What cars have you owned?

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  1. Htown315

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    86 astro van, 91 civic, 95 civic, 00 civic si, 86 cutlass ciera, 04 sti(current), 95 spirit, 9? saturn coupe, 94 s10 blazer, 95 4runner, 05 forester(current).
     
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    OK...not bad for a girl!

    1970 Citation
    1962 Dodge Polaris (first car owned)
    1974 Camero bronze (fav)
    1972 Datsun B210
    1978 Ford F150
    1979 Chevy 1500
    1981 Nissian BOX
    1988 F250
    1975 Mercury Marquis
    1994 Buick
    1980 Chevy Blazer
    2000 Saturn
    2003 Pontiac Gran Prix
    current = 2000 Chrysler 300M gold, 2001 Chrysler 300M silver, 2000 F250 7.3 Diesel turbo, 1973 Corvette (RED)
     
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    97 Saturn SL1 - A hand-me-down from my mom. 2.0l I4, maybe 100hp, fwd, automatic. An OK car but I didn't know how to treat cars yet so I destroyed it. Overheated every now and then, transmission would take about a decade to shift into reverse, suspension was all messed up. I drove it like a race car and took it powersliding through the dirt with my friends and stuff. Ended up totaling it (just cause the airbags went off) at like 4 AM going about 5 mph in a jack in the box parking lot. Jack in the box has since fixed their parking lot because so many people wrecked in the same place, so the way I wrecked is now impossible. I've hated jack in the box parking lots ever since.
    Owned from about 110k to about 200k on the odometer (my sister was driving it, too, and my mom and dad every now and then, too).

    92 Jeep Cherokee - 4.0 l, 220hp 260 lbft I6 rwd, automatic with an unlimited slip differential! Basically amounts to a one-wheel-drive jeep in slick conditions. Found on craigslist for a great price. Loved this car, but it leaked oil like a sieve. Had tons of power so I could take my drifting to (wet) pavement now, instead of dirt! My younger sister ended up merging it gently into another car on the highway so the whole right side was borked. Sold it back to someone on craigslist for just a little less than I paid for it once it wouldn't hold oil longer than a month. Probably the most dangerous-to-drive car I've ever owned.
    Don't remember this one's odometer...

    96ish Chevy S-10 - 2.0l I4 rwd with another unlimited slip and automatic. 1.5 cab and extended bed and BOLD YELLOW PAINT made this pickup stick out like a sore thumb. Everyone I knew called it the Banana, the Bananarama, or just the 'nana. ("How are we going to get to the gun range?" "Let's just take the 'nana"). Found it on craigslist being sold from an exterminator for a great price, it was their work truck, which is why it was bright yellow. Had 220k+ miles on it but still got good mileage. Motor started failing after I put about 25-30k miles on it. Gradually one cylinder stopped firing, then another started having problems and I had to get rid of it. Sold it back to someone on craigslist for only a little less than I paid for it.
    Owned from 220k to about 260k on the odometer.

    2001 Isuzu Hombre - 2.0l I4 rwd unlimited slip and my first manual transmission! Fell immediately in love with this car because of the stick-shift, but it sure had it's fair share of problems. Found on craigslist for a great price, it used to be a farm truck and the farm was bought out so they were selling off everything. Master cylinder had already failed once in this truck before I bought it, and it failed again after I put about 15k miles on it. Fixed that and the ECM fried. Fixed that and one of the pistons came loose and was about to throw its rod. My good friend drove it sideways off the road, with me in the passenger seat, on black ice in the desert in New Mexico and whacked a sign post with it, crunching in the outer part of the truck bed pretty bad and popping some tires, but the rest of the car was OK. Put another 30k on it and decided to sell once the sound of the piston rod changed a little. Back to craigslist for only a little less than I paid for it.
    Owned from 65k to about 110k on the odometer.

    98 Ford Explorer - 4.0l V6 225 hp 240 ftlb automatic with FOUR WHEEL DRIVE! Best car I've ever owned by a longshot. Bought it from my granddad when he wanted a new car. Leather seats (could use a needle and some thread), power windows (most of which work), and a good sound system. And fairly spacious. Great for yearly road trips up to ski in Colorado. Imagine my glee when driving around on ice in a car with more than ONE powered wheel. Great for towing my boat. In snowy parking lots on the side of a mountain, it can drift like a beast. This Ford compared to all of the other Chevys I've owned make me want to never drive another Chevy in my life. Still driving it today.
    Owned from 140k to 175k and counting!

    AND MY BOAT (not a car duh, but totally counts):
    1976 Chrysler Sport Fury - Inboard/Outdrive 2.0l I4 100 hp Volvo B130. 16 ft fiberglass cathedral hull. Take it out to Lake Travis and Lake Austin every chance I get (I live in Austin, TX). Got it as a "graduation gift" from an aunt and uncle out in California. Basically it ran into some concrete barriers while it was being towed and tore a hole in the side of the fiberglass hull. I patched the fiberglass and fixed up the rest of the boat with some better equipment (new stereo, etc). Can pull skiers out of the water with three passengers in the boat no problem. Max speed about 40 mph. Can hold 6 passengers but 4 is 100x more comfortable. This boat makes my whole life better.
    No clue about how many hours it's been run in its lifetime...! Probably a lot!
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    <3 my boat and <3 my bionic.
     
