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What cars have you owned?

I think one's Car History can be interesting and revealing. Especially the first car.

List YOUR cars - don't give a 'family car' history...

And before you scream "ElderG4Y", the years listed are the cars', not mine!

1968 Ford Mustang - boy, did I have a lot of sex in that car!

1966 Rambler Station Wagon - not so much 1986 Nissan Maxima 1994 Dodge Shadow 2002 Hyundai Elantra 2006 Hyundai Elantra

by Anonymousreply 8907/29/2014

1997 Acura EL 2001 Acura TL 2005 MINI Cooper S 2008 Mercedes C300 2011 Mercedes C300 4Matic

by Anonymousreply 105/17/2013

1963 Valiant convertible.

1971 Fiat 128SL.

1971 Hornet Sportabout.

Then rentals for the last 30 years.

by Anonymousreply 205/17/2013

I'm 50 and I've had 50+ new cars since I was 16.

by Anonymousreply 305/17/2013

'68 Datsun 510

'76 Toyota Corona

'84 Subaru Hatchback

'89 Mazda 626

'97 Honda CRV

'09 Hyundai Sonata

Yeah, boring. I also keep cars for a long time. The CRV had over 225,000 miles on it.

by Anonymousreply 405/17/2013

'70 Plymouth Duster '73 Ford Pinto '70 VW Beetle

by Anonymousreply 505/18/2013

1982 Chevy Cavalier Hatchback

1993 Mitsubishi Eclipse

2002 Nissan Pathfinder

2010 Lexus R450

by Anonymousreply 605/18/2013

49 Plymouth coupe

59 Vauxhaul

54 chevy

68 Austin Healy Sprite

67 Austin Healy 3000

68 volkswagon

55 chevy

71 Opel GT

1973 Pontiac firebird

1974 Pontiac Gran Prix

1975 Fiat X19

1975 Alfa Romeo spyder

1976 Alfa Romeo Spyder

1978 Alfa Romeo GT

1968 Porsche 911L

Lotus Elan

1983 Honda Civic wagon

1976 Volvo 264

1977 Volvo 244

1985 Volvo 740

1995 Volvo 940

Toyota Rav 4

1995 Chrysler New Yorker

1998 Lexus 350

unkown age Deux Cheveaux, aka Citroen 2CV

That's most of them

by Anonymousreply 705/18/2013

1990 Honda CRX

1994 Honda Civic

1996 Honda Accord

2000 Suburban

2004 Honda Accord

2009 Beetle convertible

2011 Chrysler 300

by Anonymousreply 805/18/2013

1996 Chevy Corsica

1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse

2005 Chevy Malibu

by Anonymousreply 905/18/2013

I've only had three cars - the 1999 Honda Accord I drove in HS, the 2005 Toyota 4-Runner my parents gave me when I left for college, and the 2012 Mercedes E350 Coupe I drive now.

by Anonymousreply 1005/18/2013

I'm 56, and I've only had four cars in my life. I tend to just keep them until they're not drivable. They are: 1972 Audi Fox, 1985 Saab 900, 1993 Saab 900, 2001 Jeep Wrangler. My current car -- the Jeep -- is 12 years old, but doesn't even have 80M miles on it. I work at home -- I'm an artist -- so don't drive much. Hey, check out my web site!!!

by Anonymousreply 1105/18/2013

Datsun 410 Bluebird

Opel GT

Dodge Colt

Gremlin 302 V8 (dangerous! donuts at will!)

