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What was your favourite vehicle that you owned?

Asked by SQUEEKY2 (21492points) January 21st, 2021

Doesn’t matter car ,or truck what made it your favourite?
One that stands out for me was a 1965 Dodge 4X4 Power wagon that truck was a freaking tank.
Locking it in four wheel drive took a screwdriver to turn the hubs in and pulling two levers in the cab.

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gorillapaws's avatar

Tesla Model 3. It’ll be 3 years this spring and I still get excited every time I get behind the wheel.

SQUEEKY2's avatar

The only bad thing I heard about those is the price.^

gorillapaws's avatar

@SQUEEKY2 With the tax credit, ~$30 in electricity vs. ~$200+ per month in gas, $0 in oil changes/repairs and if I keep it for > 10 years (I had my previous Jeep for 18 years—so it’s not crazy), it’ll be cheaper than owning a Camry over the same period of time.

anniereborn's avatar

1969 yellow VW Bug. I got it for my 16th birthday. Oh how I loved that little car.

LostInParadise's avatar

My first car, a 1966 Ford Mustang, which I bought used for $300.

hello321's avatar

I have a cheap mountain bike that I bought in 1992 while in college. It was my main vehicle through college and after college when I headed west. I still own it today and it works fine.

kritiper's avatar

1956 Pontiac.

zenvelo's avatar

A 1982 Volvo DL with five speed manual transmission. Drove that sucker 250,000 miles before marrying someone that couldn’t handle a clutch.

Aster's avatar

My inlaws gave us their silver BMW so , because it was a gift in perfect condition, it was my favorite car. It wasn’t the 7 series; I think it was just the 3 series. It felt super fast, very solid, expensive sounding engine . People really looked at that car.

JeSuisRickSpringfield's avatar

2011 Honda Fit. It was the first car that I ever bought new, and it had basically everything I wanted from a car. It got an average of 38 mpg, and it was small enough to fit into any parking space while having enough cargo space to fit everything I ever tried to put in there. I’ve always preferred small cars, and that preference has helped me avoid a few accidents by mere inches (including a five-car pileup outside DC).

Tropical_Willie's avatar

1962 VW bug bought from a guy that was stationed in Germany when he returned to US, so it was German equipped not USA. Got 260,000 miles out of it, rebuilt the engine every 40,000 miles. It had a modified distributor, carburetor, exhaust headers with glass-pack muffler. The ignition switch stopped working for starting the engine, I had to put in a heavy duty push button switch because the switch was Germany only.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Oh I put adapters on all the brake drums so I could put on Chevy station wagon rims with Michelin tires ! It rode like a Porsche.

Nomore_lockout's avatar

I don’t recall year model, but a bad ass Mustang Mach One I drove in High School. Actually it was my dads car, but he let me drive it to school and looked the other way, so to speak, when I would lie to my girlfriend that it was mine. Until I blew out the clutch one night racing against some other ass wad. That was the end of that. lol

kritiper's avatar

@gorillapaws Give us a report on the trade-in value you got on that car when you trade it in. I suspect you won’t save as much overall as you think! Why? Because the battery they’ll have to put in it to refurbish it for the next buyer may cost upwards of $15,000, and you’ll be the one paying for that…

gorillapaws's avatar

@kritiper There’s simply a lot of misinformation in your post. I suspect you’re extrapolating from current battery prices and earlier generations of EVs that don’t have Tesla’s battery management system to manage the temperature and charge levels of the battery cells. I’m expecting to have ~90% of the original range after 200k miles based on this chart of real-world data. 90% of the original range is still way more than I need, and I suspect a Camry with 200k miles on it would be much less appealing in resale due to the possibility of needing a new engine, transmission or other major system. Furthermore the price of batteries is continuing to decline over time as economies of scale and improved chemistry/manufacturing techniques are being implemented. I suspect a much more realistic large expense might be updating the electronic console (the giant iPad-esque screen/brain).

But I don’t want to derail the thread. I’ve been enjoying reading about all of the really cool cars you guys have driven. There’s a lot of really awesome classics in the list.

kritiper's avatar

@gorillapaws I’m not convinced. Trade-in values will reveal all, in time.

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