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MetroMPG 07-21-2016 01:23 PM

Fess up: are you an automotive hoarder? (Eco-cars or not)


My name is Darin, and I'm a car hoarder.

(The first step is admitting you have a problem, yes?)

And then there are the enablers:


Originally Posted by Frank Lee (Post 519008)
Car hoarding doesn't have to make sense! As long as it's fun! :thumbup:

I found a nice Metro to buy today. I'm perpetually hunting for a decent twin of my '98 Firefly. I dunno if the Metro is still available, but I do know I'll buy it if I can. And that would be car number seven, currently. Yikes.

- 98 Firefly
- 04 Prius (sold! Awaiting payment)
- 04 Echo (next winter beater)
- 92 Firefly convertible (future restoration project)
- ForkenSwift Metro EV rusted out shell/parts car
- 91 Suzuki Swift parts car
- possible nice new Metro??

But if I get the Metro, I WILL be culling the herd: Prius tomorrow, if the plan holds; At least one of the parts cars will go this year; Echo will be gone next summer if I get the Metro.

So, how big is your herd?

Oh, and list 'em.

mcrews 07-21-2016 02:58 PM

some topics are better off left untouched.........

:thumbup: :p ;)

Fat Charlie 07-21-2016 03:52 PM


Originally Posted by MetroMPG (Post 519027)

My name is Darin, and I'm a car hoarder.

Hi, Darin.

Two adults here, two cars. Our max ever was three, and that was only once, a junker that was out of the way enough that it wasn't worth getting it to a scrapyard. Then we put it on CL for a few hundred and it left.

darcane 07-21-2016 06:37 PM

I'm not a hoarder, I only have... er, wait... it only goes up to 7?

Hrmm... :p

darcane 07-21-2016 06:46 PM

Actually, current list is only six:
'01 Civic - daily beater
'05 Tahoe - Wife's daily driver
'06 Ninja 650R
'67 Mustang
'68 Chevy C10
'86 Toyota Corolla

but it changes frequently and is usually higher. I'm in between project cars while I'm moving.

RedDevil 07-21-2016 07:13 PM

Not a car hoarder in the usual way.
I used to have an '85 Honda Civic that just wouldn't die. Drove it to the north of Finland. Did powerslides on the beach. Raced it, had a couple of accidents, still it held up until rust ate its structural parts - at 19 years of age.
My friends had scores of cars over the years that I owned that little Civic.
I used to joke that my first, second, third, etc. car were all the same: that Civic.
Does keeping a car alive against the odds count as hoarding? ;)

Meanwhile I went through 6 motorbikes, owning 3 at a time. Being single.
Bikes are gone now, saw too many bad things happen, happy I'm still alive - and a father of 2, sure does change your world view.

redneck 07-21-2016 09:00 PM



Fess up: are you an automotive hoarder?

I'm not sure... :confused:


06 Chevy Equinox (wife's)
02 Chevy 1500 truck
01 Dodge 3500
96 Geo XL1
87 Dodge B250
83 Mercedes 300D
80 Datsun Mini Motor home (project)
79 MGB (project)
79 Dodge Diesel service truck
76 Chevy Chevette drag car (project)
74 Chevy C10 re-powered with a diesel
67 Buick (project)
63 Mercury
43 Jeep

Junkers & parts cars

80's Mercedes Diesel wagon
79 Chevy Chevette
2- 70's VW bugs
70 Cadillac
2- 68 Chevy C10

Total - 21

So, does that make me a automotive hoarder...??? :o




jamesqf 07-22-2016 12:56 AM

There's a problem with the poll: the last option (I drive everything I own!) can be combined with any of the others. I own two (well, three if you count the horse - and do bikes count?), Insight and Toyota pickup, which are used for different sorts of driving.

me and my metro 07-22-2016 02:23 AM

I was a certified Metroholic for at least 8 years, 2007-2015. I have fully recovered, I nor any of my family members own Metros anymore.
Unfortunately I was only temporarily cured, I now have three 2002 L series Saturns. They are a much nicer car than a Metro and they flat tow behind the motorhome. I have been driving my LW300 for the last year. They are really Opel Vectra B series made here and marketed as the big Saturn from 2000-2004. The v-6 cars are all automatics, the 2.2 Ecotec 4 cylinder cars were available with both a 5 speed and the automatic. I have made several maintenance repairs to this car but I really miss driving a stick shift. So I went 700 miles to buy a L200/5 car with a thrown rod. It is a high line car with all options, I have another Ecotec short block. I may convert my v-6 wagon to the 4/5, I have the same year complete donor. Oh crap- here we go again. The other sedan is a 4/auto with a bad timing chain and bent valves. Clean car w/ 130k for $300, I couldn't pass it up. I will repair this one and drive it while I decide what to do with the wagon.

The list
1968 CST 3/4 ton Chevy pickup on a 72 4x4 chassis. Been in the family since new.
1984 GMC custom crew cab on a suburban frame, 6.5 / 700r4 4x4
2006 Lincoln Navigator 4x4
1996 Coachman motorhome 33'
1984 Ford Ranger 4x4 ranch truck
1984 Seaswirl 18' ski boat w/ 350 Chevy/OMC
2002 Saturn LW300
2002 Saturn L200/5
2002 Saturn L200/A

These are in my name and there are 2 drivers.
Pretty scary when you write it down.

MetroMPG 07-22-2016 10:21 AM

Wow. I think Redneck is going to win.



There's a problem with the poll: the last option (I drive everything I own!) can be combined with any of the others.
I guess the assumption I was going by: if you actually have insurance on and use all your vehicles, it's not really hoarding.

Maybe that's the difference between "collecting" and hoarding. :D

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