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    Vehicle Life List

    Here is a list of vehicles I have owned.

    67 Chevy II nova ss
    65 Chevy nova 4 door
    Celica early 70s
    83 Toyota truck (2 of them)
    80s Buick Le Sabre
    Dodge Caravan (2 of them)
    1980 Mercedes 300sd
    80s Ford F150 truck
    late 90s Toyota Avalon
    2012 Mazda 3 hatchback
    1997 BMW Z3
    1999 Chevy Suburban

    My wife has a Toyota RAV4 right now. She has driven a Chevy Monza and Toyota Corrolla in addition to the hand me down Caravans she gave me.

    The vehicles I disliked the most were the LeSabre, and the F150. The vehicle I made money on was the Mercedes. Paid a total of 2200 bucks to drive the thing for over three years and got over 2800 out of it. The vehicles I liked the most were the first Toyota truck, Dodge Caravan (Had the back seat out and a truck bed mat in the back), Toyota Avalon, and the Mazda 3.
    "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle." --A. Einstein

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    I usually find these threads to be so long and relatively pointless that I don't add to them. But since I'm here early, and proud of my short list, I'll play too. In order of purchase.

    74 VW Super Beetle - my dream car at the time. I broke even when I sold it about 6 years later.

    89 Nissan Pickup 2WD - I basically gave this one to my best friend's brother. I really liked it but the bed was rusting out and my dad offered me a deal I couldn't refuse on his Pathfinder.

    94 Nissan Pathfinder - This has been my daily driver for 18 years but probably about to be replaced after yesterday's fender bender. It's taken me from the east coast to the Rocky Mtns 4 times, including when I moved from PA to MT. An off road beast as far as stock vehicles go. The last of the true sport UTILITY vehicles, it's hauled countless deer, lumber, concrete, bikes, skis, etc. I'm going to miss it when it goes.

    91 VW Westfalia - my "play car / RV". Many, many upgrades and replacement parts. Garage queen for about half the year.

    17 VW Alltrack SEL - First new car I ever bought. It's the current "good" car in the fleet. The wife drives it most days and I use it for trips to the ski hills. Compared to my other rides, this thing may as well be a Porsche.

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    2001 Dodge Intrepid...loaned to me by my parents for college, with the expectation that I'd bankroll all of the maintenance. They wound up selling me the car outright after I got married.

    2011 Ford Fusion...current ride, again sold to me by my parents after my dad got a new job and bought a new pickup.

    2002 Mercury Villager...it was in my wife's name when we got married, and used to be their family's vehicle for road trips and stuff. As a result of us getting hitched, we technically shared ownership of this behemoth for about a year, even though it was stored at her aunt's house. It was sold to some old guy who wanted a winter beater.
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    1964 plymouth valiant
    1968 ford thunderbird
    1972 oldsmobile 442
    1982 honda accord
    1985 bmw 635
    1991 subaru legacy
    2000 subaru outback
    2008 subaru outback
    2011 kia sorento
    2013 hyundai genesis coupe
    2015 kia sorento
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    Great thread.
    Last edited by Eretz; 12-22-2017 at 02:06 AM.
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    Oh, wow...let's see if I can remember them all:

    1966 VW type 1
    1972 VW Type 1
    1970 Ford Maverick
    1969 Chevrolet Chevelle
    1962 Ford F100
    1978 Honda Civic 1200
    1978 Volvo 245
    1980 Toyota HiLux pickup
    1978 Oldsmobile Delta 88
    1981 Ford Fairmont wagon
    1986 Dodge Dakota
    1986 Dodge Omni GLH Turbo S
    1996 Toyota Camry
    2009 Scion XD

    I think I've remembered them all...
    Of all these cars/trucks, I really only miss the Honda and the Omni GLH (full racing/rally prep).
    "L'enfer, c'est les autres"

