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I was just thinking about all the vehicles I have owned. So I decided to make a thread.

Tbruce06

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Its really interesting how I have bought three German or German Inspired (VW Routan with VW suspension tuning)
with three out of the last four vehicles I purchased.

I regretted the Last Impala purchase because of the floaty suspension and buggy infotainment system that would go dark for days.

Moms Gift to me.
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Moms after college gift to me.
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Daughter born
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Broke Years after Divorce :(
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New Wife +children
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Gift for Me from Me.
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Gift for new wife

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Wife's gift to me
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Yeah, it stopped me at 10... so TBC

16 yo - 1981 Aires... mine was white, but mine also had the reverse vinyl roof. I have never again seen a car with a partial vinyl that was in the front.
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17 yo - 1985 Mazda GLC
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19 - 1988 Samurai
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20 - 1985 RX-7
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21 - 1996 Saturn SL2 (first new car)
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1995 S-10
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2000 Dodge Intrepid (former wife's car)
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2001 Civic
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2002 Dodge Dakota
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2003 Dodge Caravan (ex-wife's... she almost stuck me with it in the divorce)
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2002 Chevy Avalanche
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1998 Ford Escort ZX2 - bought it off of my sister to commute. Gas was $4/gallon
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2004 G35
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2009 Mazda CX-9 - mechanically the best car I've ever owned
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2010 Crosstour AWD - bought it for my wife, but kept it when she got the...
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2012 Odyssey
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2018 TourX
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Don't have pix but I've had 39. (Yes, I'm old).

My two favorites were my;
73 Pontiac GrandAm and my
70 Plymouth 'Cuda 340. (In hindsight, wish I spent more and got the 'Cuda AAR).
 

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OK, here we go. Looks like 37 are present here. Not sure if it's a complete list, but I will add any others I remember later.

For the record, I'm 30 years old. The majority of these have happened in the last 6 years.

They are in age order.

1960 Chevrolet Corvair
1972 VW Super Beetle
1982 VW Rabbit Pickup
1983 Hurst/Olds Cutlass (own)
1984 VW Vanagon L (own)
1984 AMC Eagle Limited Wagon
1986 VW GTI
1987 BMW 325is
1987 BMW 535is
1987 Mercedes-Benz 300SDL (own)
1988 Volvo 745 GLE
1989 Volvo 245 DL
1989 BMW 635csi (own)
1989 Plymouth Colt Vista (own)
1990 BMW 325is
1990 Ford Mustang LX 5.0 (own)
1990 VW Passat Wagon 16V
1990 VW Jetta GL Coupe (VR6 engine swap) (own)
1991 VW Jetta GL Sedan
1990 Ford F-150 XLT
1992 Audi 80 Quattro
1994 Jeep Cherokee Country
1995 Subaru SVX LSi (own)
1996 GMC Yukon SLT
1996 Ford Probe GT V6
1997 Ford F-250 XLT
1999 VW Golf TDI
2004 Ford Mustang V6
2006 Ford Escape XLT V6
2011 Ford Mustang V6
2012 VW Jetta Sportwagen TDI
2012 Ford Mustang V6
2012 VW Touareg V6 Lux (own)
2013 VW Beetle Turbo (own)
2013 VW GTI
2016 VW Golf Sportwagen SE
2017 Golf Sportwagen AllTrack
 

jclin4

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Apart from the TourX, other wagons we’ve owned:
  • 2007 Mazda5 (I think this is considered a 'space wagon')
  • 2001 VW Passat
  • ‘99 Volvo V70
  • mid '90's Toyota Corrolla
  • late '80s Toyota Corrolla

We have never owned a sedan or SUV/crossover, though we've had or have some hatchbacks:
  • 2014 Mazda3
  • 2009 Volvo C30
  • early '80's Toyota Corolla (5 door hatch)
 

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I was never one for having a practical car.

I'm thankful that my wife has more sense than I do, and that she allowed me to talk her into the TourX as the family car.

Way more comfortable to do a family road-trip in this wagon than 1 of my Camaros
 

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Let's see--

In order of ownership:

1980 VW Rabbit Diesel(my first car at age 16)--had all of 48hp--thing spewed black smoke like greyhound bus. Hand me down from my grandfather--he bought it during fuel crisis. Called it his "Lil fart" because it smelled/smoked so bad. However--I learned to drive a stick.

