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What is your favorite vehicle that you've ever owned?

tquig01

TJ Enthusiast
Mar 12, 2018
347
Brewerton, NY, USA
I've had a lot so here are my top 5. Hard to narrow it down to just one, each had their own "charm"

1- 1977 Pontiac Firebird - too many tickets, but so fun to drive
2- 2002 Chevy Avalanche - thing was a beast, never let me down
3- 1996 Ford Escort - bought it new while in the Army. We put over 200K miles on it with nothing more than oil changes, brakes and tires. It just wouldn't die!
4- 2004 Mercedes C300 Sport 4matic- Not overly fast but best handling car I have ever driven.
5- 1976 Plymouth Volarie - 318 with a 4 barrel, great sleeper and my first car
 
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Mike_H

Rust Belt Heavyweight
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Feb 28, 2017
4,433
Grand Rapids, MI, United States
First car- 82 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme
Power everything, suade/velvet seats, diesel fuel only! What a pain it was in in 93 to find diesel fuel.

First TJ- 98 with 4” lift. Beat it to death with a full loan on it. All 12,000 dollars of it.


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My first car was an 1982 Cutlass as well. Calais variant though. Only had the 3.8L v6. I had that car 9 months, and had the heads off it twice, stuck it in two snowbanks, ran out of gas, had my first overheat, and my first accident in it. Lots of firsts. It was such a pile...
 

Jay P

TJ Enthusiast
Nov 6, 2017
609
West Jordan, UT
My first car was an 1982 Cutlass as well. Calais variant though. Only had the 3.8L v6. I had that car 9 months, and had the heads off it twice, stuck it in two snowbanks, ran out of gas, had my first overheat, and my first accident in it. Lots of firsts. It was such a pile...
Haha mine was in great shape but I kept ruining the fly wheel because I would keep cranking in the winter until it started. $800 bucks to repair I think. After 2 winters I sold it but I did wreck it a few times. They didn’t stop well on slick roads.


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Mike_H

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Feb 28, 2017
4,433
Grand Rapids, MI, United States
Haha mine was in great shape but I kept ruining the fly wheel because I would keep cranking in the winter until it started. $800 bucks to repair I think. After 2 winters I sold it but I did wreck it a few times. They didn’t stop well on slick roads.


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16 years old, RWD, bald tires, and constant snow covered roads in Michigan. I learned quick how to control oversteer and how to drift corners. Not before I stuffed it in a couple snowbanks though! Never did any damage, but mine was a rusty mess. The door sills were shot under the chrome trim pieces and there were holes in the floor.

The positive is that I learned a lot about cars with that one. Head gaskets, valve jobs, thermostats, shocks, rust, oil changes, you name it, Dad taught me a lot on that car. Worth the 1000 bucks we overpaid for it.