: Favorite car you've owned?

11-05-05, 11:08 PM
Just remembering some old cars I've had over the years...

What were your favorite previous rides? And how many have you had? I think it'll be interesting to see what road led you to the CTS-V.

Never had enough $ to buy nice cars, but I've had a few favorites as I've had more income. Wish I'd kept 'em all:

1969 Dodge Charger. 4 speed HUGE Hurst stick shift. No console, the stick must've been three feet long :) 383 4-barrel, ~3.73 rear end. Loved it! Bought it from the original owner for $1k, it'd been sitting in his driveway for a year and wouldn't start. I bought it, slapped in new points and it started right up! Loved 'er, sold it four years later for $3,500.

Several 1995 and 1996 Impala SSs. Loved 'em all. Modded the last one pretty heavily. Paxton blower had HP up to ~390HP @ the rear wheels, but it blew up after a few weeks. Loved those Impalas, but it became a scary car to drive. Used to be a white-guy, Burt Reynolds car, but is now a 100% gangster ride. I got too many hard looks and too many chickens*it tickets to keep her.

2000 Jag XK8 drop-top. Bright red with a white interior and chrome wheels. Major attention getter from the fair sex :) And rock-solid reliable with a bumper-to-bumper warranty to 100k miles. Loved that car, nothing turned more heads. Still, it was humiliating getting burned by crappy 1.8T Jettas. The Jag was pretty quick up over 70 mph, but a slug off the line. Smooth handling, but more of a sexy looker than anything else. Miss her on sunny days!

Ok, let me hear your favorite former chariots!


11-05-05, 11:11 PM
1983 toyota celica. itwas my winter beater when i had my 5.0 but it was the best. start every time even -20 and it had 380 000 km's

11-05-05, 11:14 PM
4 Favorites:

1) 1987 Toyota MR2. Stunning handling.
2) 1988 Saab SPG. Never spent as much time and effort modding a car as I did with this one.
3) Acura NSX. Need I say more on this one. ;)
4) Cadillac CTS-V. Great balance of speed, handling, luxury and comfort.

11-05-05, 11:15 PM
1969 Dodge Charger. 4 speed HUGE Hurst stick shift. No console, the stick must've been three feet long :) 383 4-barrel, ~3.73 rear end. Loved it! Bought it from the original owner for $1k, it'd been sitting in his driveway for a year and wouldn't start. I bought it, slapped in new points and it started right up! Loved 'er, sold it four years later for $3,500.

Those '69's are cool. Here's mine from 20 years ago......383 auto....only had it 4 months and sold it for profit, but now seeing how musclecar values have broken records, (see my $4 million dollar Plymouth thread in the lounge!) it would have been wise to store it somewhere. Strangely enough, I also miss my 1970 Plymouth Fury.

Mmmm highschool car shows......

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11-05-05, 11:31 PM
3) Acura NSX. Need I say more on this one. ;)

Nice car....too bad they are underpowered and overpriced in my opinion. I would still love to own one though.

11-05-05, 11:53 PM
92 Typhoon, a late model M3 thought he was going to show me the road, but I had news for him...what a sleeper

'65 Corvette 350Hp 327cid, classic design. The little kids in the mini vans still look at it the same as I did back when they were new, in the back of the family station wagon. whooooa...:worship:

Typhoon faster than '65, V with maggie fastest car I own.

Dave's V
11-06-05, 12:17 AM
I've owned about a dozen cars. The 88 Mustang GT, a 96 TA and my 05 were the sporty cars that I have owned.

My favorite cars though are my first car, a 74 Plymouth Duster. Yeah it only had the slant 6 but it was easy to work on, parts were cheap and it was great for a 16 year old learning how to drive. The car got me around Idaho in all kinds of weather.

I loved my 97 VW Passat VR6. It was even a Wagon with an automatic. The darn thing wouldn't break for ANYTHING.

I loved my 00 Grand Prix GTP. Plenty of balls with room for 4.

Then there is the CTS V. I must say it is easily the most enjoyable car I have driven.

The 88 Mustang GT was another good car but I ditched Ford when they replaced the 5.0 with the 4.6.

The TA was a piece of unreliable junk and my Audi A4 was the same way after 14,000 miles. The V is extremely reliable in comparison.

11-06-05, 12:23 AM
After learning to drive on my mother's 1968 Pontiac 2+2 convertible (428 ci), I snared a 1968 Z/28 (Forrest Green w/white strips) with Hooker headers, Lakewood tractions bars, racing clutch, and blow shield, 4.11 gears, Hurst shifter, Sun guages: the works! There is no sweeter sound in the world than the sound of that 302 Chevy small block. Those of you who have ever heard the 1st generation Z/28s know what I mean. It is a totally unique sound. I traded it to a friend in 1971 for a Kawasaki 500 and some cash. He still has the car!

Fourteen years of mediocre Chrysler products (Lasers, Omnis, Cordobas, Aspens, Volares) sucked big time, but they were free each year so I drove them.

A 1990 4-dr. Nissan Pathfinder was a spectacular tank-on-wheels. Nothing could stop it except my lease expiration. Never a single mechanical problem in three years. Looked tough, ran tough, and was fun to drive.

