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Ask DN: Which car do you drive?

almost 5 years ago from , UI/UX Designer

I'm really curious about this question when it comes to designers. Which cars designers drive or want to have?

143 comments

  • Jason WilliamsJason Williams, almost 5 years ago

    Bike and public transport. I'm a designer not a day trader :)

    29 points
    • Brennan Smith, almost 5 years ago

      Let me guess, a fixie with with super short straight bars and no brakes.

      13 points
    • Danny Zabolotny, almost 5 years ago

      The median salary of a designer should be enough to have at least a moderately priced car... So either you're not getting paid enough or you live in a really expensive city.

      7 points
      • Nancy TsangNancy Tsang, almost 5 years ago

        Or maybe owning a car doesn't need to be a necessity for everyone? Better for the environment too.

        7 points
        • Alex BAlex B, almost 5 years ago

          Totally. I choose not to own one. Car shares are there if I desired to drive but I have yet to need or want to. Also never got my full license.

          1 point
    • Luis La TorreLuis La Torre, almost 5 years ago

      Love it! I will never buy I car no matter how wealthy I am.

      0 points
    • Floyd WilliamsonFloyd Williamson, almost 5 years ago

      I tried that in Seattle... rainy and horrible public transportation. In the end I bought a car. I guess it just depends where you live and where you have to travel for work.

      0 points
  • Erik BeesonErik Beeson, almost 5 years ago

    In my mind I'm driving this:

    DeLorean

    When I'm actually driving this:

    Toyota Sienna 2014

    16 points
  • Ryan LeFevreRyan LeFevre, almost 5 years ago (edited almost 5 years ago )

    Used to have a Mustang GT, but I've been driving a 2013 Audi S5 for a little over two years now!

    14 points
    • Mike BusbyMike Busby, almost 5 years ago

      Awesome choice!

      0 points
    • CJ CiprianoCJ Cipriano, almost 5 years ago

      Fantastic switch, one of my dream cars.

      0 points
    • Robbert EsserRobbert Esser, almost 5 years ago

      Very nice dude! Too bad the starting price for an S5 in The Netherlands is $100.000 :(

      1 point
      • Ryan LeFevreRyan LeFevre, almost 5 years ago

        Wow, why so much more expensive? The Netherlands are right next to Germany. Is it something to do with the exchange rate?

        0 points
        • Robbert EsserRobbert Esser, almost 5 years ago

          Yeah it's insane. It's because you pay a lot of tax on cars in The Netherlands. And the tax will be higher when the car is not environment friendly. The Dutch government wants that people buy green and electric cars, and those cars are relatively cheaper because you'll pay less tax for the car. That's why you'll see in The Netherlands a lot of small and hybrid cars. For the price of a S5 here, approximately 35% is tax.

          0 points
  • Jonathan ShariatJonathan Shariat, almost 5 years ago (edited almost 5 years ago )

    I used to have a '69 VW Bug for a long time. Man I miss my car...

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    10 points
  • Mike BusbyMike Busby, almost 5 years ago (edited almost 5 years ago )

    I'm really curious about this too.

    I drive a modified Audi S4

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    10 points
  • Quentin R, almost 5 years ago (edited almost 5 years ago )

    2013 Porsche Panamera Turbo, Matte Black and Vossen wheels

    5 points
  • Pierre de MillyPierre de Milly, almost 5 years ago

    No driving license :/

    Never found time to actually get it. It's not very useful in Europe anyway.

    4 points
  • Joe BarberJoe Barber, almost 5 years ago (edited almost 5 years ago )

    2008 Jeep Wrangler X 6spd

    3" Fabtech suspension Lift on 35s

    New bumpers, winch, and top going on this winter.

    I've never loved a car more.

    08 Wrangler

    Weather permitting I also ride a 1973 BMW R75/5 that my dad handed down to me.

    I strangely can't find a current picture of it though.

