The Cars

Final Thought and History of Updates

I’m sure I’ll be owning additional cars in the future. There’s no way of knowing what they will be, how they will be powered, or how long I’ll own any given vehicle. But as long as I’m healthy enough to drive, I’ll have a set of wheels!

Updated: February 8, 2009 – Added scans of factory brochures for the 1977 Chevy Luv and 1979 MG Midget.
Updated: February 23, 2009 – Added scans of factory brochures for the 1988 Isuzu LS SpaceCab Pickup Truck.
Updated: January 20, 2014 – General editing as part of reloading into a new website.
Updated: February 16, 2014 – Added scans of factory brochures for the 1980 Chevrolet Chevette.
Updated: February 17, 2014 – Added scan of the magazine ad for the 1976 Alfa Romeo Alfetta.
Updated: March 13, 2014 – Added brochure scans for the 1978 Mercedes and 1991 Volvo, added chapter on the 2009 Nissan Versa, added first page index.
Updated: March 22, 2014 – Added chapter on the 2013 Nissan Versa including all brochure scans.
Updated: March 14, 2015 – Added additional photos of the 1988 Isuzu LS Pickup and 2004 Isuzu Rodeo
Updated: August 4, 2015 – Added additional history on the 2004 Rodeo, added cross-links between the histories of each car.
Updated: December 2015 – Added new entry on the 2015 Jeep Cherokee, updated the history of the 2004 Rodeo.  Added the index directory to each page for better cross-referencing.
Updated: March 2018 – Added drop caps and other typographical enhancements.
Updated: February 16, 2022 – Updated formatting, added Lightbox display to all images. Updated Jeep story.
Updated: March 13, 2022 – Added Factory brochure images to the 2000 Volkswagen New Beetle.
Updated: February 25, 2024 – Added the Thor Scope RV section. Due to the extensive file size this post was broken into two sections but indexed to appear as one continuous post.

Publications: The write-up and history of my 1979 MG Midget was picked up and re-published by editor Karl Eirik Haug for the car magazine “Carl’s Cars” published in Norway in February 2010 

Index

Introduction
1977 Chevrolet LUV (Isuzu Luv Series Six) Pickup Truck
1979 MG Midget 1500
1980 Chevrolet Chevette 4 door Hatchback
1988 Isuzu LS SpaceCab Pickup Truck
1976 Alfa Romeo Alfetta 1.6 Four Door Sedan
1978 Mercedes Benz 200D 4 Door Sedan
1991 Volvo 240 Sedan
2004 Isuzu Rodeo LS SUV
2000 Volkswagen New Beetle GL 2 Door Hatchback
2009 Nissan Versa 1.8S Hatchback
2013 Nissan Versa 1.6SV Sedan 
2015 Jeep Cherokee “Latitude”
2024 Thor Scope 18G RV
Final Thoughts and Table of Changes

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