Do you ever miss any of your older cars?

@TheHorse (67110)
Pleasant Hill, California
January 19, 2018 10:30pm CST
I love my current Nissan Xterra. It has over 200,000 miles on it, and it perfect for hauling guitars, amplifiers, softball gear, potting soil, and other "stuff," including humans. But there are times I miss my old Toyota pick-up trucks. They were all I drove for years, always got 200,000 miles plus, and were perfect for hauling lumber, bricks, saddles, and other bigger "stuff." This is a picture of my old Toyota, as I was working on a cabin project in Montana. I ran across this picture today, and got all teary-eyed. Did you have a favorite vehicle?
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@andriaperry (53406)
• United States
20 Jan
Yes I misss all the room in my old p.t that I still have, the kia is small inside.
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@TheHorse (67110)
• Pleasant Hill, California
20 Jan
p.t.?
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@andriaperry (53406)
• United States
20 Jan
@TheHorse P.T. Cruiser 2001, with nearly 300,000 miles, runs but need a front wheel work.
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@TheHorse (67110)
• Pleasant Hill, California
20 Jan
@andriaperry Oh! Are you gong to get it done? In the name of love?
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@pgntwo (21762)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
20 Jan
G463 Geländewagen Odometer
The Landrover I had was old and battered, but it started falling to bits eventually. There was a Mercedes G-wagen after that, it was on its second trip around the clock already when I got it. I had to sell it on as the family grew and the fuel prices started to rise exponentially.
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@TheHorse (67110)
• Pleasant Hill, California
20 Jan
Fuel prices are pretty stable here right now.
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@pgntwo (21762)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
20 Jan
@TheHorse The cost of 500-litre delivery of heating oil, for a domestic boiler, has risen from £190 in October to £250 in January. And in the colder part of the winter, the heating stays on for longer. Car fuel prices rose from £1.16/liter to £1.22/liter for petrol in the same period, with diesel being about 3p/liter more expensive. 4.5l makes a gallon, so over £5 a gallon, or $6.50 a gallon approx.
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@TheHorse (67110)
• Pleasant Hill, California
20 Jan
@pgntwo Here in CA, we're at about $3/gallon right now.
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@RasmaSandra (18422)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
20 Jan
I used to have a Hyundai Excel but I don't miss it. What I do miss is the car I rode in as a child with friends of my parents because my parents never had a car. That car is the 1957 Chevy.
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@TheHorse (67110)
• Pleasant Hill, California
20 Jan
Now THAT sounds like a REAL car!
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@RasmaSandra (18422)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
20 Jan
@TheHorse just like this one if my memory serves me correctly. I always hoped to get such a car when I grew up not realizing how things would change and the this was not in the stars for me.
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@TheHorse (67110)
• Pleasant Hill, California
28 Jan
@RasmaSandra Looks pretty boss!
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@valmnz (12755)
• New Zealand
20 Jan
I miss my dear Lavender, a little Hyundai car I owned for years.
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@TheHorse (67110)
• Pleasant Hill, California
20 Jan
How many miles did you coax out of it?
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@valmnz (12755)
• New Zealand
20 Jan
@TheHorse can't remember. It was going well but we decided to downsize to one car.
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@jstory07 (68321)
• Roseburg, Oregon
20 Jan
The older cars seem to have been bigger and had more room inside.
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@TheHorse (67110)
• Pleasant Hill, California
20 Jan
This is true. I think gas mileage plays a role.
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@Hannihar (38208)
22 Jan
I loved my last car I had before I left the States to live in Israel. I hated selling it but had no choice.
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@TheHorse (67110)
• Pleasant Hill, California
27 Jan
What led to your move to Israel? Were you already fluent in Hebrew?
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@Hannihar (38208)
28 Jan
@TheHorse Hi Horse, I was not happy living in Minneapolis so wanted to find a place where I felt at home. I had a friend in Arizona that I would visit and thought I would check it out but was not home for me. I decided to finally visit Israel and found what I was looking for here. I know visiting and living are not the same thing, but it was time I went Home. I am not fluent in Hebrew. I can speak it but there are words I do not know so ask and people have a hard time explaining them. Thanks for asking The Horse.
@LadyDuck (163698)
• Switzerland
20 Jan
I do not drive, but of all the cars we had, I loved the small Ford Fiesta that my husband used to go around grocery shopping here. I know he miss his Merceded 500 SEL that was stolen in Italy.
