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  • The first car I owned was a 1978 Caprice Classic that was a hand down from my sister. It was a piece of junk and couldn't spin the tires on gravel. I was 16 when I got it. I had if for about 6 months and had gotten home from work that night. Note: It was April 1st. I had been home for about 20 minutes when a car pulled up in front of our house. My dad looks out and yells 'Hey, your car is on fire'. I'm like, 'sure dad, April Fool'. He says, 'no, really'. Sure enough, I look outside and there are flames coming out from the front wheel wells. The FD came and put it out, but needless to say it was toast. The best I can figure out is that 3 days earlier a friend helped change the oil and didn't get the filter on tight. It must have been leaking oil and just caught on fire.
  • It was a 1965 VW beetle, re-painted an ugly choclate brown. I was 16 years old. Stick shift of course, I think 40 horsepower was what they were then. TERRIBLE heater...which came out only as fast as the engine was revving, from SMALL vents in the floor. Only time the car was really warm in cold weather was if 2-3 people were in it, to help heat it up. Then they fogged up the windows! It had a WORTHLESS defroster for the windshield, and terrible flimsy windshield wipers. Because it was only $600. (it was used) and I needed transportation, it served its purpose. I never had any accidents with it, and I remember it did pretty well in the snow due to the engine in the rear and also such a small engine, the wheels did not have so much power as to make me spin much if I was careful. All in all for a first car, it was not bad. Can't recall ever having to fix anything on it, or if so, it was something one of my friends could fix, since they were so easy to work on and everything was so out in the open!
  • a 1997 Caviler, it was a hand me down that my sister drove first, and I was 16 when it was passed down to me, now its in car heaven.
  • 1973 Plymouth Fury. I was twenty, it was 1980. A total rust-bucket. I learned pretty much everything I know about cars from owning that arc. I remember one winter rebuilding the carburator outdoors in twenty below weather. And I thought it was FUN! Sick puppy. Had it for a little over a year. Drove 50 miles to the state capitol to re-register it one day, and blew up the engine on the way home. Threw a piston rod right through the block, and drove it on seven cylinders to the next exit about a quarter of a mile, into a service station where it died.
  • I forget the year, but I had a VW Beetle..Who knew they would come back in style?
  • 1969 Volvo 144S. I got it in 1982, you can do the math, I stink at math. I was 17, it was a very good year.... Ah.. sorry, I digress. 1) The steering wheel was huge. 2) It was in the repair shop more than it was on the road. 3) It had a "choke" 4) I put bumper stickers on it. 5) I had a vanity plate WENDY-65 6) I used it to try to teach John and Dawn to drive. When I dream, the car in the dream is usually this one.
  • I bought a used 1983 Ford Mustang from a dealership that was owned by a family friend. Yikes! The day after I got it the engine seized up as I was driving from Rochester to Buffalo with my new boss. We almost caused a multi-car pile-up. Not the best way to get ahead in business! I only buy from strangers now. 8D
  • In 1968 I bought my first car, a 60 Plymouth wagon, push button transmission. I painted the rims light blue and had 30 coats of wax (on the white body) at any specific time. I would go out and wax it on lunch period in high school... everyone knew the white wagon.. I was 15 and paid for it myself, $250 down and $23 a month for 12 months. (The min wage was 85 cents an hour and I worked at that car wash for 7 years) The bank gave me very good ratings on the loan and I was able to have a checking account and credit cards at 16. I overhauled the engine and transmission in 1972 and drove it to Texas in 73) and it ran forever... never broke down and never had a flat tire..(My dad wouldn't let me drive until I could change a flat tire) I had the car for 6 years, got $125 trade-in and bought a 68 Camaro short block, 3 on the floor, and nothing but dust behind me. This camaro was so cool!! I could do 45 in first gear and by the time I got to 85 I shifted into third and still got blown back into my seat. I overhauled it once and kept it til a 17 year old drunk driver hit it parked on the street 1978). I was sick for 6 months!!
  • A 1973 AMC purple Gremlin. My father let me pick it out new and he God rest his soul was not ashamed to drive it to work, till he gave it to me when he got something else (we shared it before). I absolutely loved the car and drove it till the frame rusted out in 1986.
