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Random ass question how many cars have you owned in your lifetime?

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9 cars/trucks plus 4 motor cycles.
6 cars were daily drivers, 3 were summer 'fun' cars.

78 Pontiac Sunbird right out of High School. V-6 & 4 speed made it a lot of fun. Beat the crap out of it and ended up junking it.

83 Full size Chevy 4x4 pickup. Drove it for about 8 years. Replace the motor with a junkyard 350, built it up (headers, intake & carb, cam) as it wore out. Box was really rusted and I sold it.

83 Chev Celebrity that was my folks car. Bought it from them for next to nothing. Motor, trans, brakes, steering were all on the way out. Sold it to a work friend who fixed all the mechanicals (body & interior were very nice) and made a bit of money selling it.

92 Saturn. Bought it new. Nice car. But I missed having 4 wheel drive and decent clearance in the Wisconsin winter. Sold it to a work friend for his wife.

97 ZR2 Blazer (the S-10 sized one). Bought new, special order. Only one with a 5 speed that I ever saw. Great truck. Had it for 18 years, sold it 2 years ago.

85 Toyota MR2. Paid $300 for it, put another $300 for a water pump & alternator. Awesome car. Total go kart. 2 seater, mid engine. Not super powerful but super small & light. Very rusty. Sold it after a year to a neighbor. He drove it for a year and then the front suspension fell apart.

83 Porsche 944. Saw it sitting in a lot when I had the MR2. Took a look and test drive and was hooked. Kind of beat up, repaired wreck (body not quite straight) but a lot of fun. Did a fair amount of work on it, still have it.

85 Porsche 928. (This is the same model that 'went swimming' in "Risky Business") After owning the 944 for 7 years or so, decided I wanted to upgrade and after a bit of research, the 928 was the best 'bang for the buck'. Found a good online community, lots of support, advice and parts. Looked around for a while and found this one. It's taken a good bit of work, but I drove it out to California with my mom back in 2014/ Awesome roadtrip in a car that's designed for long distance, high speed luxury cruising.
Tried to sell the 944, but no buyers. It has issues and nobody was willing to pay my ask. So I had 2, plus the Blazer for work and winter.

05 Porsche Cayenne Turbo (the SUV). The online forum for the 928 is a good group. Some guys have more than one. Some have a lot more. One of the regulars pointed out that a 10 year old Cayenne with over 100k on it goes for well under $20k. Really. So I started looking. After about 6 months or so, this one popped up locally. Great shape, a few issues, nothing unexpected for the car at the age and mileage. Full records, all work done at the dealer. Paid $16k for it (sticker back in 05 was $93k).
Sold the Blazer over C/L to a college kid from Upper Michigan.

So now I have 3 Porsches. See pic.
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85 Porsche 928. (This is the same model that 'went swimming' in "Risky Business") After owning the 944 for 7 years or so, decided I wanted to upgrade and after a bit of research, the 928 was the best 'bang for the buck'. Found a good online community, lots of support, advice and parts. Looked around for a while and found this one. It's taken a good bit of work, but I drove it out to California with my mom back in 2014/ Awesome roadtrip in a car that's designed for long distance, high speed luxury cruising.
Tried to sell the 944, but no buyers. It has issues and nobody was willing to pay my ask. So I had 2, plus the Blazer for work and winter.
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About 15 years ago a friend comes by with a 928 with just over 180,000 miles. So after some talk we go for a drive. We are going down a road with a limit of 50 mph. Listening to the stereo while he relates to me the problems he is having trying to get cheap parts for the A/C which was inop.

After a bit I check the speedometer and I about crap my pants. Its indicating 110 and I thought I might be going 60. Nice cars, quiet, strong engine.

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Well, quite a lot since 1981 ..

