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What was your first car/vehicle and when?

Discussion in 'Gadgets & Gear' started by Street Samurai1978, Sep 28, 2012.

  1. Street Samurai1978

    Street Samurai1978 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 25, 2012
    In an ever increasing attempt to get to know my fellow forumites, I put to you the above question. My first car was a cherry red 1990 Dodge Daytona and what a little bitch she was. Got her back in '97. Engine crapped out after one day so the dealership had to put in a new one with about 10,000 miles on it. After that, boy could she shovel. Never really new how well it could handle till I opened her up in Miami. Could take serious turns. Loved that car. Would've run it into the ground if I hadn't ran it into the back of a minivan.

    The following is not a picture of the car I owned, but it is the exact make, model, year and color. Same silver ground effects and everything. I'm gettting all nostalgic.

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  2. Emanuel

    Emanuel BOUNCED EMAIL: I need to update my email address in my profile!

    Dec 14, 2001
    1986 Toyota Mr2. Small, but quite fast. Had it less than a year befor emoving on to a Nissan Skyline GTS coupe.
  3. mqqn

    mqqn Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 12, 2009
    1965 Rambler 440 American with an L-head 4 and block heater, in 1978. The car was purchased new by my grandmother, and I rode home in it with her. I can still remember bits of that ride.

    Great little car.


  4. bullet08


    Apr 22, 2011
    1982 buick electra. it was my father's second car in US, and my first. i started driving in 86 till 88, then my lil sis drove that thing around till 91. by that time, we had to pay someone to take it to the junkyard. but boy that thing was like a tank. it drove smooth and can run over japanese cars like they were matchbox. i used to call that thing "driving fortress". my second car was oldsmobile. loved my olds until the payment finished, then it broke down almost every week. i took that to a honda dealership on the way home one day and told them to keep it and give me an accord. so accord was my 3rd car. hated it, but no mechanical problem what so ever. love american cars, but can't afford to keep fixing them. i heard they are much better now days, but i keep buying japanese car/truck just for the peace of my mind.
  5. Ken C.

    Ken C. Jack of all trades, master of none. Staff Member Super Mod

    Jun 14, 2000
    Moving to Gadgets & Gear.

    My first car was a 1978 Buick Regal. It was a sleeper. With a 350 under the hood sporting a Holley double pumper, Edelbrock manifold, a B&M Slapstick 3-speed, Thrush mufflers and 4:11 gears in the rear it took it's fair share of starts off the line.

    Now? It's probably been turned into a KIA. I crashed it in 1990 when I blew a piston.
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2012
  6. Daddyo16


    Jan 12, 2012
    1973 Volvo 1800ES
  7. jac8610


    Dec 4, 2010
    '88 civic hatch, DX. Fastest go-kart ever made. Loved that car, it performed beyond all expectations. Being a teenager, it didn't last too long. Hydro-locked it at one point, water over the hood and in the door frames during a hurricane. Got it running again but it blew a rod a few months later. One day I'll pick up another, they're just so easy to work on and play with. Have had a few since then, but my Nissan frontier seems to be much more reliable than anything I've had since, though I do miss the days of 30 mpg.
  8. chogue1980


    Aug 10, 2010
    88 toyota 4x4, bought it in 1995, by the time i could drive it was lifted 8" suspension, 3" body, 38x18.50 tires, ARB air lockers front and rear with a bumping stero, lol. With the tires aired down that truck would go anywhere, on the interstate, downhill, with a good tail wind it would hit 74mph..........still wish I had it
  9. Matt Markell

    Matt Markell

    May 12, 2012
    My first car was a '92 Chevy Suburban. Wouldn't start, had been sitting for ~2 years. I was 16 at the time. The first thing I had to do was replace the fuel pump. No problem, just drop the 42 gallon fuel tank to get at it. :eek: I got it to start and played with it and it quickly became apparent that the engine needed to be rebuilt. Not wanting to spend the money to have someone else do it, I did it myself. There are more new parts then old in the lower. It runs great now and I've put about 2500 miles on it since then. Nothing like cruising around at 11mpg!
  10. mwerner


    Apr 23, 2002
    1965 VW Beetle. I had gotten out of the army in '67, and needed a car. My dad worked with a guy who rebuilt cars and re-sold them back then. He had this little Beetle ready to go....
    I cashed in my Savings Bonds and bought the thing.... I subsequently had four more over about a 12-year period.

    The first one got totaled by a Mustang on the highway....
  11. tew3006


    Mar 12, 2012
    My first car was a 1968 chevell. I put a lot of sweat and blood into that car. I got tired of working on it so I got a Honda thinking I woldn't have to worry about any mechanical issues. Wrong! I had it about a month when it left me on the side of the road with a blown engine.
  12. rickdarris2004


    Feb 15, 2010
    1986 Buick LeSabre Limited. Nothing like a couch on wheels. Drove that bad boy for a few years back in high school. Not the coolest car, but it was mighty comfortable ;)
  13. nickortizzle1035


    Dec 30, 2009
    My first car was a rusted up POS 1991 Chevy Blazer back in 2005. got it for $200. had it for about a year before the water pump exploded. then i sold it for $200.
  14. LeeBower

    LeeBower Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 25, 2005
    77 Chevy Blazer 350 small block.. drove that truck into the ground. Put 30+ starters on it over a 2 year period. I could probably still change a starter on one in under 2 minutes...

    forgot to add, I got it in 1985 and had to pay my dad $500 for it at $50 a week.
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2012
  15. bdmicarta

    bdmicarta Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 16, 2012
    I had a 1966 Dodge Charger in the late 1960's.
  16. Cross Bones

    Cross Bones Banned BANNED

    Sep 14, 2012
    You guys all sound lucky! I think I was lucky too. I had dropped out of HS (around 17) and was working at a paint shop (automotive). I was literary walking about a mile to work everyday. I had almost bought this Camaro... I put down my electric guitar as a deposit... then my mom wanted me to start paying her on top of the child support she was getting. I lost my deposit, but then a friend was selling a mini truck, lol it was lowered and had thin wide tires on it. lol Chevy Luv, my mom and I had a run in and I paid my friend 3 installments of $200. It was actually a pretty stable truck, it could corner well too. I wish I had a photo I would scan it so people know how poor people grow up
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2012
  17. Cross Bones

    Cross Bones Banned BANNED

    Sep 14, 2012
    You guys are not going to believe this, but I found a picture in my picture book that my mom sent me. Here you see the Chevy Luv that had the back portion of the cab cut out with an arc welder, bucket seets. Ex hispanic GF and a Wimeraner, lab mix named Moose.
  18. Adventure Wolf

    Adventure Wolf

    Sep 1, 2012
    A 1987 Chevy Truck that was given to me by a former employer after he retired and needed to get rid of it. Before that I drove a vehical my dad owned.

    I was born in 1989 so the vehical is older then I am.
  19. dttomcat


    Apr 14, 2007
    1989 VW Golf GL. I got it as a demo w/ 5k miles when I was 17. Ran it into the ground and sold it w/ 42k miles on it. It's the only car I've ever owned that wasn't a Ford. Since then I've been through a Ranger, 3 Mustangs, and 2 Escapes.
  20. JSMcustoms


    Feb 2, 2012
    A 1998 Isuzu pickup back in 2007. It was pretty small (looked like a Chevy S-10). The thing ran okay for a while. Had over 100,000 on it when I got rid of it. By then, there was antifreeze in the oil and the ball joints and leaf springs were shot. I hope that POS got crushed.

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