  • MY first car was a had-me-down 1986 Chevy Chevette (http://tinyurl.com/ykjh8n). I was never particularly fond of this car. It was just a very basic car. It had no A/C power steering or power breaks. The original owner of it had not taken care of its exterior or it's interior. It was also horribly underpowered. I finally got rid of it because one thing after another started going wrong with the engine and I decided it was not worth the money or time it would take to fix it.
  • 1987 VW Rabbit! I have fond memories of it. I was a cheerleader in High school and one of the few with a car. So I remember a car full of screaming teenage girls and music blarring. It has a sun roof that you had to crank open, lol! Another fond memory is making out with my homecoming date in my car, I let him drive that night. Good times, Good times!
  • Not a very good picture, but it was a 1963 Plymouth Sport Fury
  • My first car was a 1985 Dodge Omni aka the Midget racer. I got this car when I was 18 in 1993. What I remember about is the cracked windshield on the passenger side the driver side window did not roll up without me having to pull it up with my hands and my embarrasing jump start from the most gourgeos guy at my workpklace after I had left my lights on all day.
  • Vauxhall Corsa P reg (thats 1996 for non UK people). Bought for me to pass my driving test in 3 years ago, I still have it because my brother has not yet passed his test. In the meantime I have spent more money repairing it than on its insurance, which as a young male isn't cheap. Was fine until the timing belt went this summer. Mum told me the garage had rang her up and told her that "Eight of the engine valves have been destroyed." I replied "Mum, it only had eight valves to start with."
  • A brown '87 Corolla sedan with A/C and a loose tie-rod end. I remember replacing the head gasket, burning up the front brakes after burning them up on Mt. Washington. I remember quite a bit about it; too much to type here. The cracked washer fluid tank, inoperative driver's window, placement of the dents, It was the only car I had more than a year and the only one that still ran when I got rid of it. Unfortunately my father-in-law disobeyed my instructions, ran it on 87-octane and never changed the oil because maintenance is just a conspiracy to take his money. The engine blew 7 months and 9,000 miles after he got it. :(
  • 1966 Chevelle. I had high hopes for this car. It was not only my first car, but a desireable street machine even then. But I was a dumb kid and didn't take care of it. Sold it cheap after blowing up the engine. Oh if I knew then what I know now! Losing that car is one of the reasons I pursued knowledge in the automotive fields. Edit: And to the little coward who rated this "not useful", go screw yourself. Question asked me what my first car was, I answered truthfully. You are a disgrace to answerbag, and a total chickenshit.
  • At the end of 1988, I bought a slightly used 1987 Hyundai Excel. It was light blue, only had 29K miles on it when I got it, and I was already 20 so I was thrilled to FINALLY have my own car! It was completely "no frills" - it did not even have A/C or power steering! But the price was right and it served me well.
  • 1964 rambler american station wagon my father got for me when i pulled into the gas station, i would say, fill er up with oil & check the gas!
  • 1973 Camaro...waited 12 years for it...had many a good time cruising ontario.
  • A 1968 opel kadet that was given to me by my mom. it had a big back seat and me and my girl friend used to take it to the drive-in. its ok I married her and we are still married today. we still talk about the days in that car.
  • haha im pathetic... im almost 21 and i have never had a car... and i dont even have my license. im a very very late bloomer :(
  • 1969 vw beetle with the rollback roof. i loved it till the engine caught on fire while i was driving it.
  • a plymouth colt .. I dont know the year .. but it was bright turqoise !! It was a stick shift and died a year after I bought it. I guess thats what happens when a girl that knows nothing about cars goes out and buyes a car on her own !! I`ve learned .. no more car shopping on my own ;)
  • It was a Datsun Cherry 120y, dark blue with alloy wheels and a furry dice in the front hanging from the rear view mirror, a nodding dog on the parcel shelf in the back window, a Santa Pod sunstrip and a Lionel Ritchie tape playing.. It was the best thing ever. Until the exhaust fell off.
  • I had a two cylinder engine Daihatsu Handi van, it had two doors, two seats & a parcel area. It was light blue, broke down a fair bit. One day at the lights (when delivering pizza - it was economical for fuel) two girsl pointed at my car & laughed!! It really was that embarressing :) But it did get me around & it was paid for by my parents (even if it was "economical").