Jeep CJ-5 4x4 302 V8

Suburu BRAT 4x4

Suzuki Samuri 4x4

Dodge Neon

Chevy C-1500

by Anonymousreply 1205/18/2013

1985 Toyota Corolla

1995 Honda Accord

2000 Toyata Avalon

2012 Mercedes GLK

by Anonymousreply 1305/18/2013

Audi 5000 VW Cabriolet Ford Probe VW Cabrio Audi 90 99 Honda CRV 2002 Honda CRV 2006 Nissan Murano 2009 BMW 135i Convertible and my second car is a Audi A8 right now

by Anonymousreply 1405/18/2013

1984 Chevy Cavalier hatchback

1987 Ford Mustang GT

1996 Mazda Miata

2000 Mazda Miata

2004 Mazda 3

2005 Mazda 3

2012 Prius C

by Anonymousreply 1505/18/2013

1972 Chevy Impala (which I had it now)

1971 Dodge Charger SE (still dream about her)

1975 Dodge Colt (piece of shit wasn't the word)

1984 Subaru GL (a tank - loved this car)

1991 Honda CRX (my first new - loved it)

2004 Volkswagon Jetta (nothing but trouble)

2008 Honda Accord (made in America, never again - falling apart)

2010 Honda Civic Hybrid (most uncomfortable car ever)

by Anonymousreply 1605/18/2013

[quote]I'm 50 and I've had 50+ new cars since I was 16.


Given that the average new car drops 15% or more when it leaves the lot, using an average of $20,000 per car and a 3% interest rate, your retirement savings are about $173,000 lighter than they could be.

Increase that to $30,000 and a 20% drop and a 4% interest rate, and you're down $420,000.

Love that new car smell though, I guess.

by Anonymousreply 1705/18/2013

I' 57 and my first car was a 2005 Lexus RX330. I still have it, @83,000 miles. I learned to drive late in life after living in Manhattan for 25+ years.

by Anonymousreply 1805/18/2013

1976 Chevy Caprice

1982 Dodge Callenger

1987 Chrysler Lebaron Convertible

1997 Saturn

1999 Mercury Cougar

2008 Infinity R45 SUV

by Anonymousreply 1905/18/2013

1978 Datsun B210. My first car and it was 9 years old when I got it. My parents bought it for me in high school.

1991 Toyota Corolla.. My folks didn't have a lot of money, but they bought me a new car to take off for college in. Wasn't an exciting car, but it was fine and reliable. Gave it back to my mom when I had my first job and could afford to buy my own car:

1996 Toyota Rav 4. Loved this car! Drove it for a long time.

2004 Volkswagen Passat. Loved the look of this car but when it did have problems, they were pricey to fix.

2010 Subaru Outback. Love it!

by Anonymousreply 2005/18/2013

1914 Ford Model T

1974 Mercury Cougar

1980 Mercury Capri

1986 Mazda 626

1993 Jeep Cherokee

2003 Saab 9-5

by Anonymousreply 2105/18/2013

1979 Ford Pinto

1986 Honda Prelude

2000 BMW 328i

2013 Infiniti G37

I drive them until they drop...

by Anonymousreply 2205/18/2013

1974 Mercury Montego (MX Brougham!) 1980 Ford Mustang 1986 Ford Bronco II 1994 Ford Ranger 2004 Toyota Tundra 2006 Lincoln MarkLT

by Anonymousreply 2305/18/2013

A 2004 anniversary edition Mustang and a 2002 Jeep Wrangler. I still have both of them. My parents got me the Mustang when I graduated from high school and they gave me the Jeep for Christmas a few years ago because the Mustang is crap in the snow and ice.

by Anonymousreply 2405/18/2013

The Beetle was my high school and college car, bought used. The others were purchased new. I try to keep cars for 10 years, but the Corolla barely lasted 7 years. Love my Sorento!