    4 points
  • Andy ThompsonAndy Thompson, almost 5 years ago

    Wanted an A4 since high school, but spent the past 7 years in NYC riding a bike. Moved a little upstate and started looking for something new, wound up with a 2015 A3. Feels like more sporty handling, and the minimal interior and dash makes me like it even more: http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2012/05/lead7-2013-audi-a3-fd.jpg

    3 points
  • Max SchultzMax Schultz, almost 5 years ago

    2007 BMW 328i Touring 2007 328iT

    3 points
    • Mason LawlorMason Lawlor, almost 5 years ago (edited almost 5 years ago )

      Nice, I had this in a white sedan (but the e46). Loved it. Ended up rolling it on a San Diego freeway. RIP. poor child

      2 points
  • Andrew LeeAndrew Lee, almost 5 years ago

    Had a 1990 VW Corrado, that is rotting now that I live in NYC. ;(

    If I ever get a car again, I'd probably go for a VW Rabbit (1975-1983) and make sure I have a garage to keep it somewhere in the suburbs.

    3 points
  • Charles LamCharles Lam, almost 5 years ago

    my car is a little instafamous:

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/cheez80/11794994543/

    3 points
  • Chris GlassChris Glass, almost 5 years ago

    2007 VW Rabbit. 170k miles. A few bumps and bruises of my own doing, otherwise been a champ. My favorite part I will miss dearly when I need to buy a new car: there is so very little chrome or shiny piano black plastic surfaces through the interior.

    3 points
  • Arjun PenemetsaArjun Penemetsa, almost 5 years ago

    2001 BMW 540i (V8). Thank god, oil prices are dropping.

    3 points
  • Tyler Gough, almost 5 years ago (edited almost 5 years ago )

    Daily a Mk6 Golf R. It's pretty much stock beside a tune, tires/wheels, and a shorter shifter: Imgur

    But, I spend my weekends building out my old car from college. An '01 GTI: ImgurImgur

    2 points
  • Austin Kettner, almost 5 years ago

    2014 BMW 228i Arctic White w/ Red Leather Interior

    Only regret is not going xDrive since I live in Ohio.

    2 points
  • Jim SilvermanJim Silverman, almost 5 years ago

    I DRIVE A DODGE STRATUS.

    2 points
  • Ricardo MagalhãesRicardo Magalhães, almost 5 years ago

    A Pinnacle Dololmite bycicle and a pair of old and comfortable Converse shoes! Hipster levels are 150%, yeaaaaah.

    ... ok, back in my home country I'm still keeping my lovely go-fast-red Suzuki Swift.

    If I had the money I'd definitely go for a Tesla today. However, if completely driven by design, definitely, definitely, the new Jaguar F-Type.

    2 points
  • Jenny G.Jenny G., almost 5 years ago

    I drive a 30 year old Golf Mk2 I got from my grandmother a few years ago. Really lovely car as there is almost nothing to care about. People usually pimp them a lot but mine is completely original and I'm not going to change that.

    2 points
  • Joe VillanuevaJoe Villanueva, almost 5 years ago (edited almost 5 years ago )

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    and a supercharged 2013 Subaru BRZ Limited making 400+ horsepower as the daily. Other toys are garaged.

    2 points
  • Gadzhi KharkharovGadzhi Kharkharov, almost 5 years ago

    1986 BMW 325i (e30)

    1 point
  • Paul NevinPaul Nevin, almost 5 years ago

    None at all. No need for a car in Paris. I walk, ride my bike or use public transport (mainly the metro).

    1 point
  • Lee WilliamsLee Williams, almost 5 years ago

    2010 VW GTi

    1 point
  • Tyler Gough, almost 5 years ago

    Daily a Mk6 Golf R. It's pretty much stock beside a tune, tires/wheels, and a shorter shifter:

    Imgur

    But, I spend my weekends building out my old car from college. An '01 GTI:

    Imgur

    Imgur

    1 point
  • Emily Campbell, almost 5 years ago

    Volkswagen Passat Komfort. Designer by day, Soccer Mom by Day, night, weekend, holiday, 2am 'my stomach hurts' wake up call.....you get the drift.

    1 point
  • Brian A.Brian A., almost 5 years ago (edited almost 5 years ago )

    '12 Chevy Sonic hatchback. It's surprisingly comfortable for a small car and I can park it just about anywhere. This picture is from back when it was new and when I actually washed the damn thing more than twice a year...

