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  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 13,457
    stickguy said:

    Don't mention cheap Infinitis around Bradd. Makes him grumpy.

    LOL! Bradd has other issues to be grumpy about now (hence why I just referred to myself in the 3rd person). Last week I ordered a new fridge. GE French Door Profile - 36" - The longer than counter depth model - Stainless to go into my beautifully remodeled kitchen. The fridge gets delivered today. Wife goes home to supervise (she's surprisingly good at that, who knew?) along with one of her Yenta friends. She calls me and tells me they are going to charge $35 to move the old fridge downstairs into the garage. OK. Fine. Then she calls and tells me that they have to take the front door off of the house in order to get the fridge inside. I say fine. As long as they put the door back on before they leave. Then she calls and tells me IT DOESN'T FIT because they are telling me one of the cabinets is crooked! TO BE CONTINUED! (I know, wrong thread).

    2001 Prelude Type SH, 2017 Pilot Touring AWD, 2019 Tacoma TRD Sport 4WD

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 33,703
    the downside to going for that "built in" look. not much room for error. Hopefully there is some sort of trim strip involved that can be shaved is necessary (that is how our opening was framed). I do know that the fridge we got (and I went looking with measurements, since the 1/4" inch variance was important!) just fit without adjustment.

    we had to have the screen door partly dismantled (the hydraulic arms and brackets) for clearance. Hasn't really been the same since, but i'm living with that.

    Good luck. All problems are solvable. Hopefully does not require exchanging the fridge though.

    2019 Acura TLX A-spec 4 cyl. (mine), and 2013 Acura RDX AWD (wife's)

  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 13,457
    Filled up the Pilot to the tune of 13.9 mpg

    2001 Prelude Type SH, 2017 Pilot Touring AWD, 2019 Tacoma TRD Sport 4WD

  • stevedebistevedebi LAPosts: 4,098
    edited January 2016
    Michaell said:

     New plan for the kids transportation.  Turns out he can't afford the payment on a new car, even One as heavily discounted as what I can get. 

    So I found a 2002 Honda Civic ex coupe with 70,000 miles on it advertised at $4995

     Thoughts? 

    My wife had a 2002 Civix EX, the four door. Now belongs to my daughter, who is away at school out of state and isn't using it, so I drive it most weekends. Good car, we have 135K on ours. It is very "zippy" and fun to drive. We get about 33 on the road and maybe 28 in town.

    Have the timing belt checked, although the interval is 96K or so, it may be getting old. It is a belt, not a chain, IIRC.

    We have put about 1.5K bucks into ours in the last couple of years. Stuff just wearing out. Let's see (not inclusive)

    - Just had most of the boots/joints and things like that replaced, all suspension items. The car was "creaking" up front a lot, but the mechanic noticed it before I mentioned it
    - Had to replace the engine mounts last year, two were actually broken
    - New spark plugs today
    - The instrument cluster went out, put a used one in there
    - Had to have both electric windows repaired. Right one was a motor replacement
    - Stock radio had to be replaced
    - The headliner is coming loose in the left rear, but I've not yet had that one done.
  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 6,871
    edited January 2016
    nyccarguy said:
    Filled up the Pilot to the tune of 13.9 mpg
    I think the Yukon was showing 8 or 9 mpg on the last tank. All short city trips and a lot of remote starts. Can't really complain. 
  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 9,026
    nyccarguy said:
    Filled up the Pilot to the tune of 13.9 mpg
    Ouch, and I thought 15ish out of our Enclave was bad.  

    2017 Buick Enclave / 2019 Volvo S60 T6 Inscription

  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 124,410
    stevedebi said:

    Michaell said:

     New plan for the kids transportation.  Turns out he can't afford the payment on a new car, even One as heavily discounted as what I can get. 

    So I found a 2002 Honda Civic ex coupe with 70,000 miles on it advertised at $4995

     Thoughts? 

    My wife had a 2002 Civix EX, the four door. Now belongs to my daughter, who is away at school out of state and isn't using it, so I drive it most weekends. Good car, we have 135K on ours. It is very "zippy" and fun to drive. We get about 33 on the road and maybe 28 in town.

    Have the timing belt checked, although the interval is 96K or so, it may be getting old. It is a belt, not a chain, IIRC.

