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adventureoflink
11-19-2009, 01:39 AM
Don't know if anyone ever did this with the S-series, but it's here just to be sure.

Anyhow, I'm 23, and bought the Saturn on may 30th, 2007. I also bought my van on July 10th, but didn't get the damn thing titled till a month later :upset:, and now it's going to the dump, asap.

your turn!

quantumech
11-19-2009, 01:56 AM
28, purchased 4/29/2003 with 23,800 miles. Before me, not sure of its history, but it was in perfect shape. The most major repairs were the clutch replacement over labor day, after I let someone overfill my transmission and the leaking trans. fluid contaminated the clutch. All's good now, and no leaking with the fluid at the correct height and not replacing the quill seal (yeah, got lucky). At one point, got 45 mpg back in 2006 on a trip back from MN.

Derek McNelly
11-19-2009, 08:08 AM
20 years old.

First vehicle was a 1995 Chevrolet S10 pickup. Bought it on my birthday (April 19th) 2005 with 126,000 on the odometer. Pretty much my baby until I got sideswiped back in April, at which point I fell out of love with it. Got tired of working on body stuff, and sold it. Ran like a champ, never broke down on me, just had a really bad oil leak and needed quite a bit of TLC on the body. Sold him November 1st with 151,000 on the odometer.

Second vehicle is my 2002 Saturn SC2. Bought it October 28th, 2009 for $2500 with 112,600 on the odometer and 86,000 on the engine. In the process of doing a full "tuneup" because God only knows how long it's been. Got plugs, wires, oil, and air filter done, and I'm gonna do the trans fluid and filter this weekend. Thus far it's a great car. A few little quirks that apparently are quite normal, but nothing that has me "OMG MAH CAR IZ GUNNA DYE".

Low Saturn
11-19-2009, 10:27 AM
Im 38 and heres all the vehicles I've owned. In order:

1979 Dodge Omni
1981 Buick Skylark
1984 Buick Skylark
1991 Saturn SL2
1994 Saturn SL2
1993 Saturn SL2
1993 Saturn SL2
1962 Chevrolet Bel Air
1991 Saturn SL2
2001 Saturn SC2
2001 Lexus IS300
1993 Saturn SW1 (SOHC to DOHC conversion)
1995 Saturn SL2
2001 Chevy Suburban
1994 SL2
1994 SC2
1994 SC2
1994 SL2
1993 SC2
1995 SL2
1997 SL2
1999 SC2
1996 SC2
1991 SC
1994 SL2

I know I'm missing a few. But its early here and I'm half asleep.

madpogue
11-19-2009, 10:34 AM
49. My "daily" drivers:

'72 Nova, purchased June '81
'80 Sunbird, Feb '82
'80 Omni, Nov '82
'83 Turismo, ??? '88?
'89 Colt, Apr '92
'96 Saturn, Nov '98

A few project/parts cars in between. List of bikes I've owned is much longer (I actually lost track of a couple that I "lent" out).

sprinj76
11-19-2009, 11:23 AM
22 My history:

95' SC2
97' Chevy Cavalier
97' SC2

My 95 sc2 ended up getting totalled while I was driving home from a skiing trip . . . stupid 17 year old driver + a county that only uses sand, no salt on their roads = totaled car. I had to get a car quickly, which ended up being a cavalier. The cavalier was sold and replaced as soon as I had the chance, which was about 6 months later.

I've been happy ever since with my 97' sc2, i've had it more than 2 years now : )

saturnsctwo
11-19-2009, 11:32 AM
46 years young.

my cars i owned:
71 firebird
77 camaro rs/lt
77 corvette sting ray
85 fiero
74 cutlass supreme
2001 saturnsc2 i specially ordered new in the summer of 2000 fully loaded
all cars were mint condition except the 71 firebird which i bought while in high school as a fixer upper

here's some pics of my former cars:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v104/saturnsc2/CorvetteCutlass.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v104/saturnsc2/1985FieroAfterAccidentRepairPhotos.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v104/saturnsc2/79f55abf.jpg

ahh what the hell here's my mint motorcycle as ya did say vehicle history huh:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v104/saturnsc2/1982KawasakiKZ440LTD002.jpg

whoops i almost forgot these other vehicles i also once owned:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v104/saturnsc2/winterpictures006.jpg


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v104/saturnsc2/downtownclevelandoh82kawasaki305139.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v104/saturnsc2/euclidwarmemorial2004001.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v104/saturnsc2/downtownclevelandoh82kawasaki305168.jpg

megsaturn
11-19-2009, 11:34 AM
18 yrs

First car was a 1993 plymoth sundance. I called that sucker the war wagon because it was a fierce black and squealed and clunked like a monster. :x

2nd is my 96 sl2, bought it around valentine's day 07, had been run in to on the passenger side on a two-lane one way road, some dumbass in a semi switched lanes right over the top of it. Paid a pretty penny to save my little green machine. Got a decent settlement out of it.

NGKTECH
11-19-2009, 12:08 PM
I'm 25 and here are the cars i've owned, in order

1. 83 Pontiac Grand Prix stuffed with 400Big block out of a 69 GTO (blue)
2. 93 Saturn SC-2 (black)
3. 86 Nissan 300ZX turbo (gold)
4. 94 Saturn SL-2 (blue)
5. 88 Mustang GT hatchback (red)
6. 92 saturn SC (silver)
7. 99 Ford Mustang GT convertible (black)
8. 93 Saturn SC-2 (Red)
9. 98 Saturn SL-2 (white)
10. 2000 Saturn SL-2 (primer black)
11. 2004 Saturn Ion Redline (black)
12. 96 Saturn SW-2 (maroon)
13. 88 Mazda RX-7 (gold)
14. 85 Toyota Celica Supra P-type (black)
15. 88 Mazda RX-7 (red)
16. 88 Mazda RX-7 with 351W swap and C4 trans (blue)
17. 97 Saturn SC-2 (green)

I also still have a 2007 Suzuki M-50 motorcycle that I brought new back in May of 07 right after starting my job with NGK as a gift to myself lol.

All cars have been sold and I only have the 97 SC-2 right now as my daily.

When I was 14 my dad brought home the 83 Grandprix and we worked on it for the next two years building it till I could drive (legally). Also when I was 16 I bought my first Saturn the 93 coupe which was my daily driver and the grand Prix was only ever driven in the summer and to special events. I eventually traded the Grand Prix for the Mustang (big mistake). I had the 93 SC-2 till I was 21 and it went though two different turbo setups and nitrous, bolt ons, etc. The 92 SC-2 and the Red 93 SC-2 were also turbocharged. My latest project was the V-8 swap in my 88 RX-7 which I unfrotunately sold in the summer so I could buy my house :)

hi-tower
11-19-2009, 01:41 PM
I'm 42 and here are mine in order

1975 Plymouth Fury
1976 VW Rabbit
1967 VW Beetle
1979 VW scirocco (wish I still had)
1990 Acura Integra RS
1995 VW GTI VR6
1987 Honda CRX
1995 VW Golf
1988 Mazda B2200
1985 VW Cabriolet
2000 VW Passat Wagon
1998 VW Golf
2000 Dodge Grand Caravan (still own)
1999 Saturn SL (Still own)
2004 Pontiac Vibe (still own)
1998 Saturn SW1 (just bought 3 wks ago)

Bubs
11-19-2009, 01:51 PM
I'm 19.

Currently own:
'84 Vanagon (Subaru 2.2 Swap, four speed manual)
'92 SL1 5 speed
'09 Yamaha Zuma 125

Currently share with father:
'88 Mercedes-Benz 420 SEL (went halves)
'75 Kawasaki H1 500 Triple (went halves)

Used to own:
'84 Honda Prelude 5-speed
'70 Subaru 360 (Dog-leg 4 speed, 4th being OD)
'93 Mazda 323
'94 Hyundai Excel 5 Speed
'93 Ford Taurus

TXSaturn02
11-19-2009, 02:24 PM
43

`89 Mazda 323
`94 Saturn SL1
`99 Saturn SL2
`02 Saturn SL2

Have never had any serious problems with them - just got bored and traded them in. Trying to see how long my patience will last with the current one. It is more of a game I'm playing. Trying to act like Sam Walton did when it came to cars - "it is just transportation." :D

JS95SC1
11-19-2009, 02:59 PM
36 yrs. old

1981 Mustang hatchback
1973 Mustang convertible
1988 Dodge Dynasty
1987 Monte Carlo SS
1988 Chevy Corsica
1994 Pontiac Transport
1994 GMC Jimmy
1988 Pontiac 6000 STE
1989 Pontiac Grand AM
1985 Chevy Celebrity
1988 Mazda 626
2000 GMC Sierra Z71
1995 Buick Skylark
1994 Ford Crown Victoria LX

I still have the Crown Vic, the Skylark, and the 73 Mustang. You'll notice that there is no Saturn listed. The 95 SC1 in my driveway belongs to my 16 yr. old son. I'm still looking for my first Satty. Can't afford to buy another car right now. Maybe at tax time, and I'll get rid of the Crown Vic.

xfactor203
11-19-2009, 03:26 PM
30 years.

'87 Mazda B2000
'86 Grand Wagoneer
'79 Ford F250
'85 Volvo 240 wagon
'84 Audi 4000
'87 Pontiac something or other
'87 Nissan pickup
'90 Chevy 1500
'96 Chevy Corsica
'94 Escort wagon
'98 SL2
'94 Toyota 4runner

We bought the SL2 in March with 78,000 miles. The dealer claimed it was one-owner, belonged to his pediatrician. He was / is probably a lying sack, but whatever.

hit_n_run
11-19-2009, 03:50 PM
30.

My list of heaps:

87 Chevy Cavalier
87 Dodge Shadow (turbo, 5-speed)
83 Pontiac Fiero (very fun little car)
2001 Pontiac Sunfire (biggest mistake ever)
2000 Saturn SL1 (loved that car. Sadly, I wrecked it).
1999 Saturn SL2 (again, wrecked)
1997 Ford Windstar (sold that heap, finally!)
2002 Ford Ranger XLT, FX4 (my baby!)
1994 Saturn SC2 (auto, pretty fun to drive)
1994 Saturn SC1 (manual, up on blocks. Can't get it to run right).

There will be more down the line but I gotta get rid of that SC1 first.

saturnsctwo
11-19-2009, 06:07 PM
30.

My list of heaps:

87 Chevy Cavalier
87 Dodge Shadow (turbo, 5-speed)
83 Pontiac Fiero (very fun little car)
2001 Pontiac Sunfire (biggest mistake ever)
2000 Saturn SL1 (loved that car. Sadly, I wrecked it).
1999 Saturn SL2 (again, wrecked)
1997 Ford Windstar (sold that heap, finally!)
2002 Ford Ranger XLT, FX4 (my baby!)
1994 Saturn SC2 (auto, pretty fun to drive)
1994 Saturn SC1 (manual, up on blocks. Can't get it to run right).

There will be more down the line but I gotta get rid of that SC1 first.
83 fiero?

ruley73
11-19-2009, 06:24 PM
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1987 Buick Regal Limited (midnight blue metallic, 3.8L V6; blown engine )
1995 Saturn SC2 (black gold, auto; hit a deer @ 100 MPH, drove it home and was totaled out)
1997 Saturn SC2 (white, manual; hit a patch of black ice and totaled it on Friday the 13th of Dec. 2002, which was only 3 months after hitting the deer with the 1995 SC2)
1995 Buick Regal GS coupe (white, 3.8L V6; was hit and totaled a week after I took full coverage off of it :( )
2000 Saturn SC2 (see sig for more info, still driving it, currently ~210,000 miles)

SLCraig
11-19-2009, 06:58 PM
28 y/o

1988 LeBaron GTS hatch AT
2001 Dodge Neon R/T MT (only car bought brand new)
2002 Nissan Altima 3.5SE MT

(No car for a while, student)

1997 Saturn SL1 MT
1996 Saturn SL2 MT

Still don't have enough money to buy me another Nissan. The program I took was a big waste of time. Gotta go back again I guess.

I love my Sattys though, and I'll always have one, even when I have another newer car in the future.

themrfreeze
11-19-2009, 07:26 PM
40 years old.

1977 Mercury Monarch (freebie from grandpa)
1984 Ford Tempo
1993 Mercury Tracer (first brand new car)
1995 Ford Contour V6
1998 VW Passat GLS V6 (second new car, POS)
2002 VW Beetle (wife's car, POS)
2004 Pontiac Vibe (3rd new car, got totaled earlier this year)
1995 Saturn SL
2001 Saturn SL2 (my current daily driver, 50k miles)
2009 Scion xD (4th new car, wife's current car)

And I would have bought a new SW2 this year instead of the Scion if they still made 'em. Honest! :)

bumpdraft
11-19-2009, 08:00 PM
Baby Boomers
Generation X :D
Pepsi Generation
Generation Y
Generation Jones
Millennium Generation


Some god-awful '74 Impala about 8mpg downhill
'78 Cutlass
'86 ZuZu Trooper 2 2.2L Turbo Diesel
'98 SC2
'01 F-350 Superduty 7.4L Turbo Diesel 4x4 (wow! no tailgaters! :peverybody is so polite!) Almost un-controlable in low range:)

Next Poll:
What brand of vehicle most often runs up your 'a--' while you're in your saturn?
Overall, I find Chrysler products to be the most irritating tailgaters.

Low Saturn
11-19-2009, 08:10 PM
Im 38 and heres all the vehicles I've owned. In order:

1979 Dodge Omni
1981 Buick Skylark
1984 Buick Skylark
1991 Saturn SL2
1994 Saturn SL2
1993 Saturn SL2
1993 Saturn SL2
1962 Chevrolet Bel Air
1991 Saturn SL2
2001 Saturn SC2
2001 Lexus IS300
1993 Saturn SW1 (SOHC to DOHC conversion)
1995 Saturn SL2
2001 Chevy Suburban
1994 SL2
1994 SC2
1994 SC2
1994 SL2
1993 SC2
1995 SL2
1997 SL2
1999 SC2
1996 SC2
1991 SC
1994 SL2

I know I'm missing a few. But its early here and I'm half asleep.

Add a 2008 Aura XE to the list. I just bought it a few hours ago.

mattelderca
11-19-2009, 08:10 PM
83 fiero?

Actually, the first plastic GM car!

SLCraig
11-19-2009, 08:15 PM
Actually, the first plastic GM car!

And definitely not as good as the S :p

I hate those things. haha

Phyzik sl2
11-19-2009, 08:33 PM
22
'71 pontiac grand prix model J (455 super rocket)

'96 Sl2
bought 5/23/2006.
I've thrown the diff, replaced the radiator and fuel pump(2x)

mattelderca
11-19-2009, 08:35 PM
45
cars owned, in order, sig shows current fleet.
73 Vega wagon, 69 cutlass S, 77 pinto wagon, 71 olds 98,
67 Chevrolet Biscayne two door, three on the tree! Nice!
73 Maverick, 76 Hornet wagon, 73 Chev pickup
88 Cavalier, 93 Grand caravan, 8? Hyundai Stellar,
84 GMC sport van, 89 Toyota Corolla sr5, 2003 Hyundai Elantra,
98 Saturn SC1, 78 Chrysler NewYorker Brougham, 93 Mercury Grand Marquis,
96 Saturn SL, 2000 Saturn SL1.
Bikes owned,
71 Mobellette moped, 67 Honda CD175, 83 Suzuki GR650 Tempter,
2003 Honda Rebel, 73 suzuki GT250, 73 Honda CT70.
Snow mobiles currently owned,
69 SnowCruiser 209, 71 SnowCruiser 201, 71 SnowCruiser 30E, 73 Evinrude Norseman, 89 Skidoo Safari,
still have a boat or two as well.

Frankd1
11-19-2009, 08:53 PM
I'm 32, previous cars:

91 Pontiac Sunbird (GT)
97 Acura Integra Type R (little rocket)
91 Suzuki Swift
87 Mazda 323
91 Mazda 323
98 Mazda Protege

Current cars:
98 Saturn SL1 - my wife purchased it new (she's 35), I drive it now
08 Toyota Yaris RS - my wife drives it

Next Spring:
Buying my mother in laws 07 Envoy but keeping the Saturn and Toyota as well!

Frankd1
11-19-2009, 08:54 PM
I'm 32, previous cars:

91 Pontiac Sunbird (GT)
97 Acura Integra Type R (little rocket)
91 Suzuki Swift
87 Mazda 323
91 Mazda 323
98 Mazda Protege

Current cars:
98 Saturn SL1 - my wife purchased it new (she's 35), I drive it now
08 Toyota Yaris RS - my wife drives it

Next Spring:
Buying my mother in laws 07 Envoy but keeping the Saturn and Toyota as well!

Frankd1
11-19-2009, 08:56 PM
double post, sorry!

vtsl2
11-19-2009, 09:00 PM
42
here is my list

mid 70s plymouth scamp
80 pinto wagon
84 pontiac 6000
78 bobcat
82 ford ranger
87 chevy s-10
85 gmc s-15
87 gmc s-15 4x4
83 datsun 280 zx
93 dodge dakota v8 4x4
96 saturn sw2m
95 saturn sw2m
93 ford ranger
99 saturn sl2m
97 saturn sl1m
2x 91 polaris indy trail
93 polaris indy 440 sks
94 polaris indy XLT 600 sks
71 arctic cat panther(restored in 97)

these have been all my toys over the years

bdobraj
11-19-2009, 09:19 PM
I'm 17.

93 Chevy S10 Blazer (junked it with 220k on it)
2000 Saturn SL1-autotragic (bought for $750 sold for $1k a few weeks ago)
95 Saturn SL2-5 speed- (current love)

its got 182k on it, im really lovin in for only $250, didnt NEED anything but i changed the ECTS and thermostat anyway.

SLCraig
11-19-2009, 09:51 PM
double post, sorry!

Triple now, jeez! :p

thewave46
11-20-2009, 09:09 AM
24 years old,

1998 Dodge Caravan: given to me from my folks, now my brother drives it - I think it has 220,000+kms (136k miles) on it now

1998 Saturn SC1 5-speed: bought at 110,000kms, drove as pizza delivery car, got hit at 166,000kms (103k miles) - totaled out by insurance

2001 Saturn SL1 5-speed: to replace the SC1 - bought at 105,000kms, now has 127,000 (79k miles).

alordofchaos
11-20-2009, 09:59 AM
I'm... let's see, 47 yrs old :dizzy:

I'll have to sit down and figure out history, I think it's something about the size of Mike's. First car I bought myself was an '82 Horizon.

Current fleet:

02 dodge caravan
99 dodge caravan
98 saturn sl2
86 porsche 944

Just sold the 98 escort zx2 last week, need to get rid of the older van one of these days :)

OnDaGround
11-20-2009, 10:03 AM
20 years old

1995 200sx ser
1993 Sc2
1998 Malibu LS
1994 Blazer

I think that's it. I still have 3 of the 4, I sold the Nissan.

Col.FUBAR
11-20-2009, 10:30 AM
19.5 :D

1997 Oldsmobile Bravada. First vehicle and it only had 78K on it. Nothing major happened with it, loved the stability and traction in the winter. Drove it for about 10K miles but couldn't stand (or afford) getting 15MPG city (12MPG in the winter) out of a 190HP 4.3 V6. Still have it but now my sister drives it, blew a water pump at 89?K miles

1992 Geo Metro XFi 5 Spd. Given to me for free by a neighbor (who had about 10 cars, when one would break down they would get another one). Had been sitting for 2 years and I had to redo all the brake lines. Fun little car to screw around in (and learn how to drive a stick which took me about a day). Very unreliable, left me and a friend stranded in downtown Flint late at night :eek: with a bad alternator. It liked to chew through serpentine belts and then throw them off without warning (went through about 8 of them at around $15 a pop) Decided it was too unreliable to use 150 miles from home at college and sold it.

1990 Buick Park Avenue. Loved how many options this car had and how comfortable it was. Way ahead of its time for a 1990. Planned on taking it to school this year because it had the bulletproof 3800 with only 80K miles on it. Found out I was only getting about 18MPG overall and it had some A/C issues as well as rust issues underneath. Sold it.

1994 Saturn SC2 5 spd. Picked it up with 178K on the clock. Very questionable maintenance history but I got it for cheap. Threw new brakes and tires all around. New ECTS of course as well as plugs and wires. New headliner and a few other things. Its going through a quart every 1400 miles so far but I am getting mid 20's city and mid 30's freeway MPG-wise. Love driving a stick (really wanted another after the Geo) plus the hills and city traffic around here make it more of a challenge :cool: Overall this is probably my favorite car so far, I don't really know why because it isn't in the greatest shape cosmetically but it is really growing on me...

tufamc
11-20-2009, 11:48 AM
29 years old,

I still own every car/truck I've bought:

1982 Jeep Cherokee: amc 401 (465hp dyno) 6in lift 35"s ect...
1984 Jeep cj7, lq9 gm 6.0L, dana 60's, 39" irock's (rock buggy)
1973 Jeep J-4000, amc 360, 4-speed, wood hauler
1984 Chevy k10, plow truck
2001 Ford f-250 diesel 4 door, 6in lift, 35's (wife's toy)
2003 Audi a6 3.0l quattro (wifes daily driver)
2005 Dodge 2500 diesel, 4-door, 6in lift, 37's, (600hp) my daily driver
1999 saturn sl, 1.9l, 5-speed, avg 40mpg!, 250 miles to work and back EVERYDAY!!!!
1969 Chevy Nova 540ci BB chevy (ya its fun!)

2NDSOUT
11-20-2009, 12:44 PM
83 fiero?

Production began on the Fiero in August 1983. I think he was trying to say that he maybe bought the Fiero sometime in 1983?

Derek McNelly
11-20-2009, 12:51 PM
83 fiero?

http://bighugelabs.com/output/motivatord189fd9badc0c3b578295865d7440722e8dcddfc. jpg

2NDSOUT
11-20-2009, 01:06 PM
35 years young here.

Here are the cars I have owned, in order:

1981 Chevy Citation (V-6 Hatchback); 1991-1992
Loved this car. Bought it for $1100; and had 100K on the clock. Wrecked it after 8 months of ownership trying to get onto the highway when it was raining just enough to bring the goop out of the pavement. Anit-lock brakes my ass. Took the retaining wall, and I remember doing 2 1/2 360s. Dash lit up like a Christmas Tree and I remember seeing the Passenger seat flying forward in slow motion. Just me in the car, with a small cut on my knuckle. If I would have had a passenger in the car, they would have died for sure. Wish I had this car still. Loved that V-6 engine.

1986 Chevy Chevette: 1993-1997
Had this for 4 years. White exterior, Blue Interior. Little Auto 4 cylinder. Got me where I needed to go. It worked. Had 137K miles on it when I sold it for $300 and had an oil leak in it.

1994 Saturn SC1: 1997-Present
The 1994 SC1 that I still own, was my first Saturn. Bought with 59K miles on it when it was 3 years old. Still have this car (listed in my sig). Even though I am the 2nd owner; may as well be the original owner...the car stands currently with 340,501 miles on the original engine/auto trans. Needs a rebuild.

1992 Saturn SL1: 2001-2005
Second Saturn that I purchased, after convincing my wife and "Converting" her; this was my wife's daily driver for a few years. Traded it in on the VUE.

1991 Saturn SC: 2002-2008
Was going to restore this as my "pet project". I learned how to do a partial engine teardown on this car; after wanting to restore to factory showroom. Budget constraints forced me to sell.

1994 Saturn SL2: 2007-Present
Was going to be a 3rd car for me and my wife to use in between me driving the 94 SC1 and my wife driving the VUE, but the accident with the VUE changed all that.

2005 Saturn VUE: 2005-2008
Loved the VUE. Was a lease vehicle. We were going to buy off of the lease, but the vehicle was involved in a one car accident on the highway involving my wife and at the time 13 month old son, on the highway in heavy rain with a construction tarp. The VUE was totalled, but my wife and son walked away without a scratch.

1997 Saturn SW2: 2008-Present
Flew to Boston, bought the car from member Ftruscot; drove the car home 1035 miles home to Cincinnati. Just recently drove the car from Cincinnati to Myrtle Beach. Car has been great and is my wife's daily driver.

1994 Saturn SL2 Homecoming Edition: 2009-Present
My "toy". Some of you may laugh, but with this being 1 of 3500 cars made for the 1994 Homecoming Edition; I'm restoring this and it will be my weekend car as well as just driving for fun. This will be garage kept and will only be driven periodically. To a Saturn enthusiast, as myself, this car is a nice piece to have (although one of the 2001 SC2 "99" cars would be nice to have too)....

That's all for right now....although it would still be cool to find a 1994 SW2 that is in good working condition, then I would have all 3 trim lines for the 1994 model year. :)

OnDaGround
11-20-2009, 01:21 PM
Jeez, you're old. :dizzy: At first I though you said corvette, which could have been cool. I should have known, grandpa. :rolleyes:














:D

Nels
11-20-2009, 02:03 PM
Ok, I'll join the fun.

I will be 50 in February. :cry:
In order of ownership:
1966 Ford Galaxie 500 - 352 Auto
1965 Chevrolet Impala SS convertible - 427 & 4-speed (I'd like to have that one back)
1968 Chevelle - 307 Auto
1971 Plymouth Cricket - 1.9L 4-speed (Fun car!)
1972 Vega hatchback 4-speed
1974 Vega wagon 4-speed
1972 Chevrolet C10 - 350 and "3-on-the-tree"
1976 Chevrolet Caprice - 350, Auto, full power
1985 Buick Century 3L, Auto
1976 GMC C10 - 350, auto
1981 Chevrolet K2500 - 400, 4:10, 4-speed "granny gear" trans.
1996 Chevrolet Silverado - 350, auto (my first brand new vehicle)
2001 Chevrolet 2500 HD - Duramax diesel, Allison trans, leather, loaded (bought it new, and it is still in the driveway)
1996 Saturn SL SOHC 5-speed - bought it last July to save some fuel expense. The Duramax only averages about 17 mpg. I can get just north of 40 mpg with the Satty.

