Do you drive a foreign or domestic car...and WHY?

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Do you drive a foreign or domestic car...and WHY?

Bignuf Bignuf
We are a THREE Honda family. Simply have loved the reliability. Had ONE Ford and ONE Jeep in the last decade. Both new. Both had issues with engines and multiple recalls within a year. Said "no more". I know that may sound "unpatriotic", but it is OUR experience. Now, however, we here more and more about real quality in Detroit cars and are thinking about diving back in with a FORD. Friends seem VERY happy with, anyone here have some experience to share? Much appreciated.
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Jul!a Jul!a
I've had 2 Jeeps, a Kia, 2 Cadillacs, a Chevy, a Ford, and a Honda motorcycle. My first Jeep was a bunch of headaches, but my second Jeep was a lot better. The Kia had relatively few problems, but there were some complaints. The Chevy I think was the worst one I owned. It had the "Iron Duke" engine in it, and the Iron Duke busted the crankshaft and punched a hole in the side of the engine block. That's right, I somehow managed to kill an engine with a reputation for being notoriously difficult to kill. Even though both of my Cadillacs consistently gave me more headaches than the Chevy I'd still pick them because I was at least comfortable in them. I'm 5'2", I should not be claustrophobic in a car by myself.

At this point I own one Caddy, one Ford, and the bike. I picked the Honda motorcycle because of the consistency with quality and I've never had a problem with it and I've been using and abusing it for 3 years now. My daily driver is a Ford, because I wanted something bigger than a Celebrity and I liked our friend's Crown Victoria. I'm the happiest with this vehicle that I've ever been with a car. The Cadillac is my show car, and it's a work in progress. Even though it's been a headache and a half (or two), I still enjoy having it around because nobody else seems to like the body style on those Sevilles lol.
Ms. Spice Ms. Spice
i don't drive anything because it's too expensive lol. i wouldn't buy american though because i see my parents' experience and i found that foreign cars are just made better
GravyCakes GravyCakes
i drive an 03 Ford Explorer & i love it. a few minor fixes here & there, but nothing serious. i've never had any real problems w/ this car, & i've been driving it since my dad got it in 03.
ThoughtsAblaze ThoughtsAblaze
My first car was a Saturn, which I adored and then totaled on a rainy day. It was terrible timing: I'd been laid off from my temp job a month before, had zero savings, was living away from home for the first time, so at my parents' suggestion (and with a little help), I bought a used 2002 Honda. I love that car now and am told twice a week that I should be able to rely on it for years to come.

I paid off my car within two years, and I swear that car knows it's paid off and wants to still be invested in! I've paid a pretty penny for things like new tires, new belts, new thingamajigs because it's over 100,000 miles and in that "because your car is at this age, you need to replace this, this and this" stage.
EvilHomer EvilHomer
I have a Dodge Ram, because the domestics are the only ones that make a sizable truck with a Diesel. Our other car is a Subaru Forster, because family has had good luck with them and the platform is good for snowy winters.
El-Jaro El-Jaro
I've had a number of cars over the years and prefer Honda to any of the other cars I've driven...except for maybe the '86 Ford Escort Pony I used to have. I drove a Saturn for a while too. That was a great car too!

I have a 2002 Malibu now, it's becoming a pain in the ass! Hazard Switch x2 and now an Ignition Switch...not to mention the rust!
oldhippy oldhippy
My first car was a Volvo non-import 123GT, then a Chevy 1/2 pick-up that I took to Okinawa. While in Okinawa we picked up a Toyota Publica (2 cylinder opposed engine and a 5 gallon gas tank. Next was 1972 AMC Gremlin for 13 years. During those 13 years, (my wife's car), I also had a Chevy Vega station wagon with the aluminum engine block, but steel sleeved, a Chevy Citation, a Jeep Cherokee (when they had a big V-8),and then my wife got a Subaru Legacy wagon. I got a Jeep Comanche pick-up. In 1995 we got our first van (a Dodge Caravan) and we have been van people ever since. The second was a 2003 Dodge Caravan (which we still have), but we didn't like the new (2011) Caravans or Town and Countrys. We now also have a Kia Sedona van. The Kia has more "equipment" than the Dodge had, so it has a higher chance for failure, but has been a good car so far. The acid test comes in a couple of weeks during its first road trip. (Colorado to Kentucky and back in about a week and 1/2.)
The cars we have liked best tended to be the foreigns: the Volvo, the Subaru, and so far the Kia. The Dodge caravans have been good cars, up to the 2003, but the newer ones don't ride as well, nor do they feel as confortable.
married with children married with children
We have honda cars and motorcycles. The may be foreign car company, but the cars are made here. One in the US, and the other in Canada. My older honda motorcycle was made in japan, the newer one made here. I picked my cars for the high quality and low maintenance cost. I would have no problem buying a american car, some of them are really sweet looking and powerful, but they need to bring up the quality of their products. I would love to get another dodge 2500 HD diesel truck, but do not want to spend the 50K.
indiglo indiglo
I generally tend to stick with Toyotas and Nissans, though I wouldn't be averse to owning a Honda either. I've just always had good success with them. They have always lasted a long time, and have been well priced and virtually maintenance free for me. (Probably just jinxed myself. LOL) That's true that many of them are made here - in fact there is huge a Toyota plant about 30/45 minutes away from me!
guard083 guard083
I have a foreign car, but my work truck is a ford. I got a ford for my work truck because I got a great deal on it.
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