What's your evolution of cars you drove?

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  1. cooljeff

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    '78 chevy monte carlo
    '81 mazda rx 7
    '77 triumph tr7
    90 ford probe
    93 ford probe
    94 saab 9000
    2000 saab 9-5
    2005 audi tt
    2010 infiniti fx35 (got it in advance of our first child...and have kept it since)
     
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    I know how it is, Louisville is really spread out. Especially when you get out past Buechel to Fern Creek. Always wondered why they didn’t think about making a light rail in Louisville to stretch from downtown to surrounding areas in a 10-15 mile radius (Germantown, highlands, st Matt’s, Hikes point, crescent hill etc) would make things way easier. Could even stretch out to Middletown if need be.
     
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    99 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    2004 Nissan Altima
    2013 Chevy Equinox

    2016 Chevy 2500 (work truck)

    I’d take the Jeep back in a heart beat, the commercials about trail rated don’t lie, I never got that sucker stuck, and trust me I tried. I did however break the front axel jumping a creek on a four wheeler trail.

    The Altima was super reliable tho, I live in western KY and took that thing to Panama City (twice for college spring break), west palm beach, Dallas, and Sandusky Ohio (great theme park there), etc. transmission finally went down on me at about 175k miles.
     
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    Yeah, that's crazy low. The most I have ever driven was back in 2013. Here was a typical week for me during a 6 month project.

    Monday Morning - Fort Worth to Big Lake - 325 miles
    Monday Afternoon - Big Lake to San Angelo - 75 miles
    Tuesday - San Angelo to Big Lake and back - 150 miles
    Wednesday - San Angelo to Big Lake and back - 150 miles
    Thursday - San Angelo to Big Lake and back - 150 miles
    Friday - San Angelo to Big Lake and back to Fort Worth - 400 miles

    That was strictly for work and it comes out to 1,250 miles per week. I think I reported 40,000 miles to the IRS that year.
     
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    Damn man, couldn't even imagine. Granted I really don't mind driving, especially if I'm getting paid for it. But I hate putting so many miles on any car in just a year.
     
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    Ford Explorer
    Nissan Maxima
    Jeep Commander
    Jeep Wrangler
     
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    Back the late 90s I needed a car during my demo years. I bought a tan cavalier wagon for $80,I nicknamed it the cockroach. Somehow the nickname made it better.
     
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    That was a pretty good gig at the time of my career. I got to bill out my day rate 7 days a week + $30 per day food per diem + hotel was paid for + .56 cents per mile so that was about $700 extra per week just in mileage.

    Still though, that much driving will wear down anybody. I have it much better now actually being local to the area. I probably only average 500-1000 miles a month now.
     
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    1999 Mitsubishi 3000GT, last year they made them, found it on a used car lot around Chattanooga, TN back in the mid 00s.
    First car, did lots of dumb shit, totaled it once, took the insurance money and rebuilt it.

    02 Lexus ES 300, received in early 10s, parents old car. They went to trade it in and got offered $5K for it, so they kept it, offered it to me in exchange for the 3000 to sell. I took it, and got close to 200K miles out of it before it died. Car rode like a cloud and had an upgraded sound system that my parents never abused - like I did.

    12 Lexus IS 350 AWD, car is fun as hell left in sport mode, had it 6 years, just rolled over 100K miles, and plan to drive it into the ground.
     
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    YES. I put 500 a week on my car. It's technically. 502.5. That's why I buy disposable cars and only interested in what it cost per mile.

    I do miss having a love affair with a car.
     
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    I never knew we had an elderly woman posting on this board. I can hook you up with this old man named Bert if you're a widow. Just let me know if you're interested.
     
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    1982 Subaru
    1982 Firebird

    2005 Honda Accord
    2019 Nissan Frontier 4x4
     
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    Mine was digital but only worked about half the time, just like the rest of that piece of crap vehicle.
     
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    I love the backup camera but the CRV one isn't nearly as good as some others because it is stationary and doesn't move with the steering wheel.
     
  15. Hank_

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    Hahaha man, the ES probably saved me from going to jail at least a time or two during my latter college years.

    Got popped doing 80+ in a 65 in Ohio, not in my right (legal) mind, with some cargo that could have been interesting to law enforcement.

    Luckily, I was dressed nicely, had shades on, and had a grandma car full of people.

    The IS is badass though, puts out 300 with AWD on a small frame, no lag. Still love the car.
     
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    I was ready to make a joke about Ohioans driving in the left lane.
     
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    This will be fun...

    1978 Chevy Camaro: Got it when I turned 16 in 1986. Beat it up really good. At one point there were just say no stickers all over it. When it finally broke down and sat in my driveway, my friends decided to prank me by coming over one night and spray painting large penises all over it. I ended up selling the car for $50 to a guy with a tow truck.

