To @MG McAnick- This is in response to your request in the Leno thread:
I’m afraid that after my prior experiences with the used car market, I pretty much stuck to buying new cars. Here’s a list, with commentary where appropriate:
1962 Olds Jetfire- This was the “family car” I took over when I got my drivers license in 1968. Perhaps the best thing I can say about this car was that it was responsible for me learning how to rebuild automatic transmissions.
1968 Dodge Dart GSS with a 383 V8. This is a car that should probably have not been built. The brakes were marginal, and the understeer was worse than on any other car i’ve ever driven.
1972 Audi 100LS- Whoever thought that putting the disk brakes next to the engine was a good idea needed to go back to school.
1950 Chrysler New Yorker Sedan- This was a trip back in time that i purchased in 1973. L-head straight 8, fluid drive, and a 4 speed semi-automatic transmission.
1960 Chrysler 300F- A shorter trip back in time purchased in 1974. This was one fast, aggressive car. The Astrodome instrument panel was space age and would look contemporary today.
1974 Olds Cutlass Salon- nice car. Despite what the ads claimed, Mercedes didn’t need to fear the competition.
1975 Olds 98 Regency- One of the two best cars I’ve ever owned. Definitely the plushest, with an acre of crushed velour upholstery.
1978 Chrysler LeBaron station wagon- A good, workmanlike vehicle.
1981 Chevy Citation- the less said about this POS the better and one of the two reasons I will never own another GM car (the 62 Olds above is the other).
1983 Renault Alliance- French engineering with AMC build quality. What could go wrong? (the answer is EVERYTHING)
1986 Chrysler New Yorker Turbo (the little, “E” body car) Fast little car, but squirelly electronics.
1987 Plymouoth Caravelle (another E body)- Kept this car for 13 years and 140,000 miles, a record for me.
1966 Chrysler Imperial Crown- purchased in 1996 with 30,000 original verified miles. Intent was to restore and hold, but i was forced to turn it into a daily driver for a 170 mile round-trip commute. The best, most comfortable car i’ve ever owned.
1963 Lincoln Continental Convertible- Still in my garage, hasn’t been driven since 1985, and i’d give it free to a good home, as i was never attached to it.
2000 Chrysler Concorde- A surprisingly nice car
2004 Chrysler Pacifica- Also a nice car
And the current car is-
2008 Chrysler Pacifica- Nice car, squirelly electronics (the more things change, the more they remain the same).
Ultimate dream car- a fully restored 1957 Chrysler 300C.
I think it would be fun if we all shared what our roster has been.