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Endangered Specie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-04-04 11:12 PM
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They say the average person has 12 cars in their lifetime...

Are you living on borrowed time or vastly approaching your limit?

For how many have you had, we will only count cars that you owned or were 'allowed to use' for an extended time, say by parents.
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JaySherman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-04-04 11:14 PM
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1. I've had two, and I'm 26.
Won't be owning another for a while. Guess that puts me well behind par.
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-04-04 11:16 PM
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2. This is my 3rd
and I'm 45. She's going on 200,000; and I'd love to get another 200,000 out of her.
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Insider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-05-04 12:50 AM
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19. my third too, at 41
all gray :D
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Waistdeep Donating Member (469 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-04-04 11:18 PM
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3. My brother had 17 before he graduated from high school
Edited on Sun Apr-04-04 11:30 PM by Waistdeep
He's slowed down a bit since then, though.

Me, I'm on my 11th and I've been driving for a little less than 40 years.
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Doc_Technical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-04-04 11:22 PM
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4. 9 cars, 6 motorcycles...
...plus my non-running project bikes.
Not bad for someone 2 years over the half century mark.
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Exultant Democracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-04-04 11:22 PM
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5. I am on car number 5 right now and I am only 22.
The one I have is a real crap bin that I got because I needed a new one quick a two months ago. I plan to pick up a nicer one in two months or so when I have more cash to spend, so that would put me up to number 6 before I turn 23.
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TSIAS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-04-04 11:27 PM
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6. One
But I'm only 19. Hopefully I'll be on my second one here in a few months.
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Art_from_Ark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-04-04 11:28 PM
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7. Current car makes nine
All but one were bought used. Three were total klunkers, one was sold because I went overseas, four met untimely fates, and the one I have now will soon be considered an antique.
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-04-04 11:29 PM
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8. I've had 12, and I'm 39.
I'm not counting my wife's cars or my parents' cars. I got a license on my 15th birthday. Some were junkers. One had no seats (including the driver's seat-- I found another seat that didn't fit and bolted it down with one bolt because the other holes didn't line up). Seven were before I was 25.
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HamstersFromHell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-04-04 11:38 PM
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9. 17 cars, 7 bikes...
...as of age 47.
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dfong63 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-04-04 11:59 PM
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10. 48 years old, still on first car
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Endangered Specie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-05-04 12:05 AM
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11. wow, how many miles?
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pansypoo53219 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-05-04 12:10 AM
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12. oh dear
my uncle and aunt i think have doubled that and i have had 5 and a half(only had my mom's blue barge-73 new yorker for a couple of months. but only one from the 80's, the rest were 70's.
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ZenLefty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-05-04 12:14 AM
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13. Oooh, I'm on number eleven!
Didn't realize it until I thought about it. I'm a car hog. :o

'72 Duster - died and could not get running again
'81 Chevette - ex wife drove it into a lake, totaled
'71 Impala - ex wife totaled
'82 Chevette - ex wife totaled
'71 Beetle - ex wife got in a divorce
VW Fox - ex wife totaled (yes, this is #4)
VW Fox II - ex wife got in a divorce, and I heard she totaled it.
'79 Beetle Convertible - still have
'00 Xterra - traded in
'03 Jetta wagon - still have
'00 Tacoma - still have.
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Endangered Specie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-05-04 12:18 AM
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14. Dang, I think your ex wife(ves) need some driving lessons
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ZenLefty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-05-04 12:22 AM
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15. She was, to put it mildly, a very bad driver.
And a liar.
And a thief.
And a cheater.

Me? I was a moron. :dunce:
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Endangered Specie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-05-04 12:26 AM
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16. How many vehicles has your ex owned?
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ZenLefty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-05-04 12:56 AM
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20. Not too sure
After the divorce, someome told me they drove past her house, and there were four cars in the driveway and some rusty jalopy parked out front, which would be in addition to two cars parked in the garage.

I think her driving skills run in the family. Among the stories I can tell:

Her sister capsized a car in a residential neighborhood. Not sure how she did that, but the car was upside down and there was a lot of damage to some person's mailbox. Sister was unharmed.

Her other sister plowed into a bus full of prisoners on transfer from one prison to another. That accident involved four different kinds of police officers. Turns out she was high on something when it happened.

They're the kind of family that makes me feel sorry for car insurance companies.
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TheMightyFavog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-05-04 12:27 AM
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17. I'm 24
88 Ford Taurus (Computer Contoller died, along with the rest of the electrical system)
92 Ford Tempo (Totalled almost a month ago in the parking lot)
95 Olds Cutlass Cierra SL (My current Driver)
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ConcernedCanuk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-05-04 12:49 AM
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18. Hmmm, well, noone ever called me average - 25 and counting!
.
.
.
I mighta forgot one or two - but here goes -

59 Dodge - 1968

60 Austin - 1968

56 Chrysler - 1968 - 69

59 Vauxhall - 1970

60 Vauxhall - 1970 - 71

64 Chey II - 1971 - 72

66 Chev Impala convertible 1972 - 76

67 Pontiac 2+2 1974 - 78

62 Lincoln Continental (suicide door) 1975 - 79





63 Lincoln Continental (suicide door) (parts car + demmo derby!) 1976 - 78

67 Mustang fastback 1976 - 77



72 Chrysler 1977 -79

66 Chevy van 1977 -78

69 Corvette 427 - 3 dueces 1979

74 Lincoln Mk IV - 1979

67 Oldsmobile 1979

47 Plymouth businessman's coupe 1979 -1980

75 Dodge Monaco 1980

76 Plymouth Salon 1980 - 82

69 Lincoln Mk III 1981 - 84





79 T-Bird 1982 - 84

78 F150 4x4 1984 - 87

79 Oldsmobile 1985 - 1990

79 F150 4x4 1990 - present - yup - 14 years this June!



79 Lincoln Mk V 1993 - 1997



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starroute Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-05-04 01:39 AM
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21. My husband and I together have had 9 in 35 years
But none of those was new when we got it.

Two died completely and one was totalled in an accident.

Four just got too old to be worth fixing, so when they broke down one too many times, or got a crumpled fender on an icy road, or needed hundreds of dollars of work to pass inspection, we gave up and replaced them.

And we have two currently.

I can't say that seems like a lot.


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fortyfeetunder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-05-04 02:43 AM
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22. One every 12-13 years.
Only at the third I've owned...since college...Got a new one last year and that should be good for 2015, when the kid is old enough to drive.
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SmileyBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-05-04 03:18 AM
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23. Hopefully I'm getting my 2nd this summer.
My first one was a 1993 Nissan Sentra that seemed to have a curse put on it ever since I had to rebuild the engine two summers ago. Part after part kept breaking down, until recently when it just died. I turn the key, and nothing happens.

If my grades are good enough, I'll be getting a '97 model.
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Ellen Forradalom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-05-04 05:28 AM
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24. Let's see
just got #4 yesterday. I'm in my 40s
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