We preferred driving our 1994 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon,
...we wanted to keep the wagon for a long while yet. These big wagons are getting
scarce. So in April, 2009, we purchased a 1991 Honda Accord for our daily driver.
We bought it on eBay for $1,200.
The Honda served us well for a year, but then we sold it
for the purchase price and bought this 1982
Buick V6 with only 24,000 original miles on it for $2200. We drove it for seven months, but
with winter approaching, we thought it would be a shame to drive such a nice
survivor on salty roads...
...So we sold the Skylark (for a profit) and bought a 1994 Buick Century in November, 2011 for $1200.
It got us through the winter fine, but in April we found a much nicer low-mileage 1995 Century, so we sold the '94 for
what we paid and bought the '95.
In August, 2013 we sold the Century and bought a 1995 Mercury Grand Marquis for
$1,400. On December 5, a lady ran a stop sign
and blinking red light and totaled our car. Her insurance paid $3,734. We bought a 2003 Mercury
Grand Marquis for $2,750.
Ralph repairs and sells small sailboats for supplemental income. He sold this
nice donated Laguna Windrose on July 12, 2012. You can see more boats on
Check out the Mercedes sports car that Ralph bought Verna (really!) here:
Read about cars Ralph has owned since the early fifties here:
There are many more pictures of boats and cars here: