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Old 05-03-2013, 10:04 PM   #31
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Old 05-03-2013, 10:17 PM   #32
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BMW X5 4.6is...my favorite vehicle...even over the Jeep..but the Jeep is gaining ground rapidly.

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Old 06-16-2013, 12:28 PM   #33
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BMW X5 4.6is...my favorite vehicle...even over the Jeep..but the Jeep is gaining ground rapidly.
I think your on the wrong site. A bmw over a Jeep? Really?
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I think your on the wrong site. A bmw over a Jeep? Really?
I'm gonna guess you have never driven the hot rod version of the X5. It has been a while since it got rid of it...I have the jeep now and love it more everyday.
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Old 06-16-2013, 05:09 PM   #35
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YES, my 2006 Nissan Frontier. Lifted, long travel, custom bumpers, custom roof rack, custom cage, custom sliders, skid plates, killer stereo, GPS locating alarm system and enough HELLA lights to give someone a sunburn...
Wish I still had that one! Sold it WAY TOO CHEAP.
OH, and a 1991 Callaway Camaro...Was too young and stupid to keep that one!
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Old 06-17-2013, 08:49 AM   #36
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Old 06-17-2013, 06:21 PM   #37
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I had an 85 Buick Regal that was handed down from my father when I was 16. I absolutely loved that car. It was a piece of crap and we eventually junked it. I also had a lowrider Chevy S10 for a while. Besides my jeep the S10 was one of my favorites.


Edit...My grandfather had also offered me a 76 CJ when I was 15, My father flat towed it home. After we went over it for a bit he decided it needed way too much work. The motor ran strong but it needed seats, top, new fenders, exhaust, battery, tires....too much for a kid with no job.
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Old 06-22-2013, 03:35 AM   #38
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Old 06-22-2013, 03:49 AM   #39
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I think your on the wrong site. A bmw over a Jeep? Really?

Maybe you've never driven a fast BMW.
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Old 06-22-2013, 05:00 AM   #40
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2003 Z71. Every option except leather. I installed Ranch Hand bumpers front and rear, Ranch Hand steps, tint, stereo, black toolbox, Rhinolined, K&N FIPK, exhaust, custom CB install, demolded, debadged, leveled, and probably much more. Was about to do rims/tires when I decided I wasn't hauling enough to justify the 4x4 V8 truck. Regretted it ever since.....until my LJ. Sorry Z71, you would have been traded for the LJ



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Sold an 88 Mighty Max and a 87 Yota to get the Jeep. I miss those trucks, but it was still worth it. The other ones I am glad to be rid of.

+1 on BMWs making fantastic rides. Riding in an Alpina was my favorite, followed by a Dinan. Amazing machines. If I get a chance to get one of those, I'll keep it until one of us dies.

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Old 06-22-2013, 12:14 PM   #42
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Well due to unforseen circumstances i parted ways with a 2001 chevy S-10 ZR2 a few years back. Man i loved that truck. Had the 4.3 and a manual tranny. Exhaust, intake, throttle body spacer, programmer. For a truck that thing was fun to drive and it hauled ass. Stoopid me
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Well due to unforseen circumstances i parted ways with a 2001 chevy S-10 ZR2 a few years back. Man i loved that truck. Had the 4.3 and a manual tranny. Exhaust, intake, throttle body spacer, programmer. For a truck that thing was fun to drive and it hauled ass. Stoopid me

I wish I never sold my first BMW... while it wasn't nearly as nice as my current one, I would have saved a lot of change along the way and would have another down payment for a house.
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I had an 85 Buick Regal that was handed down from my father when I was 16. I absolutely loved that car. It was a piece of crap and we eventually junked it. I also had a lowrider Chevy S10 for a while. Besides my jeep the S10 was one of my favorites.


Edit...My grandfather had also offered me a 76 CJ when I was 15, My father flat towed it home. After we went over it for a bit he decided it needed way too much work. The motor ran strong but it needed seats, top, new fenders, exhaust, battery, tires....too much for a kid with no job.

