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What was your first car?

Asked by BratLady (998points) August 17th, 2010

Mine was a 1963 Chevy 2 door hardtop. Wish I still had it.

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ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

Chevy Lumina.. I forget what year, maybe 1990.

Brenna_o's avatar

Little tikes barbie mobile that was electric ;)

JilltheTooth's avatar

1976 AMC Hornet. Good little car. and yes, it was Green

Seaofclouds's avatar

1986 Dodge Lancer

AC's avatar

Mark 1 Ford Fiesta – UK

The link is a left hand drive. Mine was a 1982 right hand drive, a right old heap and bloody brilliant :-)

Dr_Lawrence's avatar

1976 AMC Gremlin Blue with white hockey stick stripe.
Ran for 9 years and then died.
Came with 5 year covered everything warrantee that included regular maintenance.

BratLady's avatar

ipso~ my youngest son wants a 1973 bug bad.

JilltheTooth's avatar

@Dr_Lawrence : Let’s hear it for the much maligned 70s AMC line!

JilltheTooth's avatar

@chyna : Damn, you were much cooler than me!

chyna's avatar

@JilltheTooth I know. Ha ha. My second car was much cooler.

silver convertible MGB (This one is green, couldn’t find a silver one.)

wgallios's avatar

1996 Brown Chevy Blazer, I got it when I was 18, I loved that car. I called it “lil brown” (I name all my cars).

I had put 2 15 Inch subwoofers in the back and completely replaced all the door speakers. Great car to have when I was in my late teens.

But…the AC or Heater did not work, and I live in Las Vegas. I ended up cracking the block because, if I remember correctly, some type of water or coolant line broke.

Seaofclouds's avatar

Nice cars @chyna. My second car was my favorite. I had a 1983 Datsun 280ZX with t-tops. I loved that car so much. I would have kept it forever if it hadn’t caught fire while I was driving down the road.

charliecompany34's avatar

a 1971 volvo. if i had known better, i would have gotten my grandmother’s ‘75 chevy nova for nothing. a classic model that could be in my garage as a showpiece, but i was young and dumb.

chyna's avatar

@Seaofclouds Beautiful car. My MGB caught on fire while I was driving it also. The mailman pulled me out of it. Faulty wiring.

Jude's avatar

VW Beetle. The old Beetle.

rebbel's avatar

My first one, a Ford Escort
My favorite, an Alfa Romeo 33 QV

rebbel's avatar

Wow, @chyna, what a beauties!

AC's avatar

@rebbel A mark 1 Ford Escort, now that’s cool! My friend has one which he uses for competitive rally driving.

rebbel's avatar

The things are hard to kill, i know, you still see them occasionally (here in Holland any way).
Compared to modern day cars they were quite Spartan though.

AC's avatar

@rebbel Yes very spartan indeed, unlike my second beauty. The MG Maestro

It had a talking computer which for 1983 was very futuristic.

I remember buying mine second hand and the garage needed to do some work on it before I could buy it.

I remember sitting in it to see what it was like and as I turned the ignition key an electronic woman’s voice says “Warning, low fuel. Warning engine in need of service. Warning brakes in need of service. Please fasten your seatbelt” I swear to god, like I was going to drive it in that state :-)

Austinlad's avatar

Mine was a used ‘50 Buick. My dad bought it for me when I got my drivers license. Ugliest damn thing you ever saw. It was blue, looked and drove like a tank. Stick shift, dashboard and protruding dash and radio knobs made out of steel! I had to pay for gas, of course, which at the time was running around 17–18 cents a gallon. *sigh*

DominicX's avatar

2007 Audi A6. I still have it of course. It’s a great car. :)

bob_ knows what I’m talkin’ about… ;)

Winters's avatar

66 Mustang, still running like a charm.

ipso's avatar

@BratLady – that Super Beetle was a great little car. However, I always wished my first car was my girlfriend’s best friend’s car, a 1968 Karmann Ghia cabriolet.

