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1980 Toyota Corolla SR-5 Liftback - my first car:

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1988 Mazda 323 GT Sedan - turbocharged, intercooled 5 speed, very rare - only 800 imported into the US. More fun to drive than nearly anything:

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1982 Toyota Tercel, A $300 piece of crap that I bought to get me through after the Mazda was wrecked and had to wait for an eternity for the insurance lawsuit to settle. No photo exists of the car because to waste film on it would have been sacrilege.

Fast forward a few years. Got married, along with my wife came this 1988 Mazda RX7 GXL 5-speed. We still have it. 49,000 mile survivor:

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She also had a 1992 VW Fox 4 door 5-speed. Good little car, great on fuel, so homely that again a photo would have been a waste of film. Absolutely no fun to drive except for the stick shift. I've almost forgotten that we owned it.

1982 Volvo 240 DL. Inherited it from my father-in-law when he passed. 45,000 miles on it when we got it in 1999:

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2000 Chrysler 300M. Still the best damn car I've ever owned. Shot this pic a couple of weeks ago just after she hit 307,000 miles. It runs every bit as well as it looks and still has yet to ever have a ride on a flatbed:

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1999 Chrysler 300M. Bought this car in 2008 after it came in to my shop on trade with the front bumper fascia hanging off. Sold the Volvo on Ebay and used the proceeds to fix it up. Took it off the road in 2013 when we bought the Journey, stored it for a couple of years, and gave it to my son in November when he got his license: 141,000 miles and runs almost as well as my 2000:

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And, of course, the reason we're here...

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1983 Chevy Chevette

1991 Chevy Sprint (3 cylinder)

1998 Pontiac Sunfire

2001 Pontiac Montana

2005 Ford Focus ZX5

2007 Mini Cooper S (current daily driver)

2009 Dodge Grand Caravan

2016 Dodge Journey SXT

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This is a hell of a topic/post. Funny to see how noticeable the younger guy's lists are. Hope to see more...in the meantime here's mine in order of ownership...

-1972 MGB convertible (high school car)

-1969 AMC Embassador (family hand me down)

-1985 Nissan Pulsar (not sure why)

-1982 Honda Civic (cheap and needed a car

-1970 Ford Pinto (REALLY needed a car)

-1985 Mercury Cougar (pimp car at the time...5.0 engine)

-1994 Nissan Sentra (affordable)

-1985 Toyota Celica (got a great deal)

-1975 VW Scirocco ($100 project, and a lot of fun)

-1991 Ford Explorer - Eddie Bauer (just got rid of it two years ago...You do the math)

-1998 Ford Windstar (family was growing...4 kids)

-1998 BMW 528i (got a pt job just to keep it running, but fun)

-2010 Chevy Cobalt (long story)

-2015 Dodge Journey (today's daily driver)

What a trip into the past.

 

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I'm comparatively younger than most of you, But Ill list off what I'd consider to have been my 'Fleet', not necessary owned by me, but maintained exclusively by me. I'll include a TLDR with each.

 

1) 1996 Honda Accord 

--- 5-Speed. My first Car, Dad bought it in 2011 for $1300 at 199,998 miles. Drove it 7 years till selling it for $700 at 262,000 miles. Blew smoke like a whaling ship.

 

2) 1998 Chevy Malibu

-- former GF's Car, Through a series of the original owner desperately needing to pay gambling debts, the owner sold it for $900, with 190,000 miles on it. She daily'd it for 5 years. GM3200 engine. Intake manifold TOTAL FAILURE. Long story short, there was coolant bubbling out the dip-stick tube... scraped for $250.

 

3) 2003 Kia Optima 

-- Desperate for a car, former GF got this ( Actually pretty nice ) Kia. $900 dollars (140k miles), and a $75 dollar fuel line fix later, she drove it for 3 months... then rear ended by a city bus... desperate times call for desperate measures. She daily'd it on the freeway from January to March (Blizzards, ect), with the rear window tarped over, and the bumper sitting somewhere in the trunk. Sold to the next guy for $250.

 

4) 2000 Mercury Sable

Bought off my sister, (Dr. Sister leased a new Camry to hold her over till her future Audi), Former GF drove it for 6 months, and we broke up. Rust. Rust, Rush. Rust. Rust. She traded it in for a focus+Car payments. Wishing her the best!

