Each and every week, Get My Auto presents a new installment of our Web-based series, Cruising USA. In it, one of our interviewers heads to the streets of Los Angeles and Long Beach, chatting with locals about their cars and trucks of choice. This allows us to get the real story behind America’s most popular vehicles, and to present it to you without any sales spin. These are the straight stories, directly from the mouths of everyday motorists!
In our 10th episode, we learned about three very different vehicles—all of them well worth your time and attention. Here’s a brief recap.
2001 MBZ E320
Our first driver, Peter, told us all about his Mercedes-Benz. Peter told us that his favorite thing about the car is its feel of comfort; it’s a true luxury vehicle and is always a pleasure to drive. When we asked about maintenance issues, Peter said the car really hasn’t given him any problems beyond standard oil change and brake repair needs. All in all, we’d call his review a ringing endorsement!
1986 Merkur XR4Ti
The next driver we spoke with, Larry, had a much older vehicle to share—a 1986 model Merkur. (If you’re not familiar with this brand, it was a short-lived auto line from Lincoln–Mercury, only manufactured for a few years in the 1980s.) This is a somewhat rare vehicle, and Larry told us it’s really comfortable. He even likened it to a BMW. The one downside: He has to buy a lot of hard-to-find parts on eBay. That’s just part of the deal when you own such a one-of-a-kind vehicle!
2007 Pontiac Wave
The final car we learned about on this episode was the 2007 Pontiac Wave, driven by Daryl. He mentioned a few things about his vehicle of choice, including the fact that it’s a reliable car, that it’s never really given him any problems, and that the fuel efficiency is quite high. Another positive review from a very satisfied driver!
There’s another episode of Cruising USA in the books—and another three vehicles for you to consider next time you head to the used car dealership!