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@TheHorse (67110)
• Pleasant Hill, California
20 Jan
Did insurance not replace the Mercedes?
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@LadyDuck (163698)
• Switzerland
21 Jan
@TheHorse It paid the full amount because the car was only 3 months old, but in the meantime it went out of production. My husband bought the new model and he disliked the new car a lot. I also hated that car. He sold the car a few months later.
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@JudyEv (126361)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 Jan
I've had various little hatchbacks for years and have loved them although I've been a bit tough on them, carting bales of hay, chaff, etc and lots of other things.
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@TheHorse (67110)
• Pleasant Hill, California
20 Jan
You would probably love the truck shown. My Toyota 4x4 pick-up. It was perfect for hauling hay bales and other random stuff around. It was a stick too, so it was fun to drive. A "starving musician" friend has it now. I "sold" it to him for $1000 when I got my Xterra.
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@nanette64 (17696)
• Fairfield, Texas
20 Jan
I had a 1990 Mitsubishi Galant that had 450,000 miles on it when I traded it in for my current 2000 Saturn SL @TheHorse . The Saturn has just 200,000 on it at the moment. The one car I wanted all my life was the 1957 Chevy.
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@TheHorse (67110)
• Pleasant Hill, California
20 Jan
Heh. My "alternate life" car would be a 1965 Mustang.
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@nanette64 (17696)
• Fairfield, Texas
21 Jan
@TheHorse Yeehaw!!! That would be my #2.
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@TheHorse (67110)
• Pleasant Hill, California
21 Jan
@nanette64 They're so boss! I also remember liking Plymouth Roadrunners back in the day.
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@vandana7 (66117)
• India
20 Jan
Dad had a Morris. We called it Mammy Blue. It was really cute, and I'd said I want it, when I grow up. But dad sold it. Yeah, I miss that one. I like small cars.
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@TheHorse (67110)
• Pleasant Hill, California
20 Jan
I've never heard of Morris. Do they make cars in India? Or import them from Europe and Japan? Or both?
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@vandana7 (66117)
• India
21 Jan
@TheHorse It was from UK...possibly after independence. Don't know. It worked well. It was cute. That is how I remember it. I like my new Wagon R. Make no mistake about that. But given a choice, I would have gone for that one with some of the features of this one. lol. Or even two seater cars that are now increasing in number. I prefer driving aunty's car though. Somehow, I have got accustomed to that one. I am going to buy that one out in due course. I know two cars and all that is ridiculous. But if I am not ok with automatic what to do.
@vandana7 (66117)
• India
21 Jan
@TheHorse It was from UK...possibly after independence. Don't know. It worked well. It was cute. That is how I remember it. I like my new Wagon R. Make no mistake about that. But given a choice, I would have gone for that one with some of the features of this one. lol. Or even two seater cars that are now increasing in number. I prefer driving aunty's car though. Somehow, I have got accustomed to that one. I am going to buy that one out in due course. I know two cars and all that is ridiculous. But if I am not ok with automatic what to do.
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@Platespinner (16782)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
20 Jan
Zippy our 1992 standard transmission Nissan Sentra. It was fun to drive, but it was only 2 door, the AC no longer worked and three front facing carseats didn't fit in the back. Sadly, our newest Sentra is a disappointment. It's uncomfortable for long rides and it needs a new transmission (at less than 90,000 miles). My Toyota Sienna, however, is the Energizer Bunny. 290,000 and still going strong.
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@TheHorse (67110)
• Pleasant Hill, California
20 Jan
I'm surprised the newer Sentra pooped out so early.
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
20 Jan
@TheHorse it seems to be a common problem with newer models. And an issue that is causing formerly loyal Nissan customers to jump ship.
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@TheHorse (67110)
• Pleasant Hill, California
21 Jan
@Platespinner I'm a loyal Toyota and Nissan customer. But I buy only vehicles on truck frames.
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@Courtlynn (66590)
• United States
20 Jan
I loved my moms neon. But also loved our/my van. Miss being able to pack up more than 4 people and go out
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@TheHorse (67110)
• Pleasant Hill, California
20 Jan
The cool thing about my Xterra is that I can carry four or five people...or put down the back seat and haul a bicycle or music gear.
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@Courtlynn (66590)
• United States
20 Jan
@TheHorse that's great! We have a ford focus now so tiny. Lol. Especially with carseats in them
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@TheHorse (67110)
• Pleasant Hill, California
20 Jan
@Courtlynn Yeah, that would be a tight fit.
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• United States
28 Jan
I miss my 55 T-bird. I loved it with all my heart. I had it as a teenager. One day my father told me that we were going to sell it because it was going to need a engine rebuild and he wasn't going to do it. He told my mom that I was tired of it. Both were lies, he just wanted to go new car shopping at my expense. I'd still have that car to this day if I had had my way about it. He had someone all ready to buy it. If I ever have the chance I'll get another one! I put around 100,000 on it and it was good for more!
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@TheHorse (67110)
• Pleasant Hill, California
28 Jan
I hope you find another! Some cars just become a part of who you are.
• United States
28 Jan
@TheHorse My father never realized what he did to our father daughter relationship with that lie. I never trusted or believed him after that, and I sure made sure that I lived my life the way I wanted and his input fell on deaf ears. He never figured out why. I just remembered that after the bird sold he made me drive his Studebaker pickup. I hated the thing! When i drove it I would make sure i would get stopped in a safety inspection conducted by the highway patrol. There was always something wrong with that miserable thing so I would be issued a fix it ticket. Father would always tell me to avoid them, but when I found them I would drive around the block until the patrolman would finally give up and wave me in. It got to the point that they would automatically wave me in and make comment about my getting even. All the patrolmen would comment that if my father had a brain he wouldn't make me drive that truck. I still don't like driving trucks...I don't even like riding in them!
@DaddyEvil (25145)
• Aurora, Missouri
28 Jan
Hmmm... no, I can't say I have ever gotten teary-eyed when remembering any of my previous vehicles, pony. I've liked them all while I had them but had no problem letting them go when it was time for a new one. (I've owned one pick-up. The rest of my vehicles have been cars.)
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@TheHorse (67110)
• Pleasant Hill, California
28 Jan
I remember many of them fondly, and I don't like change, but when it's time, it's time.
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@DaddyEvil (25145)
• Aurora, Missouri
1 Feb
@TheHorse Pretty and I remind each other about things that we've done in different ones of our vehicles every once in a while... One story in particular we talk about every time we cross a bridge about ten miles south of our home. (I'm not sure if the humor would come across if I tried to explain what gets us giggling when we cross the bridge, though.)
@Spontaneo (1396)
• United States
27 Jan
My 1981 Honda Accord.
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@TheHorse (67110)
• Pleasant Hill, California
27 Jan
Hondas should last forever!
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@Spontaneo (1396)
• United States
27 Jan
@just4him (120559)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
21 Jan
I can't say I've ever gotten teary eyed over a vehicle or missed one either.
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@TheHorse (67110)
• Pleasant Hill, California
21 Jan
Heh. Teary-eyed would be a slight overstatement. But if I lived on a ranch (and had more room here), I would have kept my Toyota.
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@just4him (120559)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
21 Jan
@TheHorse When I got rid of my cars, there was nothing to hold onto.
@Ganma7 (2828)
20 Jan
Memories! I loved my Dodge Charger my dad boughtvwhen I was 16. It was green my favorite color and I am now 66. He was so happy to buy the new car for me to drive. He was very kind and loving.
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@TheHorse (67110)
• Pleasant Hill, California
20 Jan
Those earlier Chargers were cool!
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@Ganma7 (2828)
21 Jan
@TheHorse Yes they were
@hereandthere (31918)
• Philippines
20 Jan
i would probably choose the kombi when we were growing up (what they call the vw van)
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@TheHorse (67110)
• Pleasant Hill, California
20 Jan
Oh, I had not heard that before!
• Philippines
21 Jan
@TheHorse you can see/read about it here:
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@marlina (74917)
• Canada
28 Jan
We miss our little blue Toyota, we called it "Alfonso".
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@TheHorse (67110)
• Pleasant Hill, California
28 Jan
How come you had to let it go?
20 Jan
I miss my pt cruiser tour edition. The engine was fine until the heater core leaked and ruined the rest of my engine. I liked that the back seats could be removed which made it ideal for moving things. Even though the car was compact I could fit and tow a couch in it easily. I also thought the design was cute, although the turning radius was terrible. It had 289,000 miles on it when I decided it was time for a new car. There was coolant in my air vents making it impossible to use my defrost, heat or ac.
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@TheHorse (67110)
• Pleasant Hill, California
20 Jan
289k Is not too bad!