    We have put about 1.5K bucks into ours in the last couple of years. Stuff just wearing out. Let's see (not inclusive)

    - Just had most of the boots/joints and things like that replaced, all suspension items. The car was "creaking" up front a lot, but the mechanic noticed it before I mentioned it
    - Had to replace the engine mounts last year, two were actually broken
    - New spark plugs today
    - The instrument cluster went out, put a used one in there
    - Had to have both electric windows repaired. Right one was a motor replacement
    - Stock radio had to be replaced
    - The headliner is coming loose in the left rear, but I've not yet had that one done.
    Thanks for the feedback.

    He's looking for a 4-door this time around, so the Civic coupe is out. He does want Japanese, I suspect for the reliability.

    Not a lot in that price range that isn't already miled up.

    @xwesx - you made some good points in your post the other day. Sorry for not responding to it sooner.

    However .. I don't know all the numbers behind the care and feeding of the Mustang. His odometer broke a few years back, so we're at TMU. Probably close to 200K. I know his mom and my folks have helped him out on the larger repairs - there have been several that have been close to or over $1K. I think the car is just wearing out.

    He pays his own insurance (he's on his mom's policy), and my folks help him out with gas costs since his commute to work can take him up to 20-25 miles one way.

    Not sure what's going to happen when I'm there next week. I'll continue to look on-line and see if I can find something that is budget-friendly, reliable and easy to maintain.

    A unicorn in SoCal, unfortunately.

    I'd love to use my GM points and the awesome deals to get him into a Cruze lease for < $100/mo, but that's not really a long term solution.

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  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 5,607
    nyccarguy said:


    I thought we were friends dude! LOL!

    Sorry about the damage to the GTI. Big enough for you to notice every time you walk up to the car frome behind, small enough for you to put off getting fixed. I know.

    Haha! Sorry man. Just remember: you can't lease and therefore it would be a terrible deal for you.

    About the fridge: what did the yenta friend have to say about things? I'm sure lots of color commentary...
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2019 BMW i3 REX, 2016 BMW X1 xDrive28i
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 64,490
    edited January 2016
    So I tracked down one of the Bay Area's leading Porsche engine builders and racing specialists yesterday---the guy has creds, and his own engine building room and dynamometer room, where he tests and breaks-in engines after building them.

    We talked about the life expectancy of a Porsche 996 engine at 150K, and basically his reply was pretty blunt:

    He said: "Lets face it. On the 996, Porsche purposely built a 100,000 mile engine"

    Translation--any 996 engine over 100K is on borrowed time, and with rebuilds costing $18,000 and up, the entire car is on borrowed time.

    His recommendation? Buy a 2001-2005 Turbo, because it doesn't use the same block. That however, is a $35,000 proposition.
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 33,703
    Michael, find something close to home that you can inspect, and probably cheaper than in SoCal. Then drive it on out!

    2019 Acura TLX A-spec 4 cyl. (mine), and 2013 Acura RDX AWD (wife's)

  • stevedebistevedebi LAPosts: 4,098
    edited January 2016
    Michaell said:

    stevedebi said:

    Michaell said:

     New plan for the kids transportation.  Turns out he can't afford the payment on a new car, even One as heavily discounted as what I can get. 

    So I found a 2002 Honda Civic ex coupe with 70,000 miles on it advertised at $4995

     Thoughts? 

    My wife had a 2002 Civix EX, the four door. Now belongs to my daughter, who is away at school out of state and isn't using it, so I drive it most weekends. Good car, we have 135K on ours. It is very "zippy" and fun to drive. We get about 33 on the road and maybe 28 in town.

    Have the timing belt checked, although the interval is 96K or so, it may be getting old. It is a belt, not a chain, IIRC.

    We have put about 1.5K bucks into ours in the last couple of years. Stuff just wearing out. Let's see (not inclusive)

    - Just had most of the boots/joints and things like that replaced, all suspension items. The car was "creaking" up front a lot, but the mechanic noticed it before I mentioned it
    - Had to replace the engine mounts last year, two were actually broken
    - New spark plugs today
    - The instrument cluster went out, put a used one in there
    - Had to have both electric windows repaired. Right one was a motor replacement
    - Stock radio had to be replaced
    - The headliner is coming loose in the left rear, but I've not yet had that one done.
    Thanks for the feedback.

    He's looking for a 4-door this time around, so the Civic coupe is out. He does want Japanese, I suspect for the reliability.

    Not a lot in that price range that isn't already miled up.

    @xwesx - you made some good points in your post the other day. Sorry for not responding to it sooner.

    However .. I don't know all the numbers behind the care and feeding of the Mustang. His odometer broke a few years back, so we're at TMU. Probably close to 200K. I know his mom and my folks have helped him out on the larger repairs - there have been several that have been close to or over $1K. I think the car is just wearing out.

    He pays his own insurance (he's on his mom's policy), and my folks help him out with gas costs since his commute to work can take him up to 20-25 miles one way.

    Not sure what's going to happen when I'm there next week. I'll continue to look on-line and see if I can find something that is budget-friendly, reliable and easy to maintain.

    A unicorn in SoCal, unfortunately.

    I'd love to use my GM points and the awesome deals to get him into a Cruze lease for < $100/mo, but that's not really a long term solution.
    I don't know, that Cruze might come off lease at a decent price for purchase. Not the cheapest way to get into a buy, but it works.

    Lease it now and buy it at the end.
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 26,205

    So I tracked down one of the Bay Area's leading Porsche engine builders and racing specialists yesterday---the guy has creds, and his own engine building room and dynamometer room, where he tests and breaks-in engines after building them.

    We talked about the life expectancy of a Porsche 996 engine at 150K, and basically his reply was pretty blunt:

    He said: "Lets face it. On the 996, Porsche purposely built a 100,000 mile engine"

    Translation--any 996 engine over 100K is on borrowed time, and with rebuilds costing $18,000 and up, the entire car is on borrowed time.

    His recommendation? Buy a 2001-2005 Turbo, because it doesn't use the same block. That however, is a $35,000 proposition.

    Well that's good to know. Although I would contend that they built a 30k-mile engine taking the IMS bearing into account. ;)
    But I would have thought fixing that got you a pretty good car. Guess not. Glad I never talked myself into one (although came close).
    Was thinking of Porsche again this morning. I think I may just wait and see if used Macans ever become reasonable.

    '10 Equinox LS; '08 Charger R/T Daytona; '67 Coronet R/T; '14 Town&Country Limited; '18 BMW X2. 49-car history and counting!

  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 64,490
    Fixing the IMS does help but it doesn't fix the overall durability issues of the engine---we also have rear main seal issues to worry about, and leaking head gaskets, and, as miles build up, transaxle wear.

    Point is, you have to buy a 996 at a whoppin' good price. If something major goes south, you're hosed.
    qbrozen said:

    So I tracked down one of the Bay Area's leading Porsche engine builders and racing specialists yesterday---the guy has creds, and his own engine building room and dynamometer room, where he tests and breaks-in engines after building them.

    We talked about the life expectancy of a Porsche 996 engine at 150K, and basically his reply was pretty blunt:

    He said: "Lets face it. On the 996, Porsche purposely built a 100,000 mile engine"

    Translation--any 996 engine over 100K is on borrowed time, and with rebuilds costing $18,000 and up, the entire car is on borrowed time.

    His recommendation? Buy a 2001-2005 Turbo, because it doesn't use the same block. That however, is a $35,000 proposition.

    Well that's good to know. Although I would contend that they built a 30k-mile engine taking the IMS bearing into account. ;)
    But I would have thought fixing that got you a pretty good car. Guess not. Glad I never talked myself into one (although came close).
    Was thinking of Porsche again this morning. I think I may just wait and see if used Macans ever become reasonable.
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 33,703
    Offer them 6k, take it or leave it.

    2019 Acura TLX A-spec 4 cyl. (mine), and 2013 Acura RDX AWD (wife's)

  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 13,457
    "wait and see if used Macans ever become reasonable."

    That's a big "if" my friend. They can't stay scorching hot forever. I have a customer who pulled up in front of my store about 6 weeks ago with a gorgeous Macan S. 3 weeks later I see him with a different car. "What happened?"

    "I took it in for the 1st service and was walking around the showroom. I saw my salesman who told me they are still sold before they get off the truck. He walked me over to the UCM and the guy offered to buy my car back for what I paid for it 10 months ago."

