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1997 Honda Civic EX Coupe (First car, gave car to family member)
2008 Honda Accord EX Coupe (Still in the family)
2003 Honda Civic LX (ended up being a lemon car)
2003 Acura TL
2008 Acura TL Type S (My favorite of them all, unfortunately a gas guzzler)
2019 Honda Accord Hybrid EX (Current car)

Never owned a car that wasn't Honda or Acura. :)
 

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I drove a series of Nissan and Infinity products over around a 15 year span. Then came the day when I discovered the paint was peeling off my 3 year and two month old (2 months out of warranty) Maxima. When I appealed what was an obvious bad paint job, they told me tough luck, I had to eat it. Real bad business decision, it made a permanent enemy of a long term loyal customer.
 

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2016 Dodge Charger RT. Loved the car but I drive 50,000 miles/year and 25mpg avg wasn’t cutting it. Had a 2013 Accord EXL V6 before that.

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(Addendum to my previous post). I came across a box of photos from high school and college, and managed to unearth some photos of my first car -a 1984 Honda Accord hatchback. Ah, memories!


It was my Mom's car, bought from new, and then it became my car during my senior year of high school in the early 90's. It was the bare-bones model (wind-up windows, manual locks, and it didn't ship from the factory with A/C, but Mom had it added by the dealer a few years later), and looking back, it was a great car for a young driver - not too fast, but agile enough to bail me out of typical first-time driver mistakes. And an absolute tank in the snow.


Check out the aftermarket Denon AM/FM/Tape deck! :LOL: The "line in" was the most handy feature, as I plugged my Sony Discman into the stereo (with a big binder of CDs in the back seat). The feature of the Denon I never used was the handle - forget a detachable face, the entire unit was designed to pop out of the dashboard. I never used it - couldn't quite see my 17-year old self cruising the halls of my high school or the local mall while carrying the entire stereo under my arm.

Looking at the photo, I'd also forgotten about the prehistoric version of the maintenance minder that Honda used on these Accords (right below the odometer).


My Dad's hobby has long been hifi audio systems, and one weekend shortly after I got the car, we threw in a pair of JBL speakers in the rear and (I believe) Boston Acoustics in the front. I certainly didn't have the most expensive car in my high school parking lot, but I had one of the best sound systems. If I remember correctly, the OEM speakers had paper cones, so the JBLs and BAs were a massive upgrade.

Check out the seat fading, though. Sigh.

You can tell it was never garaged - even in this poor quality scan, you can see that the paint was fading. I had it repainted during college, and it made it look a million times better.

When I was at the Honda Heritage Center a few years ago, I had a moment when I saw the 2nd-gen Accord sedan there. Finding these photos again brought back so many memories - it's amazing how attached you can still be to something you last owned 21 years ago (I finally sold it in 1998).
 

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Too many cars to list them all, but my last 3 are all Accord Coupes. Bought the 2013 for better gas mileage, have a 100 mile daily commute. Currently own a 2000 Accord Coupe (DD For Sale), 2012 Ram 3500 Dually, 2007 Aprilia Tuono, 1968 El Camino SS and a 240" Dragster w\BBC.
 

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Obviously we all own and drive Accords, but I thought it might be interesting and fun to see what you have owned / leased & driven over the years. I'm an old coot so I've had a few cars in my day, but I am certain many of you have had more. Any way here is a list of the cars that I have owned. (some of them i can't remember the model year.)

1972 Toyota Carina
1987 Chevy (Toyota) Nova
1978 Ford 1/2 ton F150 4x4
Chevy Monza
Chevy Caprice
1994 Mitsubishi Eclipse
1885 Buick Riviera
1984 Toyota Celica Supra (project car I never finished)
1980's Chevy Cavalier
1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee
1970's Volts Wagon Bus
2003 Toyota 4Runner (1st car I bought new)
2006 Honda Accord 4 cyl EXL
2016 Kia Soul (catastrophic engine failure @ 72 k)
2019 Honda Accord 1.5L EXL
2020 Honda Accord 2.0 EXL (current wheels)

I may have had other cars, but this all my old brain can recall.
 

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1991 Geo Prizm:
Really a Toyota Corolla with a different front and rear badge. Great car, super reliable. Not a lot of options- just A/C and an automatic transmission. Handled like a golf cart. You could turn the wheel with your pinky finger. Sold to get something with more options.

1998 Toyota Camry LE w/ 2.2L Auto:
Great car even if it was seriously underpowered. The 2.2L only put out 133hp. Super reliable and got me through college. Some jerk in a Cadillac rear-ended the car on the freeway in a snowstorm after roughly nine years of reliable service.

2007 Camry Hybrid w/ CVT:
First new car. Super reliable, great mileage. My wife now drives it because she has a longer commute. Currently has about 180,000 miles.