1972 VW Super Beetle

1987 Toyota Corolla SR5

1994 Honda Passport 4WD

2005 Kia Sorento

by Anonymousreply 2505/18/2013

1966 Chevrolet Impala

1977 Chevrolet Impala, piece of crap, spent more in repairs than the car cost. The last American car I would ever buy, didn't make it to 90,000 miles

1977 Honda Accord

1990 Honda Civic Hatchback, made it to 250,000 miles

1996 Honda Civic, best car I have ever owned, made it to 250,000 miles

2003 Honda Civic, 130,000 miles so far. It is the last car I will own, absent an accident

by Anonymousreply 2605/18/2013

In order 1979 Audi 5000 1979 BMW 733i 1973 BMW 3.0CSI 1986 BMW 535i 1995 Ford F150 1991 BMW M5 My personal favorite, and still have. 1992 BMW 535i 2002 GMC Sonoma

by Anonymousreply 2705/18/2013

Nothing too interesting except two Fiat Spiders. I used to drive one of them to the beach nearly every day.

by Anonymousreply 2805/18/2013

Chevy Biscayne Chevy Vega Chevy Malibu Chevy Chevette Chevy Cavalier Plymouth Sundance Hyundai Scoupe Toyota Camry Oldsmobile Alero Honda Accord Satura Aura

by Anonymousreply 2905/18/2013

1972 gray one

1981 red one

2000 black one

by Anonymousreply 3005/18/2013

1982 Honda Civic Wagon

1990 Honda Accord

1995 Infinity G20

1997 Mitsubishi Mighty Max- damn, I loved that truck

2007 Prius (love that I can shove my longboards in it)

by Anonymousreply 3105/18/2013

I call bullshit on R3. NO ONE gets multiple cars a year, EVERY year, not even the ridiculously rich.

by Anonymousreply 3205/18/2013

r3 might own a used car lot.

by Anonymousreply 3305/18/2013

Cars I've had since the age of 16 (I'm now 41), in order:

1988 Ford Mustang LX (the 88-hp version, which resulted in me getting endless shit in HS about driving a "fag car")

1987 Honda Prelude

1993 Ford Explorer Sport

1996 Acura Integra GSR

1999 Saab 9-3 Convertible

2001 Audi TT Roadster

(lost job in dot-com meltdown)

1992 Lexus SC400

(got new job)

2002 BMW 330i sedan

2007 BMW 335i sedan

2008 BMW 135i convertible

(lost job)

2003 BMW 330Ci coupe

by Anonymousreply 3405/18/2013

1966 Corvair 1962 Tempest 1967 Malibu 1974 Nova 1971 Satellite Sebring 1976 Mercury Monarch 1980 Datsun B210 1984 Plymouth Lazer 1995 Dodge Avenger 2002 Ford Ranger 2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac

by Anonymousreply 3505/18/2013

1967 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham Sixty Special Sedan.

by Anonymousreply 3605/18/2013

1999 BMW 3281

2012 Infiniti G37X

R22? Call me.

by Anonymousreply 3705/18/2013

'72 VW bus

followed by three standard pick up trucks from the '80's, all Japanese make

by Anonymousreply 3805/18/2013

Oh brother, Joanie!

by Anonymousreply 3905/18/2013


1979 Chevrolet, Chevette 4 speed! What a ride! College days.

1988 Nissan Sentra, piece of shit, handled horribly, totaled.

1987 Mercury Lynx, (gussied up escort) 5 speed, purchased w/ low miles, ran 200,000 miles. Great vehicle.

1994 Ford Explorer XLT, big rear door, great to haul cargo. Awful steering and handling, like driving a marshmallow.

2004 Infiniti FX awd, a bit too hippy for me, a sweet drive though. Powerful.

*2005 BMW X3 3.0, Almost perfect to drive.

*2008 Toyota Camry Hybrid, totally tricked out. The cd player is a joke to load, not bad, boring to drive, but easy, like a go-cart.

*2011 Infiniti M37, big, broad, and powerful. Fantastic electronics, navigation.

*2013 BMW 335i, Convertible, okay, it's not quite as fun a the 2003 version. Hardtop convertible is nice. The navigation is awkward.


1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee, nice enough, wouldn't do again.

2000 Lexus RX 300, great vehicle, ride, handling...

2002 Jaguar S type, piece of shit, ford decimated a brand. Dumped lease early.

2003 BMW 335i convertible, totally fun to drive,

2003 Lexus RX 350, navigation was easy to use, great, but not as nice as the 2000, a little too soft.

2005 Acura RL awd, one of the nicest sedans ever. Easy nav use.

2006 Acura MDX awd, nice, a bit wide. Good nav.

*2012 Acura RDX awd, nice size, nice handling, easy to drive. Nav still great.

