Anything that ran. In my younger days/teens had to be a V8, Dodge, Buick, Pontiac 318,340,350,400,455 (yup owned one of each and either blew it up or totaled the car) Lil older, driving cross country.. Chevette, Mazda 323 Now, comfort/utility Taurus wagon, and a Ford Fusion (can't go back to 4 bangers)
Posts: 53788 From: Raleigh NC Registered: Jan 2001
Several GM S-trucks (still have one of those), 88 Firebird Formula, 76 Chevy Monza 2+2 w/350 4-speed. 74 MG Midget. Many more, but you get the idea. I've pretty much been a gearhead since I began talking.
Posts: 20402 From: Central Florida Registered: Dec 2001
For some reason all of my pre-Fiero cars were from the 1981 model year.
A Pontiac Acadian, an Oldsmobile Cutlass, one-and-a-half Honda Preludes, and my first which was an AMC Spirit. By strange coincidence, that AMC's powerplant was a predecessor to the Fiero's Iron Duke, and the first Fiero I owned was a 2M4.
1964 Oldsmobile Super 88 (radiator blew, and engine fried, sold as junk) 1968 Camaro 327 (sold for college money) 1967 Chevy Bel-Air (sold for cash ) 1968 Buick Skylark (crashed into lightpole and totaled) 1969 Camaro RS 350 (sold due to hard times, many tears) 1976 Chevy Chevette (traded in on Fiero) 1988 Fiero Coupe (still have, first brand new car) 1986 Chevy Astro Van (shelled piston at 196,000 miles and sold as junk) 1993 Chevy S-10 pickup (traded in on Dakota) 2002 Dodge Dakota (still have, bought new) 1990 Dodge Caravan (sold for cash) 1999 Saturn SC1 (still have, 38.5 mpg!)
Posts: 1685 From: Ottumwa, Iowa USA Registered: Nov 1999
First car was a 1962 sunbeam alpine with a 4cyl chevy eng. 1972 Triumph spitfire,a 1972 Triumph GT6, 64 MGB,and a bunch of american cars.Love my 85 Fiero GT.Hmmm,think I'll take it out for a nice drive in the country...
OMFG, i almost forgot my to list my favortie car ive ever owned in my list. my 1990 mitubishi mighty max. BEST VEHICLE EVER!!!!!!!! factory 3" lift up front, 4" on the back, 4x4, 4 wheel disks, 5 speed v6, 17 very torquey mpg.
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Posts: 11597 From: ~ Kansas City, USA Registered: Apr 2002
- 1959 Zundapp "Super Sabre" motorcycle. A basket case resurrected. - 1950 Jaguar XK120. Partially restored. - 1951 Riley saloon (4-door sedan), into which I swapped a 215 cu-in aluminum Buick V8. - 1953 Jaguar Mk VII saloon. My parents friends thought it was a Rolls Royce. - 1953 Austin Healey 100-4. Fully restored. - 1962 Jaguar 3.8 Mk II saloon, into which I swapped a Chevrolet Muncie 4-speed transmission. - 1967 BMW R69S motorcycle. My first new motorcycle. - 1968 Porsche 912. My first new car. - 1969 Porsche 911S. My last new car. My best car ever. - 1972 BMW R75 motorcycle. Disappointing. - 1980 Porsche 928. Obsessively overengineered. - 1983 BMW R100RS motorcycle. My last new motorcycle ... or old, for that matter. - 1993 Dodge Caravan. Old age beckons. - 1991 Buick Regal. Old age beckons. - 1980 VW diesel rabbit sedan. Sad but true. - 1998 Dodge Caravan. Old age beckons. - 1988 Pontiac Fiero Formula. Project car.
^^^ Only had this 71 Satellite Sebring for about a year. Wish I could have it back again.
My aunt had a 1972 Plymouth Roadrunner like that. Vitamin C Orange, 340 V-8 (underrated engine), those white racing stripes Mopar was crazy about. I LOVED that car, and if I ever get stinking rich, I will buy the nicest stock copy I can find. And since I'm dreaming, a 70 Superbird and a 68 Roadrunner would be nice too. Roadrunner/Superbirds are my favorite of the musclecars, of which there are numerous excellent examples.
Posts: 11500 From: Dapto NSW Australia Registered: Feb 2001
I have built 2 73 Dodge Chargers and one 74 Camaro.
I have had a lot of cars, but those are the only ones I have connected with besides the Fieros that I have owned. If I ever get the itch to buy another type of car it will be an old Dodge of some kind. I would love a 72 Cuda if any of you have one sitting in the yard you dont want.
Posts: 28764 From: Hattiesburg, MS, USA Registered: Feb 2003
Damn, I've had lots of transportation before my Fieros, but nothing like my Fieros. Heck, I've had many "hot" rides previous to getting into these little two seater monsters but nothing ever grabbed me like my notchies. I could provide a list but once I got my Formulas, they all paled in comparison in the fun to drive arena.
------------------ Ron Freedom isn't Free, it's paid for with the blood and dreams of those that have gone before us. My imagination is the only limiting factor to my Fiero. Well, there is that money issue.
Posts: 103 From: Colorado Springs Registered: Oct 2005
87 s15 gmc gypsy extra cab (s10 pickup) 86 Mazada pickup extra cab 84 toyota tercel 85 toyota tercel 70 camero RS 89 z28 t top 76 cj5 350 with muncie 4 spd 3 inch lift 88 chevy silverado 1500(still have) 87 Fiero Gt 98 cadillac diville (bought for N* swap. Shell currently sitting in my driveway with no drivetrain)
Kinda sucks that the newest vehicle I own I butchered to better the Fiero. Ahahaha
Posts: 7392 From: The bottom of the world Registered: Oct 2004
Most of the population live on or near tar sealed roads. You would really have to travel to find a dirt road these days. Those dirt roads that are still used are in bad conditions and can only be used as 4 wheel frive tracks or fire trails. to up keep those tracks the council or the Traffic management will put heaps of sand on it. it is really hard to find a Baja bug these days . if you cut a bettle up and make one . thye next time you need to go for a registration insection[ thats one a year] it will not pass and you will not be allowed to drive it on the roads again or you can change it back to a normal beetle every year. i really don't see the sense in doing that. When i had my Baja bug i had a Type 2 kombie 1600cc motor with the type 3 twin carbies on it. using tunnel rams . those days were lots of fun in the sand hills. These days you have to pay to drive on the sand hills and with the gas prices i now live in the mountains. its too far to the beach now. For the others Type One is a bettle Type two is a Kombie Type three is a Notch back/station wagon. Type four is a updated version called a Veriant thats the thoughts here , you guys may call it different. fieros are the 1980's version of a very fast beetle. the motor is in the back, the spare is up front... thats about all ...hahaha the parts of VW's are way to highly prices for me now and hard to get. i rather have fieros anyway
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