Car, Car and more Car.. How many is Enuff? How many in your life time?

I’ve never been big on cars. I’m on my 8th car, but if I take out the ex-wife/kids car, then only my 5th.

The last two cars I bought new, one in 2000, which I replaced in 2017 with a Subaru Forester. Still driving that car, 7 years later and not quite 80k miles.

I’ll probably drive it for many more years, unless I decide to BTD.
Did you win the raffle?
Nah, I found out through a friend, who's big-time into Studebakers. He said that from what he read, the winners will be notified by mail, but that the Hawk stays in Pennsylvania, so that rules me out. And him, as he's in Ohio. There was also a $2,000 second prize that someone in Arizona won. I do have two friends who live in Pennsylvania, who also bought raffle tickets at the same time I did, so I guess there's always a chance it was one of them.
Heh, heh, this is me being surprised. :cool:
Well, 1970 Bug (the real one, not that 90s thing), 1981 VW Rabbit (terrible car), 1990 Suzuki Swift (excellent, but killed when hit from behind by F250), 2001 Kio Rio (lasted 185K miles, and I still sold it to a friend), 2013 Honda Fit (last of my full-time work, and now retirement, so only 80K miles, and my only automatic). This baby gotta take me to The End.
First car
- '57 Chevy B210 two door wagon -- my dad bought it new in '57. We sold it in '76 for about what he paid for it. Wish I still had it.

-'70 Impalla
-'67 Mustang (6 cyl/3 speed)
- '72? VW 411

Company Cars
- '78 Monte Carlo
- Multiple other GM Products

Family years
- '86? Volvo 740 Wagon
- Two different Audi GT's
- Audi 4000 Quatro
- Dodge Durango
- Ford Explorer
- Jeep Commander
- 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee
- Two Jeep Wrangler Sahara's - one for each daughter -- both totaled
- 1995 BMW 325iC
- 1998 BMW 740iL
- 2002 BMW 540i MSport - six speed - miss that car!
- 2003 BMW X5 4.4

- 1994 BMW R1100RSL
- 1998 BMW R1100GS
- 2002 BMW F650GS

- 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee
- 2008 Land Rover LR3
- 2005 BMW R1200GS

- Some sort of sports car to replace the bike.

Everything was bought used and driven to well over 175K miles except the bikes.
1970 Ford Maverick from 1984-85
1981 VW Jetta 1985-1990
1990 Honda Civic 1990-2000
1998 Ford Ranger (2000-2007ish sold because gas got up to $2.50
2003 Toyota Corolla 2007-2012
2007 Ford Taurus 2012-2023 (257,000 miles when I sold it).
2023 Ford Maverick to complete the circle.
I'm on my 7th car now. 2 new, 5 used

1984 Toyota Corolla(bought with my own money at age 16, 1995)
1990 Acura Integra
2001 Acura Integra
1997 Jeep Cherokee(owned for Winter use same time as 2nd Acura)
2004 Subaru Forester(new)
2012 Nissan Versa
2022 Kia Seltos(new)

I expect my next car to be a new hybrid or EV but not for at least 10 years unless I win the lottery :)
I doubt i'll end up with more than 10 in my life even though I bought my 5th at age 24.
I cannot compete in quantity with many of the folks here, but how about this:

1973 Datsun 240Z: My first car purchase, and my first new car purchase on April 14th, 1973

2023 Nissan Z: Purchased new on April 14, 2023, 50 years to the day from my 240Z purchase.

And I still have both!
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How many car have you own and bought for your family in your life time? Your next purchase? Your last car dream ?? Tired of buying cars.. I go 1st..

Volkswagen Rabbit
Volkswagen TDI
Volkswagen Golf
Dodge Aspen
Dodge Caravan
Toyota Camry
Toyota Tercel
Toyota Sienna
Honda Accord (3)
Honda Odyssey
Honda Civic
Honda CRV (2)
Nissan Sentra
TOTAL = 16. I might miss a few.. to be updated as my brain still in warm up mode.

Next Purchase: Honda Hybrid CRV
Last Car Dream: hmm.. Can't decided yet.

