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1bernice1 05-03-2013 12:56 AM

Ever let go of a vehicle to later regret it?
 
Tell us your story.

Y-Guy 05-03-2013 01:17 AM

After my parents seperated I lived with my mom, she worked her tail off to help get me through high school and college, drove an old crappy Pontiac Sunbird. Summer of '88 I was in Korea working and she bought a brand spanking new Chrysler LaBraon GTC Convertible. The thing had it's issues to start with and the dealership hated when she'd drive in because she was matriculates about maintenance and she could chew that ass of any swindler. In 2001 she retired and bought a Cady, gave my brother the LeBaron with about 43,000 miles on it. He kept it for a few years then I bought it from him, this thing was my mom's baby. He'd racked it up to 67,000 miles, but it was still in great shape. We added ATVs, trailers, etc. to our household and I was running out of space, I parted with that car for about $500 to a good family that needed a good car for their daughter. She trashed it with in a few months. Made me totally sick to see it trashed and driving around with a dent in the side of it. I never should have sold it and I still beat myself up for doing it.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3767874/lebaron.jpg

benneplex 05-03-2013 01:30 AM

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I had a 1966 CJ-5 with a built Dauntless V-6, Offenhauser Intake, Isky cam, Hooker Headers, Carter AFB Carb, full floating axles, 3 speed with Warn OD unit, full cage and the list goes on. After destroying the tranny wheeling I decided to tear it down and start a rebuild on the whole rig. Planned a SMC swap and the whole deal. The now ex-wife hated it and hated me spending money on anything. I eventually got sick of hearing about it so I sold it to a guy I worked with. He in turn sold it to another coworker who finished the rebuild only to have his son wreck it. I regret that move almost every day.

Old School Pic of it.
Attachment 244488

groovebus 05-03-2013 09:20 AM

Lost my '99 TJ in a bankruptcy. It was my first and only brand new vehical. But now I have a new 2013 JKU and it's even better.

SuperTJ 05-03-2013 09:31 AM

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Yeah I have a few.
2000 2500 Chevy Silverado
2004 Wrangler TJ
1996 F150 Ford. Main reasons was lost of Job or the bad fuel mpg.

REEDracing94 05-03-2013 09:38 AM

My xj

I didn't have the money to really do what I wanted to it. I got bored of it and thought I wanted a truck. Well I didn't like the truck and went back to a tj haha.

mrbullitt 05-03-2013 09:53 AM

I had to do the adult thing and sell my 2001 Mustang BULLITT (#01633) to get a four door for the family. The X left me not even 5 months later and I was pissed for having to get rid of my Favorite car I'd ever owned.
420hp
425tq
Vortec v2-SQ Supercharger
Borla Exaust
Stock Tokico shocks with HnR Super Sport Springs
Keenan Heat Extractor hood
BOSS Shinoda Front lip
Front wheels: 17x9 w: 275/40R17
Rear Wheels: 17x10.5 w:315/35R17

I can't find a photo of it with the new hood but this is pretty much her minus that one thing. I had so many plans for this car too. =( I want it back!!!

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3244/2...3e0791e8d9.jpg

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3024/2...b1cef8d1_z.jpg

Anaconda 05-03-2013 10:53 AM

Not yet.
I have only got rid of a vehicle because I was ready to, not because I had to.

whetstone 05-03-2013 10:57 AM

'73 Bronco
'78 Scout
I miss them both...

Darth Daddie 05-03-2013 11:04 AM

1988 Dodge Dakota 4x4
2000 Dodge Dakota R/T 5.9

I don't want to talk about it.

But I will y'all about the 2006 Xterra I traded for my 2005 Jeep Wrangler

1bernice1 05-03-2013 11:18 AM

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Originally Posted by mrbullitt (Post 3714311)
I had to do the adult thing and sell my 2001 Mustang BULLITT (#01633) to get a four door for the family. The X left me not even 5 months later and I was pissed for having to get rid of my Favorite car I'd ever owned.
420hp
425tq
Vortec v2-SQ Supercharger
Borla Exaust
Stock Tokico shocks with HnR Super Sport Springs
Keenan Heat Extractor hood
BOSS Shinoda Front lip
Front wheels: 17x9 w: 275/40R17
Rear Wheels: 17x10.5 w:315/35R17

I can't find a photo of it with the new hood but this is pretty much her minus that one thing. I had so many plans for this car too. =( I want it back!!!

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3244/2...3e0791e8d9.jpg

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3024/2...b1cef8d1_z.jpg

I own a Boss! I can find your car if you have a vin number.

virginian 05-03-2013 11:33 AM

24 years old, automatic, no A/C for the last 7 years of its life, dents galore, and an undiagnosable source of smoke from the engine that lasted the last 2 years. Broken rear window (from a butthole in Brooklyn) replaced with a hefty bag and gorilla tape for the last 2 years.

And freakishly fun to drive. No clue why, other than the independent suspension. Automatic plus 120bhp (from the factory 24 years ago) shouldn't be a blast around town, but this was. Also, the original window had EPA estimates of 30mpg but I was getting ~33mpg with 200k, roof racks, and at speeds well above what the EPA tested at.

