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August 2004
1995 Mitsubishi 3000GT SL ("the SL")

My 1st was an SL model (Sport Luxury), and had just under 100,000 miles on it when I bought it. It was a beautiful car, but I sold it to buy a twin turbo model (VR-4). I had this car for a little over 1 year, and it was the 1st one I ever did my own maintenance on. I sold this one on Ebay, and a man from Virginia working under government contract in South Korea bought it. Shipping a car overseas requires a great deal of research, and is very time consuming.

July 2005
1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse

Knowing that I was in the market for a twin turbo 3000GT, I bought the Eclipse as a daily driver so my twin turbo could rest safely in the garage. This turned out to be the worst car purchase I've ever made. I bought the car off Ebay and picked it up in Cincinatti, OH on the way to visit family in PA. I was surprised it even made the drive home to Nebraska. I ended up selling it locally in July 2006. I'll spare all the horror stories for now...I don't want to write 10 pages!

September 2005
1992 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4

I bought my 1st twin turbo car, a Sandstone Grey 3000GT VR-4 model. I found this one in California, and had it shipped to Nebraska. It had sat for over a year, had lots of dog fur in it, and needed some suspension and other various work. Beyond all that, the car ran excellent. I put a ton of time and money into this one, but in the end it simply needed more than I could give it. All in all this was a great car and I still miss it. I sold it to someone locally, and the guy beat on it, destroying the clutch within a couple months. He then sold it on Ebay, and I don't know where the car is now.

January 2006
1993 Mitsubishi 3000GT ("the base")

After owning the Eclipse for a few months, I knew I needed a different daily driver. I came across a Sandstone Grey 3000GT (base model) in Florida for the same price that I paid for the Eclipse. I scooped it up, and had it shipped to Nebraska. I now had 2 Sandstone Grey 3000GT's. This car was definitely burned oil, leaked oil, had interior pieces popping out of it, and had been through a Florida hurricane. Needless to say, it had many scars! From afar, it looked like a hot little sportscar, but up close you couldn't help but feel sorry for it. I loved this car for that very reason. I never worried about someone dinging my door or scratching my car. The only thing I worried about was how long the motor would last. Well in February 2008 the base died. I sold it to a local car club member who needed the transmission, and I would imagine the car is in pieces by now, 1/2 sold. RIP base!

July 2007
1995 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4 ("yellow car" or "yc")

After having 2 less than perfect 3000GT's (the sandstone twins), I wanted a nice car again. I found this beauty in Chicago on Ebay. It's pretty close to being in mint condition, and I bought it with 81,000 miles on it. This car came with my dream wheels and needs nothing, although I have some plans for it ;)

February 2008
2000 Hyundai Tiburon "the tib"

After the base died, I desperately needed a new daily driver. There was snow and ice on the ground, and the yellow car was not coming out of hibernation...not to mention I won't even park it outside, and I have no garage where I live. One week after the base died, I found a 2000 Hyundai Tiburon with 60,000 miles on it. This car was being sold by the original owner, who took good care of it. I plan on having this one for a very long time, although it's not nearly as comfortable as a 3000GT.

February 2009
1994 Dodge Stealth RT ("yellow car junior")

What can I say, I missed having an ultra comfortable daily driver. This isn't exactly the wisest choice I have made (selling a car with 65,000 miles on it and buying a replacement with 115,000 miles on it), but I now have 2 beautiful 3S's, and I will (I think) finally be happy. This was an original owner car that was very well taken care of, and I hope it takes good care of me in return.