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  posted on 11/21/2008 at 10:46 AM
1st car 1973 Mustang ....should have parked it for the long term
traded in on
2nd Car 1977 Thunderbird ..nice cruiser , tranny problems but repaired well
traded in on
3rd car 1980 Toyota Corolla went through 2 transmissions, luckily the 2nd tranny went out as I was pulling it around back at the dealer to get the tags off it after the paper work was signed sealed and delivered on the Cougar ...heh heh
traded in on 4th car 1985 Cougar
1984 Nissan Pickup bought outright...2 head gaskets sold it for $ 50.00 to a guy who needed a truck several years later
1985 Mercury Cougar gave to a friend for their daughter, no reported problems was a fantastic car
1994 Bauer Bronco...numerous front hub problems, sold it
1989 Chevy 4X4 3/4 ton Canadian Assembly Plant...350 V8 first year of throttle body , a real dog especially when pulling a bass boat out of the water...head gaskets and front end problems, shift lever broke and pulled right out of the tranny when I was in an undesireable part of KC and had to get towed, el cheapo keeper pin which holds the shift lever in place broke ...totaled out while it was parked.
1995 Mitubishi 3000 GT ...nice ride ...dealer **** ed it up but repaired, no major problems other than the dealer . Car hit and totaled by illegals from Belize who slid backwards across 2 lanes of highway traffic . Hated to see this one go bye bye
Present 1992 Ponitac Grand Prix...it ain't pretty but its functional with 185000 miles on it.
All in all I've had good and bad with both foreign and domestic produced autos.
hmmmm, The Cougar and Grand Prix are ( were) both painted black and have been the best rides. Maybe its all in the paint color .




 

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  posted on 11/21/2008 at 11:17 AM
1977-81, 67 Chevelle that I bought for $550, sold for $900. Great car, rebuilt the motor, V8, in 1978 for $400. Replaced starter and a couple alternators.
1981-87, 1981 VW Rabbit S, good car, PA built, cold American AC, ate CV boots and joints, but otherwise ok car
1987-88, 1987 VW GTI 16V, good quick car, no problems, but I sold when still allmost new to buy my dream car:
1988-present, 1985 Porsche 911 Carrera coupe, purchased used but w/ only 4k mi. Goes through alternators/batteries but has been nearly otherwise bulletproof, despite frequent racetrack use in Porsche club driving events (pretend racing). Was my only car until:
1994-7, 1993 VW Passat VR6, no problems, but only kept for 30k mi.
1997-05, 1997 BMW 540i. Great handling and very powerful car, but many, many expensive problems, cat convertors, head gaskets, radio headunit died 3x, CV boots. Liked it, but it was a money pit. Picked it up in Germany when new on Euro delivery plan; that was fun as I drove my new car 1800 mi from Germany to Holland to Belgium.
2005-present, 2006 Mazdaspeed 6, turbo, AWD. 274 hp from a 2.3 liter 4. Almost as good handling and powerful as the V8 BMW, but cheaper going in, and to maintain. 50k mi and zero problems.

Except for the Chevelle, all my rides have had manual trannies.

 

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  posted on 11/21/2008 at 12:07 PM
1971 valiant, got from my parents, returned to them.
1969 Dodge of Plymouth, think i got from my sister, don't remember what happened to it.
1971 Datsun 510, bought from my mom, left it on the side of the road 5 years later.
about 3 years pass without a car.
1984 camper van, lived in for a while, broadsided a car making an illegal u-turn.
about 3 more years wihout a car.
1974 full size ford LTD. drove it for a while, sold it for $50.
1984 Firenza, bought from a car lot, paid off, it broke down. sold for $50
1974 Mazda rotary, great car, went all over with it, engine blew, left it at Stop'n'Go.
1976 Buick, nice car, sold it to step daughter, who drove it thru a 7/11 front door
1980 242 volvo, great car. had it for a long time, sold it to a relative.
1979 245 volvo, great car, sitting in my yard, needs some work.
1980 242. sitting in yard. needs work.
1984 245 turbo volvo, broke down, sold it for 300
1984 242 turbo, blew a head gasket on the way back from picking it up. sold it for what i paid.
1989 245 740 turbo, daily driver.
1991 SAAB 9000, needs new clutch. car drives like a bat out of hell. when it's running.
1990 760 turbo, daily driver.
1964 Dodge D200 pickup, 360 v8, My new pride and joy.

