A Lifetime of Cars

Hiroshi Awazu

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What i've had in the past and currently own

76 Pinto
78 Monza
82 Renault 5 (lasted 2 days)
78 Datsun 510
74 Corolla
90 Escort
94 Escort LX
96 Escort GT
87 Renault GTA
98 BMW M3 convertible
08 Jeep SRT8 (currently own)
08 Mazdaspeed 3
08 Cobalt SS
07 Mazda 3 GT
05 Honda S2000
11 Legacy 2.5GT
04 Focus SVT
11 Corvette Z06
 
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JeffL

Right on Brother, I hear ya, it's all good.
Some real cool cars, Pinto? guess you gotta start somewhere, lol. :laugh:
 

RC45

250RPM
Interesting lists of cars.

To be honest I never understood the attraction of going through so many cars.

I prefer to buy em and drive em a long time. :) And I do drive a lot.

Since 1994 there have been only been a 1973 Ford LTD, 1990 Lincoln Continental, 1997 Ford Contour, 1998 Lincoln Towncar, 2000 Lincoln Towncar, 2001 Z06, 2001 Dodge Caravan, 1998 Ford E150 HiTop, 2012 Focus & 2015 Tahoe PPV.

Just sold the Contour last year (100,000 miles), still have the Caravan (168,000 miles), still have the C5 Z06 (110,000 miles), still have the E150 (132,000 miles but then I bought it with 131,500 miles on it 4 years ago - haven't used it much), still have the 2012 Focus (43,000 miles) and the 2015 Tahoe PPV (30,000 miles).

I regret having to sell the '73 LTD - wish I still had it - had 63,000 original miles when sold in 1996)

 

JeffL

Right on Brother, I hear ya, it's all good.
Sorry @David O'Reilly I misread who posted your your post, that mini is great man. Other than the vdub it seems you have an eye for performance.
 

JeffL

Right on Brother, I hear ya, it's all good.
I regret having to sell the '73 LTD - wish I still had it - had 63,000 original miles when sold in 1996)
LT dog lol. Those drove great, but god were they heavy. 2 gallons to the mile. :D
 

David O'Reilly

A bad quali means I can go forwards in the race.
Sorry @David O'Reilly I misread who posted your your post, that mini is great man. Other than the vdub it seems you have an eye for performance.
Lots of memories there.
Cars I couldnt afford and ones that were cheap .
The one that I miss the most is the 1981 911SC. That one really talked to me.
 

RC45

250RPM
Have you ever lived in a northern city that salts? ;)
1 full winter in the Quad Cities was enough for me thanks.

Sled down a hill [x]
Make Snow Angel [x]
Make Snowman [x]
Have Snowball fight [x]
Shoveling sidewalk [x]
Remove snow drift from front door [x]
Warming car up for 10 minutes before any journey [x]
Chipping ice off wind shield [x]
Wait for outdoor parking lot to be plowed before being able to leave work [x]
Drive 2 ton 400ci RWD 3 speed auto in snow (although to be honest that was a lot of fun [x]
Navigate treacherous iced over side walks [x]
Seeing snow go from white wonderland to grey/brown slush [x]
Experience bone aching bitterly cold temps and wind chill [x]
Stop and think WTF??? Humans where not intended to live in this kind of climate [x]

Move to Texas [x]

:)
 

JeffL

Right on Brother, I hear ya, it's all good.
How about a van with the frame so rusted that the steering box broke off the frame at 40 mph. Brake, Brake, Brake, stop call tow truck, sign over title. LOL.
 

Hiroshi Awazu

Off Topic Moderator
Interesting lists of cars.

To be honest I never understood the attraction of going through so many cars.

I prefer to buy em and drive em a long time. :) And I do drive a lot.

Since 1994 there have been only been a 1973 Ford LTD, 1990 Lincoln Continental, 1997 Ford Contour, 1998 Lincoln Towncar, 2000 Lincoln Towncar, 2001 Z06, 2001 Dodge Caravan, 1998 Ford E150 HiTop, 2012 Focus & 2015 Tahoe PPV.

Just sold the Contour last year (100,000 miles), still have the Caravan (168,000 miles), still have the C5 Z06 (110,000 miles), still have the E150 (132,000 miles but then I bought it with 131,500 miles on it 4 years ago - haven't used it much), still have the 2012 Focus (43,000 miles) and the 2015 Tahoe PPV (30,000 miles).

I regret having to sell the '73 LTD - wish I still had it - had 63,000 original miles when sold in 1996)

Man i really like your C5! hey how did you like the Contour?. Back when i had my Escort GT i was thinking about trading it in for an SE but never ended up going through with it. I still really like the Contour SVT.
 

RC45

250RPM
Man i really like your C5! hey how did you like the Contour?. Back when i had my Escort GT i was thinking about trading it in for an SE but never ended up going through with it. I still really like the Contour SVT.
The Contour was a MUCH better car than the Focus is turning out to be. The Contour was still goign strong at 100,000 miles and in great condition. The Focus is struggling through Fords automatic transmission clutch failures. I wont keep this car much longer.

Just waiting for the Ford factory recall work to be done on the transmission then off to fins a different small family car to replace it with.

As for a Contour SVT, if its anything like the SE was only faster and cooler then I bet its a great car :)

Our C5 has been a work in progress since 2002. First just a B&M Ripper shifter, then headers, then a cam and cat backs - then all hell broke loose and the car went from mildly modded to completely insane - I like to think of it as my real life Forza Car :) - well except for that absurd AWD drive train mod Forza has hehe.
 
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