So...what cars have you owned?

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So...what cars have you owned?

Postby maxh2o » Tue Nov 29, 2016 12:27 pm

go ahead and list them and if you like, give a brief critique of the good or bad things about the cars.
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Re: So...what cars have you owned?

Postby brkinshiz » Tue Nov 29, 2016 12:57 pm

1985 Volvo 745ti - Best first car. Turbo, stick, room for enough friends to slow the car down.
1987 BMW 325 - Hey, this thing rotates
1996 BMW 318ti - No ass, no pass.
1987 BMW 535is - Best cruiser. Not enough sport.
1995 Mazda Miata - Hey, this thing turns
1987 BMW 325es - Hey, this thing sucks
1987 BMW 325e - Hey, this thing sucks marginally less
1987 Toyota MR2 - Hey, mid-engined is awesome, too bad I can't find parts
1996 Mazda Miata - Wow, someone messed this up, still drives well
1997 Mazda Miata - Hmm, shouldn't buy someone's modded project
1991 Mazda Miata - Hey, 1.6s are superior!
2001 Honda S2000 - BWWWAAAAHHH, hmm, too fast to be fun
1985 Volvo 244ti - Hmm, needs more doors
1985 Mazda RX-7 GSL-SE - Hmm, didn't realize these were all exhaust noise. Needs more piston-motor intake noise.

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Re: So...what cars have you owned?

Postby Ian McCloghrie » Tue Nov 29, 2016 3:09 pm

- 1987 Ford Taurus wagon w/ 3.0 Vulcan V6 - hand-me-down from my parents while in college. 130K miles, slow slow slow, but comfy.
- 1995 Ford Probe GT - first car I bought for myself with my new job.
- 1999 Mazda Miata - still own it, even though there's almost nothing left under the hood that was there when I purchased it. :)
- 2001 Audi S4 - Nogaro Blue B5 sedan, biturbo, fast and fun
- 2003 Ford Focus ZTW wagon - wife's car
- 2004 Audi S4 Avant - Bought this B6 used as an upgrade on the B5. My first V8! Wonderful engine, wagon very useful. Also Nogaro Blue!
- 2007 Honda Odyssey - wife's car, upgrade on the Focus
- 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD crew cab - tow vehicle for the Miata
- 20?? Locost Seven - bought it from the guy who built it with the intention of making it a DMod autox car, but then UFO went away so I never ran it. It wasn't as done as it looked, needed a lot of work. Sold it 18 months later.
- 2016 Audi S6 - My third Nogaro Blue car, bought to replace the B6 wagon because the kids are getting bigger and I wanted more room in the back. Very fast.
- 1993 Mazda RX-7 - FD!

In progress:

- 2017 Mazda CX-9 - new wife's car, to replace the Odyssey.

Photos of most of them here: http://www.codrus.com/cars/all/

Two and a half Fords (the Probe GT was half Ford, half Mazda)
Two and two halves Mazdas (the Locost was Miata based, so half Mazda there. Soon to be one more with the CX-9)
Three Audis
One Honda
One Chevy
One half whatever a Locost counts as. :)

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Re: So...what cars have you owned?

Postby red5racing » Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:08 pm

1974 Citroen GS (google it, remarkable looking car and suspension)
1979 Vauxhall Chevette wagon (ugh!)
1979 Honda Accord Hatch (no AC in Texas)
1981 Honda Accord Sedan (would like it back)
1987 Honda Accord (first new car, rolled it on Blue Ridge Pkwy)
1990 Acura Integra (second new car, rolled it)
1989 Dodge Colt (3rd new car, great fun, wish I'd bought the turbo, didn't roll it)
1991 Miata (sold)
1995 Miata (sold, first R-package, bought with 9k miles, should have kept it)
1999 BMW 328i sport (traded for minivan)
1999 Focus ZX3 (sold, needed something bigger)
2002 Honda CRV (regret, crude but reliable)
2005 Toyota Sienna (great turning circle)
1994 Miata (beloved R package)
1991 Miata (Martin's car, RIP on Grapevine, crank pulley feel off, coasted into Valencia)
1992 Miata (SBY)
2000 Miata
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Re: So...what cars have you owned?

Postby nitewing117 » Wed Nov 30, 2016 12:05 am

1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS - First car. Turbo'd it. Boom. Threw a rod out the front of the engine due to oil pump failure. (BOOOOM)
1978 Pontiac Firebird - Was given to me from my mom. Been trying to get it running for years. (sitting forever)
1999 Mazda Miata Sport package - Turbo'd this one too. 235 rwhp. Got rear ended while it was parked and smashed it to bits. (Totaled)
2001 Honda S2000 - DD'd track car with a bucket seat, aero, big wing, brake cooling mods. Parking brake failure caused it to kill itself. (Totaled)
1995 Subaru Impreza 4DR - Got this to drive up to Tahoe. Never drove it to Tahoe. Did Rally-X instead. (Sold to my brother)
1972 Chevy Vega Kammback - body was rusted to pieces, battery tray area was rotted out entirely, but this car somehow drove. Bought for lemons, never used it. (Sold)
2006 Honda S2000 - Supercharged. Got bored of the power and weak AP2 suspension. 06+ AP2 too pedestrian.. (Sold)
1995 Honda Civic VX - Bought to transport a road bike. never understood the value in these cars until I owned this. Was fun for having only ~100 hp. (Sold)
1994 Mazda RX-7 Touring - Garage car. Trying to not blow this one up.
1999 Subaru Forester S - Bought this to replace the Civic to transport road bikes. Hoping this one is capable of going to Tahoe unless my mods get in the way. Already planning to lower it 3-4". Slippery slope is happening. Parts are too interchangeable and cheap.
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'06 Honda S2000 - Silverstone (boosted, now sold)
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Re: So...what cars have you owned?

Postby JediJoker » Wed Nov 30, 2016 12:09 am

Used as if they were mine:
- 2003 Honda Odyssey: The Pimp Van™. 3.5 V6 VTEC monster. Felt "light" for its size. Honda used to be able to make any car fun. "Totaled" by my grandmother last year. :(
- 1996 Honda Accord Wagon: Man, do I miss this car. Long-term loan from a family friend. 4-banger, no VTEC, automatic. Once subjected to some trick driving at the hands of our Nikwit. Many late nights senior year of high school. Great memories. Best slow car fast.

But so far, I've only owned...
- 2001 Audi A6 2.7T 6MT sedan: Das Boot. A B5 S4 with more room, longer/wider wheelbase, and only 200 extra lbs. My only car. It's the wrong car for track work, which makes me want to track it that much more. Dad bought new in '00, used to take me to school in it. Still technically a one-owner car, according to the title. :ninja: Hope I never have to sell it. Being "my first car," it has ruined me completely.
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Re: So...what cars have you owned?

Postby maxh2o » Wed Nov 30, 2016 10:03 am

red5racing wrote:1991 Miata (Martin's car, RIP on Grapevine, crank pulley fell off, coasted into Valencia)

damn. :(
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Re: So...what cars have you owned?

Postby howangsNA » Wed Nov 30, 2016 2:38 pm

1997 Mitsubishi Mirage (four doors for mo hoes)
1993 Toyota MR2
1995 Nissan 240sx SE
1992 Honda Civic SI
1990 Honda Civic SI
1991 Honda CRX SI
1992 Mazda Miata Black and Tan
1995 Mazda Miata R Package
2000 Honda S2000
1996 Honda Civic Hatchback DX
2001 Mazda Miata SE
2000 Honda Civic SI
2003 Subaru WRX Wagon
2007 Honda Civic SI Sedan
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Re: So...what cars have you owned?

Postby Ian McCloghrie » Wed Nov 30, 2016 5:07 pm

JediJoker wrote: My only car. It's the wrong car for track work, which makes me want to track it that much more.


I took my B5 S4 to the track once. Set the brakes on fire and completely trashed an 8K mile set of tires. Never again. :)

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Re: So...what cars have you owned?