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    Back on topic
    Last edited by Eretz; 12-22-2017 at 02:07 AM.
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    Ben Franklin -Tis curious and amazing to observe how distinct and independent of each other the rattles of this animal are, and yet how firmly they are united together
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    1993-1998 1982 Datsun Stanza SSS (vague apporximation to a Violet GT)
    1998-2001 1982 Mazda RX7
    2000-2007 1991 Subaru Liberty RS Turbo (Legacy RS in Japan)
    2004-2009 1996 Toyota Starlet (incomming Girl friend's car)
    2006-2010 1982 Audi quattro WR
    2006-2006 1998 Daewoo Nubira GLX wagon
    2007-2009 1986 Holden Commodore SL wagon
    2009-2010 1991 Honda Prelude Si
    2008-2011 1996 Subaru Impreza WRX
    2012-now 2007 Ford Territory Turbo Ghia

    I miss driving the Audi quattro, it was my dream car since I was like 11 or 12yo but I don't miss owning it, geez it was a pain, rare 80's homologation specials are not fun to maintain. But I do miss owning the RX7 and The Liberty RS, both were so much fun, loud and flame spitting fun.
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    Okay so it's not unusual to have owned at least a dozen cars. Never drove anything new until John got a new truck last year.

    Not in exact order:

    Chevy Monza (took 7 years to finally crap out; I got it when it was already 10+ yrs old)
    Toyota Celica (ran like a wind-up toy)
    Mazda 626 (mom's former car, beat up in an accident she had, gradually fell apart)
    Nissan Maxima
    Chevy Malibu (cracked engine block, was a lemon, lasted just a few months)
    Dodge Lancer (caught fire on the way to work, might've been a mechanic's fault)
    Buick Somerset
    Infiniti Q35 (still going strong since I got it a few years ago, used)

    I'd say the Monza for sheer brawniness, but the Infiniti has been the most impressive in terms of minimal maintenance and longevity.

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    1964 Triumph TR-4
    1967 Opel Rallye Kadet
    1968 SS 396 Camaro
    1971 Z-28 Camaro (converted to 427 ci L-88 big block)
    1970 SS 396 Chevelle
    1960 Ford Estate Wagon
    a 3- or 4-pack of Datsun trucks, I forget...they were disposable
    1974 Jeep Cherokee
    1975 Saab 95LE
    1987 Honda Prelude
    1994 Acura Integra
    2006 Acura RSX Type-S
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    1973 Ford Maverick "Grabber"
    1980 Volkswagen Rabbit Pickup
    1978 Pontiac Trans Am Convertible (Yes Custom Build Convertable)
    1976 Chevy Malibu 4 Door
    1978 Suzuki GS1000 (bored to 1083),
    1973 Buick Skylark GS
    1988 Ford Ranger
    1988 Subaru Justy
    1993 Ford Ranger (Sold to Friend, still going at 240k miles)
    1999 Ford Taurus
    2003 Subaru Baja
    2007 Honda Element (Sold To Lounger)
    2012 Hundai Elantra GT (The Missus Car)
    2017 Honda Accord Sport Special Edition (My Car)
    If I were to beat you senseless with a tire iron, what color would you bleed?..The Missus

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    I don't even remember them all...

    1982 Mazda 626 (junk)
    Chrysler 5th Ave (also junk)
    1969 Camaro
    1979 Ford LTD
    1980 KZ650
    Dodge Omni
    1992 Ranger
    1993 Ranger
    1994 Integra GS-R
    1995 Ford Escort (El Scorto)
    1998 Ranger
    2004 Ranger
    2007 ZX-6R
    2011 CR-V
    2015 Ford Edge Sport
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    Quote Originally Posted by VaughnA View Post
    1973 Ford Maverick "Grabber"
    1980 Volkswagen Rabbit Pickup
    1978 Pontiac Trans Am Convertible (Yes Custom Build Convertable)
    1976 Chevy Malibu 4 Door
    1978 Suzuki GS1000 (bored to 1083),
    1973 Buick Skylark GS
    1988 Ford Ranger
    1988 Subaru Justy
    1993 Ford Ranger (Sold to Friend, still going at 240k miles)
    1999 Ford Taurus
    2003 Subaru Baja
    2007 Honda Element (Sold To Lounger)
    2012 Hundai Elantra GT (The Missus Car)
    2017 Honda Accord Sport Special Edition (My Car)
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    1973 Yamaha RD350
    1975 Yamaha RD350
    1965 Ford Mustang
    1963 Triumph Spitfire
    1969 Datsun 510
    1969 Datsun 2000 Roadster
    1971 Datsun 240Z (3 liter)
    1984 Kawasaki GPZ 750
    1986 Kawasaki 600 Ninja
    1986 Kawasaki 1000R Ninja
    1989 Kawasaki ZX7 Ninja
    1982 Yamaha LC350 (Spec II)
    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse (still own)
    2017 Nissan 370z supercharged (daily driver*) *as soon as I get it back from the tuner
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    In order of appearance:

