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Old 01-26-2012, 05:24 AM
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A '93 Toyota Corolla liftback.

Not the funnest thing to drive but completely indestructible.
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Old 01-26-2012, 08:46 AM
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'97 Astra 1.4
It let me down soooo many times that I not even mad. I treat this car as retarded kid of my neighbour that was send to help me but instead he just makes my work harder.
I'm plannig to sell this car on spring and only this though force me to go inside this Opel every day
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Old 01-26-2012, 09:10 AM
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Old 01-26-2012, 10:41 AM
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A '93 Toyota Corolla liftback.

Not the funnest thing to drive but completely indestructible.
My first car was a '92 Honda Civic hatchback, it took all the abuse i threw at it, and never even once did it let me down. All those cold starts (-20C and down), idiotic driving(especially in the winter) yet somehow not single mechanical failure.
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Old 01-26-2012, 02:54 PM
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My first car was a '92 Honda Civic hatchback, it took all the abuse i threw at it, and never even once did it let me down. All those cold starts (-20C and down), idiotic driving(especially in the winter) yet somehow not single mechanical failure.
Thats my first car too !!

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Old 01-29-2012, 01:13 AM
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For any purpose aside from a wheel chock, I wouldn't recommend them. Get a VW with a diesel. They get excellent fuel mileage.
Just about anything in that position would end up like that.
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Old 05-05-2012, 09:50 PM
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Not my car, but I figured I'd post a few photos, and tell a short story about a car that belonged to my Dad.

First the car.
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This is a 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1. It came with the Drag Pak option package. So it had a 428 Super Cobra jet, a 3.91 geared 9 inch limited slip rear end, an external oil cooler, staggered rear shocks, and a few other drag racing goodies. This one also had a 4 speed top loader manual. Today it is for sale for $80,000 at a classic car dealership.

My father owned, and restored this car in the late 1980's. He painted it, he built the engine. He even replaced the shock towers as the originals had been cut for side exiting drag headers.

He sold the car in 1992. He lost track of it shortly after that when it left the state. He figured he'd never see it again, but the other day he was browsing eBay for parts to restore his current 428 CJ Mach 1 and happened upon an auction. He started looking at it and realized it was this car! It's out of his price range, but since it was only 15 miles from his house he decided to go take a look.

It's pretty much the same as it was when he sold it. The paint was the paint he applied. The engine was just as it was when he dropped it in. Only the seats had been reupholstered. He left it there, but it still has his restoration work on it after all these years. He saved it from going to the crusher more than 25 years ago, and now it's $80,000.

So there you have it. Although he can't buy it back. He at least got to sit in the car he sold off 20 years ago!
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Old 05-05-2012, 10:48 PM
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Wow, That is so cool!

I sold my 1969 Camaro in 1982 to buy a (third generation) 1982 Camaro. The guy I sold it to wrecked it a few months later I'd bought it in 1972 for $900 and was the second owner of the car. I had all the right papers, all the right numbers in all the right places. Had I kept the car (and not sold it for a few paltry thousand dollars), it would've been worth somewhere around $40k today. While it was a plain jane Camaro (not and RS, SS or z/28), it was somewhat unique with its 350cid, 12 bolt 3:73, and three speed Muncie. It would literally fly and still get 20 mpg at 75mph on the interstate (with 0.25/gal gas no less...)

What a blast it was back in the late '60's early '70's with the multitude of muscle cars on the road. The Big Three always going at each other and even AMC jumped into the fray. Spent many a night and weekend at someone's house, tuning or rebuilding someone's engine. Kept us out of trouble and learning a trade while having fun. At least it kept our minds off the war and the draft.....
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Old 05-06-2012, 03:41 AM
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That's amazing!

I've got one kind of like that, though its not my family, its my roommate.

When he was younger my roommate's dad drove an '82 Chevy Camaro, Indianapolis Pacecar. In the Blue/Silver paint scheme, sick. He had to sell it however, i think this was shortly after he got married. Eventually he had a few kids, one of them being my roommate. When my roommate was 18, he was looking around for a car of his own, and he found an old Camaro one of his neighbors had under a tarp. They went to check it out and found out it was an '82 Pacecar, and they picked it up for free. For those of you who know where this is going, yes, they eventually found out it was the same car his dad drove 30 years ago. He still has it and is finishing up some work on it, its gonna be amazing

As for myself, until a couple of years ago I drove an amazing 1987 Volvo 740 Turbo Intercooler. That thing was a tank. I once took it up against a concrete parking garage pillar, and won Then I got a new ride, and the car passed to my younger brother, who promptly drove it off of a cliff, where it sacrificed its life to save his. RIP Volvo.

Now I drive a 2001 BMW 330i Sport and I love the hell out of it. I've put more money into keeping it running than I did to buy it two years ago, but hey, it goes vrooom!
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Old 05-06-2012, 12:19 PM
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That's not actually the first time my dad did this. His first one happened in 2007, but he did buy it back!



This is a picture of his '69 390 Mach 1 with my 2003 Mach 1. He'd bought it in 1984 with the 428 SCJ that went into the Drag Pak posted above sitting in the engine bay. He restored it, building a 390 GT engine, putting the 4 speed, and interior in it. He painted it too. In '89 he sold it off and lost track of it like the other one. Then, just like the other one, he was browsing ebay and found it up for auction. It didn't sell, and shortly after the auction ended he found his old tag receipt, and confirmed the VIN matched! He contacted the seller, and drove up to Tennessee to have a look. They made a deal, and he brought her home. He's had her ever since, and will not sell her again!
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Yes yes, not cars but...

