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Old 11-05-2014, 01:44 AM   #111
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1989 Opel Corsa (Till rust do us part...)
1996 Ford Fiesta
2006 Ford Mondeo
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Old 11-05-2014, 10:42 AM   #112
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Can't remember if ive posted here yet.

Year 2000 Perodua Nippa (847cc)
Year 2000 Perodua Nippa again (847cc)
Year 1999 Perodua Nippa again, buy to sell (847cc)
Year 2004 Suzuki Ignis Sport (1500cc)
Year 2006 Daihatsu Charade (989cc)
Year 2008 Fiat Panda diesel (1248 cc)
Year 2009 Fiat 500 Abarth (1368 cc)
Year 1989 Fiat 126 (704cc)
Year 2013 Renault Clio diesel (1500cc)

That's it in my 10 year driving history.
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Old 02-04-2015, 01:51 PM   #113
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2000 Ford Focus ZTS
'68 Mustang Hardtop
'92 Ford Bronco Eddie Bauer
'99 Dodge conversion van
'04 SVT Focus
'67 Mustang Convertible
'09 Harley Nightster
'00 Toyota Echo
'11 Kia Rio LX
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Old 02-05-2015, 07:03 AM   #114
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Between the Wife and I, and including the current stable:

1980 Chevrolet Chevette 4m (sold)
1982 Chevrolet Citation 3a (sold)
1986 Merkur XR4Ti 5m (sold)
1987 Pontiac Grand Am 5m (sold)
1995 Saturn SL2 5m (sold)
1999 Saturn SW2 5m (traded in)
2000 Roush Mercury Cougar 5m (current)
2001 Saturn SL1 5m (sold)
2003 Ford SVT Focus #3851 6m (totalled)
2003 Ford SVT Focus #2370 6m (current)
2008 Ford Mustang Bullitt #5389 5m (current)
2013 Fiat 500 Abarth 5m (current)

Still love those old Saturn S-cars. Would love to find a 2001+ coupe and make it into an autocross toy...
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Old 02-05-2015, 09:39 AM   #115
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My brother's SL was toast at 85k miles. Sh*tty quality cars. But it was close to a 40mpg car without any skills whatsoever.
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My brother's SL was toast at 85k miles. Sh*tty quality cars. But it was close to a 40mpg car without any skills whatsoever.
It's all in how you maintain them. Mine all went well over 150,000 before I moved on, and they were still tip-top. My parents just sold their 92 with nearly 300,000 miles on it.
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It was electrical stuff, as I recall. Not much maintenance will do for that.

I otherwise vaguely recall a ride which wasn't stiff, it was downright hard, and the car felt...cheap. Then again, I was young...didn't know so much about stuff.
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Old 02-08-2015, 04:42 AM   #118
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I guess it's time I repost now that I traded in my first car.

2007 Toyota Matrix

Now a proud owner of two Mazda 3 with SkyActiv technology.
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Old 02-17-2015, 07:19 AM   #119
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Between the Wife and I, and including the current stable:

1980 Chevrolet Chevette 4m (sold)
1982 Chevrolet Citation 3a (sold)
1986 Merkur XR4Ti 5m (sold)
1987 Pontiac Grand Am 5m (sold)
1995 Saturn SL2 5m (sold)
1999 Saturn SW2 5m (traded in)
2000 Roush Mercury Cougar 5m (current)
2001 Saturn SL1 5m (sold)
2003 Ford SVT Focus #3851 6m (totalled)
2003 Ford SVT Focus #2370 6m (current)
2008 Ford Mustang Bullitt #5389 5m (current)
2013 Fiat 500 Abarth 5m (current)

Still love those old Saturn S-cars. Would love to find a 2001+ coupe and make it into an autocross toy...
Just curious, what did/do you think of your SVT Foci?
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Old 02-17-2015, 10:03 AM   #120
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Just curious, what did/do you think of your SVT Foci?
Until the Focus ST came along in 2012, there was no better enthusiast's Ford Focus in the US than the SVT. End of story.

My first one was really low-mile and beautiful, but we lost it in less than a year when it was totalled by a negligent driver. Bought the current one with 75,000 miles on it already, but it's had very little non-routine maintenance required at over 155,000 miles now.

It's very much an enthusiast's car, with the 6-speed manual, the burly clutch, and the peaky Zetec engine; it takes lots of gear-rowing to keep in in the powerband. So someone who is more of a "commuter" than a "driver" would probably either tire of it quickly, burn up the clutch, or just lug the engine like crazy. It isn't happy at all below 3500 RPMs, and is really hard to start out from a stop without some generous throttle. So you have to WANT it.

With 170 horsepower, the high-RPM pull is impressive for a car of its size and weight; clicking off 7300-RPM upshifts is a hoot. The handling balance is pretty much unparalleled in a front-drive car. They really broke the mold with these, and are finally just now getting back into that territory with the new Fiesta ST. Very curious to get some seat time in one of those to see how things have progressed; I think it would make a good successor for my SVT when the time comes...
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