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Old 07-02-2012, 12:05 PM
Location: East Terrell Hills
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1997 Honda Civic EX. I bought in 2000 with 50k miles. Sold it in 2006 with 150k. Not counting maintenance, the only two problems I had in six years of ownership were a failed coil pack, and radiator. With regular maintenance, that car was darn near bullet proof.
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Old 07-02-2012, 12:16 PM
Location: La Mesa Aka The Table
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Originally Posted by PatanjaliTwist View Post
Well, I had a Geo Metro 2-seater convertible which lasted 17-yrs total. Bare bones... no power steering/brakes, no working radio, no a/c, heat was wonky the last 1-2 years, plastic back window. Options? Um... purchased with 4 good tires & it had 2 slightly broken cup holders... woo hoo. I bought it for $2K, 4-yrs old, 89.5K miles... perhaps not a splendid deal, but it was what I could afford at the time. Lasted me 13-yrs with very few repairs in cold, icy climates with lots of rain, feet of yearly show & salted roads. I drove it into my mechanic one day because I felt crooked whilst driving... had been for a few months but I thought it was my imagination. He put it up on the lift & refused to let me drive home... floor had rusted out beyond repair. Body was falling apart, engine was still great. (The car, not me!) They took it to Geo heaven & gave me $100 to buy candy & ice cream.
I had i yellow geo metro convertible automatic for 3 years.
I went thru 2 plastic windows in 3 years and a set of brakes rotors
I still miss the 40mpg i was getting 1.0l Suzuki engine(automatic)
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Old 07-02-2012, 03:25 PM
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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Isn't anyone else going to post a burnout photo like I did?
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Old 07-02-2012, 03:33 PM
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For sheer durability, a 2005 Honda Odyssey. 225,000 miles and nothing but routine maintenance. The transmission is still holding up (Knock on wood).

For fun? A 1990 Chrysler LeBaron convertible. Holy cats that was a fun car to drive.
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Old 07-03-2012, 11:24 AM
Location: San Bruno, CA
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I've owned the following cars:

2002 Hyundai Accent
1995 Nissan 300ZX TT
2003 Infiniti G35
2006 Nissan Maxima
2007 BMW 530i
2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe RSPEC

Although they were all great cars in their own way, in terms of overall driving enjoyment I feel none of them have been better than the Genesis Coupe. I've had it for a year now and along with ticking all the right boxes it still gets a ridiculous amount of attention on the roads and at the gas stations. For the money there is no better car to get fellow drivers to crank their heads at 45 degree angles while driving trying to figure out what it is.
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Old 07-03-2012, 01:23 PM
Location: The 305
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Mercedes Benz baby..Most favorite was a CLK55 and the next was my E350

(However for speed my Lingenfelter Z06 rocked them all!!!)
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Old 07-03-2012, 01:53 PM
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I have owned alot of cars over the years but the very best one was my college car. It was a 1974 Toyota Corrolla that had $126k miles on it when I bought her. Paid $600 for a car and had a $100 paint job put on her. The only issue I ever had with car was a spark plug broke in half on trip between Dallas and Houston. I put another 135k miles on that car and it was running fine when I sold it. If the world ended that car and roaches would be the only survivors.
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Old 07-03-2012, 02:02 PM
Location: Galloway, NJ
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Originally Posted by Me007gold View Post
Integra GSR, would still be driving it; if it didn't get stolen
Me007gold's Integra GSR, best ride I ever stole.
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Old 07-05-2012, 08:23 PM
Location: Chicago
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Originally Posted by Drover View Post
Mazdaspeed6, though the Lancer Ralliart I just traded it for comes a close second.
No sht, Drover. I own a MS6 too, I'm sure we've seen eachother before.
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Old 07-05-2012, 08:39 PM
Location: Chicago
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I used to see a gray MS6 a lot when I worked over by O'Hare...

It took a sharp eye to recognize mine as a Speed though. I had it badged as a regular Mazda6 to avoid drawing attention to it. Being an MS6 owner yourself, I'm sure you'd be able to tell it wasn't a normal everyday 6.
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