: What cars have you owned?



ga_etc
09-30-10, 11:03 PM
I know some of us here have a severely long list, but I thought this should be interesting. If you are in the triple digits, try to narrow it to about your top dozen favorites :D.

So here is my list.

1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme, white/tan cloth (rounded body)
1986 Chevrolet Camaro, white/red cloth
1990 Ford Ranger XLT, burgundy/gray cloth
1991 Acura Integra GS, red/charcoal gray cloth
1992 Ford F150 XLT 4x4, white/red cloth
1991 Honda Accord EX, silver/burgundy cloth
1998 Chevrolet Camaro, cayenne red/gray cloth
1995 Ford Thunderbird, silver/blue cloth
1991 Honda Prelude Si, white/gray cloth
1990 GMC Sierra, white/blue cloth
1991 Cadillac Deville, dark garnet/burgundy leather
1995 Chevrolet Camaro, white/black leather
1999 Cadillac Eldorado ETC, crimson pearl/shale leather
1992 Buick Roadmaster, silver/blue cloth (legally mine)

drewsdeville
09-30-10, 11:06 PM
1984 Olds Delta 88, red/red
1988 Olds Delta 88, gray/gray
1986 Olds Ninety Eight Regency, red/red
1992 Ford Escort, red/gray
1989 Olds Cutlass Supreme, white/gray
1989 Cadillac Eldorado, red/red
1990 Cadillac Eldorado, red/red
1992 Cadillac Deville, blue/blue
1995 Cadillac Deville, white/blue

Yeah, I'm a creature of habit (except for the Ford)...

hueterm
09-30-10, 11:20 PM
They're in my sig.

ga_etc
09-30-10, 11:24 PM
^That's cheating lol.

RippyPartsDept
09-30-10, 11:24 PM
87 Civic (sold for $400 cash in 2003 w/ 226k on the clock and lots of rust)
97 Cavalier (sold this year for $700 cash w/ 212k on the clock)
99 DeVille (current, 125k on the clock, bought for $2,800)

I wonder sometimes about people who change their vehicles a lot, since I'm the opposite.
Do you get bored? get in lots of wrecks? or is it something else?

drewsdeville
09-30-10, 11:27 PM
87 Civic (sold for $400 cash in 2003 w/ 226k on the clock and lots of rust)
97 Cavalier (sold this year for $700 cash w/ 212k on the clock)
99 DeVille (current, 125k on the clock, bought for $2,800)

I wonder sometimes about people who change their vehicles a lot, since I'm the opposite.
Do you get bored? get in lots of wrecks? or is it something else?

In my case, I run into "good deals" that I can't pass up. Sometimes they are hand-me-downs from relatives, sometimes they are craigslist ads, sometimes just word of mouth. I've yet to pay more than $1200 for any vehicle, so I rarely, if ever, end up in the red.

ga_etc
09-30-10, 11:30 PM
I used to get bored with cars. Or more truthfully, enamored with something else. The '88 Cutlass and '86 Camaro I had before I got my license. I never got to drive them "legally". The Prelude and Sierra never really saw road time either because they had issues. I have had the Eldorado for over two years now and still really enjoy the car. I don't see it or the Roadmaster going anywhere for a while, hopefully.

gary88
09-30-10, 11:31 PM
1993 Chevrolet Blazer (K5) - 12/05-11/06
2002 Cadillac Seville SLS - 11/06 - 05/09
2007 BMW 335i coupe - 05/09 - present

Night Wolf
10-01-10, 12:54 AM
In order of acquire along with miles put on:

1993 Cadillac Coupe DeVille (40k)
1989 Oldsmobile Eighty Eighty Royale (20k)
1979 Cadillac Sedan DeVille d'Elegance (10k)
1994 Isuzu Amigo -5spd (16k)
1996 Lincoln Town Car Signature Series (28k)
1989 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham (less than 5k under my ownership - lots more learning to drive)
1990 BMW 325i Convertible -5spd (10k so far)
2005 Jeep Wrangler Sport -6spd (45k so far)
1992 BMW 318i Convertible -5spd (5k)
1987 BMW 528e -5spd (67.3ish so far)

The '93 Coupe was *my* car and I was never, ever going to sell it, but it was stolen - never heard about or seen again. 1 of only 119 - chances of finding another, in decent condition is slim :(. I got it when I was still 15, it was my first/highschool car and moved me to Florida for tech school.

Olds was the winter beater but it also made its way to FL

'79 was fond on ebay for $300 and never sold, but guy took price - said to have a blown engine, the 425 was fine. I too drove this to FL.

Isuzu was bought from my (ex)-gf father. When the Coupe was stolen and the '79 was wrecked that left the rusty Olds, I didn't feel safe in it and picked up the 'Zu. It finished me through tech school, moved me to GA in the rented house and made its way to my current house. It was the first oddball... got me hooked on manual transmissions and opened me into the world of 4cyl, imports and timing belts. Had it been 4x4 I would still have it.

The Lincoln was my gift to myself for completing tech school and starting my career... but the main reason why I bought it is because I was still with my ex-gf who lived in the Tampa Bay area. My work was 4 days on, 3 off (same days every week) so every other weekend I would drive down there, visit and drive back, nearly exactly 1,000-mile trip in total. I did that once with the Isuzu when I realized that it just wasn't going to work out (no cruise... and not the best highway vehicle). I wanted another luxobarge and the Lincoln was it. For 6 months, nearly every other weekend the car got 1000-miles put on it in 3 days, then sat all week while I worked. I paid $3500 for it with 93k, it was in mint condition cosmetically but every known mechanical problem that could go wrong - did. I rebuilt the whole darn thing and kept it prestine... which included being paranoid anytime I had to leave it somewhere. Sold it just under 2yrs later with 120k for $4500. I liked the car but was glad it was gone.

