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What was your first car?

Postby JS© on Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:17 pm

Thought I'd create a different thread for this instead of taking over JToR

My first car that was unofficially mine was a '77 Dodge Monaco

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Car was unofficially given to me in my junior year. It was my aunts, but because of how big it was and how much gas it took, I was the only one that drove it. Car only had 29k on it, but was rusted through the trunk and in one of the quarterpanels. Mine was John Deere green and didn't have a white top to it.

First car that I bought on my own:

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1988 Ford Festiva. This car was the complete opposite of the Monaco. Small, uncomfortable seats but could get me from Va Beach to home and 3/4 of the way back on a tank of gas. I
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Re: What was your first car?

Postby MWB on Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:19 pm

Black 1986 Chevy Chevette with red interior.
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Re: What was your first car?

Postby shafnutz05 on Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:21 pm

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Re: What was your first car?

Postby ulf on Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:22 pm

First car, period, was this Kia. I paid 1,000 for it and my parents were awesome enough to pick up the other 2/3. This thing sucked in the winter. The locks would freeze, and when I got the doors open, they wouldn't shut. I'd drive for 15 minutes before the thing thawed out and closed. Climbed in through the trunk a few times. Fun stuff. Squealed like a pig too when I waited too long to get an oil change and fix up the belts.

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drove it for 6 years, worked hard and bought this baby in march. "My" first car, I guess.

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Re: What was your first car?

Postby ulf on Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:22 pm

MWB wrote:Black 1986 Chevy Chevette with red interior.

My mom had a chevette from about the same year. That thing stunk haha
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Re: What was your first car?

Postby columbia on Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:24 pm

1998 Subaru Forester (which had 100K miles when I bought it):

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The engine blew out in September of 2010. :(
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Re: What was your first car?

Postby Kraftster on Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:25 pm

1993 Teal Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme.

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Re: What was your first car?

Postby MWB on Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:26 pm

ulf wrote:
MWB wrote:Black 1986 Chevy Chevette with red interior.

My mom had a chevette from about the same year. That thing stunk haha


I was pretty happy with it. $1000 and lasted me through high school and part of college. Then a friend of mine accidentally knocked the shifter into neutral. To fix that, he jammed it into reverse instead of back into drive. Transmission was never the same.
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Re: What was your first car?

Postby viva la ben on Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:27 pm

1984 Ford Ranger like this but in green and mag wheels off an old Maverick; I bought it in 1992 for 3 grand.
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Unless I had 200 lbs directly over the rear axle, I would fishtail all over the place.
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Re: What was your first car?

Postby mac5155 on Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:28 pm

The year was 2004 and I had a 1992 jeep Cherokee. Man that thing was boss in the mud.
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Re: What was your first car?

Postby tifosi77 on Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:29 pm

1995 Eagle Talon
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(mine was dark gray)

Suffered a catastrophic engine failure five weeks after getting it in April 2000. Replaced the engine, but couldn't afford to pay the bill and pay the car loan at the same time....... so it basically took me 18 months to get the car out of jail. That was in October 2001. In January 2002, I totaled it in a single-car accident in which I lost control of my car on Sunset Blvd at over 100 mph. (That was fun.)

My mom calculated that in a 20-month period I spent over $15,000 on the car, and I was only able to drive it 119 days.

Woot.

Spoiler:
I still get sick to my stomach every time I see a Talon.
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Re: What was your first car?

Postby ulf on Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:30 pm

MWB wrote:
ulf wrote:
MWB wrote:Black 1986 Chevy Chevette with red interior.

My mom had a chevette from about the same year. That thing stunk haha


I was pretty happy with it. $1000 and lasted me through high school and part of college. Then a friend of mine accidentally knocked the shifter into neutral. To fix that, he jammed it into reverse instead of back into drive. Transmission was never the same.

I should say that her's was a few years older and drove it through 1995ish
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Re: What was your first car?

Postby MRandall25 on Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:35 pm

2003 or 2004 Honda Accord. Was my dad's until I learned how to drive. Put 30-40k miles on it and traded it in 2 years ago for a 2011 Volkswagen Jetta.
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Re: What was your first car?

Postby blackjack68 on Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:36 pm

76 Volvo (164E?)
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Re: What was your first car?

Postby Hockeynut! on Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:39 pm

My first car was a 1993 Ford Aspire. Got killer gas mileage but I barely drove it. Got it as a grad present from my parents. If the pic below shows up, it looked almost exactly like the one shown, color and everything.

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I sold it in 2004 and bought a 1993 (don't know what was special about that year) Audi 90. I freaking LOVED that car. It had around 130K on it when I bought it and was faster than anything I've ever driven since. Great in the winter too, but it was super expensive to maintain. I paid about 3.8K for the car and easily spent 4K fixing things as they broke over the next 3 years. Eventually it developed problems with the radiator which would have been too expensive to fix.

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Re: What was your first car?

Postby Rylan on Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:39 pm

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1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue.
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Re: What was your first car?

Postby Kaizer on Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:40 pm

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1973 plymouth duster, bought by my mom for 300 bucks. what a piece of ****.

first one i bought was a nissan sentra. it had a leak or something and rain would get into the trunk and the front. i came back to it after 7 months away to find the seats a mold farm, and with a decent sized fish pond in the trunk. that was after it had been towed for expired registration and was sitting in that tow company's lot. they wanted like $1800 to get it out, so i told them to keep the son of a *****.
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Re: What was your first car?

Postby FreeCandy44 on Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:56 pm

Parents purchased me a 1989 red Chevy Corsica in 99. I proceeded to sticker that sucker up. Manson, Megadeth, gwar etc. I then pruchased a used 1998 Pontiac grand am on my own until it literally stopped working.
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Re: What was your first car?

Postby MRandall25 on Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:02 pm

MRandall25 wrote:2003 or 2004 Honda Accord. Was my dad's until I learned how to drive. Put 30-40k miles on it and traded it in 2 years ago for a 2011 Volkswagen Jetta.


Old car:

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New car:

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Re: What was your first car?

Postby Willie Kool on Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:31 pm

1978 Impala - same color except for the header and fenders which I had to replace when I got it in '87 and never bothered repainting.
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But it was soon replaced by a much cooler 1973 Nova Hatchback.
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Re: What was your first car?

Postby mac5155 on Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:37 pm

I thought my car was new as far as first cars go at 12 years old. Maybe you guys are way younger than me or had rich parents? Lol
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Re: What was your first car?

Postby Bioshock on Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:41 pm

First Car: 1995 Pontiac Sunfire GT (Transmission Died at 210K Miles)
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Current Vehicle: 2005 Scion TC (50K Miles and the best vehicle i have ever owned)
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Next Car: Scion Fr-S:
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Re: What was your first car?

Postby PghSkins on Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:43 pm

As mentioned in JToR, '79 Granada

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Alternately named the Banana Boat/Love Boat

Wonderful vinyl upholstery and an AM radio
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Re: What was your first car?

Postby scb147 on Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:48 pm

My first car was a 1993 Dodge Stealth ES... I bought it in 1997 for $7500. It looked just like this one:
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Re: What was your first car?

Postby ILikeTurtles on Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:20 pm

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1997 Toyota Camry
Still got her, bought it with 109k miles 6 years ago. She is right around 170k now and runs like a dream.
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