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Unread 02-27-2014, 09:32 AM   #1
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Military Branch vs. Vehicle Preference

(Btw, I feel like I should preface this as saying I'm not military, just a military brat, which is why I'm getting USAA stuff)

USAA just posted an interesting article about the most popular vehicles for various military branches. Ford F-150 wins across the board, but the other choices are interesting.

Weird to me is, Army doesn't have the Wrangler ranking at all, just Coast Guard and Marines.

Here's the link:
https://communities.usaa.com/t5/USAA...,2.147483647E9

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Unread 02-27-2014, 01:46 PM   #2
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I remember when the Mustang was the boot mobile of choice.

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Unread 02-27-2014, 11:15 PM   #3
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I remember when the Mustang was the boot mobile of choice.
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Unread 03-05-2014, 11:27 PM   #4
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All I have to say is there are A LOT of mall crawlers at Langley. All AF too. I asked 6 or 7 lifted JK guys and they said they dont wheel.... You gotta remember most of those numbers are based on USAA loans and insurance. I know plenty of people who use other banks and trusts.
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Unread 03-06-2014, 06:44 AM   #5
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As a private coming back over from the desert, I bought my first vehicle from a lot there in Fayetteville N.C. and it was a F-150. I grew up in Ford trucks and Buick cars that my father (a WWII Navy veteran of the South Pacific Theater) and the other farmers in the area (central Indiana) had. Back then, there were a lot of different cars and trucks at Ft. Bragg. Everything from Mustangs to Volvos and from Saabs to Nissans. I even had a tab Ranger butter bar Lt. that was every bit of 6'4" that drove a little Mazda Miata. He was a bad @$$ officer compared to most I knew, and I would have followed him anywhere including through the gates of hell, but I sure made fun of him for driving a girls car. Hahahahahaha!!!!

Now I sing songs and sell cars to make a living, and my dealership is near the old Ft. Benjamin Harrison here in Indy and I must tell you that so many of the retired Army NCOs and officers that work in the payment processing center buy a lot of Hondas. Most use USAA's financing and the car buying program that they offer. Just had the daughter of a retired Naval officer use this service with us to purchase her brand new Honda CR-V.

I myself, just purchased a 97 TJ that I am using as a daily driver while I start the build on it and will have one heck of a toy when I am done, but it really is just a great toy. Soon I will buy me an old Civic or an Accord to just get me to and from work. I drive 40 miles to and 40 miles from work and just buy old beaters people trade in for this. Run the heck out of them until they fall apart. Often a long time for a Honda. My wife has a leased Honda Accord, and I really feel with all my heart, that for getting from point A to point B, there is not a more cost effective, and safer way than to lease her a Honda. Of course I will always have a Wrangler to play with and get me through the worst of weather conditions if needed. Blizzards, typhoons, or what ever. You just can't stop my TJ!!! and there just isn't anything more fun than wheeling off-road in a Wrangler or driving with the top and doors off!!!
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Unread 03-14-2014, 06:05 PM   #6
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Prius is #4 for the Navy? I've been to 4 different bases, still don't recall seeing any Prius. I call bull on this list. Jeeps are popular, so are Mustangs, and down here Silverados.
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Unread 04-09-2014, 09:58 AM   #8
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All I have to say is there are A LOT of mall crawlers at Langley. All AF too. I asked 6 or 7 lifted JK guys and they said they dont wheel.... You gotta remember most of those numbers are based on USAA loans and insurance. I know plenty of people who use other banks and trusts.
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Prius is #4 for the Navy? I've been to 4 different bases, still don't recall seeing any Prius. I call bull on this list. Jeeps are popular, so are Mustangs, and down here Silverados.
What Mr. Sundays says makes sense when it comes to the list, Leyva. It is a list put together by USAA and such. Retired, and family members more than likely make up the largest part of this list.
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The Prius does make sense in a way. My oldest in at Camp Pendleton (Semper Fidelis!)
Anyway, he and his wife bought one for driving home and stuff. (To retain his manhood, he also bought a Charger R/T) However, I can see how a high fuel mileage car to drive home and visit makes sense.
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