1987 Chrysler New Yorker(2nd car)-- upscale kCar..had 80s digital gauges and talked to you-- "A door is ajar. Your fuel is Low". 2.2L turbo--not too much power but wicked turbo lag.

1985 Ford f150-- Bought this from an older guy who restored it. I bought in in 1998 or 1999? It only had 27,000mi on it. Blew an engine at around 55k. I put in a new 302in 5.0v8 but was never the same. Oh yeah, it was carburated.

2001 Ford Escape v6-- first semi new car I bought. It was 1yr old trade in..only 10k mi.

1980 DeLorean-- No crap. I bought my dream car as a LT in the Air Force. Great car for a then young single guy looking for dates. I loved driving it. It has style...but couldn't find anyone to fix it and I'm not as good as I needed to be to keep it running. It was broken more than running and I needed a daily driver since my 85 f150 wasn't doing so hot either. Sold it to someone wanting to restore it after a small electrical fire broke out. Thank you Lucas Electronics!!

1993 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer-- my wifes car she brought to marriage after college. First gen SUV...beautiful green/brown two-tone. Loved that thing--lots of memories. Glad she had replaced the Firestone tires long before they started the rollover fiasco.

2003 Pontiac Vibe AWD-- first GM product. First true "new car" I bought in upstate NY. Traded in my 85 f150 for it. My pickup didn't make it one winter..2wd in the snow..got stuck so many times. Thats when I could get it started in the cold. Also, my brakes froze shut/stuck in the middle of January.

2005 Ford Escape Hybrid-- Traded the Explorer for a fuel efficient hybrid SUV.

2009 Ford escape hybrid...traded in the Vibe for a newer hybrid.(wife still drives this)

2012 Prius V Wagon-- upgraded the 2005 Hybrid. Car was solid and reliable as hell..but underpowered and boring as a toaster.

2015 Ford Transit Van-- cargo van for my small business. Absolute screamer with the 3.5L twin turbo ecoboost. The thing was fast..ultimate sleeper but great for hauling.

1999 Volvo v70 XC wagon-- bought it on a whim off ebay. Swedish tank. (Still own)

2006 Impreza Outback sport--beautiful car blue/silver...bought it from an estate sale, older couple who went into nursing home....only 20k mi...never driven out of town...probably never driven on highway. Way too small for me although it was a hoot..drove like a go kart on rails! Just too uncomfortable-- I sold it to my sister who still drives it.

2006 Subaru Forester. Bought used from a dealer who was having a pre auction sale. Someone did me a favor and totalled my PriusV (hit and run driver) so I replaced a boring car with another boring car. The subie was great in the snow but boring to drive. Underpowered, uncomfortable. Probably the biggest disappointment of any car I've owned. I hated driving it. No subaru LOVE to be found with this one.

Somewhere in there was a 2003 Honda Odyssey van my parents gave us to move. We drove that back and forth from NC to NY and managed to make it to 210k before the transmission bombed out. Also I had a 1990s ford conversion van--complete with teal shag carpet. I had so many problems with it. Overheating, fuel pump, etc. Only lasted a year.

2011 Sienna-- Rock solid minivan inherited from my parents when they bought a newer Sienna.(still own)

2019 TourX
 
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Sometime back, I tried to put together a list of the cars I have owned. The list below is not all inclusive, (some missing) but is fairly accurate. I wish I had all of them stored somewhere and in the same condition they were in when I sold them. As you can imagine the valve of all these cars today would be well over 2-million dollars!!!

Former Rides;

1) 1959 Austin Healey Sprite (Bug Eye) – Installed Paxton Supercharger

2) 1959 Cadillac DeVille – Stock 479 cu in engine

3) 1957 Chevorlet BelAir 2-dr Hartop (Red) – Installed 1960 348 cu in with 3-duces – 8 mpg, Gas cost = 29 cents per gal.

4) 1961 Corvette F/G race car. Best ET 9.90 287 cu in small block

5) 1964 Corvette Hardtop/Convertible (factory air) – 327 cu in – Installed 1970 355 cu in LTI 375 hp with Holley 750 cfm 410 rear gear and “Rock Crusher” Munci 4- speed. Fast street car!

