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Random ass question how many cars have you owned in your lifetime ? My number is 5 in 55 ish years. I've only bought one brand-new off the lot a 1984 Ford Ranger in 1985 paid $3995 and they gave me a free tank of gas:D
i have on occasion been accused of pulling low . My response. Naw I wasn't low I'm just such a big guy I look closer than I really am .


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6 in total, 5 and 6 are still operational

Pajero 4x4 Died of old age
Mitsubishi Van (DZ Hilton) Wrecked in a crash
Magna Station wagon Died of engine failure
VW LT 35 LWB Motrorhome (Mobile Hilton) Sold to sister
Hyundai Elantra (still own)
Mazda BT50 4x4 (still own)
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Random ass question how many cars have you owned in your lifetime ? My number is 5 in 55 ish years. I've only bought one brand-new off the lot a 1984 Ford Ranger in 1985 paid $3995 and they gave me a free tank of gas:D



I'm 62, and on my 3rd car. Two new, and one nearly new. I've spent well under 2% of my income buying cars. I'm about to try to get my FAA medical back (post heart surgery) and get back to flying. If I do that, I'll likely keep my 2001 Passat for another few years. If I can't get the medical, I may buy a car that costs more than the rest I've ever owned, even adjusted for inflation. I could buy both the plane and the nice car (I have basically lived on half what I earned my entire career), but my inherent frugality won't let me.

I get the bug for a flashy car once in a while, but I'd rather work less, spend more on wine, or do a hundred other things than have a more expensive car. It is also nice not to carry collision insurance, and know that I could re-buy the same car I am driving about 1000 times, if need be, without severely cramping my style.

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Since 1996 I have owned:
- 4 cars
- 4 motorcycles

Never bought anything new.
"There is no problem so bad you can't make it worse."
- Chris Hadfield
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I believe my number is 13, which includes a few vehicles bought jointly with my wife. Two of them have gone over 200K miles and one is still going strong at over 277K miles - a 2001 Toyota Tundra, the only one I ever bought brand new. I've also owned a 1975 Porsche 914 and a couple of Ford Mustangs. The other current vehicle is a 2012 Honda Odyssey that has 110K miles on it now
"Mediocre people don't like high achievers, and high achievers don't like mediocre people." - SIX TIME National Champion coach Nick Saban

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I specialized in heaps before my first marriage; 4 cars in 7 years. Combined cost for all four under $2000. 6 since then (only the ones I mostly drove when married, but my first husband and I swapped a lot). I'm on my fourth motorcycle. My current car was bought new in 2006; it's got plenty of life still.

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Beginning in 1975, counting my wife's cars:

1957 Studebaker Hawk
1970 Chevrolet Camaro
1967 Ford Mustang
1973 Opel station wagon
1969 Volkswagen Beetle
1960 Studebaker station wagon
1978 Jeep CJ5
1982 Ford Escort
1973 Chevrolet 4x4 truck
1977 Datsun pickup truck
1992 Ford Escort
1982 Nissan pickup truck
1995 Ford Taurus station wagon
1986 Porsche 944 Turbo
1995 Geo Prism
2006 Mazda 5
2000 Mazda Protégé
2007 Subaru Outback
1999 Mazda pickup Truck
2002 Mazda Miata
1992 Toyota Land Cruiser

That comes to 21 cars. This weekend, we expect to trade my wife's 2007 Subaru Outback for a 2017 model.

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Looks like 7.

Honda motorcycle (crashed this one)
Ford Escort
Toyota Corolla (This car lasted forever)
Mazda MPV (mini-van)
Corbin Sparrow (electric car.... car #157 produced while still in beta, before Tesla and electric cars were popular).
Mazada Miata -- convertible, but sold for CRV.
Honda CRV -- current car.

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Datsun B210 (1980)
Mazda RX7 (1978)
Nissan 300 ZX (1984)
Porsche 914 (1972)
Mazda Miata (2002)
Porsche Boxster (1997)
BMW 535xi(2007)
Mazda Miata (2015)

I like small cars. The above have been titled in my name. My wife gets the MiniVans and Dodge Intrepids
For the same reason I jump off a perfectly good diving board.

