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Re: What was your first car?

Postby ExPatriatePen on Sat Oct 06, 2012 6:05 pm

JeffDFD wrote:
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

My favorite feature in any car was the 60's Mustangs had a little pedal on the left side that you could press and it would cause the windshield wipers to to make 1 pass.

I thought that was way cool.
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Re: What was your first car?

Postby Willie Kool on Sat Oct 06, 2012 6:21 pm

ExPatriatePen wrote:
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besides, no one would have believed me if I'd said "Conestoga"

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Re: What was your first car?

Postby legame on Sat Oct 06, 2012 9:24 pm

1991 Ford Tempo. Flat gray that looked more like primer. Just awful.
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Re: What was your first car?

Postby offsides on Sun Oct 07, 2012 11:24 am

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

Hey.. have some respect for your elders betters :)

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besides, no one would have believed me if I'd said "Conestoga"
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Re: What was your first car?

Postby Mango Salsa on Sun Oct 07, 2012 12:49 pm

Yellow 1978 Fiat 128 Rally

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Drove the wheels off of it then replaced it with a 1970 Dodge Dart Swinger 340. Mine was silver with black interior/black vinyl top. The previous owner replaced the original 340 with a 440 big block. :thumb:

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Re: What was your first car?

Postby Pitt87 on Sun Oct 07, 2012 4:37 pm

I drove my Mom's 1990 MB 190e at 16, and eventually bought it from her at 17:

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First car I bought was a Jeep Wrangler... the basest-base model you can find, and did some basic customization to allow for some summer topless cruising and trail riding. Loved that truck...
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Re: What was your first car?

Postby BigMcK on Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:45 am

1st car equals freedom. 1st car and driving songs? Memories.

Sniff 'n The Tears: Driver's Seat
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jr4wGFJrSss

Bob Seger: Maikin' Thunderbirds
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CW5GRilRyE

Priest: Heading out to the Highway
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JC-ZmU29hg8

Rush: Red Barchetta
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAvQSkK8Z8U
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Re: What was your first car?

Postby count2infinity on Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:47 am

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Re: What was your first car?

Postby meow on Mon Oct 08, 2012 11:56 am

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Only black, not silver.
I learned that I won't give my 16 year old a racing edition car as their first vehicle.
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Re: What was your first car?

Postby Idoit40fans on Tue Oct 09, 2012 8:12 am

Probably gonna be in the market for a new car soon if my car ends up being totalled.
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Re: What was your first car?

Postby Geezer on Sat Oct 20, 2012 2:05 pm

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

I was at the big Rogers,O flea market on Friday and bought something interesting in some cheap junk.
It was a 1924 owners card ;car license, for a guy from Erie County. The vehicle was a 1922 Ford Truck. These licenses listed Horsepower;his Ford truck listed at 23 HP.

I've never needed a riding lawnmower but I'm guessing there are models that exceed the 1922 Ford's engine.
Off topic but I found it funny and didn't want to start a new thread.
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Re: What was your first car?

Postby offsides on Sat Oct 20, 2012 4:49 pm

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

I was at the big Rogers,O flea market on Friday and bought something interesting in some cheap junk.
It was a 1924 owners card ;car license, for a guy from Erie County. The vehicle was a 1922 Ford Truck. These licenses listed Horsepower;his Ford truck listed at 23 HP.

I've never needed a riding lawnmower but I'm guessing there are models that exceed the 1922 Ford's engine.
Off topic but I found it funny and didn't want to start a new thread.


My first car (1955 VW) was suppose to have 36 HP. I doubt it even had 30. On the plus side it got great mileage even if gas was .30 cents a gallon. :face:
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Re: What was your first car?

Postby JS© on Sat Oct 20, 2012 5:25 pm

pittsoccer33 wrote:
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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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Ran good for a year, but had issues with the carbs even after a complete rebuild. I ended up selling it to a guy I used to work with. A few years later, I did see it at a bike rally with even more rust on the exhaust.
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Re: What was your first car?

Postby LeopardLetang on Sat Oct 20, 2012 5:52 pm

'86 grand am. pretty crappy. was maroon not red.

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loved my '88 V6 grand prix which i got a few years later. best sound system i've ever heard in a car. digital speedometer.

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first car i bought was '03 V6 special ed. sonata. loved it too. would still have it if 3 deer didn't attack me on I99

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