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  1. bobsupra

    bobsupra Work In Progress DBSTalk Gold Club

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    Let me guess. One of the Spiders is a part car for the other and you can't find parts for the TR6.
     
  2. Patrick_N

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    Bob actually they all run believe it or not. :grin: I did once own a TR4 and a Spider as parts cars but I got rid of them after stripping the parts I needed.
     
  3. Phil T

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    Lets see...

    Learned to drive in a 1960 Ford Falcon.
    Also got to drive my dads 1964 Thunderbird.

    Cars I have owned:

    1970 Ford Maverick :)
    1974 AMC Hornet (Levi Edition) :D
    1975 Jeep CJ 5 :D
    1978 Dodge Omni :(
    1984 Ford Bronco II :)
    1986 Ford Taurus :)
    1992 Ford Tempo :(
    1995 Ford Aerostar 4x4 van :)
    1996 Ford Bronco 4x4 (still drive it) :)
    2000 Ford Focus ZTS (for my kids, I get to drive it occasionally) :D
    2003 Honda Odyssey :D

    I have a family member who works for Ford, so I always got new Fords on the "A" plan.

    I have now decided I will probably never buy another new Ford. The Honda has me convinced that price is not everything. Maybe get a CRV or Pilot next spring!!
     
  4. Bogy

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    I didn't list my cars earlier. In order they were purchased.

    1966 VW Bug (Bugs were a blast to drive in the snow when everyone else was driving a front engine/rear drive car.) :)
    1972 Pinto (First new car. It didn't look, sound or drive like anyone else's Pinto, and that's in a good way. ) :)
    1968 Cougar (California car, my wife's dad rebuilt the engine/tranny and brought to us in Michigan)
    1968 Fastback Mustang (After my wife rolled the Cougar I put the engine/tranny in this car. )
    1974 Gran Tourino Wagon (351 Cleveland engine and C6 tranny, towed our trailer great.)
    1989 Taurus Wagon (Second new car)
    1885 Mercury Marquis Wagon (something cheap for my wife to go to work in)
    1983 Chevette (something cheap for my daughter to drive @ 16)
    1993 Taurus (Something for me to drive after I sold the Marquis and let my wife drive the Taurus)
    1991 Taurus (another something for my daughter to drive after she popped the clutch in the Chevette and almost went over a cliff and wouldn't get back in it.)
    1997 Taurus (something for me to drive after my daughter was rear ended and the '91 was totaled and I gave her the '93)
    1998 Taurus (an almost new (program car) car for my wife to drive, present for getting her BSW.)
    1998 Taurus (Something for me to drive after my daughter hit a patch of ice on a curve and totaled out the '93 and I gave her the '97 to drive. We went from no car payments to 3 car payments in under a year. :( )
    1992 F150 (needed another vehicle when our second daughter went to college and she got one of the 98's. Also so that my wife would have a truck and stop treating our cars like trucks with hauling landscaping material home.)
    2001 Taurus (something for my wife to drive, and in honor of her MSW.
    1998 Chevy Silverado extended cab (upgraded from a 6 to a V8, much cushier, much more legroom)
    In the next month I hope to place my order for a 2006 Ford Fusion. Phil, if you still can get the deal from Ford, drive a Fusion before you decide you always want Hondas after this.
     
  5. bobsupra

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    Bogy. From all appearances (and don't take this wrong), but I would hate to have your car insurance bill. It seems like many in the family are kind of rough on their rides.
     
  6. Bogy

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    It was mostly my daughter, and one of those times it wasn't her fault. Actually, I only included the accidents where a car was totaled. :(
    My son, while still on his learner's permit, creamed the side of the F150 with the side of my Taurus while backing out of the driveway. I was sitting in the passenger seat. $1600 damage on the Taurus, $2400 on the F150. What was funny/strange was that when we moved her and got new insurance our agent found that my son and I were both down as having an accident on the same day. I guess as the adult I also got blame.

    Our oldest daughter recently moved back home while waiting to go into the Peace Corp. So we are back to paying insurance for 5 drivers, on five vehicles. One of them is in Illinois, but at least Iowa has the lowest vehicle insurance rates in the country.
     
