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Your most favorite car you ever drove or owned
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: August 09, 2018 12:20PM
There can only be one.



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Re: Your most favorite car you ever drove or owned
Posted by: mattkime
Date: August 09, 2018 12:26PM
I'm on my first car - VW Golf Alltrack, about a year and a half in. Dad wagon. I'm super happy with it.





I'm particularly happy with my turbo upgrade. ~300hp in grocery hauler form.



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Re: Your most favorite car you ever drove or owned
Posted by: vision63
Date: August 09, 2018 12:30PM
My super awesome brand new chicks dig it pocket rocket Honda CRX SI. Loved it so much. gears smiley

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Re: Your most favorite car you ever drove or owned
Posted by: Pam
Date: August 09, 2018 12:42PM
'83 Mazda RX-7. Fun as heck to drive.
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Re: Your most favorite car you ever drove or owned
Posted by: Spiff
Date: August 09, 2018 12:45PM
1977 Buick LeSabre. All metal. Gunboat. You stomped on the gas and the gas gauge visibly moved. It was awesome.
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Re: Your most favorite car you ever drove or owned
Posted by: voodoopenguin
Date: August 09, 2018 12:47PM
At the age of 14 my friend and I visited the 1966 Earls Court Motor Show where for a few minutes I sat in what was to me at the time the most fabulous car I had ever seen. It was new at that show so I hadn't even seen a picture before. I told my friend that one day I would have one. It took until about 1993 but finally I managed it and of all the cars I have ever owned that was the one that gave me the most grins per mile and also the least miles per gallon. I owned it for about five years and only sold it because we were building our new house and for quite a while I would have nowhere to protect it. There have been many regrets over the years but it was probably for the best and for a few short years I drove my dream car.

For those of you who may remember some of my cars I have mentioned here, no, it wasn't a Maserati. I just searched the interwebs and an old photo of my car is still there, a bit low res but you might just make out my young teenage daughter who loved going to the classic car shows with her Dad. Mine was the later 1973 model with the even bigger engine.



Paul



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Re: Your most favorite car you ever drove or owned
Posted by: archipirata
Date: August 09, 2018 12:47PM
2005 Mini Cooper S Convertible - Literally a road hugging go cart with a supercharger. Most fun I ever had driving.



Athens, OH
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Re: Your most favorite car you ever drove or owned
Posted by: Thrift Store Scott
Date: August 09, 2018 12:50PM
1972 Dodge Coronet Custom-




(Mine was beige with a black interior and in nowhere near that good a shape)

Ran great, drove great, and apparently I'm fairly close to the mockup dummies that Chrysler used in the design process because all the controls fell easily to hand without me having to lean over too far yet nothing intruded on my personal space while driving. If I ever become obscenely rich, I'll buy another one in "cream puff" condition.



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Re: Your most favorite car you ever drove or owned
Posted by: Bill in NC
Date: August 09, 2018 12:56PM
Loved my new 1988 Honda Accord LX-i.

Got it to learn to drive stick.

Got rid of it 15 years later because no one else in my family cared to learn.
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Re: Your most favorite car you ever drove or owned
Posted by: Robert M
Date: August 09, 2018 12:57PM
pRICE,

A 1996 Jeep Cherokee. Not the Grand Cherokee. The regular Cherokee. Overall, my favorite vehicle. I've owned others that I still adore but not on the same level as that little ol' Jeep. Size was great. Utility was great. Lots o' power. Great in crappytacular weather including snow, rain, ice, you name it. Surprisingly comfortable. My only complaint was gas mileage. It sucked. It's too bad, the Jeep Patriot, the closest thing Jeep offered as a replacement, was horrible.


Robert
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Re: Your most favorite car you ever drove or owned
Posted by: mikebw
Date: August 09, 2018 12:57PM
1987 Toyota Cressida Wagon. 400+ miles on a tank. Inline-6, RWD. Fun in the snow!!