@JilltheTooth – technically my first car was a Hot Wheels. My absolute favorite of which was the AMC 1969 Custom AMX Redline , Magenta

The first car I purchased (that was not a family hand-me-down special deal) was a 1993 Mustang 5.0 LX convertible. Something special was in the one. Torque monster – but with possibly the worst fading red paint in the history of Detroit. It was stolen twice, both times found stripped.

AmWiser's avatar

1969 AMC Javelin link

My dad gave it to me. And my sister wrecked it.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

1953 Buick Roadmaster four door hardtop, three tone green paint job. First Detroit hot wheels.

BoBo1946's avatar

1968 Chevy Impala! Teel blue with a black vinyl top. It was my senior year in college and bought it new. It cost $3300. Can tell visualize how i felt that day!

gailcalled's avatar

A used and very dented 1946 Dodge. My grandfather was in the auto wrecking business and unwrecked this for me when I was 16.

It was so dirty that I threw a large piece of yellow canvas over the seats. But still, I was thrilled to be independent.

Aster's avatar

Never bought one. @BoBo1946 sounds very nice, boo.

Aster's avatar

ok; I helped to buy a 1964 Checker Marathon . Beat that one. Small inheritance, ex husband grabbed it.

BoBo1946's avatar

The bank allowed me to defer my payment until i went to work in Sept. It was my hometown and took a job teaching and coaching at the school that i graduated from 4 years earlier. All though high school and college, i walked…or usually ran dribbling a basketball.

Never will forget my father in law saying, “don’t you know anything about a car?” My answer was, “how could i, never had one before this one!”

perspicacious's avatar

A brand new Ford Pinto—I loved that car!!!

gypsywench's avatar

1990 Honda CRX.

Frenchfry's avatar

Monte Carlo ss. I loved it too.

Frenchfry's avatar

@BoBo1946 That was sister’s first car and my grandma gave it to her nice.

NaturallyMe's avatar

A 1994 second hand red Nissan Sentra that my dad bought for me when i got my law degree. I wish i still had it too. :(

BoBo1946's avatar

@Frenchfry nice….real nice!

OpryLeigh's avatar

A white rover metro called Dolly!

john65pennington's avatar

1949 Plymouth Belvedere, 4-door, color grey. bought it from my aunt for $300 dollars.

Hawkeye's avatar

A 1972 Triumph TC

wundayatta's avatar

A hand-me-down 1975 (or thereabouts) Chevette that my parents gave me. I’m really glad I had no experience with anything other than a crap car, because if I had known anything, I doubt I could have stood another second in that car. Amazingly, it lived until it died. I got my first new car after that, and I will do nothing but new cars (if I can afford them) from now on. I spent too many hours ogling the calendars in repair shops during the time I owned that Chevette! Never again!

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

1958 Beetle. Didn’t even have a gas gauge but it was indestructible.

gailcalled's avatar

@stranger_in_a_strange_land: My second car was a blue 1957 Beetle. I ran out of gas often because I forgot that I had clicked on the reserve 1 gallon tank. Loved that car.

gailcalled's avatar

edit: I think that blue was the only available color in the summer of ‘57. My husband and I bought that car in Germany on our honeymoon, drove it around for two months and then had it shipped to Boston. Still really cheap.

I used it to commute during my final year of college; we were able to squish five of us in the car.

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

@gailcalled It was easier to work on the engine out of the car, good thing it only took 30 minutes to remove it.

gailcalled's avatar

@stranger_in_a_strange_land: As I recall, you could (with a friend) carry the whole car into your garage.

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

@gailcalled My mother had a Morris Minor. Some of her students would pick up her car and put it in unlikely places.

gailcalled's avatar

@stranger_in_a_strange_land: Lovely. Where, for example?

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

The front hallway of the Admin Building.

gailcalled's avatar

Did your mother think that was funny? I do.

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

She laughed.The school had to hire a crane to get it out though.

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