I think the original question referred to the history of our Saturn --
Not much to tell. I bought mine in July after finding it as a wallflower in the back row of a local used car lot with no sticker on it.It had 106,000 miles on it. Mechanically sound, but not particularly pretty or clean, and very plain. Just the 5-speed and an AM-FM radio. No cruise, crank windows, seats and a steering wheel. It did have recent brakes, and a brand new manifold-to-tailpipe exhaust. Exactly what I was looking for as an economical daily driver. I have been refurbishing it in the last few months. I replaced the ECTS, timing belt, battery, spark plugs, cleaned the throttle body, and changed to synthetic oil in the engine and Transynd in the gearbox. This is a sweet running little car now that averages over 40 mpg.

Fuel-up history here:
www <dot> fuelly <dot> com/driver/nels/sl
(I can't post links yet)

jodene
11-20-2009, 03:02 PM
45 Purchased 2008 Turbo Sky 9/18/07
Other recent vehicles
2009 Corvette
2008 Corvette
2008 Lancer Evolution X

dagwood70
11-20-2009, 04:31 PM
I'm 37.

1987 Hyundai Pony bought in 1990 for $300 from my aunt at 3 years old and less that 30000km on the clock. Already rusted.

1985 Mercury Lynx. Bought when I rear ended someone in the Pony. Drove it for 3 months and then developed a serous oil leak.

Repaired the Pony and drove it for another year.

1987 Dodge Colt. The cheapie model with the 4 speed transmission. Had it for 4 years. Got hit on the quarter panel on the drivers' side. Insurance wrote the car off, but drove it for another few months until winter.

1994 Cavalier. Car shared with an ex.

1987 VW Golf. Bought after the ex and I split up. Drove it for about a year and a half, until the floor pan thinned out, and the one seat mount to the floor ripped out and the clutch and brake pedals wouldn't return properly.

2000 Saturn SL1. Bought in 2004 with 39000 km on the clock. Just about to turn 180000 soon. Going to keep it a while. This year got 4 new struts (Monroe Quickies on the front). Brakes all the way around. A little small for the family, but @ enjoy having no payment.

Huskerville
11-20-2009, 04:35 PM
I am 23 years old I have owned 3 cars in the states and 3 cars in okinawa. my cars in the states are

1994 Saturn SL1 (first car ever)
2003 Ford F-250 4x4 (wifes truck :()
2002 Saturn Sc1 (My car)

In Okinawa

1988 Honda Prelude with 4 wheel steering
1993 Toyota Camry
1994 Nissan Skyline R33

topcat
11-20-2009, 04:51 PM
The cars:

1962 Impala convertible -- Az. car no rust (pretty fly for a white guy)
1966 Mustang coupe
1969 Mustang Mach 1 - R code 428cj, 4speed, shaker
1970 Dodge Challenger
1971 Merc Grand Marquis Wagon
1971 Buick LeSabre
1962 Ford Econoline -- Think the old Vonage commercial
1978 Chevy Monza
1978 Old Cutlas
1987 Honda CRX si
1997 Saturn Sl1

Old enough to not get into discussions on age.:D

Kaervak
11-20-2009, 07:20 PM
28 and here's my history.

Learned to drive on a 1984 Cutlass Supreme. V6 RWD goodness. It had a Buick engine in it. Always wanted to throw a supercharger on it and make a pseudo GNX. :D
Occasionally drove a 1985 Honda Civic Wagovan which was my mom's. Awesome little car, but eventually Northeast Ohio rust sadly got to it. Currently, 1999 SL2, bought brand new with 10 miles on it 130,600 and counting. Also drive my dad's 1986 Lincoln TownCar once and a while.

Work vehicles: Mid 90s Ford Ranger when I worked for CarQuest. Econoline 350 AEV TraumaHawk Ambulance currently. Nothing like a five ton Diesel Van with lights and sirens. :D

alordofchaos
11-20-2009, 07:40 PM
OK, can't find my list so this is from memory, order is approximate:

78 Dodge Monaco (parents gave to me)
82 Plymouth Horizon (first car I bought myself, 40 mpg)
79 Porsche 924
85 Plymouth Turismo
80 Mazda RX7
87 Honda CRX DX
90-92 Chevy Corsica (owned several of these, 3 or 4 iirc)
89 Ford Taurus
89 Cadillac DeVille
95 (?) Ford Tempo
92 Dodge Caravan
96 Toyota RAV4
96 Ford Taurus
99 Dodge Caravan
98 Plymouth Breeze
86 Porsche 944
02 Dodge Caravan
98 Ford Escort ZX2
98 Saturn SL2 (eBay, surprised when my bid was the only one at $800; was a lease car for 3 yrs, purchased by a family near Grand Rapids, and I'm the 3rd owner)

dorisSL
11-20-2009, 08:05 PM
i'm 21. 3 cars in ~2 years.

1980 mercedes 280SE W126 chassis gray market (Das Boot). auto trans, 2.8L straight 6, power windows, 4250lbs curb weight and all of 10 MPG highway on premium. purchased for $1k around feb 2008. self-destructed about a month later with 120k on the clock.

1997 chevy cavalier (The Cadavalier), autotragic, purchased for $6700 in april 2008, owned for 2 weeks before totalling it.

1995 saturn SL, the one in my sig, got it for free in june 2008, and previous owner got it for free as well.

the way i figure, my car life has been going backwards... i started with a MBNZ that i paid cash for, then financed a cavalier, now i have my free saturn.

i also frequently drive an F150 (don't know the year, 1998ish) for work.

Blackm44
11-20-2009, 09:51 PM
17 years old

98 saturn SC1. thats it lol

SLCraig
11-20-2009, 10:56 PM
The cars:

1962 Impala convertible -- Az. car no rust (pretty fly for a white guy)
1966 Mustang coupe
1969 Mustang Mach 1 - R code 428cj, 4speed, shaker
1970 Dodge Challenger
1971 Merc Grand Marquis Wagon
1971 Buick LeSabre
1962 Ford Econoline -- Think the old Vonage commercial
1978 Chevy Monza
1978 Old Cutlas
1987 Honda CRX si
1997 Saturn Sl1

Old enough to not get into discussions on age.:D

Your car history is awesome... '62 Impala is the best looking year ever for that car, and a '70 Dodge Challenger is one of my favorite cars of all time.
I also am really partial to the Monzas, although not everyone likes them.

Nice lineup man....

Tiger
11-21-2009, 12:57 AM
49 & 11/12

Boy, some of those vehicle bring back memories!

65 Mustang
72 Pinto
69 Fairlane
82 Corolla Wagon
94 Mazda B2300 (my only new vehicle)
93 Sentra
92 Mazda B2600i
99 Saturn SL2 (the best overall)

93SC2'in
11-21-2009, 12:22 PM
jeez i havent had a long string of cars but im only 26 so here they are in order

94 oldsmobile cutlass supreme 3.1 v6 auto went to the scrap yard with 300k

69 camaro 327 auto alot of motor and body work went into this but had to sell though to help my parents save there house :cry:

92 mercury tracer.. (aka mazda 323) good little car but was way to small for me sold that one

86 ford bronco... 302 EFI 4x4 was my first truck but it was a p.o.s. snapped the drive shaft once and nearly did it a 2nd damn u-joints....

traded the bronco for my

93 sc2 5 speed

then just bought

95 sl2 5-speed 130k miles 875$ ;)

off-track
11-21-2009, 10:15 PM
I'm in..

54

66 Rambler Ambassador SW 327 AT ($100 pos but it sure was a tank!).. just ignore those sparks it trailed @55mph!
67 Camaro 327 MT (burned 5 days after purchase by a pizza warmer)
72 Plymouth Duster 225 AT (totaled by GF vs monza)
72-3 (??) Plymouth Fury 318 AT(death by flood.. Das Boot for real!)
74 Plymouth Duster 225 AT (traded for a 12-pack, totaled by head-on with drunk driver two year later)
.. time off for college.. insurance was through the roof! Used roommates Honda CB350 & CB450
no clue year Fiat SW MT death trap
90 Ford Escort 1.9 HO MT (toasted the rear main and then blew head gasket.. towed away)
87 Olds Cutlass Supreme ?? AT ($200 got same for sale ~5 yrs later by a guy that just knocked on the door)
93 Pontiac Transport 3800 AT (in garage since 96)
84 Porsche 944 2.4 MT (Summer DD since 97, runs like new)
90 S10 Blazer 4.3 AT (rear ended by 17 yr old while parked in the street)
91 S10 Blazer 4.3 AT (totaled out by son when he challenged a street light and lost)
97 SL2 1.9 AT(winter/nasty weather wheels since 07)

There were several others but they weren't technically mine (Opel, Pinto & Toy"Yoda"). My son's "free" sunfire has proven to be the biggest money pit I've ever seen (at least he's advanced enough to do repairs himself.. only needing parts!). I've never bought anything new. It never seemed worth it to me. The escort was the newest @ 1 yr old (only car officially financed.. a few others were on HELOC). I prefer to pay cash.. Hmm, I did see a 2001 SC2 3 door in the paper today for $1200.. I'm tempted...

2ndSCowner
11-21-2009, 10:19 PM
I'm 19 (20 in a month woohoo!lol). Here's my list:

1990 GMC Jimmy (Blazer) Junked (Pic is Identical to what I had) 214k
1990 GMC Hi-Top Conversion Van (we called her Gersey Milk Cow, she was black and white..lol) 104k
1991 Oldsmobile Silhoutte R.I.P (Pic is Identical to what I had) 220+k
1995 Saturn SC2 Sold, R.I.P (Pic is Identical to what I had) 140+k (when I sold it)
2005 Kia Optima R.I.P 58k Totaled (Still ran and lot drove)
1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme SL Daily Driver 185K
1997 Saturn SC2 Junked, Engine lives on in another Saturn 230+K
1999 Chevrolet Tahoe Daily Driver 140k

Searching now for another Saturn. I want a 95 SL2 with a 5spd, but their aren't many in my area. Or a SW2.

Only thing I've never had was a Truck..lol, Full Size Van, Mini-Van, Full Size Suv, Compact coupe, Coupe, Midsize sedan..lol

2ndSCowner
11-21-2009, 10:32 PM
jeez i havent had a long string of cars but im only 26 so here they are in order

94 oldsmobile cutlass supreme 3.1 v6 auto went to the scrap yard with 300k

69 camaro 327 auto alot of motor and body work went into this but had to sell though to help my parents save there house :cry:

92 mercury tracer.. (aka mazda 323) good little car but was way to small for me sold that one

86 ford bronco... 302 EFI 4x4 was my first truck but it was a p.o.s. snapped the drive shaft once and nearly did it a 2nd damn u-joints....

traded the bronco for my

93 sc2 5 speed

then just bought

95 sl2 5-speed 130k miles 875$ ;)

How did you like the Cutlass? I love mine and plan to keep it for awhile. 10k before I bought mine the head gasket blew. I got it for 600 bucks after they poured 1k bucks fixing the blown head gasket. Asking price was 1,100. Windshield had a crack, A/C Compressor shot, had to put new rear shock mounts on, but it's got a fully working sunroof, leather interior, steering wheel mounted controls, and keyless entry. I love this car.

2ndSCowner
11-21-2009, 10:48 PM
I'm 19 (20 in a month woohoo!lol). Here's my list:

1990 GMC Jimmy (Blazer) Junked (Pic is Identical to what I had) 214k
1990 GMC Hi-Top Conversion Van (we called her Gersey Milk Cow, she was black and white..lol) 104k
1991 Oldsmobile Silhoutte R.I.P (Pic is Identical to what I had) 220+k
1995 Saturn SC2 Sold, R.I.P (Pic is Identical to what I had) 140+k (when I sold it)
2005 Kia Optima R.I.P 58k Totaled (Still ran and lot drove)
1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme SL Daily Driver 185K
1997 Saturn SC2 Junked, Engine lives on in another Saturn 230+K
1999 Chevrolet Tahoe Daily Driver 140k

Searching now for another Saturn. I want a 95 SL2 with a 5spd, but their aren't many in my area. Or a SW2.

Only thing I've never had was a Truck..lol, Full Size Van, Mini-Van, Full Size Suv, Compact coupe, Coupe, Midsize sedan..lol

Forgot one...
01 Daewoo Nubira (Don't laugh...:D)

eRic 02sc2
11-21-2009, 11:05 PM
I'm 40 -- here's mine
1988 Ford Mustang 2.3L
1992 Saturn SC 5-speed manual, no ABS [no TRAC. TRAC did not exist in 1992]
1996 Saturn SC2 5-speed manual, no ABS, no TRAC
2002 Saturn SC2 5-speed manual, no ABS, no TRAC

signal7
11-22-2009, 10:01 AM
I'm 38 with a surprisingly short list of daily drivers:

1984 Ford LTD. Blew a headgasket after 9 years of ownership. Got it second hand with 34,000 miles on it.

1989 Mercury Grand Marquis. Give or take a few for the year on this car since I don't remember the exact year. Drove it for about 5 years and it blew a brake line one day. I wasn't going to deal with a 'problem' car at the time, so I sold it to my land lady.

1999 Saturn SL. A very basic car with no accessories. A used car that I bought second hand from a dealer in 2001 with 36,000 miles on it, the day after the mercury blew the brake line. I still have it and am repairing it from a recent wreck. Interestingly, I didn't like the car the first 2 years I drove it. I was spoiled by all of the features of the mercury. It's been so reliable and easy to work on that I don't want to part with it now. Got up to 45mpg on it at one point.

1998 Saturn SL. A very recent purchase with 130,000 miles. I needed a car to drive while I repair the 99. Previous owner didn't do any maintenance, so I've spent the last few weeks playing catch-up on all of the basic maintenance.

2006 Mustang Deluxe w/Sport package. My summer/weekend car. :) Bought it new, ordered from the factory so that I could get a sports car with a known history (put another way, no one was allowed to 'test drive' and abuse the **** out of it before me).

guy_450
11-22-2009, 11:47 AM
I'm 47

As teenager, I drove my father's truck but I never bought it:
68 Chevy C10 pick-up 6L MT 3 speed column shifter (used)

Mines were in chronological order:
73 Plymouth Cricket coupe 2 door 4L MT 4 speed (used)
77 Buick Skylark sedan 4 door V6 AT 3 speed (used)
68 Dogde Dart sedan 4 door V8 AT 3 speed (grand father's car=used)
88 Chevy Cavalier Z24 coupe 2 door V6 MT 5 speed (new)
88 Subaru Justy 4WD coupe 2 door 4L MT 5 speed (new)
89 GMC Jimmy 4WD 2 door V6 AT 4 speed (new)
90 Volkswagen Jetta Turbo Diesel sedan 4 door 4L MT 5 speed (new)
88(?) Volkswagen Fox sedan 4 door 4L MT 4(?) speed (used) & quickly discarded
95 Saturn SW1 station wagon 4L AT 4 speed (new)

Actual are:
05 Toyota Echo HB 5 door 4L AT 4 speed (new)
02 Saturn SL1 sedan 4 door 4L AT 4 speed (lightly used)

I'm searching for my own pleasure:
02-00 Saturn SL2 / 01-00 SW2 4L MT 5 speed

Ellizen
11-23-2009, 05:54 PM
I'm 21,
I've had my licence for almost a year :ugh:
My first car was a 1973 Jensen-Healey Convertible that had brakes that failed on me in a busy intersection, along with the clutch and the steering column.
My current car is a 1996 Saturn SC2 that I love.
Not only does it run like a charm after about 276,000 miles, I can do most if not all of the work myself.
Can't imagine anything better. :D

Seor Ramos
11-23-2009, 06:43 PM
I turned 24 yesterday. :)

The 1998 Saturn SL1 that I have now is the only car that I have owned all to myself, but ever since getting my license a little over 7 years ago, I have been co-owner of....

1988 Nissan Sentra
1989 Buick Century wagon
1989 Buick Skyhawk
1990 Pontiac Grand Am (only briefly, but man what a sweet ride)
1996 Lincoln Continental V8 (now just my dad's car... Mustang engine yaaaay)
and then we arrive to my car, Mean Joe Green. Pictures below my avatar. :p

adventureoflink
11-23-2009, 09:14 PM
I'm 21,
I've had my licence for almost a year :ugh:
Eh, don't worry. I've had my license since I was 21 and a half.
My first car was a 1973 Jensen-Healey Convertible that had brakes that failed on me in a busy intersection, along with the clutch and the steering column.
DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMN... you mean Kaleefornia actually let you keep something THAT old on the road? :p whatever happened to the stories of CA practically mandating people to have newer cars :dizzy:

ShawnV
11-26-2009, 01:35 AM
I'm 28. I got my 1996 SW2 in July 2007 and have been a saturn fan ever since.

My previous cars:
87 Astro
90 Chevy 1500
93 Dakota
86 Taurus wagon
96 Lumina
97 Sable
04 Frontier
05 Frontier
06 F250
97 SW2

Right now I only have the 96 SW2 and the F250. I fully expect to always own a saturn, though! I blew up the engine in the 96 SW2 and there was no question that I was going to get another SW, the 97 SW2 above. I replaced the engine in my 96 and sold the 97 earlier this week.

sleeperlove
11-26-2009, 09:08 AM
N00b to these forums here!

I'm 23
Started out with a 95' SL2 which died somewhere around 207,000 miles
I got an 02 Focus ZX3 in July 02 which is now gutted, caged, and spends the majority of its time on various road courses east of the Mississippi.

My "newest" acquisition is an 02' SL2 with a dead engine and a host of other issues to fix to get it to quality DD status. It may not be worth fixing, but it was free so the resurrection will happen!

brunkesjunkies
11-26-2009, 03:00 PM
I'm 29 and have owned the following vehicles.

1984 Pontiac Fiero (my first)
1978 GMC 1/2 Ton full time 4wd
1978 Chevy Van
1979 1 Ton Chevy with Utility Box
1982 1/2 Ton Chevy 2wd
1984 1/2 Ton 4wd Chevy
1959 Chevy Apache
1975 Fiat Spyder Convertible 124
1979 Fiat Spyder Convertible 124
1978 Chevy 4wd Truck, 4 speed
1991 Toyota Tercel, worked all of one day, POS
1979 Chevy K5 Blazer, lifted
1985 Chevy K5 Blazer, lifted
1991 Chevy Cavalier
1995 Ford Thunderbird
1979 Trans Am, yellow
1979 Trans Am, black, looked just like Smokey and the Bandit, my baby
1977 Pontiac Le Mans
1966 GMC 1/2 Ton 2wd
1987 Jaguar XJ6
1995 Ford Mustang
2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser
1995 Saturn SC2
1993 Saturn SC1, parts
1993 Saturn SC2, parts
1989 Acura Integra, Parts
1993 Ford F150 4wd

I think this is all of them.

92SL1Mann
11-26-2009, 03:05 PM
25 and the ony car I have ever owned is my 1992 SL1. My parents bought it in 93' with 30,000Kms on it...I bought it about 6 years ago and have put about 110,000Kms on it. I have a work van I drive every day so the car is a weekend/evening driver.

hooked2u
11-28-2009, 11:38 AM
I will be 63 in 2 weeks.

Prior to 1964, a 26 inch bicycle.
1964 - 1951 Chevrolet Bel Air. Driven last 2 yrs of high school. Sold before entering military.
1966 - 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air, manual transmission. In storage from October 1966 to April 1969 while stationed abroad.
October 1966 - Honda 90.
January 1967-June 1968 - 1949 Chevrolet Pickup, manual transmission.
1969 - 1961 Ford Falcon. Kept it for 9 months.
1970 - 1970 Volkswagen Beetle, manual transmission.
1973 - 1973 Super Beetle, manual transmission.
1975 - 1975 Volkswagen Dasher Wagon
1976 - 1975 Volkswagen Rabbit, used. Wife's primary vehicle, my secondary.
1979 - 1979 Toyota Corolla SR5, manual transmission.
1990 - 1990 Plymout Colt Vista, manual transmission.
1995 - 1986 Dodge Omni.
1997 - 1990 Ford Granada.
1999 - 1999 Saturn SC2, June 9, 1999; 1498 miles. Saturn Sales Mgr was driving as a demo. Current mileage is 215,108 miles. On my fourth set of tires. Rings need replaced; have oil blowing out tail pipe. Still get 33+ mpg highway and 27 mpg city. Oh, automatic transmission.

saturnsl293
11-28-2009, 08:53 PM
29

72 Vw Bug (actually parents car)

under my name
1/98-12/00 driven owned til 11/01 77 Datsun 280Z fun as hell but was in the shop about every 2 mo for something but would take back if I could afford to fix it up
12/00-6/03 88 Chevy Celebrity less fun but more dependable
6/03-8/06 95 Honda Civic Dx free from grandma but had bad luck 2 non fault accidents, 2 break ins and stolen 2x (both times in under a month)
8/06-12/07 83 Chevy C-10 Silverado about as problematic as the 280 but also would take back if I had the money
93 SL2 won off ebay in 12/07-now

now driven way to many to count ranging from 53 Ford F-100 til 09 whatever (work in a shop but still alot on own time)

Citation84
11-29-2009, 07:59 AM
Learned to drive on-parent's cars:
66 Mercury Montclair 4 door sedan ["In The Lincoln Continental Tradition" dontcha know] my first automotive love as well.
71 AMC Gremlin
72 AMC Ambassador Brougham.

1st car bought with my own money: 66 Mercury Comet Caliente 2 door hardtop $200.00

65 Dodge Monaco 2 door hardtop $600.00

63 Plymouth Valiant Signet 2 door hardtop $600.00 [Still have. Sitting in the driveway right now].

84 Citation II 2 door notchback: two tone, factory mag wheels $1200.00

86 Olds Calais 2 door. $5995.00. Was 8 years old and only had 21,000 miles on it when I bought it. Brother is still driving it.

99 Cavalier 2 door: $11.9 1st new car. Destroyed in a rear ender while waiting at red light in the left hand turn lane.

95 Saturn SL1. $2495. Discovered at an independent dealership in North Hollywood. Looked like it needed a friend. Had just gotten back from visiting my brother in Salt Lake City and spending the time driving around the city in his 95 SL1 and fell in love with it. 3 days later I had one of my own. Still have it and planning on driving it to OR to visit family this coming vacation.

2005 Saturn ION 1 $14.4. Replacement for totalled Cavalier. Never any Cobalts in stock at the Chevy dealer. Saturn dealer had a wide range of choices, colors, option groups and trim levels.

Won't be doing new cars after this one. Payments are a PITA. Would still be driving the Cavalier if it hadn't been destroyed. Objective was to have no car payment. Which I didn't have for 5 months before the accident.

If I can get the final payment made without the car being totalled by someone else, the ECOTEC and GM Hydramatic and polymer panels will keep the ION on the road and looking good for many years to come.

Citation84
11-29-2009, 08:08 AM
Eh, don't worry. I've had my license since I was 21 and a half.

DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMN... you mean Kaleefornia actually let you keep something THAT old on the road? :p whatever happened to the stories of CA practically mandating people to have newer cars :dizzy:

No. The objective of our "betters" in Sacramento and in state county and local governments is that we peasants take public transport while they get chauffer driven SUVS [I am looking at you Mayor Pendejo of L.A.] or tax payer funded cars of their choice. All maintained and gassed up on the taxpayer's dime mind you.

Let them eat cake, right?

WhaleBiologist
11-29-2009, 08:23 AM
im 21 and my first and only car to date is my baby, my Blackberry 2000 SL2.
i did have the chance to drive my dads saturn suv (vue?) when i was home last, pretty smooth ride!

EASYxTARGET
11-29-2009, 12:04 PM
I'm 16.

2000 Saturn SL2 (First Car!)

Bought it August 22, 2009 with about 84k miles on it and couldn't be happier (especially when I'm at the pump, haha)

adventureoflink
11-29-2009, 08:33 PM
No. The objective of our "betters" in Sacramento and in state county and local governments is that we peasants take public transport while they get chauffer driven SUVS [I am looking at you Mayor Pendejo of L.A.] or tax payer funded cars of their choice. All maintained and gassed up on the taxpayer's dime mind you.

Let them eat cake, right?

yeah you're right about that... I remember posting an article about aaahhhhhhnuld's parking ticket, and it mentions he has a Porsche cayenne and how he's all about being green.. Haha what a load of bull. :snide::rolleyes:

either way, rich or not I'd always drive...

scalemechanic
11-29-2009, 10:14 PM
Age. Lets just say i finished high school around 1960.

1949 Mercury Coupe (like you may have seen in the James Dean movie, "rebel without a cause").

Vespa Motor Scooter (While in the Navy in Hawaii. Got me off the base and to some great beaches). Cheap trans.

