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I like Mazda for their attempts to inject sports car DNA into their entire lineup. I have never driven a Mazda in recent years that was boring to drive. Even the CUVs handle extremely well and are pretty communicative. I'll admit to being biased, as I have an '11 Mazda 2 and an '89 Mazda RX-7.
I also am a big fan of Ford's small cars, Mustangs, and the old panther platform cars.
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Toyota Supra, the 2017 model blows my mind!
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I like the aesthetics of BMWs, but I don't have loyalty to any brand. It seems very impractical to be associated to a car brand because not all cars they produce have the same build quality as other models. For instants the Honda Civic might make a great sedan but that doesn't necessarily mean Honda also makes the best trucks. Most brands have that one car that has typically very good consumer reports (Civic, Mazda 3, Camry). The car market is always changing and most of the time it's the consumer that is being shafted, so its never a bad idea to play it safe with specific models that are known for their reliability.

As for the whole foreign or domestic thing, my family (me included) have been pretty loyal to "American" car brands. All their American cars, bought new, lasted over 10 years with the exception of a Ford Windstar, which still lasted 9 years. The car was a total piece of trash and it's no surprise Ford discontinued Windstar production. I currently own an 11 year old Ford F-150 and this thing was bought new from my family and has survived being driven off road, through the ocean line, and countless other things.
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salamisama wrote:

Toyota Supra, the 2017 model blows my mind!


...actually the 2019 Supra styling is toned down and is more like the GT86 than the FT-1 Concept based on the prototype that's getting road tested:

http://www.topspeed.com/cars/toyota/2019-toyota-supra-ar99796.html
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Favorite foreign brand? Damn I don't know. I love the LFA but but I'm not a fan of Toyota overall. Still I like any brand that sells safe affordable cars as well as RWD sport cars. So Mazda, Toyota, Nissan, Hyundai all win in that test for Asia. Fiat is the only brand that does that in Europe. The U.S. is doing well with all 3 brands ticking those boxes but Ford is by far and away the best overall at doing that.
Posted 11/1/16 , edited 11/1/16
cars need to have a few key things for me to even consider buying...

no black boxes, no satellite uplinks, no electronic steering wheel, real shaft only. real brakes that are manual, no solenoids.

old enough so that I dont need a fifteen thousand dollar computer to interpret the computer inside, OBD2 or older.

no way I would ever drive something that can be hacked, even if renting a car.
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Posted 11/1/16
I like British Cars

Ariel, Lotus, Noble.

I hate Rolls-Royce, Jaguar, Aston Martin.


But Ferrari is still where it's at

Still like the F40
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as long as I have a car im happy
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Posted 11/1/16
Mazdas - especially new ones. I guess I'm biased since my family has two (my '01 miata and a '15 CX-5). They are both both, the CX-5 is surprisingly good to drive.

I'm really wanting that new miata, it's pretty much the only car I would want to buy new that isn't a much more expensive car. It sounds like so far it won't be too hard to uncork a lot more power out of it. That could be my daily driver while I cut up the old one.

My dream is to S62 (BMW M5 E39) swap my '01 and steal the badge off an X5 ///M, rearrange it on mine as the ///MX-5. Probably won't happen for a decade, but ehh..

A few other cars I like: Early 1960's 4-door convertibles, late 80's to early 90's BMW's, late 80's to early 00's Japanese, and the new Caddies/Camaro 1LE's. (but please god give it side windows). I have entire spreadsheets of what I would buy, for what purpose (mostly used)
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Posted 11/1/16

RaisedInACult wrote:

cars need to have a few key things for me to even consider buying...

no black boxes, no satellite uplinks, no electronic steering wheel, real shaft only. real brakes that are manual, no solenoids.

old enough so that I dont need a fifteen thousand dollar computer to interpret the computer inside, OBD2 or older.

no way I would ever drive something that can be hacked, even if renting a car.


I could get on-board with most of this, but what do you have against solenoids?
Posted 11/1/16
if there's a solenoid in a braking mechanism, I dont want that vehicle
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I like imported brands except for Peugeot or Renault and French cars suck (I also hate SUVs and several other American cars). I also don't like most of Nissan's newer cars like the Versa, which is the poor man's Sentra (the ones before 1994 were better though).
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Just got a 2012 Mazda3 a few days ago. Loving it so far!
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MysticGon wrote:

Favorite foreign brand? Damn I don't know. I love the LFA but but I'm not a fan of Toyota overall. Still I like any brand that sells safe affordable cars as well as RWD sport cars. So Mazda, Toyota, Nissan, Hyundai all win in that test for Asia. Fiat is the only brand that does that in Europe. The U.S. is doing well with all 3 brands ticking those boxes but Ford is by far and away the best overall at doing that.


Mostly our cars are Toyota but we got a Ford Ranger 2015 model. Not really far from the 2016 model. A month or two after buying the car, a new design came out. Well cars are like phones too. There's always a new release every now and then
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Posted 11/1/16

nanikore2 wrote:


salamisama wrote:

Toyota Supra, the 2017 model blows my mind!


...actually the 2019 Supra styling is toned down and is more like the GT86 than the FT-1 Concept based on the prototype that's getting road tested:

http://www.topspeed.com/cars/toyota/2019-toyota-supra-ar99796.html


Thank you actually for linking that, wow.
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