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« Reply #15 on: May 16, 2007, 10:08:51 PM »

The Chevy Impala would be my next car if I needed a "new" one at this time.
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« Reply #16 on: May 16, 2007, 11:43:06 PM »

'92 Ford Taurus LX station wagon, with a 3.8 liter V6, fuel injection & overdrive.
I like it, but a couple of months ago somebody parked in my space, & I had to park it in a ditch. It rained that night, & the next day I had to call a tow truck to get it out. Ever since, the steering's felt kinda funny, it idles pretty rough when I first start it, & it doesn't quite have as much pep as it used to.

I took it to my mechanic, & after taking a look at it, he essentially said that he wouldn't fix it, insisting that the work (1,100 estimated) would cost more than the car is worth. So I looked around for another machine &, considering my current financial situation, found that my best option would probably be some type of 2.0 four cylender econobox, maybe a couple of years newer.

Of course, I like my big Taurus, & it seems to do okay as long as I keep a sharp eye on the fluids & don't push it too hard. so I think I'll just stick with this one 'til it craps out or another five grand falls into my lap.

In the meantime, I've been trying to restore my '75 Honda CB400f Supersport.
I haven't been able to ride it for a couple of years now, as it needs a lot of work, but the engine's held up pretty well.
I just got a new battery for it, & I'm hoping with my next paycheck to get a new set of ignition coils & plugs.
From there, it needs a new chain & sprockets, and a front tire.
Eventually, I hope to rebuild the front fork, & replace the contact points with a Dyna magneto.

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« Reply #17 on: May 17, 2007, 06:16:01 AM »

'92 Ford Taurus LX station wagon, with a 3.8 liter V6, fuel injection & overdrive.

I had a '94 Mercury Sable wagon; basically similar. I loved that wagon (despite it having been a Ford product). Unfortunately, the engine went (it remembered that it was a Ford product), and I couldn't afford to drop another engine in it.

The Taurus and Sable wagons are roomy, comfortable cars.

Still wish I had my Sable wagon. It was probably the only vehicle I can recall where, once when it was in the shop, I had used a rental car, and was so looking to get back to my car because the rental car was so uncomfortable compared to it.

I never cared for the later, shortened models; the ones with the teardrop looking back windows.
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« Reply #18 on: May 17, 2007, 07:54:43 AM »

I bought a Dodge Neon back in 2002 much like Raj did when auto companies were doing anything to sell their cars.  After everything was said and done, the car ended up only being apx 12,000 with taxes and fees.  I got married about six months later and that has been my wife's car ever since.

When she took over the Neon, I reverted to driving an 89 Ford Escort that I had since the late 90s.  I bought it with only 18k miles on it and it was a great car.  Last August the transmission completely quit while at a stop sign so I went out and picked up a 2001 Daweoo Lanos. 

This one looks quite a bit like mine although mine is not a hatchback:



The Neon will be payed off in July, and I have been contemplating getting another vehicle.  The Daewoo was just something cheap to get me from point A to point B.  I may see about looking into buying a used Prius like Zap mentioned since I've loved those since they were first released.  The extra gas mileage certainly would help as well.
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« Reply #19 on: May 17, 2007, 02:12:27 PM »

'92 Ford Taurus LX station wagon, with a 3.8 liter V6, fuel injection & overdrive.

I had a '94 Mercury Sable wagon; basically similar. I loved that wagon (despite it having been a Ford product). Unfortunately, the engine went (it remembered that it was a Ford product), and I couldn't afford to drop another engine in it.

The Taurus and Sable wagons are roomy, comfortable cars.

Interestingly enough, I had inhereted a '93 Sable sedan from my grandfather in December of 2001, but I totalled it a couple of months later. Fortunately, my Mom had talked me into getting some good insurance, which I used to buy the Taurus.
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« Reply #20 on: May 17, 2007, 06:19:44 PM »

Me: 2003 Nissan Frontier XE pickup (4cyl 5 speed). Gets decent mileage and I've got room for those Home Depot purchases.

My wife: 1998 Toyota Corolla w/110,000 miles. Good commuter, but I'm 6'3" and it kills my knees to drive the thing.

We're looking at buying a weekend and trip car this year, probably a Nissan Altima.

I had a 1996 Nissan XE pickup, but gave it to my son when he was in college. He had a crappy old Geo Storm that was falling apart, so I gave him my truck (which had about 110,000 miles on it) and traded his old car on my new truck (got $500 for it).  He gonna drive it until he's 25 and the insurance rates go down before buying something new.

My daughter had our 1992 Taurus until she inherited some money from her grandma.  She sold the old one to a friend and bought a 1997 Taurus in 2004 that had only 45,000 miles on it . It's a pretty nice car with leather seats, sunroof, and a cd changer in the trunk.
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« Reply #21 on: May 17, 2007, 10:24:54 PM »

I've been driving for the last 3 years a beige 2004 Ford Focus Sport Wagon SE.

Got it because I'm constantly loading around music equipment and stuff.

First brand new car that I ever bought.  It's run like a dream since I've had it.
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« Reply #22 on: May 17, 2007, 10:58:46 PM »

I live downtown so I walk, use rollerblades or the subway.  I sure am glad I don't have to pay gas, insurance, and car payments just to get around.
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« Reply #23 on: May 18, 2007, 12:13:42 AM »

2000 Subaru Outback . . .
Boring car, but glad it runs well --
Our prior, which we were forced to sell to a Mexican neighbor, had a beautiful mural of the Standing Stones of Callanish on its hood --
Plus, a Homecoming Queen crown and champagne bubbles that my wife's High School associates/students had painted on the rear window --
This "new" car has a lot of Soul to live up to!!
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« Reply #24 on: May 18, 2007, 12:22:40 AM »

Our prior, which we were forced to sell to a Mexican neighbor, had a beautiful mural of the Standing Stones of Callanish on its hood --


You had this painted on your hood?



Cool!
How did you get it painted on there?
Or was it there when you bought it?

Why were you "forced" to sell it?
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« Reply #25 on: May 18, 2007, 05:21:07 AM »


Carhenge in Nebraska
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« Reply #26 on: May 18, 2007, 05:40:36 AM »


Carhenge in Nebraska


Now THAT is COOL!!! Thumbup
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« Reply #27 on: May 18, 2007, 04:16:30 PM »

With all these cars we should do a road movie with all of us meeting in New York to L.A. with CB's for 3,000 miles and seeing who will get there first. With nightly stops at regional drive-ins along the way so everyone would have a chance to be first by the time we all hit Hollywood. Coast to coast......................

At the end there would be a big B-Fest in Hollywood for all the badmovies.org members and lurkers.

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« Reply #28 on: May 18, 2007, 04:30:49 PM »

With all these cars we should do a road movie with all of us meeting in New York to L.A. with CB's for 3,000 miles and seeing who will get there first. With nightly stops at regional drive-ins along the way so everyone would have a chance to be first by the time we all hit Hollywood. Coast to coast......................

At the end there would be a big B-Fest in Hollywood for all the badmovies.org members and lurkers.


I am up for it, but what is the points system?  "Death Race 2000" standard?

Wait, you don't mean simply driving without running over people, do you?
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« Reply #29 on: May 18, 2007, 04:44:51 PM »

Well..................Lets leave the Death Race 2000 point system out this year. Maybe it could be worked in for the next one.
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