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1965 Porsche 912
1965 Factory Five Cobra Replica
1966 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
1967 Chevrolet Camaro RS
1968 Porsche 912
1985 Chevrolet Camaro Berlinetta
1985 Jeep Wrangler CJ7
1987 Ford F250
1988 Mazda RX7 Sport
1992 Buick LaSabre
1992 Chevrolet Camaro B4C
1993 Ford Taurus SHO
1993 Ford Explorer XLT
1993 Chevrolet Camaro Sports Coupe
1994 Ford Taurus
1995 Chevrolet Camaro Z28
2001 Mercury Sable
2001 Audi S4
2002 Porsche 911 Targa
2002 Honda S2000
2003 Honda S2000
2004 Subaru WRX
2005 Scion XA
2005 Porsche 911 S
2007 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
2013 Lexus GS350 F Sport
2013 Subaru Tribeca B9
2014 Subaru Legacy Outback Wagon
2015 Chevrolet Camaro Z28
2016 Dodge Charger Scat Pack
2016 BMW 528
2016 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider
 

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What's next? How many jobs have you had? How many girlfriends?

Who cares?
If folks want to compare car-lists, that is fair enough. Somebody may spot a "forgotten" model they'd like to own. Of course, there will be some willy-waving, but it's no big deal.
 

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What's next? How many jobs have you had? How many girlfriends?

Who cares?
If it suits you sure. It’s called off topic discussion. I had a lot of fun of Facebook with my car guys friends reminiscing about the past vehicles.

Apparently the average person has 8 cars and over a life time. I’m guessing forum members have 3 to 4 times that.
 

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1965 Porsche 912
1965 Factory Five Cobra Replica
1966 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
1967 Chevrolet Camaro RS
1968 Porsche 912
1985 Chevrolet Camaro Berlinetta
1985 Jeep Wrangler CJ7
1987 Ford F250
1988 Mazda RX7 Sport
1992 Buick LaSabre
1992 Chevrolet Camaro B4C
1993 Ford Taurus SHO
1993 Ford Explorer XLT
1993 Chevrolet Camaro Sports Coupe
1994 Ford Taurus
1995 Chevrolet Camaro Z28
2001 Mercury Sable
2001 Audi S4
2002 Porsche 911 Targa
2002 Honda S2000
2003 Honda S2000
2004 Subaru WRX
2005 Scion XA
2005 Porsche 911 S
2007 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
2013 Lexus GS350 F Sport
2013 Subaru Tribeca B9
2014 Subaru Legacy Outback Wagon
2015 Chevrolet Camaro Z28
2016 Dodge Charger Scat Pack
2016 BMW 528
2016 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider
...Glad to see you finally saw some sense and bought an Alfa. Took a while though..:grin2:
 

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...Glad to see you finally saw some sense and bought an Alfa. Took a while though..:grin2:
Good call!

My only weak excuse is from 1995 to 2008 no Alfa’s were sold in the USA and from 2008 until 2014 just the hand full of 8Cs.

I’m am hoping Alfa will succeed. At least the Gulia and Stelvio seem to be selling ok here in the Northeast US.
 

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If folks want to compare car-lists, that is fair enough. Somebody may spot a "forgotten" model they'd like to own. Of course, there will be some willy-waving, but it's no big deal.

Thanks for the support and if I was Willy-waving I would had definitely removed the 92 Buick and 05 Scion XA. The Scion XA was the most humiliating vehicle I have even driven. In addition I would have had to add a make believe 360 and Gallardo which would have spiced up the list.

No sense in Willy-waving unless you’ve fluffed it up a bit!!!
 

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1999 Hyundai Accent 1.3 (Daily driver. I drove it sometimes at night, before I even had a driving licence. Bonus fact - it didn't have right side mirror from the factory. :D)
1982 BMW 320i (Hobby car. My first RWD that I totalled in a few weeks)
1987 BMW 318i (Hobby car. Swapped later to 2.0i from previous car and continued to learn about RWD)
1993 BMW 325i Cabrio (Hobby car. Though I was gonna be a cool guy and pose around with top down, but soon I spend most of the time sideways with the top up)
1997 Seat Cordoba 1.4 (Daily driver. I learned to left foot brake and pushed it to the limit all the time in the winter)
2003 BMW 530D Touring (Daily driver. Good fuel consumption, decent power, highway bomber)
1998 BMW Z3 Coupe 2.8 (Hobby car. Swapped later to 3.2 ///M. A proper machine, pushing it to the limit mostly on the roads every chance I had. Later it was a proper track car and now it is a full scale race car)
2010 BMW 535i (Daily driver. Planned as a family car, but hated it. Overweight and full of creaking noises and weird issues. I started to dislike BMW because of this car)
2017 Alfa Romeo 4C Coupe (Hobby car. The car I fell in love with the most. Never liked Alfa Romeo though and never ever thought I'd had one.)

