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Well, we've talked about our first GM car--how about the first car you ever called your own?

Mine was a 1976 Ford Granada Ghia, white with red vinyl top and interior. It was a hand-me-down when I started driving in 1985.

Needless to say, it wasn't exactly a babe-magnet. :blink: Just before I started college in late '86, my dad fronted some money for a brand-spanking-new Nissan pick-up truck, (mini trucks were all the rage). Actually, "fronted" wouldn't be completely accurate--I made one or two payments to pay him back, then sort of forgot. He never said a word about it, and even paid for my insurance without a peep. What a guy.

The first car I ever bought with my own money was my 1991 Camaro RS, which I bought in May 1990. As I've said often here, it was a primary reason I am married today. B)
 

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1987 Pontiac Grand Am
 

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95 nissan pickup

then a 95 sentra

then my current 96 taurus (very nice for only 2 grand)

i guess my very first car was a 85 mazda but i never got it running. then a sube justy but it exploded after only 16 hours after i bought it.
 

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My first car was a 89 Ford Escort 2 door, red/red. With 120k+ miles on it and a teenager thinking that 4 banger was a racin engine, that car never missed a beat. Heck I even got in a head on collision with it, totaled the other car, and i drove (slowly) home....ok so the other car was a brand new Metro, but they are the same size right?
 

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1970 Pontiac 2+2 455 LS6. I had no business driving it, as it was my Dad's male menopause car. I inherited it after he got an attack of practicality, and bought a '74 Toyota Corolla rustbucket. He originally ordered it because he couldn't get the LS6 in a GTO for some strange reason. The 2+2 wound up being quicker, and I almost lost my licence over it.
 

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Originally posted by LGRpup@Jul 18 2004, 04:52 PM
My first car was a 89 Ford Escort 2 door, red/red. With 120k+ miles on it and a teenager thinking that 4 banger was a racin engine, that car never missed a beat. Heck I even got in a head on collision with it, totaled the other car, and i drove (slowly) home....ok so the other car was a brand new Metro, but they are the same size right?
I think you mean, they're the same size after the head-on collision. B)
 

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My first car, at 16, was a 1970 Monte Carlo my dad gave me (before I had my license), arctic white with a black vinyl top, 350, 4bbl, and rally wheels. How lucky was I? Decided to sell it when I joined the Coast Guard in '79. Still miss it today but a '70 SS sure would fill the void!
 

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The first car I ever road in was a gray ford areostar. Oh well.
 

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My first car (before I even had my license) was a Dodge Omni. Yes, bleah. I didn't even drive it once. My dad bought and sold it right away, but in between, it was all "mine". I waxed it in the sun. Dumb me.

Then I got a Nissan Sentra (early 80s). It was a manual, and I didn't know manual back then.

My brother had a late 70's automatic Toyota Corolla. So the two of us traded.

That Sentra went on to compete in a make-shift Rally autocross. And if my dad ever sees that video tape, my bro (now 37) is a dead man. :p

I got to drive the Corolla up and down my driveway. Woohoo. Tons of fun.

The first car that I really got to drive on the road (with my license) was a monte Carlo (I can't remember the year). I had that for 3-4 months. It was fun.

I then got a Buick Century Wagon. RWD V8. Beige with wood on the sides. The ultimate mom-mobile. But it was still a car. And unlike the Monte Carlo, it had Air Conditioning and power everything. Not the coolest car to drive in high school, but I have no regrets.

The Century went away and i got a 1977 Chevy Concours. Essentially a Chevy Nova with different badging. Not quite sure the story on it. All I know is it was 12 years old when I got it, and it had 12000km. Literally driven by a little old lady just to church and the grocery store.

The Concours started as boring beige (or even yellow), and a very minor accident (I drove through the back of a VW Jetta - my car scratched, his car totalled), we repainted it black. Now that car was cool.

After that started my Japanese Invasion
Mitsubishi Colt
Suzuki Swift (4 door Sedan, not the hatch)
Honda Civic
Subaru Impreza RS


Then back to America!

Y2K Monte Carlo SS

Then recently a series of used cars, while I decide what to buy next. G6 GXP?
 

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My first car was a 1983 Cadillac Coupe Deville. It was Off-White with a Tan leather half-top and Tan leather interior. I did it up like an Old School lowrider with wire wheels and hydros.
Then I bought my 1998 S-10 and turned it into a frame scraper.
Then I bought my 2003 ZQ8 S-10. And I am still working on this one.
 

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First Car: 1980 Honda Accord --> turned out to be a hunk of junk. I was so glad to be rid of it a year later.

Second Car: 1985 Toyota Celica --> best car I ever owned.

Third Car: 198 Toyota Celica --> Celicas started going downhill beginning with the 3rd generation, but I got 110K miles on it.

Current Car: 1998 Nissan Maxima --> trouble-free for six years.

Why do I post to this website? I love cars, foreign and domestic, and both my parents are Chevy owners. Dad's got a Chevy Silverado 2500HD Duramax and Mom's got a Camaro Z28 convertible. My neighbor's got a Tahoe and I ride in that truck more than in my own car.

I'm currently holding out for a Chevy Nomad that will hopefully arrive in the next few years. <crossing fingers>
 
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