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#1528751 - 07/11/09 01:47 PM Cars you should have kept, or not..
Travis1963 Offline


Registered: 07/06/09
Posts: 59
Loc: Tn.
Any cars you guys got rid of that looking back, you wish you would have kept, now that you know so much about oil? For example; I bought a new 1986 Accord Lxi when I got married. Traded it off 16 years later with 168,000 miles. It saw a 4000 mile OCI only once! I KNOW I was an idiot. I know there are much better stories out there than that. Or, were there cars that you never changed oil in and now wonder how they kept running? Bored at work, Travis.
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#1528786 - 07/11/09 02:24 PM Re: Cars you should have kept, or not.. [Re: Travis1963]
Solo2driver Offline


Registered: 07/06/04
Posts: 1385
Loc: Houston, TX
Merkur XR4Ti
Mazda RX-7 GTUs
Porsche 924 Turbo M471
Toyota MR2 Hardtop


All very fun cars.
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#1528795 - 07/11/09 02:37 PM Re: Cars you should have kept, or not.. [Re: Solo2driver]
Superbuick96 Offline


Registered: 05/31/09
Posts: 566
Loc: Cleveland, OH
my 1979 Trans am Midnight blue golden eagle.... \:\(
my 1993 Honda Del Sol \:\(
I traded both cars on new cars, I should of kept them, seeing how I got pretty much nothing in return for them. Ahhh to be young and dumb....
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#1528816 - 07/11/09 02:57 PM Re: Cars you should have kept, or not.. [Re: Superbuick96]
Chris142 Offline


Registered: 06/05/03
Posts: 11452
Loc: apple valley, ca
73 340 Duster.
69 Chevelle 300.

I paid $300 for the Chevelle and $125 for a wrecked Impala which I put the 302(yes a Chevy 302 somehow found it's way into a 1975 Impala)in the Chevelle.

Then I traded the Chevelle for the 340 Duster.
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#1528817 - 07/11/09 02:59 PM Re: Cars you should have kept, or not.. [Re: Superbuick96]
sciphi Online   content


Registered: 03/24/07
Posts: 8504
Loc: Upstate NY
I sentimentally wish I still had my 99 Hyundai Elantra station wagon. Thing had a 5-speed manual and was both quick and fuel-efficient. Also great for hauling whatever. Probably better it died in a crash, as it wouldn't have passed NY state inspection that year without many hundreds of dollars of evaporative emissions work, and was starting to eat sensors at $50-75 a pop.
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#1528835 - 07/11/09 03:33 PM Re: Cars you should have kept, or not.. [Re: sciphi]
Travis1963 Offline


Registered: 07/06/09
Posts: 59
Loc: Tn.
I think I have most of you beat on the stupid trade deals, and since I will probably never see any of you; 1971 Camaro, slight engine knock, body perfect, traded for the legendary 1984 Reliant K 4 door, in 1985. I just kicked my own a$$ again!
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#1528840 - 07/11/09 03:42 PM Re: Cars you should have kept, or not.. [Re: Travis1963]
Steve S Offline


Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 18449
Loc: East of IGO
70 Challenger and 79 ford pickup.
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#1528864 - 07/11/09 04:16 PM Re: Cars you should have kept, or not.. [Re: Steve S]
Norske Offline


Registered: 07/06/09
Posts: 8
Loc: Ohio
'59 Chevy Impala, 2 door hardtop. I was on Airman 2nd Class pay...never should have bought it ($650). But, boy was it fun while I had it! (This was in 1966)

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#1528868 - 07/11/09 04:24 PM Re: Cars you should have kept, or not.. [Re: Norske]
jcwit Offline


Registered: 07/24/07
Posts: 2837
Loc: no. indiana
1972 Corvette I purchased new and sold 7 years later to buy a P/U to go hunting with. Corvette was garaged and had never seen snow and had less than 20,000 miles when sold.

What was I thinking?

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#1528871 - 07/11/09 04:30 PM Re: Cars you should have kept, or not.. [Re: jcwit]
XS650 Offline



Registered: 12/21/03
Posts: 12385
Loc: Northern CA
 Originally Posted By: jcwit
1972 Corvette I purchased new and sold 7 years later to buy a P/U to go hunting with. Corvette was garaged and had never seen snow and had less than 20,000 miles when sold.

What was I thinking?


You and Travis1963 should get together and take turns kicking each other in the rear end
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#1528874 - 07/11/09 04:33 PM Re: Cars you should have kept, or not.. [Re: XS650]
pbm Offline


Registered: 04/19/04
Posts: 5245
Loc: New York
My first car....a 1968 Firebird.

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#1528877 - 07/11/09 04:42 PM Re: Cars you should have kept, or not.. [Re: jcwit]
flanso Offline


Registered: 12/26/06
Posts: 323
Loc: Houston, TX
1963 Ford Galaxie 500XL, 427/425hp, 4-speed, bought new
1965 Ford Mustang GT convertible, 289/225hp, 4-speed, bought new
1966 Shelby GT350, 289/306hp, originally automatic converted to 4-speed, bought 25 years after the '65 Mustang
1959 Porsche 356A sunroof coupe, 1600cc/60hp
I wish I still had them, any of them!

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#1528887 - 07/11/09 04:54 PM Re: Cars you should have kept, or not.. [Re: flanso]
Benzadmiral Offline


Registered: 10/12/05
Posts: 3678
Loc: New Orleans
My first Benz, a 1984 280CE -- the coupe version of the legendary W123 body, with the M110 6-cyl. gas engine instead of a diesel. It was dark blue, with a palomino leather or MB-Tex interior, Euro headlights and headlight level control, and a rear fog light. It swallowed gas -- but it was loads of fun to drive.

At least I traded it for a car that was even better, the W126 420SEL sedan that I drove for five years until it was totalled.

The A/C in the 280CE wouldn't have stood up to the heat down here in The Swamp, though.
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#1528895 - 07/11/09 05:07 PM Re: Cars you should have kept, or not.. [Re: Travis1963]
Superbuick96 Offline


Registered: 05/31/09
Posts: 566
Loc: Cleveland, OH
 Originally Posted By: Travis1963
I think I have most of you beat on the stupid trade deals, and since I will probably never see any of you; 1971 Camaro, slight engine knock, body perfect, traded for the legendary 1984 Reliant K 4 door, in 1985. I just kicked my own a$$ again!
Ouch! K cars were a laughing stock amoung my friends back in the day.....So how many years/miles did you get out of the Reliant?
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#1528896 - 07/11/09 05:08 PM Re: Cars you should have kept, or not.. [Re: Benzadmiral]
ARCOgraphite Offline


Registered: 05/17/09
Posts: 8579
Loc: N.H, U.S.A.
- 1965 Buick Electra 225 Convertible (white on white + white top) 401 Nailhead (called a "445" on the air cleaner emblem)carter AFB, superturbine 400 with switch-pitch converter, J78-15 WhiteWalls and fender skirts, cherrybomb single exhaust.
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- 1983 Porsche 944 MT Champagne Silver w/ dark chocolate interior
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- 1967 Chevelle 396 SS, Marina blue/black interior; 4spd M21,12-bolt posi, headers, dual 2-1/8", Caddy 900cFM quadrajet.


Edited by ARCOgraphite (07/11/09 05:13 PM)
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