Will probably buy a couple more old dodge pickups soon.

[Edited on 11/21/2008 by Brucebcd]

 

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  posted on 11/21/2008 at 12:09 PM
76 Granada - first car bought for $500...man, what a POS that was, but it was wheels. I put an alarm on it thinking someone might steal it. LOL.

Upgraded to a 77 Granada for $700 and that was a much nicer car. It was totaled when a drunk decided to drive down our sidewalk and wipe it out.

My mom bought a new car and gave me her 78 Mercury Monarch (basically a Granada with a little more flair) and I drove that car into the ground. Mom always took great care of her cars so it was like getting a brand new car when I got that one. It finally died and I bought a used...

89 Isuzu truck - greatest truck ever. I put over 230K miles on that and never had a mechanical problem with it. We explored most of Texas with it and even did 4x4 recommended roads with it, no problem. It got a cracked head somewhere along the line and I sold it for salvage.

I then bought a 2000 Ford Ranger and that was a great truck. It saved my life in a bad accident. Im pretty sure had I not been in a quality vehicle, I wouldnt be here now. It was totaled as a result of that accident and now Im in a...

2007 Dodge Dakota quad cab - Love this truck! Solid ride, quiet, seems reliable so far. My only complaint is the crappy intown mileage. Ugh.

 

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  posted on 11/21/2008 at 12:45 PM
You don't want to hear about all my old cars/trucks. I'm not even sure I can remember them all. I've had 35-36 over the years.

 

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  posted on 11/21/2008 at 12:53 PM
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You don't want to hear about all my old cars/trucks. I'm not even sure I can remember them all. I've had 35-36 over the years.


Please do tell Dave .

 

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  posted on 11/21/2008 at 12:56 PM
1970 Green Dodge Swinger........definitely not a chick magnet car
1972 Capri.....the 6 cyl, this one would run like a bat out of hell.
1969 Maverick....bright yellow with black and white checkered seats
1963 White Buick LaSabre....smoothest car I have ever driven
1948 Willis Jeep..going 55 in this was a challenge.
1977 Chevy Pick Up 4 wheel drive, had some fun in the mud.
1977 VW Convertible Beetle....cool car
1982 Toyota Corona.......married man car
1974 VW Beetle....the gear jammer
1988 VW Rabbit.......another run it to death gear jammer
1985 Jeep Cherokee..........beginning of the conservative years with kids
1988 Honda Civic Wagon
1992 Honda Accord
1994 Honda Accord..............end of the conservative years, still with kids....lol
1966 Ford Fairlane..............cool car
2002 Dodge Stratus 2 door.....sporty car...had a hard time getting in that car, back hurter.
1964 Ford F 100 Pick Up..........very cool truck
2007 Nissan Frontier Pick Up....current vehicle

Numerous company cars over the years.

Still have the old F-100 PU

many I bought brand new others used.


The cars that were the most fun to drive were the old ones.
The LaSabre, Willis Jeep, VW convertible, Ford Fairland and the F-100 three on the tree.












[Edited on 11/21/2008 by rottinpeach]

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  posted on 11/21/2008 at 01:06 PM
1969 MGC (six cylinder MGB) - sold in 1979
1979 Mercury Capri - totaled in an accident in 1983
1980 BMW 320i - sold in 1985
1987 Mercury Topaz - turned in at end of lease in 1990. This was a POS.
1991 Honda Civic - Stolen in 2004 Great car
2000 Honda Odyssey - Still have
2005 Honda Civic - Totaled after daughter ran over a dead deer in the middle of the left hand lane on a highway. Very safe because she was unharmed.
2004 Honda Civic (inherited from my father) - still have.

 

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  posted on 11/21/2008 at 01:14 PM
1979 Chevy Impala w/rebuilt V8 - given to me by my parents for college. gave to my
brother when I bought
1983 Jeep CJ7 - softtop and hardtop w/a straight 6. Trans problems eventually crippled it.
1990 Mercury Sable - traded in for Bessie, my
1997 Ford F150 ext cab. Put her out to pasture this past August for a
2008 Toyota RAV4 Ltd w/V6.


 

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  posted on 11/21/2008 at 02:07 PM
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You don't want to hear about all my old cars/trucks. I'm not even sure I can remember them all. I've had 35-36 over the years.
Please do tell Dave .
I was close...here's the list, best as I can remember.

