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Ever own a strange or unusual car? #4781680
06/08/18 07:19 PM
06/08/18 07:19 PM
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Deplorable in apple valley, ca
Chris142 Offline OP
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Deplorable in apple valley, ca
I have had a couple. Had a 69 chevelle 2 door post sedan with a 3 on the tree. Also had a 73 duster 340 with a bench seat and column shift auto trans.


02 Wrangler carlube 5w30
87 F250 traveler 15w40
07 fjcruiser Chevron 10w30
Z400 castrol T 10w40
Can am maveric edge 5w40
57 case tractor 15w40
Re: Ever own a strange or unusual car? [Re: Chris142] #4781686
06/08/18 07:25 PM
06/08/18 07:25 PM
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PA
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A Matra Bagheera, forget what year model. 3 seater.

similar to this:



Anything can happen
The tallest towers be overturned
Those in high places be daunted
Those overlooked regarded
- Seamus Heaney
Re: Ever own a strange or unusual car? [Re: Chris142] #4781697
06/08/18 07:30 PM
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Posts: 1,676
Wisconsin
WiskyBadger Offline
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Wisconsin
Iĺd love to have that Chevelle grin


14 Buick Verano ´┐ŻBlanche´┐Ż 61k Castrol Edge & Delco filter
01 Ford Ranger ´┐ŻRick´┐Ż 166k Castrol Magnatec Motorcraft
78 Chevy Stepside
11 Chevy Traverse 114k Carquest 5w30 and Carquest filter
Re: Ever own a strange or unusual car? [Re: Chris142] #4781698
06/08/18 07:31 PM
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ME
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Closest candidate would be my 1982 cadillac cimarron, the first year for a dreadful joke in badge engineering.

I rather liked mine; it was like they took an oversprung 18-wheeler leather seat and bolted it in a chevy cavalier with more gauges and some fancy gold honeycomb 13" rims. Sadly, if I waited a year, I could have gotten the 2.0 with fuel injection vs my 1.8 with a Rube Goldberg carburetor.

My dad had a POS Ford fairmont station wagon he factory ordered with the 200-6 and a 4 speed stick shift. Even though the base MSRP was $4200 he spent $6k on this and still got no AC, no radio (he put in a k-mart sparkomatic), vinyl seats, crank windows, etc. The stick was a feature only he could love; it had a huge power curve gap between 2nd and 3rd and would invariably ping trying to make it up that hill in 3rd. He was also always frigging with the e-brake, frozen cables etc because the car just wanted an automatic trans that could have been in "park".

I got to drive it in its elderly years. He put a manual choke in it but then turned the auto choke back on. I pulled the knob and he chastised me for not knowing he had reset it to stock. Near the very end the clutch was fried so you had to turn the key off at intersections to put it in 1st gear then start it up when the light turned green. Discretion being the better part of valor, I refused to drive that thing, even though I just got my permit and wanted to drive everything everywhere.

He sold that car to a toothless guy in a trailer park and got a forgettable Escort, also with stick. He waltzed into the dealer demanding a stick shift taurus wagon (which I knew from Consumer Reports didn't exist) then when Ford couldn't make what he wanted he downgraded his demands to that escort, proving some point to someone.

Re: Ever own a strange or unusual car? [Re: Chris142] #4781701
06/08/18 07:37 PM
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Texas
Bud Offline
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Texas
Pacer wagon.


2016 Honda Pilot EX-L with NAVI.....Mobil 1 0w20 AFE and Honda OEM Filter
Re: Ever own a strange or unusual car? [Re: eljefino] #4781705
06/08/18 07:39 PM
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OH
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OH
An 80 Olds Omega 4cyl auto coupe that my dad ordered. Took about 9 months to come in since the first one caught on fire in the factory per the salesman. Salesman was a very nice older man but who knows if true. Talked my dad out of getting wire wheels since they might get stolen. AM radio, no ac, brougham upgraded interior, half vinyl roof, had it 12 years and ran very well. Looked a lot like this.


Re: Ever own a strange or unusual car? [Re: Chris142] #4781714
06/08/18 07:51 PM
06/08/18 07:51 PM
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Wisconsin
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Wisconsin
Had a 91 Ford Tempo 2 dr with a 5 speed. Unusual to me, 2.3 4 banger was gutless but it got great mileage. My brother got his license and a week later it started on fire. He never paid me for that now that I think about it.


14 Buick Verano ´┐ŻBlanche´┐Ż 61k Castrol Edge & Delco filter
01 Ford Ranger ´┐ŻRick´┐Ż 166k Castrol Magnatec Motorcraft
78 Chevy Stepside
11 Chevy Traverse 114k Carquest 5w30 and Carquest filter
Re: Ever own a strange or unusual car? [Re: Chris142] #4781721
06/08/18 07:57 PM
06/08/18 07:57 PM
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Southern VA
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Southern VA
In 1985 I bought a candy apple red 1973 Opel GT. I don't remember much about it other than I went through a few driver side window regulators and it had a thirst for oil.


