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Old 01-23-2008, 03:46 PM   #21
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WOOOHOOO JDee glad to know there's another proud K car owner !! Of course, while mine was also a 82 Plymouth Reliant - I got in 1996 !!!
After that I got a brand new Nissan Sentra - LOVED IT - and then it was totalled in an accident (not my fault) and I made the transition to Ford trucks. I am on my second F150 and expect that when the hubby and I have children I will get a 4Runner - don't see driving a minivan.
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Old 01-23-2008, 04:18 PM   #22
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when at home I drove an old duster that was a pretty blue...only thing is the wipers would fly off when you turned them on.. that was not didn't go very fast either and I'm not talking speed crazy...I'm talking 55... (it wasn't mine)....then mom gave me her escort when I was 20...

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Old 01-23-2008, 04:20 PM   #23
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Ahhhhh! Memories . . . . . . . my first car was a 1977 Ford Pinto hatchback with "racing" stripes (Yeah, like you could actually race the thing) and these cool (well, for the 70s) white & blue bucket seats. I believe Ralph Nader called the Pinto "an incinerator on wheels" for its unfortunate habit of bursting into a huge fireball if hit from behind. I didn't care-Gosh I loved that car!
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Old 01-23-2008, 04:29 PM   #24
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I got my first car in '94 (I was 17). It was a hand me down '81 Ford Mustang which I referred to as POS car. It would die for no apparent reason.

When I was 18, I actually bought a car. It was a '91 Chevy Caprice. It was an enormous boat and my husband hated it, but I really liked it.
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Old 01-23-2008, 04:29 PM   #25
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Well, at the moment, my first car is currently still my car. It's a blue 2002 Chevy Cavalier. I got it when I was about 16 1/2, about three years ago.

I love it soo much, even the manual roll down windows and manual individual door locks.
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Old 01-23-2008, 05:05 PM   #26
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My first car was a light gray, 2-door, 1988 Oldsmobile Firenza that was passed on by my grandmother. I went to private school, so I would never drive it to school b/c I didn't think it was good enough, but looking back it was a good car until I drove home from school one day and made it back to my town and it shut off in the middle of the road. Some nice men pushed it to the shoulder for me, and when I got it started it would shut off again when I put it in gear. After about 10 minutes, it was fine. I put up with that for a couple years until I finally sold it for scrap for about $200. I helped my parents buy the next car, a 1988 Grand Am. It was fine for a few years and then it had the same problem as the first one where it would shut off and then not go into gear. Maybe it was something with that year. hehe.

I just bought my very first car all by myself a few days ago, and I'm 28. It's a 2007 Mercury Mariner, and I love it. It's all mine, and it runs, and it doesn't break down. It's going to be a big adjustment making all the payments and the insurance plus all my other bills, but I think it'll be worth it.

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Old 01-24-2008, 01:40 PM   #27
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I bought my first car when I was... 22 or 23. It was a 1995 Ford Aspire and I bought it off my cousin when she joined the Peace Corp after college. I drove that thing until about a year and a half ago when my DH decided I needed a new car. He could neither fit into (too tall) nor drive (manual) that car. And since his car is in it's twilight years we needed a dependable car. So I got a brand new PT Cruiser.

My sister on the other hand got a car for her 16th birthday.
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Old 01-24-2008, 01:47 PM   #28
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I had an 83 Toyota Celica when I was in college in 1992, my boyfriend (now DH) and I bought it together. It was not the most reliable car, once it stalled out on a large hill in town that was also a one way street. I had to get a cop to block traffic while I put it in neutral and when down the hill the wrong way. Luckily, as you turned the corner, down another hill, was the town service station! Things kept falling off that car (muffler, large pieces of trim), but I still loved it.
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Old 01-24-2008, 02:52 PM   #29
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I had just graduated from AirForce OCS and since I had to drive crosscountry from Texas to Mass, I decided to buy my first car. The Chevy dealer in San Antonio offered fleet prices to the new class of shavetails and I picked out the most beautiful car I have ever owned(IMHO). It was a tourquoise and white 1956 Chevrolet Bel Aire hardtop. To this day I think it was/is the most beautiful car in the world. Thanks for the memories Ellie
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Old 01-24-2008, 03:14 PM   #30
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My first car was a used 1980 Ford Escort (I got it in 83) that my father bought for me from his friend. I was 18 and had a newborn. I still started college that year and my father was curious as to how I was going to get back and forth to school with a baby. I informed him that I was going to take the bus. Well this was my parents first precious grand child. I made me empth my savings account ($400.00) and he put in the rest for the car. He even paid my car insurance. I had it for four years until someone stole it out of our driveway.
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