Finally, my "mid-life crisis" car was a machine silver 2004 C5 Z06. Tony's Corvettes set up the air box, headers, RT cats and B&M shifter. Stunning performance and surprisingly good build quality. Only the V could pry me out of it.

Most underwhelming: a 2002 E55 AMG and a 2003 S55 AMG.

Hmmm.......whats next?

11-06-05, 12:51 AM
1983 Mustang GT 5 Speed (white ext/red int)

1985 Mustang GT 5 Speed - last year for carb (black/grey)

1988 Mustang GT 5 Speed - Owned for a short while before I sold it to my brother

1990 Mustang LX 5 liter / 5 Speed - (white / grey)

1992 Mustang LX Notchback 5 liter / 5 Speed - (titanium frost / sandstone)

1997 C5 Corvette (black/black)

The V is definitely my favorite... I wish I would have kept the 92 notchback though. It was an immaculate car.

11-06-05, 01:41 AM
1965 Corvair (parents gave it to me)

1971 Datsun 510 (new)

1975 Audi Fox (new)

1979 Peugeot 504 (used diesel wagon, didn't have enough power to get out of it's own way, but drove it for 7 years)

1983 Mercedes 300 TD (used diesel wagon) Could not kill that car! Drove it for 14 years.

1995 Mitsubishi 3000GT (used) Loads of fun!

1999 Mercedes E320 (used wagon)

2003 C5 Z06 (new & still own it)

2005 CTS-V (new)

Mr. Vette & the "V" are my favorites, although the Mercedes diesel was a great car.

11-06-05, 07:36 AM
I actually made this list when comparing notes with a colleague last year. Since 1978, in order of ownership:

1968 Chev Camaro, 327 ci
1970 Merc Cougar, 351 ci
1976 Plym Volare, 318 ci
1973 Pont LeMans, 350 ci
1976 Toyota Celica, 2.2L
1976 Dats 260Z, 2.6L
1980 Ford Mustang, 2.3L
1978 Buick Regal, 3.8L turbo
1976 Ply Volare, 225ci
1985 Mustang GT, 5.0L
1983 Mustang, 2.3L
1989 Mustang Sport, 5.0L
1991 Ford Explorer, 4.0L
1996 Jeep Gr Cherokee, 5.2L
1998 Mercury Marqui 4.6L
1989 Mustang Conv., 5.0*
2002 Chev Suburban, 5.3L*
2004 Cadillac CTS-V, 5.7L*

This list excludes a number of minivans and other crap for the wife. The last 3, with asterisks, are still with me, and remain my favorites (though the early Camaro and the Cougar left me with great memories.

11-06-05, 07:45 AM
1967 Chevelle. Blue with blue interior. By far my favorite. She betrayed me more times than I can count, but I kept coming back for more. I had roughly $8,000 in the drivetrain alone when I sold her. There are days I miss her.

11-06-05, 07:49 AM
If I had to pick one of the many cars I have owned, it would be my old 1989 Porsche 944 S-2. I bought the car brand new and drove it until 1998 when I gave it to my oldest son as a high school graduation present. It was the ultimate daily driver and weekend track car. By far one of the best handling cars I ever owned and it made ~30mpg in the city. My son sold the car in 2001 with 168,000 miles on it and it was still running strong.


11-06-05, 09:14 AM
I too have owned a lot of cars but a few stick out:
1981 Z28 (stroked 383) fun car, my first fast car

1973 Buick Centurion Convertible: huge car, power everything.

1984 Honda CRX HF which my dad bought new , and I took over at 180K miles. Drove it trouble free to 350K and was still getting 38-45 MPG when I sold it for $1500 in 1996.

1988 Corvette

2002 Acura RSX Type-S

The "V" - by far my favorite car.

11-06-05, 10:40 AM
Old favorite, 92 Nissan NX 2000-loved that car
also had a 76 Camaro
85 Toyota Celica-Fun car also
05 CTS
04 V

11-06-05, 10:54 AM
1977 Buick Regal GS (new - bright red)

1979 Cadillac Coupe DeVille de'Elegance (new - black)

1984 Corvette Z51 (used - charcoal/gray two-tone)

1977 Mazda pickup (used - tan - was my winter driver when I had the '84 Corvette)

1972 Chevrolet Caprice Classic (used -green - was my winter driver when the Mazda pickup died)

1971 Cadillac Sedan DeVille (used - gold - was my winter driver when the Caprice died)

1990 Corvette (new - maroon)

1983 Cadillac Eldorado (used - white - was my winter driver when I had the '90 Corvette)

1994 Corvette (new - maroon)

1989 Cadillac Sedan DeVille (used - silver - was my winter driver when I had the '94 Corvette)

1996 Cadillac Sedan DeVille (used - maroon - traded the 89 DeVille for this one to get the Northstar)

1997 Cadillac Seville STS (used - pearl white - liked the 96 DeVille and its Northstar enough that I sold the Vette and the Deville and had just this STS, nice combination of Vette and Deville)

1998 Cadillac Seville STS (new - black - replaced 97 STS with this car, it was better in all respects except for acceleration, the 97 was lighter and faster. I still have this STS.)

2005 Cadillac CTS-V (new - black)

My favorite 3 in order would have to be:

1. - 2005 CTS-V - best combination of all the things I bought Cadillacs and Corvettes for in the past. Love the looks, handling, and power in that order. Wish the interior felt more "quality" like my 98 STS does and had better ergonomics and sound system, but you tend to forget any shortcomings every time you look at the perfect lines of the cars design or carve up a curvy road or stomp on the go-pedal.
Also (as I put on my flame-retardent suit - :duck: ) I wish I had the option of having an automatic in this car. Shifting is fun at times, but for my overall driving I'd prefer an automatic.

2. - 1998 STS - this car is a pleasure to drive, decent power, good looks, great quality of construction, interior, and ergonomics, they really didn't make any mistakes with this car except that after driving the V, the STS feels really heavy and "pushy" in its handling. Wish the V sound system sounded as good as the STS one.

3. - 1994 Corvette - The power and handling of the Corvette was great, interior ergonomics were great, but general quality and the appearance of the interior materials could have been better. Also, every Corvette I ever owned had water leaks of varying degrees of irritation around the removeable roof panel.

11-06-05, 11:00 AM
65 El Camino 327 bucket seats and floor shifter: Grandfather was original owner, it was my first car and I still have it.

70 Buick GSX Stage 1: Still have it. Awesome shape and gets driven every weekend like it should.

68 GS 400 Buick: Too many tequilla shots led to a face to face meeting with my GS and a power pole. It was a draw, car was totalled and the pole knocked over. ZZZ-ZZZ was all I could hear with the power wires jumping all over the ground. Scary.... :banghead:

99' BMW 740iL: Best driving & riding car I have ever had. Smoooooth. Would buy another one of these years (99-01) if I didn't want to shift the V any longer.

98' SS LS1 Camaro with heads, cam, headers, N2O and so many goodies I would run out of space.....

87 GTS corolla...... yes, I'm adding this to my list. I bought this car in 1990 (I was still driving my El Camino) and I needed a more practical car. Why is this car on my Favorite list.... I beat the living SH@T out of that thing. I put 50k miles on it over about 3 years and these were very...very...very hard miles. It just kept running & running. Never had one single problem with it.

The V of course.... DUH!

WORST VEHICLE: 97 4-door Chevy Blazer. P.O.S. had damn near everything go wrong with it.

VinMan out.....

11-06-05, 11:20 AM
Man, it was a long road...where to start :hmm:

1967 Camaro SS - 427, 4spd
1975 LeMans - built Pontiac 400, auto
1976 Trans Am
1977 Camaro
1988 Mazda B2200 Pick up
1970 VW Bug
1990 Dodge Shadow
1970 GTO - Pontiac 400, auto
1969 Z-28 - 350, Muncie 4 spd
1969 Camaro SS - numbers matching 350, auto
1993 Dakota 4x4 Ext Cab V8 auto
1989 Toyota MR2
1995 Dakota 4x4 Ext Cab V8 auto
1995 Toyota 4x4 Ext Cab 4 cyl 5 spd
1985 Pontiac 6000
1989 Buick Regal GS
1995 Firebird Formula
1998 T/A WS6
1988 BMW 520
2001 Blazer Xtreme
2003 F-150 Extended Cab
2001 Lightning
2003 Mazda MP5
2002 Harley Davidson Wide Glide - FXDWG
2004 Expedition
2003 Cobra
2004 Dodge Ram 2500 4x4 Quad Cab Hemi
2005 CTS-V

Prolly forgettin some ... :bonkers:

11-06-05, 12:32 PM
Wow...I'm one of the younger guys here, and yet.

My favorite car wasn't.

1950 Chevy pickup, I Camaro clipped it, 12 bolt posi, and small block 400 that I followed along in Hot Rod Magazine to built. Built a custom oak dash for it (replacing the entire dash), TH400, redid the bed myself - she was a cool metal flake rootbeer brown. When I bought her (16 years old) it actually had a 2V 289 from a Mustang and the original tranny and torque tube drive train.

I loved that truck. Handled like a truck. Went far too fast in a straight line for the level of brakes it had. Most importantly, didn't hold up to well when I wasn't paying attention and kissed a stopped Ford F250 in front of me (he was stopped, I was say 40 mph) with one of those mammoth steel bumpers.

Still have her stashed away, rusting, without the heart to even try to fix the mess I made when I tried to fix her at 18 :nono:

Best modern car?

Mazda RX8

and of course the V outshines all of them.

11-06-05, 12:57 PM
renault R5 turbo2...old car but man was that thing quick and handled on rails!~

11-06-05, 01:13 PM
These were all bought brand new....prior to these I only had used cars to get around.

98 NSX - Best car in the world. Tracked it many times and no hick-ups at all. Bought a bunch of stuff from Comptech and had dealer install it. Everthing was covered under warranty.
99 Boxster - Had to have engine replaced after 1 month. Biggest POS ever
99 MB 430 Sport - Very boring to drive, but good car afterall. Kept it only for 6 months
00 Audi S4 - Great car but after tuning knew engine wouldnt' last so got rid of it.
00 996 Cab - Cylinder 4 misfiring after 4 months of ownwership. Swore never to buy or lease another P-car ever again.
02 E46 M3 - Several recalls, SMG got stuck and had to have car towed. Don't think the engine on it will last very long either.
04 S2000 - Figured I go back to Japanese after all the issue with German cars. Loved it but had a daughter and didn't get much use out of it.
05 CTS-V - Have had no issues so far. Very impressed with this car especially on the track (road racing). I think a lot of people were shocked as well when passing them with a 4k lbs 4-door sedan

None of the cars I own/lease I keep for more than 1.5 - 2 years. I get bored very easily.