Sold this



Bought this

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Old 06-09-2012, 01:13 PM
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It's totally personal style preference but that first one there is much cooler . Was that the one you had the accident on? How is your leg btw?
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Old 06-09-2012, 02:33 PM
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Nah I had the accident on a Yamaha FZS600, I don't commute via motorcycle anymore as I live 9 minutes walk from work - so significantly reduced risk these days.
Leg is fine, still only limited sensation (3 years this September) but since I've started running 5k about 4-5 times a week it doesn't really itch at all. Thanks for asking

Cruisers are cooler, but sadly they're also heavier - that Dragstar, whilst lovely to enjoy on a quiet open road is over 230kg - and it's only a 650cc - not to mention the constant need for cleaning after you've been out for a ride or the condition will deteriorate.

Not bad as it was picked up after sitting in a garage for 5 years, started fine, MOT'd and sold for 600 profit after some TLC

The SV650, as you may have guessed after reading it's name - is also 650cc, they're both twins and therefore sound great (I'd only ever ridden In-Line 4 cylinders before these 2), but the SV650 only weights around 170kg (plus 30 extra hp), requires significantly less attention and I wouldn't feel bad if it happened to get wet or dirty.

It's very nice to ride, might be the nicest of all the bikes I've owned so far!
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Old 06-11-2012, 12:57 PM
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Joy of joy, I got myself a new car... again. My 8th car is...

1998 Jetta TDI MANUAL... Reason... the other one (2001 Jetta tdi) was automatic.
So now I got 2 cars...

Here is my latest day to day ****box





Car cost me 1200$
+ 600$ repairs. Barings, bushings, front top plates + labour
Fixed cigarette lighter myself
Failed to fix nasty wiring or relay (reason for my horn not working, AC is on and off depending on pothole)
+250$ for the bbs mags

It was rusted to hell, I grinded the rust, puddied the holes and spray painted it. I think I did a soso job for a newbi of body work.
doesn't look that great, but the drive is now excellent.

It's missing the following.
New cheep radio with MP3 + aux + usb

Tinted windows

Horn fixed and wiring to be stable for AC.

If I keep it over a year without more maintenance I will be ultra happy as it consumes 45 liters for over 800km (compared to my 2001 automatic that does less than 600km on the same tank)

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Old 06-12-2012, 01:10 AM
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Nah I had the accident on a Yamaha FZS600, I don't commute via motorcycle anymore as I live 9 minutes walk from work - so significantly reduced risk these days.
Leg is fine, still only limited sensation (3 years this September) but since I've started running 5k about 4-5 times a week it doesn't really itch at all. Thanks for asking

Cruisers are cooler, but sadly they're also heavier - that Dragstar, whilst lovely to enjoy on a quiet open road is over 230kg - and it's only a 650cc - not to mention the constant need for cleaning after you've been out for a ride or the condition will deteriorate.

Not bad as it was picked up after sitting in a garage for 5 years, started fine, MOT'd and sold for 600 profit after some TLC

The SV650, as you may have guessed after reading it's name - is also 650cc, they're both twins and therefore sound great (I'd only ever ridden In-Line 4 cylinders before these 2), but the SV650 only weights around 170kg (plus 30 extra hp), requires significantly less attention and I wouldn't feel bad if it happened to get wet or dirty.

It's very nice to ride, might be the nicest of all the bikes I've owned so far!
SV650s are a dream to ride and fun for a modestly cheap bike. I'll be looking to hop back on a bike here within the next six months hopefully and an SV650 is at the top of my list.
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Got myself a new ride, and a "famous" one to boot. Now I too can pretend to be a star in a reasonably priced car!

Allthough it's not as sporty as the brown top gear car, as it's only the 90 bhp common rail diesel version of the CeeApostropheD.

But then, I don't need a car that's quick, but one that's economical. As I start to study again next month, I'll have to commute 180 kilometers (so 360 km per trip) to the university twice a week for the next three years. So using little fuel (5-6 litres per 100 kilometers) of a cheaper variety (as diesel's not as heavily taxed here) makes me save teh monies!



The alloy wheels came with it, as did a set of winter tyres on steel wheels, which is nice.

Also, as I both need the boot to haul stuff I need for work (as I work in youth care, that would be parasols, bikes, skis etc. for valuable spare time activities :P), and to offer comfortable backseat space for my carpool fellows, it's the "Sporty Wagon" and not the hatchback.




There's a medium sized scrape on the rear bumper, but I don't mind that, as it's all plastic underneath the paint, so no risk of rusting.

In the background is my 55 bhp Polo that will be the commuting car for my GF from now on.

And to any of you who pity me on my economical boxes: Not only are they dirt cheap to run, it's also more fun to drive a slow car quickly than to drive a quick car slowly!
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65 mustang coupes. the first i've owned since i was 15. 34 years ago. the second i've had in the garage for 15 years.
one has a 302 with cleveland 2barrel heads and a predator carb. two-stage nitrous system. c-6 automatic with a 3,500 rpm stall convertor and a transbrake. 13" wider rear tires, 5" front. 9" rear end with 4.56 gears and a spool. moser axles. the rear was narrowed and mini tubs were installed to fit the tires. it's got a ten point roll cage. it's painted in grabber blue laquer, by me, about 15 years ago.
the other is a 250c.i. straight six, with a c4 auto. front disc upgrade. 8" rear from a maverick. pretty much all stock and all new parts. interior is a beaut and it's got a killer stereo and powered sub. it's the one i take for long drives. still needing paint. probably with this years tax return.
i sure wish i'd gotten a mach 1 when i first started driving. it'd still be in the garage now as well.
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