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If you all of a sudden had to replace your current car today, what would you choose?

Asked by tabbycat (1803points) August 12th, 2008

The same thing? An energy-efficient vehicle? A luxury vehicle? Or?

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flameboi's avatar

Do I have unlimited funds???
I’d choose a GL 450 to replace my eco-sport & Porsche carrera to replace the Alfa 159

trumi's avatar

Smart Car.

thewied's avatar

If there’s no money limit, a Hydra Spyder. It’s one of the few cars that can “drive” on water. :)

wundayatta's avatar

Well, I might update my Highlander Hybrid to the newer version. Or, I might get the Camry Hybrid. I doubt I’d use zipcar or its equivalent. If we thought we could get away with it, we might get a Honda Fit. Then we’d rent something bigger for vacations. But it’s likely we’d have to get the bigger car, as I have a lot of stuff to schlep. The life of the musician, you know.

Indy318's avatar

The Audi R8 for show but a Chevy Tahoe Hybrid for “eco-friendly” reasons.

crunchaweezy's avatar

I’d replace my C63 AMG with an S550 ;)

or maybe an M6 Coupe

AstroChuck's avatar

A 2009 Ford Exhibitionist.

girlofscience's avatar

Toyota Celica.

Used to have it. Loved it. Miss it.

tinyfaery's avatar

Honda Hydrogen Fuel Cell.

Or a Saturn Vue Hybrid.

Or a convertible Karman Ghia.

tonedef's avatar

A zippy little motor bike that’s been converted to electricity. With fold out solar panels!

ljs22's avatar

I just got a new Civic and I love it. My odometer is at 3500 miles and so I figured I’d better get in for my first oil change. But there is this little feature on the dash that shows how much life you have left in your current oil as a percentage. I remembered to check it this morning and it says 50%! This made me very happy, as I can now stretch it out without feeling guilty. It’s the little things.

In the future, I’ll likely stick with Honda and get a hybrid.

ninjaxmarc's avatar

A Honda hybrid

kevbo's avatar

A decent mass transit system.

rowenaz's avatar

I would like a Toyota Highlander Hybrid, if I were reasonable. Being unreasonable, I’d like that guy’s jet pack from Switzerland. Or any JetPack. As long as I don’t have to dress in silver…I look much better in gold.

wundayatta's avatar

@rowenaz: good choice. I love mine! Shoot. I hate shills and shilling, but I’d do it for that car.

robhaya's avatar

Lexus Hybrid RX 440h

sndfreQ's avatar

first choice (though it’s not out quite yet):

2010 Toyota Prius

runner up:

2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

Knotmyday's avatar

Wow. Didn’t know there was a Highlander hybrid. Ah lawk it ah lawt.
GA Daloon for the tip

buster's avatar

I have a 89 ford crown victoria V8 so anything with a four cylinder i would appreciate.

babiturtle36's avatar

something simple. I just saw a commercial for the new audi, I think it was an audi, couldn’t tell u the model though. It has cool new headlights , like a wavy line of hid lights. It was pretty. Imma girl, I like it as long as it’s pretty hehe.

bridold's avatar

Something I could actually afford? A Scion TC….

Something I really can’t afford? Cadillac XLR Roadster

hammer43's avatar

well I own a van and a town car so I would buy something more gas efficient.

zarnold's avatar

I’d love one of those early 90’s Volvo 240 sedans (the boxy looking ones) in dark blue with stick shift. Can’t think of any car I’d rather have.

IchtheosaurusRex's avatar

We were just in this situation. Our 1998 Nissan Maxima developed a major problem in the steering box, and we decided to trade it rather than repair it. We did a lot of research, and looked at a lot of cars before settling on a 2008 Mazda 3 S Grand Touring 5-door hatchback.

My wife and I both like sporty cars, but we needed something practical, and this model fit our needs perfectly. It is very well-equipped for a car that can be had for less than $20K – it has all of the interior amenities you could want, HID lights, and 17-inch alloy wheels. The 2.3L engine develops only 153 HP, but it is surprisingly peppy with a 5-speed manual gearbox, and we’re getting around 28 MPG overall. I’m not thrilled with the driving position, but I’m a big guy, and I could probably tinker with the seat settings to make it a better fit.

The car’s got a lot of room, as much as a small SUV with the rear seats folded down, and the split rear seat gives us lots of cargo area without having to remove our child safety seat.

My current car is a 2002 Acura RSX/S that I plan to drive into the ground, but if something happened to it, I’d probably buy another 3 – however, I’d want the turbocharged version, which has around 260 hp. With that kind of muscle, I could get used to the seat very easily.

baterpark91's avatar

I think that I would get a Volkswagen Jetta TDI. It is a decent vehicle size wise, and its deisel so the feul economy wouldn’t be too bad.

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