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Old 08-29-2010, 09:21 AM
Location: Yucaipa, California
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Yrs back when i was 19 i bought a 1968 mercury cougar & sold it after 2 months of ownership. It was green with a black vinyle top & interior. It only had ps & that annoying aftermarket ac installed under the center dash. I bought a 68 cutlass supreme (loaded) but it sure was a money pit.

I did regret selling my 68 cougar. I really liked the hidden headlights. Have you ever sold a car & regretted it ?
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Old 08-29-2010, 09:29 AM
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Probably only a few that haven't. Two cars for me, actually. My very first car was a '70 GTO, red with white interior, 400, 4BBL, auto. It was, unfortunately, a money pit for me at the time. I sold it for $300 (). I can only imagine what it could be worth today if I had been able to keep it and restore it. The second car I bought was a '74 Nova hatchback. Medium blue with a black interior, bucket seats, floor console with gauges, 350, 2BBL, and posi. I haven't seen many like it over the years with the hatchback body. I sold it to my younger brother, who got many years of use out of it, so at least it stayed in the family for a while.
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Old 08-29-2010, 09:43 AM
Location: Virginia
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We had a 2006 Toyota Matrix. We moved a year ago April to a house that is close to both of our workplaces. My wife walks and I drive about 1.5 miles. We figured we didn't need three cars. We thought, "We don't get too much bad weather. If it snows it only lasts a day or two anyhow". So, we were left with a 2007 GT Mustang and a '67 Mustang. Last winter was brutal in the DC metro area with three big storms and our local streets went unplowed for a week at a time. When the kids went back to school I had co-workers pick me up for work. If I tried to get the '07 out, it scraped bottom and got stuck trying to get back.

We picked up a used Escape in Feb. Now watch, it we won't have a big snow for years! At least it is better for taking my son to and from baseball! I don't worry about the dirt and little scratches so much.
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Old 08-29-2010, 10:16 AM
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Wow...I could name a whole bunch of vehicles I once owned and wish I had again!

Some of the more notable:

1952 MG
1967 Austin Mini Cooper
1967 GTO w/ tri-power
1969 GTO
1969 Roadrunner w/ pistol grip
1970 Trans Am
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Old 08-29-2010, 10:46 AM
Location: Earth
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Yep...been there.

Had a 1971 Nova once. Bright red with black vinyl top, black interior. Car was a 350 4 bbl car with a 4 speed manual. Was a blast to drive.

Unfortunately though it looked nice, the car was an amateur body job....bondo trialed in places, rust forming under the black vinyl top. To top it off the 4 speed often got hung up in gear (missed 3rd once, costed me an otherwise neck to neck race against an LS1 Trans AM) probably from the shifter...and a few other problems....but the car was cool, it was fast, it was basic....only sold it after a month of ownership because we ran into some financial troubles. Wished I still had it...to beat around in and to use the 4 speed parts to convert my 69 Nova (still have it - always will) into a 4 speed car.

There's other cars I wished I still had...but I'll leave you with some pics of my old red beast....

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Old 08-29-2010, 12:01 PM
Location: Victoria TX
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No, I quite honestly can't say I ever had. There are some I wished I could get another one just like it but in good running condition, but that would apply to all of them except the Renault Dauphine and the Dodge Caravan.
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Old 08-29-2010, 07:04 PM
Location: The Circle City. Sometimes NE of Bagdad.
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Well, it looks like me 3/4 tom Jimmy with a 454 is sold. I will miss it bout it was not being used as it should have been.
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Old 08-29-2010, 07:32 PM
Location: New Jersey
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1992 Accord, I wish I kept,
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Old 08-29-2010, 08:09 PM
Location: Golden, CO
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2004 Nissan Xterra with a manual transmission. I thought I wanted a pickup truck instead and negotiated a great deal on an automatic 2006 Nissan Frontier when the 07s came out. I never liked the truck as much as I liked the Xterra. Definitely a mistake!
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Old 08-29-2010, 09:52 PM
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Ummm....Sold a car and regretted it............Heck yeah. Anytime I sell a car that is paid for and I am making payments on a new car.
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