toyota soarer 430
toyota soarer 430
I had a 47 chevy pretty much started out like this one. Fixed it up then sold it. Not my forte, just bought it on a lark. something to do while I drank beer. My dad cracked up when he saw it, from his generation. Not going to pick up chicks in that, no matter how shiny the paint.
69' Chevy Impala
79' Chevy Chevette
85'(?) Jeep Cherokee
91'(?) Jeep Wrangler
80'-85'(don't remember)Porsche 924
99' Jeep Wrangler
(anyone know why the picture doesn't show directly in the post?)
This was probably my favorite. '99 Impreza had over 500whp - real fun to drive. Also had an '01 Impreza, an '02 from Japan, a '96 Legacy...and a 91 Jetta I got for free
...haven't owned a car in years and miss it.
What a lineup of junk. Only name there worth a crap is "Porsche" and you even managed to faak that up (924, pffft)
Owned two of these
Taurus (salesman days car)
Cavalier(Amazingly enough the best car repair bill wise. Only time I had it in was under warranty for a plug missing in the a/c system from the factory. Had 110,000 when I got rid of it.)
'00 Windstar(Almost killed me. Got recall notice for a possibility of a part breaking in the front end causing loss of control. The notice came 1 month after the part cracked and sent me into a ditch. I was lucky enough to have just turned out of a driveway so was going 10-15 miles per hour. Tons of recalls, and problems over the course of 12 years and 122,000 miles)
'08 Accord Coupe(wifes actually)
'08 Triumph Sprint ST(two wheels)
am i correct that Toyota didnt sell the Soarer line outside of japan? it is the pre-lexus line, it was cheap and is still my favoriate car.
In order of acquisition:
98 Ford Mustang GT (nearly stock) - 50,000 miles seat time
97 Dodge Viper GTS (basic power upgrades) - 40,000! miles of seat time
2004 Honda S2000 (nearly stock) - 60,000 miles of seat time
2007 BMW 335i (modded to hell) - 50,000 miles of seat time
2006 BMW M Roadster (stock) - 10,000 miles of seat time
2009 Corvette Z06 (nearly stock) - 38,000 miles of seat time
It is a terrible habit (I'd say coke and hookers might be cheaper if indulged in only occasionally...), and thankfully I have so far not bought anything super exotic (the most expensive one to maintain is, somewhat surprisingly, the one with the M badge...)
I keep looking at Ferrari 355 Berlinettas and GTSs (6 speed manual of course, no F1), but I still have a shred of sense left regarding operating costs (the purchase is simply a down payment on this car...), but I believe their values are "reasonable" in terms of depreciation costs now.
Fastest most insanely capable car on the list (by a country mile too): Z06.
Most fun to drive (most involving, most adrenaline, most likely to kill you): Gen II Viper.
Car I don't own, but would likely part with soul and or various body parts for: Ferrari F40
Now that's what I'm talking about! Now tell us about your homes!
You know how to live!
first Car: 1967 Pontiac Bonneville
1973 Volkswagen Beetle
1982 Volvo 240 Wagon
1972 Volvo P1800ES
1987 Mercedes Benz 300D
Now: 1998 GMC 1500 SLE
Nothing wild on the home front here at the moment, just a normal 3 bed / 3 bath here is south orange county (should sell it and buy the F40, and have some operating change left over lol).
I'd love to get a second place in Europe in a south central location (French/Italian Riviera, Monaco, Switzerland) for easy touring/vacationing purposes, so here is one vote for continued euro problems that bring the exchange rate under par
had that car (300e), loved that damn thing! BUT, if you're going to own something like that you have to know how to work on it. its just not worth paying for endless repairs..
i feel like old school benz driving not the different than current.
I really like my Jeep Wrangler, it fits me to a tee. But the mileage sucks so this is likely my next car.
That top of the line Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland is a real head turner. Great interior as well...but crappy gas mileage like just about all SUV's.
I'm sure we were all proud of our first cars, whatever they may have been. But you have to admit that the '40s pretty much had the ugliest cars in automobile history. That is one butt ugly car.
Cars from the '30s had a cool vintage look. The fin cars of the '50s and early '60s looked foolishly silly in retrospect, but they weren't specifically ugly in the main. The '40s, however, are best forgotten.
My first car was a 1972 Toyota Celica, the first year they came out. Bought it in 1976 after finishing high school with money saved from summer jobs.
Capitalism? You sorry SOB!
'72 MG Midget
'85 Fiero 6-cyl
'76 Bug, Fuel Injected
Probably should have kept all those clunkers. I think they are worth more than I paid for them, now...
I don't know about the Fiero, but the other two should have been keepers.
Cool thread lol.
Every car I've ever owned:
1973 Pontiac Trans Am, 455 HO
1972 Chevrolet Vega GT modded with 350 V8, TH 350 trans, 12-bolt Posi
1959 Chevrolet Apache stepside pickup, 6 cyl
1956 Ford Fairlane 2-dr Club Sedan modded with 428 Super Cobrajet, 10-bolt Toploader 4-speed
1972 Porsche 914, factory 4 cyl
1973 Lotus Europa Twincam Special
1979 Chevrolet Corvette
1973 Karmann Ghia Convertible, modded with 1835cc bus engine
1987 Volkswagen Jetta
1987 Acura Legend
1987 Porsche Carrera
1970 Porsche 914-6 GT, ran in Le Mans 1970
2001 Ford F-250 Lariat Crewcab with 7.3 liter Powerstroke Diesel
2009 Ford Shelby GT-500 Convertible
2012 Ford Focus
2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302
The Fiero with the V-6 was actually a good strong car and pretty rare. Totally different creature than the 4-cyl version.
Wow, I didn't mean to kill this thread.
My philosophy has been that life is simply too short to drive a Toyota Celica. I've always believed that a person could buy used and get an exciting car for the same or less money that they would spend on a new car.
That changed for me as I got older and there were so many fast cars being produced so nowdays I just buy them new but I try to buy value, cars that don't massively depreciate. That list of cars I've owned represents discipline. What you don't see is all of the Ferrari and Lamborghini cars that I didn't purchase.
When you look under the front-end of a Ferrari you don't see a single Zerk fitting (grease nipple) which means the steering and suspension mechanisms aren't intended to be serviced or to last very long. Same with the Lamborghinis. Look under a Porsche and you see lots of Zerk fittings and the steering and suspension is designed to be serviced and to last forever.
I've tried occasionally to drive an economy car but I nearly died from sheer dullness. In another decade or two we'll probably all be driving glorified golfcarts anyway.
I hope this thread will revive and I would love to see what other members own, drive or simply worship in the privacy of their garage.