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post #31 of 52
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A bright orange 1974 Chevy Vega - bought in 1978 for $900.00. And yes, my entire family tried to talk me out of buying it. It lasted one year.
My ex-husband (boyfriend at the time) had this same car!!! God, it was ugly! He tried to teach it how to fly by falling asleep at the wheel, and driving off the side of an overpass. It landed upside down in a tree. Sort of a fitting end.

My first car wasn't really much better. It was a '74 Ford Pinto hatchback....bright turquoise blue, with a red driver's door. Being a Michigan car, and the salt on the roads in the winter....the body had such rust-cancer that it became quite a hazard to drive. You could see the road through the floorboards. I think it's probably still rusting away in a farmer's field, where it was finally put to rest in the mid '80's.
post #32 of 52
I'm on my first car now, Thumper, a white 2001 2 door Sunfire. Runs great still, but it starting to rust a bit .

It's name is Thumper because I had a brake problem for the first year or two of having it. It stopped fine, but it sounded/felt like the back end was going to fall out if I put the brakes on too quickly. I learned to keep a good distance between myself and the other car. After many trips to auto service places and no one fixing the problem for more than a few months ("the brakes are new," they'd say..."there's nothing wrong with them), I basically ended up with a complete brake job that did the fix.

Other than that, it hasn't caused me much problems at all. A small wiring problem (again, that took a while to figure out...nothing "normal" ever goes wrong with my car), and a new battery, and that's about all I've had to put into it in 5 years. I'm pretty sure it will fall apart before it actually stops running. I'm hoping it lasts me until I have my student loan paid off.
post #33 of 52
A 1992 Buick Skylark. It looked just like the lower one in this picture:

post #34 of 52
The first car that was actually just mine was a 1991 Toyota Tercel. I loved that car. I sold it and bought a 2000 Ford escort ZX2. The lady I sold it too. Totaled it a week after she bought it.
post #35 of 52
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Mine was a dark blue 1968 Pontiac Tempest.
A 1961 Renault 4CV.
post #36 of 52
A Datsun B210 hatchback. I got it after freshman year at Cornell. I had saved up money for it so I paid for it myself. I really loved that car. I sold it for more than half of what I paid for it when I graduated from grad school. OK, there was inflation but still, that car was in great shape. I bought another Datsun (may have been Nissan by then) to replace it. Didn't like that one at all.
post #37 of 52


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A blue 1983 VW bug called "Eros" ...
Mine is called Tweety because is yellow...
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that is awesome, Rigel! I want to see a pic!
Awww Katie, you´ll going to dissapoint... is very rust now... for a time I lend it to my brother and he don´t care it...
Now I´ll going to re-built it but it took me a long time...
trying to find the bes shoot of him...
post #38 of 52
My first car was a 1941 Chevy that my mom and I bought together in 1966 for $65. We moved from Colorado to Arkansas in it. While I was out of town, working on a ranch, my mother got it stuck in a mud puddle, burned out the clutch, and traded it for a wringer washer.

The first car that Dottie and I had together was a 1966 Chevy window van. We called it Pheidipides, who was the Greek messenger who ran the first marathon, delivering the message, "Rejoice! We conquer!" and then died. That was our van. So underpowered, it could barely pull its own shadow down the highway.
post #39 of 52
A beige 1963 Buick Skylark with a V-8 engine dubbed The Party Wagon by my friends. The Party Wagon II was a maroon 1967 Ford Mustang with a white leather interior and roof. I still miss that car!
post #40 of 52
I bought my first car when I got home from Army basic training. I paid $400 for it.

1971 Chevy Vega 4-cyl, tan

I put that little car through hell for 1 year! Went offroading once, hit a small boulder that popped a hole in the oil pan but hit in a way that it closed up...going down the freeway, hit brakes a little hard and did a 180...same day, getting onto same freeway in the other direction, spun out and hopped the curb, had to push it off.

Plus, I got 6 people inside it once, not including me!

It was starting to go downhill in repairs (i wonder why?) and offloaded it for like $200.
post #41 of 52
My first car was a green 1996 Chervolet Cavalier Z24 coupe. Bought her in 2000 after getting my licence when I was 16. Parents paid for half and the insurance. I paid the other half and gas. I sold her in 2003 and bought my current baby (2003 Ford Escape Limited) that I drive today.
post #42 of 52
The first car that was actually MINE was a 1978 Pontiac Firebird, and it was the ugliest thing you could ever imagine. It was burgandy, with an orange racing stripe (why THAT color combo, I have no idea), and the fiberglass door panels and dashboards both front and back faded to a fushia color from the sun, but it ran great! V8 engine could take the mountains here with no problem. I actually accidently raced a state trooper in her, and almost beat him. Luckily, it was the middle of the night, I was 20 and cute, and he just put on his hat, winked and turned off into the barracks.

My dad actually had to take out the seat and put a concrete block under it so I could see above the steering wheel (I am a little over 5 ft), plus I had to sit on three seat pads, but I loved that car. I drove the crap out of her for 4 years before she literally died. That is the only car I cried over losing. Ahhh...so many memories....
post #43 of 52
My very first car was a Ford Fiesta, Navy Blue....that was the car I took for a drive once I'd passed my test. I was out on the road within 3 hours of getting back from the test centre!
post #44 of 52
a truck. I forget which make or model. But I loved it.
post #45 of 52
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A beige 1963 Buick Skylark with a V-8 engine dubbed The Party Wagon by my friends. The Party Wagon II was a maroon 1967 Ford Mustang with a white leather interior and roof. I still miss that car!
The mustang looks preetiee good my friend!........
post #46 of 52
The first car that was mine to drive (my Dad picked it out and I had to pay him back the $200) was a battleship grey 1952 Chevy with a stick and no radio. When Dad brought it home I didn't even know how to drive a stick.

The first car I bought for myself was a 1965 Mustang coupe that I got in 1975 for $300. I was in heaven----until I was hit by a drunk driver on the highway and my baby was totaled.
post #47 of 52
I was a real old Chrysler Vailient. All the boys liked it because is was a V8. It was a sporty thing I guess. to me it was just a car. Got it up to 112 mph. Bad bad me. Reckless youth I was. I frightens me to have that memorie.
post #48 of 52
My first car was a 1967 Buick Gran Sport. I bought it in 1977 and paid $700 for it. That was my first loan and I was so nervous about that $48 a month car payment!
post #49 of 52
My first car was a mini that I bought with my sister. It was like a 60's model or something, beautiful shape and British racing green. Sweet car, which unfortunately didn't survive our teenage driving. It did last a few years until sis and her friends had to push it to the nearest garage to offload on a mechanic there. I hope he restored it or something...That car was such fun! You would not believe how many people and how much junk you can fit in a mini if you try. I moved twice in that car! And the fuel efficiency was amazing, and much appreciated during our student years.
I would love a new mini now! Just love one! BMW owned, so they must be good. Our old one used to die in the rain if it hit the distributor cap at the wrong angle. We would have to stop and dry it out and spray on WD40 to get it going again. We learned a lot about car maintainence the hard way.
post #50 of 52
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My first car was a mini that I bought with my sister. It was like a 60's model or something, beautiful shape and British racing green. Sweet car, which unfortunately didn't survive our teenage driving. It did last a few years until sis and her friends had to push it to the nearest garage to offload on a mechanic there. I hope he restored it or something...That car was such fun! You would not believe how many people and how much junk you can fit in a mini if you try. I moved twice in that car! And the fuel efficiency was amazing, and much appreciated during our student years.
I would love a new mini now! Just love one! BMW owned, so they must be good. Our old one used to die in the rain if it hit the distributor cap at the wrong angle. We would have to stop and dry it out and spray on WD40 to get it going again. We learned a lot about car maintainence the hard way.
Here's a link to an article about the Mini:

http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/...inging-Sixties
post #51 of 52
My first car was a 1997 Toyota Cavalier - green. It was my baby but like many have said about the cavvies, it was a lemon.
post #52 of 52
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Here's a link to an article about the Mini:

http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/...inging-Sixties
the first comment was about it cutting out in the rain!
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