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Ever run into your old car you got rid of?

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Guest YellowJacket894   
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This has happened to me, although it really wasn't my car.

My parents traded their 1998 Dodge Dakota (one of the few vehicles they bought brand new) in for a 1997 GMC Jimmy (yeah, sort of one step back there in terms of year model) back in 1999. About a year or two later, in the same town where they got rid of that truck, we found it in the parking lot of a Burger King, in need of considerable body work. The new owner, who we talked to briefly, seemed like an alright person, (apparently) just couldn't drive worth a damn.

Ironically, that Jimmy was traded in for another Dakota, which we still own.

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PONTIAC06    22

This happens to me alot actually...guess it happens in a small town...lets see

My friend bought my mom's old Buick Century

An ex-girlfriend bought my brothers old Chevy Cavlier

My bestfriend's sister's boyfriend bought my old Buick Regal...

All of these were bought after we traded them in...not ironically I used to see them all the time when I was still in highschool...I still see my old Regal alot becuase my friends sister drives it more then her boyfriend does and I go back to see their family fairly often...

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XP715    6

I used to see my '79 Coupe DeVille in the area every now and then; every time driven by the girlfriend of the kid that bought it. She remembered me, though; we'd beep horns and wave at each other as we passed. I've always wondered where "Big Red" is now and still sorta wish I hadn't sold it.....

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trinacriabob    21

on the UW Parking website...

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Funny how university initials recycle themselves. That would be my alma mater (University of Washington) in the states.

Great thread idea, BTW, though my story is not as interesting as your particular experience. That's too weird! My dad had one of those late-70s Regals that happened to have the 3.8 liter V6 with a carburetor. It made 110 hp and that wasn't enough to lug this big car around. It was slow....but reliable from what I recall. It became "extra" so we decided to sell it. We didn't have to advertise because word of mouth among a few Italians we knew got the message to this Italian guy and his family who could never figure out if he wanted to live in Los Angeles or South Florida.

He bought the car. I heard he took it to Florida. I then saw the Regal (it had a padded landau) driving down the street somewhere in L.A. It was him, because he had a big nose. He evidently came back to L.A. But then I heard he went back to Florida.

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Cory Wolfe    263

I used to see our old 89 Regal around... but its been years. Other than it, I'm not sure I've seen any of our old cars. There are just too many purple 5spd 96-98 Grand Am SE's to accurately find ours... I'm afraid ours didnt have anything special about it for it to stand out.

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Daryl Z71    14

I run into my moms 89 Camaro that she traded on a 96 Monte Carlo all the time its only like 20 miles from our house lol It's not hard to miss either Light Blue with White Racing Stripes My dad painted it. The only one around that year that looks like that. Nice car too bad she traded it she wishes she didn't do it now.

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Yeah ... it's happened to me....

My former '88 MC LS was sold to a guy just outside of town ... saw it for several months afterward ... haven't seen it recently.

Soon after Mom and Dad traded in their '82 Chevette on a '90 Corsica, the '82 Chevette turned up on a street that we regularly took to my grandparents' home.

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AAS    13

Our ex-neighbor bought my dad's IROC after it was traded in on an SSEi. The car was in good shape until the guy slid it into a curb, then left it to rot on his driveway. <_<

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daves87rs    330

My parents 86 Chevy Conv. Van....

THough I haven't seen it in a few months...

And It is in need of repair.... :(

Though I always wondered where my s-10 went.

I was tempted to run a Carfax to see where it is now....

My friend did-and he found it had worked its way to New York with a bunch of miles on it... :blink:

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ocnblu    733
My '02 Silverado is here in town, owned by some old dude involved in the Boy Scouts. It's always easy to spot because of the de-badging, the catback exhaust, and the Tahoe grille (although the grille is gone now, he wrecked it a few months ago and they put the pickup grille back in it.)

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avant1963    38

My Z28 convertible that I just sold was in the Police News in the local paper. Seems the kid I sold it to was selling pot out of it in the Krausers parking lot. It is currently impounded at the local police station.

I led my poor baby into a life of crime. sob.

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Intrepidation    846

Cars that enter our family tend to stay there..so the only ones that ever leave are ones that get sent to the junkyard :P

This was an unfortunate case with our `91 spirit that had our 186 Aries engine in it. Good car. Was in great shape inside and no rust outside, just some peeling paint. Would start right up, but needed a fuel pump and was never replaced. Eventually it was junked...which I think of the cars we had at the time was the last one that should have been. Oh well.

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91z4me    0

Ok, I swear this is a true story but it is kinda hard to believe.

I had a 1984 S-10 Tahoe, 2wd LWB, Red with the white stripe and high back bucket seats with a black steel rear bumper, not a common combination. I purchased the truck in Owensboro, KY and it was registered in Owensboro at my parents house eventhough I lived in Louisville, KY. I traded it in on my black 91 Z28 at a small 'dealership'. About a year and a half after I trade in the truck my mother gets a call from a local police station, apparently my old truck was never taken out of my name! The police said 2 hispanic men rear ended another car at a stop light and got out and ran from the scene on foot. The police wanted my insurance information to give to the other driver since the truck was still registered IN MY NAME! My mother calls me asking if I traded the truck in to which I say of course. I get the Officers number and call them. Then I call the 'dealership' who immediately cops attitude with me saying the truck was stolen off the lot just a few days after I traded it in. I ask if they filed a police report, "No we didn't think about it." I ripped into the guy saying if someone stole something worth over a $1000 from them they would surely report it to the police and their insurance, to which the guy responds we don't insure any of the vehicles on the lot! Now I know the guy was a crook. It tured out that the guy didn't even own the lot! A lady hired him to run the lot when her husband died. He didn't register any of the cars he sold! He just gave people the title which had the previous owners information, I knew this because when he sold me my Camaro the Camaro was his nephew's who worked at the lot and it didn't have the lots name on the title and there was no paperwork.

