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Sort of an annex to rocks thread, this is to honour those that have gone before. I was looking through some "old" pics today and found some of my previous wagon. Nothing flash, but nigh on indestructible (if you dont count the ECU which chucked a 'nana at 285000 kms).
This was the car I took my now wife on our first trip away. Cruising down the Queensland coast into the New South Wales Northern Beaches, we only went 300kms south over 5 days and got home in one. There was no goal or destination, just a random road trip that gave us some great memories, not to mention the start of my love affair with wagons (the love affair with my wife was already well and truly burning).;D

1994 Series 1 VP Commodore Wagon. 3800 4A. Total kms over 3 years 85000.
Vale "Vippy".


 

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Here are what I have owned:

1971 Pontiac LeMans
1985 Chevy Celebrity
1985 Olds 98
1993 Saturn SL1
1978 Ford Courier
1994 Mercury Sable
1988 Dodge Shadow
1998 Saturn SL2
1998 Ford F150

I currently own:

2002 Dodge Grand Caravan
2004 Chevy Malibu
1962 Buick Electra 225
 

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Well this is the first and only other car I owned. I have had a lot of good times with that car. Lasted me for 3 years and high school and all 4 years of college. I just remember that people said it would not last til I graduated high school, but it lasted all the way through college as well. Powered by a huge 1.6l I4 with a whopping 82 Hp. Purchased at around 120,000 miles in Oct 2000 for $750, donated to charity in Jan 2008 at 183,000 miles, but with a blown clutch. Even in the 7 years I owned it there were not to many repairs besides normal things that need to be done to a 15+ year old car. I will miss it.

1989 Mercury Tracer:


 

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1991 Saturn SL2 -- Gone (sadly)
1994 Jaguar XJ6
1995 Mercedes Benz C280
2000 Saab 9-5
2005 Pontiac G6 -- Good riddence
 

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1982 Subaru Hardtop, metallic blue, 5-speed (the "Liggymobile")

1985 Ford Mustang GT, red, 5-speed (the "Moo-Tang")

1991 BMW 325i, white, 5-speed ("WunderThunder")

1997 BMW 328i S, silver, automatic ("Murgatroid")



I've had a few "temporary" cars...

yukkie white Holden VP Executive whilst on assignment in New Zealand

rented Jeep Cherokee for about two months before I got my '91 BMW

rented red '92 Nissan Sentra 160 (different from US Sentra) while I volunteered in South Africa for the "big election" in 94.
 

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In order of purchase:
1987 Plymouth Duster
1987 Pontiac Grand Am SE
1984 Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais
1991 Geo Storm
1991 Pontiac Firebird Formula
1998 Dodge Neon R/T
2001 Dodge Stratus
 

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My '93 Taurus GL......had some good times in that car, good times.....

Gramps had bought it new from a Ford dealership that no longer exists (the guy still sells BMW's & LR's though.....) and babied this thing for the first 75,000miles.....then I got my hands on it......and well, you can kinda see what happened ;)



 

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The damage at the front was caused by nailing a deer at 70MPH......the stuff at the rear was my own fault (tried to turn left on a yellow really quick & got t-boned :eek:)
 

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In order of purchase:

1957 Ford Fairlane ragtop (Black)
1963 Ford Galaxie 500XL Ragtop (Red)
1966 Olods Cutlass Ragtop (Burgundy Red)
1970 Olds Cutlass Supreme Ragtop (Metallic Blue)
1974 Corvette roadster (Green)
1963 Ford Galaxie 500 XL Ragtop (Cinnamon brown Metallic)
1977 Cadillac Coupe De Ville (Red)
1983 Cadillac Coupe De Ville (Red)
1989 Cadillac Sedan De Ville (Red)
1994 Cadillac STS (Red)
1998 Corvette Roadster (Tripple Black)
1999 Cadillac STS (Black)
2003 Cadillac CTS (Diamond White)
2004 Chevy Trailblazer (Black)
 

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1. '76 Nova SS 4-speed
2. '67 Malibu SS396
3. '74 Chevelle Laguna S-3
4. '81 Supra
5. '83 Grand Prix SJ
6. '66 Mustang
7. '94 Ranger XLT
 

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1981 Buick Regal Limited Coupe (light jadestone metallic with matching velour interior!!)
1996 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 (aqua...bad color, fun car)
1997 Pontiac Sunfire GT (even uglier bright blue than the Z24)
1998 Oldsmobile Cutlass GLS (silver...boring car, raspiest engine [3.1 V6] ever!)
1999 Oldsmobile Alero GLS Coupe (silver...what a beauty!)
2001 Oldsmobile Alero GLS Coupe (black...loved the first one so much, I got another)
2003 Pontiac Vibe (silver, horribly buzzy, numb little car; my least favorite)
2005 Pontiac G6 GT (stealth grey, pano roof, two-tone neutral/ebony interior. I loved that car despite the doggy powertrain)

Currently:
2008 Saturn Sky (bluestone, the most fun I've ever had with a car!)
2007 Saturn Aura XR (midnight blue/morocco interior; a beauty!)
 

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1) 1968 Volvo 144 (Uncle Olaf)
2) 1977 Chevy Nova - 1st GM product
3) 1971 VW 411 Automatic - most break downs
4) 1977 Volvo 244 - 300k when sold, lasted over 400k before dieing
5) 1985 Stanza - almost as unrealiable as the VW
6) 1979 Volvo 245 – Near perfect condition and sold to friends
7) 1971 1800E - wedding present
8) 1985 765 Turbo (Rosemary) – top 5 favorite cars – wife totalled
9) 1969 142 – Went to brother then back to us
10) 1974 144 – Bought to fix for cousin but he didn’t want it
11) 1968 145 (Juanita)
12) 1991 744 Turbo – Red and hot
13) 1996 SL2 - Hated the seats and the rattles – bought new
14) 1967 122 wagon – bought as parts car but drove occasionally
15) 1968 122 wagon – Sent overseas when sold
16) 1990 745 Turbo (Sara)
17) 1988 C2500 PU - Totaled title, so returned 3 months after owning
18) 1982 242 Turbo – Trashed and well used with electrical problems
19) 1983 244 Turbo – near perfect condition & made money when sold
20) 1985 744 Turbo – Trashed with frame issues
21) 1985 C2500 Suburban - replaced 454 engine
22) 1989 Celebrity – used baby seat to hold up driver’s seat
23) 1996 Breeze - saw shop ALOT, so sold
24) 1996 Grand Voyager - lease take over
25) 1988 Century - new engine and trans as was owned by older person prior
26) 1998 Intrigue - GREAT car that never let us down
27) 1992 Caprice (Roach I) – Drove to 390,000 miles – wife totaled
28) 2002 Alero GL2 - Top 5 favorite cars – bought new
29) 1993 T-Bird – Electrical issue, typical Ford
30) 1991 Chevrolet Corsica- from Oma
31) 1987 Century – Gave away to Earl who drove to over 200k before wrecking
32) 1991 Buick LeSabre – Wife totaled after only owning for 2 weeks
33) 1994 Caprice (Roach II) – Gave to boy
34) 1996 Oldsmobile Bravada – kinda repossessed it
35) 1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue – Sold to friend who needed a car
36) 1993 Saturn SW2 – engine blew at 125,000 miles
37) 1996 Monte Carlo - owned it, but didn't use it
38) 2005 Cobalt (Lady Bug) – bought new
39) 2006 HHR 2LT – bought new
40) 1989 Chevrolet Suburban V1500 - sold for $1150 more than bought for
41) 1991 Chevrolet Suburban V2500
42) 1998 Chevrolet Suburban K2500 LS – well used and abused
43) 1996 Buick Park Avenue SE Pkg – near mint
44) 2000 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 – Previous State Police vehicle
45) 1994 Chevrolet Caprice – Roach III
46) 1992 Chevrolet Suburban – Purchased to experiment with E85 and Hydrogen
 

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1966 Beetle
1979 Honda Civic 1200
1989 Hoda Civic Si (bought new)
1973 Ford Gran Torino Sport, 351CJ/4spd
1969 Dodge Charger SE 383/727
1998 Ford Ranger (bought new, totaled it four months before it was paid for)
1991 Shadow Turbo 5spd
2002 Nissan Sentra
 

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osv alero gets two free passes to the movie "The Collector."

01.) 1960 Renault Dauphine 3(?)-speed, turq power oversteer
02.) 1967 Pontiac Catalina 400 blue
03.) 1966 Rover 2000 4-speed red
04.) 1971 WV SuperBug 4-speed green
4.5) 1971 Kawasaki Mach III blue
05.) 1961 Chevy Impala tan, jet-smooth ride tan
06.) 1972 Honda AN600 4-speed red
07.) 1967 Pontiac Catalina 400 blue (recycled, above)
08.) 1968 Pontiac Executive 400 turq
09.) 1978 Chevette ('vette) 4-speed black
10.) 1984 Dodge Omni 4-speed white
11.) 1979 Pontiac Parisienne 305 yellow
12.) 1991 Toyota Camry 2.0 5-speed ice blue
13.) 1992 Ford Taurus P55 3.8 Police Package greenish
14.) 1993 Mazda Protege LX 1.8 5-speed tan
15.) 1992 Ford Taurus SHO 3.0 5-speed red
16.) 1994 Mazda Protege 1.6 5-speed black
17.) 1995 Dodge Intrepid 3.3 white
18.) 1996 Chrysler Concorde 3.3 white
19.) 1997 Honda Civic HX 5-speed silver
20.)1997 Chrysler Concorde 3.5 white
21.) 1999 Chrysler Concorde 2.7 burgundy
22.) 1999 VW Golf TDi diesel green
23.) 2001 Honda Accord EX 2.3 blue
24.) 2002 Honda Accord LX 3.0 green
25.) 2002 Buick Regal LS 3.8 beige
26.) 2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4 green
27.) 2004 Chevy Impala 3.4 cappucino
28.) 1995 Chrysler LHS 3.5 tan
29.) 2007 KIA Spectra 2.0 black

OK, now I'm curious.

Green: 5
Tan/beige: 5
Blue: 4
White: 4
Black: 3
Red: 3
Turquoise: 2
Silver: 1
Burgundy: 1
Yellow: 1



Done from memory, will check with list at some point. :cool:
 

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1988 Pontiac Sunbird SE
1992 Pontiac Sunbird SE
1994 Chevrolet Z28
1996 Pontiac Trans Am
1998 Oldsmobile Bravada
1998 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP
2000 Pontiac Bonneville SSEi
2002 GMC Envoy SLT
2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP
2004 Pontiac Bonneville GXP
2005 Chevrolet Cobalt SS supercharged
2006 Cadillac STS
 
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