How many cars have you owned? List Them!

Since your very first car, how many have you owned? Can you list them all?

67 Catalina = only car I wish I still had
75 Courier
74 Pinto
80 Toyota 4WD pu RN series
85 Voyager POS
2 Taurus’s
76 Dodge Dart
and probably a few more I forgot about

80 Dodge Champ(age 16) didn’t keep very long as I didn’t like driving at the time

91 Corsica(age 19) bought not too long after I got my license

95 Contour(age 20) bought after a year of owning the Corsica, sold Corsica to local auctioneer at the time, dunno if he still has it or not. biggest mistake i ever made buying the Contour

99 Civic(age 21) still own

65 Chevelle(age 24) fixed up and sold last year to help buy a house

hopefully I’ll have a 2010 Rav4 and I just turned 29 this past tuesday(23rd)

1976 Trans Am (yellow, 455, whoo hoo!)
1980 Cutlass
1986 Buick LaSabre
1986 Toyota Mr2
1995 Ford Escort Gt
1994 Honda Prelude Si (best car I’ve ever owned)
2002 Ford Focus
1998 Oldmobile Intrigue
2003 Dodge Grand Caravan (JUNK)
2001 Ford Focus
2009 Ford Fusion

Short list:

2000 Saturn SL
2006 Mazda6 (current).

1965 Sumbeam Imp bought new when I was 16
1970 VW 111 (Bug) bought new
1976 VW Rabbit diesel, replaced Imp
197? RX-7 Used Replaced bug
1980? Mazda 626 Replaced RX-7
198? Rabbit sold
1984? Miata replaced RX-7
2002 VW Beetle Diesel replaced Miata

I loved every single one of them. They were each the right car for the right time.

Joseph, I like your list!


71 Datsun 1200
75 Ford Granada
55 Chevy 2dr
82 Mazda Rx-7
71 GMC Jimmy
75 Dodge Ram Charger
7? Volvo Wagon
80? Datsun B210
84 Chevy C10 250cid straight 6 pick-up
90 Mazda Miata (current track car)
00 Dodge Ram 1500 (POS! Lemon)
01 Ford F-250 SC XLT 4x4
04 Ford F-250 SC 4x4 Lariat V10 (current)


85 Honda VFR500f Interceptor
93 Honda CBR 1000F (Pulled like a SaturnV rocket!)
07 Honda VFR800 Interceptor (current)

Longest owned is the Miata, bought new in 1990…still own. Shortest was the Volvo and the Datsun B210?owned both for less than a week. Lots of great stories with all of the above

63 Corvair (Family car, drove through high school)
64 Dodge Van (Bought at 20, put bed in back, drove around country)
71 Ford Custom (Leftover from my dad)
76 Ford Granada (Bought from mother-in-law - too many problems for her to keep)
78 VW Scirocco (Wife’s car)
84 Mazda 626 (First new car wife and I bought together)
86 Dodge Grand Caravan (First kid on the way)
96 Dodge Grand Caravan
99 Toyota Sienna
04 Hyundai Sonata

71 250 Ducati (with Desmo head)
72 BMW 600 (Brother bought it and we shared it for years)
76 Yamaha 360 Enduro (had to sell it to afford wife’s engagement ring)

'71 Dodge Charger SE (a beautful-looking car with really crappy brakes)
'74 Volvo 240GL (the absolute worst car I ever owned!)
'81 Chevy Citation (not great, but lightyears better than the Volvo!)
'86 Ford Taurus (very reliable and comfortable)
'92 Honda Accord wagon (the best car that ever I owned–up until that time)
'97 Subaru Outback Limited (more reliable than the Honda!)
'02 Subaru Outback H-6 3.0 VDC (more reliable than all of the preceding cars)

Somewhere in my house, I still have the glossy sales brochure for each of these cars, and occasionally it is interesting to look at those brochures to see the reality of the manufacturer’s claims, as well as the state of technology at the time each car was made.