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In order, some owned simultaneously:

'67 Toyota Corolla
'72 Toyota Corolla SR5
'71 Toyota Corolla (re-built to rally only)
'70 Mazda B2000
'74 Toyota Celica Liftback
'77 Ford Mustang II (worst car EVER!)
'79 Toyota J55 Land Cruiser
'82 Pontiac Firebird
'86 Buick LeSabre
'29 Ford AA truck (restored frame-up)
'90 Buick Regal
'96 Jeep Grand Cherokee
'04 Jeep Grand Cherokee
'11 Dodge Dakota*

plus '74 Yamaha 400 Enduro, '68 Triumph custom chop, '96 HD custom chop, '02 HD V-rod*, '14 HD CVO Breakout*

14 cars, 5 motorcycles.

(*current wheels)

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1969 MGB
1969 Volvo 244
1975 Datsun B210
1981 Datsun P.U. *
1974 Ford Mustang *
1982 Toyota Mini Van (registered in Japan)
1978 Ford Granada
1985 Porche 944
1990 Dodge Caravan *
1980 Ford Ranger
1994 Saturn SL1 *
2000 Honda Oddesy *
2003 Dodge Ram (still own) *
2000 Ford Mustang
2006 Ford Focus *
2005 Corvette Convertible (still own) *
2009 Corvette Z06 *
2014 Corvette Convertible (still own) *

1981 Yamaha 650

Only four of cars (the MGB, 944, Toyota, 2014 Corvette) had/have less than 100,000 miles on them, but the 2014 already has 65,000 miles in less than three years. Many of the rest have 200,000+ miles, including the '05 Corvette.



* purchased new.
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'64 Mustang - engine died, sold as a project car to someone with more money than a broke teenager.

'72 Triumph Spitfire - super fun car, still running strong when I sold it before a big move

'79 Toyota PU truck - First of many "practical" vehicles

'80 Toyota Tercel - another practical car.

'89 Plymouth Voyager - 2 kids now. Need a good, slightly used minivan.

'96 Ford Escort - First new car I ever bought. It would be my faithful commuter car for the next 18 years. Air conditioning, 5 speed. A car only an accountant could love.

'99 Plymouth Voyager - Brand new minivan for all the kids.

2012 Fiat 500 Pop - Most the kids are gone, and Vskydiver wants a "fun" car. She picked it out and we wrote a check. B|

2015 Dodge Caravan - Sheesh, the '99 Voyager died of transmission failure, so I needed a new vehicle that does a little of everything. Bought a year-old minivan off the lot. Once again, boring but handy as hell. :D

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Let's see... I've had... (edited to fix the chronological order of two vehicles)

1964 Buick Special - It was grandma's car. It only had 50K miles on it in 1984 when she gave up driving and gave it to me. I ran it up to about 95K miles while in college before the transmission croaked and Dad donated it to Goodwill.

1985 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera - Took this to college in my last year there and crashed it running off a snow covered road in the mountains.

1983 Mazda B2000 pickup truck and camper shell - It came in handy at the time having to collect all my stuff from college and drive back home. I can't remember what happened to it though, some kind of engine issue but it was well over 100K miles.

1987 Nissan Sentra - Dad sold it to me after he got the timing belt service done on it at 60K miles and I drove it up to 135K before mechanical issues left it undrivable and the repair bill wasn't worth it.