Next on the list....Z06.

Here is a link to some pics I have of some of them:

midwestern Values
11-06-05, 01:40 PM
1985 Mercury Capri 5.0 In these years, was basically the Mercury version of the Mustang. By some strange reasoning the insurance was half what it was on a Mustang GT. Loved the car, looked more subdued than the Mustang but had the same muscle. Sort of like the CTS-V.

1990 Ford Thunderbird SC 35 Anniversary Massive torque didn't like to rev, redline was at 5,000. Great looker though.

1996 Ford Mustang GT 4.6 Was always disappointed in the power, but part of it was living in Colorado at the time. Came really close to getting the Cobra with the 305 HP Quad Cam, but dealer wanted 3,000 over list. Still sort of wish that I had done it.

2001 Audi TT 180 HP - Couldn't afford the 225 HP model. Loved it as a sports car, but even my young nieces complained about the back seats. Only good as a second fun car.

2004 Jaguar X-Type 2.5 - Really wanted 3.0 but only way of getting one with a 5 speed was ordering it, and the dealer wanted a 2,000 non-refundable deposit. What can I say I'm cheap, so went with the 2.5 with a 5 speed that they had in stock instead. Something about living in the midwest, I couldn't find a BMW (the ultimate driving machine) in a manual tranny either. The Jag X-Type is a very under-rated sports sedan in my opinion.

2005 Cadillac CTS-V - When I bought the Jag, came really close to getting the CTS 3.2 with a 5 speed, but would have had to order it. Dealer had no CTS-V's in stock yet at the time. But the V had been calling me ever since. The only real compromise over any of my other cars, might be the interior, there isn't anything quite like a Jaguar Interior. But the simplicity of the V's interior is growing on me.

I have had many other cars beside and have loved them all. I haven't owned an automatic transmission since 1984 and the CTS-V 6 Speed manual in a legitimate luxury car with real muscle is where it is at.

11-06-05, 01:56 PM
Car I still wish I never sold was a '68 Camaro Z/28 - custom green metallic color (came like that from the factory) with bad-ass white stripes running up and down the length of the car, 302 engine, 4 on the floor, holly quad carb with hi-rise manifold, dual exhaust coming out the sides... and fat slicks that made me slide all over the road when it rained. :thumbsup: Piss poor gas mileage but great mileage as a chick catcher. Car doesn't compare to what we have available now but at the time - great, pure all-american muscle car! Sold it when it when we had our first 'energy crisis' and bought a Porsche instead. Now I wish I still have it. My consolation is the V - the only car since then I really like driving like that and that'll keep for as long as I am able to drive it in spite of all its shortcomings. :2thumbs:

11-06-05, 09:33 PM
'92 Taurus SHO. No engine is sweeter to rev. Period. After I supercharged it, it got pissed at me and blew up. After 10 years, I decided to let it go.

11-06-05, 10:12 PM
In addition to the usual litany of practical family cars and trucks owned over the years, I've owned three cars that hold special places in my heart (right next to my CTS-V):

1966 Plymouth Barracuda Formula S. My first new car, ordered it just like I wanted it. Dark green, 4-speed, disc brakes (available front only), "fast" manual steering (a real muscle-builder), Goodyear Blue Streak tires (killer on dry pavement, death in rain), limited-slip diff, and the sweetest, most underappreciated little V-8 of that era (273 cubic inches, solid lifters, 4-barrel). It was a great package. Eventually had to trade it in on a Volkswagen Beetle because I got enough speeding tickets to cost me my driver's license and, as a result of that, my insurance.

Lotus Super Seven. A real one -- right-hand drive, race motor with dual Webers, "potato chip" mag wheels, etc. Bought it as a basket case in 1970, spent a year rebuilding and refurbishing it. Like a four-wheel motorcycle. Astonishingly fast, cornered like nothing short of a formula car.

Sunbeam Tiger. The "poor man's Cobra." Was a '65 model that had the original 260 replaced with a built 289, complete with headers and performance exhaust that rumbled and barked sweet music. A brutally quick little car (in a straight line, anyway) that was surprisingly comfortable, too.

Good times past, fun to remember. The V is fun to drive right now...

11-07-05, 12:02 AM
'Owned a lot of cars (common theme), but my favorites:

1. e36/8 (M coupe) MY2000
2. e36 m3 MY1999
3. Z06 MY 2004
4. CTS-V MY2005

If there was no z06, the V would be fantastic and addictive. but everything is relative and the z06 makes the V feel ponderous and slow. funny world.

11-07-05, 02:54 AM
I have owned way too many cars for my own good I am sure, and I won't list them all here and bore everyone with the details, but I will list my favorite 3:

1989 IROC w/ 305 TPI / 5-speed. First new car, purchased when I got out of college and started working at a "real" job. Loved that car. Went into sales 2 years out of school and had to get a 4-door but decided to keep it anyway. Best decision I've ever made in the car dept. I kept it for 9 years and eventually built a 360hp / 430ft-lb tq SuperRam 355 backed by a Tremec 5-speed and 9" ford rear and a nicely dialed in suspension. I started autox in that car and eventually moved on to track work. Sold it to a friend to move to a street / track vette that is now a dedicated road racer.

