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Jenn said in my Volvo thread that she fell in love with the XC70 she sat in recently, mostly because her first car was a Volvo. :)

I think we all form really deep attachments to our first car, don't we?

My first car that was *all mine* was a Mazda RX3. My dad picked it out for me. I had wrecked the hand-me-down I got from my parents, and the deal was, you get one car for free, the next you buy. I was so worried I couldn't afford to get anything I would really like, and was really fretting about it.

He found the RX3 on a used lot, bought it for me and hid it in the garage. Then he announced he had found me a car. "But don't get too excited...it's not fancy at all. One of the windows doesn't roll up all the way, but I think it will be OK and you probably won't get too wet as long as long as you don't drive it when it's raining really hard. What color is it? Oh, well, it's a couple of different colors. They had a door replaced, so that is primer-colored. The rest of it is blue...I think. Oh and the radio doesn't work either."

I am getting SO depressed! :'( Finally he says, "Well, it's down in the garage now if you want to go see it."

Oh, OK. I do the death march down to the garage to meet my new car, the only car that is affordable for the kind of payment I can make.

He opens the door and there it is: A SUPER SHINY, BRIGHT ORANGE CAR SPORTS CAR with BLACK RACING STRIPES and...LOUVERS! :eek: (Remember, this is the early 80s). I SCREAMED! It was the most beautiful thing I had ever seen. :angel: I think it cost something like $2,000. :) My payments were like $100 a month for a couple of years. But I couldn't have been prouder of a brand new Firebird, Trans Am, whatever.



I loved that car. I was out in the driveway every weekend waxing it. Yes, every weekend I waxed my car so it would be SUPER SHINY on Saturday night. :D Guys LOVED my car. It had 150 on the speedometer, and it would have probably done it. It was a five-speed with a rotary engine. Talk about fast. I learned to peel out in that car.

It was a car with a great sense of humor, too. I had lots of smoker friends who rode with me. When you would push in the lighter, and the lighter was fully heated, it would SPROING into the back seat. This never failed to surprise people who were new to my car. I would always just let them do it and not say anything, just to see them jump.

It also developed a backfire in its later years that sounded like a shotgun. One morning I was coming home after a particularly long night of partying. :-[ I was in rush-hour traffic. Great. Everyone else in the world is dressed up to go to work, and I am in last night's party clothes, bed hair, driving a bright orange car with racing stripes. And then, as I am sitting in rush hour traffic, I suddenly hear a backfire and see FLAMES, yes FLAMES, shoot out the back end. :eek: I leap from the car and stand in the middle of the road, terrified, and ask the guy behind me if he saw that. Yes, he saw it. :-[

Funny, funny car!

I cried when I finally got rid of that car. I sure wish I would see one now. I would love to sit in one again sometime. Memories. ;)
 

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Mine wasn't nearly as entertaining as yours!

My first car was one that I had to 'share' with my older brother. He wasn't very interested in sharing with his super pesky little sister, so that didn't last long. My parents got him another car, and I got the original: a 1990 Chevy S10 Blazer- 2 door, royal blue, 2 inch lift kit courtesy of my brother's brief ******* stage. It even had a CB radio inside!

I LOVED that car! Well, at the time I hated it as much as loved it, but you know how it goes. It had a sticky gas pedal, so you had to really know how to work it or else you'd give everyone in the car whiplash. :D I also had to take turns pretty carefully, due to the lift kit.

Manual windows, manual locks. It did have a working AC (thank GOD), but after a while it crapped out. I drove around with it blowing out "Lo" cool air for a while until one day I got really mad and just boxed the heck out of the side of the AC control panel...and out blew TONS of COLD air! :eek: ;D After that I knew that I just had to give the dash a shot with my fist to get it working correctly, haha.

At one point we thought we were selling the car, so we sold the cd player we had put in it a few years before. But, the sale fell through so I ended up driving for about 6 months with no radio. I put my discman (old school, I know) between the front seats, hung the headphones over the steering column, and tried to hear my music that way. LOL

That was a fun first car, but it SERIOUSLY makes me appreciate the one I have now!!
 