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Re: Your most favorite car you ever drove or owned
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: August 09, 2018 01:03PM
I’ve never owned a car. My parents had a ‘66 Mustang that I drove a lot until the fall of ‘77. I really enjoyed that car.
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Re: Your most favorite car you ever drove or owned
Posted by: TLB
Date: August 09, 2018 01:28PM


1967 MGB. Supposed to be British Racing Green like the picture, but I bought it in Nebraska and the previous owner had repainted it in John Deere green.



If I could have stayed ahead of the rust, I'd still have it.
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Re: Your most favorite car you ever drove or owned
Posted by: Markintosh
Date: August 09, 2018 01:32PM
The one I actually look back most fondly on is the tin top 1986 Suzuki Samurai. Forget about all of that faked Consumer Reports stuff about rollovers. Used it as a winter commuter for three years and it was a beast in the snow. It also could go just about anywhere due to the narrow width and short wheelbase.

Sold it only because the backseat was really inconvenient for a car seat once we had a kid...



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Re: Your most favorite car you ever drove or owned
Posted by: Buzz
Date: August 09, 2018 01:34PM
Something likw this...



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Re: Your most favorite car you ever drove or owned
Posted by: steve...
Date: August 09, 2018 01:43PM
'66 VW

It was ten years old when this was taken. I was the second owner and I drove it for thirty years. When I sold it in 2006, it was shipped to Alaska where a guy had a $10K motor to put in it.






Northern California Coast
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Re: Your most favorite car you ever drove or owned
Posted by: WHiiP
Date: August 09, 2018 01:51PM
1971 Corvette Convertible. It was a very fine year. Sweet ride. 4 speed. She once held 14 cases of Coors in the "trunk" for the trip back to Florida





Bill
Flagler Beach, FL 32136

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Fermentation may have been a greater discovery than fire.
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Re: Your most favorite car you ever drove or owned
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: August 09, 2018 01:57PM
1992 Dodge Dakota SLT identical to this. Got it back when pickups were affordable work vehicles, not overpriced fashion statements.





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Re: Your most favorite car you ever drove or owned
Posted by: JPK
Date: August 09, 2018 02:00PM
in 1984, my first car was a '75 Datsun 280Z 4-speed.. It was quick and handled great. I did a color change from white to DuPont Imron Metallic Black. If you have never done a full takedown and color change - it is a very interesting experience. I had an awesome Alpine stereo cassette with custom built speaker enclosure for my MTX 6X9s! I had a lot of great fun in that car & also became a man in that car. I saw it several times for the next 10 years. Still had the same gold lace BBS style wheels I put on it. It finally lost its fight with rust and was put to a peaceful rest. I wish I knew how to post a pick. It was a great one!
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Re: Your most favorite car you ever drove or owned
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: August 09, 2018 02:02PM
I took this car's entire rear suspension to school piece by piece on a schoolbus and sandblasted and painted it all. My mom and dad drove it across the country for the Corvair Club national convention in Portland OR a few years ago. They stopped by Yakima and my dad handed me the keys. I have some great memories of driving this car around in high school and doing things that I probably shouldn't have been doing. Still looks good even after all these years.





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Re: Your most favorite car you ever drove or owned
Posted by: Kraniac
Date: August 09, 2018 02:08PM
1972 BMW 2002,,Manual Trans

wicked and super fun little car bought off of a neighbor of my parents for peanuts..old dude..wanted me to have it...easy to work on, put a ton of miles on it in my late teens and twenties..swapped in a crate motor after some years..piece of cake.

This car was such a blast to drive..owned it into the late 80's and then loaned it to a friend who needed to run an important errand one day while his car was in the shop.

....He totalled it getting onto the expressway on a left hand entrance ramp..tore off basically the whole right side of the car..he was ok but my car was not..

That was the end of my love affair with cars..now i get what rolls and carries my tools and equipment and drive them to dust.
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Re: Your most favorite car you ever drove or owned
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: August 09, 2018 02:10PM
Sorry, but I have two:

1977 VR Rabbit -- My first car and a blast to drive, for what it was. Loved the sunroof. This is the car in which I first ventured out into the world on my own. I put 105K miles on that car in three years and drove it until it dropped.

