View Full Version : Previously owned vehicles thread
08-26-2017, 10:23 AM
Yes, I suck at editing so forgive the white background. These are a few vehicles I have owned before. I couldn't find any pics of my wifes 64' notchback or 91 Eclipse GST.
This is a 59 ragtop I had when I was 16. I got a bunch of tickets in it and was forced by my parents to sell it.
This is a 64 sedan I had after the 59. Why the parents made me sell one car only to get one that was identical to the first is beyond me.
Here is my 58 Apache that I ripped all apart and lost interest in.
This is a 66 pan & body with a 69 IRS rearend. I never finished this car and the furthest I ever drove it was down the street and back.
Here is a 65 sedan I had when I first moved back to Cali from going to school in Colorado. This car was extremely clean, it originally had a 1641 and I later put a 2110 with dual 44 webers.
I needed something a "little" more reliable to drive back and forth to work so I picked up my first waterpumper. This is a 79 diesel rabbit. The diesel engine had been yanked and in it's place a dual sidedraft 1.8 8 valve engine. The diesel chassis doesn't require smog. :thumb:
With good success with the rabbit the wife convinced me to get a Jetta in 96(our first new car). This car went 350 miles before needing an engine.
This is my 64 El Camino that strangely enough was dubbed "El Jefe" by the messicans at work. It had a fairly mild 327 and a powerglide. This was the first car I ever drag raced and it went low 16's @ 92 mph in Palmdale. :lol:
The almighty astrovan. I bought this thing for $1000 and kept it for 4 or 5 years. It was great for taking the ski's to the lake and it only left me stranded twice, both of which were after jumping it. :lol: This vehicle was later donated to charity. :lol:
Having gotten bitten by the drag racing bug I sought out to find a sleeper and I came across the GVR4. This car ran a full second faster than the El Camino at Palmdale in completely stock form. :lol: After 2 years and many late nights this car ran many mid-low 12 second passes. Sold this car to fund the current Nova project.
08-26-2017, 11:12 AM
Hell, why not.. I'll play along..
I don't have any pic's of my first car. 90 Civic SI but it looked like this. I was the 'first' with cleared out tail lights and had a bunch of other stuff. I loved it. :gcry:
Then came my 89 CRX Si.. Stolen after only few months of owning it :owned:
Used my mom's civic for a while until she forced me to buy a car. Bought a 94 integra ls. I hated it. Got hit by a arab speeding in a 78 benz :ftard: No pic's of that car. Do i really need to google it? haha
Bought a 94 Jetta GLX VR6 black on black. Great looking car, drove good. But had more electrical problems then I could ever deal with.
Sold it, bought a 95 Civic EX. biggest POS i ever had. Broken into 2x's and got tired of the rice racer's challenging me on the highway. Sold it for more then i paid for it :thumb:
And then finally, I bought this POS Neon..
08-26-2017, 11:54 AM
If I actually had pictures of all the cars I've ever owned I could fill over 3 pages of this thread. Being in the used car business allows you to change cars faster than you change underwear after a night with a Mexican prostitute.
08-26-2017, 12:09 PM
My first car, an 89 accord. The timing belt went out at 210 mi and I sold it...
My 2nd car 96 EK hatch with 00' front end conversion and many other goodies. She was stolen and stripped. I recovered her and got it back up to spec but well it was never the same and I traded it in...
3rd was the SRT, I traded her in because of problems I was having and rising insurance rates. It just wasnt worth it to keep her.
08-26-2017, 12:13 PM
So what do you have now if you don't have the SRT? I've thought about getting rid of it too because of insurance.
08-26-2017, 12:14 PM
Refer to sig, its a mazduh.
$180 mo > $375 mo
08-26-2017, 01:51 PM
first car i owned was a 1977 chevy suburban
it looked like this, but red, and mine was in MUCH better condition... no rust, no holes. payed like 2k for it with a new motor
second car i owned was a 1995 VW passat. it had 160k+ miles when i traded it in.
looked like this, but mine was green. payed 3500 for it
then traded that in for this, my first new car.
this is the car i learned to drive on... red, red interior, V6
this was the car i drove in high school, that my sister totalled while i was in japan :gcry:
we got it from my grandfather who bought it new... had 50,000 original miles on it in 1996/97 :drooling:
1979 pontiac grand prix... this isn't the actual one, ours was green two tone, and just as clean
08-26-2017, 02:19 PM
My first car: 98 Plymouth Neon Expresso, got it with 82k and when I traded it in she had 121k and had no major problems with it, surprise surprise.
Traded the 98 in for the 04
Had the 04 for about 10 months before I traded it in on the SRT.
08-26-2017, 03:29 PM
My first car was a 1985 Prelude, it was gray with a manual. It was pretty gay and I got rid of it pretty quickly.
After the Prelude I got a maroon 92 Cadillac Seville, looked like this.
Drove that until I got tired of having to fix it all the time, last straw was the transmission dumping its fluid and having to push it a little more than a mile to where I was living. I still have it though, I'll get a picture later.
After that I bought a 2003 Honda Civic EX coupe with a M/T. First new car I ever bought, I loved it. Wasn't fast or anything, but it got great milage and could drive through snow with no problems. Also never had a single problem with it the whole time I owned it.
Here're some pictures from the for sale ad I put on autotrader.
Had that car until 2017 when I got a good raise, so I decided I wanted something nicer. I wasn't sure what I wanted to get, my room mate talked me into buying his 2004 Mazda RX8. It was silver, M/T, fully loaded. Loved the way it handled, the acceleration sucked though. Only had that car for about two months, the clutch exploded which seems to have been a common but not well known issue with Mazda clutches.
I don't have any pictures of the Mazda, but google does.
My seats were black though, but other than that and my aftermarket shifter it's the same. Loved the interior on that car, it was madd fast.
After I lemoned the RX8 when Mazda wouldn't fix it, I got my ACR. And I <3 it.
09-01-2017, 10:59 AM
None of the pictures are of the actual cars I drove, all look very similar (if not the same).
I started with an SC300 my parents gave me to drive. The morning I left to fly to NY to visit family my sister took it out and totaled it.
For a few months I drove my parents cars, which were a RX330 and an I35
Then I got my SRT-4. It was in the shop half the time I had it and I later flipped it.
For a while I drove my parents cars again, then I got my current car, Mazda 3
Now Im trying to get another car (top two in mind are either another SRT-4 or a GTO)
09-01-2017, 11:15 AM
i don't have any pictures of my cars. i had most of them before digital cameras were around, and the few pics that i did have i lost when my desktop crashed last year.
but some of my more interesting cars....
1925 model t
1959 ford edsel
1974 vw bus
i had a 94 corolla (still have it actually) that i drove for a long time through college and the begining of grad school. i was just looking for something reliable and that would get me to class. i was so broke that i couldn't afford to mod. then the mustangs showed up. oh well.
in 03 i got my srt-4 and then a few months ago got my tj.
09-01-2017, 11:46 AM
I don't have any pics of my old cars
But my first car was a riced out 92 honda civic 4dr with airbags suspension :ftard:i know lol
Then it was my one and only beauty 88 toyota supra powered with a 1jz turbo swap :wank: That's been my favorite car so far..But had to let her go for financial reasons.
Now I have the blue demon aka srt-4 Its my first new car
09-01-2017, 11:53 AM
This was my first when I saved up enough after high school...
Although, mine had dark tint, a kickin sound system and no power anything.. :rofl:
This was my second....
It was a Jade Green Sentra SE.... I still regret almost giving it away for the price I sold it for...
After that was the SRT4....
09-06-2017, 11:36 AM
OK. My list from first to current:
1968 Ford Mustang
1972 Plymouth Fury III
1973 Dodge Charger
1981 Yamaha XS 650 Special II
1983 Honda Civic Si
1984 Honda CRX Si
1978 Honda Civic
1971 Fiat Spyder 850
1985 Chevy Chevette
1981 Suzuki GS450E (currently own)
1982 Suzuki GS450E (Currently own)
1987 Yamaha YSR50
1990 Honda CBR600F
1991 Suzuki Swift GT
1992 Suzuki GSF400M Bandit (currently own)
1988 Ford Ranger 4X4
1999 Dodge neon R/T
2003 Dodge SRT-4 (currently own)
1995 Dodge Ram 1500 4X$ (currently own)
2017 Honda CBR1000RR (currently own)
09-06-2017, 12:34 PM
My first vehicle was a burgandy 87 Plymouth Horizon like this....
I could start it while it was in drive:ftard:
My next one was a 84 Ford LTD close to this , but it was grey.
Next car was a 93 Taurus SHO, supercharged. Fairly fast car, fun to drive.