  4. Mike.757

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    First car was a 1971 Chevy Vega. I bought it from the the Navy recruiter that got me to enlist in the Navy. Yep, a sucker like me doesn't come along every day. . .

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    Dodge Polaris? Hell I thought i was the only guy left that knew what that was...lol 400 big block. That bastich would light the tires in a major way. The green one I had was ugly green but in mint condition. Like 10 MPG. And 129 was top speed before handling was an issue. Comfy ride for its time too. Turns out that make and model dodge was used in many many movies for stunts and chases in the 70s due to its price and build quality. Anyway I had to through that out there to you! Lol peace!

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    1990 dodge spirit (junkyard fodder)
    1978 ford ltd station wagon (fate unknown)
    1993 saturn sc1 (junkyard)
    1978 ford f250 (junkyard) (r.i.p. old blue)
    1971 ford f100 (junkyard) (dead in water project)
    2002 ford f150 (returned to buy here pay here)
    2011 Chevrolet Impala (current)
     
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    dang i dont know if they will all fit :biggrin:
    87 ford ranger
    88 mustang gt conv
    mazda b2000
    78 chevy malibu
    pontiac ventura
    79 firebird
    volkswagon golf
    78 olds cutlass
    79 olds cutlass
    82 cadillac fleetwood
    82 buick regal
    80 malibu wagon
    83 nissan pu (rockcrawler)
    67 vw bettle
    96 mitz eclipse
    78 chevy malibu (drag car)
    98 dodge neon r/t (stupid fast )
    93 mustang lx conv (chrome yellow ) i should have kept this one
    92 chevy 4 door dually
    87 chevy 4 door dually
    87 mustang gt
    89 jeep cherokee
    08 kia sportage
    86 monte carlo ss
    90 honda civic 4 dr
    99 eddie bauer expidition
    currently driving
    97 f150 on 33 m/t mtz's
    92 nissan sentra 31mpg
    03 ford explorer

    im sure i forgot some , dang ive never listed them like that ......thats alot lol

    i wish i could have all the money back from some of those
     
  8. 94lt1

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    My first was a 71 Chevy custom10, it was lowered, had an ls6 454 dropped in it with an m22 tranny, 3500lbs pressure plate with a ceramic clutch disk,I even put power steering in it, 3:73 gears, Cragar SS wheels, camaro bucket seats, had a sun roof installed.. it was awful green. . Was gonna paint it, but I sold it for an 82 trans am and 5k$


    82 t/a, got rid of the cross fire fuel injected 305, and the th200-4r, put in a 70 chevelle 350 block in it, it was balanced at 7500, had a. 555/555 roller cam, and lifters, 1.7:1 rr's, 10.2;1 hypreutectic pistons in it, .30 over, dual 650 carter AFB's on a tunnel ram highrise from edelbrock, th-350 with a stage 2 b&m shiftkit, and a 2200 rpm converter, 10 inch.. putting the torque arm to the tail shaft was the trick, we welded a bracket and bolted it too, to the floor pan, had sub frame connectors, and adjustable suspension components out back, torque arm, lca's... sold it.

    77 camaro Lt. It got much the same treatment as the 82 Trans am did. Sold it.

    79 firebird formula, put a 400 big block in it with a 593/615 roller cam in it, roller lifters and roller rockers in it too.. sold it.

    99 ws6 ram air, bought with a blown motor.. ls1.. 6 speed car.. put an lt1 from a totaled 94 camaro in it.. over course it wasn't stock. Tore it down and made it a drag motor, 383 stroker with a 200 shot of nitrous, turned it I to an auto, had art Carr build a tranny for it, and a converter.. back halfed it.. got it together and ran it 6 times, sold it..

    99 Monte Carlo, built up the tranny and added an intercooler and a 30mm turbo, pushing 20 lbs of boost peak, altered the fuel map, changed the entire fuel system. 18 inch casino wheels, sold it.

    2007 Monte Carlo SS, hit and totaled in my drive way... stock .

    94 vette. Sold. Restoration

    2011 vette sold.. didn't like it... wanted a z06..

    94 firebird formula... 355, lots of chassis add ons, lots of stuff under it, more under way...

    2012 duramax diesel..Chevy 3/4 ton.

    Do boats count? Lol.
     
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    • First: 67 Chevy Impala-bought it from my boyfriend for $50. The day I broke up with him, the transmission went... Karma is a b----!
    • 1974 Austin Marina-that car took me around the US!
    • 1982 Isuzu p'up-diesel- also took me traveling the US
    • A couple subarus
    • A few mom mobiles-mini vans (boy was I happy not to have to drive those anymore-the only automatic transmissions I ever owned)
    • 2001 Nissan Maxima
    • 2006 Saab 9-3
     
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    I would love to get my hands on a 2 door impala... :)
     
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    Yeah, if we knew then what we know now. Back then, I think I just took the plates off and let it sit there to be towed, never claimed it! But gee, 94lt1, you definitely had your share of cool cars!
     
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    '69 Ford Mustang Mach 1 w/ 390 PI (the 428 SCJ died) from a Galaxy, C6
    '72 Chevy Nova w/ 350
    '79 Chevy Camaro Z28 w/ 350 (total "boat", but looked good)
    '96 Dodge Dakota, 318, lowered, AR rims, Thrush Flowmaster pipes
    '00 Ford Explorer
     
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