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User currently offlineGarri767 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 11 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3190 times:

Mine was an old Station wagon (forgot year) , Nothing special at all (that might even be a compliment ). Just curious, what hot rods are you guys getting for your first cars these days?


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User currently offlineSoku39 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1797 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3187 times:

I got a '96 camry. It was a black two door with a 5 speed transmission. Had alot of good times in that car, and I miss the thing alot.

The Ohio Player
User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3183 times:

The Airbusmobile...bought new in 1994 with the idea that I would get it when I got my DL in 2001...



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User currently offlineSenorcarnival From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 11 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3179 times:

In the summer of 1999, I got a 1991 Honda Civic that my parents bought new back in the day. Sadly, it caught on fire about 15 months later.

User currently offlinePIA777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1738 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (9 years 11 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3174 times:

Mine was a broke down 1983 Silver Dodge Aries Station wagon. You could here me coming a mile away.


User currently offlineAAden From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 835 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 11 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3172 times:

1997 gmc serria great truck never let me down

User currently offlineMolykote From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1344 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (9 years 11 months 3 days ago) and read 3168 times:
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1987 Audi 4000s

Still one of the better balanced front drive cars I've driven. Had 250,000 miles on the clock when it was driven away to a charity.

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User currently offlineRoadrunner165 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 882 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (9 years 11 months 3 days ago) and read 3157 times:

2003 Pontiac Grand Am
Color: Grey stone Metallic
Bought Thanksgiving Weekend 2005
Price $6,500


User currently offlineCheckraiser From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 11 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3153 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.

User currently offlineJafa39 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 11 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3146 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!

User currently offlineJ_Hallgren From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1507 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 11 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3146 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!

COBOL - Not a dead language yet!
User currently offlineSunshine79 From UK - England, joined Jan 2006, 1761 posts, RR: 27
Reply 11, posted (9 years 11 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3135 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)

Formerly alcregular, Why drive when you can fly?
User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 28817 posts, RR: 74
Reply 12, posted (9 years 11 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3129 times:

My first car was a 1985 BMW 318i 2-door that my dad paid $1500 for. It had a significant FMC problem so I moved on to a 1988 BMW 325i that he paid $2500 for Big grin.

Mangeons les French fries, mais surtout pratiquons avec fierte le French kiss
User currently offlinePurdueAv2003 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 253 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (9 years 11 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3123 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.  checkeredflag 

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.

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User currently offlineABfemme From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (9 years 11 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3119 times:

Way way back when I was 18 (blimey that's a long time ago)

My first car was a K reg Austin Mini - mustard colour - had it for two years til it got stolen and trashed.....know it was K reg 1970 something !


User currently offlineCactus739 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2457 posts, RR: 28
Reply 15, posted (9 years 11 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3114 times:

Mine was a lovely 1989 Ford Festiva...4 speed stick..cassestte player...bought it in 1995....

You can't fix stupid.... - Ron White
User currently offlineSkidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 53
Reply 16, posted (9 years 11 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3114 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!

Andy  old 

Growing old is compulsory, growing up is optional
User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12836 posts, RR: 17
Reply 17, posted (9 years 11 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3107 times:

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.

User currently offlineOli80 From United Kingdom, joined exactly 10 years ago today! , 685 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (9 years 11 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3103 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.

User currently offlineSCCutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 6010 posts, RR: 26
Reply 19, posted (9 years 11 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3100 times:

1961 Chevy Impala.

348, TurboGlide transmission, bought for $300.00, and it had only 37,000 miles when I bought it.

Wish it were around now!

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User currently offlineCosec59 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (9 years 11 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3090 times:

A 1967 Ford Cortina Mk2. 1300cc

I drive a Mondeo today. I guess it the successor to the Cortina

User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8580 posts, RR: 9
Reply 21, posted (9 years 11 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3089 times:
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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!

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User currently offlineGordonsmall From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2001, 2236 posts, RR: 19
Reply 22, posted (9 years 11 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3082 times:

Mine was a Nova GTE:

I got it when I was 17 and it was almost identical to the one in the picture except that mine was black - the alloys were exactly the same ones though, straight off a Cavalier GSi.  Smile

Loved that car, but sadly wrapped it round a signpost not long after I got it, hospitalising a few people in the process. Sad

Replacing it with an Astra GTE 8v shortly afterwards made up for it though ....  Smile

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User currently offlineMelpax From Australia, joined Apr 2005, 1776 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (9 years 11 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3075 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!

Essendon - Whatever it takes......
User currently offlineRaffik From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1741 posts, RR: 3
Reply 24, posted (9 years 11 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3068 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  Sad

I now have this car, in Velocity Red. She is called Sue Ellen


- Alec
25 Post contains images 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 Post contains images 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 Post contains images 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 Post contains links and images 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 Post contains images 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 Post contains images 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 Post contains images Gkirk : Here was me thinking you'd be using an electric wheelchair you git!
33 Post contains images 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 Post contains images 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 Post contains images Atco2b : Ive got a 1993 Nissan Micra, in Flame Red. mmm, nice wheels
36 Post contains images 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 Post contains images Banco : The gates actually being closed at the time should have been a bit of a hint to you.
40 Post contains images Sabena332 : A VW Polo like in the picture below (but in black): Nice car, I liked it. Patrick
41 Post contains images 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 Post contains links and images 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 Post contains images 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
47 AmericanMD80 : me too!
48 Post contains images VC10 : Cosec59, Now that would have been sufficent , there was no need to add the asnow I feel really old and will have to go and lie down for bit little vc1
49 Post contains images Gkirk :
50 CFCUQ : They sent some of those "cars" over here to the colonies, we called them Ford Defects.
51 Post contains images TuffGong : Did it come with a Van Halen CD and a coupon for a free mullet? Heres my first truck, 1991 Toyota pick up:
52 Thom@s : As I was just looking for something to get me from A to B... 1981 Ford Fiesta. Only driven 45 000km when I took it over, and it runs quite well given
53 Eaglekeeper101 : 1973 AMC Gremlin with the 4.3L 6-banger. After the radiator crapped out 2 months later, I ended up with an 1980 Datsun 210 SW.
54 Post contains links and images Syncmaster : 2001 Expedition, Still have it except its clean now and has shiny new tires that rock (Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revo's): 63,000 Miles, never had to be f
55 AndrewUber : LMAO!!!
56 Post contains links and images Fbgdavidson : Learned to drive on a blue version of one of these: The my brother went off to Uni with it, my Dad got a new car and I ended up with this for a few mo
57 Post contains links and images AndrewUber : My God where do I begin... My first car I owned for 2 hours. The tie rod ends FELL OFF while I was driving it home - it was a true POS. Sold it for sc
58 Post contains images N312RC : First car: Used 2001 Ford Explorer Sport in deep wedgewood blue, had 23k miles on it, drove it up to about 90k miles. Had a great time with this car,
59 UPSMD11 : My first car was a 1970-something Mercury Montego, gold with a brown vinyl roof. Quite ugly and always ran out of gas. My current ride, of course, is
60 Post contains links and images MGA : 1994 Mazda Protege 5spd. Pampered it like it was a little boy. We called it "el chacalin" MGA
61 Post contains images A332 : 1990 Chevrolet Sprint... the little 1.0L 3 cylinder hatchback thing... got 60 mpg on the highway and was a great first ride... good in the winter too,
62 Post contains images AirPacific747 : I have a car like this one and the only one that I have ever owned so far. I love it though. Its from 1997, but has a really nice comfy black leather
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