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Cars you have owned....

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Togman, Nov 25, 2020.

  1. Gardo

    Gardo Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    Ok let's give it a try
    by vehicle year
    47 Ford pickup
    47 Chevy sedan
    48 Chevy coupe
    59 Nash Metropolitan
    61 VW beetle
    62 Ford Galaxy
    63 Ford Country Squire
    63 Plymouth Belvedere
    63 VW beetle
    66 Oldsmobile Cutlass
    67 Ford Fairlane
    67 Plymouth Sport Fury
    68 Chevy Camaro x2
    71 Ford pickup
    71 Toyota Corona
    72 VW square back wagon
    72 Ford Pinto
    72 Ford Maverick
    73 Chevy Nova
    75 Chevy Monza
    78 Chevy Malibu
    79 Pontiac Grand Prix
    81 Honda Prelude
    84 Ford Ranger
    85 Ford Ranger
    89 Ford Tempo GLS
    91 Ford Explorer
    97 Ford pickup
    99 Ford Windstar
    08 Chevy HHR
    probably a few more that I forgot about
     
  2. 61fury

    61fury Friend of Leo's

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    How was that Infiniti? I always find them very subtle and striking.
     
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  3. BadTranslate

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    1988 Chevrolet Celebrity station wagon
    Early 90s Ford Thunderbird sedan
    2002 Mazda 626 Sedan

    All those cars had tons of problems and always were in the shop + they were gas hogs. I estimate they were costing about $600-$1000 a year having to be fixed yearly. My last car, Mazda 626, had engine problems and I took it to a shop a friend recommended. They said it would be $1000 to fix. AC never worked. Drove it on a two week two before in 100+ degree heat w/ my relatives. We live in the Northwest. I never need air conditioning here. Anyway, they were not happy driving through the desert!! Headlights went out after I took it into the shop. That was the final straw. I was driving home at night for two weeks in December w/ no headlights. Luckily still had taillights. Didn't know what to do. Someone said I was spending too much on my cars every year and that I should buy a newer car / reliable brand that isn't gonna need to be in the shop all the time. Went to a local place in pouring rain and bought a Corolla on a friend's recommendation. Really had no choice because my headlights were our and I didn't want to put $1000 fixing up a almost 20 year old car. Been a great car. I enjoy using my cruise control on my way to work and listing to a few local radio stations: KEXP (jazz), KBOO (independent), XRAY (independent), KQAC (classical) and NPR.

    Currently driving a newer Toyota Corolla.

    It's made in Canada at the Toyota plant there. Silver in color. I hated the thought of buying a "boring" color car but it's what the dealer lot had when I bought it. It's actually really amazing for parking at night under street lights.. The silver reflects and is easily noticeable. I can easily spot my car in a large parking lot in the dark between 40-50 others!

    I always hated the station wagon AKA the boat! It was good for hauling stuff but bad as a "teenage" car when it seemed like everyone else had nice small Honda. I kind of do miss having a "beater" though and a car to put punk rock stickers on. That was my first car and I learned to wash/vacuum it and keep it clean. My parents never did that stuff. You can have a crap / junk car but keeping it clean and vacumming it gives it worth and doesn't make you look so bad. I know some people don't care about their cars but I like a clean interior and regular washing if it's dirty.

     
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  4. BadTranslate

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    Did anyone else grow up with cars that were missing hubcaps or had no hubcaps?

    Luckily my car now has all its hubcaps :) Even if they are plastic!
     
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  5. Unionjack515

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    Me too and so many others did as well—they all came out of the woodwork and would comment at the gas station or parking lot! It was a great looking car, and it was WAY ahead of its time tech-wise. One of the first cars ever to feature adaptive cruise control, for example. BUT. It was a rear-wheel drive sedan that had a 4.5L V8. It was awesome three seasons out of the year and positively dreadful in the fourth. I had to go full-on 2WD pickup truck mode on it and put sand bags in the trunk. Just not the right choice as an only car when dealing with Illinois winters.
     
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  6. boris bubbanov

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    I don't think this one is the one I owned, but it was sold to a woman in Southern California, so it is possible.

    Not especially quiet, but very fast in a time when fast cars were few in number. Great gas mileage. And that wonderful turbo whine. Incredibly sure footed.
     
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  7. HoodieMcFoodie

    HoodieMcFoodie Telefied Ad Free Member

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    None of these are mine, but I have owned in this order.

    1967 Holden HR Special Sedan
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    1975 Holden HJ Panel Van
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    1974 Mazda 929
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    1983 Mitsubishi Sigma Station Wagon
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    1989 Ford Falcon XF Utility
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    2001 Daewoo Leganza
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    2003 Hyundai Elantra
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    2012 Subaru Liberty
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    These last 2 cars we still own. The Elantra keeps going despite being left out in the elements every day since 2003.
     
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  8. 5595bassman

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    I bought my first car in 1973. Here they are in order of acquisition.

    Chevrolet Biscayne 1966 (used)
    Chevrolet Biscayne 1967 (used) Been repainted Burnt Orange
    Ford Torino 1975 (used) Been repainted Light Metallic Blue
    Chevrolet Chevette 1981 (new)
    Mercury Lynx 1985 (used)
    Ford Escort 1991 (new)
    Ford Escort 1999 (used)
    Chevrolet HHR 2010 (new) Still driving it.

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