The '89 FWB was my moms car for 10yrs that I learned to drive in and took my roadtest in. It was an aftermarket dealers delight - but the darn thing worked so well for it (probably one of the only cars I have seen to). It needed far too much work then I was able to do at the time and I had just bought the house, Ben on this site showed interest in it from the start so when I decided to sell it I made him quite an offer. If I was to still have it now, with the way I like to tinker with old cars on the side and fix them up, I don't think I would have sold it - atleast it went to one of the best homes it could have. Not many people would have been willing to give that car (neglectged - in need of repair) the time it needed to fix up.

Noelle - well, there is a mega-thread about her... in short I test drove a then-new Pontiac Solstice GXP and loved the open air, manual transmission sports car feel but couldn't justify spending so much on a car, I looked for what was ~20yrs old and cheap and it came down to NA Miata and e30 BMW, after a long decsion the e30 won, I then searched for exactly the car I wanted and there were two like cars - one mint one in FL for $7k and Noelle in Nashville, TN for $2.5k that needed a lot of work. She'll be sticking around for quite a long time (IE spiritual successor to my '93 Coupe)

Jeep - always wanted one. Newest, most expensive, lowest mileage vehicle I ever bought and only one to be financed (old cash cars are so much better then payments....) But I justified it by buying 3.5yrs old with 40k miles so the original owner took the hit on literally 1/2 the value. The fact that Jeeps hold their value so well, it was spend $10 on an '01 with 100k and not all the features I wanted or $13,750 otd on my '05 with 40k and all the features I wanted. I did want a Rubicon but none were avalible at the time... it was sort of an impulsive decsion as it happened over a rainy weekend when I was fed up with my older cars needed work.... but it was an impulsive decsion that is very easy to live with and that after 45k miles, I still enjoy every mile behind the wheel. Currently the daily driver and will remain around even if it just becomes a toy one day.

The '92 318iC was another impulsive buy, I missed driving the e30 so much (overhaul) I ended up buying another just for the feel. That car quickly turned into a project in itself though and for both better and worse, I did some parts swapping with Noelle. Paid $1800 for it but sold it for $3200. That M42 was such a fun engine - DOHC, 700RPM and 4.27 gears, the higher you revved the more fun it was and it would love to sit at redline all day long. I never thought I would like a 4cyl car so much, but that car opened me up to the world of freely high revving 4cyl cars, it wasn't "fast" but it didn't matter, it was a freakin blast to drive. In comparison, the 325i (M20 "i") is more of a midrange/upper midrange engine that likes to rev, but dosen't have the same hang out at redline all day long feel.... and the 528e (M20 "eta") is a low/slow (in comparison) revving torque pig that because of excellent matched gearing, remains fun to row through the gears.

528e was a mix of "old BMW - must save", "its cheap, fun project!" and "14mpg kinda sucks when I put 30k miles on the vehicle in a year....." Unlike the 318iC which was the same car as Noelle, the 528e is different enough that I think it'll stay for a long time. With two convertibles, it is nice to have a normal fixed roof car. Also one that can comfortably seat 4. This car will make a great daily driver and roadtrip car - when the Jeep or a convertible is not required/wanted. $10/month insurance and 30mpg mixed driving in a comfortable loaded sport/luxury car with a manual transmission - win.

So I have had 10 vehicles so far, half of which were manuals.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
10-01-10, 01:02 AM
1995 Buick Roadmaster Limited (maroon/maroon) 4/17/04-12/9/04
1992 Cadillac Sedan deVille (beige/beige) 12/15/04-9/23/07
1999 Mercedes Benz S320 LWB (beige/beige) 8/24/07-7/3/09
2000 Buick Regal GS (maroon/grey) 7/3/09-current

I think it'd be a lot of fun to have had a lot of different cars like a few of you have, but I don't have the space to do so with, plus I'm a creature of habit. I find something I know and trust and stick with it.

gdwriter
10-01-10, 01:11 AM
1974 Toyota Celica ST (1982-89): Got me through high school, college and my first year out on my own; would love to find another one as another classic, fun car.
1989 Hyundai Excel GS (1989-91): No power, scary brakes, but it didn't break.
1991 Chevrolet Corsica LTZ (1991-95): Surprisingly fast and good handling. Gave GM another chance, and it proved very reliable.
1995 Honda Accord LX coupe (1995-98): Nice, but bland.
1999 Honda Accord EX coupe (1998-2005): Much more involving than the '95; good power for a 4-cylinder and sharp handling. Only sold it because I was going through a divorce; it's now my eldest niece's car.
1964 Chevrolet Impala (1999-present): Got back a big part of my past when I got Betty. Gradually restored her with a repaint in 1999 (now need to take care of some rust that's come back), engine rebuild in 2000 and new seat upholstery in the OEM cloth in 2002. Still need to replace the door panels (plan to install power windows when I do that) and carpet (again). Replaced the Powerglide with a THM700R4 4-speed automatic with overdrive this year. Everything works, including the air conditioning and the clock. I'll never sell her.
1991 Cadillac Sedan de Ville (2005-2010): Bought for $995 with 200,000 miles on her; after taking care of neglected maintenance, she's proved quite reliable. Tons of character. Gave her to my niece in North Dakota in May; she rolled 260,000 on the way, and my niece loves her.
2001 Cadillac Seville SLS (2009-present): Nicest car I've owned by far. Perfect balance of luxury and performance, beautiful and elegant inside and out. Plan to drive her indefinitely.

