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Your first car

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Gurubashi, Oct 21, 2011.

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The brand of your first car?

  1. Toyota (JPN)

    15.4%
  2. General Motors (USA)

    14.1%
  3. Volkswagen (GER)

    10.3%
  4. Ford (USA)

    14.1%
  5. Honda (JPN)

    10.3%
  6. Peugeot (FRA)

    1.3%
  7. Hyundai (ROK)

    1.3%
  8. Nissan (JPN)

    7.7%
  9. Renault (FRA)

    5.1%
  10. Daimler-Chrysler (GER)

    5.1%
  11. Other

    19.2%
  12. Downtown's old car

    17.9%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. luiz

    luiz Trendy Revolutionary

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    While the Corsa was the first car I bought, the first car I drove consistently was my mom's 1999 Fiat Tempra. Now that was cool car for a 18 year old; 2.0 engine and plenty of HP.

    (Again, not the actual car but same model and color).

     
  2. Verbose

    Verbose Deity

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    First car I got to drive, dad's, wasn't all that different. A 1981 SAAB 900, red this time:

    And I grew up with a number of red SAABs looking like this:

    I might add I'm having a spot of bother forgiving GM the number they did on the SAAB brand while in their custody...

    What me cars today look like(still red):
    Spoiler :

     
  3. illram

    illram Deity

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    If it's first car you owned yourself, first car I bought was a 2009 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport, thus completing my ascent to stereotypical CA yuppie-dom. *leaves to go and get half caff latte*
     
  4. Luckymoose

    Luckymoose The World is Mine

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    No option for Jeep? My first car was pretty much this:



    Then I totaled it and now I drive this:

     
  5. BvBPL

    BvBPL Pour Decision Maker

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    Chevy cargo van w/ conversion. It was sweet.

    By the way, Chrysler isn’t associated with Daimler-Benz anymore; they split a few years ago.

    Jeep is a Chrysler imprint, unless you were driving an AMC (or older) one.

    I love the unique, old-school look of those early 90’s Saab 900s and the old Jags. Nowadays, nearly every car looks the same. I guess that’s why I also drive a Mini.
     
  6. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    1970 Mercury Cougar with 351 Cleveland V8 engine. Bought that in 1981.
     
  7. Maimonides

    Maimonides Emperor

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    1974 Dodge Ramcharger. Bench seats were great for a 16 year old boy.;) Had allot of rust. The drive shaft broke as I was driving home from work one day & it went straight to the junkyard.

    Looked allot like this, but it was white & rusty:
     
  8. Eat_Up_Martha

    Eat_Up_Martha Prince

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    The first car I really drove was a '96 Toyota Camry, which was driven by my parents, then my older brother, and finally me.

    The vehicle that I actually paid for myself, just this summer actually, is my 2007 Mazda B4000. It's basically the same thing as a Ford Ranger, so I went with 'Ford' and 'Other.'
     
  9. ParkCungHee

    ParkCungHee Deity

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    2008 Ford Focus.
     
  10. The_J

    The_J Say No 2 Net Validations Retired Moderator Supporter

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    VW Golf II from somewhat 1988 or so, got it from my grandmother.
    More parts defect than working, so it was not a problem to ruin it :mischief:.
     
  11. Skwink

    Skwink FRIIIIIIIIIITZ

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    My first.
     
  12. Ai Shizuka

    Ai Shizuka King

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    My first (not my own, but it's the same): Alfa Romeo 147



    Second-hand for 5.700 euros.
     
  13. squall78

    squall78 Prince

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    in 2002 i bought a 1988 toyota celica gt.

    in 2011 i currently own a 1989 vw jetta coupe. FML until I land a job.....

    I'm hopefully gonna get something made in the 21st century this time :) Maybe a Porsche if I save all my monies.
     
  14. bhsup

    bhsup Deity

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    My first car was a 1975 Pontiac (that's GM...) Grand Prix SJ (IIRC the trim level rightly..). It had velour power bucket seats, power windows, cruise control, a 400 cubic inch engine and a 350 turbo-hydromatic transmission. It's radio was an AC/Delco AM/FM/8-Track/21-channel CB combo headunit. It got about 10-11 mpg.

    First and only car I ever owned where the gas tank filler was behind the rear license plate! You young kiddies ever watched Vacation and wondered what the heck he was doing back there?? that's why :)

    This wasn't mine, but it's the same model and trim. Mine was silver along the bottom and sides, the hood was a charcoal gray, and the rear top was black. The pinstriping was red. The interior was black.

     
  15. Perfection

    Perfection The Great Head.

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    1997 Pontiac Grand Am
    2009 Honda Fit
    2010 Honda Fit (some jerkface ran a red light and totalled my old one)
     
  16. Elta

    Elta 我不会把这种

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    First was a 1994 Chrystler Lebaron, which was decent, lots of backseat space to go to the drive in, which is important for a young lad without a flat.

    My current wip is a 00 Ford Ranger, it runs pretty solid event at 135K at the moment, have money save up in case she dies and I need a down payment on my first newish car.

    I'll probably get a honda fit, toyota prius, or mazda 2 with around 50K miles on it.

    Perf, hit me up in a year or two when you want to upgrade boss :D
     
  17. Gazmeister

    Gazmeister Chieftain

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    My first car was a black 1990 Ford Sierra.
     
  18. 7ronin

    7ronin 海軍少佐

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    The first car which I had for my exclusive use was a 1954 Volkswagen which my father gave me in 1963. The first car which I purchased myself was a 1966 Volkswagen which I bought in 1968.
     
  19. squall78

    squall78 Prince

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    was it a beetle? the old ones are awesome. kharman ghias are nice looking too.
     
  20. Verbose

    Verbose Deity

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    Yeah, those were the days, back when SAAB first introduced the Turbo...:scan::king:
     

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