JeffDFD wrote:Plymouth Horizon...don't remember the year but I mean really...if it was brand new, the ladies would have just been impossible to keep away so it was good that it was a bit old.
Shyster wrote:JeffDFD wrote:Plymouth Horizon...don't remember the year but I mean really...if it was brand new, the ladies would have just been impossible to keep away so it was good that it was a bit old.
Ha, the first car that was pretty much "mine" was also a Plymouth Horizon, which I drove starting when I hit 16 in 1991. It was a four-door 1978 model from the first year of production. It had the Volkswagen-sourced 1.7 L four-cylinder engine (with a blistering 75 hp) and a four-speed manual. No air conditioning, power brakes, power steering, or power anything else. It was painted an odd metallic caramel brown color that could only have been conceived of in the fashion wasteland of the 1970s. My mother was the official owner, and we bought the car from my great-uncle for $5. He'd left it parked in a field for about a year when I bought it from him. I found a snake living in the car when I went to clean it out.
I had a love/hate relationship with that car. It had some serious quality/reliability issues that stranded me quite a few times, but I really liked the fact that it offered a lot of room and utility and was nice to drive (when it felt like running). Driving that Horizon is probably the reason I still prefer hatchback cars to this day.
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