Cars I've Owned Since 1952

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  1. Hal Pollner

    Hal Pollner Very Well-Known Member
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    1934 Plymouth Sedan (cost: $35)
    1941 Dodge Sedan
    1936 Ford Sedan (the only car that was my age)
    1942 Chevrolet 2-door
    1946 Pontiac Straight Eight 2-door
    1942 Mercury Club Coupe (my favorite of them all)
    1940 Chevrolet 1/2 Ton Pickup
    1949 Oldsmobile "Rocket 88" 2-door (first car with automatic transmission)
    1941 Chevrolet Sedan
    1946 Plymouth Sedan
    1952 Oldsmobile "Super 88" 2-door
    1952 Ford Sedan
    1957 Plymouth OHV V8 2-door
    1963 Chevrolet OHV V8 Hardtop (my first new car)
    1868 Pontiac Firebird OHV V8 400 coupe (new, my most powerful car)
    1978 Toyota Corolla (new, my first foreign car)
    1985 Mitsubishi Starion Coupe (my first sports car)
    1991 Honda Accord Sedan (new)
    1994 Dodge V6 Minivan
    1997 GMC 1/2 Ton Pickup V6
    1997 Plymouth Minivan V6
    2005 Mazda Sedan (new)
    2005 Mercury V6 SUV
    2008 Toyota Sedan (new)
    2010 Hyundai SUV (new)
    2005 Mercury SUV
    2012 Mazda Sedan (new...present car)

    SUMMARY:

    27 Cars Since 1952

    2 Cars in the 1930's
    8 Cars in the 1940's
    3 Cars in the 1950's
    2 cars in the 1960's
    1 Car in the 1970's
    1 Car in the 1980's
    4 Cars in the 1990's
    6 Cars in the 2000's

    7... 4-Cylinder Cars
    11... Six-Cylinder Cars
    9... Eight Cylinder Cars (including the 1946 Pontiac Straight Eight)

    8 New Cars (all bought for cash except the new 1963 Chevrolet, which I paid off in a year)

    Harold I Pollner
     
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  2. Al Amoling

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    Cars I've owned since 1956
    1946 Pontiac straight 8 convertible
    1948 Pontiac 6 2 dr sedan
    1953 Pontiac 4dr sedan
    1960 Pontiac Starchief 4dr hardtop
    1965 Pontiac Tempest convertible
    1967 Plymouth 9 pass wagon
    1956 VW
    1958 VW
    1970 VW
    !967 Pontiac V8 Convertible
    1972 Buick Estate wagon
    1979 Pontiac station wagon
    1980 Pontiac Phoenix
    1983 Buick Riviera
    1986 Toyota 4-Runner
    1989 Nissan Maxima
    1992 Mazda 6
    1995 Subaru Legacy
    2001 Toyota highlander
    2002 Toyota Rav4
    2008 Toyota Sienna
    2017 Ford Fusion AWD
    12 cars bought new
     
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  3. Hal Pollner

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    Impressive list, Al!
    Hal
     
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  4. Thomas Stearn

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    Have no impressive list for I'm an alien. The world of cars only started for me when I was reborn in the 90s.

    1982-1989 Trabant (Station Wagon) - ha, ha
    1990-1993 Mazda 323 Sedan light blue metallic (used car with 44K miles)
    1993-1996 Mazda 323 Station, red (new)
    1996-2006 Toyota Carina Station, black (new)
    2006-2012 Toyota Corolla Verso (Mini-Van) blue
    2012- present Toyota Verso, (Mini-Van) grey (new)

    These were mine, all paid for in cash. I also bought four smaller cars for my wife (Fiat Uno, Mazda 121, Hyundai Getz, Suzuki S4) two of them used (Fiat and Suzuki) and the others new also paid for in cash. Neither my wife nor I have ever had a car breakdown.
     
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  5. Al Amoling

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    I forgot 2 others
    1960 Red VW convertible(my brother worked for a VW dealer so I got a few at bargain prices)
    1969 Olds 442 convertible.
     
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  6. Peter Renfro

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    1958 Ford Country Squire Wagon
    1964 Chevy Biscayne
    1966 Oldsmobile F/85 Hurst Olds
    1969 Plymouth Fury 1
    1966 Ford Galaxy
    1965 Ford ?
    197? Chevy Vega
    197? Fiat 110 Wagon
    1973 VW Bus
    1973 Chrysler Newport
    !968 Chevy Chevelle
    1972 Chevy C-10 Custom Deluxe
    1974 Ford Maverick
    1985 Ford Ranger
    198? Olds Delta 88
    1989 Chevy 1500
    198? Chevy AWD Astro Van
    199? Hyundai Tuscon
    2003 Jeep Liberty
    2011 Ram 1500
    2013 Ram 1500
    also have an 83 Dodge truck, no doors flatbed windshield only that is my utility vehicle.
     
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  7. Hal Pollner

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    Hey Peter and Thomas,

    Thanks for your lists too!

    I admire your paying cash for your new wheels, Thomas!

    The only reason I bought my new 1963 Chevrolet on installments was to establish credit when entering the Civilian world after my Army discharge in 1962. I bought the Chevy on a 2-year contract, but got tired of making stupid car payments after a year, so I paid it off.
    Hal
     
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  8. Thomas Stearn

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    Just like you, I don't like paying interest.
    I had to be particularly careful when having to operate in a market economy all of a sudden. So the last thing I wanted to have was debts. That's why I first bought a used car for $1,500 and my wife's for $2,500. After three years I could then afford a new one for $12,000 and two years later a new one for my wife for $7000. Yes, I always wanted to pay cash also later around the turn of the century because I also had a mortgage to pay off then which took me 10 years (2007) and I didn't need any further instalments and never bought and will never buy anything by instalments in all my life.
     
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  9. Peter Renfro

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    I gave always bought on installments. With a wife two children at home child and emotional support for a third,never could I have afforded anything decent.
    The one vehicle that I did buy (cash) was the 2011 Ram. It was going to cost me $800 more to pay cash so I let the dealership include it in their portfolio. I made three payments, which cost me about 60 bucks in interest, then paid the balance.
    If you are fortunate enough not to need or use credit then you a fortunate and privileged besides.
     
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    I'm certainly neither fortunate nor privileged but you didn't mean me anyway. So, just saying.
     
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