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Tokyo's between my toes
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You wanna check the MY on this one???
Oh, um, well you see, I actually had the first one. Yeah, I invented the idea. Yeah, that's the ticket...
 

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I can't bear to part with a car, I still have them all:

1983 Renault Alliance sedan (R9 to the rest of the world)
1965 Triumph Spitfire (awaiting restoration, has never moved under its own power)
1991 Mitsubishi Galant VR4 (turbo + AWD + 4-wheel steering, *really* moves under its own power ;))
1987 Renault Alliance convertible
1987 Renault GTA (awaiting serious work, has also never moved since I got it :D)
2003 Subaru Outback sedan

I really love the Renaults, they're intelligently designed in ways that were lost on the average US owner. Renault has "sort of" returned to the US market, though- their influence is clear on the latest Nissan designs *grin*
 

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tbert said:


:eek:

Running moonshine much???

:D

thx for the list.:cool:

tbert
:D nope- I was living in central NJ at the time and it was just cheap. I seriously abused that car (I'm sure it was abused before I got it) and it just would not die. It's probably still running somewhere
 

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tbert said:

2001 Toyota Prius
2004 Toyota Prius (the family wheels)
Tbert- how do you feel about your Priuses (Priusi)?
 

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Prii

I love the Prius.

It is a well-designed, well-engineered, earth-friendly car which doesn't sacrifice performance for environment. Especially the 04.

Our 01, the classic Prius had more of a feel of driving a refrigerator, but it was reliable, dependable, comfortable ( save for the front seats) car. Although it was better sound insulated and quieter than the 04, it had more body roll, Potenza RE92's as OE wheels (need I say more?) with a low-rolling-resistance design which also made them completely bald in about 15K miles :mad: . However, the hybrid system was flawless. And amenities were good, too.

The 04 has a little more scrappy personality. It is larger, it's HB, so more utilitarian. The hybrid system is revamped with a bigger electric motor. Cabin noise is a bit higher, but still much quieter than a non-hybrid car, especially when in the "stealth" mode. Front seats still could have some more lateral support. I can fit three car seats side-by-side in the back seat, which is important if you don't want to travel in a caravan wherever you go with your family :D .

Performance is way better than the first one. Although mileage suffers :rolleyes: . Good accelaration, almost good as my OBS. Gotta love the ECV transmission-planetary, no shift points you can feel.

I also love the smart entry/start system. If I have my keys in my pocket, I just walk up to it, as soon as I touch the door handle, door unlocks (yeah, like that Lexus that knows the driver;) )(Lexus = overpriced Toyota), I get in, press the brake, push the power button, put the lever in D, and I'm off. you can never lock your keys in it, b/c the car simply won't lock when keys are in it.

I think you get the idea. I love my OBS, but at the end of the lease, the Prius may be its replacement. Along with the new Prius for my wife, of course....There's no AWD on the Prius yet, but who knows by then. If anything mine's got the VSC.

Hope this helps...

tbert
 

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Hey Brian, why only 3 mos? Wreck it?

Yeah....Started icy drizzling late October, slid off road into sapling...Just enough damage to total it. Hit right into the pop up headlight, there goes the fiberglass. Was one of the most beautiful cars I have ever owned. All black, black leather interior, turbo, rear wheel drive, five speed and no pictures whatsoever to document my ownership! I bought it in '95 for $4800 with only 68k on it. had it for 3 wonderful months:D . Brian
 

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Man, sorry to hear that.

They were pretty **** good looking cars, especially w/the later model wide-bodies.

tbert
 

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Long ago, a friend of mine said "No matter who you talk to, they'll start looking over your shoulder and talking about cars they used to have."
 

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The_Lizard said:
Long ago, a friend of mine said "No matter who you talk to, they'll start looking over your shoulder and talking about cars they used to have."
your friend is a wise man, Liz.

:D

tbert
 

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1985 Toyota Celica GTS
Zumdish, my buddy had a blue one. Very fun car, rear wheel drive (the last year) five speed. Pretty easy to put a clutch in it. The he got a '90 Celica GT which wasn't real bad. Brian
 

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These are the vehicles I've owned and when I drove them.