Cars and trucks

Year Acquired - Year/Make/Model

1975 - 1955 Chevrolet BelAir (coral and gray four door, V8 AT)
1976 - 1964 Ford Falcon
1977 - 1967 Ford Fairlane 500
1977 - 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle SS396 (I seriously abused this car, but GOD it was FAST!)
1978 - 1968 Ford XL
1979 - 1973 Oldsmobile Omega
1979 - 1979 GMC C-1500 pickup (my first brand new vehicle at age 18)
1980 - 1964 Chevrolet Impala SS409 (fully optioned, originally owned by a Chevy dealer's wife)
1980 - 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu
1980 - 1973 Chevrolet BelAir (parts car)
1981 - 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu (had a Corvette LT-1 engine in it, 350/370 HP)
1982 - 1978 Chevrolet Camaro
1983 - 1972 Chevrolet Cheyenne Super pickup (I moved to Georgia in this truck)
1984 - 1984 Chevrolet S10 pickup (second new vehicle)
1984 - 1984 Toyota Camry (wife's first new vehicle)
1984 - 1966 Chevrolet Nova (was 283, 3spd - ended up 350 AT...VERY fast)
1985 - 1979 Chevrolet Luv pickup
1986 - 1986 Chevrolet Silverado pickup (third new vehicle)
1988 - 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS454 (best hot rod I ever owned, wished I never sold it)
1989 - 1971 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu (parts car)
1989 - 1973 Chevrolet Step Van (band equipment vehicle)
1989 - 1966 Chevrolet C10 pickup (I was 3rd owner, only had 83,000 miles on it)
1989 - 1989 Chevrolet Astro Van (fourth new vehicle, owned it for 10 years, put 120K miles on it)
1990 - 1979 Chevrolet Step Van (band equipment vehicle)
1991 - 1979 Chevrolet C10 Scottsdale pickup
1991 - 1988 Ford Ranger pickup (looked nice, but wouldn't pull a greasy string out of a cat's ass)
1991 - 1989 Chevrolet S10 Tahoe pickup
1992 - 1966 Chevrolet Impala SS (intended to make a drag car out it, but bailed on the project)
1992 - 1966 Chevrolet Impala (parts car)
1994 - 1992 Chevrolet C10 Silverado pickup
1995 - 1995 Chevrolet Astro Van (fifth new vehicle)
2000 - 1995 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 convertible (mid life crisis car)
2001 - 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe SUV (sixth new vehicle, still own, wife drives it)
2001 - 1996 Chevrolet Tahoe SUV
2004 - 1990 Honda Accord (still own, youngest daughter drives it)
2005 - 2004 Chevrolet Silverado pickup

Motorcycles

1996 - 1974 Harley-Davidson XLCH Sportster
1998 - 1995 Harley-Davidson FLHR Road King
2003 - 1980 Harley-Davidson FXWG Wide Glide
2003 - 2004 Harley-Davidson FLTRI Road Glide (still own)

All to the best of my recollection...


[Edited on 11/21/2008 by BigDaveOnBass]

 

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  posted on 11/21/2008 at 02:19 PM
1970 - Ford Galaxie 500 first car in 1980
1976 - Olds Cutlass -------------------1985
1974 - Ford Grand Torino-------------1986
1986 - Chevy El Camino first new car
1993 - Merc Cougar --------------------1993
1998- Jeep Cherokee ------------------2006
2006 - Nissian Maxima -----------------2007

I also had the priviledge to drive 2 Chevy Tahoe's 1999 & 2002 both were volunteer FD chief trucks for 7 years. Favorite car was the El Camino, that's the car I wish I still owned.







[Edited on 11/21/2008 by steadyhorse]

 

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  posted on 11/21/2008 at 02:31 PM
1984 - 1977 Honda Civic Hatchback - One step above a lawnmower and the only used car I ever bought but reliable until I abused it to death.

1988 - Mazda B2600 4X4 pickup truck. Sold it after two years. Friend I sold it to abused it to death in a couple of years.

1990 - Honda CRX - Best car I ever owned. Reliable as hell, great gas miledge and a total blast to drive. The only bad thing was it was only a two seater. Had the car until 1996 when someone plowed into me from behind. I ended up getting $5000.00 for repairs and another $5000.00 for injuries. So after six years I basically paid about $6000.00 for that great car. Sold it for another $1000.00 to boot.

