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What did I drive before ... ?

I learn to drive using my mom's 1961 Chevrolet Wagon AT.
Once I had my driver license, I learn to drive MT on my father's 64 Mustang MT.
I drove the 64 Mustang a lot, then his 67 Mustang MT.
I also drove a 62 Chevy Nova AT as a delivery boy after hight school to earn money to buy my first car.
In high school I bought a used 64 Buick Special V6 convertible with 3 on the tree (MT on column). That was a great car.
Out a college I got a used 72 Ford Torino. Looked good but a peace of junk!
After that, my new Accords as you can see below.

The little girl in front the 64 Mustang is my little sister. She how has girls of her own.
The girl in the 67 Mustang is also my sister.
 

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Alright, I guess it's time I do this.

From '98-99 I drove a 1989 Nissan Pulsar NX. The attached picture isn't the actual car, but similar, except mine had very bad faded paint.

'99-2010 I had a 1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot 5sp. Loads of fun to drive and great on gas.

'10-12 I drove a 2000 Ford Taurus until it finally died.

Then before my Accord I had a 2006 Nissan Maxima SE for about 3 days. It was too much car for me at the time and I wanted something a lot more sensible.

As for my Accord? The best car I've ever had.

I also "drove" a bunch of other cars in there but way too much to list.
 

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Well I am still driving the F-250 Powerstroke I bought before this Accord. But the last CAR I had was an 02 Subaru Impreza 2.5L RS. It had amazing handling, but the top end was weak in the mountains and it was just too small and cramped to go very far with four people. The Accord is much more comfy and roomy (more of a grownup car)

Before that I was living in Chicago and borrowed my brother's 99 Accord coupe while he was at college. It did the job, but it was pretty boring because it was an automatic. All my cars have been stick since the Camaro (see below).

My senior year of college I paid $4500 cash for an 1987 Porsche 944. I'm not sure what I was thinking as it clearly had been in an accident and the front chassis was all twisted up, but all I was thinking was "$4500 Porsche! Sweet!". It was so much fun to drive, had great balance and handling...but every day was an issue with something. Finally she blew a head gasket and I called the salvation army to come and haul her away.

After high school I bought my teenage DREAM: a 1996 Camaro Z28, silver with black roof. This thing had ****ing BALLS. And sexy too. All the sorority girls wanted to go for a ride. But way, way too much power for a 19-year old to have on tap. Mix in teenage testosterone with some Jack Daniels and a bit of black ice on a wet February night and...well...you don't want to see the photos. R.I.P. :(

Which brings me to the first car I bought in high school: a 1992 Chevy Lumina, aka "Big Blue". At any given night you might have spotted her cruising around town with a couple of long-haired dudes jamming Metallica on the tape deck...or you didn't see the passengers because all you saw was a whole bunch of white smoke inside the cabin. Ahh...good times. :dude:
 

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Chevrolet Colorado. Crew Cab/base (crank windows, 5-speed manual, 4cylinder). Drove it from new in 8/2004 to 9/2012. 8 years and 144k miles. Great truck.

Before that.... in reverse chronological order:

2001 Ford Mustang (Auto) (still own)
1995 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 (Auto)
1998 Chevrolet K1500 Z71 ("Silverado") (Auto/4x4)
2000 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 (M6)
1998 VW Passat 1.8T (M5)
1988 VW Golf GTI 16v (M5)
1990 Mazda B2000 (M5)
1979 Oldsmobile Cutlass coupe
1979 Chevrolet Malibu V8 sedan (totalled into a ditch)
1985 Chevrolet Chevette (mom's hand-me-down, age 16!)
 

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Chevrolet Colorado. Crew Cab/base (crank windows, 5-speed manual, 4cylinder). Drove it from new in 8/2004 to 9/2012. 8 years and 144k miles. Great truck.

Before that.... in reverse chronological order:

2001 Ford Mustang (Auto) (still own)
1995 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 (Auto)
1998 Chevrolet K1500 Z71 ("Silverado") (Auto/4x4)
2000 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 (M6)
1998 VW Passat 1.8T (M5)
1988 VW Golf GTI 16v (M5)
1990 Mazda B2000 (M5)
1979 Oldsmobile Cutlass coupe
1979 Chevrolet Malibu V8 sedan (totalled into a ditch)
1985 Chevrolet Chevette (mom's hand-me-down, age 16!)
I'm somewhat curious as to how/why you went from an LS1 Camaro to an LT1 Camaro to a Mustang. Didn't it feel like downgrading?
 

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I had a 2000 Mercedes C280 Sport...........with a V6. I loved that car............it was just so damn expensive to work on. :bawling:

Ahhh yes, Mercedes, the pinnacle of Ford Pinto of luxury.


83 Celica wrecked it in 2 weeks
93 Celica ST, i think the ST was missing n Hi between the S n the T , wrecked it in 2 years (put 75k miles on it) I drove that bucket everywhere, jumped everything n spun out on dirt roads, god dang i was stupid then.
91 5.0 Thunderbird lx, with some lame nascar looking body parts on it. best feature on that was the new magnaflows or flowmasters I got put on it after the previous mufflers rusted through.
97 Civic ex, beat to hell n sun ruined now, mom backed into it the side three times, Think it needs the fluids changed n maybe a new clutch. runs fine still otherwise 100,500 miles on it
2009 Honda Accord Sedan Ex-L V6 Navi currently. Compared to the civic I'm paranoid n irkly uncomfortable in the accord. Think I prefer smaller cars.
 

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90 jetta coupe with a 2.9L VR6 swap.



you can see my GFs 8th gen in the background here

 

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In reverse order:

2002 Accord
2000 CR-V
2004 TSX
1999 Accord
1990 Accord
1984 Prelude
1983 Accord
1977 Celica
1985 Corolla Sport
1981 Accord
1980 Jetta
1979 Civic
1973 Celica
1974 Mustang II
 

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It's sort of fun to remember the eras of your life through the cars you had.

In reverse order:

2006 Accord LX-SE (current)
2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland
2008 Mazda3 Hatchback
1998 Volvo V70R
2001 Volvo S60 2.4T
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT
1998 Pontiac Grand Am GT
1990 Plymouth Acclaim

Good lord, I need to keep cars longer, I'm not 30 yet.
 

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My first car was/is a 1970 Monte Carlo. My neighbors to the left of me bought it in South Philly in 1970 and moved to where I am now with it. My neighbor to the right of me bought it from them in the mid-80s, played with it a bit in awful '80s fashion (raised the rear end, cheap headers, cheap carb "upgrade", etc. and let it sit until about 1995. I bought it for the nominal fee of $5 if I "could even get that thing moving and off of my property". We got it moved, pulled into my garage and started working on it. 327cid/300hp dropped in, TH350 rebuilt and some other minor things and she was my DD for about 4 years, mostly in H.S.

Then came the 1988 Ford Bronco (full size). "The Beast" as she was known has carried 11 kegs on one trip, 85 cases on another and got me through my formative college years. Because, you know, city girls love 20 year old full sized trucks. Since the Monte Carlo could be opened and started with a dime, she stayed home while I "studied". I've slept in that thing more times than I care to remember. The parking radius on that thing was insane though and I could parallel park it anywhere. Plus, cabs were the only ones willing to play chicken in awful traffic, i.e., highway merges in bad traffic...everyone else just backed off.

At 9mpg downhill and with the wind at my back, I "moved up" to a 1998 Nissan Altima in a wonderfully undertsated hue of beige.:puke: 4cyl. got me through the rest of college and my first couple of jobs until I could afford the 8G I'm in now.

2008 4cyl/AT, ~150,000 miles. Plenty of paint chips, VTC noise at start-up, major oil consumption issues and the bubbling arm-rest. Still, I kind of dig the car. Doubt I'd go with one again, but for where I'm at in life now, it gets the job done in a more than acceptable manner.

I miss the sound/rumble/smell of that Monte (I do still have her though), the size of the Bronco (sold) and the way it literally echoed inide of the cab (and those 1/4 windows up front are money all day long), still have the Altima as she needs a detail prior to me selling her and the Accord could use a bath.
 

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I started with a Champagne Nissan Maxima GXE 1995 AT. About a year in after I got my license. I got into an accident which at the time it had about 168xxx miles on it before I had to let it go it worked completely fine and we had the car since day 1. Passed around my family, My Mother, Father, my Brother and last, Me. For the time being I drove a 91 Toyota Pickup, which had a rebuilt engine which annoyed the hell out of me when i drove it.
I fell in love with V6's at the time since they didn't struggle at all at hills and my budget around that time was $8k. I was looking EP3 Civic SI (02-05) but I ran into another Maxima GXE which was for sale only for $4k, year 2000 and about 111k miles. I loved it to the fullest During the time being I only had small issues but I loved the car for how it performed. Sadly enough I sold it since It wasn't the the most luxurious plus the horrible gas mileage.

Which brought me to my 2013 accord it's not a V6, but I do have a great time driving it. I do wish I got it in Manual, But this car will be passed around the family as well. My father actually wishes to buy it once I plan to sell it.
 

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2012 Honda Accord Coupe V6 EX-L w/ Navigation (current)

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2010 Prius PKG4
2008 BMW 528i Silver
2008 BMW 528i Black
2007 Infinity G35
2006 BMW M5
2004 Maserati GT Coupe CC
2005 MBZ CLK500 Cabriolet
2006 Nissan 350ZR (Roadster)

2005 Nissan 350Z








2002 MBZ CLK430
???? Ford Expedition EB (don't remember what year it was...)

I may have the order wrong with one or two and some of them ran cuncerent but that goes back about 10 years or so.
 
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