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Throw up a pic of your first car, if like me you don't have a pic of the actual car, grab a like picture from google images. If there's a story about the car, include that too!

Mine was a 4 door boat handed down from the parents. I was so the envy of my friends with my green 1968 Pontiac Catalina!! :D Did have a 400 motor in it, wasn't slowest car on the road but not a screamer.

 

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This is actually my first ad second car. The first is the '97 protege in the background. I bought it cash with 113000km's on it in 2005. Year and a half later I got my dream car, a 2008 VW Jetta GLI with 8000km's. The Colorado in the background was my room mates. Once we got our new cars, we made a rule that nothing with tires smaller than 18" was allowed in the driveway. I sold the protege shortly after this picture was taken to my mom, who gave it to my sister for her first car who then got it totaled by a hit and run while it was parked outside her friends house.

Since the Jetta, I've had a '09 Impreza (was actually my wife's car that we got after she returned her '05 Mini). About 6 weeks before our son was born we decided we needed a bigger vehicle for all the 'stuff' babies require, so we traded in the Jetta (one of the saddest days of my life and I still miss it) for an '08 Grand Caravan. That Caravan was great, don't get me wrong, but it had a design flaw that wore the brakes out within 10000-20000 km's and the dealer wouldn't do anything about it. So we traded that in for a '10 Nissan Frontier that I still have. We sold the Impreza about 2 years ago back to the dealer we bought it from and made about $4000 off it, and just a few weeks ago realized we needed a second vehicle again (second baby is due to arrive in a couple months) so we got a '12 Kia Soul.

Out of all these vehicles I've had, the one I miss the most is the Jetta. Every time I see one, especially in that blue drive around I cry a little inside.
 

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1985 Mercury Cougar LS!

FUEL INJECTION! 5.0L V8. Man that thing was high tech.

Not to mention, the super-cool, totally 80's wave-of-the-future Dashboard;



Now, like MN-Rider, it wasn't the fastest on the road but it wasn't a slouch. I owned this car when the 'Fast and the Furious' craze was out and I felt like a last bastion of hope among a 4-banger infected masses. I thought it was pretty cool to still be driving something V8 powered in the midst of these fart-cannon equipped subwoofer-rattling 4-bangers. It might not have been faster, but it had the torque! Also, about 18 miles to the gallon! hehe.

I loved that car, and would actually like another. I keep dreaming of buying another one and restoring it. There's just something fun about driving a fox-body cougar!

The Cougar was sometimes called a 'poor mans mustang'. That's basically what it was; a detuned mustang. Same frame, same engine, same parts, everything. The difference was, it had more creature comforts and amenities than the mustang. The 'fox body' had the Cougar, Mustang, and Thunderbird (and a couple Lincoln models). All with a various mix of performance and luxury. The Cougar was kind of in the middle. But to me, it's cooler than a Mustang, because EVERYONE has a Mustang, AND- nobody expects a Mustang powerplant under the hood of something that looks like that!
 

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Fixing this thing up was my high school auto shop project one quarter. Sold it when I went to college due to no air conditioning. Kick myself all the time for ever doing that. Will buy another (or a Karmann Ghia) when finances allow.

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1966 Plymouth Fury III, 383ci, supposedly a police interceptor suspension. Parents made the down payment, then handed me the payment book - lesson one! I raised hell in it, quickly burned up the rear tires, had to pay for my own replacement tires - lesson 2! Bench seats work much better for, uh, physical therapy with my girl than buckets - lesson 3! :D

 

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My first car was one of these



It was a heap, did not look this clean, and I basically did my best to destroy the motor since I was 16. It had a 400-2V and I probably had it going 130 or 140 a time or two...no way to tell since the speedo went to 85 and rarely worked anyway, but I was clearing a mile every 23 or 26 seconds by a one-potato-two-potato count. It finally gave up the ghost and dumped the compression rings in 2 cylinders and was working its way toward losing a 3rd. Since the power seat didn't work, the radio didn't work, the speedo didn't work, and looked and ran like crap, I scrapped it for $400.

Then I had the first car I loved, purchased when I was 21:




I STILL love this car. 460-4V, triple black, immaculate interior except for a crack in the dash. Retrofitted with 255/60R15 tires on Allied Type 99 chrome blades and coilover shocks, as well as Accel ignition, Edelbrock Performer dual-plane aluminum intake and 650 CFM 4-barrel, FloPro turbo mufflers and an H-pipe dual exhaust. She doesn't look this pretty on the outside anymore because I tangled with a semi in '06, and the left quarter has been straighted and is still black primer. And she's got her share of issues because I let her sit for 4 years: power windows have gone a bit wonky and the windshield leaks. The rear main seal on the crankcase has leaked as long as I've owned it (not unusual for an old Ford), but the tranny started leaking pretty bad right before I parked it...Not sure if it's the pan gasket or the torque converter. I keep hoping Chip Foose will steal it, but I don't think he comes to Idaho for those gigs.

Not my first car, but the first one that meant something. Hard to get rid of a car like that.
 

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Throw up a pic of your first car, if like me you don't have a pic of the actual car, grab a like picture from google images. If there's a story about the car, include that too!

Mine was a 4 door boat handed down from the parents. I was so the envy of my friends with my green 1968 Pontiac Catalina!! :D Did have a 400 motor in it, wasn't slowest car on the road but not a screamer.

LMAO!! that was mine. that 400 LB bumper lol
 

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1978 Mercury Marquis Brougham - 2 Door Hardtop

I inherited this car in High School when my Dad bought a new truck. It had the 460 Ford powerplant that produced 202 bhp (base horsepower). It sat four comfortably across the rear seat and provided a nice bed in the rear window for my buddy Dave who used to love to lay back there on the rear dash and wave at the people behind us.

