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Old 12-26-08, 01:03 PM
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Howdy!! I have been driving since September '93. I am currently driving my 32nd or so vehicle (bought cheap and killed several). Has anyone else had such a high figure of cars in this amount of time? make mine Irish please with 2 nips of Bailey's please. LOL
 
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How do you manage to take time to work between vehicles?
I thought my kids & grandkids were bad---you take first prize......................
 
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One of my friends is always changing vehicles. He has been driving for 5 years and has already had over 20 vehicles. There were a few he had less than a month.

I just keep repairing my baby myself, and hope she gets me through college. Then I'll get my second vehicle.
 
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I have been driving for over 50 years and never had too many but did have company cars for 20 years that I put over 100,000 miles on each - mostly Olds 2 doors.

Ones I owned personally, were: 1952 Ford hardtop, 1963 Buick Slylark convertible (unbeleivable car), 1966 Volkswagen 1600 fastback, 1966 Buick Skylark hardtop, 1955 Jaguar 150 S roadster, 1992 Ford Tempo, 1995 Corvette coupe (Black Rose) show car and then a loaded 1999 GMC Jimmy LTS SUV. Still driving the Jimmy, and my next will be a used 2008 Nissan Maxima (3.5L) or a Porsche Cyenne SSTS (if I win the lottery) as long as my wife can keep her beloved 2000 Blazer SUV.

Somehow you get more practical as you age and learn to avoid the advertising and ego-boosting theatrics.
 
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I learned to drive while delivering newspapers on 40 mile newspaper tube routes. 40 miles of stop and go daily can do a number on a car if you buy in the $500 range. Minimal maintenance helps with killing cars apparently. I also tend to get bored with cars easily. Kinda hard to believe that I have been driving the one I am now ('95 Jetta) for 26 months. Put almost 50k on it, now at 212k.
 
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If I hit the lottery, there are at least 3 vehicles I would buy. '57 Dodge Power Wagon pickup, late '60's Toyota FJ40 landcruisers (the purely utilitarian model) the new FJ40's look goofy to me and finally a late 60's, early 70's stepside pickup.
 
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And, how many DUI's? I'm Irish. I have owned my first car since 2002. I'm 60. Have almost 62,000 mi. What's your point?
 
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DUIs have nothing to do with the number of cars owned unless you habitually change your names/ownerships.

62,000 miles in 6 years is not much of a history.

What does Irish have to do with anything? - The Irish drive different types of cars unless it is Grand Prix racing.

How many cars and what are they?
 
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Old 12-26-08, 03:40 PM
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I've been driving since the Cuban Missile Crisis and have owned only about 16 cars/trucks. Thanks for making me count. Current is 2001 Dodge Ram 3500 Cummins diesel with 362,000 miles on it. First one was a 1955 Chevy. Back then you drove a car for 3 years and traded it, period. Once a car reached 35,000 miles, it was practically worn out, and its value decreased greatly. Bought it for $95, drove it for 4 years.
 
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Well, let's see, chronologically (including motorcycles):

1966 Yamaha 80
1966 Honda CB160
1966 Austin-Healy Sprite MkIII
1970 Honda CL350
1972 Honda CB450
1972 Yamaha CT175
1964 Buick Special
1970 Yamaha R5
1974 Toyota Celica GT
1976 Yamah RD400
1980 Chevy Chevette (wife's)
1976 Toyota Corolla (wife's)
1980 Toyota SR5 Pickup
1986 Toyota Corolla
1992 Ford F150
1970 Ford F250
1995 Toyota Camry
1994 Chevy W-4 (currrent work truck - 530,000 mi)
2001 Toyota Camry (wife's current car)
1996 Ford Escort LX (daughter's car)

My norm is to buy good use vehicles and drive them forever. Could never see the point in buying a new vehicle and three or four years of depreciation later trading it on another new car.
We hope to replace the Camry circa 2011 when daughter clears college and the work truck better hold together because replacing it is out of the question.
 
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I have been a car nut for the biggest part of my life. When my girl now my wife met seven years ago, she thought I was some kinda car thief. When we met I was driving a 86 camaro. When I when to her house to pick her up for dinner I was driving a 82 stepside chevy (red). A few days later she came by and there was a 82 stepside chevy (black, but now prostreet) To her it was yet another car. A few days later, I show up in a 96 vette. <---That was a fun car.
Two weeks later, the vette gave itself in trade for a Harley <---- She liked the bike more than I did.
The bike lasted for about five months. It moved on to make way for a 89 camaro show car had it for a little over a year.
Then I found a 30 ford sedan. It was nice. The camaro had to go. Had alot of fun with that one. I played with it for awhile, but then it got traded for a 67 camaro (my current hot rod)
I do alot of trading.....lol

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Years ago---I had a CM400A-------I did not ride it on a windy day--you
could not downshift to stabilize bike on a windy day.
My last was a 86 Magna--great bike.............
 
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1974 Fiat 124 Spyder. Ran it to about 80k and sold it.

1980 Dodge (Mitsubishi) D-50 mini pickup. Converted it to propane and ran it to about 140k. Eventually gave to charitable organization.

1987 Toyota Camry LE. Ran it to about 130k then gave it to girlfriend.

1996 Dodge Stratus. Had it almost exactly one year (about 20k) before trading in.

1997 Toyota Camry LE. Currently at 140+k.

All these were purchased new. During my marriage we also had a 1976 Fiat 131 sedan. Ran that one to about 54kin about 3 years. Wife sold it to buy used Volkswagen Rabbit Diesel (used, with about 50K). The Rabbit was the only used car I ever had and was a POS. She finally got in a hit-and-run accident (with another car) and that car was totalled by the insurance company.
 
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Old 12-28-08, 12:06 AM
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Some years may be off a bit. I started out chronoglical but I've been driving for almost 40 years and I forget details so I just kept pluggin them in as they popped into my head

Not too many were new and some were junkers but I like to keep moving!

1963 Plymouth Belvedere
1965 Valiant
1972 nissan 1/4 ton
1962 Olds 94
1972 Ford comet
1980 Honda Accord NEW
1972 Volkswagon bus
1963 Honda 300 dream machine
1974 brand new chev 1/2 ton stepside with factory buckets
1974 Honda 250 off/on road
1996 Cadillac Seville
1988 Honda accord
1998 Chrysler mini van
1999 Chrysler mini van
1997 Chrysler mini van
1999 Chrysler mini van (had one stolen and totalled)
1972 Ford f 150
1972 Chev 1/2 ton
1972 Ford econoline van
1974 toyota corolla
1972 chev belair
1974 ford 150
1996 Ranger
2001 Saturn NEW traded for 2002
2002 Saturn NEw
1994 Saturn
1991 olds cutlass sierra wagon
1972 chev wagon
1998 Nissan Altima

We're dealing on a ford escape and should have that in the next few weeks

You can include 6 camper trailers, 4 cottages, 4 boats, a skidoo and about 25 houses. We bought sold and lived in 6 houses our first 5 years of marrigage and I've bought/sold/lived in 3 houses in the last 6 months.

Guess this explains why I'm always broke.

Sad to think I'm probably forgetting quite a few.
 

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I've been driving for 40 years (legally----add another couple of years before I got my license) and have gone through the following in order I owned them:

1959 Ford Taunus (my first car, lots of learning here)
1964 Ford Thunderbird (totaled after 10 months)
1964 Ford Thunderbird (replaced first T-bird)
1976 Mercury Capri (my first brand new car)
1976 Ford Granada (love affair with the Capri was short lived)
1980 Mercury Capri (can't stay away from Capri's)
1965 Ford Thunderbird (kept this one for 25 years)
1984 BMW 325 (drove 14 years and 253,000 miles)
1984 Chevy Blazer (winter vehicle)
1986 Ford Bronco II (remembered why I didn't like Chevvies)
1997 Ford Explorer Sport (winter vehicle)
1999 Mercury Mystique (current driver, 270,000 miles)

I've finally wised up and realized that cars are a lousy investment....they do nothing but cost money and go downhill in value. Thus, I'm now tending to keep my cars for 10 years or more and as many miles as I can coax out of them.
 
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How'd that Chevy get in the list?????
 
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Old 12-30-08, 08:05 PM
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I thought I was the only one that saw that. Being a Chevy guy. I notice things like that...lolBeer 4U2

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1974? Honda CL125
1965 Baracuda- still own, got from parents who bought new
1966 Galaxie 500XL, bought used
1972 Honda CB500,
1974 Honda CB750,
1976 Plymoth Arrow, bought used
1979 F150, inherated from father
1976 Honda Gold Wing,
1980 Subaru Brat, bought new, totaled1 in 1981
1969 Chev 90 van-225,000 mi when purchased
1974 F250, bought used,
1986 dodge caravan, new
1984 F250, used with 124,000 when purchased in 1990, still driving
1997 Astro, still own- wifes veh,
1981 Honda Gold Wing, bought used with 23K miles, now at 64K miles in 6 years
1949 Dodge PU, eventually plan on rebuilding it, isn't drivable now.