1993 Ford Mustang Hatchback - It was okay, it became available at the right time when the Sentra went kaput. A neighbor of my girlfriend at the time had died and his family wanted to sell it. Was only 2 years old with 18K miles on it and got a good deal for it. Drove it to skydiving boogies for a few years and sold it to my roommate whose girlfriend needed a car for college. It had 85K miles on it. Later they told me they ran it up to 298K miles before the engine gave out. :o

1975 Porsche 914 2.0 - I bought this car from Washington state and had it transported here, only $3200 and it only had 50K miles on it. Great fun car to drive, but high maintenance. Fortunately I had a foreign auto shop that did great work for reasonable rates. The low center of gravity with that rear engine car (the engine was directly behind the seats and the car had both a front and rear trunk to store stuff, and the car top was removable. Just unclip it, and with the help of a friend, lift it off and store in the rear trunk. I got it because a friend had one and I was riding in it with him when someone pulled out in front of us when we were going 55mph and we fucking creamed it in the rear quarter panel. Spun it out about 270 degrees. It was bashed in good, but the damage to my friend's 914 looked minimal, a little crumpled up front, and nobody was hurt. The impact did shear the bolts holding the engine or transmission in place and that dropped it down on the street and we drug to a stop a block away since the brakes got taken out in the collision. It was kind of funny, while we were still going, another convertible pulled up with a couple in it and the driver asked us if we were okay, and we both just nodded and they drove off. :D I was glad to have had my 914 at the time because my '93 Ford Mustang got stolen in Tennessee so I had something to fall back on for a week until the Mustang was recovered and returned.

1996 Ford Mustang - I liked this one better but I had a lead foot then and kept getting speeding tickets because it was red. :D:S

2001 Toyota Tundra - traded the '96 Mustang in for this. Bought the truck brand new, only 6 miles on the odometer. Still going strong at over 277K miles. It's pretty well beat up though, I can point to each dent and tell what happened. :D But as for the motor, you can't beat a Toyota, they just keep going. B|

Wife had her 1996 Mazda Protege when we got married. Ran it up to 221K miles before donating it to a needy young mom who used the money she saved up for it to make repairs to the engine. She crashed it a few months later.

2003 Toyota MR-2 Spyder - This was my wife's impulse buy, brand new. A lot of fun to drive. Went over 100 mph a few times with ease, and the sequential transmission was easy to use. I was going 120 mph in it one day on an empty highway just to see what that was like and it was just unbelievably smooth. Just didn't feel like that fast. Then I coasted before the curve started and was still coasting at 90 mph when I passed the state trooper... fuuuuck. I didn't tell him what I was doing earlier. :$ We ended up trading it in for a....

2005 used Pontiac Vibe - Wife was pregnant with our first baby and the fun car had to go. In hindsight, we both hated this car, it sucked and didn't have a whole lot of power. When the second baby was enroute, we traded this in for a....

2005 used Honda Odyssey - Loved this one, plenty of room for all the baby shit. Drove it up to I think at least 180K miles before the automatic sliding door on the driver's side started malfunctioning and when I tried to force it shut, it came right off the track, and just 2 days before we were supposed to go on vacation. >:( We immediately traded it in the next day for a....

2012 used Honda Odyssey - only 18K miles on it. Still going strong now at 110K miles. Only 21 months of payments left on it and we're home free. The Tundra has been paid off for over a decade. B| I'll run it til it dies.
"Mediocre people don't like high achievers, and high achievers don't like mediocre people." - SIX TIME National Champion coach Nick Saban

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I'm 62, and on my 3rd car. Two new, and one nearly new. I've spent well under 2% of my income buying cars. I'm about to try to get my FAA medical back (post heart surgery) and get back to flying. If I do that, I'll likely keep my 2001 Passat for another few years.



46 and on my third car, which is also a 2001 Passat. I've just passed 110K miles on it, and though it has lots of little dings and body stuff falling apart, it's hard to justify a new(er) car given how little I drive it (city living and live close to my office, so walking/taking public transit is more cost / time effective most of the time). I might still buy something different this year, but I won't buy new.

