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JT

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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2012 11:01:01 PM

What is the most important factor to you when buying a primary vehicle?
Price
Fuel economy
Performance/engineering features
Brand
Other/NA

Post your thoughts about this poll below.
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yelobus
Champion Author Houston

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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 6:12:14 PM

economy
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yelobus
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 6:11:58 PM

Fuel economy
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ParkaveWY
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2014 2:02:39 AM

runs good, and the horn and radio work
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iwannavet
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Message Posted: Jan 17, 2013 9:30:40 AM

reliability
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dockersbin
Veteran Author North Carolina

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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 9:19:56 AM

fuel economy
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achung53
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Message Posted: Dec 22, 2012 12:24:27 PM

Price
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ahhoooga
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2012 5:30:26 PM

its purpose- i mean i wouldnt go deer hunting in a vw, so:commuting,work,travel,etc...
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save6
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2012 1:01:39 PM

Is it enough room & does it save gas
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Ferdman17
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 5:36:53 AM

Price
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tj123GA
Rookie Author Atlanta

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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 7:31:31 PM

Economy, performance and reliability ..prefer Japanese brands
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woolfieOH
Rookie Author Columbus

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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2012 1:19:00 PM

Price
Fuel economy
Performance/engineering features
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gasscout_1
Veteran Author Grand Rapids

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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2012 9:15:02 PM

Price of course then performance.
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gaspumpin
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Message Posted: Jul 14, 2012 12:43:57 AM

Price; fuel economy. Never buy new; too expensive.
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Sampson20
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Message Posted: Jul 3, 2012 10:37:55 PM

Safety ratings are vital.
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jonabang
Rookie Author California

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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2012 4:06:51 PM

1. Reliability
2. Drivability
3. Brand
4. Utility
5. MPG
6. Cost
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miser73
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Message Posted: May 30, 2012 1:43:32 PM

Many things; first, I have to be comfortable driving it, and the features are part of that (but not everything), and then the price has to be reasonable, not only the up-front cost but also the operating cost, which includes fuel economy as well as reliability and maintenance costs.

[Edited by: miser73 at 5/30/2012 2:43:36 PM EST]
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ed9terry
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Message Posted: May 19, 2012 3:41:18 PM

price
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Sumflow
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Message Posted: May 14, 2012 5:50:16 AM

Performance-engineering which is the same as Brand.
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charmy98
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Message Posted: May 11, 2012 11:45:11 AM

I look for something big to hold all of my shopping
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twopairAL
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Message Posted: May 11, 2012 10:45:38 AM

Fully boxed frame strength.
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ranger1169
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Message Posted: May 3, 2012 11:40:06 PM

reliability
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WisJohnson
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Message Posted: May 3, 2012 2:37:18 PM

Whether it is beaver-friendly.
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libertyut
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Message Posted: May 1, 2012 3:49:25 PM

If the price is to high you don't really save on fuel economy. Because you spent all of your savings in buying the car.
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papa56NC
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2012 1:39:18 AM

The price and fuel economy is what I look at.
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dre596
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2012 6:30:15 AM

price
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Gazzaholic
Rookie Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2012 10:28:14 PM

I like big vehicles for room , comfort & safety . I don't expect great fuel economy and don't drive many miles annually . I never buy new , 3 to 5 years old saves big bucks and cheaper insurance . I do most of the service jobs myself & maintain my trucks well . My Chevy van with a 5.7 l. engine is running great after 21 years on the road .
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charmer1212
Rookie Author Memphis

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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2012 11:06:55 AM

fuel economy
price
brand
performance
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luckylady6
Rookie Author Raleigh

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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2012 9:29:49 AM

Price of the car
Brand
Fuel economy
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MOPARTECH
Rookie Author North Carolina

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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 10:04:00 PM

gotta be a mopar
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vidya2012
Rookie Author Calgary

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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2012 2:54:53 PM

vehicle should not have a requirement of premium gas
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wils12
Rookie Author Toronto

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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2012 6:05:11 AM

1 I need something to pull my rv
2 Price
3 Fuel economy
4 Insurance
5 Reliable
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kvivar
Rookie Author Boston

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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2012 11:02:28 PM

all
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vincentV
All-Star Author Toronto

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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2012 5:13:01 PM

price and year
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tccarON
Rookie Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2012 3:39:38 PM

I want to be safe in the car I drive, so engineering features would be a prime concern.
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renee6
Rookie Author Kansas

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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2012 8:48:44 AM

Price, Fuel economy & insurance
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candyhappygal
Rookie Author Atlanta

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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2012 5:06:49 AM

Gas mileage rating and cost to insure it.
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usmcbabe
Rookie Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2012 9:03:52 PM

def the price then the fuel factor...but first off is the look! cuz' you have to love what you drive
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177tangie
Rookie Author Cleveland

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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2012 11:39:33 PM

Price and then fuel factor!
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ironaddog
Rookie Author Vancouver

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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2012 7:20:58 PM

zoom zoom
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11Bushman
Champion Author Alabama

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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2012 8:08:31 PM

Non OM(obammy)vehicle
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carefrey
Champion Author Orlando

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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2012 6:59:56 PM

Price, warranty, and gas mileage.
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chevlvr11
Rookie Author Indiana

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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2012 11:50:41 AM

Price
Fuel Economy
American on of the Big Three

[Edited by: chevlvr11 at 4/1/2012 12:51:19 PM EST]
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N9HVP
Champion Author Indiana

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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2012 10:46:19 PM

Performance/engineering features.
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OKRifle
Champion Author Oklahoma City

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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2012 9:50:44 PM

Features
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zipper37
Rookie Author Fort Worth

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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2012 9:40:50 PM

Starts mainly with the price. Gotta be within some kinda budget. Then figure all the safety, fuel mileage, looks, and whether it would serve whatever purposes I need it for. But, I gotta start with price.

zip
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crsherwood
Rookie Author Indiana

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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2012 9:32:07 PM

Safety first -- design and size of vehicle. Secondly, good support for backs of drivers and passengers. Then, enough comfortable room for tall folks and for their legs to stretch a bit.
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tasha88CA
All-Star Author California

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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2012 9:04:20 PM

over all good car
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MinnesotaDJ
Champion Author Minnesota

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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2012 6:57:58 PM

Have to say price, even though the fuel economy is such a big factor
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keo
Champion Author Colorado

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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2012 5:27:27 PM

price
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SabrinaDavis
Rookie Author Maryland

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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2012 4:51:17 PM

Fuel economy, I feel like it'll save you the most money in the long-run.
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