2016 Accord Coupe w/ 2.4L Auto:
Great car. Totaled by someone who ran a red light with 30,000 miles on the odometer.

2019 Accord Sport w/ 2.0t & Auto:
Bought new last year. Great car so far.
 

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1984 Toyota Celica Supra (project car I never finished)
Those cars are SHARP. I was happy I was able to easily find the photo of it just now, because it came through a work event last year and it was my favorite car of the day. Owner was super cool, guy in his early 60s I'd guess. Those wheels alone make the car worth having...
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Edit: "1885 Buick Riviera"
That's awesome! Was it a horse carriage or steamboat or something? Just kidding, haha.
 

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1962 Ford Falcon
1964 Ford Galaxy
1967 Mercury Marquis Brougham, 1974 Ford Pinto
1977 Ford Thunderbird, Masda PU
1991 Honda Accord EX, 1994 Toyota PU
Nissan Frontier 4x4 PU
Ford F150 King Ranch SCrew 4x4 PU
2013 Honda Accord EX-L w Nav, 2014 Ford F150 Platinum SCrew 4x4 PU
2019 Honda Accord Hybrid Touring

I had the 1991 Accord for 22 years - loved that car! My Granddaughter has it now. Really liked the 2013 Accord too, but decided I wanted the updated safety features in the 2019 model and I wanted a Hybrid. I had/have the F150s to tow my camping trailer and to haul heavy loads. The earlier pickups were to haul things too.

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Those cars are SHARP.
Word, I'd still buy it. There was one in my home town when I was young and I had no idea what the heck it was until much later in life. A Toyota was a rare sight back then, let alone a sporty one since pretty much everyone drove domestic cars.

Here's my list

1992 Chevy Cavalier Z24 Coupe 3AT
My dad gave me this car, my first. Totally rebuilt the top end of the motor (over a snapped head bolt) over a winter to find out shortly after that the entire rear end had rotted out. Sold for basically what I put into it.

1988 BMW 325i Cabriolet 5MT
One of my favourites, but the car was bad luck. Had to get rid of it for a loss since I was still young and couldn't afford to fix it like it deserved. This one especially bums me out because there was a huge spike in popularity in these cars after I got rid of it and now most of them are all ruined by deferred maintenance or slammed on the ground or both.

2001 Chevy Cavalier LT Sedan 4AT
Went crawling back to chevy because I was broke. Miserable car, smashed it up (my fault) so hard that it bent the frame, sold to a guy with one eye for scrap.

2008 Saab 9-3 2.0T Sport Combi 6MT (5-door wagon)
My first taste of Saab. Decent car and surprisingly quick. Would probably still own it today if someone hadn't broadsided me after they ran a stop sign.

Below I still own:

2015 Ford Fiesta SE 5-door 5MT
Surprisingly crap car for being so new, only bought for...political reasons...in a rush to replace it after the wagon was smashed up. Transmission replaced (under warranty) because first gear completely disintegrated under normal use. Relegated to beater status for winter and short commutes.

1992 Saab 900 Turbo Coupe 5MT
Converted by the previous owner to an SPG look-alike, it is the quintessential Saab (okay, maybe after the 99 Turbo). Still smile inducing, but has been really hurting the wallet to keep on the road these last few years.

2019 Honda Accord 2.0T 6MT Sedan
First Honda, and Japanese car at that. Surprised it took me so long, given I'm from the Gran Turismo generation. To be honest, if Saab hadn't folded in 2011, I probably would've bought another since I was actively searching around to replace the Sport Combi for years (they're hard to find). I broke down and bought the Accord because even the newest Saab is now 9 years old, which puts you firmly in the territory of having to do major maintenance.
 

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Interesting cars! Looks like you all have driven many more cars than i have! Here’s my list:

Mine (leased/owned), in chronological order:
2006 Accord LX I4 Sedan (my first car - the Accord that got me obsessed lol)
2011 Accord EX-L V6 Sedan
2014 Accord EX-L I4 Sedan
2013 Acura TL Base FWD (current)
2007 Accord SE I4 Sedan
2018 Civic EX Sedan
2020 Accord Touring Sedan (current)

Driven, I’m not counting test drives, none of the list below were ever mine. In no particular order:
2001 Mazda 626
199x Mercury Grand Marquis (don’t remember the year)
1999 Mercury Villager
2001-2 Honda Civic LX (don’t remember the exact year)
2011 Honda Civic SE
2010 Mazda3 S Sport
1999 Honda Accord EX
2018 Honda Odyssey Touring
2014 Honda CRV Ex-L 2WD
2010-12 Nissan Altima S (rental, don’t remember the year)
2009-2011 Hyundai Sonata base (rental, don’t remember the year)
201? Chevy Impala loaded version (rental)
2014 Acura MDX w/ tech package FWD
2012 Acura TSX w/ tech package
 

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Bought first car in 1990. In rough order of purchase:

1982 Civic DX 5MT coupe (totaled)
1982 Civic DX 5MT sedan
1991 Civic base 4MT hatch
1993 Ford Escort (wife)
1996 Dodge Stratus
1999 Dodge Intrepid
2001 Accord EX (wife)
2002 Acura TL-P
2004 Acura TL
2006 Acura RL
2007 Pilot EX-L (wife)
2002 S2000 (sold for NSX to my immediate, heartfelt, and continuing regret even though I love my NSX)
2009 Cadillac CTS-V sedan
2013 Cadillac CTS-V 6MT wagon (1/514, current, never leaving me)
2004 Pilot EX
2014 RLX Sport Hybrid
2015 Buick Enclave (wife)
1999 Acura NSX-T (current, now twin-turbo’d and making 450 whp)
2016 Buick Enclave (wife, current)
2018 Acura TLX A-Spec
2020 Accord Sport 2.0T 6MT (current)

Currently thinking of trading out the NSX for a NC1 NSX, or the Accord for a TLX Type S, it can only be one or the other. My car addiction continues...
 
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1st car I ever drove - 1969 Volvo wagon, MT - same color as this one:
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2nd car - 1977 VW Rabbit, 4dr, MT - same color as this one but with some mods like a bunch of aux lights, Acura Integra wheels, and no roof rack:

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3rd car - 1985 Volvo 740, 4dr, AT - same color as this one:

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4th car - 1987 Mazda Turbo II, MT, first car I bought myself (used), same color as this one but not nearly as nice a shape lol:
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5th - 1985 Ford F150 long bed, dual tank, AT - second vehicle I bought myself (used), maroon and silver with 5 slot mag wheels and a bunch of stickers instead of this blue and white one:
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6th - 1990 Honda Accord LX, 4dr, MT - a hand me up from my younger brother - like this one except mine was charcoal gray and had prelude wheels and clear corner lights ;) :

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7th - 2003 Honda Pilot EXL, AT - the first vehicle I ever purchased brand new - this is mine with 18" JDM Aristo wheels and 265 tires and before a bunch of scratches and dings/dents - owned that one until I traded it in for my 10th gen Accord:
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And for fun, with my 2nd bike (before the wheel/tire upgrade):

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ETA - DOH, totally forgot about this one - 2008 Honda Odyssey Touring - it's still in the driveway but under a cover and doesn't get driven much at all these days - might trade it in for a second CRV in another year or so, we'll see. Mine has Acura MDX Tech wheels and 255 size tires.

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1981 Chevrolet Monte Carlo (like below - except for the tires/wheels) bought new on 12/24/1980 and driven for 10+ yrs. I still think that body style looks good!
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I've been around a long time; probably one of the oldest on this forum. Here's a list of 31 cars I have had over my lifetime, starting with the 18-year-old 1935 Ford Victoria I drove in high school (cost me $100 from a friend of the family).

Some very fine cars, and some not so fine. Frankly I think my current 2020 Accord Touring takes the prize for most value for the money (except perhaps that 1935 Ford).

Here they are:
1. 1935 Ford Victoria
2. 1958 Chevrolet Impala
3. 1960 Austin-Healey
4. 1965 Ford Mustang
5. 1964 MGB
6. 1970 Mercedes 250 sedan
7. 1956 Jaguar XK-140
8. 1966 Volkswagen
9. 1965 Porsche 356C
10. 1972 Chevrolet Vega
11. 1975 Chevrolet Vega wagon
12. 1978 Toyota Celica
13. 1978 Jaguar XJ6 sedan
14. 1972 Jaguar XKE V12
15. 1966 Mustang convertible
16. 1984 Chevrolet Camaro
17. 1986 Ford Taurus wagon
18. 1988 Corvette convertible
19. 1989 BMW 635 CSi
20. 1991 Ford Explorer
21. 1994 Mercedes E320 Cabriolet
22. 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee
23. 1999 Volvo V70 Cross Country
24. 2002 Mini Cooper
25. 2003 BMW 525i wagon
26. 2006 BMW 530i sedan
27. 2009 BMW 528i sedan
28. 2012 BMW 535i sedan
29. 2014 BMW 328i Sports Wagon
30. 2018 Subaru Outback 3.6R
31. 2020 Honda Accord Touring
 

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I like how you upgraded from a Vega to a Vega wagon! :D
Ah, I see you noticed the Vegas. Believe it or not (or maybe you are old enough to recall) the Vega was Motor Trend’s Car of the Year just after it came out, and other auto mags were enthusiastic as well. So I bought one, and it suited the driving situation I had at the time. Mine didn’t have all the problems many of the others had, so I did get a Vega wagon for my wife. Also trouble free. But hardly wonderful cars after a while. The worst thing about mine was the big oil consumption after a couple of years. Well, after all, I did say some of my cars were not so fine.
 

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I lived in NoVA (Alexandria) back in the late 70's/early 80's and I remember one time helping one of my friends, whose house was right behind mine, and his dad bleed the brakes on their Vega. IIRC, their car looked like this one (maybe the green was a little darker?):



I never drove one but I do remember thinking their Vega was pretty cool looking (definitely sportier than the 69 Volvo Wagon and 77 Rabbit we had) - I did not know about the Car of the Year title! :)
 
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