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angrybrd
May 22nd, 2013, 07:47 PM
I've loved cars all my life, so here is a short list of my odd tastes
Any Pontiac Fiero
95-99 Mitsubishi Eclipse
97-03 Mitsubishi Diamante
94 Mitsubishi Galant VR-4
any Mitsubishi 3000 GT
any Volkswagen Karmann Ghia
88-94 Chevy Cavalier Z24
any pre 96 Chevy/Geo Tracker/ Suzuki Sidekick (man. trans. of course)
04-06 Pontiac GTO
any Studebaker Avanti
66 Chrysler Newport
71-76 Cadillac Coupe DeVille
68-70 Pontiac GTO
73-74 Pontiac GTO
12-13 Chevy Sonic hatchback

Aside from a '12 Sonic hatchback, none of these reside in my garage.... dare to dream

My1stCar
May 22nd, 2013, 08:37 PM
I used to be a die hard Mustang lover, but of course love all old cars. Then I saw a white Nova at a car show with a brand new Corvette engine under the hood and things inside me changed that day... Im very torn on my choices, too many to type out for sure lol...

B-Spec
May 22nd, 2013, 09:06 PM
Seeing this post got me thinking. I also have a quite diverse car love. Here are just a few of the cars I have owned.

1986 Corvette (first car)
1994 Chevy S-10 ZR2 4x4
1998,1999,2000,2001, Subaru 2.5 RS 2 whites, 2 blues, 1 black
2001 Jeep Wrangler, Jeep Grand Cherokee
2003 Dodge SRT-4 Yellow
2004,2005 Subaru STI
2004 Audi S4 1 Yellow, 1 Blue
2004 Porsche 911 Turbo White
2004 Chevy Corvette ZO6
2005 Nissan Xterra Offroad
2005 Dodge Hemi Ram
2005 Dodge SRT-4, Black
2009 Suzuki SX4 AWD Hatch
2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe R-Spec.

I have left out a ton but that is all I can come up with for now.. :D
Got my first car when I was 18 and I am currently 34..:)

johnsnownw
May 22nd, 2013, 10:08 PM
1991 BMW 318i
2008 VW GTI
2009 Honda Civic (POS)
2010 VW Beetle (I liked it...shut up!)
2011 SX4
2011 SX4 Sportback
2013 Mazda 6

It may be a toss up between the BMW and the SX4 as to which I like(d) the most.

SX4rocious
May 23rd, 2013, 04:33 AM
Lord help me, but my first car was a 1979 Ford Thunderbird. I totaled it twice in a year (I was 16 and actually thought it was fast....) and I would KILL for another one!!

Also owned:
'91 VW Corrado
'00 VW Jetta
'85 Frod Bronco
'85 BMW 535 IS (sport model, it was awesome!!)

Currently own:
'07 SX4
'10 Kizashi GTS

Owened many more, but these were my favorites...

AdR
May 23rd, 2013, 04:52 AM
Here's some of the most memorable from my list:

1991 Pontiac Sunbird (first car)
2002 Pontiac Sunfire (whored out car in high school)
2005 Chevrolet Equinox (db drag sound mild competition system 165dBs)
2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder (my favorite car in the bunch, put every suspension mod available. Cornered like on rails)
1993 VW Fox Polo Edition (fully built high compression, GSX Itb's engine)
1993 VW Passat wagon VR6 (built motor and stupid fast)
1991 VW Passat SW 16V (my first venture into efi tuning and conversion)
1984 Ford Bronco (rust bucket but was awesome off road)
1997 Cherokee (off road custom built)
2006 Grand Vitara *
2007 SX4 turbo *
1995 Mitsubishi Montero SR *


There are more but these were the ones I've enjoyed the most.

* = I currently own.

Mrs_Suicide
May 23rd, 2013, 06:20 AM
Lets see if i can do this....
1988 ford escort
1990 f150
1978 chevy cheyanne
1990 chevy camaro
1992 geo storm - suicides car
1987 pontiac fireside formula 350 - suicides
1990 chevy berretta
1990 f150**
1992 Mazda protege
1990 isuzu impulse**
1991 isuzu impulse rs
2007 susuzki sx4**

I think that's it. The ** are the ones we still own and i would have to say my sx4 and my first f150 are my fav

jute2003
May 23rd, 2013, 07:07 AM
The last couple vehicles I've had have lasted quite well but before them I had a whole lot of junk. I think this thread has popped up in the past but it's enjoyable so here we go.

