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Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Seventy-seventh Question

What was the first kind of car you ever had? How old were you when you got it? Was it reliable, a junker, or brand new, etc.?

24 Comments:

  • At 11:01 AM, Blogger Lulu said…

    16 years old. 1984 Olds Cutlass Supreme. It was an interesting car. The redneck who owned it before me totally souped it up, so it was very fast. I tended to be rather rough on it, also. Half the time I was missing the muffler. The accelerator got stuck quite often. I had a lot of fun in that car.

     
  • At 11:15 AM, Blogger 'p' is for profound said…

    16 years old. A 1985 Volvo 240 DL hand-me-down from my parents. It was a stick. And a tank.

     
  • At 12:49 PM, Blogger Oh, that girl. said…

    My sister and I had to share a 1979 Oldsmobile Delta 88. It was as old as me. IT was not reliable, but my sister loved it more than anything on earth. MY first real car, that was all mine was a 1990 Ford Escort "pony". It was white and fantastic. I loved her!

     
  • At 2:28 PM, Blogger Robert said…

    I had a Chevy Sprint. Does anyone know what that is? haha.. It was new tho, but the frigign' clutch went out on me in a year! @#$%&!!!

    But it was my first tho at age 22 [I had to take the bus then, no biggie!]... I was very lucky!

     
  • At 3:21 PM, Blogger ConnieJane said…

    My dad was a Ford dealer and had two "used cars" he planned to let me choose from when I turned 16 in 1965. One was a '55 the other a '57 Thunderbird! I was psyched... my mother was not. Ok then, I'll take one of those new little Mustang convertibles. Mother said nope. So, like the cobbler's child who has no shoes, I had no car to call my own. Mother was quite generous with whatever demonstrator she had for the day but I wanted my own wheels in the worst way.

    Finally, in February of '68, half way through my senior year, Mom agreed to let Dad give me my very own car. It was a brand new, shinny, navy blue Torino. GREAT car! Sadly, I had to give it up when I moved to Chicago for art school... public transportation was the only way to go unless you had a special income for parking tickets.

     
  • At 3:43 PM, Blogger Kris said…

    I was 21...a used Hyundai Stellar...WOWZERS...it was a clunker. The wheel eventually fell off and that was that.

    K.

     
  • At 5:44 PM, Blogger JB said…

    For my 17th birthday I was joyously surprised with a 1983 Ford Escort hatchback/sky blue! I drove that baby for a good year before I burned the engine right outta it.

    Oh the good times!

     
  • At 5:50 PM, Blogger arcane said…

    My first car was a brown '67 Mustang and it was , in my opinion, the greatest car ever made and much better than any new one. Someone ran into the rear quarter panel the second day I had it and it broke my heart.

     
  • At 6:49 PM, Blogger babyjewels said…

    My first ride was a crystler newport. I was a big brown ARK of a car. It did have a moon roof, though and leather seats.

     
  • At 8:44 PM, Blogger SassyFemme said…

    1988 white Toyota Camry. Bought it when I graduated college and got my first job. I loved that car!

     
  • At 8:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    17 now and had my first car since 16... Too bad I've never driven it before.

    My uncle owns a used car dealership, so for my 16th birthday he gave me a 1990 Buick Century. It's boxy, but not too bad of a tank.

    Unfortunatly, I don't have the money to put it on the road. So the thing has been sitting in my yard for a year. I have no idea how it drives.

    -C.

     
  • At 9:39 PM, Blogger edee said…

    I had a Renault Alliance which proved to be more durable than it looked (thankfully) when I totalled it in the tunnel in Boston during labor day weekend..I didn't have a scratch on me! Then with the insurance $$, I got another Alliance, which yes I ended up totalling again.

