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Old 03-04-2007, 03:52 PM   #41
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'03 subaru legacy wagon with 85k (plus 700 miles a week due to commuting)
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1998 Taurus 36K Me
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1973 454 Chevelle 4 speed 44K
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1997 Honda civic 4 door; stick. 120,000 miles
2001 Honda odessy van, automatic; 75,000
1992 Mazda miata; stick; 125,000.

DH and I trade what we drive depending on what we are doing.

Commutes use the smaller cars, unless there an afternoon carpool needs the van. Weekend errands depend on the activity (groceries don't fit in the miata); and family events, which include the 2 kids and a dog, use the van.

All are paid for, no plans to replace any time soon.
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A pair of 2002 Camry XLEs, each with ~65k miles. Like new.
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2000 Nissan Maxima, stick: 80,000 miles (me)
2001 Honda Civic, automatic: 77,000 miles (wife)

Both doing pretty good, hope they last 10 more years.

I would love to go back to riding my mountain bike back to work as I did in Seattle, but in Houston now I fear I would be DOA within a month or so.
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2005 Ford Focus 35K miles, great car
1998 Jeep Cherokee 125K miles, great off road vehicle, 17 yr old son's favorite vehicle
1997 Mazda Miata 73K mi, wife will part with it when I pry it from her cold, dead hands
1985 VW Westfalia camper w/Subaru engine 150k mi, carries our kayaks and we're getting ready for Burning Man
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2005 Volvo S60 gets 28.1 MPG lifetime, according to onboard computer 26k miles

2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee 20 MPG Has 72k on it and never had a problem (knock on wood).
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1998 Taurus 36K Me
2004 MB 4K DW
1973 454 Chevelle 4 speed 44K
Got a pic of the Chevelle? Man, that is one awesome car! I am way jealous! Will have to tell my buddy who always has great old cars about you having that car and a Tortoise--he maintained he lost 5 yrs of "cool" for every yr he owned his Taurus--heh heh heh.

We've got two 1996 Saturns with 130k and 200k on 'em, and a 1985 Chevy pickup, plus the '75 Airstream motorhome, plenty to try and keep running!

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2001 Impala LS - 35k (my "primary")
2002 Olds Aurora 3.5 - 20k (DW "primary")
2002 Mustang GT/Vert - 15K (my "sunday" car - <Sun has to be out before it comes out of the garage >)

BTW - just traded in my '79 Olds Ciera (18 yrs) on the Auroa. Bought new, ran till 108K. Traded it due to safety (no air bags!) and part of our "retirement execution plan".

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'86 Toyota Camry (Fuel Injected 4 banger-- Typically 32 MPG actual, 240K miles, runs great)-- My daily driver, our sports car.
'96 Honda Odyssey minivan: 4 Cyl, typically 22 MPG, Approx 140K. DW likes it a lot. We occassionally pull a small utility trailer with it, no trouble.


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1985 Chevy Silverado pickup: Primary vehicle. Gets horrible gas mileage, but it's long since paid for, cheap to fix when it breaks, you can abuse the hell out of it, and heck, work's only 3.5 miles away anyway, so it's not like I'm making the oil companies THAT rich whenever I drive it!

2000 Dodge Intrepid: Used to be my primary vehicle, but I let one of my roommates borrow it. He has about a 20 mile commute to work, versus my 3.5, so I figure I'd let him take advantage of the better fuel economy. It has about 130,000 miles on it, so it's not like it's worth all that much anyway.

1979 Chrysler New Yorker 5th Avenue: backup car. I bought it about 5 years ago, because for some reason, I've always found the big 1979-81 Mopars to be pretty cars. Most people probably don't agree with me, though. I try not to drive it in the winter though, because, well, they weren't so hot with rustproofing their cars back then. Especially Chrysler, which was in the throes of bankruptcy at the time. It has very little rust on it, and I'd kinda like to keep it that way.

1976 Pontiac LeMans: Toy. Ever since I was a little kid and my Dad took me to see Smokey and the Bandit, I thought these were cool. Most normal people probably lusted after the Trans Am, but I thought Sheriff Justice's car was cool! Okay, well his was a 1977, but the '76-77 are very close in style.

1967 Pontiac Catalina convertible: Another toy. Always liked the style of these too, ever since I was a little kid. Found this one for sale at a used car lot back in 1994, fell in love, and it followed me home.

1957 DeSoto Firedome: Yet another toy. When I was a kid, my Granddad had a '53 DeSoto that he bought from his brother-in-law, with the intent of fixing up as a second car. Granddad was a shadetree mechanic, but as the 70's wore on, emissions controls and computerized stuff ensured that his breed would have a difficult time surviving. I think his intent was to use it as a secondary car, so he and Grandmom could use it for some of their driving. That would help prolong the lives of the cars they currently had, and help them hold off on getting a new car. Anyway, because of that, I knew what a DeSoto was, where I'd imagine most people my age wouldn't, unless they're really into cars. I think I first saw a picture of a 1957 DeSoto when I was about 15, in the 80's, and I fell in love. Finally found one in 1990, and bought it.

1968 Dodge Dart: was my daily transportation once upon a time, but it's mainly a home for the wasps and rodents now. 338,000 miles, and quit running about 5 years ago. All it needed was a fuel pump, but I didn't have the money, time, or patience to mess with it at the time. I have the money now, but not the ambition. And since it's sat, other things have gone south on it, like the driver's door sticking shut, brake pedal falling to the floor, etc. I'll get rid of it, eventually, but just been too lazy.
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'03 Subaru Forester - 90,000 miles (me)
'01 Subaru Legacy - 105,000 miles (hubby)
'93 Nissan Pickup - over 150,000 miles

All paid for.
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'05 Ford F350 Diesel 4x4 - long bed. 28,000 mi.

Truck is driven about 20 miles/week to the gym/grocery store and back. Mainly used to pull our 34 ft. Fifth-Wheel trailer to our paradise of choice.

Plan to drive until motor vehicles are replaced by personal flying vehicles.

'03 VW Passat - 49,000 mi.

Daily driver. DW drives primarily to girl scouts, soccer games, grocery store, etc.
Will drive until it dies. I'll go back to a Toyota or Honda next. I think the maintenance and repair costs are extensive. DW liked the german engineering/handling.
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I had a 67 convertible.........
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'03 Subaru Forester - 90,000 miles (me)
'01 Subaru Legacy - 105,000 miles (hubby)
'93 Nissan Pickup - over 150,000 miles

All paid for.
Yelnad, you guys sure drive a lot. Live far from work?

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Mclesters, FD, take a look at Hemmings.com and go to the Hemmings Muscle Machines.

My car was on the cover of the September 2004 issue. Also the 8 page article they wrote was called Swan Song. 73 was the last year for the SS chevelle and the year they changed the body style.

I wish I knew how to post it here but I'm a little slow with computers.
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Hemmings Article:

http://www.hemmings.com/mus/stories/..._feature9.html
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1997 Toyota RAV4, about 70K miles, bought new in late 1996. Still runs pretty good, will keep it. This car was my self-indulgence -- I had just got my first NIH grant, and was up for promotion to Assoc Prof, and was feeling pretty good. And my 10 year old Corolla was starting to need work.

Used to have a 1999 VW Jetta, but when we moved to a place where I can walk to work (what a luxury!), sold it to a medical resident, since we now only needed 1.05 cars.
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OMG, I'm in love!

Thanks--and I'm going to have go pick up a copy of the magazine to ogle that awesome 1970 4-4-2 that is featured in the most recent issue. I think that might just be my dream car! The only cool car I've had was a 1970 Caddy convertible--we turned 30 together, then I sold it, as we had to get the boat outfitted for cruising. I can have only one time/money sink in my life at a time!

Mmmmmmmmm...your car is SWEET! What a bunch of work! WOW!

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2003 2500 HD Chevrolet with 8.1 liter engine and 5 speed allison trans. Towes 26" TT in summer and is daily driver in winter to get over the 4600' pass to work each day.
44K miles.
2002 Pontiac Grand Prix Daily driver rest of the year. 88K miles.
1990 Buick Reatta DW's summer car 215 K miles.
1967 Jeepster Commando fire trail rig 118K miles.

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