Lets just say ive had some bad luck with vehicles.
There are very few vehicles that can be defined as "made for offroad". Unfortunately, the Wrangler can definitely be defined as "made for offroad" by its inability to handle well on road
1984 Plymouth Colt Vista (replaced transmission, then totaled it 7 months later)
1968 3/4 ton Chevy truck (miss it, timing chain came off and totaled engine, was traded in for the Cavalier
1985 Chevy Cavalier (donated to Charity after I joined the Navy
1987 Chevy S-10 (sold to one of my recruiters)
1992 Buick Park Ave Ultra (supercharger committed suicide in Richmond, Indiana)
1987 Lincoln Town Car (POS got me from Indiana to Twin Falls ID before quitting on me)
2002 Chevy Impala (traded in for the Jeep)
1986 Suzuki Intruder (good learner bike, learned how all sorts of things can break and how much it costs to fix. Then the engine blew out and I quit fixing it)
2007 Yamaha Vstar 1300T (Love this bike, rode across the country with it, and from CA to WA with it, and still have it in HI)
Thanks, Sinister, now I feel kind of depressed at the level of automotive carnage I've left behind in less than 16 years.
1st-88 chevy 2500hd 4x4 350 nv4500 8 foot bed ext cab. Restored the body because everything else was solid painted it white and put a clutch in it. I really miss that truck and want to buy another one like it to plow with.
2nd-My 04 rubicon 5 speed.
2 inch lift
32 inch bfg km2
Honda CM450 (forget the year)
1992 Buick Skylark
1988 Ford F-150
1994 Chevy Astro van (3 kids)
1997 Dodge Ram 1500
2001 Dodge Ram (with Ram Air hood and 360 Hemi. I miss this one)
2003 Chevy Suburban
2005 Toyota Tundra
2010 JK (And loving every minute I'm in it.)
Ironically, I was looking at another Dodge Ram, but they have priced themselves out of my pocket. Then I started thinking, what else would I like? The rest is history.
Zipcar.com. I'm not kidding. Been using the service in tandem with my cafe'd out Harley Sportster for about 6 months. It's actually not a bad deal but you do have to change your lifestyle a bit and plan your trips for maximum efficiency. I also intermittently drove my '67 fairlane, but it's more often torn apart in the driveway than drivable. Actually thinking about selling it now that I have the Jeep. Not sure I can afford two money-pits =^D
technically first car I owned is my 65 mercury comet.....still have that.....now I also have the jeep!
Of course there were a number of other vehicles that I drove as a daily driver/paid for but were in my dads name instead of mine....
started with the 86 ford escort....then moved up to a 97 S-10 and then a 2002 pt cruiser with all of the options....before trading it in for the jeep with a few options but nowhere near as many....and I couldn't be happier!
Well I'm very lucky. My parents just helped me buy my first vehicle, an '03 TJ Sport for my 16th b'day! I couldn't be happier! I think my dad will be borrowing it alot in the summer though knowing him lol.