(multiple homes, and a car whore.)

by Anonymousreply 4005/18/2013

[quote]multiple homes

Oh, well, then...

by Anonymousreply 4105/18/2013

It must be nice to have rich parents like R10.

by Anonymousreply 4205/18/2013

1966 Mustang

by Anonymousreply 4305/18/2013

1988 VW Fox - best car I ever owned. It was a free car, to begin with, when I was dirt poor - abandoned by a college kid, and the mother just wanted it gone. It had a book value of $1500, just for the engine and in the thirteen years I drove the little bugger, I didn't even put that much into it. All it needed was tires, when it came into my hands. The odometer stopped at 385,000-some, and stayed stopped for ten years, so I really don't know how many miles were on it when I finally sold it - it had become almost impossible to find parts, for it - - to a guy who was dropping a new engine in it to race it. I get teary-eyed, just thinking about it. Mein Dieter.

by Anonymousreply 4405/18/2013

2003 Saab 9-3 (the first year GM owned them...and tons of problems)

2007 Mustang convertible (not as fast as I thought even with the V6)

2012 Kia Optima (has features that cars twice its price don't have...and quick with the turbo but a gas guzzler if you can belive it)

by Anonymousreply 4505/18/2013

1969 Camaro my Dad bought for me in 1978.

1996 - Pontiac Fiero

1993 - Honda Civic

2003 - Honda CRV

2007 - Cadillac CTS Sold it, it was my Mom's :^(

I am now looking for a used 200x Sportsmobile I just missed one last week.

by Anonymousreply 4605/18/2013

1976 Buick skyhawk (used) POS 1979 ford mustang (new) POS 1983 Nissan pickup (new) 200k + miles 1993 Nissan Altima (new) 200k + miles 1997 Audi A4 (used) totaled 2002 Audi A4 (new) faulty which lead to 2002Audi A4 (new) 200k + miles 2012 VW Passat (new) wanted new as I generally drive til they become too unreliable and didn't want to spend over $30k. Now I wish I picked up another A4.

by Anonymousreply 4705/18/2013

Oops, that was a 1986 Pontaic Fiero.

by Anonymousreply 4805/18/2013

I'm 60 and have always loved cars. First car was a hand-me-down 1961 VW bug.

1974 VW 411 (bad) 1969 Jag XK-E (worse) 1972 MGB (worst) 1977 VW convertible (great) 1977 Seville (fabulous) 1983 Honda Accord (workhorse) 1987 Volvo 740 (zombie. cannot be killed) 1997 BMW 528 (best driver) 2011 Subaru Legacy (A $20K Mercedes)

by Anonymousreply 4905/18/2013

1983 Subaru gl 1986 Toyota supra 1989 Nissan 300Z 1991 s class 1994 s class 1997 s class 2000 s class 2003 s class 2006 s class 2009 s class 2012 s class

Yes it is that good.

by Anonymousreply 5005/18/2013

Those S-Class M-Bs must be shit if you have to keep buying one after another one.

Hope they're under warranty.

by Anonymousreply 5105/18/2013

considering that r50 's s class cars are at 3 year intervals, I suspect he leases.

by Anonymousreply 5205/18/2013

(R50) yes they have all been leased. Only way to buy them.

by Anonymousreply 5305/18/2013

[quote] 2003 Lexus RX 350, navigation was easy to use, great, but not as nice as the 2000, a little too soft.

Lexus didn't put out the RX 350 until 2006.

by Anonymousreply 5405/18/2013


by Anonymousreply 5505/18/2013

2003 Renault Megane II 2009 Renault Megane III

by Anonymousreply 5605/18/2013

R17, I'm rich. Deal with it.

by Anonymousreply 5705/18/2013

330, r54. I skipped on the 350.

by Anonymousreply 5805/18/2013

1985 Toyota Corolla -- given to me by my mother when I graduated from high school (she bought a new Corolla). Totaled in 1991.

