Your First Car

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by odoreater, Feb 20, 2007.

  1. WN2

    WN2 Senior member

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    I still drive it:

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    These things cost 14000 euros here. If you buy them used [​IMG]
     


  2. Southern-Nupe

    Southern-Nupe Senior member

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    Black 1983 Datsun 280ZX that I got in 1994 w/30K miles on it in pristine condition. One of my biggest regrets in life is ruining that car like a five dollar whore. Never changed the oil, treated the paint job like shit. I ran it into the ground within a few years. I miss it.
    That's ashame it's one of my favorite Japanese cars, as well as the 240's. I wouldn't mind finding one in good condition, to use as a 3rd car.
     


  3. rdawson808

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    Red 1987 Honda CRX. Serious chick magnet in high school. My mother was good enough to let me drive it while she took the bus to work. Was gifted to me for good when I graduated college. I drove it until 2000 when it was getting too expensive to keep up. 13 years and 180k+ miles on it. Not too bad.

    Now it's a Honda Civic 4 door. Not exciting, but reliable and it gets me places. It looks pretty good too. About to be sold because my wife has one too and we don't need two.

    Someone mocked it earlier, but the next vehicle will be a Honda Element hybrid, assuming they make one which I've heard they will.

    bob
     


  4. yachtie

    yachtie Senior member

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    1968 Dodge Charger (w/ a 440). Boy that car was fun!
     


  5. gdl203

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    Renault Clio 1st Generation

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  6. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    '67 Gold Mustang with a 289. Ran for a good three days.
     


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  8. Connemara

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    '67 Gold Mustang with a 289. Ran for a good three days.

    I think my dad's first Mustang ('71, maybe?) ran for the same duration of time.
     


  9. Juaninn

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    2005 Daihatsu Terios. In 2005. Small car, easy to drive, wasn't overly expensive and has 4WD capabilities for my families holiday house, if I ever get bogged.
     


  10. G79

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    Any recommendations for a students first car? Im in the lookout and i figured i might ask on this thread
     


  11. Condor

    Condor Senior member

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    72 MBG bought in 82 for $500.
    We pulled it home with a chain from
    behind a guy's house. Got it running that
    day, all it needed was a battery and
    clean up. I mean, to get it on the road.
    It was a rusted out junk pile and remained
    so until I returned from the army and
    bought a new 87 CRX si, black.

    Which I drive to this day but its silver now.
     


  12. Tyto

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    My father's '75/6 Toyota Corolla mini-wagon. Had 15 years and around 80K miles on it. Ran for another four years and 50K miles or so of hard use, then literally shot one of the spark plugs out of the engine. That 2TC engine was sweet: 70-odd horsepower (IIRC) and purely mechanical. We could do everything we needed to keep it running.
     


  13. soonami

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    My first car was a 1996 Ford Taurus SHO. It was Ebony satin on tan leather. A total sleeper, the engine was a 3.4L 32V DOHC V8 with a cold air intake and high flow exhaust. The car looked pretty much like any other taurus but it sounded better a small block Chevy and could outrun most of them
     


  14. Nataku

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    My first car was a 1975 VW Scirocco 4-speed, silver with alloy wheels in 1984. It made it for all of 14 glorious months.

    Hey, pretty cool! My first car (bought 3 years ago, had it shipped up from Cali) was a 1980 Scirocco 5 speed. 72k on the clock. Still have her today...bone stock, completely restored. Since I live in the rust-belt, she's only driven on nice summer days, though. A mk1 Scirocco ('75-'81) was my dream car since I was like 3! [​IMG]

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  15. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim In Time Out

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    The original car, the sacred rite of hand-me-down from dad:

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    She was red, and I got her up above 140mph once... Sadly a deer took her life less than three blocks from my house.

    Next, the first car I purchased myself (but in silver):

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    This one got its entire front end seperated at the weld lines by a SUV in an intersection at UW

    then one REALLY similar to this:
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    ...MAN do I mis cheap gas!!!
     


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