 

5) 2004 Dodge Grand Caravan

Bought from Dad in 2018 for $1,500 to replace the honda. he bought it brand new, and kept amazing care of it.... and apparently i must have gotten a different one from the one he owned (lol) drove it for a month, and: Fuel leaks, Oil Leaks, Coolant Leaks, HVAC fan motor shot. Power Steering all start acting up. Drove it from Kalamazoo to NYC and back,  then retired it to the next guy. $350 for a fuel pump repair. $1,400 sold.

 

6) 2005 Ford Escape (Fwd)

New girlfriend, (now Fiance) sweet talked a car flipper into selling it to her for $2,300 instead of $3,200. Fun little car, but financially unadvisable to keep it insured while just collecting dust in the parking lot. Consolidated back to just my minivan, and just carpooled to work... Sold it for $2,700

 

7) Time to Upgrade! 2011 Dodge Journey

Job's doing well, saved up a lot. bought a replacement for the caravan. hoping to keep it around for at least 4 years.

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On 2/20/2016 at 7:30 AM, BrianS said:

'77 Plymouth Fury

'74 Mercury Comet

'69 Ford F100

'85 Ford Tempo

'76 Dodge B300

'88 Dodge Caravan

'92 Ford Taurus

'02 Pontiac Sunfire

'01 Dodge Grand Caravan

'09 Dodge Charger

'07 Dodge Grand Caravan

'09 Dodge Nitro

'15 Dodge Journey

Think that's it.

Annnnd... now we can add a '16 Dodge Grand Caravan Crew Plus to the list... SWMBO got tired of single handedly raising the stock price of the big oil companies and wanted to get rid of the Nitro. 

 

 

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67 dodge grand fury III

70 dodge super bee

76 plymouth volare 

74 chevy 3/4 truck

84 plymouth turismo

86 ford 150 4x4

89 ford aerostar 

88 ford taurus 

95 ford aerostar

96 cadillac sedandeville

09 dodge journey

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74 Mercury Commit
74 Chrysler Seebring
84 Chevy Cavilier
86 Chevy Z24
91 Nissan Hardbody
76 Camaro RS
84 Interceptor 750
93 Nissan Hardbody SE-V6
81 Toyota Celica
84 Chevy Berretta
78 Camaro RS
90 Nissan SE-R Sentra
91 Nissan 240Z
93 Mustang LX 5.0
93 Ford F150
96 Dodge Ram
84 Ford Tempo
82 Ford Bronco
94 Mazda Navajo
00 Olds Alero
01 Dodge Intrepid
03 Dodge Durango
02 Caddy Seville
04 Caddy Seville
04 Trail blazer
01 S10 Crewcab
03 Silverado Extended Cab Lifted
96 Dodge Intrepid
07 GMC Sierra
00 Dodge Intrepid
11 GMC Sierra
06 Buick Lacerne CXS
12 Dodge Charger AWD R/T
12 Dodge Charger SRT
14 Chevrolet Double cab 1500
15 GMC Sierra Crew cab 1500
07 Chevrolet Equinox
10 Chevrolet Equinox
13 Dodge Charger SRT (Currently own)
16 Dodge Journey Crossroads AWD (Currently own)

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81 Ford Mustang

93 Geo Tracker

68 Chevy Nova 4dr

99 Ford Contour SVT

99 Chevy Cavalier Z24

99 Mitsubishi Montero Limited

99 Ford Ranger

06 Scion Xb

05 Chrysler PT Cruiser

11 Dodge Grand Caravan

15 Nissan Versa

17 Dodge Journey GT

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Holy crap, are some of you guys running a used car lot?

 

1987 Ford Ranger(5 speed) - Never again, I hated it

1989 Pontiac Grand Am SE (5 speed) - wish I still had it

1995 Pontiac Grand Am GT- nice

1998 Honda Accord (5 speed) - currently driving this little beauty

2002 Ford Windstar - Glad it is gone

2012 Dodge Journey - love it, wife's new to us vehicle

 

I prefer to drive a standard, but I love the Dodge Journey.

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2006 - 2009 Seat Cordoba

2009 - 2013 Mazda 3

2013 - 2018 Alfa Romeo 159 SW

2016 - 2017 Daewoo/Chevrolet Lacetti

2018 Fiat Freemont

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