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Ever own a strange or unusual car? #4781680
06/08/18 08:19 PM
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Apple Valley, California
Chris142 Offline OP
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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 traveler sae30
87 F250 Valvoline 15w40
07 fjcruiser Chevron 10w30
Z400 castrol T 10w40
Can am maveric edge 5w40
57 case tractor Chevron sae30
Re: Ever own a strange or unusual car? [Re: Chris142] #4781686
06/08/18 08:25 PM
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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 08:30 PM
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Wisconsin
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Id love to have that Chevelle grin


11 Silverado 67k Rotella Gas Truck and Carquest filter
11 Traverse 120k Super Tech FS HM and Carquest filter
78 Chevy C10 Stepside VR1 10w30/20w50 mix Wix filter
Re: Ever own a strange or unusual car? [Re: Chris142] #4781698
06/08/18 08:31 PM
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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
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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
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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
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Wisconsin
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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.


11 Silverado 67k Rotella Gas Truck and Carquest filter
11 Traverse 120k Super Tech FS HM and Carquest filter
78 Chevy C10 Stepside VR1 10w30/20w50 mix Wix filter
Re: Ever own a strange or unusual car? [Re: Chris142] #4781721
06/08/18 08:57 PM
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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.

Re: Ever own a strange or unusual car? [Re: Chris142] #4781732
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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
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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 09:19 PM
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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, 245km M1 5W30
18 Outback 2.5 CVT 35km 0W20
Re: Ever own a strange or unusual car? [Re: slacktide_bitog] #4781739
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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 111K Frankenbrew, WIX 57173 (4 sale)
04 YZF-R1 20K Frankenbrew 20w50ish, XG7317
14 RX450h 41k Idemitsu 0w20, WIX 57047
18 RAM 3500 1k VWB 15w40, DBL7349
Re: Ever own a strange or unusual car? [Re: Chris142] #4781759
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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.



2011 Impala
2012 Colorado
Oil: 5w30 synthetic
Filters: Wix 51522 for both
Re: Ever own a strange or unusual car? [Re: Chris142] #4781782
06/08/18 10:26 PM
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Taiwan
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Re: Ever own a strange or unusual car? [Re: Chris142] #4781788
06/08/18 10:36 PM
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Stillwater, MN
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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 (87,000 mi)
2018 Chevy Equinox 1.5T (15,000mi)
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