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Old 01-13-2011, 10:14 PM   #41
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How the ****?!?!?
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How do you wreck a mini, they are idiot proof.
Idiot-proof designs rarely take into account the ingenuity and determination of idiots.
Seriously though, I'd had my license for about 3 months, I was speeding by a hell of a lot on a backroad near my house, came around a blind corner, there was a bigass roll of carpet in my lane. I moved left to avoid it, and braked, causing the car to oversteer. The rest of the story is equally fail, and involves several fence posts, a tree, and a totaled Mini. It was a n00b mistake, and I think my dad almost strangled me for it.
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01 540i six speed never should have sold it :(

E39's are the sex I want an E39 M5 so hard
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Is a vert Mini gayer than a Miata?
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Is a vert Mini gayer than a Miata?
FWD.... I'd still rock one.
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Old 01-13-2011, 10:41 PM   #46
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idk bout the vert but i LOVE my MINI. FWD or not..its a blast for a DD
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Old 01-13-2011, 10:50 PM   #47
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My First car was a 94 or 95 Dodge Intrepid. Only good thing about it was the big back seat.
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Old 01-13-2011, 10:57 PM   #48
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Is a vert Mini gayer than a Miata?
Slightly. Did I care at the time? No. That thing was fun as ****, and I got tons of attention from the ladies lol
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Old 01-13-2011, 10:59 PM   #49
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This looks just like the turd I had ('74 Hornet). Had to fill it up with oil everytime I filled it up with gas. Engine block cracked around 60,000mi.



(can't complain too much about the left over cars that your parents dump off on you for free though)
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Old 01-13-2011, 11:01 PM   #50
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My first car was a sweet 1987 Pontiac Turbo Firefly


Wish I knew crap about cars back then. Could have had some real fun with it.
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Old 01-13-2011, 11:55 PM   #51
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Ok.. first car was one my dad bought, 1972 Dodge Coronet (big block ex-patrol car) no idea why he thought this was a good idea. With 100k on the odo it would pound my friends '67 SS396 Chevelle.

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Then I bought this thinking small car = good mileage... welcome to rotary engines! 1972 RX3 4dr

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Rebuilding the engine on the 4dr led me to a shop who specialized in rotary cars who sold me this one which I AX'd (and did the occasional drags with as in the photo) 1973 RX3 2dr

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Some others... (I've owned a little over 40 at this point)

1973 Isuzu 117 Coupe

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'84 Audi 4000 Quattro and '73 914 2.0

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Old 01-13-2011, 11:56 PM   #52
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1970 Pontiac Catalina 4-door.

350 V-8
Automatic
Rear drum brakes
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Gold metallic paint w/ gold(ish) vinyl top
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Old 01-14-2011, 12:40 AM   #53
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1991 Dodge Shadow (2.5 turbo) Bought it from my neighbor when I was 15 and totalled it a couple years later. Engine wiring harness caught on fire once, jumped a gaurd rail with it, hit a deer, hit a telephone pole, the list is long. The car was fast as **** on the highway at 15psi but it looked like a turd. I once loved that car and I have no idea why.

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1999 GMC Envoy (4.3 V6) I got this as a bonus from work one Christmas. My dad and his partner were upgrading vehicles and each one of them had these, so my bro and I both ended up with one. I ******* miss this thing so bad. Got me around so many job sites and winters that the 4wd on this thing was thoroughly tested. One night when I said "I hope I ******* blow the motor in this piece of ****", the motor blew. Sat for years and I traded it for a paint job on the miata.

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1990 Miata and 1988 Chevrolet High Sierra - (1.6 turbo & 454 Big block) Got the miata bone stock off ebay back in '04. Its been a love and hate relationship since. On and off DD as well as on and off the road for months at a time. Chevy truck was my work truck that I tooled around in for awhile to and from the shop, but was also what I drove on a daily basis to the job sites. Trucks are completely beat to **** but they're still going. I've worked on our small fleet of 1980's Chevy trucks more than any other vehicles.

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2004 Ford Taurus (3.0 OHC) My current DD. Bought it in haste and semi regret it. Yeah it gets me around and I'll probably never get pulled over in it (knock on wood), but I feel like its a time bomb between the slipping tranny and the 180k mile motor. I hope it gets me through the winter without any issues, then maybe I'll try and resell it for what I paid.

