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What Car(s) Have You Bought More Than Once?

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Lots of car consumers (carsumers™) are single-make buyers, steadfastly loyal to Toyotas or Fords or Hondas or whatever. No big deal there. Repeat model buyers are a rarer breed, but hardly uncommon. Yours truly owned not one but two Dodge Omnis (full disclosure, one was a Plymouth Horizon, but come on). My Dad was a Volkswagen guy for a good bit before going all-in on Toyotas. He started with a used Type 3 which (according to my Mom) made 2-year-old me cry because I saw it belch fire from the exhaust and I thought it was going to explode. That squareback was followed by two consecutive Beetles, but I only remember the last one–a red convertible Super with a black top. Now that was a car. Would Paul Newman lie to you?  Vw Newman

So tell us: which car models have you purchased more than once? Or enough times to extend to near-infinity, like whoever assembled that impressive fleet of Nissan Figaros in the top shot? What made you such a fan–or did you, like, just happen to end up getting two Honda Civics in a row? And FYI, it’s cool if your tale of multiple-models isn’t actually yourself but your mom, dad, brother, friend, weirdo on the outskirts of town … we’re not policing this thing.

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Not The Ford 289
Not The Ford 289
6 months ago

I personally haven’t bought the same car multiple times, but my dad had bought 3 darts from ’70, ’71, ’72, and has bought many, many 1980 – 1996 Ford broncos.

Bri-Fi
Bri-Fi
10 months ago

I just purchased my second Scion xB. My first was a 2012 that I purchased used in April 2013 with 20,000 miles and put over 165,000 miles when it was just recently totaled in May of this year. I was hoping to limp it along until the Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid was readily available. But the recent totaled declaration changed my plans of being able to wait a few more months. So last month I bought a used 2014 xB with only 50,000 miles and it has already been on a 3,000 mile round trip vacation road trip without skipping a beat. I plan to keep it around as long as my last xB. Hopefully by then the Toyota dealerships in my area will have much more inventory to choose from.

Clubwagon Chateau
Clubwagon Chateau
10 months ago

Golves: Mk II (1986, four-door, baby blue) and Mk IV (GL, two-door, silver), both five-speeds.

Salaryman
Salaryman
10 months ago

I have owned 5 or 6 Chrysler minivans. I would have made the last purchase for my wife another minivan, but she was tired of driving around in the ‘big ol’ minivan’ all by herself. So she bought an SUV that was 3″ longer than the van.

I want to say the years of the vans were 96, 01, 04, 08, and 11. The last couple were actually fully loaded Town and Countries.

They were great vehicles to put 3 kids in. You could drive all day and still be comfortable. I’d have one now if the wife would have gone for it.

Marc Miller
Marc Miller
10 months ago

I bought three SAABs. The first was a new 1985 900 Turbo Sedan. I bought two used SAAB 9-3 convertibles. First (2005 MY) was totaled from a deer hit. Second was a replacement for the wrecked ’05 (2008 MY) and had the 2.8L turbo six. The engine just kinda came unstitched.

Last edited 10 months ago by Marc Miller
Scott
Scott
10 months ago

Apparently, having multiple copies of the same (or similar/related) car is actually quite common among this community. It sort of makes sense actually. 🙂

Erik McCullough
Erik McCullough
10 months ago

I have said many times that life is too short to buy the same car twice. However, I have made exceptions that prove the rule that have ended in both directions.

I bought a Miata new in 94, and then in 2010 or so, I bought a 1999.as a fun car. Miata is the answer, even a sled from a bad generation as Miatas go.

I also bought a new 2001 Jeep Wrangler and then later a new 2011 Jeep Wrangler. The old one was 2 door with plastic windows and the only button on the steering wheel was the horn. The 2012 by comparison was a real car with 4 full doors and tons of buttons. In the end, it was a mistake. I had the 2012 for 2 years because it lost all of the Jeep JK character.

ScottyB
ScottyB
10 months ago

Genuinely impressed with the two Omnirizions! If the Plymouth dealers weren’t such schmucks back in the day, my first car would have been a bright red/red interior 1986 Horizon. If I could find a really nice non-GLH, I’d have a hard time resisting, especially if it were bright or metallic red.