6) 1965 GTO (factory air) – 389/360 hp 3-duces and a four speed. No modifications needed! Best ET 13.20 on street tires!

7) 1967 GTO 400 cu in HO 360 HP four speed. Lots of modifications trying to get it to perform like the 65! Best ET 13.30

8) 1968 Olds 442 – (Dark Blue) 400 cu in automatic. Minor mods No ¼ mile
runs

9) 1968 Chevelle SS 396 cu in four speed. Changed to turbo 400 3200 stall headers & Eldenbrock intake with a Holley 750 cfm Never raced! Estimated ET low 13’s on street tires.

10) !968 Olds 442 “W-30” - 400 cu in four speed 3.90 rear end ratio 12.60 ET ¼ mile Lots of mods! Ran on D/S record!

11) 1969 Firebird Ram Air 111– 400 cu in 360 hp Lots of engine & drive train mods. Installed turbo 400 3200 stall, 3-duces, headers 3.90 rear gear Best ET 12.20 on 7" slicks.

12) 1970 Monte Carlo SS - 454 automatic 3200 stall turbo 400. Lots of mods to engine & drive train Best ET 11.80 with 3.55 gear. (car weight 4150 lbs)!

13) 1971 Corvette 350 cu in automatic. Lots of mods to engine & drive train. Best ET 13.20

14) 1973 Corvette 350 cu in automatic (Red) Too nice to modify or race!

15) 1973 Corvette 454 cu in automatic (Dark Green metallic) Lot of cam, heads and drive train modifications. Best ET 12.50 in street trim.

16) 1973 Buick Century GS 455 cu. in. Fastest car built in 1973!!

17) 1973 Trans Am SD 455 cu in. Minor engine mods. Best ET ??

18) 1974 Cadillac 4-dr sedan (got married)!

19) 1975 Monza 262 cu in V-8 Replaced with 350 cu in 650 cfm Holley. Top end car!

20) 1978 Monte Carlo 305 cu in

21) 1981 Citation

22) 1981 Chevette

23) 1985 IROC Camaro hardtop (red) 305 cu in TPI (first TPI) Someone Stole it in Texas!

24) 1986 Chevy Customized Van

25) 1987 IROC Camaro convertible (dark bronze metallic) one of 736 made! Fast, but no 1/4-m runs

26) 1987 IROC Camaro hardtop (Blue) – 350 TPI automatic. Some engine and drive train mods. Best ET 12.40 (With 150 shot of juice)

27) 1987 IROC Camaro (Blue) 350 TPI with 5-Speed trans

28) 1987 IROC Camaro (Red) 355 cu in with Vortech Heads, Hot Cam Intake Big Tube Runners and manifold, Headers (Still own) The Beast!

29) 1989 IROC Camaro T-top 350 cu in TPI. No runs, before my son wrecked it!

30) 1993 Camaro Z28 350 LT1 Lots of mods (Still Own)

31) 1992 Olds Cutlass Cirrea

32) 1992 Buick Park Avenue Ultra – Supercharged

33) 1993 Buick RoadMaster

34) 1993 Buick LeSabre Limited

35) 1995 Buick Park Avenue Ultra (Black) Supercharged

36) 1996 PAU highly modified.

2003 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD 8.1 L (496 cu in) Current truck

1996 Roadmaster LT1 modified (still own)

Past trucks, 1971 Chevy, 1974 GMC (top of the line) & 1977 Chevy Silverado 454 cu.in.
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Sometime back, I tried to put together a list of the cars I have owned. The list below is not all inclusive, (some missing) but is fairly accurate. I wish I had all of them stored somewhere and in the same condition they were in when I sold them. As you can imagine the valve of all these cars today would be well over 2-million dollars!!!

Former Rides;

1) 1959 Austin Healey Sprite (Bug Eye) – Installed Paxton Supercharger

2) 1959 Cadillac DeVille – Stock 479 cu in engine

3) 1957 Chevorlet BelAir 2-dr Hartop (Red) – Installed 1960 348 cu in with 3-duces – 8 mpg, Gas cost = 29 cents per gal.

4) 1961 Corvette F/G race car. Best ET 9.90 287 cu in small block

5) 1964 Corvette Hardtop/Convertible (factory air) – 327 cu in – Installed 1970 355 cu in LTI 375 hp with Holley 750 cfm 410 rear gear and “Rock Crusher” Munci 4- speed. Fast street car!

6) 1965 GTO (factory air) – 389/360 hp 3-duces and a four speed. No modifications needed! Best ET 13.20 on street tires!

7) 1967 GTO 400 cu in HO 360 HP four speed. Lots of modifications trying to get it to perform like the 65! Best ET 13.30

8) 1968 Olds 442 – (Dark Blue) 400 cu in automatic. Minor mods No ¼ mile
runs

9) 1968 Chevelle SS 396 cu in four speed. Changed to turbo 400 3200 stall headers & Eldenbrock intake with a Holley 750 cfm Never raced! Estimated ET low 13’s on street tires.

10) !968 Olds 442 “W-30” - 400 cu in four speed 3.90 rear end ratio 12.60 ET ¼ mile Lots of mods! Ran on D/S record!

11) 1969 Firebird Ram Air 111– 400 cu in 360 hp Lots of engine & drive train mods. Installed turbo 400 3200 stall, 3-duces, headers 3.90 rear gear Best ET 12.20 on 7" slicks.

12) 1970 Monte Carlo SS - 454 automatic 3200 stall turbo 400. Lots of mods to engine & drive train Best ET 11.80 with 3.55 gear. (car weight 4150 lbs)!

13) 1971 Corvette 350 cu in automatic. Lots of mods to engine & drive train. Best ET 13.20

14) 1973 Corvette 350 cu in automatic (Red) Too nice to modify or race!

15) 1973 Corvette 454 cu in automatic (Dark Green metallic) Lot of cam, heads and drive train modifications. Best ET 12.50 in street trim.

16) 1973 Buick Century GS 455 cu. in. Fastest car built in 1973!!

17) 1973 Trans Am SD 455 cu in. Minor engine mods. Best ET ??

18) 1974 Cadillac 4-dr sedan (got married)!

19) 1975 Monza 262 cu in V-8 Replaced with 350 cu in 650 cfm Holley. Top end car!

20) 1978 Monte Carlo 305 cu in

21) 1981 Citation

22) 1981 Chevette

23) 1985 IROC Camaro hardtop (red) 305 cu in TPI (first TPI) Someone Stole it in Texas!

24) 1986 Chevy Customized Van

25) 1987 IROC Camaro convertible (dark bronze metallic) one of 736 made! Fast, but no 1/4-m runs

26) 1987 IROC Camaro hardtop (Blue) – 350 TPI automatic. Some engine and drive train mods. Best ET 12.40 (With 150 shot of juice)

27) 1987 IROC Camaro (Blue) 350 TPI with 5-Speed trans

28) 1987 IROC Camaro (Red) 355 cu in with Vortech Heads, Hot Cam Intake Big Tube Runners and manifold, Headers (Still own) The Beast!

29) 1989 IROC Camaro T-top 350 cu in TPI. No runs, before my son wrecked it!

30) 1993 Camaro Z28 350 LT1 Lots of mods (Still Own)

31) 1992 Olds Cutlass Cirrea

32) 1992 Buick Park Avenue Ultra – Supercharged

33) 1993 Buick RoadMaster

34) 1993 Buick LeSabre Limited

35) 1995 Buick Park Avenue Ultra (Black) Supercharged

36) 1996 PAU highly modified.

2003 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD 8.1 L (496 cu in) Current truck

1996 Roadmaster LT1 modified (still own)

Past trucks, 1971 Chevy, 1974 GMC (top of the line) & 1977 Chevy Silverado 454 cu.in.
You bleed General Motors blood.
 

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My $25.00 1964 Dodge slant 6 automatic was my 2nd vehicle in high school while building the other car. The car ran fine and all that was needed was to put the front drum brakes back on, the current owner didn't know how after removing them, so because of the era I was a expert at drum brakes lol. It had been passed around a few friends in high school so I knew the history and it was a soild "taxi cab". It was a blight on the neighborhood until we had a big cold spell and this $25.00 POS was one of the few running and I was jumping all these new vehicle's, somehow the neighbors didn't mind it as much afterwards. I've had more vehicles, but this was one of my favorites just because it got me around without failure, not pretty just good transportation.