Wife: 08 Honda CR-V 4WD, M1 5W-20
Me: 11 Toyota Tundra DC 4WD 5.7L, PP 5W-30
Me Work: 06 Ford Explorer 4WD 4.0L, Pennzoil 5W-30
Son: 14 Toyota Corolla S, M1 AFE 0W-20
Re: Ever own a strange or unusual car? [Re: Chris142] #4781732
06/08/18 08:13 PM
06/08/18 08:13 PM
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Posts: 7,517
USA
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I used to have an ES250 and a J30. The ES250 I had didn't have leather or a sunroof.




Re: Ever own a strange or unusual car? [Re: Chris142] #4781736
06/08/18 08:17 PM
06/08/18 08:17 PM
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Fort Worth, Texas
clinebarger Offline
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Fort Worth, Texas
I like Studebakers, I had a '50 Pick-Up that I hot-rodded with a supercharged LS1, 9" ford, Mustang II front suspension. I also bought a 1950 Commander "bullet nose" but sold it.


2001 Chevy Camaro L92/4L80E
2006 Chevy 2500HD LBZ/Allison 1000
2010 Toyota Corolla 2ZR-FE/U341E
2000 Toyota Avalon 1MZ-FE/A541E
Re: Ever own a strange or unusual car? [Re: SatinSilver] #4781738
06/08/18 08:19 PM
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Ontario, Canada
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Ontario, Canada
Originally Posted By: SatinSilver
An 80 Olds Omega 4cyl auto coupe that my dad ordered. Took about 9 months to come in since the first one caught on fire in the factory per the salesman. Salesman was a very nice older man but who knows if true. Talked my dad out of getting wire wheels since they might get stolen. AM radio, no ac, brougham upgraded interior, half vinyl roof, had it 12 years and ran very well. Looked a lot like this.



I had a V6 one in gold in 2000-2004, which made it rare for a DD then I guess. I actually like the car, but it warped the intake manifold somehow and then spaghetti vacuum line carb kept on messing up, so I sold it.


07 Focus ZXW, 5spd manual, 218km M1 5W30
18 Outback 2.5 CVT 15km 0W20
Re: Ever own a strange or unusual car? [Re: slacktide_bitog] #4781739
06/08/18 08:20 PM
06/08/18 08:20 PM
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Posts: 2,193
US-WA
Dyusik Offline
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US-WA
Originally Posted By: WiskyBadger
Had a 91 Ford Tempo 2 dr with a 5 speed. Unusual to me, 2.3 4 banger was gutless but it got great mileage. My brother got his license and a week later it started on fire. He never paid me for that now that I think about it.

Had a '90 tampon, a pos all around, but amazing in the snow.
Originally Posted By: slacktide_bitog



Oh how I miss my 93 J30. It had the best interior, EVER. To date, I have not found one as refined. It could use heated seats, and vented as it was black on black, but still. And thank goodness I did not need to use the trunk, all of 2 cubic feet of it.


95 Cherokee 190K DELO 10W30, XG8
07 IS250 104K STP syn HM 10w30, FULL
04 YZF-R1 19K DELO 15w40, XG7317
99 HD XL1200S 21K VR1 20w50, NG1515
14 RX450h 37k Idemitsu 0w20, 57047
Re: Ever own a strange or unusual car? [Re: Chris142] #4781759
06/08/18 08:50 PM
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Mississippi
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Mississippi
I had an '84 Cutlass Supreme that looked like the attached picture. It was not really a family car, not really a sports car even though my insurance company tried to say it was because of "sport rims". It was cool and powerful but there was always some small nickel and dime you to death type problem and at times some major problems. I hated to see it go but it was a relief in some ways.



'99 Cavalier 5w 30 SuperTech conventional
'11 Impala 5w 30 Magnatec full synthetic
'12 Colorado 5w 30 Magnatec full synthetic
*regular Wix oil filters for all
Re: Ever own a strange or unusual car? [Re: Chris142] #4781782
06/08/18 09:26 PM
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Taiwan
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Taiwan









Re: Ever own a strange or unusual car? [Re: Chris142] #4781788
06/08/18 09:36 PM
06/08/18 09:36 PM
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 871
Stillwater, MN
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Stillwater, MN
My parents still own from new a 1988 Nissan Sentra XE wagon with 4wd and manual transmission. From what I've read the 4x4 wagons were pretty rare. Last time I visited my parents the car still looked in mint condition, and had maybe 105k miles on it. They don't need 2 cars (mom hasn't driven in years) so I'm trying to talk them into selling to me.


2012 Toyota Rav4 V6 4WD (77,000 mi)
2018 Chevy Equinox 1.5T (10,00mi)
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