    Sonic

    1 point
  • Kyle MitchellKyle Mitchell, almost 5 years ago

    We're a 1 car family, so I only drive on the weekends, but we've got a '13 VW GTi

    The rest of the time, I ride a Felt z85

    1 point
  • Ernest Ojeh, almost 5 years ago

    None :'(

    1 point
  • Cole RobertsCole Roberts, almost 5 years ago

    2005 Acura TL.

    1 point
  • CJ CiprianoCJ Cipriano, almost 5 years ago (edited almost 5 years ago )

    2012 GTI 6-Speed

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    1 point
  • Paul DessertPaul Dessert, almost 5 years ago

    '69 Mustang with a 351 and a 99 F250 with a 3" lift on 33's. The mustang hasn't been on the road for about 8 years. I rebuilt the engine and transmission about 9 years ago.

    I've owned various mustang Gt's over the past few years.

    I work from home now, so my "daily" driver is the f250.

    1 point
  • Chris De La FuenteChris De La Fuente, almost 5 years ago

    About to split with my 05 Forester, it was a lot of fun to take out into the mountains, but a car is just excess for me.

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    I used to ride this death trap back in Arizona, I miss it everyday. Motorcycles are such a beautiful way to get around.

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    Nowadays I only ride a bike, the frame is now a black Bareknuckle, but I love 2 wheels more than anything.

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    1 point
  • Matt GranthamMatt Grantham, almost 5 years ago

    Heavily modified 335 cabrio. Mileage is getting up there so considering moving to something else before the hydraulic roof or turbos explode ;)

    335 Cabrio

    1 point
    • Paul @StammyPaul @Stammy, almost 5 years ago

      Fellow gearhead here, what all have you done it?

      0 points
      • Matt GranthamMatt Grantham, almost 5 years ago (edited almost 5 years ago )

        It's crazy how easily you can get 400+ hp out of the n54. JB4 tune, ER intercooler, intake, chargepipe, pe exhaust mod, diverter values, better oil cooler, catch can, alpina transmission tune, m3 wheel + paddles, misc. coding, carbon all the things.

        Have been drooling over the M4 but it's 100k in Canada without carbon ceramics so pretty steep. Considering a used SL65 due to the level of depreciation and sheer ridiculousness (with aftermarket warranty of course).

        0 points
  • Erik BueErik Bue, almost 5 years ago

    2012 BMW 328xi coupe

    1 point
  • Nick MorrisonNick Morrison, almost 5 years ago

    2014 Nissan LEAF. Not my image

    1 point
  • Paul @StammyPaul @Stammy, almost 5 years ago (edited almost 5 years ago )

    Used to have a heavily modified 2002 Mustang GT (was automatic when I bought it, put in a race clutch, manual trans, full exhaust, new coil over suspension, new brembo gt brakes, etc) but it required so much maintenance that I was getting annoyed with various noises and leaks that I sold it and bought a 2009 6 speed Mini JCW edition which I loved. Sold that in 2013 as I didn't use it much but now I'm missing having a car and escaping SF on the weekends..

    Pretty close to buying an M4 with carbon ceramics and getting the Dinan stage 1 upgrade but the GT-R is tempting (can't stand the interior of it though).

    M4

    1 point
  • Ryan McLaughlinRyan McLaughlin, almost 5 years ago (edited almost 5 years ago )

    Currently drive a '12 VW GTI with upgraded suspension, wheels/tires, and a tune.

    Debating on whether to keep it until the Model 3 comes out. If I had to get something else right now, it would likely be an Audi Allroad or a BMW 5-series.

    Hard to justify living in San Francisco and working at home, though...

    1 point
  • Sean LesterSean Lester, almost 5 years ago

    My next car will be a Tesla model 3 (the affordable one) whenever that comes out in 2016?

    1 point
  • James Van Dyke, almost 5 years ago (edited almost 5 years ago )

    1999 Mazda B2500. Green. Manual. Got it for the cost of the title 5 years ago. Car seat on passenger side.

    Not mine, but looks the same. Even the toolbox.

