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What cars have you owned?

Discussion in 'Cars and Transportation' started by Lloyd, Apr 30, 2012.

  1. Lloyd

    Lloyd Active Member

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    #1 Lloyd, Apr 30, 2012
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    My car List:

    1. 1969 GTO
    2. 1972 BMW 2002 tii
    3. 1974 BMW 2002 tii
    4, 1976 Porsche 924 (aftermarket Turbocharged)
    5. 1978 Porsche 911 targa
    6. 1980 Toyota Celica
    7. 1978 Volkswagon Scirocco (Aftermarket Turbo)
    8. 1986 Toyota 4 Runner
    9. 1986 Porsche 911 Turbo
    10. 1990 Nissan 300ZX twin turbo
    11. 1993 Chevy 1/2 ton P/U*
    12. 1992 Chevy Van
    13. 1986 Chevy 2dr Blazer (daughter's car)
    14. 1996 Chevy Suburban
    15. 2000 Chevy Extended Cab Truck*
    16. 2002 Mercedes S55 amg
    17. 2006 BMW M6
    18. 2007 Mercedes GL450*
    19. 2009 BMW F800ST (motorcycle)
    20. 2010 BMW M6
    21. 2005 BMW 325i (son's car)*
    22. 1999 BMW 318ti (son's Car)*
    23. 2005 BMW M3
    24. 2005 Toyota Corolla (crew car)*
    25. 2012 Toyota Rav 4 EV *
    26. 2012 Tesla Model S Performance
    27. 2013 Tesla Model S Performance Plus*


    *=still own

    Wow, it's really amazing how much I have spent on transportation when you add all this up!!
     
  2. Tesla 940

    Tesla 940 Member

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    I'm going to limit the list to cars owned by immediate family. I can't begin to remember all the friend's cars I've driven nor the rental cars I've driven.

    1. 1965 VW
    2. 1966 Rambler American
    3. 1969 Ford Torino
    4. 1972 Monte Carlo
    5. 1969 Toyota Corolla
    6. 1976 Chevy Malibu
    7. 1969 Fiat Spider
    8. 1970 Toyota Celica
    9. 1971 Chevy Camaro
    10. 1972 VW
    11. 1974 Datsun PU
    12. 1980 Z28 Camaro
    13. 1984 Chevy ??? (econo box)
    14. 1986 Honda Accord
    15. 1988 Honda Civic
    16. 1992 Toyota 4 Runner - GF still has
    17. 2008 Mercedes 63AMG Stationwagon - GF still has
    18. 1969 Z28 Camaro - GF still has
    19. 1983 Chevy 3/4 Ton PU
    20. 1984 Toyota PU - over 350K miles
    21. 1962 Corvette - still have
    22. 1965 HIPO Mustang Covertible - still have
    23. 1979 Toyota Landcruiser - still have
    24. 2006 Toyota PU - still have
    25. 2010 Tesla Roadster - still have
     
  3. JRod0802

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    #3 JRod0802, Apr 30, 2012
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    Cars that I've owned:

    1. 1984 Ford Bronco II - Older than me!
    2. 1994 Plymouth Acclaim v6
    3. 2006 Ford Mustang GT - Still have


    Cars that I plan to own:

    1. Tesla 3rd Gen Vehicle (AWD Performance)
     
  4. Lloyd

    Lloyd Active Member

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    Moderators, I should have put "owned" instead of Driven on the title of this thread. Please correct.
     
  5. ElSupreme

    ElSupreme Model S 03182

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    Short list:

    1996 Dodge Neon SOHC MT
    2005.5 VW Jetta TDI MT
    2007 VW GTI MT

    Between the Neon and Jetta I rode many bicycles.
    Between the Jetta and GTI I drove a Kia Optima, and Chevy Cobalt as rentals.
     
  6. daniel

    daniel Active Member

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    I've owned:

    1956 CJ5 Willys Jeep. (Bought used)
    1976 CJ5 American Motors Jeep. (Bought new. Garbage!)
    1989 Honda Civic station wagon. Great car!
    2004 Toyota Prius (Still own.)
    2006 Zap Xebra SD (Fun car!)
    2003 Porsche 911 Carrera, bought used in 2008 for conversion to EV. Disaster. Still working on it.
    2010 2.5 very orange Non-Sport Roadster #1117. My daily driver for the past ten months.

    Incomplete list of vehicles I've driven:

    Nissan Leaf (test drive)
    Chevy Volt (test drive)
    Three years in a row I drove a dump truck on the sugar beet harvest in North Dakota.
     
