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Bought my first Reatta in '04 after my boyfriend bought his - I thought the CRT was soooooo cool and I thought the car was so comfortable and roomy - plus, I've always liked the looks of them. <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/ooo.gif" alt="" />

Now my BF has 2 (one is a parts car) and I have 2. <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

One day I hope to own a driftwood convertible. <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/laugh.gif" alt="" />

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Well I'd like to say that I'm still "29", but a few years ago when my Mother told my oldest son that she was "29" and he said, "that can't be because Mom is 29" ..the truth came out. <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" />

I have enjoyed every minute of my White S/60, bought it this Sept at the age of 41.

I grew up on a farm in "gods country" and always had nice sports cars and other toys. I was a tom boy with a nice figure <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/blush.gif" alt="" />. When I met my husband the cars and toys stopped. I cried when I got my 1st "4-door" though it was a Bonne SSE. But after 11 years of giving of myself and a really very bad summer, I had a selfish moment at a auction in Sept. It has been a great joy to own and drive. My girlfriend says,"The old Tammy is back" <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

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I just bought mine recently,September 06. I'm not really sure why I bought it, but I always thought they were really nice looking cars when they came out. My ex brother in law owned one when they first came out and a few years later he hit a deer on a country road in Oxford, Michigan and the air bag deployed and he ended up hitting a tree. I'm not sure if the car was totalled. Anyway, I thought about the Reatta one day and was surprised how affordable they were, and bought one locally with 110K on it. I'm 51 and have owned some fun cars in the past, including Triumphs,Corvette, and just bought a 60 Chevy Apache C10 pick up a week ago. I do enjoy the Reatta, it had a few minor issues when I bought it, but they're corrected now. I was thinking about selling it due to do to many vehicles in the driveway and not enough garage space, but I'll probably keep it.

Joe

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It was a more or less typical teenage breakup after about a year. Things sucked. To keep my occupied and my mind off things, I went to my dad and suggested we get an 80s-90s not seen too often performance car to share. That didn't work (notice my signature)

That's the short version...this is a car message board <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

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Another "Double-Nickle" here. I was looking for a two-seater in 2000, but wasn't totally satisfied with the smaller ones. I saw the '89 on a dealer lot and fell in love with it.

I got the '91 in 2005. I plan to own a Reatta as long as I can keep it running and get parts.

Jack91, don't feel bad about admitting that you're 84. We'll all be there eventually if we're as lucky as you.

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I'll turn 60 later this month. I bought my black / burgundy 90 about 2 1/2 years ago. It was high mileage (174k ) and priced reasonable. I thought it would be an opportunity to see if I liked the Reattas. It's been a great car with few problems and I now have 219k on it. I'll probably do what many on this forum have done.... get a second one !

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I'm 32 year old guy. I bought my 1st Retta @ 29 but soon after sold it becuase I knew I wanted to find a '91 convertible to own. I was VERY fortunate to locate one close to home within about 18 months and sold a Stingray to make room for it. It'd be interesting to know what the original target market/age was for the Retta vs. what the current demographic is for the car today.

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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Rawja</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Geez.... old thread. I'm 40 now frown.gif and on my second Reatta. grin.gif </div></div>

Ha, I know what you mean... I made my first reply to this thread before I even had my license (15)... and i'm almost 18 now

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Below is the result of a poll on my website:

Add your vote: Age of Reatta Owners

(age range)--(votes)---(percent of voters)

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51 - 60------61--------51.7%

61 - 70------28--------23.7%

41 - 50------15--------12.7%

31 - 40-------5--------4.2%

71 - 80-------4--------3.4%

21 - 30-------3--------2.5%

15 - 20-------1--------0.8%

81 - 90-------1--------0.8%

Over 90-------0--------0%

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I was 41 when I bought my 90 red conv in 1991 from an English woman on vacation in SC, she found a red Jag conv in Charleston to take back to Naples Fl. Two months later she wanted to trade. Just bought a 91 for my 58th birhtday this month.

Pawleys Island Bill

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Let's just say I was born in the first half of the last century. Bad enough restaurants automatically give me senior discounts, the forum seems to be doing it also.

Have sixish vehicles here at the moment, two Reattas (one of each major food group), a Fiero, TranSport, and Judge from Pontiac, and a mobile guest room also built in Pontiac (strangely enough it is 21 feet long and has the smallest engine).

Looking for a new companion since now 3S. Cat cannot play canasta.

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I'M 62 AND WANTED A REATTA FOR YEARS AND GOT IT IN 2007 I ALSO HAVE 1934 FORD VICKY, 1969 CHEV. EL CAMINO SS 396, 1989 CORVETTE 6-SPEED, 1990 REATTA, 1993 CADILLAC ALLANTE, 1995 GRAND PRIX, AND 2002 CADILLAC ELDORADO. ALL WITH LOW MILES ON THEM. MY WIFE THINK I'M A CAR NUT!!!! AND I AGREE.

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I purchased mine with my high school graduation money when I was 18 and have enjoyed it ever since, I'll be 25 in October. It went from a daily driver to something I only take out when it's nice and I want to turn some heads...although I will say that old ladies really love this car, which wasn't what I was going for but is still appreciated.

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Uh...old ladies? We'd have to define old ladies. I suspect my definition would be considerably different from yours. Probably your definition of "old ladies" would be young ladies to me.;)

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This thread is 4 yrs old - I dont think theres gonna be any prizes :P

Never heard of the Reatta until I joined BCA - Bought one as soon as I could

late last year (was 49). No mechanical issues with it whatsoever after appox 5000 mi. - but it could use some cosmetic work. As they say on ebay FB "would buy again" !

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48 Male - Just bought my first one today. Going to try to restore it. 71081 miles - needs paint and won't start. But interior is great other than the display on the touch panel won't light up. In short - I have wanted one since I saw them at an autoshow. Now I have a work in progress

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