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Old 07-18-2008, 12:00 AM   #41
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2000 Honda S2000
2004 Chrysler Crossfire

AND NOW

2007 Mazda6 4cyl (big change from sports cars but hey its all in good spirit towards Fe )
Oh, come now, a Mazda6 is not THAT big a change from a sports car, even in a 4 cylinder. Now if you had gone to a Geo Metro, Civic VX, or even something like a Prius, I would agree with "big change from sports cars". To me, a Mazda6 is more like wading into the water slowly instead of diving in head first.



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That year Chrysler had a recall for paint issues. The paint would peel off of the primer. A friend of mine had one, and got it repainted for free. I don't know if you can still get it repainted under the recall as this was several years ago.

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I'll have to check more into this. Would I be best to ask inquire about this at my Chrysler dealership?
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I'll have to check more into this. Would I be best to ask inquire about this at my Chrysler dealership?
A Chrysler dealer would be the place to go, but as I said the recall was issued about 10 years ago. I'm pretty sure its expired by now.

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1977 Buick Regal 350 CI Automatic
1975 Ford LTD 400 CI Automatic
1978 Yamaha XS 400 400 CC 6 Speed Manual
1978 MG Midget 1.5L 4 Speed Manual
1976 Chystler Cordoba 360 CI Automatic
1977 Harley Davidson Sportster 1000 CC 5 Speed Manual
1982 Yamaha XJ1100J 1100 CC 5 Speed Manual
1984 Mazda B2000 Sundowner 2.0L 5 Speed Manual
1976 Lincoln Continental Mach IV 460 CI Automatic
1988 Ford Escort 1.9L 4 Speed Manual
1997 Ford Escort Station Wagon 2.0L 5 Speed Manual
1996 Ford Contour 2.0L 5 Speed Manual
1987 Cherolet Celebrity 2.5L Automatic (Wife's Car)
2002 Honda Metropolitan 50 CC Single Speed
2002 Ford Escort 2.0L Automatic W/OD
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I've owned:
1984 Camaro 5.0L A4 (13 mpg city, 16mpg highway)
1991 Plymouth Laser 1.8L M5 (28 mpg mixed)
1994 Camaro Z28 5.7L A4 (21 mpg mixed)
1994 Camaro Z28 5.7L M6 (still own) (17 mpg mixed... car is modded)
1996 Saturn SL2 1.9L A4 (still own) (my first "hypermiler project")
1997 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L A4 (19 mpg mixed)
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4.7L A4 (17 mpg mixed)
I have to add to my list... just bought a 1995.5 Miata 1.8L M5.

I know everyone is probably wondering what kinda mileage it gets.... well, keep on wondering! It is a turbo swap project that has been abandoned by the previous 2 owners on account of not being able to figure out what's wrong w/ it.

