How many vehicles did you own before you got your first Jeep?
Hey ladies/ gents. I figured it would be sort of cool to see how many different kinds of vehicles you had before you got your first Jeep and why you decided to get one. I'll start first with this.. I'm 20 years young, and I'm on my 7th vehicle already. I know you're probably thinking the same thing my friends say holy shi* lol. Here's my list, and if you have pics of all of them like I do that would be awesome for you to share!
My parents bought my first, and only car which was my 1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse. This is the only car that I kept longer than a year, and I'm still depressed that I let her go. I had her from the age of 15 1/2 to 20. She was my baby, and honestly when I see pics of her I get teary eyed... but moving on. I had her and didn't want her seeing snow because she had absolutely no rust anywhere at all. So I bought my gpas 1984 datsun 720 hardbody pick up truck. It was a 4x4 great winter beater and it only had 100k miles on it.
Then I wanted another eclipse so I went and bought a 1997 eclipse GST, this one had a turbo. :).
So I wound up trading the datsun for a 4 wheeler so I could go riding with my bestfriend; and I sold the 97 gst and bought a 1988 F250 7.3L 5 speed 4x4 with 48k original miles. The truck didn't fit me, I live in the city, the color was shit brown had to move on.. so then I sold it and went and bought my 350z. Well then I was in a pickle.. I no longer had a winter beater and couldnt afford to buy one so I had to make a really hard decision sell or trade the eclipse for something winter ready or drive the eclipse in the winter. I couldnt bring myself to plow snow with it so I traded it for a 1971 CJ5. BADDD MISTAKE.. I had it for maybe 3 weeks before I traded it for my 1997 TJ and even though it needs some TLC I love it!
I love being able to take the doors off and ride topless. But the reason which made me decide to get a jeep was when I was younger my parents bought a CJ7 I dont remember the year of it. It was white in color and it had pink flamingos on it with black sunglasses. They bought it off my aunt.. It had a V8 in it was lifted big tires etc, I loved that thing. I still remember it even though I was like 4 haha. My parents used to put a bike helmet on me because the roll bars didnt have padding and I would fall asleep and whack my head on the bars... smh... well it didnt have a top or doors for it and my parents didnt have the money at the time to fix it so they sold it. About 3 years ago my dad bought a 2005 LJ 4.0 6 speed. I loved it, something started going wrong with it, and my parents need a truck with all the stuff they do so they traded it in for a pickup truck. But I always wanted a jeep after that point because of how much fun I had driving my dads. But yeah so theres my life story pretty much haha..
Actually I cant find one of the old Datsun
So here's all my pics. I'm curious to see if anyone else shares lol.
love the ride
'77 Chevy K10
'88 Nissan pickup
'76 Monte Carlo
'02 Mitsubishi Lancer
'97 Dodge Ram
'74 Chevy C10
'74 Jaguar XJ6
'57 Ford Fairlane
'79 Ford F150
'78 Kawasaki KZ750
'87 Honda Magna
...I think that's all of them
I currently own these three , before that , 86 Jimmy, 74 Gran Prix, 68 Firebird and a few more before that and now the Jeep ..
1987 2 door Chevy cavalier 5spd
1988 dodge duster
1992 Chevy cavalier z24 (5 spd with the 3.1 6cyl this was the first car that I really fell head over heels in love with) I put dual exhaust with high flow mufflers on it and, in a time when all my friends drove civics, it just sounded right and blew the doors off of the Hondas.
Back on track.
1996 geo prizm
1999 4 door vw golf. It was lowered a bit and had some suspension mods done to it. This car really made me realize how to properly set up and get what I wanted a vehicle to do.
2003 Subaru impreza wrx. Bought stock with just under 40,000 miles on it. Sold it with a snapped connecting rod in cylinder #3 with 178,000 miles and 420 hp to the wheels. I built that car to be my daily driven, toast just about anything out there, and have fun in the snow beast. The thing was an absolute monster and a joy to drive everyday. I still miss her and I think I always will. I know it's sad, but I still keep a picture hung of her in my garage. The Subaru broke so I bought my tj. The wife wanted to keep one of our vehicles 4 wheel drive, and I need something I can have fun in. This led me to look at jeeps and stay out if a car loan. Plus she told me if I came home with another Subaru, she would leave. Lol...seriously though.
The subie! Damn, I miss that car.
The tj. I have to get more recent pictures, now on 285/75r16 tires, mounted on polished aluminum. Same 2.25 bb and 1.25 bl as in the pic, but tire size has change.
Anyway, thank you for taking me on a trip down memory lane.
Wow I'm suprised this thread actually got some replies! Nice lists guys!
My first vehicle was a Jeep.
This will be fun...
