Your car history

CraigB

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Mustang SVO - Frontier Pro-4X - BRZ - D21 Hardbody
Someone started a thread like this on another forum I visit, looked like fun so I posted there. Now I'm posting it here.

All photos are of the actual car/truck.

1981 Honda Civic Wagovan - engine blew up before I got my license, we tried to repair it, but never got the timing belt right. It was left at the house we lived in when we moved.

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1988 Dodge Ram 50 - This was really my first car, got my license in it and drove it for about a year then sold it to my brother, who then sold it to my dad. Dad used it at the dragstrip and eventually sold it to some Mexicans.

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1986 Acura Integra - I drove this car for a year and a half. I got a new job that payed better and sold it to my brother. He drove it until the motor let go at 217k miles. I bought it back and eventually sold it for parts.

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1995 Nissan Truck - I had this truck the longest out of all of them. I bought it with 65k miles on it and sold it later with 135k. It was totaled at one point, rebuilt and driven until I bought my first V8 truck.

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Stock

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Lowered, 16" 'Burban Wheels

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After it was totaled (not my fault, girl ran a red light, her Jetta looked worse)

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Repaired

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I sold it not long after this photo.


1986 Honda CRX - A project I never finished, sent to scrapper (I have absolutely no photos of this car).


1986 Toyota Truck - I bought this truck from my uncle with bad clutch, sold for profit to some Guatemalans who shipped it back to Guatemala.

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1988 Nissan Truck - I bought this truck with some engine problems, fixed it and sold it to my dad to buy the Saturn below.

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1986 Olds Cutlass - Someone gave me this car as a project, never started, gave to a buddy (Still have the trans I had built for it).

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1992 Saturn SC - My girlfriend (now wife) needed a car and I found this one a couple of towns over. It had 105k miles and was cheap. She drove it for awhile then it started overheating. I replaced the radiator and stopped that. She then drove it into the back of a Jeep Grand Cherokee. I had to fix the Saturn to drive it after I had the accident in the purple Nissan truck above. I sold it to a guy in town who still drive it to this day.

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1989 Honda Civic - After I wrecked my truck I had to buy something for the girlfriend to drive while I drove the Saturn. This is what I found during a weekend of shearching. She got rearended in it by her brother and we eventually sold it to my brother who drove it until the motor let go at a little over 200K miles.

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1992 Nissan 240SX - I bought this car with no motor, I found one installed it and sold for profit.

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1985 Ford Mustang & 1986 Ford Mustang - I bought these as a pair for $100 and parted them out.

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1985 Ford E-150 - I bought this van for parts and sold it to the scrappers later.


1993 Nissan Altima - After we sold the Civic we found this for her to drive, seemed like a nice car until it started burning oil at only 113k miles. We sold it to a girl who still drives it.

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1995 Ford F150 - I bought this after I sold the purple Nissan. Drove it for about a year and a half and then sold it to a friend of my brothers.

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1991 Ford Mustang - I bought this as a project from a friend, never did anything with it and sold it to a guy that builds race cars.

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The '85 E-150 is the background of this one.


1981 Ford Fairmont Wagon - I bought this because it looked like fun, it was. It had a 351W V8 and a C4 auto trans. The best I got it to run was 14.89 @ 92 mph. Then the transmission went out I installed a new one, but lost interest in it and sold it to a friend of mine. He gave it to his 16 year old daughter who still drives it. She's run some 14.20s in it...

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1993 Ford Mustang - Another project that I bought and sold.

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2001 Honda Accord - After the Nissan Altima we decided to go back to Honda for my wife's daily driver. We bought it with 35k miles and she's put another 35k on it since we've bought it. I got tired of the stock hubcaps and bought the wheels for her for her birthday last year.

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1986 Ford Mustang SVO - I bought this last year in March and it's been a constant project since. It runs and drives, but still needs this and that to make a nice driver.

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2003 Ford F-250 - After the 1995 F-150 I decided I need more pulling power and bought this last June. The diesel is the way to go with a truck.

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1. 1978 Chrysler Sunbeam 1.0 NB - The wifes really.
2. 1982 Honda Quintet 1.6
3. 1985 Honda Accord 1.8
4. 1990 Renault Espace GXE 2.0
5. 1987 Vauxhall Cavalier GLi 1.8
6. 1994 Mitsubishi Galant Coupe 2.0
7. 1996 Suzuki Baleno GLX 1.6
8. 2000 Honda Accord LE 2.0 Auto
9. 2001 Peugeot 406 GTX 2.0 HDI Family Estate (bit of a mouthful that one!)
10 2003 Honda Civic S Inspire 1.7 TD - traded it recently
11 2005 Toyota Verso 1.8 vvti T-Spirit

Thats yer lot, I think.

No crashes or accidents, I have been averaging about 25,000 miles per annum since 1984.

One claim on the insurance not my fault.
 
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your brother must have quite a car history as well based on how many cars were sold to your brother lol
 
For me:

1. 1983 Honda Accord LX (2-door hatchback)
2. 1995 F150 XL
3. 1994 Ford Mustang Cobra
4. 1998 Ford Mustang Cobra
5. 2000 Ford SVT Lightning
6. 2004 Ford SVT Lightning
7. 2006 Pontiac GTO

I have pictures of most of them, save for the first one...
 
1986 Pontiac Parisenne.
1978 Pontiac Trans Am (project car)
1991 Pontiac Bonneville.
1984 Pontiac Fiero (weekend car).
1997 Pontiac Grand Am.
2004 Pontiac Sunfire.
2007 Subaru Impreza WRX.
 
...


