76 Dodge Van, 84 Olds, 94 Intrepid bought new.
Thats all the ones i can remember.
The one that lasted the longest was the 76 Dodge van 318 Auto. Gave it to my sister at 380,000 miles. She drove it for 5 more years and sold it! About 500k on it.
I remember The RoadWarrior..To understand who he was, you have to go back to another time..the world was powered by the black fuel & the desert sprouted great cities..Gone now, swept away..two mighty warrior tribes went to war & touched off a blaze which engulfed them all. Without fuel, they were nothing..thundering machines sputtered & stopped..Only those mobile enough to scavenge, brutal enough to pillage would survive. The gangs took over the highways, ready to wage war for a tank of juice
1984 f150 v8 first hand me-down
1989 honda prelude si auto-first real car
1991 prelude si 4ws- second car blew trans
1993 honda prelude si 4ws my high school car blew engine
1996 honda civic dx hatchback automatic commuter
1997 mitsu diamante Bought from a los angeles dodger!
1991 toyota 4runner sr5 5 speed first offroader
1994 toyota supra twin turbo targa-crashed
1995 toyota supra twin turbo 6 speed new supra 500 horsepower!! sold for 32,000 cash!
2004 toyota tacoma trd 4wd fun truck
2000 toyota 4runner limited 4wd sold it at 185,000 miles NOT ONE SINGLE PROBLEM
1993 honda civic si X2
1992 1995 honda civic vx X11 !! yes eleven 10 of them were 49 state federal and one cali model
4 92-95 civic cx's i hate cxs
1997 honda civic lx wifes 4 door
1998 honda civic lx wifes 4 door
2000 honda civic ex wifes 4door
1992 civic vx current one has 200,000 miles and looks like a new vx
1999 ford f150 4x4 lariat current hauler/ tow truck
19995 cx w/ b16a swap fun car sold for 5500 bucks super clean
1993 si civic turbo d16 bought like that sold it in 3 months
1991 accord w/ h22 swap lsd 5 speed trans still have it and i will be selling it
1992 nissan hard body pick up truck great air conditioning
1990 accord lx wifes old car before all the civics
1995 prelude si 4ws AGAIN missed the old one sold it for a vx
ALOT OF CARS FOR A 27 year old
i think thats all..
i probably forgot about 2 or 3 more
and that does not include the 100 plus that i have sold over the years!!
SHWINN MOUNTAIN BIKE
GAS SAVER FAT BURNER
TOTAL MILES DISPLACED BY SHWIIN ON THE WAY TO WORK. 45 TOTAL MILES
1971 to 1979: A blue 1960 Chevrolet Corvair 4-door Sedan...140 cu in boxer 6 with two-speed Powerglide automatic transmission...slower than anything on the road except a 1969 Austin America. But a nice flat floor, bench seat and really small gearshift lever sticking out of the dashboard...great car for dates! 18-23 mpg (depending on how worn the engine was after I rebuilt it)
1974-1975: 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu 4-door sedan with a 283 v8 and two speed Powerglide. Sort of Champagne colored metallic, really pitted windshield. Bought it from a West Covina Cop...found a little baggie w/vegetation under the front seat! A/C cold enough to hang meat in the car! 9-13 mpg.
1977-78: 1965 Plymouth Fury III station wagon, repainted taxicab yellow. 383 2bbl V8, three speed auto. Best handling big car in the world (IMHO), fair A/C. Kinda reminiscent of the Chrysler from B-52's "Love Shack" in appearance and how it was used. When I got it, it had 1/8" gaps in the top piston rings and lots and lots of sludge. But it ran great and passed smog. Got 30 miles to the quart of oil. Six quarts to Santa Barbara (from Glendora)!
Did much better after rings and bearings. Another good car for dates (that big bench seat again). 10-18 mpg.
1978-1981: 1972 Mazda RX-2. Ran like a bat out of hell. Crappy mileage for such a little car. 12-16 mpg.
1980-1985: 1965 Mercury Comet Caliente two-door. Like a contemporary Mustang, but with square corners. Bought it off a friend for $100 and a bottle of Blue Nun. Drove it for five years. Traded it for a Honda 550/4, car quit a couple weeks later. Probably just ran out of gas...gas gauge didn't work.
1983-1988: 1965 Chevrolet Van. Old plumber's truck. Cleaned out the backness, carpeted and paneled. Stiff winds on I-10 west of Whitewater would hold me to about 50mph. 15 mpg.
1984-1988: 1962 Rambler American. Needed engine rebuilt, car ran fine after that. Had plans of painting car, re-doing interior and reselling for a profit, wife-to-be moved in and decided we should keep the car. Drove it until it broke. 18-20 mpg.
1985-1988: 1967 Chevrolet Impala 4-door sedan. 396 4bbl, three speed auto. Wife-to-be's car. Cops always gave us "the eye" in that car. 8-14 mpg.
1987-1989: 1973 Mazda RX-3 Wagon...bought for $25, nice little drive to vegas car. About 15 mpg.
1988-1990: 1975 Datsun B-210 2-door. Had the usual dents that all these cars have. First good mileage car I had. Wife and I were driving to Vegas one time...I was dozing in passenger seat...woke up to see speedometer needle on 100! Drove until timing chain broke, I've forgotten why I didn't just fix it...27-32 mpg.
1988-1995: 1979 Chevrolet Chevette 4-door. Got about 30 mpg until the car was rear-ended...after that, only about 20 mpg. Car drove straight, coasted fine, stuck like glue to the road on Angeles Crest/Angeles Forest Highways, (probably due to good tires/shocks) never found out why the mileage sucked so bad...One of the few cars I ever sold while it was still running...
1990-1994: 1966 VW Bug. Originally purchased by my father in 1976...car ran very poorly, previous owner was told that it needed a $400 valve job. Dad bought the car for $100, on the assumption, worst case, that if he had to take it to the dealer and get the $400 valve job, he'd still have a good deal. About halfway home, the car started running great...turned out the automatic choke was all gummed up. A few squirts of Gumout fixed it right up. Fast forward to 1990...Dad had been dead for a couple years, and Mom wanted the car outta the driveway. My brother had been driving it and threw a rod. I picked up another "1300" engine for it...actually it was a 36 hp engine with a big bore kit. Made it work, drove it off and on for a couple years, then sold it. About 25 mpg.
1990-2004: 1976 Chevrolet LUV pickup...just a little pickup truck. Got stolen once, I got it back with a much newer battery! Blew head gaskets right and left, even with another engine...18 mpg.
1992-2004: 1977 Volvo 245 Wagon...Nice and shiny, bad seats, wife's car. 18 mpg.
1995-date: 1973 Mazda RX-2...My parents bought this car new. It only has about 60k miles on it now, but it's on its third engine. Also it has been sitting outdoors since the late '70s, so it's pretty disheveled looking, but it is straight as an arrow. Needs fuel pump, carb rebuilt. May need other stuff. Might make someone a cool 4-door race car...went like a raped ape when new. Got to punish a few of my friends at stoplights. Was a lot of fun to make backfire under overpasses and in tunnels! 11-15 mpg.
1995-2005: 1985 Lincoln Continental...bought w/134k miles, wore out at 400k or thereabouts. Had my first mpg computer. 17-24 mpg.
1999-2004: Three different Mopar minivans...nice design, but they kept breaking (maybe 200k+ miles had something to do with that?) About 18 mpg
2003-date: 1984 Lincoln Town Car. Now has busted transmission, gotta get it outta the driveway. 17-19 mpg.
79 VW rabbit 4cly beat a porshe at a light
84 Plymoth Horizon 4cly beat a 350 camaro
89 Nissan pulsar 4cly 18.50 in the 1/4mile
72 Olds cutlass 8cly 350 16.70 in the 1/4mile
84 mustang 4cly looked fast with GT rims but a slug
86 Toyota Celica gts 4cly quick car
86 Buick skylark 4cly daily work beater
87 Camaro 8cly 305 house of colors candy apple red. 15s in the 1/4 mile
99 Ford ranger 6cly daily beater
wifes rides past decade:
99 Dodge caravan 4cly totaled right down the street.
93 Dodge Stealth 6cly still sitting in drive after a decade
04 Nissan extera 6cly loved it untill the 05s came out
05 Nissan extera 6cly daily driver
Just a few sweet rides i've drove but never owned:
91 ZR1 $110,000 on the sticker but 1/2 the injectors was turned off
05 Ford GT $220,000 sold to a lawer
?? Weiner Mobil on chevy van chassi
?? Mercury Monarch 4.6L and the auto trans spun the wheels in 3rd. modified
?? Ford Lightning 5.8L spun wheels too much. heavly modified
05 Ford Hybrid escape= my first quiet ride
09 Nissan GTR twinturbo. oh wait we didn't get it yet . around $80k
79 Honda prelude sold for $300
80 Chevy Monza sold for $500
73 Triumph spitfire sold for $800
84 Nissan Pulsar- sold for $1200
85 Olds Ciera - sold for $1200
85 Nissan 200sx- $300 trade allowance
87 Acura Integra (Totalled)
92 Nissan 240sx
85 jeep cj7
87 Honda civic
61 chevy 2 ton
69 chevy half ton
95 s-10 2wd 4banger 5 speed (first vehicle , learned to drive stick on it)
80 chevy chevette 4banger 4 speed (great car fun to drive, owned for 3 years)
29 Ford model AA 4 banger 3speed with dual high (current long term restoration, was my great grandpas, planning to keep as stock as i can)
For being such a Camaro guy, you should know '97 is the 30th Anniversary, and if your car is an anniversary edition, it would've been white w/ orange stripes, no exceptions.
indeed! will edit that staight away. 3 things to my defense:
1) i made the mistake of posting while tired
2) i HATE camaros(all but one was/is the wife's)
3) wife's dream car would be the 2002, which would be 35 years since the first
we could be ashamed as well as her present car, 30 year anniversary mystic teal(i believe) w/ white stripes, was left unrecognized as legit . so it seems your "no exceptions" is a bit off. look at our garage(NV)!
30 year decals, stripes, and interior are included. alas, it's just a V6.
edit: called chevy about our paint color...it seems it was special order making it more rare than the white car w/ orange stripes. ours' looks sooooo much better than the white BTW.