Reporting from Detroit — Back in his home state of Michigan for a final weekend of campaigning, Mitt Romney said he hoped to be the first president who was a "car guy" and showed his personal devotion to American cars by listing the ones in his own garage.
"It just feels good being back in Michigan. You know the trees are the right height," he said before an audience of the Detroit Economic Club, reprising a line that was mocked by late-night comedians. "The streets are just right. I like the fact that most of the cars I see are Detroit-made automobiles."
"I drive a Mustang and a Chevy pickup truck," the son of former auto executive and the state's three-term Gov. George Romney said. "Ann drives a couple of Cadillacs actually. And I used to have a Dodge truck, so I used to have all three covered. But I want to tell you how much I appreciate this state, this city, this country."
Campaign aides said Ann Romney has a Cadillac SRX at each home in Massachusetts and California. One is a 2007 model; the other is a 2010. A 2012 Cadillac SRX retails for between $35,485 and $49,085, according to a listing at U.S. News & World Report. Romney drives a reddish-orange Mustang that was a gift from his wife in 2005.