  7. Sparrow

    Sparrow S105/ Roadster 189

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    Limiting the cars to mine and not including my wife's cars, 2 daughters or son's cars.
    1972 Dodge Dart Demon
    1980 Chevrolet Citation
    1985 Chrysler Lebaron GTS
    1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais
    1995 Dodge Neon
    1996 Saturn SL
    2000 Honda Insight
    2001 Toyota Prius
    2001 Honda Odyssey
    2001 Corbin Sparrow EV (still own) I had 2 for s hort while
    1972 Porsche 914 EV conversion
    1991 Ford Escort EV conversion
    1981 Bradley GTE
    Three 1999 Solectria Force (2 with lead acid batteries and one with NiCDs)
    1997 Solectira Force ( I converted this car to Lithium to get 100 plus mile range)
    1999 Solectria Sunrise
    1990 Doran EV
    Two 2002 Toyota RAV4 EVs
    2009 Toyota Yaris Conversion with 150 mile range
    2008 Resla Roadster
     
  8. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    1. 1961 Toyota Corolla (learned to drive a shift on the way home w/this)
    2. 1975 Ford F150 van (party vehicle)
    3. 1970 VW Bug (first car I repaired, using the How to Keep Your VW Alive - Instructions for the Complete Idiot)
    4. 1976 BMW 2002
    5. 1967 Porsche 911T (fully restored ... LOVED it ... ex has it now :-( )
    6. 1975 Porsche 911S
    7. 1980 Peugeot 504 diesel
    8. 1986 Volvo 740 Wagon
    9. 2003 BMW 540i - M Sport
    10. 2009 BMW M5 (totaled on I-80 while stopped in traffic)
    11. 2010 Toyota Prius IV
    12. 2011 Tesla Roadster Sport
    13. 2013 Tesla Model X
     
  9. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    Sort of with you in the VW group... Before I move on to Audi I had

    1994 vw jetta
    2000 vw jetta
    2006 GLI

    My wife had a 2001 jetta

    Past that

    ???? Mitsubishi Eclipse
    2007 Nissan Murano
    2009 Audi R8
    2010 Audi S5
    2011 Audi Q5
    2012 Audi A6
     
  10. TEG

    TEG TMC Moderator

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    1974 Mazda RX4 Rotary Wagon
    1983 Mazda RX7 (converted to 13B... Then added a turbo... Then converted to run on propane... Made a digital dashboard out of a Commodore C64)
    1988 Toyota MR2 Supercharged
    2001 Lexus IS300 (my first auto... but with gear hold buttons on the steering wheel.)
    2000 Ford Ranger EV NiMH
    2011 Nissan LEAF (my first front wheel drive vehicle.)
     
  11. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    1969 Citroen DS-21
    1972 Land Rover Series III 88
    1998 VW TDI (ick)
    2001 Prius
    2004 Prius
     
  12. jory

    jory Member

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    1957 BMW isetta
    1965 international panel van
    1969 citroen DS21 pallas
    1974 land rover series III-88"
    1982 delorean
    2010 tesla roadster
     
  13. Robert.Boston

    Robert.Boston Model S VIN P01536

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    1986 VW Rabbit
    1993 Toyota Corolla
    1997 Toyota Sienna
    2000 Audi A4
    2002 VW Passat 4motion (wagon) [wife's]
    2007 Audi A3
    2010 BMW 535i x-drive sportswagon [wife's]
    2012 Tesla Model S

    Years are close but might be off a year either way.
     
  14. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    That's a huge jump in years!
     
  15. Doug_G

    Doug_G Lead Moderator

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    #15 Doug_G, Apr 30, 2012
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    Edit: Updated for current status!

    1974 Ford Pinto
    1978 Datsun 210 (for about 6 months... what a pile 'o crap)
    1980 Honda Accord (stopped driving it after the throttle stuck full open on the highway... a runaway car before it was trendy)
    1986 Ford Bronco II (my first brand-new car... was totally unreliable... traded in utter frustration after 1.5 years)
    1988 Toyota Corolla (great car for four years then fell apart)
    1992 Mazda MPV
    1998 Nissan Pathfinder
    2005 Nissan Murano
    2010 Tesla Roadster (still have)
    2011 Infiniti G37xS (traded for Model S)
    2002 Honda S2000 (picked up in 2012 to use as track car)
    2012 Tesla Model S Signature Performance
     
  16. vfx

    vfx Well-Known Member

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    And wins points for the most style!
     
  17. vfx

    vfx Well-Known Member

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    Tried to convince a S2000 owner that a Tesla is a better car. He was a tough nut.
     
  18. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    Remember the powder blue color of the first Ford Broncos? Those were the mine vehicles at a mine I worked at in Death Valley. A new surveyor had scratched his up and was worried, not realizing that the mine vehicles were all trashed within a month. I convinced him that if he took a can of white spray paint and blue spray paint and sprayed together, he could cover the scratches.

    Swoooopy circles. I'm laughing again, all these years later. I bet he's telling the same story somewhere :).
     
  19. Doug_G

    Doug_G Lead Moderator

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    S2000 has a lot of cred among motorsports drivers. I'll try to form an unbiased opinion.
     
  20. Doug_G

    Doug_G Lead Moderator

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    Cruel!

    I assume the mine went bankrupt due to repair bills...
     

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