The cars I could have had in may alternate dimensions.

the First was my Dadā€™s 1991 Ranger Sport, or SXT. it was a 4 cylinder, manual, 2wd. It was black with pick and blue graphics. like this but black, and lower. It was supposed to be my fist car, but we ended up selling it to pay for a two week trip to Maine. I still wish I had gotten this truck as it was really cool looking. I wanted to lower it, and put in a Turbo T bird engine.

The second is/was a White e34 540i. The first time I ever actually went car shopping with my Dad this was the only car that caught my eye. it was at a shady used dealer, and no doubt would have been a huge mistake. My Camry was a far better first car.

Third an 83 Escort 4 door hatch. An older couple that my Dad knew were getting rid of this car theyā€™d had sitting around as they only used their Minivan because it was easier to get into. It was red and sliver two tone which I actually really liked. And i thought it was just the right amount of ugly. It was automatic, and boring but it had a sunroof! and red interior that I loved. I test drove it, my Dad agreed on a price, I think it was 1200 bucks, and then they traded it in...

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there was a purple 93 Talon TSI I wanted, but the money was never there, then a White 2000 DeVille, that I ruled out as soon as I drove it. The next one that I really let get away was an 81 Celica Supra. This was while I was looking for replacement for my 91 Civic, after it was totaled. I went to the twin cities for a weekend with 2200 bucks in hand determined to but a car. I looked at a modified(slammed) 91 Jetta GLI, which I didnā€™t like, and the next day I was supposed to look at this beat up 1200 dollar 81 Surpa. However that night I found a 97 Acura GSR for ,and I ended up buying that instead, and it was the stupidest car purchase Iā€™ve ever made. Mostly because I didnā€™t ever go look at the Supra, it looked rough, but now Iā€™ll never know how good, or bad it was because I didnā€™t go look at it.

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A few years down the road. i was unemployed, and paying for a 2001 Civic coupe that i had bought the previous summer, and what shows up in my town? A 70,000 mile 2003 Civic Si for 5500 bucks. a STEAL infact it was the same amount Iā€™d paid for my 100,000 mile coupe... I got to at least sit in it, and it felt amazing, but not having steady income, and having to roll over debt with the coupe, I couldnā€™t justify the purchase. About a month later I did find a job but the car was long gone by then.

2 years after that, i had a little over 4 grand burning a whole in my pocket after finally selling the 01 coupe, and saving up some money on top of that. I wanted to buy something older, faster, and more challenging to work on and drive, than anything Iā€™d owned previously. As most of you know I bought my Galant VR-4. but before that I test drove an 87 Chrysler Conquest. It was incredible. The turbo whooshes, the 80s wedge shape, those fender flares, the seat belts that said TURBO TURBO TURBO. I wanted it BAD. The seller wanted 4k for it and it was a very reasonable price. but I didnā€™t want to end up driving this car in the winter, and my wife didnā€™t want me to have two cars, so keeping her Cavalier for a winter beater wasnā€™t an option. I should have just bought it. I still want to own one eventually

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Oh after the Conquest i tried to by an E30. an 89 325is coupe no less. I showed up just after it sold, even offered the new owner 200 bucks more than he paid for it. To which he replied ā€œno way Iā€™ve been looking for this car for a long time and i cant believe I got it this cheap.ā€ it sold for 2000 bucks.

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the most resent ā€œone that got awayā€ was an 86 CRX Si. I actually made a post about this car back in September of ā€˜16. I decided I was tired of working on the Galant, and wanted to go back to the simple life of owning a Honda. And I found this gem, for only 1900 bucks. I made arrangements to look at it. the seller and I agreed on Sunday afternoon at 2pm. at 1:30 he texted me ā€œsold the CRXā€. Iā€™m not even going to lie, I cried. in fact Iā€™m tearing up thinking about it now. the definition of Heartbreak. I have to thank my amazing wife for putting up with me, because I was a whiny asshole the rest of the day. This was more gut wrenching than any high school rejection. On the upside I did finally fix the problem that was ruining the Galant fro me. It would occasionally hit a fuel cut at 3500RPM so my AWD Turbo monster couldnā€™t accelerate. Turned out to just be the throttle position sensor. Much snow hooning was had after that problem was fixed.Ā