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Old 11-08-2012, 02:47 PM   #41
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Then I did a very stupid thing and sold it to get married.
Isn't that two stupid things?
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Old 11-08-2012, 06:41 PM   #42
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First car was a 1963 Ford Galaxie 500XL, black, with white top, red interior. Second was a 1967 Mercury Cougar.

But the most fun for me & family was a 1973 VW Bus. Put nearly 200K miles, changed clutch, tranny, rebuilt engine, CV joints, rebuilt & tuned dual carbs, etc,etc,etc.

Traveled all over, just throw every thing in and go !!

The pic is a file photo, but very much representative of the blue bus.

Thanks for bringing back the memories !!
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Old 11-08-2012, 07:43 PM   #43
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I still have my favorite car -- a 2001 BMW Z3 roadster. My second favorite was the 1972 Triumph TR6 I had immediately after college.
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:18 PM   #44
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:52 PM   #45
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My 1973 Dodge Dart "Lulu"! Still runs like a top!
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Old 11-08-2012, 09:36 PM   #46
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Tesla Model S, power, smooth, quiet, no ICE (internal combustion engine) can compare
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Old 11-09-2012, 04:02 AM   #47
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I had a '69 vette, but had enough problems with it that I can't call it a favorite (or maybe a favorite for a few minutes at a time).

My real favorite was my '74 Mazda RX2 (with the Wankel engine). Lousy gas mileage, but it would blow the doors off any GM or Ford intermediate sedan with 8 cyl 2bbl carb. 125 mph was no problem. Rode well, roomy, handled well. An overall good car with a surprise for yahoos in their semi-warm Pontiacs, heh, heh. YMMV
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Old 11-09-2012, 04:45 AM   #48
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You have one NOW. I am so jealous. It is my next car but we are talking 2014 I think.
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Old 11-09-2012, 05:00 AM   #49
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Old 11-09-2012, 07:35 AM   #50
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You have one NOW. I am so jealous. It is my next car but we are talking 2014 I think.
Yep, been driving it a month. It has basically become our only car. We still have a second car, but I find it too painful to drive
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Just make sure to plan it out, they don't have stock just sitting around, they build it when you order it, so it can take some months to get it. Right now with the reservation backlog 6-9 months. By 2014 that should be down to 1 or 2 months.
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This is my idea of a fun car. Sadly, I would have to drive it in Europe to feel safe, not on USA freeways.

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Old 11-10-2012, 09:44 PM   #52
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Used 1982 Ford F100 fleet pickup, 300 straight six engine, manual 3 speed on the column, manual steering, manual brakes, no AC, am radio, 2.47 rear end. Pretty decent gas mileage and not much to break. Probably about the last year for a column shift.
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Cars I loved and loved in!

I have had a lot of cars over the years (currently do not own any). I have loved most of them, but here is a list of the one's I have Loved in!

1967 Chrysler 300L (new)
1969 Triumph GT6 (used)
1974 Datsun 260Z (new)
1969 Alfa Romeo Spyder Veloce (used)
1976 Honda Civic (new)
1980 Mazda RX-7 (new)
1969 Aston Martin (used)
1980 Chevrolet Corvette (used)
1987 Jeep Cherokee Limited (new)
1989 Mercedes 420 SEL (new)
1992 Jaguar XJ6 (new)
1994 BMW 740 I (new)
1994 Cheverolet Yukon Sport (new)
1998 GMC Yukon Sport (new)
2000 Porsche Boxster S (new)
1997 Toyota Caldina SW (used)
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Old 11-10-2012, 10:37 PM   #54
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I have had a lot of cars over the years (currently do not own any). I have loved most of them, but here is a list of the one's I have Loved in!
Really, NYEXPAT? A list of cars you've made out in?
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Really, NYEXPAT? A list of cars you've made out in?
I did not have a drivers licence, let alone have a car, the last time I made out with anyone!
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I miss my old square box style, Volvo.
But most of all, my first car. A 1964 Impala. I cleaned it up almost everyday and picked my girl up from her high school. The Lady I'm still married to today. You got to love that, right?
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I did not have a drivers licence, let alone have a car, the last time I made out with anyone!
My Bad! When I was 13, my Dad had a 65 Riviera that he used to park at the train station everyday (worked on Wall Street). I had a spare set of keys and used to cut out of school after homeroom and hitch 2 miles to the train station and pick it up and then take girls out to the pizzeria for lunch or joyride after school. I am pretty sure back in those days "making out " was all I was getting, but gas was only 20 cents a gallon or so.
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Old 11-11-2012, 03:57 PM   #58
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Love my 2010 Prius. Every other car I've had is just transportation - this one I really love.
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Old 11-11-2012, 04:06 PM   #59
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Favorites are two of the three current wheels.

99 suburban, drives like cushy recliner on steroids. Comfortable, handles great, gobs of power, guzzles gas as if it was free.

95 jaguar, just a huge grin every time I drive it.
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My Mom had a 69 Mustang convertible. She let me drive it 1 year in college until I could save up for my first car, a used gold/black 67 Dodge Dart with a 3 speed on the column. Loved that car!

I bought this brand new in 2005 just because I could. Note the grin
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