July 24, 2012 at 11:00 am #461434
1st Car was a 1987 Nissan Pulsar NX with the E16i engine/5 speed manual. Wish it was the CA18DE. In that year it may have been the CA16DE for DOHC but either way. Did a lot of work on it to fix it up. It had a new alternator, battery, plugs and wires, all
June 18, 2016 at 6:37 am #860832
[quote=”KarrbonFiber” post=78581]2001 Ford Ranger Edge 4×4 4.0 V6 my first and only vehicle still. Owned since 2004 rolled 35k on the way home with it that day. As of this date it now has 137k.[/quote]Sweet, you’ll be able to get more than double that out of it. Mine is just a RWD, smaller engine, but nearly double the miles you have and runs well.
1) 1984 Dodge Ram 50, 2.0L straight 4, 4 speed manual. Out dragged a Camaro, and learned to drift on dirt roads in that truck. Engine seized.
2) 1989 Pontiac Grand Am, ran only 2 months because oil pump was long dead before I bought it, engine seized.
3) 198? Ford Aerostar, paid $300 from buddy who couldn’t get it to start. It fired the first time I tried it. It had a short that drained the battery, but ran every time I needed it to. Literally died for good the day my wife and I bought our first car together. Nothing could revive it.
4) 1995 Pontiac Grand Prix, 3.1L V6, married, had two kids while owning that car. Did develop a bearing rattle just before trading it in.
5) 2003 Chevy Venture, 3.4L LA1 V6, the worst engine I would never wish on enemies. Put over 140k miles on it before dumping it on someone else
6) 2000 Ford Ranger, 3.0L hybrid V6, RWD automatic. over 250k miles and going strong. Not really mine per say, it’s in my name, but I’m suppose to be holding for my dad to go to my stepson, who I hope will let me buy it from him. Got all that?
7) 2003 Ford Expedition, 4.6L V8, 4wd with AWD selection, Rear independent suspension, 190k milesJune 24, 2016 at 12:37 am #861219
I’d crash the server if I listed every car I’ve owned. Just a select few, the pics are for reference only, none of these were my actual vehicles.
1971 VW Karmann Ghia, a collection of virginity-stealing “firsts”. First car. Muffler fell off the first time I floored it. Rusty floor pan split in half side to side first time driving into driveway. First car ever to get towed to the salvage yard.
1963 Ford Galaxie 4-door, 352 with 3 on the tree shift, manual steering. Surprisingly easy to drive for something just a bit smaller than the Bismarck. The trunk held 6 teens in comfort, a great feature at the drive in.
1963 AMC Rambler Classic, 195 inline 6, 3 speed auto, vacuum-operated windshield wipers. This was Motor Trend’s “Car of the Year” in ’63. How times have changed.
1971 Dodge D100, 318 with 4 speed manual, windshield washer was a rubber squeeze bulb on the floor. Truck was too simple to break, it’s probably still on the road.
1974 Plymouth Fury, ex police cruiser with 440, just like the Bluesmobile. “Our blessed Lady of Acceleration, don’t fail me now.”
1981 VW Rabbit Diesel, 1.6 liter with 4 speed manual. In spite of just 52 hp, I probably had more fun with this car than any other, and I miss it more than any other. Weirdly reliable and tough.
June 24, 2016 at 2:39 am #861220
These are all the cars I’ve owned here in Scotland
March 2002 to February 2004: 1990 Ford Fiesta 1.1, mk3 3-door in white, 74,000 miles when bought, 123,000 when sold
February 2004 to October 2004: 1995 Ford Escort 1.8TD, mk6 5-door in white, can’t remember the mileages, but I put something like 20,000 miles onto it in the 8 months I had it!
October 2004 to November 2012: 1999 Ford Focus 1.8TDDi, mk1 5-door in white Bought with 127,000 miles, had 209,000 when I sold it.
January 2007 to August 2007: 1993 Daihatsu Fourtrak 2.8TD, 4×4 in red over silver (owned as a second vehicle). 62,000 when bought. 66,000 when sold
August 2007 to January 2009: 1999 Ford Focus 1.8TDDi, mk1 5-door estate in white. Bought with 101,000 miles. Sold with 114,000 miles
November 2012 to February 2014: 2008 Fiat Bravo 1.4 T-Jet 150PS, 5-door in black. Bought with 48,000 miles. Sold with 65,000 miles
February 2014 to February 2015: 2006 Ford Focus 1.8TDCi, mk2 5-door in dark blue. Bought with 111,000 miles. Sold with 139,000 miles
February 2015 to date: 2011 Kia Rio 1.1 CRDi, mk3 (UB) 5-door in electronic blue. Had 26,800 miles on the clock when I bought it, now has 61,800.
That means since passing my driving test in April 2002, I have driven about 248,000 miles in my own cars. This doesn’t include miles driven in works vehicles, hire cars, etc.
Cars owned with my wife:
When we got together at the end of 2006, she had a 2003 Suzuki Alto 1.1GL, 5-door in light blue, which she’d had since late 2003, early 2004.
