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Your First 5 Cars...see Who Had The Worst

Sun May 03, 2009 2:27 pm

Ok My first 5 cars were as follows:

1984 or 5 Skoda Rapide in Orange ( written off when rear ended at 10 km/h) Not much to say about it but google it....

1985 Nissan Micra (traded in)

Nissan Pulsar NX

Nissan Pick-up

1980 Toyota celica, Supra....Prolly the best car I have ever owned. Dad bought it now...Put 180K on it...I bought it from him and drove it to 300K and then parked it for 3 years and then gave it to cousin who when bankrupt. He carried battery and gas out out field and drove it home. He finally parked it for good with a little over 400k on it...Other than rust( all toyotas of that vintage rusted badly), Clutches and brakes nothing was ever done to this car. Not even air conditioning(worked great as long as I had it)


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Sun May 03, 2009 2:52 pm

My 1st five (we're talking cars, not women... right?) LOL!!!

  • - 1967 Austin Mini 850. Bought it dirt cheap as my first beater and ran it till dead.

  • - 1973 Ford Pinto. This is the one that the gas tanks kept exploding on but at that time I drove it in ignorant bliss. Sold it to afford university.

  • - Volkswagen 411 Station Wagon. 1st post-student car until I'd worked long enough to buy something decent.

  • - 1978 Toyota Celica. My 1st brand new car. The first of a lifelong enjoyment of Toyota products. I even rallied this car competitevely later in it's life.

  • - 1982 Toyota Celica. My second Celica bought just before they ruined this great car marque by making it a FWD. Got 400,000 km out of this one on the original engine/tranny.

Oh, and all of these have been 4 or 5 speed manual gearbox cars. I still to this day will not own an automatic.
 
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Sun May 03, 2009 3:02 pm

1979 Buick Regal. Wasn't too bad of a car for a first car (I called it the Bucket because that's what my friends referred to it as.). When it was given to me, the driver's side of the bench seat was cracked and falling apart (Vinyl seats.) and had been somewhat patched using duct tape and the seat covered by a towel. I have been driving it about 18 months when the downward spiral started. I tore up the transmission (let it get low on fluid), had it replaced and several days after getting it back, wrecked the car. My stepdad and I put the car back together over the course of several weekends (all we had to do was unbolt the damaged body panels and bolt on the replacement panels), and then about a month after we got it back on the road, I got rearended at a stop light. It bent the bumper inward and did some damage to the seals between the bumper and the body. We never got it fixed. Then the transmission we had replaced a few months earlier started to leak again and it was decided to get me a newer vehicle.

1988 Dodge Lancer. I really liked this car and had it for a little more than a year. Unfortunately, I didn't take good care of this car and went way too long between oil changes and threw a rod. We decided to get another car instead of replacing the motor and gave the car to one of my uncles, who put in a new motor, and last I heard, was still driving it. In retrospect, I wish I would have spent the money that I used on a replacement vehicle on getting the motor replaced for this vehicle.

1990 Ford Taurus. Absolutely the worse car I ever bought. In the two and a half years I owned it, I spent close to what I paid for the car ($3600) getting it repaired (I estimate around $3000.). The bulk of these repairs were not the typical replace the brakes, tires, battery, etc. Eventually, I got tired of fixing it and shocking got more than I expected when I traded it in.

1994 Nissan Sentra. This wasn't that bad of a car. I only had to put it in the shop twice, once to replace the starter, and the other time is what lead me to sell it to the guy who owned the repair shop I had it towed to. At that point, I had the car about two years and I really couldn't go too much longer without a set of wheels.

1998 Chevy Lumina. Other than my current car, this was one of the best cars I've ever had. At the time, it was the newest "new" car I had owned, two years old. Other than getting the brakes replaced, the only other time I had to put it into the shop was to get the a/c condenser replaced (which was something I found out later, was a fairly common issue for several GM products of era.). I had it for about three and a half years. I was driving home from work one night (I had gone out of town for the day on a work trip and we got back to the warehouse around dark.), and as I was pulling out the street the warehouse was on, I got hit by a driver who I did not see because he was driving without his lights on and the area was not very well lit. The car was repairable, but it was not financially viable, as it would cost more to fix it than it was worth. Unfortunately, I got screwed over by the other driver's insurance company, as they blamed the wreck on me (despite the other driver being given the ticket because he didn't have his lights on) and my insurance company blamed the wreck on the ticketed driver. So it went to arbitration, and since the other driver's insurance company was a big national company and mine was a small regional company, they had the better lawyers and won.
 
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RE: Your First 5 Cars...see Who Had The Worst

Sun May 03, 2009 3:14 pm

1985 Chevrolet Celebrity - Wagon It had 130,000 miles on it when my dad gave it to me. It was his old company car, and they had sold it to him for $1.00. He really got his moneys worth.

1967 Ford F100 Who knows how many miles this jewel had on it. I paid $500 for it, and it lasted about 6 months, as so much oil would get into the combustion chamber, it pushed it out of the spark plug holes.

1991 Ford Ranger I don't know why I traded it in on the next truck.

1990 Chevrolet 1500 4X4 I never should have bought this piece of crap

1994 Suzuki Swift Made sense to buy at the time, delivered pizzas in it for 2 years. I put 50,000 on it in those 2 years.
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RE: Your First 5 Cars...see Who Had The Worst

Sun May 03, 2009 4:31 pm

My first car was a, then, 11 year old VW Golf II, with 70000km on it. I had it for 5 years, and drove another 90000km on it. Then the engine broke down and it was too expensive, to repair this old car. I sold it for 2000DM (german Mark, that's long ago).

After that, I had a Mazda 323F, which was really a nice car, but it needed a lot of fuel, a lot more, than I could pay. So I gave it to the dealer, when I bought my next car.

A Peugeot 206 Diesel, it's slow and noisy, but I still have it. It's a good car.
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Sun May 03, 2009 4:43 pm

'73 Ford Pinto, bought in '80 from a stoner friend of my brother's.
Car ran like shit (found out compression was low on 2 cylinders
out of 4), looked like shit (badly faded olive green exterior paint,
dark green interior) and smelled like shit (it smelled like my
brother's friend had spilled bong water all over the floor).
Paid $200 for it, lost $100 on the trade-in.

'74 Plymouth Duster, bought in '80 for $900 with $100 for the
Pinto, which was a gift. Really good car for the money, got
me through 4 years of commuting to college. Had the dead nuts
simple Dodge Slant 6 engine, but a shitty carbuerator / head
design that ran like shit in the winter till it warmed up.
But it looked decent enough and was great bang for the buck.

'79 Celica GT, bought in '84 for $1800. Add me to the list, that
car was awesome! It was so much fun to drive, great power to
weight ratio, great handling, great clutch, and I put in a kick
ass stereo. Drove it for four years, then my brother drove it
another two, and he sold it on to another owner.

'86 Fort T'bird. Nice car for what I was doing at the time, which
was a lot of highway cruising. Chicks seemed to like it a lot too.
Ran nice (presuming you put in hi-octane gas) and also got four years
of heavy driving out of it.

'90 Mazda 626. My former wife drove it more than I did, while I
drove the crappy '86 Nissan Sentra she brought into the marraige.
It was the first new car I bought. I got the car in the divorce
and hung on to it till a friend took it over and drove it till last
year. It was on the road for 18 years and over 240k miles. It
was a pretty decent car all-around, decent power, decent handling,
decent comfort and looks, and no maintenance issues whatsoever.
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RE: Your First 5 Cars...see Who Had The Worst

Sun May 03, 2009 4:57 pm

Hmmmm.....

1982 Datsun 210
1970 Delta 88
1988 (?) Dodge Daytona (hatchback with standard transmission; I had to pull the lever on the neck to put it in reverse. Reverse was up by the drivers' knee)
1982 Nissan Maxima diesel
1992 Geo Metro

I may have missed one or two, but these are the five I can remember for right now.
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Sun May 03, 2009 5:14 pm

1974 Ford Granada L. 3.0 V6 automatic. It was my mother's car and I "inherited" it in 1979 as she was working with my dad and went to work with him every day. One night my girlfriend (now wife) and I went to the midnight drive in. To cut a long story short the car caught fire. It took 6 months to get it fixed due to various failures by the Ford dealers. I sold it in 1983 and bought a...

1982 Ford Escort XR-3. I loved this car as it was MY first car. It was red but had the 4 speed manual box which meant it revved like a bitch at any kind of highway speeds.

1980 Ford Cortina 2.0L. This was a pool car when I started my first sales job in 1984 and I was still working my 3 months probation. I seized the engine miles from anywhere one day. Once that period was over I got...

a new 1984 Ford Sierra 2.0 GL. My first new car. I was 23 and this was just awesome. Unfortunately I was fired after an altercation with the new sales manager in 1985. When the CEO got back from overseas the sales manager was fired and I got my job back. They had given my car to someone else so I was given what was available....

a POS 1984 Mazda 626 Sport Sedan. It handled like a lounge suite, got terrible fuel comsumption and was baby blue with beige seats. Easily the worst car I have ever driven.
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Sun May 03, 2009 5:27 pm

I haven't owned 5 yet.

1) 1986 Chevrolet Caprica Classic in gold. (together with 4 friends from the flight school during our time in Arizona

2) VW Golf IV 1.6

3) Mercedes C350 Sport Edition

4) Mercedes C350 CGI AMG (only 4 weeks old)  cloudnine 

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Sun May 03, 2009 6:21 pm

I'm not quite up to 5 yet either.
1) 1993 Subaru Legacy, bought it with 130,000 miles for $1000, drove the hell out of it, sold it after a year with 166,000 miles for $1600. Probably the last car I'll ever make a profit on.
2) 2000 Ford Focus ZTS, bought it used with 20,000 miles on it, had it for about 3 years and sold it with 155,000 miles when the rear wheel fell off. The last time I'm buying a car that is in its first model year, had more recalls and problems than any other car I've known about. I went through 3 fuel pumps and 6 wheel bearings before I was done with it. Luckily most of the problems were recalls so I didn't have to spend a whole lot on it.
3)2002 Ford Focus ZX5, after the last one bit the dust I called the dealer and asked how many Focus they had that were manual transmission, they had one, so that's the one I have. Bought it with 39,000 miles, still running great with 123,000 miles.
4)2008 Mazda MX-5, bought it new (although it was an '08 model that I bought in '09) for about $5k off sticker price 2 months ago. So far it's working well, I still have the Focus for when I need more than 2 seats and some extra space, but I really love the MX-5.
 
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Sun May 03, 2009 7:00 pm



Quoting WILCO737 (Reply 8):
4) Mercedes C350 CGI AMG (only 4 weeks old)

Black, right?
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Sun May 03, 2009 7:09 pm



Quoting Andz (Reply 10):
Black, right?

Of course Big grin Don't wanna have anything else  Wink

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Sun May 03, 2009 7:34 pm

I was of the generation that drove the family car and was never concerned about a car of my own. During my second WestPac deployment I decided that I wanted a car for the times the ship was in our home port. Wrote Dad (who had a Masters in Mech.Eng.) and asked him to look for a reasonable used car that I could pay $50 a month on until I got out of the service. (Pay was VERY low in those days compared to today.)

Dad, who had been buying cars for my sisters decided to go with a new car instead. It was even new to the US - a '68 BMW 2002. Great driving car, but it had a cooling system that even Yugo engineers would be ashamed of. Got married 5 months after returning from overseas and "my" car became "our" car. I guess 5 months was long enough to have a car "of my very own". I did spend a fortune on maintenance and repairs. It cost $100 to just drive by and wave to the mechanics. BMW finally sent a larger fan, which the dealer promptly put in backwards. Typical of the mechanical battles, but I loved driving it.

'70 Toyota Corolla - bought it sight unseen as it was a new model they were coming out with. While BMW had problems understanding cooling challenges in the US Toyota managed to do very well - I was even able to have an AC. Well my wife was - we started the tradition of her getting the new car and me driving what ever. That was probably the best car we've ever had in terms of economy & quality. Far better than today's Corollas.

73 Chevy Impala - along came a son and all the "stuff" that went with him so we moved from the BMW to the Chevy and immediately started saving money. It was a newer, heavier version as this was the year where car makers worked on adding accident protection bumpers. Not great gas milage, but it drove like a dream and the quality was as good as today's Caddys.

'76 Toyota Corona (Australia Version) Moved to Australia and learned to drive on the wrong side of the road and to shift gears with the wrong hand. Sadly this was also the wife's car as I was able to commute to work on the bus - actually far easier, cheaper and more enjoyable than driving a commute. Like the original Corolla it was an outstanding car and was only traded in because it was starting to rust (Aussie made) and the wife wanted an air conditioner.

Holden Kingswood wagon. My first car in Australia. Notice no year is mentioned, but I think it was one of the original ones. $800 and it was mine. Better still, since that made us a 2 car family my wife was able to deduct her new car on her taxes - she was driving from home to home treating multi-handicapped kids. Some Aussies might be able to work out the year - it was the one with a front bench seat in the front and I think they used recycled phone books for padding. It did manage to get me to the local shopping center where I would catch the bus to work and the kids loved to use it as a "fort". Only mechanical problem was after delivering phonebooks for a school fund raiser the tranny refused to move out of second. The local petrol station did a $45 transmission service and she was good as new. I'm now of the opinion that every guy should have owned a Kingswood in their past (or still be driving one).

Overall the BMW was the most fun to drive (this was before it was a yuppie car), but really needed some help from Toyota on cooling systems and less expensive maintenance. The Kingswood was the most fun for the kids and the Chevy was the quality a new Chevy should be. The Toyotas were both before the company cut thousands of dollars out of their cars and were, well, Toyotas.
 
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Sun May 03, 2009 7:58 pm

I have yet to get to my 3rd car, yet alone my 5th:

1st: 2000 Suzuki Grand Vitara: My bought it for me in 04' with 42K on her. The worse car I've ever owned. The a/c went out numerous times thus justifying over 3K in repairs. I admit, i drove her hard, but thats high school students do. However there were positives about this car: Roomy for me and ex fiance, the engine ran well, it came with a full size spare, and it got me through floody areas where my current car couldn't go. In the end I got a...

Current: 07 Dodge Caliber: I love this car for a lot of reasons. It's very maneuverable, easier to drive and whole lot more fun. In addition, it has a Mitsubishi 2.0 engine which a proven one so it will last a long time. The only repair was a faulty wheel sensor. Overall fuel economy is 26city and 34 highway which is better compared to the suzukis 17city and 24 highway.

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Sun May 03, 2009 8:15 pm

Golf I, 1100ccm only Big grin had it only for 4 month as my parents insisted that my first car should be a used one...

All the others were new cars...

Golf GTI 16V, had a fancy digital dash.... broke over 6 times in the first year, so dealer offered me a new Golf after 14 months

Golf GTI 16V, had it for 2 years..... and then came the

Golf GTI G60 color was deep purple (Fire & Ice edition)

moved to Canada and got a Dodge Ram 1500 swb, black

Current car is a MB GLK 350 and the color is Tenorite Grey.....

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Sun May 03, 2009 8:15 pm

In order of appearance

VW Beetle 1973, sky blue - had from 1983-1988 when the engine main bearing died. I learnt a lot about car engines on this one. Major memory is having to do some major engine work and ending up with a rash all over my body after it presumably objected to all the engine oil getting in through cut fingers.
VW Golf 1980, red - had from 1989 to 1991. OK runabout, went round France in it.
VW Scirocco 1984, dark silver grey - had from 1991 to 1997. I liked it, and it was quite economical on a holiday in France, but it got expensive and had an engine seize and gear box lose a tooth that cracked the casing... part exchange for
Renault Megane 1997, yellow - had until 2006 when needed engine repairs became more than the value of the car. Some reliability issues with the coils, blown pressure relief valve on the power steering, oxidation on an earth return spade connector that meant the starter motor wouldn't turn over.
Toyota Yaris 2001, metallic blue - had from 2006 to 2008. Nice runabout, no problems

Bus - now cheaper to get the bus to work - bus ticket cheaper than car insurance.
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Sun May 03, 2009 8:50 pm

Got my first car last year coming out of university, a BMW 335i coupe black on black. Love the car to bits, I have around 10,000 miles on it and it runs like a charm. Planning on some mods this summer with 19" performance summer tires which I already bought, jb+ to increase horse power by 50hp and torque by 50 approx. Throw in some 35% tint all around, dual cone intake and vola!

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Sun May 03, 2009 10:16 pm

First car was one of these... not fast, but good road holding and handling that made it more than a match for bigger, more powerful cars along winding country roads.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c6/AustinMorris_1300_Mk_2_2_door_profile.jpg

Followed by one of these in black.

All the usual Mini benefits... and disavantages. Never liked the wet much...

Next up was a Metro.... rusted away very quickly....
http://www.vpoc.info/vpmetro/9.jpg

So it was back to a Mini... this time a Cooper and loads of fun. Still didn't like the rain though.


A growing family meant something bigger... reliable, I used it for years...
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Sun May 03, 2009 10:26 pm

I got my first car late in my first year of college in the spring of 1973. I got a 'old lady special', for $110, a cute looking 1963 Ford Falcon Futura 2 dr Hardtop with only 42,000 miles on it. Had to fix many things, incuding a leaking the gas tank (also bottom of the trunk/boot), had to put a quart of oil in it ever 100-200 miles, had rust spots, had to redo the valves on it an other things. After putting on about 18,000 miles, an accident from a big barge 1968 Chrysler permently closing the drivers door meant I had to get rid of it and actually towed it to the junkyard.
Next was a 1965 Dodge Cornet. I had know the car for many years, got it for something like $150, had about 100,000 miles on it, the paint was bad, but a pretty good car mechanicaly, with a tough Slant 6 cylinder. Would get 1000 miles to the qt of oil, did minor repairs, put on a set of new tires, ran it to 127,000 and sold it for $100 to a friend who had it for several months.

Then was a 1969 Plymouth Satallite, 2 dr Hard Top. Looked ok, with a 5.2 L (318 cid) V-8, but had numerous problems - electircal, transmission blew out a week after I bought it (spent $200 on a rebuilt, done in my parents driveway), a jumped timing chain, carburator problems. Sold it for something like $200 and moved on.

Next was a 1965 Chevy Chevelle - really bad paint, totally shot front suspension, paid only $85 for it, after it started to run on 7 of it's 8 cylinders and using 2 qts of oil every 100 miles. after about 9 months of ownership, I towed it to the junkyard for scrap too.

Then a 1965 Chevy Impala paid I think $100 for. Bad water leaks, rust, very loose front end, had electrical problems, it to eventually ran on 7 cylinders and buring 2 qts of oil every 100 miles. This car after about a year ended up being towed to the junkyard for scrap as well.

The 6th was a 1966 Plymouth Satallite 4 dr, with 3 speed stick on the steering column, weak clutch, burned oil despite it having a slant 6 engine, rust out spots, see through fenders and floorboards. I drove it to the junkyard after about a year of ownership
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After that had 3 Dodge/Plymouth cars, a 1979 Dodge Aspen that was only 18 months old when I got it, (horrible dog of a car, with many mechanical problems, had the hood blow open at 50 MPH), a slightly used 1981 Plymouth TC3 (horrible brakes, lost a/c) and my first new car, a 1986 Chrysler Daytona (bad color-brown, a/c went bad in 5th year of ownership.)
 
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Sun May 03, 2009 10:35 pm

Hmmm -let's see now.

The first car I owned was a used trade-in '72 BMW 2002 which I bought in '73 after I emigrated to Canada.
"Freude am Fahren" was absolutely the truth about that car.
-But my repair-bills became so huge that my friendly BMW-dealer suggested I take a job as a parts-man with him to reduce repair-costs and also learn to maintain and repair cars myself.

-And what a great education I got. My first major task was catalogueing all the parts stripped off a '76 BMW 320i demonstrator that was given to the dealership by the importer after the dealership's racing-team won the Canadian GT 2 Championship.
I meant all the parts -just the body shell was re-used to make the new racecar...

- Helping to build that one was also great therapy for dealing with my first divorce and he first ex-wife also kept the Canadian-made Volvo 145 -nice to drive, Guess all the rust made it light too...

After the floor on the '72 BMW rusted out, I replaced it with a '73 that had the cylinderhead, 5-speed transmission (shiftpattern was Porsche 914 style with 1st being to the left and back) and a 4.11 rear-end instead of the factory 3.64. All this from a '74 Alpina rallycar. To breathe it had two Weber 45DCOEs, a header with 3 1/4" pipe and a tiny muffler from a Turbo Corvair.
- 168HP on the rear wheels in the dyno. To make it slow down it had the front calipers from the 3.0 Bavaria with spacers to accept vented front discs..

And the fun didn't stop there, I replaced the fan with an electric one for city driving, replaced the standard 13" wheels with 14" wheels. I was the parts-man, right?
Gave me lap-times at Mosport at the high 1:30s as far as I remember.

All these modifications were of course duly supervised by the Dealership-owner and chief-mechanic.

Unfortunately the fun ended in early '83 when the rear bumper of a Buick suddenly appeared in front of me...

Moved back to Norway again, licking my wounds and bought my last BMW, a 1802 (guess you can tell I was really hooked on the 02-models) which I had great hopes for. Not much happened with that one as a VW dealer in Toronto wanted me to return there, which I did after a short while.
In rapid sucsession I owned a '78 Golf, a '82 Golf Diesel which always started in Toronto-winters and took me trough the worst snow-storm I ever experienced, two Brazilian-made VW Foxes, a '90 Jetta and a '96 Golf before moving back to Norway for good with wife and kid.

-Took over my father's old '86 Jetta, but in '01 a bus cut me off and the Jetta didn't quite make it through said bus, (the car was actually still driveable), I got a '85 Volvo 240 Wagon.
-The family had also expanded and I needed space to haul a baby carriage as well as luggage for holiday-trips. That was a great car, took our little family to Latvia twice.

-All great things won't last, due to corrosion I had to replace it 2 years ago with a 2002 Golf Wagon,
-Jetta Wagon to you people west of the Atlantic.

The '02 Golf Wagon is great to drive, has good economy, seems like I'm getting to be an old "Fuddy-Duddy", but the greatest cars I've ever owned must have been the 02-series BMWs
-Too bad BMW took the fun out of driving by adding AC, PS, PW and other heavy things to their cars.
-When was the last time you saw the great tool-kit they had mounted in the trunk-lids?

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Sun May 03, 2009 10:46 pm

I'm still on my 3rd car.

1st: 1998 Fiat Palio - was a great first car, cheap to run and pretty reliable (for a Fiat). I really enjoyed driving it, felt bad when I sold it.

2nd: 2001 Toyota Echo: a real POS , I didn't buy it - got handed down from my sister as she upgraded to a VW Golf. It was very reliable and economical, sold it in 2007.

Current: 2007 JK Wrangler (Diesel): Absolutely love it! Bought it new..it has 46k (kms) on the clock now.

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Sun May 03, 2009 11:04 pm

I'm only on my second car now.

My first car was a 1999 Ford escort, which I purchased from an estate of an elderly man who rarley used it. When I got it in 2008 it only had 20,000 Km's on it. My mom and I began sharing this car shortly after I bought it because her Mercury Mistake was sent to the crusher.

About 18 months after I bought the Escort, I got promoted so we needed 2 cars, so I gave my mom the Escort and bought myself a brand new 2009 Toyota Matrix. I love the car, its fun to drive and is great on gas.
 
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Mon May 04, 2009 12:01 am

1989 Chevrolet Camaro RS (White with Red interior, T-tops, V-8)
1993 Volkswagon Passat (black with grey interior, 5 speed)
2001 Mustang GT (Black with Black Leather interior, 5 speed, V8)
2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Special Edition
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RE: Your First 5 Cars...see Who Had The Worst

Mon May 04, 2009 2:02 am

Im on #5 now

1) '97 Fiat Cinquecento 1.1 Sporting - I added full Abarth kit to it, this car was real fun! Only got rid of it as most of my driving was on motorways.

2) '02 Alfa Romeo 147 2.0 Lusso - came to a grizzly end on the M25 when the hood opened at 90mph... Otherwise lovely car and far nice than a Golf or Focus.

3) '05 Mazda RX8 192bhp - loved this car, just had it a month when I was transferred to Canada - so pissed...

4) '98 Ford Explorer 4.0 V6 - served me well for a year, but began omitting tell tale signs of earning its nickname 'Exploder' as well as shot suspension

5) '06 Ford F150 XTR 5.4 V8 - almost at the end of my three year lease and has been flawless, what to get next?? '09 F150 I think.
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RE: Your First 5 Cars...see Who Had The Worst

Mon May 04, 2009 2:56 am

Have only been around for 3 cars:
-1991 Honda Civic DX - our family's first car in America. I got it as a high school graduation gift when it was 8 years old. A short circuit due to a homebrew radio installation caused a fire and it was engulfed in flames in a few minutes.
-1997 Saturn SL2 - the replacement to the Civic. It was a bitter purchase, I loved my Civic but I really couldn't find any Civics I liked when car shopping. I eventually grew to love the Saturn and took it around the country a couple of times on vacation. I saw about 26 states in it. Its engine eventually gave out at 160,000 miles (I put 130,000 of those, I got it used with 30,000) and I donated it to the Salvation Army. I have pictures of the tow truck taking it away from the shop.
-2007 Toyota Yaris - what can I say? This car may be hated by many, but I enjoy my 4-door Yaris. I have yet to have any problems and while it does lack a little get up and go, the 33+ mpg more than makes up for it.
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RE: Your First 5 Cars...see Who Had The Worst

Mon May 04, 2009 2:57 am

Not quite at five yet, but here you go:

2002 Jeep Liberty - I had this one in high school. Got it as a hand-me-down from my brother, who had driven it since it was new. Put about 60k on it in 3 years, and left it at home when I moved away for college. This thing was/is the biggest piece of garbage on the road - it's rusting, hasn't had A/C since 2005, has had several recalls and burns oil like nobody's business. I'm glad it's not my problem anymore.

2007 Nissan Sentra - The first car I purchased all by myself. Went in to buy an Altima, and got more for several thousand less in a Sentra. It had typical first-model-year problems, but nothing of note except for warped roters and rear axle that wore the tires bald in only 15k that were common issues on the 07s but the dealer refused to fix, and a misaligned door that they also refused to fix. Put almost 19k on it before I hit a guard rail after losing control on ice this past December.

2009 Subaru Impreza - I love this car. I haven't even had the first oil change yet, and I've got no problems of note. The gas mileage sucks compared to my Nissan (getting about 25 mixed) and the car needs a 6th gear badly (3200rpm at 75mph? Come on now). It has a hill hold assist (I drive a stick), which holds the car in place on a hill for a couple seconds after you let off the brakes. This took a little getting used to, but now I kind of like it.
 
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RE: Your First 5 Cars...see Who Had The Worst

Mon May 04, 2009 3:06 am

1995 Volvo 940, which drove better than you would expect
1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited, brilliant
1997 Volvo 850, the devil incarnate
2005 Acura MDX

[Edited 2009-05-03 20:06:47]
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RE: Your First 5 Cars...see Who Had The Worst

Mon May 04, 2009 3:54 am



Quoting WILCO737 (Reply 8):
I haven't owned 5 yet.

Me neither; I'm only 25...

1995 Ford Taurus which I traded in for a 2006 Hyundai Elantra, as things started to go bad for the Taurus and I was starting a second degree program at West Chester University at the time. So, I needed a better car...
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RE: Your First 5 Cars...see Who Had The Worst

Mon May 04, 2009 5:23 am

1. 1966 Rambler American 4-Door. Given to me by my grandfather, it was a real chick magnet  Wink . Actually, it was a reasonably comfortable and reliable car, but how many people under 60 wanted to drive a Rambler?

2. 1972 MG Midget. The chicks loved this one when it ran (which was occasionally, at best).

3. 1969 VW Beetle – finally went for something reliable

4. 1984 Toyota Tercel – my first new car.

5. 1988 Toyota Tercel
 
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RE: Your First 5 Cars...see Who Had The Worst

Mon May 04, 2009 7:33 am

#1. 63 Chevy Impala SS 2-Door, 327 V8 w/4bbl carb, 4 on the floor. Neat fast and I think it got around 12 mpg. It ate gas like mad. It was my high school car. I got it in 1968 for $800.00. I worked part time just to pay for the gas for this car.

#2. 64 Ford Galaxy XL500 Convertible . Gold w/black interior. This car WAS a chick magnet. I had it from 1969-1972. It had a 289V8 which made this car slightly underpowered as it was a very heavy car.

#3. 1970 Cougar XR-7, completely loaded. I got this one in 1973 for $2K. Great car. Really hugged the road. It was meant for comfortable highway driving. It had the 351 Cleveland engine with a 2bbl carb I think it got around 17 mpg/19 hwy. I had this for the last two years of college. I made countless trips from Lousiana to Chicago in it. It blew out the freeze plugs a few times and finally as soon as I graduated college (and was jobless) the timing chain went out on it. I was living at home and my Dad wanted that car out of there. So I sold it for $400 to a buddy who fixed it and wrecked it the next week. I needed the money badly!

#4.1972 AMC Gremlin. I got this beater to drive to my new job. The tops of the front fenders were already rusted out and it needed a valve job. It had the 232 cid 6 in it so it was easy to do the work myself. I also used this car to move around the country quite a bit.

#5. 1982 Toyota Corolla. This was my first brand new car. It got good gas mileage but the A/C system sucked. That car would take a long, long time to cool down the interior in the summer time. The air coming out of the vents was cold enough, I think the problem was there weren't enough vents in the car in the first place.