1998 M3 sedan. The most tossable and precise road car I've ever driven - almost as if the car is hard-wired directly to your brain. Loved that car and even did some track work with it and had the opportunity to drive it on the track earlier this year with a fully worked over suspension - it was just a dream to drive on the track, and on the street. Again, sold it to a friend who still owns it. Made the mistake of moving to an E39 M5, which ended up feeling too heavy and pigish for my tastes after the M3, so I sold it 1 year later and took a huge hit in depreciation. And bought the favorite car I've owned to date:

2004 Z06 (red / black) - purchased new. What can I say about this car, what a complete package - a race car built for the street. Awesome car.

I haven't owned the V long enough to know if it bumps the M3 out of my top 3, but surely it is sitting a solid 4th already. And is only behind the IROC due to sentimental value, not due to capability. The V beats the IROC in every measure of performance and of course is worlds better in fit / finish / quality not to mention utility of a 4-door. And it fits my needs so much better than the Z06 and allows me to drive it at least double the miles per year, which is a huge factor for me, so I would rather own the V. But the Z06 was a better car...

11-07-05, 05:00 AM
97 Toyota Supra Turbo - All of my other cars are/were boring.

11-07-05, 09:38 AM
car list:

1987 Nissan Pulsar - first car loved it, beat it, and man did i repair it

1995 Hyundai Elantra - college commuter 65K miles and only spent $200 in repairs (warranty repairs was a different story)

1998 Mustang GT convertible - canary yellow, still love this color to this day but it was a dog

1999 Mustang Cobra - Swore i would never buy another ford again, you thought the V has a bad drivetrain, and lets not even get started on the whole horspower rating issue

1999 F150 - apparently the only good thing ford can build

2000 Mercedes E55 - this was my favorite car, not the fastest, but the part of the reason i want a V. man do i miss blowing by people and have them think it was just another E320 :)

2001 C5 Convertible - Loved it and boy did it love oil, leave it to me to pick another car with issues, thanks gm...

2001 Infiniti QX4 - sold the E55 and the truck in the downturn of the economy, and corrected a mistake with an even bigger mistake. realized i hated driving suv's especially ones which take premium and barely get 14 MPG.

2001 VW Beetle - Thought it would be a fun commuter car and it was. great mileage, but never by a car assembled in mexico, quality sucked, lots of cheap parts.

2002 ZO6 - All Time track king, man would this car eat the track up.

2003 Chevrolet 2500 Duramax - Sold the beetle to buy the truck as a tow vehicle, and commuter. sold before price of diesel skyrocketed

2005 Subaru STi - Just had a kid and was tired of making car payments, sold the vette and the truck. modded the tar out of it for track events. so much that the wife won't even ride it anymore cause the suspension is so stiff. now got another kid on the way and there is no way to get 2 car seats in one.

2006 CTS-V - can't wait for one, man do i miss the torque of my vettes. figure this is where E55 meets ZO6, except 10 times more reliable than a german car.

favorite cars
#1 E55 hands down
#2 ZO6

future rides:
used 07 or 08 C6 ZO6...

11-07-05, 09:40 AM
1984 Maserati 4 Porte. A special factory ordered car one of 11 with an optional 450SS engine making over 450HP, all stock with 4 cams, 5 speed stick, 4 double throat down draft webers (effectively 8 carbs), headers, glass packs, lowered by the factory. 170+MPH rocket sled on rails. The car sounded like it was straight out of a 1950's Maserati race car, very few street cars produce all of the sensations that beast did and it was all wrapped in gratuitous amouts of leather and wood. I drove the car for years it was the ultimate sedan in my book.

All that and 4-6 MPG!

11-07-05, 09:56 AM
Wow, that's a tough question-I've owned a ton of car sand they have all been favorites which is why I bought them! How about favorite categories:

Favorite Exotic: '99 Lotus Sport 350-This clubracer limited to 50 units could gobble up the track and spit it out better than anything that I have ever driven.

Favorite sedan: '02 Merdes C32 AMG-All the bang, small, light and agile with no glaring faults, just an all around haul butt machine.

Favorite SUV: '99 Saab Viggen-4 banger screamer, forges its way through the deepest snow I could throw at it and would move most anythig in the hatch area.

Favorite Drop Top: '02 BMW M Roadster-While not the fastest or best handling Roadster, this screamer provided the best open cockpit experience from a small roadster that I have run across.

Favorite Coupe: '02 BMW Dinan M Coupe-355HP, 3.73 gears, 3100lbs, 8100RPM redline, massive brakes, perfect balance. The ultimate track toy and street rocket.

Where's the V? Had create a new category!

Favorite Hoodlum Machine: '04 CTS-V-The best machine to be generally bad in and scare unsuspecting drivers with the blat of the Corsa exhaust. Not to mention one of the most enjoyable cars for the 70-130MPH sprint out of everything that I have owned. Plus, American V8 power...need I say more? Lots of stupid quirks but it makes up for them!