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Old 12-31-08, 06:57 AM
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How'd that Chevy get in the list?????
Yeah I'm a Ford man through and through! I bought the S-10 Blazer off a buddy at work (it had been a "totaled" vehicle that had been rebuilt), since my new BMW was absolutely worthless in ice and snow, and I commuted 20 miles to work. The Blazer wasn't that bad a vehicle, although it seemed grossly underpowered with the 2.8 L engine. Main reason I got rid of it was all the ribbing I was taking from all my pro-Ford friends. Yeah not the best reason to trade, BUT I had it a year and got within $800 of what I paid for it when I traded it in on a Bronco II.
 
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mjd2k -

You certainly have a long list.

How many wives in your trades/dealing?

I only have had 2 wives, but I made sure the name was the same so I did not have to buy new towels. Fortunately the two are now good friends Joy(1) of 26 years and Joy(2) of 19 years always get together to plan the joint holidays and birthdays for the kids and grandchildren. - What goes around comes around!!
 
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Originally Posted by Concretemasonry View Post
mjd2k -

You certainly have a long list.

How many wives in your trades/dealing?

I only have had 2 wives, but I made sure the name was the same so I did not have to buy new towels. Fortunately the two are now good friends Joy(1) of 26 years and Joy(2) of 19 years always get together to plan the joint holidays and birthdays for the kids and grandchildren. - What goes around comes around!!
That is amazing! You're a lucky man. I introduce my wife of 30 years as "this is my first wife, Karen". Keeps her on her toes
 
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Never had a DUI, have driven drunk in past, but never got caught. The last time I did that was when I was at a friend's house, she didn't realize I had about 16oz of Peachtree in me, and asked me to meet someone so they could follow me to the house to pick up a puppy. The guy didn't realize I was drunk until I got out of my truck and had a little trouble walking LOL. The worst thing I got caught for is misuse of plates. The vehicle was insured, but the plates were 2 years expired from a different vehicle. It didn't pass a safety inspection due to missing a battery tie down and having a high idle, but needed to drive that vehicle to work since a friend borrowed my legal vehicle and didn't return it before I had to go to work. The court results were a $75 fine and had to register or get rid of the truck.
 
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'77 Granada............1st car
'67 Special 2dr hardtop............loyal friend......fun car
'81 Escort wagon 4 spd (shhhhhh...don't tell anyone)
'74 Mustang II Ghia........actually a cool car
'88 Festiva LX............tee hee.........but best gas mileage ever
'82 Citation..............Flintstone Mobile
'84 Tempo LX 5 spd.......fun to drive except in 5 o'clock traffic on the Skuykill expressway.
'86 Caravan..............worst car ever owned
'87 Dodge Omni.....death by icy wreck, 9 car pile up on the 309
'96 BroncoII..........beat her like rented mule......300,000 mi
'98 Windstar...............doesn't owe me a dime
'01 Malibu..............loves being on the back of tow trucks
'67 Mustang...........currently under restoration
'08 Toyota Sienna.........newest as of today!
1 wife since '93
No DUI's

MOST FAVORITE............'67 Special......miss her lots!
Dream Cars................Shelby AC Cobra and McLaren F1
Fastest speed driven..........110 mph in '67 Special
First car ever driven............'64 Impala 2 dr hardtop
Wildest thing ever driven..........my homemade go-kart and lived to tell about it.
 

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Fastest speed ever driven : 120mph in a 85 Volvo 240 wagon and a police officer passed me (Mass Pike)

First vehicle driven : 84 Mazda B2000 pickup, 4 feet of frame missing I was 18 and never heard of frame rot and didn't care when told what it was
 
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Buried the speedo in my 62 olds. 18 years old, four guys with beers, bald tires going to work in the morning. Yes we we're going to work. I literally shudder every time I think of it. No dui's but thats just lucky.
 
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Yesterday coming home from work 83mph in a 65 zone in front of a police officer, didn't get pulled over. Can you say pure luck?
 
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The strangest thing about driving upwards of 100 mph is you pass cars going 55 ~ 65 mph like they are parked.

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