#6. 1993 Ford Explorer 2 Door Sport. Very reliable car. I got 223K out of it. But once again the A/C system was weak. It really needed a rear a/c unit like the current Explorers have. And it handled like shit. Just like driving a 15 foot tall ladder on roller skates on the freeway. I beefed up the suspension but the damn thing was still top heavy. What it would do is when you went around a curved road or a curved exit ramp on the freeway instead of rolling into the curve gradually like normal cars do it would maintain a level attitude and then at a certain point in the curve you'd get a sudden heavy body roll. It could take you by surprise if you weren't expecting it. No wonder there were so many roll overs in these cars.

#7. 2004 Mazda Tribute. Nothing I can find wrong with this car. Cold, Cold A/C, great handling and a very comfortable car that gets about 23 mpg. I have 82K on it and plan on keeping it for as long time to come.
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RE: Your First 5 Cars...see Who Had The Worst

Mon May 04, 2009 9:08 am

I bought my first car back in 1999. It was a blue Honda Civic like this one:

http://dohc_zc.tripod.com/civicoldside.jpg

As somebody had heavily smoked cigars in it, it smelled awfull, but hey, it was my first car! Everything came to and three months later as somebody forgot I was one a trough way and smashed his car into mine. He had a damaged bumper, mine was total-loss.

Then I got a black Golf II. Just a standard one like this:



I liked this one a lot, although it only had a 4-gearbox. However, after a year the car was starting to shake almost uncontrollable while driving faster than 80 km/hr. So, after assessing what needed to be done, I bought another car.

This time a red Alfa Romeo 33, like this:

http://www.delest.nl/media/img/DCP_7853.JPG

A really fast car and luxury as well! Electric windows and sunroof! Nice! But a gas-guzzler. You could almost see the needle drop instantly when driving on the highway. After driving this car for a year, it fell apart. The most dangerous was losing the gearbox from underneath the car while driving on the highway, ripping a fuelline in the drop! Made an emergency stop and decided to ditch the car for something else.

I ended up buying a very boring, but oh, so reliable Mazda 323, in this color:



I have driven this car from 2001 till 2007. It was reliable, maintenance was very cheap, but it was getting old.

Now we have two cars, a black Fiat Panda from 2007 for the girlfriend and a company lease car 2008 darkblue Ford Focus Wagon Titanium:





Please note that these pictures are not pictures of my cars, but straight from Google...  Smile

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RE: Your First 5 Cars...see Who Had The Worst

Mon May 04, 2009 10:29 am

1.- A white renault super5 (2nd gen. renault 5). Then-14 or 15 years old, drove it for two years and then gave it to my brother.

2.- Light blue Alfa 147, again diesel. Drove it for 5 years without any complain until I traded it for the Bravo (I was driving much less than at the time I bought it, so it didn't make sense to own a diesel anymore).

3.- Mazda MX-5, british racing green. Very fun to drive, but I soon realised why the owner sold it so cheap. No airco and the mazda gets really hot on the inside. New rule is, do not drive unless the roof is down, and even then feet are going to sweat, still have it.

4.- White and red Suzuki Samurai. Small, lightweight and 4WD. Great to drive on country, noisy and slow on roads. Still have it.

5.- Electric blue Fiat Bravo. 1.4 turbo petrol. Kept it just for a few months before I was sandwiched between a truck and a van at a light. I didn't get a scratch, but the car was totalled (with my tennis rackets on the trunk, which insurance refused to pay for, though).

Now I drive a red Alfa Mito.
 
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RE: Your First 5 Cars...see Who Had The Worst

Mon May 04, 2009 10:31 am

I've only had three cars so far:

1. 1982 Ford Laser Ghia. It was a 5-speed manual mated to a 1.5L 4cyl engine. I bought the car in 1999 for $1300 when it was already 17 years old, but it ran well for a couple of months. Velour trim (especially in the rear seat) was falling apart, and there is an unknown and undiagnosed squeaking noise coming from the rear end. It started blowing black smoke, and I tried to fix it with some engine oil treatment products. Didn't work, sold it in 2000 for $1100

2. 1989 Ford Falcon GL, three-speed auto with 3.9L 6cyl engine. Bought in 2000 for $2750. Still ran well, but because I am a perfectionist, I spent $$$$ on getting it to tip top condition. That included a complete engine rebuild in 2004, which cost me more than I paid for the car. In hindsight, that was silly, and I probably should've bought a new one then, but I decided to continue saving to be able to buy a brand new or near new car later on. Eventually sold the car in 2007 to a family friend for $2000, and it still runs very well thanks to the money I spent on it!

3. 2005 Ford Fairmont, four speed auto with 4.0L 6cyl engine. Bought in 2006 for $28000. It's the best car I've ever had. Apart from the usual quality issues that accompany Aussie built Fords (silver door trim falling off, front passenger seat squeaks) the car is mechanically perfect. I intend to keep this for several more years yet.
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RE: Your First 5 Cars...see Who Had The Worst

Mon May 04, 2009 12:01 pm

1. ´72 orange VW 1302 Beetle, bought it in 1979, crashed in 81.
2. ´75 red Autobianchi A112, great Go-Cart (the better Mini), wonderful car for a student, but, oh, the rust!
3. ´80 or '81 red Lancia Delta 1500, lovely car, nicest hatchback of the 80s, but, oh, the rust! Had it for just a year and traded it in for a
4. ´82 or ´83 champagne Lancia Beta HPE 2000 IE, wonderful car, but, oh, the rust! I´d love to have one again if I would finally buy a classic (but only the post 1980-series)
5. ´88 or '89 red Alfa Romeo 164. The first of my big Alfas, since then I´ve only bought new 164s and 166s. And btw, no rust at all anymore...

Quoting WILCO737 (Reply 8):
4) Mercedes C350 CGI AMG (only 4 weeks old)   

Congratulations, that would be the perfect upgrade on my Alfa, but beyond my reach as long as this damn crisis lasts...
 
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RE: Your First 5 Cars...see Who Had The Worst

Mon May 04, 2009 12:08 pm



Quoting NA (Reply 33):
1. ´72 orange VW 1302 Beetle, bought it in 1979, crashed in 81.

