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.