1.) 1984 Pontiac Fiero. $800. Got it out of a field and gave it a tune up. Good first car.
2.) 87 Toyota single cab 2wd. Drove the heck out of it and that 22r/4 speed came back for more over and over.
3.) 86 VW GTI. Corrado supercharged motor swap. Drove it into the ground. Tranny couldn't handle the motor. Sold it for 500 less than what I paid with a busted trans.
4.) 97 Mustang. Should've waited and got the GT. Treated it like a damn queen and the V6 that is notorious for blowing head gaskets did at 106K. I was mad.
5.) 87 Toyota 4x4 extended cab. Back to basics. What was reliable in the past will be in the future. I took care of this truck and didn't wheel it hard at all. It runs great to this day.
6.) 88 Jeep Cherokee. Lifted it, bigger tires, ran great through a ND winter. Just wanted something newer for once in my life.
7.) 2005 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport. What was reliable in the past will be in the future. Toyota earned my respect with my first truck, made me fall in love with my second and has me head over heels for this one.
Did someone say motorcycles? I'll just name off the street bikes.
1.) 2003 SV650S. Stripped down cafe racer style. Lots of mods. Loved it dearly. Great first street bike. Never wrecked it. Sold it because I wanted an excess of power.
2.) 2005 Z1000. An excess of power. Lots of mods. In showroom condition I purchased for half the blue book value. The countless stories on this bike start from the day I bought it. Been to hell and back with her. I rode this bike across the country (west to east) and back in 28 days straight. It was over 9,000 miles total. On day 8 of 28 it was stolen along with all my possessions. I was lucky enough to get it back with the help of Daniel Cordova of the NM state police. I pressed on and had the time of my life with bare minimums. You can read the whole story, with pictures, here - http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=675917
Here she is with my helmet that bares the mark of a small dragon that sparked this adventure.