    He sold the car back to them & called his wife to come pick him up.

    2001 Prelude Type SH, 2017 Pilot Touring AWD, 2019 Tacoma TRD Sport 4WD

  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 64,490
    I'm a man who has certainly taken some risks in car buying, (after all, while working with Edmunds I've owned an Alfa Romeo and a Mini Cooper), but rolling an $18,000 pair of dice on a possible engine grenade, I dunno....

    On the yellowed treasure map, I see I'm sailing into "Land of No Warranty".....
  • sdasda Indian Land, SCPosts: 2,893
    He walked me over to the UCM and the guy offered to buy my car back for what I paid for it 10 months ago."

    He sold the car back to them & called his wife to come pick him up.

    Wow! Talk about retaining value! I remember in the mid 90's Jeep Grand Cherokees were leased with a residual value that was lower than their market value when the lease expired. Many bought out the lease and then sold the GC for a profit. Haven't heard of that scenario recently. Your customer's experience with the Macan is the best I've ever heard of.

    2016 Audi Q5 Premium Plus w/tech, 2013 Honda Accord EX, 2006 Acura TL w/nav

  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 124,410
    sda said:

    He walked me over to the UCM and the guy offered to buy my car back for what I paid for it 10 months ago."

    He sold the car back to them & called his wife to come pick him up.

    Wow! Talk about retaining value! I remember in the mid 90's Jeep Grand Cherokees were leased with a residual value that was lower than their market value when the lease expired. Many bought out the lease and then sold the GC for a profit. Haven't heard of that scenario recently. Your customer's experience with the Macan is the best I've ever heard of.

    What you describe with the GC still happens, just not that often. Banks and finance companies are getting really good at estimating the value of their cars at the end of a lease. If anything, the residuals are inflated to make the payment more attractive. But, you end up with cars that are worth much less than the contract residual, so most folks get into another lease.

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  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 26,205
    nyccarguy said:

    "wait and see if used Macans ever become reasonable."

    That's a big "if" my friend. They can't stay scorching hot forever. I have a customer who pulled up in front of my store about 6 weeks ago with a gorgeous Macan S. 3 weeks later I see him with a different car. "What happened?"

    "I took it in for the 1st service and was walking around the showroom. I saw my salesman who told me they are still sold before they get off the truck. He walked me over to the UCM and the guy offered to buy my car back for what I paid for it 10 months ago."

    He sold the car back to them & called his wife to come pick him up.

    That's ridiculous. So then they are turning around and charging someone more-than-new price for a used one. I don't get it. Oh well.

    At some point, the next new thing will come around and/or Porsche will catch up to demand and they will depreciate. Maybe not the way the first Cayennes did, but we'll see. Taking depreciation into account, maybe I should have bought the Macan instead of the CTS after all.

    '10 Equinox LS; '08 Charger R/T Daytona; '67 Coronet R/T; '14 Town&Country Limited; '18 BMW X2. 49-car history and counting!

  • Sandman6472Sandman6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 4,922
    Drive a lot of Jeeps at work, Cherokee's and Compass's and I like the Cherokee much better. For 2016, the Compass added a ratcheter to move the seat up and down, at least the '16 one I drove yesterday. The speedo/tach is just too damn small and hard to read but they did improve the seating materials a bit with a nicer cloth/vinyl combo.
    Love the Cherokee as it's fun to drive, comfortable and the dash is easy to read with big enough fonts to read easily. Overall, just don't like the auto tranny's Jeep and Chrysler/Dodge use in most of their vehicles. The Caravan/Town & Country engines seem to move the vehicle well enough even loaded down with passengers but not crazy with the Journey and their set up. Forget the 200 also, garbage 9 speed which stinks but love the 300's. Not sure if I'd ever purchase one of their products, lease...maybe.

    The Sandman :) B)

    2015 Audi A3 (wife) / 2015 Golf TSI (me) / 2019 Chevrolet Cruze Premier RS (daughter #1) / 2008 Hyundai Accent GLS (daughter #2)

  • laurasdadalaurasdada Posts: 3,455
    "At some point, the next new thing will come around"= Jaguar F-Pace!