I’m currently on Mustang three (not be confused with Mustang II) and it’s my favorite so far, goes like stink without going all nose heavy and getting stuck in the snow.

2009.5 V-6 coupe (red)2012 GT coupe (white)2019 EcoBoost coupe (white)I also had two Thunderbirds (the first of which decided it wanted to be a Firebird)

1989 LX Coupe (bought new, self-immolated at 29.5K miles)1961 Hardtop (just sold last fall).

Last edited 10 months ago by ScottyB
AutoPartsGuyBuffalo
AutoPartsGuyBuffalo
10 months ago

I’ve got an addiction to the Ford Ranger. 2 1992’s, a 1995, 2000, 2 2003’s; and an 1989 Bronco II because its the same thing.

Great, economical trucks. Super easy to work on.

Kevin Ryan
Kevin Ryan
10 months ago

2 CRX Sis – new 87 black and used 91 red – miss them both
2 Mustangs – used 66 as a kid and used 2019 Ecoboost convertible – first domestic car in years and I love it, great car for an old car guy with a bum leg
3 Dodge Caravans – all bought new, they run forever

Mixed in with a 81Fiat Strada – new, 71, Alfa Spyder, 74 AMC Javelin, 80 Malibu, 85 SAAB 900 – new, 88 VW Cabriolet – new, 72 Yanaha Enduro, 80 Suzuki 400, 85 Kawasaki Ninja 900, 68 Ford PU – 3 on the tree!, 85 Chevy Scottsdale, 16 VW Golf Alltrack, 09 BMW 3 series convertible

Each and every one has many stories.

Shooting Brake Advocate
Shooting Brake Advocate
10 months ago

Lincoln Mark VII, though I’ve only owned 2 of them – a 1986 whose engine died messily, and a 1992 (in deep jewel green metallic clearcoat) who was assassinated by a station wagon.

Last edited 10 months ago by Shooting Brake Advocate
Hot Stuff
Hot Stuff
10 months ago

No duplicates for me. My dad was a Buick man, though.

1961 LeSabre (4-door Sedan)
1966 Skylark Gran Sport
1977 Regal (4-door Sedan)
1983 Century
1988 Century
1997 LeSabre

Mom looked at Buicks to replace the last LeSabre. By that time the LeSabre had been discontinued, and she didn’t like the high rear-deck on the Lucerne (due to impaired rearward visibility). Ended up buying a Camry.

Scott Ashley
Scott Ashley
10 months ago

Mazda 3. A used 2006 with a salvage title did so well carrying me through my divorce I bought a 2016 in 2018. Both had the larger 2.3/2.5 motor’s and a manual. The latest 3 has over 100k now and I still enjoy driving it whan I can get the keys out of my gf’s hands

Blklabel52
Blklabel52
10 months ago

I had a 2017 GMC canyon that I traded in for a 2021 canyon at4 bc I’m an idiot but also bc I wanted it, the better options, the long bed, put a lot of miles on vehicles, etc. Both have been awesome vehicles and I don’t regret it. But it is funny to me.

Myk El
Myk El
10 months ago

I’ve had 2 Mazda B-series from trucks before they shared the Ranger platform. A 1989 B2200 (2wd) and a 1990 B2600i (4×4). The first died in a crash. The second we donated. It was reaching David Tracy levels of rust, but definitely had usable parts for someone wanting to make a good truck out of two bad ones. Weirdest thing about those trucks is the 1989 one had the fuel tank on the driver’s side and the 1990 on the passenger. My dad had a 1992 B2600i 2wd and it also was on driver’s side, so maybe a 4×4 thing?

Currently I’m on my 2nd Honda Accord. First was a 2007 Hybrid (V6, total sleeper) and current is a 2012 V6.

My brother is now on his 3rd Pontiac Vibe.

Last edited 10 months ago by Myk El
Holly Birge
Holly Birge
10 months ago

I have had two GTIs. A 2001 Mk 4 with the VR6 and my current 2020 Mk 7.5. Both purchased new. Yes, I know that the Mk 4 is considered kind of a stinker, but you can’t beat the low end torque on a VR6. My Mk 7.5 is definitely a keeper, although I have to admit an engine swap for one of those VR6 crate motors I’ve been reading about is appealing. Not so much for more power but just to experience the VR6 again.

