CONTEST: Here are 100 cars we owned and 1 is a Lie!


By now we have all seen the “here are 10 bands I seen live and 1 is fake” game going around on Facebook. It’s awful and we all hate it, except Bradley and Jeff who actually enjoy the social aspect of such media. What is worse is the fact that we got to see this dumb game morph into “here are 10 cars I owned and 1 is fake!
Well screw it… we’ve decided to play along. Sort of. Below is a list of a 100 cars that we, Hooniverse writers, own or have owned. To make it more difficult the list actually contains more than 120 cars. To make it easier we removed the production years and trims. For instance, the Ford Mustang is listed only once despite the fact that we had more than six of various generations and styles in our fleet. 
Yes, there is a Prize! The prize is the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon press kit that I picked up at its official presentation at the New York International Auto Show. If you think that’s nothing special, just look at eBay. Yes, over $600!!* 


One of the cars on the below list was not owned by any of current the current Hooniverse staff. Be the first to comment below on which it is and you win the prize.
Rules. Yes, there are always rules:

  • You can only pick one car. Don’t copy and paste the whole list in your comment, wiseass.
  • You only have one vote. Subsequent comments are welcome but they won’t count as your choice. 
  • First correct answer wins. 
  • Don’t be annoying and ruin it for others. 
  • Results will be given on Monday, May 1, 2017. 
  • If you have questions email us at tips@hooniverse.info. 

THE LIST

Acura Integra 
Acura MDX
Alfa Romeo 156 
AMC Eagle  
Audi 4000 CS 
Audi A4
Audi A6 
Audi Fox
Audi S6
Austin Healey Sprite
BMW 318iS
BMW 325i
BMW 328i
BMW 330i
BMW 518i
BMW 525i
BMW 535i
BMW 633csi
BMW M5
Buick Regal
Buick Skylark
Chevrolet C-10
Chevrolet Corvair
Chevrolet Sprint
Chevy Avalanche
Chevy Cavalier
Chevy Malibu
Chevy Tahoe
Chrysler 300
Citroën Xantia
Datsun 240Z
Dodge Challenger
Dodge Magnum 
Dodge Neon
Dodge Ram 1500
Ford Aspire
Ford Capri Perana
Ford Country Sedan
Ford Crown Victoria
Ford Escort
Ford Excursion
Ford F100
Ford F-150
Ford F-250
Ford Falcon 
Ford Festiva
Ford Five Hundred
Ford Focus
Ford Mustang
Ford Ranchero 
Ford Ranger
Geo Prizm
GMC Handi-Bus Custom
Honda Civic
Honda CR-V
Honda CR-X
Honda Prelude
Hyundai Excel
International Scout 810
Isuzu VehiCROSS
Jeep Cherokee Quadratrac
Jeep CJ-7
Jeep Wagoneer
Jeep Wrangler 
Jensen Healey
Lada 2107
Land Rover Discovery
Lincoln Town Car
Mazda 323
Mazda CX-5
Mazda Miata
Mazda Protege
Mazda RX-8
Mazda3
Mazda5
Mercedes-Benz 240D
Mercedes-Benz 280
Mercedes-Benz 300SD
Mercedes-Benz 300TD
Mercury Topaz
MG Midget
MGB GT
Mitsubishi Sapporo
Nissan 300ZX
Nissan Altima
Nissan Bluebird
Nissan Sunny
Oldsmobile 442
Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight
Peugeot 205
Peugeot 306
Peugeot 405
Plymouth Acclaim 
Plymouth Satellite  
Pontiac Grand Prix 
Porsche 912E 
Porsche 944
Porsche Boxster 
Rover 820e
Rover 825
Saab 900
Saab 9000
Saturn SL1  
Saturn SW2
Subaru Impreza WRX
Subaru Justy
Suzuki Kizashi
Toyota 4Runner
Toyota Celica
Toyota MR2
Toyota Pickup
Toyota Prius
Toyota Sienna 
Toyota Supra
Toyota Tercel
Toyota Yaris
Triumph Acclaim
Triumph Spitfire
Triumph TR7
Volkswagen Beetle
Volkswagen Jetta
Volkswagen Polo 
Volvo 1800s
Volvo 242  
Volvo V90

*T-shirt and hat not included, sorry, both have been worn. I still have the tote bag if you’re into that sort of thing. If you really want a hat, Jeff can send you one… but it won’t be for the demon.

