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#1 of 61 I Wish I Had Never Gotten Rid Of My...
Jan 23, 2007 (4:34 am)
Many of us wish we had kept our whatever to this day. Maybe it was your first car, or that special one that was such a joy to drive, or made you feel unique, or special, or proud, or all of the above. Whatever it was, other readers might identify with your experience, and enjoy hearing about it.
In my case, I wish I still had my blue '65 Mustang V8 with the handling suspension, 4-speed, and posi-traction. Unfortunately, it was stolen.
#3 of 61 winter driving (stuckamy)
Jan 23, 2007 (5:15 am)
Yeah, okay, but what does this have to do with the price of chickens?
Jan 23, 2007 (6:35 am)
That is a bizzare story... It came so far out of left field I am dizzy.
#5 of 61 Yea
Jan 23, 2007 (6:58 am)
it reads like a bad porno script.
Anyway, the car I miss the most is a 1985 Mazda RX-7 GSL-SE. The car fit me perfect and was a blast to drive. I actually owned 2, the first got stolen so I went out and bought another.
After one bad snow, I traded it for a not nearly as much fun SUV.
#6 of 61 1991 Toyota Cressida
Jan 23, 2007 (7:21 am)
Beautiful car - one of the best consumer cars ever built. Most comfortable seats EVER in any vehicle I have ever sat in.
The Cressida was Toyota's "lexus starter/training car" because a lot of the luxury items and some of the body features in the early Lexus cars were used first in the Cressida.
The Avalon is the Cressida replacement, and although a very good car, the Cressida was in another league.
Jan 23, 2007 (7:23 am)
1988 Mazda RX-7 GXL
1987 CRX SI
At the time I decided I had had enough of the gas-guzzling in the RX-7, not to mention the temperamental nature of its rotary. I have no idea what I was thinking.
The CRX sale came at a time when I was moving and had "too many cars", a total of four as it happens. The place I was moving to had only two dedicated off-street parking spots for my unit, so parking three would be hard enough, four was unworkable. Should have sold my truck instead...
I also wish I could have back my '97 Subie Outback Sport, but at the time I sold it to buy a 4WD truck, and that was a good trade for me then. It is only in the last year or so I have kinda wished I could have it back. Sold it to a local lady who I still see occasionally driving it. It's a lot dirtier now, and with way more bumper stickers.
I have owned a bunch of cars over the years, including Supras and Datsun/Nissan Z cars, but the ones that stand out in my memory are the CRX and the RX-7. Sigh.
#8 of 61 Re: 2 cars [nippononly]
Jan 23, 2007 (8:38 am)
I'd miss those too, I think. CRX - great platform.
Mine might be a surprise, but our '91 Geo Storm GSi was a very hip little ride. It didn't stay with us long, which may have some bearing on its appeal, or so I've heard, but I loved it's look and handling, and it was remarkably comfortable as well. My wife used it as her daily driver, and when our daughter was born, she decided a sedan was a better match...
#9 of 61 the vehicle I miss the most is:
Jan 23, 2007 (9:35 am)
a 1983 Mitsubishi Turbo-diesel 4 W.D. truck. It was black with decals, 5 speed, am-fm radio, crank windows and no a/c. When it snowed you have to chip away to get to the lug nuts. None of that push buttons like today but it was fun
Jan 23, 2007 (10:03 am)
If I had a big garage I would have wanted to keep my W126, but I would rather have it go to a new garage than sit out in the rain.
I don't regret selling the C43...it was a fun car, but the new car handles just as well, and is more comfortable and practical.