Here are the links to all thirty vehicles (plus prequels and wrap up impressions). And if I outlive my current fleet (which I certainly hope to do as of mid 2023) they will be linked here too.
Prologue: Variety Is The Spice Of Life – If You Like Oldsmobiles
Chapter 1: 1967 Ford Galaxie 500 Convertible – In The Beginning
Chapter 1.5: 1967 Ford Galaxie 500 Convertible – In A Galaxie Far, Far Away
Chapter 2: 1963 Cadillac Fleetwood Sixty Special – Never Buy An Old Luxury Car
Chapter 3: 1963 Cadillac Sedan DeVille – My Personal Pick-A-Part
Chapter 4: 1968 Ford Mustang – A Brief Opportunity To Be Normal
Chapter 5: 1959 Plymouth Fury – A Backwards Look At The Forward Look
Chapter 6: 1971 Plymouth Valiant Scamp – The Scamper
Chapter 7: 1977 Chrysler New Yorker Brougham – The Beautiful (But Troubled) New Yorker
Chapter 8: 1985 Volkswagen GTI – Fahrvergnugen!
Chapter 9: 1963 Ford F-100 – A Post-Breakup Pick-Me-Up
Chapter 10: 1966 Plymouth Fury III – Reverting To Type
Chapter 11: 1961 Ford Thunderbird – Wherein Realism Crushes Optimism
Chapter 12: 1929 Ford Model A Standard Coupe – A Is For Awesome
Chapter 13: 1988 Honda Accord LX – How I Married A Keeper Twice In One Day
Chapter 14: 1964 Imperial Crown Coupe – The Royal We
Chapter 15: 1983 Plymouth Colt – Keep It In The Family
Chapter 16: 1986 Mercury Marquis Wagon – No, Not That Marquis. The Smaller One, Like A Fairmont
Chapter 17: 1985 Ford LTD Crown Victoria – Heavy The Head That Wears The Crown
Chapter 18: 1994 Ford Club Wagon – Let’s Go Clubbing
Chapter 19: 1968 Chrysler Newport Custom – One More Drink From The Well
Chapter 20: 1985 Buick LeSabre Limited – It Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time
Chapter 21: 1984 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight Regency – Somebody Else’s Car
Chapter 22: 1989 Cadillac Brougham – Back In A Big Old Cadillac
Chapter 23: 1993 Ford Crown Victoria LX – Full Utilization
Chapter 24: 2007 Honda Fit Sport – And Now For Something Completely Different
Chapter 25: 1996 Honda Odyssey LX – What Is Not A Town Car Or A Miata For $500, Alex
Chapter 26: 1999 Chrysler Town & Country LX – It Was The Best Of Times, The Worst Of Times
Chapter 27: 2012 Kia Sedona LX – The Long Hauler
Chapter 28: 1997 Mazda MX-5 Miata – Zoom Zoom!
Chapter 29: 2006 Buick LaCrosse CX – No. Just No.
Chapter 30: 1998 Honda Civic LX – Hey Look! I Found Another Car!
Every American young person who wants one should have an ‘A’ Model Ford to play with .
So many life lessons come from tinkering or repairing older basic machines .
Good list, I tried to do mine but every time I finish I remember others and it just changed again recently another Hillman and lately a newer Citroen both the same colours as what they replaced but both have lower mileages and more KW/NM on tap especially the Citroen.
Just reread some of your older posts. I definitely follow the how many more miles will this by me approach when assessing repairs and have definitely been sucked down the rabbit hole. My philosophy is when the repairs are coming regularly enough to feel like a car payment it’s time to move on.
The how many more miles approach served me well with the Talon. It didn’t do so well with a car that I’ll be writing about in a few weeks. Buying cheap and establishing a baseline condition has also worked well for me.
Thanks for this. I have read most of them but now discovered some that somehow got away 🙂