  7. Chris Freeland

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    Kawasaki 90, first vehicle.
    69 Chevelle Malibu, 250 I6 2 speed auto, first car, not fast but got me from point A to point B.
    74 Dodge Tradesman B150 Van, Slant Six 3 speed auto. Customized hippie van, shag carpet everywhere and a bed in the back, latter while on a med cruse in the Navy my dad pulled out the shag and added nice paneling and new carpet. This van was not the most reliable vehicle in the world but I had a lot of fun owning it :) .
    75 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme, 350 V8, lot's of get up and go.
    81 Isuzu I-Mark diesel, 5-speed stick, my wife's car when we got married, very slow car but got excellent fuel economy and very reliable.
    84 Honda Accord hatchback, 5-speed stick, fun to drive, best car I ever owned.
    81 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme, ok nothing special.
    81 Pontiac Grand Prix, ok nothing special.
    94 Dodge Shadow ES, 3.0 V-6, 4-speed auto, lots of get up and go, fun car to drive and was only 1 year old when I bought it, closest I ever came to owning a new car, however the trany went bad after only 62,000 miles.
    85 Chevy Cavilear, only drove it less then a year, but hay, I only paid $50 for it.
    87 Chevy Corisica, not a bad car, got it cheap to, drove it a couple of years before it blew a head gasket.
    89 Mercury Grand Marque, car was given to me, engine and trany died after 1 year.
    88 Mercury Grand Marque, got it cheap, not the most stylish car, however it has bean dependable, I still own it, it still runs good but I never drive it, and need to get rid of it.
    94 Dodge Caravan, very dependable, had over 300,000 miles when we sold it.
    95 Plymouth Voyager, also very dependable, only 130,000 mile, we still own this one too.
    99 Chrysler Sebring Convertible, just bought it a few months ago partly as my 16 year old daughters teen car, but my wife and I drive it too, it is also are mid age crises car :) .
     
  8. Cholly

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    Indian...
    Lemme see, now: Looks like 25!
    '51 Ford Custom V8 two door, black with a 6" Unity Spot -- folks thought it was a cop car!
    '52 Ford 6 cyl. -- bought after a garage attendant messed it up, bending the frame.
    '51 Ford Custom V8 (bought while I was in the Army, my folks had encouraged me to sell the '52)
    '56 Chevy 210 DelRey
    '57 Merc Montclair -- unquestionably the worst car I ever owned (except it was FAST!)
    '58 Triumph TR3A -- lots of fun to drive, but a lousy winter car.
    '60 Ford Falcon
    '62 Corvair convertible -- bought after I got married. My wife and I both thought it was a blast.
    '63 Ford Fairlane wagon -- we now had a baby, so we traded my wife's Buick and the Corvair.
    '67 Plymouth Belvedere -- replaced the Ford
    '63 Dodge Dart -- needed a second car again.
    '70 Ford Country Squire wagon (replaced the Dart, we now had three kids)
    '72 Winnebago Brave 20 foot motorhome. Great for vacations with three kids. One trip to the Colorado Rockies and two to Florida, in addition to many campground visits in NY. Sold in late '74 because the kids were all involved in sports and it sat in the back yard.
    '74 VW Dasher -- replaced the Plymouth. fun to drive, but flawed, with many transmission problems
    Late 70's Chevette -- my vote for second worst car. Traded the Dasher for it. My daughter totalled it when she hit a patch of wet leaves while going around a downhill curve.
    '77 Chevy Impala -- Traded the Ford wagon for it. Bought used, with 7000 miles on it. Passed on to my oldest son, then he passed it to my youngest. He kept it until '92. when the floor rusted out completely.
    Plymouth 024 coupe, replacing the Chevette. I think it was a '81
    '84 Toyota Camry. A fine car. Became my wife's car, replacing the Impala
    '86 Chevy Nova -- handed the 024 down to my daughter. The 024 later got totalled by a deer on the NY Thruway.
    '88 Dodge Grand Caravan -- sold the Nova to my oldest son
    '98 Honda Civic -- my first and only leased car -- kept for 3 year lease term.
    '01 Hyundai Elantra -- a great little car -- replaced the Civic. Much more comfortable, I might add.
    '02 Hyundai Santa Fe -- my first SUV, and an excellent performer -- the Elantra became my wife's car. We sold the Camry for $400.
    '04 Honda Pilot. I traded both the Hyudais for it several months after my wife passed away. It gives me the capability of hauling 8 passengers (when visiting family) or a lot of "stuff". If the Santa Fe had been bigger, I would have kept it and just sold the Elantra. The Pilot's a really fine vehicle. It likes to go FAST, too! Not quite as comfortable as the Santa Fe for me. I find the seats a bit too firm when going on long trips.
     
