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Re: What was your first car?

Postby thepittman on Fri Oct 05, 2012 1:16 pm

Tomas wrote:White 1988 Toyota Celica GT-S (exactly like the one on the picture). Manual, just 41K miles when I bought it in 1996 for $5,500. Sold it 6 years later for $2,300. An incredible car - thank you, Wexford lady! :)

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One of the most bullet-proof cars every made IMO. I finally killed mine at 300k because I stopped putting oil in it. Lasted 3 months without oil.
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Re: What was your first car?

Postby pittsoccer33 on Fri Oct 05, 2012 1:26 pm

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my 1987 Fiero GT. still have it. this picture was taken at my parent's house right after i bought it in 2005 with 60k-ish miles. has about 90k now.
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Re: What was your first car?

Postby mac5155 on Fri Oct 05, 2012 1:35 pm

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this makes more sense now :pop:

kidding

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Re: What was your first car?

Postby pittsoccer33 on Fri Oct 05, 2012 1:48 pm

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this was my first bike - 1985 Honda Nighthawk 650. It had just about everything imaginable going wrong with it last fall - tires, fork seals, master cylinder, rear brakes, starter, stator, etc etc etc.

i parted it out. hopefully a Shadow 750 is in my future. I've been thinking of selling my GTO and doing zipcar/motorcycle.
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Re: What was your first car?

Postby Geezer on Fri Oct 05, 2012 4:54 pm

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1953 Buick special my dad gave me in 1964. It was the last year they made a straight 8. It was also a three on the tree ; last year a standard shift. It also had standard brakes and steering. The original owner of the car did not like power steering,power brakes or automatic transmissions. I loved that car.
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Re: What was your first car?

Postby offsides on Fri Oct 05, 2012 5:28 pm

Bought a 1955 VW bug in 1965 for $200. Had 120,000 miles on it and still ran like a champ. Horrible heater, only one gauge (speedometer). Didn't even have a gas gauge, just a reserve switch like a motorcycle. Rear engine so it would go anywhere in the snow.
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Re: What was your first car?

Postby ExPatriatePen on Fri Oct 05, 2012 5:49 pm

1967 Ford Mustang 200 inline six.

Bought it in 1976 when I was stantioned in Colorado, drove it all the way to Illinios when my duty station changed. It was two tone powder blue with a dark blue top.

sweet ride.
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Re: What was your first car?

Postby npv708 on Fri Oct 05, 2012 5:58 pm

First car I drove:

1990 Honda Civic Hatchback
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First car I owned (and still do):

1995 Honda Civic
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Can't beat a Honda.
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Re: What was your first car?

Postby Rylan on Fri Oct 05, 2012 5:59 pm

We need a super rich kid to come in and be like my first car was (insert super nice luxury/sports car here)
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Re: What was your first car?

Postby ExPatriatePen on Fri Oct 05, 2012 6:13 pm

Rylan wrote:We need a super rich kid to come in and be like my first car was (insert super nice luxury/sports car here)


I do know someone who's first car was a BMW. The guy was a real jagoff. he was a;lso from Cleveland Shaker Hieghts area.
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Re: What was your first car?

Postby Lt. Dish on Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:11 pm

pittsoccer33 wrote:Image

my 1987 Fiero GT. still have it. this picture was taken at my parent's house right after i bought it in 2005 with 60k-ish miles. has about 90k now.


Oh, wow. I wanted a Fiero in the worst way when it came out. It's a classic, pittsoccer--awesome.

Me: Geo Metro 4-door. Like driving a pop can, but I appreciated the Utilitarian sensibility of it. It would start to shake ~75 mph, but it was surprisingly good on snow and ice.
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Re: What was your first car?

Postby Lt. Dish on Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:22 pm

Rylan wrote:We need a super rich kid to come in and be like my first car was (insert super nice luxury/sports car here)


I once had a boss whose first car was a brand-new early '70s Porsche 911. He wasn't at all a jerk, either. I kept waiting for the other shoe (a soft buttery driving moccasin?) to drop, and it never did. He was (and I assume still is, somewhere) an awesome guy.
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Re: What was your first car?

Postby Shyster on Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:27 pm

JeffDFD wrote:Mine was a bit more recent model...but it had like donuts for wheels and if you got over 60 MPH it was like a wind tunnel inside and you couldnt hear any music. Felt like a go kart with a fancy enclosure. Got me from A to B though in high school.