A friend of mine got a 1968 Impala as a birthday gift from his Dad and was bragging about the size of the 327 motor he had (this was in the early 90s). He shut up when I opened the hood of mine and showed him what the missing 133 cubes displaced. :)

I could lay rubber all day in that car and never get looked at twice since is was a Grandpa-mobile. It got like 14 mpg if I was pampering it and my record for a tank was 6 mpg!

I used to de-tune it in the winter months because as soon as you took your foot off the brakes, the rear end would break free at the corners... darn Michigan winters anyway! I was replacing door pins about every 18 months since those three foot long doors only had 1 pin. They'd droop after regular use.

The funny part was that the doors were so low that in order to jack the doors up to remove the pin, you had to lift the frame first. I used to break the new kids in at the local auto shop and not tell them the secret... just to watch them struggle for 20 minutes before asking for help. :)

It was a total love/hate relationship with that car. I loved that it was better than walking everywhere, but pretty much hated everything else about it. It handled like a boat (it's nickname). It was slow, and ugly, and the leather seats were super hot in the summers and since it was Dad's car originally, I had to keep it in tip-top shape.

Towards the end of its life, I rolled into the local movie theater... Uncle Buck was playing... and if you remember the movie, this was the same car that he was driving.


And I also knew the trick of kicking the gas pedal to the floor right as you killed the ignition. The motor would fight like hell to keep running to burn off that last squirt of gas... and then finally let off a huge backfire as it quit about 12 seconds later. Black smoke would bellow out and I'd turn back around after shooting it with my finger gun... giving the smoke from the fake weapon a blow.

The guy behind the ticket counter just about fell over laughing because he'd just seen Uncle Bucks the night before... and here comes his protege walking in.

Needless to say, my car got a lot of attention right after that movie came out... and thankfully it died off as soon as the movie left town. :)

Good times.
 

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1978 Chevy Caprice Classic... known affectionately by all my friends as "the super turd". It wasn't fast, but boy was it ugly. Got me out of the house though...
 

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1995 Mustang v6 dad bought it for me with a blown head gasket and we fixed it together. Drove it until my senior year in high school when mother nature took it from me... It was Opel frost with porno red interior! (Less than 20k Opel frost fords ever made)





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Mine was a 64 Impala. Bought it just as I turned 17. Worked a summer job to get the money to buy it. Paid $175 for it from a family friend. Was the 3rd owner. The car came from SC. The person I bought it from only owned it about 3 month, an older farmer. Had manual steering , and no power brakes. He fell off the back of his truck nd broke his back, and without power steering, he could no longer drive it. His wife didnt want it because had no power steering or brakes. I gave them $100 on a tuesday to hold it till friday when I got paid and paid the balance. She did drive it a time or 2 that week and said if she hadn't already gave her word it was mine, she would have kept it. Had a 283, 4 barrel carb and still had the origanal duals with the original glass pack mufflers, and a slip n slide "power glide" trans. Needless to say the mufflers were pretty burntout by the time I got it, they were loud! Would love to find another one like it. The body was in pretty decent shape. Didnt have a lot of power, but once it got moving would really move. Not picture of it, but looked just like this one. White over blue with blue interior.
 

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My "First" Car was the hand me down family car - a 1970 Piss green Monte Carlo - with Black Landeau Roof - 350 engine and Rocket 350 Tranny -AM radio with 8-Track . . . Loved it!

The first car I bout was a 1987 Buick Grand National - Picked it up off the Showroom in Barre, VT on Jan 1, 1988 . . . $18,958 . . . Bought it with intent of driving when I was old and Gray - Sold it 2005 with 42,000 on her . . . By the standards of the kid who first bought it in 1988, I was old and gray . . . I sold it because I hated seeing the odometer roll up on her . . . So I bought a bike - and LOVE watching the odometer roll!

http://chevellestuff.net/1970/mc/gallery/45g.jpg
 

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My "First" Car was the hand me down family car - a 1970 Piss green Monte Carlo - with Black Landeau Roof - 350 engine and Rocket 350 Tranny -AM radio with 8-Track . . . Loved it!

The first car I bout was a 1987 Buick Grand National - Picked it up off the Showroom in Barre, VT on Jan 1, 1988 . . . $18,958 . . . Bought it with intent of driving when I was old and Gray - Sold it 2005 with 42,000 on her . . . By the standards of the kid who first bought it in 1988, I was old and gray . . . I sold it because I hated seeing the odometer roll up on her . . . So I bought a bike - and LOVE watching the odometer roll!

http://chevellestuff.net/1970/mc/gallery/45g.jpg
Only thing better than a GN was a GNX. You had to love what Buick was doing with those cars.
 

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Mine was a 75 Chevelle Malibu Classic. Beige in color. Built 350 auto.Picked up the car in 88 for$ 1500. Like an idiot I pulled the motor out after 2 yrs and put it in a 70 Chevy c10.sold the car to a buddy for 500 and he pulled the trans and took the car to thescrap yard.Not a dent robust spot on it!!! DAMN was young and dumb!!!!!!!!! 18 and thought I knew everything.Kick myself everyday thinkingabout that car!!!!! 1371514642623.jpg

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I had one of these, 1980 ford escort panel van. This is not the exact Vehicle, but when It came to cars I was a late bloomer. (22) Mine was red, mattress in the back, black shag carpet and curtains. Every time I got a piece of tail, I would have to open the back doors so my feet could hang out the back.

Sure beat trying to nail broads on the back seat of my motorcycle.

 
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