By listing my cars I will be showing my age as well. Fortunately, I’ve had the opportunity to drive company cars for a good part of my working life. So, here goes:

  1. 1948 Dodge (wrecked in accident)
  2. 1948 Chevrolet
  3. 1957 Plymouth 6
  4. 1961 Ford 6
  5. 1965 Dodge Dart V8
  6. 1966 Chevelle Malibu V8
  7. 1971 Mercury Comet 6
  8. 1976 Ford Granada V8
  9. 1977 Pontiac LeMans V8
  10. 1977 Dodge Colt
  11. 1980 Oldsmobile Delta 88 V8
  12. 1984 Chevrolet Impala V8
  13. 1988 Chevrolet Caprice V8
  14. 1994 Nissan Sentra
  15. 2007 Toyota Corolla

This list includes company cars as well as those owned.

The 1957 Plymouth and the 1976 Ford Granada were less than stellar vehicles. The most pleasant car was the Olds 88 with the F41 handling package.

P.S. I forgot to add a 2002 Proton Waja, a Malaysian designed compact based on the Mitsubishi Lancer or Dodge 2000 GT.

Hopefully I get the years right…

1966 Chrysler Newport
1969 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe L36 4sp
1971 Chevrolet Chevelle SS454
197? Toyota Corona
1980 Mercury Bobcat
1980 Cadillac ElDorado
1982 Buick Regal
1984 Mazda B2000
1988 Chevrolet K1500
1989 Mercury Grand Marquis
1991 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
1992 Chevrolet Camaro RS
1995 Pontiac GrandAm
2003 Toyota Camry LE
2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS

1966 Honda S90
1975 Jawa CZ250
197? Yamaha YM125
1980 Yamaha XS850G
2001 Suzuki VS1400 Intruder

Keep in mind I started driving in 1989.

In order of ownership:

1969 Dodge Dart
1985 Buick Skyhawk
1984 Mercury Marquis
1998 Honda Civic DX (still driving it)

Bikes in order of purchase (still own both):

2005 Honda Shadow Aero 750
2003 Honda Nighthawk 750

Caddymans list, 1959-2009

1956 Ford Fairlane V8 (292)
1957 Triumph TR-3
1954 Oldsmobile Super 88
1965 Mustang Fastback GT, 289 4-speed, Forest Green.
1962 Corvair
1964 Plymouth Barracuda
1967 Mustang GT 390 3-speed
1972 Dodge Tradesman Van, 318, 3 speed.
1965 Dodge 3/4 ton P/u
1968 Ford 1/2 ton P/U
1954 Dodge 1/2 ton P/U
1969 (?) Fiat 850 spyder
1972 MG-B
1972 W-200 Dodge Powerwagon
1969 Cadillac DeVille Convertible
1982 Subaru
1984 Subaru 4wd
1970 Postal Jeep
1970 Datsun B210
1973 Ford Mavrick 6
1979 RX-7
1976 Plymouth Fury
1972 AMC Gremlin
1974 Pontiac Tempest OHC 6
1974(?) Ford Pinto V8 (302)
1982 Benz 300D
1975 Dodge 1-ton flatbed*
1978 Chevy Malibu 305
1979 Chevy 3/4 ton Suburban 4-speed
1992 Crown Vic*
1991 Toyota P/u*
1994 Dodge W-200 Ram P/U*
1989 Cadillac Allante*
1998 Crown Vic*
33 cars and trucks

1965 Benelli 175
1967 BMW R27
1974 BMW R60/5
1975 Honda CB-450 twin
1972 Kawasaki 350 Avenger
1978 Kawasaki Z-1 900
1975 Yamaha 500 single XL(?)
1994(?) Honda CB250 Nighthawk*
8 Motorcycles

Vehicles marked with * are owned today…

1962 Corvair Monza
1968 Chevelle Malibu
1973 Mercury Capri GT
1976 Porsche 914
1980 VW Rabbit
1984 Chevy Cavalier
1987 Ford Taurus
1990 Chevy Corsica LTZ
1996 Ford Windstar GL
1998 Buick Regal LS
2003 Olds Silhouette Premium
2005 Honda Accord EX V6
2009 Chevy Cobalt LT1