Cliff's Notes: Basically traded a truck in on a car and over a year later the truck was involved in an accident and police came after me because the 'lot' never registered the vehicle and when it was stolen it was never reported. Learned to take the title of my car to the county clerks office every time I sell one. Take no chances!

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Anyone who's been on C+G since the beginning will remember that I've rolled over a black '01 Sunfire. I saw it about a year after the accident, being driven down the 403 by someone who looked like Paul Sr. from OCC, with yellow duct tape holding a new windsheild roughly in place, and holding the driver's door shut. I'm thinking that one junkyard owner was transporting it from another junkyard.

Now... that can't be legal, right? The windshield wasn't really attached, and the driver's door wasn't really closed. There was still grass wadded in the cracks in the bumper, fer chrissakes...

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I go through cars & truck slike underwear and I usualy buy & sell

locally through the WANT-AD so this happens quite often.

There was one time that it was kind of weird... a bizzare coincidence.

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rosserman    0

my sister and i shared a 1989 chrysler lebaron when we were in high school and i drove it for a while in college. My dad traded it off for a civic for my younger sister. Just a month or two after he got rid of it, i saw it seveal times running aound town. I could tell it was mine due to the banged up rear bumber from a fender bender that we never repaired. It was kind of rough when we got rid of it, but the new owner had obviously wrecked it a couple of times.

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MyerShift    7

Yeah, I ran into (not literally, of course) my old LeBaron convertible a couple of times.

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Halo    0

My mom used to own a white 91' montecarlo. She took pretty good care of it until she virtually demolished it in a car accident involving a blonde bimbo who was stting in the middle (yes, i mean middle) of the road when she was stopped by the a bunch of road workers and mom just happen to come along and her crud shot breaks gave out when she tried to stop raming the blonde stright forward and me (who just happened to not be wearing seat belts, i will add) flying straight into the dash board. Whatever happened to the car afterward, i dunno (that slam from the dash board was pretty damn hard) however i have seen around town the same model and color montecarlo with a few scratches in the front and an obviously replaced car hood. :)

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Halo    0

My mom used to own a white 91' montecarlo. She took pretty good care of it until she virtually demolished it in a car accident involving a blonde bimbo who was stting in the middle (yes, i mean middle) of the road when she was stopped by the a bunch of road workers and mom just happen to come along and her crud shot breaks gave out when she tried to stop raming the blonde stright forward and me (who just happened to not be wearing seat belts, i will add) flying straight into the dash board. Whatever happened to the car afterward, i dunno (that slam from the dash board was pretty damn hard) however i have seen around town the same model and color montecarlo with a few scratches in the front and an obviously replaced car hood. :)

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balthazar    1,882

'Ever run into your old car you got rid of?'

>>"Then I made him get rid of it.... you know; for decency's sake.

Of course she came back 6 weeks later."<<

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Justin Bimmer    138

We had a 1990 G20 Starcraft conversion van that I saw one time at a hotel in Fresno.... It was THE VAN!!! Kinda weird..... we had family buy my mom's 38 plymouth and they just recently sold it.....

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Ok, I swear this is a true story but it is kinda hard to believe.

I had a 1984 S-10 Tahoe, 2wd LWB, Red with the white stripe and high back bucket seats with a black steel rear bumper, not a common combination.  I purchased the truck in Owensboro, KY and it was registered in Owensboro at my parents house eventhough I lived in Louisville, KY.  I traded it in on my black 91 Z28 at a small 'dealership'.  About a year and a half after I trade in the truck my mother gets a call from a local police station, apparently my old truck was never taken out of my name!  The police said 2 hispanic men rear ended another car at a stop light and got out and ran from the scene on foot.  The police wanted my insurance information to give to the other driver since the truck was still registered IN MY NAME!  My mother calls me asking if I traded the truck in to which I say of course.  I get the Officers number and call them.  Then I call the 'dealership' who immediately cops attitude with me saying the truck was stolen off the lot just a few days after I traded it in.  I ask if they filed a police report, "No we didn't think about it."  I ripped into the guy saying if someone stole something worth over a $1000 from them they would surely report it to the police and their insurance, to which the guy responds we don't insure any of the vehicles on the lot!  Now I know the guy was a crook.  It tured out that the guy didn't even own the lot!  A lady hired him to run the lot when her husband died.  He didn't register any of the cars he sold!  He just gave people the title which had the previous owners information,  I knew this because when he sold me my Camaro the Camaro was his nephew's who worked at the lot and it didn't have the lots name on the title and there was no paperwork.

Cliff's Notes:  Basically traded a truck in on a car and over a year later the truck was involved in an accident and police came after me because the 'lot' never registered the vehicle and when it was stolen it was never reported.  Learned to take the title of my car to the county clerks office every time I sell one.  Take no chances!

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I take it you live in Kentucky?

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My mom used to own a white 91' montecarlo.

*raises eyebrow*

In what country?

If this was a Chevrolet Monte Carlo, it was not a 1991 edition ... as none were made...........

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