  • The first car I owned was an old red fiat something. I bought it for 20 quid off a friend. I couldn't drive at the time, so it was somewhat of an impulse buy, but I wanted to learn so I thought it might help, I was 17. I got home from work one day and my dad had part exed it and bought himself a new one. So I never even got to drive it.
  • My first car was a 1992 Ford Thunderbird SC with a 5.0 V8 engine. It was a very powerful car. I remember I would always race other muscle cars such as mustangs, camaros, firebirds, etc. It was metallic green, had a body kit, spoiler, nascar headers and racing struts, I took out the cat so it would sound like a beast, and ran dual straight pipes out the back. I also rember always cleaning that sucker inside and out. I totally re-ran the wiring for the engine and put yellow protective covering over them. I wish I had a picture of it so I can show it off. All in all it was a fabulous car. I gave it to a family that was in desperate need of a car because of financial problems. I miss that car so much. :-(
  • A 1964 Austin A40, the only thing I liked about this car as a teenager, was the fact it was small enough that your girlfriend could sit in the back seat and put an ankle out of each window,LOL
  • 1964 Burgundy Chevy Impala. Had a 350 in it, I won it in a bet w/ my dad. I bet all I had earned that summer against a used car off his lot [70's], and had no idea he's give me THAT one. Thought it looked like a boat, he said the guys would like it; they did, and I never lost a race. Golden Gardens, Seattle-- '77 or so.... ~sigh~
  • 1965 Mustang, the most comfortable car I've ever driven. Your hands effortlessly fell onto the proper position on the steering wheel, and stayed that way for as many hours as you had to drive it.
  • My first car was a 1964 Oldsmobile Jetstar with a 454 engine that would out run anything in town. I won lots of money with that car. It was big as a boat, but fast.
  • a 1965 chevelle that my dad bought me on my 16th birthday. it had duel pipes that i kept knocking off on the railroad tracks near our house
  • 1986 Chevy Spectrum I bought it brand new by working three jobs (but Mom & Dad paid the insurance). It had NO power and when you floored it, the passing gear engaged. Totally pitiful.
  • My first car is a 1957 MGA roadster. The photo below is of a stock mga in red. The previous owner of my car did some custom body work in steel; the tail lights were removed from the top of the fenders and corvette lights placed in the rear most corner. The headlamps were extended forward about 6 inches and the radiator opening is also extended similar to the Lotus 7 shown below. I still have it, but it needs a lot of work.
  • 1984 dod e col . (dodge colt). thats what it said on the car though. also had a pimpin AM radio.
  • 1977 Mercury Comet. Straight six, yellow, 4 door. that car was 18yrs old when i got it but it ran like a dream. sure was ugly though
  • My first car was a 1959 Oldsmobile it was given to me by my future sister in law. What a piece of shit but it was mine and it got me around town as long as I kept oil in it. The thing I remember most was that it used more oil than it did gas, but that was ok gas went for $.25 a gallon back then and the local M&H sold remanufactured oil for $.30 a guart. Those were the days, to bad we can't go back in time.
  • A 1977 yellow VW Beetle. My most vivid memory about it is that I was driving around with my brother when he suddenly said: Hey, do you smell smoke? I turned around and yes, there was smoke coming from inside the car! What happened was that the battery (which is located under the backseat of all places) :(? had caught fire and spreaded it to the seat. I had to stop and asked my brother to get some water which he got in a bucket from a nearby restaurant wich did put out the fire. Amazingly after some minutes the car started allright again, just had to change the battery's terminals afterwards. That was about 20 years ago. I now carry a small extinguisher in my car (You never know ;))
  • My first car.....a 1972 VW Beetle. Yellow. I drove it for over 10 years. The car had a screw-y cooling/heating system - opening the internal air vents resulted blasts of hot air in the summer and blasts of cold air in the winter. Oh, and the engine didn't start in the morning when it rained overnight. I loved that car...
  • A 1967 camaro that my father and I rebuilt on weekends.
  • 1969 Dodge Dart V8 Manual Transmission. It did not have air bags. It hurt when I hit that tree. (it just came from nowhere.)
  • 73' Vega it was red with a white racing stripe it was kind of cool like an imaginary 68' camaro.....lol
  • The first car I owned was an '87 Volkswagon Jetta GL, with a sunroof, power windows, power door locks, power steering, automatic, 4-door sedan in Tishan Red.