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156 responses to “CONTEST: Here are 100 cars we owned and 1 is a Lie!”

  1. Kiefmo Avatar
    Kiefmo

    I don’t pay close enough attention to play this game, so I’ma pick the Mercedes-Benz 300SD ’cause that’s my car, and why not hazard a guess? I’ve got a better than zero percent chance of winning!

      1. Kiefmo Avatar
        Kiefmo

        That’s long before I joined the site.
        Nice to know, though!

  2. Fuhrman16 Avatar
    Fuhrman16

    AMC Eagle?

    1. Alan Cesar Avatar
      Alan Cesar

      Nope, that’s real. It was mine. I keep in touch with the new owner.
      http://hooniverse.info/2015/05/11/project-car-sotu-1984-amc-eagle/

  3. Andrew_theS2kBore Avatar
    Andrew_theS2kBore

    Ford Capri Perana?

    1. Alff Avatar
      Alff

      Seems like I’d remember anyone mentioning that they’d owned one … and I don’t think Hooniverse has contributors from the Southern Hemisphere.

      1. Andrew_theS2kBore Avatar
        Andrew_theS2kBore

        And if anyone here has had one, I hope they write an article about the experience.

      2. David Link Avatar
        David Link

        I have one – it’s a tribute though – Self made v8, 5 speed Capri. It’s a blast hammering a tunnel out to fit those components in. Had I lived in South Africa, I would have tried to get a real one. A 1973 Capri RS3100 – I am currently in possession of.

      3. Joel Strickland Avatar

        umm hello, Joel from Australia here. “Joel Strickland, who comes to the Hooniverse by way of Australia. Joel will chime in on these pages to give us his Down-Under perspective on all things automotive. — Hooniverse “

        1. Alff Avatar
          Alff

          Sorry it didn’t register. Perhaps you’re not using enough identifiable phrases like “Shrimp on the barbie, fair dinkum and Max Rockatansky”.

    2. outback_ute Avatar
      outback_ute

      Agreed, especially with the stipulation that it refers to a Basil Green built in South Africa one and not just a Capri with a V8 stuffed in.

  4. mdharrell Avatar

    If one of you has owned an Oldsmobile 44 without mentioning it, I’m impressed at your reserve.
    http://momentcar.com/images/oldsmobile-model-44-1916-2.jpg

    1. 0A5599 Avatar
      0A5599

      Somebody went in halvsies on a Delta 88. Or their parts car isn’t quite picked over yet.
      http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/30-1973-Oldsmobile-Delta-88-Down-On-the-Junkyard-Photo-by-Murilee-Martin-610×458.jpg

    2. Jeff Glucker Avatar
      Jeff Glucker

      That should’ve read Olds 442, we fixed it now. You get another vote.

      1. mdharrell Avatar

        Aw, man! Couldn’t it at least have been a typo for the Oldsmobile B-44?
        http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/1/3/6/2/0/5/6/webimg/631214042_o.jpg

  5. Ryan Kelley Avatar
    Ryan Kelley

    Marco….Volkswagen Polo

  6. GTXcellent Avatar
    GTXcellent

    Mopar or no car, so I’ll go with the Plymouth Satellite

    1. Alan Cesar Avatar
      Alan Cesar

      Sorry, nope. I had a ’71 sedan. Brown, AM radio, vinyl seats. 2-barrel 318 with an automatic. I miss that car. I could get another one any day if I wanted a coupe, but boring-ass sedans are hard to find.

  7. Victor Avatar
    Victor

    Jensen Healey ?

