Checkraiser From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 8, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1980 times:
1978 Chevy 3/4 ton P/U. Rusty as they get, 292 straight six and a three on the tree. Even had a few authentic bullet holes in the box. This thing died a few months later, at which point I receved a free 86 VW Jetta with 260k miles and a bad engine. After swapping the engine I got almost two years out of this beast until it wouldn't stay in 5th gear anymore.
I take pride in the fact that my first four cars all wound up in the boneyard when I was through with them.
Jafa39 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 9, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1973 times:
First ever was a Mk1 Escort Van that I swapped for a motorcycle, first one I actually DROVE though was a dirtbag 1976 Renault 5, reliable as death until the suspension came through the rear floor...not a good look that!
J_Hallgren From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1507 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1973 times:
Being a bit older than many here, mine was a brownish/tan 1971 Chryser Newport...4 dr...that model was also typically used as a police cruiser...BIG car! About the szie of a later Cadillac...
Funny part is that I still recall the VIN from memory: CE41K1C140771
And I think after that, it was a car with VIN 1X69D9T138567 (or close to it).
I had trouble with tag nbrs that kept changing so easier to recall VIN!
Sunshine79 From UK - England, joined Jan 2006, 1758 posts, RR: 34 Reply 11, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1962 times:
My first car was a Peugeot 106, it didn't have power steering, electric windows, CD player, air con, fog lights etc. so I was really ripped off when I bought it. I moved onto my current car, a Seat Ibiza, again was ripped off with. I've had it in the garage 14 times in 20 months, but I'm getting rid of it this week (hopefully)
PurdueAv2003 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 246 posts, RR: 1 Reply 13, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1950 times:
1978 Chevy Monte Carlo with a 305 V8. My high school was in the next town over, as I grew up in rural Kansas. I used to have fun flying past people on the way home from sports practice. Never could quite catch the guy with the '76 Charger, though.
My mom still has the car garaged back in Kansas. One of these days I'm going to bring it out here to PA and overhaul it. It needs some body work, but the engine still runs great.
Skidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 60 Reply 16, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1941 times:
My first car was a 1960 Morris 1000 Traveller, bought in 1970. 7966MC was the registration and I shudder when I think of the things I did with that car! It had a hole in the chassis about 2' long, the drivers side wing was so rusty half of it broke off, but boy did it feel good to have wheels of my own! Until I ran out of oil on the M1 and put a piston through the crankcase!! Eventually sold it to a Dan Air Pilot. Says a lot for Dan Air lol!
777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 11318 posts, RR: 17 Reply 17, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1934 times:
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First car was a 1997 Nissan Pulsar, purchase price was $9000 and had done 87000kms, purcahsed it about November 2004. I sold it to a neighbour about August last year and purchased a 1997 Mitsubishi Galant VR-G Sports, complete with big bore, sporty driving lights and a sporty spoiler.
Oli80 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2006, 685 posts, RR: 0 Reply 18, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1930 times:
I was very fortunate, as my dad gave me an original black Golf GTi Mk1 that he bought for himself in 1983.
He decided to keep it as he knew it would become a collectors item, and gave it to me for my 21st. It is still a beautiful car to this day!, though not really used anymore as the car is in Holland (in storage again at my dads place) and I live in the UK now.
Andz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8298 posts, RR: 11 Reply 21, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1916 times:
My first car was inherited from my mum, it was a white 1974 Ford Granada 3 litre V6 automatic, it had almost 200,000km on the clock when I got it in 1980. The first car that I owned myself was a red 1981 Ford Escort XR3. Mine only had a 4 speed box and revved its heart out at 160km/h!
After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF...
Melpax From Australia, joined Apr 2005, 1418 posts, RR: 1 Reply 23, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1902 times:
Mine was a 1983 Holden Camira wagon my folks bought for me when I got my licence back in 1992. Not exactly the most reliable car, I still managed to have fun with it, & like most first cars it had the crap driven out of it, usually full of passengers!
After a couple of years, I got sick of it & sold it to buy a Nissan 280ZX that went much better!
Raffik From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2006, 1646 posts, RR: 4 Reply 24, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1895 times:
My first car was a C reg Peugeot 205 (in a faded yellow that I bought for £30) I loved that car- it was 1 litre and was cheap to insure and fill up! The gear box ended up breaking, the radio was stolen and my Dad put 4 star in it, so it went
I now have this car, in Velocity Red. She is called Sue Ellen
Happy -go- lucky kinda guy!
25 FutureUApilot: Here's my first and so far only car, er... truck... er.. Well, you decide what it is. It's a 1982 Dodge Rampage that I got from my grandpa soon after
26 PHLBOS: 1969 Ford LTD (Brougham package) 4-door sedan. 302 V8. Had about 108k on it when I bought it in May 1982. Owned it for 2 years.
27 QR332: My first car (which I should start driving within a week, as I take my driving exam this thursday) is a '99 Mitsubishi Pajero GLS: Might not be the ne
28 Cadet57: 1995 Grand am GT(not my car, just a picture) But then, I decided to fight an '02 sentra at the mall and i lost her.... But now I have a '96 lumina and
29 LTBEWR: My first owned car - in 1974, I bought for $110 a 1963 Ford Falcon Futura 2 door hardtop, white, red interior and only 42,000 miles (68,000 kms), smal
30 Banco: Had a Mark I Austin Metro as the first car i drove. The first one I actually bought was a 1988 Ford Orion 1.6i Ghia. It was quite a nice car actually,
31 Cornish: After passing my test for some time (being a poverty stricken student) I drove my mum's car. A mid-80s Mazda 323 swiftly follwed by a highly entertain
32 Gkirk: Here was me thinking you'd be using an electric wheelchair you git!
33 Texan: 1985 Buick Century hand me down from dad, over 110,000 miles on it but lasted for another 3-4 years. Dad upgraded to a BMW Z-3 Drove it all over centr
34 AmericanMD80: My first car is the car I still drive. 1997 Honda Civic DX Sedan Cyclone Blue Metallic 5 Speed Manual 111,000 Miles This car was bought new in 1997 an
35 Atco2b: Ive got a 1993 Nissan Micra, in Flame Red. mmm, nice wheels
36 Cornish: Oh you'd be surprised. I once got done by the police for pinching Banco's wheelchair and going joyriding in it. Would have got away with it if I hadn
37 Aleksandar: My first car was Peugeot 305GL and I loved it.
38 CFCUQ: 1953 Canadian Pontiac 2dr sedan, flathead six, three on the tree, was my gramps car, he bought it new.
39 Banco: The gates actually being closed at the time should have been a bit of a hint to you.
40 Sabena332: A VW Polo like in the picture below (but in black): Nice car, I liked it. Patrick
41 Cornish: I know, but I was so busy balancing on the back doing a moon as you shook your fist from the drawing room window that I failed to notice until it was
42 Vc10: Now in the good old days any car would do as you were lucky to have one, so in 1961 I bought myself a 1948 Ford Prefect " sit up and beg " car. Now th
43 JFKTOWERFAN: 1985 Chevy Camaro....looked just like this...only more crappy with all the paint peeling off Corey
44 SmithAir747: My first car I ever drove was my parents' blue 1986 Chevrolet Cavalier station wagon. I used it for a year, from the time I got my licence in 1995 unt
45 767-332ER: 1993 Nissan Altima. Nice car, and very durable. I now drive a 1999 Honda Accord and a 2003 Honda Civic. Love japanese cars!!!
46 Cosec59: My neighbour had one of those. I remember him having it until about 1968 when I was 9