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Best and Worst garage in your subdivision/neighborhood?

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What cars fill the best and worst garage in your subdivision or neighborhood?

In mine-Best-1969 Camaro Convertible pace car, big block, pristine.

Worst-Kia Amanti, Toyota Corolla

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My friend has one of the most depressing garages: 3 Corollas (2 silver, 1 blue, and 2 of the same generation) and a silver Odyssey LX.

We, on the other hand, have one of the only garages in our part of the neighborhood. And inside, one will find our XJ6 and boat.

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I don't have a best garage, but there is one with two (2) Toyota Prius inside. They belong to an elderly couple who I would bet were talked into them by their children. .

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Hmmm...in my cul-de-sac, 'my' garage and carport content is not bad--'84 Merc 500 SEL, '91 Merc 300CE, '00 Grand Cherokee. :)

Interesting is the house w/ the white '94 Merc E320 convertible, yellow Merc SLK, and yellow '70s IH Scout II. The one at the end of the street w/ a late model BMW 5-series, Audi A4, and Chevy Avalanche isn't bad. Next block over, though, is the house w/ the maroon '08 CTS and white '62 Fleetwood Sixty Special...that is sweet. As is the house w/ the black Porsche Cayenne Turbo and black 997 911 Turbo.

Worst? Maybe the house w/ his and hers gray Priuses, or the one w/ his and hers CRVs. Or the guy next door who's 2 car garage is full of stuff, and their '00 Tahoe and '00 Ram sit in the driveway. Or the house across the street w/ the late model Monte Carlo w/ #3 decals, the skater kid's new black Kia Soul w/ the rear window decal that says 'My other ride is your mother' and a Nissan Frontier (they don't keep up their front yard, just full of weeds).

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Well, I live in a complex so there are no garages here to speak of; guess I'll have to do the neighborhood I used to live in when I still lived with my folks.

Best garage/driveway: my parents. In the driveway are dad's 2000 Chevrolet Silverado and mom's 2007 Nissan Altima. In the garage are dad's 1937 Packard Super Eight model 1500 touring sedan (restored) and 1940 Packard model 1801A panel delivery (work in progress).

Worst garage/driveway: the people directly across the street. The totalled 1991 Honda Accord sedan that sat in their driveway for four years has been recently replaced with an unregistered non-running 1993 Acura Legend sedan on four flats, covered in the $h! that falls out of the tree it's under. Next to that is a 1993 Honda Civic hatch, also unregistered, also not running, also on four flats, also covered in tree $h!. Then there's the 2000 Toyota Tundra that's hit everything but the lottery, the 2003 Acura TSX sedan that's covered in faded, peeling Boston Celtics stickers from when the car was new, and the 2007 Honda Civic sedan that their fat retarded son roasts a clutch in every few months. All this in a driveway belonging to a house whose yard is never mowed, hasn't been painted in 15 years, has a front porch that's literally rotting off the front of the house, a crumbling chimney that birds nest in, and window coverings ranging from broken venetian blinds and tattered curtains to an oversized Paula Abdul poster. Every time I go back to visit my folks, it makes me sad to see that it hasn't burned down with everybody inside yet.

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Well I would say ours is best. 1969 Plymouth Barracuda 340 / manual with factory a/c. On the other side is the 1970 Plymouth `Cuda 340 / column shift automatic. The driveway I wouldn't call the best. 2 old Crysler van. One that's been there for a while now, and the totaled one. But there is my shiny Intrepid which parks there every night now. :wink:

Worst? I would say the neighbors across the street. Years ago they had a white 3rd gen Firebird, a brown and a blue Silverado (both single cabs, both lifted), and two red 80's Ford Escorts and a `97 Taurus wagon. However over the years the Firebird and brown Silverado disappeared, replaced by a Hyundai Excel. Then the Excel was replaced by a first gen Santa Fe and the other Silverado disappeared. Then they bought a current gen Sonata. The Taurus soldiered on until the kid, a white wannabe ricer/gangster got rid of that and bought a black Prelude. He would spend hours walking around the stupid thing. he bought wheels for it instead of fixing the engine knock. Then he took the wheels off. Then he put them on, then off, then he sold it. then he bought an Integra and a scrapyard Civic hatch. Mounted a fart can on the Integra. Thinks he's the $h! in his piece of $h!. Has tarp over it most of the time to cover the peeling clear coat.

Interestedly, between our house and the next door neighbors we have four, count them four, 2nd gen Prizms. A black one, a green one, and two red ones.

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Well, clearly my garage is the best, and I'm not being remotely subjective here :

'40 Ford Cab Over Engine 8-ton cab/chassis truck, flathead, almost road-ready,

'59 Buick Invicta hardtop coupe, big block, 2000 pieces,

'64 Pontiac Grand Prix hardtop coupe.

The worst garages are the ones with japanese generica inside, which is far too many.

Seriously, unless it's older than circa '65, I just don't see it / retain the visual.

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Pardon me while I enjoy a little lust at DF's and balthazars garage.....

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The best is easy:

Porsche Carrera GT

Porsche 911 Turbo

Aston Martin Vanquish

Lexus LS

(yes one person has all those cars, he also has a $100M yacht and I'm sure he has cars I'm not aware of at other places)

Worst would be a single man who's wife died who just has a Civic or this house on the other side of my cul-de-sac that has a couple POSs sitting on the drive with flat tires (old Toyotas I believe, don't go to the other side of my cul-de-sac often), but I'm not sure what they have inside their garage.

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Best- His and hers Mustangs (65 and 68)

Worst- Two trashed Dodge Rams.....

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Pardon me while I enjoy a little lust at DF's and balthazars garage.....

Me too!

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I live in an apartment complex with pods of single garages, so there is really no "best" per se. But out of my pod, I'd say I have the best since the other cars are an Aveo, a Grand Am, a Dodge Caravan, and a '97 Malibu. The most ghetto car I've seen around my complex is an early 90s Corolla with duct tape on the bumper, faded red paint, Wal-Mart chrome wheel covers, and rust all around.

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Ours isn't bad, but not nearly the best on our street. We have 3 alpine white bimmers, a 1948 chevy pickup, my blue SVs, and then my sister with her white G35 coupe.

The best would be the neighbor up the street who has an additional private garage somewhere else housing a good amount of Porsches, Ferraris, and other exotics. I see him drive up in his 90's 928 gts on occasion, but more frequently in his f430 or Z8. Typically he will just drive around in some mercedes. I'm also pretty sure the owner of Spyker lives around here as well. I've seen a Spyker C8 Spyder and Aileron driving around, and I'm pretty sure the owner of the company lives out this way, so I assume it is him.

The lamest garage would have to be a couple streets over... a Lexus GX, LS, and ES.

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Once I was driving along and saw a Mercury family of all things. Mercury Sable in the driveway, and a Mercury Grand Marquis and '68 Cougar in the garage.

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