    1 point
  • Andrew SapiensAndrew Sapiens, almost 5 years ago

    Currently drive a 2010 Nissan Sentra but will be upgrading to a 2015 Mustang in 1–2 weeks!

    1 point
  • Matt SistoMatt Sisto, almost 5 years ago

    Just traded in my '08 Audi A3 for a '15 Honda Fit EX. Could not be happier. I've never loved a car as much as I love this car.

    1 point
  • Yury Vetrov, almost 5 years ago (edited almost 5 years ago )

    Alfa Romeo Brera, the one and only :) Designed by Giugiaro, manufactured by Pininfarina Alfa Romeo Brera

    1 point
  • Anthony Garand, almost 5 years ago

    2013 Volkswagen Passat SE

    0 points
  • Dustin LaMont, almost 5 years ago

    I currently drive a 1997 Toyota Tacoma. One of my dream cars has always been an Audi S4. I test drove a Tesla a few weeks ago and I can say that's definitely my new dream car.

    0 points
  • Evan MoreauEvan Moreau, almost 5 years ago

    1999 Toyota Camry. She purrs like a kitten and the ladies love it.

    0 points
  • Alex TapperAlex Tapper, almost 5 years ago

    2012 VW GTI w/ standard transmission. Loving all the GTIs on this thread.

    0 points
  • Pedro PintoPedro Pinto, almost 5 years ago

    Nissan Juke 1.5 2013

    0 points
  • Cory W.Cory W., almost 5 years ago

    I hope to never own a car again. I do not miss them.

    0 points
  • Chris Welch, almost 5 years ago

    2010 Volkswagen GTI, manual. Great little car, though I'm seriously considering trading it for a 2015 Kia Sportage, especially given how fun that car was during my trip to Iceland.

    0 points
  • Luis La TorreLuis La Torre, almost 5 years ago

    PURE Fixie Glow in the dark edition! Miami-Dade public transportation :( Car2go - groceries Zipcar - dates Lyft - drunk weekends Uber - when there is not more Lyfts

    0 points
  • Dillon RaphaelDillon Raphael, almost 5 years ago

    2007 Jeep Commander with custom burgundy leather interior. V8 Hemi engine.

    0 points
  • Nancy TsangNancy Tsang, almost 5 years ago

    I mostly drive a 2014 biped that reaches speeds of up to 3mph, but otherwise I rely on public transport.

    0 points
  • Jeff CouturierJeff Couturier, almost 5 years ago

    Mostly bike and public transit. A major bonus of living in Chicago.

    But I also have a '97 Jeep Wrangler. It may be 18 years old, but it looks and runs perfectly and I wouldn't trade it for anything. It's fun to drive and good for short trips out of town for some camping head-space.

    0 points
  • Mike TownsonMike Townson, almost 5 years ago (edited almost 5 years ago )

    2008 Triumph Speed Triple - http://imgur.com/a/rHQ64

    0 points
  • Juan VelascoJuan Velasco, almost 5 years ago

    I used to drive a VW Gol 2000 (manual) for over 5 years but I recently switched to a VW Jetta 2015 (automatic). My dad's had multiple VW Beetles since I can remember, so I guess that influenced me and the way I like VW — product, design and the brand itself.

    0 points
  • Kelsey GullicksonKelsey Gullickson, almost 5 years ago

    2011 Ford Fiesta hatchback in bright magenta. Even though I'm normally a black car gal, I love this particular color and have only once seen another like it. The Fiesta handles quite well in the snow, fits in tiny parking spots, and gets excellent gas mileage (by American standards). All I need!

    0 points
  • Ryan Hicks, almost 5 years ago

    2011 Mini Cooper Hardtop Sport

    Manual, Sport and premium packages, Blue/White combo

    0 points
  • Danny Zabolotny, almost 5 years ago

    2013 Hyundai Elantra GT in red. It looks fairly nice, is easy on gas, and is fairly fun to drive. Plus the rear seats fold flat so I can fit ginormous things from IKEA into it.