    (1980-1981) 1965 Ford Mustang GT Fastback (first car at 15 years old)
    (1981-1983) 1973 Datsun 240Z
    (1983-1986) 1972 Datsun 240Z
    (1986-1989) 1987 Honda CRX SI (first car purchased brand new)
    (1989-1990) 1990 240SX SE Hatchback
    (1990-1995) 1990 Ford Taurus Station Wagon (my practical phase)
    (1992-1996) 1973 Datsun 240Z
    (1992-2005) 1894 Honda VF700S Sabre
    (1995-2004) 1995 Saturn SL2 Sedan
    (2002-Present) GMC Sonoma SLS Pickup
    (2003-Present) 1972 Datsun 240Z (currently under restoration)
    (2005-Present) 1988 Honda VF750C Supermagna
    (2004-2006) 2001 Saturn L300 Sedan
    (2005-2014) 1993 Toyota MR2 NA
    (2007-Present) 2005 Honda Accord EX Sedan (my daily driver)
    (2014-Present) 1995 Ford F-150 XLT Ext Cab (my chore truck)
    (2015-2016) 2003 Mini Cooper S (fun car, but I missed the MR2)
    (2016-Present) 1993 Toyota MR2 Turbo (found a low-mileage stock car)
    (2016-Present) 2009 Subaru Outback XT Limited (wife's car)

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    75 Chevy Impala
    80 Grand Prix
    92 Pontiac Sunfire
    93 Chevy Silverado
    95 Grand Prix (POS)
    2000 Chevy Silverado (x2)
    2005 & 2015 Honda CRV
    2013 Chevy Silverado

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    I am very cheap with cars so I haven't had that many as a keep them until they break

    1974 Toyota Corona - bought after High School. Rusted apart in 1985
    1977 Datsun B210 - was my wife's car when we married
    1986 Plymouth Relaint K - what was I thinking!
    1987 Mitsubishi Mighty Max pickup
    1990 Mitsubishi Galant - wife's car
    1996 Honda Accord Wagon - wife's car
    1999 Mazda Protege
    2004 Honda Odyssey- wife's car
    2011 Honda Fit

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    75 Plymouth Duster (nothing like a slant six with early smog control; not technically mine, anyway)

    70 Ford Galaxie 500 - 351W (rust bucket Dad gave me in 1983; sold to scrap yard in 1986 for $10 or so)

    86 Chevy Nova (first and only car bought new; Toyota Corolla-based econobox that depreciated like a shot compared to its sibling; reliable enough but fell to pieces as soon as I gave it to my sister)

    95 Passat GLX VR6 (bought in 1998? Fun to drive but permanently soured me on VW and its dealers. Sold to coworker, another experience that grated)

    02 Chevy Malibu 3.1? (bought in 2003 from Enterprise. Had broken my heel, could no longer drive a stick, and was renting a car from them. It was a piece of crap but I paid little for it and it was cheap to repair. Donated to Red Cross)

    00 Honda Accord V6 coupe (Mom gave it to me in 2008 after someone -- looks around -- ratted her out to the DMV and she lost her license for medical reasons. Was two years older than the Malibu and I took it in a heartbeat. Best car I've ever owned; I thought nothing of driving it 810 miles non-stop from NJ to Chicagoland on short notice. It was a bit ratty by 2014 so I gave it to my nephew for high school graduation and he had it until its untimely demise earlier this year)

    12 Honda Crosstour V6 AWD (I became aware of the Crosstour model a few years earlier when I had the Accord repaired at a dealer. Found this one on Enterprise's site in 2014 and paid to have shipped to NJ. It's a good highway cruiser but uninspiring to drive compared to the bunch of Hondas my family has had. Honda also cheaped out and omitted things like a remote hatch release. Starred in this thread)

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    Some of these were owned simultaneously