I'm quoting myself because I found a pic of the S10 I had a few years back. Figured I would share it.

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Old 06-22-2013, 07:53 PM   #45
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My first truck was a 95 f150, I6, 4spd with OD, regular cab with a cloth bench seat. It was as bare bones as you could get. My dad bought it new in 95 and drove it daily until I got my license (he got a marauder, I drove the truck). About 6 months later I was coming home from work and got t-boned in it, totaled. It was slow and drank gas but I miss it.

Drove a 99 ZQ8 sonoma for 5 years after that...4.3L, auto (hate), stock lowered suspension. It was fun for a few years but after the a/c went out and I couldn't afford to fix it the ride was miserable. It's been gone for a couple years and I really don't care, it broke too many times to count.
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Old 06-22-2013, 08:25 PM   #46
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My mom had a 76 TR6 bought new with the optional hard top and all the bells and whistler. It was a Sunday car to her but she rarely used it. I drove it all the time and loved it. Came over on day to use the car, opened the garage and it was gone. My dad said, oh we got rid of it because it was just sitting. He sold it for 5 grand with about 6 thousand miles on it.

At the time I was single with plenty of cash, and would have bought it in a flash.
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Old 06-22-2013, 09:15 PM   #47
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My 2000 S2000 that I bought back in 2010 with something like 45k on the clock. I only paid 11 for it. I absolutely loved that car but felt like it wasn't "me" (I guess you could say I went through an identity crisis at 21) and sold it to buy a 4x4 Prerunner silverado which turned out to have a tweaked frame and spliced harness. It went to a good home though. The last time I saw it it had a massive FMIC sticking out from behind the bumper and had about $5000 worth of coilovers and wheels on it and was making some awfully neat noises.
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Old 06-23-2013, 12:57 AM   #48
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I'm 38 years old and I'm on my 18th vehicle (and my 7th motorcycle), you might say I have automotive 'ADD'. Out of all those cars the only one I really, really miss is my 1983 VW GTI Rabbit. That was the most fun little car, and I have the best memories from that car (college days). I actually kept that car awhile as I was so attached to it. But when I graduated college, I wanted to get something a little newer. Bad mistake, I should have just put that GTI in storage.

not my car... but it was exactly like this one... and this is how I drove it

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I traded my 07 Pontiac Solstice GXP [turbocharged] for my current Wrangler. It was a blast to drive and handled like it was on rails, not to mentioned it sipped gas. I had the engine retuned to 320hp/320tq. I just didn't drive it enough as it was a sunny day only car. Only had about 10k on it. Even though it was a 2-seater, it did hold three Cleveland Cavalier cheerleaders

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I traded my 07 Pontiac Solstice GXP [turbocharged] for my current Wrangler. It was a blast to drive and handled like it was on rails, not to mentioned it sipped gas. I had the engine retuned to 320hp/320tq. I just didn't drive it enough as it was a sunny day only car. Only had about 10k on it. Even though it was a 2-seater, it did hold three Cleveland Cavalier cheerleaders

You can keep the car, send me the cheerleaders.
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I traded my 07 Pontiac Solstice GXP [turbocharged] for my current Wrangler. It was a blast to drive and handled like it was on rails, not to mentioned it sipped gas. I had the engine retuned to 320hp/320tq. I just didn't drive it enough as it was a sunny day only car. Only had about 10k on it. Even though it was a 2-seater, it did hold three Cleveland Cavalier cheerleaders
Wow If I was u I be missing does girls lol
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Old 07-02-2014, 08:42 AM   #54
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Just saw this.

I have let go of a few cars I really regret now. But one recent that was a Jeep was my 09 jeep grand Cherokee srt8. Had lots of goodies like custom cam, vortech supercharger, twin fuel pumps, Corsa exhaust, low miles, a rare color with only 19 made iirc, and absolutely beautiful. But I sold it to buy land which ended up not working out anyway. I really with I could take back that decision.
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Old 07-02-2014, 08:47 AM   #55
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Funny thing is at my age, I don't really miss the performance cars I had. I had fun times with them but I had them for a long enough time till they were ready to go away. 1989 Camaro RS and 1986 Mustang GT

I feel the same way about my street bikes. They were fun to have and I had great times with them but I don't really feel their loss. 1986 1100 Sportster, 2003 Honda Shadow and 2007 Dyna Glide.

