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  17. Hello Annie
    Late as usual lol

    After years of driving 'wagon's (needed to house endless amounts of children and their associates!) I was happy when (in the late 80's) we were finally able to go back to what I call a 'proper' car.
    We have been Mitsubishi owners for quite a while now - they have been so reliable, comfortable and all them have travelled thousands of kms with no problems.
    Magna for The Golfer and Lancer for me!
    Bet your visitor had a shock when she sampled the yummy looking soap lol
    Take care
    Cathy

    Cathy @ Still Waters

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  18. I find all your vehicles very interesting. I cannot reply to each comment because we are living in hospital again. Yikes! I may be gone again for a while.

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  19. We run the gamut-four wheeler for carting goods and huge bear-like dogs and a small compact for city driving and saving money on fuel.

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  20. The 2002 X-Terra is named "Pterri" as in pteradactyl. The 2012 X-Terra is named "Tara" as in Gone With The Wind. The 1972 Pinto was named Freaky, but I won't go into that explanation because I was young and foolish at the time ;-)

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  21. I got goosebumps when I saw the Macbeth soliloquy up there: this morning while making the bed, that precise exact speech popped into my head, and I said it out loud and understood it in a much deeper way than when I first memorized it at 20...doh! And then here it is, facing me. The Twilight Zone music is playing now...

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  22. We have a Ford Windstar because we decided we liked minivans better than SUVs, when we still had kids at home. Now it comes in handy for hauling bigger things, but we wish it got better gas mileage. Why a Ford, tho? Because my boss was selling it for a really good price, that's why. It's the first Ford I've owned since my old beater Ford Maverick - hated that thing!

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  23. Sorry, I have more to say. I have kids living in London. Over there gas is crazy expensive, and when people go car shopping, they try to get the smallest engine they can find, around 2 liters or less. A little different mindset that here in the States.

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  24. A Ford F150 because we are just truck lovers and a minivan because we are a family of 5.

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