2010 Infiniti G37 -- Luxurious, grin-inducing acceleration and speed. Need I say more?



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Re: Your most favorite car you ever drove or owned
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: August 09, 2018 02:11PM
I guess it would have to be my '84 Chevy Camaro. It was the first new car I ever ordered with all the options I wanted. I did buy an '81 Chevy Citation new off the lot a few years prior, so the Camaro wasn't my first brand new car.

I loved that Camaro. I think I washed and vacuumed that thing twice a week. Silver, black interior with T-Tops and all the stuff that are now standard equipment on most new vehicles now.



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Re: Your most favorite car you ever drove or owned
Posted by: maco
Date: August 09, 2018 02:14PM

I got to drive a 1982 or a 1983 Porsche 911SC for a few weeks before I drove it from Hermosa Beach, CA to Charlotte, NC. I did take a detour along the way and drove up Hwy 243 to Idyllwild, what a fun drive!



This was the first car that I ever owned.



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Re: Your most favorite car you ever drove or owned
Posted by: Will Collier
Date: August 09, 2018 02:22PM
'87 Mustang LX hatchback with the 5.0 liter "GT" engine. Loved that car. Very similar to this one, but with a moon roof, not a T-top:

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Re: Your most favorite car you ever drove or owned
Posted by: lost in space
Date: August 09, 2018 02:25PM
'63 Jaguar XKE. We had it in the shop for a tune-up, and I was the SU carbeurator guy (it had three), so poor little ol' me got the job and, of course, I had to test drive it.



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Re: Your most favorite car you ever drove or owned
Posted by: RE:up
Date: August 09, 2018 02:27PM
Volvo P1800. Fun to drive.
Wish I still had it!
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Re: Your most favorite car you ever drove or owned
Posted by: lost in space
Date: August 09, 2018 02:33PM
Corsa? Spyder?

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ztirffritz
I took this car's entire rear suspension to school piece by piece on a schoolbus and sandblasted and painted it all. My mom and dad drove it across the country for the Corvair Club national convention in Portland OR a few years ago. They stopped by Yakima and my dad handed me the keys. I have some great memories of driving this car around in high school and doing things that I probably shouldn't have been doing. Still looks good even after all these years.




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Re: Your most favorite car you ever drove or owned
Posted by: raz
Date: August 09, 2018 02:39PM
'83 Supra. Ricaro knock-off driver's seat and tires so wide, it was a snow pig. But, boy was it fun on dry roads.

I drove it until it rusted out at 113K





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Re: Your most favorite car you ever drove or owned
Posted by: August West
Date: August 09, 2018 02:45PM
Used 79 Black on Black 911 SC, fast and fun in my younger days. Always liked Krainiac's 2002s, but never had the opportunity to grab one.





Picasso in his studio after the liberation of Paris, taken by my friend and mentor.

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Re: Your most favorite car you ever drove or owned
Posted by: mstudio
Date: August 09, 2018 02:45PM
This is impossible for me to answer since I've had a few favorites. The two I wish I still owned were a '78 VW Bus Westfalia and the '59 356 Porsche Cabriolet in the photo. Sold the bus in 1990 to buy a VW Vanagon camper that had heat and the 356 had to go in 1971 since I couldn't carry my art supplies.

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Re: Your most favorite car you ever drove or owned
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: August 09, 2018 02:55PM
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mikebw
1987 Toyota Cressida Wagon. 400+ miles on a tank. Inline-6, RWD. Fun in the snow!!





Never forget. cry smiley

Damn, these were rare. Jealous,.as I'm a wagon aficionado
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Re: Your most favorite car you ever drove or owned
Posted by: Article Accelerator
Date: August 09, 2018 02:59PM
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pRICE cUBE
Your most favorite car you ever drove or owned

This one—our 2017 Mazda MX-5 GT:



You may know it as Miata…and you may also know that "Miata" is always the answer…
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Re: Your most favorite car you ever drove or owned
Posted by: davester
Date: August 09, 2018 03:05PM
1965 Austin Healey Sprite, bought it in 1972. Sold it to my brother and he recently returned it to me (in pieces). About two months away from getting it back on the road. I've had a bunch of much more powerful sports cars but this one was by far the most fun to drive (though a bit too small and noisy for extended freeway driving). The car feels like an extension of your body. The steering is so responsive you just need to twitch a little bit to change direction.