    1977 Plymouth Phoenix. When I bought it for $500 there were mice living in it. It was a black car and once again my friends decided to prank me by painting it. Put more thought into this one and painted the doors white so it looked like a cop car. We took duct tape and put #54 on the door so it was Car 54 Where are you. Ended up selling this one for $10.

    1982 Chevy Citation: Got some good use out of this one in college. Broke down for good outside Kenosha. Traded it to a garage in Kenosha in exchange for 2 large Hefty garbage bags so I could get all my crap out of it.

    1985 Buick something: Nice car, got me through the rest of college. Traded it to the dealer when I got my next car, don't know what I got in trade in value.

    1994 Isuzu Rodeo: college graduation present from my parents. My first ever new car. Loved this truck. Took it to both coasts. Great car.

    2001 Jeep Liberty: Firs new car I bought on my own. Solid automobile.

    2011 GMC Terrain: Not a fan, had some issues. This is the reason I no longer buy American cars.

    2017 Nissan Murano: Love it, will probably get another one for my next car.
     
  18. Hank_

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    I wish that were a joke. I still get my fill of camped out drivers doing the speed limit in the left lane at least once a year, driving the full length of Ohio to get to my girl’s family up in Buffalo.

    The worst.
     
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    1955 Chevy Bel Air V8
    1960 Corvair
    1963 Olds 98
    1968 Olds 98
    1972 VW bug
    1976 Ford
    1980 Buick
    1982 Buick
    1983 Chevy
    1984 Chevy Van (Conversion van)
    1987 Chevy
    1992 Chevy
    1993 Chevy
    1997 Buick
    2000 Chevy
    2004 Ford Mini Van
    2014 Ford Explorer

    These do not count the cars we bought for the kids. Plus they do not count the cars my wife owned.
     
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    65 Mustang bought it used was my 1st car
    70 Buick Gran Sport Stage One bought it new 2nd car
    73 Pontiac Gran Prix bought it used traded the GS for it
    79 SS Camaro bought it new straight from the factory.
    got married and drove the wife's car as it was more of a family car. still kept my Camaro
    2005 Chevy Impala SS.
    Son had the brakes go out on him, he was not hurt but the car was totaled
    75 Chevy Blazer used it to tow the boat
    now we have a 2017 Dodge Caravan.
     
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    that was also my first car
    loved it
     
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    First vehicle - Beat up 1985 Ford E250 cargo van I bought off me dad at 16, had to fix everything.

    Used 1985 conversion van (back in 1990, had a lot of fun with the old GF in that thing)

    Used 1978 Bronco (bought in 94 as a toy, still have it, lots of goodies on it)

    Used 1997 Ford F150 Lariat extended cab 4x4 (traded in on next truck after 2 years)

    Used 1997 F350 crew cab XLT long box 4x4 diesel (traded on next truck after 4 years at 300k miles)

    Used 2001 F350 crew cab Lariat 4x4 short box diesel tuned (traded in on next truck after 3 years)

    Used 2008 F350 crew cab Lariat 4x4 Long box diesel tuned with H&S mini Max (traded in on next truck after 3 years)

    New 2017 F350 crew cab Lariat 4x4 Long box diesel (traded in last October on next truck)

    New 2019 F450 crew cab Lariat dually 4x4 long box diesel

    also have a used 2001 F250 Lariat extended cab 4x4 for firewood that I bought from my business last year, needed a lot of work.

    Also, I always have a Ford F350 4x4 long box work truck as well. Get a different one every few years and pass my old one down. I currently have a lifted 2004 F350 crew cab diesel with a nice tune on it.

    So right now, it looks like 5 people live in our house, but there are only two (wife and I). She has a Grand Cherokee for work and a car. I still have the Bronco, F250 farm truck, Bronco, 2004 F350 and 2019 F450. I think I'll hang on to my current trucks for a while this time. I love trucks, Broncos and motors.
     
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    1974 LTD (bought it from a little old lady)
    1971 Mustang Mach 1 (loved that car)
    2011 Hyundai Sonata (hated that car)
    2009 Subaru Forester (good car, no complaints)
     
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    1st..79 Chrysler Newport (a tank) red with yellow rims, stylin

    2nd..Oldsmobile Cutlass Salon.. forgot what year, but complete piece of sh1t. If you pulled back the floor mat you could see the road.

    2nd to last..Toyota Corolla brand new (I don't believe in spending a lot of money on cars, cause of the massive depreciation.

    Last...went with a used Corolla (stick), this time to avoid as much depreciation as possible...and since it's a stick, I saved an extra 2 grand.
     
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    A 450????? It would be easier to list the things you can’t pull lol!!!
     