Now if I had to pick only one of these: The '02 Dinan M Coupe would take the cake. Winning on the best combination of chassis, brake and power balance. Not to mention its unique ability to shread a roadcourse right behind a GT-3 and then scoot around town like a go-kart with no changes to the setup.

The above cars have enjoyed some seriouse garage mates so they had to earn their spots!

11-08-05, 07:40 PM
I loved the mid-90's Impala SS' and that trick '50 pickup sounds sweet.

What are the odds of this? Production of 1968 Z/28's was only about 7,000 and yet I'm the third one here that owned one. Setting the mechanical valves and dual-point gap in the distributor EVERY Friday night did become a drag after 40-50 times.

1970 'Cuda with 340. Non-factory 6 pack (converted) intake was a hassle to keep synched, more fun when switched to single Holley

2003 Cobra 'vert, monster, monster car, simple pulley and tune and 450+ hp/tq to the rear wheels

Best overall car so far (owned dozens and dozens):
2005 CTS-V

Anticipated best future car? 2006 M5

11-08-05, 09:40 PM
Well lets see, it probably was not the 1974 burnt orange Chevrolet pickup that was totaled when I hit a brand new Ford 3/4 ton head-on at 14 years old. Could be the 1974 Formula 400 big block with three dueces. However I loved that 1984 Trans Am WS6 (that car handled great for its time). The 1985 300Z was too lame on power but, was built great. The 1988 Chevrolet stepside pick-up with the "Royal" upgrade which included a metallic blue paint job and a cooler in the seat was convenient. Then there was the 3 Chevrolet Z71's, which were cool, in a redneck sort of way. Aaah, I really enjoyed the 2001 Tahoe with 20's.


I love this car

11-08-05, 10:35 PM
'95 Chevy Impala SS, bought used in 1998 from a guy who was holding back tears as he handed me the keys. Found myself trying to hold back tears six years later when I sold it.

11-08-05, 11:50 PM
Favorite car back then? No doubt; My 1969 Camaro Indy Pace Car. 350 4 speed. Factory A/C, gauge package in console, factory tach, tilt wheel, wood steering wheel, power top. Talk about a head-turner. God, I loved that car.
Favorite car now that I'm old? Again no doubt; My 2005 CTS/V

11-09-05, 01:05 AM
I have owned almost 60 cars in 35 some years.

My 76 Jag xj12L w/350 chev,
1983 jag xjs w/402 big block w/400 hydro
1970 Monte SS454
1996 Impala SS
last but not least my 1971 Cuda 440/4 sp

11-09-05, 07:58 AM
'95 Chevy Impala SS, bought used in 1998 from a guy who was holding back tears as he handed me the keys. Found myself trying to hold back tears six years later when I sold it.

Me too

Bought mine new and drove it for 230,000 miles and still sold it for $6,000

honorable mentions

69 Torino GT
66 Mustang Convertible
88 Mustang LX 5.0

11-09-05, 03:11 PM
89 Dayton ES - Fun but slow
91 Camaro RS 5.0 - Getting better but not there yet
91 Camaro Z28 5.7L - 245hp but still missing something
94 GMC Yukon SLE 2dr 4x4 - Wife hated the Z28 (said I spent too much time with it)
93 Corvette Coupe Z51 6sp - Got a good trade in on the wife. Kept for 6 years which was the longest I ever owned a car. Loved to climb in and strap the car on. Definately not the fastest but it felt right.
01 Vette Coupe Z51 - drove the 01Z but it was not worth the extra $
02 ZO6 - more power but just not the same feeling as being strapped into the 93.
05 CTS-V - Car is missing something.... just no flair! Waiting to order 07 Z06. Want my 93 Vette back.

evil 8
11-09-05, 07:16 PM
A short list of my favorites:
1970 1/2 RS/SS L78 (396/375) Camaro, Hugger Orange, Keepin it 4 ever
1988 Fiero Formula, Smart Pontiac, Kill it after you get it right.
1974 SD455 Trans Am, Smoke shows still haven't cleared up/
2002 Z06, Almost made my dad pass out on a "thrill" ride. Wife will not ride.
2003 EVO 8, Heavily modded,SSSSSSSSSSSS, PPSSSSHHHHH Made me the coolest dad in the world. Drawback: NO BURNOUTS!!!
1997 Camaro SS, Early 97 car with SLP single side exhaust, absolutely the best sound to ever come out of any car!!! If you've had one you know.
2005 CTS-V, Vulture Black, Bald tires, I Kill John Force at burnouts.

Lots more, but I am tearing up a little, I really love and or loved some of these things.

11-09-05, 08:05 PM
'41 Willys cpe - wuz gonna be the most bad-a$$ C-Gasser around until Uncle Sam asked me to participate in his military

'58 Olds 88 J2 cpe - w/3spd manual tranny (honest) w/about 1,000lbs of chrome on it.

'62 Ford 406 - w/3 carb setup (linkage was a real pain adjusting)

'79 BMW 528 - loved that car

Got married a few times after and it all went to hell :crying2: with a long recovery ($$) >>> :woohoo:

11-09-05, 09:02 PM
Well as far as daily driver my fav is the CTS-V. My all out scare my kids car is the blown 65 stang though. :)

11-09-05, 10:46 PM
In Loving Memory - March 13th 1997 to June 23 1999.