I bought it and intend on fixing it and having some fun w/ it. Probably wont ever see much more than 20 mpg since the plan is to make 200 hp at the wheels on 10 psi.
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I've owned too many to list but they were almost all Datsuns of one model or another
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1) 1975 Olds Cutlass sedan, 350-8/auto, paid $100, sold $250
2) 1980 Honda Civic 1300DX hatch, 1.3-4/5spd, paid $40, scrapped $50
3) 1986 Mercury Lynx L hatch, 1.9-4/4spd, paid $60, sold $350
4) 1979 Chrysler LeBaron T&C wagon, 318-8/auto, paid $350, scrapped $75
5) 1965 Chevy Biscayne sedan, 230-6/3spd, paid $1500, traded for #6 ($200)
6) 1987 Chrysler NY Turbo sedan, 2.2-4/auto, paid $3750, odd story*
7) 1976 Mercury Marquis sedan, 460-8/auto, paid $300, scrapped $40
8) 1987 Plymouth Turismo hatch, 2.2-4/auto, paid $90, scrapped $75
9) 1975 Ford Gran Torino sedan, 351-8/auto, paid $1200, scrapped (burn) $25
10) 1980 Chevy Caprice sedan, 267-8/auto, paid $300, scrapped $100
11) 1979 Chrysler LeBaron sedan, 318-8/auto, paid $900, vol repo
12) 1985 Olds Delta 88 coupe, 307-8/auto, paid $500, traded for #14 ($1200)
13) 1980 Buick Electra sedan, 350-8/auto, paid $500, sold $300
14) 1993 Dodge Dynasty sedan, 3.0-6/auto, paid $7725, totaled**
15) 1967 Ford F-100 pickup, 302-8/auto, paid $900, scrapped $100
16) 1985 Dodge Charger hatch, 2.2-4/auto, paid $500, vol repo
17) 1982 Datsun 210 wagon, 1.5-4/5spd, paid $65, sold $600
18) 1988 Chrysler LeBaron sedan, 2.5-4/auto, paid $200, traded for #20 ($200)
19) 1980 Datsun 210 wagon, 1.5-4/auto, paid $350, sold $200
20) 1988 Dodge Dynasty sedan, 2.5-4/auto, paid $1250, sold $500
21) 1986 Ford Tempo sedan, 2.3-4/5spd, paid $400, traded for #23 (even)
22) 1978 Chevy Impala wagon, 305/auto, paid $160, scrapped $80
23) 1985 VW Scirocco hatch, 1.8/5spd, paid $0, scrapped $50
24) 1989 Toyota Tercel coupe, 1.5/auto, paid $175, scrapped $150
25) 1984 Dodge Diplomat sedan, 318/auto, paid $550, sold $500
26) 1988 Chevy Caprice sedan, no M/T, paid $0, scrapped $50
27) 1988 Dodge Shadow hatch, 2.2-4/auto, paid $100, impounded
28) 1989 Ford Aerostar cargo van, 3.0-6/auto, paid $50, scrapped $100
29) 1995 Geo Metro hatch, 1.3-4/auto, paid $3300, vol repo***
30) 1986 Honda Civic sedan, 1.5-4/5spd, paid $400, scrapped $100
31) 1984 Olds 98 sedan, 307/auto, paid $400, scrapped $50
32) 1989 Nissan Sentra coupe, 1.6/5spd, paid $700, sold $500
33) 1992 Dodge Dynasty sedan, 3.3-6/auto, paid $2500, vol repo***
34) 1989 Ford Escort hatch, 1.9-4/5spd, paid $200, sold $600
35) 1989 Toyota Tercel coupe, 1.5-4/auto, paid $300, scrapped $100
36) 1988 Buick Century sedan, 2.5-4/auto, paid $275, sold $500
37) 1994 Chey Cavalier sedan, 2.2-4/auto, paid $1000, sold $2800
38) 1995 Ford Aspire hatch, 1.3-4/5spd, paid $1300, sold $1300
39) 1997 Hyundai Accent hatch, 1.5-4/5spd, paid $1300, totaled
40) 1989 Buick Century sedan, 3.3-6/auto, paid $250, impounded
41) 1989 Plymouth Voyager, 2.5-4/5spd, paid $275, scrapped $275
42) 1988 Plymouth Colt Vista, 2.0-4/5spd, paid $200, sold $400
43) 1987 Chevy Celebrity sedan, 2.5-4/auto, paid $132, impounded
44) 1989 Chevy Celebrity sedan, 2.8-6/auto, paid $400, scrapped $160
45) 1984 Chevy Caprice wagon, 305/auto, paid $400, impounded
46) 1989 Olds Ciera sedan, 2.5-4/auto, paid $177, scrapped $100
47) 1995 Buick Century sedan, 2.2-4/auto, paid $0, traded for #50
48) 1986 Volvo 740 wagon, 2.3-4/auto, paid $160, impounded
49) 1970 Ford F-100 pickup, 351/4spd, paid $406, stolen 10/04
50) 1991 Ford Aerostar van, 3.0-6/auto, paid $0, sold $750
51) 1979 Olds Delta 88 coupe, 350-8/auto, paid $450, sold $500
52) 1997 Chevy Lumina sedan, 3.1-6/auto, paid $3995, vol repo
53) 1989 Chevy Celebrity sedan, 2.5-4/auto, paid $300, scrapped $75
54) 1984 Chevy Suburban K20, 350/auto, paid $900, sold $1300
55) 1997 Dodge Intrepid sedan, 3.3-6/auto, paid $800, sold $1500
56) 1971 Ford F-250 pickup, 360/4spd, paid $1000, sold $800
57) 1979 Olds Delta 88 sedan, 301/auto, paid $500, sold $600
58) 1988 GMC Suburban R2500, 454/auto, paid $1000, still have

