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City Cars v. Country Cars

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Some vehicles just have that urban feel. Slick and sophisticated, a person would be downright scared to drive them on a dirt road, much less buy one if you live beyond the suburbs. Other cars, meanwhile, just have that country air about them, they speak plainly to their prospective buyers that they can hold up when the blacktop ends.

Post your city car/country car picks here, if you so desire.

Here's two to get started:

City car: Chevrolet Equinox

Country car: Jeep Liberty

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I actually see many more Liberty's in my city than I do Equinox's.

City Car: Smart

Country Car: Silverado 3500

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City: Mini Cooper S

Country: International Harvester Scout (I'm pretty sure these things are allergic to paved roads)

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City car: BMW M3

Country car: Subaru Outback

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City car: Jeep Grand Cherokee

Suburbia car: Jeep Grand Cherokee

Country car: Jeep Grand Cherokee

In my experience, they work well in any of these environs. It's been my ideal daily driver in any environment this past decade.

My M3 worked great in all 3 also, esp. rural winding, twisty roads. I wouldn't necessarily take in on dirt roads, though. I did drive my Mustang to the top of Pike's Peak, though.

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City car: Fusion Hybrid (no sense buying a hybrid if you do a lot of highway driving)

Country car: Any Big Three 1/2 ton truck

Out in the wild: Ford Raptor

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City car... Smart with Hayabusa drivetrain.

Country car... LS7 '90s Caprice two door wagon phantom.

Off road... International CXT monsterized.

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City Car: Toyota Corolla

Country Car: Volvo V70/XC70

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Depends where you are... I'm talking in broad strokes here, but here goes:

US/Canada

city: Cadillac CTS

country: Ford F-150

Western Europe

city: Fiat 500

country: Range Rover

Hong Kong (where I'm now)

city: BMW 5-series

country: Volvo XC60

city: Toyota Estima

country: Toyota Hiace

Japan

city: Subaru R2

country: Land Cruiser

Australia

city: Ford Falcon

country: Holden Ute

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Maybe I'm taking this too literally... :P

VW Golf Country 4x4:

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VW Jetta City Stromer Electric:

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Haha, that Golf, whoa. You know I think of VW's as country cars because of the hippie/earth person connection.

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Maybe I'm taking this too literally... :P

VW Golf Country 4x4:

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VW Jetta City Stromer Electric:

Jetta20CitySTORMer.jpg?

:thumbsup:

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All of the little penalty boxes currently on the road are Urban.

They'd be scary on an interstate, and all but useless on a gravel road.

Any fullsize pickup would be the opposite side of the coin - though it has its uses in an urban environment.

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All of the little penalty boxes currntly on the road are Urban.

They'd be scary on an interstate, and all but useless on a gravel road.

Any fullsize pickup would be the opposite side of the coin - though it has its uses in an urban environment.

Oh please, our penalty box spent every day of its life until 4 years ago on gravel roads,and spends lots of time on the highway. And that's an early 90's small car, new one today are much more solid on the highway. The Cobalt I had cruised at 100 effortlessly.

Of course for real dirt trail/off roading yeah small cars, and most cars are useless.

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I'm not talking about your Prizm or a Cobalt, more like a Smart and its ilk.

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Another car choice I like as a city car is a Crown Vic PI, in dark brown, gray or black, w/ a few scratches and dents. Tinted windows, black steel wheels, push bars on the front bumper. Perfect for driving around a city, wouldn't worry about door dings.

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City car: AMC Concord & Sprit

Country car: AMC Eagle

City: Citroën DS

Country: Citroën 2CV (interchangable)

City: Oldsmobile Bravada

Country: Chevy Blazer

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