3 Land Cruisers
4 Mazda’s but all different models: 626, Protege5, Mazda6 Wagon, and Miata
The One-and-Dones: Land Rover, Isuzu, VW
I've owned three different MK7 Golfs.
A 2014 Golf 1.4 TSI with a 6 sp manual, built in Germany.
A 2015 GTI DSG basic trim (similar to the "S" sold in the US) built in Mexico.
A 2017 GTI DSG top trim (similar to the Autobahn sold in the US) built in Brazil.
Two interesting things I have to note having owned these:
- It's crazy how "modern" the MQB platform is and how the MK7 cars feel. For a car that is nearly 7 years old in terms of project/design, it still holds up well in comparison to most of the stuff that is being built/sold these days. The interior is such a great place to be.
- People make a big fuss about the EU built VWs but, having owned all of these, I have to say the build quality was pretty much even across all of them. Some "de-contenting" on the later cars (e.g. the 2014 TSI had an electronic handbrake and autohold, which were absent in the Mexican and Brazilian cars) but, aside from that, build and interior quality remained great.
Why I had them? The cost/benefit ratio of these is hard to beat in Brazil (where I live) if you want a fun/practical daily that is reliable and does not break the bank.
Why I moved away from them? 6 years driving different iterations of the same car got a bit boring. Needed to try something different.
'87 Jetta GLI & '97 Jetta GL
'90, '94, & '04 Rangers. Still miss that '90.
3 NA ('92, '93, '94), 1 NB ('02 LS), and 1 NC ('10 PRHT GT) Miatas.
*edit! Forgot two more. 2 E46 convertibles, an 01 325i and an 06 330ci ZHP.
I've done this more than I realized.
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Current fleet: '15 Mazda6, 04' Ranger, '94 Miata, '19 Kona
Former: VWs, Audis, e46s, and Miatas galore.
2 black manual GLS 1.8T Jettas (03 and then an 02)
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I have had:
3x MKIIIs - 2x Jetta + 1 MK3.5 Cabrio
5x MK6 - 2x Golf TDI, 1x GTI, 1x Golf R, 1x Jetta
2013 Golf R - VWR Intake - Unitronic Stage 2HPFP - SPM TurboBack Exhaust - Autotech Fuel Pump - More to Come
All mods have been approved and endorsed by Accidental L8 apex
I’ve had 13 Fox body Mustangs
11 Type 44 Audis
5 generations of Ford Trucks
3 generations of Hyundai Elantra
3 generations of Prius
4 generations of Ram
3 generations of F-body
3 generations of Thunderbird
2 of the last generation Nissan Altimas
74 Super Beetles
2 generations of Tahoes
2 generations of Suburban
A few Volvo 850’s
A couple E38’s
7 or 8 Mk1 rabbits
2 MK2 Jettas
2 MK2 golfs
2 MK2 Supras
2 MK3 Supras
2 Corollas (one was actually a Geo Prism)
4 SN95 Mustangs
That’s all I can think of now.
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| 20 Ram | 13 Altima | 00 Tahoe | 94 Integra GS-R | 74 SuperBeetle | 62 Ford Unibody |
5 AMC Eagle Wagons
2 AMC Rebels
2 Fullsize Jeep Pickups
2 Second gen Chevy Blazers
3 VW Sciroccos
2 Ford Capris
2 Mk2 VW Golfs
2 Mk2 VW Jettas
2 Chevy Citation X11s
2 3rd gen Camaros (1 Iroc-Z, 1 RS)
2x Mk2 GTI's, both originally 8v cars -> my current 1991 and a black '92
2x E36 M3 - both sedan, both silver -> the '97 was Arctic Silver, and the current '98 is Titanium Silver. I prefer the Arctic Silver
2x E28's - both 535i, one was a parts car ('87 535is) and the other was an '86.
2x Gen2 Mazda3 - both manual 2.0L cars, one was a '10 sedan (not Skyactiv) and the other was a '13 Skyactiv hatch
2x Subaru Outback wagons - '02 and '08, both with the same 4EAT, but not the same EJ (251 vs 253)
2x "LS-powered Chevy pickups" - one was a '80 GMC C15 w/ a 5.3 swap, and currently I have a '02 Silverado 4.8L
The only repeat model I've owned is VW Golfs. We've had 4 of them. 2010 TDI wagon with a stick, 8 years of trouble free high mpg motoring. 2015 MK7 hatch with a stick, still have it, has not given us a single issue. 2018 Golf Alltrack with a stick, sold, hated the handling of it and had issues with the sunroof and transmission. 2019 Golf R with a stick, perhaps my favorite car I've ever owned, such a sorted driving experience and oh so real world fast.
Thinking of this post it feels strange to me, I was a died it the wool Japanese car fan for a long time, I never thought I'd be a dubber. Yet here I am.
And some pics for good measure.
I owned a 2011 VW Golf 2.5 and a 2015 VW Golf TDI. I was sad to the hear the regular Golf was not going to make it to the US...
I now drive a Corolla and have been very happy with it driving wise and styling wise, so I could certainly see myself purchasing another one. That is if this model doesn't bite the dust too. God I hate trucks and suvs so much