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  • I love my car. When's my next drive!

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  • I like it, although I mostly ignore it.

    71 44.10%
  • Give me an excuse to get rid of that thing.

    27 16.77%
  • Car? What car?

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    Do you like your car?

    I just bought a new car, and must confess to adding a bit of joy riding to my errand days, for the first time in years. I still happily take the bike if all I'm doing is my basic commute.

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    Of course I like my car. I enjoy driving it. I just don't enjoy commuting on it.
    I see hills.... Bring them on!!!
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    I love my car... and my truck... and my wife's car... and even the full size van. I also love each of my bicycles. I enjoy commuting by bike. I put up with commuting by car when I have to. I love taking my car for joy rides almost as much as I enjoy taking my road bike or moutain bike out for joy rides. It's all good!

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    I like my car a lot, and spend almost as much time fussing over it as I do my bikes. However, I would never want to commute in it; indeed, I am loathe to use it in high-traffic situations. Further, many of my other activities [esp. mtn biking, snowboarding] require the use of a vehicle.
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    I like the fact that my car (2000 Golf) is paid for, gets good gas mileage, and that I bike to work enough that it'll last me another 5 years at least.

    I like my wife's Impreza wagon better.

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    I love my subie. 110k miles in 4 years...

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    Don't have one.
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    I like it cause I can haul stuff. (truck)
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    In this city a car is a pain to deal with. There are too many cars on the road, and parking is a nightmare...

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    I love my Mazda 6 wagon, cause I can cram a ton of stuff in it and kayaks on it, and it goes REALLY fast.
    I also really like my dakota 4x4 cause all my friends and I can take our hunting/fishing/camping/kayaking stuff into the mountains...

    but for commuting, I'll take the bike thanks

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    I don't like it but it's cheap, reliable, doesn't use much gas, and gets me around.

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    I love my "Box" (Scion xB)
    I don't obsess over it as much as I did before I started commuting. People think I'm nuts when I would rather ride my bike into work when it is raining rather than get the box dirty if I have just washed it!

    A car is a necessary evil in my house. Need it to haul kids around and take my mountain bikes to the trails which are many miles away. Plus I have a daughter who lives 500+ miles away from me that I need to be able to drive to and see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmeier
    I love my Mazda 6 wagon, cause I can cram a ton of stuff in it and kayaks on it, and it goes REALLY fast.
    I also really like my dakota 4x4 cause all my friends and I can take our hunting/fishing/camping/kayaking stuff into the mountains...

    but for commuting, I'll take the bike thanks
    HEY, I have a Mazda6 wagon too! Bought it last year and I like it a lot. It can hold all three of my bikes with the seats down or just one in the back when I'm multicommuting. I wash and vacuum it once a week and so far no dents anywhere. I've had it for 8 months. I think a lot of drivers are unaware of its power because its a wagon. I've dropped many JAMs with it .

    BUT I hate commuting in it.

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    I do not love inanimate objects....even my bikes.
    I like our camry but it is not the old muscle car I used to own. Anyhow.... the joy of driving left me when I moved to a metro area. Traffic sucks.

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    I bought a new Prius about a year ago. It's a joy to drive. The best part: because both seats fold down and it has a hatchback, I can fit a full bicycle in the back without removing the wheels. It's like the car is the mother ship and my bike is the dart! Best of both worlds.

    My "short" commute is a combination drive/bike, where I drive ~10 miles to the outskirts of town, park, and ride the rest of the ~12 miles into work.
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    I love my car (Mazda 626). It was cheap to buy, cheap to keep, gas mileage in the high 20's, always reliable. I never have to worry about keeping it clean or getting it dinged because it's a 1991 model with over 160K miles on it. With studs in the winter and front-wheel drive it is the ultimate winter beater. It's the perfect car for me because I only drive it occasionally. If I need speed I get on the motorcycle. Now THAT puts a smile on my face.

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    I'd better like it, I've had it for ten years. Actually, it just hit 350,000kms today.

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    I love my car enough that I sometimes just take it out for a drive. However, I don't even drive every week and the tank usually gets filled about once a month (but not necessarily every month).

    One thing I think has always been missing from bicycle advocacy is that getting lots of people cycling is one of the best ways to improve the driving experience. If people reserved driving for special occasions and when it really is necessary, the roads would be so much more open.

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    I love my car. Its my church car/long distance traveler.

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    It's paid for and I have no complaints. I'm not one to "love" vehicles. If they just don't irritate me, that's all I ask.
    It's now 11 years old, and I don't really see any reason currently why it can't make 20. It's got about 120K on it, I think sometime around 150K I'll probably have to pull the engine and replace a bunch of seals. One of the doors needs some paint touchup at the bottom too if it's going to be in good shape another 10 years.
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    I own a nice car, but havnt driven it a _single_ time since I started biking over 2 years ago.

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    Mine has a blown head gasket. No, I don't love it so much at the moment. Damned thing cost me my tax returns this year.

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    1993 Geo Prizm
    1.6 liters of FURY!

    Paid a grand for it, gets 30mpg, its a tool when I absolutely need it. I visit my family in Southern California and its cheaper for me to drive than to fly especially if others join me.

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    I love my car sooo much that I never drive it for fear of wearing it out.

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    My car is new, pleasant, and paid-in-full. I favor my bicycles as often as possible, but the car is wonderful when traveling while wearing formal clothes in hot and humid conditions.

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