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Holy Cow! Have to think about this one. Not including the wife's vehicles, here is all I had:

1970 Mercury Cougar (1st car). 1976 to 1977 (Wrecked - Icy roads).
1969 Pontiac Bonneville. 1977 (Blown Motor). A 400 with a six-pack carb - she could move!
A 2nd 1969 Pontiac Bonneville. 1977 (Piece of crap).
1974 Pontiac Gran Prix. 1977 to 1978 (Wrecked - Head-on collision on icy roads).
1976 Chevrolet Camaro. 1978 to 1985 (Wrecked - Got T-Boned in an intersection).
1985 Nissan Sentra (1st new car). 1985 to 1994 (Worn out after 185K miles).
1984 Chevrolet Cavalier. 1994 to 1998 (Traded in for a new car).
1970 Ford F100 pickup (Used as a 2nd vehicle/weekend vehicle). 1994 to 2004 (Worn out).
1998 Plymouth Breeze (2nd new car). 1998 to 2008 (Traded in for a new car).
1991 Dodge Dakota (Replacing the F100 as the 2nd vehicle). 2004 to 2014 (Worn out).
2008 Chevrolet Malibu (3rd new vehicle). 2008 to 2019 (Wrecked - Living in a warmer climate, but hit a #!%^#@! deer!).
2008 Ford F150 (replacing the Dakota as the 2nd vehicle). 2014 to present.
2019 Buick Regal (4th, and possibly last new vehicle). 2019 to present.
 
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Excellent thread.

1991 Maxima. Drove through all of school. Clapped out with 165k in 2008. Replaced with:

2003 Maxima. Kept four years, wanted my first ever new car. Replaced with:

2012 Genesis Coupe 3.8. Bought new, still own, and overall is solid. I may keep for 40+ years.

1996 Toyota Avalon. Family car and drove for 5 years and passed on to a new family for more miles. Still has plenty of life in it. Even at when it was 23 years old that is the highest quality car I’ve owned. Boring, but I appreciate its relentless approach to over engineering and pursuit of utmost reliability. Everything still worked like new on the car right down to the power antenna.

2013 Chrysler 200. Still own.

2018 TourX. Second new car and obviously still own. Hopefully I’ll own through 2030+.
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Preferred Red Needle TourX
1972 Honda XL-250
The first and only new vehicle I had ever bought until the Wife's TourX.
 

Ctrcbob

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Sometime back, I tried to put together a list of the cars I have owned. The list below is not all inclusive, (some missing) but is fairly accurate. I wish I had all of them stored somewhere and in the same condition they were in when I sold them. As you can imagine the valve of all these cars today would be well over 2-million dollars!!!

Former Rides;

1) 1959 Austin Healey Sprite (Bug Eye) – Installed Paxton Supercharger

2) 1959 Cadillac DeVille – Stock 479 cu in engine

3) 1957 Chevorlet BelAir 2-dr Hartop (Red) – Installed 1960 348 cu in with 3-duces – 8 mpg, Gas cost = 29 cents per gal.

4) 1961 Corvette F/G race car. Best ET 9.90 287 cu in small block

5) 1964 Corvette Hardtop/Convertible (factory air) – 327 cu in – Installed 1970 355 cu in LTI 375 hp with Holley 750 cfm 410 rear gear and “Rock Crusher” Munci 4- speed. Fast street car!

6) 1965 GTO (factory air) – 389/360 hp 3-duces and a four speed. No modifications needed! Best ET 13.20 on street tires!

7) 1967 GTO 400 cu in HO 360 HP four speed. Lots of modifications trying to get it to perform like the 65! Best ET 13.30

8) 1968 Olds 442 – (Dark Blue) 400 cu in automatic. Minor mods No ¼ mile
runs

9) 1968 Chevelle SS 396 cu in four speed. Changed to turbo 400 3200 stall headers & Eldenbrock intake with a Holley 750 cfm Never raced! Estimated ET low 13’s on street tires.