86 Ford Ranger
86 Pontiac 6000
86 Old's 88
80 Dodge D50
88 Buick Electra
85 Ford Ranger 4x4
95 Dodge Intrepid
98 Ford Ranger
2007 Suzuki sx4
2008 Mitsubishi Endeavor-Current

I've also driven frequently and taken care of many of my girlfriends past cars
99 Isuzu Amigo
2008 Ford Focus
2001 Rodeo Sport
2010 Suzuki Kizashi

favorites: I miss my sx4. The extra space of the endeavor is extremely useful but damn is it boring. I really liked the Rangers as well. I really liked the Amigo/Rodeo SPort's that my girlfriend had but just to much wrong with them to keep.

pasx4
May 23rd, 2013, 08:09 AM
57 Pontiac
56 Chevy
67 Nova coupe
67 Nova SS
69 VW Fastback
70 VW Super Beetle
76 Ford Fiesta
69 VW Beetle
80 Datsun King Cab 2wd
85 Nissan King cab 4wd
88 Ford Festiva
90 Pontiac Sunbird
94 Suzuki Sidekick
2001 Ford Focus
2004 Jeep TJ
2010 Suzuki SX4

This list makes me feel really old!

Pete the Pirate
May 23rd, 2013, 08:23 AM
I've always liked cars and every one I've kept for any length of time has been a truly enjoyable ride. In a lot of ways the SX4 is the best of the bunch.

SX4rocious
May 23rd, 2013, 08:57 AM
The last couple vehicles I've had have lasted quite well but before them I had a whole lot of junk. I think this thread has popped up in the past but it's enjoyable so here we go.

86 Ford Ranger
86 Pontiac 600086 Old's 88
80 Dodge D50
88 Buick Electra
85 Ford Ranger 4x4
95 Dodge Intrepid
98 Ford Ranger
2007 Suzuki sx4
2008 Mitsubishi Endeavor-Current

I've also driven frequently and taken care of many of my girlfriends past cars
99 Isuzu Amigo
2008 Ford Focus
2001 Rodeo Sport
2010 Suzuki Kizashi

favorites: I miss my sx4. The extra space of the endeavor is extremely useful but damn is it boring. I really liked the Rangers as well. I really liked the Amigo/Rodeo SPort's that my girlfriend had but just to much wrong with them to keep.

i don't know why, but I have ALWAYS loved this car!!!

AdR
May 23rd, 2013, 09:09 AM
i don't know why, but I have ALWAYS loved this car!!!

Maybe you like RoboCop?

EastCoastSX4
May 23rd, 2013, 09:33 AM
WOW! some of our members here change cars like underwear! Or you're very old ;)
Here's my short list...
1995 - Toyota Paseo
1998 - Honda Prelude
2001 - Nissan Xterra
2008 - BMW 335ic (still own)
2010 - Suzuki SX4 Crossover (still own)

redzuki
May 23rd, 2013, 11:19 AM
1978 dodge magnum first car - was my moms. totalled in car accident :0(
1982 chevy cavalier hatchback
1989 toyota tercel hatchback - 1st car bought with own $
1993 ford ranger 4 cyl
1996 ford ranger 6 cyl
1997 chevy 2500
2002 vw jetta
2009 suzuki sx4
2011 suzuki gv

B-Spec
May 23rd, 2013, 11:41 AM
For the most part the pattern here is everyone starts out with an American car and then turns to imports. For me I know that is mostly true because I got tired of always fixing everything all the time! Once I went to Subaru from Chevy all my problems went away and I then started modding.. lol

AdR
May 23rd, 2013, 11:44 AM
For the most part the pattern here is everyone starts out with an American car and then turns to imports. For me I know that is mostly true because I got tired of always fixing everything all the time! Once I went to Subaru from Chevy all my problems went away and I then started modding.. lol

Noticed that too. Agreed.

johnsnownw
May 23rd, 2013, 11:49 AM
For the most part the pattern here is everyone starts out with an American car and then turns to imports. For me I know that is mostly true because I got tired of always fixing everything all the time! Once I went to Subaru from Chevy all my problems went away and I then started modding.. lol

Not me, I knew Am cars were turdbuckets, and had to convince my parents to let me purchase the BMW. Even though it was my own money, they were like "you can't have a BMW as your first car."

I just had to make sound arguments for it, and, as usual, I was right. Only work I ever had done to it was to have the brake system replaced. Had it for 6 years...great car.

Wagoneer
May 23rd, 2013, 11:49 AM
My list is quite short. Here it is order of ownership.

