Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Stro, Oct 16, 2009.
81 ford escort 100 percent done
eighty three. adding a 99 escort wagon and a 98 tracer wagon.
Need to update, 02 Escort: dead at 198,000 miles (damn teenage son!)
replaced with 99 Mercury Tracer, 165,000 miles (current)
1993 Ford Tempo
2000 Saturn SL2
1999 Toyota Camry (Current)
1996 Ford Escort (Current)
84. just bought an 02 ZX2.
86. bought an 06 mazda 3 and just bought an 00 zx2.
I'll give it a shot listing all the cars I've owned...
1977 Plymouth Volare station wagon (318 4-speed) sold
1971 VW Squareback scrapped
1967 Opel Kadette scrapped
1974 Plymouth Scamp
1975 Ford F-250 sold
1971 Ford Pinto (1600 eng) sold
1973 Ford Pinto sold
1971 Buick LeSabre scrapped
1971 Ford Maverick scrapped
1971 Opel Kadette sold
1979 Toyota Corona sold
1973 Buick Electra sold
1974 Mercury Comet sold
1974 Cadillac Sedan DeVille sold
1976 Buick Electra sold
1961 Buick Special (215 alum V8) scrapped
1976 Toyota Corona scrapped
1974 Toyota Corona sold
1978 VW Rabbit (diesel) scrapped
1989 Mercury Sable sold
1981 Toyota pickup sold
1981 Toyota flatbed sold
1961 Buick Skylark sold
1979 Dodge Aspen sold
1979 Datsun 210 sold
1978 Toyota Cressida sold
1963 Oldsmobile Cutlass sold
1986 Toyota Corolla GT-S sold
1986 Toyota Corolla GT-S parted
1985 Toyota Corolla SR5 rwd scrapped
1985 Toyota Corolla SR5 rwd sold
1986 Toyota Corolla SR5 rwd scrapped
1985 Toyota Corolla SR5 rwd sold
1984 Toyota Camry scrapped
1988 Toyota truck sold
1989 Chevrolet C2500 sold
1985 Toyota Camry sold
1967 International Scout sold
2001 Kia Sephia (bought new) traded in
2002 Kia Optima SE (bought new) traded in
1992 Saturn SW-2 sold
1999 Ford ZX2 traded in
1993 Subaru Legacy sold
1992 Dodge Dakota sold
1989 Chevrolet K1500 sold
1992 Toyota truck sold
1985 Toyota Corolla SR5 rwd sold
1985 Toyota Corolla SR5 scrapped
1983 AMC Concord sold
1995 Chevrolet K2500 sold
1986 Toyota Camry sold
2005 Kia Spectra SX (bought new) traded
2005 Kia Spectra5 (bought new) sold
1961 Buick Special sold
1964 Buick Skylark sold
1972 Chevrolet Monte Carlo sold
1972 Chevrolet Monte Carlo (454) sold
1972 Chevrolet Monte Carlo parted
1999 Ford ZX2 totaled
1998 Nissan Sentra sold
2002 Hyundai XG350 sold
2005 Hyundai Sonata sold
1999 Ford ZX2 sold
2000 Ford ZX2 S/R returned to dealer
2001 Hyundai Accent sold
2006 Ford Ranger sold
2006 Kia Sorento sold
2001 Hyundai Santa Fe sold
2001 Kia Optima sold
1998 Subaru Legacy sold
1999 Ford ZX2 parts car
1998 Ford ZX2 still have
1998 Ford ZX2 DD
1992 Chevy K1500
2002 Ford ZX2 (was my GF's daughter's driver) sold
2001 Ford ZX2 project
2001 Ford ZX2 parts/sell
2000 Ford ZX2 S/R
2018 Honda CR-V
I'm sure I forgot a couple here and there....
Mr Schwinnman67, I thought that I COULD CREATE A LIST........... you've got me beat by a long shot.......... the story that go with this would be interesting [but it might take a few pages, huh?]
One difference for me tho is that they were ALL FORDS/MERCURYS except my FIRST; for High School graduation, my mom got me a 1940 Hudson 4 dr sedan, flat head six with three on the tree of course ..... as a kid, that lasted me until Aug/Sep of the same year when I started my Ford journey with a brand new 1956 Ford. No, not a Victoria, Crown Victoria, nor Convertible, but a plain jane Mainline 2 dr sedan with NO options, not even a radio, but to ME it was a gem; a BRAND NEW CAR..........
As to "options" that is not the WHOLE exact truth. Heaters were "optional" and I got that [Ohio] and we did dealer undercoating and paint "porcelanized" [spelig?] finish. The radio , backup lights, and passenger side visor were options. YES the VISOR was an option. I wanted a NEW car so bad, I went w/o the radio all of it's life [4 years and unsightly rust], then a brand new 1960 Ford 2dr Mainline, same features EXCEPT I was dying to have Overdrive, I think I DID get a radio and for certain backup lights. To this day, the Overdrive was/is my favorite feature, and now, of course, we have the five speed which serves the same purpose BUT, the older overdrive was still significantly "nicer" in that when you were in third gear driving highway speed, to pass a car, you'd "floor" it, and the trans kicked into third gear "normal" for a very effective passing gear. And yes, it was "effective" because of course the differential on Overdrive cars were geared HIGHER [numerically] than the "regular" standard shift diff. Then when you're around that car, let up on the gas, and it went smoothly back into third gear Overdrive. Most all were 0.70 and 0.72. The differentials were 3.56 on standard, and 3.89 on Overdrive.