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an 86 escort 4 door with just an AM push button radio, crank down windows nothing fancy. the gas tank was broke and after half a tank, it would drop all the way to empty so my sister and i kept it full all the time. and it was constantly in the shop about a year after we bought it. we each gave my mom 50.00 a month and she paid another 50.00 for the car payment. i had my boombox in the backseat so i could listen to some tunes on the way to work. it was baby blue and later, DH (then boyfriend) put an FM radio in. that car got the best gas mileage too.
 
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Mine was a 1964 Ford Falcon convertible. Sky blue with white leather interior and a white converticle roof. Boy, was I stylin'. :D I bought it with the money I reaned working the summer after I turned 16 and got my driver's license.

Loved the car but had the chance to sell it and take over my paren't "66 Mustang a year later. Guess which one I chose??? ;)
 

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A used 1982 Ford Mustang. Made during the ugly years. Weird little hatchback thing. They called the color cinammon but it was more of an orange rust color.

Ran ok for a couple of years and then started to overheat if you had to stop for anything longer than a red light. I commuted in it from Marin County, on the north side of the Golden Gate Bridge, to San Francisco, for school. Protestors closed the bridge one day and I overheated in the center lane of the bridge. By the time they got the bridge cleared of protestors they had to get me a tow truck and it took freakin forever. The evening news covered the protest and you could see my car billowing steam right in the middle of it all.

I hated that car.
 

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The first car I got, my grandparents gave me on my 16th birthday. It was a red '89 Nissan Maxima stick shift. It wasn't fancy, but I really liked it until it ran hot one day, and I accidently blew the engine (I didn't know it would do anything serious to it - I was just trying to make it to a friend's house up the road so I could call home for help, oops)

The first car I bought was a demo model white '97 Mazda B2300 truck. I saved up my money from work and got it as a high school graduation present for myself, but I had to borrow about 3k from my parents. They ended up telling me not to worry about it, because they wanted me to have a safe way to get back and forth to college, work, and home everday. It only had 6,000 miles on it, so it was pretty much brand new.
 

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Here's my first car!!



You can tell how proud I am of it! I had to take a prom picture in front of it. ;D

My Mom was sooooo pissed at my Dad for letting me buy it.
The deal was my Dad would split the cost of a car with me so we went to look at this one. It was a stick shift and my Mom didn't know how to drive a stick and she was convinced I wouldn't be able to. ::)
I was leaving for college in the fall and moving to Kentucky and my Mom thought I wouldn't be able to handle the clutch and I would roll off a mountain. ::)

I loooooved my bug.

It had some glitches, like the gas tank didn't work so I had to take the cap off and shake the car to estimate how much gas was left. :D By the time it died it had developed a leak so when it would rain my floorboards would be flooded, and if I shut the car off I had to get a jump to start again. Oh and a Chicago tape was stuck in the tape player so I was so frickin sick of the song "Saturday in the Park" by the time I stopped driving it! And I couldn't adjust the seat forward enough so I had to slide down to push the clutch all the way in. Which of course made my mini skirt ride up.

Ohhh, those were the good old days. ;D

When we got married DH junked it and I was heart broken. Three years ago he found a 72 that is the same color and bought it for me. The only difference is this one is actually nice. :D He's so sweet sometimes.
 

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1981 Volvo Station Wagon. Hand me down from my parents. Great car, solid! Loved it..wished it would have run forever.
but sadly even though it was in great condition in 1990 when I started driving it..the engine failed and my dad refused to put anymore money into it.
I was just out of college, no money..he helped me buy a new car by putting $5000 towards a new vehicle. A 1990 Jetta...biggest piece of CRAP....
I LOVED that Volvo Wagon...it had so much more life..

guess my Dad didn't appreciate it stalling in 65 mile an hour rush hour traffic on the Long Island Expressway with his baby girl in it....
 

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My first car wasn't that long ago.. a 2001 Kia Rio.. the exact opposite car of what i wanted. But the only one i could afford.

I MUCH prefer my second.. 2002 Nissan Xterra.. the one i wanted.
 
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My dad surprised me on my 17th birthday (in 1988) with a 1977 white volkswagon bug convertible that only had 30,000 miles on her - "Snowbuggy". She would lurch when put into gear and buzzed like a true beetle all the way to the beach a few times a week during the summers and took me back and forth to college. I loved her. ;D I wished I had kept her so badly now but the lure of a new car when I graduated from college made me let her go.......
 
