Garri767
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Your First Car

Mon Mar 13, 2006 2:23 pm

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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RE: Your First Car

Mon Mar 13, 2006 2:28 pm

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.
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RE: Your First Car

Mon Mar 13, 2006 2:36 pm

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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RE: Your First Car

Mon Mar 13, 2006 2:48 pm

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.
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RE: Your First Car

Mon Mar 13, 2006 2:54 pm

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

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RE: Your First Car

Mon Mar 13, 2006 3:10 pm

1997 gmc serria great truck never let me down
 
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RE: Your First Car

Mon Mar 13, 2006 3:26 pm

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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RE: Your First Car

Mon Mar 13, 2006 4:05 pm

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

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RE: Your First Car

Mon Mar 13, 2006 4:30 pm

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.
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RE: Your First Car

Mon Mar 13, 2006 4:55 pm

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!
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RE: Your First Car

Mon Mar 13, 2006 4:58 pm

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!
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RE: Your First Car

Mon Mar 13, 2006 5:19 pm

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)

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RE: Your First Car

Mon Mar 13, 2006 5:40 pm

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.
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RE: Your First Car

Mon Mar 13, 2006 5:52 pm

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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RE: Your First Car

Mon Mar 13, 2006 6:04 pm

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 !


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RE: Your First Car

Mon Mar 13, 2006 6:09 pm

Mine was a lovely 1989 Ford Festiva...4 speed stick..cassestte player...bought it in 1995....
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RE: Your First Car

Mon Mar 13, 2006 6:09 pm

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!

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RE: Your First Car

Mon Mar 13, 2006 6:18 pm

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.
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RE: Your First Car

Mon Mar 13, 2006 6:23 pm

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.
 
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RE: Your First Car

Mon Mar 13, 2006 6:24 pm

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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RE: Your First Car

Mon Mar 13, 2006 7:41 pm

A 1967 Ford Cortina Mk2. 1300cc




I drive a Mondeo today. I guess it the successor to the Cortina
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RE: Your First Car

Mon Mar 13, 2006 7:43 pm

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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RE: Your First Car

Mon Mar 13, 2006 7:57 pm

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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RE: Your First Car

Mon Mar 13, 2006 8:03 pm

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!

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RE: Your First Car

Mon Mar 13, 2006 8:42 pm

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

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RE: Your First Car

Mon Mar 13, 2006 9:46 pm

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 I got my licence. Great little truck!!

BTW, what's wrong with all you people? Your steering wheel is on the wrong side!!  Wink
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RE: Your First Car

Mon Mar 13, 2006 11:09 pm

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.

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RE: Your First Car

Mon Mar 13, 2006 11:35 pm

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 newest car in the world, but it has just reached 100,000 km after 7 years of use and is in excellent condition.
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RE: Your First Car

Mon Mar 13, 2006 11:56 pm

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 I love it

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RE: Your First Car

Tue Mar 14, 2006 12:07 am

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), small 6 cyl. engine, 2 speed automatic. Kinda sporty looking, but no sporty handling or power. Had if for a little over a year. Had a lot of unseen rust problems, used a quart of oil every 100 miles. One day it got into an accident making a left turn a lady in a big Chrysler Newport (about a 1964-65) slammed the side of my car, making is so couldn't use the drivers door anymore. I actually took that car to the crusher and got $20 for it.
 
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RE: Your First Car

Tue Mar 14, 2006 12:23 am

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, but did fall apart. Some young kid bought it off me and no doubt Max Powered it.  yuck 
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RE: Your First Car

Tue Mar 14, 2006 12:31 am

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 entertaining Citroen BX. as I comandeered mum's cars most of the time I had no need for my own for some time.

First car I actually owned was an early Mk3 Ford Escort hatchback. It had been my grandparents' from new (1981) until my grandfather died. As my grandmother didn't drive and it was in immacualte condition (low mileage and well maintained) I took it off her hands. The car had only once been out of the county and I promptly drove it to the other side of Europe in a couple of days (Hungary). I don't think it had ever been over 60mph in all its life and suddenly I was taking it down German autobahns !!

Wonderful memories of that car and the adventures i had in it in Eastern Europe - especially the novelty factor to all the locals of the steering wheel being on the wrong side  Wink
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RE: Your First Car

Tue Mar 14, 2006 12:35 am

Quoting Cornish (Reply 31):

Here was me thinking you'd be using an electric wheelchair you  grumpy  old  git!
 Wink
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RE: Your First Car

Tue Mar 14, 2006 12:35 am

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 and was given to me in 2002 when I got my drivers license.

It's been nothing but great the whole time we've owned it. No major problems, just the usual maintenance and regular oil changes!!

