What was your first car?

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    techlover828

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    Post your first car or all your cars!
     
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    xUKHCx

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    Vauxhall Nova 1.2 Merit Red E-reg('87). Was stolen from my University halls.
     

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    leekohler

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    Oh wow- this thread might make me cry. My first car was a 1983 Dodge 400 convertible. It was a fantastic car. I smashed it in an accident when it was over 13 years old. I sat on the curb and cried while the police who showed up comforted me. :( That thing was my baby.
     

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    yellow

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    1979 Buick LeSabre. Battleship Gray. V8. Possibly 8 MPG. $900

    Very much like this one.

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    rdowns

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    1972 Pontiac LeMans. Man, I loved that car depsite the gas crisis starting like 10 days after I got her.

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    ezzie

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    My first car was a 1996 Chevrolet Corsica. I hated that car. I felt it was an "old person" car.

    Now I drive a Civic Sedan. :eek:

    Behold...the Corsica!!! (Not mine...just a stock shot...)
     

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    techlover828

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    When I get my first car I want a used civic, they're so reliable (and cheep)
     
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    I bought a used 1985 Mitsubishi Pickup when I was 15.

    Since then I've tried to buy and sell a few cars per year. have made profit on all but 1.
     
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    techlover828

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    Woa, you got a lot of cars!
     
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    tobefirst

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    Here it is, the Ford Festiva. Mine was white, though.

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    very true. i had always wanted a civic, and now that i finally have one, i've never been happier. reliable, great mileage, fun, safe, and they go forever! i think a used civic would be a great first car...and you can count on keeping it for a long time! :)
     
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    mine was a hand-me-down.

    a 88 Toyota Celica.
    dark blue.
    with duct tape holding the right side blinker in place.
    and holding the antenna up too. probably had some more here and there too
    the pop-up lights would get stuck sometimes too.

    after a year of that, or so. i bought my own.
    a 87 Ford Crown Victoria LTD.
    boat of a car.
     
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    "White Gold" 1998 Land Rover Discovery LSE Edition named "Nigel" with 88,000 miles on it originally. I've had it since March I think and I love it.
     

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    exactly, honda's, especially civics, are great cars.
     
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    iKwick7

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    my first car was a new '98 mazda protege she treated me wonderfully until the ac broke in 2005 at about 105,000 miles. Rather than fixing it, I sold her and bought my '05 prius. She has treated me tremendously.
     
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    Uh-oh. There's goes my pre-lunch productivity. I don't have a [digitized] picture of it, but my first car was a 1968 VW Super Beetle coupe. I bought it for $500, crashed it the day the shuttle Challenger blew up (totalling the local baptist ministers Chevy Citation), stranded it in a seaweed bed in the Northumberland Straight at low tide, lost a wheel while barreling down the Trans-Canada in February, drove though speed traps with the needle buried, but wasn't stopped because the cops didn't believe their radar (they told me this in town the next week), replaced the battery, and sold it for $500.


    Not actual car.
     

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    FJ218700

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    is that with the finished brush-guard or an earlier picture?
     
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    iSaint

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    197X Chevy Blazer. Blue with white panel. I used a boat cushion in the seat so I could see over the steering wheel.

    chevrolet-suburban.jpg

    meh, that's a Suburban. Oh, well, think of it with two less doors.



    Then, when I got to college, for some reason, my father thought I liked this:

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    It didn't look that good, believe me.
     
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    techlover828

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    Thats really nice! My step brother wants one of those. If you don't mind me asking, how much was it? What do you get for gas milage
     
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    techlover828

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    I thought that there would be more corallas and civics but I guess I was wrong
     
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    adrianblaine

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    A 1991 Subaru Loyale.
     

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    yellow

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    Wow, I want that Land Rover NOW, nevermind having it as your first car!
    I wish all kids had beaters as first cars.
     
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    Rodimus Prime

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    My first car was a 1992 Sentra SE-R it was a great little car that served me well. It was replaced in 2004 with a 04 Sentra Spec V

    Now if I could only find a photo of that old car.
     
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    Coolnat2004

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    The Stratus (white, 2001).

    Stock photo:
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    Deefuzz

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    My first car was a 1987 Mazda 323 which looked something like this:

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    Except it was light blue, and a huge P.O.S.

    In 1998 I bought this:

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    And I still drive it.
     

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