    1. Alff Avatar
      Alff

      Emslie

      1. outback_ute Avatar
        outback_ute

        Was my second choice after the Capri Perana

  8. 1slowvw Avatar
    1slowvw

    Ford five hundred. So forgettable all slid in mid list.

      1. 1slowvw Avatar
        1slowvw

        I rest my case. It’s so forgettable that I did in fact forget it.

    1. Rob Emslie Avatar
      Rob Emslie

      One of the most reliable and comfortable cars I’ve ever owned. Of course, I’ve owned a lot of British stuff so my baseline is different from others.

  9. Chris Boresen Avatar
    Chris Boresen

    Isuzu VehiCROSS

    1. CraigSu Avatar
      CraigSu

      Ross Ballot, albeit briefly.

      1. Chris Boresen Avatar
        Chris Boresen

        I don’t know now if you could own one any other way than briefly

  10. Jdphilly92 Avatar
    Jdphilly92

    Toyota supra

    1. Bradley Brownell Avatar
      Bradley Brownell

      I’ve had two. A 76 that I daily drove for a summer after my senior year of high school, and a shell I bought when I found out that one was seriously rusty.
      Both tried to kill me on more than one occasion.

  11. mdharrell Avatar

    Subsequent comment:
    Cars on that list I have owned: Corvair, Country Sedan, Mustang, Civic, and Beetle. Not in that order.

  12. Sjalabais Avatar
    Sjalabais

    BMW 518i – because…why?
    Below is a list of a 100 cars that we, Hooniverse writers, own or have owned. To make it more difficult the list actually contains more than 120 cars.
    A list of 100 >120 cars and 1 is fake. Modern media phenomenon are baffling.

    1. Kamil K Avatar

      Who ya calling “media”?

      1. Sjalabais Avatar
        Sjalabais

        Outlets are picking up social trends, turning it into media.

        1. Kamil K Avatar

          Who ya calling an outlet?!

          1. Alan Cesar Avatar
            Alan Cesar

            He spelled “toilet” wrong.

          2. Sjalabais Avatar
            Sjalabais

            Haha, what are you after? Blogs, radio (see below), soon papers and magazines and what not.

      2. mdharrell Avatar

        I would have thought you’d object to “modern.”

    2. Maymar Avatar
      Maymar

      Nope, Antti owned a white E34.

  13. jim Avatar
    jim

    GMC Handi-Bus Custom?

  14. Gabriel Nica Avatar
    Gabriel Nica

    Hard to guess by If it’s not the Oldsmobile 44 claimed by mdharrell before me, it has to be the Lada 2107. So my answer is: Lada 2107.

    1. Alff Avatar
      Alff

      Someone has a stake in one as a crapcan racer

      1. Kamil K Avatar

        I have all the steaks. And stakes, too. I mean what other idiot… maybe the Fin, I guess.

  15. 0A5599 Avatar
    0A5599

    If a Prius owner is on staff, please fire them immediately.

    1. mdharrell Avatar

      Let’s not jump to any hasty conclusions. In my experience there’s nothing wrong with a Prius that can’t be fixed by a Harley-Davidson powertrain swap.

      1. 0A5599 Avatar
        0A5599

        “Let’s not jump to any hasty conclusions. In my experience fleet there’s nothing wrong with a Prius that can’t be fixed by a Harley-Davidson powertrain swap.”

    2. Alan Cesar Avatar
      Alan Cesar

      That’s mine, and I’m not apologizing for it. An economical, reliable appliance means more money and time to spend on project cars.

      1. Sjalabais Avatar
        Sjalabais

        We have a Camry for that exact same reason; pluss it’s a very rare car in Europe, so there’s that excuse. Surprised though that no staffer has called one of the most common cars in the US their own. If not even for LeMons or some such loophole-of-style?

  16. dukeisduke Avatar
    dukeisduke

    The “I’ve seen ten bands…” thing is proof that Facebook has become a vast wasteland, as Newton Minow would say.

    1. Maymar Avatar
      Maymar

      Realistically, I’m starting to think the internet’s had a good run, but it might be time to put it out to pasture.

  17. I_Borgward Avatar
    I_Borgward

    Ford Aspire. In Rose Mist pearl.

    1. Fuhrman16 Avatar
      Fuhrman16

      I believe Brad had one.

  18. dukeisduke Avatar
    dukeisduke

    I’m going to go with the Plymouth Sapporo, since it’s unusual yet boring and nondescript. A lot of the cars on the list are cars I can remember being mentioned or written about by staffers past and present.

    1. Sjalabais Avatar
      Sjalabais

      The Sapporo has its charme though. It came with plaid or checkered interiors, too.

      1. Papa Van Twee Avatar
        Papa Van Twee

        I had an ’83 Technica, and the black/red/silver-grey seats were amazing! I miss that car. It is perhaps my most favorite of all the cars I’ve owned.

    2. julkinen Avatar
      julkinen

      The Sapporo is legitimate, but it’s not a Plymouth-badged RWD coupe. The FWD 4-door Galant-based saloon which was sold in the States as the Sigma was a Sapporo here.

    3. Alan Cesar Avatar
      Alan Cesar

      There’s a Plymouth Sapporo on the list?

  19. dukeisduke Avatar
    dukeisduke

    This piece makes me think of some of the folks I haven’t seen here in awhile, like UD Mike.

    1. mdharrell Avatar

      I. (Still.) Miss. Charles.

      1. Jeff Glucker Avatar
        Jeff Glucker

        He’s on Facebook

        1. CraigSu Avatar
          CraigSu

          Now you’ll have to explain Facebook to him. Remember, he’s a geologist; he moves at a glacial pace.

          1. mdharrell Avatar

            I’m a mineralogist. Glaciologists are always in too much of a hurry.

    2. Jeff Glucker Avatar
      Jeff Glucker

      UD Man?

      1. Kamil K Avatar

        Jim B, the weekend guy, the guy you hang out with at NYIAS… geez man, you need more sleep.

        1. Jeff Glucker Avatar
          Jeff Glucker

          Right, whose name wasn’t UD Mike…

  20. Batshitbox Avatar
    Batshitbox

    No, I hadn’t heard of this meme until you posted this. I’m with Batman on this one.
    Christ, they’re even talking about it on my local public radio station. I’m okay with listening to the radio over the internet, but who wants the internet on their radio?

    1. dukeisduke Avatar
      dukeisduke

      Hear hear!
      (pun unintentional)

    2. mdharrell Avatar

      I was unaware of this meme as well, which is what I get for confining the bulk of my internet browsing to either Hooniverse or cakewrecks.com.
      Consequently I spend a lot of time on Hooniverse.

  21. nanoop Avatar

    I’ve checked, they are all real.

    1. mdharrell Avatar

      Perhaps. This assumes “Volvo 1800s” is either a typo for 1800S or a plural meant to encompass the P1800, 1800S, 1800E, and 1800ES collectively.

      1. nanoop Avatar

        I did a Google image search, and cars turned up, must be no fake.

  22. Lokki Avatar
    Lokki

    I am going for the BMW 518i – it just doesn’t seem like the kind of car that would attract a Hoon®

    1. julkinen Avatar
      julkinen

      Lol nope, I documented the 1995 E34 for my Beaterland series. It was indeed the 115-horse 518i.

    2. Sjalabais Avatar
      Sjalabais

      That’s what I thought, too. Then again, downhill, everything is fine.

      1. Lokki Avatar
        Lokki

        Here in Texas we’d describe a 518 as “All hat and no cattle”

    1. Kamil K Avatar

      There were two of them…

    2. cap'n fast Avatar
      cap’n fast

      TOTALLY WICKED BODYWERK

    3. HuntRhymesWith Avatar
      HuntRhymesWith

      How would the sliding door open with that fender flare in the way?

      1. Peter Tanshanomi Avatar

        You don’t slide the door open. Your children smash the glass for entry.

