Whats your vehicle history (aka what have you owned?)

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posted on Jan, 4 2008 @ 05:57 AM
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It is amazing the cars people own over the years and where it takes you when you think about them. My list goes:
my 1st was an 89 Mitsubishi Starion ESI-R
then a 82 chevette to drive in the winter so the Starion could be garaged
then I bought a jeep wrangler
then a brand new Sahara wrangler
a civic si to drive instead of the jeep for mileage
then I got my 1st VW when I moved to Germany..71 Super beetle(the 1st year for it)it had 29k (kilometers) Bought it off an old retired german doctor that walked everywhere and seldom drove.
then I moved back to the US with my car minus the wife(it was a good trade off)
bought a 2000 Monte Carlo and a 98 s-10
then traded the monte in on a 02 Grand Prix
then traded the truck for an 02 extreme s-10
now during the time from 2000 up until last year...I owned somwhere between 20-25 different VW's (yea it is a sickness)
got rid of the extreme and got an 04extreme blazer and bagged it
then bought an escort wagon for my sister
bought a 95sunfire for my work car
sold all of the vw's except my 71 that I brought home from germany(women I tell ya)
traded the grand prix for a new bonneville
sold the blazer...that thing ened up being a POS...everything was falling apart on it
Now I am facing a mid-life crisis and looked for months to find my first car...the 89 starion. Well come to find out Mitsubishi only imported something like 159 of these that year...yikes. So I had to settle for the Chrysler Conquest...Same car as the Starion but imported for chrysler.

I found one with only 19k on it and snatched it up...I know no one cares but I was extremely happy....It felt like Christmas to me when I found it. I am sure those of you looking for something in particular knows the feeling when you find it. My fiance would just look at me and shake her head and smile. The beauty of it was that she knew how important it was for me to get this thing. My oldest daughter will get the VW when she is of age and my boy (who is 2) will get the Conquest when he is old enough to respect it.

All cars have a story behind them (or atleast the good ones do)

Well thats my list




posted on Jan, 4 2008 @ 01:00 PM
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1978 Fiat Superminafiori

1977 Ford Escort

1980 Honda Prelude

1988 Ford Fiesta

1982 Yamaha RD250LC

1988 Honda CBR600FJ

1984 Toyota Hilux (Bigfoot wheels)

1987 Kawasaki GPZ900R

1990 Ford XR3i Cabriolet

1996 Mitsubishi FTO GR

1990 Porsche 944 S

1999 BMW 535i Sport

2004 Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 8 GSR

1999 Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 6 RS

2004 Alfa Romeo 157 Lusso

2001 Range Rover Vogue

2005 Renault Ménage Sport



posted on Jan, 7 2008 @ 05:08 PM
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1994 - Landrover Series 2a

1995 - Landrover Series 3

1996 - MGB GT 1972 (Chrome Bumper)

1998 - Mini Cooper S (Rover Special Products 1990 limited Edition)

2000 - Peugeot 205 GTi 1.6

2000 - Peugeot 205 GTi 1.9 (With Mi16 head)

2001 - Golf GTI (Mark 4)

2002 - RenaultSport Clio 172

2002 - Suzuki GS X-R 1000 k1

2004 - Toyota MR2

2005 - Audi A3 (1.9 Turbo Diesel)

2005 - RenaultSport Clio 182

2006 to present - Toyota MR2 TF300



posted on Feb, 27 2008 @ 08:29 PM
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I don't have the memory to list all my cars, but i will share one car story with you.
In 1985 I got a yellow 1970 nova 4 door. (not the kind that was cool) It has 95,000 miles on it. For the last three years of hs I drove that thing like a tank. I didn't once change or check the oil. ( I didn't know better) I changed the tires once, and put a muffler back on it with a soup can to hold in. It never broke down, would go in the snow of Maine and always started in the cold.
When I graduated from hs in 88 my brother got it for his last 2 years of school. He at least checked the oil, and changed it once. It then went to my sister, she drove it her four years of hs. If she took care of it like she takes care of her bedroom, it probably never even got new windshield washer fluid. She used to joke that the thing only had 1200 miles on it.
Now it gets better, she sold the car to the industry arts teacher at the local high school when she graduated. (he was fresh out of college)
When I went back for my 18 year reuinion, the teachers high school age son was driving it. The only thing they ever had to do to it was change the wiper moto. lol they joke it only has 140000 miles on it.
now....they don't make em like that anymore