My Vehicle List:

1,) 1973 Plymouth Duster. 225 Slant-6

2,) 1971 Oldsmobile 98 Regency. Rocket 455 V8

3.) 1974 Plymouth Custom Suburban Station Wagon. 400 V8

4.) 1977 Chevrolet G10 Van. 292 Inline-6

5.) 1979 Pontiac Grand Prix. 301 V8

6.) 1978 Pontiac Grand Prix. 301 V8 (parts car)

7.) 1977 Oldsmobile Omega. 260 V8

8.) 1977 Chevrolet Monza. 305 V8

9.) 1980 Chevrolet Monza. (engineless - swapped everything when above car rusted out)

10.) 1975 AMC Hornet. 232 Inline-6

11.) 1967 Chevrolet C10 Pickup. 250 Inline-6

12.) 1969 Chevrolet C10 Pickup 307 V8 (parts truck)

13.) 1984 Chevrolet S10 Blazer. 2.8L V6

14.) 1979 Chevrolet Suburban 350 V8

15.) 1991 Chevrolet (Geo) Metro. 1.0L Inline-3

16.) 1987 Chevrolet K5 Blazer. 350 V8

17.) 1995 Chevrolet S10 Pickup. 2.2L Inline-4

18.) 1998 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Z34. 3.8L (3800) V6

19.) 1979 Chevrolet El Camino. 200 V6 (swapped later for 305 V8)

20.) 2003 Chevrolet Tracker. 2.5L Inline-4

21.) 1957 Chevrolet 3100 Pickup. 235 Inline-6

22.) 2003 GMC Envoy. 4,2L Inline-6

23.) 2010 GMC Canyon Pickup. 2.9L Inline-4

24.) 1992 Chevrolet Corvette. 5.7L V8

25.) 2024 Chevrolet Trax LS. 1.2L Inline-3 (jointly owned with DW)

I think we're done for a while. :cool:
How many car have you own and bought for your family in your life time? Your next purchase? Your last car dream ?? Tired of buying cars.. I go 1st..

Volkswagen Rabbit
Volkswagen TDI
Volkswagen Golf
Dodge Aspen
Dodge Caravan
Toyota Camry
Toyota Tercel
Toyota Sienna
Honda Accord (3)
Honda Odyssey
Honda Civic
Honda CRV (2)
Nissan Sentra
TOTAL = 16. I might miss a few.. to be updated as my brain still in warm up mode.

Next Purchase: Honda Hybrid CRV
Last Car Dream: hmm.. Can't decided yet.

Ok, ok, you got me, but 'age' would be appropriate qualifier.

'71 Mercury Capri
'76 Camaro
'79 Mazda RX-7
'82 Mazda RX-7
'83 Mazda RX-7
'82 Corvette
'69 Mustang
'71 Chevrolet PU
'88 BMW 325is
'98 Toyota Tacoma
'08 Volvo C30

Still own the last two, nothing but manual transmission, sans the 'vette and '71 PU. No plans for another, never EV. "I LOVE the smell of gasoline in the morning" 😉 LOVE your rides! Drive on!!
1970 Ford Maverick - what a disaster this car was
1970 Chevrolet Chevelle
197? Audi Fox - bought a used lemon and sold it to a mechanic
1982 VW Rabbit
1985 Toyota Celica - last used car purchase
1990 Acura Integra - wonderful car, kept it 13 years 220k miles
1996 Nissan Quest
2000 Toyota Sienna
2003 VW Passat
2006 Acura MDX - traded the mini van so we could tow a trailer
2011 Honda Civic - great car, my son has it now.
2018 Toyota Highlander
2022 Tesla 3 Long Range - not a fan of the autopilot/self driving (just not there yet), but drives better than any car I've ever driven (my prior favorite being a Porsche)

13 total. Partial to Toyotas and now EVs.
1966 Volvo 122S
1970 Datsun Pickup
1970 Toyota Corona
1967 Chev Pickup
1983 Chev Suburban
1988 Honda Civic
2007 Honda Accord
2013 Honda Accord
2020 Subaru Outback
Was making up my list just to see and realized that for 20 years my employer gave me a car or I was traveling so much that I was renting cars constantly

Ford mustang
Jeep CJ
Nissan 300Z
Ford explorer (do leases count?
Ford Explorer (owned)
Lexus SUV hybrid (wife got it in the divorce)
BYD S7 current car at Main home (not sold in the US if you are wondering)
Audi Q5 ‘12 (have currently at vacation home) bought used and a hell of a good deal

Provided by employers
Honda odyssey
Toyota camry
Various others short term
Honda Odyssey (I liked it!)
Olds enclave (a personal favorite)
A constant stream of rentals as much as 3x a week!

Oh and a few Motorcycles in the mix for good measure

Used to look at replacing my car every few years. Now determined to get 10-12 years minimum out of a car
Wow! Some of you have owned lots of cars. Me on the other hand not so many

1955 VW bug … first car and still have it!
1987 Toyota Pickup … good truck until we started having kids.
1995 Suburban
2000 Ford F150 … good truck until it caught on fire!!!
2004 Toyota Solara convertible. Anyone want to buy it? It’s sitting on my driveway looking for a new home.
2014 Subaru Outback
2021 Toyota Camry
The rest I got from older relatives who stopped driving...or just stopped altogether.

I plan to obtain my next vehicles inexpensively that way as well.
I suspect that our adult daughter, who doesn't drive much, won't buy a car on the open market while her parents are alive.
1965 Ford Mustang (coupe, 289-4v, 3spd) - 59 yrs (1965-Present) (Dad & Mom purchased new and I still have it - restored)
1968 Ford Mustang (coupe, 289-2v, auto) - 3 yrs (1981-1984)
1973 Chevrolet Camaro (LS, 350-2v, auto) - 1 yrs (1984-1985)
1979 Buick Skylark (3.8L-2v, 4spd) - 2 yrs (1985-1987)
1985 Ford Mustang GT (5.0L-4v, 5spd) - 1 yrs (1987-1988)
1988 Ford Mustang LX (5.0L, 5spd) - 7 yrs (1988-1995)
1985 Mercedes 190e - 3 yrs (1989-1992) - DW mostly
1989 Ford Taurus LE (3.2L, auto) - 1 yr (1991)
1990 Volvo 740 - 6 yrs (1993-1999) - DW mostly
1995 Saturn SL2 (1.9L, 5spd) - 5 yrs (1995-2000)
1999 Pontiac Montana - 4 yrs (1999-2003) - DW mostly
2000 BMW 328ci (2.8L, 5 spd) - 2 yrs (2000-2002)
2002 BMW 330i (3.0L, 5 spd) - 13 yrs (2002-2015)
2003 Chrysler Town & Country - 2 yrs (2003-2005) - DW mostly
2005 Volvo XC90 - DW mostly - 3 yrs (2005-2008) - DW mostly
2007 GMC Arcadia - 5 yrs (2008-2013) - DW mostly
2010 Honda CRV - 10 yrs (2013-2023) - DW mostly
2015 BMW 328i (2.0L, auto) - 3 yrs (2015-2018)
2015 BMW X4 (2.0L, auto) - 4 yrs (2018-2022)
2021 Honda CRV - 1 yrs (2023-present)
Not so many cars here, either. All of mine were bought new, one by my wife before we got married. I have been driving a lot of miles since the late 1990s.

1982 Toyota Tercel
1989 Toyota Corolla Wagon
1994 Geo Prizm (taken over from my wife)
2006 Ford Freestyle
2015 Subaru Legacy
2024 Mazda CX-5 (current)

Wife's or bought for daughter
1982 Chevrolet Chevette (ex-wife)
1985 Dodge Charger
1996 Volvo 850 Wagon
2004 Subaru Legacy Wagon
2003 Toyota Corolla
2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid
2021 VW Jetta (current)

Having two new cars right now is something of a planning failure on our part, though managing vehicles is rough with a long-haul commute (now retired) and a driving-intensive hobby.
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I inherited a lemon when I was 17, which I sold immediately. Since then, I've owned five cars.

Most driven was a 1990 Jeep Cherokee. I put 250K miles on it in 6 years.

Longest owned was a 2006 Subaru Forester that I bought new before it was totaled (for a second time) in 2016.
Current cars are
2024 Subaru Forester bought new
2019 Lexus GX460 bought used in 2021
2019 Lincoln Continental Reserve bought used 3 months ago. Car is basically new with 2k miles on it.
2017 Mustang Shelby GT350R bought 2022
1992 Lincoln Mark VII LSC SE
1969 Ford F100 inherited from my Dad after he passed last year
1998 Toyota Tacoma 4x4 TRD offroad. This is kept at our place in Las Vegas

Previous cars are way too many to count. Probably in the 50 to 70 range. Most of those are collector/fun cars or cars that were flipped. Longest owned driver car was a 1990 BMW 735iL. Had that from 2001 to 2013 and had 230k miles when we gave it to my brother.
Just saw this thread and had to drop in. I grew up a 'car guy' in Motown, even working Big3 for a while. Always buying new cars every few years (as finances allowed) and keeping them spotless. Constantly kept up with the industry, driving home every new car was a big event, & detailing my ride was a real hobby. But now the garage (for DW & I) has a 12 yr old Chrysler minivan and 7 yr old Hyundai sedan (both mint & ~50k miles each). After years of no car payments the new car fund now spins off enough interest to show up on the retirement income spreadsheet. But both vehicles look nice & more than meet the our needs. Reading this thread it dawned on me I now view my car like an appliance. I seem to have lost my 'excited to buy a new car' drive (pun intended). Guess I need to turn in my 'Car Guy Card' :(
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