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Old 03-16-2018, 10:08 AM   #26
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#1 - 2007 Subaru STI Limited (#106 of 800) - Always wanted the Scooby burble and this thing had it in spades including backfire yet comfortable with a moonroof and leather seating. Suspension remained stock as I took trips up to TYAX near Pemberton and needed clearance and comfort. Bolt-ons with COBB make it a nice drive with ample power. I miss it and regret selling only because of the rarity. The car stopped working with my life with kids(small back seat) so I sold it.



#2 - 2006 Mitsubishi Evo IX GSR - After the STI I had to experience the Evo to do my own comparison. Wanted the IX specifically and was stoked to actually find one locally and in white. Monster power compared to the STI and loved the body style but the shifting was garbage and the overall car felt cheaply built(fit and finish). Again, sink more money into it or sell, so I sold.



#3 - 2000 Toyota 4Runner - Wanted this year specifically for the AWD mode and rear e-locker. Loved this thing as a daily but the fuel mileage is the worst I've experienced. I don't commute that far so it wasn't a huge deal so the modding began. Many $$$ later I had a very capable machine. Then realized that I was doing a disservice by only going to Triangle Beach every so often and not really using it as it should be for long off-road trips. I wanted to hang onto it until my girls got older but couldn't bring myself to just let it sit so I sold it.



I regret selling each vehicle but they each stopped working within my life both from a cost and practical standpoint so it was the right decision for them to be passed on. I get very attached to vehicles so selling them is a tough procedure for me.
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I’ve had a few, but only the Z I truly miss, with the “barn find” 964 a close second.

Found the 240Z on Hybridz late one night May 2011. Emailed the seller in Seattle, and met up in Bellingham to have a look. As soon as I heard it, without even seeing it, I knew I was going to buy it. The sound was glorious. But being a poor university student at the time, didn’t have the funds to buy it on the spot. My offer shaved a few thousand off his already lowered price, and he said he’ll think about it.

Fast forward 2 months, haven’t heard back so I followed up. He still had it, and I was still the only one to show up with cash. He didn’t want to deal with shipping the car or international buyers so agreed to sell it to me and we went down to pick it up. Still remember that first drive up I5 to the border – exhaust fumes were nauseating, shifter had more slop than a hot dog in a hallway, and my buddy following behind nearly passed out from the gasoline vapours as it was, afterall, a triple 44mm. carbureted 3.1L stroker motor – with a 3” straight pipe exhaust.



I loved absolutely everything about the car. Created so many amazing memories, met so many new friends , and learned so much mechanically from fabricating the mounts for fitting the Recaro SPGs, dropping the fuel tank to replace the rotted fuel lines, and upgrading to 4 piston 4Runner calipers. I could count on it to bring a smile to my face at every start-up. Even walking by it on my way out the door to class, I’d have the biggest grin. That’s my car.

Bill (Matsuda) at Art of Stance did a wonderful feature on it in the summer of 2012. I’ve linked some of his pictures below.





Then in winter 2012, I went out to Ottawa for an 8 month co-op workterm. Knowing that classic cars do not like to sit, I threw it up for sale at a crazy price just to make myself feel better for letting the car sit. Someone actually responded and I flew back to complete the sale. At the time, I figured I’d get another, and the buyer was a really great guy, another true enthusiast. We all know the feeling of the one that got away. Shoulda woulda coulda.

He still has it to this day. Unfortunately, he blew a hole through the side of the block while tracking it in 2016. Until then, I’ve pestered him every year since to sell it back to me, I finally had my closure. The heart of that car, and what I fell in love with, is now gone. As a final parting goodbye, I asked for the wooden Datsun knob back. In the spirit of true friendship, he packed it up without hesitation and sent a piece of the Z back to me.






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Old 03-16-2018, 12:19 PM   #28
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Lots of cars have come and gone, mostly german. Some new and some old. I love mixing it up, so I don't really regret moving on to something I want to try. Can't own everything I want to have at the same time.

but...i miss my Corrados - timeless design that came out right when I was at the most impressionable car age.

Unfortunately as much as I'd love to have another one - just to look at more than anything, there's no going back to FWD and I can't give up a limited parking space for one.

Circa 2000

corrado2k by GhstRidr, on Flickr

Same car bought back in 05/06

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Bought the VR around 2010.

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damn man, that would be worth like 13K-15K today if it was still clean albiet higher mileage. even with inflation that's still good money.
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This is going to make you feel super old (it certainly made me feel old), but I remember running into you and talking to you outside Blockbuster Video on #3 and Williams in Richmond when you were getting out of this car to return something.
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This is going to make you feel super old (it certainly made me feel old), but I remember running into you and talking to you outside Blockbuster Video on #3 and Williams in Richmond when you were getting out of this car to return something.
Yeah I remember that too, I was blasting Tool or something similar and you mentioned how loud it was

I didn't go crazy with the stereo but it was still quite good. Had one of those crazy Sony head units that had two sides, one of which was a screen with LEDs that would do cool light shows and shit
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Old 03-17-2018, 08:49 AM   #35
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Skunkworks, your Old Z was amazing.... really wished my old one was as great as yours!
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I miss my old 2001 Nissan Sentra. That shit bucket got me laid back in highschool. I couldn't afford a corolla from the same year so I ended up leasing this Sentra with the help of my parents co-signing. Drove it for 200ks and finally got rid of it in 2010 after keeping it as my beater through all these years.


Should have never sold it. I regret selling it for 5k.

P.s. that blood stain on the driver seat is when I got into a fight at KFC on Kingsway over a parking spot. Nobody pressed charges luckily. Shit the stupid things you do when you're young.
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I'm surprised how much I like my CSX. I would love to be able to dump some $$$ and do an FD2 conversion.
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stupid decision to sell this one. 2004 with 77k km. Sold for 19500 with some decent mods
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Yeah no kidding eh?

I was moving back from the UK and thought I'd get an evo x instead.

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2008 Miata GT. Bought it in 2013 for $20,500 with only 22K km on it, sold it two years later for $20K with only 26K km on it to help pay for a house. Missed it enough that I bought a NB as a fill in that I didn't like as much (I sold that after 9 months).

Even now a 2008 GT with that kind of mileage goes for not much less than $20K.

I'm kicking myself as I didn't really need the extra money for the house.
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not like it's preferable driving top down 4-5 months out of the year anyways
though I almost broke my neck checking out a CR driving past 2 days ago
those gotta be worth their weight in gold nowadays
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One common denominator - Women.

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Easy solution:


Even without a wife to worry about, I can't get an S2k because back seats are good to have just in case I want to hang out with my buddies.

Personally, I miss something about my previous cars, but no real regrets. The 08 Accord Coupe V6 is much more torquey, while the 99 Corolla is very good on gas and I won't feel bad about driving short trips with it.
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i see it quite often driving around in van, so beat up now =[



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Have a wife and kid. Wife doesn't want me to sell the s2000. That's why I married her.
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