What was your first car?

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Land Rover Defender for me - old model. A heap of junk but it got from A to B. What was your first car?

  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
    1954 Mercury...paid a grand total of $125 for it.

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  • Profile picture of the author travlinguy
    A 1967 Buick LeSabre...

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  • Profile picture of the author kenmichaels
    73 nova super sport

    Don't be impressed it was a clunker. I payed 500.00 for it and spent 3
    years learning how to work on it. ( ie keep it running )
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  • Profile picture of the author joseph7384
    1968 Oldsmobile Tornado, front wheel drive 455 big block with 4 barrel carb.
    It had a rolling drum speedometer, the needle was fixed and a drum with numbers on it would roll when you gave it gas.








    Rolling drum speedometer

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  • Profile picture of the author jose12
    My first car is BMW
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  • Profile picture of the author Brady Partridge
    A Holden HJ. What a lemon! Anything that could go wrong with a car went wrong with that one. I swore I'd never buy another Holden after that and haven't.
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  • Profile picture of the author Horny Devil
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    Originally Posted by David Braybrooke View Post

    What was your first car?

    Why a toy Aston Martin DB5 of course. I was the envy of all my James Bond wannabe school friends. Endless fun for a lad, pretending to be the inimitable Sean Connery as 007 in his "bird and baddie magnet". What's that you say Mish Moneypenny?


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    • Profile picture of the author hardraysnight
      mini with a mini cooper name badge

      had a few minis since, way of life
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  • Profile picture of the author YemTv
    My first car is Suzuki Cultus 2005 model, 2nd is Honda Civic 2006 model and now 3rd one is Toyota Corolla 2013 model(still have)....
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    • 1970 Plymouth Valient. Slant 6 and I beat that car into the ground. 3 motors 300,000+ miles and it died in the middle of the Mohave Desert in the middle of July back in 1984. Threw a rod. Had to wait for a buddy to drive all the way from Los Angeles to come haul me back. The next day I'm in his drive way wondering if she'll crank up. It did and lasted maybe a minute before it gave up he ghost. Man I miss that car.

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  • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
    1987 Camaro, V8 with T-Tops. I had the girlies lining up for rides home from school. Ah, the days.

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  • Profile picture of the author SShip
    Dodge Omni. Paid $2000 for it and it was a piece of garbage. You get what you pay for. The picture below is not mine but the closest I could find to what it looked like.

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  • Profile picture of the author David Braybrooke
    My next car!

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    • Profile picture of the author joseph7384
      Originally Posted by David Braybrooke View Post

      My next car!



      You call that a knife, that's not a knife this is a kni....... oh sorry wrong movie.




      This would be the way I would roll!





      Or this!




      Or this!






      And if civil unrest ever breaks out, I'd have to deploy this bad baby.








      Claude just asked if I can feature his choice of transportation in my post, I told him that if Shane happens across this post he's going to have fun with it, not to mention Mr. Riffle seeing this post.


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  • Profile picture of the author timpears
    1968 Pontiac GTO
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  • Profile picture of the author David Braybrooke
    Pic too large!
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  • Profile picture of the author garyv
    My 1st was a 1986 Yugo -



    I believe I paid around $300 for it used, and at one point tied a square not in the clutch cable to keep it going.

    It was quite disturbing though after my first flat tire to find out that the spare was kept behind the engine...

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    • Profile picture of the author yukon
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      Originally Posted by garyv View Post

      My 1st was a 1986 Yugo -
      I went to high school with a girl that was in a Yugo car wreck, she was the passenger. The entire front seat came up out of the floor, she still had her seatbelt on, (the seatbelt saved her life).
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      • Profile picture of the author garyv
        Originally Posted by yukon View Post

        I went to high school with a girl that was in a Yugo car wreck, she was the passenger. The entire front seat came up out of the floor, she still had her seatbelt on, (the seatbelt saved her life).
        lol - wow, she was very lucky! - That was my first car, and my least favorite. It would go from 0 to 60mph... if it was being towed.
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  • Profile picture of the author alistair
    My first car was a ford escort mk3, bought in 1991. Not mine in the image, but almost identical except mine was 2 years older and didn't have headrests. Car weren't bad except hitting any larger puddles usually meant it'd conk out.

    That car holds some great memories, and some hazy ones too. But that car always lets me reminds about some of the best times experienced in my life, the early 90's in the UK. What a time to be a teenager.

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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    Pontiac Sunbird - used.


    Don't remember what year it was or much else about it. I only had it around 6 months before I moved to Germany and got a little black volkswagon with white hoods and top - looked like a little skunk.

    David RE: next car- what on earth would you do with something with almost NO clearance? I doubt that thing would even get over a speed bump without bottoming.
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    • Profile picture of the author David Braybrooke
      Originally Posted by HeySal View Post

      Pontiac Sunbird - used.