posted on Mar, 4 2008 @ 03:32 AM
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I myself, have not owned a remarkable list of great automobiles like in one of the big threads on this topic...but I have had the great honor of driving many a fine high performance car, on various Road Courses in my time. I read with great enthusiasm about the 1/4 mile times of everyone who posted in that thread and I was way impressed!

I haven't drag raced any muscle cars but I was able to get a time of 10.9 on a Mitsubishi Evo 8, modified of course, on the 1/4 mile...and the same car pretty much blew a lot of high dollar, trailered-in European cars off the track....

I have driven a series of Mitsubishi Evo 8's, modified etc, including the Sparco Evo, the Vivid Racing Evo 8 against high dollar Porsches, Dodge Vipers, highly modified BMW M3's, and the like, and I must say it's a big adrenaline rush to pass a Viper, Porsche etc on the strait-a-way, especially when you are passing cars that are worth twice the amount the car you are driving is worth.



posted on Mar, 4 2008 @ 03:39 AM
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1. 1970 Toyota corona (1990-1994)

2. 1989 Huyndai Excel.(1994-1999)

3. 2001 Ford Escort (2001-NOW)

4. 2006 Hyundai Sonata (2006-NOW)


That's my life folks. Never had any fancy cars here. Didn't care for them really. :w:


apc

posted on Mar, 11 2008 @ 09:13 PM
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1997 Nissan Altima - it's green!

1994 Nissan Pathfinder - tank

1997 Nissan Hardbody - whee

1996 Plymouth Neon - hi

1988 Honda Prelude - beater

1996 Honda Prelude - got rice?

1988 Honda Prelude - 4WS UNF

1978 Batavus moped

1992 Murray 18-speed

1982 Legs

1982 Arms and Legs

1981 Tail


[edit on 11-3-2008 by apc]



posted on Mar, 18 2008 @ 02:17 AM
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Well, I've only had one car.....I'm a student and this is the first year back at University where I've had a car to drive.

2001 VW Beetle (Diesel)



posted on Mar, 19 2008 @ 07:15 PM
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1.) 1971 Duster with a 225 slant six.This was my first car and she was just like a Timex.Dukes of Hazard was big at the time and I was 16.Need I say more?

2.) 1965 Dodge Fargo pick up with (a la original lil' red wagon),stacks and a 273 V8.

3.) 1970 Montego with a 351W.That car was fast for a land yacht.

4.) 1972 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser (That '70s Show)

5.) 1973 Charger with a 400.

6.) 1981 Camaro with a 350 and factory 4 speed.

7.) 1985 Cadillac.

8.) 1983 Ford Econoline with factory shag,velvet,fold down bed.Great for camping.

9.) 2005 PT Cruiser.I wouldn't trade her for anything.

These aren't all of the vehicles I've owned,just the most memorable.



posted on May, 10 2008 @ 01:22 PM
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Ive had a few in the 10 years since i passed my test!

1. Ford Orion 1.4 cost me £500 to buy, and £1700 to insure!

2. Ford Sierra Sapphire RS Cosworth I was intent on getting as RS500 but couldnt find a decent one, so got a sapphire instead!

3. Ford Escort RS Cosworth This car was awesome, when it was working! a never ending stream of problems!

4. Nissan 300ZX twin turbo I loved this car, but, so did the car thieves


5. Toyota Supra It took me ages to find a manual UK car, but it was well worth the wait! Ive still got this car, but it only gets used in the summer!