1987 Toyota Tercel -- after I totaled the Corolla, my sister was trying to sell her Tercel so I bought it from her for $2000. Sis had 4 kids and so it was pretty much shit by then. After a few years, I saved enough to get a new vehicle.

1994 Ford Ranger -- bought it used in 1995, it had 18k miles on it; drove it for the next 15 years, by which time it had over 300k miles on it; by 2010, I was ready for a new vehicle -- it broke down twice that summer on the side of highway and I was tired of the stick shift (never, never again), so....

2010 Ford Focus -- first car I bought new and I love it, drives beautiful, great gas mileage, a dream.

by Anonymousreply 5905/18/2013

1972 Buick station wagon

1966 Mustang

1984 Nissan light pickup truck

1988 Ford Bronco II

1995 Volvo 850 turbo

2001 Ford Explorer

1991 Mercedes 560SEL

2004 VW Phaeton W-12

2011 Think City electric

by Anonymousreply 6005/19/2013

My first new car was a Model-T

by Anonymousreply 6105/19/2013

I'm nearing 60 and I've only bought two cars.

I just never wanted to put that much money into rolling stock that depreciates so badly.

I handled the depreciation factor by driving my cars till the remaining value was next to nil. The one I drive now is 13YO.

I had much rather have a better investment portfolio than a shiny new ride every few years. My self-worth is not tied up in chrome, leather, speedometers, and gasoline.

by Anonymousreply 6205/19/2013

1975 Pontiac Astre

1979 Buick Century

1981 Oldsmobile Omega

1986 Cavalier

1990 Geo Storm

1995 Honda del Sol

2000 Toyota Solara

2006 Impala SS

2010 Mini Cooper Convertible

by Anonymousreply 6305/19/2013

I've had:

a Little Deuce Coupe

a Little Red Corvette

a Merry Oldsmobile

a Pink Cadillac

a 409

a Chevy (on the Levee)

a G.T.O.

a Mercedes-Benz

a Hot Rod Lincoln

a Mustang

a Hooptie and

a Rocket 88

by Anonymousreply 6405/19/2013

First car was '66 289 Mustang. Currently I am 3/4 through with the complete restoration of a 1959 Cadillac limousine. If you watch the car auctions or Velocity or Speed channels, you may see this car late fall.

by Anonymousreply 6505/19/2013

R60, how was the VW Phaeton? I heard it was one of the most reliable cars out there. Always found them interesting. A VW luxury car.

by Anonymousreply 6605/19/2013

1974 Toyota corolla 1978 Pontiac Grand LeMans 1982 Pontiac J2000 1983 VW Scirocco 1986 Suzsuki samurai 1990 Honda Accord 1996 Audi A4 2001 Mercedes Benz C320 2005 Mercedes Benz E320 CDI 2011 Mercedes Benz E350 Bluetec

by Anonymousreply 6705/19/2013

What car do I WANT to own. A 2014 Rolls Royce Wraith Coupe.

by Anonymousreply 6805/19/2013

I want the new 2014 dodge Durango with "racetrack" Brad K approved tail lights. Sharp rig.

by Anonymousreply 6910/08/2013

1976 Ford Granada; 1991 Chevy Corsica. A 1994 Dakota truck.

The last have been old Volvos: a 240 sedan; a 240 wagon; a 740 sedan; a 740 wagon; a 940 sedan; a 760 sedan (present). It's kind of a fetish.

by Anonymousreply 7010/08/2013

Volkswagen Sirocco, one of the cool later black Wolfsburg editions.