1996 - Dodge Neon - Only American car I ever bought and it was a total peice of cr@p!!! I was actually happy when it was stolen from my driveway in 1998. That Neon was garbage compared to any of my Hondas. Sent me running back to Honda.

1998 - Honda Civic HX - Another very rigid and reliable car. Drove it for six years with no problem, kept it in good shape and got top trade in value for it.

2005 to present - Honda Element - I absolutely love this car. Very reliable, decent gas mileage, and very convenient. The back seats easily fold up to allow lots of open space. I can fit my mothers wheelchair in the back without having to fold it up when I take her out to appointments. This car may eventually pass the CRV as my favorite car ever.

 

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  posted on 11/21/2008 at 02:42 PM
1958 Plymouth Fury (1969 - 1972 you never forget your first love... )
1974 Datsun B-210 (1974 - 1978 if not for the semi that hit me this thing would probably STILL be running)
1975 Jeep CJ-7 (1975 - 1976 co-owned with a friend - fun ride)
some kind of piece of junk for awhile - don't even remember - didn't own a car for about a decade during the later 70's earlier 80's
198? Renault (purchased new - piece of junk returned to dealer and told them where to shove it)
198? Ford Escort (fairly dependable - traded for cutlass)
198? Datsun Truck (co-owned with husband)
1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass (1991 - 1994 very comfortable and dependable ... survived camping trips to Yellowstone and Southern Utah with 2 teenage boys and their moms)
1990 Dodge Caravan (1994 - 2002 this was one of the most dependable vehicles- ran forever and it did have some serious road time - from west coast to east coast)
1999 Dodge Durango (2002 - 2007 ... totalled but I loved this vehicle - many mountain/camping trips taken with this one)
2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee (2007 - now ... love it!)


[Edited on 11/21/2008 by lolasdeb]

 

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  posted on 11/21/2008 at 03:16 PM
1960 Plymouth Valliant. ran like a champ, slant six aluminum block, highly efficient great on gas. drove it until
the axle rusted out. wheel came off during a power slide. Drove it for High school and first 2 years of college,
hand me down from my dad when I got my license at 16. (1973) had been the family car until then.
(he got a big Ford wagon, for hauling kids to college)

1980 Pymouth Horizon. - working as a sheet metal mechanic, reliable transportation. then went back to school
and drove it through the snow at Frostburg State. and took me to DC in 84 after graduation. - sold after
a few years in DC. Really roomy for a small car. Rabbit 4 cylinder block. Had a lot of carborater problems.
Choke would always stick on me when it got wet out. Ran great when it was dry. like a choking dog when
it was wet. First car I purchased and finaced.

1985 Dodge D-50, 2 wheel rear drive. gas efficient 4 cylinder, Mitsubishi built high compression 4 cyclinder, junior engineef could not afford any new car big enough for my 6-3 220 frame, but this truck was very comfortable. Not so good in snow, had to throw weights and snow in the bed to get any traction. The engine ran like a champ until the timing chain broke while I lent it to my brother and he kept trying to start it and screwed up the valves. The only weakness of the high compression engine was the exhaust had to be perfect any leak or crack and the engine wouldn't hold the compression level and would stall out. But it had a lot of power (150 Hp) and I hauled some loads over the mountains and moved my sister from NJ to Maine. Traded for
the RAM 1500 after the timing chain problem.


1990 - Chevy Lumina - Drove a rental in Hawaii on a business trip to Pearl Harbor- soon as I was back in
DC I got one. Roomy, nice ride. six cylinder model. traded in for:

1995- Chevy Monte Carlo- basically a 2 door Lumina but with a sportier suspension. I really loved this
one. Drove it to Bobofest and many other adventures up and down the east coast. Crashed it in
a DC traffic jam going to see Neil Young last fall. Couldn't get into the show - bummer.

2001 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT- extended cab, short bed. magnum v-8, (not the hemi)
4x4, High end CD, with 6 infinity speakers. Bought this gas gussler just before Dubya decides to go to war
with Iraq, great timing. Wish I had gone with the Deisel for biofuels. (recycle my cheese fry grease)
Really nice ride, the suspension is a smooth as a cars, handles really well.
and easy to back into the woods off roading and great in snow. 4x4 low can get you out of any mess.
Drove in through DC to work at Georgetown. Very comfortable bench seats, back seats for small adults, kids
or dogs, not really enough room for bigger adults.