Considering this list goes back nearly 30 years, I haven't owned that many cars. I'm usually choosy about what I buy, so I tend to be satisfied for a long time (with a couple of exceptions).

77CDV
10-01-10, 02:55 AM
1977 Coupe de Ville (1988-1993)--this is the car you see in my avatar.
1977 Sedan de Ville (1993-1996)--tough old bird, had EFI, sold because it was going to need an engine overhaul and the windshield leaked, among other things.
1989 Fleetwood Sixty Special (1996-2001)--well worn, but durable and completely reliable. Put 100K miles on her while I had her.
1977 Coupe de Ville (2000-present)--because I missed the first one.
2001 ETC (2001-present)--belated graduation present to self.
2003 DHS (2003-2006)
2006 DTS (2006-present)
1969 Fleetwood Brougham (2008-present)--under (re)construction.

Sevillian273
10-01-10, 05:24 AM
I have a couple of friends who have been through more than 10 cars in 10 years. I could never do that unless I owned 10 all at once but of course in that case code enforcement would be up my @$$ all the time due to the parking... I get attached to my vehicles as 'works in progress' and they tend to become like hobby projects where working on/modding them is fun and 'money in' vs 'money out' is no object. I find it hard to let go of a vehicle because no matter what, I can always come up with something else to do with it. Most people treat cars like appliances. Thats boring.

Only 3 for me. I tend to drive them 'til the wheels fall off' and in one case it actually did and I had to rebuild the entire drum brake and wheel stud assembly. :eek:

1972 Grand Torino 302 2bbl green/black

1989 Gran Marquis 5.0 EFI blue/blue

1990 Seville 4.5 MPFI garnet red/garnet red

NEXT:
1993 Deville 4.9 I hope. I'd like to take everything I've learned from my 4.5 seville and apply it to a nice 93. I like a bigger car with a little more torque.

NEXT:
4.9 Fiero!

NEXT:
1969 Mark III w/460 4bbl

I~LUV~Caddys8792
10-01-10, 09:20 AM
Hah, my buddy Brandon has been through eight (8) cars this year alone!

ted tcb
10-01-10, 11:31 AM
Well, here is my list, as of today:yup:

Some great cars here, and some garbage.

Lots of American Luxury and Japanese eighties sports cars.



1972 Mercury Capri, V6-medium brown, tan vinyl, lots of rust
1971 Mercury Marquis 428ci.-dark brown brougham
1978 Honda Civic- pale blue, trunk model, 4spd
1971 Plymouth Sebring, slant 6-avacodo green, 2door coupe
1978 Datsun F10-white over rust and corrosion
1982 Honda Accord - burgundy hatch
1975 Chrysler Cordoba-white on Aztec motif interior
1985 Accord EX-beige - bought new
1979 Honda Civic-pale blue, 5spd
1986 Honda Prelude SE - red on black fabric, bought new
1979 Datsun 280ZX - silver, blue fabric, 2 seater
1984 Nissan 300zx Turbo-black on tan leather, 2plus2
1985 Honda Prelude - white on blue interior, new car
1988 Honda Civic-biege hatchback
1988 Ford Thunderbird, V8 Sport, black, sport seats and rims, new car
1979 Toyota Corolla- blue 4door, 4spd
1985 Nissan Maxima SE- silver, 5spd
1985 Nissan Maxima GLE- silver/taupe colour, auto.
1989 Honda Prelude 4W Steering - black, beige interior, 5spd
1988 Lincoln LSC - graphite
1990 Honda Civic- red, 5spd
1986 Toyota Celica GTS-red, 5spd
1992 Suzuki Sidekick JLX-white, 5spd, optional hard targa top
1989 Cadillac Fleetwood FWD - silver on leather
1990 Corolla LE 5spd -silver over dark grey lower trim.
1984 Pontiac Sunfire 4cyl - red, lots of rust.1993 Dodge Spirit V6

1995 Ford Contour - new car, green, new car
1999 Chrysler Cirrus LX - new car, beige
1971 Oldsmobile Cutlass Convertible, Rocket 350
1997 Pontiac Sunfire GT - teal blue, 5spd
1983 Mercury Marquis - brown, $800 car
1985 Buick Century, 2.6V6 - burgundy
2001 Olds Intrigue - white, high klm
1995 Cadillac STS - red on black leather
2000 Toyota Corolla VE - silver, 5spd
1998 Buick LeSabre Custom- gold
2002 Honda Accord SE -silver
1997 Cadillac STS - white
1999 Cadillac STS - red
1999 Honda Accord EXL, 5spd
2004 Chrysler Concorde LXI - gold
2001 Cadillac STS - silver
2002 Mazda Tribute - taupe
2000 Lexus LS400 - green

2004 Mazda 3 (red, 34klm)

2008 Mazda 3 (beige, bought new)

2000 ES300 (beige/gold, 155klm)

2004 Lexus LS430 (blue on ecru leather, 128klm)

2005 Civic EX (biege, 73klm)

2004 Mazda6 (red, 80klm)

2003 STS (diamond white, F55 Magnaride, factory Nav)

1991 Miata (BRG, tan leather, 5spd, 65k)

2010 Mazda3 Sport (grey mica. 5spd, GT rims)

1998 Nissan Maxima GLE (Triple black, no rust, great beater)

Sandy
10-01-10, 12:03 PM
5 Imperials
2 Dodges
2 Cadillacs
2 Buicks
2 Pontiacs
1 Mercury
2 Fords
3 Lincolns
1 Jeep


