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Post Reply What is your favorite car brand?
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use to be honda now hyundai
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29 / M / Liverpool, England
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Mclaren.
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My 71 Pontiac GTO Judge.
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Cadillac is the best. I don't like some of their new designs, but I'm sure they'll come back around in time.

For those who don't drive or haven't driven a Caddy, let me explain:

1) I am a tall man and most of my height is in my legs. I am 6' even, but I have long legs and a short torso so I do not fit in most cars (buying pants and shirts is a problem too. I have a 15.5" neck and a 37" sleeve. They just don't mass-produce shirts - or cars - in my size). Cadillac is one of the only vehicles I can drive comfortably for long periods of time. Others simply don't have enough room. Even in large SUVs my knees usually end up embedded in the steering column.

2) Caddies have some slick designs. I am not a fan of the most recent offerings, but that is the popular style these days. In another 5-10 years, they'll put out another boat. The 1965 Deville is my favorite. I hope to one day buy and hotrod a '65 and then I'll never need another new car.

3) POWER - there is no better safety feature than being able to get the hell outta the way. Also, there is no replacement for displacement. Most of your caddies come with AT LEAST a 4.5 liter V8 (my '91 had a 4.9 liter, my '98 has a 4.6). Depending on your tuning, you can get near 400HP with no mechanical alterations. I've had both my '91 and my '98 well over 100mph without even noticing it. With good tires on a flat road, when leaving a stop light I can hit 40 mph before clearing the intersection (NOT an exaggeration BTW). I've had teeny-boppers in mustangs and cameros try to "race" me. I was just my normal lead-footed self (not even trying to race - that is reckless) and smoked them. There have been at least 3 times when that power saved my life - once when someone ran a red light and I had to clear the intersection before getting t-boned, once when there was traffic in the city and a truck moved into my lane and I had to zip around traffic in the adjacent lane to keep from getting creamed, and once on a mountain pass when there was an alternating change lane up a hill that ran out and cars were behind me preventing me from breaking, so I had to zip through the oncoming lane. There is no better safety feature than being able to get out of the way.

And despite that huge engine, gas mileage isn't too bad. I get about 18mpg town and 29 mpg highway on my '98.

4)Handling - Some people don't like this, but I love it. Caddies are boats. They are big and heavy. You don't really feel the road. You don't really drive a Cadillac so much as you guide it. They almost drive themselves. My alignment is so good that on a straight road I can let go of the wheel and I will not drift. I can quite literally steer with one finger. Most times on long straight stretches I just rest my hands in my lap and make any minor adjustments with my thumb (of course I am always at the ready to take firmer control, driving carelessly is bad). People who like sportier cars dislike how a Cadillac handles (you don't feel the road and the response is VERY smooth, not tightly-controlled or twitchy like a race car). Zippy cars are fun for short times on the right terrain, but for general commuting or long hauls, the handling of a caddy is the best.

4) Comfort - high quality materials feel great. My driver's seat is soft leather and it feels like driving a sofa. A very fast sofa with a great stereo.

5) Cost - Cadillac is expensive when new, but the price drops like a hot rock used. I bought both of mine about 5 years gently used for beans. Buy one that an old lady drove to church once a week and you get an almost-new car for next to nothing. All that style, all that power, and I was able to pay cash. Lovely.

6) Longevity - Machines need love too. A properly maintained machine will last much, much longer than one that is abused. Of course, you can only maintain what is maintainable. Sure a well maintained toyota will run almost forever, but the cheap fabric will rip, the dash will fade from the sunlight, and you'll end up with a really beaten commuter with no style in 5-10 years. Cadillac has quality throughout, not just in the engine. My Caddy is 16 years old and people still compliment it all the time. Repairs are quite expensive, but with regular maintenance a Caddy will run just as long (I expect at least 400k-500K miles before I need any serious engine work) as any toyota and will look great doing it. I had a water pump go out on my '91 after almost 300k miles, and I am at about 280K miles on my '98 and have had no repair work needed at all since I keep up all my recommended maintenance. Caddies are expensive to fix, but if you keep them up they almost never break, so total cost of ownership and longevity is actually quite a bit better than most.
Posted 12/7/13
I've always fancied the Wankel engine for some reason. So, any car with that engine gets my vote. But I'm no car buff. A car is just a means of transportation for me.
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Posted 12/7/13
Toyota ... however, I'm currently driving a Dodge.
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31 / M / US
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I've seen a few posts praising Audi.

Obviously these people have never driven an Audi. You're paying for the name.

Audi's high-end models might be OK, but having driven the mid-range Audi models I can tell you they are no different from most mid-level sedans like a Chevy Malibu or a Toyota Camry. They have all plastic and fabric interiors (no leather, wood, or high-end material) and their performance and handling are mediocre at best. You're paying a large premium for the hood ornament and nothing else.
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Posted 12/8/13
aston martin. i skimmed through some pages.. and i find it ridiculous it wasn't mentioned at least once on each page.

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Volvo
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28 / M / Where the future...
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Aston Martin.
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I like all volktswagens
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21 / M / Canada
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My favourite would be Toyota/Honda. Im not really in to faster cars, I just like something reliable.
Euro cars are usually a pain to work on, Chevy fuel pumps commonly fail and there oil cooler lines always leak, Ford has some questionable designs as well. Chrysler/dodge parts seem to be hard to find sometimes and can be very expensive, at-least where i live. Mazda rotary engines are kind of shitty(burns a shit load of oil, and they dont last very long).
2nd year mechanic btw
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Nissan, BWM. I really want the Nissa GT-R or BWM E-46 325CI Coupe with black rims.
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25 / M / Wisconsin
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Posted 1/1/14
I guess right now my favorite brand is Jeep. I own a 08 Grand Cherokee, and all the mods that would love to do to it, but lack funds. I also own a Pontiac Grand Prix as my daily driver, there are some things I want to do to that as well. But every car manufacture has at least one car that I would like to own.
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