List the cars you've owned

Discussion in 'My Ride' started by TheStepChild, Nov 29, 2013.

  1. List the cars you've owned.

    1975 Monte Carlo
    1983 Honda Civic
    1984 Honda Civic
    1980 Honda Civic
    1980 Honda Civic
    1988 Subaru GL Wagon (first car I financed at 18 years old)
    Chevy vega
    early 80s malibu
    1980 Buick Regal - had a 68 chevy 350 in it
    1983 Buick Regal
    1980 Toyota Corolla
    1983 Toyota Corolla
    80's Chevy Chevette
    1968 Buick Riveria
    1980 Subaru
    1978 Subaru wagon
    1989 Honda Civic
    1993 Toyota p/u truck
    1993 Nissan Sentra
    1988 Ford Van
    1979 Dodge Truck
    1978 Dodge camper van extended with raised roof
    1985 Subaru
    1988 Subaru
    1988 E250 Cargo Van
    1980 Mazda rx7
    1998 Dodge Dakota
    1993 E250 cargo
    1997 Dodge 2500 cargo van
    1990 E250 Cargo
    1993 E250 Cargo
    1974 Ford Cargo van
    1990 Subaru loyale
    2002 Mercury Sable (the Agents)
    2002 E350 cargo van
    1992 E250 Cargo van
    1999 Saturn (Agent)
    1993 Geo Prizm
    1998 Windstar (agent)
    2002 Trailblazer (Agent)
    2003 Jag X-type (Agent)
    2009 VW Jetta tdi wagon (Agent)
    2006 Chevy Express
    1991 Mitsubishi Might Max p/u Truck
    2007 Silverado
    2002 Chevy Express Cargo
    1999 Chevy Express Cargo
    1998 Chevy Express Cargo
    2011 Buick Regal (Agent)
    1988 Ford Ranger
    2011 Scion xB
    2012 Chevy Express Cargo
    2013 Hyundai Elantra GT (Agent)
    2013 Chevy Volt

    I'm forgetting some

    Sometimes I change cars more often than socks.
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  2. rfruth

    rfruth Well-Known Member

    Who is the agent, the better half :confused:
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  3. Yes. The wife, aka The Agent, for good reasons
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  4. ALS

    ALS Super Moderator Staff Member

    1970 1/2 Chevrolet Z/28 automatic
    1967 Buick Riviera GS automatic
    1965 Pontiac GTO Convertible four speed
    1981 Volvo 242 Turbo five speed
    1986 Volvo 740 Turbo five speed
    1987 Volvo 745 Turbo five speed
    1997 Volvo 960 automatic
    2010 Toyota Prius
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  5. Mendel Leisk

    Mendel Leisk 2010 Prius (CAN Touring) Staff Member

    1981 Honda Civic
    1983 Honda Accord
    1986 Honda Accord
    1989 Honda Civic
    1991 Honda Accord
    2006 Honda Civic Hybrid
    2010 Toyota Prius
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  6. jcp123

    jcp123 Caliente!

    '00 Ford Focus ZTS
    '68 Mustang Hardtop
    '92 Ford Bronco Eddie Bauer
    '99 Dodge Ram Van 1500 conversion van
    '04 SVT Focus
    '09 Harley Nightster
    '67 Ford Mustang Convertible
    '00 Echo
    '11 Kia Rio
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  7. ItsNotAboutTheMoney

    ItsNotAboutTheMoney Super Moderator Staff Member

    2000 Mercury Sable Wagon
    2008 Honda Civic
    2010 Toyota Prius
    2013 Chevrolet Volt
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  8. RedylC94

    RedylC94 Well-Known Member

    I change a bit less often than StepChild does:

    1954 Chevrolet One-Fifty 3-spd manual
    1972 Subaru DL 4-spd manual
    1981 Mazda GLC-L 5-spd manual
    Next, perhaps a 6-speed manual or eCVT?
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  9. seftonm

    seftonm Veteran Staff Member

    Very simple list

    1992 Chevy S-10
    2001 VW Golf TDI
    2010 VW Golf TDI

    Looks like I'm on pace for a new car around 2019?
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  10. MaxxMPG

    MaxxMPG Hasta Lavista AAA-Vee Von't Be Bach

    Daily drivers:
    1971 Ford wagon (4mpg, thanks to worn distributor shaft, led to my dad teaching me many of the same driving techniques used here at CleanMPG)
    1975 Pontiac Astre (Vega clone) (13mpg, thanks to bad governor in the trans that would prevent shifts to 3rd until 65mph)
    1981 Chevy Caprice diesel (I got 16/28mpg out of it), converted to gas Olds 455 (14/22mpg, thanks to 2.56 rearend, lean mixture set and light foot)
    1990 Olds Cutlass Supreme sedan (would show 44mpg at 44mph on iFCD, averaged 30 on aFCD 90% highway miles)
    1995 Pontiac GrandAm 3.1 SFI (29mpg at 90% highway)
    2000 Saturn LS2 3.0 (28mpg at 90% highway)
    2006 Chevy Malibu Maxx 3.5
    2011 Hyundai Elantra sedan

    Second cars:
    1971 Buick Centurion convertible
    1981 Chevy Chevette (bought for $50 with fresh $100 radio, beat the heck out of it and donated it)
    1994 Chrysler LeBaron convertible 3.0L 4AT

    Daily drivers:
    1976 Mercury Comet sedan (aka Maverick) - murky '70s brown, no floorboards but immortal L6 engine.
    1977 Ford Mustang II 2.3L 4MT (the car she learned to drive stick for - she loved the car, had to learn how to drive it, her dad taught her)
    1989 Dodge Daytona ES 2.5L 3AT
    1992 Dodge Caravan 3.0 3AT
    1996 Dodge Caravan 3.0 3AT (last of the 3 speed V6s, snubbed the '97s since they had gone to the Ultradrive)
    2001 Dodge Neon 4dr 3AT
    2003 Saturn Vue FWD CVT (quirky but never gave us trouble)
    2006 Chevy Malibu Maxx 3.5 (she and I had matching cars - mine was dark blue, hers was dark gray)
    2011 Hyundai Sonata 6MT (daily driver from April to November)
    2012 Chevy Cruze (daily driver from December to March)

    Second cars:
    1990 Dodge Daytona 2.5 turbo 5MT - bought to recapture fond memories of the old '89 she drove during the Bush-41 years.
    1993 Chrysler LeBaron convertible 2.5L 3AT (we had matching red convertibles for a few years)
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  11. phoebeisis

    phoebeisis Well-Known Member

    I think the agent-by virtue of the Jaguar and the VW TDI wagon
    has somewhat "cooler" taste than you !
    Now your Subarus-quirky cool-and the various 350 and 5.7 GMs-obviously I like
    But the Jaguar-such an extravagantly cool"family" car(with Brit reliability-only reason to buy it is it is pretty-which it sure is)
    Yeah-The Agent wins cool wise.


    1969 Corolla SW MT
    1971 Cuda 383 MT-bought used-from brother($800)-in 1975-he was sent to Iran for a year(Cobra IP)-made me agree to sell it back-SOB- still miss it! Still my favorite-
    1978 Toyota truck MT
    1980 Dodge D-100 long bed 318 MT
    1980 Chevette-girlfriend-wife since 1984 MT
    1985 Corolla MT
    1986 Toyota truck-MT
    1995 Accord AT
    1994 Used Toyota truck-MT
    1998 used Toyota truck AT(lost 4 mpg)
    2001 Tundra V-8
    2003 Pilot
    2004 Titan
    2001 Prizm-used-in 2004
    2006 Prius
    1998 used Suburban-2007-(195,000 miles $2950) sold Pilot Titan Prizm-second favorite vehicle-probably because it was such a surprise mpg and reliability wise-and it can evacuate 4 cats in 2 big crates, 1-2 leggy greyhounds and 2-3 adults-and we can sleep in it on long USA road trips.
    Prius+ Suburban+ mild hypermiling suburban improved family mpg by 13mpg

    ALS- OK- you SOB!!
    - The Rivera would have been bad enough-but the GTO and the Z28- hey that is piling on!!
    The Rivera-such a pretty car in its day-really the most striking USA car of its day-quick too.
    Now you "punished" yourself for those three with the Volvos!! (just kidding)

    Most of us-obvious life long cheapskates mpg nuts-TWO CHEVETTES+ a Vega clone+-and little Toyota pickups(obvious cheap outs)-almost any 1980's-1990's Dodge car or truck- spells cheapskate-yeah plenty of cheapskates mpg TCO nuts here
    Civics-mean Cheapskate with a sporty soul-
    Plus if wayne posts-another Chevette cheapskate-
    Yeah-you guys are cheapskates-ALS being obvious exception-but he is punishing himself with those Volvos!(kidding)

    OH- THE AGENT- obviously not a cheapskate!!
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  12. brick

    brick Answers to "that guy."

    1985 Volvo 745
    1998 Volvo S70
    2002 Honda Accord Coupe
    2007 Toyota Prius
    2009 Volvo V70
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  13. phoebeisis

    phoebeisis Well-Known Member

    Who has found themselves becoming their Dad?
    My dad-1950's 1960's was the only person I know who kept a mpg log in his car
    And his cars
    6 cylinder 1954 Chevy
    6 cylinder 1958 Ford SW
    6 Cylinder 1961 Rambler SW-aluminum block-ate head gaskets
    V-8 318 - 1965 finally-Plymouth Fury 3 SW
    2- yes 2 MG1100 tiny 4 cylinder sedan- Prince of darkness cars-Points NEVER wore out-they LITERALLY broke-yeah broke on half!! But they were cool-good mpg-neat wood dash with toggle switches-like James Bonds Rolls(or Bentley)
    1969 Corolla SW- $1200 OTD with the MG1100 traded in.

    Yeah I am my dad-mpg nut-cheapskate efficiency nut in some respects.
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  14. Blake

    Blake Well-Known Member

    1986 Pontiac Fiero SE - Sold
    1988 Pontiac Fiero GT with T-Tops (one of only 1252 ever made) - Currently has a Cadillac V8 in it :eek:
    1986 Pontiac Fiero GT - Sold
    1992 Chevrolet C1500 Diesel - Sold
    2000 Yamaha R6 Champions Edition - Sold
    2002 Subaru Impreza WRX - Sold
    2005 Subaru Impreza STi - Sold
    2006 Honda Insight - Sold
    2000 Saturn LS200
    2001 Saab 9-3 Turbo Convertible - Sold
    2013 Subaru BRZ

    I'm probably getting ready to sell the Saturn and look for a late 90's Subaru Impreza Wagon. I want to rip out the motor and put in a Subaru Diesel in it. I want another project car to play around with and something with AWD for the nasty weather so I can put the BRZ in the garage during the winter.
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  15. ALS

    ALS Super Moderator Staff Member

    Charlie, Those three cars were bought when I was in High school and college. The Z/28 was had for $1,800 with <40K miles, the GTO I got for $2,500 with around 45K miles which I restored back to original showroom specs even down to the Redline tires and spinner hub caps, and the Buick I bought for $800 and it had around 50K miles on the clock. :D

    The GTO was had when the guy who owned it was given a choice by the wife either the Triumph motorcycle or the GTO has to go so he sold the car.
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  16. Blake

    Blake Well-Known Member

    I think he made the right choice. ;)
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  17. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Let's see if I can remember all of them............ not that many really.

    65 Simca - good safe fun for a teenager. Hard to get into too much trouble with 50 HP.

    73 Pinto wagon - my first new car, 2.0 , 4MT

    75 Fiat 128SL - a fun FWD coupe. Not really meant for Illinois winters, though.

    77 Dodge D100 - almost as crappy as the Fiat , reliability-wise. But twice as thirsty.

    81 Mazda GLC Sport - a great little car ! I only sold it after eight years because I was bored.

    89 Honda Civic Si - a red rocket-ship ! I loved that car and drove it thru 35 states , quite often at triple-digit speeds. It's now in Honda Heaven.

    03 Corolla sedan - This was a very capable car , but unfortunately I put it my girlfriend's name , so when she left , it went with her. Sigh.

    97 Civic LX 5MT - I bought this car with 76K on it and it worked great for another 84K mies. Then I gave it to daughter #1 , who drove until 215K miles.

    08 Civic LX 5AT - my first automatic. What was I thinking ? But this car shines on the highway and responds well to DWL. I am now at 71K miles.
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  18. That jag was pretty. The leather and wood inside was great too. It was probably the best car in the snow that we've had. Even better than the Subaru 4wd s I've had. But the stupid thing spent a lot of time on the back of tow trucks.

    And yea, probably a lot like my dad when it comes to cars. Get tired of one, sell it go to something else. Although I think I set a length of ownership record for the Silverado, 6 years. I dont think either of us has ever owned a car that long.
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  19. phoebeisis

    phoebeisis Well-Known Member

    I do remember that 1960's-early 1970's muscle cars were DIRT CHEAP- used after 1973-
    the oil embargo which was the first oil price spike
    The second price spike-1979- WAS WORSE- oil tripled in 5 months or so
    gasoline went from 35 cents to almost $1
    Muscle cars were tough sells in 1979
    My buddy bought a ~1970 454 Corvette-435 hp- for $4500 in 1979

    Still that Rivera-showed good taste!

    Blake I LOVE motorcycles-but a 650-750 Bonneville vs a GTO- hmmm. The GTO would actually run--when you turned the key.
    The Triumph-kick start probably-and Lucas electrics-
    and most girls-women-not that wild about riding on a motorcycle-especially an iffy starter like a Brit bike
    ALS made the right choice buying that GTO-a Brit bike-shoot he might still be trying to get it started!!

    Edwin-a PINTO WAGON-and you complain about your D-100. I had a 1980 D-100 long bed-
    318-it was $5200 OTD 1980. Yes it had QC problems.In 1983 the windows literally RUSTED SHUT!! No kidding-the crank mechanism rusted solid.
    This was in no snow no salt New Orleans-imagine what that would have been like in the midwest!!
    Being a cheapskate-NO AC- yeah all I had was the little vent window for 3 more NOLA summers!!
    Maybe that cured me of extreme cheap-skate-ism.After that-everything had a working AC(got married so working AC not negotiable)
    The starter and alternator dumped also-carb had an off idle stumble from new coming off the lot-so yeah not a great vehicle-but other than the starter and alternator-it never left me on the side of the road!!
    Still that Pinto wagon-can't have better than the D-100??
    Noticed you got smart-all Japanese after the poor Dodge!

    The Step- yep The Agent-much better taste than you!! Jag more than makes up for the Taurus and the various minivans-
    Of course HUGE SURPRISE a newish Brit car on a wrecker!
    Whose car is the Volt???
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  20. Blake

    Blake Well-Known Member

    I agree completely. He made the right choice and ALS got the better end of that deal. :p I'd take a GTO over an old Triumph bike ANY day of the week lol
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