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01-06-2012, 12:23 AM
Post the cars you used to own.

First car on loan from dad at age 16...
a 1987 Crown Vic. Great old car for jumping the railroad tracks. My dad had left dog food in it and raccoons ripped up the vinyl top.

The 1980 F-250
This one had a 400 V8 and was a ton of fun. My dad barely drove it and had left it parked where the bed got full of leaves and rotted out. I fixed that and drove it quite a bit.

The 1976 Mercury Marquis... 460 V8, tons of rust. Leaked gas, had a rust hole under the back seat and the seat belt hung out the bottom. We had fun in it... wish I had pics.. It lead to me buying the '77 Mercury I still have today... but I still own it so it doesn't go here.

The 98 CVPI that got me involved in the crown vic community back in 01. Sadly after 10 years of reliable service it was time to let go. Traded it for the mustang in my sig...

The '82 Mercedes 300SD grease car project. Fun while it lasted, just sold it this year. I brought this thing home on a trailer with bad brakes and tires. Converted it to run on veggie oil and drove it on some long trips back to see my then fiance. Later on she drove it to work and horse shoeing school and we took it on a few shorter trips. As of the past year we haven't been making the long drives and my Mustang was more fun so it was time to let it go. I'll miss the old greasy bastard though.

6 Speed
01-06-2012, 12:49 AM
My vehicles?

1990 Mazda 323
1989 Toyota Camry wagon
1983 Honda Prelude
1985 Toyota Pickup
1984 Vw Jetta
1985 Toyota Pickup (for parts)
1988 Nissan Pulsar
1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass
1977 Ford E-350 w/ camper shell
1984 Chevy C10
1983 Chevy C10 (for parts)
1990 Chevy Cavalier
1998 Isuzu Rodeo
1988 Mercury Grand Marquis
1989 Ford Aerostar
1983 Ford Thunderbird
1983 Honda VF750S
1993 Yamaha SH50

Still have the bikes. Next vehicle is a 1970 Ford F100

01-07-2012, 04:45 PM
I started out with a 1990 Bonneville. Five summers of mowing a lawn for free incarnate. I hated that mousefur stuffed POS. It would randomly shock me when I was in the driver's seat because of all of the electrical issues. The FM radio would randomly tune to another station till I finally replaced it. No rear glass defroster and the car was designed in such a way that I would randomly have to get out and scrape when it was snowing. I still put 150K on it.

I had a 1994 Taurus SHO for 4 months in 2010. I rescued that sucker from a teenager and his idiot friends for $600. They had been putting out blunts ON the back seat, so it was burned to shit over anywhere you couldn't put your ass. Luckily Toreass parts were cheap to get. It had 120K on the clock when I got it. Dumped seafoam in the first day and accidentally got the Springfield Fire Department out because my stupid cow of a neighbor thought the car was on fire :ohnoes: Ran around in it a lot of times where the Suburban was less appropriate. Found out just how fast I could get it going against a NSX :look: Unfortunately, 30K later there was a BAD valve tap and I decided to sell it to a guy on SHO boards who was fortunate enough to have stashed a powertrain with under 10K on it he didn't wanna sell.

I replaced the SHO as a project car with a 1989 Ramcharger. The thing had a bad transmission from the day I got it, but it didn't get that horrible till about 2000 miles into my ownership. I got a "junk" Eddelbrock performer intake and carb from my old boss because it was too small for anything he ran anymore. That took care of the thing's BAD idle problems and let me dump about 5,000,000 feet of vacuum line. I found a blue vibrator under the back seats when I pulled the seats so I could powerwash the carpet. Yes seriously :| Eventually, the thing "stuck" itself in what I THINK was second and my landlord started throwing a fit over me having a second vehicle on their property. So it turned into my friend's hay hauler. He'd use it to move small amounts of feed and salt blocks to his cattle and I never really got back into it enough to want to replace the transmission. The thing is still actually going with that busted transmission and he says if it ever completely quits I have to come out and fix that :lol:

I still have title to a 1983 longbed Dodge that a kid was going to repaint, so it's rattlecan gray primer. I keep a can in the actual cab so any time I see the primer eroding, it's a quick fix. It's got a camper shell and I've thought about turning the thing into a full on A/C camper in the past. I put a waaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhmbulance alternator on it because I needed the extra charging when I was out working and was powering a 1200 watt inverter :look: Right now the thing has a Ditch Witch JT-3 in it (along with the lights and tools I use when using said JT-3.

Then there's my 1996 suburban. Daily driver. Love the thing, though I hate the current breakage cycle we're on :|

01-07-2012, 04:51 PM
I've had a couple '93 Crown Vics. Then a few years ago, when I was living in the desert of Idaho, I bought a 2005 Chrysler Sebring convertible. Paid it off in August. Looking to sell it when I move back to the states next month, and buy a new Audi.