1997 Volvo 855 GLT (highly modded - turbo swap, manual swap etc)
1989 Volvo 744 Turbo Intercooler 5spd (also modded - turbo swap, big cam, 3" exhaust, locker etc)
1997 Volvo 854R (still own - very sensibly modded OEM+)
2011 Suzuki SX4 AWD (you all know my mods)
2001 Suzuki GS500

jute2003
May 23rd, 2013, 01:23 PM
In northern Wisconsin there isn't much selection of used imports that a high schooler/college student can afford. Once I could afford nicer vehicles the stuff that the American companies had to offer wasn't overly appealing. They've gotten better over the last few years though. I like Buick's newest models and I still like Ford. Other then Trucks Chevy and Dodge blow the big green weenie still.


For the most part the pattern here is everyone starts out with an American car and then turns to imports. For me I know that is mostly true because I got tired of always fixing everything all the time! Once I went to Subaru from Chevy all my problems went away and I then started modding.. lol

jute2003
May 23rd, 2013, 01:28 PM
i don't know why, but I have ALWAYS loved this car!!!

That makes one of us I suppose. Mine was the only tri-color 6000 around. It was originally the two tone blue paint scheme and thanks to some inexperience and icy roads it also had a white fender. It was comfortable though. I'll give it that much

SX4rocious
May 23rd, 2013, 02:08 PM
Maybe you like RoboCop?

what do you have to say about this prime example of American Cinematic genius?


That makes one of us I suppose. Mine was the only tri-color 6000 around. It was originally the two tone blue paint scheme and thanks to some inexperience and icy roads it also had a white fender. It was comfortable though. I'll give it that much

I had a buddy with one in high school. Some great memories there!!:drinks:

midnightsx4
May 23rd, 2013, 10:17 PM
91 Mazda 323 TD (EU spec) owned when I lived in Ukraine.
During my life in US
91 Pontiac GrandAm 2.5 iron duke engine
91 Mitsubishi Montero 3 door (my first ever stuck off-road)
97 Honda Civic DX
98 Jeep Cherokee (highly modded to traverse Rubicon and Moab)
2000 Dodge Neon (awful POS)
87 Suzuki Samurai (got it for FREE, modded and sold it)
98 Infiniti Q45 (modded with Nissan 300Z rear diff (lower gears) and NISMO ECU to get under 14 sec 1/4 mile) Awesome car.
91 Honda Civic wagon FWD (got it for $300, put JDM engine. an ok wagon)
91 Honda Civic RT4WD wagon. (modded drive shaft to eliminate viscous coupler Ground Control suspension. It cornered like a maniac. I wish I kept for rally business)
2004 Kawasaki ninja 500 (learner bike)
2005 Ninja ZX10 (insane bike for insane people 100MPH in FIRST gear :crazy: )
2006 Suzuki sv1000 (complete bonkers of a bike downed 3 times, twice at SIR local race track)
1999 BMW r1100s (slower that Ninja 500, sold after one season)
89 BMW 535 5 speed (got it nearly for free. awesome performer)
1995 Triumph Trophy 900 (love of my life, nearly perfect tourer)*
2007 Suzuki Sx4 (slowly converting to recce car)*
2007 Mazda 5 family tourer *

P.S
Looking for elusive ST185 or at least ST165 (Carlos Sainst rally car), knowing that finding ST205 is nearly mission impossible :)

poston
May 23rd, 2013, 11:47 PM
Wow, a bunch of gear heads here! I thought I was way behind everybody, until I started writing them down. A decent list, but only because I'm an old guy :hi:

In order of model year, I can't remember when I owned them!

1975 Toyota SR-5 pickup 4cyl
1977 Kawasaki KZ650
1979 Toyota Celica GT
1983 GMC S-15 Jimmy V6 (small one)
1988 Toyota Celica GT
1990 Toyota SR-5 Xtracab Pickup V6
1996 Toyota 4Runner V6
1998 Chrysler Town & Country minivan
2002 Toyota Tundra Xtracab V8
2004 Toyota Sienna minivan
2009 Suzuki SX4 Crossover
2011 Suzuki SX4 Crossover

pasx4
May 24th, 2013, 07:15 AM
C'mon guys (and gals) nobody else had any 50's iron? I now feel ancient.....

poston
May 24th, 2013, 08:14 AM
In order of model year, I can't remember when I owned them!