1954 Chevrolet Bel-Air (While stationed at another Naval Air Base in Texas).

1960 Chevrolet Impala Convertable (One of the sharpest cars i've owned)

1964 VW Bug

1966 Plymouth Reliant

1968 Dodge (Had 3 kids around this time)

1973 Dodge Dart (Loved those slant 6's)

1979 Chevrolet Impala

1980 Mercury Grand Marquis

1986 Plymouth Reliant

1994 Plymouth Sundance

2000 Saturn sl2

I've proably missed a few but this is most of my vehicle history. I've never owned a new car but, most of the cars on my list were very reliable, not too expensive to maintain and i owned for quite awhile.

iceman1973
11-29-2009, 10:21 PM
36 years old.

vehicle history as follows:

1980 Chevy Malibu Wagon
1987 Chevrolet S-10 Ext. cab
1990 Honda Civic SI (still own and many performance mods)
1985 Chevrolet Silverado 3/4 ton Diesel
2001 Saturn SL2 (still own and performance mods)
1981 Porsche 911 Targa SC (still own and performance mods)

Daily Driver is the Saturn SL2!!!

Saturninin
12-04-2009, 10:18 PM
18

learned to drive on a chevy lumina van, and the 1998 SL1 (manual)

have used as transpo
Vue
98 SL1

bought 92 F150 around my 16th birthday love it but gas kills
so got the 98 black SL2

to come hopefully a S-series that needs work and fix her up :)

Impulse
12-05-2009, 11:14 AM
Im 20 years old

1991 oldsmobile Tornado Trefeo 3.8
1991 Camaro RS 305 tbi aka slowmaro
1994 Gmc Sonoma 2wd
1994 Trans Am 355, ltx motor, 3.73 rear end, 4l60e with 3200 stall
Milian dragway 13.12@106.65 =)
1991 Camaro z28 tpi
1999 saturn sl

The TA racked me up 8 points on my license in one summer :whoa:

aa4lr
12-05-2009, 12:48 PM
I'm 48.

1966 VW Beetle (I was ALWAYS working on this stupid car)
1983 Ford Escort (no A/C was a bad decision)
1984 Sunbird Turbo (my wife's car - engine destructed at 50k miles)
1985 Honda Accord (stupid carbureted version had 70 (!) vacuum hoses)
1989 Sunbird (not as nice as the turbo)
1994 Saturn SL1 (I still miss this car)
1995 Olds Bravada (Always made expensive transmission noises)
2000 Ford Expedition (Rear-ended by jerk going 70 mph at stop light)
1998 Mercury Mystique (Transmission roasted)
2005 Ford Expedition
1995 Saturn SC1 (my DD)
1999 Saturn SL2

I've also driven a whole lot of other cars, the most memorable was a Ford Model A my friend owned for a while. I did take a ride in a 1902 Olds, which was more like a motorized carriage than a car....

bucky katt
12-07-2009, 01:29 AM
i'm 41, i got my 1994 sw1 brand new in february of 1994 in Brandon florida. i've managed to put, as of this evening, 450,364 miles on it with the only major engine work being timing chains every 150k. it still runs great, no leaks (valve cover gasket replaced every 75k) and it doesnt smoke either. the only problem with it right now is i'm getting some lifter noise when i first start it till it warms up, i'll do lifters when i do the timing chain next month. on a recent trip down to florida to pick up a bunch of motorcycle parts, i got a best of 37mpg with the cruise control set at 80mph. i have never used any oil but mobil1 since the first oil change. i also own a 1970 Galaxie 500, ex georgia state police car, it has a 429 PI and a 4 speed from the factory. i have owned 15 air cooled beetles since i started driving with the most recent one a 65 with a 2085cc kawell turbo motor, i sold the bug 10 years ago when i moved from the tampa area in florida to columbia sc. i have 3 motorcycles, the first and most ridden one is a 1974 honda cb750k with an nos yoshimura 812cc kit and a ported head and a megacycle cam. i have a 1972 suzuki titan which is a 500cc two stroke street bike, it's in the process of being restored now. i also have a 1972 kawasaki h2, it's in several milk crates and boxes right now. 2 1/2 years ago i got my neck and back broken in a bad fall (i finally have the wife convinced that horses ARE more dangerous than motorcycles) so i dont do a whole lot more than lay around alot of the time.

alordofchaos
12-07-2009, 09:25 AM
i've managed to put, as of this evening, 450,364 miles on it with the only major engine work being timing chains every 150k. Impressive!

Do you do timing chains as preventative maintenance? Most people let them go until they start rattling :)

bucky katt
12-07-2009, 09:59 AM
yes, purely as preventative maintenance. i know that when the chains let go they can sometimes cause an unholy mess so i replace before anything starts happening, especially since it's such a cheap and easy job to do.

heavyd10000
12-07-2009, 03:28 PM
37 :dizzy:

69 Datsun 210 -
72 Chevelle Convertible - 327
84 Honda Civic
57 Chevy straight 6
72 Dodge Dart Swinger Slant 6
78 Dodge ton
79 Honda CX-500 - Vtwin
78 Dodge 4 door - 400
79 Cordoba - 440
82 Dodge Van - Strait 6
Early 80s Chrysler Police interceptor 360
84 Peterbilt 379 Cat 3406
86 Porsche 911 - flat 6 twin turbo too many speeding tickets!
90 jaguar xjs convertible V12
91 Lincoln New!
92 Caddy New
90 Chevy 3/4 ton
1975 Cadillac Eldorado convertible 502
84 Pontiac parisienne 305
79 Chevy ton
94 Honda CBR 600
79 Camaro 350 Propane 12:1 compression 12 (mid) second mile
84 Jeep Cherokee - Straight 6
82 Yamaha Seca
89 Caddy Seville
89 Caddy Deville
84 Caddy Deville
96 SL2


Might have missed a few - but way too many to remember.

alordofchaos
12-07-2009, 03:54 PM
Might have missed a few - but way too many to remember.:)

Just realized earlier today I left off a Dodge Daytona turbo (the thread about the lumbar support made me think of it... it had some weird inflatable lumbar support) and a chevy pickup off my list. The pickup, I bought to fix up and never got around to it, ended up just donating it.

yes, purely as preventative maintenance. i know that when the chains let go they can sometimes cause an unholy mess so i replace before anything starts happening, especially since it's such a cheap and easy job to do. Cheap? Easy? :)

We have different definitions... OK, it's not difficult, but it is time-consuming and more bolts to keep track of than I like. You're obviously a more experienced mechanic than me, plus you probably have a compressor and air tools :D

Prevailing opinion here is that if the oil is kept up, chains should easily go 300k-500k or more miles, so I will probably let my chain (replaced at 102k miles) go until it rattles or otherwise asks to be changed. I probably just need a little less for my peace of mind.

manualman
12-07-2009, 05:34 PM
39.

Dang, you guys go through a lotta cars. Me:

1983 used Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera college car. (bought at 100k)
1995 new Saturn SL, sold at ~130k
2002 new VW Jetta 1.8T, gone at 84k (Marvelous German mechanicals, nightmarish German electricals)
2007 new Cadillac CTS, gone at 54k, victim of the economy. Was an autotragic anways (ruins the car, IMO)
2002 Saturn SL bought at 98k, 106k now. Just what I need right now.

None of this includes my wife's cars, of course.

caveman
12-08-2009, 01:29 AM
18.. 19 in a little over two weeks ;)

Heres my long list:

2001 Saturn SC1

I also have 2003 Suzuki RM 100 but that thing is too small for me anymore..

topodaddy
12-08-2009, 08:28 AM
I'm 34. My vehicles have been....

1968 Ford Mustang (1st car, given to me by my grandpa, blew engine out of it my senior year of high school)
1988 Chevrolet Beretta (replaced 1st car, was my mom's)
1992 Ford Tempo GL (first car I purchased)
1994 Chevrolet Lumina APV (given to me by my dad)
2001 Jeep Cherokee (first car purchased for my wife)
1999 Saturn SL2 Homecoming Edition (my current ride, bought after I returned from OIF II)
2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT (wife's car)

KrgION03
12-08-2009, 07:06 PM
1997 chevy cavalier (The Cadavalier), autotragic, purchased for $6700 in april 2008, owned for 2 weeks before totalling it.

you paid $6700 for an 11 year old Cavalier??????????????????

KrgION03
12-08-2009, 07:12 PM
Oh..I'm 22..lets see..

'03 Saturn Ion, purchased March 2003
'05 Saab 9-3, purchased April 2005
'06 Mini Cooper S, purchased April 2006
'09 Mercedes C300, purchased December 2008

geod9191
12-09-2009, 10:17 AM
17

'97 taurus-ate two tranny's before I got to drive it
'97 SC1- rollover
'95 SL2 - waiting on engine swap from the coupe.

SLCraig
12-09-2009, 01:31 PM
37 :dizzy:
84 Peterbilt 379 Cat 3406


I learned on a 3406 when I was in school... MONSTER engine... weighed as much as a reasonable sized car all by itself.

Also... nice truck :D

heavyd10000
12-09-2009, 02:28 PM
I learned on a 3406 when I was in school... MONSTER engine... weighed as much as a reasonable sized car all by itself.

Also... nice truck :D

Ya i wish i still had, cause i cant find one in my price range - Nobody will hire me as driver.

tropic00vr6
12-09-2009, 04:01 PM
Age: 21

Cars (in order):
-'97 Pontiac sunfire (scrapped)
-'00 VW GTI VR6 (sold)
-'95 Saturn SL2 T.C. (DD, but won't pass emissions)
-'04 Dodge Ram Hemi GTX #62 (toy)

Shared project vehicles with dad:
-'64 International Scout I4 (for parts)
-'69 International Scout Aristocrat V8 (the fixer-uper)

Admiral Beez
12-10-2009, 09:39 AM
38 years old.

Bought my 2000 SL2 in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada with 167,000 km. I used that car to haul 700-1000 lbs of pet food for dog shows all up and down the east coast into PEI, Nova Scotia, and into New England, driving through some of the worst snow storms I've ever seen. Snow tires on an SL2 make it an unstoppable tank in the snow. Several wheel bearings, an O2 sensor and other bits and pieces later, I've moved to Toronto, Ontario, and now have 288,000 km on the SL2.

My other vehicles are a 2004 Mazda MPV and a 1970 Triumph Tiger 100 motorcycle.

NGKTECH
03-08-2010, 11:17 AM
[QUOTE=NGKTECH;1544662]I'm 25 and here are the cars i've owned, in order

1. 83 Pontiac Grand Prix stuffed with 400Big block out of a 69 GTO (blue) 1998
2. 93 Saturn SC-2 (black) 2000
3. 86 Nissan 300ZX turbo (gold) 2003
4. 94 Saturn SL-2 (blue) 2003
5. 88 Mustang GT hatchback (red) 2004
6. 92 saturn SC (silver) 2005
7. 99 Ford Mustang GT convertible (black) 2006
8. 93 Saturn SC-2 (Red) 2008
9. 98 Saturn SL-2 (white) 2008
10. 2000 Saturn SL-2 (primer black) 2008
11. 2004 Saturn Ion Redline (black) 2008
12. 96 Saturn SW-2 (maroon) 2008
13. 88 Mazda RX-7 (gold) 2008
14. 85 Toyota Celica Supra P-type (black) 2009
15. 88 Mazda RX-7 (red) 2009
16. 88 Mazda RX-7 with 351W swap and C4 trans (blue) 2009
17. 97 Saturn SC-2 (green) 2009
18. 96 Saturn SL-2 (green) 2009
19. 2001 Saturn SC-2 (purple) 2010

Bikes:
1. 2007 Suzuki M50 (purple) 2007
2. 2008 Suzuki B-king (silver) 2010


Updated :)

azrocketman
03-08-2010, 01:31 PM
I'm 54 years old.

1967 Chevy Malibu 2 door (283 and Powerglide) - First car, given to sister
1966 Corvair 2 door (110 and Powerglide; ready for 140 transplant), purchased January 1976 and still own
1966 Corvair 2 door (140 and Powerglide) - sold
1966 Corvair 2 door (110 and Powerglide) purchased in 1983 and still own
1986 Ford Mustang GT hatchback, purchased new and sold
1979 Chevy Malibu Wagon - totaled
1979 Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser wagon - sold at 335,000 miles
1995 Ford Windstar minivan - purchased new and still own
1993 Ford Taurus wagon - piece of junk, traded in on Frontier
2001 Nissan Frontier King Cab (4 cylinder, automatic) - purchased new and still own
1997 Saturn SL1 - still own and being reassembled
1986 Chevy Corvette convertible - purchased July 2009 and still own

Steve

93sw2
03-08-2010, 01:37 PM
Im 20

first car was a blue 1994 saturn sl2 that i shot the diff pin out of well after the redline. was a auto with many problems. i miss it dearly.

96.dodge intrepid red 3.5l
93.dodge shadow pos
96.buick regal 3.8 good car
92.chevy 3/4 ton farm truck
92.gran prix 3.1

My current car is a 1993 saturn sw2 green.Its a 5 speed with 173,xxx
on the clock.But its about to die i beat on it every day. will get another when shes gone.:yes:

SaturnSL1newb
03-08-2010, 06:35 PM
Well, I am 19 and my vehicle history is very short.

1994 Saturn SL1 auto. Uncle gave it to me with about 150k miles on it in very good condition. It was my daily driver for a year and a half, and ran into very few problems.

1993 Saturn SL1 manual. Also got this one for free, from family friends. It had 172,000 miles before the odometer went out. I like this car, but it had a large number of issues, most of which have been corrected by this point, or so I hope. ECTS, clutch, clutch hydraulics, thermostat, motor mount, shifter bushings, engine coolant level blinking light (which after cleaning the tank, testing the tank for resistance, searching around forever turned out to be a cut wire by the PCM...) I still have to fix the horn, and a small crack in the windshield. Then I get to move onto cosmetic stuffs. :) Anyways, before owning this vehicle, I knew nothing about cars. All of this DIY has really made me learn a lot.

SLCraig
03-08-2010, 06:44 PM
28 y/o

1988 LeBaron GTS hatch AT
2001 Dodge Neon R/T MT (only car bought brand new)
2002 Nissan Altima 3.5SE MT

(No car for a while, student)

1997 Saturn SL1 MT
1996 Saturn SL2 MT

Still don't have enough money to buy me another Nissan. The program I took was a big waste of time. Gotta go back again I guess.

I love my Sattys though, and I'll always have one, even when I have another newer car in the future.

To quote myself from a few months ago.

I now currently also own: 2002 Nissan Maxima SE 6 speed. I still have the '96 SL2. It's not worth selling. I've done so much to it, and the resale obviously is zero, I might as well just use it from time to time. (I'm currently driving it back and forth to work still as the Maxima gets a teardown for safety/tuneup)

Besides, aside from the obvious lack of luxury/power compared to the Maxima, the Saturn is great. It's still fun to drive, and the seats are more comfortable for me.

85_SS
03-08-2010, 07:49 PM
I'm 30 years old and haven't had much variety in my cars thus far:

1985 Monte Carlo SS (first car, bought in 1998, still own)
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/291978
http://media.motortopia.com/files/74/album_exteriorinterior/452ac7d21c34f/tn_full_100_0922JPG_Thumbnail1.jpg

1984 Monte Carlo SS (bought in 2002, sold 2005)
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/291978/2
http://media.motortopia.com/files/74/album_1984_monte_carlo_ss/449dc1ad3d9a1/tn_full_100_0452JPG_Thumbnail1.jpg

1987 Monte Carlo SS parts car (2005):
http://www.motortopia.com/vehicles/view/p/cars/v/169/i/parts_car
http://media.motortopia.com/files/74/album_1987_chevrolet_monte_carlo_ss/449dc2660e693/tn_full_100_0201JPG_Thumbnail1.jpg

1993 Saturn SC1 (bought 2005, died 2010, still own)
http://www.motortopia.com/vehicles/view/p/cars/v/2467/i/1993_sc1
http://media.motortopia.com/files/74/album_1993_saturn_sc1/4570ee274b1e5/tn_full_100_0952aJPG_Thumbnail1.jpg

1996 Saturn SC1 (bought 2006 to replace '93, just started driving it, still own)
http://www.motortopia.com/vehicles/view/p/cars/v/2468/i/1996_sc1
http://media.motortopia.com/files/74/album_1996_saturn_sc1/4570ef191f41a/tn_full_100_0949aJPG_Thumbnail1.jpg


...and the wife's 2003 Jetta GLS (bought in 2005, still own)
http://www.motortopia.com/vehicles/view/p/cars/v/19075/i/mkiv
(this purchase never would have happened if we were married at the time! LOL)
http://media.motortopia.com/files/cars/album_2003_jetta_gls/4aee3ad32b663/tn_full_100_3859jpg_Thumbnail1.jpg

Her previous vehicles include a 1992 Jeep YJ and an older Sunbird.

hit_n_run
03-08-2010, 10:32 PM
I don't remember if I've even posted on this thread so here goes.

I'm a whopping 30 years old...

First car: 1987 Chevy Cavalier. I paid 800 for the beast. POS.

Then the 87 Dodge Shadow turbo 5-speed. That was a fun car... when it ran... It caught on fire one day and that was the end of that.

1984 Pontiac Fiero 4-speed. Another fun little car. Traded it in for:

2001 Pontiac Sunfire. First car I ever bought brand new. Nice car, but totaled at 85K.

Then came the Saturn obsession:

2000 SL1. I loved that car. Blue on black, 5 speed, loaded. Drove the balls off of it until I rear ended some old crone hogging the road. Off the bone yard it went at 115K.

1999 SL2. Disgusting purple on tan. At least it was a 5 speed. Drove the balls off of that one, too. Then, I was run off the road by a tractor trailer and totaled at 140K.

1994 SC2. Auto and loaded to the brim with options. It was actually my brothers car which I now own. Currently sitting in my backyard, waiting to be repaired.

2002 Ford Ranger XLT FX4. Bought in 2008 My baby :yes: There is nothing like the bond between a man and his truck. I bought this toy when gas was $4/gal and for that reason I got 3K off of sticker price :) 5-speed and loaded! I will own it until I'm dead.

Lastly, 1994 SC1. 5-speed beater car. Bought it for a mere $700, just to teach my bro to drive a stick. It's also kind of a spare car while the SC2 awaits repairs.

I had a 97 Windstar in some point in time but that thing was the BIGGEST POS I've ever driven! I was glad to finally sell that hoopty.

Project84
03-09-2010, 10:55 AM
24 years old, previous/current cars in order

1984 Camaro 305ci auto
1991 Plymouth Laser 5sp
1997 Subaru Legact GT AWD auto
1990 Jetta 5sp
1996 Saturn SL2 auto (still own)
1994 Camaro Z28 auto
1994 Camaro Z28 6sp (still own)
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 auto
1996 Mazda Miata 5sp turbo (still own)
1989 Mercury Topaz auto
2001 Saturn SL1 auto (just bought)

I've serviced all of them. Only ever had one car in for work and it was the '96 SL2, took it to an oil change shop to have them flush the coolant before I learned about the ECTS issue.

bshelley234
03-15-2010, 09:30 PM
I'm 18 years old and I have a 1999 SL2, my first car, and I have a 1990 Kawasaki EX500. Last summer I sold a 1980 Honda CX500C I bought for $300 when I was 15. I've also have/had various dirt bikes, but theres no need to mention those. I'm hoping to buy a cheap 80's toyota pickup from my neighbor this summer, just for romping. =D

tehSaturn
03-16-2010, 02:23 AM
I'm 22 years old, got this 2001 SW2 in 2008 after my '93 Dodge Spirit exploded on the freeway.

SW2 started at 18,000 miles. I do almost all the work on the SW2 myself, save for anything tire related, because I'm a wuss and I don't have balancing equipment or anything at home.

Mgg4591
03-16-2010, 02:33 AM
I'm 18 and my 99 SL2 is my first car. I have no mechanic history with cars, but I do build and fix computers when I can but since I got my SL2, all my work has been on it. The first thing I've done was change the starter which my uncle showed me how to do as well as the control module when It died. Everything about this car I learned on here, and after all the work I've done, I feel like a can pull of an engine swap if I ever needed to:)

samjack56
03-17-2010, 12:32 AM
Eh, don't worry. I've had my license since I was 21 and a half.

Got you beat there.. I'm 22 and got my license two months ago ~5 months from my 23rd. I had to renew my permit 3 times and never really needed to driving living on campus at college.

Anyways I have:
1968 Ford LTD with 53,096 original miles on it that I'm currently trying to sell, originally purchased new by my great grandmother.
1994 SC2 with 160k on the body and 1k on a newly rebuilt engine that had 60k. I got the car from a friend for $200 with a cracked windshield $360 replacement with a lifetime warranty.

Saturn #4
03-24-2010, 01:32 AM
45

VW truck owned by my parents, insured, gassed, & driven by me

'65 bug - "Walter" my first car.Original everything, including 6 volt wiring! Burned up on the SF Bay Bridge while being towed to have the moter replaced. Had slipped into gear... .

'85 Jetta - bought with the ins money from Walter. Gave to my parents at @ 250K, they made the mistake of letting a non-VW mechanic do a "tune up" which mortally wounded it, but it limped along for a while after--brave little car, and 30 mpg with tons of torque at the low end until it got messed with. Moral is don't mess with anything on a VW unless it's really, really broken.

'89 Nissan Sentra - bought from a friend who was getting stationed in Korea. Great little car until I hit a Saturn with it

Chevy Corsica - Bought from my aunt. Drove for about 2 years, but got water in the oil from head gasket leak. We were both surprised it had lived so long.

Saturn #1 - red '94 SL1. Was impressed by the one I'd hit with the Nissan. 38 mpg, gutless.

Saturn #2 - Silver '97. Bought from original owner roomie when her uncle gave her a mercedes SUV. Manual everything, slight compression leak probably compromised gas mileage (33 mpg). Carjacked, and went through the Mexican border 15 mins later.

'91 Ford F-250 - Currently owned. Ugly as heck, weighs 2 1/2 tons, gets 10 mpg on a good day, but that 460 engine can haul anything you can attach to the beast. Took a bit to get the brakes adjusted by mechanic to not drag, and I had to put in a "battery disconnect" switch to keep the battery from draining but other than that not bad. Had been abused by former owners (landscape company), so it's one of the few vehicles that is IMPROVING the longer I own it!

Saturn #3 - Gold '96. Power everything, RKE, I LOVED this car. Got rear-ended by a Lincoln Navigator SUV (plastic pieces of BOTH cars went flying, - my right rear, their left front more or less equally crunched--possibly more axle damage to mine). Fixed the body damage, had the alignment done, then in under 500 miles it got the milkshake coolant/cracked block. I was soooo NOT happy about that! At least I'd gotten the insurance money.

Saturn #4 - Lt green '96. Manual. An entire collection of after-market electrical wiring nightmares in one cute, nifty little package!
Live and learn. I've pulled the after market stereo, played "trace the short", still need to get the replacement radio working, the sunroof track has broken AND leaks, and I've replaced the alternator. Other than that it now works pretty well, gets good mileage and in general I like it. It just turned 95K miles, and is the second car that is in better shape now than when I bought it. This is also the car that drove me to find SaturnForums.



-Saturn #4-

Saturn #4
03-24-2010, 01:35 AM
Oops. Forgot black chevy S-10 truck - owned at the same time as the Nissan. Friend gave it to me, got it reg'd, then it threw a rod on the freeway. Ungrateful thing.

MikeNW
03-24-2010, 10:07 AM
How fun!
I thought I already did this one... :sleep:

age 55.5 and rising unfortunately

Ohio
1962 Plym Valiant bought in 72, already almost rusted out
1970 Olds F-85 with 6-cylinder Chevy engine and 3 on the tree, stripper model but what a nice solid car
1977 Rabbit bought new, yellow, Fuel Injected and fast as hell. Rusted to death after 11 Ohio winters :cry: My god it was fast.
1979 Fairmont, ex's car, 4 cylinder slug 4 speed
1973 Super Beetle, ex's car, rust bucket, death trap

CA
1979 Volare, worst POS imaginable, die Chrysler corporation! DIE! :hothead:
1985 Toyota Pick Up, best car I owned, bought new, still running at 244,000 miles. 22-R engine made of Kryptonite. NEVER burned any oil.
1984 Celebrity, ex's car. Decent ride.
1973 Camaro, bought in 1990. Piece of junk.
1997 Saturn, I still own, KEEP FOREVER :)

BIKES
1979 Harley bought in 1995. PIECE OF JUNK. NEVER buy a Harley. :upset:
1997 Honda Shadow 1100, bought new. Ahhhhh now we're talking. Indestructible motor. :)
2005 Kawasaki Concours, bought new. It could go 120 with throttle to spare. :) Run all day and wish I didn't have to sleep.

NEXT
Looking for another bike. Might try a Honda Deauville (the NT700 to us). Or Suzook GSX 650 F, the sport bike for old people. Or finally a GSX-R or Ninja 650 or ?

Next car? Maybe another Sat. A wagon would be nice.

MikeNW
03-25-2010, 11:13 AM
"Carjacked, and went through the Mexican border 15 mins later."

Carjacked for a SATURN!? :x Wow that's the pits. But that's So Cal near the border...

Low Saturn
03-25-2010, 11:24 AM
"Carjacked, and went through the Mexican border 15 mins later."

Carjacked for a SATURN!? :x Wow that's the pits. But that's So Cal near the border...

I havent really been following this thread. Another person was carjacked for their Saturn? I was carjacked for my 1991 SL2 in 1995. And shot twice in the process.

marcelo cenora
03-25-2010, 01:20 PM
hi, im 40 and live in brazil.

im very prowd owner of a 91 saturn SL, 56.000 original miles caused by 11 years stopped in my clients garage.

dewisp02
03-26-2010, 02:38 AM
Im 26. Cars I've owned in order:
91 Pontiac Sunbird LE
97 Chevy Monte Carlo Z34 <-- by far my fav!! I miss you "Black Betty" and RIP :no:
87 Toyota Celica GT <-- was my daily driver, but a project car at the moment.
94 Honda Civic LX
02 Saturn SL2 <-- my current daily driver. :D

marcelo cenora
03-26-2010, 05:34 AM
and ex-cars rsss

dodge charger R/T 75 - triple black
dodge charger R/T 77 "phantom"
dodge charger 74 - parts contributor to 77 restoration
gm opala 71
vw passat 81
gm ipanema 91
gm chevette 87
gm ipanema
vw beatle
gm wagon
nissan harbody 89
baja orange - see picks below
saturn sl 91

colstonkid
03-27-2010, 07:38 PM
16..

