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Old 03-27-2018, 01:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What is your car in the past?

I will start mine firstly.

My last car was 2007 Mazda RX8 . It was a car imported from Japan, the perfomance is very good, also the looking with red, only the sad thing is all the instruction information is Japanese .
There are several reasons that why I chose Japanese used cars (https://carfromjapan.com/cheap-used-cars-for-sale): cheap price, good condition, reliable and high quality for each item (it is Japan where there are many popular car brands in the world). But you have to wait for a month to get your own car and do the clearance process. That's not a complicated challenge cause there are many clearance agents nowadays.

3 years ago, I bought another brand and sold the Mazda to my friend . So, what about you? Let's share your story about your old friend(car).

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Old 03-27-2018, 07:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Many and varied? I miss every one of them that was a Volkswagen.

One I didn't give a fair chance? 1953 Plymouth convertible. All it really needed was a wheel alignment.

First? Bullet-nose Studebaker. My parents told me I had to sell it to go to college so I totaled it instead.



The shark-mouth look became popular in the 1990s. My first valve job. Ford hubcaps with thin-wall fake white-walls. I drove my father's camper van until I got it
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Old 03-28-2018, 02:32 PM   #6 (permalink)
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1974 Olds Delta 88 sedan, auto trans, AC, AM Radio. This, in mustard yellow, for $1000, at 62,000 miles, and with a documented record from a little old lady in Jersey: http://www.cardomain.com/ride/307990...bile-delta-88/
My first was a 1974 Pontiac Grandville, platform-mate of the 88, with the Olds/Pontiac 455. In cinnamon with a vinyl top, because malaise needs colors to match.
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Worst: '70s Chevy Vega.

Smallest (and also a contender for best): Austin-Healey Sprite.

Cheapest: The '68 Toyota Stout pickup I pulled out of a farm junkyard after it had been rolled. Jacked the roof back up, and it ran fine.

Most valuable today: the '55-ish Jaguar.

Best (for different reasons): The Sprite, '85 Honda CRX, '00 Insight, and '02 Miata. Oh, and maybe the '88 Toyota pickup, still going strong at 30, or will be when I get the new clutch installed.
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1954 Plymouth Plaza
1960 Ford Galaxie
1964 Ford Fairlane
1961 Corvair Greenbriar
1964 Ford Fairlane (another one)
1968 Chevy Nova Coupe
1970 Ford Pinto
1969 Pontiac Grand Prix
1970 Ford Fairlane 300 Cu In straight Six (Thought about how neat putting a second 300-six in beside it, and calling it "600 Twin Six", with two six spot die in the grill.)
1972 Honda N600
1978 Subaru DL
1985 Dodge Colt Vista Wagon
1980 Pontiac Phoenix Hatchback
1988 Plymouth Horizon Hatchback
1990 Honda CRX
1990 Honda Civic Hatchback
1994 Honda Civic four door
1998 Ford Thunderbird
1998 Honda Accord V6 Coupe
1996 Chrysler Sebring Coupe
2010 Toyota Prius
( Along the way, a 1966 Suzuki 120, a 1980 Yamaha 400 Special, a Kawasaki 350, a Suziki 250.)

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Ones I scrapped but shouldn't have: '74 Nova.
I hope it wasn't a liftback.

I'll admit to a 1962 Type II 13-window. It had the walk-through front. Thumbup: 4th was gone so it topped out at 45mph. One last trip over the coast range and the engine died the same day the tags expired. There was really nothing not fixable wrong with it.

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