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Are you a BI family?

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Is your family a BI BRAND or a BI AUTOMAKER family, or do you stick to one brand or one automaker only.

As for us, we have Pontiac and Chevy in our garage for now, but who knows what the future holds. I know it will always be GM though.

I always wonder about people who have like a Toyota, Nissan, and a Dodge in the driveway? I wonder WHY??? What made you do that? Was it price?

If you thought this thread was about something else entirely, It's my pleasure to meet you! :AH-HA_wink:

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The majority of our vehicles have been GM, a few Fords thrown in here and there, and most recently some VW's.

Currently the GMs are my SS and mom & dad's Enclave, then the siblings' VWs (Beetle, Jetta and GTI). Luckily the Beetle and Jetta are to be put up for sale soon!

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I've got an all Ford driveway, then again, mine is the only car in my driveway. If we branch it out to my immediate family we've got 2 Fords, 1 Saturn, 1 Pontiac and 1 Chrysler that still technically runs, plus the Opel my mom is driving while in the UK.

BTW: My favorite car to ever grace my driveway...2000 Toyota Camry Solara SE V6

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I've got an all Ford driveway, then again, mine is the only car in my driveway. If we branch it out to my immediate family we've got 2 Fords, 1 Saturn, 1 Pontiac and 1 Chrysler that still technically runs, plus the Opel my mom is driving while in the UK.

Tell your mom, der Bö®gÉr loves her! :AH-HA_wink:

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Right now, we have a GMC Sierra, a Ford, and a Toyota Sienna.

I got the 1990 Sierra because my dad is retired now, and he's babied it.

The Sienna is a 2000 model, and we bought it new because it was smaller than the Honda Odyssey, not a Chrysler, and wasn't a dreadful GM triplet. It also had a great CR write-up and rating, but since the Toyota has given us quite a few problems, we figured CR was full of bull$h!. Still, it does its job like the appliance that it is.

The Ford is a Class C motorhome on an E-450 chassis, and has the 7.3. We love it.

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My dad has an Impala and a Silverado. Mom has a Cobalt. Bro has a Trailblazer and Silverado. All live at separate residences. Edited by ocnblu
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my family hasn't had a non GM since...87ish? we had a honda and toyota back then. my dad has always had his 70 olds cutlass supreme and we have 2 chevys, 1 gmc, one buick, one pontiac...

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all chevrolet in my house, except for my grandpas buick century we got when he passed away. currently theres a 2001 blazer, 98 s10, 94 z28, and a 2004 silverado Z85, then my 04 colorado and 69 impala. last non chevy before the buick was an 81 sunbird. we tend to stay in the generals army.

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We have mostly been a GM family, as a whole.

Let's see ... where to begin concerning the few non-GM products my dad and mom have owned and where they ended up. I know my dad once owned a Ford Maverick, which was a horribly unreliable car that would break down on a frequent periodic basis, that luckily was totaled by a drunk coal truck driver. Then he would later give the Blue Oval Boys another chance with a red full-sized Ford pickup with the Ranger package. That was just as unreliable and horrible as the first Ford he owned, and I think he told me that he got rid of it for a full-sized, short-wheelbase Chevrolet pickup. He also owned a first-generation Dodge Magnum XE coupe, and got rid of that for a Pontiac LeMans. He would also later own one of those Mitsubishi FauxPars, a blue Ram 50, that would be totaled in a bad winter accident where he slid on a patch of black ice and went over an embankment. With the insurance money from the little blue Ram 50, he would buy the first GM product I would ever come in contact with: a black '88 GMC S15 4x4 with the High Sierra trim package. That truck had actually been wrecked about 1500 miles or so after being driven new off of the dealer's lot and was fixed back perfect. It lasted to see around 250,000 miles before it was traded in for another Dodge, our first Dakota, which would be traded in for a GMC Jimmy. That Jimmy, ironically, would be traded in for another Dakota, which we own now. I know my dad likes the Dakota over the comparable GM compact pickup because of the styling and the V8 option, and I can't exactly argue with his reasoning. He almost got rid of that truck for a GMC Canyon crew cab, however, due to some early reliability issues that were eventually fixed, but thought that he couldn't fully trust the Atlas I-5. Now that the Dakota is payed off, he is considering either buying a classic car (a '76 Monte Carlo) or a brand new GMC Sierra pickup.