I’ve also had two Jettas. A 2000 Mk 4 GLX VR6 (bought new) and a 1997 Mk 3 GLX VR6. I bought the 97 used and really liked it better than the 2000. Sadly the 97 was totaled.

I’ve realized I’m a hatchback gal so sticking with my GTI.

Last edited 10 months ago by Holly Birge
Ian Harris
Ian Harris
10 months ago

Not just same make/model, same YEAR.

I’ve owned 2 1994 Ford Thunderbird LXs with the V8 engine. I think it was the best looking year of that last generation, and I liked the first one so much I bought a second one just like it (same color and everything) after I wrecked the first.

Dodsworth
Dodsworth
10 months ago
Reply to  Ian Harris

I had one. The cockpit was an ergonomic delight. With my elbow on the center console my wrist rested comfortably on the shifter. I could just extend my fingers to hit the radio presets. It felt like it was tailored for me.

Dodsworth
Dodsworth
10 months ago
Reply to  Dodsworth

So, why is this showing my real name? Never happened before.

Mike B
Mike B
10 months ago
Reply to  Ian Harris

I had a 94 Cougar XR7 with the 4.6, I LOVED that car. The 4.6 wasn’t very quick, but it was soooo smooth and it drove and handled pretty well for such a big car. It was pretty reliable too, other than the converter shudder on the AOD trans. I preferred the look of the T-Bird, but I got a good deal on the Cougar around 2001-ish from my grandfather. It only had 60k on it at the time, I put another 60k on it before selling it to a coworker.

I still think that car was peak dashboard/ergonomic design.

Christian Chauvin
Christian Chauvin
10 months ago

I’ve owned four 1991 Toyota MR2s.

Ian Harris
Ian Harris
10 months ago

Hey, I’m not the only weirdo here who keeps buying essentially the exact same car over again!

MAX FRESH OFF
MAX FRESH OFF
10 months ago

Silver, manual transmission Honda Civics I have owned:

1987 CRX HF (50 MPG from a 60 HP 1.5 liter engine)
2004 EX (Wrecked)
2005 EX (Replacement)
2016 LX
2020 Sport Hatch (40 MPG from a 180 HP 1.5 liter turbo engine)

Sideways the Seven
Sideways the Seven
10 months ago

The 3rd gen Nissan Altima V6. I needed a larger car and it was available with the VQ35DE from the Z paired to a manual tranmission. I had an ’02 V6 5MT, ’06 SER 5AT, and ’06 SER 6MT

I also had 2 STIs, a 2012 and 2020. Both Ice Silver Metallic

Todd Woodward
Todd Woodward
10 months ago

Volkswagen ownership is a sickness, and I ain’t got the cure:

66 VW Beetle
64 VW Beetle
72 VW Super Beetle Convertible
76 VW Rabbit (first water cooled VW) (MK I)
81 VW Rabbit Convertible (MK I)
95 VW Golf Sport (MKIII)
2000 VW GTI 1.8T (20 years, and 285,000 miles before selling it) (MKIV)
2005 VW Jetta 2.5 (MKV)

Current fleet:
2015 VW Passat (wife’s) (Made in Chattanooga)
2016 VW GTI Autobahn (mine) (MK7)

The current fleet works well, and the motor’s are similar, so maintenance is easy. The miles accumulate easily.

Holly Birge
Holly Birge
10 months ago
Reply to  Todd Woodward

You have excellent taste.

Unclesam
Unclesam
11 months ago

I had a mk4 golf 2 door, mk5 gti 2 door, mk6 golf tdi 4 door, and currently have a mk6* JSW. My partner had a mk5 jetta when we got married, too, which is close enough to count imo

Glutton for Piëch
Glutton for Piëch
11 months ago

I typed out a whole thing. Then promptly closed the browsing window and destroyed my efforts. smfh.

me

2x W8 Passat
2x E-Class. W124 E320, W211 E63

boyfriend

3-4x? Accord V6
2x TL
2x MDX
I think multiple same model Lexi, but who cares?

dad

like half a dozen or more (seriously) F150 and Ram 1500.
2 or 3 Silverados
At least as many Jeeps
2 Rangers
Probably a lote more. Last time we counted was 39 cars from 1998-2011.. who knows how many before or since.

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