I think there’s still a set of old snow tires for mine in the back of the garage at my mother’s house. I remember the size: 175/80 R-13. That’s not too much larger than space-saver spares these days.

Did your Horizon also have the heater controls to the left of the steering wheel? I liked that. The driver had sole control over the temperature in the car. If I’m driving and I’m comfortable, then anyone else in the car who isn’t is screwed. Too hot? Too cold? Too bad.
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Re: What was your first car?

Postby Malkamaniac on Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:33 pm

My first "owned" car was a 1995 Hyundai Sonata, and I wrecked it inside the Fort Pitt tunnel.
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Re: What was your first car?

Postby columbia on Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:34 pm

Did you get the truck back? :pop:
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Re: What was your first car?

Postby Idoit40fans on Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:34 pm

I could have sworn that I posted in this thread. Apparently I didn't.
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Re: What was your first car?

Postby ulf on Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:52 pm

Malkamaniac wrote:My first "owned" car was a 1995 Hyundai Sonata, and I wrecked it inside the Fort Pitt tunnel.

So you're the reason people slow down in the tunnel.
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Re: What was your first car?

Postby Lt. Dish on Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:53 pm

No one had a ********' Camaro?

I am disappoint.

Admin: Feel free to delete. Brain freeze. Fell asleep on the fact that the first word of the associated song isn't family board-appropriate. Duh. Thanks!
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Re: What was your first car?

Postby Rylan on Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:55 pm

ulf wrote:
Malkamaniac wrote:My first "owned" car was a 1995 Hyundai Sonata, and I wrecked it inside the Fort Pitt tunnel.

So you're the reason people slow down in the tunnel.


Thought something very similar. :lol:
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Re: What was your first car?

Postby Malkamaniac on Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:05 pm

Rylan wrote:
ulf wrote:
Malkamaniac wrote:My first "owned" car was a 1995 Hyundai Sonata, and I wrecked it inside the Fort Pitt tunnel.

So you're the reason people slow down in the tunnel.


Thought something very similar. :lol:


More like I was the casualty of a dude trying to pass someone in the tunnel and the guy in front of me coming to a dead stop.
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Re: What was your first car?

Postby JeffDFD on Fri Oct 05, 2012 9:25 pm

Shyster wrote:
JeffDFD wrote:Mine was a bit more recent model...but it had like donuts for wheels and if you got over 60 MPH it was like a wind tunnel inside and you couldnt hear any music. Felt like a go kart with a fancy enclosure. Got me from A to B though in high school.

I think there’s still a set of old snow tires for mine in the back of the garage at my mother’s house. I remember the size: 175/80 R-13. That’s not too much larger than space-saver spares these days.

Did your Horizon also have the heater controls to the left of the steering wheel? I liked that. The driver had sole control over the temperature in the car. If I’m driving and I’m comfortable, then anyone else in the car who isn’t is screwed. Too hot? Too cold? Too bad.



hmm, dont think so
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Re: What was your first car?

Postby Geezer on Sat Oct 06, 2012 5:09 pm

offsides wrote:Bought a 1955 VW bug in 1965 for $200. Had 120,000 miles on it and still ran like a champ. Horrible heater, only one gauge (speedometer). Didn't even have a gas gauge, just a reserve switch like a motorcycle. Rear engine so it would go anywhere in the snow.

My uncle owned a 50's bug that I rode around in with my cousin. It sounds just like you described; it didn't have a gas gauge. In the winter the defroster / heater cleared 2 circles the size of coffee cups on the windshield.
The first car I bought for $100 was also in 1965. It was the complete opposite of a bug. It was a 1955 Chrysler that was the size of a small bus. It got less than 5MPG and burned about a quart of oil per week.
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Re: What was your first car?

Postby Rylan on Sat Oct 06, 2012 5:17 pm

I was expecting Geezer or EPP to say it was a Model T :slug:
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Re: What was your first car?

Postby Hockeynut! on Sat Oct 06, 2012 5:23 pm

Rylan wrote:We need a super rich kid to come in and be like my first car was (insert super nice luxury/sports car here)


I've photographed several high school seniors who had luxury cars. One girl had an almost brand new BMW SUV. Another had a Hummer that she wrecked 3 times within a month. The last time it was totaled so her parents bought her a new Audi. :face:
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Re: What was your first car?

Postby ExPatriatePen on Sat Oct 06, 2012 6:02 pm

Rylan wrote:I was expecting Geezer or EPP to say it was a Model T :slug:

Hey.. have some respect for your elders :)

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