Cars, then and now.


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  1. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum Moderator

    Post a picture of your first and your current vehicle.

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  2. gallandof

    gallandof Well-Known Member

    all the pictures I have are different sizes so I need to resize them, but my cars past present and future are as follows

    1999 Chevy Cavalier coupe auto (black)
    2002 Chevy Cavalier sedan auto (silver)
    1996 Jeep Cherokee Sport 5spd(blue)
    1998 Mercury Grand Marquis auto :( (blue)
    2007 Chevy Cobalt LS coupe 5spd (black)
    2012 Mustang v6 Performance package 6spd (grabber blue)
    future car-some sort of Pagani or a '68 Hurst olds 442(all original numbers matching)

    I also have a 1996 nissan 240sx project car, and ive rebuilt a 1969 AMC javelin, and a 1988 firebird.
  3. Remordere

    Remordere Well-Known Member

    My first car -KIA Pride which I got when I was 18

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    My second and current car, Ford Lynx that I got this year. I actually still have my old car. I just use this more.

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  4. jwp1223

    jwp1223 Well-Known Member

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    Mustang 5.0

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    04 Duramax

    The last two are my current vehicles (the black truck is the actual truck, the white Explorer, it is an explorer only mine has charcoal accents (bumper and what not).
  5. APDell

    APDell Well-Known Member

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    1986 Dodge 600: Seeing the picture of this car brings back many memories of my senior year of high school. The Dodge 600 coupe I had was a hard top though. My sister gave it to me when she flew away to college.

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    1987 Toyota pickup: This was what I drove when my Dodge was broken. Great little truck. If I could find one like this now but a 4x4 I would buy it. So I could beat around my property hauling dirt and gravel. Easy to fix. So reliable. This was towards the end of my senior year in high school.

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    1992 Ford Escort GT: I really liked this car. I gave it to my mom when I bought this bad boy-- my all time favorite car to this day, wait for it...







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    1992 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX: Turbo AWD black on black leather. I LOVE THIS CAR. But I was a 19 year old at the time who abused the car and raced it waaay too much. But its cool though, I'll never find another like it. Its time has passed. I miss it a lot. Even though it was just a car it was the first one I had ever financed and I took care of it so well other than running it hard all the time. I kep it clean and changed the fluids. I took apart the engine and fixed things my self. I learned a lot about this car and that is probably why I got so attached to it. But anyway... moving on... (by the way this is a picture of somebody elses. But it looks almost exactly like the one I had, my rims were nicer though. And mine was a little lower. But I had no sunroof).

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    2006 Nissan Altima 2.5 S: This is what I have now. It is my daily driver and it used to be the family car. Great MPG. Manual transmission. And very boring. But hey, I am almost 30 now with 2 kids and one due in November. I have to wait until my mid life crisis to get another toy.
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    2004 GMC Envoy: My wife drives this. Family hauler, grocery getter and solidifies my life into boring-ness.

    And that concludes my life span of cars. Someday I'll get a toy, someday...

    In the future
  6. eyebeam

    eyebeam Well-Known Member

    First - 71 Dodge Challenger

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    Too many POSes in between to list...

    Current - :(
    2000 Saturn LS2

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    2007 Pontiac G6
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  7. olbriar

    olbriar Moderator Moderator

    I haven't pictures but for fun.. I'll try to compile a list lol

    First car to drive.. 1937 Chevy Coupe.. a rebuild of my father's better efforts
    Second auto.. also a loaner belonging to my pops.. 1936 ford pickup
    First owned auto.. 1957 Olds Super 88
    Second owned 1961 Olds
    Third 1968 Mercury Cougar
    Fourth and first new car 1972 Olds 442 Coupe ... sure wish I had it now
    autos after marriage
    1973 Jeep 4X4 rag top
    1976 Trans Am
    1978 Trans Am
    autos after children lol
    1979 Ford 150 Econ Van all dressed out with fridge and bed etc
    used 1978 Ford Station Wagon
    used 1984 Ford Station Wagon
    used 1965 Chevy Pickup ... my only fixer up attempt
    used 1979 Dodge Pickup
    1991 Olds Station Wagon
    1993 Ford Taurus Station Wagon
    1996 Dodge Ram Pickup
    1998 Pontiac Grand Am
    2003 Pontiac Grand Am
    2003 Dodge Ram Pickup

    I will not bore you with a list of the autos that my four children went though.
    My two youngest daughters.. on the same day.. on the same road even.. totaled their cars to give you some idea of how that has gone lol.

    My autos of the future.. wife would likely do another Grand Am or something similar
    I'll do another pickup... but no extended cab next time.
  8. APDell

    APDell Well-Known Member

    I love how this thread seems to bring a sense of; I don't know. Down to earth-ness? Its like you can feel the brutal honesty of it. I know taht sounds silly, but I can't explain it. Hehe, oh well. Maybe its just me :)

    I am enjoyin this. Now back to League of Legends... hehe.
  9. Vihzel

    Vihzel Destroying Balls Everyday VIP Member

    I don't have my first car anymore but it was an Infiniti G37. I gave it to my brother so I could take his G35 back to CA for my parents to sell. My new ride for the next few years is...

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  10. jwp1223

    jwp1223 Well-Known Member

    Are you serious? Wow.....
  11. zuben el genub

    zuben el genub Well-Known Member

    How did you like that Infiniti? We have a 20GT, and I hate all the power stuff on it.
    Only good thing - it handles fairly well, and it's a stick.
    Current vehicle: 96 4x4 Tacoma SX. Love that truck.
    Only other car I'd want - 1962-64 Triumph TR4. I had a Spitfire.
  12. Vihzel

    Vihzel Destroying Balls Everyday VIP Member

    I liked my car a lot but of course its not without it's issues. The biggest problem for me was the gas mileage. If I did only city, which was most of the time since I didn't go out of Bloomington, the gas mileage would be below 15 MPG. A mixture of highway and city would be about 20-22MPG, which was basically the normal amount. I did also have some weird problem where my windows would occassionally go down overnight. It happened like 3-4 times before I took it to the dealership. The positives I guess were that I got a lot of compliments on the car... even by a policeman who pulled me over a long time ago. lol The interior is really nice and I love the navigation system. My brother is going to take my car and have it repainted in a dark red since he doesnt like white (my fav color). Since I'm going to be in Manhattan for a long time, it would've been a big waste to just let it sit at home and make my parents keep paying insurance and whatever else on it.
  13. Sharondippity

    Sharondippity Dismember VIP Member

    My first car was a 1971 Olds Cutlass, I don't have any good pics of it. Here's one I stole off the web.
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    My current two cars are my red sled, and my Mountaineer. I drive the Mountaineer more than the other since it gets better gas mileage. I took the pic of the Mountaineer the day I drove it off the lot. Isn't that always the best part of buying the car?

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  14. pantlesspenguin

    pantlesspenguin Well-Known Member

    I'll post pics when I get home.

    First - 1995 Ford Ranger. It was purple & I named it "The Grape." I LOVED that truck.

    Current - 2007 Ford Focus.
  15. projekt-H

    projekt-H Member

    First: 1988 Lincoln Mark VII LSC
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    Second: 1995 Lincoln Mark VIII
    No pics, Just a regular Silver Frost Mark VIII

    Current: 2004 Saturn Ion Redline
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    ^Guess ya gotta click on that one. I can almost guarantee it's the cleanest Saturn You'll ever see.
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  16. Bomfy

    Bomfy Well-Known Member

    All images borrowed, but in correct trim and colors. Also my classics that either stayed in project form or are in the midst don't get pics since they aren't done.

    First car - 1996 Mercury Sable GS. Bought in 1998 every option but CD. Piece of shit, broke constantly. 2 computers and one rewire, 3 transmissions, gauge cluster/headlights just to name a few. So glad my grandmother stipulated that the money I inherited for a car had to have a warranty purchased as well.

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    1970 Dodge Challenger R/T - Bought as non running restification project and sold a week later for stupid profit.

    1965 Pontiac 2+2 - 421 with a 4-bbl. I loved that thing, but it was too nice and rare to do what I wanted to do with it. Also I bleed Pentastar when it comes to classics.

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    2002 Chrysler Concorde LXi - Great car, could carry 5 people and 4-5 bodies in the trunk and get great mileage whilst looking pretty damn good for a modern car.

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    1968 Dodge Charger - My dream car, the only year with circular taillights. Originally only had 3 options; 383, hood mounted turn signals, and console. Just want I wanted, a big block without a lot of options so I'd have no guilt while I am tearing it apart for a 440 and modifying the chassis. The only car I am certain I will have when I die.

    Current Daily driver, 2007 MAZDASPPED3 GT - 0-60 in under 6 seconds and I average nearly 27mpg enjoying the hell out of it.

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  17. jwp1223

    jwp1223 Well-Known Member

    Zoom Zoom Zoom....and so jealous on the 68 Charger!
  18. Dark Jedi

    Dark Jedi Guest

    Cars I owned.

    First car was a 67 Mustang (didnt run) never get a non v8 mustang. You will just cry.

    89 Mustang lx (4 banger) black

    94 Cougar
    95 Ranger
    03 Dodge Dakota SLT QC 4x4(Still have)

    00 Honda Accord LX Coupe (My fun car after I get the tranny fixed lol)
  19. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    My first car that I actually owned was a '65 Mercury - there are no pix of it on the web because mine had dents and leprosy.

    Before that - biked everywhere in the city.

    First car I remember driving - a push-button Plymouth. ;)

    First vehicle I drove - a Vespa.
  20. cds0699

    cds0699 Well-Known Member

    Ford deciding to put a 4 cyl engine in a Mustang has to be in the top 5 dumbest decisions ever. Hell even the V6 is stretching it.

    My 1st car was a 1988 Pontiac Grand Am.

    My favorite daily driving car was a 2003 Eclipse GT (I totaled it).

    My favorite toy was a 1966 Mustang GT.

    My current car is a 2003 Honda Civic 4 door :(

    I really want to buy a 1993 (love the 89-93 body style) Mustang Cobra. That's the toy I want next.
  21. Stinky Stinky

    Stinky Stinky Well-Known Member

    Hey!

    You know when I was about 5 years old I had a car hey! :)

    Check this beauty out!

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    So that was my first car! :)

    Okay okay okay! :D

    I will stop my monkey business now before the guys in "Red" come in and bust me up! :(

    (Run Stinky run!)
  22. general eclect

    general eclect Well-Known Member

    Hey Stinky, was that an English Dinky or SA. Never seen a Capri cop car before...


    ...on topic:

    My first car was a '69 Hillman Hunter:

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    next was a '70 Hillman Hunter Royal:

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    then a '57 Chev 210:

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    then a '63 EH Holden Panel Van:

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    Then a '58 FC Holden sedan:

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    A Vauxhall PB Cresta:

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    an early mini 850:

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    '32 Ford roadster street rod:

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    a '58 Austin Lancer:

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    a '58 FC Holden ute:

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    a Datsun 1200 sedan:

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    a '68 ZB Ford Fairlane:

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    a '68 Mazda R100 (with later model 12a motor fitted, used blow V8s into the weeds, towed my boat at 100mph):

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    a '68 XT Ford Falcon sedan:

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    A Valiant Centura (can't remember which model it was):

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    a '62 EJ Holden sedan (went places Toyota Landcruisers had to use four wheel drive for):

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    a '78 HZ Holden panel van (mine was an ex-NRMA breakdown van just like this except the signage had been removed):

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    a 1980 VC Holden Commodore station wagon:

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    an '87 Mitsubishi Magna station wagon:

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    These are my current rides:

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    The only photo that's actually mine is the '32, the colours and accessories on the rest aren't necessarily the same as the ones I owned...


    ...I also probably missed out on a few, the old remember ain't what it used to be :D

    edit: Just remembered I've had a 6V VW Beetle, and a Superbug, and how could I forget the '68 Ford Galaxie ambulance (built in Australia based on a sedan body).

    And then there was the series II Landrover with a 283 small block and tilt front...
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  23. zuben el genub

    zuben el genub Well-Known Member

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    I had a blue one. The original body rusted out, so we found another body. The electrical system was fried on the body - so we just hooked up toggle switches to the dashboard. Everything worked. I'd like one back. The original had knockoff wire wheels. Brought it out here and a lot of the locals just scratched their heads.
    Some mechanics couldn't figure out how to open the hood! Some had not seen knock off wheels, either. I used to have fun with those looking for a lug wrench. If you had one of these, you learned to improvise.


    I did have a 6cyl 1965 Mustang. One of the few with a 4 on the floor.
  24. SiempreTuna

    SiempreTuna Well-Known Member

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    Second car - my first car, a 600cc Suzuki, doesn't appear to exist on t'interweb .. and not sure I'd recognise it if it did. Can't recall what colour my Escort was - maybe mustard or some kinda burgundy - but it was definitely in way worse condition than the one in this picture and I had mine 30 years ago :D

    Other cars:

    Renault 5
    Alfasud
    Porsche 924
    Honda Prelude (with 4 wheel steering - awesome!)
    Mazda 323
    VW Golf (x 3 .. or so)
    VW Passat
    Audi A4
    BMW 318d

    May have missed one or two, though ..
  25. 64MarcoV

    64MarcoV Always use a Hammer VIP Member

    All the following pics are random car pics from the internet, except the last one, that is really my own car.

    1972 Ford Escort 1100 L When my grandfather died, i got his car for free. Drove it a couple of years until the clutch broke down, and i brought the car to a scrapyard.
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    1975 Honda Civic 1200 Automatic
    I had a white one. Nice little car until i didn't look out and a accident occured. That was the end of that Civic
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    1984 Opel Ascona 1600 manual
    Former company car where my father worked. Bought it for half the market price. Drove it for 6 years , and sold it to my aunt. She drove 4 more years in it. Fine car it was.
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    1986 Daihatsu Cuore 850cc
    Tiny car i had for over 8 years with no breakdown or troubles. Never let me down car.
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    1971 Pontiac Firebird Formula 455
    I did a body off resto on my Firebird wich lasted 6 years. When it was finished i did drive it for 1 year.
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    1977 Chevrolet Blazer K5
    I sold my Firebird and bought a Blazer. Big truck for our country. All the parking spaces are made for tiny Japanese cars, and not for big American Trucks. When it fits in a space, i couldn't get out of the vehicle
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    1997 Fiat Barchetta. My little italian sportscar.
    No problemo with parking spaces anymore. All i need now is a summer that last for 11 months.
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