What was your first car?

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  1. Gee Wally

    Gee Wally Resident Grumpy Old Man

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    Mine was a '62 Chevy Impala.

    My grandfather gave it to me on my 16th birthday.
     
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    Fixed to Ruin Come wit it now!

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    No, it was not new and it was not in this good of shape.
     
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    02 Ford Focus

    Thanks mom and dad :laugh:
     
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    91 Corsica LTZ. Great first car as it was just a tank. Took a helluva beating and I don't remember it ever breaking down.
     
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    1976 Toyota Chinook camper.

    (this was only about 8-10 years ago -- I'm 26)

    Rear wheel drive, no power steering, no antilock brakes, blind spots the size of Texas, couldn't see out the back, manual transmission

    I wrecked it (not my fault) some years back but it was a cool thing to have a bed on wheels in my teens/early 20s

    Also, since I learned to drive on that beast I can pretty much drive and park anything
     
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    Warden of the North The Matthews Show

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    '71 Toyota Hilux - I remember cars rusted out a lot faster in those days, particularly Fords and anything from Japan. The Ford Rustang was a popular model.
     
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    91 Acura Legend - it was a great car for being over 15 years old
     
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    Ford Pinto 4 on the floor. Dont laugh... it didnt explode. Took out a Triumph Spitfire (toy car) and a 302 Chevelle. Rear axle lasted 2 years before I destroyed it from too many launches.
     
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    haruspex they said aw-reety an' they was aw-righty

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    1996 Honda Civic. The stereo system barely worked and none of the windows worked but it still drove well.
     
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    worstfaceoffmanever These Snacks Are Odd

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    1990 Jeep Cherokee Laredo in dark blue that my late grandfather bought me in a police auction. My father and I spent a whole summer cleaning it up. He put a ton of Bondo along the driver's side where the previous owner had run it off the road, and then we sanded and repainted it.

    It had an issue with one of the timing gears that made it squeal when it idled, no A/C, and it shook so badly it felt like it might fall apart above 55 mph, but that car meant the world to me when I was a teenager.
     
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    1986 Mercedes 300E.....hand me down from my mom in 1999.
    My German roommate said it's the same model they use as taxis in Germany.
     
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    I loved that thing. Just became incredibly impractical to have in a city once I moved.

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    ProstheticConscience Like tears in rain

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    1975 Volvo 164E.

    My mom's old car; got it for a pre-graduation present in 1990. It was that old Volvo green that only some Swedish weirdo thought looked good in the 70's. My mom barely drove as she hated (and continues to hate) driving, so it had all of 55000 miles on it when I got it. It did have the 3 liter straight 6 engine, and its age combined with my lead foot meant it had a rough life after I got hold of it. The year before I wrecked it, it was towed so many times it thought it was a boat.

    My mom replaced it was a 1991 Toyota Camry, which she still has. It's named Mavis.
     
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    Kelly It was 4-1.

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    2000 Honda Accord.

    Solid it for 500$ to some dude who said he was importing it to the middle East.

    Who knows what kind of shenanigans it's up to now.
     
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    A beaten up 68 mustang that i could not drive in alberta winters
     
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    Cory Trevor Smokes, Let's go

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    And I'll never forget it. Pulled over 6 times in it in 4 months, never a ticket.
     
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    I can verify Mercedes are used for taxis in Germany. Dont know the model# but it was unreal considering Ive experienced Checker Marathons in the 70s/80s and an assortment of vehicles in various states of disrepair in Mexico.

    The taxi driver in Germany also said he spoke 7 languages. In the US, you're lucky if they even speak English.
     
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    Which was our MX hauler from my racing days :)
     
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    '86 GMC 2wd half-ton, jet black. $2700. No radio. Would cruise around listening to it purr for hours on end.
     
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