Your car history

How many cars have you owned since you got your license?

1-1963 Chevy shortbed pickup

1-1976 Pontiac Catalina

1- 1978 Trans Am

4-International Harvester Scouts (mostly for parts)

1-1983 Blazer

1 Olds Cutlass

1 Ford Thunderbird Turbo

1 1993 Jeep Cherokee

1 Mercury station wagon

1 Grand Cherokee

Current vehicle-2003 Jeep Liberty

15 cars in 24 yrs of driving.

How about you?

Im sure i forgot a few.

Only one. It was a Datsun. I sold it in 1986 and haven’t owned a car since.

'62 Chevy Impala
'66 Chevy Malibu
'68 Mustang GT
'68 Chevy BelAir
'62 Pontiac Catalina
'73 Chevy Impala
'76 Chevy Monte Carlo
'73 Chevy Impala
'74 Dodge Dart SE
'76 AMC Hornet
'78 Olds Delta 88 Royale (currently own)
'87 Chevy Astro Van (currently own)

Notice the GM pattern

Driving since 1971.

Family cars (driven but not owned)
1960 Rambler American
1968 VW Squareback
1972 Chevy Malibu
1975 Ford Capri

1968 VW Bug
1972 Pontiac LeMans GT
1981 Mazda GLC
1989 Toyota 4Runner
1999 Chevy Silverado
1998 Toyota 4Runner
2008 Mazda3 5-door

Driving since '85.

1985: Purchase 1980 Ford Fiesta
1990: Fiesta dies. Add 1982 Plymouth Horizon.
1991: Horizon dies of frame rust. Add 1985 Plymouth Reliant (inherited upon marriage).
1993: Reliant blows a valve. Replace with 1986 Plymouth Colt Vista (a desperation buy).
1994: Add 1985 Plymouth Reliant (free from MIL; still paid too much) but now we have TWO CARS!
1995: 1988 Chevy Celebrity wagon (now we’re moving up in the world, and we have THREE cars! I feel rich!)
1996: Dump Reliant in exchange for repairs on other cars.
1997: Get Colt Vista back from mechanic after tranny fluid leak with a note “Corner slowly”. Decide it’s time to trade it. Add 1996 Chevrolet Lumina.
2000: Fourth child on the way. Need a minivan. Dump Celebrity. Add 1998 Pontiac Transport. We now have two cars made within the past five years.
2004: Reliving second childhood. Buy 1968 VW Beetle.
2005: Have extra cash, decide I need a truck. Add 1993 Dodge Dakota.
2006: Lumina acting funny at mile number 175,000. Donate to VOA. Add 2003 Mazda Protege5.
2008: Transport acting funny. Trade for 2004 MPV.
2009: Dakota fails inspection. Trade for 2002 Chevy Silverado.

So right now I have the MPV, the Protege5, the Bug and the Silverado. But I’ve had five Chryslers, and I HATE Chryslers. Used to love GM, but not so much anymore. Purebred Mazdas (Protege) are better than Ford cousins (MPV). But I’m still liking Mazda the best.

65 Pontiac Tempest
66 Olds Dynamic 88
70 Olds Cutlass
75 Chevy Impala
31 Ford Model A (yeah. it was used)
82 Buick Regal
83 Dodge Diplomat
87 Ford Bronco
88 Nissan Pathfinder
Company Cars since 2005

Driving since 2006:
2006-2008 93’ Mercury Sable (Station Wagon)*
2008-present 97’ Toyota Camry

Technically, the Mercury was owned by my father but I was the only one who drove it from 2006 onward so I’ve listed it.

Lets see, the ones I’ve owned:
86 Ford Mustang V6, the last year for the V6 until the late 90s.
96 Ford Escort
67 Ford Mustang
97 Ford Mustang, ex wife’s
07 Ford Escape, current

96 Honda Shadow 600
00 Kawasaki Concours, current

The ones I’ve driven, in the family:
85(?) Isuzu sedan, can’t even remember what it was, mom’s
early 80s Audi, mom’s
05 Subaru Outback, wife’s

I’ve been driving for 20 years now.

Can’t even count. My M.O. in the past has been buy a cheap clunker with either tax refund or student loan, when it dies, rinse and repeat about once every one to five years. A couple of times I traded out a dead car for one that runs to some backwoods junkyard dealer. It’s hard to even recall the individual cars from 25 years of having a driver’s license. However in the past year I’ve tried to change that, we bought an older Honda that we’ve been maintaining scrupulously and hope to keep more than 5 years.

Driving since 1978. I’ve only owned four cars in my life.

1976 Chevrolet Chevelle
1989 Honda CRX
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2009 Hyundai Elantra

At this rate I will probably only buy one or two more cars ever.

