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Old 04-05-2005, 05:45 PM   #16
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the first car I got to drive was my folk's 1961 Renault 4CV. Almost identical to this one:



I learned how to actually drive on my own in my folk's '73 Pinto Squire wagon. Much like the one pictured above but olive green metallic instead of brown.

The first car that was mine (but, since I was still too young to have a title in my name) was my '62 Mercury Comet 2door sedan that I customized. This is the only pic I still have of it:

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Old 04-05-2005, 09:17 PM   #17
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Old 04-06-2005, 04:01 AM   #18
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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 04-06-2005, 02:53 PM   #19
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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.

Ding!

This is what well-rounded experience will get you.
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Old 04-07-2005, 08:20 PM   #20
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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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Yes, very well said and wish more people would be able to absorb your advise. There will always be those that can't or won't.
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Old 04-08-2005, 05:46 AM   #21
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Yes, very well said and wish more people would be able to absorb your advise. There will always be those that can't or won't.
Thank you, boys. I just realized that even when you own a bad one, there's always a silver lining somewhere. Had one long ago that developed a gimpy starter and occasionally had to be push-started until I could take time to fix it or take it in to be fixed on a Saturday. One morning when leaving for work it wouldn't turn over and I needed a push. It weighed about 3200 lbs, and fortunately for me, my dear wife didn't know how to work the clutch well enough to kick it to life on a slow roll without stalling it again. I did though, and we only had about 75 feet to try on a cold start. Good thing she was young and strong, and not well-experienced in clutch use. That's two things to be thankful for. Yes, yes, the good old days...
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Old 04-08-2005, 06:03 AM   #22
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Well i learned to drive mostly in the Family 2.8 Diesel Hiace 14 seater commuter bus, which was actually illegal as we did not get it de registered as a bus, to a normal car so that was fun. I had fun driving the 7 other siblings and 2 parents about the place, apparently they trusted me. It was and is a fun bus to drive. I got my license in my dads 95 Bluebird, or which is a very rare car down in these parts, so that was a fun car, only drove it a handful of times.

Here is my first car ever. My EJ i speaken of
A ripper car it was so good condition never find better. I didnt get it on the road, such a classic whyd i sell it ill never know
Oh well its next to the mini there, and that was my second car, my car, my showoff car, its a ripper too so much fun, gets so many looks. Wonderful it is


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Old 04-09-2005, 11:25 PM   #23
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Hey Camel the Holden wagon looks cool. Makes me think of my old 58 Edsel Roundup 2dr wagon.
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Old 04-10-2005, 06:02 AM   #24
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hmm
that Car Had its monster 138ci engine and its 3 on the tree it was a great car for the age and price
shouldnt have sold it
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Old 04-15-2005, 11:04 PM   #25
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First auto driven : 1978 Malibu Wagon poop brown with wimpy 200 v6
First vehicle driven: 1950 something duece and a half, "borrowed" it at scout camp at about 12 years old.
Fist titled car: 1974 Nova, off white and rust, 350 engine auto trans. (second car was same year just had the "custom" moniker)
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Old 04-17-2005, 03:21 AM   #26
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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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Old 04-17-2005, 03:43 AM   #27
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1st car - 1985 chevrolet cavalier convertible, 2.8, 4 speed. me and my old man redid the motor (rod knock) and fixed it up a little so it was good times. i still have it.

2nd car (winter rat) - 86 ford escort gt, 1.9FI 5 spd. great car but not many toys. seats rarely even want to fold down. terrible in the snow, and i can't figure out why.
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Old 04-19-2005, 02:02 AM   #28
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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

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1st car: '88 Chevy nova made by toyota.
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Old 04-21-2005, 06:59 AM   #29
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Old 04-27-2005, 03:06 PM   #30
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1. 03 corrola
2. 91 oldsmobile cutlass ciera 2dr with the old "olds only" 3.3L pushrod v6 that acually put out around 165 horses. She had the 3 speed auto and the all out GRANNY SUSPENSION. (I drive a wrx but i STILL miss my olds.)
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