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Y'all: Apologies in advance if this a re-post. I searched but didn't find anything obvious. Scott ------- In chronological order by model year: 1958 Chevrolet Bel Air (given to me by a woman where I worked) 1962 Austin Healey 3000 BT7 (rare triple carb model) 1962 VW bug (my first car, my Mom's old car) 1963 Austin Healey 3000 BJ7 (bought from original owner, eventually sold to Tim Allen!) 1963 Chevrolet Nova (2 door!, a rock solid unibody chassis, I loved this thing, wish I still had it) 1969 Triumph TR6 (crashed and totaled, fortunate to survive) 1971 Triumph TR6 (a highly modified street legal race car, proposed to my future wife in this car!) 1973 Jaguar V12 E-type (4 speed, every man should own a V12, the sounds, the smoothness) 1982 Buick Regal (odd fire V6, the pinnacle of American car junk, eventually gave it away to neighbor's gardener) ^1982 Volvo DL (our first new car, 4-speed w/ overdrive, kid hauling unit, reliable as time, one of the best ever) ^1986 Toyota truck (a tin can death trap, errand runner, chronic head gasket problems) 1988 Pontiac Fiero GT (strong 2.8L motor, twitchy handling Lotus designed suspension, cramped interior) ^1989 Chevrolet Beretta GT (strong 2.8L motor, our commuter) 1991 Ford Taurus SHO (an amazing Q-Ship sleeper, Yamaha DOHC V6 had fantastic valve train sounds!) ^1993 Mazda MPV (kid hauling unit, repeated bad lifters, hopelessly bad transmission, total JUNK, Mazda couldn't fix) ^1995 Nissan Quest XLE (nice kid hauling unit, nice driver, very reliable) 1999 Buick Regal GS (supercharged, strong pulling 3.8L motor, got it after Dad's passing) ^2000 Dodge Durango SLT Plus 5.9L AWD (snow car, very capable, had a freakishly strong unicorn motor, vehicle was a "stud") ^2000 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L (a nice highway cruiser, weakest motor I've ever owned) ^2001 Subaru Outback (total JUNK, one major problem after another, Subaru uncooperative) ^*2003 BMW E46 330Ci (balanced and quick, 100% trouble free, one of the best ever, will keep forever) 2005 Chrysler Pacifica Touring (functional, served its purpose, wife wanted it but I hung my head in shame when driving) ^2006 Mercedes Benz C230 Sport (b-day present for wife, far too many mechanical issues, total JUNK, MB uncooperative) 2008 Saab 9-7x 4.2L (surprisingly strong motor, too many repeated little issues) ^*2010 Honda Element SC (our everyday local driver, one of our best cars ever) ^*2011 BMW E90 328i (M-Sport package, a very enjoyable, very capable German machine) ^2015 Ford Focus Titanium (a 3K miles per month commuter, nice car but DCT was JUNK) ^*2016 VW Passat SEL Premium VR6 (our 3K per month commuter, roomiest back seat ever, surprising power) ^ = bought new * = still own
 
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We have done this before, but it is always fun thumbsup - 1974 Olds Cutlass Supreme (my grandmother's car, hand-me-down) - 1986 Olds Custom Cruiser wagon (my mom's car, hand-me-down) - 1997 Ford Explorer XL (first vehicle I purchased) - 1988 Ford F-250 Custom (my grandfather's old truck, bought from the estate) - 1996 Mazda MX-3 Precidia - 1987 Mustang GT T-Top (built 302 in it, highest mileage vehicle I've owned, 342,000Km of very hard driving on the stock bottom-end, car was written-off) - 1988 Lincoln Town Car Cartier (my dad's old car) - 2002 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer (vehicle we owned the longest) - 1982 Mercury Capri Black Magic (was going to be a 5.0L swap but never finished it) - 2001 Ford Focus - 2001 BMW M5 - 2000 BMW 328i - 2005 Subaru Forester XT (bought back by my Chrysler dealer due to unresolvable issues) - 2006 Dodge Charger R/T - 2015 Dodge Charger SRT-8 (traded the M5 in on this) - 2016 Dodge Durango Limited (sold the Expedition because we bought this) - 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT (current ride) - 2018 RAM 1500 Big Horn EcoDiesel (traded on current RAM) - 2019 RAM 1500 Sport (current ride)
 
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I am on #43. I am not typing the other 42. I have to tax my memory on some of them. I wrote them all down once years ago.
 