When I moved to NYC in 2008, I had to sell all of the bikes pictured for a lack of space. In 2011, I got the TJ. In 2012, I moved back to the Southeast and logistically couldn't make two cars "work". Not that I couldn't afford it; a parking spot is $15 per month. However, transporting it would have cost nearly $1000. I couldn't justify that with the $300 street value...

RIP little guy.

http://imageshack.us/a/img143/5817/img0811vf.jpg

iiTMRii 05-03-2013 11:44 AM

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Totaled my WRX.. Wish it would of never happened..

paullgj 05-03-2013 11:44 AM

Several times. Every time I traded in a stick shift Chevy on an automatic SUV. Really regret trading in my 1995 Chevy SWB V-8 5 spd on a Mazda SUV. My main vehicle today is a 2011 2 dr. Wrangler, but it is auto. Last summer picked up a 2004 Chevy SWB 5 spd but it is still not the equal to the 1995. The older series was slightly smaller and had tighter better handling.

dbetters 05-03-2013 11:45 AM

This one. Traded it in while buying a new house and ended up with an Acura Integra sold that sucker two months later. A year later ended up with my current 07 JK four door!

https://www.dropbox.com/s/yznbgfp4tijri6o/DSC00263.JPG

Wranglin4Life 05-03-2013 12:13 PM

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2004 Ford Lightning. I had this when I was working on a strictly commission basis and had several bad months and it was either sell it or get it repo'd and ding my credit. I opted to sell it. Dont have a pic at the moment but this is basically what it was...

A_Kuminski 05-03-2013 12:26 PM

1997 ford aspire 5-speed with not one good synchronizer, spray painted black with flames on the front(just for fun cause it was a POS). Sold it for the whopping kbb value of $400. Oh, and it got 46 mpg on the highway. I regret ever selling it!

dama417 05-03-2013 12:49 PM

1967 Mustang GT, had to sell it because I got drafted.

sinepome 05-03-2013 01:08 PM

My dad had a super bird back in the day. He was 17. Then they changed the laws to where you had to have car insurance, and for that car, and a 17 year old, it was too much $ for him. He had to sell it.

mrbullitt 05-03-2013 01:29 PM

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Originally Posted by 1bernice1 (Post 3714654)
I own a Boss! I can find your car if you have a vin number.

Thanks but I know where the guy lives that bought it from me. Nice kid, takes real good care of her. I've been tempted to tell him if he ever wants to get rid of her to contact me first!!!

Jerry Bransford 05-03-2013 02:27 PM

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My 1969 Triumph TR-6 sportscar. There was a young kid at one of my accounts who LOVED it & kept pestering me to buy it which I finally agreed to. It was as perfect as a several year old car could have been. He totalled it 6 weeks later.

It was very similar to the pic below though mine had the then very cool Goodyear Redline tires. Fun car, I did a lot of sports car rallys with it. It had a big torquey straight-six cylinder engine with dual side-draft carbs on it so it was no slouch. It even had an electrically controlled 2-speed rear axle. British sports cars were very cool to own back then, we all waved to each other on the street... exactly like us Jeep owners do. Surprisingly, that car never gave me any problems at all and I STILL miss that car!!

RemoJK 05-03-2013 02:29 PM

My '95 civic EX. Sold it for $800 with 195k on it. Seen the kid I sold it to over a year later and it was still running strong with 230+k.
First car I ever bought with my own money and I still miss it. I have a soft spot for older hondas
(prelude,civic)

michiganadam 05-03-2013 02:38 PM

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Originally Posted by iiTMRii (Post 3714747)
Totaled my WRX.. Wish it would of never happened..

That's totalled? Seriously? How?

iiTMRii 05-03-2013 02:44 PM

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Originally Posted by michiganadam (Post 3715387)

That's totalled? Seriously? How?

The unibody frame was bent. I actually flew over 70 feet through the air and over a guard rail. Nothing on that car was straight, but it still start and ran. Sad thing was that I was doing the speed limit just had 3 tires blow at the same time and lost it.

1quick1 05-03-2013 02:47 PM

:( :( :( :(

What a sexy beast

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/a...d2fe79109b.jpg

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/a...6cd0f29bd9.jpg

michiganadam 05-03-2013 04:33 PM

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Originally Posted by iiTMRii (Post 3715408)
The unibody frame was bent. I actually flew over 70 feet through the air and over a guard rail. Nothing on that car was straight, but it still start and ran. Sad thing was that I was doing the speed limit just had 3 tires blow at the same time and lost it.

Wow. The pics dont really show that lol

1quick1 05-03-2013 05:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by iiTMRii (Post 3715408)
The unibody frame was bent. I actually flew over 70 feet through the air and over a guard rail. Nothing on that car was straight, but it still start and ran. Sad thing was that I was doing the speed limit just had 3 tires blow at the same time and lost it.

rally racing? lol were you okay?

Rob1957 05-03-2013 08:44 PM

Too many to list them all. The one I regret the most was a 1971 240z.

C.L. 05-03-2013 08:57 PM

Technically once, while water skiing. Regretted it IMMEDIATELY...

MOPWR2U 05-03-2013 10:57 PM

I sold this 2004 TJ, and immediately started kicking myself in the butt for selling it. Its still the best Jeep I've ever owned.

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j1...p/DSC01547.jpg

Also sold this Jeep, and promptly regretted it. The 6.1 Hemi and SRT handling were incredible.
http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j1...p/DSC02777.jpg


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