The ones I DO miss are:
1981 J20 pickup. I got it from by brother for $200. He got it from some guy trading his reliant station wagon. It never really ran well, but it was LOVE at first sight. Wish I could have afforded to fix it up and keep it, but I just could afford it (nor had the ability) to do it at the time

2010 Wrangler Rubicon. My first Wrangler. I have gotten flack for saying on here how I know trading my Rubi in for my Sport was the right thing to do for me, but sometimes I miss is. I really like my Dune with Hardtop, but that Flame Red with half doors and soft top was beautiful. I dont miss the 3.8 nor the 4 speed auto (and I really dont feel the loss of the Rubi pieces either) but man that Jeep looked amazing - even stock. That Jeep was an emotional thing for me, my new one was more logical and fits my needs better. Maybe in a year or two i will go back to half doors and a soft top
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Funny thing is at my age, I don't really miss the performance cars I had. I had fun times with them but I had them for a long enough time till they were ready to go away. 1989 Camaro RS and 1986 Mustang GT

I feel the same way about my street bikes. They were fun to have and I had great times with them but I don't really feel their loss. 1986 1100 Sportster, 2003 Honda Shadow and 2007 Dyna Glide.

The ones I DO miss are:
1981 J20 pickup. I got it from by brother for $200. He got it from some guy trading his reliant station wagon. It never really ran well, but it was LOVE at first sight. Wish I could have afforded to fix it up and keep it, but I just could afford it (nor had the ability) to do it at the time

2010 Wrangler Rubicon. My first Wrangler. I have gotten flack for saying on here how I know trading my Rubi in for my Sport was the right thing to do for me, but sometimes I miss is. I really like my Dune with Hardtop, but that Flame Red with half doors and soft top was beautiful. I dont miss the 3.8 nor the 4 speed auto (and I really dont feel the loss of the Rubi pieces either) but man that Jeep looked amazing - even stock. That Jeep was an emotional thing for me, my new one was more logical and fits my needs better. Maybe in a year or two i will go back to half doors and a soft top
You can add the half doors and soft top to your Jeep, often fairly reasonably if you find a local deal
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Back in 1974 I was working for an auto auction and I purchased a 1969 Camaro Z-28 for $600 that the dealers ran from because it had a mechanical lifter cam in the DZ-302. Then I purchased a 1970 Hemi Cuda with a banged up fender for $800. This was when there was the Arab Oil Embargo so you couldn't hardly give away a muscle car. I played with them for a few months and when gas prices went down I sold them and made over a grand each on them. If I only knew then what I know now.
In 1982 my wife and me bought a 1982 CJ-8 Scrambler brand new and loaded up It was a chromed out Laredo package for $12.200. Its probably worth twice that now.
Six years ago I traded a 1994 Ford Thunderbird Supercoupe for a real nice Ranger bass boat. It was one of 521 made that year with a 5 speed transmission and a 3.8 supercharged V-6 boy I cant wait to see what that thing will be worth in a couple of years.
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You can add the half doors and soft top to your Jeep, often fairly reasonably if you find a local deal
Yeah, I just have been trying to decide when in my mod plans to do it I dont really think the half doors from MOPAR are expensive when you consider what full doors from a junkyard cost. I know, I looked for about 6 months all over the country.

I still not sure on which top, since I would want the uppers to match, but I have thought that a convertible top place might be able to make matching uppers for the premium top.

It also is hard justifying to myself to buy those since they were a part of the reason I sold my old one. I know I really want both sets of doors and both tops. Just need a place to store them . I may miss the old one because of the half doors, but it may have also been because of the flame red...
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Probably the worst decision ever. A year later they guy offered to sell it back to me. Was completely trashed and made me regret it even more.

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