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Default If you could have back any of your previous vehicles...

which would it be, and why?

Of mine I think I miss my 240sx the most. It was a 95 SE and I traded a 98 Accord for it.

I got it as a project/daily driver but never got to finish it. It had the stock dual overhead cam engine, LSD, manual transmission, and a few miscellaneous mods. I had plans to straighten the body back out, upgrade the suspension to coilovers and replace the vertical doors with normal hinges again since they weren't installed correctly.

Unfortunately none of this happened and I had to sell it. The person I sold it to swapped the engine and sold it to someone up north.

There has been another 240 of the same generation sitting in a field for the last 8 years (maybe longer) up to road about 5 miles from my house but my friend and I have never been able to contact the residents. It's sad to see it just waiting for a new home and the body appears to be in good shape considering its status. I still try to knock on the door from time to time.

Anyway, that's the one I wish I could have kept and it got me wondering if anyone else had that one car they wish they could have held on too. So, whats the one you won't ever forget?
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1988 Mitsubishi Starion 2.6 inline turbo

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after owning it for 3 years i had to get rid of it since i needed the money to pay for my 06 scion xb but then in 2011 i managed to pick up another one but i sold it about 4 months later to much money to put it back on the road. currently this morning i started shopping around for another one locally hopefully i can get another one soon they are fun cars to play with and sleepers also.

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I've only had a few and 3 lasted for many years. I miss the only one I don't still have of the long-term ones. It was a 1987 VW Vanagon, Wolfsburg Ed. in Wolfram Grey.
That was a wonderful one. But, the headgasket started to leak (stock engine was a basically a punched out Bug engine, making 95HP, with supplemental water cooling to push it much over 80hp.

I traded it for my father's Miata, which I still have-> and drove today.

The B reminds me of the VW, but with less room, more power, and brakes that stop it when you actually want. Oh, and tired that don't pop with the slightest bump . . .

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Isn't a Mitsubishi Starion the same as a Dodge/whatevername Conquest?

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Three cars that I still miss:

1972 Toyota Corolla 2-door coupe, 1.6 liter, 4 speed manual. Lowered, flared, springs, shocks, panhard rod, headers, 0.030" pistons, head shaved during engine rebuild, custom exhaust system. Staggered wheels/tires. Painted in 1978 Corvette Yellow with red and orange striping on the sides (stripes applied by me, my own design). Sunroof, homebrew OH and center consoles, 240Z front seats. Homebrew carpeting, sound deadening, and rear seat. Four 6x9" triaxial speakers (two, split, in the doors; two in rear deck), fed by external amp/EQ. Was rear-ended and totaled in 1984.

1987 Toyota Camry sedan DX in Blue Pearl, 2.0 liter DOHC, 116 hp, 5 speed manual, 2700 pounds (lighter than an xB2). Car magazines said it did 0-60 in 8.7 seconds which was pretty good back then. I put 6x9" triaxial speakers in the rear deck and 4" coaxials in the dash. I got 30 mpg no matter how I drove it. Had to sell it because my fiance (now my wife) didn't like the manual tranny.

1991 Toyota longbed Pickup in Super White, 5 speed manual with the Extra value package (side stripes, AC, cloth bench seat, chrome grill, real side vent windows, sliding rear window). I put 6x9" triaxial speakers in the doors and 6.5" coaxial speakers behind the bench seat in a homebrew box. Had to sell it due to growing family. I still miss my truck...

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Tartan,^^^ Pretty much yes.

For me i dunno. Have had tons of cars, unfortunately. Lots of favs. Probably one i had and got to do nothing with, kept stock, was my '90 VW Corrado G60. In yellow at that. It was a great handling car. It definately out handled a previous 83 Z28. But to have it now would be nice. They go for a pretty penny these days.

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Isn't a Mitsubishi Starion the same as a Dodge/whatevername Conquest?
Yes but Chrysler Conquest I have owned both mits and Chrysler

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Any quality or performance difference or are they truly identical?

i find that kinda stuff interesting.

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i find that kinda stuff interesting.
Like the toyota nova? I mean the chevy corrolla...

I think it was the early 80s ones. Friend had the nova and for most of the parts he had to get from toyota.

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Most interesting are the difference, like where one clone is "softened" or "tightened" in different markets. It shows the auto makers thoughts about that market. Plus, it's interesting to see matched "success" and "failure" vehicles, esp. if people don't realize the connection.

Brand differentiation is what it is called. Also, it tells about the many cross-company connections.

Ex:
Mazda B and Ford Courier
Later-> Mazda B and Ford Explorer

Eventually, that lead to Ford "purchasing" Mazda when it got in trouble, which in turn turned around Ford and transformed FoMoCo into what it is today.

Mitsu had lots of Chrysler ties in the 80s and 90s.


This thread has made me miss my VW . . .

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