20 in 46 years. All bought new & ordered, nor out of "stock"

slk230mb
10-01-10, 12:13 PM
2000 Deville
2002 Escalade
2008 STS-V :burn:

Ranger
10-01-10, 01:21 PM
1957 Ford convertible
1961 Ford Convertible
1969 Plymouth Road Runner
1969 Buick Riviera
1971 Cadillac Deville
1972 Cadillac Deville
1973 Cadillac Eldorado
1978 Buick Skyhawk
1981 Cadillac Eldorado
1983 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz
1985 Cadillac Eldorado
1992 Cadillac Deville
1997 Cadillac Deville
2002 Cadillac Seville SLS
2003 Cadillac Deville DHS
Considering another 1969 Road Runner.

Did not include the wife's cars

Submariner409
10-01-10, 02:24 PM
1949 Ford coupe and Merc coupe - flatheads (1955 new driver's license destruct-a-cars)
1951 Morris Minor drop-head coupe (u)
1953 MG TD (u)
1955 Austin Healey 100-4 (n)
1956 Jaguar XK140-MC (n)
1956 AJS Matchless 500 single (u)
1960 Corvair 98 hp (n) (Yep - hell of a comedown)
1960 BSA Super Rocket 650 (n)
1960 Harley-Davidson XLCH
1964 Corvair Spyder turbo (n)
1964 Triumph Bonneville (2)(n)
1965 Chevelle Malibu SS 327/350 (n)
1965 Pontiac GTO coupe (resto) (u)
1967 Mercury Cougar 289 HiPo (n)
1965 Pontiac LeMans (beater) (u)
1972 Volvo sw (n) (kids)
1967 Mercury Cougar 289/3sp auto (u) (resto)
1980 Mustang V-8 (pig) (n)
1983 Mustang GT 5.0 (n)
1985 Mustang GT 5.0 (n)
1988 F150 (u)
1991 Taurus GL 3.0 (n) (wife dd)
1992 Taurus LX 3.8 (n)
1995 F150 (u)
2002.5 STS (u)
2004 F150 4X4 (u)

orconn
10-01-10, 04:32 PM
1949 Ford coupe and Merc coupe - flatheads (1955 new driver's license destruct-a-cars)
1951 Morris Minor drop-head coupe (u)
1953 MG TD (u)
1955 Austin Healey 100-4 (n)
1956 Jaguar XK140-MC (n)
1956 AJS Matchless 500 single (u)
1960 Corvair 98 hp (n) (Yep - hell of a comedown)
1960 BSA Super Rocket 650 (n)
1960 Harley-Davidson XLCH
1964 Corvair Spyder turbo (n)
1964 Triumph Bonneville (2)(n)
1965 Chevelle Malibu SS 327/350 (n)
1965 Pontiac GTO coupe (resto) (u)
1967 Mercury Cougar 289 HiPo (n)
1965 Pontiac LeMans (beater) (u)
1972 Volvo sw (n) (kids)
1967 Mercury Cougar 289/3sp auto (u) (resto)
1980 Mustang V-8 (pig) (n)
1983 Mustang GT 5.0 (n)
1985 Mustang GT 5.0 (n)
1988 F150 (u)
1991 Taurus GL 3.0 (n) (wife dd)
1992 Taurus LX 3.8 (n)
1995 F150 (u)
2002.5 STS (u)
2004 F150 4X4 (u)

Seems like everybody with a paycheck and kids had a Volvo station wagon back in the sixties and seventies, come to think of it the eighties as well! Usually they were green, but also white and blue. My friends and I used to joke that Volvo station wagons came "factory equipped" with two child seats strapped to the back seat!

During our small child years my wife and I had a new '78 Dodge Diplomat wagon with a 350 V-8, as soon as the kid was mobile on his own, my wife dumped it for a Peugeot 505S sedan and that was the end of the station wagons until she got the new '85 Audi 5000S Avant (it didn't look like a wagon, but was!).

Submariner409
10-01-10, 05:22 PM
..................1972 Volvo sw...............Ours (ex-ours) was that weird Volvo Safety Yellow - I had to keep the peace. Car was a total fail - 4 cyl - 4 spd, 15.5 mpg ! Warranty and maintenance nightmare. I curse the day I bought it. Useless and far overpriced.

drewsdeville
10-01-10, 05:25 PM
During our small child years my wife and I had a new '78 Dodge Diplomat wagon with a 350 V-8, as soon as the kid was mobile on his own, my wife dumped it for a Peugeot 505S sedan and that was the end of the station wagons until she got the new '85 Audi 5000S Avant (it didn't look like a wagon, but was!).

350 is a typo, right? You mean 360.

orconn
10-01-10, 05:55 PM
350 is a typo, right? You mean 360.

Yeah, that was it!

Submariner409
10-02-10, 09:21 AM
Yeah, that was it!

Here's another old Jaguar oddity: the front wheel bearings had grease fittings ! Yep, drum brakes and a Zerk on the inside of the hub. Inexperienced grease monkeys would pressure grease the hell out of the hub, the seals would blow, and BINGO ! - you were in the front brake overhaul business. They don't work worth a darn with the drum full of chassis grease.

