What Cars do Money Bloggers Drive?

Here we are, all trying to either retire comfortably or be filthy rich. But what are we rollin’ in now? I just bought a 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix. It’s got a somewhat peppy V6, and is a great highway cruiser. My wife drives a ’95 Nissan. I’m always lookin’ at other people’s cars. So what’s everyone else driving? In no particular order:

Michael rolls in a ’95 Accord & a ’95 Nissan pickup.
Hazzard has a ’97 Toyota Tacoma pickup for his ride.

Monty Loree cruises in his ’03 Cadillac CTS.
Kate and her husband propel themselves in a ’03 Honda Accord and a ’04 Ford F-150.
Pfblog motors in a ’02 BMW 525i and a ’00 Toyota Camry.
Savvy Saver tours in a ’01 Honda Civic EX coupe.
Murray traded in his “German sports car” for a “cheaper Japanese import”.
Flexo has a ’04 Honda Civic LX grocery-getter.
B is jeepin’ in a Cherokee.

…there’s more, but Blogger really needs to add search functionality! I mean, come on, it’s owned by Google! Anyways, my apologies if I messed up your car type, it’s late and I was bored. I just spent 30 minutes looking up synonyms for driving. And not very well. Post a comment if I missed you!

Comments

  1. We have a 2004 Subaru Forester (purchased after our 1990 Honda Civic started costing a bunch in maintenance last year). We paid cash.

  2. I drive a ’92 Honda Accord EX. Still drives very reliably. (Knock on wood).

    Arbee

  3. Thank you for the compilation! This is one of the most informative posts about PF blogsphere I’ve read for a while.

  4. Interesting. I drive a ’05 Saab 9-3 arc. Probably not the smartest money move but I love my car.

  5. I have a ’02 Lexus RX300 and ’03 Ram 4dr. I wanted vehicles I could own for a long time. Preferably 10 yrs. Also, cars that I could enjoy the whole time. It is cheaper or costs about the same to buy better made cars you like to drive longer than cheap cars that you hate to drive or doesn’t meet your needs that you have to purchase more often.

  6. I have an ’04 Mustang GT coupe, 40th Anniversary edition.

  7. savvy saver says:

    great post! It’s nice to see a group of people (most of whom are young-ish) that are value-conscious. To complete the info on the Savvy Saver, fiance drives a 1997 Chevy Silverado truck, two-door, standard trans, no 4×4. It’s about as basic a truck as you can get… but it’s paid for!

  8. I had a 2000 Acura Integra before I was t-boned by a Durango, now I’m in a 2003 Toyota Celica (both bought on Ebay!)

  9. 1991 Honda Accord

  10. Another 01 Civic Coupe EX here. MT for more gas savings! weee, underpower cars rock!

  11. This is hilarious. The truth comes out about everybody’s rides. Cars say alot about things.

    Being practical I needed pure prestige. I wanted something that said something to my clients. It works by the way. I hate to say it but people look at what you drive.

    At the same time, the fancy car has cost me money when plumbers etc come into the office and try to charge me more when they see my car!!

    Personally I like Saturns. They’re practical and cheap.

  12. Mazda Miata 96 with 101K miles.
    Article on it on:
    http://aneshome.com/pivot/entry.php?id=141

  13. Add a 2000 Honda Accord to my list. (My wife’s car). I bought both of these prior to getting the full “religion” related to net worth. Luckily I chose these cars based on their reliability and resale value. I plan on driving these for a long time and keep them in good shape to try and minimize the depreciation as much as possible (plus I’m a car nut and HAVE to keep them clean).

    Bought the truck used with 30K miles on it
    Bought the Honda new (I’ll never do that again)

    Luckily they are both paid for so I just have maintenance costs for them. I must say, my patience was running low last week when I drove down to Portland from Seattle in 85 degree weather. That’s one drawback to buying used. The one option my truck doesn’t have is A/C. More than once, as I saw a new Toyota Tacoma passing me, I though about how nice it would be to have one. Luckily I had already passed the one Toyota dealer on I5 by that time….. :)

  14. My ride is a souped up 1968 pair of feet, and the good old NYC subway!
    I feel so left out! I don’t even know enough about cars to say what I would drive if I had to!

  15. I’m driving a slowly dieing 1976 holden kingswood, It’s a family heirloom, that I haven’t taken care of as much as I should.

    I think I’ll keep it till it dies, as I use it so little these days.

  16. I drive a ’94 Lincoln Towncar. Absolutely the best car for the price. I paid $2000. Roomy, powerful, luxury features – and I still get about 21 miles/gal. And these babies are reliable – that’s why taxi companies are buying them up in hordes. (If you live in NY, you know what I mean.) You’ll get 200,000 miles out of a towncar w/ normal maintenance – no problems.

  17. Love this blog.

    My wife and I both drive cheap Saturns. Bought them brand new and will drive each to 250,000 miles. So far we both have over 150,000 miles with little to no maint costs. This is part of our strategy. Live cheap now so we can retire rich. We have so far acumulated $550,000 in just 12 years.

  18. We drive a 1996 Dodge Caravan and just bought a 2001 Chrysler mini-van.

  19. 2002 BMW 325i bought used.

    I bought it as my guilty pleasure since the rest of my expenses are rather low and I don’t have children.

    “Live cheap, but have fun”

    That’s my motto.

  20. I drive a 99 saturn

    Frugalforlife.com

  21. ’00 Jetta GLS w/ a peppy V6 … plan to drive it until it drops :)

  22. Alexander Barbara says:

    1994 Subaru Legacy AWD

  23. Mine’s a 1990 Acura Legend, a red one with moonroof, loaded. i bought it used (around $2700) with 197,000 miles on it. it now has 283,000. i’ve had it 2.5 years. i’ve put about $120/month in upkeep. sound crazy? due to last year’s horrible winter (and driving thru the worst blizzard ’04 to Chicago from Cleveland to renew my passport – a $99 deal to Stockholm – well worth it!) the rust factor became a huge deal. So we gave it a ‘rivet job’, fastening sheets of painted metal to the car sides… amazing how people don’t even notice it, even a guy pumping my gas! maybe not money spent in the best way, but you have to respect how many miles i’ve put on this thing, and i’ve had the transmission replaced, also for that amount. i love this car, and so do all my friends.

  24. I drive a ’93 Infiniti G20. The wife drives a ’03 Toyota Corolla LE.

  25. We drive a 2004 Scion xB, 96 Grand Am and we also have a 98 Grand Prix GT (replaced our 98 Grand Prix GTP w/ 300hp/380TQ which repolaced another 98 Grand Prix GT!) Currently looking to replace the cureent 98 Grand Prix with a 2006 Grand Prix GXP.

  26. 2004 Prius with a license plate of “55 MPG”

  27. 2005 Toyota Tundra Double Cab 4×4

  28. This is a list of Honda engine codes and which model car they belong to. It is interesting to note that Honda manufactures only a few engine models at a time, and tends to keep engine models within certain families. A good example of this is the d- series, b- series and k- series engines. The b- series engines have, by far, the biggest following in the Honda community, and I even have a video of a Honda B18 revving to 10,500RPM. Without further adue.. the list..

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