I forgot the 1970 Austin America. Well, maybe I’d like to forget it. :wink:


Honda CB400F

1968 Dodge van ( with this van in 1974, dated the girl who is still my wife since 1975 )
1975 AMC Gremlin ( laugh all you want, my wife still does )
1978 Chrysler Cordoba ( kinda wish I still had this one )
1980 Ford Bronco ( blew a hole through the top of a piston, repaired with used piston, purred like a kitten )
1991 Ford Explorer ( sister in-law still has this one but it’s starting to smoke )

…and in my driveway today…
1979 Chevy c10 short stepside pickup ( bought new, dealer demo, in need of it’s 3rd paint job )
1992 Ford Explorer ( bought new, special ordered )
2006 Ford Escape hybrid ( bought new, spcial ordered )

1974 Ford F-100 : 3 the tree ,no power steering/brakes/anything, no AC, and an 8 track player, lap belts only. Parents bought it for me for $800 when I turned 16 it wasn’t running when dad bought it, he said that if I wanted to drive, I was going to have to help get it running. We determined that the 302 2bbl wasn’t enough engine so we swapped in a 390FE 4bbl, and 4.11 rear end. I drove this truck until I was 18. Never broke down on me, but it did have carb icing problem in the winter and wasn’t the best in snow. Dad still has the truck

1992 Ford T-Bird SC: My saintly grandmother determined that the F-100 was too unsafe for her favorite grandson. And basically told my grandfather that there were going to buy me a safer car. As luck would have it, there was a guy down the street selling the T-Bird for a song more or less. Mom and dad weren’t really on board with the idea, since they felt the F-100 was adequate for an 18 year old’s needs, But granny was relentless and after the T-Bird was inspected and nothing wrong found with it. I was driving it around. This car had everything, leather, power everything, adjustable suspension, plenty of power from the supercharged V6, etc. A great car.

1995 Ford Bronco: When my little brother turned 16 it was determined that I would be surrendering the T-Bird to him since I didn’t pay a red cent for it. So when Dave turned 16. I handed over the keys to him and went looking for another vehicle. I was looking at Dodge Rams and F-150’s mainly, But I came across this Bronco, and liked it. It was full sized yet had only two doors, I really liked the seats, it was agile for such a large vehicle, and it had all the comfort and convience items I was looking for, and it was a bit cheaper than the other trucks I had been looking at, so I paid cash for it. I picked it up when it had about 41k on the clock. It now has around 198k on it, and aside from a transmission rebuild it’s been bulletproof. I still have it, but it’s not the daily driver anymore. My brother promptly traded in the T-Bird for a 1996 F-150 4x4.

2003 Ford Mustang GT: with the Bronco getting up in mileage I figured it that it would make sense to get something else for use as daily driver. I had always wanted a V8 Mustang and figured that it was high time I get one. I wanted (and budgeted for) a Cobra or Mach 1 model. But I came across this silver GT at an auction first and was able to pick it up for far less than what it was worth. It has leather, power seat/windows/locks/CD Changer and all that good stuff. Since I still had a substantial amount of money left over, I decided to get some Bullitt wheels, Eibach Sportline springs, adjustable Koni struts/shocks, Cobra-spec brakes, 4.10 rear end gears, BBK off-road X pipe, single chamber Flowmaster mufflers, a Diablosport hand held tuner, a Steeda short throw shifter, and most importantly a Kenne Bell supercharger. It’s my daily driver, the only complaints I have are that the seats aren’t as comfy as the ones in the Bronco, and that it’s really bad in the snow. Right now the plan is to hold on to it until the new 5.0L DOHC engine becomes available in the new Mustang.

1974 Triumph TR6: Been in the family since new. 97% restored, seats, interior carpeting, dashboard, brakes, clutch, and the gearbox have all been replaced/rebuilt. Has a new softop, wheels are new as well, It was repainted in the late 80’s and it’s going to need another paint job if we ever want to take to car shows and such. When we took the gearbox out, we removed the body from the frame and repaired/replace some rusty crossmembers and the floorpan. Only has 77k original miles on it. Of course it does have some quirks, the headlights change intensity on their own and if you turn the steering wheel to full left lock the horn blows, and it leaks oil constantly. But it’s fun to drive, it’s not fast, but it handles well, and you get a sensation of speed. I can drive the TR6 at 50 MPH and get more of feel of speed than I do in my Mustang at 90 MPH. Enjoyable car.

