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Posted 20 October 2011 - 04:07 AM

The only cars I know my dad had before I was born, were a black GMC Vandura and either a Dodge Dart or a Plymouth Duster. Beyond those two cars, I have no f*cking idea.

Cars my dad had since had:
A white 1992 Toyota Corolla
White 1990 Toyota Tercel
White Pontiac Trans Sport
Red 2010 Hyundai Elantra Touring, which is his current car

Cars my mom had
Eagle Vista
Steel Blue 2001 Dodge Caravan
Dark Grey 2010 Ford Focus.

My mom did not have any cars before she came to Canada.

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Posted 20 October 2011 - 05:23 PM

I think it's safe to say that Starion's dad wins the cool car ownership challenge (by a mile).

The General's parents lose the challenge (by a mile).

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Posted 20 October 2011 - 05:51 PM

QUOTE (Lurch @ Thursday, Oct 20 2011, 18:23)
I think it's safe to say that Starion's dad wins the cool car ownership challenge (by a mile).

Agreed. Bad-ass list of motors.

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Posted 20 October 2011 - 06:39 PM Edited by Markwey, 20 October 2011 - 06:45 PM.

QUOTE (sivispacem @ Thursday, Oct 20 2011, 20:51)
QUOTE (Lurch @ Thursday, Oct 20 2011, 18:23)
I think it's safe to say that Starion's dad wins the cool car ownership challenge (by a mile).

Agreed. Bad-ass list of motors.

Well..... it's a taste question.

In my opinion Illousion's parents had some sweet rides.

And fireguy's parents and family... wow.

You have a really cool family there, man.

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Posted 20 October 2011 - 09:53 PM Edited by Lurch, 21 October 2011 - 03:46 AM.

QUOTE (Markwey @ Thursday, Oct 20 2011, 14:39)
In my opinion Illousion's parents had some sweet rides.

Uh...not really. Downsized smogged Cadillacs and automatic Volvos aren't really that cool. Caddys were cool when they were the size of your average WW2 era tank and had an engine bigger than one. Those were cool. Sevilles...not so much. That was nothing more than a little rebadged Nova.

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And fireguy's parents and family... wow.


Now there are some actual cool ones there. Although majority of them seem to be owned by other relatives. The Vega drag car and the old Ford street rod were the only notable ones he owned. A 67 Impala wasn't really anything special unless it had a big block.


Starion's dad has owned consistently cool cars and a good number of them have been documented on here for the past half decade.

Not many people here had these in their driveway.

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Not to mention the Triumphs, the hot Fords, the SD1, the Twin Turbo Z, and the Turbo Starion.

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Posted 21 October 2011 - 06:50 PM Edited by Markwey, 21 October 2011 - 07:23 PM.

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Not many people here had these in their driveway.


I find nothing cool or special about a couple of newer BMW's.

But hey, that's just my opinion and as much as i dont like todays cars anyway.

And I got nothing personal or anything against you, Lurch.

30's to 80's.
Now those were the days when they made cool cars. And the best cars.

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Posted 02 November 2011 - 03:38 PM

Im not gonna list all the cars they've drove but the most memoriable ones.

-BMW 2002
-BMW 535 E28
-Datsun 510 Mk1
-Datsun 100a
-Datsun 120y
-Datsun Violet
-Ford Escort Mk1
-Ford Escort Mk2
-Ford Galaxie Country Sedan
-Ford Taunuses from 1980-82
-Mercedes Benz W108
-Nissan Cherry
-Opel Ascona a & B
-Opel Manta
-Volkswagen Golf Mk 1 & 2


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Posted 02 November 2011 - 05:25 PM

QUOTE (Meno @ Wednesday, Nov 2 2011, 15:38)
-Ford Galaxie Country Sedan

f*cking awesome, my old man had one aswell. T'was a 1964, blue and sold brand new in Sweden. It was his first car. What year was yours?

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Posted 02 November 2011 - 06:06 PM

QUOTE (Illousion @ Wednesday, Nov 2 2011, 17:25)
QUOTE (Meno @ Wednesday, Nov 2 2011, 15:38)
-Ford Galaxie Country Sedan

f*cking awesome, my old man had one aswell. T'was a 1964, blue and sold brand new in Sweden. It was his first car. What year was yours?

'65 i think. My parents also used it as their wedding car.
Fathers american car "hobby" pretty much died as me and the rest of our familys kids were born. But he's always been more into 70-80s eurocars anyways.