    '13 Jaguar XF, possibly my favorite of all the cars I've owned. But, my '09 Jag XK was a beauty, as was my '05 Acura TL, '88 Acura Integra, '84 Mitsubishi Mirage Turbo & '78 VW Scirocco (my first!). And, of course, the '92 Nissan Sentra SE-R and '95 Saab 900s I bought for the ex... Ok, I like a lot of the cars in my life.

  • Sandman6472Sandman6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 4,922
    About Jeeps, they really did an outstanding job with the new Renegade and think they will sell a lot of them. Drives well, very comfortable and a nice dash layout...only bad thing is the mpg's could be a bit better. A super fun vehicle and one I wouldn't mind owning myself if wer in the market right now. It's just pure fun!!

    The Sandman :) B)

    2015 Audi A3 (wife) / 2015 Golf TSI (me) / 2019 Chevrolet Cruze Premier RS (daughter #1) / 2008 Hyundai Accent GLS (daughter #2)

  • breldbreld Posts: 4,546
    edited January 2016
    sda said:

    He walked me over to the UCM and the guy offered to buy my car back for what I paid for it 10 months ago."

    He sold the car back to them & called his wife to come pick him up.

    Wow! Talk about retaining value! I remember in the mid 90's Jeep Grand Cherokees were leased with a residual value that was lower than their market value when the lease expired. Many bought out the lease and then sold the GC for a profit. Haven't heard of that scenario recently. Your customer's experience with the Macan is the best I've ever heard of.

    Well, "profit" isn't exactly right - more like getting your money back. The lessor did have to pay down to that lower residual in the first place.

    2018 Audi A5 - 2019 VW Alltrack - 2018 VW GTI

  • sdasda Indian Land, SCPosts: 2,893
    breld said:

    sda said:

    He walked me over to the UCM and the guy offered to buy my car back for what I paid for it 10 months ago."

    He sold the car back to them & called his wife to come pick him up.

    Wow! Talk about retaining value! I remember in the mid 90's Jeep Grand Cherokees were leased with a residual value that was lower than their market value when the lease expired. Many bought out the lease and then sold the GC for a profit. Haven't heard of that scenario recently. Your customer's experience with the Macan is the best I've ever heard of.
    Well, "profit" isn't exactly right - more like getting your money back. The lessor did have to pay down to that lower residual in the first place.

    You are exactly right, thanks for the clarification.

    2016 Audi Q5 Premium Plus w/tech, 2013 Honda Accord EX, 2006 Acura TL w/nav

  • sdasda Indian Land, SCPosts: 2,893
    I experienced that back in 96 when I did a 2 year lease on a Mazda Millenia. At lease end I wanted to buy it, but the residual value was more than $3K over market value. As they were offering deep discounts on the 98 Millenias, I went ahead and bought (did not lease) an almost identical, except color, new 98.

    What you describe with the GC still happens, just not that often. Banks and finance companies are getting really good at estimating the value of their cars at the end of a lease. If anything, the residuals are inflated to make the payment more attractive. But, you end up with cars that are worth much less than the contract residual, so most folks get into another lease.

    2016 Audi Q5 Premium Plus w/tech, 2013 Honda Accord EX, 2006 Acura TL w/nav

  • tifightertifighter WAPosts: 2,400
    I leased my 08 Pilot and at the time, gas prices were at record highs and it was the last year of the 1st gen. As a result, the lease deals were super aggressive with low (for a Honda) residuals. Three years later, it was booking a respectable amount more than the that residual. Got a good number for it and traded it for the then slow-selling RDX that was selling CPO for less than I was finding same year CRVs going for. That was a good run.

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  • vegan_ninjavegan_ninja San FranciscoPosts: 4
    Am I the outsider in this group! In the past 20 years I have 4 cars

    1987 Nissan Pulsar
    2000 Nissan Maxima GXE
    2006 Toyota Sienna CE
    2016 Toyota Corolla LE Premium
    Toyota Corolla 2016, Toyota Sienna 2006, Android, Vegan, Minimalist.
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 64,490
    Well hang around a while. We might be able to loosen you up a bit! :D
  • steverstever Posts: 52,462
    @vegan_ninja, if the spread is between '96 and '2016, I'm right in there with you:

    '89 Voyager
    '99 Quest
    '97 Subaru
    '09 Grand Caravan

    Throw in our '82 Tercel and my wife and I've have had 5 cars between the two of us in the last 34 years. :)

    I'm only here because it's my job, LOL. @breld has had that many cars in one year, or more!
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 64,490
    I will uphold the Hosts' honor by my participation, even though my real car buying Glory Days are somewhat in the dim past. But I'll rest on my laurels if nobody minds. Who knows? I might make a comeback.