6. Ford Mondeo ST24 a VERY underestimated car!

7. Ford Mondeo ST220 again, a VERY underestimated car! still got this one, its my daily runner






posted on Jun, 13 2008 @ 01:16 PM
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Whew! Some nice cars in this thread. I am 54 years old, and have worked in the automotive field for over 40 years. As you can imagine, I have had a few cars in my time. My first was a 1948 Buick Fastback, straight 8. My uncle Fred took it from me so I didn't "tear it up," his words. His sons still have that car, although it's now in storage. I had a nice 1960 Olds 88, 394 V-8 4bbl, that car would fly. Had a 61 Mercury Monterey convertible. 61 Chevy Impala, 283 Powerglide, 60 Chevy Impala convertible with Continental Kit, 348 Big Block, 4-speed, that was one sweet ride! I had a 62 Pontiac 2+2, 421 4-speed, produced over 400 horsepower, custom paint, it's name was "Runnin Bare." I wrapped it nearly head on into a tree when I was 17, and nearly died. then i really got into Muscle Cars. Had a string of Chevelles, three 67s, a 66, a 69, all with the 396/4spd package, mostly SS cars. Has a nice 67 olds Cutlass, 455 motor, and a beautiful 67 Chevy Impala Convertible, buttercup yellow with black interior and top, torque thrust deep dish mags, headers and twin 3" exhaust, traded for a 55 Mercury Monterey 2-dr hardtop. I built this car up in two weeks, 455 olds power, lowered it 4" and it cruised wonderfully. It got taken out by a beer delivery truck who swerved into my lane. I guess I have had a few hundred cars. Writing this brings back a lot of good memories, this is what I did before getting hurt, and I loved it! Right now I have a 1990 Chevy G20 van, 5.7 350 engine with R4-700 trans. With Mallory Hy Fire and Accel ignition, I am getting 43 highway, 34 city. I am working on a HHO reactor for it, but haven't began building yet.

Good thread!



posted on Aug, 1 2008 @ 11:00 AM
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First Car: 1984 Austin metro - bought 1998 for £200

1990Ford Escort 1.3

1965 Lambretta Li150 Special (not a car, but my sole means of transport for 3 years!)

1998 Ford Fiesta 18D

1998 VW Golf 1.6

2004 Ford focus (company car)

2007 Ford Focus 18tdci (company car)

2002 MG TF 1.8i



posted on Aug, 11 2008 @ 02:26 AM
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85 Chevy S-10

78 Ford LTD

77 Ford LTD

92 Chevy Caviler Z24

96 Chevy Blazer

03 Mitsubishi Lancer OZ


Currently my favorite of all of them that I have driven and owned. Not to mention a car I wanted for several years.

03 Mitsubishi Evo VIII

Stock for the time being.

Raist



posted on Aug, 11 2008 @ 02:39 AM
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1st Car - 1982 Mazda 323..
2nd Car - 1998 Mitsubishi Lancer..
3rd Car - 1992 Nissan Silvia Q Series.. (My Drift Car)



posted on Sep, 20 2008 @ 07:53 PM
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Cant remember dates but here goes, my car history

MG metro Turbo
Peugeot 405 Sri
Rover 800 Si
Rover 800
Rover 820 Vitesse Turbo
Rover 216 Coupe'
1992 Honda Civic VTi EG9 4 Door
93 Subaru Impreza WRX
1993 Mitsubishi Evolution
1997 Subaru Impreza UK Turbo
2000 Subaru Impreza UK Turbo
2008 Kia Karens (Wifes)

Now dont have a car, I have a road legal quad bike instead

[edit on 20-9-2008 by StarTraveller]



posted on Sep, 21 2008 @ 03:51 AM
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1967 Camaro-red
1977 Monte Carlo-white with black leather top
Yellow Volkswagon Beetle
Red Volkswagon Beetle
Reliant K Car-white (what was I thinking? LOL!)
1957 Chevy wrap around truck
Dodge RT in metalflake blue, 1970 model
Oldsmobile Delta 88' - brown
1977 Pinto - silver
1970 AMC Gremlin ( yes I did drive one, lol!)
1951 Nash Rambler, coolest car I think I ever had, it was my grandpa's.
1996 ford Ranger-red

edit to add:

These are not in the correct order of when I had them, except the Ranger, that is my current ride. I just love vintage cars though!