1975 Honda CB125S Apr 1978 - Winter 1982
1971 Subaru ff-1 Jul 1978(I was 13-17 )-Spr1982
Dad traded a set of tires for this car then had it fixed up, then I joined the navy.
1974 Honda CL360 Fall 1981 - Spring 1983
1978 Subaru BRAT Nov 1982 - Sep 1987
1983 Honda Nighthawk 650 Jul 1983 - Sep 30, 1990 3:30 pm Ins co. bought it after a 16 yr + 30 day old pulled out in front of me. ps. I'm not bitter at all.
1957 Chevy 1/2 ton big window Jul 1987 - Feb 1989
1987 Chevy Beretta Sep 1987 - Apr 1989
1989 Chevy C1500 LB Std cab w/5.7 and 5spd Apr 1989 - Apr 1992 (LOVED THAT TRUCK!)
1989 Toyota Corolla four door Apr 1992 - Apr 1993 (married, xfer to Hawaii)
1993 Subaru Legacy LS fwd wagon 4eat Apr 1993 - May 1996 (wife had twins, Corolla too small)
1983 Subaru 4wd wagon 4spd dual range Fall 1995 - Summer 1997
1996 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L 4eat towing, cold weater and Dad hooked up the other goodies. May 1996 - Sep 2002 (102k) [It is in Connecticut now happy in the snow!]
1978 Subaru BRAT May 1999 - Feb 2002 (Not like I remembered it.)
1990 Subaru Legacy 5spd fwd sedan Sep 2001 - ? (I love this car!)
2002 Subaru OB Sep 2002 - ? ( May I never stray again!)

Well, this is my list, If anybody sees an '71-'72 ff-1 lying alongside of the road, PM me and I'll be right there. can you say "stealth WRX?"
 

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vehicles I primarily drove (as a teen) or owned. Early listings may be slightly out of order;

1960 Ford Thunderbird (totaled by me)

1962 (3 or 4?) Ford Ranchwagon.

1951 Chevy Coupe

1948 Willys Fleetvan (RH drive auctioned Postal van)

19 ? IH Travelall

19 ? Honda 300 'Dream' donorcycle

1964 Rambler Classic (with Weather Eye gauge cluster ans scary 'desert only' knob!)

1962 Chevy Impala

Late 70s Ford galaxy

1969 Datsun SRL311 (2000) (Fairlady) (wish I still had this one!)

1978 Honda Civic sedan (with the trunk flap)

1981 Honda Civic wagon (great car - indestructible)

1982 Olds 88

1996 Ford Windstar

1996 Dodge Avenger (inherited from my Mom)(present daily driver)

2003 H6 OBW (wife's replacemnt for totaled windstar)

(not including 3 cars bought for my kids)
 

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Hey Jondalar,

I see you owned a 1981 Civic. So did I. Mine was the three door hatch and was that light metallic green. They were so quiet and refined compared to the cars of that era, although not much grunt. Everyone that rode in it commented on how quiet and smooth it was.

We also had a 1978 Civic hatch and it went like a ball tearer but the '81 Civic was a fair bit heavier. From memory I think the '78 Civic was around the 740-760kg mark and the '81 was about 840kg, but I'm not sure.

Now we both have Subaru Outback 3.0R's.:D
 

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Hi Subah6,

Yeah the 81 Civic was a great little car. mine was a sort of metallic royal blue. The motor was so much more refined than most cars of that era. I would say the same of the 3.0R we have now, no comarison between it and the run of the mill GM or Ford 6 cylinders.

Cheers,
Karl
 

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Karl,

The coincidences keep going.