My...:crying: 1997 Black Z28 w/6 speed, all options, chrome Corvette ZR-1 wheels with 17x9.5 SP8000 275/40ZR17's up front and 17x11 SP8000 315/35ZR17's in the rear.


(she hit a 6 inch raised curb, a parked van, a house and came to rest back on the road. I was not the driver, it was stolen.)

11-10-05, 12:34 AM
This was a fun question. Reliving the good ol days with nothing to worry about ,just cars.....:thumbsup: . My crazy list spans 18yrs but the first 10yrs were fun..

81 vw jetta
86 iroc 305 five speed lightly modded
90 grand prix se
89 iroc convert five speed modded
93 z28 six speed lt1 modded featured in super chevy mag.1995
95 corvette coupe auto ,admiral blue beauty
91 gmc syclone crazy:bomb:
93 lexus gs300
1997 grand prix gtp supercharged
1999 lexus gs400 v8 nice...
2001 audi a6 avant sport
2001 corvette z06 modded sweeeeet....:D :D :D
2004 porsche cyanne s v8 nice
2004 audi s4 six speed v8 nice
2005 cts-V

favorit 3 1.zo6 by far.....:D 2. my 93 modded z28 3.my Cts-v

11-10-05, 12:51 AM
Got a long list of performance vehicles
69Mustang mach 1 - awesome straight line stuff...corners sucked, so did brakes.
77 Cougar - big ol college boat. (great back seat!!!)
85 Cutlass - same body as the grand nationals.....but only had the n/a 3.8
92 Lumina - garbage
93 Ford Explorer - Honeymoon vehicle
94 Impala SS
96 Impala SS newly single love mobile.
98 CamaroSS 6spd (sucked in Cleveland winters so I traded it for.....
a 00Camaro SS 6spd what a dumbass)
2001.5 Audi S4
2002 STS
2004CTS-V Best of em so far!!!


11-15-05, 01:34 PM
64 Barracuda 273 HiPo. That car was awsome, especially off the line. 13.9s
66 Hemi Plymouth. When I was frisky, I burned up a set of rears in a week.
Long dry spell
75 Cosworth Vega. Put 75k on that car and loved every minute. Corvette's of the era could not pull away on a twisty, and I even passed one once.
Another long dry spell...
An 06 CTS-V as soon as a dealer can deliver one to me.

the Cuda and the Vega are the favs. I am not counting the motorcycles in this, though they more than compete.

11-15-05, 06:39 PM
I'm too young to own many cars. I listen to too many stories of shoulda never gotten rid of... I hope this is the one that never gets away. An honerable mention is "the woody." It was a 92 caravan blue with wood panel stickers. Wow I got tormented, but it had its own memories- tailgating, mischief night was the best though. A couple of my friends took turns hanging out the sliding door pegging other kids with eggs. We reloaded many times that night. When the sliding door came off it was the beginning of the end.

11-15-05, 07:18 PM
I spent my most of my youth working with a 93 rx7 touring and i would have to say this is the car with the most soul in it. Currently looking into getting one with blown engine on a rolling chassis. It will be a great money pit i meant project.

Best looking sports car of all time and figures to boot. This time i'm going to do the basic mods on the rotary then go with the sbc engine swap

11-15-05, 10:30 PM
1. '04 CTS-V More CAI, B&B resonator cat back
2. '95 993 C2 Coupe B&B Muffler bypass pipes (still have them)
3. '00 996 C2 Coupe Fabspeed CAI and mufflers
4. '00 BMW 540i Sport
5. '01 MB E55 AMG

Thw V is a 4 door version of the 993. The 993 is also nicer than the 996 (except for the a/c). The 540 was also micer than the E55. Both do not hold a candle to the V.

11-27-05, 10:01 PM
I've owned 55 new cars, most of them just run of the mill transportation.

(1) Owned a 1974 Yellow Pantera w/ the 351 Cleveland and some mods.. 425HP - Mid engine and very very fast. Had it for 15 years and sold it for more than 30G's than I paid for it.
Divorce made me do it.. Did a 170 on the Mass. Turnpike. I was young and crazy then..

(2) My 2004 CTS-V is the love of my life now & may take 1st, who knows??
Only time will tell.

(3)1998 Red Corvette 100,000 miles made me sell it.. Mods made it 375-380HP

(4) 1962 Plymouth 413 CID 415HP.. Drag raced for 3 years in SS/A. NHRA record holder for about 3 months in 1963. 136MPH @ 11.98, & only with some trannycheats, headers and some rear pumpkin adjustments.. Never drove it much on the street. Had a tow car, but would race only for $$ on the street, late at night in Philly.. :() Ahhh, those were the days..

I may be old but not dead yet.. :cool2:

How fast has somone gone in thier "V", MPH I mean...


11-27-05, 10:39 PM
It's my sentimental favorite, but the 1998 Chevrolet S-10 with the ZR-2 package was a lot of fun. It was a brick on wheels, but damned reliable. And when I hit a deer on the Natchez Parkway somewhere in Alabama, it only cost me $104.99 to replace the dented front bumper bracket. Had I done that in my V, it would have been totaled. Trucks do sometimes have their virtues.

11-27-05, 10:50 PM
My favourite, the V, hands down.