     
  • At 9:56 PM, Blogger Mr. Incredulous said…

    I was 19, and as a graduation present, my parents gave me a 1975 sky-blue Buick Century 2-door. The thing was a boat, but I loved it.
    It had white leather interior and a landau top. The only thing it needed was new brake shoes and a water-pump...
    I had it for two months, and some jerk pulled out in front of me. I hit the guy so hard that it snapped his axle in half. I bashed my nose against the steering wheel, breaking it... (my nose, that is.) So I pick my head up off the wheel, blood's pouring from my beak and all I could do was scream, "My car! My car! You trashed my car!"
    For a car that was in near-mint condition, all I got from the insurance claim was $760. Great. I have no wheels, and not enough cash to get a new one!!!

     
  • At 10:22 PM, Blogger 4evergapeach said…

    A 1974 white MG convertible. My parents paid for half of it. I loved that car! Had it for about 10 years and it ran great. After having 3 children realized it was a bit unpractical so we sold it. One of the biggest mistakes of my life. I loved that car!!!

     
  • At 10:30 PM, Blogger scribble said…

    tan vw bug, year 1977
    bought in 1980
    I adored that car but sadly
    it was a lemon.
    still it was hard to sell.

     
  • At 10:47 PM, Blogger mish-mash mousse said…

    A 1980 K car. Don't laugh! It was great! Very reliable. I had for so long, one day it just laid down and died next to my driveway. I hated to see it go.

     
  • At 1:49 AM, Blogger AKH said…

    I was 21 when I bought my first car. I got it right after college graduation before I moved down to Atlanta, GA for my first job. It was (and still is) a new 2000 Ford Focus.

     
  • At 10:17 AM, Blogger HazelEyedPisces said…

    A brown, '79 Chevy Chevette. I was 18, and my Dad called it the Turdhearse. I totalled it, ofcourse.

     
  • At 12:46 PM, Blogger StacyGrrrL said…

    My first car was a 1976 Dodge Aspen Station wagon. Copper like a penny. Had to put it in neutral to idle or it'd go dead. I bought it for $200, kept it for a year, toted the cheerleading squad around, blew black exhaust at tailgaters, and sold it to a guy who had a lawn-mowing business for $200. :)

     
  • At 3:06 PM, Blogger Marina said…

    I was 17 and my parents bought me this ugly brown 1984 Plymouth Reliant. I hated that car and thankfully only had it for 4 months when it died. It would sputter and jerk if you went over 50. Not fun at all.

     
  • At 3:48 PM, Blogger Sith Snoopy said…

    My Grandmother died in July 1983. Consequently, I inherited her brand new 1983 Buick. She had been kindof bullied by the salesman into buying it, and I felt bad about that. But ironically, it fit me like a glove. And I was glad to have it and be reminded of her.

    It was gray on the outside, and a pretty maroon on the inside.

    It had one of the first catalytic converters, to stifle the smog coming out of it, and the bugs weren't out of it yet. So I don't think it was very good for the poor Buick.

    The Buick ate water pumps like there was no tomorrow. And it leaked oil like a sieve, so I was almost always adding the thickest oil I could find to it.

    Finally gave up on it in 1996 and got a '96 Saturn. Hard to give it up, though. 13 years old... learned how to drive in that car, drove it in college, and to my first job for 5 years.

     
  • At 8:48 PM, Blogger chesneygirl said…

    A used 1986 Ford Escort, light blue. It was six years old when I got it.
    I purchased it a few weeks before I turned 17. It turned out to be a piece of JUNK! Only owned it for six months and in those six months I had put more money into it than I had paid for it to begin with.
    But I loved that ole' car!

     
  • At 11:03 PM, Blogger Ace of Spades said…

    I had a Mercury Comet, silver with red interior. It was a good reliable a car at the age of 18 and a senior in high school.

     
  • At 12:12 PM, Anonymous Rex Little said…

    The first car I ever owned was a '57 Chevy I bought in 1971 for $50. It was a junker. First of all, the heater wasn't working when I picked it up, and it was a two hour drive home in the middle of winter. It burned so much oil, I had to put in a quart every day. When I stepped on the gas it put out a cloud of smoke like the Batmobile.

     

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