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Get My Auto is back with the third episode of our weekly Web series, Cruising USA. Once again, our crew took to the streets of L.A. and Long Beach to talk with everyday motorists about what they’re driving—and to bring you some real talk about a few of America’s top vehicles.

Here’s a quick recap of some of the cars and trucks we learned about this week.

2011 Dodge Ram

The first driver we spoke to was named Tom, the owner of a 2011 Dodge Ram. Tom’s put about 86,000 miles on the vehicle, and still feels pleased with it—a couple of minor problems aside.

“I still love it, after six years I still love it,” Tom told us. “It’s had one or two electrical glitches, like my overhead mirror lights they come and go as they please.”

Though he’s a fan of his Ram, Tom’s got a completely different idea for his next vehicle: He says he wants to really rack up some speed in a Porsche Turbo Carrera.

2015 VW Jetta

Next, we spoke with the owners of a relatively new VW Jetta. They raved about the high-quality interior of the vehicle, and when we asked about fuel efficiency, they had even more good things to say.

“I think I have to fill up my gas tank every two weeks so it’s super good,” the driver told us. “I didn’t really have to spend that much money on gas or anything so it’s great.”

1999 Chevrolet Tahoe

The next vehicle we got to see was a slightly older one—specifically, a 1999 Chevy Tahoe. The driver, Jerry, said his favorite thing about the vehicle was all the space inside—something that really comes in handy when he goes camping.

2015 Honda Accord

From there, we met Dennis, the owner of a 2015 Honda Accord. He told us the car was very reliable, and that it offers “just a great ride” with a sporty feel.

2009 Honda Ridgeline

Speaking of Hondas, the drivers of a 2009 Ridgeline had a lot of positive things to tell us about their vehicle. “I trust my truck a lot,” the driver said, sharing the story of when he used it for a significant cross-state move.

1993 Honda Civic

One final Honda rounded out the third episode of Cruising USA—a fairly old Civic. The driver of this car praised the robust performance of this peppy little car.

Go Behind the Scenes with America’s Favorite Cars

All in all, we saw a lot of diverse vehicles on this episode—from older sedans to brand new trucks. Amazingly, though, everyone was pretty positive about what they drove—which really just speaks to the breadth of value offered by today’s vehicle market.

Stay tuned to Get My Auto for more behind-the-scenes glimpses into the world of cars and trucks—and thank you, as always, for joining us for another episode of Cruising USA.