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I am not as old as some of you, so my list is not as impressive. Ones in bold are what I currently own. 1986 Toyota Pickup Xtra Cab 4x4 Turbo 1991 Toyota Pickup Regular Cab 2wd 1991 Toyota Land Cruiser 1993 Jeep Cherokee 1996 Toyota Tacoma Regular Cab 2wd 1997 Toyota 4Runner 4x4 1997 Honda Civic HX 1999 Jeep Wrangler 2002 Mercedes Benz E320 4MATIC 2004 Toyota 4Runner 4x4 2005 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited 2007 Toyota Yaris 2012 VW Passat
 
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Pete, back in the '80s.... Nice! Certain cars define your life and its trajectory, and in some ways who you are as a person. Here's my 2003 BMW E46 330Ci. This is my favorite car of them all, and I honestly believe I'll keep it for the rest of my life. Other then the smog test, alignment, and airbag recall guys; no other hands have touched it. Scott

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Originally Posted by Blkstanger
I am on #43. I am not typing the other 42. I have to tax my memory on some of them. I wrote them all down once years ago.
I am assigning you some homework. Compile your list. :-) Scott
 
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A late 60's Chevrolet Belair. Bought it knowing it needed work but the work was more than anticipated and the time wasn't there. Sold it shortly thereafter. 1979 International Scout. 304 V8 with automatic. A real gas guzzler at 10mpg. Put just over 110,000 on it the traded it for the pickup. 1985 Ford Ranger. 2.8V6 4 speed. This was a horrid vehicle. Never ran right when cold. Countless electrical issues. Was in the shop 2-3 times a year for problems. Finally got rid of it after the 4th ECU fried. 1992 Mitsubishi Expo LRV. A practical microvan. The first perfect car I ever owned. The 1.8 four cylinder was a sewing machine. Ended up with just under 300,000 before the transmission went out. 1996 Toyota Tacoma 4wd. 2.7 4 cylinder with automatic. A real workhorse. I would regularly haul 1600 pounds in the back. 2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport. 3.0 V6 with auto. A real highway cruiser. We went all over the west in this vehicle. Never burned oil. 2017 Mazda CX-5. Our current vehicle. Probably the most comfortable one I've owned. Very nice driver. The AWD is seamless. Probably my last vehicle.
 
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Here is my list, obviously much shorter than OPs! 1978 Chevy Monte Carlo (my first car, passed down from my parents). 1987 Nissan Sentra (my college commuting car). 1995 Saturn SC1 - my first brand new car, driven for 260K miles. 2018 Hyundai Elantra Value Edition - current car with 13K miles.
 
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Originally Posted by Blkstanger
I am on #43. I am not typing the other 42. I have to tax my memory on some of them. I wrote them all down once years ago.
I know the feeling. I've often thought of throwing together a list with the recent updates, but it would involve quite a bit of time.
 
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Originally Posted by demarpaint
Originally Posted by Blkstanger
I am on #43. I am not typing the other 42. I have to tax my memory on some of them. I wrote them all down once years ago.
I know the feeling. I've often thought of throwing together a list with the recent updates, but it would involve quite a bit of time.
Ding. Ding. Ding. You've got homework too, demarpaint! Compiling that list will be good for your spirit (I hope), Scott
 