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Re: Your most favorite car you ever drove or owned
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: August 09, 2018 03:23PM
It started life as a 500 model, so probably not a Spyder. My dad rebuilt the engine. He's a Corvair whisperer. The interior is pretty sparse. It has no factory radio (it's blanked out) and I'm told originally the door panels were cardboard, so you get the idea. It was the poor man's model. It has a 4 carb setup that I believe is 110HP. My dad has a 140 turbo in our basement.



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Re: Your most favorite car you ever drove or owned
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: August 09, 2018 03:35PM
My favorite was.actually a 1978 Ford Bronco XLT, a car/truck that was made so well that they stopped making them like that after only two model years. It also drove extremely well for such a large vehicle, and was fun to drive. It had all of the typical problems if that era, like sticking transfer case, rusting bumpers, but it was a serious tank. Oh, it only got 8mpg around town, so it had to go, as that's where I do most of my driving. A dinosaur that would be missed.
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Re: Your most favorite car you ever drove or owned
Posted by: DinerDave
Date: August 09, 2018 03:42PM
1981 Chevy Citation X-11.
It was Chevy's attempted image builder for the Citation line. Think of it as what the Z28 is to the Camaro.
Came from the factory with a fiberglass hood with functional hood air scoop, extra horsepower, of course, It even had 5 spoke aluminum mag wheels with Goodyear Eagle GT tires, the Camaro didn't even have those tires yet! Also did NOT have a muffler, only a spark arrestor, and the engine mods for more HP also allowed for a 7,000 RPM Redline. Noticed in 1982, that went back to 6,500.
I had some race car driver and mechanic friends back then, so they removed the tape striping Chevy used and had their car painter re-do all with real paint, striping and lettering. Boy that car was sharp., and fast!

Found out after the fact, (I"m OK with this, as they are pro drivers), that when the car was in the shop for the paint, my driver friend took the car out for a "little test" as he called it. After he drove it, he said the me, "That car has some balls!"

That was great to hear, coming from a pro.

Unfortunately, mortgage came, kids happened, mini vans appeared in my yard, so I reluctantly sold it.

Would have loved to store it for fun times, but...

Dave



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Re: Your most favorite car you ever drove or owned
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: August 09, 2018 03:50PM
For sheer head-turning responses, a road trip in one of these (owned by a fellow student)...



For driving thrills, behind the wheel in one of these at Laguna Seca (I'm not in this photo)...
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Re: Your most favorite car you ever drove or owned
Posted by: Yoyodyne ArtWorks
Date: August 09, 2018 04:12PM
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mattkime
I'm on my first car - VW Golf Alltrack, about a year and a half in. Dad wagon. I'm super happy with it.





I'm particularly happy with my turbo upgrade. ~300hp in grocery hauler form.

+1, I absolutely love our 2017 Golf TSI Wolfsburg Edition. The latest generation of Golf models is staggeringly good, just stunningly impressive driving dynamics for the modest price. And I haven’t even gone the JB4-tuned route...yet.



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Re: Your most favorite car you ever drove or owned
Posted by: Frank
Date: August 09, 2018 04:15PM
I've had a bunch of great, fun cars: '67 Sunbeam Tiger (Ford V-8), '68 BMW 1602, '79 Mazda RX-7 (drove it for 22 years), '70 Mercedes 300SEL-6.3, '61 GMC Suburban and have driven friend's cars: '80's 911 and '67 427'Vette tri-power. My favorite is the car I drive today when its not raining: a 2006 Corvette convertible in Monterey Red, delivered new at the Corvette Museum (down the road from the factory.
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Re: Your most favorite car you ever drove or owned
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: August 09, 2018 04:18PM
Honestly the 1981 Fiat Spyder 2000 Turbo was the most dang fun to drive. When it worked, which was like 50% of the time. Once I got used to the weird "Italian Driving Position". When that turbo spooled up.... sounded like a jet engine and kicked you in the butt with a burst of power. I drove that car faster than any car I've driven in to date, and ran from the police SO many times. Never got a ticket, but I deserved dozens of them.

Looked exactly like this one.
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Re: Your most favorite car you ever drove or owned
Posted by: Golfer
Date: August 09, 2018 04:42PM
'68 RS I got in the early 90's. Loved that car, still kick myself daily for selling it

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Re: Your most favorite car you ever drove or owned
Posted by: lost in space
Date: August 09, 2018 04:57PM
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ztirffritz
It started life as a 500 model, so probably not a Spyder. My dad rebuilt the engine. He's a Corvair whisperer. The interior is pretty sparse. It has no factory radio (it's blanked out) and I'm told originally the door panels were cardboard, so you get the idea. It was the poor man's model. It has a 4 carb setup that I believe is 110HP. My dad has a 140 turbo in our basement.

Wow. I never saw one that stripped down. I perused all the literature and sales brochures when my dad was ready to pull the trigger on a '65 110 HP Monza IIRC, which had two carbs. I was about 16, so I tried to talk him into a 140 HP four-carb model or the turbo, but no joy. My brother, on the other hand, had just come into some money, so he sprung for a yellow '65 Turbo. 180 HP. That thing screamed.



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Re: Your most favorite car you ever drove or owned
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: August 09, 2018 05:08PM
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Golfer
'68 RS I got in the early 90's. Loved that car, still kick myself daily for selling it


That is a sweet piece of Detroit iron.



It is what it is.
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Re: Your most favorite car you ever drove or owned
Posted by: samintx
Date: August 09, 2018 05:26PM
My current car...a red 230slk Mercedes kompressor hard top
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Re: Your most favorite car you ever drove or owned
Posted by: BernDog
Date: August 09, 2018 06:15PM
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Robert M
pRICE,

A 1996 Jeep Cherokee. Not the Grand Cherokee. The regular Cherokee. Overall, my favorite vehicle. I've owned others that I still adore but not on the same level as that little ol' Jeep. Size was great. Utility was great. Lots o' power. Great in crappytacular weather including snow, rain, ice, you name it. Surprisingly comfortable. My only complaint was gas mileage. It sucked. It's too bad, the Jeep Patriot, the closest thing Jeep offered as a replacement, was horrible.


Robert

I don’t think the year matters a whole lot, but I also had a ‘96. Most fun car I’ve owned. Mine was rusting out all over the floor. I was looking into replacing the floor pans and fixing it up but I wrecked it. I’d like to get another someday. It even did me alright in the accident. Rolled it off the interstate, not a scratch on me.
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Re: Your most favorite car you ever drove or owned
Posted by: A-Polly
Date: August 09, 2018 06:18PM
Volvo P122S, dark green, cost $1,000 with >100,000 miles. It drove like a truck, felt as solid as a little tank, and I adored it. Would have loved a P1800, though!

Mine was not nearly so shiny and beautiful as this one:
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Re: Your most favorite car you ever drove or owned
Posted by: Speedy
Date: August 09, 2018 06:41PM
'56 Old's 98 with every available option. Paid $150 for it 10 years after it was new and sold it (forced sale by dad's orders) a few months later for $75.

I didn't expect my fav to also be the oldest so far in this topic.



Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.
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Re: Your most favorite car you ever drove or owned
Posted by: billb
Date: August 09, 2018 07:07PM




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Re: Your most favorite car you ever drove or owned
Posted by: C(-)ris
Date: August 09, 2018 07:39PM
Tough. For a road trip car I liked my 2001 BMW 325XIT wagon. Loved the feel of driving it.



Most fun and most memorable car was probably the 1987 Firebird GTA.




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