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Subject:  Re: What have you owned? Date:  1/7/2004  3:06 PM
Author:  crobinso Number:  30308 of 73165

1973-1974: 1966 Dodge Coronet DeLuxe (Police/taxicab version; was a retired taxicab) I was eighteen.

1974-1976: Dad's 1967 Ford Fairlane (uggggggghhhhhhh) I blew the engine on it.

1977-1987: 1976 Chevrolet Caprice Estate (wagon). I nicknamed it "Golden Wheels". Totaled by rear-end impact from a drunk driver.

1986-1987: 1985 Renault Alliance. Cosigned for sister; she defaulted on payments; I took possession of car.

1988 - : 1988 Mercury Grand Marquis. My first new car purchase. Currently has 208,000 miles on it. Is currently a backup car.

2002 - : 1987 Mercury Grand Marquis. Bought with 159,000 miles on it. Today has 199,300 miles; is on its way to 200,000 mile mark. My everyday car. Strong engine, but leaks oil and PS fluid.


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