97 Saturn Sc2

Dude i bought it from didn't take care of the engine so i had to drop a 98 in.

dave.sl
03-28-2010, 11:08 AM
I'm 62.....here they are in approximate order.....

1953 Chevy 210...a real mosquito killer...
61 Plymouth Fury...fast car...push button drive...wrecked it unfortunately...
61 Triumph Herald...little known model...whole nose tipped up for easy access
63 Ford Galaxie Conv....great road car...
63 Chrysler newport...383...special ordered by someone with 3sp on the floor...
63 Plymouth Valiant...very reliable...
62 Mg Midget...lots of fun and great MPG....
64 TR-4...same...
65 MGB...not as fast as the TR, but fun...
65 Ford Gaxaxie 500 XL conv....put over 200k on it 352 V8
65 Pontiac GTO conv...a real rocket...
65 Olds 442...same...Pontiac was just a little faster off the line...
65 Buick Skylark conv...V6...fun summer car...
66 Caddy Calais Coupe no factory air...24 MPG on the highway!..miss this one...
68 Camaro 6 cyl conv...fun summer car...
68 Dodge Charger 383...fast and beautiful car...wish I still had it...
79 Camaro Z-28....4 sp bought new...unfortunately a lemon...kept for a year...
73 F100 PU...302V8...3 on the tree...my first new vehicle..drove it over 160k
73 Chrysler Newport coupe...great road car...ate gas...
78 Ford T Bird...beautiful car...kept for many years...
78 Chevy Impala....small V8...
80 Olds Cutlas V8...Ok car...
78 Cutlas Wagon...V8...very reliable...
81 Pontiac Gran Prix...265 V8...sharp car...but a lemon!
81 Dodge Colt...Bought new...great on gas...super reliable
83 Colt....same....
87 Dodge Omni...was my parents car...pretty fast and great MPG
90 Celica...fun and super reliable...
91 Celica...same and still have...
92 Celica...same and still have...
98 Saturn SL...bought in 2001 with 36k...just turned 200k and running great
2005 Nissan Sentra...bought new as a leftover for a song...still have..OK car......would rather drive the Saturn.....

dave.sl
03-31-2010, 09:30 PM
Forgot 3 more

1946 Olds model 76 Flathead 6 3 speed with full skirts....a real boat...I restored it in the 1980's and did the show circuit for several years. Best was 2nd place in class at a regional show.

1970 AMC Javelin 232 6 cyl....Wifes car for many years...Also restored this one and did the shows in the 90's....It was a neat color called Bittersweet Orange that several Automakers revived and are using in variations now...

1963 Chevy Impala SS Conv....bought it with a tired 283 motor in 1970 and a bullet hole in the hood....bored it out and built to 301 inches with 411 rear...Fast street racer for a heavy car...eventually blew the powerglide tranny...my younger brother bought it anyway and drove it several more years with a rebuilt tranny in it....It never left him stranded....

lildevilmikey
03-31-2010, 09:36 PM
25 Years Old, and my cars are as follows:

1987 Honda Accord
2004 Kia Rio

and my current car:
1997 Saturn SL1

gryphon
03-31-2010, 11:07 PM
I'm 39.

Lessee.....
76 Ford wagon
73 VW Dasher
72 Saab
79 F150
74 Ply Satellite (think ply version of the roadrunner)
79 Bronco
82 Mercury Marquis
85 Firebird
85 VW Jetta
88 Ford Taurus (POS!)
89 Taurus wagon (good car)
71 IH Travelall (think International Harvester Suburban)
88 VW Jetta
83 VW Jetta GLi
85(?) Yugo (for about three days)
81 VW Rabbit convertible (first year in the US, back when they yanked a rabbit off the line and cut the roof off!)
76 Ford van
77 Chevy Suburban
86 Jeep CJ7
91 Toyota 4Runner
03 Dodge minivan (for about two weeks...weird dealer screwup!)
96 Dodge minivan (will NEVER own another of those!!!)
99 Suburban
02 SC2
06 Ion

...I think thats about it.

sl1starter
04-05-2010, 12:21 AM
25 y/o.

90 honda civic hatchback. dead.
the loosest transmission and sloppiest car i've ever dealt with. brother drove it into the ground.

98 ford zx2. dead.
xmas present. nice zippy car. father totaled it while drunk one night after confiscating it months before and telling me that i shouldn't keep it in detroit, because it was safer with him.... (i sense some irony)

98?ish vw beetle. dead.
my father replaced the zx2 with this. he found it at an auction. despite the body design and the black decal flowers on the side, it was a bad ass little ride. lots of grip, tight trans, quick engine. totaled after kissing the rear end of a ford freestyle. (apparently old ladies like to stop at the bottom of the on-ramp.)

02 saturn sl1. current vehicle.
was the cheapest car on the lot from the dealership i used to work at. cost me 4000. second day after i took it off the lot, a lincoln put a hole in the rear bumper. smashed the front end twice. once while coming back from lunch, the other time while being driven off the road (i still have frame damage from that). insurance company gave me cash and i paid the car off. the car has it's problems, but since coming to this forum and working on this car, I've found it pretty enjoyable and wouldnt mind getting another one at some point. although, maybe a wagon...I really like hatchbacks.


I'd love to get an SL2 and swap from my SL1. Something with a slightly straighter frame and maybe a nice DOHC. I've certainly got the time, just not necessarily the money.

92SL25SPD
04-07-2010, 09:24 PM
35. got my Saturn right before i joined this forum. i have had over 200 cars and am not going to list them all ... lol

melinuxfool
04-08-2010, 11:46 AM
I'm 23 years old and I'm on my 4th car.

I got my first car at 17, it was given to me by my parents. A gray 1993 Dodge Caravan that they were tired of, but because of its age and mileage, nobody would take it as a trade. It had a 3.0L V6 motor and 3-speed automatic. It had a gazillion miles on it when I got it, and I think I put on a gazillion more before I gave it to my cousin who had 4 kids. Never got less than 25 mpg out of the thing, but it burned through a quart of oil every fill-up. I could pretty well speed as much as I want too, the cops never payed it any mind.

Second car was a maroon 1996 Saturn SL. It was the first car that I bought. SOHC, 5-speed transmission. Manual rack and pinion steering. Crank Windows. The passenger door was the only door I could unlock with the key. So I was always climbing over the seat to unlock the drivers door. Bought it for $800 with 169,000 miles on it and taught myself how to drive a standard on this car. Drove it until I made the stupid choice of going to class during a snow storm. Hit some ice, lost control, and the car came out of the ditch with a terrible wobble. 210,000 miles on it when I got rid of it.

Third car was a 1996 Nissan Pickup 4x4. 2.4L 4 cylinder and 5 speed transmission. About the same set of options as a base model Saturn SL, only this had 4x4 and power steering. For those options, however, it consumed twice as much gas, and ate ball joints for fun. I bought it for $2,800 with 77,000 miles on it. At first, having a 4x4 was fun. I'd go places I'd never dream of taking a car. Not what I'd call abusive, but just back roads that required some ground clearance, and 4x4 if it was muddy. But that fun wore off, eventually, and I soon found myself using the 4x4 truck solely as a commuter and missing the zippy performance and fuel sipping ways of my old SL. Still have it now, but with 110,000 miles on it.

4th car, and my current car, is a 1999 Saturn SL2 that I bought a week ago today. Much zippier than the truck. It's also a 5 speed. It runs great, so far, although it came with a windshield washer pump that doesn't seem to be working and a dent in the hood. Nonetheless, I filled it up for the first time on Saturday, and 280 miles later, I'm just now at a hair below half a tank. The old truck would have been empty by now! I plan on changing the oil and transmission fluid this weekend, as well as fixing or replacing that washer pump. I already swapped the air filter. Time to dust off the jack and jack stands. This car is quite a step above the previous three cars, what with A/C, ABS, Traction Control, Sunroof, etc. Bought it for $1,900 with 111,000 miles on it and have thoroughly enjoyed every drive so far.

strawberripocky
04-09-2010, 11:49 AM
23 years old. Got my first car, an '89 maroon Ford Tempo after I graduated high school. Proceeded to have it totaled that December by some random guy who didn't even have car insurance, presented fake insurance card, major mess in court, etc. etc. My insurance company gave me far more than the car was worth (worth about $100, if that, they gave me $1,000) to put towards another car.

Got my '99 Saturn SC1 in February of 2005, since then it's been through really stupid fender benders (people just like to hit Saturns, I don't know why), a tow truck hitting it, so bad that the shop wanted to total it out, while it was parked in front of my house (ask me how THAT one happened), a move, a careless driver of an ex husband, another move, spewing coolant everywhere, repair shops that did more harm than good (my wallet included)... and to this day, I can't say it has ever been unreliable. I bought it at 80k for $4,000, it now has 173k on it and besides some minor problems here and there, and a few big repairs, it runs almost as nicely as it did the day I got it. And people wonder why I won't get rid of it to buy a newer car...ha! If they only knew. ;)

I also want to say thank you guys, everyone who's helped me in diagnosing problems so I could make repairs myself... without you all, I probably would have been broke and/or looking for another car by now.

Awww :p

mariopalumbo
04-15-2010, 08:25 AM
32 y/o

95 Chev Corisca, 4cl Auto, (Great Car Retired it at 299,000 km, 187 k miles)

98 SL1, 5sp, power nothing, no air :( (320,000 km , 200k miles and still going)

03 Saturn Vue 4 Cyl, 5 Speed (175,000 km, 109 k miles)

bean1957
04-15-2010, 10:24 PM
I'm 52 (and wondering where the years went)
In approximate order:
1969 Mercury Cougar- Very first car I bought when I was 15 years old
1977 Plymouth Arrow (Bought New)- Remember these...fun little car
1979 Subaru BRAT
1979 Chrysler Cordoba
1977 Ford Granada- Grandfather gave it to me in about 1984 with only 11K miles
1969 Ford Galaxie Convertible- Just for fun summer car
1986 Hyundai Excel (Bought New)- 5 speed, air, stereo, under $5000 new- My wife loved this thing and put 120K miles on it before I was finally able to convince her to get something else in 1994
1963 Studebaker Lark
1987 Subaru GL 5 speed wagon- Unbelieveable car!
1984 Subaru GL Hatchback
1953 Studebaker Commander
1988 Subaru GL Hatchback
1985 Mitsubishi Tredia- Another terrific cheap little car.
1974 Fiat Station Wagon- Bought to teach my wife how to perform some car repairs
1979 Mercury Cougar
1986 Plymouth Caravelle
1989 Plymouth Colt Vista- Tiny little wagon that somehow seats 7 people!
1989 Ford Conversion Van
1994 Plymouth Voyager High Top- Still have today- I converted it to a neat little camper that sleeps 2 adults and 1 child-has electricity, TV, VCR, DVD, sink, and many comforts of home. Use it 3 or 4 times each summer.
2002 Mazda MPV
2002 Saturn SL1 that I purchased just last month...Had reverse slam and slam into forward gears from the first day I got it. Spent many hours on this website the first night, and found lots of great info. Ordered and installed a rebuild valve body, changed trans fluid and filter 2 weeks ago, and trans shifts great now. Bought parts to replace/torque input & output shaft nuts, but don't need to do that now.
I really like this car and can't believe the gas mileage I've been getting. Viewed some of Richpins videos...this thing is certainly very easy to work on as compared to most of todays cars.
Many thanks to all that have contributed to this forum...Especially Plastic Torpedo and Wolfman whose posts gave me the knowledge and ability to perform these repairs myself...

bean1957
04-15-2010, 10:33 PM
Forgot 2...
1996 Ford Taurus
1999 Ford Winstar-Piece of junk, terrible, horrible, nasty, gas eating van!

GenCoupe3.8
04-19-2010, 12:37 PM
25...

First car was a 1993 Crown Victoria...What a boat. It was fast though...
2003 Cavalier Coupe Auto -Bought new
2004 Cavalier LS Coupe Auto -Bought new
2005 Hyundai Tiburon GT V6 Auto -Bought new

Currently:
2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe V6 6M/T -Bought new (obviously :drool:)
1993 Saturn Sc2 5 M/T - First title I've ever seen with my name on it :cool:

tufamc
04-21-2010, 07:32 AM
29 years old,

I still own every car/truck I've bought:

1982 Jeep Cherokee: amc 401 (465hp dyno) 6in lift 35"s ect...
1984 Jeep cj7, lq9 gm 6.0L, dana 60's, 39" irock's (rock buggy)
1973 Jeep J-4000, amc 360, 4-speed, wood hauler
1984 Chevy k10, plow truck
2001 Ford f-250 diesel 4 door, 6in lift, 35's (wife's toy)
2003 Audi a6 3.0l quattro (wifes daily driver)
2005 Dodge 2500 diesel, 4-door, 6in lift, 37's, (600hp) my daily driver
1999 saturn sl, 1.9l, 5-speed, avg 40mpg!, 250 miles to work and back EVERYDAY!!!!
1969 Chevy Nova 540ci BB chevy (ya its fun!)

Sunday, I made a dream come true....picked up a 1969 DODGE CHARGER R/T !!!!!!!!!

airon1974
04-22-2010, 08:51 PM
36, let's see if i get them all

1981 buick regal
1983 Plym Turismo
1985 audi 5000
1989 plym reliant
1999 jeep TJ (current driver)
1989 ford tempo
1985 chev celebrity
1999 SC2( blown engine, rebuilding)

bygblok
04-23-2010, 07:30 PM
51 years young......... cars in order I owned them;
66 Nova SS 283/4spd
71 Pinto 2.0/4spd built to the max for the day
65 Impala SS 396/glide, every factory option, factory rep car
82 Chevy swb silverado, hammered to the ground, show stopper
65 Chevelle, 454/th400 daily driver that ran 12.0's
76 Monza 355/glide pro street driver car
67 Chevelle SS396 all matching # car
67 Chevelle SS396, 454 nash 5-speed, damned fast for 1985
69 Chevelle SS 396, non-mathcing but clean
1971 Chevelle SS454, LS5 car all matching # 4 spd car
1971 SS small block car. Nice driver
1972 SS small block car, another really nice driver
1974 Chevelle Laguna S3, 454 car, very rare and super clean
1979 Z28 350 4spd ordered radio delete and a great auto cross car
1971 Nova, well built 406 and a glide, FAST
1988 Iroc Z 5.0 tpi and a 5 spd. Boring power but fun with the t-tops
1966 Caprice 2dr hdtp 396/th400 all matching car. Still in Beebe arkansas and NICE!!
1982 Silverado, 406/th350 great on the road but sucked the fuel
1992 Camaro RS 25th anniversary car. Still got it but it's got a 6.0 LSx in it now and it's SICK FAST!!
1995 GMC swb ex-cab. Really nicely lowered, billet everywhere
1997 GMC swb ex-cab, once again slammed and billet everywhere
1999 Tahoe, stock and great for the family
1996 Saturn SL2, great driver, sold it with 265k and it's still around
2005 Avalanche, wifes current daily driver(still got it)
1999 Saturn SW2, currently my daily driver @230 miles a day. 215k miles and going strong getting 33mpg
2008 Silverado crew cab, my truck that sits in the drive. 18 months old with 8k miles on it
my son also drives an 02 SC2 to high school and I have an 01 SL2 on my trailer waiting for it's new motor. Scored a whole wrecked SL2 with 66k for $500 just to get the motor!!
I'm sure there's more and I didn't count all my motorcycles either. Just sold a Ducati 900ss and bought a Yamaha Fz1(much better bike) have had mostly CBR's of all sizes and a few Gixxers for track days. Hmmm, wonder why my insurance company loves me......

huidaman
04-23-2010, 08:55 PM
I'm 17, I got my 2000 SL1 February 2nd, 2010 as a late birthday present.

KWallace82
04-24-2010, 08:45 AM
Im 27 and the 96 Saturn SL1 I bought back in 03 is my 2nd car. The first was a 1986 Nissan Sentra that I've had dibs on since the day my aunt bought it home..lol

mac99sl2
04-24-2010, 09:09 AM
32 years old
1977 Honda Accord CVCC
1974 El Camino
1989 Mazda B2200 slammed and body dropped
1990 Jetta Coupe Wolfsburg Edition (rare 2 door model)
1992 Kawasaki Ninja 750R
1990 Yamaha Radian 600
1982 Kawasaki Spectre 750
1992 Toyota Supra Turbo
1996 Toyota Tercel Blackhawk edition
1990 Mercury Villager
1996 Chevy S-10 ZR2
1999 Saturn SL-2
Current:
1998 Saturn SL and the wife drives a 1998 Honda CRV (seriously considering trading it in and getting her a 2005 Pontiac Vibe)

222K_SC2
05-28-2010, 10:07 AM
39 yrs (ug!)

Got my first beater at 15, 1973 Chevy 1/2 ton 3 on the fly. Rolled it down a mountain side in Cody WY shortly after turning 16. $300 down the drain. :)

Went to a 1967 Toyota Corolla. Burned the engine out 6 month later. DOH!

On to a 1978 Subaru Brat. Such a fun little truck thingy 4x4 and must have gotten 30mpg or better. Sold it after joining the Navy. Then I picked up a 1983 Chevy Blazer K10. Ah the memories in the back end of that one. :D Burned the transmission out... very expensive to fix on a poor sailors salary. Moved to Atlanta and need U-haul money so it got sold. :cry: Drove company truck for a few years before the SC2 was given to me. 1994 SC2 5-speed. Did pretty good in Atlanta. Move to Wisconsin and purchased a Ram 1500 for winter/fishing/hunting use. Still have the SC2. 222K, 32mpgs on average. Will drive the Saturn until the WI salt rusts the engine mounts off. Or every piece of wiring shorts out when the insulation cracks and falls off. :D

The SC2 may be a plastic beer can on wheels, but this one is armor plated. 16yrs old and runs like a top. I may just give it to my oldest when he's ready to drive....in 6 more years. LOL!

toggenburg
05-28-2010, 11:25 AM
61
1966 Fiat 124 Spyder (quite used)
1972 Fiat 124 Spyder (new) Guess I didn't learn that Fiat's were a rich man's throwaway car, as it rusted through even with Z-bart (Chicago area)
1959 MGB Coupe
1968 Corvette with about 426 HP (a repairmans nightmare $$, sold it, sigh)
1975 Chevy Malibu Classic (new) drove for years and never even had a light bulb burn out, never had anything go wrong at all!
1979 Audi 5000S (5 speed and 5 cyl was a smooth dream)
1976 Suburban (rust bucket)
1980 Malibu (dependable)
1985 Suburban (went through 1st set of front/rear brakes @ 168K !) 350 eng, 17 mpg 2-wheel drive
1988 Suburban (custom pleasure)
1996 Suburban. 4 WD. NO RUST (Virginia driven). Still driving it today (5-28-10) to pickup animal grain) 284K on original engine but rebuilt trans @ 219K while vacationing in Vermont But a very dependable car w/42 gal fuel tank.
1992 Dodge Dakota 4WD (its a Dodge, what can I say), still used on farm.
1998 Saturn SW2. 120K. Purchased 8 weeks ago. Its a wonderful car. Other than the Audi, I wish I had discovered Saturn long ago. Getting upwards of 42Mpg with automatic trans. Need to redo headliner, but did the Top motor mount to remove shimmy, as the mount was broken in 1/2. Now whenever I get into the Suburban or the Dakota, I need to try to remember just where the wipers are on the other vehicles!
Saturn's Forever!

02SC2drvr
05-30-2010, 07:48 PM
24.

94 dodge shadow es turbo(that was a fun little box car haha)
93 dodge shadow v6
94 ford probe gt 5spd (still have it)
97 chevy s10 4.3L Ext cab (still have it)
02 SC2 5spd (current project, bought about a month ago with 70k miles :D)

GR898SL2
05-30-2010, 09:07 PM
I've posted before in other places, but here goes:

42 years young (representing Generation X)

1. '74 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme 2dr dark green/white roof/white interior (sold)
2. '78 Oldsmobile Starfire SX hatch red/white (sold)
3. '93 Ford Escort LX hatch blue/blue (totalled at 185394)
4. '98 Saturn SL2 4dr blue/grey (totalled at 120228)
5. '07 Nissan Maxima silver/black (bought used)

I'd like to get another Saturn down the road, but I doubt my brother will sell me his ION3 anytime soon.:D

:flag:

sw87
05-31-2010, 02:38 AM
I'm 22. Owned only two cars.

1995 SW2 - White, Automatic. Got it when I was 19 and had just gotten the license. After sitting in the back parking for half a year, my neighbor sold it to me for 900. It had 140k miles on it. I drove for three years until the transmission died at 166k miles. I loved this car, it had been such a great first car, it was extremely reliable and easy to fix. In fact I liked it so much I wanted to keep it.

1995 SW2 - Dark Blue, Manual. I got this car after looking through junkyards for a manual transmission to fix my white sw2. It was sitting at a junkyard for well over a year, the guy said "it was running when it came in" so it was just waiting to be sold, but now is getting parted. When I asked how much for the transmission (including clutch, flywheel etc), the guy said 600. I ended up buying the whole car for 700$. 201k miles. On the sixth day of owning, the only key I had for it broke in the ignition, it was dead stuck. As an easy fix, I switched the doors between the cars. Both side doors have matching panels, but the trunk is different.
I've put 9k since, running great despite a broken exhaust.

DG3
07-04-2010, 02:09 AM
Age 45

'72 Plymouth Duster
? Chevy Luv (Rebranded Izuzu)
'78 Datsun F10 Hatchback (father's hand-me-down)
'88 Mazda B2000 (the only new vehicle I ever bought)
? Ford Festiva
? Mitsubishi pickup
1992 Ford Crown Vic
1998 Saturn SL2 (current)

Guys2nv
07-04-2010, 12:35 PM
Im 28, Heres my cars ive owned


1st Car-87 Ford Thunderbird-3.8l v6 automatic-Red on red-chirped 2nd gear b/c had a 5.0 mustang tranny in it.sold

2nd Car-88 Mustang LX(black) 5.0 hatchback automatic-paid 1200 needed tranny-car was never right.sold

3rd Car-98 Ford Contour 4dr(red)-2.5L v6 automatic-good daily driver car-no problems ever w/ it-sold

4th Car-91 Ford mustang LX 5.0 hatchback(deep jewel green) Automatic-bought off ebay in sept 04. Complete suspension/brake rebuild done in 07(lowered 1 1/2" all around). lots of time/money into it-I still own this car-daily driven for 6yrs up until 2 weeks ago wheeeeeennnnnnnnn---i bought my 5th car to keep wear off the stang.

5th Car-00 Saturn SL1 5-speed (white/tan interior)143,000 miles bought 2 weeks ago-paid 1100-needed new windshield and 2 tires to pass inspection and other lil do dads. so im in it for about 1500-1600 total. as u can c i bleed ford blue but just couldnt pass up the deal on the saturn-like many other saturns out there-it uses oil pretty quickly like 1qrt every 150 miles or so--piston rings/cylinder head worn??????

Guys2nv
07-04-2010, 01:04 PM
Just for kicks my 00 SL1 5-speed has power nothing/manual rack but a/c though:cool:-drove to a local junkyard last week for little doo-dad stuff. I needed the plastic support for under rear seat(i dont have a clue what someone was doing to the back seat/trunk)-someone snapped off the tabs that mount under the seat belt attaching points(got pissed or just lazy and broke it off-pos)-rear seatbelts were in the trunk/had no sparetire/sound deadener/cardboard over spare/trunk carpet/passenger side marker light socket and a fuel door(old 1 was dented)-found a perfect fuel door in junkyard even the same color(white). pocketed the light sockets(grabbed 4). Even found a brand new unused spare tire-got all the stuff i needed for $32 bucks-sweeeet.:rolleyes:

Guys2nv
07-04-2010, 01:06 PM
DOH-4get to mention im getting somewhere around 40mpg w/ it.:usa:

adventureoflink
07-04-2010, 01:20 PM
Hey Guy2nv, just FYI, Saturns typically burn 1qt/1000 miles or so. If your oil burning is THAT bad, there's something wrong (piston rings, MMO/Seafoam soak, etc).

beermonkey
07-06-2010, 11:00 PM
im 29, my first car was and is my 94 satty sl1. i bought it from my buddys uncle with 132k on it when i was 21. it currently has just over 170k and ive replaced the engine, trans, and suspention, and all sorts of accessories. its now currently in the shop because it wont start. it cranks, and theres no codes.
when i was 26 i bought my pos 1978 elcamino for 1,000 too much and pritty much rebuilt the damn thing from the ground up. i may have put 100 miles on it but i dont know because the driven gear in the tranny is the wrong size and doesnt contact the drive gear. so it still has 89k, and the engine is outa a 71 camaro. its not good, wiki "SBC 307" and tell me otherwise.

heavyd10000
07-07-2010, 11:29 AM
its now currently in the shop because it wont start. it cranks, and theres no codes.