Postby JediJoker » Thu Dec 01, 2016 3:06 am

Ian McCloghrie wrote:I took my B5 S4 to the track once. Set the brakes on fire and completely trashed an 8K mile set of tires. Never again. :)

Well, the stock HP2s are definitely not up to hot laps. With track pads, maybe. I did run four events with the HP2s using DBA 2-piece slotted rotors, Stoptech 309 pads, and Motul RBF600, and... It was OK. Now I've upgraded to 6-piston Brembos, and it's much better.

No problems with Pilot Super Sports on the track. The only bad tire experience I've had was due to driver error. :oops:
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Re: So...what cars have you owned?

Postby Ian McCloghrie » Thu Dec 01, 2016 4:42 pm

Were any of those 4 days at Laguna? It's murder on brakes there...

The tires I killed were the OEM Continentals. Chunked, rolled over, torn up. I hate street tires on the track. :)

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Re: So...what cars have you owned?

Postby JediJoker » Fri Dec 02, 2016 1:05 am

Ian McCloghrie wrote:Were any of those 4 days at Laguna? It's murder on brakes there...

No, only had it on Laguna once, and that was with the new Brembos on RBF600 but stock Porsche Textar pads. Cooked 'em r'l good. Went to Sonoma with Stoptech 309s in and was fine.

Ian McCloghrie wrote:The tires I killed were the OEM Continentals. Chunked, rolled over, torn up. I hate street tires on the track. :)

Well, that I can believe. Super Sports are definitely street tires, but they can take the heat.
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Re: So...what cars have you owned?

Postby silhouette » Fri Dec 02, 2016 7:30 pm

1994 Honda Civic CX
1991 Mazda Miata Special Edition
1995 Mazda Miata PEP
2006 S2000
1993 Honda Civic VX --current
2006 S2000 --current

I think i need a third car, and I don't even drive to work anymore....
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Re: So...what cars have you owned?

Postby maxh2o » Fri Dec 02, 2016 7:41 pm

What are you thinking about getting?
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Re: So...what cars have you owned?

Postby silhouette » Sat Dec 03, 2016 12:34 am

maxh2o wrote:What are you thinking about getting?


probably a tofu delivery vehicle, or something equally stupid, but older.
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Re: So...what cars have you owned?

Postby 2cam16 » Sat Dec 03, 2016 8:04 am

1980 Toyota Corona
1978 Dodge Challenger/Mitsubishi Sapporo (Talk about an orange colored car!)
1987 Toyota truck (Mini-Trucked out back in those days of Mini-Truckin')
1983 Toyota Starlet
1987 Toyota FX-16
1991 Honda Civic DX sedan
1992 Mazda MPV
2001 Honda Odyssey LX
2002 Honda Civic DX
2004 Subaru WRX
2006 Mazda 5
2000 SUbaru Legacy
1998 BMW 318Ti
1992 Mazda Miata
2001 Subaru Forester S
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Re: So...what cars have you owned?

Postby maxh2o » Sat Dec 03, 2016 9:55 am

My girlfriend in college had a 79 Corona lift back. Odd car, but I enjoyed it. Her dad had a 72 lift back coupe that was a blast to drive because it was lighter and handled better.
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Re: So...what cars have you owned?

Postby maxh2o » Sat Dec 03, 2016 9:56 am

silhouette wrote:
maxh2o wrote:What are you thinking about getting?


probably a tofu delivery vehicle, or something equally stupid, but older.


I've been eyeing this thing.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/cto/5899529428.html
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Re: So...what cars have you owned?

Postby brkinshiz » Sat Dec 03, 2016 10:46 am

Thanks for the lead, Martin.
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Re: So...what cars have you owned?

Postby maxh2o » Sat Dec 03, 2016 1:39 pm

Dew it so I don't
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Re: So...what cars have you owned?

Postby silhouette » Sat Dec 03, 2016 4:58 pm

Not to derail this thread or anything, but when is the next Martin's Emporium of Beer and Meat Meet?
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Postby maxh2o » Sat Dec 03, 2016 11:57 pm

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Re: So...what cars have you owned?

Postby maxh2o » Mon Dec 05, 2016 5:14 pm

maxh2o wrote:
silhouette wrote:
maxh2o wrote:What are you thinking about getting?


probably a tofu delivery vehicle, or something equally stupid, but older.


I've been eyeing this thing.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/cto/5899529428.html


sold!

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