My wife has owned a '79 Caprice, a Tempo, an Acheiva, two Luminas, an Intrepid, and currently drives a '99 Taurus.

I am currently shopping for three possible vehicles. First, a 99-02 extended cab 5.3/auto Silverado (original EPA 15-16/20-21) to replace the Taurus. Second, a 96-99 Saturn SW1 5-speed wagon for a commuter for me (original EPA 28/39). Third, an 89-91 GMC Suburban R1500 with the 350 TBI engine, 700R4 automatic, and 3.08:1 gears (anything is better than 9-11mpg) as a family hauler and tow vehicle. But economy doesn't come from buying vehicles, only when it is time to replace them, or when it saves money to change. I may be able to get the $1000 I paid for the 454 Suburban, but I likely won't be able to buy a 350 Suburban with cold air for the same money. The Silverado won't get bought until we get rid of the Taurus. The Saturn won't get bought until I get a job.

*I bought this when I was 17, it went into my parent's name. I made payments as usual, but when my Dad totaled his '86 Celebrity wagon, he had to trade in my New Yorker to buy the 1995 Century, the same one (#47) that they gave to me 8 years and 224,000 miles later. So even though I lost my car at the time and had to buy the Torino, I did get 46,000 miles of use out of that 1995 Century in a year, and traded even up for the '91 Aerostar which I put another 33,000 miles on in the next year.

**This car lasted me for quite some time and I owned a dozen other cars before I totaled it. At one point I owned this Dynasty, a Tercel, an Impala wagon, an Aerostar van, and a Diplomat, and on top of that I was using a company truck for work which I parked outside. Yes, six vehicles at age 21. My parents HATED me by that point. When I totaled it, insurance paid off all but $2000 of the balance I owed the bank. I rolled this balance into the purchase of the 1992 Dynasty (#33).

***Car #29 (Metro) and Car #33 (Dynasty) were on the same note as well as some negative equity from Car #14 (Dynasty). When I moved to Texas, I decided to cut my losses and get rid of the note and the cars. They sold at auction for almost enough to cover the note, and I started fresh with Car #37 (Cavalier)

If anyone read all that and understood half of it...have a cookie.
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It would seem you've owned nothing but dull cars... a lot of them!

For someone as yourself, if you were say, my neighbor, I'd just toss you the keys to my Z28 and say, "You break it, you buy it."

