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    Now you can quit listening to me whine......I got it.

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    I've loved my cars when I had them but now that I have my SUV, there is no way I'd trade it for a car. LOL. I do like the color though! :D It seems like you guys were trying to find one forever.

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    That's basically how I feel. I don't know what to do with a "CAR"!!!!! I've been in an SUV for way over 5 years and one of those was a truck. I don't even know how many SUV's I had over that period, but I'm a little scared to have a car. That was DD's big idea. He wanted the Charger. I did, too, but it came down to Magnum or Charger and both were HTF! eenie, meenie, hemi ....

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    Geez...and I have had my "ultimate dream" car (1995 Monte Carlo....Torch Red no less!) for 12 years now....still as perty as the day I bought "her" ...Dh called her my "midlife crisis" car....... I don't know....SUV's are great when you have kids....but I don't anymore!!! LOL they grew up and I didn't! LOL

    "She" only has 62,000 miles on her!!! And I just looked thru my files...don't even have a pic to share! Darn! LOL

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    Nice Magnum Miranda! I drove the same Isuzu P'up for 25 years...until I got my Chevy HHR last year. I still can't believe I got it, so I know just how you feel! LOL

    Here he is....."Hank Hoo Ray!!"
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    What a beauty! I've had my little 1990 Geo Metro since she was not quite a year old.

    I love her gas sipping and easy parking qualities, but I know my "girls", Stormy, over 100#, and EmmaLee, about 65#, (see http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/15/1020.page), would love to have something bigger! Especially when my sister's in the passenger seat and we bring the two Standard Poodles. It's much nicer when my Dad takes us in his van.

    I am mostly content with my Geo. I actually have transportation, it runs well and gets me around!

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    congrats on the new car, Miranda. :P

    i love my hot red cavalier ... until i need to buy something too big for the back seat or trunk. they need to invent a car that converts to a truck or SUV - and back again - at the push of a button. :lol:

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    Weren't we all supposed to be driving flying cars by the year 2000?

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    Let me know when they come out with the transformer cars... I am committed to putting 200k miles on my Saturn, and over halfway there now. She is pretty good on gas and rear seats fold down to fit oddities. Not sure I could afford gas and insurance for one of those fancy SUVs, considering my commute is about 500 miles a week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zyxquilts
    Nice Magnum Miranda! I drove the same Isuzu P'up for 25 years...until I got my Chevy HHR last year. I still can't believe I got it, so I know just how you feel! LOL

    Here he is....."Hank Hoo Ray!!"
    I love that! My friends have one they just got this summer. They love it.
    I've driven a little bit of everthing since...well, all my life, really.
    Congrats on the HHR!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Country Quilter
    Geez...and I have had my "ultimate dream" car (1995 Monte Carlo....Torch Red no less!) for 12 years now....still as perty as the day I bought "her" ...Dh called her my "midlife crisis" car....... I don't know....SUV's are great when you have kids....but I don't anymore!!! LOL they grew up and I didn't! LOL

    "She" only has 62,000 miles on her!!! And I just looked thru my files...don't even have a pic to share! Darn! LOL
    Monte Carlos are nice cars. I think red really makes a car stand out!
    I wasn't sure what color mine was going to be. I just know I didn't want silver if it could be helped. Black was Ok for the Magnum, but I didn't really want it on the Charger. I didn't really want white, but if it had to be, I was gonna put some flames or something on it to dress it up a bit. We really liked the look of the Inferno Red ones. If it were to be a Charger, I really, really liked the purple, with yellow, lime, and orange coming in at a tie for a close second. All those colors were only available with the Daytona package, which was even more money. I liked the red charger, too. or blue.... color wasn't really too big of a deal bc I liked them all, really. I have never seen this color my Magnum is, but I like it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Celeste
    What a beauty! I've had my little 1990 Geo Metro since she was not quite a year old.

    I love her gas sipping and easy parking qualities, but I know my "girls", Stormy, over 100#, and EmmaLee, about 65#, (see http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/15/1020.page), would love to have something bigger! Especially when my sister's in the passenger seat and we bring the two Standard Poodles. It's much nicer when my Dad takes us in his van.