Also a few additions to the list from the days before i was born:

-67' Impala (at least 2 or three)
-Fiat 127 Abarth
-Volvo Amazon
-Saab 99 turbo
-Ford Anglia '63, first car.
-More escorts biggrin.gif

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 07:27 PM

My dad never passed his test, but my mum has owned (during my lifetime, anyway) a 1st gen Nissan Micra, a 2nd gen Rover 200, a 2nd gen Ford Mondeo and two 3rd gen Ford Mondeos (the first had to be replaced after some moron managed to write it off while it was parked in our driveway).

It's only now I realise what incredible taste my mother had in bland second-hand cars.

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Posted 3 weeks ago Edited by android, 3 weeks ago.

I really hate to bump old ass topics, but this is a great one. So many interesting vehicles your parents' have drove.
 
My mom never drove, so it's only my dad. My knowledge is very spotty from my memories of him telling me stories, so here it goes:
 
Always used to tell me about this one car.. it's name started with a Y.. Yugo, maybe? 
 
Then there's this, I do see a Honda emblem but I'm not sure on the exact model.
 
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1980's VW Rabbit GTI
 
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There's a large gap in what I know, so I'll just skip to current decades
 
2002 Dodge Caravan. sh*tty power steering issues.. I think there was an issue with the transmission, as well. It was a company car. It was a dark green mixed with blue color
 
After the van, we got a 2008 Ford Escape XLS. Another company vehicle. Kiwi green in color :D He was terminated from his job afterwards in 2010.
 
A year later, we got a white 2008 Ford Explorer. We're about to hit 80k miles on it.
 
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Posted 3 weeks ago

Daewoo Lanos (they still own it)
Fiat 126p
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Posted 3 weeks ago

My dad has a history of driving Japanese cars. When my dad lived in Dubai, he drove an '84 Prelude (brand new at the time) as a teenager. I know he also drove a Mitsubishi Galant at one point as well. Other than that, he's driven nothing else that stands out AFAIK. Sadly, he doesn't really care about cars nowadays. If he did care about cars we'd probably have a GTR or a C7 Z06 or at least an Impreza WRX STi, but no. Unfortunately he drives a Suzuki Kizashi.

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Posted 3 weeks ago Edited by epoxi, 3 weeks ago.

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Ford must use some really good paint if that car has 80k on it, it barely looks broken in.
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Posted 3 weeks ago

I do suppose the previous owner took great care of the truck. My dad has done the same. In that bottom picture, there is a bit of dirt on the back bumper, in case anyone is wondering. No scratches or anything.


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Posted 3 weeks ago Edited by pajkosinjo, 3 weeks ago.

My dad started driving very late. After I was born.

My mom drove long before him.

Mom's cars-Fiat 126p 1995-2002

                   Peugeot 306 2007-2011

                   Skoda Fabia 2011- /

Dad's cars- Yugo 45AX (shared it with grandpa) 2000-2006 (He drove it until he died)

 

But my dad's dad (grandpa) had the most interesting cars.

Skoda 110L 1961-1984

Zastava 101 1984-1999

Yugo 45AX    2000-2007

Skoda Favorit 136L 2007-/

Fiat Panda 1000L 2014-/

 

@android 

Which model Yugo did your dad have?

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Posted 3 weeks ago

My Mum can't drive and my Dad learnt when he was 30 or so, when I was a toddler. He's had a Vauxhall Astra, an Audi A3, a Ford Focus, then the same A3 again which got scrapped. He doesn't have anything now, but can drive my car when I'm home and my Grandad's Nissan Micra.

 

My grandparents have had a load of Nissans, Nissan Micras, Bluebirds, some other ones, a Vauxhall Viva, a couple of Minis, an Austin Westminster, and a Citroen Picasso.

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Posted 3 weeks ago

I don't know everything my parent's drove before I was born but I'll try. My mom:

  • 1980's Nissan Sentra
  • 1980's Toyota Celica
  • 2004 Nissan Maxima 2003-2006
  • 2007 Nissan Maxima 2006-2009
  • 2009 Nissan Maxima 2009-2011
  • 2012 Nissan Maxima 2011-2013
  • 2013 Nissan Maxima May 1, 2013 - April 23, 2014 because of rear end collision
  • 2014 Nissan Maxima we have now

She's likely getting the new-gen Maxima next.

 

Too many Maximas on her side lol. My dad:

  • 1980's Toyota Celica
  • 1992 Nissan 240sx mid-1990's-2003
  • 2000 Volvo S70 2000-2005
  • 2006 Nissan Frontier 2005-2007
  • 2008 Nissan Altima 2008-2010
  • 2010 Nissan 370z 40th Anniversary 2010-2012
  • 2012 Nissan Pathfinder 2012-2013
  • 2013 Nissan Altima we have now

He's likely getting a Lexus IS350 F-Sport next.