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Originally Posted by PimTac
A late 60's Chevrolet Belair. Bought it knowing it needed work but the work was more than anticipated and the time wasn't there. Sold it shortly thereafter. 1979 International Scout. 304 V8 with automatic. A real gas guzzler at 10mpg. Put just over 110,000 on it the traded it for the pickup. 1985 Ford Ranger. 2.8V6 4 speed. This was a horrid vehicle. Never ran right when cold. Countless electrical issues. Was in the shop 2-3 times a year for problems. Finally got rid of it after the 4th ECU fried. 1992 Mitsubishi Expo LRV. A practical microvan. The first perfect car I ever owned. The 1.8 four cylinder was a sewing machine. Ended up with just under 300,000 before the transmission went out. 1996 Toyota Tacoma 4wd. 2.7 4 cylinder with automatic. A real workhorse. I would regularly haul 1600 pounds in the back. 2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport. 3.0 V6 with auto. A real highway cruiser. We went all over the west in this vehicle. Never burned oil. 2017 Mazda CX-5. Our current vehicle. Probably the most comfortable one I've owned. Very nice driver. The AWD is seamless. Probably my last vehicle.
If you say the CX-5 might be your last vehicle, I assuming you're an older gentlemen (I'm 66). I admire your automotive thriftiness. Scott PS To all the others, thanks for your contributions!
 
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Originally Posted by SLO_Town
Originally Posted by PimTac
A late 60's Chevrolet Belair. Bought it knowing it needed work but the work was more than anticipated and the time wasn't there. Sold it shortly thereafter. 1979 International Scout. 304 V8 with automatic. A real gas guzzler at 10mpg. Put just over 110,000 on it the traded it for the pickup. 1985 Ford Ranger. 2.8V6 4 speed. This was a horrid vehicle. Never ran right when cold. Countless electrical issues. Was in the shop 2-3 times a year for problems. Finally got rid of it after the 4th ECU fried. 1992 Mitsubishi Expo LRV. A practical microvan. The first perfect car I ever owned. The 1.8 four cylinder was a sewing machine. Ended up with just under 300,000 before the transmission went out. 1996 Toyota Tacoma 4wd. 2.7 4 cylinder with automatic. A real workhorse. I would regularly haul 1600 pounds in the back. 2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport. 3.0 V6 with auto. A real highway cruiser. We went all over the west in this vehicle. Never burned oil. 2017 Mazda CX-5. Our current vehicle. Probably the most comfortable one I've owned. Very nice driver. The AWD is seamless. Probably my last vehicle.
If you say the CX-5 might be your last vehicle, I assuming you're an older gentlemen (I'm 66). I admire your automotive thriftiness. Scott PS To all the others, thanks for your contributions!
Yes I am in my senior years now. I have always bought new and run them long. A couple of times circumstances dictated otherwise. Thanks for a interesting thread.
 
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Originally Posted by SLO_Town
Originally Posted by demarpaint
Originally Posted by Blkstanger
I am on #43. I am not typing the other 42. I have to tax my memory on some of them. I wrote them all down once years ago.
I know the feeling. I've often thought of throwing together a list with the recent updates, but it would involve quite a bit of time.
Ding. Ding. Ding. You've got homework too, demarpaint! Compiling that list will be good for your spirit (I hope), Scott
LOL Good and bad for the spirit. I'm thinking somewhere in the area of 20 or so. I keep them a very long time. I still have one which is over 30 years old. LOL Putting them in chronological order [as I owned them] is what would take the most time. Rattling them off with the help of my wife would be fairly easy. For now I'm going out for a walk. Happy Easter!
 
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1988 dodge dakota first purchase. 1986 chevette wifes car 1987 chev sprint (turd) 1995 neon. (junk) 1998 mercury MISTAKE. 2002 ford ranger. 2004 mustang Gt convertible. 2006 kia spectra. 2006 chrysler 300. 2007 hyundai sonata. 2008 mazada3 hatchback. 2009 kia rio. 2009 hyundai santa fe. 2009 saturn vue. 2010 pontiac vibe. 2012 mustang coupe. 2014 Buick verano.
 
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Originally Posted by SLO_Town
Pete, back in the '80s.... Nice! Certain cars define your life and its trajectory, and in some ways who you are as a person. Here's my 2003 BMW E46 330Ci. This is my favorite car of them all, and I honestly believe I'll keep it for the rest of my life. Other then the smog test, alignment, and airbag recall guys; no other hands have touched it. Scott
Looks Nice! thumbsup
 
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