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Title: old guy/old cars
Post by: headsup on March 02, 2018, 04:16:23 PM
I mentioned on another forum, I have a couple old Nissan Pathfinders.
One I use for pulling trees out of the woods (firewood). I believe it's a 1989- the black one. I have a lot of fun with it bouncing through my bush trails.
I bought it for parts for the red one (thus no fenders, but it just will not die!
the other is a 1990, which puts them both at almost 30, and you really can't kill these trucks (believe me I've tried -see pic).

My wife's "summer car is also a Nissan, a zx300 1986. Mint condition, solid, sporty t roofs and fast.
My "summer" car is an old Saab rag top.
MY wife takes her prize to her Dr Z mechanic, I try to do most of my own repairs, find parts cheap etc.
There's always challenges driving vehicles 25 years and older, however. there's always forums and others doing the same with good advice.


Title: Re: old guy/old cars
Post by: Mikeymac on March 02, 2018, 04:42:38 PM
Good for you! Love to see these things continue to have life!

My daily driver is a 2001 Honda Accord - the most stripped down basic model (hand crank windows, no power door locks - but it DOES have AC and an automatic transmission; sometimes wish it was a manual). Has around 165K miles on it. My daughter drove through part of high school, all the way through college, then ended up giving it back to me in a trade.

My wife's daily driver is considerably newer - but 10+ years old; a Hyundai Santa Fe with around 130K on it. We've gone everywhere in that thing. Did the timing belt (chain?) at 100K - just keeps running.

Only have a pic of hers at the moment...


Title: Re: old guy/old cars
Post by: headsup on March 02, 2018, 05:01:20 PM
I replaced the rusted out fenders on the 91 PF, so it looks better than this picture now.
Cedar strip 17 ft kayak on top.


Title: Re: old guy/old cars
Post by: Mikeymac on March 02, 2018, 05:40:57 PM
My brother built a kayak very similar to that one (made of mahogany); he has offered it to me if I can figure out how to get it from Virginia to Minnesota...





Title: Re: old guy/old cars
Post by: DaveyO on March 05, 2018, 07:02:09 PM
Had a cool 1990 Honda civic ,bought new,had almost 300k
Miles when I sold it,every thing still worked!
Great cars!
Say what u want but I only own Japanese cars
David


Title: Re: old guy/old cars
Post by: tlp2 on March 06, 2018, 02:17:47 PM
1992 Suburban.
It was the mommy wagon and worked hard when the kids were little.
Now it is retired (my baby) and only works on holidays. 
I wish I could say the same about me.   
 :laughin: