What is the coolest vehicle(s) that you have personally owned?

 

What are its pros and cons?  What advice would you give to any other prospective owner?  Pictures never hurt. 

Views: 6882

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Well...
Attachments:

That is an awesome pic, thanks for sharing.

Hahaha Epic. Mic Drop.

I don't know the make of the  car. I doubt others were made like this particular beast. It was meat coloured on the inside and blew white smoke from the exhaust. It was manly.
'78 Ford F150 4x4 long bed, 2" body lift, 32" tires, 351M engine, although it had auto trans.  Bench seats, no ac (in South FL!).  Loved that truck.   '78 Jeep CJ7, rebuilt I6, 4spd manual, I was rebuilding from frame up.  Also owned a '66 Chrysler 300 that I was 'rebuilding' but ended up selling that without getting much done.  Now I own a 2008 Ford Fusion, which is a manly car as it is the one I use to tote the kids around in to baseball, dance, football games, etc.  So in essence it is not the car that makes the man, it is the man that makes the car.

Currently '99 Wrangler 2" body lift 2.5" suspension lift, I6, 5spd manual, 31" tires (want to go back to the 33s).  It's a work in progress.

The best I can say is my first and present car, a 1999 white Ford Taurus. I've seen much manlier vehicles before, but none I've owned.

Pros: 

The white color makes it easy to see.

It has good gas mileage.

It was inexpensive to buy.

It has a spacious backseat.

It's small and easy to maneuver.

Cons:

It's white, hence dirt shows up way too easy.

It only has a cassette player/holder

It runs like an old lady's car.

Battery's dieing.

Transmission's dieing.

Steering's dieing.

Radio's dieing.

Car's dieing.

 

When you get to my age you'll look back and love/miss that car. Take lots of photos, that's my regret I don't have many photos of my first cars.
I swear that thing looks like a Volvo.  Volvo.  Boxy, but good.
+1!  I also agree with you Carl.  My first car was a 1966 Ford Fairlaine.  The only pictures I got of it were after I rolled it end over end 3x at 120 mph.  Have not idea where those old photos are.
I had a 95 Fire Engine Red GMC Jimmy when I was in High School. I loved that truck!
My wife had a 71 Dart Swinger, same color. It had no heat, a doorbell affixed to the steering wheel for a horn, a highly inaccurate speedometer (heh heh) and the door would sometimes fly open on sharp turn.
In short, pure driving adventure. Loved driving that car.

RSS

Latest Activity

Lucius Artorius Castus replied to Chu Kim's discussion Slavery is Awesome
""I don't know why I am responding to your asinine comments, " Denny already answered that in his first sentence."
1 hour ago
Lucius Artorius Castus replied to Chu Kim's discussion Slavery is Awesome
"Chu, Nothing you just said refutes what Will said."
1 hour ago
Chu Kim replied to Chu Kim's discussion Slavery is Awesome
"I don't know why I am responding to your asinine comments, but just let me straighten you out on some things. 1) Koreans and Chinese are ethnically distinct people. If you have any actual experience with these two groups, you can notice…"
1 hour ago
Chu Kim replied to Chu Kim's discussion Slavery is Awesome
"Will. I can honestly say that you don't know that much about Koreans. If we were such a conquered and dominated people throughout history, how is it that we survived for thousands of years caught between these civilizations that went to war…"
2 hours ago
Michael J. K. left a comment for Damaged Boy
"Wish you would show up sometime hope you are doing well"
4 hours ago
Shane replied to Christian's discussion 20 year old looking for advice from you "white collar" gents.....is the money worth it?
"Only two?"
6 hours ago
John White commented on John White's blog post where are the decent women?
"not many opinions on women? so most men here are happy with their relationship? I highly doubt it."
7 hours ago
Michael D. Denny replied to AlanR's discussion Picking up a side hustle - Investing the time and energy before you see a payoff.
"My experience is that a side gig should be doing something you really love. My buddy and I are slowly amassing the equipment and tools to get into doing marine salvage work on the side. I have no idea if it will actually make money or not, but…"
7 hours ago

© 2014   Created by Brett McKay.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service