  9. DonLandis

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    Fastest I ever drove was in a 72 Jag XKE V12. I traded cars for a weekend while I installed an 8track in it for a friend. When he came over Sunday to swap back, He asked me if I wanted to take it out for a "spin". We got on I 84 in Orange County NY and I got the speedometer up to 165. Scared the @#$% out of me but I sure did go from Middletown to Newburgh in record time. I've never driven over 100 mph again. 90 is about it for me.
     
  10. Steve Mehs

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    :lol: This sounds sorta familiar, the first time I hit 100 was in a company vehicle. Our '97 Dodge Ram 3500 on the I390. That will be 2 years ago the week before Thanksgiving. I didn't even realize I was going that fast. That van has power, compare it to that POS foreign Dodge Sprinter we got last year, it's a complete joke.

    I'm surprised at how often people buy new vehicles. My family has always been, drive it til it dies. My mom bought her 1980 Bronco new in '79 and ran it until she got her Explorer in '99. My uncle ran his 1970 F-150 until he replaced it in '92 with an F-350. My aunt had her Explorer 11 years before getting a new one.
     
  11. Richard King

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    I still want one, again. I am in Florida so Winter doesn't matter. :D
     
  12. Richard King

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    The same can be said for my '01. :D
     
  13. Richard King

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    I want one of those too!! :D
     
  14. leestoo

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    My first car was a 1950 Buick

    #2 - 1957 Chevrolet (great car)
    #3 - 1958 Chevrolet (not so great)

    #4 Renault Dauphin (Don't remember year)

    Then I go into MGs (I had three of them)

    #8 - Dodge Demon with a 340

    #9 Ford Fiesta (stolen in LA) (thieves must have been desperate)

    #10 1982 Honda Prelude (new) (still have it)

    #11 1991 Ford Explorer (new) (still have it)

    #12 2005 Ford Focus ZX5
     
  15. Nick

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    :lol: :thats: Now that's funny. Yet another hilarious clip for the next "America's Dumbest Crooks!" video :D
     
  16. DonLandis

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    I replaced all my cars due to body and other infrastructure maintenance costs getting too high for the value of the car. The longest time I ever had a vehicle was the Isuzu Diesel truck. 280K miles 12 years. But the body rusted out and the AC quit and steering was sloppy and on and on but the engine was good and I sold it in the Bahamas for some good money! I average 120K miles on a vehicle before replacement and I've never had an engine replacement need. I'm a 3500 mile oil change fanatic.
     
  17. DonLandis

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    8 hrs in the shop for every 16 hours on the road. Sure you want one?
     
  18. AllieVi

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    A few years ago I bought a "beater" '86 F-150 pickup truck formerly owned by a termite company. It probably had seen 200k or so. It looks bad, but runs ok and I just wanted something to make Home Depot runs for building materials. It stands out like a sore thumb in car-crazy southern CA.

    A Border Patrol station sits on the northbound lanes of Interstate 15 boundary of San Diego County and my county (Riverside). Don't ask me why the "border" is about 100 miles from Mexico - it's a sore point locally. It's not even operated all the time.

    About 10 PM I was approaching the closed check point in my truck with virtually no traffic. All of a sudden, a bright light lit up the area around me. It took a second or so for me to realize that a helicopter was overhead checking me out. After a few seconds, the light was turned off.

    I have to assume my beater looked enough like something an illegal might use that someone suspected to see a load of people lying in the bed.

    I think it was a helicopter...
     
  19. Nick

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    Well, there are aliens, then there are ALIENS! :eek:
     
  20. AllieVi

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    My list of cars is in the picture below (click to enlarge). I couldn't figure out a way to keep the columns straight using the tools available in the message board, so I made the list into a picture.
     

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