Traded that in for 98 Dodge Ram SS/T exactly like this
Now I have a junker 03 SRT-4
09-06-2017, 07:01 PM
here is the real lunchbox660. this is the car that i got my screen name from. 1994 suzuki alto works. 3 cylinder, 660 CC turbo charged and intercooled. car makes 60 HP stock (WEAK lol) but it's dry weight was originally only 680 pounds, so its a very good power to weight ratio.
by the time i was done with the car i had performed all of the following mods:
i cranked up the boost from .7 BAR to 2.4 BAR using a suzukisport racing computer (not at all like the crappy stage computers we get for the SRT4, this was a true upgrade) and boost controller
added a nice blitz type-r blow off valve
suzuki sport adjustable dampers and lowering springs
suzukisport sway bars, bushings and engine mounts
greddy cat back exhaust
cheap ass strut tower bars in front and rear
yokohama advan neova tires
project MU brake rotors and Cross ceramic pads in front
i then stripped out the entire interior save for the dash and driver seat, which was replaced with a lighter, cheap sparco knock-off seat. in the rear of the car, i cut the entire steel sheet metal floor pan out and replaced it with a flat piece of thin gauge aluminum, just pop-riveted it back in...(steel and aluminum dont weld together very well). it was noisy as hell
since i am such a big guy, people always made fun of me for how small it is. the reason they are so light is because they literally have NO safety features. the doors are only about 3 inches thick...2.5 inches of which is just plastic molding on the interior. there is no front or rear bumpers....just plastic covers over the unibody frame.
the car had crappy top-end....only like 110-120 mph MAX, but it got up to 60-ish REALLY quick thanks to its light weight. i took it to the local circuit track nearly every week and raced time trials with it, as well as canyon racing nearly every night. being 10 years old, it STILL got over 35 MPG....
09-06-2017, 08:49 PM
wow so how did you pick one of those up?
09-06-2017, 09:24 PM
i owned it while i was living in japan. i was sort of my own personal tuning/flipping business while i was there. i would buy a car, hop it up, drive it for a while and then sell it. i owned a total of 7 vehicles in 5 years while i was there. this suzuki and the subaru i had were my two favorites. here is a list of the cars i owned while there...
nissan S-13 silvia intake, exhaust only (got t-boned by drunk driver)
nissan S-13 silvia again automatic, not worhtwhile mods ( to replace the wrecked one. )
toyota Mark III supra with the 1G twin turbo 2 litre engine ( not available in the USA) factory widebody frame designed for the 7M engine ( which IS available in the USA) mods were full invidia exhaust, intake, boost controller, 5 point harnesses, super sticky tires
mitsubishi minica 3 cylinder 660 cc engine. no engine mods, but fully decked out stereo setup to include dual 12" and dual 10" subs all in bandpass box and fully customized interior by yours truly
subaru legacy GT 2.0 twin turbo (not available in the USA) with body kit, rims, endless brakes, tein HA fully adjustables with pillowball mounts, HKS super drager II exhaust, HKS mushroom intake, apexi SAFC, blitz SBCID II boost controller, fully custom intercooler piping and front mount intercooler, replaced stock turbos with nearly new IHI RHF-4's same as stock, but much better condition, full array of greddy electronic gauges, tuned by local rally-tuning god to an estimated 300 WHP (no 4wd dyno so we could never prove it, but this guy has been tuning EVOS and STI's ever since they came out and knows what he is talking about) and of course, with all that extra space, a sweet stereo... got rid of the car cus i was gonna be coming back to the US. had over $20,000 invested.
ended up not coming back to the US, bought the suzuki, which you see above. was rear ended in the suzuki. decided it was time to let it go and get something new, sold it for a song.
honda CRX-Si-R (not available in the USA) i did nothign to this car, as beleive it or not i was actually totally satisfied with it the way it was. they come stock with the B-16A VTEC and they weigh next to nothing, so they are ALOT faster than the regular CRX's you see in the US.
thats all of them. and now i am here and have the SRT4.
if i ever go back to okinawa, i am strongly considering taking the SRT4 with me and having my buddy scott, who owns his own tuning shop there now, use my car as a flagship for his business. he does INCREDIBLE work and since he is the only american tunign shop owner, he hooks it up for a VERY reasonable price to americans. all the other shops are japanese owned and expensive. if that ever happens, i will be sure to let you guys know how the SRT4 holds up compared to j-spec rides. hey, they have 100 octane gas at EVERY PUMP there, as high as 110 at some, so tuning is ALOT easier to get away with the things you might not try here....lol