1986-1989 - teenage years, used family cars or didn't have a car
1989-1992 - a 1980 Toyota Tercel that I bought used. I learned all the lessons about proper preventative maintenance the hard way on this one!
1992-2000 - 1992 Saturn SL2 that I bought new
2000-present - 2001 Passat that I still own
"There is only one basic human right, the right to do as you damn well please. And with it comes the only basic human duty, the duty to take the consequences." -P.J. O'Rourke

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***Random ass question how many cars have you owned in your lifetime ? My number is 5 in 55 ish years. I've only bought one brand-new off the lot a 1984 Ford Ranger in 1985 paid $3995 and they gave me a free tank of gas:D



I'm 62, and on my 3rd car. Two new, and one nearly new. I've spent well under 2% of my income buying cars. I'm about to try to get my FAA medical back (post heart surgery) and get back to flying. If I do that, I'll likely keep my 2001 Passat for another few years. If I can't get the medical, I may buy a car that costs more than the rest I've ever owned, even adjusted for inflation. I could buy both the plane and the nice car (I have basically lived on half what I earned my entire career), but my inherent frugality won't let me.

I get the bug for a flashy car once in a while, but I'd rather work less, spend more on wine, or do a hundred other things than have a more expensive car. It is also nice not to carry collision insurance, and know that I could re-buy the same car I am driving about 1000 times, if need be, without severely cramping my style.

Remarkable when you consider the cost of those that have lease after lease. Below are the costs of your style of ownership over long terms.
https://assetbuilder.com/knowledge-center/articles/leasing-cars-instead-of-buying-used-could-be-a-$1-million-decision

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7 cars and one motorcycle over 36 years

1980-ish Plymouth Horizon - ran great until my borrowed it and hit two steel posts.
1981 Honda Civic - the only car I bought new
1982-ish VW Scirrocco
1983 Yamaha 450
1981-ish Honda Civic - drove it til it rusted out
1975 VW Wesfalia - lived in it for 2 years
1990-ish Ford Windstar
2007 Pontiac Vibe - still drive this

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16 motorcycles. TS100, Honda 305, Honda XL175, Suzuki H1 500 2 stroke, Suzuki SP360, First water cooler RM 125, Honda 400-4 Super Sport ( rode it 41,000 miles), Honda 750K, 1985 Honda 650, Honda Shadow 600, Honda 90 ( it counts), Kawasaki 650 cross pipes, and 4 more I can't remember............ About 30 four tire vehicles including 4 Jeeps, Scout, Trooper, 4 Subarus, Trucks, a Van (for sleeping at the dropzone), and a BUNCH of other cars.:S
Life is short ... jump often.

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Bought a 1973 Mustang Mach 1 when I was 15, restored it, and sold it before I even had a driver's license.

2nd car is the one I still have today. After selling the Mustang, I bought a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo when I turned 16. Just passed 150,000 miles on her and she's still running strong.

I take pride in the fact I still have the same car since 2006. I take good care of it, and hardly drive since I live in the city. She's got some bumps and bruises on the outside, but still gets me to the mountains every weekend.

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19 in 17 years. Probably forgetting a couple.
Most of them were POS cars that i bought and drive into the ground and /or crashed / destroyed.


Had the same car for over 2 years now so i guess I'm getting better.

84 firefly, got it roadworthy and sold it before i could drive
88 toyota tercel. Transmission went and couldn't afford to fix.
90s buick roadmaster. Traded it for a Cadillac
80 cadillac coupe deville. had it for a couple years, was always a project, gave it away when i moved cuz i couldn't sell it.
04 jimmy. Only new vehicle. Rolled it in a snow storm
92 mazda. Bought it for a winter car had it for 2 years fuel pump went wasn't worth fixing.
94 dakota. Hit a tree.
96 cavalier. Pos
80s dodge camper van. died at lost prairie. Lived in it art the dz for a couple years.
2000 ranger. Head on collision
Some kind Pontiac sedan. GF crashed it.
98 ranger. Died driving across Canada.
Some kind of mazda van... Had blown head gasket when i bought it at auction. Put some silica in it and sold it at auction.
94 Camry. Drove it around Australia. Sold it to wrecker when i left.
80 toyota hiace camper van project. Sold it after i never drive it.
94 mazda camper vvan. Cooked the engine.
92 Ford falcon. Hit a cow.
00 Subaru Forrester. Havent killed it yet but im trying.

Looking at another campervan very soon. Should have bought squeaks.
Have you seen my pants?
it"s a rough life, Livin' the dream
>:)

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