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Son of a gun / Master of fate / Bows to no god, kingdom, or state.
We had an '84 with the Mitsu 2.6 liter for 8 years till my dad bought a brand new '94 Plymouth Grand Voyager with the 3.8. this thing had overhaed console and the back windows opened with a switch. i was mind blown.
I remember my dad burried the needle on the 84 once...he was like lets see if we can do this...i remember looking at that needle for a long time until it finally hit 140 (km/hr) until my dad and I cheered. Yeah...the 80's rocked!
Easy like Sunday Morning.
I hung around with a girl in the early 90s that drove her parents Caravan around...many good times were had in the back of that thing... Party machine.
My first job out of college was for a company that supported two way radios, towers and pagers for Fire/Cops/EMT/etc...My field service van was a crappy Caravan (89?). I was depressed when I saw it.
I was low man on the totem pole, so I got the CV...other guys had the newer Astros.
The first time I fired it up I heard a low whistle....interesting....got it out on the road and floored it...
grrrrrrrrrr....WHOOOOSH! Turbo time! I was happy after that. Best service van ever.
2006 Mazda 3
I do not like the 2nd-gen styling as much, but there are definately many more still on the road (or at least on CL)
Per Wiki, 3 of the 4 engines were V6 (I only drive 4-cyls, tho the 6s might haul), but a manual was still available, as was AWD. Wonder how hard those are to locate.
Last edited by Troike; 10-24-2012 at 09:55 PM.
For the second gen, I don't think the AWD option (or even the V6) was available with the manual transmission. But I've already been wrong in this thread once.
I drove a manual 2nd gen with accessibility fittings for driver's ed. Pretty sure it was a four. Also pretty sure I got some awful bruises from those fittings.
Last edited by turbo_nine; 10-24-2012 at 11:08 PM.
call it potatography
Here's a nice '84 found on Flickr:
I would call that a classic by now, in that condition. The early two-tiered front end looks so odd.