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61 Falcon Futura, 1991 through 2002.
2001 Ford Focus, 2001 until ?
65 Ranchero, 2011 until ?
 

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I am not even going to TRY and start.... holy cow....
 

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I'm new here,, so I'll try to remember. in order by vintage.

1. 55 Thunderbird, still have
2. 59 Austin Healey Bugeye
3. 60 Austin Healey Bugeye
4. 62 Comet S22 170, 3 spd A tranny a month when I was in high school
5. 61 Austin Healey 3000 really miss that one.
6. 63 Austin Healey Sprite
7. 64 Falcon Sprint modified 289/271 w/t-10 Probbly put 200,000 miles on that
8. 64 Corvair Convert
9. 65-6 MG titled as a 66, but 65 parts
10. 67 Cougar 390-4 spd
11. 69 Mustang Convert 351 auto
12. 69 Torino Wagon
13. 69 Alfa GTV
14. 74 Mach 1 lightly modded 2.8. first new car
15. 74 Volvo 145
16 75 Granada Just bought it to keep the disc rear axle from the 76
17 76 Monarch bought the day married to get rid of wife's Pacer
18 80 Subaru Brat
19 81 Subaru wagon
20 81 Mercedes 300 TD
21 81 Datsun Pickup 4x4
22 87 Alfa Romeo Milano
23 89 Ranger
24 89 Honda CRX
25 94 F150 4x4 Eddie Bauer
26 99 Contour SVT
27 02 Toyota MR2 Spyder
28 05 Mazda 6S wagon
29 07 F150 FX2
30 Forgot the SAAB 99 Turbo

Parents when I was home and driving
64 Ranchero 260 4spd
65 LTD
68 Ranchero


Girlfriends cars regularly driven
70 AMC Hornet
71 914
72 914 Different girl
76 AMC Pacer X Had to pick her up 6 times from work before trading it in at 29,000 miles

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1) 65 Comet wagon, 6 cyl, auto, best car ever
Then:

Now:302, EFI, 5 spd, etc.

2) 90 Ranger 2wd, 2.9L, 5 spd, bought from my neighbor when the Comet went under the knife

3) 78 Bronco, 351, auto, bought off an uncle, best truck ever

4) 94 Beretta, 2.2L, 5 spd, tired of putting gas in the Bronco, quickly traded it towards the next car.
5) 96 Mustang convert, 3.8L, auto, turd, but I made money on it.

6) 97 F-150 4x4, 4.2L, auto, total junk, but I already had the new motor it needed, so made a healthy profit on it.

7) 66 Monterey, 390 2v, auto, 48k orig miles, bought off an uncle, great car, but leaked a ton of oil out the back cam plug.

8) 00 Ranger 2wd, 2.5L, 5 spd, drove it for almost a year and sold it for more than I paid. Funny thing is if I had simply parked it I could still get more for it than I paid.


9) 95 F-250 4x4, 5.8L, auto, plow. This one amazes me to this day. A kid I went to school with (and didnt really like), his dad got to be sorta buddies with my dad, and wound up giving the truck to me for $500 in the fall only because it had been sitting in his driveway for about 2 years. I put a battery, starter, plow pump motor, and a few small things on it and flipped it for a nice $5,000 profit.
10) 97 Wrangler, 2.5L, 5 spd, slowest vehicle ever, sold it within 2 months.
11) 99 F-150 2wd, 4.2L, 5 spd, sport, great truck, wish I still had it, used it to tow the next one home to Detroit from Baltimore.

12)1967 F-250 2wd, 240, 4 spd, bought from an uncle, needed everything, but fairly solid body, good work truck.

13) 98 Wrangler, 4.0L, 5 spd, totaled. Put a new front axle and control arms, added then-new Rubi springs and shocks and new rolling stock, sold it a year later for what I had into it.


14) 65 Falcon, paid $250 for it on ebay, buffed it out, sold it for $9000.



15) 01 Focus ZX3, 5 spd, good little reliable gas sipping puddle jumper. Sold it 4 years later for almost what I paid.

16) 08 Focus SE, 5 spd, wanted something newer, wound up getting massive hail damage last summer while parked in the long term airport lot, still driving my dimple darling. The windshield was smashed, mirror broken, and the top and passenger side looks like this:


17) 02 Silverado, 4.3L, auto, a little rough, but a cheap dependable work truck


There are several more vehicles, but I dont think I owned them long enough to be considered mine. I could be a little off on when I owned some of these because many overlapped, but it was still fun taking a trip back and finding pictures of all the crap Ive owned!
 