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1)I started out with an auto 92 323 at 17 then was rear ended and found another (2). This time a 5sp 93 special edition which promptly got a gtx bpt among a plethora of other goodness's. That car was fast and 15psi was available from ~2800-3000rpm iirc.

I drove the green one as my dd 1 winter than got #3 for $400 with a dead clutch and u joint as well as 4 e tabs and "potpouri" that were left in the glove box. If you ever have the means I highly suggest picking one up they are so choice. I fell in love with rwd because of this truck.

After graduating I sold the b2200 for $2500, cheap since the diff was about to go and bought #4. I should've listened to my dad and gone 4L + 4x4 but mpg and 3000lb min towing were primary concerns. I then sold the green 323 after wrestling with the idea for a while so I could get a miata.

Then that December after about a year of looking I found #5 my 97 NA and after promising the fiancee (now wife) I would hold off with a turbo for 2 years I bought my turbo kit ~1 year after and installed it 2 calendar years (14 months) after getting the car .

I've owned 3 other 323's and one FC that weren't pictured but were basically parts cars. The fact they are all Mazda's is purely coincidental, I was looking at a scooby when I bought #3 and am still debating trading #4 for a 5sp LGT wagon if I can find one.
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Old 01-14-2011, 09:08 AM   #55
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Getting license in '89, my 1st car was an '85 Pontiac Sunbird - mmeehhh, I beat the living hell out of that car, including nearly ripping the oil pan off it jumping it over a raised cattle crossing in a buddy's country driveway - I probably got the car 4 feet off the ground. Man, those were the days....
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Old 01-14-2011, 10:00 AM   #56
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We had a secret road in Tn that gradually went up hill and then it was a sudden drop off to about a 50 degree grad. The road just about came to a point. I would say I destroyed a buddies saturn getting atleast 4 feel of air off of that. The strut mounts broke and went through the hood.
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Old 01-14-2011, 10:15 AM   #57
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I should have kept that car and swapped a VR6 in it. However, I sold it and bought...

After wheels, suspension, anda 488whp EIP turbo motor, I bought another car to drive daily while I was in college, lol:


It was a huge piece of ****. The Corrado was stolen, so I bought a TT coupe.

That car was such a huge piece of **** that it broke me financially, while I financed $44k with no money down, lol. After about 18-months the Jetta was broke-down again with back to back to back transmission problems, the Audi was undrivable and sold off and delivered on a tow truck to Carmax for $18k with 8000 miles on it, and I was between a rock and a hard place. I found this:

It was $1600 with the hardtop, I had $1400 in my checking account while I was making $9/h at my current job so I borrowed $200 from my sister, parents wanted me to finance another new car. I was so broke I could not afford to put a $80 battery in it so I always parked it on a hill for the first month, I survived on $1.50 tacos for several months. After a year or two I started tracking the Miata and tried to keep the Jetta as a daily, but it was constantly broken with electrical problems or another bad transmission. Finally, I sold the Jetta for the used value of the H&R shocks in the car, just needed someone to take it away, and that money helped paint my car to look like this:

Then the rest is history after paying off the Audi note and credit card debt and this became my daily driver:

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Old 01-14-2011, 01:13 PM   #58
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Children.
1953 Chevrolet 210. Inline 6, 3 on the tree.
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Old 01-14-2011, 01:17 PM   #59
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Hustler you were a Vdubber ... Im sorry. That must have been a rough childhood

(says the dorifto boy who had 2 240sx's before he was 18 and managed to total them both)
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Old 01-14-2011, 01:32 PM   #60
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'90 Volvo 740GLE (16v Baby) in White



That got hit by a drunk driver after 2 months of having my license.
Then got a '91 Volvo 940GLE (16v again) in red



Sold that, got a '07 Mazda 3 Touring in Grey. Stick. I was excited.



Sold that, got my current '09 MazdaSpeed3. Put a stereo in and changed the exhaust. That's all I allowed myself to do.



Then got another Volvo. My '84 Track Bitch.

Which went from this:


to this:


It's not even close to where it needs to be.
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