81 Ford F-150
85 Oldsmobile 98 Regency (this was a great car 5300lbs empty, big ol V-8
Oldmobile Cutlass Calais w/ T-tops
91 Nissan Sentra
01 Kia Rio
03 Nissan Sentra still running gave it my son for college and I got my
My first vehicle was a stock 1996 Cherokee. My dad bought it new in 96 and gave it to me in 2002 when I turned 16. I spent almost every penny I made on my Jeep, and I kept it until I could no longer afford to fix it. I sold it to a fellow Jeep lover, and leased a 2007 Mazda 3 because it was cheap, and I was pretty broke at the time. After the Mazda, I bought a 2008 Dodge Nitro, which I hated, so a year later I traded it in on a 2008 Volvo C30 2.0. I really loved that car, but I've always been a Jeep lover at heart. So when I went with my girlfriend to look at a Jeep Liberty, and saw this 2012 JK Unlimited with only 12k miles, I was sold, and we both left with new Jeeps that day!
As you can see, I have always been a fan of black on white.
I'm 25 now..
My first jeep was my 2nd/3rd vehicle.. Can't remember haha. Was still in high school though.
My first car was an auction car, just a Ford Escort ZX2 woohoo LOL. but I took it and ended up working 2 jobs while in school.
I purchased a 94 YJ and a 63 Fairlane 500. I also ended up getting a Harley that was passed down to me. Well just before I turned 21 and the economy was steadily plummeting, I bought my house. Ended up selling my Harley and the Jeep for the down payment..STUPID mistake and I still miss that YJ to this day.
Then I ended up getting a Silverado 2500 for hauling shiz and another Harley.
Then I started working for Delta Air Lines in 2009. Then I decided I needed a go-fast car ;) So I bought an '08 Infiniti G37S and in less than a month I was getting speeding tickets again :(
My wife and I decided it was time to start trying for a child towards the summer 2012 and finally conceived in Jan 2013.. so I traded the Infiniti in on a new Silverado and traded my old 2500 for another YJ.. So now I have a Silverado as my DD, a Harley, YJ, and my 63 Fairlane that I'm keeping to restore with my son who will be here literally any day now..
Old YJ after 4 years of blood/sweat/beers..:
Old Silverado 2500:
And after the 20's
My old G37S next to my old 2500:
Current YJ and a piece of my current '12 silverado:
Current Harley. built 1200 with some go-fast goodies:
All my babies:
My first car a 1992 yj that I bought myself and have have had it for around 6 moths now and I'm already addicted. They one where it's white is when I bought it an the grey is almost done with the build.
OP...is that at a "tilted kilt"?? Love that bar here in denver lol
Anyway...i havent had many vehicles yet...currently 27 years old so i've got a bit to catch up!
1996 Chevy S10 Blazer - lifted, engine work, etc
1998 contour svt - lowered, exterior work, engine work, etc
2003 Yamaha R6 - engine work, custom paint, wheels, etc
1990 Honda Civic - my stock beast dd
1991 mustang gt - 650hp/750tq
*current* 1999 Wrangler - lifted, modded, beat on, babied, loved...never selling lol
not sure what will be next on the list...
1968 Cutlass Supreme
1974 Cutlass Supreme
1972 Olds 442
1978 Corvette Silver Anniversary
1982 Chevy Wagon (winter car while I owned the vette)
1980's Subaru GL4x4 wagon
1994 Subaru Impreza
1998 Toyota Tacoma
1998 Dodge Ram Quad Cab
2002 Ford Expedition
2004 Dodge Ram Quad Cab
2014 Wrangler Unlimited
I know there's a few missing but that's all I can remember minus several Harley's I've owned.
Current 2014 JKU Sport, 2009 Porsche 911 & 2009 Honda Fit Sport
2012 VW GTI
2011 Toyota FJ Cruiser TRD
2007 Civic SI Sedan
1999 Ford Mustang
Bunch of beaters before that.
I'll play along if you guys don't mind listening to my babble.
My first vehicle was a YJ. In high school, my friends had CJ's & that's what I really wanted, but the folks were leaning towards an XJ. I was stoked like you wouldn't believe when they agreed to co-sign with me on a 1995 Rio Grande. I don't have the energy to tell you guys about the fun I had in that Jeep. It started my love of the "open body utility vehicle." This is the only picture of it I have. Circa 1998.
Sold off the YJ in 2000, got this 2001 Dodge after graduating high school. It was the first & only brand new vehicle I ever bought to date. My folks co-signed with me on it, but I busted my ass & made every payment. I worked two jobs while I was in college to pay for it. It was a great truck. It had the 5.9 & would haul azz like you wouldn't believe. Again, this is the only pic I have of it. Pictures didn't seem to be as big of a deal back then as they do now...
Drove the wheels off poor old Big Red for a few years. It's now 2004 & life has happened. Thankfully the wife & I had landed good jobs by this time. I traded Big Red in on a 2002 quad cab Dak do to the fact that the wife was prego & we needed the room. I don't have any pics of it when I bought it, but it was just a bone stock Dakota 4x4. Here's a pic of it when I got finished with it. 2" TB crank & 3" body. 33/12.50's 4:56's. Hanson bumpers, etc. It was a very capable little truck, but it could have benefited from a SAS.