March 2010 to March 2013: 2010 Suzuki Alto 1.0 SZ4, 5-door in Metallic Pearl Grey. First time either of us had bought a brand new car!
March 2013 to March 2014: 2003 Smart CityCoupe (ForTwo) 0.6, red over silver
March 2014 to date: 2002 Peugeot 206CC 2.0 16v, 2-door with folding hardtop in electric blue.
Picture of my Kia Rio. It’s had the Kia badges replaced, a few stickers added, and now rolls on 18″ BMW Mini John Cooper Works alloys
-TAttachments:June 27, 2016 at 12:10 am #861386
First was a 1976 Ford Econoline, 5.8L. Junk – yet was stolen
Next, 1983 Chrysler Cordoba, 5.2L. Loved that car – stolen
1996 Plymouth Neon, 2.4L. Nobody wanted to steal that one. Sold for scrap.
1983 Ford Econoline, 7.5L. Stolen
1988 Ford Thunderbird, 3.8L. Parked out front, has effectively taken the Cordoba’s place in my shriveled black heart.
2003 Chevy Venture, 3.4L. Also parked out front.July 13, 2016 at 2:18 pm #862727
2008 Toyota Yaris – First car, bought used in 2011. Crashed only a few months later… 🙁
2011 Mazda2 – My first and only new car. Loved that car, I would have kept it forever – repossessed in 2015 due to financial troubles.
1984 Honda Accord – After vowing never to buy a new car ever again, I bought this old beater from a father & son near me on craigslist. I currently own it and it’s my daily driver. This is the car that got me into DIY’ing….October 31, 2016 at 11:00 pm #871266
Yes i’m from Sweden! 😛
Saab 9-3 2005 (no extra) My grandmother’s car 🙁
Volvo 945 -98 (Loved this car, blowed the turbo, put a Holset hx35w turbo and went crazy!
Traded my 945 for a volvo 850 with a T5 (build engine) that im going to place in a 240/740 or a 940 volvo in 🙂
Daily is my VW Passat V6 2.8 syncro -98November 1, 2016 at 8:59 am #871301
1987 Ford Bronco II
1992 Chevrolet C/K 1500
1994 Pontiac Grand Prix
2001 Ford Taurus
1992 Oldsmobile Cutlass Cierra SL
1994 Acura Integra LS
1999 Mercury Sable
1996 Acura Integra RS
2002 Buick Rendezvous
1998 Acura Integra GSRNovember 1, 2016 at 1:15 pm #871305
1992 Subaru Legacy 2.2GX
2001 Subaru Legacy 2.5GX
1987 Subaru L1800 Coupe
1985 GMC Jimmy K5 6.2D
1997 K1500 Suburban 6.5TD
1998 K2500 Silverado servicetruck 6.5TD
1992 V2500 Suburban Starcraft Grand Lux 6.2DNovember 13, 2016 at 12:35 am #871982
198X (don’t remember year) Toyota Camry
1992 Ford Thunderbird
1985 Honda Prelude
1986 Honda Accord
1991 Honda Accord
2000 Ford Focus
2001 Toyota Celica GT-S
Also had Fleet 2012 and 2014 Ford Escapes The 2014 (They were technically fleet but I kept and maintained them)
Owned them in that order too except the fleet vehicles were before the Celica.
Edit: As a funny story, when I had the Prelude, I went to a junkyard looking for tires, the ’86 Accord was there but looked in pretty good shape. They wanted $100 something for the 4 tires but when I asked how much they wanted for the whole car, they only wanted $200. It was fresh brought in, still had keys and clean title. It was a no brainer and happened to be a MT 5-spd which I wanted to learn to drive at that point anyways. It was nice not to have to worry about burning a clutch since I only paid 200 for it. It was actually an excellent daily driver with little I had to have done to it.January 18, 2017 at 11:52 pm #875143
First car I owned was a ’68 Mercury Montclair I bought in 1975.
Then I owned a black ’72 Gremlin
Then I owned a purple ’72 Gremlin X
Then an orange Gremlin X
Then a bunch of forgettable pieces of junk.
The next mentionable car was a ’79 Camaro Z
More forgettable cars….
1987 Lincoln Town Car
I now own a 2009 Chevy HHR and a 2013 Ford C Max HybridJanuary 19, 2017 at 5:10 am #875211
2000 Nissan Altima gxe. 240k miles
2004 Nissan Sentra. 115k miles
2009 Nissan Altima 6 speed manual. 90k milesSeptember 30, 2017 at 2:10 pm #883782
I’m not making this up but.. This is every car my family, not necessarily myself, has ever owned but I have at least driven all of them..
1983 Pontiac Parisienne station wagon ( Fake Vinyl 80’s wood)
1979 Cadillac Seville Brougham (the family vehicle for 30 plus years, 429 big block, sold and still being driven today with over 300,000 miles by someone in Florida.)