That's mine, kinda pathetic really :(
 
waxed and polished my car today... looks brand new ;)

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My car history so far, maybe a bit short. It started off with a 1992 VW Polo 1.0 van, previously from my parents' garage.
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It was not very fast (45hp engine), nor did it have pretty good handling (front end had been pretty much destroyed in a crash a few months earlier) but it was still much better than the bus and i got it for free. After about six months the need arose for back seats, so exit the polo (went to my brother) and enter the next car, a 1992 Ford Fiesta 1.3 Calypso.
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Twas a nice little car with a huge sunroof, slightly less slow than the Polo. Drove that car for about a year and a half, whilst trying to sell it, until a friend of mine's car got a fatal heartattack (cambelt broke) and sold it on for a nice profit last december. After that came a 1994 Peugeot 306 1.4.
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This one i drove for 3 months, and gave me a bit of weird problems (turned out to be the starter motor, got that fixed) was about to put it on Autotrader and similar websites to sell it when another friend's car gave up on him (failed MOT on a bazillion points, economical total loss) and sold it to him 2 weeks ago. Enter my current car, the 1999 MY2000 Mitsubishi Carisma 1.6.
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Which i'll drive for another 2-3 months before i'll try to sell that one on again for a nice profit (the deal with my parents is that i get cars that they are having trouble to sell to drive and try to sell them myself for a nice profit, because i get em cheap, ofcourse)
 
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1. 1978 Chrysler Sunbeam 1.0
2. 1982 Honda Quintet 1.6
3. 1985 Honda Accord 1.8
4. 1990 Renault Espace GXE 2.0
5. 1987 Vauxhall Cavalier GL 1.8
6. 1994 Mitsubishi Galant Coupe 2.0
7. 1996 Suzuki Baleno GLX 1.6
8. 2000 Honda Accord LE 2.0 Auto
9. 2001 Peugeot 406 GTX 2.0 HDI Family Estate (bit of a mouthful that one!)
10 2003 Honda Civic S Inspire 1.7 TD

Thats yer lot, I think.

No crashes or accidents, I have been averaging about 25,000 miles per annum since 1984.

One claim on the insurance not my fault.

Mitsubishi Galant Coupe???
 
1986 Pontiac Parisenne.
1978 Pontiac Trans Am (project car)
1991 Pontiac Bonneville.
1984 Pontiac Fiero (weekend car).
1997 Pontiac Grand Am.
2004 Pontiac Sunfire.
2007 Subaru Impreza WRX.

Did you really go from a '97 Grand Am to a '04 Sunfire? I feel for you.
 
1998 Chevrolet S10
2002 Pontiac Grand Prix
- 1988 VW Fox (project - sold)
- 1981 Toyota Celica GT (project - sold)
2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser
 
Yes that is what they called the thing officially, 4 doors and a huge fast back boot tho'. Nice car, sorry to see it go - turbine smooth engine.

Altight then. I just was a little bit confused because I couldn't remember a Galant Coupe from the 1990s.
 
Did you really go from a '97 Grand Am to a '04 Sunfire? I feel for you.

And because I did, I established a high credit score. It was a good tradeoff, plus it was the end of buying used cars.
 
1989 Grand Am - automatic, iron-duke car = slow and indestructible
1990 Grand Am - 5 speed, Twin Cam car = fast and not-so-indestructible lol
1981 Chevy C10 pickup - Got over 20mpg and ran strong when totalled at 250k miles.
1978 Pontiac Trans Am - Purchased for $75, parted for a few hundred :D
1981 Pontiac Firebird - With a '71 Camaro drivetrain, '78 TA fascia, '74 Camaro interior
1988 Toyota Celica ST - Lots and lots of fun for $300
1985 Chevrolet Camaro - mid-13 sec car for a few grand, loud as hell
1994 Buick Century - Grandma-owned rolling couch. Actually decent transportation.
1984 Monte Carlo - Caught fire from shorted out wiring, lesson learned.
1986 Toyota Celica GTS - 220k miles on it, needs a complete overhaul but still fun.
 
Mine's relatively short.

1987 Plymouth Horizon 2.2L I4 - it became my sister's car when I went to college
1968 Ford Bronco 289 V8 - undergoing frame up restoration
1989 Chevy S-10 Blazer 4.3L V6 - died at 197,000 miles shortly after I graduated from college
2000 Mercury Cougar 2.5L V6 - my first new car and current toy
1995 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L V8 - current daily driver
 
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1991 Supra Turbo - Automatic, Red
No pics, Blew it up with only 60k on the clock. Sold it to my uncle, who now has a pristine 63,000 mile Supra.

When I was carless, My uncle loaned me his 1989 Porsche 944 Turbo
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Then I bought my 1987 Supra.
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I bought it as a Non turbo and automatic, I swapped to a 5 speed, then put the turbo parts on the N/A engine. I sold it in December. I miss it. Even if it was a piece of shit.

Now I own this
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1989 Supra Twin Turbo. I loooove every minute of it.
 
1. 1984 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am
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2. 1987 Ford Bronco
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3. 1987 Ford Ranger
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4. 1993 Pontiac Firebird Formula
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For a while I owned all 4 cars above at once, but they're all sold now.

5. 2004 Subaru Impreza WRX STI - My current ride
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I guess my car history's as boring as it can get:

1st car:
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2nd and current car:
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1. 1985 Ford LTD
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2. 1985 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight
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3. 1987 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera
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4. 1990 GMC Safari
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5. 1989 Plymouth Voyager
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6. 1996 Plymouth Grand Voyager
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7. 1998 GMC Savanna
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8. 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan
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These were all my parents' cars, but now I drive the '96 Grand Voyager, my mom drives the '01 Grand Caravan, and my dad drives the '98 Savana as a work van.
 
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