  1. '71 Datsun 510 wagon: you never forget your first
  2. '73 BMW 2002: loved the car, hated the dealers.
  3. '85 Ford E-250 van: still have it!
  4. '87 Honda Accord hatchback: good, reliable, boring car
  5. '95 Toyota Camry sedan: wife totalled it.
  6. '96 Toyota Camry wagon: for the wife
  7. '03 Toyota Prius: replaced the Camry wagon
  8. '04 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon: my toy
  9. '08 Honda Fit: my daily driver

Here’s my list, started driving at 17 in July 1965.

'61 Merc Monterey Convt. 352 V8 auto
’67 Ford Mustang 2dr cpe 289 V8 3spd stick
’70 Jeep Jeepster 2dr mini PU V6 3 or 4 spd stick
’63 Ford Falcon Panel Wagon 289 V8 3 spd stick (non stock motor and trans)
'68 Ford Galaxie Wagon 302 V8 auto
’71 VW Camper Bus 4 cyl 4 spd stick
’75 Ford Torino 2dr cpe V8 auto
’77 Olds Cutlass S 2dr cpe 350 V8 auto
’79 Pontiac Grand Am 4dr sedan V8 auto
’81 Renault 18i Wagon 4 cyl 5 spd
’85 Cadillac DeVille 4 dr sedan V8 auto
’84 Buick Century 4 dr V6 auto
’85 Dodge Lancer 5 door 4 cyl auto
’86 Ford LTD 4dr sedan V6 auto
’87 Ford Taurus 4 dr sedan 4cy auto
’89 Pontiac 6000 SE V6 auto
’93 Mercury Sable 4dr sedan V6 auto
’87 Saab 900T 3dr 4 cyl turbo 5 spd stick
’96 Chevy Lumina APV van V6 auto
2000 Saab 9-3 5 dr 4cy turbo auto
’85 Ford LTD wagon V6 auto
2003 Honda Civic ES 4dr 4cyl 5 spd stick
2000 Volvo V70XC wagon 5cy turbo auto
’98 Volve V70X wagon 5 cy turbo auto
2004 Ford T’bird convt. V8 auto
2001 Toyota Sequoia SUV V8 auto

bikes- all Honda
’78 CX 500 Standard
’92 CB 750 Nighthawk
’98 VTR 1000 SuperHawk V-Twin
’82 CX 500T Turbo - owned a collection of 4
’83 CX 650T Turbo

26 cars in 44 years of driving. Sold all the bikes after hitting a deer and being taken to the trama unit by chopper. Bought the T’bird with money from the bikes. Currently still have the T’bird, Civic, and Sequoia.

55 Desoto
62 Rambler
68 SAAB 2 stroke
71 SAAB 99
73 Chevy C10 PU
78 Subaru wagon
76 Ford Granada
85 Honda Civic
86 Chevy Nova (2)
82 Mazda 2wd PU
89 Toyota 2wd v6 xtra cab
91 Honda Accord
92 Toyota 2wd PU
93 Toyota 4wd PU
97 Toyota 4wd PU
96 Subaru Legacy
2001 Chevy Prism
2004 Toyota 4 Runner
2005 Toyota RAV 4

Other "vehicles"
Norton 750
M90 Kabota
L3000 Kabota
DC 15
Dart 18
JY15 (2)

'61 Beetle
’64 Fairlane
’72 vega
’76 Corolla
’79 Toyota pickup
’82 Honda Civic
’86 Toyota 7-passenger Van
’89 Toyota Pickup
’91 Camry
’93 Mazda 626
’95 Saturn
’05 Corolla
’05 Scion tC

Gee, compared to others here I’ve hardly owned ANY!