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Old 01-24-2008, 04:11 PM   #31
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Oh, boy.........I'll show my age with this answer. My first car was a Nash Rambler and I paid for it myself.

I think I'll go color my hair now.
Show your age? HA! My 1st car was a 1949 Packard...you know the one with the huge turtle back. My father had a body shop and it had been sitting for I don't remember how long. So it was free. I needed a pillow beneath and behind me in order to operate the clutch. When I destroyed the engine by driving it without oil, I inherited a 1950 Mercury from my sister who inherited it from our brother. My 1st car that was paid for was a 1952 Ford. It cost $35 and had to be hotwired to start it and always had to be parked so another car could get behind me just in case I needed a push to jump start it.
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Old 01-24-2008, 05:34 PM   #32
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How fun is this thread?
My first car was a '66 MGB which my parents bought for $500. Those cars are notorious for breaking down, so if I wanted to drive it to school, we had to leave early enough so we could still walk if the car didn't make it. My poor dad was always working on that car. Thanks dad............
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Old 01-24-2008, 05:46 PM   #33
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Great stories everyone How I miss driving manual transmission....
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Old 01-24-2008, 09:29 PM   #34
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Mine was a 1968 Mercury Cyclone, handed down from my mom when she got a new car. It was a bright orange-red with a black vinyl interior.
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Old 01-24-2008, 09:30 PM   #35
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LOL, great thread!

Mine was a POS 1977 Dodge Aspen that my folks bought when I was 18 (1987). Dodges in the mid to late '70s tended to play out fast, but would run that way forever... Dodge had even recalled the '77 Aspens for front end problems, but I don't think that one ever made it to the shop to be fixed.

In fact, I not-so-lovingly dubbed it 'the Possum'.......after all it was small, white, and more often to be seen dead on the side of the road as opposed to up and running.
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Old 01-24-2008, 09:52 PM   #36
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I saved up after a whole summer of babysitting big time and for 1000$ purchased a 1982 Reliant. I was 17.
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Old 01-25-2008, 01:17 AM   #37
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My first car was a Ford Gran Torino.
Yes....the same one that Starsky & Hutch drove.
Except, that mine was not red with a white stripe. Mine was white, with a beige vinyl roof. Very 70's.

My parents gave it to me, because it used to be my Mom's car.

All the guys at school used to BEG to drive it.
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Old 01-25-2008, 02:07 AM   #38
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I bought my first car when I was 17 for $900. It was a beige, 1967 Volkswagen Beetle.

Our daughter's both paid for half of their first cars..both were Honda Civics. They were about 17-18.
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Old 01-25-2008, 07:13 PM   #39
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What a fun thread! My first car was a 6 year old 1989 Dodge Caravan. When I turned 16 my Mom bought herself a new car and I got the van. I became the chauffeur for my brothers and all of our friends.
By the time I was 17 I had saved enough money to buy my own car. I totally lucked out that my brother was dating a girl whose Dad owned a used car lot. He took my mom and I to a car auction and I bought my 1993 Toyota Celica. I paid $1500 for it. I loved that car! It was everything the van wasn't. My brother got the van.
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Old 01-25-2008, 08:43 PM   #40
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I'm not so sure anyone will even remember what these cars looked like. My first car was a black 1954 Studebaker. I got it from my Father-in-law. That pore car went through a lot. I learned to drive in it. It's a good thing those cars were made of heavy metal back then.

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