2000 Chevy Monte Carlo- replaced the 95, Took the money from the totaled 95 added a bit more and got
this really nice one. Moon Roof, power seats, fun to drive, quick. 6 cyclinder is a good balance of power
and fuel efficiency. Just put in a new pioneer reciever with CD/ USB for Ipod and Blue Tooth for
hands free cell phone. Have new pioneer speakers to go in once my wrist recovers from carpal tunnel surgery.
I do have to tilt the seat way back because of my height, but it is a comfortable ride for my arthritis.
bright red - purty. (I'll post a pict later)


 

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  posted on 11/21/2008 at 03:40 PM
When I was in high school, I drove dad's cars.

A '71 LTD and a '69 VW

Dad tried to put me in the bug as much as possible, due to the gas and that the LTD was two sofas on wheels. He called it birth control. But, a bug is not much of a deterrent to a determined teenage male.

When I was a freshman in college, he bought me a '77 Scirocco, as he was concerned about the reliability of the bug. The Scirocco was nickle and dimer, something was always happening. After a couple years, I got a Toyota Corolla. That thing was bullet proof and I sold it after I got hit by a school for the deaf van and the state paid me way more than it was worth. Saw the chick I sold it to driving it several years later. And, I sold it with 156k on it.

The first new car that I bought was a 1985 Monte Carlo SS. God, it was beautiful. But, it was pretty much junk. The 305 was a wimpy motor, the rear-end had to be rebuilt at 17k, and it would vapor lock when it was hot and you had the a/c on. (So, when do you need a/c?) I kept it spotless, though and got a great trade-in on a 1987 Mustang GT.

I went and test drove the Mustang in Sevierville. I stomped it coming out of a curve and nearly ended up in a cow pasture. I went back to the dealership and told them I would be back the next day for it. They hadn't even prepped it, it had just rolled off the truck. It was also February and that was one of the first '87s around here. People would pull off the road to look at it when I would be putting gas in it. I kept it until 2005 and it had 150k on it. But, it would still haul ass and I never wrecked it. The first people that came to see it bought it. I had put 2.5 inch exhaust, springs, Bilstein shocks and struts, rear control arms and a 3.27 rear end in it over the years. I choked up when the guy was drivng off.

I took the money from the Toyota and bought a '73 F-100 to pull the boat with. 360 auto. Baby poop yellow with a brush painted passenger door. Damn ugly truck. But, I drove it and used it for about 9 years. By the time I sold it ($800) the floor pans were rotten. Don't know how many miles it actually had on it.

I then got a '97 F-150 extended cab 4x4. It had 46k on it when I bought it. I still have it and drive it nearly every day. It has close to 300k on it now. I hope it lasts a while longer.

The reason I sold the '87 Mustang is that I had ordered a 2005 Mustang GT. It arrived at the dealership a couple days after the '87 sold. I have a retired Ford person in the familiy so I was able to steal it. They were marking them up $5-7k and couldn't keep them on the lot. I love this car. It is fast, it handles great and is so smooth. In addition, I put a Saleen supercharger on it and have close to 500hp at the wheels under my right foot. So, it is wicked fast.

I had a '69 Yamaha mini-enduro, a '73 Hodaka Dirt Squirt, and a '84 Honda Nighthawk 650.

Presently I have a 2001 H-D Superglide with a few upgrades.

 

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  posted on 11/21/2008 at 04:23 PM
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You don't want to hear about all my old cars/trucks. I'm not even sure I can remember them all. I've had 35-36 over the years.
Please do tell Dave .
I was close...here's the list, best as I can remember.