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Wow, all the cars I have ever owned! I am 58 and have had more cars than years on this earth. The majority have been classic or muscle cars. At this moment, I have 5 cars insured and taged -
1. 1961 lite yellow Galaxie, 87000 miles, 352/3 on the tree, loaded[9 MPG]
2. 1967 black Pontiac GTO coupe 327000 miles, 360 HP/auto, high optioned including rare AC, P.S., P.discB., ect.[15 MPG]
3. Rare - 1960 Plymouth Suburban, 65000 miles[30 year garage find] 318/2spd auto[21 MPG-16 towing my boat]
4. 2003 Chevy AWD Astrovan
5. 2004 Buick LeSabre Custom
Other favorite cars of mine that might be of interest.
1. I had at least 30 VWs, one bus that I put a 69 Z28 302 in mid-engine, had 7 VW Things[remember them?] and few bugs, buses, Jetta, GTIs ect.
2. 67 burgundy 390 GT Mustang
3. 65 red/white vinyl top Galaxie GT 390 fastback[not sure on year, its been a while]
4. Several 64 and 65 T-Birds
5. Black 67 Corvette 2 tops full worked 327/4 spd.
6. Silver 69 427/435 HP Vette burned to the ground in Valley Forge Park
7. Very Rare triple black 70 Monte Carlo SS 454 with 30 + options
8. Red 67 GTO coupe 335 HP/4 spd
9. Orange/black stripes 69 383/4 spd. Roadrunner[low milage]
10. 7-1957 Chevy coupes various colours and drivetrains[loved em]
11. Rare 56 Chevy Sedan Delivery 350/330 HP Vette motor 4 spd.
12. 49 Chevy Sedan Delivery from org. owner with 56,000 miles
13. Rare 68 Firebird 400 vert. + rare options, AC and all the powers
14. 67 Olds Delta 88 from org. owner 33,000 miles but a 4 dr HT
15. 63 Caddy Sedan DeVille fully loaded. Sold it to a guy in Italy
16. Some Audi's, Subaru's, a Toyoda, 2 Honda 600 Honda Coupes
17. 63 Olds Starfire coupe, nice silvery blue, low miles and loaded
18. 74 Chevy Van fully custom pearl white/flipflop green flames
19. 2 1974 Philadelphia Ford Police vans
20. 1956 600 BSA traded before I even drove it
21. Hopefully not soon inherit my Dad's mint, red, always starts and stored in his heated basement - 12,000 miles 1948 Indian Chief. Orig. owner.
22. 1955 Chevy Coupe 350/4 spd
23. I'm sure there are some I forgot but that's enough for now and fortunately, I took pictures of most of my cars.
 

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Reading down the others lists,, they just keep comiong back to me. I remember even more when i saw the 51 Henry J. Had one of them also and wrecked it then got into Porches for a short while. No high end models although I had a black 1978 928 for a month until I found it needed head work that cost more than the whole car. Plug wires were $100s and that was 20 years ago. Several VW Scirocco's, 2 Triumphs including a rare TR250 and 1 Spitfire. I mean it this time, I'm sure there are more but this is ENOUGH!
 

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1978 dodge power wagon
1980 Z28 Camaro
1964 Impala
1983 Monte Carlo
1996 Monte Carlo
1997 30th Ann. Z28 Camaro
1999 ford ranger 4x4
1999 gtp grand price
1999 900 Ninja
2000 S-10 zr2
2001 cbr929
2003 Suzuki hayabusa(stolen from the drag strip)
2002 S-10
2006 trail blazer
2009 silverado
2012 Tahoe
And last the 1965 fastback mustang


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1953 Ford 4 dr sedan-first car, and the only car I ever sold for a profit

1955 Ford convert, dk blue over light blue, everything kept falling off, passenger door would open without warning, body shops could not fix it

1954 Olds 88 2 dr sedan, three speed on column, rare

1957 Olds 98 convert, started out white, repainted 1962 Chev Honduras maroon

1957 BelAir, 4 dr hardtop, conversion from PGlide to three speed Hurst, 4:11 rear, raced it to death

1965 Corvette, roadster, two tops, 327/300 4 sp, Nassau blue in/out, still cry when I think of this one

1958 Pontiac Chieftain, salmon/white 2 dr, fast car for a 2 barrel

1966 Comet Cyclone convert, not a bad car, but going from the Vette to the Cyclone was traumatic

1964 Galaxie 500 convert, still have it

1968 Cyclone GT fastback, Madras blue, 4 sp 302/4 barrel, 3:50 rear, very pretty car, Keystone Classic wheels, 428 CJ scoop, black hood tape stripe, Goodyear Polygas tires