I'm 100% positive it would change your life. lol
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1) 1975 Olds Cutlass sedan, 350-8/auto, paid $100, sold $250
2) 1980 Honda Civic 1300DX hatch, 1.3-4/5spd, paid $40, scrapped $50
3) 1986 Mercury Lynx L hatch, 1.9-4/4spd, paid $60, sold $350
4) 1979 Chrysler LeBaron T&C wagon, 318-8/auto, paid $350, scrapped $75
5) 1965 Chevy Biscayne sedan, 230-6/3spd, paid $1500, traded for #6 ($200)
6) 1987 Chrysler NY Turbo sedan, 2.2-4/auto, paid $3750, odd story*
7) 1976 Mercury Marquis sedan, 460-8/auto, paid $300, scrapped $40
8) 1987 Plymouth Turismo hatch, 2.2-4/auto, paid $90, scrapped $75
9) 1975 Ford Gran Torino sedan, 351-8/auto, paid $1200, scrapped (burn) $25
10) 1980 Chevy Caprice sedan, 267-8/auto, paid $300, scrapped $100
11) 1979 Chrysler LeBaron sedan, 318-8/auto, paid $900, vol repo
12) 1985 Olds Delta 88 coupe, 307-8/auto, paid $500, traded for #14 ($1200)
13) 1980 Buick Electra sedan, 350-8/auto, paid $500, sold $300
14) 1993 Dodge Dynasty sedan, 3.0-6/auto, paid $7725, totaled**
15) 1967 Ford F-100 pickup, 302-8/auto, paid $900, scrapped $100
16) 1985 Dodge Charger hatch, 2.2-4/auto, paid $500, vol repo
17) 1982 Datsun 210 wagon, 1.5-4/5spd, paid $65, sold $600
18) 1988 Chrysler LeBaron sedan, 2.5-4/auto, paid $200, traded for #20 ($200)
19) 1980 Datsun 210 wagon, 1.5-4/auto, paid $350, sold $200
20) 1988 Dodge Dynasty sedan, 2.5-4/auto, paid $1250, sold $500
21) 1986 Ford Tempo sedan, 2.3-4/5spd, paid $400, traded for #23 (even)
22) 1978 Chevy Impala wagon, 305/auto, paid $160, scrapped $80
23) 1985 VW Scirocco hatch, 1.8/5spd, paid $0, scrapped $50
24) 1989 Toyota Tercel coupe, 1.5/auto, paid $175, scrapped $150
25) 1984 Dodge Diplomat sedan, 318/auto, paid $550, sold $500
26) 1988 Chevy Caprice sedan, no M/T, paid $0, scrapped $50
27) 1988 Dodge Shadow hatch, 2.2-4/auto, paid $100, impounded
28) 1989 Ford Aerostar cargo van, 3.0-6/auto, paid $50, scrapped $100
29) 1995 Geo Metro hatch, 1.3-4/auto, paid $3300, vol repo***
30) 1986 Honda Civic sedan, 1.5-4/5spd, paid $400, scrapped $100
31) 1984 Olds 98 sedan, 307/auto, paid $400, scrapped $50
32) 1989 Nissan Sentra coupe, 1.6/5spd, paid $700, sold $500
33) 1992 Dodge Dynasty sedan, 3.3-6/auto, paid $2500, vol repo***
34) 1989 Ford Escort hatch, 1.9-4/5spd, paid $200, sold $600
35) 1989 Toyota Tercel coupe, 1.5-4/auto, paid $300, scrapped $100
36) 1988 Buick Century sedan, 2.5-4/auto, paid $275, sold $500
37) 1994 Chey Cavalier sedan, 2.2-4/auto, paid $1000, sold $2800
38) 1995 Ford Aspire hatch, 1.3-4/5spd, paid $1300, sold $1300
39) 1997 Hyundai Accent hatch, 1.5-4/5spd, paid $1300, totaled
40) 1989 Buick Century sedan, 3.3-6/auto, paid $250, impounded
41) 1989 Plymouth Voyager, 2.5-4/5spd, paid $275, scrapped $275
42) 1988 Plymouth Colt Vista, 2.0-4/5spd, paid $200, sold $400
43) 1987 Chevy Celebrity sedan, 2.5-4/auto, paid $132, impounded
44) 1989 Chevy Celebrity sedan, 2.8-6/auto, paid $400, scrapped $160
45) 1984 Chevy Caprice wagon, 305/auto, paid $400, impounded
46) 1989 Olds Ciera sedan, 2.5-4/auto, paid $177, scrapped $100
47) 1995 Buick Century sedan, 2.2-4/auto, paid $0, traded for #50
48) 1986 Volvo 740 wagon, 2.3-4/auto, paid $160, impounded
49) 1970 Ford F-100 pickup, 351/4spd, paid $406, stolen 10/04
50) 1991 Ford Aerostar van, 3.0-6/auto, paid $0, sold $750
51) 1979 Olds Delta 88 coupe, 350-8/auto, paid $450, sold $500
52) 1997 Chevy Lumina sedan, 3.1-6/auto, paid $3995, vol repo
53) 1989 Chevy Celebrity sedan, 2.5-4/auto, paid $300, scrapped $75
54) 1984 Chevy Suburban K20, 350/auto, paid $900, sold $1300
55) 1997 Dodge Intrepid sedan, 3.3-6/auto, paid $800, sold $1500
56) 1971 Ford F-250 pickup, 360/4spd, paid $1000, sold $800
57) 1979 Olds Delta 88 sedan, 301/auto, paid $500, sold $600
58) 1988 GMC Suburban R2500, 454/auto, paid $1000, still have