    I am mostly content with my Geo. I actually have transportation, it runs well and gets me around!
    I had a little red Geo Storm once. It was a go-getter. I think GEO's will run forever! I don't remember what year mine was, but I think like a 93? It had bucket seats in the back, and if you went over the slightest little bump or hump, heads were hitting the back glass! Seriously! I'm about 5' 2.25" and my head hit! And that was with my knees shoved into the back of the seat in front of me! I didn't have kids at the time, just my little 7 pound doggie that rode shotgun. It was a 5 speed and would RUN!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
    congrats on the new car, Miranda. :P

    i love my hot red cavalier ... until i need to buy something too big for the back seat or trunk. they need to invent a car that converts to a truck or SUV - and back again - at the push of a button. :lol:
    Thanks.
    I think those cars should be getting close to a reality. They come with everything else these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonpi
    Weren't we all supposed to be driving flying cars by the year 2000?
    Oh, didn't I mention mine hovers? Not really! :roll:
    I think everyone really thought things were going to be like on the Jetson's by the year 2000! I used to be scared of that when I was a kid!

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    Some SUV's aren't too bad. SOmething you would definatley look at before purchasing, though. My Durango got 23 mpg on our trip to the beach, and that was with sitting in traffic for over an hour....but, normally, it was doing better and better. It was getting around 18-20 at the end...(which I know isn't the best, no where near what your Saturn gets, I'm sure.)
    I have a 1974 VW super beetle in the garage...they get around 40!

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    I'm with you, Live2Teach...I LOVE my SUV and don't ever want it to wear out! It's a Jeep Cherokee Grand that I've had for 12 years. Still looks
    "stylin" and is so easy to load and unload groceries OR FABRIC :lol: out the hatchback! Don't think I'll ever be without an SUV. :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by ButtercreamCakeArtist
    Some SUV's aren't too bad. SOmething you would definatley look at before purchasing, though. My Durango got 23 mpg on our trip to the beach, and that was with sitting in traffic for over an hour....but, normally, it was doing better and better. It was getting around 18-20 at the end...(which I know isn't the best, no where near what your Saturn gets, I'm sure.)
    I have a 1974 VW super beetle in the garage...they get around 40!
    Yes, some SUV's can be very harsh on the wallet. LOl. When we trying to find my Jeep, I swear it took forever. After having a car for years, I knew that the gas mileage, was obviously, going to be worse but I didn't care. I wanted my Jeep and that was that. LOL. When we first got it, around town it was getting 12 miles per gallon...YIKES>I didn't know it was going to be that bad. Then on the highway it got 14-16. But then, when we took it to Tennessee, it got 23 miles per gallon and we have had excellent gas mileage since. Now, around town it gets between 16 and 18 and on the highway it gets around 20. We wen to Pittsburgh yesterday, in ALOT of traffic and stopping and...well you know how the city is...it was 10 times worse being labor day weekend,LOL and it still got 23 miles per gallon. I absolutely love my Jeep. (It's a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo Limited, the color is Inferno Red). I'll post a picture soon, just as soon as it gets washed. LOL.

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    I have a Jeep Wrangler (my 2nd) and I love it. Can't imagine going back to a car.

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    So nice to read about all the quilters who have love affairs with their cars. I have had my Alfa Romeo spider convertible since 1991. "He" helped get me through the rough times in my life so I'm really attached to him!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
    congrats on the new car, Miranda. :P

    i love my hot red cavalier ... until i need to buy something too big for the back seat or trunk. they need to invent a car that converts to a truck or SUV - and back again - at the push of a button. :lol:
    We have a red Cavalier too, Patrice. My husband had to redo the whole cooling system because it ran too hot. Do you have that problem too? He read that they stopped making them because of that poor design problem.

    My dream car was the Infiniti G35 Sport Coupe til I found out they only get about 13 mpg.

    I am stuck with my 2000 Dodge Grand Caravan til I get rich. At least it gets 19 mpg.

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    When we went to Minneapolis a couple years ago for a family reunion we rented a Dodge Caravan and all 5 of us LOVED it. Lots of room, comfy, good mileage and a nice ride.

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    Feathers,
    I'm sure you all liked it so well because it was a Dodge! LOL!


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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltmaker101
    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
    congrats on the new car, Miranda. :P

    i love my hot red cavalier ... until i need to buy something too big for the back seat or trunk. they need to invent a car that converts to a truck or SUV - and back again - at the push of a button. :lol:
    We have a red Cavalier too, Patrice. My husband had to redo the whole cooling system because it ran too hot. Do you have that problem too? He read that they stopped making them because of that poor design problem.

    My dream car was the Infiniti G35 Sport Coupe til I found out they only get about 13 mpg.

    I am stuck with my 2000 Dodge Grand Caravan til I get rich. At least it gets 19 mpg.
    Wendy, That's what I was in for about a month before I got the Magnum and after we sold our Durango. Dodge really is at the top of the line for the minivans, I think.
    I would have a Dodge or Chrysler version if I were going minivan. :D

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