View Poll Results: What are your top priorities in buying a car/truck/SUV?

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  • The cost of buying the vehicle

    42 65.63%
  • Fuel economy and/or how green the vehicle is

    36 56.25%
  • How much/how many it can carry - big is better

    4 6.25%
  • Luxury/comfort

    15 23.44%
  • Performance - ie powerful and fast

    24 37.50%
  • Country of origin/brand

    10 15.63%
  • Safety of driver and passengers

    21 32.81%
  • How the car looks - cute, sharp, prestige

    23 35.94%
  • Length warranty

    13 20.31%
  • Multi-use capability (4 wheel drive etc). both as car/truck etc

    21 32.81%
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    Re: What is your priority in purchasing a car/truck/vehicle?

    I own and drive a Mercedes. German engineering to the max. When I noticed that all of the electrical wiring is run through conduit, that's QC to the max.

    I own a pickum truck, America makes the best trucks from 1/2 ton pick-ups to big rigs. Been driving F-150's and F-250's for the past forty years. No complaints.

    But my BMW X-5 is the ultimate. My second BMW I ever owned and nothing handles and performs like a BMW. Some times when out on the highway it feels like I'm flying a jet fighter. All right, I never flew a jet fighter but at night it almost feels like I'm flying a Cenna.

    But in my lifetime my favorites was my first car, a 56 Chevy (paid $300) , my 64 VW bus and my 66 Pontiac GTO. Feel sorry for young people who will never know what a muscle car was all about.

    Always wanted a Studebaker Avanti. It never happened.

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    Re: What is your priority in purchasing a car/truck/vehicle?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    increase gas mileage by 1 mpg
    Totally. The corners people are willing to have cut to save a buck every 2 or 3 months is amazing.

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    Re: What is your priority in purchasing a car/truck/vehicle?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    This thing did not do well at all. The lack of ruggedness and a V8 compared to standard pickup trucks had a negative affect on sales. This truck was never taken seriously be real truck owners or professionals.
    It's like it was trying to be everything at once: a pickup, a minivan, an SUV and an efficiency. It kind of failed at all of that. They should have just covered the back and made it a minivan.

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    Re: What is your priority in purchasing a car/truck/vehicle?

    One critical option is missing from the poll: Reliability. It's kinda hard to drive a car that won't drive.
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    Re: What is your priority in purchasing a car/truck/vehicle?

    I always buy year old new cars in Sept/Oct. I buy a vanilla looking (don't want to be stand out to cops), must be a standard, great engine (still like to take young yahoos off the line though I let them get ahead of me when I reach the speed limit), great maintenance record, and lastly I check with insurance to assure I didn't accidentally choose a high rate car.
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    Re: What is your priority in purchasing a car/truck/vehicle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    I always buy year old new cars in Sept/Oct. I buy a vanilla looking (don't want to be stand out to cops), must be a standard, great engine (still like to take young yahoos off the line though I let them get ahead of me when I reach the speed limit), great maintenance record, and lastly I check with insurance to assure I didn't accidentally choose a high rate car.
    buy black ones, they are harder to see and lasers guns don't lock on as well

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    Re: What is your priority in purchasing a car/truck/vehicle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    buy black ones, they are harder to see and lasers guns don't lock on as well
    No way, too hot and too hard to keep clean. When I say vanilla, I mean both in style and in color. Soft beige about the color of city dust that clings to everything within hours of washing the car.
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    Re: What is your priority in purchasing a car/truck/vehicle?

    ... you can have comfort without luxury.... your list is a bit short-sighted

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    Re: What is your priority in purchasing a car/truck/vehicle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    No way, too hot and too hard to keep clean. When I say vanilla, I mean both in style and in color. Soft beige about the color of city dust that clings to everything within hours of washing the car.
    All of my road cars are black, I have a F150 that is the white platinum color and our Taurus limited is silver

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    Re: What is your priority in purchasing a car/truck/vehicle?

    Fuel economy/green: This means a lot to me. The most in fact. Not only for saving money but for doing my part to help the environment and to not give any more money than I necessary to greedy oil tyrants.

    Multi-Use Capability: We have a Subaru Outback Partial Zero Emissions vehicle. I don't think you can get much more "multi-use" than Subaru lol. I like knowing we can drive offroad, maintain better traction during rainstorms, and have enough room for a 5 person family. Plus it's got a bike rack so I can tie down my canoe to the roof.
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