Have u replaced the ETS????

sustek
07-07-2010, 03:18 PM
18 years old

First car was a 96 chevy truck
Then a 2001 chevy truck
Now a 2006 dodge durango

Race car 98 eclipse - super slow

Now racing 93 Saturn sc2

KingRex
07-07-2010, 04:56 PM
24, and I put most dealers to shame.

My cars owned, in order from first to last


1995 Ford Aerostar XLT 3.0
1986 Dodge Caravan
1988 Honda Accord LXi
2001 Pontiac Grand Prix SE
1993 Ford Aerostar 4x4
1998 Saturn SL1
1994 Ford Aerostar XL 4.0
1994 Ford Aerostar XL 3.0
1980 Buick Regal
1991 Chevy Blazer Sport
1992 Saturn SL2
1992 Saturn SL2
1993 Mercury Tracer Wagon
1986 Jeep Cherokee
1995 Saturn SL2
1997 Saturn SL2
1992 Buick Century
1990 Subaru Legacy
1989 Ford Escort Wagon
1993 Ford Escort Hatch
1982 Buick Century Estate
1995 Pontiac Grand Prix SE
1994 Mercury Sable
1998 Saturn SL2
1995 Saturn SL2
1998 Saturn SW2

sousa632
07-07-2010, 08:27 PM
I'm almost 31 and I've had a TON of cars.

79 Olds 98LS
86 Buick Century 2 door
88 Hyundai Excel
84 Ford Tempo 2 door
79 Olds Cutlass
84 Mercury Cougar
86 Ford Mustang
92 Ford Taurus
88 Lincoln Towncar
88 Chevy Beretta GT
96 Toyota Tacoma
86 Toyota MR2
98 Nissan Altima
85 Nissan 350zx
94 VW Jetta
90 Chevy Beretta GT
93 Ford Aerostar
2002 Toyota Tacoma
05 Dodge Grand Caravan
90 Chevy Beretta GTZ
96 Chevy Corsica
92 Ford Bronco(fullsize)
95 Saturn SW2
94 Plymouth Voyager
88 Ford Bronco(fullsize)
88 Chevy Beretta GT
96 Ford Thunderbird

and my 05 Ford Freestar which is my work van.

And I'm looking for another car for the wife to replace the SW2. I may also, in the future, be looking for a 4x4 truck for me as well. What can I say...... i love variety....... :D

cloud819
07-26-2010, 12:58 PM
I'm 31 and I have owned the following.

1978 Dodge 3/4ton D200 Truck
1989 Ford Tempo All Wheel Drive (fairly rare car)
1993 Plymouth Acclaim
2001 Saturn SC2 (still have, daily driver and autocross car )
1999 Saturn SL2 (Wifes car when we married)
2001 Honda Shadow VLX 600
1986 Plymouth Conquest TSI (my current project car)
1997 BMW 328i (wifes current car)
1993 Subaru Legacy (rallycross project)
1989 Lotus Esprit Turbo (My childhood dream car)

ShawnV
07-26-2010, 07:30 PM
Well this posting popped back up so I figured I'd post an update:

In the last 6 months I've also owned:


1998 SC2 silver Auto
1997 SW2 Gold MT
1999 SL1 Green Auto
1997 SW1 Purple Auto
2001 SL2 Blue auto - still have this one
2000 SL2 gold auto - parts car
2000 SL2 Green auto - parts car
1998 SW2 Burgandy Auto
2002 SL2 Silver auto
2001 SWP brown auto
1999 SC2 2 door Green MT
1999 SL2 blackberry MT
2002 SL2 metalic grey MT
2001 SL1 Blue - parts car
2001 SC2 3 door Black MT - still have this one
1999 SC2 blackberry MT
1998 SC2 green MT
1998 SL2 purple MT
2001 SL2 Blue - MT

Do I even need to say that saturns ROCK!:yes:

heavyd10000
07-26-2010, 10:11 PM
can ad 81 caprice to mine

it has a 383 stroker, 14:1 compression on propane.
and 1200 stall converter and shift kit fot tranny.
car looks bad buts its a sleeper!:D

Rand0m0sityxX
07-27-2010, 11:31 PM
I'm going on 23 in a week and a few days and I've had:

1996 Dodge Dakota
1998 Chevy Metro
1994 Eagle Talon
2003 Subaru Impreza (don't quote me on the year lol)
1987 Chevy Tahoe Blazer
2008 Nissan Versa S
2001 Chevy Cavalier base
1998 Honda CRV
1999 Saturn SL2 (current car)

aquired:
2001 Nissan Sentra (totaled out now)
1996 Dodge Neon (still runs well with 225k only thing is speedo doesn't work)
2008 Nissan Versa SL (in process of being sold)
1994 GMC Sonoma (hubby's delivery vehicle)

pharmstudent01
07-29-2010, 10:16 AM
Going on 23...

My only car has been and still is 1998 SL2 :)

Daishi360
01-08-2011, 02:10 PM
I'm 24, and I've had the following cars:

Everyday:

1989 Toyota Camry DX, 4-Cyl, automatic, rusted into nothingness
1998 Saturn SL2 5-speed (daily driver, engine rebuilt at 138 K)

Fun (co-owner with my friend)

1985 Ford Mustang GT 5.0 5-speed (wrecked early 2010)
1987 Ford Mustang LX 5.0 5-speed (currently not running, has engine /tranny from the '85, now converted to fuel injection)

saturn_babe
01-08-2011, 02:21 PM
I'm 32 and my vehicle history was
93 Chev cavalier z24
88 (i think it was an 88?) chevy camaro z28
92 ford mustang fox body
96 mercury villager which caught fire on me
96 ford exploader lmt edition
97 saturn sl.

I didn't own many vehicles, really... as you can see lol :D

85_SS
01-08-2011, 02:26 PM
I'm 30 years old and haven't had much variety in my cars thus far:

1985 Monte Carlo SS (first car, bought in 1998, still own)
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/291978
http://media.motortopia.com/files/74/album_exteriorinterior/452ac7d21c34f/tn_full_100_0922JPG_Thumbnail1.jpg

1984 Monte Carlo SS (bought in 2002, sold 2005)
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/291978/2
http://media.motortopia.com/files/74/album_1984_monte_carlo_ss/449dc1ad3d9a1/tn_full_100_0452JPG_Thumbnail1.jpg

1987 Monte Carlo SS parts car (2005):
http://www.motortopia.com/vehicles/view/p/cars/v/169/i/parts_car
http://media.motortopia.com/files/74/album_1987_chevrolet_monte_carlo_ss/449dc2660e693/tn_full_100_0201JPG_Thumbnail1.jpg

1993 Saturn SC1 (bought 2005, died 2010, still own)
http://www.motortopia.com/vehicles/view/p/cars/v/2467/i/1993_sc1
http://media.motortopia.com/files/74/album_1993_saturn_sc1/4570ee274b1e5/tn_full_100_0952aJPG_Thumbnail1.jpg

1996 Saturn SC1 (bought 2006 to replace '93, just started driving it, still own)
http://www.motortopia.com/vehicles/view/p/cars/v/2468/i/1996_sc1
http://media.motortopia.com/files/74/album_1996_saturn_sc1/4570ef191f41a/tn_full_100_0949aJPG_Thumbnail1.jpg


...and the wife's 2003 Jetta GLS (bought in 2005, still own)
http://www.motortopia.com/vehicles/view/p/cars/v/19075/i/mkiv
(this purchase never would have happened if we were married at the time! LOL)
http://media.motortopia.com/files/cars/album_2003_jetta_gls/4aee3ad32b663/tn_full_100_3859jpg_Thumbnail1.jpg

Her previous vehicles include a 1992 Jeep YJ and an older Sunbird.

Added my dream car to the stable this past fall :D
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/3900019/1970-pontiac-gto
http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/4/601/389/39000194023_large.jpg

captsam
01-08-2011, 02:26 PM
'94 Saturn SL1 AT
'88 Subaru Justy DL MT
'92 Saturn SL1 AT (still have this one)
'97 Saturn SW2 MT (still have this one)
'96 Saturn SL2 AT (still have this one)

Saturnboy2002
01-08-2011, 07:58 PM
20 yrs old, first car was a 92 corolla dx that i completely modified drove it so much i put over 100k on it but when it when over the 200k parents made me start looking for a new car...i bought my 02 sc2 fully loaded last summer and been loving it

ManiXSC2
01-18-2011, 08:14 PM
25/m/NH (sorry had to)
93 Cavalier 2dr
88 Accord 2dr
94 Passat
93 Jetta
93 SL1
94 SL2
95 SC2
93 s-10 2wd
97 s-10 4x4
94 Sentra
95 Passat VR6
99 Malibu LS
93 Celica
91 Camry alltrac
94 Ford Ranger
and now an 01 SL2
(not in any order, we buy and sold alot)

ratwhisperer
01-19-2011, 12:04 AM
I'm 28, and here are the cars I have owned:

1st was a 1968 Bright Orange VW Microbus, which my idealistic 16 year old self envisioned driving across the country and living in. Ha ha. Well, I did take it across country, from California to Georgia, and back again, where it promptly died and never started up again. My father (a mechanic) refused to help me fix it.

Then I saved up my money and bought a non-running 1991 Mazda 626 from an auction for $500. My father helped me to get it running. It had 180K on it. We replaced the timing belt and the head and all kinds of other things. At 220K the day after buying $400 worth of tires, a drunk lady who didn't speak English t-boned me at a stopsign :mad: The car was totaled. I think I would still have that car if it wasn't for her. I loved that car!

I spent some time borrowing my now husband's ex-wife's car (don't ask) for a while. It was a horrible little something that I can't recall with a vacuum leak.

Then I didn't own a car for a while when we moved to Denver. I thought that I'd be brilliant and use public transportation. Well, in Denver that isn't really an option unless you live right downtown.

So, I bought I 1987 Honda Accord. I know that Hondas are really reliable, but that one was NOT. I hated that car with a passion, and by the time its transmission blew I was happy to sell it to the guy with the chop shop in town for $300, and he was happy to have it.

Then I was desperate, and only had $1500. Well, I figured I'd grab something off of Craigslist to get me to work and back for a couple of months until I could save up my money for something better.

I saw a 1995 Saturn SW2 with 180+K on it. An American car? But no! I come from one of those hippy / yuppy families that only buys hondas and mazdas and acuras and toyotas, oh and subarus too. But hey, why not? It's a good deal. And once I save up my money, I'll get a nice toyota camry!

It turned out to be in great shape. It had one other owner, and the only reason he was selling it was because he had to move to Florida for a job and could only keep one vehicle. He kept his suburban because he could cart his four kids around in it.

I was shocked when he had to go 'say goodbye' to the Saturn, and he cried as I drove away.

Well... I ended up completely falling in love with that car. It's still my favorite car that I've had and I traded it in at 246K still running strong. I still see the person who purchased it driving it around Eugene.

I traded it in for the 2000 SW2 that I have now. Why? Because now I'm hooked on Saturns. Honestly though, I think the older one was a somewhat superior vehicle. I'd like to buy a second older Saturn, and maybe one for my husband too!

We also have a 1980 Ford Econoline for hauling things. It's awesome. Runs like a champ.

That's me!

angelaw
01-19-2011, 09:28 AM
Neat thread.

Ok I'm 39. I currently have:
07 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Classic Ext. Cab Z71
06 Chevrolet Tahoe LT
02 Saturn SL2 (got last wk)
96 Saturn SL1 bought 5 yrs ago.

This car has pretty much been thru most of the family. I bought it and drove it awhile for commuting. Gave it to my oldest son when he got out of Army bootcamp and needed to go to Texas. He had it a year and went Tx to FL a couple trips.

Which required me getting a 97 SC2 (one of the bigger POS I've bought). When he decided to get an impala, I took back the SL1 and used the SC2 as a trade in, lol. So I drove it 3 more years, til youngest just turned 18, so now his car, lol. So I got the 02 SL2, lol

Before that? Wow from first car to right before the 96 Saturn SL1:

77 Chevrolet Chevette 4 door (first major POS, brakes didn't work, radiator leaked, lol)
80 Toyota Tercel (couldn't drive at night or during rain, electrical problem, lol)
76 Chevette 2 door (actually wasn't bad, 30k original miles when I got it in 1989, no a/c though, lol)
84 Plymouth Gran Fury
93 Chevrolet Corsica
86 F150
97 F150
93 Altima (loved this car)
98 Altima (and this one, lol)
99 Expedition (tranny issues at 25k, yuk)
01 Expedition (axle froze at 50k miles)
00 Silverado Ext. Cab
02 Suburban (loved it)
00 Daewoo Nubira Station Wagon (wasn't bad, except for wagon part, oh and small electrical problem that would set off the alarm at random and open the neighbors garage door)
06 GMC Sierra Crew
Then the ones above, lol

My favorites have been the Sierra, Burb, Tahoe, Altima's and the 2 Satty's.

null_x86
01-23-2011, 01:51 AM
Ok...

19 Years old here..

99 Ford Escort (2.0L I4 5Spd Manual) November '06 - May '10
98 Honda Accord (3.3 VTEC V6 4Spd Auto) July '09 - January '10
03 Saturn Vue (2.2L EcoTec I4 5Spd Manual FWD) January '10 - Current

The Escort was my learner car, beat the crap out of it, it died around 100K.
Got the Honda as a replacement. Worked that car hard for the few months we had it. Honda was a rollover, thanks to undisclosed frame damage from the previous owner.
The Vue has been the replacement for the Honda...

Midnight13
01-25-2011, 08:06 PM
Just turned 29,

89 Ford Escort- (blue 4dr) 1st car, main seal was shot,parents gave it to
me and held it over my head, junked it after a year.

89 Ford Escort- (red 2dr standard) 1st car I bought with my brothers help
clutch went,shop lied and said they couldn't fix it,cause it
was too rotted out underneath(later found out how shady
and lazy that shop really was).Completely totaled the car
myself,)if I couldn't have it,no one could) I was young and
really hurt.

93 Ford Escort wagon-owned from 2002-2010 at 127k-195k with currently
about 90k on the motor,but a rotted frame.Is now
retired in the back of my barn until funds allow a
frame repair(btw standard)

70 Chevy Camaro-got it in 2002 months after getting my 93 escort, has been
my learning tool for working on cars.Replaced a blown 6
cylinder with a 8cyl 350.Replaced the transmission twice,
replaced heads with performance heads, put on headers,
and mild cam.He is stored in the barn now at the home we
were kicked out of years ago.Still runs every summer! Has
had new paint and bodywork years ago,and will get it again
this summer!

86 Chevy hi-top conversion Van-owned from about 2004-2006, was my
bedroom in the hot summer months, and my
home when i was kicked out of mine.We were
supposed to move out of state,and stripped it
and junked it,transmission was later put in my
70 Camaro.Was my stepdads and was out for
sale for a year before he just gave it to me, he
couldn't figure out that an ignition module was
causing it to stall and die on him everytime he
drove it,hehe.

89 Ford Probe-Was bought to replace my red 89 escort as a winter beater.
Could not replace the ebrake cable,didn't have internet,parts
stores didn't carry it.Couldn't pass inspection without it. Sold
it to a friend for junkyard price,he drove it awhile illegal and
resold it.(btw standard)

98 Saturn SL- Bought in 2006 to replace the 89 probe as again..another
winter beater,the 93 escort wagon was my DD,and had a fresh
motor,and wanted to keep it off the salty winter roads. Had
an engine light on,which ended up being a $55 02 sensor, has
transformed from just being a winter beater,to well..you can
see it in my avatar! I wanted to have a totally different Saturn
for sure,so it now has a full bodykit,17in Excel rims,sound
system. She's my gas sipper, and is used for work and running
errands. I still have my baby!(btw standard,notice i love my
standard shift!)

95 Subaru Legacy wagon-With the escort wagon being used less and less,we
originally found the Sub as my mom was looking for
a vehicle.She ended up buying a newer one,but
couldn't pass up a $350 car with overheating issues
We decided AWD in NY with me being pregnant was
a necessity.Didn't solve the problem in time,which
resulted in us having to replace the motor with a
60kmotor.We now have had it 2 years,and runs
great! It will be given to my sister this spring/
summer as her first car.She'll need the AWD where
she lives.

2005 Saturn Vue- Bought this beast just about 6 months ago.Decided with
a family,and possibly growing..an older Subaru,even with
an incredibly strong motor and tranny,has a body that is
still rusting out. The Vue is now our family vehicle, and
will still look great after it's paid off. It will be about when
our son will start going to school too. Don't want a 20yr
old vehicle to be a primary family vehicle.

My husbands vehicles which are still here include a 02 Dodge Neon,and a 82 Transam.

These are just the vehicles that were owned and driven on a regular basis. I also had a white 89 parts car, a 93 escort GT parts car(which converted my 93 wagon into a GT wagon!), a 96 Subaru parts car(which was sold and refixed as a DD) a 96 Saturn parts car( completely stripped and parts stored at my place,but not before owning for a few years,even using it as a field car for camping trips!)

Esseltoo
01-26-2011, 02:35 PM
46 years old
73 Honda CB350 (motorcycle, obviously)
74 Kawasaki 175 Enduro
73 Pontiac Grand Safari (still the best car I ever owned)
76 Chevette (totaled by my brother)
63 Plymouth Sport Fury
79 F150
84 GMC High Sierra
89 Ford Escort (first new car!)
92 F150
96 Cougar
99 Town & Country
00 GMC Sierra
02 Saturn SL2
03 Trailblazer
06 Town & Country
08 Saturn Aura
10 Town & Country

ev_dave13
01-26-2011, 04:06 PM
That required some thought...

42

'76 Chevy Malibu (a cavernous car that could also keep pace with a new at the time '86 corvette - in a straight line, anyway. Couldn't turn worth anything)
'80 Chevy Monza ("The Greenhouse" - it had a lot of glass area. I never could get that thing cooled off)
'86 Chrysler LeBaron coupe ("the cream puff" - best car I ever bought til the sattys)
'88 Dodge Reliant Wagon (same eng. and trans. as the lebaron - service was easy)
'90 Grand Caravan (also same engine and trans. as the lebaron!)
'90 Dodge Spirit (no, not the R/T, unfortunately - you guessed it - same engine and trans. as the LeBaron - noticing a trend here?)
'86 Ford Escort EV (old school "lead Sled" EV design)
'92 Grand Caravan
'00 Grand Caravan
'96 Pontiac Sunfire (good car but a door ding magnet)
'96 Saturn SW1
'86 Pontiac Fiero EV (built this one myself - recently retired)
'99 Saturn SL1 (RIP)
'02 Pontiac Montana (aka the worst minivan ever made. We didn't have much choice at the time)
'02 Saturn SC1

isosceles
01-27-2011, 11:11 AM
soon to be 48 years old here.

1st =74 VW 411. (wanted a 70 Firebird, parents said no the VW was free)
2nd = 65 Triumph TR4, wife's 83 Subaru Brat
3rd = 74 Volvo 164
4th = 87 VW GTI, wife's 87 Jeep Chorkee (still AMC)
5th = various 90-95 Volvo, Mazda, and Jag Demo's from dealer I worked for.
6th = 83 Ford Full size Bronco, wifes 98 GMC Jimmy SLS
7th = 86 Toyota Corolla (another free car)
9th = 99 Kawaski Vulcan 800a
10th = 79 Corvette (still own), wife's 97 Geo Prizm-Corolla
11th = 98 Dodge Ram Cummins TD, wife's 94 BM 540i, totalled from behind, replaced with 98 Jag XJ8
12th = 99 Saturn SL2!!

jushinator
01-27-2011, 11:21 AM
26

1992 saturn sl2- purchased with no 2nd gear, drove car for a year then sold it
1993 s10- owned for 2 years sold
1998 camaro- v6 5spd (wrecked and sold)
1999 grand am gt sold
1999 camaro- v6 5spd sold
2004 grand am gt sold
1999 camaro- v6 5spd sold
1995 camaro- z28 6spd sold

Current vehicles:
1999 trans am
1994 sl2- purchased this to go back and forth to work and because the first car I ever owned was a SL2
2007 zx6r

saturn94v
01-27-2011, 11:59 AM
35 years of age;

Here is what I own & have owned- not in any particular order.

1994 Saturn SC-1 (Winter Driver)-280,366 Original miles.
1988 Ford Tempo (Retired)
1969 Ford Bronco w/351 Windsor, Holley Quad 950 w/ Mech. secondaries.(running, but not driving)
2003 VW Jetta 2.0L( daily driver)
1998 Ford Ranger xlt 4x4 3.0L(weekends)
1999 Subaru Legacy Brighton Wagon, 2.2L (Retired)
1992 Subaru Loyale 2wd, 1.8L (Driven, weekly)
1995 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L (Driven, Daily)
1981 Yamaha Exciter SR250 (Summer Fun)
2003 Mazda Speed Protege5 2.0L, LSD, CAI, Ported & Polished,PCM Re-Tune (My Little Speed Racer)

Tardy The Turtl
02-01-2011, 12:25 PM
I'm 19 and I "own" a 99 sl2. (My parents own it officially but I keep it alive :D) I've been driving it since I was 16, so my first and only love. Pretty much the only fun stuff I've put in it is 4 6.5" alpines, a jvc mobile headunit, a 12" Infinity, and a 300W Kicker amp. Past that I'm afraid to put in an intake or exhaust system or a muffler without holes or a new cat or anything like that. But I figure I've got some cash saved up, so whatever I don't use on my girlfriend or my MMO obsession I can pour into my car. And maybe it'll even last me through college :cool:

staticb2200
03-03-2011, 09:08 AM
1989 ford ranger
1994 ford probe (full klze swap)
1991 eagle talon
1990 mazda b2200
1989 mazda b2200
1997 eclipse gsx
1997 saturn sc2

Not bad for being 22 lol got the ranger when I was 18. Order in which I had em. Still got the awd turbo eclipse for weekends

mikec
03-03-2011, 10:01 AM
I'm amazed that some of you in your 20's have owned 15-20 cars already!

I'm 57

I've owned:
1967 Ford Mustang
1972 AMC Gremlin
1975 BMW 2002
1978 Mercury Zephyr Wagon
1980 Nissan Sentra
1981 Renault Alliance
1984 Dodge Omni
1984 Chevy Cavalier Wagon
1986 Mercur XR4Ti
1986 Cadillac Cimmeron
1987 Olds Firenza Wagon
1990 Ford Festiva
1995 Mitsubishi Expo
1999 Dodge Caravan ES
2000 Subaru Forester
2004 Saturn Vue 2.2 AWD w/ VTi

and currently own:
2006 Saturn Vue FWD V6

Midnight13
03-03-2011, 04:36 PM
I'm amazed that some of you in your 20's have owned 15-20 cars already!


Just 9 :) 5 are still in my yard!!
1 was sold, 3 were scrapped, but I was young and didn't know as much about cars as I do now. Try to keep them as long as I possibly can!

danhammer
03-03-2011, 06:44 PM
I am 51.

Just bought a 2002 SC2 I am the thrid owner. (wife's winter car)
The second owner is 55 and the first owner is 59.

I also own
93 K1500 Chevy Blazer (for times when I need a truck)
95 Mitsu 3000GT VR4 (my summer car)
99 Pont Bonneville SLE (my winter car)
01 Porche 911 turbo (wife's summer car)
69 Pont Firebird (Parade show car)

Used to own
99 Chevy Tahoe
98 Olds 88
91 Ford Explorer
90 Mitsu Eclipse
89 Ford Bronco II
85 Mustang
74 Jaguar XJS
70 Vega
72 Chevy pickup

Some of you guys by age 20 have owned more cars than I have in my lifetime.

mmtphoto
03-05-2011, 09:26 AM
old enough to know better....


57 Buick Special
55 Pontiac Star Chief Convert
56 DeSoto Fireflite Wagon (361 hemi)
59 Chevy Impala Convert** (283, stick)
61 Olds Starfire
63 Corvette (no not a split window:drool:) (327, powerglide)
66 Chevelle SS396*(stick)
66 Corvair Monza Convert
66 Pontiac Lemans* (326)
65 Ford Galaxie 500 (289)
67 Pontiac OHC6 sprint*
66 Pontiac Gran Prix (2+2)* (421, turbo 400)
68 Buick Gran Sport 400 convert (4 speed stick)*
69 Mustang Mach One*(toploader)
67 Ford Galaxie 500 XL (fastback, 390)*
70 Opel GT* (1.9, stick)
66 VW Beetle (6 volt, stick)
66 Plymouth Belvadere (383)
70 Chevy Belair (350, sleeper)
70 GTO* (400, turbo 400)
80 Pontiac Sunbird
74 GTO** (4 speed hatchback, 1 of 687)
69 Ford Torino fastback (390, toploader)
71 Corolla (stick)
71 Beetle (stick)
69 Cadillac Coupe deVille (500 cid)*
72 Jeep Commando
83 Dodge Shelby Charger (stick)
86 Isuzu Pup (pickup, stick)
86 Isuzu Trooper (stick)
88 Dodge Daytona Shelby Z(Red, stick)**
88 Dodge Daytona Shelby Z (blue, stick)(bought both 2 day before Thanksgiving, 1987)
87 Olds Toronado Trofeo
87 Mazda RX7 (stick)**
76 Pontiac Trans Am* (400, 4 speed)
70 Opel GT (bought as parts car for above)
92 Chrysler LeBaron
96 Chrysler Concorde
74 Chevy C30 longbed, 4wd*
97 Dodge Stratus
93 Lincoln Mark VIII
2000 Olds Intrigue (3.5)**
96 Lincoln Mark VIII**
2001 Olds Aurora (4.0)**
98 Jeep Wrangler TJ Sport (stick, 4.0, 2"lift, 35's)**
2003 Toyota Celica**
99 SL2**
2000 Celica (stick, parts car for above)*

*=still have it (storage)
**=it is a driver or a parts car for a driver

Most are in storage now, on blocks, drained and covered in enclosed covers

I'm sure I have forgotten a few...love cars, I wrench all my own cars (always)

-this is a great site, I kind of fell into this SL2 I have now and it's like the good old days when you could actually take a car apart to fix it unlike now (see Aurora, Mark VIII, etc)- thanks

adventureoflink
03-05-2011, 10:51 AM
-this is a great site, I kind of fell into this SL2 I have now and it's like the good old days when you could actually take a car apart to fix it unlike now (see Aurora, Mark VIII, etc)- thanks
Unfortunately thats the price you pay for buying luxury and/or newer in general (Olds is/was entry-mid level lux right?).. :hmm: (trust me you don't wanna see the underhood of a newer Lexus; it's a nightmare and makes you wanna go WHY.....?! however recently I worked on one from 2004; thank GOODNESS it pre-dated the close everything off under the hood deal :ugh::dizzy:)

in any case, I thought older Mark VIII's (especially your '93 and '96) would be more open under the hood than a comparable model of today to 5 years ago?

mmtphoto
03-06-2011, 04:35 PM
Unfortunately thats the price you pay for buying luxury and/or newer in general (Olds is/was entry-mid level lux right?).. :hmm: (trust me you don't wanna see the underhood of a newer Lexus; it's a nightmare and makes you wanna go WHY.....?! however recently I worked on one from 2004; thank GOODNESS it pre-dated the close everything off under the hood deal :ugh::dizzy:)

in any case, I thought older Mark VIII's (especially your '93 and '96) would be more open under the hood than a comparable model of today to 5 years ago?