1972 LTD Brougham, Ginger Glo (metallic brown), dealer installed light tan vinyl top, very plush car

1962 Impala, 2 dr, 283, PG, bumper car, threw out the ruined interior and installed a light green interior from a 1962 Olds 2 dr, doorpanels, etc, the works

1981 Fairmont 260 v8 wagon, ugh

1985 black TurboCoupe, 4 sp, fun and peppy

1994 TBird 4.6, black, still have it, getting close to "the end" at 145,000 miles

1989 Signature Towncar, nice rider

2003 TBird

2004 Lincoln LS 8 Sport
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2010 Ford Explorer LImited, tri tone white, v6, 22,600 miles, like new condition, Ford certified used car

The 94 TBird has gone to a better life.
 

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2010 Ford Explorer LImited, tri tone white, v6, 22,600 miles, like new condition, Ford certified used car
Have NEVER figured out that terminology, well yeah its USED it has XX,XXX miles on it... jeeze...
 

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Have NEVER figured out that terminology, well yeah its USED it has XX,XXX miles on it... jeeze...
Check Ford's websites. They can explain it better than I can.

Maybe I'm being BS'ed, but certified cars mean they go through a testing and prep phase.

One example, a few weeks after I had the car, the "change oil" warning came on.

So, I called my dealer, and they checked the car's records.

No oil change required. It had been done under the certification program.

Supposedly, they also check things like brake wear (brakes must have X life left), and simple stuff like hoses, belts, windshield wipers (mine are brand new). Also had new rubber.

Anyway, I think I got a good deal (Explorer Limited is top of the line; I paid less than Eddie Baur models, same year, same miles), and got something for my 94 Bird (which was junkyard ready), so I can't complain.

I think it was an issue that the car had been on the lot too long, and they needed to move it.

Haven't bought a used car in decades, but at my age, buying new seemed like a waste of money. Don't drive that much anymore.
 

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I think MOF2U meant that the term USED CAR, needing the additional word Certified is stupid...

I certainly think that any car with more than 1000 miles on it is USED, there is no way around the word Used, so stating Certified before Used is stupid, and it's simply a sales gimmick.
Sure they have more of the history of the vehicle with the car fax and all that which is another BUNK sales gimmick, just last week I repaired a newly purchased Certified used car, with a CLEAN carfax, and Dealer report. But I discovered it had been rear- ended in the past to the extent that the frame (unibody) was bent almost 3/4".

Why am I letting a word get me worked up?
 

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well .. my understanding of "certified" used vehicle...

lets say in most cases ford ,toyota, chebby...Etc.....

their vehicles goes thru 200-300 point inspection for example....

everything needed repair , fixed ..paint and interior reconditiond..
brought back to new condition....

and since its their own brand...they feel confident that every issue has been taken care of ...and give you full warranty....Certified Used...

where some used car lots ..just do basic repairs ...clean it up a little...
sell it ....and hope car dont break down within 30-days of sale....

thats my take....maybe im wrong....;)
 

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well .. my understanding of "certified" used vehicle...

lets say in most cases ford ,toyota, chebby...Etc.....

their vehicles goes thru 200-300 point inspection for example....

everything needed repair , fixed ..paint and interior reconditiond..
brought back to new condition....

and since its their own brand...they feel confident that every issue has been taken care of ...and give you full warranty....Certified Used...

where some used car lots ..just do basic repairs ...clean it up a little...
sell it ....and hope car dont break down within 30-days of sale....

thats my take....maybe im wrong....;)
No, you are correct.

From Ford's Certified Website:


All Ford Certified Pre-Owned vehicles include:
  • 172-point inspection
  • Vehicle Age less than Six model years or newer
  • Vehicle Mileage under 80,000 miles
  • 12-month, 12,000-mile comprehensive limited warranty
  • 24-Hour Roadside Assistance
And:

Benefits of Buying a Used Certified Ford
  • Warranties are owner transferable
  • Lower financing rates than non-certified used cars
  • Parts used for reconditioning are genuine Ford parts
  • Auto Check vehicle history report that reports possible fire, salvage, flood damage, odometer problems or lemon law cases
  • Tire tread depth must be 5/32nds or better across the tire or the tires are replaced
  • Brake lining must have 50% or better remaining or they get replaced
  • Reconditioning performed by factory-trained technicians
 

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  1. 1967 Galaxie 500 dad's old car
  2. 1971 AMC Hornet mom's old car
  3. 1971 Tbird
  4. 1972 Ford LTD
  5. 1969 mustang
  6. 1969 Pont Catalena
    1. 1973 Buick Century
    2. 1969 Fairlane 500
    3. 1974 Mustang
    4. 1976 Ply Volare
    5. 1980 Pinto
    6. 1979 chevy Impala
    7. 1984 Escort
    8. 1884 Ols Delta 88
    9. 1991 nissan hardboby
    10. 1969 F 100
    11. 1979 F 100
    12. 1983 GMC Vandura
    13. 1989 nissan Hardbody
    14. 1996 F 150
    15. 1966 Galaxie 500
    16. 1964 Fairlane 500
    17. 2004 F150
    18. 1972 Chevelle
    19. 1989 Iroc camaro
    20. 1963 Galaxie 500 still have it
    21. 2005 F 150
    22. 1995 chevy 1500
    23. 1995 Dodge Ram Van
    24. 2009 Dodge Ram 1500
    25. 2010 F 150
    26. 1963 Fairlane
    27. 1972 Galaxie 500
    28. WOW what a list of Great Good Bad and Ugly...
 

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I think MOF2U meant that the term USED CAR, needing the additional word Certified is stupid...

I certainly think that any car with more than 1000 miles on it is USED, there is no way around the word Used, so stating Certified before Used is stupid, and it's simply a sales gimmick.
Sure they have more of the history of the vehicle with the car fax and all that which is another BUNK sales gimmick, just last week I repaired a newly purchased Certified used car, with a CLEAN carfax, and Dealer report. But I discovered it had been rear- ended in the past to the extent that the frame (unibody) was bent almost 3/4".

Why am I letting a word get me worked up?
a little late on this conversation, but-

the first new car I ever ordered was a 2006 mustang gt...5 months later it shows up, the carhauler dude drops a ramp on it, pushes the wing a inch deep into the trunk/quarter panels... 5 months couldnt even get a test drive, had to reorder...anyway, I kept tabs on old serial number 1ZVFT82H665134068, the shipper took ownership, liberty ford in ohio(dunno which one) repaired it damage was documented, 6 months later it sold in west virginia as a factory demo, no damage/repair on carfax...neat huh?
 

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'63 F-100 with 351W - sure miss that one, great truck
'74 Mustang II - don't miss it but was a loaner from my dad
'69 Fairlane Cobra - still have this one
'89 Suzuki Swift GTi - 100 HP! Peppy car at under 1800lbs
'99 Honda Civic DX hatchback
'69 F-150
'03 VW GTI - learned that I really like how turbo cars drive
'07 VW GTI - Germans don't seem to know how to make A/C cold (same with the '03)
'13 Mustang GT - Current daily driver
 

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a little late on this conversation, but-

the first new car I ever ordered was a 2006 mustang gt...5 months later it shows up, the carhauler dude drops a ramp on it, pushes the wing a inch deep into the trunk/quarter panels... 5 months couldnt even get a test drive, had to reorder...anyway, I kept tabs on old serial number 1ZVFT82H665134068, the shipper took ownership, liberty ford in ohio(dunno which one) repaired it damage was documented, 6 months later it sold in west virginia as a factory demo, no damage/repair on carfax...neat huh?

I would DEFINITELY let the state Insurance Commissioner know about that car! They are lying to the public and you have PROOF. Just a phone call to your state commish, he will raise hell with the shippers and the state that has the title now. Those dirty thieving no good sumbicchez Deserve it!
 

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1970 Ford Mustang
1980 chevy Cheyenne
1980 Ford F150
1994 Ford Mustang
1989 chevy Silverado
1994 Mitsubishi 3000GT
2003 VW Jetta
2005 Ford EcoSport, yes....2005
1996 Dodge Dakota
1996 VW Cabrio
2005 Lincoln Aviator
1989 Ford E350
2010 VW Golf diesel
1968 Ford Thunderbird

They are listed in chronological order of ownership. I still own the last 3
 
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