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Cars you gave up for your kids



  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 17,150
    Waiting on the BMW......

    I'll keep you in mind. ;b

    I just went through an ordeal replacing the cat converter this weekend to get it to pass inspection (which it did yesterday. woohoo!), so I'm attached to it for the moment. At least until the trauma has subsided. :)

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '14 Town&Country

  • euphoniumeuphonium Great Northwest, West of the Cascades.Posts: 3,320
    A New York man retired. He wanted to use his retirement money
    wisely, so
    >it would last, and decided to buy a home and a few acres in
    Portugal. The
    >modest farmhouse had been vacant for 15 years; the owner and wife
    both had
    >died, and there were no heirs.
    > The house was sold to pay taxes. There had been several lookers,
    but the
    >large barn had steel doors, and they had been welded shut.
    > Nobody wanted to go to the extra expense to see what was in the
    barn, and
    >it wasn't complimentary to the property anyway... so, nobody made an
    >on the
    > The NY guy bought it at just over half of the prope rty's worth;
    moved in,
    >and set about to tear in to the barn... curiosity was killing him.
    So, he
    >and his wife bought a generator and a couple of grinders... and cut
    >the welds.
    > What was in the barn?
    > Go to;
    > and start wishing you had purchased the property. ;)
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 17,150
    Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.

    I first looked at the pics and thought, "who wouldn't check a building of that size??!" And, sure enough, my suspicions were with merit.

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '14 Town&Country

  • gagricegagrice San DiegoPosts: 28,850
    That is quite a collection. You have to wonder if they will start selling them off, or just let them go to the heirs when the owner dies. I got that story from a couple people in emails.
  • fezofezo Posts: 9,328
    Oh, you darned spoil sport! ;)

    Good story - even as fiction....

    Maybe I'll have to work on being in Leona Helsmsley's dog's will.... You could buy a lot of cars with $12 million...
  • rockyleerockylee Posts: 14,011
    I traded in my 2001 75th Anniversary Edition Pontiac Grand-Am GT for a 2002' Cadillac Seville STS before my son Brock, was born. I was happy about the trade as I got a much nicer car and it was more solid in the winter. ;)

  • kronykrony Posts: 110
    Just before our first son was born I moved off a territory job to a factory position and had to give up my company car.

    I had a 1992 Suzuki GSX1100G... image

    And traded it for a silky smooth 1993 Buick LeSabre...
    Dang...the Edmunds picture almost makes it look appealing...mine was tan...maybe it wasn't a bad trade...
  • bristol2bristol2 Posts: 736
    the Edmunds picture almost makes it look appealing

    Don't forget, that 'almost' is a BIG almost!
  • hpmctorquehpmctorque Posts: 4,167 you gave or handed down to your kids?
  • lemmerlemmer Posts: 2,676
    I had a really nice '95 300ZX that I gave up. I still regularly think about getting another.

    I drove my wife's car for a while so she could get a safe four door (new BMW with a manual) for the baby. W quickly grew out of the BMW and when she was getting ready to have our second child, she got an Odyssey. So, I got a little vindication in the end.
  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 9,614
    it had a payload upgrade and i put bigger shocks and 31" tires on it. v8 4 speed manual. when i saw my daughter's head bouncing around with every bump in the road and after i lent it out and the next time i went drive it, a tire was flat, it had no gas, and there were week old smelly beer cans in the cab, i decided it was time for it to go. traded it for a more family friendly ' 89 taurus sho. ;)
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