Yea, the Aurora is a nightmare to work on, it is a 'shortstar', stuffed into a small engine bay-the Intrigue is a 3.5 and has a sawed-off version of the 4.0, so it is marginally easier to work on. I have done water pumps, alternators, ac compressors and PS hoses on them, always involves removing the fans, radiator, ECU (it is under the air filter airbox) -typical of any coil on plug traverse mounted v engine, just doing the back plugs, or O2 sensors requires Houdini techniques.

The Lincoln has it's quirks too, intake manifold runner controls and assemblies are a joke to get to-the idle air control is in a stupid place, and you have to go through all kinds of torture just to remove valve covers to replace gaskets. And, God-forbid the 4-cam timing chains ever have to be replaced-a degree from MIT is necessary, I've been led to believe...they are all 4-cammers, too. They get the best oil, 93 premium and light duty, what a life.

They are nice cars, though, too bad I enjoy them less with gas prices being what they are becoming. I appreciate the Saturn because is handles smoothly, has decent pep, and is great on gas-and is very easy to work on.

Diezeltitan08
03-15-2011, 01:12 AM
Im 20
1st vehicle 93 GMC Typhoon...killed and sold for parts
2nd vehicle 95 grand prix gtp sold after a month
3rd vehicle 93 cadillac fts-fleetwood...swapped 350 crate motor with cam and 650 carb...winter beater as of now...6-10mpg...ouch
4th vehicle 2002 SL2 in garage...wont run
5th vehicle 2008 G6 GTP oh wait till this is paid off...vrooom!!!! haha
6th vehicle 98 Saturn Sl2...I bought it for 300 bucks and im in love

wish i still had the typhoon...blew the trans but wow was that thing fast. white and gold 2 tone with gold 16's and a gold roof rack with a neat lil spoiler on the back and turbos that went woooooosh lmao

DuffyDidIt
03-15-2011, 02:59 AM
21

2002 LS2
1985 Camaro IROC-Z28
2002 SL1
1974 Deville (project)

Jonnyferrari
03-15-2011, 08:32 AM
18

2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS (135HP)-Totaled, took out a 1998 Mercedes Benz along with a 2004 Audi A4 Quattro...LOL.:yes:
2000 Saturn LS2 Premium Package (201HP)- $3500 out the door with 89k, needs some rear suspension work and plugs because the MPGs are low. Otherwise I love it!

Jon Boy
03-15-2011, 02:26 PM
29 years old

'78 Chevy Malibu wagon with a 350 V8: it looked like crap but was a blast to drive
'81 Oldsmobile Cutlass: borrowed from my brother temporarily after my Malibu died. Called it the Gutless because it was so awful to drive.
'87 Buick Century coupe: replacement for my Malibu when it died. I hated that car and didn't keep it long.
'93 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme: Pretty decent car. Kept it for several years until the cost of repairs exceeded its worth.
'93 Buick Regal: Also pretty decent, but has had more problems than the Cutlass because of previous neglect. Still runs well, though. Became my wife's car when the Cutlass died.
'99 Saturn SW2: My replacement for the Cutlass. Fun to drive and good on gas, until I rear-ended someone and totalled it.
'02 Saturn SC2: Replacement for the SW2, and my first stick shift. Even more fun to drive and better on gas than the SW2.

Milansfreak2007
10-28-2011, 10:55 AM
Soon to be 26.

1991 Renault Clio
2005 Renault Clio RS Cup (Really wish I still had this one)
1990 Dodge Spirit (drove it into the ground after 230k Miles)
2006 Jeep Liberty
2007 Mercury Milan (totaled)
2008 Dodge Charger 3.6L (Sold)
2008 Ford Escape
1995 Saturn SC1

Many more to come :D

jrowley1961
10-28-2011, 11:56 AM
50 (as if you couldn't have figured that one out)

75 Ford Courier sort of truck, ran this into the ground

80 Toyota SR5 sort of truck, ran this into a bulldozer

81 Ford F150 real truck, sold this when unemployed

80 Toyota Celica, inherited this and ran into the ground

89 Jeep Wrangler, ran this into the ground for 17 years

90 Ford Escort, ran this into the ground for 12 years

99 Saturn SL2 Current, my wife's current ride for last 9 years

04 Toyota Tundra SR5 TRD Real nice truck, my current ride for last 4 years

swansong
10-28-2011, 12:40 PM
21. All cars automatic, sadly.

1978 Ford F-150 4x4 (Bought for $300, later sold to parents for $300 to help pay for first Grand Am, still sitting in parents yard, never ran since we've had it lol)
1991 Ford Taurus (gift from Gramma when I turned 16, thaaaanks Gramma... nah it wasn't a bad car, but the frame was rusting through)
1994 Pontiac Grand Am 2 door (not an entirely terrible car, bought for $1000)
1996 Pontiac Grand Am 4 door (definitely a terrible car, bought for $500)
1999 Ford Ranger XLT 4x4 (loved that truck, bought from wife's uncle for 3300, rolled it Jan '10 :cry: , sorta fixed it up, sold it for 2000, kinda wish I'd kept it..)
Current: 2002 Saturn SL1 (I like my car and all, but wish I held out for a DOHC/5spd, still looking for a good one!)

In related news, my brother in law is 22. Here's his ridiculous list:

197x Ford LTD auto
198x Suzuki Motorcycle (850cc maybe..?, still has this)
199x Ford F-250 auto
1988 Ford Bronco II stick (the only one he wishes he still had)
1997 Ford Explorer AWD 5.0 auto (sold to mother, later traded in on CFC deal)
1994 Ford Ranger 4x4 auto, long bed, reg cab (bought from uncle who I later bought my Ranger from)
2002 Ford F150 4x4 auto, long bed, reg cab
2002 Ford Escort ZX2 auto
2002 Ford F150 4x4 auto, crew cab
1997 Ford F150 4x4 auto, ext cab
2006 Ford Mustang V6 stick (sold to a guy, who traded to a dealer, who sold it to his best friend Brett)
2002 Chevy Tracker 4x4 stick
2002 Ford Ranger 4x4 auto, ext cab
2002 Ford Explorer Sport, auto
2002 Ford Expedition XLT
1998 Ford Mustang V6 auto
1995 Ford Ranger 2wd stick (sold to same best friend Brett just 2 days ago)
Current: 1996 Ford F150 2wd auto (just bought a week ago)

colonelhogan44
10-28-2011, 12:48 PM
I'm 22, and have owned 5 Saturn SL2s.

The first was a 99 bought in 2005 with 60k for $3700, and i was hit in may 2007 at 95k, "totaling" it. Still have it, complete, waiting to be rebuilt.

The second was a 2002 with 55k, bought for $3200 in june 2007, wrecked by road debis left by a construction crew, july 2008.

The third was a 98, bought in dec 2007 with 80k for $2950. "totaled" by a hailstorm in april, 2008. Still my primary vehicle to this day. currently 150k

The fourth was a 99, bought in April 2009 with 100k for $400. The engine had been used and abused, and had thrown a rod thought the side of the block. Transplanted the engine from the above 2002, and sold it to my brother for cheap. Still going strong. currently 150k

The fifth was a 96, with 125k bought for 750 bucks in 2010 and replaced the clutch. It burns oil like none other, and just failed smog yesterday at 150k. It's going to the state "retirement" program more than likely, which will pay 1000-1500 bucks. I almost feel sick thinking about destroying a saturn, but oh well. I don't think I'd get 1000 for it on the normal market.

My latest car was a 93 geo tracker 4x4 which I bought out of a farmer's field for 650 bucks. I've (almost) fully restored it, and it's a lot more fun than a saturn, but only gets 25mpg.

texas3000gt
10-28-2011, 12:50 PM
I am 24 years old

Vehicle I owned are

1997 Saturn SC2 - daily driver
2000 Ford F-150 - weekend driver
1993 3000gt VR4 - sold
1994 3000 gt SL - sold
1987 Ford Mustang - totaled. :(


Haven't really owned many vehicles since been busy focusing with college and work.

Sidneyaks
10-28-2011, 01:05 PM
I'm 22, and I've managed to rack up four cars.

1996 eagle vision ($500) - Lost 3rd and 4th gear on the highway after two years, it drank tranny fluid like a viking drinks ale.

1997 chevrolet cavalier ($2000) - Rear ended by a pickup one week after I bought it. Pissed me off, great paint, 40k miles, complete service history, only one owner, only got $1300 for it.

1995 ford probe ($1500) - Stick, dented, orange, scratched. Might not have hated it so much if it weren't dented all to hell and bright orange. Drove it into the ground.

2002 Sl2 ($1500) - Had a little more time to shop this time around so I could pick and choose. I wish it were a stick, but otherwise I'm happy with it.

holydiver
10-28-2011, 01:24 PM
I'm 29 and I'm had the pleasure of owning 3 cars and driving one person's car very consistently.

Oct. 2003-Apr. 2004: 2001 Toyota Corolla LE, Automatic - This baby was in great condition, had 69k on the odometer and drove pretty nicely. It all ended one nice day on the trip back from Los Angeles when I learned the important lesson of not falling asleep while driving. At 75 MPH I lost control of the vehicle and skidded across the freeway and rolled down the embankment. My passenger and I walked away from it and the ambulance took us away. The car had 81k on it in the end.

Jun. 2004-Feb. 2009: 1992 Nissan 240SX Convertible, Automatic - My love infatuation with convertibles begins. Beautiful car with 119k on the odometer. Spun a bearing and rebuilt the engine. During which I learned to drive stick on my sister's car. After, I quickly blew a head gasket and gave it up with 149k on the odometer.

Sept. 2007-Aug. 2008: 1993 Ford Escort Station Wagon, 5 Speed - My sisters car. Not sure how many miles actually were on this car, but it had a rebuilt engine and I started driving it with a new clutch since my sister decided to ride the clutch from here to Los Angeles.

Apr. 2009-Current: 1996 Saturn SL2, 5 Speed - Once you go stick, you can't really go back...lol. Maybe if you have one car auto and the other stick. I obtained this car with 116k on the odometer, rebuilt the engine and new clutch at 136,262 mi and currently about to crack 139k.

-Robert

adventureoflink
10-28-2011, 01:48 PM
21. All cars automatic, sadly.

1978 Ford F-150 4x4 (Bought for $300, later sold to parents for $300 to help pay for first Grand Am, still sitting in parents yard, never ran since we've had it lol)
1991 Ford Taurus (gift from Gramma when I turned 16, thaaaanks Gramma... nah it wasn't a bad car, but the frame was rusting through)
1994 Pontiac Grand Am 2 door (not an entirely terrible car, bought for $1000)
1996 Pontiac Grand Am 4 door (definitely a terrible car, bought for $500)
1999 Ford Ranger XLT 4x4 (loved that truck, bought from wife's uncle for 3300, rolled it Jan '10 :cry: , sorta fixed it up, sold it for 2000, kinda wish I'd kept it..)
Current: 2002 Saturn SL1 (I like my car and all, but wish I held out for a DOHC/5spd, still looking for a good one!)
eh, at least half this list of yours is all column mounted automatics :)

Once you go stick, you can't really go back...lol.
Personally, only way I'd go back to an auto after that would be if it were column mounted. otherwise keep the sticks going :D

swansong
10-28-2011, 02:14 PM
eh, at least half this list of yours is all column mounted automatics :)

Personally, only way I'd go back to an auto after that would be if it were column mounted. otherwise keep the sticks going :D

I have to ask, what is your fascination with column mounted autos? They make sense in trucks, where the seating position is higher and more upright and they help free up some space in the front, but I prefer a floor mount in cars, especially our low slung Saturns. Floor mounted shifters feel more solid and precise and engaging to me. The column mount shifters I had always felt a bit awkward, and it was easier to shift past D when going from Park or Reverse. Of course, to each his own :)

adventureoflink
10-28-2011, 03:20 PM
I have to ask, what is your fascination with column mounted autos? They make sense in trucks, where the seating position is higher and more upright and they help free up some space in the front, but I prefer a floor mount in cars, especially our low slung Saturns. Floor mounted shifters feel more solid and precise and engaging to me. The column mount shifters I had always felt a bit awkward, and it was easier to shift past D when going from Park or Reverse. Of course, to each his own :)

for starters, I like column mounted autos, and to me it's a bit easier to manage and gives me more room in the front of the vehicle. and if it's on the floor, you might as well just give me a stick shift at that point...

I just wish more cars would come with the column auto...

alordofchaos
10-28-2011, 03:30 PM
Once you go stick, you can't really go back...lol.
I was forced to go back to auto for about 10-12 years, as with young kids there was always the chance that my wife would have to drive my car. finally, we got to the point where she was never driving my car, so I was able to go back to a stick.

Ironically, the last automatic trans I owned, the only time my wife drove it was when we went to pick up the saturn

holydiver
10-28-2011, 07:27 PM
I was forced to go back to auto for about 10-12 years, as with young kids there was always the chance that my wife would have to drive my car. finally, we got to the point where she was never driving my car, so I was able to go back to a stick.

Ironically, the last automatic trans I owned, the only time my wife drove it was when we went to pick up the saturn

Which is the reason my dad bought an automatic when he chose the Saturn...my mom never drives it though...lol. My wife can't drive so that won't be a problem. Automatic is nice at times and I wouldn't mind having a bigger road car / SUV for long trips & family use etc. But I will always have a stick for my commute.

LabRat
10-29-2011, 04:12 AM
58
Learned to drive on Mopar, Dodge Dart, Plymouth Valiant, and a 57' Plymouth Fury but they were not mine. Push button Auto Baby!
Owned:
1959 Hillman Husky
1963 (or so) BMW 700 sedan
1956 Hillman Minx Californian
1962 (or so) BMW 700 sport coupe
1967 BMW 1800
Datsun 510 Wagon (think this was a '67, married into it)
1978 Mazda GLC (first new car)
1967 BMW 1800 (different car but the same color)
1962 Dodge D100 pickup
1977 (or so) BMW 530i
Dodge Colt Vista 1989 i think...boy what a dog but it could haul kids when it ran
1974 Fiat 124 Sport Spider (unholy thirst for parts!)
1998 Saturn SL2 (2nd new car ever)
1999 Saturn SL2 (3rd new car)

Several other cars especially in the early years for which I had substantial care and drove a fair bit;
1957 or 58 Volvo
VW Bug 63 I think
Simca 1300
Mazda 516
Subarus of various stripes in the 70s and 80s before they were AWD
Chevy Cavalier wagon
Ford Taurus 4-door sedan

Oh, and I'd never owned an automatic transmission vehicle. Near broke my heart when my kids refused to learn stick...Son has a 94 Toyota Corolla auto with our name on the title still.

-LR

camzshaft
10-29-2011, 09:52 AM
I'm 27

02 SL, bought it with 57k, crashed it 5yrs later with 178k, I loved that car and went EVERYWHERE with it!

92 Buick Le Sabre Custom, bought it off a broad I used to work with for $1500, drove it for a year till I got my next car then scrapped it for $300, sweet! It was in mint condition though, kinda sad :(

current: 02 SC2, my most fav car yet, bought it june 27th 2010 with 132k and I'm up to 179k, that's mainly due to 2 eastern seaboard roadtrips and lots of local driving. I hope to have this car for another 10yrs, basically till it catches on fire and leaves me stranded on the road, I'll be the last owner :drool:

next car: 2012 Nissan GT-R (R35) BOOYAH!!

madpogue
10-29-2011, 12:10 PM
92 Buick Le Sabre Custom, bought it off a broad I used to work with for $1500, drove it for a year till I got my next car then scrapped it for $300, sweet! A year? Sweet?? My wife bought an F-150 for $1500, scrapped it for $300, after NINE years.

camzshaft
10-29-2011, 01:17 PM
A year? Sweet?? My wife bought an F-150 for $1500, scrapped it for $300, after NINE years.

ok I didn't "scrap" it in the traditional sense. I just literally had to get rid of it the same day I got my SC2. I drove the buick 3 hrs to pick up my new car, got the new car set up, then drove the buick over to a parts recycler for the "retire your ride" program, then drove home in the Satty. I probably could have gotten more, but I was super pressed for time.

molasses13
11-02-2011, 07:47 PM
Age: 16
only one car
2001 saturn sl2 5 speed
price: free
parts for roadworthy: 250$
just rolled 191000 km today
mods done are open exhaust after cat (thanks to a pot hole) after getting it inspected 2 hours before.

ssewall
11-02-2011, 09:49 PM
26

95 sl1 when I was 16, head gasket blew at 96000ish, really miss that car. :( The stereo was ghetto in a good way.

Then a 2002 SL2 which I'm currently driving. Extra interior lighting, pioneer nav, 6.2 speaker speaker system, easy/cheap to maintain, great mileage, forum with people willing to help with maintainence/repair type things, dunno what else I'd really ask for lol.

thextakedown
11-03-2011, 04:09 PM
I'm 20.

'97 Chevy Malibu...bought for my 16th birthday, totalled it 2 weeks after my 17th birthday (and a week after I spent $600 to get the steering rack and power steering pump replaced)

'91 Buick LeSabre...loved that thing. Raced for the first time with him...(nicknamed Grampa)..there was a lot wrong with it, most of it trivial (power antenna motor was shot....drivers side window motor was going and master window switch was bad.) Blew it up 6 months after buying it (cracked the radiator and hoses..didnt know it was leaking because the ground was wet and i didnt smell any antifreeze)

'95 Chevy Cavalier...He was nicknamed skittles. I literally beat the crap out of this car. Bought it at 175k. Drove it to and from Delaware many times, to Pennsylvania, even once to Staten Island. Hit a deer going 75mph, hence the name Skittles. He was a temermental car. Ignition switch went bad then mysteriously started working again....CV joints needed replaced and it needed a new tire and rim after hitting a pothole last winter. I sold him two weeks ago with 209k.

and now...my '95 SL1. I spent a grand total of $0 on it. This thing is a pain in my ass, but I dont think I asked for a lot. Coolant hoses went on me one day while driving, thank god I noticed it before the engine blew on this one. The battery cables are bad, and it needs a ton of work (ECTS, EGR, O2, Throttle position sensor, and valve cover gasket) but I honestly don't really mind it. I love this thing.

niamhblack13
11-08-2011, 02:15 AM
I'm 26 and I've been an enthusiast since I started driving lol.

My first car was a 96' Neon SOHC ATX. Stock it ran a 18.xx - I fell asleep before I reached the end of the track. Started modding it after that and took it down to 16.3@85mph.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v150/edratliff/106_0001.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v150/edratliff/IMG_0806-1.jpg

When I graduated from college I picked up an 04' Tiburon GT 6MT:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v150/edratliff/tib044.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v150/edratliff/tail.jpg

After the Tiburon was ripped from my life lol I bought another Neon and built it from the bottom to the top.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v150/edratliff/SANY0301.jpg

Swapped the 2.0 DOHC for a built 2.4L from an 01' Stratus:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v150/edratliff/100_0343.jpg

Engine Mods:
ForwardMotion Block
ForwardMotion Aluminum Long Rods
JE 11.5:1 Pistons
Crane Cams (18/22 grind)

Car made 185WHP/173WTQ on e85 fuel. Fuel and spark controlled by MSII.

Check out this idle mmmm big cams:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDZKj_JhVI4

Lowered it and threw on some 01' Neon R/T wheels:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v150/edratliff/IMG_0741.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v150/edratliff/26142_1326835084613_1043000026_30974264_6576699_n. jpg

HappyBatty
11-14-2011, 02:34 AM
I'm 24 as of last month, and I've only had one car, and I'm still driving it

My green, '94 SL2 automatic. It has had some problems, but nothing I couldn't handle with the help of the forums, and I love it! I want to get another saturn when I can afford it, probably when I (finally) graduate college and get a real job (hopefully) and also somehow get some garage space.

HappyBatty
11-14-2011, 02:44 AM
58
Oh, and I'd never owned an automatic transmission vehicle. Near broke my heart when my kids refused to learn stick...Son has a 94 Toyota Corolla auto with our name on the title still.

-LR

aww, I would've wanted to learn stick! I wanted to learn, but people around me were either unable or unwilling to teach me :(. I got an automatic just because I needed something to drive around in without having to mess with it. You're old enough to be my dad :P

Haybale
11-15-2011, 01:13 AM
28, currently I have 76 honda 750SS, 78 F-150, 84 F-150 4x4, 99 F-150 SVT Lightning, and 98 SL2-DD

and probably 20 previous vehicles!!

rcw3586
11-15-2011, 10:47 AM
I'm 61

My vehicles in order:
*still own

54 Oldsmobile 88 Inherited from my grandfather when I was 16
67 Yamaha YCS1 First motorcycle in 71, 180cc - rode in college
68 Honda CB350 Found in a barn in 72 for $300
73 Mercury Capri First new car - looked like a little Mustang - rusted out
65 Buick Special Wagon Inherited from my dad in 75
77 Harley XL A friend talked me into buying this AMF piece of crap
79 Honda CX500C* Bought it new in 79 to replace Sportster - still love it.
83 Chevy S10 P/U Bought in 83 to haul our boat
91 Chevy S10 Blazer Loved this vehicle best of all. Drove family across country twice. Dealer killed it with simple leak repair - no oil pressure.
01 Chevy Blazer Bought in 03 to replace 91 Blaxer. Piece of crap!
06 Toyota Tacoma* Bought to replace 01 Blazer when kids were grown up
07 Harley FXSTC* Just wanted a new bike cause Honda won't die. Circumnavigated US on this.
94 Saturn SL* Handed down from wife to daughter one to daughter two to me in 08. Daily driver with 233k miles. Tired but 40+mpg.
93 Saturn SL2* New acquisition to replace 94 SL - has only 83k miles

Russtoy
11-17-2011, 09:18 PM
:D I am 46 I have had a 78 Datsun pick up, 74 Duster, 76 Jeep cheroke chief, 76 ford Elite, 69 Land Cruiser, 69 Ford F100, and a 69 Charger.(still have the charger) got married had a 83 Omni, 85 Cerria, 96 Eldorado, 98 SLS 92 1/2 chev. 00 3/4 chev, 85 Jeep Scrambler (pink for my wife), and I just inherited a 69 Grand Prix from my Dad. He bought it new:):yes:and my 97 Sc2 with 265,000

iunderdoggg
12-05-2011, 07:30 AM
Im 56 years old

1963 Buick Le Sabre

1966 Pontiac Catalina

1976 Olds Cutlass

1976 Olds 98

1982 Buick Rivera

1973 Pontiac Grand Prix

1969 Corvette Stingray

1984 Buick Le Sabre

1986 Lincoln Mark 7

1998 Saturn SL2

2002 Saturn SL1

FredM
12-05-2011, 03:42 PM
I'm 50. I don't like the way that sounds, but it is what it is. :cry:

Can't believe I remember all of these...

1. 67 Mustang, 289, AT, PS, AC (didn't work), Vinyl top, Keystone Classics (remember those?). Bought it in 78 and didn't get my license until 79.

2. 79 Chevy Monza 2+2, V6, 4spd, PS, AC, spoilers. Bought new to have a reliable car for college. HA! Most trouble prone car I ever had! Well, almost, read on...

3. 83 Camaro, new, 305, AT, AC, PS, PB, PW, PL (Graduated college AND got a job)

4. 84 Z28, new, 305, 5spd, AC, PS, PB, PW, PL, T-Tops (got a REAL job) I still miss this car and the Mustang, too.

5. 86 Chevy Spectrum, new, 4dr, 5spd, sunroof -- Mortgage qualifying car, payments were half that of the Z, nothing more to say.

6. 86 Firebird, new, V6, 5spd (got the mortgage, Spectrum couldn't get out of its own shadow, so it HAD TO GO).

7. Got married, so in addition to the 86 Fbird, add the wife's 84 Fbird, V6, AT, boring.

8. Pontiac Motor Division bought back the 86 Fbird after the nice arbitrator told them they had to. It suffered from serious mechanical vibration due to a bad crankshaft so, naturally, they rebuilt the transmission three times. Enter the 87 Ford Bronco II Eddie Bauer, left-over, demo. Nice. Sunroof!!!