Crashed? Oh no.... Such a great car. I'd love to own a convertible. Big grin

Quoting NA (Reply 33):
Congratulations, that would be the perfect upgrade on my Alfa, but beyond my reach as long as this damn crisis lasts...

Thanks. it is a great car. Very powerful, comfortable and just good looking with the right rims and styling  Wink

Looks like you like italian cars.  Wink

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RE: Your First 5 Cars...see Who Had The Worst

Mon May 04, 2009 12:44 pm



Quoting WILCO737 (Reply 8):
4) Mercedes C350 CGI AMG (only 4 weeks old)

Well congratulations! Viel Spaß damit! Big grin

The Limousine version, I guess?
 
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RE: Your First 5 Cars...see Who Had The Worst

Mon May 04, 2009 1:35 pm

Well... ive only owned 2!

First: 1994 Renault Clio
My first car, got it bought for me for my 17th birthday. Owned it for 11 months before buying my next car.




Second Car: 2004 Vauxhall Corsa. Decided to treat myself to a new car!







 
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RE: Your First 5 Cars...see Who Had The Worst

Mon May 04, 2009 2:31 pm

1998 Volvo S70 (non-turbo) - car was reliable in so far as it always started, but had issues galore:

a) ABS module failed
b) almost entire suspension system replaced and still clunked like crazy
c) transmission issues
d) O2 sensors faulted every few months
e) puddles on floor when it rained
f) etc...

2001 Volvo S60 (non-turbo)

Same issues as above mostly...

2007 Saab 9-3 2.0T

-car ran great and was a blast to drive except the suspension wasn't nearly as stiff as I would have liked over time.

2009 Mini Cooper

-a BLAST to drive, enough power, doesn't like to go uphill though! Little quirks. Glad it's only a 2 yr. lease... but it's def. the best driving car I've ever experienced. Looks could be better though!
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RE: Your First 5 Cars...see Who Had The Worst

Mon May 04, 2009 3:19 pm

My grandfather had died in late '98 and I ended up getting his 1996 Chevy Corsica....white with pimp red interior. Yeah that car was a chick magnet in h.s.  sarcastic  Only had 38,000 miles on it but soon after I got it things started breaking left and right. Head gasket cracked, power window motor broke, when it rained (and I'm in FL), it would leak under the glove compartment and I'd have a lake on the passengers side. Trunk lock broke and couldn't get into the trunk and all 3 a/c knobs broke off (easily replaced at the junkyard), and a few other minor annoyances. Only ended up putting another 30,000 miles on it 4 years.

Traded that POS in late '02 for a 2003 Toyota Corolla. Still have it, 83,000 miles later nothing to complain about!
 
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RE: Your First 5 Cars...see Who Had The Worst

Mon May 04, 2009 4:17 pm

OK, here goes:

1. 1959 Studebaker Lark (AKA Steadybreaker). Flathead 6-cyl engine, three speed manual (on the steering wheel) Cost me $400. Cons: was constantly replacing radiator hoses -- always carried a couple of spares. Pros: did my own tune-ups, even replaced a head gasket by myself., Very simple engine.

2. 1964 Pontiac Tempest (LeMans). I put 200,000 miles on this one and then sold it to a friend for $50. Great car; 6 cyl automatic.

3. 1974 Pontiac Ventura w/350 cu in V-8. What a pig! But it was reliable as hell and we pulled a pretty heavy travel trailer with, much of that on gravel roads in northern Alberta. Took off like a bat out of hell when you put your foot down on the gas.

4. 1982 Chevy Cavalier, 1.8L 4-cyl. Great on gas, good in snow. First front-wheel drive car -- took some getting used to especially braking on slippery roads.

5. 1988 Subaru wagon, 1.8L 4-cyl. Also great on gas. First fuel-injected car I owned. We beat this one up hauling it up logging roads to get to back country ski locations -- was front wheel drive and I wished I'd spent the extra money to get the 4WD version.
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RE: Your First 5 Cars...see Who Had The Worst

Mon May 04, 2009 4:30 pm



Quoting DunaA320 (Reply 36):
2004 Vauxhall Corsa

Did you by any chance swap the rear badge for an Opel badge or did you get the car with the Opel badge?

And btw, your wheels and grille are really nice!

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RE: Your First 5 Cars...see Who Had The Worst

Mon May 04, 2009 4:43 pm

I've had so many vehicles since I started driving in the summer of 1995 that my first 5 cars only cover my motoring between July 1995 & May 1997... too funny.

At any rate...

1990 Chevrolet Sprint (aka Pontiac Firefly/Geo Metro) 2 door hatchback, 5 speed. This was my very first car and it was a hilarious ride. It was small, felt incredibly unsafe, but it also has a lot of memories. I remember packing 10 people into it one night (hatch open for more seating) to carry around the 'crew' from party to party. It was great in the winter, if it ever got stuck all I needed to do was lift and lean on the front bumper and it would move with relative ease. It was amazing on fuel... $15 to fill the tank (in 1995) and it typically lasted 2-3 weeks. I took 8 hour roadtrips on $30 gas. It had a bad heating/defrosting system so the windows were always foggy & iced up in the winter. I sold it for the same price I paid for it in early 1996.

1984 Mercury Topaz L, silver 4 door sedan with a 5 speed manual. I bought this from my uncle & aunt who owned it since new. It had very low mileage and was in great shape, however, it rapidly disintegrated, with the CV joints & transmission failing within a couple months. Sadly, I ended up trading it straight across for a....

...1984 Chrysler Laser XE... which was even worse. This was one of those sporty turbocharged lemons loaded with all the electronic gadgets (including voice alert) you could think of. I believe I got about 6 weeks service from this ride when it through a rod and destroyed the engine. I got rid of it awhile later.

1983 Chevrolet Citation, 2.8L V6 automatic, 4 door hatchback. This was a pretty cool ride. Gobs of power for a small engine, and it was pretty solid outside of a few rust spots here and there. It did have a tendency to wear out/break parts quite often, but it was the easiest car to fix and parts were super cheap, so it wasn't too bad in that aspect. However, I ended up getting my Dad's old truck for free as he bought a replacement, so I ended up selling it to a friend who needed a car, and he kept it for a few more years until he replaced it with something newer. Was a good car, I quite liked it.