      Don't remember what year it was or much else about it. I only had it around 6 months before I moved to Germany and got a little black volkswagon with white hoods and top - looked like a little skunk.

      David RE: next car- what on earth would you do with something with almost NO clearance? I doubt that thing would even get over a speed bump without bottoming.
      Who said I'd be going over any speed bumps?
      Keep the dream alive! .... or the suspension could be adjusted ...
      Cheers.
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      • Profile picture of the author Karen Blundell
        This was my first car - a 1979 Honda Civic - yellow - and it was a lemon

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        • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
          Well, it went from a 1978 yellow Trans Am like this...



          to a silver Pinto something like this except with lots of rust...



          ...in a matter of a couple of weeks after my dad busted me drag racing the Trans Am.

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          • Profile picture of the author yukon
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            Originally Posted by MissTerraK View Post

            Well, it went from a 1978 yellow Trans Am like this...

            That T/A is AWESOME!

            Cragar rims.
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            • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
              Originally Posted by yukon View Post

              That T/A is AWESOME!

              Cragar rims.
              Mine came with factory stock rims and tires too, but that photo was the closest I could find to mine. I did think the pic was fitting though, considering how I lost it.

              That was a bummer day though. I won that drag race but my dad was there on his riding lawn tractor on the other side of the finish line. He even took from me the couple of hundred I won and made me give back the matching leather key chain with the Fire Bird emblem.

              I'm still bitter about it, lol, even though that happened at 16. He said he didn't give it to me for my birthday to kill myself in. I say, he taught me how to race snowmobiles and motorcycles, so what did he expect when he gave me a car like that?! Really, Daddy? :confused:

              Haha! Fond memories anyway.

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    "67 Plymouth GTX with a 440.
    The SOB would FLY!

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    • Profile picture of the author AprilCT
      First car was a '62 Buick LaSabre. White with a strawberry pink top and same color interior. My dad had gone looking through all the used car lots and found that one for me. Weird that I never took any pics of it because it was such a joy to have a vehicle of my own.

      My next car was another well-used car, a 1966 Oldsmobile Toronado in snow white with dark forest green interior. I note that Jay Lenno is an avid collector of old cars and has a '66 Toronado. I could really stuff a big bunch of friends in that one, but whatever, I was also voted as designated driver. I still miss that car today!
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      • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
        Originally Posted by AprilCT View Post

        My next car was another well-used car, a 1966 Oldsmobile Toronado ... I still miss that car today!

        Good news, I found it for you!



        Seriously though, I used to like those cars. The design seemed ahead of their time to me.
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    I had an 84 Z28, fun in the summer, sucked in the winter. That car would spin tires all day with a light frost on the ground, lol. In the summer I would fish tail down the on ramps to the interstate, wide open...
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  • Profile picture of the author henrycalvin
    I salute the guys who owned the Fire bird as their first car. That is awesome. And i looked at all your car and i am impressed, very very impressed. Very impressive guys. You guys started living with your first cars, that's awesome!!
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  • Profile picture of the author mogens322
    My first car was a kia rio from 2004
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  • Profile picture of the author TLTheLiberator
    I gave one of my uncles $50 and asked him to help my buy a car and it was 67 Chevy Impala in 1976.
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    My was the good ol' reliable 1991 Honda Civic DX.

    Back in my Army days this thing powered
    many of my road trips to and from Louisiana.
    I neglected and beat this thing up, yet it
    still did me right.

    The only problems I had with it were bad CV joints,
    body rust (which Bondo fixed), and the muffler...
    which was also subdued by the rust.

    Other than that it drove like a "first car" should.

    Wow...that reminded me of when I used to use
    $10 to FILL the tank. It was at $0.98 per gallon
    back then.
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    • Profile picture of the author guamnight
      I'm young and I just got my first car this year. It is Toyota Prius Hybird.
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  • Profile picture of the author SteveJohnson
    EDIT:

    I'd forgotten all about this. MY first car that I owned on my own was a '56 Dodge Panel Wagon. I worked at a VW shop and the owner went bust and gave it to me instead of money.

    A buddy had an old trash Chrysler Imperial with a 392 Hemi and push-button automatic - we pulled engine and tranny from the Chrysler and stuck it in the Dodge.

    Last I saw of it was it rolling over the side of a hill late one night at a kegger in the mountains outside of LaGrande, Oregon. Once the party haze wore off, went back looking for it but could never find where it was.

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    First car I bought on my own was a '69 Mercury Cyclone CJ428.

    This isn't mine, but identical to it. A bear to work on - all day job to change spark plugs.

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      Now that's one cool set of wheels!
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    But blue
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  • Profile picture of the author deelouise864
    A 1956 Ford, rusted everywhere, that way my summer pay for working on my fathers lumber mill. It kept me from spending time painting my nails like all the other girls my age. But it made me real good at arm wrestling.
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