I'd like to own A Jeep Wrangler JK Rubicon 2.8 CRD, besides that I don't have any other desires over my 4C. If my financial standard would have allowed me, I'd probably go with a Radical RXC Turbo.
 

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1999 Hyundai Accent 1.3 (Daily driver. I drove it sometimes at night, before I even had a driving licence. Bonus fact - it didn't have right side mirror from the factory. :D)

2010 BMW 535i (Daily driver. Planned as a family car, but hated it. Overweight and full of creaking noises and weird issues. I started to dislike BMW because of this car)
2017 Alfa Romeo 4C Coupe (Hobby car. The car I fell in love with the most. Never liked Alfa Romeo though and never ever thought I'd had one.)

I'd like to own A Jeep Wrangler JK Rubicon 2.8 CRD, besides that I don't have any other desires over my 4C. If my financial standard would have allowed me, I'd probably go with a Radical RXC Turbo.
Gale,

I think we have a lot of the same tastes. My 5 Series is my daily driver and i don't know what i was thinking when i bought it. I have only had it a few months and i am sick of it. Too slow and bloated to feel sporty and the seats are too stiff to make it comfortable enough to be a true luxury cruiser.

Now as for the 1999 Accent. Was that early enough in Hyundai's history where you just threw it away a 50,000 miles because literally everything broke or was that when they started to figure it all out. They have turned into amazing cars now and are really well respected. My daughter has a new Kona and it's a great little ride.

My 4C is the first car i have ever owned that i absolutely love.
 

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What's next? How many jobs have you had? How many girlfriends?

Who cares?
Come on. it's fun. Don't take life so serious. Don't you think we have already enough of problems with alignment specs, understeers, ECU remaps... :grin2:

My jobs:

Making candles (I was 15 and my parents didn't like my school results so I had to go to work during summer holiday. It was about 30 degrees outside and about 40 degrees in the factory. I thought I was gonna die. I promised my parents I'll be a nice school boy from now on. I had to work for 14 days and then I quit. Bonus fact - I earned 2€ / hour). :grin2:

Construction and insulation company (I was 18. The job ad seemed cool and the payment was solid for our standard back then 5€ / hour. I went on a job with an employee to make an insulation of the roof during the hot summer day. We were mopping the roof floor with some adhesive from 8am until 16pm and the sun was baking us. I had a trucker cap so except for the sun burns on the hands and neck I survived, while the other employee was burned badly and started to vommit on the way back home. I drove him back home making a vommit stop every few kilometers. You guessed. I quit the job first thing in the morning.) :grin2:

Vinyl and sticker company (18. We were cutting stickers, vinyls, nothing special really. When the boss was not around we had an aluminum scooter for kids and we were beating the shit out of it, grinding the wedges around the company. There were some other inapropriate moments too, but I'd rahter not share them at this point.):grin2:

TNX Express delivery (I was 19 and wanted to drive cars, so I started a job as a delivery boy. I was on a job for 5 days with my mentor. The guy didn't know how to drive and everytime we were late he started pushing the car. Not a good feeling. I also saw how the packages are actually treated, so make sure you wrap your packages as good as you can. One day we got to deliver a heat exchanger to a remote cabin in the woods. We were searching for it for hours and when we finaly got there, nobody was there and the package had about 200kg. It was a 2 man job. No fork lift no nothing. We opened the rear truck doors, pushed the package to the edge and made a launch control start to deliver the package. :grin2:

Michelin promotor (19. Me and a fellow girl got a job as a Michelin promotors. We were hired to drive around the country and give out the promo flyers for Michelin tires for 14 days. We were driving Mercedes B class, automatics. Instead of promoting, we were driving from place to place and smoking weed. We were sleeping in the parks, car or cruising around stoned AF. I was trying all kinds of driving techinques with the poor A-class. Manual shifting, revers U-turns, handbrake U turns and noticed that if you for some reason put from D-drive to P-park during driving it doesn't block the wheels until about 20 km/h. then it locks. Anway, we had 10.000 flyers in the trunk and needed to dispatch around 5.000 flyers, but we probably dispatched only about 100 flyers and others remained in our trunk until the last days. Last day before we returned, we threw about 9.000 flyers in the trash can and proudly announced that we have sucessfully dispatched almost all. Well the problem was that the instructions were that 5.000 flyers were for us and the other 5.000 for the rest of the crew. What a recklessness. :grin2:

Fitness (20-27. First job I really liked and cared about. Payment was good, ladies were nice and I could have a free training whenever I wanted. I also did a fitness trainer stage 1 diploma, so I started to help and train other people to earn some extra. Later in fitness also met my wife and later I had to focus on my main job as I was running out of free time.

23 onwards. Car salesman. Full time job. I hated the job after I was promised I'll be a salesman but I was cleaning the cars and mopping the floors instead for about a year for a minimal wage for about 600€ / month. After a year I actually sold my first cars on a remote location near the main dealership. I used to take nap in the trunk of Kia Cee'd station wagon after the lunch and sometimes I played Theme Hospital, not giving a f*** about the customers. After about a year we gave up on KIA and focused solely on Chevrolet. I was back at the main dealership starting to actually sell the cars and stop playing around. I was quite successful and soon we came to an agreement about the pay rise. Soon I sold more than other employess and more than the owner was willing to pay given the agreed conditions, so he prepared a new calculation but still I managed to make a decent money out of it. Later Chevrolet withdrew from EU so we had to move to a new brand - CITROEN. We also had a brand new location built and I was in charge to start it up. I took my job quite serious and took pretty much every reward I could. I was very ambitious and sucessfull. I currently run 2 salesmen under my tactics and my tittle is head of sales. It was a good era and helped me feed my car addiction, but now after 9 years of this job I feel I have enough of customers and job as a salesman. I don't feel like I'm "growing" enough. Maybe it is the crysis of the 30's, I don't know. Anyway, recently I was offered a very respectable job in automobile industry, but I feel I'm tired and nervous, overworked and overstressed, therfore I have decided to take a 1 month off in August, to clear my mind and to see what I actualy wanna do. I love setting up track cars, car tuning, constructing performance parts for 4C and other carts, but at this point this is not enough for the living, but on the other hand, bringing home the money and going to the job you don't like...I don't know, I think I need a change. Let's see where the life will take us...


Well, here is my list of the jobs...

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Now as for the 1999 Accent. Was that early enough in Hyundai's history where you just threw it away a 50,000 miles because literally everything broke or was that when they started to figure it all out.
My 4C is the first car i have ever owned that i absolutely love.

It was a beast. I was really pushing this car with zero to minimal experinces and skills of driving and somehow never crashed it. I had to replace 2 exhaust manifolds and wiper motor, everything else worked intact. It was the rust that killed it and the engine used almost more oil than fuel at 200.000km. I lowered the car and put wider front tires on it and when I drove it on the local way home I remember a series of corners where I could literally hear the engine run dry on the main bearings. I got an oil starvation each time I drove over the curb. I felt such a PRO. I also managed to tear the rear swaybar of the chassis and crack the front windshield during a jump over the railway crossing. Nice memmories.



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Come on. it's fun. Don't take life so serious. Don't you think we have already enough of problems with alignment specs, understeers, ECU remaps... :grin2:


Well, here is my list of the jobs...

:wink2:
So far my jobs have been pretty boring.

Calvin Klein underwear model
Chip and Dale Dancer
Ferrari factory test driver
Short stint as a Rock Star
Silicon Dildo mold maker
Adult film star ( you know we don’t like the term porn-star)


You know the usual jobs:wink2:
 

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I remembered the first few, and obviously the ones I own now, but I had to really think about that middle bunch.

1980 Triumph TR7 Convertible
1969 Pontiac Firebird
1985 Ford Mustang GT
1985 Honda CRX
1987 Honda CRX
1991 Toyota MR2 Turbo
1970 VW Bug
1985 Pontiac Fiero
1980 Ford LTD
1987 Toyota Supra
1993 Suzuki Sidekick
1994 BMW 318ti
1996 BMW Z3 2.8
1998 Honda Civic
1998 Mitsubishi 3000GT
1997 Toyota Supra Turbo
1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK
1999 Isuzu Rodeo
2000 Nissan Maxima
2003 Nissan 350Z
2004 Toyota Tacoma
2005 Mercedes-Benz SL500
2007 Mercedes-Benz E350
2008 smart fortwo
2009 smart fortwo
2011 smart fortwo BRABUS
2012 FIAT 500 Abarth
2013 smart fortwo BRABUS
2015 Alfa Romeo 4C LE
1972 FIAT 500
 

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I remembered the first few, and obviously the ones I own now, but I had to really think about that middle bunch.