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Posted 3 weeks ago Edited by The_Ghost, 3 weeks ago.

Father
2011- : BMW 530d SE estate (F11, 2011)
2009-2011 : Audi A6 3.0TDi Quattro Avant (C6, 2008)
2006-2009 : Audi RS4 Avant (B7, 2005)
2005-2006 : BMW 330d Sport estate (E46, 2001)
2002-2005 : Audi Allroad 2.7 Biturbo (C5, 2002)
1997-2002 : Mercedes E300 Turbodiesel (W210, 1997)

I can't actually remember that far back from that point, but at various times I know he's owned

Ford Sierra Sapphire Cosworth
Ford (Tickford) Capri 2.8i
Rover SD1 V8

Mother
2010-2011 : VW Polo 1.2 Turbo (6R, 2010)
2006-2010 : VW Polo FSI (9N, 2004)
2005-2006 : Ford Focus 1.9 TCDI (Mk1.5, 2002)
2001-2005 : VW Polo GTi (6N2, 2000)
1986-2001 : Ford Fiesta XR2i

Whoa, you are so lucky. Your dad owns a 5 Series, here in the Philippines the cheapest 5 Series is at 3.5 million pesos.

 

Anyway, my Mom does not know how to drive and she is scared and she does not want to go to a driving school.

 

My Dad's cars.

  • 1995 Mitsubishi Lancer EL
  • 1996 Mitsubishi L200 Strada 
  • 2002 Toyota Corolla
  • 2006 Honda Civic 2.0 S
  • 2011 Mitsubishi Montero Sport GLS V
  • 2014 Mazda 6 2.5
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Posted 3 weeks ago

My dad always drove, and so far these have been his cars:

-1970 something Ford Maverick: Ended up crashing it into a barrier or something.
-1977 Ford Mustang: Sold it as far as I know.
-1984 Ford F-150: Longest owned car, ended up being crushed in exchange for...
-2010 Volkswagen Bora 2.5 (Jetta VI if you're from the states)
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Posted 3 weeks ago

@pajkosinjo - I haven't asked him yet because I forgot, I'll report back @Sting4s - Damn, you guys love Nissan, huh! haha
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My father used to drive a 1986 Buick Century sedan back when he was still alive. I remember it real good, he'd always take me out to model train shows way out in Maryland (we were living in Alexandria, VA at the time) and back then, to me, it was just a car. But looking back on it, it was amazing. One of the most reminiscent parts of my childhood, took me to all my friend's houses and school functions and more. It never had any troubles and my father took great care of it. He also had a 1959 Chevrolet El Camino, but sadly he wasn't able to get it running before he died, which was a shame because for most of the time that I could remember, it sat parked at the side of the house, rusting and faded. He also had some motorcycles, a Harley Davidson Sportster and another Harley used by the Mexico City police department. After he died, but because he was in the Marines at the time, he couldn't do anything with them so he sold them.

My mother, on the other hand, bought a 2003 Ford Explorer SUV. It stayed with her through the years and, other than drunkenly hitting a mailbox and the rear window cracking for whatever odd reason, it's still going strong. My mom and I currently share it until I get the money to buy my own car, which I hope to get a Buick Century just like my father's and restore it.

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Posted 3 weeks ago

Father
2011- : BMW 530d SE estate (F11, 2011)
2009-2011 : Audi A6 3.0TDi Quattro Avant (C6, 2008)
2006-2009 : Audi RS4 Avant (B7, 2005)
2005-2006 : BMW 330d Sport estate (E46, 2001)
2002-2005 : Audi Allroad 2.7 Biturbo (C5, 2002)
1997-2002 : Mercedes E300 Turbodiesel (W210, 1997)

I can't actually remember that far back from that point, but at various times I know he's owned

Ford Sierra Sapphire Cosworth
Ford (Tickford) Capri 2.8i
Rover SD1 V8

Mother
2010-2011 : VW Polo 1.2 Turbo (6R, 2010)
2006-2010 : VW Polo FSI (9N, 2004)
2005-2006 : Ford Focus 1.9 TCDI (Mk1.5, 2002)
2001-2005 : VW Polo GTi (6N2, 2000)
1986-2001 : Ford Fiesta XR2i

Wow you guys must have been loaded. Here's my list (starting with me being in the picture) and I do not know some of the years, unfortunately.

 

Mom:

Chevrolet Cavalier which was in an accident involving 3 others cars.

('05) Dodge Neon which was shot a load of crap. We ended up calling it the Dodge Don't-Lean-On because it was so unstable.

('04) Mercury Mountaineer that didn't last long because the mechanic sold it to her which different sized tires, which messed up the drivetrain.

Current Car -  ('94) Buick Century, reliable and good on gas, but it's old and the interior is dated

 

Dad: 

Toyota Celica CT, his only manual car with me which he ended up selling

('99) Dodge Durango which costed more to run than what it was worth so we ended up selling that

Current Car - ('99 - '04) Chevrolet Blazer, good truck, durable, and expected to last a while. Gonna be handed down to me once he gets a new car

 

Step-dad:

Ford Ranger which was scrapped due to not being able to run anymore

Current Car - ('91 - '99) Honda Accord, manual gearbox which a loud fartbox. 


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#54

Posted 3 weeks ago

My mom has had like three cars in her life time

Late 90's Ford Contour
2005 Toyota Matrix
2014 Hyundai Veloster Turbo

My step-dad has had lots, but what I can think of right now.

Late 80s Camaro
1985 Toyota Corolla
90s toyota Celica
2006(?) Toyota 4Runner
2014 Volkswagen Golf

Dad
Just what I remember from when I was little
Blue 4th gen Camaro
Black and white 4th gen Camaro
Ford Ranger
Not technically his but he drives it more is my grandmas Saturn

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Posted 3 weeks ago

My mother's car is the same as above. My father has now downsized to a Mk7 Golf 1.4 TSI.

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Posted 3 weeks ago

My mother's car is the same as above. My father has now downsized to a Mk7 Golf 1.4 TSI.

I love the new Golfs.

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Posted 3 weeks ago

  • Fiat 125p (Father)
  • FSO Polonez Caro (Father)
  • Peugeot 405 (Father & Mother)
  • Fiat Brava (Father & Mother)
  • Citroen Xsara (Father & Mother)
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Posted 3 weeks ago Edited by epoxi, 3 weeks ago.

Mine and my immediate family in order of purchase:

- 19?? Fiat 127
- 1980 Volkswagen Golf Driver
- 1987 Saab 900
- 1989 Daihatsu Charade
- 1989 Saab 9000 CD
- 1997 Renault Espace
- 1997 Mitsubishi Carisma
- 2001 Mercedes A140 (notable for being the worst car we ever had...by far)
- 2004 Volvo XC90
- 2005 Citroen C2
- 2009 Honda Jazz
- 2004 Toyota Celica
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Posted 3 weeks ago

I never knew the years of most of them but:

Mom

- 2nd gen Ford Tempo coupe(her first car after she got her license when I was 7 or 8, it got totalled when she hit a deer with it).

- 2002(I think) Ford Focus(eventually sold to my uncle after my mom got a new vehicle. He ended up hitting a deer with it. I yanked the Ford badge off the front before  it got scrapped and put it on my bedroom wall).

- 1st gen Chevy Equinox(she drove it up until this winter when the head gasket and other things went on it, it was sold at an auction a couple months ago).

-03' GMC Sierra 2500(she owns this now)

 

Step-dad(as far as I remember, he may have had vehicles I don't know about before my mom met him).

-4th gen Chevy K-1500(I think he sold it to upgrade to a newer truck, I was pretty young when he had it).

-Early 2000's Chevy Silverado 1500(got sold later to upgrade once again)

-2010 Chevy Silverado 1500(he had this for a few months then traded it for a 2012 because he didn't like it).

-2012 Chevy Silverado 1500(drives this now).

 

The most memorable vehicles from my childhood were my grandparents' vehicles though. My grandma had an 83'-88' Ford Ranger. It was silver with the most retro gaudy pin striping design I've ever seen. It's the vehicle I rode in most as a kid as my mom lived with my grandparents for the first 5 years or so of my life. It was only a single cab though so I'd always end up in the middle fold-out console seat.

 

The other was my grandpa's late 70's Chevy trucks. He had 2 as far as I remember, one was blue and one was black. I don't remember the reason but eventually the black one's box ended up on the blue one and the rest of the black one went for scrap or something. It was the blue one with the black one's box that I learned to drive stick in.

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Posted 3 weeks ago

My parents bought their first car after they were married. They don't remember anything about. Here are the ones after I was born

 

1988 chevy cavalier coupe - Bought used. ran for six years with no issues

1993 chevy astro - My dad's work vehicle, I don't know if he actually bought it but it was a daily driver

1998 ford focus

1998 toyota camry LE - Both the focus and camry were bought new

2003 lexus rx300 - Also bought new, this was a nice ride but sadly we traded it in two years ago after is started to suffer mechanical issues

2003 honda accord - Still my dad's current car. has taken quite a beating

2006 toyota corolla - My first car, now owned by a sibling

2012 hyundai sante fe - My mom's car

 

most memorable would be the camry

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