Auto lovers - what's your ride? (post pics)

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Toddrn

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2000 Honda Civic. The pic is not mine but looks just like it. 190,000 miles. Plan on driving it till the day I die. Will still get up to 40 MPG on the highway. Change the timing belt every 80-100 thousand miles and it will make it to 500,000 with no problem. My son has a 1998, the same body style, has over 320,000. 1997-2000 Civic's are some really good cars if you take care of them.
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2000 Honda Civic. The pic is not mine but looks just like it. 190,000 miles. Plan on driving it till the day I die. Will still get up to 40 MPG on the highway. Change the timing belt every 80-100 thousand miles and it will make it to 500,000 with no problem. My son has a 1998, the same body style, has over 320,000. 1997-2000 Civic's are some really good cars if you take care of them.
It's funny, my car fascination isn't about exotics - it's about cars like this (or my fav, the Toyota Land Cruiser) - vehicles that are so well-engineered that they will last as long as you want to keep them.

There's something amazing about a complex machine that can be made to work so hard for so long.
 
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2000 Honda Civic. The pic is not mine but looks just like it. 190,000 miles. Plan on driving it till the day I die. Will still get up to 40 MPG on the highway. Change the timing belt every 80-100 thousand miles and it will make it to 500,000 with no problem. My son has a 1998, the same body style, has over 320,000. 1997-2000 Civic's are some really good cars if you take care of them.
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Nice!

I had an '83 Accord LX Hatchback that ran like a sewing machine! I ended up selling it to a family with a special needs child who needed a reliable car. I had a job with a company truck anyway so didn't really need a daily driver as much as more garage space.

That was an amazing car though....so reliable it was ridiculous!
 
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Are you one of the 18% ??


Only around 18% of American drivers can handle a manual transmission, according to U.S. News and World Report. You know: the clutch pedal and the stick shift—three on the tree, four on the floor or, I don’t know, five to drive maybe. Different gears, manually engaged.
 
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Are you one of the 18% ??

Driver Ed in Junior high were all automatic Chryslers. I learned to drive a stick from my Dad. This was back in the 60's - so I don't know what they're doing now.

I wouldn't have bought my last car - the '97 Volvo 850 wagon if it wasn't a stick. SO fun to drive!

My Silverado work truck is an automatic, which is fine with me.

The Porsches are all stick, of course.
 
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Driver Ed in Junior high were all automatic Chryslers. I learned to drive a stick from my Dad. This was back in the 60's - so I don't know what they're doing now.

I wouldn't have bought my last car - the '97 Volvo 850 wagon if it wasn't a stick. SO fun to drive!

My Silverado work truck is an automatic, which is fine with me.

The Porsches are all stick, of course.
I learned on a stick and have driven everything from dump trucks to concrete mixers to school buses...also learned in the 60's. Reading all this makes me wish I had a stick again...lots of fun.
 
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Back in 1986 my mother bought a new Acura Legend. She insisted on a manual transmission. I can still remember the look on the salesman's face when she told him " it has to be a stick shift". So yes, heal and toe/double clutch is in my DNA.
 
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My second car was a (Mercury) Capri, the sexy European. It was my first manual transmission. I learned to drive it when I went to a dealership and took one out for a spin. It took a minute to get the hang of it, especially, on the first incline we encountered. The salesman was a bit surprised/concerned.

My wife also taught herself how to drive a stick by going out on her own shortly after we moved to Japan and I was working mid-shifts and sleeping during the day. She was stuck sitting at home in the middle of a foreign country and wanted to get out and explore. So, she had to deal for the first time with the stick, left-handed, while also sitting on the wrong side of the car and driving down the wrong side of the road. My respect increased two-fold for her with that.
 

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I’ve got a 2019. Love it especially with driving I do. Got it Thanksgiving 2019 and just rolled 95,000 in it. Drives like my wife’s Pilot.
Traded the 2019 Pilot in on it. Slightly stiffer ride than the Pilot. This one seems to have a little more leg room than the 2019 Ridgeline (drove one the day I shopped while having the Pilot serviced). The three hour ride back from Reno was very comfortable.
 
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