1976 AMC Hornet, used-- gift from my grandfather in 1979, shared with my brothers
1986 Subaru wagon, bought new(lost to ex-wife in divorce)
some Datson or similar beater I bought for $300 to get me around for awhile
1990 or 91 Ford Explorer. (bought new)
1996 Ford Expedition (lease)
1997 Ford Torus (bought used after Expedition lease)
2000 Nissan Pathfinder
2010 Toyota Prius

Actually owned:
'96 Saturn
'03 Honda Civic

So, 2 in 16 years of driving.

I also drove my mom’s Isuzu Trooper for about eight months before it died (I was in high school). The rest of high school I had to find rides.

I didn’t have a car in college, so my car ownership didn’t start until 1999.

Pretty sure I’ve done this before, but here is the list anyway (bought used unless stated otherwise):

'65 Buick Wildcat 4-door hardtop (purchased in early 1973)
'67 Plymouth Satellite 2-door hardtop
'72 Ford Pinto station wagon
'54 Buick Super 2-door hardtop
'68 Lincoln Continental four-door hardtop
'75 Volkswagen Rabbit (Golf) 2-door sedan (new)
'78 Chevy Malibu station wagon (new)
'81 Audi 4000 5 + 5 2 door sedan (new)
'78 Dodge Omni (don’t ask)

Ten years or so without a vehicle of any kind (living in Europe)

'90 Ford Ranger pickup
2001 Subaru Impreza station wagon (new)

I also very briefly owned a '62 Buick and '67 Mercury for demolition derby purposes.

I’d own any of them again, except the Wildcat and the Omni.

86 Subaru 2d hatchback 2wd
78 Camaro tricked out
78 Camaro pos
84 Subaru 4d wagon 2wd
66 Valiant 4d death mobile
65 C10 fleetside
82 Subaru 4d sedan 2wd
86 beretta 2d
97 Saturn 4d
06 Legacy 4d awd(best car ever!)
10-11 Outback 3.6R (somewhere in the near future)

Too many to list but somewhere around 35 cars, trucks, and vans since 1954.

1966 MGB
1977 MGB
1977 MGB
1977-1/2 Porsche 924
1988 Chevy Sprint
1979 Porsche 911SC
1999 Jeep Cherokee
1966 MGB
1963 Triumph Herald 1200 Convertible
2005 Toyota Prius

1973 Yamaha 100 Enduro
1976 Yamaha 250 Enduro
1979 Honda CX500
1994 Yamaha Seca II
2002 Yamaha YZF-R1

Started driving in 1987. Used Mom’s 79 Cutlass to start, then bought:

77 Buick Skylark purchased 1988 for $500
82 Toyota Corolla purchased 1989 for $1500
90 Ford Probe purchased 1994 for $4000
98 Ford Mustang GT purchased 1999 $12000

Moved to the city in 2001. Sold the Mustang, miss it but dumb to have a car in the city.
I’d buy another Mustang in a second, specially the new 2010 glass top.

4 in 26 years of driving:

1978 (?) Cadillac
1985 Toyota Tercel (sic-should be Tiercel)
1995 Honda Civic EX
2006 Honda Civic SI

Caddy was a hand-me-down from a friend of my dad’s-hardly my first choice, but wasn’t going to quibble. It had transmission problems, then a punk kid sideswiped me, and, while it wasn’t totaled exactly, that was the beginning of the end. I soon was given the Tercel from my dad; oh it was a beater, very basic in features, but gave me some good years with minimal maintenance (was a stick too, something I was at first hesitant about, now I don’t want to ever own an automatic ever again). The EX, which my dad bought for me as a graduation present (got the color right-blue-the transmission wrong) was good for several years, but then started to have a number of problems, starting with a faulty cooling system which would randomly overheat. Sold that to a friend, and he must have spent, at a minimum, $5,000 dollars to fix it and keep it running (still has it-don’t ask why he hasn’t gotten rid of it yet). The SI is by far the best, no contest-never had as much fun driving an automobile as I have that one.

Because of Dad’s (now former) job my family has owned over 45 cars, and driven somewhere in the 70s. Pretty fun growing up.

Personally however. Been driving since 2002

1996 GMC Jimmy: My family still has this truck. Has over 150K miles on it and runs beautifully.

2001 Cadillac Catera: I loved this car but was a money pit. I got it in 2006 and in 3 years had to replace the head gasket, timing belt, engine, two head lights, air con, transmission (twice).

2006 Saab 9.3t: I have owned this car for 3 weeks now. The Caddy was just too expensive. I love this car tho

My history is extremely boring compared to some of yours. I’ll list the cars I’ve actually owned, not family cars I used occasionally when I was learning to drive:

  1. 1983 Toyota Corolla
  2. 1994 Toyota Corolla
  3. 2007 Toyota Camry