Hoping I'm not too "off topic" here, but for some of you "younger folks" out there, that's some automotive history that was/is FUN, in my book at least. [
Reader's Digest version on next; Ohio unsightly rust to IT too, so NICEST CAR IN MY LIFE, I believe came a 1963 1/2 Mercury Marauder 2 dr hardtop with a "BIG 390" [I can see a lot of you smiling or chuckling out there] and my first automatic tranny.
I'll hafta think about doing a list.
[Edit, especially for Intuit and Gamer92; the WHOLE THING except one half of the first paragraph was STRUCK OUT FONT and was not apparent UNTIL I "posted" it..... so I re-entered to make it normal so that it could be read].
The only people that call me Mr are salesmen.... (and the principal when I was growing up and got sent to the office).
Took a while to remember all the cars I had over the years ( got my first car in 1985).
My first was Sep 1955; phewwwwww.
[Edit; tidbit. Max loan time back then was 36 months. My payments were 51.89 per month. I traded my 1940 Hudson in. It had the engine blown and we had to tow it in, ha].
I thought the late 50's Fords (except for the 58) were good looking cars.
Agree. I also had a pair of 1957's but that was later in life.
When my 1956 rusted out, I was anxious to get a new car. so I'd been watching [1955 started the era of BEAUTIFUL to me], 1956 was great, 1957 was GREAT [except for the eyebrow head lamps, ha] and to me 1958 was "out of this world" good, and 1959 was still pretty nice.
So with all THAT in my mind, I figured things got better and better. So I ordered the 1960 "sight unseen" before they were even "out" for sale.
Was I in for a big surprise; it WAS NOT beautiful [no offense to 1960 lovers; I've come to appreciate them], but a contract is a contract, and it was NEW so of course I took delivery. The part that WAS A SHOCK to me was the new and innovative slanting DOWN hood. That was a shock to our systems.
Trivia. That was the day of cars getting bigger and bigger; longer wider and LOWER, ha. Did you know the 1960 Ford was SO WIDE it was ILLEGAL in some states? Pennsylvania for sure.
Of course Ford could not change midstream, so of course Pennsylvania changed the law ha. As I understand it, anything wider than a certain dimension required auxiliary side marker lamps. This Ford fit that category.
Fun history and photos for Ford lovers:
Model Wheelbase Overall Length Width Front Tread Rear Tread
Galaxie 119 in 213.7 in 81.5 in 61 in 60 in
Size matters; the BIGGEST car [longest] I ever had was that 1963 1/2 Mercury Marauder at 215 inches; one inch less than 18 feet.
[Edit; I see the table does not do columns well; the WIDTH was 81.5 inches].
Was this before or after there was an I-75? Very interesting history lesson guys. Re "strike-out" text, turn off the rich text editor feature before typing out your post and you won't have to worry about accidentally turning that on all the time.
I need to update my list.
1997 Ford Escort wagon (5 speed) sold
2008 Mazda 3 hatch (5 speed) current
In Chronological Order:
90 Eagle Summit (5 Speed)- Bought from dad's friend who bought it back after it stopped running a couple weeks later.
89 Probe GT (5 Speed)- Bought senior year, turbo, fun and trouble. Sold when I left for college
94 Ranger STX 4x4 (5 Speed)- Gift from parents after Freshman year of college, sold in 2010, still see it occasionally.
99 Mercury Cougar v6 (5 Speed) - Bought in 2008 when gas spiked and was too expensive to drive the truck, plus the truck had no AC and Virginia Beach gets hot in the summer in a black truck, Sold after engine blew.
94 Escort (Auto ) - Bought as DD after Cougar died. Had 6800 miles, now has 73000. Little old lady bought it new in 94. Still looks mint.
I've owned all the 1st gen diesels!
1987 Escort hatchback, 2.0D
1985 Lynx wagon, 2.0D
1986 Tempo sedan, 2.0D
1986 Topaz sedan, 2.0D
Love these cars, I make my own biodiesel for them, and they just sip it on down. Easy 55+ mpg.
Only the Tempo/Topaz left though . The Escort and Lynx rusted to pieces...
Heck: I have had 55 cars...
1979 Chrysler Cordoba
1979 Monte Carlo (pontiac 267 chained into the bay...)
1978 Buick Electra with a true 350X engine
1981-1984 Regal (4)
1977 Grand Marquis (candy Apple red with a white top (PimpMobile))
1988 LTD, Decalb (?) county, GA Sherrifs car
1989 Grand Marquis (drove that @150; scrapped it)
1994 Suburban 4x4
2005 Suburban 2x4
1997 Escort LX
1998 Escort SE
2000 Escort LX
so many more....
ive had more then i will ever admit. but i will tell you my first , and the last one i bought.
first was a 1965 chevy 2wd longbed
last one i bought was a 1997 escort wagon.
Time to add another to the list...
1998 Subaru Legacy L wagon
Vehicles I've owned so far in order since I was 15:
-1978 Toyota Pickup SR5 longbed 2wd 5 speed (sold)
-1979 Chevrolet Suburban K10 4x4 3 speed manual w/granny gear (sold) (my favorite vehicle to date, shouldn't have let it go)
-2000 Dodge Ram 1500 conversion van (totaled 1 month after purchase)
-1987 Mercury Lynx base 4 speed manual (sold)
-1995 Dodge Dakota 4x4 (scrapped)
-1997 Mercury Tracer wagon (current)
Separate names with a comma.