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my first car was a 75 Volvo 244 gl. I loved it. I drove it into the ground. 4 door, leather seats, sun roof, kick ass stero....mmmm...I miss it
 

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My first car was a 1972 Dodge Charger. My great uncle bought it knowing he had in-operatable lung cancer. It had 500 miles on it when he died and left it to me. I loved that car.
 

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My Dad bought me a brand new 1965 Ford Mustang when I started driving. It was a fun car to drive. Midnight blue, manual 3 speed.
 

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A used 1982 Ford Mustang. Made during the ugly years. Weird little hatchback thing. They called the color cinammon but it was more of an orange rust color.
I think I remember that car! Not from the news, you'll be relieved to know. :D My best friend had one. Same color, too! It had a sunroof. We thought that was pretty cool. :)
 

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A 1986 Ford Escort it was a cream color and my mother had it painted for me. I wnated a hunter green and it came out close to it. The car had a mind of its own and I swear it was related to "Chirstine" maybe a distant Uncle. Well after a fourth attempt at trying to kill me It would break down in less than desirable neighbor hoods. The brakes just gave going down the largest hill around here. etc. Mom bought me a 1987 Escort GT it looked like a little Mustang Burgandy and I loved it. SHe sold it when I lived in England I was heart broken.

Mom believed in buying us out cars because she called the shots with it. You looked at me funny park the car. You missed curfew park the car. In reality she was right and we only lost car rights or in my brothers case motorcycle rights when we we bad teenagers and deserved too. I can say that looking back on it, at the time I just thought Mom was being evil.
 

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1974 baby blue VW Bug. She was an automatic stick. Thats what my dad said anyway. 4 on the floor and no clutch. That early in my driving I was not resting my hand on the shifter anyway so that wasnt a bad thing.

In the winter, I had to put a spot light under the engine. She so hated the winter. Even still in the morning I would have to let her "warm" up for about 30 mins. I still remember going out there, popping the "hood" and setting the hammer for a harder idol.

2 blankets on the inside. Both for the passenger. One to sit on, and the other to cover up with. The heater box on my side worked however it didnt on the passenger. I swear you could feel the difference in the 2 sides. Many time my friends would take the spring in the ass to get warm.

She would go though. Best car to go fast on a hilly road. I know she was in the air ALOT!

AM/FM stereo cassette. Only with the fast forward button. I did however have the "bass boost" and that car would blare out AC/DC Back in Black. Only the last 6 songs. Then turn it over fast forward just a bit to hear it all again.

My first car, my best car. I love her. I learned how to change a tire, change the oil, change the breaks, and grease the bearings. Now I just have better insurance and a cell phone.
We pulled the engine in the garage and put a new one in. I passed it on to my brother and he sold her ::)
 

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My first car is (lol) a 2001 Chevrolet cavalier...it's red aaaand has manual locks and windows but i love it cause it's mine :D I got a new cd/stereo player 2 years ago for my 18th birthday and of course i have my got labs sticker on the back and my black labbie antenna topper!
 

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My first car was a 1974 Dodge Coronet, dark green. That ol' gal (Matilda I called her) could pick up her skirts and run, that's for sure.
 

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I HATED my first car. My parents said they'd buy me one (unasked for) and I thought they'd at least get a functional beater for me. I ended up with an Oldsmobile Delta 88 that needed power steering fluid every couple of days and a quart of oil every month. And the driver's window couldn't be rolled all the way up which made it fun in wintertime. That thing crapped out more times than not. They must have had me confused with my older brother who liked trying to work on cars although I don't think he ever correctly fixed one.

I loved my 2nd, 4th, 5th and 6th vehicles though. A red smushed-in Ford Mustang given to me by my brother when I was in college, a yellow Geo Storm when I got my career job (Desert Storm was around that time so we had fun with nicknames), a white Toyota Celica that I had for 10 years, and a blue Toyota Highlander for 1 year.

I'm stuck with a minivan right now as my 7th vehicle and will be stuck with it or its close relatives for a long time. I'm just waiting for the day when I can get another vroom car.
 
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