We just finished installing the 3"BL wheels & tires in this pic. Man it looked good.
I kept the Dak until 07 when it was decided we needed something that would pull a trailer. Enter my current ride, a 01 Dodge 4x4 dubbed mighty whitey. I sold the little Dakota & bought this one. It has been a great truck.
Before & after pics for your enjoyment.
The day I drove it home, summer of 07:
How it sits as of right now:
Last but not least, I just picked up this 95 YJ. The circle is complete. I'm right back where I started. This is going to be a daily driver & a trail rig. The Dodge is killing me on gas driving it back & 4th to work. My kiddos, having never had the experience of riding in a Jeep, are chomping at the bit for the top to come off. I'm looking forward to this build more than any other I have done in the past. Every time I get in it, it's a total throw back for me.
Yeah that was at the kilt with my old cj5. The club I'm in gets together there every Thursday night.
Nice to see I'm not the only one who goes through vehicles fast! lol. Not for bad reasons though I just get bored with them! :/
92 toyota paseo
93 nissan sentra
98 Pontiac boneville
86 Jeep Cherokee
95 Honda Civic
98 nissan frontier
10 Jeep JK
-current 08 Jeep JK
94 Ford Ranger 4cyl
89 GMC Sierra 350
2000 Dodge Ram 6cyl
94 GMC Yukon 4x4 GT 350
2002 Mazda 626
94 Jeep Wrangler
First vehicle was a jeep...87 wrangler laredo...awesome
61 Chevy Impala
71 Chevy Impala
74 Ford Mustang II
80 Toyota Tercel
81 Toyota truck
78 Toyota FJ40
85 Toyota Tercel
90 GMC 4x4 step side
01 Ford F150 Super Crew 4x4
11 Toyota Tacoma 4x4
13 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport S
Bought my first new car at 20 (80 Tercel)
2000 Mustang V6 (Sold)
--> 2001 Cobra (Still Own)
--> 93 Wrangler (Sold)
--> 07 Rubicon (LOVE IT!)
What can I say, my cars like to loose their tops...
Currently 48 years old so I have a long list:
1973 Chevy Impala
1974 Datsun B210 Hatchback
1978 Dodge Magnum
1983 Ford EXP
1988 Ford Ranger
1977 Toyota Celica
1983 Dodge D-50
1975 Chevy Nova
1978 Ford LTD
1983 Chevy Chevette
1976 Chevy Stepside
1985 Dodge D-50
1988 Mazda B2600I
1989 Dodge Caravan (stop laughing)
1970 Volvo 164
1983 Pontiac J2000
1972 Chevy Blazer
1978 Lincoln Versailles
1986 Subaru Sedan
1998 Chevy Silverado
1983 Dodge Omni
1966 VW Beettle
1985 Mitsubishi Montero
2002 GMC Sierra
1989 Ford F 150
1999 Ford Explorer
2011 Jeep Wrangler JKU
All 27 of these have memories. I had the 1998 Chevy Silverado the longest (6 years) and I think I will have the Wrangler at least as long at that.
I'm old here's a list and I know I'll miss some:
1955 Pontiac Conv - 1957 Chevy Conv - 1956 Plymouth - 1962 Corvette
1968 Chev II w/327 - 1970 Olds Cutlass - 1971 Olds - 1972 Camaro - 1964 Ford Van
1969 Ford Van - 1974 Dodge Van - 1976 Trans Am - 1976 Datsun 260 - 1976 Blazer
1974 Mercury Wagon - 1974 Buick Wagon - 1982 Mustang GT - 1987 Z28 - 1993 Escort Wagon - 1993 Lincoln MK 8 - 1995 Cadillac Eldorado - 1997 Blazer - 1999 Blazer - 2001 PT Cruiser - 2003 Corvette - 2004 Honda Pilot
Then I bought my 2005 LJR.
I like the kilt...have one downtown here where i go every now and then. Usually later in the night if i'm out with friends or the gf...get a 100oz beer for 15 bucks.
to keep on topic, here are pics of the r6 and the 5.0 which were sold last year.
My vehicles through the years
2003-2006 '97 Old Cutlass Supreme
2006-2007 '91 Acura Legend
2007-2008 '03 Mitsubishi Lancer OZ
2008-2009 '97 VW Jetta
2010-2011 '91 Isuzu Trooper
2011-2013 '03 Infinti G35
2012- '07 SV650S
2013- '07 Jeep Wrangler X
It's probably good that I write the list...i forgot the actual #...
1987 OldS Cutlass Cierra
1990 Dodge Daytona
1998 Dodge Avenger
1999 Pontiac Firebird
1978 Chevy Blazer K5
2002 Dodge Stratus RT
2004 Dodge Ram
2005 Dodge Neon
2008 Toyota Rav4
1995 Chevy Silverado
2007 Chevy Impala LTZ
1987 Buick Skylark
2011 Chevy Cruze Eco
2004 Dodge SRT4
2010 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
2013 Chrysler Town & Country
2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
And I'm 33...Jesus that's a long list.
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