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      06-04-2013, 08:09 PM   #23
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2001 Honda S2000. I drove that car like I stole it and redlined it at least 4 times every day. I sold it with 70k miles and it never had any problems. The car had a perfect balance of HP and toss-ability. I get sad every time I see one on the road. Its going to be very hard to duplicate the fun of that car without spending a lot of money.
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In April of 2001 I Purchased an AP1 S2000. Silverstone with red leather. Loved that car. It had the best six speed manual of any car I have driven. Light and tossable the car handled like a dream and had a wonderful OEM exhaust note. I drove it like I stole it and never game me a single problem. Saw one in Boston this weekend. It literally made me depressed for the rest of the day.
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      06-04-2013, 09:32 PM   #24
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I would still be driving my 2006 Lancer Evolution IX today if it had not been stolen from me. Such an agile car that had plenty of power, but I did hate the negative attention I got from ricers and cops.
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      06-04-2013, 09:35 PM   #25
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There was nothing wrong with it. I was just worried about the miles creeping up to 100k. I traded it in for a 2001 740iL which became a maintenance nightmare and nearly drove me into the poorhouse. Should have held onto the E39.
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      06-04-2013, 10:17 PM   #26
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I migrated back to HK and sold my 1.5 Blitz Supercharged Echo to my Buddy.

Also had a Close Ratio 4.3 FD 5MT. A lot of shocked faces when the light goes green.

Unfortunately some lady eventually T-boned it, and the blower went to another friend.

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      06-05-2013, 02:44 AM   #27
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      06-05-2013, 03:21 AM   #28
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Wow what an eerily similar story to my own dad! He had a 1968 Plymouth Satellite that he sold to his younger brother, who rolled it and totaled it that day. It obviously bothered him a lot since it happened years before I was born and he talked about it several times.

They were a sexy car!
He loved that car so much that he bought another '72 junker el Camino when I was in high school and we rebuilt it together. It ended up the first car in my name and I still have it!
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      06-05-2013, 07:02 AM   #29
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My 08 range rover sport nothing but problems
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This isn't my car, but the same color "Montana Green" riding on BBS wheels. Had Recaro seats, and an ABT wing.
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      06-05-2013, 07:30 AM   #31
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So you regret getting rid of it?
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      06-05-2013, 07:53 AM   #32
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It's funny how many s2000 drivers that are here. For me of course its my 1994 firebird forumla convertable. Was red also. Amazing south florida car. I had intake/chip/exhaust on it also. It was retarded fast and sexy. I sold it when i went away to college because it had 110k miles on it and I wanted something I didn't have to worry about. It was mint though. Sold it to a european guy that was shipping it over there.
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      06-05-2013, 07:54 AM   #33
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I regret getting rid of my 3000GT. It wasn't the most reliable car and took a lot of upkeep but it was my first car and I spent a lot of time tracking down one I could afford while I was in high school. The 3000GT/Stealth community was also a great group of people and I went to a lot of meets and gatherings with them. I always thought it would be cool to keep my first car forever, but its not a practical dream.

I regret getting rid of it, but I still would rather have my Bimmer.
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      06-05-2013, 08:52 AM   #34
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      06-05-2013, 08:59 AM   #35
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I regret getting rid of my 3000GT. It wasn't the most reliable car and took a lot of upkeep but it was my first car and I spent a lot of time tracking down one I could afford while I was in high school. The 3000GT/Stealth community was also a great group of people and I went to a lot of meets and gatherings with them. I always thought it would be cool to keep my first car forever, but its not a practical dream.

I regret getting rid of it, but I still would rather have my Bimmer.
I actually used to work at a Chrysler dealership. Upkeep was EXPENSIVE on those. I remember I did a tune-up on one, and the spark plugs were $80 each x 6 = $500 just for the plugs. I think black book time on the plugs was something like 3 hours as well. We also had a couple where the exhaust valve went (which changes the exhaust tone on them) and that was like $1000 and there were a couple of poor soles that had to replace the rear steering rack. Four wheel steering is cool I guess, until it breaks

The 3000GT/Stealth was a tech showcase but wow they got pricy to fix in a hurry.
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      06-05-2013, 03:11 PM   #36
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      06-05-2013, 04:10 PM   #37
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Funny, I sold my M Coupe last year and have been looking for a fun weekend car to replace it, but haven't been able to decide between a Boxster Spyder, the new Boxster or a BRZ. But in the search, I keep coming back to my second choice when I bought my M Coupe, you guessed it, an AP1 S2000. I'm deep into analysis paralysis and can't make a decision, and all of you piping up about missing them isn't helping a thing.
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      06-05-2013, 06:12 PM   #38
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It's not gone yet but I know I'll regret selling my 1M.
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      06-05-2013, 06:20 PM   #39
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      06-05-2013, 07:11 PM   #41
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I miss my 2000 S2000... The top was tattered and there was a cut in the plastic back window, but I loved how that car drove, completely stock. *siiiiigh* If it was up to me, I would have just held on to that car as a daily and had my fun car for... well... fun.
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      06-06-2013, 05:45 AM   #42
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E39 M5 Imola Red with full Dinan cat back exhaust. "The Beast". Sold it when my wife was pregnant with our first child. Now that I have 3 boys and don't need to shuttle them around in my car I'm back in a BMW.
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      06-06-2013, 08:08 AM   #43
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We all have that car where we sold it, and instantly regretted it.

Mine was my first car - a 1989 Dodge Daytona Shelby. I know I know, it's a K car, but with the 2.2 Turbo II and Mopar Performance computer, that thing was a blast to drive. It would easily hang with Mustangs and Camaros of it's time, and it got the best fuel economy of any car I have ever owned with a record 42 MPG highway (a record for me anyway!)

It also handled pretty well, with massive sway bars. I took a cloverleaf on-ramp at 100 km/h and it just stuck (they are rated at 40 km/h). I also was young and stupid and drove it at 240 km/h once (150 MPH).

I sold it to some jack-ass who trashed it right away too which also made me sad.

I actually saw it come up on a used car website a couple of years ago but the Mrs wouldn't let me buy it back.

I really loved that car and the biggest mistake was I bought a 1995 Dodge Neon Sport to replace it with. That thing was a POS. Way less power, way noisier, and worse fuel economy.

Now of course I do love my 335 too. It will be another hard car to get rid of when it's day comes.
My 88 Shelby Z was a pile of crap.

Car I miss the most was my H/C/I/E etc 93 GT. It was showroom new inside & almost new outside. I would like to still have my C6 Vette too.
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E39 M5 Imola Red with full Dinan cat back exhaust. "The Beast". Sold it when my wife was pregnant with our first child. Now that I have 3 boys and don't need to shuttle them around in my car I'm back in a BMW.
So you couldn't haul 1 kid in a 4 door sedan?
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