My wife has owned a '79 Caprice, a Tempo, an Acheiva, two Luminas, an Intrepid, and currently drives a '99 Taurus.

I am currently shopping for three possible vehicles. First, a 99-02 extended cab 5.3/auto Silverado (original EPA 15-16/20-21) to replace the Taurus. Second, a 96-99 Saturn SW1 5-speed wagon for a commuter for me (original EPA 28/39). Third, an 89-91 GMC Suburban R1500 with the 350 TBI engine, 700R4 automatic, and 3.08:1 gears (anything is better than 9-11mpg) as a family hauler and tow vehicle. But economy doesn't come from buying vehicles, only when it is time to replace them, or when it saves money to change. I may be able to get the $1000 I paid for the 454 Suburban, but I likely won't be able to buy a 350 Suburban with cold air for the same money. The Silverado won't get bought until we get rid of the Taurus. The Saturn won't get bought until I get a job.

*I bought this when I was 17, it went into my parent's name. I made payments as usual, but when my Dad totaled his '86 Celebrity wagon, he had to trade in my New Yorker to buy the 1995 Century, the same one (#47) that they gave to me 8 years and 224,000 miles later. So even though I lost my car at the time and had to buy the Torino, I did get 46,000 miles of use out of that 1995 Century in a year, and traded even up for the '91 Aerostar which I put another 33,000 miles on in the next year.

**This car lasted me for quite some time and I owned a dozen other cars before I totaled it. At one point I owned this Dynasty, a Tercel, an Impala wagon, an Aerostar van, and a Diplomat, and on top of that I was using a company truck for work which I parked outside. Yes, six vehicles at age 21. My parents HATED me by that point. When I totaled it, insurance paid off all but $2000 of the balance I owed the bank. I rolled this balance into the purchase of the 1992 Dynasty (#33).

***Car #29 (Metro) and Car #33 (Dynasty) were on the same note as well as some negative equity from Car #14 (Dynasty). When I moved to Texas, I decided to cut my losses and get rid of the note and the cars. They sold at auction for almost enough to cover the note, and I started fresh with Car #37 (Cavalier)

If anyone read all that and understood half of it...have a cookie.
What's with all the scrapped & impounded cars? Personally I've never scrapped a car, (and I've had some old, ugly cars, but I kept them running well) and I've never had a car impounded either.

-Jay

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started driving my own car around 1992;
1978 buick skylark 3.8 v6 auto (changed to 283ci v8 then 307ci v8)
1973 chevy nova 350ci v8 3spd manual (fast fun)
1988 ford ranger 2.9 v6 5spd (a favorite I had forever)
1987 mazda rx-7 13b rotary 5spd (fun to drive but no torque)
1990 dodge caravan 3l v6 auto
2000 ford f250 4x4 7.3l powerstroke 6spd manual
1989 dodge dakota 4x4 3.9l auto bright orange with revovling light(ex county truck)
1989 gmc s-15 2.5l 5spd
1989 mercury cougar xr7 3.8l sc 5spd (a favorite I had for a long time, may have been quicker than the nova)
1995 buick park avenue 3.8l auto
1998 ford taurus 3l duratech auto (wife's)
1994 geo metro 1l 5spd (bought for $250 and gets awesome mpg)
2000 gmc sierra 1500 4.3l 5spd
2008 honda civic 1.8l auto (wife's)


I think that's it. The last 3 are still in my possesion.
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