        1. neight428 Avatar
          neight428

          The front passenger door is rigged up to open suicide style. If the formerly sliding door doesn’t at least do a lambo hinge (though let’s be honest, it’s “go falcon wing or go home” these days), consider me disappointed.

  23. Papa Van Twee Avatar
    Papa Van Twee

    Chevy Sprint. Paul Nedemeyer was giddy in one Curbside Classic about getting pictures of them, but nobody’s owned one that I remember.

  24. JayP Avatar
    JayP

    I’ll say MGBGT….
    I’d remembered it has it been brought up in the last 5 years.

    1. Kamil K Avatar

      Two different ones. Thanks for playing.

  25. Jeff Glucker Avatar
    Jeff Glucker

    I will say this… no one’s guessed it yet.

  26. Schigleymischke Avatar
    Schigleymischke

    V90

    1. CraigSu Avatar
      CraigSu

      Beat me by seconds! Hopefully, you’re wrong.

      1. Kamil K Avatar

        He is.

        1. Sjalabais Avatar
          Sjalabais

          Robert got one.

          1. Schigleymischke Avatar
            Schigleymischke

            Can we get an article out of it?

          2. Schigleymischke Avatar
            Schigleymischke

            Oh, I thought we were talking about the new V90. Had to let go of my P3 V70 recently after one too many $1000 repair bills. But, I still have a soft spot for the Swedes.

          3. Sjalabais Avatar
            Sjalabais

            Yeah, it’s a bit strange how these cars are known as pretty much dead solid in Europe, and expensive money graves in the US. What did you replace it with? And, honestly, even though the new V90 is a 11/10 in the style department, I’d prefer the old one any day.

          4. Schigleymischke Avatar
            Schigleymischke

            A Honda…

          5. Schigleymischke Avatar
            Schigleymischke

            A nice reliable Honda.

          6. Sjalabais Avatar
            Sjalabais

            I went down the same route and am now a not-so-proud-yet-content owner of a Honda Stream.

  27. ptschett Avatar
    ptschett

    Nissan Bluebird?
    Gosh this is way harder than the “your credit card fraud name is your first pet and the name of the street where you lived growing up” game.

    1. GB 1971 Avatar
      GB 1971

      AMC EAGLE

    2. Alan Cesar Avatar
      Alan Cesar

      You have a 1 in 120 chance of guessing the right first car for one of our (however many) writers!

  28. hwyengr Avatar
    hwyengr

    RX-8. I’d remember a thing like that.

    1. Kamil K Avatar

      But there’s one in Tim’s driveway.

      1. hwyengr Avatar
        hwyengr

        MOAR ROTARY ARTICLZ PLZ

  29. Gregg Collins Avatar
    Gregg Collins

    Ford Five Hundred.

    1. Jeff Glucker Avatar
      Jeff Glucker

      Rob has or had one – I forget if he sold it or not

  30. Robbyrocket74 Avatar
    Robbyrocket74

    Audi fox?

    1. Rob Emslie Avatar
      Rob Emslie

      Not only a Fox but an orange Fox. Man that thing ate starters like they were Ju-Ju-Bes.

  31. fede Avatar
    fede

    Tahoe? maybe the trick is that the not owned car is very common… my other guess would be the tercel.

    1. Kamil K Avatar

      Russ…

      1. Ross Ballot Avatar
        Ross Ballot

        *Ross

    2. Peter Tanshanomi Avatar

      The Tercel was mine. 1981 2-door sedan.

  32. Sean McMillan Avatar
    Sean McMillan

    Dodge Magnum?

  33. Alff Avatar
    Alff

    Alfa 156

    1. fede Avatar
      fede

      I think Haining briefly had one

      1. Alff Avatar
        Alff

        Jinx

        1. Rust-MyEnemy Avatar

          Yup. Guilty! Sold it when I realised the folly in owning a depreciating asset. All my other cars have been fully-depreciated.

  34. Maymar Avatar
    Maymar

    For the hell of it, Plymouth Acclaim?

  35. Rover 1 Avatar
    Rover 1

    How is it that there is only one Citroen on that list?

    1. Peter Tanshanomi Avatar

      One is all you need.

      1. Rover 1 Avatar
        Rover 1

        Well even I own two.

  36. AlexG55 Avatar
    AlexG55

    Mercury Topaz?

    1. Fuhrman16 Avatar
      Fuhrman16

      I believe that was Eric’s first car.

  37. Car_Door Avatar
    Car_Door

    Bmw M5?

    1. Kamil K Avatar

      I had an E28 M5.

  38. Kamil K Avatar

    After 36 hours there is still no winner.

    1. fede Avatar
      fede

      Although I failed on my vote (and also the second), I’ll stand by my theory of a common car (yaris?!)

      1. Kamil K Avatar

        Close but no cigar.

    2. Fuhrman16 Avatar
      Fuhrman16

      Does that mean we get a second vote? 🙂

  39. gerberbaby Avatar

    How bout the Audi 4000 cs?

    1. Kamil K Avatar

      Why wouldn’t one of us own that?

      1. gerberbaby Avatar

        yeah, didnt give that much thought. Maybe I thought the contest was for a car ALL of you had owned.

  40. Rob Emslie Avatar
    Rob Emslie

    I’m guessing that the results WON’T be given on Monday, May 1st.

  41. JohnComposMentis Avatar
    JohnComposMentis

    Someone’s already taken the Plymouth Acclaim, so I’ll guess the Triumph Acclaim.

  42. Vairship Avatar
    Vairship

    I’m guessing that none of you have had the pleasure of owning a djen-you-whine Hyundai Excel.

  43. MattC Avatar
    MattC

    Acura MDX

    1. Kamil K Avatar

      Sorry, I had until last year.

  44. Maymar Avatar
    Maymar

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1rAsprdj_VMnWV1t-JbjaZsiB9xjPudBSUsGn-Va0sQY/edit?usp=sharing
    Going through a super lazy search, we can probably whittle it down to these 29 outstanding vehicles (and we can probably eliminate the two BMWs, as Kamil once made a comment about having previously owned a total of 7 different BMW’s, and I’ve only accounted for 5).

    1. Fuhrman16 Avatar
      Fuhrman16

      Brad has mentioned of owning a TR7 back in high school. I also recall him saying something about owning a Dodge Ram as well. So that’s two more off the list.

    2. Kamil K Avatar

      That’s a very safe bet.

  45. Robbyrocket74 Avatar
    Robbyrocket74

    323

    1. Kamil K Avatar

      There were at least four 323 of various trims, one was the fancy turbo AWD I think.

      1. Alan Cesar Avatar
        Alan Cesar

        Correct. I owned a 323 GTX for a few months. It didn’t run, didn’t have the turbo or the transmission. But I got it for free and was promised the trans at a later time. And it still had the cool factory spoiler. I hoped to use its bits to make an AWD Ford Escort, but my hopes were quickly dashed when I found out it was the BF and not the BG platform. Would’ve required more work and fabrication than I had skills for. So I sold it for $300 to some guy who had another 323 AWD (non-GTX) and wanted it for parts.

  46. caltemus Avatar
    caltemus

    Chevy Avalanche? The answer to a question nobody asked

    1. Kamil K Avatar

      Would you believe that the guy who owned a Vehicross also owned the Avalanche?

    2. P161911 Avatar
      P161911

      Combining the worst features of a SUV with the worst features of a giant truck without the benefits of either one.

      1. Kamil K Avatar

        Brilliant, right?

      2. caltemus Avatar
        caltemus

        M I D G A T E

  47. P161911 Avatar
    P161911

    I’m going with Toyota Yaris. No good reason to own one. There are cheaper cars that get better MPG.

  48. Kamil K Avatar

    The contest is over.

    1. caltemus Avatar
      caltemus

      It was the yaris?

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