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Old 10-14-2017, 11:49 PM   #1
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Default First car stories?

Everyone over the age of 18 had a first car, what was yours? Did it have character? Any kind of special story? Did you love it or want to ghostride it off of a cliff?

I'll go ahead and start, I had a 1996 Pontiac Grand Prix SE Coupe, the two-door with the space-age looking interior. It was the most 90s car you could possibly own, but it looked really cool and was pretty powerful, so it wasn't all bad. I would always get questioned from people asking what it was, since they didn't sell well, nor did they last long, for a reason.

Looked like this- https://static.cargurus.com/images/s...1600x1200.jpeg




I bought the car for $600 from a lady who had used it to take her dogs out on rides in the car. Unfortunately, she didn't clean it up, so there was dog hair all over the seats, carpet, headliner, just everywhere. They DESTROYED the cheap GM Plastic interior, dials and buttons were everywhere, but the engine and tranny were strong, and it got me from point a to point b and looked pretty solid after I cleaned it up.

Overall, I have neutral feelings about it, it was decent transportation, and it's a unique car, but it also had a bunch of weird random issues, like the ignition would disable itself if the car got hot, (IE: sitting in traffic, running around from place to place) and you'd have to prop open the hood and let the car cool off for a solid 30 minutes before you could get going to wherever you were headed.

So, share your story of your first ride.
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Old 10-15-2017, 12:28 AM   #2
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Still driving my first vehicle that I got in 2001. Toyota Tacoma with currently 120,000 miles.
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Old 10-15-2017, 08:24 AM   #3
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1978 Toyota Corolla....road cone orange.

Oh, I received this car in 1996 when I turned 16.

Thanks for the c@ck block dad.

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Old 10-15-2017, 08:42 AM   #4
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1978 Toyota Corolla....road cone orange.

Oh, I received this car in 1996 when I turned 16.

Thanks for the c@ck block dad.

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Girls today would think that's retro. Or at least that's what you could try to convince them.
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Old 10-15-2017, 09:04 AM   #5
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1978 Toyota Corolla....road cone orange.

Oh, I received this car in 1996 when I turned 16.

Thanks for the c@ck block dad.
Ouch Kevin!! He may have done that on purpose!! Hahahaha
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Old 10-15-2017, 09:07 AM   #6
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1996 Chevy Corsica. For as much as I hated it, It wasnt a bad car. Had the V6 in hit, so a little kick compared to other cars. Had a nice system, that almost cost more than the car haha. I just remembered getting in trouble for bumping #@#@#@#@, oh well.

Had it around a year, bought a 2000 Mustang Convertible when i was 17. Loved that car, and if I found it for sale today, I would probably buy it back. (These were like 2005/2006)
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Old 10-15-2017, 09:10 AM   #7
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This wasnt my first car, but with my Mustang (second card, was 17 when I bought it)

I went to Milwaukee with some friends. We were messing around with some girls out there, so my genius buddy thought we should leave a note on their car to call us to go out at night.....Well that note he wrote on was the Directions to my house 2+ hours away. I woke up that next morning to my car being Tagged, Wrapped and the directions Plastered to my windshield. I was soooooooooo pissed at the time, but I look back now and laugh.

Who the heck drives 2+ hours at 1am, just to tag a car lol.
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Old 10-15-2017, 09:22 AM   #8
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1996 Chevy Corsica. For as much as I hated it, It wasnt a bad car. Had the V6 in hit, so a little kick compared to other cars. Had a nice system, that almost cost more than the car haha. I just remembered getting in trouble for bumping #@#@#@#@, oh well.

Had it around a year, bought a 2000 Mustang Convertible when i was 17. Loved that car, and if I found it for sale today, I would probably buy it back. (These were like 2005/2006)
Lol. One of the cars my parents let me drive was a 96 Corsica . Black with red striping.

Maybe it was a 93?

My own first car was a Ford Probe. Broke down on the way home.
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Old 10-15-2017, 09:58 AM   #9
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Still driving my first vehicle that I got in 2001. Toyota Tacoma with currently 120,000 miles.
You don't drive that truck much if you've had it since 2001 and there is only 120k on it.
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Old 10-15-2017, 10:03 AM   #10
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Plymouth Volare - $600 - powder blue like old school KC Royals uniforms.

It met its end when an uninsured motorist in the high school parking lot tboned me when I was going to XC practice. They were poor and paid my dad $100/month for six months.
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Old 10-15-2017, 10:03 AM   #11
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It was an '86 Dodge Aries. I remember that the door latches would stick in the winter, so you couldn't even get them to close sometimes. I also remember sliding into one of those giant snowbanks in the middle of a parking lot.
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My first car was a 1993 Honda Accord. It was whatever the high trim package was because it had a sunroof. I got that car in 2003...when I was 22. I didn't really need my own car before that. I grew up where there was a lot of public transportation. I moved to a place with practically zero public transportation so at that point I needed my own car. I paid $1000 for it. It had 190k on it when I took title. It had 240k on it when I sold it as is...for $1000. I put new tires and new brakes and paid for oil changes and a couple new sets of wipers. We have a Honda mechanic in the family.
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Old 10-15-2017, 10:19 AM   #13
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in 1997 i got a 1978 Mistubishi Sigma, two-tone colour of brown and rust.
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Old 10-15-2017, 04:50 PM   #14
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I had a POS Gran Torino and my dad used to say I doubled the cars value every time I filled it up with gas...
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I had a 1984 Chevy Cavalier. Blue, until the doors rusted through and were replaced with red ones from a Pontiac Sunfire. My sister drove it into the ground. An example of GM planned obsolescence manufacturing.
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Old 10-15-2017, 05:17 PM   #16
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69 Mustang Grande, with a 302. Was a fun car. Paid $3000 for it back in 1996.
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Old 10-15-2017, 05:24 PM   #17
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1996 Chevy Corsica. For as much as I hated it, It wasnt a bad car. Had the V6 in hit, so a little kick compared to other cars. Had a nice system, that almost cost more than the car haha. I just remembered getting in trouble for bumping #@#@#@#@, oh well.

Had it around a year, bought a 2000 Mustang Convertible when i was 17. Loved that car, and if I found it for sale today, I would probably buy it back. (These were like 2005/2006)
My second car was a '94 Corsica. I hated that stupid thing.
My first car was a '93 Geo Prizm (got a job, saved money for a down payment, was so proud of it, I even learned to drive a stick pretty much on my own!), I loved that car until I wrecked it and ended up with the Corsica, which my dad talked me into getting.
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First car was a 79 Chevy Monza. Dad bought it with a blown motor from my uncle. Bought a junkyard motor, put them in the garage, and told me to ask him if I had questions. I was 17.

Best car I ever had. You couldn't kill it. If it ran rough and only went 40 mph, pour a couple quarts of oil in and it ran like a champ. Everything was loose and rattled around and I didn't care.

Sold it to a friend of mine. A couple years later it was driving oddly, so he jacked it up and found that the frame had rotted through.
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You don't drive that truck much if you've had it since 2001 and there is only 120k on it.
I've driven it everyday. Only ever drove it to and from school and now work. Also helps that my previous job I drove a work truck (about 5 years).
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Old 10-15-2017, 11:39 PM   #20
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1978 C10, Converted to a 350 from a 6.2 Diesel. Brand new engine blew on my 16th birthday. The mechanic that installed it didn't tighten the bolts on the bellhousing so the trans went out with it.

Worked that summer saving up to buy another vehicle. Had a car dealership that was owned by a family friend. He had a couple of different mid 80's Mustangs that would be easily affordable. I didn't want a car though. But needed a vehicle. Showed up on a Saturday morning and a 1981 F150 was traded in the day before.

We made a deal on the 81 for 1395. I paid 300 down and 150 per month until it was paid off. 300 Inline 6, Automatic. Drove it for about a year after it was paid for. It had a horrible oil leak, would leak about a quart every 100 miles or so.

Took it back to the dealer, (Don), and swapped it in on an 83 F150 that was pretty darn clean. Paid 3k or so for it. 302, auto. At this point in my life I'd started working on my own stuff instead of paying for it to be done. Drove it until it was paid off. Then pulled the engine and trans. Had the dang AOD trans that lost reverse is what sparked it. To this day I suck at transmission work, so I had pay 900 for the trans rebuild.

While the rebuild was going on my old man, brother, and I rebuilt the engine with all Lunati parts that came from my neighbor. He had a 302 race engine in an old Ford Pinto racecar that he put a 512 into. I got the all the parts for 100 bucks.

Got it all back together and went ahead and rebuilt the rear end to 4:11 gearing

Had that truck for a long time, up until I got married. Granted, I had bought another truck for a daily driver, but the old Ford stuck around until I got the fool notion that a husband and wife should have a car and a truck. Traded that truck for a saturn 4dr for the wife.
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I was gifted a 1985 Ford F-150 when I got my license at 16. Considering the truck was already 11 years old by the time I got it, it was pretty nice. That is until I t-boned an old lady pulling out of a parking lot. After that got fixed (still had some body damage) I tried to teach my friend how to drive and he wrapped the truck around a stop sign pole. I lied to my parents how the damage happened, but they eventually found out when the police report hit the paper.
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'68 Ford Ranch Wagon. It only got 6 MPG and my $2.40 minimum wage pay meant I walked just as often as I drove, if not more. This was a chick magnet - drove it from my sophomore year in high school & the first 2 years in the Marine Corps, where it only attracted broke dick barracks rats who were too poor to own a vehicle and would always want a ride.

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1987 Ford Taurus, and I LOVED that car. Was the hand-me-down in the family, got it my senior year of high school.

Best feature of that car, bench front seat

Rust all over, and every time you shut the trunk and piece would fall off of the car, great stuff, great memories with that car as well
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1989 Ford Mustang 5.0 LX bought in 1992. Dad bought it for me for my 17th birthday. He almost didn't get it, because when he test drove it, it fishtailed on him pulling out of the car lot.

A year later, someone drove me off of the road on a curve, and I overcorrected. Rolled it into the ditch, and it landed so hard that the engine fell out. Walked away without a scratch.
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