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I Wish I Had Never Gotten Rid Of My...

hpmctorquehpmctorque Posts: 4,120
Many of us wish we had kept our whatever to this day. Maybe it was your first car, or that special one that was such a joy to drive, or made you feel unique, or special, or proud, or all of the above. Whatever it was, other readers might identify with your experience, and enjoy hearing about it.

In my case, I wish I still had my blue '65 Mustang V8 with the handling suspension, 4-speed, and posi-traction. Unfortunately, it was stolen.
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  • hpmctorquehpmctorque Posts: 4,120
    Yeah, okay, but what does this have to do with the price of chickens?
  • That is a bizzare story... It came so far out of left field I am dizzy.
  • gussguss Posts: 1,181
    it reads like a bad porno script.

    Anyway, the car I miss the most is a 1985 Mazda RX-7 GSL-SE. The car fit me perfect and was a blast to drive. I actually owned 2, the first got stolen so I went out and bought another.

    After one bad snow, I traded it for a not nearly as much fun SUV.
  • larsblarsb Posts: 8,204
    Beautiful car - one of the best consumer cars ever built. Most comfortable seats EVER in any vehicle I have ever sat in.

    The Cressida was Toyota's "lexus starter/training car" because a lot of the luxury items and some of the body features in the early Lexus cars were used first in the Cressida.

    The Avalon is the Cressida replacement, and although a very good car, the Cressida was in another league. :cry:
  • nippononlynippononly SF Bay AreaPosts: 12,669
    1988 Mazda RX-7 GXL

    1987 CRX SI

    At the time I decided I had had enough of the gas-guzzling in the RX-7, not to mention the temperamental nature of its rotary. I have no idea what I was thinking. :-(

    The CRX sale came at a time when I was moving and had "too many cars", a total of four as it happens. The place I was moving to had only two dedicated off-street parking spots for my unit, so parking three would be hard enough, four was unworkable. Should have sold my truck instead...

    I also wish I could have back my '97 Subie Outback Sport, but at the time I sold it to buy a 4WD truck, and that was a good trade for me then. It is only in the last year or so I have kinda wished I could have it back. Sold it to a local lady who I still see occasionally driving it. It's a lot dirtier now, and with way more bumper stickers.

    I have owned a bunch of cars over the years, including Supras and Datsun/Nissan Z cars, but the ones that stand out in my memory are the CRX and the RX-7. Sigh.

    2013 Civic SI, 2009 Outback Sport 5-spd (stick)

  • wale_bate1wale_bate1 Posts: 1,986
    I'd miss those too, I think. CRX - great platform.

    Mine might be a surprise, but our '91 Geo Storm GSi was a very hip little ride. It didn't stay with us long, which may have some bearing on its appeal, or so I've heard, but I loved it's look and handling, and it was remarkably comfortable as well. My wife used it as her daily driver, and when our daughter was born, she decided a sedan was a better match...
  • nj2pa2ncnj2pa2nc Posts: 813
    a 1983 Mitsubishi Turbo-diesel 4 W.D. truck. It was black with decals, 5 speed, am-fm radio, crank windows and no a/c. When it snowed you have to chip away to get to the lug nuts. None of that push buttons like today but it was fun
  • fintailfintail Posts: 32,923
    If I had a big garage I would have wanted to keep my W126, but I would rather have it go to a new garage than sit out in the rain.

    I don't regret selling the C43...it was a fun car, but the new car handles just as well, and is more comfortable and practical.
  • rockyleerockylee Posts: 14,011
    2000' Chevy Silverado Z-71 Side Step. It would of been paid off now for 2 years and I'd have a great reliable 4x4 instead of a Dodge that has caused me headache after headache. :(

    Rocky
  • andre1969andre1969 Posts: 21,594
    was a 1969 Dodge Dart GT. I bought it in September 1989 with only around 48,000 miles on it. It had a 225 slant six, but had adequate get up and go. I wasn't about to embarass any Mustang GT's, but it could cruise at 100 mph with no strain. Most people today would say it was a big car, but I found it to be quite manageable. Front seat was more comfy to me than many so-called fullsized cars today. And it was't a gas hog, either. I usually got around 15-18 around town and 22-23 on the highway.

    Unfortunately, I hit-and-runned in March 1992 by an F-150 that changed lanes without looking, and took out a traffic light pole sideways. That was the end of it. It had 75,000 miles on it.

    I sometimes wonder, if it hadn't been in that accident, if it would still be running today? When I add up the miles I put on cars that replaced it...1968 Dart, 1982 Cutlass Supreme, 1979 Newport, 1986 Monte Carlo, 1989 Gran Fury, 2000 Intrepid, I figure that it would have about 375,000 miles on it today, if not more.
  • bumpybumpy Posts: 4,435
    4x4 + side step :confuse:

    How did a hardcore GM fan end up with a Dodge anyways?
  • rockyleerockylee Posts: 14,011
    4x4 + side step

    It's the sport side's that flare out on the bed.

    Do you know what I'm talking about now. Some refer to them has sport sides, but in the north we call them Sidestep's because you can place your boot on the side lil' platform and step up into the bed. Mine was a black 2000' Chevy Silverado 5.3
    Z-71 sidestep. The box is perfectly flat free of wheel arches and is short. I think the length of the bed is 5 ft 5 inches long.

    I ended up with the Dodge because it was a flat-bed 3/4 ton and I only paid $5K for it. I thought it would be useful helping my FIL on the farm since I didn't pay rent when I lived there. I had to replace the ball joints about 3 months later and I then also put on new tires. I've now have had several parts replaced and my good friend re wired the whole truck for me and I should begetting it back. I'm thinking about replacing the windshield and sell it. If I do keep it I will probably rhino-line it like some of my red neck friends have done to their OLD trucks. No waxing for me :P The truck has came in useful and helped move I and my family from the Dalhart farm to Dumas. I've stuck so much money into it I'm better off keeping it around. The 5.9 V8 however likes eating dinosaurs. :surprise:

    I can say this will be my one and only dodge in my lifetime. ;) GM or Ford Trucks from here on out.... :)

    Rocky
  • andre1969andre1969 Posts: 21,594
    How did a hardcore GM fan end up with a Dodge anyways?

    Well I'm a Chrysler fan who ended up with a Chevy pickup. Maybe Rocky and I should swap? :P
  • bhill2bhill2 Posts: 1,273
    but I wish I had never gotten rid of my Rabbit diesel. It was neither sporty nor luxurious, but got outrageous mileage. At this point I would use it for running around (probably only if the running didn't involve merging on freeways) and burn biodiesel in it. That way I could both save money and feel virtuous.

    2009 BMW 335i, 2003 Corvette cnv, 2001 Jaguar XK cnv, 1985 MB 380SE (the best of the lot)

  • bumpybumpy Posts: 4,435
    I consider fender-side beds on anything built after 1985 to be a poofter truck, unsuitable for real truck duty. I'm assuming you had a real 4x4 with a shifter sticking up out of the transmission tunnel, and not some poofter setup with a button on the dash.
  • tjc78tjc78 JerseyPosts: 5,025
    1989 Lincoln Town Car. White, with a blue rag top and blue velour interior. Last of the "real" Lincolns without all the plastic. Sold it a few years back with 69K (in mint condition) to a local guy, I see it every once in a while and it now looks like it should be in the junkyard!

    1999 Chevy S10 / 2004 Merc Grand Marquis / 2012 Buick LaCrosse

  • cccompsoncccompson Posts: 2,388
    It's bad enough to have to kick yourself once but, no, I have to do it twice.

    In March 1973 I bought a pretty nice '64 Pontiac GTO with a 389 tripower and a 4 speed for $500. It was pure stock and a bit of sleeper with whitewalls and wheelcovers. In May '74 I sold it to a kid across the street. Bought it back from him 4 years later for $300 and was thrilled when I was able to double my money a year later.

    $600 seemed like alot of money at the time....
  • mine but I wish I would have bought my Mom's 1968 Buick LeSabre from her. Just a little light tap on the gas pedal and that pup was burning rubber gone! What a fun boat to drive.

    Quiet, comfortable and decent looking as well. Oh, well. I don't remember what my parents did with that car but it was great.

    I also must include Dad's '66 VW Fastback 5-speed manual tranny, light blue runabout. Learned to drive stick in this little scooter and I'll always remember it's pep and good road manners. Smooth shifting-a great one for Dad to teach me how to drive stick in.

    I'd love to have either or both of those parents' rigs in my SE Arizona driveway, gentlemen.

    2008 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS

  • ventureventure Central PAPosts: 445
    I fondly remember my '67 Corvette coupe. 427 C.I. engine, 390 H.P., 4-speed, Silver-Blue with a black interior, the black hood scoop, and the chrome sidepipes.

    I also do not so fondly remember the payments or the horrible gas mileage.

    I saw one at auction go for $140,000 not too long ago that looked just like the one I had, except it had the three 2-barrel carbs instead of a 4-barrel.

    2014 Fusion, 2013 Impreza, 2011 Forester

  • acuratacurat Posts: 49
    Ah...the extremely fast Wedge that appeared 15 years before the '84 Toyota Supra. The '69 AMX was a limited-edition 2-seater derivative of the Javelin. It came with a 389 V8 Ford mill, alloy wheels, a quad carb and a Hurst 4 on the floor. Leather seats and a little plaque on the dash with the serial number (1 to 10,000). It came in only two colors...Boss Orange and some kind of wild phosphorescent green. Got mine in 1973 for $1500. Sold it to a friend for a pittance in 1977. Gas mileage was pathetic, but oh what I would give to have that car today!
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