Detroit on wheels: check out some of Detroit's well-known celebrities, media figures and business people-and the cars they remember best.

Author:Coppola, Nina
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Bill Bonds, media figure

Q. What's your favorite car?

A. Any American-made car.

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Q. What did you learn to drive in?

A. A four-door, dark blue Ford.

Sandy Pierce, Charter One Bank

Q. What's your favorite car?

A: 2011 Ford Explorer.

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Q. What kind of car did you learn to drive in?

A: 1972 Lincoln Continental Town Car.

Florine Mark, The WW Group, Inc.

Q. What's your favorite car?

A. I like the look of the Ford Mustang and the smooth ride of a Cadillac Escalade.

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Q. What did you learn to drive in?

A. Our family's four-door Chevrolet.

Dennis Archer, Dickinson Wright PLLC

Q. What's your favorite car?

A. My 1982 candy apple red Corvette - I still own it.

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Q. What did you learn to drive in?

A. A 1942 Hudson.

Robin Schwartz, Fox 2 News

While I don't have a specific favorite car out of all the makes and models on the road right now, I always stop and stare at the Lincoln MKX and the Jaguar XF. The Jag is sharp, sleek and has stunning lines! As a FOX reporter covering green, energy-saving initiatives, I'm also a fan of electric vehicles including the Chevy Volt and Tesla Roadster 2.5.

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I grew up riding in my parents' Mercury Montego MX Brougham (it was silver with burgundy interior). But when it was time for me to learn to drive, I hopped behind the wheel of my mom's late-1980's Buick Century station wagon (with wood paneling on the sides). What teenager really wants to drive mom's station wagon around town?! Actually, it was a good, safe car to learn the rules of the road. There was an extra seat in the "way back" which I used while driving a carpool of six kids to the summer camp where I worked.

Paul W. Smith, News/Talk 760 WJR

I learned to drive in a 1970's Mercury Monterey ... a massive land yacht with a living room-sized, sofa-like front seat. I still miss the inward slanted rear window (rear "windshield"?) that would open and close with the flick of a switch on the dashboard.

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My favorite car? I love so many of them, it's impossible to pick just one.

Phil LeBeau, CNBC

Q. What's your favorite car?

A. The Bugatti Veyron I had a chance to tool around in France a few years back.

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Q. What did you learn to drive in?

A. A late 70s model Buick LeSabre, a big ol' boat that provided plenty of great memories.

Devin Scillian, WDIV-TV, NBC Detroit

My favorite car will always be the first car that I could...

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