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Old 08-02-2014, 09:50 PM
 
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When you see the make, model, year and color of a car you once traded in, do you do a double take to see if it was the exact one you once owned? Any experiences of spotting your former vehicles?
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Old 08-02-2014, 11:47 PM
 
Location: Lebanon, OH
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My dad traded in his 1977 Chrysler New Yorker, white with dark brown vinyl top in 1990, it was an unusual car, not many on the road, I saw someone driving it months later, I highly doubt it was a coincidence.
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Old 08-03-2014, 04:15 AM
 
Location: Vermont
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My old jeep CJ5 came up for sale. What they had done to it in 5 years was criminal. I should never have sold it. It made me sad. It didn't deserve the treatment it must have got.
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Old 08-03-2014, 04:31 AM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Yeah, a '76 Grand Prix. Small town. I had it 3 years and got a '79 (both bought new). He had it 6 months or so and ran it out of oil.
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Old 08-03-2014, 05:47 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I traded in my 1975 Datsun for $200 back in 1986 and saw it a few months later on the road.
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Old 08-03-2014, 06:47 AM
 
Location: Houston/The Hague
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I saw my 1990 Infiniti Q45 on the road about six months after I sold it. 90% sure it was mine b/c fairly small town, and the car was a unique shade of blue-grey that they didn't make many of. Wish I hadn't seen it - it had body damage, was smoking and was pulling a trailer loaded with contractor gear. It stings a little to see your old ride being abused.
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Old 08-03-2014, 06:51 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX USA
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Yep, I see my previous car being driving at least once or twice a month.
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Old 08-03-2014, 07:11 AM
 
Location: "Chicago"
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Not my car, but a friend owned a Ford Bronco II which he traded in back about 1992 and I used to see it driving around for at least another five years afterward. The irony was my friend had spent lavishly on it; first on a lift kit and big aluminum wheels, then on major repairs including a new transmission and a new differential. Then it started nickel-and-diming him on smaller repairs so he unloaded it. Whoever bought it must've had better luck because I saw it all the time.
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Old 08-03-2014, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Floribama
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My old jeep CJ5 came up for sale. What they had done to it in 5 years was criminal. I should never have sold it. It made me sad. It didn't deserve the treatment it must have got.
Yeah I've had that happen too. It really ticked me off thinking of the years I spent getting out there washing, waxing, vacuuming, etc..., only to see the new owners trash it within a year.
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Old 08-03-2014, 09:48 AM
 
Location: East Terrell Hills
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I traded in a 1985 Mercury Cougar for a 1997 Honda Civic in February 2000. I saw the Cougar parked at a cocktail bar nearby home six months after the trade-in.
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