11-27-05, 10:53 PM
I've owned 55 new cars,

11-27-05, 11:04 PM
I had a 85 IROC-Z Camero that was one of the first American cars in the world to come with ZR-50 Eagles and pull .9G's plus go 145mph+. I also had a 91 Mustang 5.0GT LX 5-speed that smoked everybody- the Tremec 5-speed was an absolute JOY! Since SUV ownership-Blah Blah Blah- I found an 04 CTS-V for 32K- Waiting for one for 25K-Then the story continues.

11-28-05, 01:02 PM
The list is very long...Somewhere around 70 cars(38 new).
My favorites in no special order would be.
87 Grand National (10.30's @131,1.42 60ft)
03 Millenium Yellow C5
2001 BMW 750IL
My favorite car to drive is my fathers 96 911 Turbo....He has 2500 miles on it....Treats it like a model a ford.

11-28-05, 02:29 PM
2002 ZO6, with haeds and cam---- 452hp to the rear wheels.376 hp to the rear Stock.

11-28-05, 04:42 PM
My Favorite car thus far is my 2004 CTS-V, it's Stealthy :=}. Most people have no clue what it is.



11-28-05, 05:19 PM
'93 Twin Turbo RX-7 was quite a car back then. I still have it and it's perfectly restored. The only real drawback is the fragile turbocharged rotary engine. I'm on my 3rd engine at 140k miles. Still enjoy running hard in this light weight rocket.

I bought an '01 Z06 when it first came out and then traded it for a 3,000 mile yellow '02 Z06 the following year. Still have that car too. Great fun and a super track car. I've done lots of HPDE's at tracks up and down the east coast. I also autocross the Z06 regularly and it still kicks butt in the ultra competitve Super Stock SCCA class.

I had a down payment on an '06 C6 Z06, but since I just bought a new home and was thinking about the bucks, I decided to go with the 05 CTS-V in order to be responsible. That's kind of funny - A 400hp performance machine was my responsible compromise choice. It's all in the perspective, I guess. So, for the time being, it's the right car. I really like it, but I'm a little concerned about the differential and not too happy about the low speed clunk. Passengers ask, "what's that?" I really wish GM could fix those two things and I would be much happier.

11-28-05, 06:21 PM
1) 1965 (blue with twin white strips) Mustang fastback with factory disk brakes (very rare in 1965). K code (289 hipo with hooker headers, crower cam and valve train, edelbrock torquer manifold, 600 cfm holley, mallory distributor, cc'd and polished heads). Verrry fast...............

2) 1971 Mach1 with every factory performance option: 351 cleveland hi compression (cammed, headers, aluminum high rise manifold, 800 cfm double pumper), RAM air, 9" detroit locker, T4 four speed, Hurst shifter...:eek:

3) Several SHO's (I like the V8 motored best):o

4) 2002 Z06....bad to the bone from the factory.:thumbsup:

5) Four cars I wish I could of owned:
a) '65 Sting Ray convertable, 327ci-375 hp
b) '69 295 hp, Z28 Camaro
c) '69 Large port 302 Cleveland, BOSS Mustang
d) '69 dual quad 426 Hemi, Daytona Charger (no wing)
e) '69 was a very good year.............................................. ..

6) Of course, at this stage of my life I love my 540 fwhp "V"

12-11-05, 12:29 AM
I'm still a V-looker at this point, but here's the list I would be adding to:

- 1955 Chevy V-8
- 1953 Olds 98 Convertible
- 1959 Renault Dauphine
- 1960 Triumph TR4
- 1966 VW Beetle
- 1968 Camaro 327 V-8
- 1971 BMW Bavaria
- 1975 BMW 530i
- 1976 Alfa Romeo Coupe
- 1983 Alfa Romeo GTV-6
- 1987 Alfa Romeo Milano Verde
- 1988 Acura Integra
- 1991 Alfa Romeo 164S
- 1998 GMC Jimmy 4X4
- 2000 Chevy Camaro SS
- 2004 GMC Envoy 4X4

With such an eclectic collection of vehicles, it's hard to pick a favorite, but I would have to say that the 55 Chevy and 83 Alfa GTV-6 were standouts. Wish I still had them both. In fact, after selling the GTV-6 and the Milano, I swore I would never sell another Alfa, so I still have the 164S. It's a helluva car: fast, luxurious, handles like only an Italian can, and that sexy Pininfarina body is still one of the most beautiful around.

12-11-05, 10:19 AM
1976 Trans Am
1986 Dodge Daytona Turbo Z
1985 Mustang 5.0
1987 Mustang GT
1984 Corvette
1995 3000GT
1997 M3 (favorite)
2003 350Z

Those are just the sporty cars. I won't bore anyone with the list of SUV's, beaters and junkers.

12-11-05, 11:58 AM
I've replied already but since the thread was bumped and I found this photo (the CTS-V runs rings around this car but it was a blast at the time)....

12-11-05, 06:33 PM
1969 mustang coupe first car !
1999 FRC corvette, dyno at 693 hp with a 200 shot of N0s
1993 Firebird Formula LT1 cam and heads ran 12.30s
2002 M3, SMG was cool shifted fast as Hell, and banged
1986 Buick Grand National-1st car I bought myself
2003 evolution 8 fast handled like it was on rails, 1.50 60 ft on stock tires!
CTS-V jury still out but looking good!