I love this car.



and my deck i installed that i got for christmas


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RE: Your First Car

Tue Mar 14, 2006 12:37 am

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 Silly

Drove it all over central and east Texas, everywhere from Junction to Tyler, from Midland to Houston! What a fun time!

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RE: Your First Car

Tue Mar 14, 2006 12:39 am

Ive got a 1993 Nissan Micra, in Flame Red. mmm, nice wheels  silly 
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RE: Your First Car

Tue Mar 14, 2006 12:41 am

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 32):
Here was me thinking you'd be using an electric wheelchair you git!

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't written it off against the gate post to Banco's driveway as I attempted my not-so-swift getaway  Wink
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RE: Your First Car

Tue Mar 14, 2006 12:47 am

My first car was Peugeot 305GL and I loved it.
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RE: Your First Car

Tue Mar 14, 2006 12:59 am

1953 Canadian Pontiac 2dr sedan, flathead six, three on the tree, was my gramps car, he bought it new.
 
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RE: Your First Car

Tue Mar 14, 2006 12:59 am

Quoting Cornish (Reply 36):
if I hadn't written it off against the gate post to Banco's driveway

The gates actually being closed at the time should have been a bit of a hint to you.  grumpy 
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RE: Your First Car

Tue Mar 14, 2006 1:02 am

A VW Polo like in the picture below (but in black):



Nice car, I liked it.

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RE: Your First Car

Tue Mar 14, 2006 1:02 am

Quoting Banco (Reply 39):
The gates actually being closed at the time should have been a bit of a hint to you.

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 too late  grumpy 
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RE: Your First Car

Tue Mar 14, 2006 1:07 am

Now in the good old days any car would do as you were lucky to have one, so in 1961  old  I bought myself a 1948 Ford Prefect " sit up and beg " car.

Now this had transverse leaf springs ,

Recirculating ball steering which meant you were never too sure where you were going,

No heater[optional extra] but a hinged windscreen for summer cooling[scared to open it in case the radiator boiled over and you got a face full of hot water]

An 1172 cc side valve engine with no adjustment on the tappets , instead you ground the valve to get the required gap. This engine gave you a 0 to 50 time of about 5 minutes, never bothered with 60 MPH as far to dangerous
because

Drum brakes operated mechanically by rods meant you never quite knew which brake was coming on first

Turn indicators were little illuminated arms which popped out from the required door pillar[ well sometimes they need assistance with a hand smack on the door pillar]

A 6 volts electrical system which meant you often used the starting handle to get the engine going

Basic yes but once I burnt a hole in one of the pistons and could not afford a replacement so operated on just 3 pistons. Oil consumption high, no power and loads of smoke but it kept going until the weekend when I could fix it

The following site shows a picture of the type of car

http://www.philseed.com/fordprefect49.html

little vc10
 
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RE: Your First Car

Tue Mar 14, 2006 1:13 am

1985 Chevy Camaro....looked just like this...only more crappy with all the paint peeling off


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RE: Your First Car

Tue Mar 14, 2006 1:37 am

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 until I traded it in on my first purchased car in 1996. It was a great car to drive, and was the last in a long line of station wagons used in our large family of 9 siblings. To this day I have a deep fondness and nostalgia for station wagons.

The first car I purchased was a dark blue 1989 Dodge Aries K sedan, purchased on 17 July 1996 (happened to be the day of TWA 800). I traded in the station wagon (above) for it. It lasted me 3 years before being totalled by a deer. It was a beautiful car, reliable, and rust-free.

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RE: Your First Car

Tue Mar 14, 2006 1:39 am

1993 Nissan Altima. Nice car, and very durable.

I now drive a 1999 Honda Accord and a 2003 Honda Civic.

Love japanese cars!!!
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RE: Your First Car

Tue Mar 14, 2006 1:42 am

Quoting Vc10 (Reply 42):
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.

My neighbour had one of those. I remember him having it until about 1968 when I was 9
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RE: Your First Car

Tue Mar 14, 2006 1:54 am

Quoting 767-332ER (Reply 45):
Love japanese cars!!!

me too!
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RE: Your First Car

Tue Mar 14, 2006 2:01 am

Cosec59,



Quoting Cosec59 (Reply 46):
My neighbour had one of those

Now that would have been sufficent , there was no need to add the

Quoting Cosec59 (Reply 46):
when I was 9

asnow I feel really old and will have to go and lie down for bit

little vc10
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RE: Your First Car

Tue Mar 14, 2006 2:05 am

Quoting VC10 (Reply 48):
asnow I feel really old and will have to go and lie down for bit

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