2008 smart fortwo
2009 smart fortwo
2011 smart fortwo BRABUS
2013 smart fortwo BRABUS
2015 Alfa Romeo 4C LE
1972 FIAT 500
I guess you really like the smart fortwo. I have always been intrigued by them. Do they handle with that super short wheel base?
 

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I guess you really like the smart fortwo. I have always been intrigued by them. Do they handle with that super short wheel base?
When smart first came to the USA, I managed a smart dealership, but I kept the 2013, and still enjoy driving it. The smart is a unique vehicle, you really can't compare it to anything else. And no, it does not handle well, but it's so underpowered it really can't get you in trouble, especially with all the electronic safety features Mercedes built in.
 

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1996 Ford Contour V6
2003 Mitsubishi Lancer
2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX MR
2011 Honda CRZ
2013 Infiniti G37
2015 Mercedes Benz C300
2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider
2016 Mercedes Benz GLA45 AMG
2018 Mercedes Benz GLC350e

I completely regret selling the Evo but I was getting married and buying a house. I absolutely loved that car. It was stock and had 16k miles on the odometer. Trying to find another one has been nearly impossible.

My client works for a Mercedes Benz dealership, hence the recent MB purchases. I really like the GLA that I have now but I’ve had some issues with the car. The clutch and the transmission had to be replaced under warranty. I’ll probably dump it in January when the warranty expires and get a CLS53 AMG as my daily driver.
 

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1996 Ford Contour V6
2003 Mitsubishi Lancer
2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX MR
2011 Honda CRZ
2013 Infiniti G37
2015 Mercedes Benz C300
2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider
2016 Mercedes Benz GLA45 AMG
2018 Mercedes Benz GLC350e

I completely regret selling the Evo but I was getting married and buying a house. I absolutely loved that car. It was stock and had 16k miles on the odometer. Trying to find another one has been nearly impossible.

My client works for a Mercedes Benz dealership, hence the recent MB purchases. I really like the GLA that I have now but I’ve had some issues with the car. The clutch and the transmission had to be replaced under warranty. I’ll probably dump it in January when the warranty expires and get a CLS53 AMG as my daily driver.

I remember when those Evos came out I was in my 04 WRX at the time and Evos where stomping us on the Autocross and track days.
 

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1987 Mitsubishi Colt
1990 Nissan Sentra <--still miss this one, flawless and did it's job while hitting 40mpg on vacation trips
1991 Ford Escort
1998 Ford Mustang v6 , sigh, not as good as the Escort :(
2000 Toyota Celica <--great handling with a self-destructing motor :(
1999 Chevrolet Corvette ( probably should have kept it but tight squeeze for garage space )
1984 Chevrolet Corvette ( combined we put 300k miles on the two used Corvettes...it was like printing money ! )
2014 Fiat 500
2015 Ford Mustang turbo 4 (a great car, and got me hooked turbo 4s)
2015 Fiat Abarth ( this is what the Sentra dreamed of being when it grew up... )

current stable: 2017 Fiat 500x (does everything well, also made in Italy), 2017 Camaro v6 convertible (fun & efficient), 2015 Alfa-Romeo 4c (hope to keep until I am done driving ), 2015 Yamaha R3 (fun, 60mpg, and i never feel like it is trying to kill me )
 

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1987 Mitsubishi Colt

2015 Fiat Abarth ( this is what the Sentra dreamed of being when it grew up... )

current stable: 2017 Fiat 500x (does everything well, also made in Italy), 2017 Camaro v6 convertible (fun & efficient), 2015 Alfa-Romeo 4c (hope to keep until I am done driving ), 2015 Yamaha R3 (fun, 60mpg, and i never feel like it is trying to kill me )
2015 Fiat Abarth....My 67 year old father and i want one of these so bad but both my mom and wife say we will look like a bear riding a tricycle at the circus.

I told her i all ready look like an assclown trying to get in and out of the 4C.
 
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