LS1Mike
10-02-10, 12:05 PM
1988 Plymouth Horizon
1985 K-Car wagon (awesome!)
1986 Dodge Omni GLH Turbo (12 second 1/4 miles)
1988 Dodge Daytona Pacifica Turbo
1988 Dodge Daytona Pacifica Turbo
1987 Shelby Lancer #24
1987 Dodge Lancer Turbo
1985 Chrysler Lebaron Turbo
1985 Dodge Daytona Turbo
1996 Dodge Stratus
1991 S-10 (270,000 trouble free miles)
1994 Z28 (12 second 1/4 miles)
1991 Corvette roadster(slow but a nice driver)
1996 Z28 (12 second 1/4 miles)
1998 Z28 (12 second 1/4 miles)
2001 Z28 (11 second 1/4 miles)
2000 WS6 (11 second 1/4 miles)(currently own)
2004 Silverado 1/2 Ton
1988 Silverado 3/4 Ton (got with 180,000 miles, sold with 290,000)
1989 Sierra 1 Ton(currently own)
1998 Bonneville SSEi (260,000 trouble free miles)
2001 Grand Prix GTP(13.2xx 1/4 miles)
1971 K-5 Blazer
2003 CTS
2007 Equinox(currently own)
1998 Regal GS(currently own)
1985 Ford Bronco II (poop)
1986 Ford Ranger (more poop)

Import crap
1991 Nissan Sentra (was the ex-wifes first car poop)
1996 Honda Accord (extra poop broken timing belt at 56,000 miles)
2002 Jetta TDI (Married into it, biggest pile of poop ever)

Submariner409
10-02-10, 05:16 PM
Where did you get to ?? Back out on patrol ??

ryannel2003
10-02-10, 05:40 PM
2000 Toyota Camry LE - Great car even though it was the most boring car I've ever driven. It was my grandmother's last brand new car ordered in 2000 with two tone Super White/Oak paint; Oak leather interior, sunroof, alloy wheels, and pin stripe. When she passed away in 2006 my parents purchased the car for me. At the time it only had 32k miles. It was super reliable, had excellent gas mileage, pretty well built, and did I say reliable? Only thing it needed was oil changes, brakes, and tires. The sunroof track broke in 2007 but it never leaked. We still have it in my family as a secondary car and it's still running great with 90k miles.

2000 Cadillac Seville STS - My baby. It should be since I love and hate it simultaneously. It's as close to the perfect car for me as I could even want. Purchased in June 2008 with 54k miles and it's closing in on 94k miles now. It's needed some work along the way and it still needs some done, but overall I love it and when I'm done with it... I'm going to find a 2003 STS with nav and a sunroof.

LS1Mike
10-02-10, 06:05 PM
Where did you get to ?? Back out on patrol ??

Just been busy, I got out on a medical oh about 6 years ago...Was an ET1, LPO of Radio. Turns out you can develop asthma as an Adult.
I am the Towed Communications Buoy and Mast and Antenna Techincal manager at Bangor.

Stingroo
10-02-10, 09:49 PM
1993 Mazda 929 - Picked it up for free because a guy who brought it to the Mazda dealership my dad worked at had it as a winter car in FL, it needed a timing belt. It had 65k miles. Guy didn't want to deal with it, and was going to junk it. He signed the title over to my mom and I pushed it behind the dealership. Put ~$600 into it replacing the belt and all the gaskets, etc (side job for a mechanic at the dealership, cool guy). I drove it for a month when dad got into a wreck with the '91 Grand Marquis the family owned. It was decided that he needed a car to go back and forth to work more than I needed one to go to school, so it was comandeered, so to speak. Still own it, now with 110k on it. The interior looks like complete crap because the Florida sun has virtually melted it. Starting to have mechanical troubles now - parts are difficult to find.

1992 Chevrolet Caprice Wagon - You all know at least part of the story on this car, lol. Paid $1900 for it when I got my tax refund and school refund check. So I've owned it since March '10. Bought with just over 102k miles, now has 109k. 350, 3.23 posi. I love this car so much. It needs paint and body work, but I don't really care. More plans for this than I could shake a stick at, but nowhere near enough money (yet). I suspect after college this car will sit in my driveway and become my "Noelle". Until then, solid performer for school. 19-20 mpg in town and 23-24 on the highway (more if I actually did the speed limit... but I don't know what that feels like, LOL). Done enough stupid crap in this car that I should have been pulled over for long ago. No tickets yet, knock on wood.

Next: I don't know. There are so many cars I would love to own. On the short list: A C5 hardtop, V1, GTO, an LT1 wagon or Caprice sedan (most likely/realistic choice), '80's Cutlass without the Euro clip.

drewsdeville
10-02-10, 10:09 PM
19-20 mpg in town and 23-24 on the highway (more if I actually did the speed limit... but I don't know what that feels like, LOL).


Something tells me that your "in town" driving is far different than mine. No way a '92 b-body gets 19-20 in Milwaukee. My relatives '92 Roadmaster gets nowhere near that.

drewsdeville
10-02-10, 10:11 PM
1985 K-Car wagon (awesome!)
1986 Dodge Omni GLH Turbo (12 second 1/4 miles)
1988 Dodge Daytona Pacifica Turbo
1988 Dodge Daytona Pacifica Turbo
1987 Shelby Lancer #24
1987 Dodge Lancer Turbo
1985 Chrysler Lebaron Turbo
1985 Dodge Daytona Turbo


Yes! Very awesome list here.

Stingroo
10-02-10, 11:11 PM
In town in Jacksonville, and most of Florida is relatively flat, and mostly higher speed (45-55mph), so it's kind of close to highway driving. The lowest I've ever seen was 16mpg, but that was when I had a blockoff plate for my bad EGR valve and didn't have the cash to get it for about 2 weeks.

LS1Mike
10-02-10, 11:40 PM
Yes! Very awesome list here.

I acutally had two seperate 88 Pacificas. One was loaded with auto. The other was a 5 speed with cloth.
http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/7411/22940750.jpg

http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/4117/98362225.jpg
You can see the Ex-wife sentra in the back ground as well as my mom and dads Tempo
I was a 19 year old Seamen in my dress blues in that picture. Lot of memories in that car
The top photo is in Ohio. I drove that car on three cross crounty round trips. That was 1994.
http://img121.imageshack.us/img121/39/83249477.jpg

This was the second one. You can see my Dodge Stratus in the background. That was 1997ish.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
10-03-10, 02:19 AM
Wait, so Chrysler had a Pacifica before that station wagon thing they made a few years back?

Aron9000
10-03-10, 02:54 AM
Until then, solid performer for school. 19-20 mpg in town and 23-24 on the highway (more if I actually did the speed limit... but I don't know what that feels like, LOL). Done enough stupid crap in this car that I should have been pulled over for long ago. No tickets yet, knock on wood.


19-20mpg in town seems a little sketch. I usually get 16-17mpg in my Brougham with the 350, and my "in town" is over half freeway. Maybe the bubbletastic aerodynamics help. Still gets 24 on the highway though.


Anyways, my list:

1991 Buick Regal-3.8 V6, maroon on maroon velour. The velour interior was the best part, very comfy/cushy with that floaty Buick ride. Was my 1st car, inherited from my mom who bought it new. Car had a broke odometer, we figured it had something like 250k+ miles when we sold it.

1990 Seville STS- nice pearl white paint, nice leather and wood interior. Definetly a "Roger Smith" car in all the worst ways. Looked like an Olds or a Chrysler New Yorker, not a Cadillac at all, cramped inside, fit and finish were decent, not great for something supposed to be "world class"

1999 Camaro Z28- Ls1/automatic, t-top. Had this car the longest, for 4 years in college. Stupid fast, reliable, went through 5 sets of tires in 80k miles. Got bored with it, sold it with 117k on it.

1991 Cadillac Brougham D'Elegance- Now this is a real Cadillac with every option you could get back then. New enough to have been super reliable, but it still has that swagger you don't see on modern cars.

1998 Camaro Z28- LS1/6 speed/convertible. Despertely wanted a manual transmission sports car. Didn't want a convertible, but the deal was too good to pass up.

ThumperPup
10-03-10, 03:10 AM
yikes ok lets try to narrow it down top dozen thats gona be hard and yes im 30 and been driving since i was 13 shhh dont tell the law man LOL


89 Cutlas
91 Lebaron Convertible Turbo
94 Lebaron Covertible Turbo
91 Lincoln Conti
95 Lincoln Conti
2x 1998 Lincoln Mark VIII LCS one spring edition one Colector Edition
1997 GMC Jimmy
1978 Stingray
2003 Jag Vandanplase
2002 Lincoln LS Manual
1996 Sebring Convertible
1995 Avenger all wheel turns all wheel drive
1992 Lambo No engine no trans never drove just bought it on inpuls LOL
1997 Olds Aurora No trans never drove won in card game
2000 Cadillac Seville -- well most of you know the story so far LOL

Sevillian273
10-03-10, 03:13 AM
1990 Seville STS- nice pearl white paint, nice leather and wood interior. Definetly a "Roger Smith" car in all the worst ways. Looked like an Olds or a Chrysler New Yorker, not a Cadillac at all, cramped inside, fit and finish were decent, not great for something supposed to be "world class"



LOL Sad but true....:bigroll:

fool2
10-03-10, 04:42 AM
1981 Buick Regal Limited
1988 Mitsubishi Mighty Max
1988 Chrysler LeBaron convertible
1989 Ford Topaz
1997 Cadillac DeVille Concourse
1985 Cadillac Brougham coupe

LS1Mike
10-03-10, 05:38 AM
Wait, so Chrysler had a Pacifica before that station wagon thing they made a few years back?
Yes, the also had a had a Lancer Pacifica.

drewsdeville
10-03-10, 10:06 AM
1990 Seville STS- nice pearl white paint, nice leather and wood interior. Definetly a "Roger Smith" car in all the worst ways. Looked like an Olds or a Chrysler New Yorker, not a Cadillac at all, cramped inside, fit and finish were decent, not great for something supposed to be "world class"


Personally, I wouldn't call it cramped...more like snug. I don't feel restricted in movement while driving it. It's not classic "Cadillac" large, but I like to think outside the box....plus I've been driving the full sized boats since I had a license and frankly, I'm sick of it. This car was refreshing for me.

Like my post in Chads other thread, the size is actually one of my favorite parts about this car, though sometimes I think I'm alone in that thought process. Great maneuverability, easy to drive, yet still comfortable enough to take a trip in.

Stingroo
10-03-10, 10:14 AM
Personally, I don't mind the Seville from that generation. It sort of looks like a slightly smaller Deville to me. Though the way the line sweeps from off the roof is a little odd compared to the Deville, I can see the similarity between the two enough to call it a Cadillac.

Sevillian273
10-03-10, 10:57 AM
Personally, I wouldn't call it cramped...more like snug. I don't feel restricted in movement while driving it.

Sure, the front is manageable... Now go out and sit in the back seat. :histeric:

Sevillian273
10-03-10, 11:00 AM
Though the way the line sweeps from off the roof is a little odd compared to the Deville,

I think the seville's side profile is ruined by that nearly vertical back window. The car seems to shorten itself abruptly right after the rear door. It makes it look like a glorified Buick or Olds 3.8

Stingroo
10-03-10, 11:06 AM
Yeah, that's what I meant. It's strange.

drewsdeville
10-03-10, 11:11 AM
Sure, the front is manageable... Now go out and sit in the back seat. :histeric:

Agreed, though it's a PERSONAL luxury coupe (at least, my Eldo), so I don't hold it against it. The Coupe/Sedan Deville was the one you wanted if you needed back seat space, with the Fleetwood between the two (strangely, as it's the biggest externally).

I~LUV~Caddys8792
10-03-10, 09:50 PM
I think the seville's side profile is ruined by that nearly vertical back window. The car seems to shorten itself abruptly right after the rear door. It makes it look like a glorified Buick or Olds 3.8

Yeah, agreed, but it's actually smaller than any of the similar vintage Eighty Eight/Ninety Eight or LeSabre/Electra. To me, like Aron said, it looks a like the Calais or Skylark from that era, just a little bigger.

Bro-Ham
10-03-10, 10:29 PM
Didn't we just have this topic a couple of months ago? :)

Here's my list:

88 Honda Civic DX Hatch - new
90 Honda Civic EX Sedan - new
91 Honda Accord EX Coupe - new
91 Honda Accord SE Sedan - new
92 Honda Civic VX Hatch - new
92 Honda Prelude Si - new
92 Acura Legend L Sedan - new
93 Honda Civic EX Coupe - new
93 Honda del Sol - new
85 Mercedes 300D - used
83 Mercedes 300SD - used
93 BMW 318is - new
87 Mercedes 300D - used
85 Mercedes 300CD - used
90 Mercedes 300SE - used
83 Mercedes 300CD - used
92 Mercedes 500SEL - used
88 Mercedes 420SEL - used
85 Mercedes 300D - used
91 Mercedes 350SDL - used
97 Mercedes E300 Diesel - new
86 Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit - used
81 Mercedes 300SD - used
92 Toyota Land Cruiser - used
89 Bentley Turbo R - used
80 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II - used
85 Mercedes 300SD - used
97 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer - used
78 Cadillac Fleetwood Limousine - used
95 Mercedes S420 - used
85 Mercedes 300TD - used
78 Cadillac Sedan deVille d'Elegance - used
84 Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit - used
75 Buick Electra 225 Sedan - used
76 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham - used
98 Acura 2.3 CL - used
80 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II - used
90 Cadillac Brougham d'Elegance - used
95 Mercedes S420 - used
98 Audi A8 4.2 Quattro - used
81 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham Coupe - used
99 Saab 9-5 SE - used
99 Jaguar Vanden Plas - used
79 Cadillac Sedan deVille d'Elegance - used (have currently)
91 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur II - used
07 Honda Civic EX Navi Sedan - new
92 Buick Roadmaster Limited - used (have currently)

Submariner409
10-04-10, 11:21 AM
Didn't we just have this topic a couple of months ago? :)


Yes, but most Americans cannot remember history past last week.

ga_etc
10-04-10, 08:16 PM
It seemed like a good idea at the time... :hide:

brougham96
10-04-10, 09:58 PM
This looks interesting. Let's see here:

1997 Chevrolet Malibu LS - Bought 2002
1984 Chevrolet S-10 (2.8 V6, 4 speed manual) - Bought 2004
1994 Chevrolet Camaro (V6, unfortunately, but a manual trans) - Bought 2004
1987 Buick Century (38,000 orig. miles) - Bought 2005
1991 Mercury Grand Marquis LS - Bought 2005
1996 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham (Still have and always will) - Bought 2006
1985 Ford LTD Country Squire Wagon (45,000 original miles) - Bought 2006
1996 Lincoln Town Car Signature Series - Bought 2009
1999 Cadillac Seville STS - Bought 2010

Not bad for a 25 Year old. I don't plan on slowing down anytime soon, or owning anything made this century.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
10-04-10, 10:02 PM
Ryan, I didn't know you had a Camaro. Neat.

Playdrv4me
10-05-10, 05:04 AM
1996 Lincoln Continental

1995 Nissan Pathfinder

1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee TSi V8

1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited V8

2003 Volkswagen Passat GLX V6 (the only car I ever or will ever have bought new, never again)

2001 Cadillac STS

2001 BMW 330i

2000 BMW 740iL

2002 Lexus LS430

2005 Chevrolet Avalanche Z71

2000 Hyundai Elantra GLS

2001 Seville SLS

1998 Seville STS

1987 Mercedes 560SEC

1997 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC

1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x4

1999 Acura TL

2002 Jaguar X Type 2.5

1991 Lexus LS400

1999 Jeep Cherokee Limited

2004 BMW 330Ci Coupe

2003 Cadillac Escalade 6.0L

1998 Lexus LS400

2003 Lincoln Navigator Ultimate

2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE

2003 Hummer H2

2003 BMW 745i

2006 Cadillac Escalade

2004 BMW 325Ci Convertible

2002 BMW M3 Convertible

2005 Crossfire SRT6

2002 Dodge RAM

2006 Jeep Wrangler X

2004 Lexus LS430

ga_etc
10-05-10, 10:05 AM
Ian, there are several cars on that list I would love to have. You, sir, suck. ;)

firstimecaddi
10-05-10, 12:22 PM
I am ashamed, my list will probably be the worse:

87...Cutlass Supreme
88...Cutlass Supreme
90...Chrysler New Yorker
92...Delta 88
94...LeSabre
94...SLS
95...FWB
97...SLS

orconn
10-05-10, 01:50 PM
1996 Lincoln Continental

1995 Nissan Pathfinder

1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee TSi V8

1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited V8

2003 Volkswagen Passat GLX V6 (the only car I ever or will ever have bought new, never again)

2001 Cadillac STS

2001 BMW 330i

2000 BMW 740iL

2002 Lexus LS430

2005 Chevrolet Avalanche Z71

2000 Hyundai Elantra GLS

2001 Seville SLS

1998 Seville STS

1987 Mercedes 560SEC

1997 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC

1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x4

1999 Acura TL

2002 Jaguar X Type 2.5

1991 Lexus LS400

1999 Jeep Cherokee Limited

2004 BMW 330Ci Coupe

2003 Cadillac Escalade 6.0L

1998 Lexus LS400

2003 Lincoln Navigator Ultimate

2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE

2003 Hummer H2

2003 BMW 745i

2006 Cadillac Escalade

2004 BMW 325Ci Convertible

2002 BMW M3 Convertible

2005 Crossfire SRT6

2002 Dodge RAM

2006 Jeep Wrangler X

2004 Lexus LS430

Ian what did think of the '87 Mercedes 560 SEC? I thought the Lexus you just bought was for your brother-in-law?

Playdrv4me
10-05-10, 06:18 PM
Ian what did think of the '87 Mercedes 560 SEC? I thought the Lexus you just bought was for your brother-in-law?

That 560 I had was unfortunately, a rust bucket. I did drive it from Boston all the way down to Tampa with really almost no issues whatsoever. I definitely was able to see however, that in its prime that car was probably worth every penny of the surely exorbitant price of the day, although it would never win any handling awards. It really was nothing more or less than a two door version of the W126. I actually ended up selling it to a guy from Jamaica who lived in New Orleans after disclosing all the issues (rust, A/C not working like a typical Merc etc) and he ended up fully restoring it, pouring about another 10k into it when all was said and done.

The 430 is shared between me and my brother. Sometimes he gets the Jeep and I get the 430. Right now he has it.

Rusty058
10-14-10, 10:56 PM
I might be showing my age here but here's my list;

1973 Plymouth Scamp(Valiant)
1980 Mercury Monarch
1982 Chrysler 5th Avenue(had the world most comfortable seats)
1984 Old Cutlass
1990 Ford Crown Vic
2000 Mercury Grand Marquis
2006 DTS

Stingroo
10-15-10, 01:15 AM
'84 Cutlass... I like you already.

ted tcb
10-15-10, 08:51 AM
Ian, I notice that your list includes most of the high end German, US,British and Japanese marque brands.

Two seem to be missing .... Audi and Infiniti.

Have you come close to pulling the trigger on, say, an A8 or G35 coupe?

BTW, you have me beat on 4 Lexus LS' to my 2 ... but, I've got 5 STS' to your 3:)
Which, of course, means absolutely nothing.

Playdrv4me
10-15-10, 11:29 PM
Ian, I notice that your list includes most of the high end German, US,British and Japanese marque brands.

Two seem to be missing .... Audi and Infiniti.

Have you come close to pulling the trigger on, say, an A8 or G35 coupe?

BTW, you have me beat on 4 Lexus LS' to my 2 ... but, I've got 5 STS' to your 3:)
Which, of course, means absolutely nothing.

I was once VERY close to buying a 2004 dark blue Audi A8 at Vista VW in Palm Beach, FL but the dealer just wouldn't come down to the price I needed to be at. That was when I ended up with the 2003 745i instead. I also once was given a 2005 Q45 for a couple of days by the Infiniti dealer in Tampa but gave it back as the style just wasn't me.

Stingroo
10-16-10, 01:32 PM
Hey I know that dealership! :lol: You're approaching Roo territory down there....

jedhead
10-16-10, 07:22 PM
1974 Jensen-Healey
1970 Pontiac GTO
1973 Datsun 240Z
1977 Lincoln Versailles
1969 Buick Rivera GS
1970 Chevelle SS
1976 Ford F150 4X4
1984 Toyota PU
1991 Taurus SHO
1995 Dodge Caravan
1998 Dodge Caravan
2003 Honda Accord
2006 Cadillac STS-V

Bob

GizmoQ
10-16-10, 08:38 PM
I try not to dwell on the past. ;)

Jesda
10-16-10, 10:31 PM
I try not to dwell on the past. ;)

Easy to say when you currently own one of the best cars America ever built. :)

gdwriter
10-17-10, 12:13 AM
Easy to say when you currently own one of the best cars America ever built. :)So do you (I do, too).

Jesda
10-17-10, 12:30 AM
So do you (I do, too).

:cool:

garys 02 etc
08-14-11, 01:22 AM
ive owned a 93 eldorado a 95 eldorado and currently a tripple black 02 etc. and if this 02 turns out like the first two i owned ill give an A+ to GM for the eldorado.