1993 Plymouth Voyager (white) (Totaled with Mother driving, Inifniti sound system, sold brand new in 1992 next to 1992 Dodge Viper in the show room)
1998 Subaru Outback Limited (Head gasket blown)
1996 Dodge Intrepid Es (totaled with sister driving)
2002 Subaru WRX Wagon (Blue) (Differential and drive shaft as well as multiple oil leaks)
2002 Subaru WRX Wagon (Silver) (totaled in accident driven by brother,. blown turbo before that , oil leaks)
1994 Ford Probe Gt (constant check engine light due to EGR valve and other electrical /ECU issues)
2005 Infiniti G35 ( totaled in accident with brother driving)
1997 Cadillac Deville ( totaled in accident driven by father)
1998 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP (sold with leaky supercharger and multiple other issues)
1994 Pontiac Grand Am Gt (Bought brand new in 1994, custom ordered. totaled by father 2 times, totaled by sister. , brought back to life 3 times, driven 10 more years and another 100K miles, blown transmission, rebuilt, then sold, still driving today ! 288, 000 miles, sold to kid in my town who is still driving it )
2001 Acura Integra GSR (current daily) (messed up tranny)
1981 Cadillac Eldorado (Vinyl Top Yellow) AKA (THE BEAST) ( Some say the beast is still being driven in the inner cities of Philadelphia to this day).May 29, 2018 at 4:52 am #888649
First car was a 98 explorer, had it for a few years, put a lot of work into it then one day my tire came off and did more damage than I felt repairing
Second was a 2000 explorer that I got for 10 bucks, had it for a few months. Complete POS.
Third was a 2003 escape that needed a new a front end and engine work, got it almost fixed and while replacing the control arms I snapped a few bolts, tried drilling them out…wound up doing more damage to the subframe than I could fix
4Th and my daily driver is a 92 f250 utility truck,
5Th is a 94 grand cherokee that I got On a trade, no title yet so I haven’t really been able to drive it muchMay 29, 2018 at 3:59 pm #888657
1974 Buick Opel. bought used-German junk.
1975 Pontiac Trans Am. Bought used. Fun car. Only problem was worn out cam @ 55k miles. Common GM problem in the ’70’s.
1986 Mustang GT. My first new car. Fun car.
1985 Chevy 1/2 PU. Used. Was OK.
1993 Dodge Dakota. 4X4, 5.2L V-8 extended cab. Used. I think my favorite vehicle. No major problems.
2001 Pontiac Montana. New. Trans went out early. intake leaks. Head gaskets.
2005 Pontiac Grand Prix. Leased. Turned in before GM disintegration began to take place.
2007 Dodge Ram. 4X4 extended cab Hemi. Nice truck. Got better fuel mileage than my Dakota but the Dakota still tops my list. No problems during lease.
2008 Dodge Charge SE+ 3.5L. New. Ok if you like replacing front suspension parts constantly. Not a fun car to own in the winter.
2009 Buick Lucerne CXL. Used. See Buick Opel. just remove German.
2017 Chevy Malibu. Leased. Lasted 2 months before needed to be towed to the deal ’cause it quit running.
GM. Garbage Maker?November 5, 2019 at 1:05 am #895210
1. 1998 Blue Chevy Venture: Hand-me-down from my parents when I first got license. My two brothers also drove it. A radiator tube rusted out and my parents eventually sold it.
2. 2003 White Chevy Trailblazer LS: another hand-me-down after the Venture. Got started into DIY car work on this vehicle. Did my first poil change ever on that trailblazer. Went to replace an oil pan and forgot two bolts. I broke a “secondary” oil pan. Sold it to my mechanic who fixed it and lifted it and sold it.
3. 1997 Beige Buick LeSabre Custom: First car I actually owned. Bought it in 2015 with 126,000 miles. Drove it for 2 years until fuel pump went out. Sold it to my mechanic because I wanted something different anyway.
4. 1998 White Oldsmobile 88: This was my grandfather’s car that he let me drive when my Buick went out. I drove it for 6 months until I rear ended someone and totaled it.
5. 2001 Chevy Tracker: This was my aunt’s car that she let me drive when I wrecked the Oldsmobile. It sounded like the lfiters were going bad. But I sold it for her to a mechanic.
6. 2005 Blue Chevy Trailblazer EXT LS L6: My favorite car ever. Bought it in 2018 after I wrecked the Oldsmobile. It had 233,000 miles but the engine ran beautifully and the transmission had just been rebuilt. Drove it for a year and a half, until a couple weeks ago when the tranny blew on a road trip. Sold it to someone who said they were going to fix it from two other non-running trailblazers they had.
7: 2014 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited: Just bought this car last week. My wife is the main driver, but it is our family car. Bought it at 89,000 miles in practically pristine condition.
8: 2002 Chevy S10 Blazer 4D 4WD: My wife’s daily driver beofre the trailblazer died, and we bought the Subaru. It is now mine. It has 142,000 miles and you can feel every mile it has driven. It in rough shape, but the engine works, 4WD works, and we still have a warranty on a rebuilt transmission.
So not every car I’ve owned, but every car that I’ve driven for a substantial amount of time.
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