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2-3 vehicles: not bad, but still more vehicles than drivers. 13 18.57%
4-6 vehicles: which one was the gateway drug? 14 20.00%
7+ vehicles: don't fight it, embrace it! 27 38.57%
Not a hoarder: I drive everything I own! 16 22.86%
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Old 10-04-2017, 11:31 PM   #121 (permalink)
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What happened to the Ranger to render it not roadworthy? Anyway, even though it may not be as fuel-efficient as the Saturn and not as fun as the Ram, probably it could be close to the do-all truck you claim to be looking for

What motorcycles do you have? And if you were willing to trim down the fleet and keep only one, what would be your priorities?

Ranger is rotten - holes everywhere, 360000 kms. If I trimmed down I would keep the ram and beat some better gas mileage out of it. Need to haul the ponies.

Current motorcycle fleet
1986 yamaha ty350
1986 Honda reflex
1976 yamaha ty175
1977 suzuki pe250
1972 suzuki gt550
198? Suzuki pw50

Compete in 20+ observed trials a year and a couple harescrambles.

Equine fleet- runs on hay water and sunshine

1993 standardbred
1998 quarter horse.

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Old 10-05-2017, 04:16 AM   #122 (permalink)
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I put a deposit on another G1 Insight yesterday. BUT I sold my Mustang last month. So now I'm at:

2010 Insight
2001 Insight (deposit)
2000 Insight (still don't have it back yet)
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Old 10-05-2017, 11:16 PM   #123 (permalink)
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Ranger is rotten - holes everywhere, 360000 kms.
Is the frame so badly rotten or only the body?


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If I trimmed down I would keep the ram and beat some better gas mileage out of it.
Have you ever considered any mod to the Ram in order to make it more fuel-efficient?


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Current motorcycle fleet
1986 yamaha ty350
1986 Honda reflex
1976 yamaha ty175
1977 suzuki pe250
1972 suzuki gt550
198? Suzuki pw50

Compete in 20+ observed trials a year and a couple harescrambles.
I don't know much about observed trials, but my dad likes those motorcycles. He told me a few times about some trial motorcycles he used to see when he worked in Tabatinga, a small town in the Brazil-Colombia border.


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Equine fleet- runs on hay water and sunshine

1993 standardbred
1998 quarter horse.
I was never so interested in horses, but in '98 my maternal grandpa bought one for me and another for a cousin of mine who seemed to be more excited about them. My mother had also forced me to take horsemanships classes when I was 12, and even though it was not that bad at first, later it turned out too boring. Well, I might not be the only Gaucho who doesn't really like horses, but I have always prefered motor vehicles instead. I'd rather get a 125cc dual-purpose motorcycle, or even a 4-wheeled ATV if I could register it to ride on-road too (it's easier in Uruguay than here in Brazil), instead of a horse.
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Old 01-06-2018, 08:35 PM   #124 (permalink)
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In my driveway:
1991 Honda Civic Wagon - 75 MPG daily/weekly driver
1997 Toyota Corolla - backup car
1994 Geo Metro - MPG project that I'm currently ignoring
1994 Geo Metro - Suzuki Swift GTi swap that might never happen
1995 Honda Accord - Sister's car, blown head gasket, I'm "fixing" it
1980 Chevy K20 Pickup - I need to sell it

In the backyard:
1990 Honda Civic Wagon - parts car
1990 Suzuki Swift - parts car
1990 Toyota Corolla - parts car that is no longer needed
1993 Geo Metro - parts car
1998 Chevy Metro - parts car

Coming soon:
CRXFi
Apparently the town I live in doesn't share my enthusiasm for old economy cars. Gone are the 1995 Accord, 1990 Swift, and 1990 Corolla.
One of the 1994 Metros (Southern car) is now hiding in a neighbor's barn.
I applied for a "special permit" that will allow me to hang onto a few cars. Not approved yet.

Current driveway count:
1991 Honda Civic Wagon - 75 MPG daily/weekly driver
1994 Geo Metro - I don't know what to do with it
1988 Honda CRXFi - CRX with a 3-cyl Metro drivetrain
1980 Chevy K20 Pickup - I need to sell it
1997 Ford Ranger - storing for my parents

Currently in the backyard (please don't tell anyone!):
1990 Honda Civic Wagon - parts car
1997 Toyota Corolla - backup car/mouse hotel
1993 Geo Metro - parts car
1998 Chevy Metro - parts car

Hiding in a barn:
1994 Geo Metro - MPG project that I'm currently ignoring
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Old 01-08-2018, 02:43 AM   #125 (permalink)
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Now my old aunts seem to be quite unfair when they whine about an uncle of mine "hoarding" old jalopies. Yes, he does it, but at least he actually uses (most of) them regularly
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Old 01-09-2018, 11:36 AM   #126 (permalink)
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YES, I confess

Currently out front on the street:
1988 Subary Justy, extremely rusty daily driver
1988 Subaru Justy almost no rust, running but no title
2001 Chev Suburban 3/4 ton 4x4 8.1 liter hauler and all-around gas hog
2011 Toyota Sienna Mom's Soccer van
In the back yard:
2012 32 pull along camping trailer
1980 20 foot flatdeck car hauling trailer
1950 Internation pickup box now a utility trailer
1990 Subaru Justy not running for parts maybe...
1991 Subaru Justy awaiting motor trans swap
1993 Subaru Justy awaiting motor trans swap
Enough parts to make up a 1967 Triumph Spitfire
1992 Subaru Vivio rxr

Do not even want to get started on the raft of cars I have in a storage lot in an industrial area.........
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Old 01-09-2018, 12:10 PM   #127 (permalink)
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You, sir, are dedicated!

Last Justy I saw was about 4 years ago parked in somebody's side yard in Merrickville, Ontario. It had been parked there already for several years.

Are yours 4WD or front-wheel?
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Old 01-09-2018, 01:14 PM   #128 (permalink)
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I'm currently at 6 cars/trucks and 2 motorcycles... Need to downsize a bit IMO.
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Old 01-09-2018, 02:20 PM   #129 (permalink)
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Old 01-09-2018, 04:45 PM   #130 (permalink)
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Denied. Gearhead has them all.

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