  • a 1977 honda civic, my girlfriend named Kato.
  • A 1973 Ford Maverick. I bought it in 1977. Looked very much like the car in the picture.
  • a 1969 Volvo 144S. it had no power steering, it had a "choke" and it was always in the repair shop. the brakes failed on it twice when the "master cylinder" broke and it's quite a weird feeling to just have 10 percent braking power.
  • A '60's Nissan Cedric, it had no brakes....
  • Dodge Aries K. AKA "the bar car". I had my sister id, so I bought for people... for a fee of course. I remember it breaking down a lot, the door falling off randomly one day, jamming out to Van Halen with friends on the way to school.... ahhh high school memories.
  • My first car was a 1971 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS454 I bought it from my parents when I started driving at 15years old (1976). My parents bought it new from AJ Foyt Chevrolet in Houston,Tx. When I bought it it only had 23,000 miles. I had problems keeping tires on it due to me doing white smoke tire burnouts. Man was that car fast and stylish. I wish I had another. The 1970-1972 Monte Carlo is still one of the best looking cars ever built.
  • 63 Buick Skylark. It was a great car until I tried to cut the top off with a reciprocating saw. My best memory of it? driving in the rain with no top
  • 1972 442 Oldsmobile. with a gas sucking 455 big block and a 4 speed manual. I loved that car. Young and stupid. sold it and the guy that bought it totaled it.
  • A 1957 Pontiac..had a huge back seat.
  • 1963 Chevrolet Impala sedan. I remember EVERYTHING about it, it was one of the best cars I ever owned. I still kick myself for selling it, my mechanic urged me not to. It was white with that beautiful turquoise interior, and lots of chrome. I remember the smell, the oddly-shaped ignition key, the huge trunk, and how beautifully and simply the engine was laid out.
  • 1968? Buick LeSabre. My stepdad bought it for me to go to college, in 1971. It had no radio, but I didn't care, I HAD WHEELS! It had a 454 Wildcat engine. If my dad had found out I was drag racing with the boys, he'd have taken it away immediately.
  • 1979 Pontiac Trans Am. It was a WS-6 car... wish I still had it! It caught on fire...burned to a crisp!
  • A chevy nova it was a convertiable ( I don't like convertiable's) for my graduation. If I didn't take that I did'nt get one. Guess I took the car!! :( BUT It was a car.
  • 1978 Cadillac SeVille (classic)... Had a two fill up curse (or it seemed that way)... every two fillups something bad happened... first two a leak... second two radiator line broke... third two head gasket blew... fourth two... treads came off tires... fifth two... brakes... next two... Transmission... next two got rear ended and totaled it...
  • my first car was an 1986 toyota corrona csi. it had custom rims and a 2.4 ltr efi 22re engine but it had to go to scrap unfortunately because it was rusting away and the differential was about to fall out lol
  • A 1954 Morris Minor Tourer/Convertible. 2 doors, stick shift, 803 cc OHV engine. 8 years old, lots of miles on the clock. Cost £150 (£180 asked). Better in the U.K. rain than my Indian motorcycle and sidecar.
  • Bat-mobile. >:3 *drives away as the batman theme plays in the background*
  • a used '81 Mercury Lynx bought in '86...4 on the floor...no power steering, no A/C...
  • 1976 Plymouth Valiant.
  • 1982 Grand Am....it was a freaking tank...I backed up into a building while pulling out of a spot and put a crack in the building yet the car recieved no damage...go figure!
  • Toyota Corolla It had 227,000 miles on it when I sold it for 100 dollars and that guy put another 30,000 miles on it.I
  • Used 1981 Dodge Omni that I bought in 1987.
  • 1997 dodge neon.
  • A royal blue with white racing stiped 1969 chevelle SS 396 that came with a factory 425HP 402 truck motor, that my uncle had special ordered for himself. Boy do I miss that car.
  • Buick Skylark
  • Ford Taurus... took me a month to total it...
  • A '75 blue Honda Civic. Stick.
  • Brand new 1968 Red Camaro .... vroom vroom
  • My first vehicle was a Datsun Wagon ... LOVED IT !!
  • '95 Pontiac Grand AM ... (pictured)
  • A 1970 screaming yellow Maverick. Chick magnet...NOT!

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