    1963 Buick Skylark -- first car, $230.
    1959 Royal Enfield 700 (Badged Indian Apache for American market) I still have this. Runs good.
    1966 VW bug -- crashed; replaced with:
    1964 VW bug
    1965 Chevy Impala
    1968 Plymouth Roadrunner 383 Magnum
    1967 VW bug
    1984 Renault Alliance -- first new car I ever bought (Motor Trend Car of the Year; The Number One Biggest Piece of Sht I ever owned)
    1986 Honda Prelude -- bought new
    1981 Ford Econoline 150 van
    1988 Honda Accord
    1991 Acura Integra
    1999 Honda Accord -- bought new; as were all of the following:
    2002 Honda CRV (lurchy piece of crap; nicknamed the Vomit Comet)
    2004 VW Passat
    2007 VW GTI (my current car, still so much fun to drive I can't believe it)
    2011 VW Jetta Wagon (cheatin' diesel model; bought back by VW for 20,000-some dollars)
    2017 VW Jetta sedan (wife's current car)

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    1958 Chevy Impala convertible
    1961 Chevy Bel Air
    1963 VW Bug
    1968 Ford Station Wagon
    1970 Toyota Corolla
    1971 Ford LTD Wagon (with the wood grain sides)
    1975 Toyota Corolla
    1979 Plymouth TC3
    1980 Ford LTD II
    1990 Plymouth Horizon
    1990 Plymouth Horizon
    1994 Dodge Shadow
    2000 Hyundai Elantra
    2005 Hyundai Elantra
    2013 Hyundai Genesis Sedan
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    In purchased order, some were concurrent

    1971 or 72 Chevy Nova
    1977 Firebird Formula (400 w/ 4 sp)
    1990 Ford Ranger
    2000 Ford Ranger
    2004 Mazda 6 (wife's ride)
    2006 Ford F250
    2000 Chevy Corvette
    2010 Subaru Outback (wife's daily driver)
    2014 Ford F350

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    1970 Volvo 145S Wagon - Hit some ice and I had to choose between the utility pole and the swimming pool. Pole won. Volvo lost for good.
    1984 Toyota Pickup - Never ever should have sold it.
    1991 Ford Explorer - Bought new. More truck than SUV. Traded in for the Highlander when everything started to go.
    1965 Austin Healey 3000 - Owned since 1994 and still have it.
    1995 Corolla Wagon - Currently my daughter's car. This one gets lots of offers from strangers. The car.
    2003 Toyota Highlander - Will be it's Car Mitzvah soon. Bought new now with 150,000 miles and still the daily driver.

    I tend to hold onto what I have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtrac View Post
    75 Plymouth Duster (nothing like a slant six with early smog control; not technically mine, anyway)

    .....
    Oh, man those smog-motor slant-6's were awful. My mom's 1977 Volare wagon, if you floored it before it warmed up, it would make a little backfire, then crap-out completely. Made merging onto a short on-ramp in the winter a game of Russian roulette.

    BTW, for some reason, I forgot my 1983 Ford Escort 4-door on the list. Probably the worst car I ever owned.
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    1971 VW Beetle
    1983 VW Rabbit GTI
    1976 Oldsmobile Cutless (inherited from grandfather, used as winter beater)
    1989 Acura Integra
    1997 Ford Escort Wagon
    2001 Mazda Protege 5
    2002 Subaru WRX Wagon
    2005 Subaru Outback LL Bean
    2013 Mazda 5
    2017 Chrysler Pacifica van
    1967 Lotus Elan
    2004 Caterham Super 7
    1962 Mini Cooper



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    Quote Originally Posted by Slim Chance View Post
    1970 Volvo 145S Wagon - Hit some ice and I had to choose between the utility pole and the swimming pool. Pole won. Volvo lost for good.
    1984 Toyota Pickup - Never ever should have sold it.
    1991 Ford Explorer - Bought new. More truck than SUV. Traded in for the Highlander when everything started to go.
    1965 Austin Healey 3000 - Owned since 1994 and still have it.
    1995 Corolla Wagon - Currently my daughter's car. This one gets lots of offers from strangers. The car.
    2003 Toyota Highlander - Will be it's Car Mitzvah soon. Bought new now with 150,000 miles and still the daily driver.

    I tend to hold onto what I have.
    I know this eccentric man that owns 49 Nash Healeys
    "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle." --A. Einstein

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