Huh, I was just thinking, more than half of my stable have been manual transmissions. I guess the other half have been for my wife! ;)

I'm discouraged by the gradual disappearing of the MTs. The shiftable autos are fun, but not the same as the MTs.

dmonsx4
May 24th, 2013, 09:07 AM
CARS
1971 VW Beetle
1973 VW Super Beetle (compartment under rear seat would fill up with water every time it rained, shorting the battery out)
1969 Camaro (bought it for $300 and restored it and kept it for 10 years, this was my Christine!)
1979 Jeep CJ7 (awesome V8 fun)
1988 Jeep Wrangler
1990 Honda CRX
1991 Izuzu Pickup (engine block cracked after 3 years)
1988 Chevy K5 Blazer
1993 Jeep Wrangler
1995 Mustang GT
1995 Dodge Neon (garbage)
2000 Honda CRV
2003 VW Jetta 1.8T
2005 Honda CRV
1987 Honda CRX
2008 Nissan Rogue
2006 Chevy Aveo (totaled after 1 month)
2005 Chevy Aveo (replaced totaled one)
2007 BMW X3
2012 Nissan Frontier Pro 4X (POS...engine died at 10k miles and had to be replaced, then the transmission went 1 week after getting the new engine...then I got a call from Nissan saying they were going to give me a brand new truck but it was too late I had already traded it in for my SX4)
2013 SX4

BIKES
1988 Yamaha SR250
1989 Kawasaki EX500
1990 Yamaha FZR600
1987 Suzuki GSX-R750
1997 Suzuki GSX-R600
1999 Suzuki TL1000R
2002 Triumph Sprint 900 (POS)
2002 Harley Sportster 1200S (POS)
1998 Yamaha VMAX1200 (Holy Crap!)
2000 Yamaha R1 (YES!)
2009 Yamaha VMAX1700 (Holy Crap x10!)
2006 Honda VFR800

johnsnownw
May 24th, 2013, 01:15 PM
Well, if everyone is adding their bikes to this...:

2005 Ninja 500R (Great 1st bike)
2009 Triumph Street Triple (IMHO one of the best street bikes ever made)
1982 Yamaha 400 Special (Bought it for the wife to ride, me to tinker with)

All sold when the kid arrived :(

jelly2m8
May 24th, 2013, 05:11 PM
Here's some of the most memorable from my list:


2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder (my favorite car in the bunch, put every suspension mod available. Cornered like on rails)






Question about the Spyder, did doing all the suspension work help eliminate some of the A pillar shudder? Put 17's on our's last year and contrary to what I was expecting it did seem to 'tighten up' the chassis. Wanted to go with at least 18's but I was afraid of making things worse. Not that it's bad but it's definitely noticable on rough / uneven roads ( which unfortunitely we have alot of ), isn't noticeable of decent roads.

polarbear
May 24th, 2013, 05:16 PM
1990 Thunderbird SC------ I'd still be driving it if my wife wasn't a demolition derby driver!!:(

AdR
May 24th, 2013, 05:18 PM
Question about the Spyder, did doing all the suspension work help eliminate some of the A pillar shudder? Put 17's on our's last year and contrary to what I was expecting it did seem to 'tighten up' the chassis. Wanted to go with at least 18's but I was afraid of making things worse. Not that it's bad but it's definitely noticable on rough / uneven roads ( which unfortunitely we have alot of ), isn't noticeable of decent roads.

Nope, there was still some very slight shudder which is expected from almost any convertible but it was minimal compared to when I bought it. I can say it was almost non existant. I had literally every suspension bit altered including all bushings and a racing chassis X-brace underneath which was the one that almost single handedly stopped the shuddering. The car was so stiff one rear wheel would lift off the ground while taking sideways speed bumps.

jelly2m8
May 24th, 2013, 08:08 PM
Sweet info AdR, do you have any recommendations on the chassis X brace?

AdR
May 25th, 2013, 05:59 AM
Sweet info AdR, do you have any recommendations on the chassis X brace?

Not really. The company that made them was D3 Designs but I believe the company is no more. They had a racing 3G Eclipse which was pretty cool.

08SX4Nut
May 29th, 2013, 06:15 PM
OK, here's my list:

80 Toyota Celica GT liftback (looked fun, but was very boring)
81 Jeep CJ7 Laredo (NEVER should have ditched this one. Loved it!!!)
84 Honda Accord hatchback (good car, but rust-bucket)
90 Nissan Hardbody 4x4 pickup (good truck, slow!)
92 Nissan Maxima (fun car, but this one was a lemon)
93 GMC Jimmy (got rear-ended and never the same afterward)
00 Toyota Tundra Access Cab (fun truck, but got another lemon)
01 Honda CRV (quickly became wife's car and I got her...)
98 Saturn SL2 (plastic, but a great car for 190k miles)
08 Suzuki SX4 (lifted, bike rack on roof, & by far, the best of the whole lot)