Citroen GS Club 1.3
Ford Escort 1.3
Mercedes Benz 200 D
Ford Granada Coupé 2.3
Audi 50
Peugeot 405 (for 3 Days, Engine fucked up ..)
Mercedes Benz 230 E
Mercedes Benz 280 E
Chrysler LeBaron 2.5 Convertible
Suzuki LJ 413
Ford Sierra 2.0
VW Bus Camper 2.0 (Skydiving) ;-)
Mercedes Benz 190 E 2.0
Mercedes Benz C 220d Stationwagon
Mercedes Benz GLK 220d 4matic
Mercedes Benz GLK 220d 4matic (Facelift)
Mercedes Benz GLC 220d 4matic (current)

Motorcycles:
Honda XL 500
Honda CB 750 four
Suzuki GS 650 G
BMW R100RS
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With sufficient thrust,
pigs just fly well

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HighLow

6 in 51 years. Great to see people more frugal than I am.

62 VW Convertible
66 Dart
74 Dart
73 Charger (in ’81)
93 Explorer
2006 Explorer




Nice. The 80s were terrible years for cars. And you skipped them all!
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21 (I think...) since 1991. And 8 motorcyles...

Edited to add: right, I'll have a go at the list and see if it adds up...

Cars:

Citroen 2CV
Vauxhaul Chevette
Nissan Bluebird
VW Jetta
Rover 216
Vauxhaul Cavalier
Vauxhaul Astra estate
BMW 5 3.5 v8 touring
BMW 325i touring
Volvo 760i
BMW 750 v12
Saab 900
Mitsubishi Eclipse spyder
Ford Econline van
Saab 900 (not the same one)
Ford Transit camper
Audi A8
Mitsubishi Pajero

So correction: 18 cars

Motorbikes:

Honda CB450 (pre-license)
Honda C90 (well, a sort-of bike - also pre-license)
Yamaha 350 thing...
Honda CBR600
Honda FireBlade 1999
Honda FireBlade 2000
Yamaha R1 2005
Yamaha R1 2013
"If you can keep your head when all around you have lost theirs, then you probably haven't understood the seriousness of the situation."
David Brent

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'65 Bonneville
'72 Chevy SS
'76 Ford LTD
'78 Dodge Monaco (Wrecked)
'78 Pontiac Trans Am
'80 Pontiac Grand Prix
'85 Chevy Blazer
'87 Chevy Silverado 1500
'90 Chevy Suburban
'96 Ford F250 to pull the '00 Thor Fifth Wheel
'02 Dodge Ram 3500 to pull the '00 Thor Fifth Wheel
'05 Dodge Ram 1500
'05 Chevy Suburban
'07 Chevy Silverado 1500
'02 Chevy Tahoe
'14 Chevy Silverado 1500


'78 Harley Sportster
'80 Harley FLT
'82 Harley Super Glide
'87 Harley Softail
'89 Harley FLH
'93 Harley Electra Glide
'11 Harley Road King
'15 Harley Road Glide Rushmore
'17 Harley Road Glide Milwaukee 8

Skydiving Rigs - 9 (1 Tandem)

Strip Joints >100

My name is Keith & I have a problem.
My pecker is like a divining rod,
When it points and gets hard,
That's the direction I go.
:D

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1974 Nova $300 and took a bunch of work but was a hell of a car with the 5.3 and I even taught myself how to drive a standard in it. Went thru a LOT of U joints and clutches, but it was fun!

199(something) Ford Escort, POS, got rid of it immediately when I joined the Army

1999 Silverado 2WD (Purchased in 2006)
2003 Silverado Z71 4WD (Purchased in 2008)
2016 Silverado High Country 4WD (Purchased in 2016)

So, 5 I think.
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65 VW Karmann Ghia
72 Chevy Vega (NOT as good as its reputation)
76 Jeep CJ5 (Wish I had it back)
8? Nissan Sentra (1st wife's)
8? Chevy Camaro (1st wife's)
7? VW Super Beetle
93 Saturn SL (1st wife's)
93 Toyota P/U
00 GMC Jimmy (Totaled)
9? VW Passat (For my daughter, got the Toyota back)
01 GMC Jimmy (After the Toyota got totaled)
13 Mazda CX5 (2nd wife's)
14 Mitsubishi Evo (Awesome! :P)

80 Yamaha YZ250 (Bought new, just sold :()
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