What kind of car do you own?

1972 Buick Electra 225 (currently in the shop)

Dark blue paint job (gonna be repainted glossy dark grey) and blue nylon seats (gonna be replaced with light grey leather).

I own a 1988 Pontiac Fiero Formula. The Fiero was the only mid-engined American car ever, and was made 1984-1988. My car has a bad reputation, but that reputation is very innacurate. I will be happy to fight anyone’s ignorance on the subject of the Fiero. No, it probably won’t catch fire (thats an '84 problem), and it’s crash saftey rating was second only to the Volvo.

This is my first car, it cost me $1,500. So far I have driven it 11,000 miles. I have put in about $100 in repairs, and more will be needed soon. It needs new front end bushings and other various suspension repairs. Ti gets about 22 mpg, wich is, IMHO, pretty good for a 13 year old car with 106,000 miles on it.

The paint job is totally shot, because of the low quality paint GM used on some cars in the '80s. I painted the hood with spray cans, and it looks better than it did before. I plan to paint more in the recent future. You can see pictures of the car before I pained the hood here on my second-favorite message board. Notice the Altoids in the map pocket, never leave home without 'em. :slight_smile:

It has lots of disadvantages when compared to larger cars, but it does what I need it to. I also love the go-kart handling and the removable sunroof, Its short legnth also makes parking easier in a few situations. It has a very small amount of storage space, though. The driver’s seat consists largely of duct tape. It’s also nice to drive a car that you don’t see 500 of every day.

All in all. I think $1500 was a great deal, especially with that stero in it (see link above).
I forgot to mention the technical details.
[#]135 HP 2.8 liter MPFI V6
[#]Automatic th-125 3 speed transmission woth locking torque converter
[#]Power locks (aftermarket)
[#]Alarm/keyless entry (aftermarket0
[#]CD/Cassette (aftermarket)
[#]Non-power steering (I have found that I prefer this)
[#]Removable sunroof (OEM wind deflecot is missing, though)
[#]4 wheel disk breaks

Lol, I thonk this is my longest post ever, sorry for boring you to death.

Doh, That last part was sipposed to be a bulleted list. Any mods want to fix it? And that is supposed to be “think”, not “thonk.”

“Sipposed” Geesh. Gaudere’s law must apply to correcting your own post as well.

2001 Hyundai Santa Fe, V6, grey leather interior (makes getting the dog hair out much easier), white (wanted black, but the white one was the last damn model left on the east coast).

Never thought I’d buy Hyundai, but I gotta say, I absolutely love this SUV… it’s sturdy, handles well, excellent suspension… I could go on. My only complaint is that it’s all-time 4-wd.

Hey mblackwell, what about the Corvair? Or was that considered to be rear-engined?

My current car is a 1998 Fiat Coupe 20V Turbo. It’s got a 2 liter turbocharged 5 cylinder driving the front wheels. About 230 bhp, 0-60 in 6.5 seconds, and top speed limited to 155.

1991 Dodge Dakota Extended cab 4X4

White with rust (Upstate NY)

Grey cloth interior

3.9l V6 TBI engine

4 speed auto tranny

I treat it like the truck it is. Haul things for my self and friends. The rear window got “eaten” by the garden tractor I was moving when I made sure it wouldn’t fall out, but rather it fell in. It is on it’s third rear step bumper. The tree stump was really stuck. The biggest fault is fuel useage. 15 mpg. My last car got 30 mpg. Live and learn.

Yes, they are consdered rear engine. At least according to what I’ve read on the internet. I don’t know how far forward the engine has to bed to be considered “mid.”

1999 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0 4WD, dark metallic purple.
1946 Willys CJ2A.
1994 Yamaha XJ600 Seca II, blue. Almost 70,000 miles on it since I got it new. Kind of a lot for a one-owner bike, but I love the thing.

1991 Dodge Caravan


2001 Ford Escape XLT.

1998 Honda Accord, silver (Oh, excuse me, Honda would call this “Heather Mist”

2000 Honda CR-V, white (Im sure Honda had some fancy name for this white, too, but it escapes me)

Before that, I drove a 1986 Pontiac 6000. My husband can make me cry just by cruelly speculating what junkyard it ended up in after I donated it to charity. That car got me everywhere. sniffle

97 Ford Contour GL. Awesome car. Was dirt cheap, but feels like it cost twice as much. Great for the family, lots of room, decent power and the 5 speed makes it fun to drive. Only problem it has ever had was a bad starter caused by a loose wire. 30mpg is a nice bonus too.

95 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS. A really good car. Reliable, very peppy, but I don’t really like it that much. To me, it just doesn’t know what it wants to be, a fun economy car or a sportscar. It does both very well, but just not enough of either. But overall, it’s tough to beat for some fun driving. I just wish it had another 50 horsepower or so though.

This makes me wish we could edit our own posts. How about it, mods? Yeah, I know, we have the edit feature and all, but an “edit post” option would make a good extra.

At any rate, I see a good list here. I can’t help but notice that all those cars tend to be newer, well except Johnny L A’s Willys.

I have 103,000 miles on my old car. Still runs fairly well, but the engine needs work.

1999 BMW 323is, silver

1969 MGB-GT, British Racing Green (in storage until I can afford to restore it)

A 1991 Buick Skylark, 92’000 miles, rusting, but the drivetrain and interior was in perfect shape. And it was free! It works, so I can’t complain.

1991 Corvette. All black, glass top, 5.7liter V8, 50’000 miles. Best car I ever had!

I used to have three MGBs: A 1966 that my mom bought new, and two 1977s. Usually two were running at any given time.

*Originally posted by mblackwell *

I think the engine’s center of gravity needs to be ahead of the center of the rear axle.

Oh, and how about the Ford GT40?


Oh yeah, and I drive a silver '99 Mazda Miata sports package.


'71 Nova sedan, for sale so I can get something older and non-Chevy (massive error in judgement, buying a Chevy).