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Old 08-31-2015, 03:24 PM   #61
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1989 - 83 VW Rabbit GTI. I see a couple others here drove one, and we were all blessed! So much fun to drive! Sad to sell it after college, but no A/C in SW Ohio wasn't too cool when my job at the time involved a good bit of driving around.

1996 - 96 Chevy S-10. Just sold it a few months ago. Still running great.

Then we had kids, and needed something bigger....
2003 - 03 Chevy Trailblazer. Still have it, runs like new, but it's "in storage" with the in-laws while we are stationed in Europe.

More kids, so.....
2008 - 08 Honda Odyssey. Brought it with us to Europe and the wife drives it primarily.

2015 - 03 BMW 316i. My current go to work car.

I like to fix them all myself as much as possible, and keep them running as long as I can.
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Old 08-31-2015, 05:13 PM   #62
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'69 Austin America 4 speed auto
'68 MGB (before I burned up the Austin)
'71 Toyota Corolla
'80 Toyota Tercel (1st new car out of grad school)
'81 Dodge Omni
'85 Toyota MR2
...and then I got into cars as a hobby...
'80 Triumph TR7 convert
'66 Triumph TR4a IRS (still have it)
'70 Triumph TR6
'70 Triumph Spitfire MkIII(still have it)
'67 Ford F-100 (still have it)
'96 Camaro
'82 VW Rabbit Diesel Pickup (still have it)
'83 Mercedes 300D
'82 Mercedes 240D stick (still have it)
'80 Mercedes 300SD (still have it)
'77 Mercedes 240D (still have it)
'65 Citroen DS19 boite mechanique
'85 Mercedes 380SL (still have it)
'91 VW Jetta Diesel (still have it)
'81 VW Rabbit Convertible , converted to diesel, (still have it)
'89 BMW 535i (still have it)

....and just bought a '15 Nissan Altima 2.5S for the wife from years of saving , staying AWAY from professional mechanics and dealers, commuting mostly in the VW and MB diesels. Personally, I hate the new appliance, but it is hers.
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Old 09-01-2015, 06:59 AM   #63
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Old 09-01-2015, 07:42 AM   #64
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Where do you keep 'em all?
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Cars I loved/hated

Couldn't afford car unitl out of college (yes, was brutal getting around for 4 years):

- 1982 Ford Fairmont Futura ... a family sedan for a single guy. I felt like an idiot at times paid $2K thanks to a generous graduation gift form my grandparents. Drove it until about 90K - it was using 2 qts. oil a week.
- 1987 Chvy Monte Carlo - this is the only new car I ever owned (bought it with my (1st wife) in 1987. V8, power everything, aluminum mags,
awful mileage. Nice riding car though. After we owned it a week, someone stole it(probably ofr the mag wheels). FOund it across town with no tires, but otherwise OK. Paid deductible and drove it 8 years. Sold it to my SIL and got a:
- 1995 Saturn SL2 ( paid $11K used only a month): 900 miles on it. Drove it almost 8 years. Decent car. Really small, but hanlded OK. Felt like I was climbing out of a manhole when getting out of it .... Cost me $13 to fill the tank back then. Started needing some costly repairs by the end. Traded it for a (got $400 for the Saturn)
- 2003 Toyota Camry SE - BEST CAR EVER. Except in the snow - slid all over the place. BUT, Extremely reliable, good mileage, quiet. Very few bells and whisltes. In 8+ years, the only significant expense I had was a converter at about 200K miles. Would get another Camry in an instant. Gave it to my DIL and bought a:
- 2012 RAV 4 - AWD. Small SUV, about 27 mpg... nice utility - not a lot of extras. Paid $21K in 2012. It's our only vehicle so we're grindng out the miles. Rear-mounted spare kinda ugly, but got over it... So far, so good (recent plugs and battery).
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Old 09-01-2015, 02:33 PM   #66
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Where do you keep 'em all?
I have 5 acres. A three car garage with a lift with the Spitfire hanging in the air. A pole barn with 5 under it. 3 outside. I need to get rid of at least 2 of them to transition from w#rk to play, but they are blocked in....things to do. Oh, and I just inherited my moms old car...
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Old 09-01-2015, 03:39 PM   #67
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1966 dodge charger - high school during the gas crisis which sucked
1982 honda cr-x college
1990 Mitsubish gallant vr4
1992 Mazda RX 7 (owned for 6 months and decided it was too impractical)
1991 Ford explorer (used)
1996 mercedes ML320
2006 mercedes R320
2014 BMW i3 Rex
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1966 dodge charger - high school during the gas crisis which sucked
1982 honda cr-x college
1990 Mitsubish gallant vr4
1992 Mazda RX 7 (owned for 6 months and decided it was too impractical)
1991 Ford explorer (used)
1996 mercedes ML320
2006 mercedes R320
2014 BMW i3 Rex
That Mazda doesn't look nearly as impractical as the last three on the list!
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