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    It's an amazing truck. I pull a 44' fifth wheel RV with it. We felt better if we had a dually, if you're going to get a dually, you might as well get the big dog. The turning radius is amazing and that ruby red is a gorgeous color.
     
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    88 Dodge Aries K, 88 Buick LeSabre, 97 Ford Probe, 99 Mustang GT, 99 Ford F-150 (current).

    Five vehicles in 25 years of driving, 3 in the first 3 years... 2 since. Laughing
     
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    My Scamp was like that on the passengers side seat, we used it as a waste can, I know, I know, but I stole a road sign welded it in and bought new carpet from the JC Whitney's catalog.
     
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    1997 cavalier
    2006 Cobalt SS
    2003 Chevy 2500hd
    2009 Chevy 2500hd
    2020 Tahoe RST
     
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    2006 Chevy Colorado 177,000+ on it.

    Buying something new in the next few months. Probably another Colorado.
     
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    I was thinking the same thing. Dude must be moving concrete buildings with all that horse power :) makes my full sized look like a toy car
     
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    1985 Nissan Pickup-used (1991-92). Thing couldn't do 90 if it was going down hill with the wind. Had been in three accidents, tailgate wouldn't open and dented on both sides...drove the doors off it and my mom sold it to some guy when i went into the military. He took it to Mexico and it's probably still running in some grainy movie down there today.

    1992 ford tempo (new 1993-1994): POS 2 seater. Car came with the bride (terrible dowry....do not recommend). We traded it in when we had our first kid.

    1992 Ford tempo (used 1994-1997): second serving of the same POS (didn't learn the first time). 4 door version though.

    1994 Ford Aerostar (used 1997-1999). Drove it from Alaska to Kansas. Terrible minivan that had numerous problems but was roomier than the tempo.

    1999 Dodge Conversion van (new 99-00). Bought new in 99. Mirrored ceiling, pimp lights, electric fold down bed, tv w/VCR, 4 captain chairs, total porn-star van. Got like 8 mpg, but had the 5.7 v8 so would cruise at top speed like nothing. Totaled it first day of my new job (t-boned by a dude who was asleep at the wheel).

    1999 Dodge Intrepid (used 00-06). Last used car I bought. Total lemon was in and out of the shop. totaled it hitting a deer 2 months after paying it off.

    2005 Dodge Grand Caravan (new 05-18). Solid car. Bought with 8 miles on it and had it for 13 years. all three kids drove it to high school and sold it when my last kid graduated.

    2007 Toyota Corolla (new 07-18): needed a commuter car that got better gas mileage than the van. 5-speed that got 38 mpg on the highway. had it for 11 years.

    2014 Dodge Journey (new 14-19). was a car. Totaled last summer hitting a deer.

    2016 Chevy Equinox (new 16-19). Underpowered suv. Hated it.

    2018 Jeep Cherokee (new 18-pres). Wife's car. traded the Corolla in for it.

    2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee (new 19-pres). current vehicle. totally tricked out with every accessory. Charcoal grey on black with the blacked out jeep badges. Also sits on the 20 inch rims (instead of the standard 18) that are also black. only a v6 but will do for now.

    In the market for a pickup truck but will have to wait till next year (just remodeled the kitchen so there went any free money). Also might be interested in the EV hummer depending on what the price point is on it.
     
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    Oh it's not a need Jimbo, it's more of a
     
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    1964 Chevy II - Paid 50 dollars for it. Drove it in high school. Made a
    couple of trips from Richmond to Savannah to see my
    Mom in it.
    1969 Chevy Belair - Gave my dad 500.00 dollars for it. Drove it for a year
    and sold it for 500.
    1968 Camaro - was a SS but had the 302 Z28 engine. Fun car to drive,
    but zero gas mileage. I will have another when we sell
    Our business.
    1976 Chevy Monza - 262 V8 with a 4 speed. Replaced the 262 with a
    283 I built. After several stock rear ends, replaced with
    shortened 10 bolt. Car got totaled by a drunk girl in a
    66 - 67 Chrysler Newport.
    84 Ford Tempo 5 speed - I had a company vehicle so when I got married
    a couple months later I gave it to my wife.
    81-88 Jeep Grand Wagoneer - We had 3 over a 8 year period. Great for
    going to Hatteras. Kids loved driving on the beach. One
    was full time 4WD. Couldn’t have got more
    than 7 mpg.
    Old Malibu wagon. Old escort. Pretty much used them to go to the
    dump.
    1999 Tacoma - 5 speed. Lifted ( not my choice ) and dependable as hell.
    Someone before me put in a Bilstein kit. Picked up a
    Pallet of washer fluid ( 1800 lbs ) for a friend and the bed
    Barely dropped.
    2006 Tundra - I’ve had this truck for what seems forever. Runs like it did
    new. Looking to get another Tundra in the next year. I’ll
    still keep this one for work though.
     

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