    I'm aiming to get an Audi A4 next year, that's been my dream car for a while. Some people dream of having a Ferrari or a Lambo, but I just want something really comfortable and somewhat upscale. I just love the way the A4 looks. It's the perfect size too.

    I'll probably give my Elantra to my girlfriend, she needs her own car to get around here in Phoenix.

    0 points
  • Razvan HRazvan H, almost 5 years ago

    2013 Golf TDI. Wish I didn't need a car but I do like it a lot.

    0 points
  • Adam T.Adam T., almost 5 years ago (edited almost 5 years ago )

    '05 Subaru Forester XT. Can take me anywhere I need to go, and absolutely hauls ass up to the mountains in the snow ;)

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    0 points
  • Robbert EsserRobbert Esser, almost 5 years ago (edited almost 5 years ago )

    I'm working in Amsterdam, so I don't really need a car. A bike is enough :)

    0 points
  • Brian FryerBrian Fryer, almost 5 years ago

    Skateboard, car2go, Uber, and Lyft. Live downtown, work downtown, play downtown.

    0 points
  • Derryl CarterDerryl Carter, almost 5 years ago

    '02 VW Passat (stock paint, stock rims, stock exhaust)

    0 points
  • Oliver JohnstonOliver Johnston, almost 5 years ago

    Lyft + My Legs

    0 points
  • anthony prioranthony prior, almost 5 years ago

    Used to have a Audi TT MK1 - Pure Product Designers car IMO - When it came out it was a pure concept car on the road. Not so much anymore though.

    Now a newish Mini Cooper S - fun to drive but need an easy to park car so it fits the bill for the time being.

    0 points
  • Albert FreemanAlbert Freeman, almost 5 years ago

    Optimus Prime.

    OK, kidding. 2012 Volkswagen Beetle.

    My weekend car is Optimus Prime.

    0 points
  • Amazing RandoAmazing Rando, almost 5 years ago

    When I lived in Pittsburgh: Public transit, bike, walking

    Now that I live in Indianapolis: 2008 Honda Fit (and love it)

    While I love the Fit I would prefer to be using public transport/biking but Indianapolis is not the city for that.

    0 points
  • Vasiliy LeytmanVasiliy Leytman, almost 5 years ago (edited almost 5 years ago )

    Nissan X-Trail, but now its pretty cold here in Siberia ;) and I have a friend living next door. Both him and me don't use cars too often, and his BMW X6 is in the garage not far from home, so I usually use his car instead of mine, even have my own key. My one is parked on the street parking, and I don't mind heating it up all the time, so I just can't use it now sometimes when I want to, because its around -20 (celsius) and it doesn't start well ;) But actually its not more than 2 times a week. Once we've agreed with him to make 10.000 steps a day, and when you don't make them, you pay money. So usually when I need to go somewhere not too far (up to 3-5 km), I go on foot.

    0 points
  • Darby ✌Darby ✌, almost 5 years ago (edited almost 5 years ago )

    I bicycle commute, but I co-own a Volkswagen Passat Wagon for weekends out of the city.

    Wagons are so great.

    0 points
  • Autumn WellesAutumn Welles, almost 5 years ago

    2004 Scion xA (manual). Easily transports either 4 other humans or 1 other human and 2 dogs. I miss riding my bike everywhere. Had to move away from the office to give the dogs more room.

    0 points
  • Account deleted almost 5 years ago

    This car and the one before it: Infiniti FX (aka... QX70).

    I walk to the train station and take the commuter-rail to work every day though...

    0 points
  • Corin EdwardsCorin Edwards, almost 5 years ago

    1997 Nissan Pathfinder

    0 points
  • Ben CarrollBen Carroll, almost 5 years ago

    02 BMW 530i The most lovely car I've ever set eyes on. I love it to death, even if I have to sacrifice a few MPG.

    0 points
  • Mitch ToddMitch Todd, almost 5 years ago (edited almost 5 years ago )

    A 99 Renault Clio & depending on the weather; my road bike.