I had a 1985 Ford Telstar sedan which as you know is the rebadged Mazda 626.

cheers

Lance
 

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Lance, they were a great car for their day. I guess we just have good taste in cars ;)

Any other coincidences? I've had plenty of cars to choose from, just ask my ex, it's partly why she threw me out! LOL

Cheers,

Karl
 

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MY list of cars from over the years

Though I should add my list to the post..jeez theres a few here
1980 ford Falcon XD
1970 Mercedes 250c
1979 Ford Escort rally pack 2ltr
1978 Ford Escort rally pack 2ltr
1984 Ford laser S pack(twin cam 1.6 ltr fitted)
1970 toyota corrolla ke20
1992 EB Ford fairmont
1982 Ford meteor (wifes car)
1995 Holden barina 1.4ltr
1990 Ford falcon panel van
2000 subaru impreza RX hatch##########
1997 Mazda bravo extra cab 4wd
1984 Nissan bluebird TRX series 3
1979 Ford RS2000 (race car)
1980 Ford RS2000 (race car)
2001 Subaru WRX impreza############
1994 ED Ford falcon XR6 wagon
1979 Ford RS2000 (race car) -----------Current
1997 EL Ford falcon XR6 sedan
2000 Subaru Liberty RX 2.5ltr----------Current till next week######
2001 AU Ford Falcon XR6 vct ute----------Current
2004 Subaru Outback 3.0R (black)##### pick up next week
 

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Jimmbo, great choice with the 3.0R, you'll love it. Black looks great too, I just wasn't that committed to washing... Looking at your list made me realise I too had an 82 Ford Meteor, forgot about it in my list haha..
 

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Wow, hard to remember. Here's what I think:

1963 Triumph Spitfire
1953 1 ton Ford flatbed (flathead V8!)
1968 Coupe D'Ville
1963 Mercury
1962 Ford Fairlane (paid $1 for it)
1970 Super Beetle
1969 Ford F150
1929 Model A pickup(drove it back and forth to work for almost 2 years!)
1973 Jeep Wagoneer
1975 Triumph TR-6
1974 Volks Thing (great cars..living in Hawaii at the time. Never put the top up, just kept my stuff under the dash and let the rain clean the interior)
1975? Volks Thing
1978? Honda CVCC civic ( got about 45 mpg. Drove it from Sacramento, CA to upstate NY in 51 hours elapsed time once)
198? Ford Pinto (after gas tank thing bought it for $300 with 5K miles on it)
1985 S10 Blazer
197? Honda Accord
1981 VW diesel pickup
1993 Chrysler T&C
2000 Sube OB Ltd
2003 T&C Ltd AWD

Don't think I forgot any but might have.

And I thought I didn't change cars much!
 

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Hmm.. lets see:

1980 GMC Sierra Fullsize 4x4 w/ 3" lift and 33" mudders. Paid $1000 for it in Maryland in 95, and drove cross country to Iowa towing a trailer, no problems. I beat on that truck all the time, till I blew the rear spider gears. Let her sit for a while and got the next one to get me around. Later fixed it w/ some help from my dad. He drove it for a year on construction sites, never got stuck. I still have her, she sits lonely in my back yard.

1986 Pontiac Grand Am - Blew a head gasket which led to my next vehicle. Eventually replaced the head gasket, gave it to my father, who later passed it on to my sisters as their first car. Blew another head gasket, fixed it, drove it a little while more and sold it.

1991 GMC S15 Jimmy - Picked up when the Grand Am blew its first head gasket. Put 30k miles on the first year I had it. Still have it, although it's starting to show it's age, it's nice to run to the parts store and play around in the woods w/.

1995 Eagle Talon TSi AWD - I really wanted a WRX, but questionable times at work made me think better of that. This was a pretty good substitute, turbo and awd. Easily the fastest car I've ever owned. Bought a house and between payments and insurance, needed to get rid of it. Still had the Jimmy which was paid off, so away she went. I still see it around town and get sad every time I see it.

1996 Subaru Impreza Outback - Needed something in a little better shape than the Jimmy. Found her in the paper, she had 187k on her, picked her up for a song. Still running strong at 197k, I hope to see 250k.

And if I ever get around to building my garage, I'll get my dad's 56 Bel Air, 30k original miles and in pretty decent shape.

That's it for me...


--Josh
 
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