86 Saab 900

88 Saab 900 Turbo Convertible

97 Nissan Maxima (leased new)

98 Nissan Altima (HATED IT)

98 Nissan Maxima (bought after 97 lease ran out - LEASES SUCK)

03 Infiniti G35

I have like all except the Altima, but the Saab Convertible was my favorite.

by Anonymousreply 7110/08/2013

R70 Gay men don't have fetishes about vulvas.

by Anonymousreply 7210/08/2013

Just an old Merc hand-me-down. Maybe looking at something electric next.

by Anonymousreply 7310/08/2013

1982 Ford EXP, 1991 Pontiac Grand Am, 1993 Ford Escort, 2002 Jeep Liberty. Couldn't care less about cars.

by Anonymousreply 7410/08/2013

1975 Chevy Malibu 1977 Olds Cutlass Classic 1984 Olds Cutlass Ciera 1989 Pontiac Grand Am (first new car) 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix GT

by Anonymousreply 7510/08/2013

1995 Geo Tracker

1996 Chevy S10

1997 Ford Explorer Sport

1998 VW New Beetle

2001 Ford Escape

2003 Acura MDX

2005 Infiniti FX35

2008 VW New Beetle

by Anonymousreply 7610/09/2013

1967 Dodge Dart-- got it when I was in high school.

1970? AMC?? Javelin

1975- Ford Mustang

1980 VW Rabbit -awful car.

1986 Ford Tempo

1990- Acura Integra 5 speed

2001- 2000 Buick Regal

2013- present: 2012 Hyundai Sonata - love this car!

by Anonymousreply 7710/09/2013

I will soon become the proud new owner of the fabulous 2014 Mercedes s class. Can't wait.

by Anonymousreply 7810/09/2013

1974 Toyota Carolla 1978 Pontiac Grand Lemans coupe 1982 Pontiac J2000 1983 Vw Wolfburg Scirocco 1987 Suziki Samurai 1990 Honda Accrord Coupe 1996 Audi A-4 2001 Mercedes Benz C320 2005 Mercedes Benz E320 CDI 2011 Mercedes Benz E350 Bluetec And for fun (weekend cars): 2006 Mini Cooper S Convertible 2014 Mini Cooper S Roadster Convertible

by Anonymousreply 7910/12/2013

1988 Toyota Corolla

1993 Ford Probe

1993 Mazda Miata

2000 Saturn S

2007 VW Rabbit

2013 VW Jetta

by Anonymousreply 8010/12/2013

r80 - how do you like the new Jetta? I love the look of them, but hate to part with my '99 MK3 Jetta.

by Anonymousreply 8110/12/2013

R39, That's scary how much Faye Dunaway looked like Crawford in "Mommie Dearest"

by Anonymousreply 8207/29/2014

Since I got my license in 1979:

1973 Dodge Charger

1980 Toyota Supra

1980 Toyota Celica

1976 Chrysler Newport

1976 Ford Maverick

1982 Ford Escort EXP (Gold0

1982 Ford Escort EXP (White)

1996 Saturn SL1

1990 Volvo DX

1993 Mazda Miata

2003 Mazda B3000

2011 Honda Civic

by Anonymousreply 8307/29/2014

1977 Red Mustang

1984, 1994, 2004, 2014 Mazdas

by Anonymousreply 8407/29/2014

1925 Isotta-Franchini

by Anonymousreply 8507/29/2014

'61 VW bug (used) first car

'69 Jaguar XK-E

'72 MGB

'77 Caddy Seville

'77 VW Convert.

'84 Honda Accord

'87 Volvo GL

'97 BMW 528

2011 Subaru Legacy (hope to keep forever)

by Anonymousreply 8607/29/2014

Oops, didn't realize I'd listed 'em before.

by Anonymousreply 8707/29/2014

23BC, Fred Flintstone's bear skinned open family sedan.

by Anonymousreply 8807/29/2014

1991 Nissan Sentra

1997 Dodge Neon

2012 Nissan Sentra

Totalled my first car in an accident; still have and drive the Neon. I'm 44, female, all my cars were bought brand-spankin' new.

by Anonymousreply 8907/29/2014
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