    0 points
  • Coleman TharpColeman Tharp, almost 5 years ago (edited almost 5 years ago )

    bicycle, but probably going to buy sometime of VW once the new year rolls around

    0 points
  • David AlandíDavid Alandí, almost 5 years ago (edited almost 5 years ago )

    I don't have a license. I'm waiting for the google car. Meanwhile public transport and bike (brompton)

    0 points
  • Ibrahim NergizIbrahim Nergiz, almost 5 years ago

    2005 Polo Trendlin. Sometimes public transport.

    0 points
  • Jeremy WellsJeremy Wells, almost 5 years ago

    '02 Honda Accord

    0 points
  • Tomasz ZagórskiTomasz Zagórski, almost 5 years ago

    Volvo V40 Sport Plus Edition

    http://cl.ly/image/2U3n0b0d0q13/Zrzut%20ekranu%202014-12-18%20o%2016.56.09.png

    0 points
  • Danick GevryDanick Gevry, almost 5 years ago

    Buick Verano 2013. I like it, nice drive. Next car hopefully would be Mercedes E class.

    0 points
  • Krystian FrencelKrystian Frencel, almost 5 years ago (edited almost 5 years ago )

    This handsome blue devil.

    bmw

    0 points
  • Suthan S.Suthan S., almost 5 years ago (edited almost 5 years ago )

    I drive a Mazda 3 2007 HB with ongoing mods. Really planning on getting a Lancer EVO GSR 2011+

    0 points
  • Darth BaneDarth Bane, almost 5 years ago

    2014 Mercedes CLS

    0 points
  • Diederik EenschootenDiederik Eenschooten, almost 5 years ago

    Citroën Saxo

    0 points
  • Theresa GarritanoTheresa Garritano, almost 5 years ago (edited almost 5 years ago )

    I drive a lifted 1500 Dodge ram/manual transmission. But I really want a Jeep Wrangler Rubicon for my next vehicle

    0 points
  • Joshua MuiseJoshua Muise, almost 5 years ago

    Currently rocking a 2005 Nissan X-Trail.(4 cylinder, manual transmission) It can handle my surfboards, mountain bikes, paddleboards and hockey gear. It's gotten me flat across Canada from Vancouver Island to Nova Scotia and keeps me safe all winter long :)

    0 points
  • Nicole FosterNicole Foster, almost 5 years ago

    Owned an old 1995 Toyota Camry up until I bought a 2013 Toyota Corolla. It makes my commute less gas-guzzling and it's pretty fancy.

    My dream car, that would not be used for my commute, is a 1968 Chevy Camaro.

    0 points
  • Tyler Fowler, almost 5 years ago

    2015 Dodge Dart (driving is pretty much the only option even in downtown Kansas City). It's a beautiful car, interior is very well thought out and overall very pretty. But I will say that the typeface used for the instruments is god awful. I mean terrible. Like... really really bad.

    Dat Dart tho

    Ugly typeface

    gross

    0 points
  • Aaron StanushAaron Stanush, almost 5 years ago

    2008 VW GTI gti

    Fairdale Bikes Weekender weekender

    0 points
  • jj moijj moi, almost 5 years ago

    mini austin

    0 points
  • David KeeganDavid Keegan, almost 5 years ago

    Awesome to see all my fellow Audi drivers on here :) I love my 2013 Q5, it's a joy to drive everyday and a great design inspiration. I love Audi design :)

    Audi Q5

    0 points
  • Jaffar KhorshidiJaffar Khorshidi, almost 5 years ago

    I owned a Mazda RX8 for a while, but sold it due to relocating to Sweden when I joined Fi. Highly leaning towards the new Mercedes CLA 45 AMG as my next car.

    0 points
    • CJ CiprianoCJ Cipriano, almost 5 years ago

      That was actually my first car back in 2010, loved it but the gas mileage was horrid. CLA45 AMG is a great car, for the price range I'd even also take a look at the new Audi S4/S3. Fantastic cars.

      0 points
      • Jaffar KhorshidiJaffar Khorshidi, almost 5 years ago

        Agreed! The 17mpg is killer.

        I'll definitely check out the S4/S3. Haven't considered Audi yet. My Persian roots forcefully draw me towards Mercedes and BMW's, ha!

        0 points