[edit on 21-9-2008 by space cadet]



posted on Oct, 15 2008 @ 11:40 PM
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1. 1986 Dodge Colt - bought from my mother-in-law for
$300. Wouldn't pass smog so I junked it. My wife had a stereo
installed that cost $200, funny huh?

2. 1994 Oldsmobile Achieva - $3000 from the used car lot around
the corner from where I grew up. I drove that thing to Yermo one
weekend just to visit Peggy Sue's 50's Diner. The Place burned down.

3. 1994 Honda Civic - Most reliable Car I've had! Actually it was my
wife's but when I'm the one working and she's staying home....
Anyway, drove that one into the ground, too. Vegas to LA is
usually 4 hours, I made it back in 3 in that thing.

4. 1989 Isuzu Pup - P O S. Drove it for 3 weeks and scrapped it.

5. 1987 GMC Suburban - An effing tank. Damn thing wouldn't start
one day, spent 2 months messing with it before I decided to put
it out to pasture. My wife cried.

6. 1993 Toyota Camry - Cheapest car I ever bought, $200.
Driveshaft pulley split one night, fixed it. Then it too wouldn't
pass smog.

7. 1995 Ford Aspire - Stupidest car yet! I am 6' 4" and I take up
half of the inside! It's been pretty reliable so far, no major repairs
besides having to cut off the rear driverside wheel bearing and
changing the thermostat. Bought this one for $600 and own a BMX
Bike worth $400, go figure. Oh yeah, currently building a dash for the
7" monitor and stereo so I have a big hole in the middle, big enough to
fit my head in.

[edit on 15-10-2008 by holyTerror]



posted on Oct, 27 2008 @ 04:58 AM
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Well, my turn...

Vauxhall Astra - killed in action - written off
Vauxhall Carlton Estate - died natural death
Renault 5 - died natural death
Citroen Saxo - blew engine twice - killed in action
Renault Megane - Killed in action - written off
Audi A4 - Massive smash on passenger side - survided
Mini Cooper - still going despite a crash last week


See a pattern forming?

LOL

Peace,

MGGG



[edit on 27-10-2008 by machinegun_go_go]



posted on Oct, 31 2008 @ 12:23 PM
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My 1st car I had was a 57 T bird,then a Triumph TR-3B,then a Healey 3000 with a 327 chevy motor,50 Chevy fastback,Morris Mini,Opel GT,Chevy Vega Cosworth,Plymouth Champ,Caddilac Seville,Olds Cutlass,Pontiac Grand Prix,50 chevy 1/2 ton,Nissan Sentra,Pontiac Grand Am,Chevy Cavalier,another Cutlass,Mitsubishi,Land Rover,Scion,Chevy S-10,another Cavalier,and a slew of dirt bikes,Montessa,Maico,Ossa, Bultaco,White,Suzuki



posted on Mar, 25 2010 @ 04:49 AM
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1) 95 Geo Tracker - my first car in highschool, bought the first car on the lot so I could go see a girl... go figure. Was a good car, blew up my first engine in it and rolled it a couple times


2) 76 Corvette - a gift from my dad when I graduated highschool, still have it even though I don't drive it

3) 98 Eagle Talon TSi - still have this one too, I bought it without a transmission from a guy in a bind, after getting one installed I found out he had many modifications to it and used it to race during my first college run. I ended up going through 3 transmissions myself. Still moves but the gears are "picky" at what RPM range the transmission will accept. Project car, awaiting funds.

4) 91 Mazda MX-6 - crushed

5) 96 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST - waiting to be crushed :bash:

6) 86 Subaru GL - bought it for $200 as a no run while working at a mechanic shop. $50 for timing belts and some labor... ran decent. Dumped about $100 more into it for regular maintenance and it ran like a champ. Not very fast but it gets the best mileage out of any car I have ever driven.

7) 95 Corvette - Got a nice deal on it, couldn't pass it up being in love with Corvettes

8) 07 Subaru WRX - My main drive now, got it a few months ago. My friend has the same year model WRX as the one I bought and after I rode in his I was very impressed at the handling. That coupled with the durability of the GL I was set on finding a WRX. I just hope it lasts like the ol' 86


I'll try and post some pictures later





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