01-07-2012, 10:09 PM
Back in 84 first car POS $50 72 Malibu tree fiddy broken frame not welded straight By fall sold for $65 when I started Northeastern


71 duster slant ticks again $50 needed trans, got a junkyard one drove for while then bent control arm after a yearish

Can barely see it behind me and dad


Then 72 Ventura Chevy 250 PG accidentially the subframe few years later


74 Oldsmabuick omega sedan rocket tree fiddy with a Q jet and drum breaks and 14" bias ply real drivers car

01-07-2012, 10:20 PM
Post from foan suck will add more

01-07-2012, 10:47 PM
2007 F150 XLT 4x4 supercrew
2006 Explorer Eddie Bauer
2003 BMW 525I

1996 Bonneville SSE
2000 Grand Cherokee
1999 Blazer
2000 Impala LS
2004 Ram slt quad cab hemi 4X4
2002 F150 FX4 supercab
1991 Toyota 4x4
2002 Regal
2000 Corolla
1991 Vic LX
2000 grand marquis ls
1987 Vic LX
1988 grand am
1964 Chevelle SS
1981 mqlibu coupe
1962 impala sedan
1966 chevy pickup
1978 or 79 le mans
1984 olds delta 88

About all I remember riight now.

01-08-2012, 12:25 AM
Only car I had before my current one was a '98 Pontiac Bonneville. It was green and belonged to my mom. She loaned it to me for my last two years of college. Nice car; got me from point a to point b. Now I drive a Subaru Outback most of the time. Bought it for the four wheel drive and ability to drive though multiple mucky cow pastures. I hate spring...and summer...

01-08-2012, 01:22 AM
Mine are boring.

1986 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera
1989 Mercury Grand Marquis
1990 Plymouth Grand Voyager
1991 Pontiac Grand Prix
1992 Mercury Grand Marquis
1996 Ford Crown Victoria
1996 Mercury Grand Marquis
1997 Dodge Grand Caravan

01-08-2012, 01:44 AM
First was a 95 Z28
Replaced w the 2002 Explorer
Then a 98 Grand Marquis LS
To the current 04 Crown Victoria

01-08-2012, 02:02 AM
1997 Dodge Dakota SLT extended cab
2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Classic crew cab

I'm waiting on a 2017 model.

The Giant Noodle
01-08-2012, 02:46 AM
Well My favorite car was my 1983 Regency Ninety Eight Coupe. LOOOOOVED it and still miss it. She was my first.


01-08-2012, 02:54 AM
1976 Dodge Coronet
1984 Chrysler Fifth Avenue
1979 Chrysler Cordoba
1996 Mercury Grand Marquis
1994 Chrysler LHS
1997 Volvo 970 (for about 2 weeks before it popped a head gasket)
2002 Shitvrolet Wimpala
1991 Dodge Ramcharger
2000 Dodge Ram 3500

The Giant Noodle
01-08-2012, 03:02 AM
1976 Dodge Coronet
1984 Chrysler Fifth Avenue
1979 Chrysler Cordoba
1996 Mercury Grand Marquis
1994 Chrysler LHS
1997 Volvo 970 (for about 2 weeks before it popped a head gasket)
2002 Shitvrolet Wimpala
1991 Dodge Ramcharger
2000 Dodge Ram 3500

Well if we are doing a list.........
1983 Oldsmobile Regency 98
1990 Mercury Cougar
1996 Ford Thunderbird
1998 Chevy Blazer <---- worst vehicle!
1997 Mercury Mountaineer
1998 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP
1997 Toyota Camry LE
2003 Toyota Camry LE
2003 Ford Crown Vic PI
1999 Lincoln Town Car
2004 Mercury Grand Marquis LS

01-08-2012, 03:39 AM
1998 Chevy Blazer <---- worst vehicle!

Hey mang, they weren't BAD vehicles. We had a cheap one we used to keep orbiting REALLY bad winter days in Kirksville when I was in school so nobody had to deal with getting from one side of campus to the other and it held up to running 16 hours straight better than the vehicle we attempted it with previously (Old Volvo). We were freakin pimps with it, EVERYBODY would run and flag us down if we were going to Barnett or any of the other buildings where you had to hike from the quad.

01-08-2012, 05:40 AM
'68 Mercury Cougar...289, C-4, plain-Jane low-option car. Should have kept it...
'70 Olds Cutlass S...350 with spun rod bearing. Swapped a '76 455 into it. Traded it away for a very nice four-bolt Chevy 350 for...
'79 Chevy Malibu 2dr coupe...200 v6, put the aforementioned 350 in, then promptly smashed it up really nicely later. :(
'86 Toyota MR2. Loved that car. Got t-boned by a chick driving a Ford Festiva and purchased...
'86 Toyota MR2 #2...Loved this one too. Took the better interior out of the first car and put it in the second one. Tore this one up...
'87 Dodge Power Wagon W150 short-bed standard-cab. Black. Every option except the 360. Bad ass. Should have never sold it...
'97 Plymouth Neon. 2dr, 5sp, DOHC. De-badged. Fun car. Also wrecked.
'03 Jeep Wrangler X. My first Jeep. Not my last. Taught me what I wanted in my next Jeep...Wrecked.
'67 Plymouth Valiant Signet 2dr. Basket-case from Arizona. Got vandalized while it was stored. Long story...Ongoing project. I bought a house so I'd have a garage to work on my car in. Still have the car.
'97 Dodge Ram 2500HD 4x4...Bought for $3,500 after I totalled the '03 Wrangler. Got $4,500 trade-in for the truck on the...
'09 Wrangler X. Sunburst orange, LSD, tow package, 3.73:1, gearing. Got what I didn't have on the '03 Wrangler. Current DD.