I'm concerned that my last car was a Saturn (still upset with GM for closing them up) and now own a Suzuki (you know how that story ends). Have I become the grim reaper of car companies? I plan to drive the SX4 until the wheels fall off, but could see myself being very happy with a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon or Sahara. We'll see...

angrybrd
June 2nd, 2013, 07:50 AM
Cars I've owned in order from my 16th birthday
1) 76 Olsmobile Cutlass Supreme (4 bbl 350, cinnimon brown grampy car, and huge; loved it
2) 78 chevy monza notchback (fun car, but the iron duke 4 leaked like crazy)
3) 82 chevy citation. (58,000 original miles, engine blew up at 60,000
4) 78 Buick century 4 door fastback ( bought it from a 90 year old woman with 52,000 miles. the 231 ran great, but the rotted frame rails made it fail safety inspection.)
5) 79 cutlass supreme. (260 V-8, RAN GREAT, but once again ran into G body frame rot)
6) 78 cutlass supreme brogham (good frame, tired motor. The 260 went from 0-60 in 15 minutes)
7) 94 Ford Aspire (82 horsepower and 3 speed automatic. need I say more?)
8) 87 Mercury Topaz GS ( 4 DOOR, 5 speed with a transverse Thunderbird 2.3 4 cylinder. Made V-6 Grand ams eat dust. That car surprised me
9) 96 Suzuki Sidekick JXi (1.8, loaded with every option, and the 16 inch wheels made it handle like a car. It was stolen and stripped : (
10) 99 Honda civic hatchback ( no power even with a stick, and had to rev it constantly just to keep up. Noisy, jittery, crude, and just plain cheap)
11) 05 Chevy Cavalier (like any GM car it had problems. I bought it new and had it for 7 years. It was a stripper with factory 16 inch wheels. I loved that car, because it handled well and was incredibly simple
12) 03 Chevy Malibu ( heavy, slow, cumbersome, electronics nightmare. there was NOTHING good about this car. I wouldn't even give it to a friend who needed a car because I value our friendship.)

Now I have an 09 SX4 touring with almost 14,000 miles. I LOVE IT!

poston
June 5th, 2013, 01:44 PM
I'm discouraged by the gradual disappearing of the MTs. The shiftable autos are fun, but not the same as the MTs.

I just saw this article about new life in MTs:

http://www.thecarconnection.com/news/1075894_the-stick-is-back-shoppers-shift-to-manual-transmissions

Maddog Marty
June 5th, 2013, 05:36 PM
Hmmm,
1967 Opel Kadett Rallye
1966 Ford Fairlane GT (still have it...see www.fairlaneman.com for the full story)
1971 BMW 2002 (ti clone, resto-mod, still have it)
1971 VW Super Beetle
1976 (?) Datsun 510 wagon
1987 VW Vanagon
1990 Ford Windstar
1995 Ford Windstar
1951 Ford Custom Deluxe sedan (four door - wish I hadn't sold it)
Many company cars in the 00's
2008 SX4 Sedan Sport (wish I still had it)
current: 2012 Kizashi GTS and 2010 Suzuki Equator

SX4rocious
June 6th, 2013, 04:42 AM
current: 2012 Kizashi GTS and 2010 Suzuki Equator

how do you like the Equator? I know it's based on the Nissan, but I don't hear many good reviews of the Nissan...

Aston martin sx4
June 7th, 2013, 09:57 AM
1975 Oldsmobile Delta 88
1991 Grand Prix
1987 Dodge D150...... Cash for clunkers trade for SX4, alas I miss her.
1987 Z28
1991 Eclipse GS
1992 RS...really should have kept that one.
2004 GTO
2008 G8 GT
2008 Forenza
2009 SX4 Sport Hopefully this will be around for a long time
1999 Z28
2013 Mustang GT....probably gone soon :(

sprocket
July 25th, 2013, 09:35 AM
wow... lets see
91 Amigo 2wd MT
99 TRD Tacoma 4wd MT ext 4cly
2006 Tundra double cab lim 4wd AT
2007 civic si sedan fwd MT
2005 Titan crew le 4wd AT
2007 Titan crew se 4wd AT
2007 FJ cruiser 4wd MT
00 Amigo V6 4wd MT
93 Wrangler MT 6cyl
03 Wrangle Rubicon MT 6cyl
89 Corrola GTS fwd MT
2001 Vitara 2 door 4wd MT
08 gmc sierra 1500 4wd EXT AT
09 SX4 awd mt
(had my license 16 yrs now.. lol)
Current is the 09 SX4

The motorcycle/toy list over the years is up to 28! In stable now '11 Harley Blackline, '08 Kawasaki KLX450R