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Old 12-30-2012, 05:18 PM   #121
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My favorite was my Citroen DS 21 Pallas. I see old French movies, and I still think it is one of the most beautiful cars ever made.

Only thing mre beautiful than the body were the engine innards. Main bearings that likely could have withstood the torque of a 4 cyl diesel.

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My dad had a Citroen when I was a infant. I still remember all of the stories, about how pretty it was to look at and how horribly unreliable it was to drive.

Like going over the Continental divide not a great place for the car to break down, and also the Bay Bridge .
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Old 12-30-2012, 05:30 PM   #122
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1985 Chevy Caprice Classic. V8 engine. Beautiful when new. Good in snow, surprisingly. No expensive problems, just routine stuff like water pumps, alternators, fuel pump, etc, all very cheap to fix. Had 424,000 miles on it when I caved in and took advantage of the cash for clunkers deal. Eyes welled up on the way to pick up my new 4 cylinder gas miser.
We owned a 1985 Caprice Classic Station Wagon. We bought it used in 1988. We used it to pull our Coleman camping trailer on some very memorable trips. The running gear was like a full-size Chevy pickup. In 1992 we were a little too close to a passing tornado. Much of the paint was seriously damaged by the flying debris in the tornado. We had the car totally repainted with our insurance and it looked better than new. We donated the wagon to Kidney Kars in 2004 when it had 240K miles.

We also had a 1989 Caprice Classic Sedan. The body style was the same as the 1985 model. Unfortunately, it was stolen off the street while I was working for my MegaCorp in beautiful downtown MyTown. I used the car in my job at MegaCorp and I was reimbursed mileage. We never heard from it again. At the time it had 160K miles. That was in 1998. When my insurance paid off I also bought a new 4 cylinder gas miser.
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:14 PM   #123
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I very much enjoyed my Beetles. I started with a sunshine yellow Superbeetle, and moved to a "New Beetle" for my first grown-up car. The former frequently broke down, the latter required expensive maintenance. We have a very sensible Subaru these days, but I did always enjoy my "cute" beetles, and the way kids would smile and wave, and occasionally punch each other.

My first beetle had a big dent on one fender. I put a bumper sticker that looked like a band-aid on it and kept rolling!

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Old 12-31-2012, 09:50 AM   #124
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We owned a 1985 Caprice Classic Station Wagon. We bought it used in 1988. We used it to pull our Coleman camping trailer on some very memorable trips. The running gear was like a full-size Chevy pickup. In 1992 we were a little too close to a passing tornado. Much of the paint was seriously damaged by the flying debris in the tornado. We had the car totally repainted with our insurance and it looked better than new. We donated the wagon to Kidney Kars in 2004 when it had 240K miles.

We also had a 1989 Caprice Classic Sedan. The body style was the same as the 1985 model. Unfortunately, it was stolen off the street while I was working for my MegaCorp in beautiful downtown MyTown. I used the car in my job at MegaCorp and I was reimbursed mileage. We never heard from it again. At the time it had 160K miles. That was in 1998. When my insurance paid off I also bought a new 4 cylinder gas miser.
I still see some 80's style Caprices rolling around my area once in a while. Some of them look really nice. No rust. New looking paint. Must be garaged. What impressed me about the car was that there never was a very expensive repair. Worst one was the power steering pump, which was about $300 I think. I had a mechanic do it. Everything else was pretty cheap. I could get a brand new radiator for it, for $79 from Autozone, with a lifetime warranty. I did use the warranty, 7 years later, and got a brand new radiator for free. I did almost all the work myself. It was good therapy to work on a car, when your day job was computer programming.
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Old 12-31-2012, 04:25 PM   #125
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Old 12-31-2012, 07:39 PM   #126
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I still see some 80's style Caprices rolling around my area once in a while. Some of them look really nice. No rust. New looking paint. Must be garaged. What impressed me about the car was that there never was a very expensive repair. Worst one was the power steering pump, which was about $300 I think. I had a mechanic do it. Everything else was pretty cheap. I could get a brand new radiator for it, for $79 from Autozone, with a lifetime warranty. I did use the warranty, 7 years later, and got a brand new radiator for free. I did almost all the work myself. It was good therapy to work on a car, when your day job was computer programming.
When my 1989 Caprice was stolen, the local police said the 80's Caprices were the no.1 favorite among local car thieves.

Also, IMHO, the 1990 Caprice was one of the ugliest cars ever.
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<< 1962 Ford Galaxy 500. White with red leather seats. >>

Oooooooh, nice. I got to drive my Dad's 1960 something Ford Galaxy 500. Blue with blue interior, I think.
I bought the car in 1969, paid $400. Sold in 1971 for $300- Uncle Sam required my services
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Nice, my aunt had a white 59 with turquoise interior, what a beautiful car.
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First car was a 1955 Ford station wagon. Red and white. Would love to have another one. Had a 1974 Super Beatle, Orange. Loved that car. Since then I have had several Ford F150's from 1965 to 2018. Love them as well. Kind of a mix of cars.

Many others not mentioned.
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...from 1965 to 2018.
Sure would like to know how you pulled that off, Doc Brown.
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Sure would like to know how you pulled that off, Doc Brown.
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Old 01-03-2013, 06:45 AM   #132
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I'm not familiar with that brand. Are Typos manufactured in India or Korea?
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I'm not familiar with that brand. Are Typos manufactured in India or Korea?
Thailand. It is correctly spelled as Thai Po.
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Thailand. It is correctly spelled as Thai Po.
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1965 Mustang - It was a dream car for a 18 yr. old and had a great stereo.

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1980 Chevrolet Citation Hatchback

Only car I ever spec'd out and ordered from factory. Best combination of economy, roominess, handling of any car I've owned. Would get an honest 35 mpg on highway, fold the back seat and could fit two bikes in it, roomy for 5 people.

Loved using that car, but proved to have a lot of problems it being the first model year and GM was new to building front wheel drives. Layout was great, lousy mechanical execution.
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If going by nostalgia, it's the first car I owned - a 1969 Plymouth Fury. Amazing muscle car, but by today's standards, not a very solid or reliable car. I did take it over 100 MPH once, and it shook like crazy. As a comparison, I once took my former 2000 Ford Windstar minivan up over 100 MPH, and it was smooth as silk.

On a practicality, reliability, value, visibility standpoint, my current 2011 Honda CRV is my favorite car. It has just over 20,000 miles on it, and I hope to drive it for a long time...maybe until I retire in just over 13 more years. Love that car.
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My favorite vehicle ever was the only motorcycle I ever owned. It was nothing special in the big scheme of things, but it was the most fun I've ever had on 2 wheels. It was a Yamaha Maxim 700. I owned it for 6 1/2 years and loved it to bits.

I rode that bike as motorcycle messenger all over Los Angeles for a year, and took some great long trips up and down California, as well as many fun cruises up and down Pacific Coast Highway, and many other great rides.

My motorcycle riding days are behind me now. I have early onset osteoarthritis in both knees thanks to the spills I took and it's now time to preserve myself It's a shame that motorcycles are dangerous, because they are a wonderful way to experience the open road.
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It's a shame that motorcycles are dangerous, because they are a wonderful way to experience the open road.
Ah, MT, I remember the first time I was on the street legally, in other words, not on my dirt bikes. It was on a little Suzuki GN400 one-lung kick only with a 6 volt system. The lights barely worked lol! I remember coming to a stop at an intersection, putting my feet down on the street and thinking, "There is no way this can be legal, it is just too much fun!" I've had plenty of bikes since, and the sensation is still awesome, but that first time was so amazing....
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There is no way I could ever have owned one, but the most memorable car I ever rode in was an early 70s Pantera owned by a friend. He took me out in the desert and showed me what it could do. Never experienced anything like it before or since -- when he put his foot down, I was pressed back in my seat so hard I could hardly move.

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