10) !968 Olds 442 “W-30” - 400 cu in four speed 3.90 rear end ratio 12.60 ET ¼ mile Lots of mods! Ran on D/S record!

11) 1969 Firebird Ram Air 111– 400 cu in 360 hp Lots of engine & drive train mods. Installed turbo 400 3200 stall, 3-duces, headers 3.90 rear gear Best ET 12.20 on 7" slicks.

12) 1970 Monte Carlo SS - 454 automatic 3200 stall turbo 400. Lots of mods to engine & drive train Best ET 11.80 with 3.55 gear. (car weight 4150 lbs)!

13) 1971 Corvette 350 cu in automatic. Lots of mods to engine & drive train. Best ET 13.20

14) 1973 Corvette 350 cu in automatic (Red) Too nice to modify or race!

15) 1973 Corvette 454 cu in automatic (Dark Green metallic) Lot of cam, heads and drive train modifications. Best ET 12.50 in street trim.

16) 1973 Buick Century GS 455 cu. in. Fastest car built in 1973!!

17) 1973 Trans Am SD 455 cu in. Minor engine mods. Best ET ??

18) 1974 Cadillac 4-dr sedan (got married)!

19) 1975 Monza 262 cu in V-8 Replaced with 350 cu in 650 cfm Holley. Top end car!

20) 1978 Monte Carlo 305 cu in

21) 1981 Citation

22) 1981 Chevette

23) 1985 IROC Camaro hardtop (red) 305 cu in TPI (first TPI) Someone Stole it in Texas!

24) 1986 Chevy Customized Van

25) 1987 IROC Camaro convertible (dark bronze metallic) one of 736 made! Fast, but no 1/4-m runs

26) 1987 IROC Camaro hardtop (Blue) – 350 TPI automatic. Some engine and drive train mods. Best ET 12.40 (With 150 shot of juice)

27) 1987 IROC Camaro (Blue) 350 TPI with 5-Speed trans

28) 1987 IROC Camaro (Red) 355 cu in with Vortech Heads, Hot Cam Intake Big Tube Runners and manifold, Headers (Still own) The Beast!

29) 1989 IROC Camaro T-top 350 cu in TPI. No runs, before my son wrecked it!

30) 1993 Camaro Z28 350 LT1 Lots of mods (Still Own)

31) 1992 Olds Cutlass Cirrea

32) 1992 Buick Park Avenue Ultra – Supercharged

33) 1993 Buick RoadMaster

34) 1993 Buick LeSabre Limited

35) 1995 Buick Park Avenue Ultra (Black) Supercharged

36) 1996 PAU highly modified.

2003 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD 8.1 L (496 cu in) Current truck

1996 Roadmaster LT1 modified (still own)

Past trucks, 1971 Chevy, 1974 GMC (top of the line) & 1977 Chevy Silverado 454 cu.in.
You got to be “older” like me if you had a 59 Bug Eyed Sprite. Back in 1960-61 when I was with the.
Naval Detachment at an American Embassy on the third largest island in the Mediterranean, most of the young guys bought Bug Eyed Sprites but I had a little extra money so I bought a Triumph TR3A. (Those were the days).
Now when I see a TR3, I not only wonder how I got in it, but wonder how I got out of it.
 
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Let's see--

In order of ownership:

1980 VW Rabbit Diesel(my first car at age 16)--had all of 48hp--thing spewed black smoke like greyhound bus. Hand me down from my grandfather--he bought it during fuel crisis. Called it his "Lil fart" because it smelled/smoked so bad. However--I learned to drive a stick.

1987 Chrysler New Yorker(2nd car)-- upscale kCar..had 80s digital gauges and talked to you-- "A door is ajar. Your fuel is Low". 2.2L turbo--not too much power but wicked turbo lag.

1985 Ford f150-- Bought this from an older guy who restored it. I bought in in 1998 or 1999? It only had 27,000mi on it. Blew an engine at around 55k. I put in a new 302in 5.0v8 but was never the same. Oh yeah, it was carburated.