9. Wife pregnant. Father-in-law donates 84 Impala (stripped, as they used to say).

10. The 84 Fbird and 87 Bronco are traded for an 87 Volvo 760 Turbo (2 yrs old). We kept this car for nine years. I have never owned a car that long, ever. Sweet ride!

11. 91 Caravan AWD, nickname: The Mountain Goat. Company car purchased 2 yrs old from PH&H. A steal! Exit the Impala.

12. After nine wonderful years, routine service visits for the Volvo were starting to get very expensive. Exit the 760, enter the 95 Cutlass Supreme, program car (2 yrs old). Nice commuter.

13. Caravan develops leaky valve cover at 30k miles. Never lost a drop of oil prior to getting this repaired at the dealer, after which it curiously begins to make oil vanish at the rate of 1qt every 1,000 miles. This is "normal", per the dealer. No, 0 through 30k miles was normal, see ya. Exit Caravan, enter new 98 Windstar.

14. Family of 6 with in-laws nearby, 7 passenger minivan doesn't cut it anymore (not with 3 car seats strapped in). Out with the Windstar, hello new 99 Suburban K1500 LS (9 passenger Monster). Hey, gas was $0.99/gal.

15. The Cutlass was a great commuter, but otherwise very boring. Once the extended warranty expired, I was ready to have a little fun. New 02 PT Cruiser Touring Edition. I loved everything about this car except the abysmal gas mileage and it being almost as anemic as the Spectrum. Hey, they can be one or the other, but not both!!!

16. With not as many car seats in use, wife even swaps the 4 yr old 99 'Burban for a 99 Olds Minivan with a TV and half as many miles. She's quite the negotiator. The bonus was 24mpg vs 13mpg. Regardless, I hated it with a passion. It was ugly and felt grimey. Yech.

17. Sticker shock for a Super Charger install on the PT leaves me looking for other options. Wife has gotten into gardening and wants something to haul mulch. New 03 Chevy S10 Crew Cab 4x4 with Posi rear. Good-bye, Pie Wagon.

18. Wife re-joins the workforce after 13 year hiatus. "You let me stay home all that time, here, have a Miata." I love that woman, I really do! It was a 96 and I loved every minute of driving that thing. I think I miss this one more than any of the others.

19. It's 2005 and it becomes more and more clear that a-hole Dave Cote, CEO of Honeywell, despises all American workers and my job is in serious jeopardy. Begin prepping for the inevitable job loss and sell the S10. Solo with the Miata for a few months, then add 98 Saturn SL2, 5spd.

20. In spite of the example I set, and the near-daily warnings that I would be out of a job soon, we visited a local car dealer where a friend worked to look at a used Volvo for our son who would be driving soon. While pulling into the lot, the wife says, "I'm in the mood to shop, don't let me buy anything." Yeah, right.

Enter the new 05 Pontiac Montana SV6, exit the Olds minivan. We passed on the Volvo.

She also quit her job a few months later (to take care of her dad, not to be a jerk) and I got stuck with the payments. After enough of my co-workers saw their jobs shipped to India, it dawned on her that maybe payments didn't make sense, so she later paid it off and put it up for sale.

21. While caring for her dad, she took title to his 03 Impala. He wasn't driving anymore...

22. Son doesn't want to drive stick (what?), so I sell the 98 SL2 and pick up a 95 Olds 98. I commuted with the leather living room on wheels for few months. Pretty sweet, I must say.

23. Exactly one week after getting his license, son totals the 95 98. Enter the 97 SL1, AT.

Son graduates from HS and will be heading to college, so I sell the Miata to cover some tuition. Everyone said this was a bad idea. Everyone.

Ok, so where are we now, I guess it's roughly 2008, son driving SL1, I'm driving the Impala, wife still driving the Montana (it took like a year to sell that thing, and it was gorgeous).

24. Wife spots an 02 SL2, AT. Thinks this would be a good commuter for me. We grab it.

And... Job heads to India without me.

2009, Land a temp job. Finally sell the Montana.

2010, Temp job becomes more like permanent (but, really, is there any such thing anymore?).

25. 02 SL2 is feeling old and the commute is 120 miles round trip. Refinance the house, dropping the payment substantially (Yeah, we're not under water like half our neighbors). Purchase (no financing - other than the mortgage, I have sworn off financing of anything) 2010 Cobalt LT. Kept the 02 for my daughter.

26. College boy also works and decided he needed more reliable trasportation, so out with the 97 SL1 and in with the 2010 Focus. Truth be told, the SL1 was reliable enough, he just wanted all the goo-gahs. This one has a note associated with it, but I'll sell it in a heartbeat if he loses his job.

27. Younger son got his permit this year, so we also added an 00 SL2, 5spd. Unlike his older brother, the kid mastered the manual in no time!

The current stable is 4 GM cars (Impala, Cobalt and 2 SL2s) and 1 Ford. All-American family.

Take that, Dave Cote (a-hole)! :x

Ghost
12-06-2011, 06:37 PM
37 y/o.

Vehicle history (sort of chronological):

- 89 Romet Chart 50cc (moped/mini motorcycle when I was living back in Poland - to this day the only brand new vehicle I've ever owned)
- 84 Yamaha FJ600 (traded for the 77 T/A)
- 81 Datsun Maxima (rustbucket from Chicago, sold)
- 69 Ford Mustang coupe (father/son resto project, sold after it was done, insurance was too expensive for a 17 y/o)
- 84 Nissan 200SX (traded for the Escort EXP)
- 86 Ford Escort EXP (sold)
- 77 Trans Am (got in trade for the FJ600, had to sell cause I couldn't afford to put gas in it, got 6/10 mpg city/hwy)
- 80 Datsun 200SX (totalled by a 60 year old lady who decided that turning right in a right turn only lane is optional)
- 86 Yamaha FZ600 (sold)
- 83 Renault Fuego Turbo (silver, burned down by would-be car thieves)
- 77 Saab 99 Turbo (was too weird and the CIS injection system drove me nuts)
- 83 Renault Fuego Turbo (sold, originally bought because of fond memories of the first Fuego, but this car was an electrical nightmare)
- 85 Merkur XR4Ti (used to be a daily, now it's my fast toy. Pretty sure the only original part left on it is the body shell)
- 83 Honda VF700F (sold)
- 86 Audi 5000CS Turbo Quattro (sold after being in the family for 16 years, 285K miles and still going strong for the new owner)
- 91 Audi 200 Quattro Turbo 20V (bought in 04 to replace the 5000, slightly modified, 247K still going strong. Best sleeper to bait ricers - ever!)
- 98 Honda VFR800 (my 31st b-day present to myself)
- 01 Audi Allroad 2.7T (super comfy, awesome for camping trips, mpgs and parts prices SUCK!!!)
- 98 Kawasaki 1100STX jetski (have to have some fun in the summer!!!)
- 95 Saturn SC2 (bought for $300 to be a fun daily beater and gas saver on a 50+ mile daily commute)

Still have the Merkur, Audi 200, VFR800, Allroad, jetski and I bought the Saturn in October, undergoing a rebuild now. Probably going to sell the 200 in the near future. Looking at the list, I think I figured out where all my money is going, lol!

I think I missed a couple cars, oh well...

geast
03-16-2012, 04:17 PM
34

gone - 1984 Toyota Tercel
gone - 1990 Mazda RX7 GTU
now the wife's - 1997 Honda Civic EX
current - 2005 Saab 92X Aero
just acquired - 2001 SL2

cityhawk
03-16-2012, 11:39 PM
I'm 50. I don't like the way that sounds, but it is what it is. :cry:

I feel your pain. I also can't quite get used to saying that I'm 50, but as FredM says, it is what it is.

Vehicles owned in order of acquisition with a little historical content where applicable. * denotes vehicles I still have.

1) * 1928 Ford Model A "tudor" sedan (a.k.a. "flivver" for all you old-timers out there). My folks used to have a boat in storage in our Vermont when I was a kid. My father rented a garage in town to store the boat when we weren't there (my family lived in NJ and spent some time in the summers in an A-frame cabin we had in Readsboro, VT). Anyway, I was fascinated with the car and used to go check it out whenever my father was getting or dropping off the boat. I must've been around 10 years old or so. My dad found out that it was for sale and bought it. We overhauled the engine way back in the early 1970s, though it no doubt needs it again. The car is sitting in a garage on a family farm in NJ and is number 2 on my list of projects after my Corvair (see later).

During the time I got my driver's license in 1978 through the early 80s, my family lived on a farm in Cortland County New York. All my first vehicles were some kind of truck. Even the SUV-type vehicles had no back seat. This way I had Commercial/agricultural plates on them (had to have a maximum passenger seating capacity of 3) and got much cheaper auto insurance (on the order of 80% cheaper). In spite of no back seat, the Travelall and Blazer were the ultimate party vehicles and sometimes had crowds of people sitting on the floor in the back.

2) 1963 International Travelall -- straight 6, three-speed column shift (three on the tree). This was actually my first vehicle that I used to drive on the road. My father acquired it secondhand sometime around 1966 for use as a delivery truck for his business. I did some bodywork on it and repainted it in 1978. Loved this vehicle. It was originally blue and its horn sounded like a goose honking, so it's nickname was the "blue goose" when I was a kid. It changed colors a couple of times when I had it, so the color was dropped from its name and it was simply called The Goose.

3) 1969 Chevy Blazer -- 350 V8 with truck 4 speed (three speed with creeper first gear) Also acquired from my father when he was done with it. He bought it new to access A frame in Vermont (see above) with its multiple dirt roads, as well as tow various trailers. Badly rusted out when I started driving it in 1979/80 (Chevy trucks of this vintage tended to rust out in front of the rear wheel wells, though the front fenders never rusted out. Loved this vehicle too. Called it "The Blaze" due to the fact that the "r" fell off on the driver's side. Used to be able to out-drag trans-ams with it. One of the last of the truly powerful, high compression 350s.

4) 1963 Chevy pickup -- this was my pride and joy. Got it in 1981 before starting my sophomore year in college (in nearby Cornell) to replace Blazer and Goose above which were both needing major repairs (I alternated between the above two vehicles when one was out of commission while I repaired it). The 63 Chevy was originally purchased for $100 from the estate of a nearby farmer from his widow. It was fairly well rusted out, but I'd seen worse in that area in those days. The front fenders behind the front wheel wells flapped in the breeze since the place where the attachment rods connected was rusted out. The floors had some rust whereby you could see the front tires from inside. It had the straight six (I think it was a 230 in that year) and a 3-on-the tree manual column shift. It only had 49,000 miles on it, though you could hear the bearings rattle loudly every time you started it, the oil had the look of chocolate milk shortly after oil changes and it would die every time you went through a deep enough puddle, sometimes in the middle of busy intersection. The bench seat was also dilapidated, the springs inside being visible. The PO had stuffed some old carhartt jackets in the seat to cover the springs.

The guy dating my sister (who later became her first husband) worked at a nearby auto salvage yard and got me a blue velour power seat from a recent model Cadillac, so I replaced the old rotten bench seat with the Caddy seat (had to weld the brackets to the floor). It too was a bench seat, though it had the fold-down armrest in the middle. I refurbished the interior of the truck, brazing some sheet metal over the rusted floors, installing new carpets. Even got some wood grain contact paper for interior accents. Next on the list was the body work. It was strictly low-budget, brazed on new sheet metal with bondo to smooth over the joints, though the paint job came out pretty decent. I did have professional paint spray equipment and after painting the Goose a couple of times, and with my brother-in-law's professional experience, got pretty good by the time this truck got painted. I painted it black and silver two-tone with black on the cab body, silver for the band around the windows and black for the roof (if you know the style of these trucks, this makes sense to you). I also had one of those "CHEVY" bands to go across the top of the windshield which was silver with black letters. I got a set of white spoked rear rims used but sandblasted and painted, and sandblasted and painted the stock rims white on the front. I didn't have the budget for the box at the time, so I built a wooden flatbed with low stake sides for a box.

Later, through the same guy who would become my brother in law (and ex brother in law), I got a bunch of engine parts from which I built a new engine for it. It was a 283 small block V8 with high-compression Corvette heads (complete with aluminum valve covers with "Corvette" script). Due to the much greater power of the new engine, I got a new transmission from the same guy, which was still a 3-speed column-shift manual, but a much beefier one from a 1974 Chevy pickup that had had a 350 (and it had synchro on first gear which my old tranny did not). It had dual glasspack mufflers,and had a great rumble. The ultimate cruise mobile for my approximately 20-year-old self.

I put about 5000 miles on it after building the engine when a guy t-boned it from the side running through a red light in NJ in 1983. Didn't total the truck, but I parked it on the farm in Virgil, NY, and it got sold with a bunch of other equipment. I was finishing college, getting engaged and a bunch of other stuff, so I didn't have time to deal with it. I really wish I still had this truck.

4) I borrowed my father's 1978 Ford pickup for a few months when I was between cars as he wasn't using it. It was a F250 with the highest GWVR available without dualies. Long bed with "super cab", bright "competition" red, it was a beast. 4WD with 400 V8 and truck 4 speed (like the Blazer above), it had been sideswiped by a dump truck a year or so earlier so the entire length of the right side was dented in.

5) Summer of 1983 got my first actual car (not including the Model A which has never been on the road) that wasn't a truck of some kind. Family moved off the farm and back to NJ where I'm originally from. Car was a 1980 Buick Skylark. It was a coupe, "Limited" trim level (top of the line in Buick parlance) and had the optional 2.8L V6 with a four speed manual. As much as people diss the GM X-body cars, I really liked this car. It was fun to drive, had a lot of pep and still got over 30mpg on the highway. It was a beeotch to work on though. Had this car during the time I dated and got married to my first wife and moved to Boston. I got the car with 50,000 miles on it and ended up junking it with 134,000 miles, though it still ran great and the body was in decent shape (save some rust in the floor). But it needed a new clutch, windshield and some other stuff and I didn't have the time to deal with it and couldn't give it away to someoene willing to have the repairs done. Kind of sad, really.

6) 1981 Buick Skylark -- got it from my family sometime around 1987 with 98K miles on it. Had to spend around 500 bucks to get it to pass inspection. Also had 2.8 V6, but was 4 door and not "limited" trim and had automatic. Kind of boring car, didn't love it as much as 1980 above, but still not a bad car and had few problems with it save the front pump dying once in the tranny necessitating a tow job.

7) 1987 Subaru STD model hatchback 1.6L boxer 4, 4 speed stick. Base model with no frills. Bought it used from my sister in 1989 when she got a Subaru wagon for her growing family. This car had no power, but was a fun car to drive. Kind of sounded like an old VW Beetle (my ex wife thought it sounded like a sewing machine). 4 speed felt like it was a 5 speed that was missing 4th gear. My ex wife got this car in our divorce.

8) 1989 Mazda B2200 pickup truck -- bare bones base model. Got it for $6786 with rebate which, even for 1989 was dirt cheap. 2.2L 4 with 5-speed manual. This was the first brand new vehicle I ever bought. Got it in July 1989. I got the truck in the divorce and kept it until giving it away in 2000. In 1995, with around 100K miles on it, I had a bunch of people paint a mural all over it and it became my first art car. It had 151,000 miles on it when I gave it away. Still ran fine... used about a quart of oil in between oil changes.

9) * 1966 Corvair Monza convertible, 100HP air-cooled boxer 6 with Powerglide automatic trans. Purchased as a project car in July 1990. As an adolescent sometime around 1974 or so discovered the existence of Corvairs and totally fell in love with them. Buying this car was the realization of a childhood dream. My father helped with the cash to acquire as I was broke, my then-wife was pregnant with my first daughter and I needed a hobby to try to make me happy as my marriage was really going badly. Sadly the Corvair didn't save my marriage, but it did outlast it by a long shot. After languishing for 20 years in the aftermath of the end of my first marriage, I resurrected this project in the summer of 2010. It is going extremely slowly due to time and money constraints with two little children from my second marriage (currently age 2 1/2 and 17 months) and with sudden unemployment but it is moving forward.

10) 1974 Plymouth Valiant -- had car very briefly--- was my grandmother's and was my father's when new (he gave it to her, then she gave it to me in 1993). Had a terrible hesitation problem ever since new. Slant six and automatic. Gold. Kind of wish I still had it for novelty reasons, but junked it after it quit on me halfway to Providence.

(continued on next post due to this being too long)

cityhawk
03-16-2012, 11:40 PM
(continued from previous post)

11) 1989 Honda Accord: was my mother's car, she gave it to me with 90-something K miles on it when she got a new car in 1996. My ex wife had moved to Montreal with our daughter whom I visited monthly, and it became my Montreal trip car. Boring but reliable, though it nickle-and-dimed me to death with non-engine-related repairs that always seemed to cost $500.

12) 1999 Saturn SW2 (my first Saturn and my second new car!) Bought in December 1998, 5speed manual, dark green with tan interior (I really wanted silver plum but settled on this one which was my second choice color which was available sooner). Loved this car and the whole Saturn experience. Traded in the 1989 Accord for it.

13) *1993 Saturn SW2 5 speed manual-- I loved the 1999 SW2 so much, I decided to buy an older version of it to replace my Mazda pickup as my art car. Loved the idea of the plastic panels never rusting so the artwork wouldn't rust away. Still have this car, use it as my daily driver. About 123,000 miles on it. I hadn't used it much in the past few years due to having a job in the city that I took public transportation to, but after losing that job (long and evil story), I now have a temporary assignment on Salem on the north shore, so will be back to the car commute grind once again for the next few months and after that, who knows where I'll find work? I plan to keep this car forever.

14) *2001 Saturn LW300 -- traded in my 1999 SW2 in September 2000. After getting rid of Mazda pickup, I missed having the capacity to carry more cargo. Saturn was struggling at this point and had incentives to buy L-series cars. While I have a lot of issues with the way this car was introduced and the way in which GM totally missed the point of what it meant to customers to be a Saturn, it really has been a decent car. I do miss my 1999 SW2, but the LW300 is a really nice driving car; it has the most comfortable front seats I've ever driven in, making it great for long trips (only ergonomic complaint is the intrusion of the center console on the right foot). Lots of power and a nice growl to the engine make it a ball to drive. I'm getting a new (used) subframe as my old one is rotted out in the front (what is it with Saturns and subframes?) and I may need a new TCM. I plan to keep this car a while longer until our financial picture improves. I will miss it, but the wife wants a minivan and it will be hard to convince her to maintain three antique cars (the Corvair, my 1993 SW2 and the L-series) indefinitely. So we will probably get a minivan to replace it someday, though no new cars in our immediate future, so I will keep this one going for a few more years.

cityhawk
03-16-2012, 11:58 PM
Oops, I just noticed that I had two number 4's above. Just as well since the 1978 Ford pickup was never really mine, I just borrowed it for a while.

adventureoflink
03-17-2012, 12:04 AM
5) Summer of 1983 got my first actual car (not including the Model A which has never been on the road) that wasn't a truck of some kind. Family moved off the farm and back to NJ where I'm originally from. Car was a 1980 Buick Skylark. It was a coupe, "Limited" trim level (top of the line in Buick parlance) and had the optional 2.8L V6 with a four speed manual. As much as people diss the GM X-body cars, I really liked this car. It was fun to drive, had a lot of pep and still got over 30mpg on the highway. It was a beeotch to work on though. Had this car during the time I dated and got married to my first wife and moved to Boston. I got the car with 50,000 miles on it and ended up junking it with 134,000 miles, though it still ran great and the body was in decent shape (save some rust in the floor). But it needed a new clutch, windshield and some other stuff and I didn't have the time to deal with it and couldn't give it away to someoene willing to have the repairs done. Kind of sad, really.

@ Bold: Is this an X-body thing or a 2.8L thing? Because I'll be working on a buddy's Buick Century with that same 2.8L carburated engine soon, so thanks for the heads-up.. :dizzy::yes:

(I'll be doing alternator and brake work on it)

cityhawk
03-17-2012, 12:21 AM
@ Bold: Is this an X-body thing or a 2.8L thing? Because I'll be working on a buddy's Buick Century with that same 2.8L carburated engine soon, so thanks for the heads-up.. :dizzy::yes:

(I'll be doing alternator and brake work on it)

It was more of a general thing.... for example, I remember that replacing a light bulb in the taillight required three different tools and climbing under the car to get the lens off in order to replace it. The back three spark plugs weren't much fun, though could be accessed with a wobble extension (or universal joint). It seemed as though American cars from that era were going through a period where manufacturing costs were being streamlined without much regard for the ease of repair, though some were worse than others.

As much as the Japanese cars from the era were easier to fix, their parts were much more expensive though. Perhaps it was just going from fixing trucks from the 1960s with very little extra technological goop under the hood (those trucks with the straight sixes had enough daylight on either side of the engine that a skinny person could almost stand next to the engine under the hood) that the X cars seemed harder than they probably were.

MetalMatty
03-17-2012, 09:07 AM
I'm 19.

I (loose term coming up) had a 1994 Accord non-vtec 5 speed for about 3 months.
It was my Uncle's car and he let me use it to get to and from work, being as he had a motorcycle to ride about on.
It had somewhere in the area of 275k, and it was the car I learned stick in. I loved that car. <33


After the Accord came the truck that I paid wayyyy too much for. Err, am STILL paying too much for. It was a 1997 S10 Stepside 4.3Vortec Auto. 4WD worked great and the truck was a beaut. Unfortunately, it was not worth $5000. The day I drove it off the lot the brake line burst. Had the place tow it back and fix it (though the idiots never bled the brakes) and I was happy. Of course, shortly after that the headlight died. Sooo I bought two new headlights... and immediately a tail light bulb went out. So I replaced those. Then the muffler started rusting away (was completely gone almost come trade in), never did fix that. Then the water pump busted... So after that was fixed, it seemed to actually run great! But, I decided I wanted something else, and (even though I absolutely hated Saturn's for the longest time) started looking around and found a 2000 SL2 with the same mileage. Driving on the way (4 hour drive) the power steering started going.
So after driving 4 hours after working 8 hours all night, I get to the dealership and they had the Saturn sitting there. They looked over the truck, and against their better judgement went with the straight trade. I had that truck for maybe 2 months.

Then came the Saturn. Current car. Love this car. It's a 2000, 5 speed, SL2, 105k miles. Cheaper insurance, way better gas mileage, and nothing wrong with it. Needed an oil change, new plugs and wires, and the Thermostat/ECTS replaced.

So now, in essence, I've paid $5000 for a 2000 Saturn SL2. And I'm kind of okay with that. Cheaper insurance, better gas mileage, more reliable, and more fun.

Hopefully one day I'll get an actual job and not some stupid part time crap and can add to this list!

~ Matt

MetalMatty
03-17-2012, 10:07 AM
And since I can't edit my post: here are all three cars:

http://www.cardomain.com/id/MetalMatty

Razzle Dazzle
03-17-2012, 11:34 AM
22.

1. 92 Ford Escort (Scrapped - unknown mileage, probably over 300k)

2. 95 Saturn SC2. 117k miles. My love for it is probably a little unhealthy.

iambatman
03-17-2012, 12:05 PM
22

First car 1997 Dodge stratus Bought for 500$ put almost a grand into fixing it up,
replaced wheel bearing windshield. had for about 3-4 years. Drove it to the junk yard. That thing was a beast in the winter (I live in Buffalo so the winters here are rather unpredictable and dangerous)


12/10 I got my 1997 sl2 for 800$ nothing wrong mechanically with it however the people before hit a pole and the front passenger side there is a nice crack in the bumper cover. I was slightly worried about the snow because well i was used to a beast of a car that could and would get you anywhere. But i have to say I am amazed at how the Saturn holds its own with the wind and the snow as well as the drastic climate change that occurs here. She tells me when she has a problem and i fix it and she perfect, I had a problem with the transmission filter however i think that was a problem that happened when i got my oil changed. She is amazing on gas, doesn't burn that much oil as my fathers (97 sl 5sp) I am 5'4 and I fit comfortably driving even took this baby to Vermont and back about 4 times. I love the response time and how she handles.

I am in love with my saturn.

ahkistler
03-17-2012, 07:40 PM
22.

1998 Ford Club Wagon Chateau - Parentally owned but I drove it for 5 years.
2001 SL2 - bought for $850 with a cracked coolant line on intake manifold.
1997 Ford Explorer AWD - putting the finishing touches on it to sell that POS...I mean anyone want a beautiful Exp? :yes:

tgggd86
03-18-2012, 12:09 PM
24, grew up around Oldsmobiles and Saturns... as you can tell by what I own/ed

1966 442 (still own)
1992 SL2 (handed down) still runs with probably 180k on it now
2011 Camaro 2SS/RS
1997 SC2 147k, physically abused, mechanically babied.

