What was your first car?

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  1. Hawksfan2828

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    When I got my first car I would have taken a pic of it but phones were still the size of a cereal box, and we used pagers and pagers couldnt take photos.....lol...
     
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    late 80's Trans Am. I loved it but what a POS. It fell apart nearly every other week. lol.
     
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    1959 Chevy. Bought it from the guy across the back alley and pushed it into our backyard. Spent a Saskatchewan winter trying to get it run (never did). Joined the Army the next Spring and when I came home on my first leave it was gone, and nobody ever talked about it again.
     
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    1984 Ford Mustang - bought in 1990 for $3000. Had the 4 cyl 2.3L with a 3 speed auto that burned about a quart of oil every month. The paint was this flat grey - before flat grey was cool. I don't know what happened to the shine, but it was gone by the time I bought it. Very comfortable front bucket seats. Only RWD car I've ever owned. Definitely the worst 0-60 time too...brutal performance. Similar to the pictured car, but flat grey...

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    1982 Chevy Cavalier, in like 2001?I was 17. 38000 KM only!! My mom bought it for me from her parents' neighbours who had passed away. Barely ever driven! Super clean! Two doors, beige with beige interior. I had put leopard seat covers and dice in the rear view mirror, changed the dome light to a blue one and had a ''PORNSTAR'' sticker on the top of the windshield, the ''A'' was a star. Hahaha gooood times! That car was famous! It was fuel injected tho and in winter I had to open up the air filter and put a screw driver to keep a trap open for the air...
     
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    Hah! I just posted about my Cavalier. They kinda look a like...
     
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    The 1st time i banged a chick in the back seat of a car was the same model but silver. GOOOOOOOD times!
     
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    My buddy's parents had one; I'll never forget him taking it when he didnt have his license yet, coming to get me and going on joy rides. Those were the days!
     
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    AMAZING cars!
     
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    Mine was a 1981 Trans Am, 5L V8, T-Tops...loved it.
     
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    The first car in my name was a red 1977 BMW 320i, the first car I drove regularly that was still in my parents' name at 16 was tan and brown 1978 Chevy Suburban, and the first car I bought myself was a charcoal 2003 GT Mustang convertible.
     
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    1978 Ford F-100. It was a piece of ****. The box looked like swiss cheese and the exhaust was non existent. Sure could hear me coming a mile away though. Good times.
     
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    In 1973, my father gave me his old 1964 Impala. I was 19. Had it for almost two years. My older sister lived in Vancouver (me Toronto) and didn't own a car. Some how the insurance was worked out that she could be get free insurance as the driver for the second car in the family. She being a women age 26 and responsible supposedly. So we put her name down as primary driver and kept her residence as Toronto for insurance purposes. I became the second driver to the Impala and paid $ 25 a year for insurance.
     
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    2006 Toyota Corolla. I still drive it and it still works great.
     
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    1989 Plymouth Voyager
     
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    First car I drove was a 1977 Dodge Monaco.

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    Mine was dark metallic green and didn't have the vinyl top. Can't remember if mine was missing the hood ornament. Had it for about two years before the rear end gave out on it. Car had less than 40k on it, but had so much rust and neglect to it since my aunt never drove it.

    First car I bought was a 1988 Ford Festiva

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    As ridiculous as this car looked (had friends compare it to a roller skate and the old football helmet go-carts in the 70s), I actually liked this car. Even kicked around getting one as a commuter car a few years back, but then I moved closer to the office and my drive was less than 10 miles round trip.
    Pros: Got 50+ mpg on the highway, was very reliable and replacement parts were cheap.
    Cons: a slight breeze would blow it into the next lane; driving it over 70 mph was a challenge and sometimes a bit scary.
    Had this car almost 3 years and put about 80k on it, driving from wherever I was stationed on the east coast back to Pittsburgh. Ended up having a fender-bender one night with another car that racked up a considerable amount of damage. Being that I just put the car to liability-only since I had just paid it off, I never got it fixed. Sold it to a guy that I was stationed with for $500. He fixed it, ran it for several years before handing it down to his kid who also ran it for several years.
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    First car I drove was a 1977 Dodge Monaco.

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    Mine was dark metallic green and didn't have the vinyl top. Can't remember if mine was missing the hood ornament. Had it for about two years before the rear end gave out on it. Car had less than 40k on it, but had so much rust and neglect to it since my aunt never drove it.

    First car I bought was a 1988 Ford Festiva (same color, same red stripe, same stupid lock on the gas cap door)

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    As ridiculous as this car looked (had friends compare it to a roller skate and the old football helmet go-carts in the 70s), I actually liked this car. Even kicked around getting one as a commuter car a few years back, but then I moved closer to the office and my drive was less than 10 miles round trip.
    Pros: Got 50+ mpg on the highway, was very reliable and replacement parts were cheap.
    Cons: a slight breeze would blow it into the next lane; driving it over 70 mph was a challenge and sometimes a bit scary.
    Had this car almost 3 years and put about 80k on it, driving from wherever I was stationed on the east coast back to Pittsburgh. Ended up having a fender-bender one night with another car that racked up a considerable amount of damage. Being that I just put the car to liability-only since I had just paid it off, I never got it fixed. Sold it to a guy that I was stationed with for $500. He fixed it, ran it for several years before handing it down to his kid who also ran it for several years.
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    1974 Datsun ... in 1987 after graduating high school. Two months later I crashed it into a telephone pole doing 40+ km/hr and survived because I swerved at the last second and the car hit it at an angle, sending the vehicle into a 360+ degree spin in the air "like a top" one witness said. A serious case of whiplash (couldn't lift my head out of bed without arm help for two months) and headaches for a few years were the only bodily damage. The car was a write-off (tapes in the glove compartment were found smashed against the window in the back seat.

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    I found this photo of a near identical color online. There are so many rebuilt snazzy looking ones online but mine was a simple 2nd hand one like this one, only not so dusty.
     
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    I had a 1974 Ford Torino. I bought it in 1980 during the second arab oil embargo. Larger cars (3800 pounds, 17.5 feet long, 26.5 gallon gas tank due to the first embargo) were cheaper than Pintos. It was Robin's egg blue with the 302 V8 that went into Mustangs. It got 16 mph in the city and 25 mph on the highway. The plain Torino also came in orange, yellow and white. I had thefour door sedan. The police models, red 2 door coupes, like Starsky and Hutch had 460 engines. There were also cabs and station wagons. My kids bought the Gran Torino movie even though I had the basic Torino with an AM radio, 3 speed automatic with AC.
     
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    84' Chevy Celebrity. What a hot rod that was!
     
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    Mopar or No Car!
     
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    1971 Chevelle ....









    ... woodside wagon.
     
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    The good old 1998 Toyota Corolla in the grandpas favorite sand brown color.
    Sold it to a friends mom...thing still works today.
     
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    1990 white geo metro. I put chrome everything on it including spray painting the hub caps Crome.

    We were driving down the road after spray painting the hubcaps and my buddy was hanging out the car window to see how they looked when a cop pulled us over.
    His exact words were “Look, I know when you kids get a high performance vehicle like this you want to show it off, but keep your ass in the car.”
     

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