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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!

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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
 

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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.
 

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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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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.
 

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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.
 

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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?
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.

 

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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.
 

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

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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.​
 

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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 [email protected] 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.....
 

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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:
 

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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.
 
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