1985 Ford F-150... this was the free truck from my Dad. Had the big 300 inline 6 with a 4 speed manual, single cab with a bench seat. Not a bad ride, but it was a pig on fuel, and once the economic downturn really started to take effect in Northern BC (1996 onward)... I wasn't working as much and being a student, it became too expensive to keep it running, so I sold it and picked up a 1988 Ford Escort to replace it... which was car #6.

Good memories...  Smile
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RE: Your First 5 Cars...see Who Had The Worst

Mon May 04, 2009 4:43 pm



Quoting Aero145 (Reply 40):
Did you by any chance swap the rear badge for an Opel badge or did you get the car with the Opel badge?

And btw, your wheels and grille are really nice!

Yes, swapped it over for a bit of Euro style!

Thanks very much  Smile

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RE: Your First 5 Cars...see Who Had The Worst

Mon May 04, 2009 5:22 pm

First
1974 Ford Pinto
Mines was lime green with green & yellow plaid interior.
Ran on regular leaded gasoline and had teh original Philco AM radio.
I bought it for $275 in 1990 when I was in high school.





Second
1976 Mercury Cougar XR-7
Mines was black with burgundy landau top and matching burgundy interior.





Third
1977 Lincoln Town Coupe
Exactly like this one.
Black on black on black.




No particular order thereafter.

1987 Chrysler Lebaron convertible.
Absolutely beautiful car but very unreliable.




1981 Volkswagen Rabbit diesel.



I've had these cars at various times and there have been overlaps in which I've owned more than 1 or 2 cars at the same time.
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RE: Your First 5 Cars...see Who Had The Worst

Mon May 04, 2009 5:47 pm

All bought and paid for by me.

1970 Chevrolet Impala. 2 speed Powerglide and 327 V-8. Bought it for $30 plus a keg of beer to my friends brother who brokered the deal on my 16th birthday. Total $110. only 6 of the cylinders were firing when I bought it......once all 8 worked it was terrific until the tranny broke 4 months later. Sold it to my neighbor for $80 for parts.

1977 Mazda 808. 4 speed, choke, 4 cyl (no rotary this time). Had a hard time going uphill too far. Ran ok considering distributor cap leaked badly. Paid $250 for car....ran 6 months then died. Sold it to guy who sold it to me for $250....he needed parts for his.

1975 Oldsmobile Delta 88. 454 V-8, top speed of 120mph (not bad for 6 tons of US Steel). 2 door, would fit 12 high school students. Ran over a Toyota Corolla with it once. Still ran. Bought it from my Grandmother (it was my Grandfathers) for $350. Ran for almost a year (6 months with damages from running over Corolla). Sold it for $250 to a guy for parts.

1985 Ford Ranger longbed. 5 speed, longbed, 4cyl (pulled more than V-6). Helped my brother run his motorcycle pickup and delivery service, and towed bike trailers to races. Kept it during 1st army hitch. Great truck. Sold it after 4 years. Should have kept it.

1989 Pontiac Grand Am. 5 speed, Quad 4 (160 horsepower...had guts for a 4 banger in '89) two door, looked good and drove well. Still spent more time driving my Dad's Alfa GTV-6.

just for the hell of it...

1992 Saturn SL2
1994 Saturn SL2 but nicer with 5speed and alloys.
1995 Ford Mustang GT
1994 Jeep Wrangler
2001 Mercury Cougar
2004 Nissan 350Z
2006 Hummer H3
2007 LR3

Larry,

what's the red car behind your Pinto? Your Pinto reminds me of my friends..we painted it blue...with spray paint.....it was fairly awesome for a couple of 14 year olds.
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RE: Your First 5 Cars...see Who Had The Worst

Mon May 04, 2009 6:10 pm



Quoting DL021 (Reply 44):
what's the red car behind your Pinto?

It's a red Pinto.  Wink
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RE: Your First 5 Cars...see Who Had The Worst

Mon May 04, 2009 7:08 pm

Street driven cars only...

1973 Mercury Capri 2600 V-6 4 speed manual
1976 Mercury Capri 2300 I-4 4 speed manual
1987 Ford Mustang GT, 5 speed manual
1996 Nissan Sentra
1997 Honda CR-V
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RE: Your First 5 Cars...see Who Had The Worst

Mon May 04, 2009 7:13 pm



Quoting Aero145 (Reply 35):
Well congratulations! Viel Spaß damit! Big grin

The Limousine version, I guess?

Thanks. Yeah Limousine. Don't need anything else. It is a great car, great engine and not too bad with the gas mileage. Very comfortable, with DVD player for long drives Big grin

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RE: Your First 5 Cars...see Who Had The Worst

Mon May 04, 2009 8:10 pm



Quoting DunaA320 (Reply 42):
Yes, swapped it over for a bit of Euro style!

’Course you did!  Wink

Quoting WILCO737 (Reply 47):
Thanks. Yeah Limousine. Don't need anything else. It is a great car, great engine and not too bad with the gas mileage. Very comfortable, with DVD player for long drives 

Great! Not too bad as in 15 or 8 l/100?  Silly

Ah yes you’re a pilot of course; DVD and autopilot and all set for a high-altitude cruise on the A-b.
Scary!  cheerful 

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RE: Your First 5 Cars...see Who Had The Worst

Mon May 04, 2009 8:30 pm



Quoting Aero145 (Reply 48):
Great! Not too bad as in 15 or 8 l/100? Silly

 bigthumbsup  The lowest was 7l/100 and the worst 15 (on the autobahn Big grin )

Quoting Aero145 (Reply 48):
Ah yes you’re a pilot of course; DVD and autopilot and all set for a high-altitude cruise on the A-b.
Scary! cheerful

Sure thing. Problem is: at speeds higher than 6km/h the picture will be removed and you only hear the sound. I need to do some software update to get rid of that  Wink
I plan to attach some wings and then just lift off and fly around  airplane 

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