2001 Ford Escape v6-- first semi new car I bought. It was 1yr old trade in..only 10k mi.

1980 DeLorean-- No crap. I bought my dream car as a LT in the Air Force. Great car for a then young single guy looking for dates. I loved driving it. It has style...but couldn't find anyone to fix it and I'm not as good as I needed to be to keep it running. It was broken more than running and I needed a daily driver since my 85 f150 wasn't doing so hot either. Sold it to someone wanting to restore it after a small electrical fire broke out. Thank you Lucas Electronics!!

1993 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer-- my wifes car she brought to marriage after college. First gen SUV...beautiful green/brown two-tone. Loved that thing--lots of memories. Glad she had replaced the Firestone tires long before they started the rollover fiasco.

2003 Pontiac Vibe AWD-- first GM product. First true "new car" I bought in upstate NY. Traded in my 85 f150 for it. My pickup didn't make it one winter..2wd in the snow..got stuck so many times. Thats when I could get it started in the cold. Also, my brakes froze shut/stuck in the middle of January.

2005 Ford Escape Hybrid-- Traded the Explorer for a fuel efficient hybrid SUV.

2009 Ford escape hybrid...traded in the Vibe for a newer hybrid.(wife still drives this)

2012 Prius V Wagon-- upgraded the 2005 Hybrid. Car was solid and reliable as hell..but underpowered and boring as a toaster.

2015 Ford Transit Van-- cargo van for my small business. Absolute screamer with the 3.5L twin turbo ecoboost. The thing was fast..ultimate sleeper but great for hauling.

1999 Volvo v70 XC wagon-- bought it on a whim off ebay. Swedish tank. (Still own)

2006 Impreza Outback sport--beautiful car blue/silver...bought it from an estate sale, older couple who went into nursing home....only 20k mi...never driven out of town...probably never driven on highway. Way too small for me although it was a hoot..drove like a go kart on rails! Just too uncomfortable-- I sold it to my sister who still drives it.

2006 Subaru Forester. Bought used from a dealer who was having a pre auction sale. Someone did me a favor and totalled my PriusV (hit and run driver) so I replaced a boring car with another boring car. The subie was great in the snow but boring to drive. Underpowered, uncomfortable. Probably the biggest disappointment of any car I've owned. I hated driving it. No subaru LOVE to be found with this one.

Somewhere in there was a 2003 Honda Odyssey van my parents gave us to move. We drove that back and forth from NC to NY and managed to make it to 210k before the transmission bombed out. Also I had a 1990s ford conversion van--complete with teal shag carpet. I had so many problems with it. Overheating, fuel pump, etc. Only lasted a year.

2011 Sienna-- Rock solid minivan inherited from my parents when they bought a newer Sienna.(still own)

2019 TourX
Wow, a DeLorean owner. That is incredible.
 

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2018 TourX
* 1981 Ford F-150. What I learned to drive on dating back to sitting on my great-uncle's lap (before I could reach the pedals) driving around his farm. He left it to me when he passed away, but it sat mostly unused for several years until I could drive. Fond memories, but it had a ton of problems by the time I drove it to high school. Sold it for like $700 in 2002...it still hadn't reached 100,000 miles.

* 2002 Toyota Corolla. Program car with 12k miles at end of model cycle. Got me through college, across the country to grad school, and back across the country to my first job. Such a good small car, though not a ton of fun to drive. The most egregious thing that happened was that the driver's interior door handle broke off toward the end of my ownership. Otherwise there was basically no unscheduled maintenance. Since I didn't do too much driving during my school years, it only had a little over 70,000 miles on it when I traded it in 2011. Probably could have kept it forever, but I was ready for something new.

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* 2009 Subaru Outback. Bought with 25k miles. I caught the Subaru bug while in grad school in Utah. Living in Ohio by that time, I wanted the AWD and had wanted a 5MT forever. Thought I made a huge mistake when I stalled out several times on my way home from the dealership. Overall it brought me a lot of joy though, especially in the snow and on unimproved roads. Camped in the back a few times. Never got all the dog hair out of the headliner from the first owners. "Felt" solid compared to the Corolla but ended up needing so much unscheduled maintenance. I was ready to part but did so with mixed emotions a few months ago at 121k miles.
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* 2018 TourX - first "new" car

* I added a 2011 Honda Fit with my marriage. My wife likes it but I think (n).
 
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