RESULTS: 100 cars we owned and 1 is a lie!

On Friday we ran a contest called “Here are 100 cars we owned and 1 is a Lie!” based on the awful Facebook “here are 10 bands I seen live and 1 is fake” thing that Bradley and Jeff just love. Despite the many comments, guesses and searches, no proper answer was provided over three days and nights. Therefore, sadly, there is no winner. 
Without further ado, the one vehicle none of us owned is…

None of us owned the mighty Land Rover Discovery! 

Land Rover vehicles have been written about extensively on this here website but despite that none of us has ever owned one. Jeff and I love most of the new and old big Landies. Bradley was impressed by the new Discovery. We have owned Jeeps, Isuzus, and Toyota 4x4s, but one one has ever owned a Land Rover Discovery, or any other Land Rover product. I have to admit that I was once close to buying a Defender 90. Jeff was eyeing a Disco before he pulled the trigger on the Benz, and I’m sure that are many other such examples. 
Perhaps because we’re just too broke to buy new ones and too smart to buy old ones. Perhaps that despite their quickly deprecating values, none of was just brave enough to battle the potentially pricey issues. That’s a shame because buying a used Landy would create a lot of content for the site, especially if it was under CarMax warranty. 
Here, once again, in alphabetical order, the list of the cars we did own and the name of the person who owned them. Thanks for playing! 

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


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21 responses to “RESULTS: 100 cars we owned and 1 is a lie!”

  1. 0A5599 Avatar

    But UD Mike owned one!

    1. mdharrell Avatar

      You’re thinking of someone else. UD Mike had the Oldsmobile 44.

  2. Alan Cesar Avatar
    Alan Cesar

    You know, I’ve been saying for a long time now that I had a Geo Prizm, but that’s not true. That car was so forgettable that my memory never triggered the mistake: It was actually a Geo Storm.

    1. Alan Cesar Avatar
      Alan Cesar

      So, that was a potential answer, but no one guessed that either.

      1. Hatchtopia Avatar

        I still have a login here, so that one’s covered.

  3. Sjalabais Avatar

    Has David L. ever written about his 1800S here? It’s an iconic car, and I’d like to read more about it.

    1. David Link Avatar
      David Link

      A neighbor gave it to me for free, and it took thirty dollars to get it running. Like a ding dong, I sold it because I lived in the city with nowhere to park it. I have to dig up some photos and get a short write up out.

      1. Sjalabais Avatar

        Honestly, a free 1800? Nice. Today, a pretty tired one will command more than that:

        $3K Restoration Project: 1967 Volvo 1800S

        Very interesting!

        1. David Link Avatar
          David Link

          Yeah, no doubt. It is one of my most regrettable car sales. Plus, my wife loved it – my Scout not as much.

          1. Sjalabais Avatar

            Wow…I expected something a little more caramel-diseased and unevenly coloured, to say the least. Amazing. Good ones today are breaching 20k $.

          2. David Link Avatar
            David Link

            Real tears are what I cry.

    2. outback_ute Avatar

      Not to mention the Capri Perana!

  4. CraigSu Avatar

    This list could actually prove to be quite helpful if any of us are considering purchasing cars that are on it. For example, I’m cross-shopping the Chevy Avalanche with the Cadillac Escalade EXT. Maybe Ross B. would be kind enough to chime in with his Avalanche ownership experience? Interestingly enough, there are no Cadillacs whatsoever on the list.

    1. Kamil K Avatar

      A guy named Juan used to contribute, he had a CTS-V. I don’t think he loved it.

    2. Kamil K Avatar

      Yes, I’m sure he can chaine in…

    3. ptschett Avatar

      Also noteworthy: no Camaros or Firebird / Trans-Ams. (Or Thunderbirds / Cougars for that matter.)

      1. Maymar Avatar

        No Thundercougarfalconbirds either. It’s wonderful that they don’t care whether anyone questions their sexual orientation.

      2. Alan Cesar Avatar
        Alan Cesar

        Camero would’ve been my second choice for the lie.

  5. dukeisduke Avatar

    In the original thread, my brain read Mitsubishi Sapporo as Plymouth Sapporo, so my mind picked that one. I have to say, I now appreciate the writers here a lot more, since you’re all smart enough not to have owned a Discovery.

    1. Kamil K Avatar


  6. dukeisduke Avatar

    Rob Emslie owned an Audi Fox? FInally, there’s someone else out there who can appreciate the ambivalence I felt toward mine.

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