Cars and trucks

Year Acquired - Year/Make/Model

1975 - 1955 Chevrolet BelAir (coral and gray four door, V8 AT)
1976 - 1964 Ford Falcon
1977 - 1967 Ford Fairlane 500
1977 - 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle SS396 (I seriously abused this car, but GOD it was FAST!)
1978 - 1968 Ford XL
1979 - 1973 Oldsmobile Omega
1979 - 1979 GMC C-1500 pickup (my first brand new vehicle at age 18)
1980 - 1964 Chevrolet Impala SS409 (fully optioned, originally owned by a Chevy dealer's wife)
1980 - 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu
1980 - 1973 Chevrolet BelAir (parts car)
1981 - 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu (had a Corvette LT-1 engine in it, 350/370 HP)
1982 - 1978 Chevrolet Camaro
1983 - 1972 Chevrolet Cheyenne Super pickup (I moved to Georgia in this truck)
1984 - 1984 Chevrolet S10 pickup (second new vehicle)
1984 - 1984 Toyota Camry (wife's first new vehicle)
1984 - 1966 Chevrolet Nova (was 283, 3spd - ended up 350 AT...VERY fast)
1985 - 1979 Chevrolet Luv pickup
1986 - 1986 Chevrolet Silverado pickup (third new vehicle)
1988 - 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS454 (best hot rod I ever owned, wished I never sold it)
1989 - 1971 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu (parts car)
1989 - 1973 Chevrolet Step Van (band equipment vehicle)
1989 - 1966 Chevrolet C10 pickup (I was 3rd owner, only had 83,000 miles on it)
1989 - 1989 Chevrolet Astro Van (fourth new vehicle, owned it for 10 years, put 120K miles on it)
1990 - 1979 Chevrolet Step Van (band equipment vehicle)
1991 - 1979 Chevrolet C10 Scottsdale pickup
1991 - 1988 Ford Ranger pickup (looked nice, but wouldn't pull a greasy string out of a cat's ass)
1991 - 1989 Chevrolet S10 Tahoe pickup
1992 - 1966 Chevrolet Impala SS (intended to make a drag car out it, but bailed on the project)
1992 - 1966 Chevrolet Impala (parts car)
1994 - 1992 Chevrolet C10 Silverado pickup
1995 - 1995 Chevrolet Astro Van (fifth new vehicle)
2000 - 1995 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 convertible (mid life crisis car)
2001 - 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe SUV (sixth new vehicle, still own, wife drives it)
2001 - 1996 Chevrolet Tahoe SUV
2004 - 1990 Honda Accord (still own, youngest daughter drives it)
2005 - 2004 Chevrolet Silverado pickup

Motorcycles

1996 - 1974 Harley-Davidson XLCH Sportster
1998 - 1995 Harley-Davidson FLHR Road King
2003 - 1980 Harley-Davidson FXWG Wide Glide
2003 - 2004 Harley-Davidson FLTRI Road Glide (still own)

All to the best of my recollection...


[Edited on 11/21/2008 by BigDaveOnBass]


Of that list, how many did you actually get laid in?

 

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  posted on 11/21/2008 at 04:47 PM
A gentleman wouldn't tell.....








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  posted on 11/21/2008 at 04:49 PM
To answer your question, though, I think I can safely say I managed in at least two of those cars, but I gave up sex in cars after I saw "The World According to Garp."

 

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  posted on 11/21/2008 at 04:56 PM
Glad I never saw that movie

Only once @ 65 MPH

all the other times I was parked

 

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  posted on 11/21/2008 at 06:12 PM
I'm like dave as I've had over 30 cars in my life. I don't think I could remember half of them. The sweetest ride being a mint condition 1968 Mustang, white with blue interior, three on the floor, that I bought for $350 in 1976 when I was 17 years old. Like an absolute young idiot, I trashed it. It hurts to think about it to this day. After that, I preferred bigger cars, f*cking Marquis Broughams and station wagons and the like. I've had more boats than Forrest L. Wood. I've also had smaller vehicles like LeCars, AMC Hornets, Dodge Darts, Chevy II's, Toyotas, Pintos and more.

For the most part I have been a Ford man. But, a couple of years ago when I and a mechanic friend of my Uncle Wormy's put a new engine in the Ford Taurus station wagon I had, (the one I drove down the switchback jeep trail in Canyonlands in Utah) I realized why folks get so pissed with Ford. For some reason, Ford makes a point of changing engine parts almost every year whether they need to or not. With a Chevy or Toyota, etc, you can usually use parts from another model year more times than not. Not with Ford, and they do it so folks have to keep paying them for new parts. It is a frustrating bunch of sh*t. Their trucks are great, however.

DH

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  posted on 11/21/2008 at 06:26 PM
first car my husbands 74 pontiac lemans, tough ass car
traded in on 76 cordoba, tougher ass car i put it thur hell
sold cordoba to junk yard bought 62 gmc pickup 4 speed automatic tranny, LOVED that truck
sold to somebody
got 78 monte carlo, sold it to somebody, all it needed was a clutch fan
got 88 olds cutlass supreme brougham, got less than 60k miles on it, made in february of 87, last of the rear wheel drive cutlasses, still at reno's house
got 90 model isuzu trooper, went thru 9 yards of hell & back wit it, finally died last death couple of months ago
got '01 2 door blazer now,,,,,sissy truck upside the trooper,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,gotta keep it though,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,got 4 wheels, it runs & git me where i need to go,,,,,,,,,,,,,

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  posted on 11/21/2008 at 06:36 PM
Reneed, did you have relations in any of them vee hickles??

 

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  posted on 11/21/2008 at 07:00 PM
In order of purchase:

1962 Ford Falcon...wouldn't shift out of 1st gear. Drove it that way for 3 years.
1965 Plymouth Valiant...3 forward gears but no reverse. A major move up for me.
1969 Olds 98...an old church lady gave it to me because it wouldn't start. Needed a battery.
1955 Austin-Healey 100/4; 1966 MGB...my British sportscar phase.
1972 Fiat 124 Spider...fun to drive but rusted away into a small pile of dust.
1979 Chevy Pickup...my 1st NEW vehicle
1982 Chevy Citation...remember the X-cars?
1985 Chevy Pickup
1989 Chevy Pickup
1993 Chevy Pickup
1972 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible...a 22-foot long 2-door. Beautiful!
1996 Chevy Tahoe
1998 Chevy Tahoe
1990 Mercedes 300SEL...still have this one...it's nice.
2000 Pontiac Montana...my wife says this minivan ruined her reputation.
2002 Chevy Malibu SS...to make up for the minivan
2004 Buick Rendevous...I convinced my wife it wasn't a minivan.
2006 Chevy Impala SS...to make up for the Rendevous
2008 Chevy Avalanche...our current and overall favorite vehicle.

I think I've left out quite a few.

 

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  posted on 11/21/2008 at 08:16 PM
1977 Mustang - my 1st car in 1985. I was a junior in high school and I offered to give this smoking hot blond girl a ride home. On the way I told that I needed to make a stop and proceeded to drive her across town to Dixieland music which was located in a rough part of town. She was scared **** less as having never been to that side of town. It started raining while taking her home and I failed to tell her the passenger window wouldn't roll up. She got soaking wet. Why she married me I'll never know.

1970 Mustang Coupe - someone had taken the original 289 out and put in a 3 speed the damn motor didn't fit and at high speeds would jump off the motor mounts.
Honda CRX - 1989 52 miles to the gallon
1989 Chevy Beretta - decent car - repossessed during early 90-s recession
1990 Nissan P/U good truck until the injectors screwed up and no one could fix it . I wrecked it and finally junked it.
1994 Chevy Lumina - The black glass flew out while Donna was driving it.

1995 - Chevy S-10 started smoking and choking
1998 Jeep Cheroke Sport - I bought it brand new after pushing the S-10 onto the lot. We still have the Jeep. It was the first new vehicle, it's paid for and I'll keep it forever.
2004 Ford Taurus - Donna hated it but it was economical and never had issues.
2006 Chevy Silverado Crew Cab - I LOVE MY TRUCK
2007 Mini Cooper - bought it new, almost paid for. These mini's drive great and gas mileage is excellent at 33 mpg.

 

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  posted on 11/21/2008 at 08:28 PM
I've only had four cars.

I didn't get my first car until after I was married and out of grad school for about six months - never needed one in H.S. and college.

1993 - 1994: 1981 dodge omni, terrible condition, only lasted a few months, got it for free for doing some volunteer work as a "community organizer."

1994 - 1997: 1994 Suburu Impreza. Decent, got too small once family expanded.

1997 - 2005: 1997 Nissan Quest mini-van. Had four kids living at home at the time, plus a bunch of nieces and nephews. My wife, being the youngest of 6 siblings, was the "cool aunt," so in addition to our own horde, we always had an extra or three hanging around. It was a good move. Put 269,000 miles on it before it finally died. I'd recommend that car to anyone. The only major work along the way was replaced fuel injectors about half-way through the run (I kept them clean after that ).

2005 - present: 2005 Toyota Rav4. I'm happy with this too. Went smaller deliberately because my chauffeuring days were over. I like being a little higher up then a regular car allows, so a tiny truck seemed a good choice. Good on gas, too. Really like it. Getting close to 100K on this, have been absolutely religious on routine maintenance, and it's still so quiet I have to honk the horn when a pedestrian is walking in the middle of the parking lot because they can't hear me behind them.

[Edited on 11/22/2008 by TopDroog]

 

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