01-08-2012, 07:19 AM
All of which I still have or in my famliy, some are work trucks also.
1992 Crown Vic Police car, which is why I got on CVO/CVN and then made the move to CVU.
1995 F-150 4X4
1993 Custom Bronco, its a work in progresses.
1993 F-250 4X4
1995 Bronco XL
2004 Heritage F-150 XL

01-08-2012, 12:32 PM
As for the 98 Blazer being the worst vehicle, my wife's 99 was my worst vehicle I've owned. By 36k it needed almost an entire front end rebuild and a front ring gear. Covered under warranty, but we still decided it didn't bode well for the future so we traded it in as soon as it rolled out of the service bay. Traded it on a 2002 Impala LS, which was also a POS. Last Chevy I ever bought.

01-09-2012, 04:52 AM
My first car was a '72 Ford LTD two door, it was free, and I never could quite get it running. I sold it dirt cheap long before I even had my license. I only had one picture of it online, and I think it is long gone.

My first real car was an '86 Ford LTD Crown Victoria, which was responsible for my joining CVU. I bought it for $750 not long after graduating from high school. It was my first money-pit. I loved the hell out of that car despite all the money I put into it, I also beat the shit out of it. This is the car I leared how not to treat a car on. It crapped itself for the last time right before I left for the Army. I sold it for scrap when I got back from Korea, I am pretty sure it went to the bonyard with my copy of Iron Maiden's Live After Death still in the cassette deck...


Also upon returning from my stint in Korea I purchased an '05 GMC Sierra W/T with 31k on the clock. Crank windows, AM/FM receiver, manual locks, transfer case on the vinyl floors. I fucking loved this truck. I only had two real problems with it the whole time I owned it. Some shit with the A/C covered under the warranty, and then at 80k or so miles the water pump went. I would have kept it until the end of time, I loved it that much. I always talked about trading it in, but it was just talk, then I had a family.

I just traded it in at 115k miles on a 2003 GMC Notasuburban XL with 50k on it. I died a little inside, and it was all I could do not to cry on the outside. Don't get me wrong, the Notasuburban XL stomps all over my old truck in every way other than element exposed cargo room, but the Sierra was my first 'new' vehicle, and it was very good to me.


Now just to throw it in here, the missus had an '03 Subaru Baja. We sold it recently as a small 4 seater that likes to blow headgaskets just didn't fit into our lifestyle anymore. It was a fun, if ugly, little car. The key word being little, the interior volume was negligiable at best. It was fun in the corners though, I'll give it that.

I'm glad to see it gone honestly...


That brings me to the current vehicle in our now one vehicle family, a 2003 GMC Notasuburban (Yukon) XL. Why did we trade an 05 in for an 03? It only has 50k miles on it, plus we got one hell of a deal on it. Not to get specific but after tense negotiations our trade-in Sierra covered over half the price of the Notasuburban XL and our payments are well under $200.

Plus an extended cab Sierra W/T does not score high marks in the 'Family Vehicle' catagory. A 3 hour drive with a wife, a baby, two neices, and a nephew was the poor Sierra's final nail in the coffin.

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Lastly I would like to take a moment to express thanks for the Auto-Save function, as the browser on my Tab crashed multiple times during the creation of this thread, and I lost almost no

01-09-2012, 06:16 AM
98 cadillac seville SLS that died of a cracked block
04 CVPI that was MINT without a scratch - Traffic Accident
06 Chevy Impala - Went floating down the street during the chicago flooding when my mom was driving it. Thanks mom.
89 Buick Lesabre T Type - Died of Rot

01-09-2012, 06:36 AM
Herro piddleblanket...

01-09-2012, 06:45 AM
Mine, in order of ownership.

1984 Pontiac Sunbird SE 4dr. (piece of shit)
1989 Ford LTD Crown Victoria LX - had blow by, sold post haste.
1985 Pontiac Firebird (305 CFI) - sold due to faulty vacuum hoses.
1993 Ford Tempo GL 4dr. - gave to brother
1989 Ford LTD Crown Victoria ex-WSP Commercial Vehicle Enforcement from Spokane. Sold due to extremely poor miles per gallon.
1996 Ford Taurus GL - Gave to older brother
1992 Ford Taurus SHO - Excellent car, but got another 1989 LTD Crown Victoria.
then sold it to a CVN Member and used the $$ to get my current car.
..a 1995 Ford Crown Victoria P71

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