  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 13,457

    Am I the outsider in this group! In the past 20 years I have 4 cars

    1987 Nissan Pulsar
    2000 Nissan Maxima GXE
    2006 Toyota Sienna CE
    2016 Toyota Corolla LE Premium

    2016 Corolla LE Premium? Those hold their value quite well. Can we interest you in a test drive of a ______? Perhaps lunch with @breld & his wife?

    2001 Prelude Type SH, 2017 Pilot Touring AWD, 2019 Tacoma TRD Sport 4WD

  • stevedebistevedebi LAPosts: 4,098
    OK, since folks are listing. Since 1976 (won't add up, some cars were owned at the same time):

    AMC Gremlin, 3 years
    Ford Fairmont, 13 years
    Euro Spec VW Type 2, 2 years
    Euro Spec Ford Escort, 1 year
    Ford Tempo (1 year)
    Ford Taurus (1 year)
    Ford Taurus (2 years)
    Hyundai Excel (1 year)
    Ford Ranger (1 year)
    VW Fox (1 year)
    Toyota Corolla (1 year)
    Toyota Camry (1 year)
    Toyota Camry (1 year)
    Toyota Camry (5 years - Wife's)
    Ford F-150 (1 year)
    Toyota Sienna (2 years)
    Honda Odyssey (1 year)
    Honda Odyssey (1 year)
    Honda Civic (2002 Still own it, Wife, now my daughter's)
    Honda CR-V (3 years)
    Ford Freestyle (2 years)
    Ford Escape Hybrid (6 years)
    Ford C-Max Energi (2014 current wheels)
    VW Passat TDI (2014 still own it, Wife's)

    Slowed down a bit in later years, the kids are due for college and we had to pay for private school to keep them out of LAUSD.

    So, only 25 cars in 40 years. Not at all impressive compared to the champs in this forum!
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 64,490
    rookie! B)
  • stevedebistevedebi LAPosts: 4,098

    rookie! B)

    Yup, and not likely to change unless my finances get better!

  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 64,490
    Oh, that. :'(
  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 124,410
    I've had 26 cars since I started driving in 1979 .. and that number includes the cars driven by the two wives I've had, and 16 of them have been in the 18 years I've been with my current wife.

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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 33,703
    I forget the number. Must be at least 40 with the kids. I think I was up to 8 right after I graduated college. Someday I will make a spreadsheet!

    2019 Acura TLX A-spec 4 cyl. (mine), and 2013 Acura RDX AWD (wife's)

  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 13,457
    I think I'm only at 11 cars since I got my license in 1992

    '92 Beretta GT - '98 Explorer Sport - '00 Saab 9-3 -
    '01 Prelude Type SH - '90 BMW 325i - '11 328xi - '15 Legacy 2.5i

    My wife bought her 1st new car while we were dating, so I'll count that

    '00 Mazda Protege ES - '07 X3 3.0si - '10 TSX - '11 Pilot

    2001 Prelude Type SH, 2017 Pilot Touring AWD, 2019 Tacoma TRD Sport 4WD

  • abacomikeabacomike South FloridaPosts: 10,542
    stickguy said:
    I forget the number. Must be at least 40 with the kids. I think I was up to 8 right after I graduated college. Someday I will make a spreadsheet!
    I keep a running list.  Since I was 18, I have had 69 cars (including 7 I bought for my wife).  Pathetic - how can anyone truly enjoy a car if you trade them every 6-9 months.  I am certainly NOT PROUD of my new car buying statistics.  Only an insane individual could/would own that many cars.  Now where did I put that psychiatrist's business card?  :o

    2018 Mercedes S450

  • breldbreld Posts: 4,546
    I checked my ongoing schedule of cars purchased - I'm at 38 cars. But the interesting thing is only 10 of those came before I met my current wife in 2009 - the rest have been purchased since then.

    The longest ownership? 5 years with a 1993 Prelude Si.

    Shortest? Not proud of it, but 2 months with that used Audi TT. I can blame that one on my wife.

    2018 Audi A5 - 2019 VW Alltrack - 2018 VW GTI

  • tifightertifighter WAPosts: 2,400
    17 in 20 years. Sorta underwhelming in this group...

    Can I count motorcycles?

    Tesla X Performance / Tesla 3 Performance / https://ts.la/joshua15826

  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 64,490
    yes, motorcycles are okay, but not riding lawnmowers. I'd say anything with a license plate.
  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 9,026
    14 in 20 years... I'm a slacker

    2017 Buick Enclave / 2019 Volvo S60 T6 Inscription

  • rayainswrayainsw Posts: 3,029
    I am 'only' on #26.
    Mid-pack, for this group?
    - Ray
    Only in this group is 'only' an appropriate adjective in that sentence ......
    2016 BMW 340i
  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 11,094
    If I go from the time I got my license and include the family cars that I didn't own myself but were "assigned" to me for my use, I get this list:

    1973 Volvo 144
    1974 Maverick
    1979 Impala
    1977 LeMans (first 2-door, first car in my own name)
    1985 MR2
    1990 GTI
    1964 Skylark convertible
    1968 Cutlass 2-door
    1978 Delta 88
    1979 Buick Park Avenue
    2002 Olds Intrigue
    2009 Buick Lacrosse
    2011 Buick Regal Turbo
    2014 Cadillac ATS

    Kinda looks like I missed most of the '80s and '90s. ;)

    2017 Cadillac ATS Performance Premium 3.6, 1968 Oldsmobile Cutlass S Holiday Coupe

  • steverstever Posts: 52,462
    edited January 2016
    I'm impressed by the Gremlin and the Fox, @stevedebi. :)

    @ab348's Volvo and Cutlass make me shiver a bit (had almost as many strandings in the late 60s in a Cutlass Supreme as the mid 70s Volvos in the family).
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 33,703
    I had a gremlin. And a hornet. Quite the masochist.

    2019 Acura TLX A-spec 4 cyl. (mine), and 2013 Acura RDX AWD (wife's)

  • suydamsuydam Posts: 4,139
    Not in your leagues. Here's my list:

    '66 Dodge Dart (college and grad school)
    '79 Ford Fiesta *
    '72? Mercury Capri
    '86 Plymouth Voyager*
    '88 Mazda 323*
    '92 Toyota Previa*
    '95 Honda Civic
    '99 Subaru Forester
    '04 Mazda 6 wagon*
    '01 Nissan Maxima*
    '04 Pontiac Vibe
    '13 Honda Accord*
    '14 Buick Encore*
    '99 Toyota Camry (for a kid)
    '98 Buick LeSabre (ditto)
    '90 Mazda 626 hatch (ditto)

    * bought new
    '14 Buick Encore Convenience
    '17 Chevy Volt Premiere
  • steverstever Posts: 52,462
    edited January 2016
    Wow @suydam, early adopter on the Voyager, and I'm envious of your Previa. And liked the Vibes we tested.

    Yeah, yeah, the Encore is kind of nice too. ;)

    Fiesta, Forester - I could easily adopt your list.
  • iluvmysephia1iluvmysephia1 Alamogordo, NMPosts: 7,615
    edited January 2016
    About Jeeps, they really did an outstanding job with the new Renegade and think they will sell a lot of them. Drives well, very comfortable and a nice dash layout...only bad thing is the mpg's could be a bit better. A super fun vehicle and one I wouldn't mind owning myself if wer in the market right now. It's just pure fun!!


    sandman - about the only Jeep I've ever been interested is the new Jeep Renegade. I legitimately like this rig - saw one in Dodge yesterday afternoon and enjoyed it's body design lines. Probably, like you mentioned, it's mpg is a bit lacking.

    I like it enough to add it to my "like-it-a-lot-and-wouldn't-mind-buying-it" list! What scares my wife is occasionally I head out with the wind and go get myself one of those rigs on my list. :D

    2011 Kia Soul Sport 5-speed

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