95sc2guy
03-19-2012, 10:48 AM
22

91 nissan 1600nx> first car was love at first sight it was auto with only 80000 miles on it paid 1200 straight from my own pocket with my own money (best feeling in the world btw) after driving it to work for the first 12 days i lost it to some jerk that tryed to turn in front of traffic and i T boned him

95 saturn sc2> i call it my second "first" car i got it with the money from the opposing insurance agency so far its been an amazing car

so thats basically what i got im working on the saturn to make it better i plan to keep it forever no matter what unless they start making flying cars lol

homiemitchell
03-19-2012, 02:00 PM
I'm 19 and i bought a 97 mercury tracer for my first car then it rusted out on me put it to the dump and then purchased my amazing 2001 saturn sl1 with currentl 180,000 miles and still running. it was an auto but i did a tranny swap and now its a 5 speed :D

Midnight13
03-19-2012, 07:52 PM
22

First car 1997 Dodge stratus Bought for 500$ put almost a grand into fixing it up,
replaced wheel bearing windshield. had for about 3-4 years. Drove it to the junk yard. That thing was a beast in the winter (I live in Buffalo so the winters here are rather unpredictable and dangerous)


12/10 I got my 1997 sl2 for 800$ nothing wrong mechanically with it however the people before hit a pole and the front passenger side there is a nice crack in the bumper cover. I was slightly worried about the snow because well i was used to a beast of a car that could and would get you anywhere. But i have to say I am amazed at how the Saturn holds its own with the wind and the snow as well as the drastic climate change that occurs here. She tells me when she has a problem and i fix it and she perfect, I had a problem with the transmission filter however i think that was a problem that happened when i got my oil changed. She is amazing on gas, doesn't burn that much oil as my fathers (97 sl 5sp) I am 5'4 and I fit comfortably driving even took this baby to Vermont and back about 4 times. I love the response time and how she handles.

I am in love with my saturn.

Dodge? Beast? That's an oxymoron! lol! Good thing you got rid of that problem child for a more reliable vehicle :)

BTW, know exactly what you mean by the Buff weather, I live up by Lake Ontario, and frequent Buf and Roch. Nothing this Saturn hasn't been able to go through. ( Hi neighbor :) )

Get winter tires, it will feel like even more of a beast than the dodge!!! I'm sure next winter will have alot more snow then this winter did!

BTW, another thing to keep in mind, with our state using wonderful, wonderful salt...you might want to check out the undercarriage, and especially your K frame. My 93 escort wagon won't pass inspection anymore because of the rotted frame. I know alot of people dump their uninspectable cars off on CL. Sounds like you've got a strong motor and tranny at least, keep her up!!!

TXSaturn02
03-19-2012, 07:59 PM
43

`89 Mazda 323 - New
`94 Saturn SL1 - New
`99 Saturn SL2 - New
`02 Saturn SL2 - New

Have never had any serious problems with them - just got bored and traded them in. Trying to see how long my patience will last with the current one. It is more of a game I'm playing. Trying to act like Sam Walton did when it came to cars - "it is just transportation." :D

My status has not changed after 2.33 years having gone by. I have not seen anyone who has averaged FEWER vehicles per year than I.

1 car every 11.25 years! :yes:

fmctaurus
03-19-2012, 08:38 PM
My status has not changed after 2.33 years having gone by. I have not seen anyone who has averaged FEWER vehicles per year than I.

1 car every 11.25 years! :yes:

Well Tex, I may as well chime in here. I just may hold the record for the fewest cars owned versus age. I'm 51, and here's my small list:

78 Oldsmobile Omega, 4 door (engine failure)
79 Oldsmobile Omega, 2 door (engine failure)
88 Ford Taurus (transmission failure)
97 Saturn SL1(still going)

All purchased used, and all except the Saturn, driven until they were towed away to the junk yard.

George

TXSaturn02
03-19-2012, 08:45 PM
Well Tex, I may as well chime in here. I just may hold the record for the fewest cars owned versus age. I'm 51, and here's my small list:

78 Oldsmobile Omega, 4 door (engine failure)
79 Oldsmobile Omega, 2 door (engine failure)
88 Ford Taurus (transmission failure)
97 Saturn SL1(still going)

All purchased used, and all except the Saturn, driven until they were towed away to the junk yard.

George

Ah ... I knew I would bring em out of the woodwork. :D

New record - 1 car every 12.75 years held by George!

I might start a new thread for a record I think I might have - most miles put on an s-series without ever doing my own oil change. :D

TrotFox
03-19-2012, 09:49 PM
I'm 35 and I bought my '92 SC as a DD so I could put my baby, an '88 Fiero Formula, in the garage and make it the project car it should have been years ago!

Unfortunately I have spent all my spare time fixing the Saturn due to the PO's wrecks and poor repair/modifications. She only has 222K on her, how could so many things have gone wrong? } ; ]

Trot, the ever-fixin', fox...

cityhawk
03-19-2012, 10:06 PM
I might start a new thread for a record I think I might have - most miles put on an s-series without ever doing my own oil change. :D

I'm sure you have me beat, but I made it nearly 60K miles on my 1993 SW2 before doing my first oil change. If I add together all of my Saturn miles on the three Saturns I've owned, it's more like 178,000 miles. :D

I've had a number of hand-me-downs, fixer-uppers and project cars in my lifetime, but I have actually only bought 3 new cars in my 34 years of having my license.... and the L-series was really an indulgence. I would have probably stayed at 2 otherwise. I still have my first car, which has been in my possession for about 40 years, and I've had my Corvair for 22 years. So I may win the contest for the most combined number of years of cars owned in my arsenal... if you add the Model A, the Corvair, my SW2 (12 years) and my L-series (nearly 12 years), I have had my cars for a combined total of 86 years. :p

TrotFox
03-20-2012, 07:14 AM
I missed that people were putting all their car info up here...

'75 Maroon/white Chevrolet Cheyenne (Dads, signed to me for insurance reasons)
'83 Gray Honda Accord (TREE!)
'83 Blue Honda Accord (TELEPHONE POLE!)
'85 Champagne Toyota Camry (engine lost compression, all cylinders... not a timing belt issue!)
'85 White Honda CRX DX (seized engine, miss that car!)
'88 Red Pontiac Fiero Formula (my baby)
'00 Yellow/Green Honda Insight (83 MPG best round-trip, 62 MPG lifetime. Traded for Vue)
'06 Gray metallic Saturn Vue (family hauler and wife's vehicle)
'92 Red SC (daily beater/something with a back seat for me)

alordofchaos
03-20-2012, 07:47 AM
New record - 1 car every 12.75 years held by George!Hmm... wonder if I have a record going the other way? I think I was somewhere around 22~24 when I bought my first car, went back and counted and I averaged pretty close to just under a car a year :dizzy: What was I thinking?

fmctaurus
03-20-2012, 01:34 PM
Believe me, I've toyed with the idea of getting a larger, more comfortable car, but with gas prices, the economy, and the wife being what they are - and not necessarily in that order - I'll hold on to the Saturn and the wife.:D

George

trottida
03-20-2012, 02:39 PM
43

Mo Yr bought - Details - Year disposed - Reason
10 1984 - 1980 Pontiac Acadian 4MT Tan - 1987 - Sold privately
07 1987 - 1987 Dodge Omni 5MT Garnet Red - 1990 - Traded in
08 1990 - 1990 Plymouth Sundance 5MT White -1992 - Written off due to front end collision
06 1992 - 1992 Saturn SL2 5MT Blue-Black - 1997 - Sold to a friend to finance house purchase
04 1996 - 1995 Nissan Altima GXE AT Cloud White (Primary vehicle) - 2001 - Sold privately to acquire LW1
03 2000 - 1993 Saturn SW2 AT Blue-Green (Secondary vehicle) - 2010 - Retire your ride program, rotten undercarriage
04 2001 - 2001 Saturn LW1 MT Bright Silver Metallic (Primary vehicle) - 2005 - Lease return
01 2005 - 2005 Chevrolet Venture LS AT Birchwood Silver (Primary vehicle) - 2009 - Lease return
05 2008 - 2001 Chevrolet Suburban LS AT Summit White (Primary vehicle)- current family ride
09 2009 - 2001 Saturn SL1 5MT Light Silver Metallic (Secondary vehicle) - current ride

nwoodsman04
03-20-2012, 05:55 PM
2002 - 2004 = 1987 Audi 5000 Quattro (w/MT) -
lots of quirks, great handling, low fuel economy, AWD
2005 - 2007 = 1991 VW Golf 4 dr (w/MT)
fun to drive, cheap to maintain, lots of space for its size
2007 - 2009 = 1981 VW Rabbit Diesel 4 dr (w/MT)
slow, classic, diesel
2010 - Present = 1986 Honda Civic Wagon (AWD, w/6 spd MT)
project car that is still in my parent's garage, should sell it
2010 - Present = 1999 SW2 (w/MT)
fun, economical, utilitarian

nwoodsman04
03-20-2012, 06:00 PM
I would have to say that the VW Golf and the SW2 are tied for favorite car. I like the lower cost of parts with the Saturn, though.

Payaso
03-22-2012, 11:38 AM
Old? The clock says 67 but parts of me think they are 18.

I sure do not remember all the cars but would like to post the
stand-outs that I have had.

1957 VW I bought it with lots of mods installed by the previous
owner. I knew nothing then about the mechanics but it was "fast"
for a VW of the day.

1978 VW Rabbit. I could not overdrive this car, it would not let me
get in trouble. Easy to work on. 80,000 in two years and then sold
it for $1,000 less than I paid for it.

1987 Suzuki Samurai. I loved this one. Easy to work on, would not
quit no matter what I tried to do. We were living on the Island of
Saint Thomas, USVI. Small, hilly island with a top speed limit of
35mph. Never had the Samurai in 5th gear.

2003 Honda Civic. It just keeps on going. Boring as all get out but
it just keeps on going. First tune up at 100,000. Front breaks at
150,000. It just keeps on going, and we need another 150,000 out
of it, it will do it too. The Honda Civic Forum is almost as good as
this one. Almost.

1998 Suzuki Swift. These little things are among the toughest
cars out there. Very easy to work on, cheap. If I can't have a
Saturn I want a Swift/Metro.

1991 Honda Accord wagon. Sweet car, it was free and I used the
hell out of it for a couple of years.

2000 Saturn SW1. Best car I ever owned. I was the second owner
and the first owner was family. This car was in perfect shape when
I got it and was still in perfect shape when I gave it to my daughter.
It is well north of 200,000 and going strong. Still close to 40mpg on
the highway.

2000 Saturn SC1 Three Door. Everything I said about the 2000 SW1
and even better gas mileage. Car was beat before I got it and needed
some work (intake manifold gasket, motor mount) but all self-do and
cheap. I make several 5-6 hour trips a month, just a fun little car to
take on the road. The SW1 was better for my needs but......

vpoolman
03-22-2012, 11:00 PM
6 months away from turning the big 40 here as far as age.

My car history:

1988 - (1st car) 1984 Ford Escort Diesel 4dr hatchback 5 speed. Bought new by my Uncle - I acquired with 40K. My Dad took it over at 80K in 1992 (we traded vehicles) and he still has it with about 120K. Been parked for a little while - injector pump is leaking and I just found him a re manufactured one on eBay. Stored in his garage and car still looks good for an 84 - one repaint in it's lifetime. Not the best car I ever had but by far the most fuel efficient - no problem going well over 500 plus highway miles on a 13 gallon tank. Diesel was $1.15 a gallon then and being a kid I wasn't too big on tracking mileage at the time.

1992 - 1988 Ford Ranger Pickup XLT Standard Cab 2.9 V6 with 55K miles (trade with my Dad)

1995 - wife enters the picture and I ran her 1988 Escort 4dr hatchback gas model auto until 1998?? when it was totaled at 120K miles by a guy running a stop sign. Also purchased a new two door 1995 Escort 2 door hatchback for her to drive - since she needed a more reliable vehicle for her job.

1998 - 1995 Escort sold and we purchase a new 1998 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP. Loved this car - it was loaded with about every option. White with Graphite Leather Interior. Quick on the pedal for it's time & never gave us any trouble - probably one of our family's favorite cars.

2000 - my Uncle acquires my Ranger with 100K and I acquire his 1993 F-150 Ext Cab with 60K miles. This truck had been in the salt belt before my Uncle acquired it - yet it looked nice - it was a Mark III conversion. The undercarriage and engine bay did not seem to handle life in the salt belt so well. 302 V8 had little to no power and it loved gas - this was probably my least favorite vehicle even though I tried to like it.

2002 - second kid comes along - so bye bye Grand Prix - new 2002 Windstar SEL with dual power doors comes into picture that we still have today.

2003 - bye bye F-150 - purchase my father-in-law's mint 1988 Eddie Bauer Explorer with 18K miles. Did not keep it too long - about a year since we were not driving it much and using the Windstar for most trips. Gas prices also on the rise by 2004.

2005 - 1999 Ford Escort Wagon purchased with 40K miles. Served our purpose well for small trips and fuel efficiency.

2010 - bye bye Escort Wagon at 80K. Purchase a roomier sedan - 2005 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L 24V V-6 with 40 K miles. Decent family truckster but does not turn anyone's head. Joined the Taurus Forum (much like this one) and added the optional Mach Stereo amp and speakers from a member there. Also added the factory rear spoiler & it does have a sunroof - my wife says it still looks like an older person's car no matter how I try to spice it up. Great running car for what it is and parts are cheap.

2012 - I miss owning a small car and fuel prices on the rise again. Find a 2000 Saturn SW2 Auto with 38.5K. Love this car and how easy it is to work on. Meet lots of friendly Saturn owners on this forum.

Antique vehicles I have purchased and still own today:

1971 Volkswagen Beetle (learned to drive on my neighbor's 1964 model)
1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Sportsroof with 429SCJ and Hurst Drag pack (purchased new by my Dad)
1964 Ford Falcon Sprint 2 door HT (260 V8 - 4 speed)
1964 Mercury Comet Caliente Convertible (289 V8 with Merc-o-matic 3 speed)

Work company vehicles driven:

2 - 1997 Nissan Pickups - one standard cab - other extend cab - both automatics & 4 cylinders -both still running and in use at our business with well over 200K.
2000 Chevrolet S-10 V6 - had a rough life before I got it - overheated & acquired a lifter tick at 190K. Still going - all drivers now baby it & use for short trips
2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer Vortec 4200 Straight 6 (driving now with 166K)

Thanks for allowing me to share and know that I have enjoyed reading other member's car history posts!

alordofchaos
03-23-2012, 08:49 AM
Old? The clock says 67 but parts of me think they are 18.That's what she said :D

The Honda Civic Forum is almost as good as
this one. Almost.Link? I don't have a Honda anymore but was never able to finda good one. A lot of Honda forums are basically "ricer" forums - inhabited by trash-talking kids.

I still search for Del Sols once in while - almost bit on a new one when I found out they were ending production. Couldn't find one I liked

Payaso
03-23-2012, 09:42 AM
@alordofchaos
Won't let me, don't have 15 posts
Look for PM

Dave2933
03-23-2012, 10:11 AM
Replying from the "fossil" ( 70 yrs) generation side of the forum, I find if I were list all my vehicles in history I have owned-restored and otherwise, it would fill a parking lot at the local mall---However currently, I down to 3- units, and the only adorable one is the SW2. It will serve as my hearse.---

sideup66
03-23-2012, 10:56 AM
Hm well im 22 only had 2 cars:

my first when I first began driving at 19. My dad gave me his babied 2002 Hyundai Elantra. Looked and drove like new with 32,000 I believe on its clock. Problem was this thing when I inherited it decided to give me every stupid headache under the sun. Not to mention it loved getting into wrecks, it needed tires (didnt know better and bought the cheap "on sale" brand from an NTB which would screw me over further at its first rotation of said tires). Brakes had an issue of warping whenever they were hot. And im not talking highway (which id believe is normal as that is pretty intense on them coming down from interstate speed). This is normal daily commuter driving in town stopping at redlights. So new brakes. After probably the 3rd time it slammed into somthing and after having a stupid evap valve in the gas tank changed I had enough. With 42,000 on its clock I said its time for a new car.

Found the vue with 78,000 on its odometer at a used car lot after driving a fully loaded 04 at the automall with 60,000 on it. Thats where I fell in love with a Vue, and the price was good (6,000). Turned that one down because it had a growl whenever making turns on the test drive and we were told this is a wheel bearing. I was ready to buy then and there and negotiate the problem but backed off realizing if one was going, the rest probably are not far behind.

The 78,000mi one (which I currently drive) wasnt as loaded as it has the 4 cyl engine, cloth interior, but has power everything. Driving wise not a thing was wrong, brakes grab immediately when the pedal is pushed (despite the thing being so damn stiff), tires are brand new with the oem Bridgestone on it. Couldnt ask for more and drove her home after paying 7,900 after taxes, title, etc..

All I have to say is what an awesome car. Never gave me an issue in its almost 2 years with me, tires grip well in snow and I never slip in rain. Now has 86,000 miles on it and still going strong :) .

Esseltoo
03-23-2012, 01:11 PM
47 years old

Here's my vehicular history:
73 Honda CB350 (sold for tuition money)
74 Kawasaki 175 Enduro (scrapped)
73 Pontiac Grand Safari (second favorite car)
76 Chevette (driven into a telephone pole by older brother)
63 Plymouth Sport Fury (sold - couldn't afford insurance)
79 F150 (donated to my brother (younger brother - not the Chevette killer))
84 GMC High Sierra (totaled by drunk kid)
79 VW Rabbit (burned - electrical fire)
89 Ford Escort (first new car! GF ran w/o oil for 2 weeks - scrapped)
92 F150 (rusted away to nothing)
73 Beetle 1300 (at in-law's in Mexico)
96 Cougar (traded-in after wife mauled it)
99 Town & Country (lease)
00 GMC Sierra (Gone AND forgotten!)
02 Saturn SL2 (still got it - favorite car ever)
03 Trailblazer (Lease)
06 Town & Country (Lease)
08 Saturn Aura (lease)
10 Town & Country (33Kmi)

That's one vehicle every 1.74 years (since I could legally ride a motorcycle on the roads at 14 back in those days)

sideup66
03-23-2012, 03:02 PM
47 years old

Here's my vehicular history:
73 Honda CB350 (sold for tuition money)
74 Kawasaki 175 Enduro (scrapped)
73 Pontiac Grand Safari (second favorite car)
76 Chevette (driven into a telephone pole by older brother)
63 Plymouth Sport Fury (sold - couldn't afford insurance)
79 F150 (donated to my brother (younger brother - not the Chevette killer))
84 GMC High Sierra (totaled by drunk kid)
79 VW Rabbit (burned - electrical fire)
89 Ford Escort (first new car! GF ran w/o oil for 2 weeks - scrapped)
92 F150 (rusted away to nothing)
73 Beetle 1300 (at in-law's in Mexico)
96 Cougar (traded-in after wife mauled it)
99 Town & Country (lease)
00 GMC Sierra (Gone AND forgotten!)
02 Saturn SL2 (still got it - favorite car ever)
03 Trailblazer (Lease)
06 Town & Country (Lease)
08 Saturn Aura (lease)
10 Town & Country (33Kmi)

That's one vehicle every 1.74 years (since I could legally ride a motorcycle on the roads at 14 back in those days)

Wow! nice list lol. I got crap on the vue when I bought it complaining the car was old and all but it has yet to have one issue to be honest. Only things ive ever "fixed" was change the 3rd brake light bulbs and replace the liftgate support. Otherwise, change oil, rotate the tires. Runs like a beast. Just doesnt like sitting in the cold...new plugs and fuel filter at 100,000 will probably sort that. :)

Zosozeppelin
03-23-2012, 03:12 PM
I might as well post.

20, and have driven three vehicles:

1999 Toyota Tacoma base model. It was my step father's that I used to get to and from school and work until my mom and I could find a good car for me. I don't consider it my first car.

2006 Saturn Ion 3 quad coupe- The works. Leather, you name it, she had it. Totaled it going around a curve on a country road and rolled it into a ditch.

2006 Saturn Ion 3 quad coupe- Less frilly, but is in overall better shape than the previous one. The previous owner really took good care of it. And I haven't totaled this one! :D

lil_buddy
05-02-2012, 12:13 PM
I'm 37. I'm from NYC. I didn't get my drivers license until I was
~25. I got my first car in 2006, a used 1997 Saturn SC1 which is still going strong. I'm very attached to this car.

leadfootny
05-02-2012, 01:22 PM
I am 35...cars listed in order of purchase, asterisked ones I currently own

85 VW Jetta - Broad sided while parked, totaled
84 Ford Thunderbird - Cracked heads, sold
86 Lincoln Mark 7 LSC - Multiple system failures, sold
87 Nissan Stanza - POS, sold
89 Ford Taurus - Motor blew, sold
87 Nissan Sentra - Sold
*94 Saturn SL1 - Currently own, in the process of parting out due to rust
87 Jeep Cherokee - Rusted out, junked
02 Saturn SL2 - Wife rolled it, totaled
*96 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Currently own
01 Subaru Forester - Timing belt broke, trashed engine, sold
*03 Toyota Rav4 - Currently own
* 92 Saturn SL2 - Currently own
*99 Saturn SL2 - Currently own, bought not running, in the process of reviving

ohioguy98
05-02-2012, 06:27 PM
Early 50s, and I've owned a butt load of motor vehicles over the years, usually more than one at a time. Hopefully I can remember them all -

'69 Chevy Camaro SS396 - Sold and still regret it
'71 Chevy Impala - Sold
'72 Plymouth Grand Fury - Sold
'74 Chevy Impala - Sold
'74 MGB - Sold
'76 Plymouth Grand Fury 440 Interceptor (ex NJSP - aka the Bluesmobile) - Traded In
'79 Chevy Chevette - Traded In
'79 Toyota Corona - Sold
'79 VW Rabbit/Golf (bought new) - Traded In
'81 Chevy Caprice (new) - Traded In
'82 Kawasaki 750 CSR (new) - Sold
'83 Dodge Ram Vam (new) - Sold
'83 Dodge 024 (new) - Traded In
'83 Chevy Celebrity - Sold
'84 Mustang GT - Sold
'86 Audi 5000CS Turbo - Sold
'88 Jaguar XJ6 - Sold
'89 Ford Escort (new) - Lease
'92 Olds Ciera S/W - Sold
'93 Ford Mustang LX 5.0 (new) - Sold, still in family
'94 Olds Silhouette - handed down, still in family
'94 GMC Safari (new) - Lease
'95 Saturn SL2 - currently own
'96 Fleetwood Pace Arrow motor home - still own
'97 Saturn SL2 (new) - Lease
'97 Cadillac Deville Concours - Sold
'97 Honda Ace 1100 (new) - Traded In
'98 Honda ST - still own
'98 Honda Aero 1100 (new) - Sold
'01 Chrysler Town and Country Limited - still own
'03 Mustang Covertible (new) - still own

Obviously I'm slowing down on how often I buy and how long I keep them.

LastSaturn
05-02-2012, 07:28 PM
34.

Left for college in 1996 driving a 1974 Oldsmobile Toronado (455, FWD, life was good). Kept it until I joined the military and I gave it away to a guy who restores Oldsmobiles.
In 2000 I bought a 1999 Ford Contour SE Sport for $18K. I loved that car. All power, sunroof, V6. After 96K miles, third gear went to crap. Sold it for $2300.
Sometime after that I started driving my wife's second car. A bare naked, white 1991 SL1. When it hit 200K miles and was still running fine I sold it to a fellow servicemember for $350.
In 2006 I bought a 2002 SC1 for my wife. Four days later she told me she was pregnant. Guess what! I got the SC1 and she eventually got a new 2007 Toyota Matrix.

dragonslord
05-02-2012, 09:38 PM
24 years of age:

72 Ford Galaxie 500
98 Subaru Forester
89 Trans AM GTA T-Top
04 Dodge Dakota
95 Cheverolet 1500
93 Lincoln Town Car
95 Saturn SL1

Loved a few of the early cars, but divorce forced me to sell the 95 Chevy (Grrrrr)

Maroon97SL
05-02-2012, 10:25 PM
20yrs old

Car History (First to current)

1991 Chevy Cavalier (196k I think) Sold it - 500$ (Price Paid) 1000$ (Price Sold)
1997 Dodge Neon (140k~) Had front end damage, over heated, seized motor, Sold it - 400$ (Price Paid) 450$ (Price Sold)
1991 Geo Storm (44k Original miles) Sold it - 400$ (Price Paid) 850$ (Price Sold)
1995 Ford Contour (210k~) Sold It to my brother - 850$ (Price Paid) 500$ (Price Sold) This car ran forever, The engine was bullet proof, I believe it had the 2.0 DOHC.
1997 Saturn SL1 (119k) Gave it to my girl - 750$ (Price Paid)
2000 Saturn SL2 (212K) Current DD - 1050$ (Price Paid) Gonna hold on to this car.

skinnygmg
05-03-2012, 03:52 AM
I'll be 37 next month

1980 Pontiac Grand Prix (boss at James Place Auto gave it to me at age 16)
1985 Chevrolet Celebrity (boss took the Grand Prix in on trade)
1988 Renault Medallion (wrecked the Celebrity in under 3 months)
198x Mazda B2000
1987 Ford Ranger
1986 VW Golf
1998 Chevy Blazer (owned for 4 months. in the shop for 2 of the 4)
2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse (New)
2000 Honda Passport (Totaled after a few months)
2003 Subaru Legacy GT (New)
1992 VW Jetta
2003 Hyundai Elantra
2002 Ford Explorer
2003 Chevy Trailblazer
2006 VW Jetta
2011 Kia Optima (New)
2012 Toyota Camry (New)
2000 Saturn SC2

I think that's it

chong
05-03-2012, 08:49 AM
I'm 29. I'll limit it to vehicles I actually paid for since the rest was me just borrowing vehicles from my parents.

In order:

1998 Chevrolet Malibu - Dad totaled this one when I was living abroad in Japan
1991 Honda Accord - Actually the parents car, but they owed me one
2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS - This was the permanent replacement for the Malibu
2002 Saturn SL2 - I daily drive this in the summer and park it in the winter.
2008 Subaru Impreza WRX - I drive this on weekends during the summer and daily drive it in the winter.