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Old 04-01-2005, 05:05 AM   #1
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Your First Drive & Your First Car

Okay, chilluns and Ancient Ones, Keep it short and sweet:
1] What was the (family) car you learned to drive on? The one you spent the most seat time in, not the sporty one your uncle Fritz let you drive once.
2] What was the first car you owned and titled to yourself? Whether purchased or hand-me-down. Where'd it come from?

Keep the lies to a minimum, please. You know who you are.

Example:
1] 1964 Corvair 4-door, 102 hp, manual 4-spd. Mom's car.
2] 1967 Camaro SS 350 4-spd, hand-me-down, Mom's 5-year old car. Really! No, really!
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Old 04-01-2005, 05:17 AM   #2
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1] 1986 Dodge K car (Aries I think)

2] 1967 VW Beetle bought and paid for myself. ($500)
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Old 04-01-2005, 05:21 AM   #3
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The one I drove first was the family Suzuki Sidekick in Nicaragua...then I drove alot the Toyota 4Runner SR5 here in the states...my first car was the Nissan 240sx...which I had til I got my current ride
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Old 04-01-2005, 07:08 AM   #4
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First drive was a rootbeer brown 1978 Chevy 3/4 ton 4X4 with a 350 and a 4spd (350, SM465, NP205, Dana 44, Corporate 14 bolt, best combination ever). Dad taught me to drive it when I was 6 in a field by our house. It took all the arm and leg strength I could muster to get the clutch to the floor. That was a great truck, can't believe he sold it when I was 15 (aagh).

First truck I titled myself (only person on title) was a 1998 Chevy Z71.

Well, technically it was a 1976 Honda Civic (first title), but I have never actually driven it... it's still a project.
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Old 04-01-2005, 02:56 PM   #5
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1) Learned to drive in my parent's 1975 Ford Pinto Wagon, brown w/ artifical wood grain siding.


2) First titled car was a 1972 Olds Delta 88 Royale with the 455 Rocket. Great parking car. Basically this car w/out the convertible top.
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Old 04-01-2005, 04:47 PM   #6
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1st driver: 1975 Ford LTD

1st car: 1970 Chevelle Malibu 350 auto.

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Old 04-03-2005, 05:41 AM   #7
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The first family car that I learned to drive was our 67 Rambler American that dad bought new. It was a plain 2dr. sedan that did at least have under dash air cond. and auto. trans. but no radio.
Then my first car that was really mine was the 58 Edsel Pacer.
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Old 04-05-2005, 12:06 AM   #8
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i'm about to make everyone feel a lot better...

1st drive: 1981 buick skylark

1st car: 1982 dodge challenger

there ya go, can't get much lamer than that...
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Old 04-05-2005, 12:32 AM   #9
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i'm about to make everyone feel a lot better...

1st drive: 1981 buick skylark

1st car: 1982 dodge challenger

there ya go, can't get much lamer than that...

Thanks!
It's amazing how things change in 10 years. Picture a 1971 Buick Skylark and a 1972 Dodge Challenger. The mid '70's and '80's were truly dark times in automotive history, with few exceptions.

Truth be told, I have owned a couple of cars that I'm not proud of, including a 1978 Honda Civic and a 1981 Buick Skyhawk (Chev Monza lookalike).

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Old 04-05-2005, 12:46 AM   #10
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i'm about to make everyone feel a lot better...

1st drive: 1981 buick skylark

1st car: 1982 dodge challenger

there ya go, can't get much lamer than that...



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Thanks!
It's amazing how things change in 10 years. Picture a 1971 Buick Skylark and a 1972 Dodge Challenger. The mid '70's and '80's were truly dark times in automotive history, with few exceptions.

Truth be told, I have owned a couple of cars that I'm not proud of, including a 1978 Honda Civic and a 1981 Buick Skyhawk (Chev Monza lookalike).

Now that we're going to the dark side I had two lame cars also, both being daily drivers and I must say very cheap on insurance and easy on the gas mileage:
1. 1977 Datsun B-210 Hatchback(Puke Yellow) ( Had to run Octane Booster to keep it from pinging on cross country trips.
2. 1982 Honda Accord (silver)
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Old 04-05-2005, 12:50 AM   #11
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1) 1974 Holden Torana, 3spd column shift manual, 2.9L straight 6, RWD.
2) Drove that for 6 years through uni and first year of work. (folks still owned it) So first car I've owned is my 2005 Mazda6.
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Old 04-06-2005, 04:01 AM   #12
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Now that we're going to the dark side I had two lame cars also, both being daily drivers and I must say very cheap on insurance and easy on the gas mileage:

The majority of my "bought it myself" cars were bottom feeders: worn out 60 & 61 VW beetles with auto-clog carb jets, 72 Pinto hatchback, 73 Plymouth Scamp 318 (actually decent), 76 Buick LeSabre 231ci V6 (couldn't spin even one wheel by gunning the throttle from a left-turn stoplight on wet pavement...wow), 79 Plymouth Horizon, 63 Corvair blowing oil vapor through the heater ducts, 95 Ford Escort, current 74 Dodge Ram PU 231 V6. Owned some good stuff, owned some bad stuff, owned enough variety and interesting problems to have burned out a lot of my former brand loyalty arrogance. Enjoy what you got. And enjoy what others own too.
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Old 04-19-2005, 02:02 AM   #13
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i'm about to make everyone feel a lot better...

1st drive: 1981 buick skylark

1st car: 1982 dodge challenger

there ya go, can't get much lamer than that...


Yes you can

1st drive: '98 Dodge caravan with no pasenger side door (for real)

1st car: '88 Chevy nova made by toyota.
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Old 04-05-2005, 09:17 PM   #14
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first own = 1992 Honda Accord
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Old 04-17-2005, 03:21 AM   #15
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1] 1994 Oldsmobile Achieve S 2-door, 4-speed auto, Mom's car.
2] 1976 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Landau, 145-horse 350 V8 2-barrel, 3-speed TH-350 auto, high school graduation present (June, 2000), grandfather's car since 1978. Still have and in the process of restoring and modifying it.

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