Now my mom's first car was a 1976 Chevrolet Nova, which she wholly regrets trading in for an '85 Nissan Pulsar, which was then traded in for a 1993 Chevrolet Cavalier. After my dad decided that he wanted a decent work truck, he gave mom the Jimmy to drive, and then the Cavalier would be traded in for a 1998 Chevrolet S10, which would eventually be my first car. Then, somehow in an incident which I forget, the Jimmy was traded in for the Dakota during my spring break in 2003. So mom made due with driving the big black MoTruck for two years, from 2003 to 2005, when she decided she was sick of driving around the truck all of the time. So then she set out to get a family car, which would be a 2004 Chevrolet Impala. That car wound up having a nasty slip in the transmission at around 40,000 miles, so, my dad fearing an ugly repair bill, convinced mom to trade it in for a 2006 Pontiac G6. That car was a bigger problem child than the Impala: it was in the shop for brake issues, or problems with the electric steering, or problems with odd noises coming out from under hood. And when it came time to trade it in for our Aura, we come to find out that it had mysteriously been repainted. Hmmm ... Anyway, after the warranty on the G6 was up, dad convinced mom to trade cars again, which is why we now have a 2007 Saturn Aura XE V6. Built by sewing machine salesmen or not, it has proven to be a reliable, sound car with decent handling for a front-drive car. I do send my respect to Mr. Forster and company.

Okay, I am finished with the biography here. You can see when my parents strayed from the straight and narrow path, they didn't exactly have the best of luck, came to realize a major flaw, or had to really make them work out to save them from a used car lot. And, because of their pretty negative experience with the Pulsar, they still aren't too hot about Japanese cars. So they come back to GM anymore when it comes time to buy a car.

As for me, there isn't much to my ownership history. It's been 100 percent GM so far, though, haha. I had a 1998 Chevrolet S10, which I mentioned earlier, that was unfortunately totaled back in September. Then I got a 1998 GMC Sonoma, which I own now. I am also patiently awaiting the vehicle which will become my next and first new car purchase, the '10 Camaro V6. I plan on staying within the GM family for my lifetime, given my childhood experiences with the company and the good luck I have had out of the two GM products that I can say are mine thus far.

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Errr, YJ check for typos.

:rotflmao:

Oops! I didn't realize that "b" and "n" were that close on a keyboard! :ph34r:

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Currently have a Nissan and a Ford. The Taurus was because it was a super cheap low mileage turd for my hubby to rack the miles on, he drives 100 miles a day. Mine was a possible midlife crisis purchase. :AH-HA_wink: We've had various Fords and Mopars during our broke years when we were a young struggling married couple. We've had 7 Cutlass Supremes over the last 16 years. Mom has a Cavalier, brother has a Cobalt. Stepmom has a Wrangler, Dad has an '06 Sierra, Mother-in-law has a Kia, I think, LOL Father-in-law has a Ram 1500, brother-in-law has an F-150, sister-in-law has an Infiniti FX. Until the Nissan and the Kia, both sides of the family have always driven domestics with the exception of a couple of Vdubs years ago. It took a long time for me to do an import, but I wanted something different, waiting for all the great changes GM has to made in quality and appearence to bring up the resale value on our cars so I can switch back to my true love. It's really weird not having a GM in he driveway. I must admit though, being a devout till death Oldsmobile fanatic, I've been struggling with my loyalty since they killed Olds. My next choice would be Buick, but the Lucerne is a little out of my price range. :cry: I must also admit that I have always been a fan of Ford, I love their trucks, always have. They would always be my second choice next to GM. I will never own a Chrysler product. The only ones I have owned were because of price, a running '82 D150 with V8 and air for $200. It was a friend of the family that hooked us up, and a '74 Duster we got for $75 that we stuffed a bigblock in just for fun. I wanted another Cutlass, maybe later. I'm waiting for my beautiful mid-80's babies to become more collectable so resto parts, especially interior parts are more readily available. I noticed Year One I think picked up some 80's Buick GN resto parts so maybe thats a good sign. Ok I'm rambling.

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We have all GM in our house right now. My dad has the 2007 G6, My brother drives my old 1993 Buick LeSabre (its been a very good car) and I have the 3 Oldsmobiles listed in my sig).

Growing up we had a 1981 Toyota Corolla (bought new because it was cheep) a 1987 Pontiac Grand Am LE (junk, gave up on it at 93,000 miles because of electrical nightmares though it was a nice car) a 1986 Ford Ranger V6 ( the worst truck ever, ended up catching fire on my uncle who bought it from us)and a 1964 Pontiac Catalina (big black 2 door with the 389ci V8 and a blue interior).

Dad's G6 replaced our 2000 Honda Civic LX 4dr which was bought with 8500 miles on it. It was totaled by a young girl who was going too fast at 42000 miles in Nov. At first dad was going to look at a Honda again, but I convinced him the he should give Pontiac another try (no easy after the Grand Am, and even harder when he found out the G6 replaced the Grand Am) but he did, fell in love with a black G6 V6 that had 12 miles on it.

Note 2002-2005 was the longest we ever went without one Pontiac in our drive way (going back 65+ years) between my dad junking the 87 Grand Am, and me buying my 92 Bonneville.

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Right now we have a Dodge, Mercury, and Toyota in our stable.

2001 Dodge Dakota - Mom

1998 Toyota Camry - Dad (commuter)

1997 Mercury Sable Wagon - Me

Counting Extended Family:

Aunt & Uncle #1 - Pontiac Grand Prix and Toyota Sequoia

Aunt & Uncle #2 - VW Passat, Ford Explorer, and Chrysler T&C

Grandmother #1 - Toyota Camry

Aunt & Uncle #3 - Toyota 4Runner, Ford F150, and Toyota Echo

Grandparents #2 - Pontiac Grand Am

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My family was ALWAYS a domestic family until my parents' last purchase. I'm too ashamed to even say what it is.

What's amazing is, my parents are always so dead set in their ways--I assumed they'd always purchase from domestic manufacturers (except never from Chevy--they never entertained a Chevy after their 1982 Malibu Classic disaster--and in their defense, it was a real piece of $h!.)

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Lol. Three Chevrolets now, and it's been like that since 1999 when our last Pontiac went back. Before 1997 we were all Pontiac for a while. I know that my dad only strayed from GM Twice: A 1965 Chrysler Newport 2-Door Hardtop in Copper, and a Yellow 1973 Datsun 240. The Newport, because it was free, and the Datsun because, well, I don't know why he bought it and he can't give me a good answer either.

He's owned a 1965 Impala SS 283 that he bought on Long Island in 1968 for 900$. Sold when he returned to Canada from Brooklyn when he joined the RCMP- he needed a car with a hard top for the winter, so he traded it for my Grandfather's Newport (he's a Mopar Guy) it was Candy Apple Red, Black Convertible Top, Black Interior, 1967 Delta 88 Hardtop Coupe with a 425 (Black) bought after the Newport was W/O by some drunk lady on main street in my dad's first posting in Cranbrook, BC. He then bought the Datsun, when it was one year old. He was shortly after transferred to the armpit of B.C., Kaslo, where he quickly found out that unreliable Japanese cars do not do well in a town of 500. The only mechanics in town could really only work on the Big three. Parts were expensive to order... and well, he ditched it for a mint 1970 Oldsmobile Cutlass-S in Black. He kept that Olds for a while, well into his stint in Surrey B.C., when it crapped out he bought my grandmother's 1969 Pontiac Acadian and drove that for a while. Before he was transferred to Airdrie, Alberta and the Calgary Airport Special Squad in 1979, he bought a Baby Blue 1975 Pontiac LeMans Sport Coupe. He kept this car the longest of all of his cars and it lasted until 1989 when he finally realized it was a beater (People were afraid to park next to it and near the end, it looked like he was a serial killer. Once a lady rammed into his car and just left 500$ under the wiper and drove away)

He replaced "Old Blue" with a new 1989 Pontiac Grand Am LE Coupe (Gray/Silver Two Tone) with the Quad4. He drove it until 1994 and then gave it to my mom when he retired from the RCMP and bought his 1994 Trans Sport 3.8L. He Kept that until 1999, then leased a new 1999 Venture LS EXT (Fernmist Green on Neutral Cloth) because the Private Investigation company he had just started could write off a new car, followed by a leased 2002 Venture LS EXT (Bronzemist on Medium Gray Cloth) followed by a 2005 Venture LS EXT (Dark Blue on Gray Cloth with 16s) that we just returned. He now drives a 2007 Impala LS, loaded, in Dark Silver Metallic on Ebony Cloth, which he has pledged to me after three years of ownership at half the trade-in value, when he can write another car off for business purposes as per the tax code.

My mom on the other had is a mixed bag of car purchases. Grandpa MacDonald was an eccentric Presbyterian Minister on Cape Breton Island, in Nova Scotia, Canada who apparently I am alot like, and he was a Dodge man. He owned a 1947 Wood-Paneled Dodge when my Mom was born in 1955. My Grandma, however often dictated the car purchases. She was born in Mull, Scotland and emigrated to Canada in 1916, and thought the "imperial homeland" made the best cars. An old Vauxhall Station Wagon (1956 I believe), a 1961 or 1962 Vauxhall Cresta, an Old Sunbeam Rapier... The list of Imported British cars they owned is longer but I forgot the others. She had a late 1960s Vauxhall and I think maybe another Britmobile before she died in 1979. After that, My Grandfather had American cars again. I don't know what ones exactly, but I think a couple of Dodge Station wagons before he ended up with his last car, a 1985 Caprice Estate (He died in 1990 when I was six weeks old, only two weeks after baptizing me on his deathbed). He always had station wagons because he had alot of "Crap" that he carried around with him everywhere, and thought it was "undignified" for a minister to drive a pick-up. He often carried logs and other materials behind him and grew to dislike law enforcement because he was always being pulled over by highway patrol for driving either two close to the shoulder or centerline.

My Mom's first car was a Brown 1974 Morris/Austin Marina (Jeremy Clarkson's Worst Car Ever). When she left Nova Scotia for the West in 1978, the Morris made it, barely, and she sold it for another Euro-Car of sorts. In 1979 She bought a brand-new, German made, Ford Fiesta Mk. I, back when lots of British and Euro cars were imported to Canada, and Nova Scotia in particular due to its large UK Ex. Pat and Immigrant Population, there was demand. She drove that Silver German Ford until 1994 when she started driving my Dad's Grand Am. In 1997 She got my current headache, a Dahlia Blue Cavalier. She Drove that until January 2007 Before getting a Sport Red Malibu Maxx LT V6.

:lol: So that's the whole story.

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My Family's always had either domestics or Eurotrash..... my dad loved trucks from all of the big three.... K10s, Broncos, Blazers, Ram 1500, etc.... and then random GM cars.... my dad also liked old benzs from the 70s and 80s... there tanks!....

Currently in the driveway:

1999 Ford Explorer Limited- Mom's truck.. makes every noise known to man, but still runs!

1996 Audi A4... even bigger POS, salvage title, my older brothers car. Given to my brother for free by a family friend

1971 Nova... My $h!!

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Our driveway is all Chrysler save for the Corolla that thinks it's a Chevy. There's also a black Prizm that one of the upstairs tenants owns (he had a Ford Tempo before that, a82 or so Olds 88 and before that an 80's Cutlass before that.) The other tenant has a N-Body Malibu.

My cousin also has a Malibu of that generation, 2000 I think, as well as a Crapalier.

My dad's side of the family has almost always bought Chrysler products, and the Ford and GM products they did own they had bad experiences with.

I personally will always lean towards Chrysler but I'm open to anything that appeals to me.

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ProducK of the Kin Tucky Publik skool sistim! :rotflmao:

My, your spelling is atrocious! Oh, wait! I forgot, English isn't your first language. Sorry. :smilewide:

hookeed on fonicks werkeded fer meh! :smilewide:

I believe it is this:

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Nice bumper sticker, by the way. Looks like inside of your Italian shell, there beats the heart of a redneck. :smilewide:

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My parents were always Ford, Lincoln or Mercury (from 1949-present) with a few odd diversions (2 Chevies (56 Bel Air, 81 Chevette), 1 Dodge truck, and a '65 Hino Contessa), plus 2 Dodge powered motorhomes and 2 Chevy powered ones.

Over 40+ years,my brother has been primarily always had Fords w/ a Mercury, 4 Chevies ('58 Bel Air, '68 Camaro SS 396, '84 Chevette, '85 S10), a couple Pontiacs ('65 GTO, '75 Trans Am) and 1 '71 Dodge Dart in the mix.

My sister has had quite a mix over 30+ years-- a couple Fords ('76 Pinto, '99 Explorer), a Chevy ('90 Corsica), 4 Datsuns/Nissans (280Z, 280ZX, 300ZX, 300ZX TT), a Saab 900 Turbo, a Jeep Liberty, and currently two vintage Benzes.

I've currently got a Jeep Grand Cherokee and 2 older Mustangs, but have had 4 other Fords ('84 Escort diesel, '86 Mustang LX, '88 Bronco II, '95 Bronco), a BMW M3, and a Chevy Caprice previously over the last 20 years. Next car will likely be a Cadillac or Ford product.

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It's been a Chevy parade with me....

My first car was 1987 Chevy Cavalier 2dr, which ran all the way until 2005, three years after it got smashed good. But it still kept going... In 2000, I picked up my first new car, A 2000 S10 4.3...which I had until late 2003. I got screwed on my lease, a very long story.....In the middle of 2003, I bought the 1993 Cavalier Wagon off my family...she is still going strong at 141k,

(though she needs a new wire), but will be sold very soon....I bought a 2004 Cavalier coupe, which I still have.(though it's going out on loan-she's almost paid for) To help my family out, I ended up picking up a 2006 Cobalt, which replaced the wagon......

The wifie has a 03 Cavalier (lots of Cavaliers, huh? :AH-HA_wink: ) which is paid for. It replaced her big, HUGE POS 1995 Plymouth Neon, which was very lucky it made it past 100k..... The Neon reaplaced her first car, a 1991 Pontiac Sunbird.

I might stick with Chevy again (Cobalt,HHR) or go with Saturn (Astra, Vue) or Pontiac (Vibe)...we'll see :AH-HA_wink:

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