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Who collects models of the cars you own?

Ever since I owned my first car, I’ve always wanted a scale model of it to paint and option to exactly match the real one. And I’ve usually had the hardest time finding it.

The following are cars that I had owned, in somewhat chronological order, that I wanted a scale model to match (certainly not all the cars I’ve owned, as there are few I want to forget).

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My very first car was a 1982 Pontiac J2000 (Sunbird),I would have loved a miniature of it. There are several scale models available, but all hatchbacks, and I had a coupe.

1990 Plymouth Laser RS Turbo - My 2nd car. This is the one I wanted really bad and I’ve searched high and low for, yet I still haven’t found anything. While the car is long gone, I would still love any version.

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1993 Jeep Cherokee - There are some available today, but none when I owned it.

1990 Eagle Talon TSi AWD - same as the Plymouth Laser, nothing available. A damn shame the 1G DSM line is not represented.

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Oddly enough, I was able easily find a version of my wife’s 1996 Grand Caravan. (yes, I bought the model kit - I know, I have a problem)

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1987 Pontiac Fiero GT (fastback)- Both plastic and diecast! Hard to find and somewhat pricey in the GT fastback style, I still was able to get both. By comparison, the notchback Fiero is easy to find in both plastic and diecast in many more scales and colors.

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The diecast was even the right color!

2010 Jeep Liberty - Nothing in the new (KK) style that I have, just the original (KJ) style. Too bad, I love my Jeep.

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2013 Hyundai Elanta - Really?!? I wasn’t even looking for this! A frikin’ Elantra! Heck, I even had a choice of color! (And yes, I bought this one too)

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2012 Hyundai Veloster Not technically MY car, but as as stocking stuffer for my son. Another Hyundai, but this one is kinda cool, and my son loves his.

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And finally, the 2015 Subaru WRX - another easy one to locate. So maybe it’s just the newer cars that can be found easily.

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I’ll have to paint the wheels to match, and lose the STI spoiler (I have the Limited, not the STI) But these are super easy to find, and in multiple colors.

I know that many collect diecast or models in general, but how many try to get a miniature of what they have in the driveway (or garage, or on blocks in the back yard..) and how much of a challenge has it been? I’m assuming that most newer cars are available, but obviously not all of them are going to be easy to find.

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But this? I can’t find a 1G DSM, but this is available in 3 colors?

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Sometimes life isn’t fair.

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