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What type of vehicle do you drive and from 1-10 how do you rate it overall?

I drive an Olds Achieva SC. I think it is an awesome car. I drove cars costing four times as much and I feel my car fights well with any Lexus ( My last car was an LS 400 ).. I will run it into the ground before I trade it or send it to the ground. Buy an Olds and you won't regret it.

Paul, 30
Lowell
, MA   USA

A 1999 dark green Honda Civic 4-door. Given that my previous vehicle was a -10,000 this one is a definite ten.

Felicia, 35
Lowell
, MA   USA

An '87 Pontiac 6000--a sort of dusky red. I don't know much about cars--I don't care to know much about cars--but this car gets me where I need to go.

Jill, 60
Saylorsburg
, PA  USA

Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo. 10. Assuming 10 is good and 1 is less good.

Karen, 21
Marshelltown/Ames
, IA  USA

I drive a six-year-old Mazda 626. Since it has 110,000 miles on it -- some of my contracts have involved long commutes -- I am starting to think about a replacement. I'd rate it a 9 for driving pleasure, but a few problems along the way would make me put it at a 7 for reliability.

Jane, 60
West Linn
, OR   USA

1996 Ford Contour GL
Rating of "7"

Melodi, 19
Hlliard
, OH   USA

Car...what is this Car we speak of? I'm 15 years old, and still no permit. However, I have been driving sinc ei was old enough to figure it out, so I would say our current car(an 89 grand marquis) is abouta 7....not pretty...but good

Adrianne, 15
FL  USA

I drive an 88 Bill Blass Edition Lincoln Mark 7. It's old, it runs great and it was free. It's a very pretty car for being so old because an old couple had it before me. I love it and would only give it up when it was totally hopeless to fix it which it hasn't happened yet.

Stephanie, 25
TX  USA

I DRIVE A 99 FORD ESCORT AND LIKE THE CAR VERY MUCH. I LIKE THE PERFORMANCE OVERALL OF THE CAR AND THE GAS MILEAGE IS GREAT 37 MILES TO GALLON AND IT HOLDS NICELY ON THE ROAD IN THE MOUNTAINS OR ON THE HIGH WAY.

Marci, 55
Diamond
, OH   USA

I drive a '95 Chevy Cavalier. I love my car. It isn't sporty, it isn't even new, but it is MINE. I am paying for it, I am taking care of it, no one can tell me I can't use it when I want to. I rate it a 10 simple because it is MINE = )

Maggie, 20
Sandwich
, IL   USA

I drive a 1994 Pathfinder and I would rate it right around an 8 for performance, comfort, reliability and design. I love it!

Fisch, 45
Preston
, CT   USA

Well, my car is a 1983 Chrysler New Yorker covered in mouthy liberal bumperstickers. But it's been sitting in an impound lot for close to a year now (I don't even want to think about the storage charges...it's worth about $500 so they might as well keep it). The car I *drive* is a 1998 Saturn, four-door sedan. It actually belongs to my girlfriend, but she travels for her job and is only home on weekends so I use the car during the week. I'm not sure what numeric rating I'd assign it, but I like Saturns in general. It's a good little car, performs well, it's attractive enough, and it's a good size - I like petite cars, but they don't usually have room for 5 so the Saturn sedan is good.  I absolutely can't stand SUVs though, for many reasons - but mostly because the drivers are so high up they can't SEE me on the road, and that's just plain dangerous. (Same goes for pickups and some minivans.)

etoile, 20
Washington
, DC  USA

1992 Blue Toyota Corolla (technically it's not mine, I share it with my dad...), but i love my baby car. It is so trusty and reliable and it's the car I learned to drive on, so I'm pretty attached. I'd probably give it a 10 for most things, but an 8 for others. Oh, also I occasionally drive my friend's great green "monster", and it is one big scary car!! I like my little car, it does fun stuff, and I can be speedy.

Sarah S., 17
Ithaca
, NY   USA

A white hardtop 92 Chrysler Lebaron...and I'd rate it a 7. It's not too shabby. I like it all right and it's in pretty good condition for having 124,000 miles on it.

Angela, 16
Aiken
, SC   USA

I drive a 2000 Saturn LS. Its pretty good, I'd give it an 8.

Talia, 23
Wilton
, CT   USA

I drive a 2000 VW Golf. I love it and the only thing that would make it perfect is if it were a 4-door. I rate it a 9.

Laura, 36
Lowell
, MA   USA

That would be a Pontiac Fiebird, I would rate it a 8.1, mainly because 8.1, is divisible by 3...don't ask me why, but the number 3 is my bag.

Mick, 30
Chicago
, IL   USA

These days I'm not driving any vehicles, but I will be within the next six months(I promise myself. . .. )

mothmc, 36
Los Angeles
, CA  USA

1989 Ford Taurus I give it 8 out of 10 Best car I ever owned, andI don't have to put oil in it every 20 miles! Woo hoo!

Jami, 27
Lowell
, MA   USA

I drive a 1998 red Dodge Neon Sport with a sunroof and spoiler. I love it; it's never broken down or anything, and it's cute and gas efficient. I rate it a 7 on a scale of 1-10, because I loved my 98 Jeep more, and I'd easily give up the Neon for something cuter, faster, or just better.

Katie2, 18
Detroit
, MI   USA

Right now I'm driving a Saturn LS. I rate it about 9.  Why the high mark? Well, the guy who ran into me with his suped-up SUV said "Wow, your car's really strong"  The 9, my friends, is for dent resistant panels.

Jaden, 21
Brampton, Ontario  CANADA

1995 white Nissan Maxima...I love it! I'd always wanted a Maxima so when I finally bought one, it was a ten!! I really can't complain...it's been a good car and I haven't had any major problems with it (knock on wood!).

Tracy, 24
Ocean City
, NJ  USA

I don't know how to drive but my husband has a car that is the "family" car. It's a '93 Toyota Corolla and we haven't had many problems with it so I guess I like it OK. I rate it at 8. I liked our previous car better. An "83 Toyota Tercel named Theodore Toyota that I would rate at 10.

Reba, 51
Rockville
, MD   USA

1985 Plymouth Turismo. It was a 2 when I got it, but after fixing the headlights, replacing the fuel filter twice, flushing the heater core, replacing the alternater, getting a new belt and learning how to set the clock I will now give it a 6.2.

A-Dog, 18
McMinnville
, OR   USA

I drive a 91 Dodge Spirit, gold. When I first got it, I would have given it a 5. Now, I'll give it a 10. (Oh please don't jinx me, please don't jinx me...) It has given me some problems, but for a used car, its done very well. I bought it when I was 18, and I'm still driving it at 23. Not bad, huh? I have been so hard on that car. It sits low, and it hugs curves like you would not believe. When it finally dies, I just may buy another Dodge, but a brand new one. Even though I've really been wanting a new Beetle. It will be a hard decision.

Lisa J., 22
TN  USA

I don't drive. I have my license, but I don't have my own car. My mom doesn't let me use hers.

Kevin2, 18
Frazier Park
CA  USA

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