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  1. #46
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    I just paid off my 1999 Chevy Malibu V6. Decent car for my first.

    Man, half of the cars you Brits have mentioned don't even sound remotely familiar. Either I need to pick up a car magazine or crawl out of my American hole and see some of the world.
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    I bought my first car back in April of 2004. A 1989 Toyota Camry LE, 2.5L V6. I loved this car! It 240,000km on it when I bought it, but the body and engine were in amazing shape. Sadly, I had to sell it to go back to school .


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    I love driving my Jeep Liberty.
    It's got a peppy 3.7L with 210 HP and just gets around nimbly.

    I know real Jeep afficionados will scoff that the Liberty is not a "real" Jeep.
    I would agree with them, but I needed a little more comfort than the Wrangler provides as I have about a 45 minute commute each way.

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    I drive a 99 E250 Ford Full size Van. This is my mobil shop.

    My personal vehicle is a 1994 Toyota T-100 country cadillac (Pickup Truck). 3L V6 that was seriously hammered by the reviews for too little horse power and torque. The only problem there is the cruise control gets spastic on steep hills. I hope it last another 100K miles.

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    Originally posted by Leoslocks
    I hope it last another 100K miles.
    if its anything like the toyotas over here then dont worry, it will.

    you guys get insurance soo cheap over there

    I noticed some of your massive 3.0L + engines are only getting just over 200BHP, over here we have 2.0 putting out 200BHP+, we even have the Lancer Evo VIII putting out 400BHP from a 2.0!
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    Originally posted by Martin_89

    I noticed some of your massive 3.0L + engines are only getting just over 200BHP, over here we have 2.0 putting out 200BHP+, we even have the Lancer Evo VIII putting out 400BHP from a 2.0!
    Yeah, that's because engines designed for the US market are done so for durability, not power, hence you'll never see an Evo 8 that's done over 200k miles; a common figure on most Yank tanks
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    Actually its more for emissions/environment than durability,heck you used to be able to buy Yugos and they weren't reliable/durable.

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    99 Golf IV here, still going strong
    100HP and some extra goodies on it

    as for American and EU cars there really is a lot of difference as RecklessLeper allready pointed out.

    Occasionally I drive Neon 2.0 over here and I dont like it too much even when its probably one of the better handling economy/mid-size American cars.

    When I was in US I drove Pontiac Grand Am (older non-wide model) and later, Mitsubishi Galant, both of which were just perfect for those long never ending roads.

    I am pretty sure I wouldnt be too happy driving my manual shift Golf on those roads.

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    Yeah I like Automatics myself, with all the stop lights and traffic here a stick can be a real pain.

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    Automatics are so prevelant here in the States that a Manual Transmission is considered an Anti Theft Device. (Really)

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    That's a shame. Manual/stick is waaaay more fun.

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    Up until two years ago, I was driving an old 83 Ford van. Had over 300,000 miles on it believe it or not. And, I was not one to change oil regularly at all. Can't say I changed it at all for the last 100,000 miles on it either. LOL, just added a quart here and there.

    The last two years I've been driving a 1990 Chevy van, LXseries20, Starcraft. Now has over 140,000 miles and still running strong. Last year had the transmission overhauled. This van loves to be driven. Costly it is on gas though.
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    my clio has 110,000 miles on the clock (yup i did mean 110 and not 10) which for a 3 year old car is crazy, and even more crazy considering its french!
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    '91 Chevy Camaro, 3.1L V6 (140HP), white, t-top. 181,000 miles and still purring.

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    Originally posted by Martin_89
    my clio has 110,000 miles on the clock (yup i did mean 110 and not 10) which for a 2 year old car is crazy, and even more crazy considering its french!

    I didn't realize French cars were made for durability... That is an INSANE amount of miles for a 2 yr old car... What was the previous owner doing with it?
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