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Old 12-20-2007, 10:34 AM   #1
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I guess I'm a little jealous here lately. One of the local kids that autocrosses with my club just got a C5 Corvette for his 1st car on his 16th birthday. Then there's the kid on m.net that is pimping his (theoretical) 275rwhp coldside SC'd Miata. He is 15 years old.

I just don't get it. My 1st car was a 1973 Terd brown Chrysler Station wagon. Although it did have the high end scenic floor board which allowed a close and personal view of the road as it passes by. I think it was 47.5 feet long.

The quarter panels were so rusted out that I didn't have to open the hatch to put my backpack in the back. I could just throw it through the quarter panel.

And yes I paid for it myself with the money saved from delivering newspapers. I paid top dollar....$50.

What was your 1st car?
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Old 12-20-2007, 10:48 AM   #2
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90 Subaru Legacy
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90 Civic Wagon <----still got it too. I love this car!
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Old 12-20-2007, 10:49 AM   #3
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An Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser that I "got" to share with my twin brother. It was a hand-me-down family car. As soon as I could afford to buy something of my own I bought a TR-3a for $800.
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Old 12-20-2007, 10:54 AM   #4
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Old 12-20-2007, 11:05 AM   #5
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Old 12-20-2007, 11:07 AM   #6
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I had a 8v jetta ($2000) for my first car, rear ended, then bought a vr6 corrado ($6000 settlement) with my parents assuming it was a 4-cylinder. I drove like a moron, then bought a t04 kit for it and put down 488whp...I should be dead. If it were rwd, I would be dead.

...the a 1997 jetta for 10 years, then the miata, and now the 2000 outback wagon.

Giving your kit a 250whp miata or a c5 is asking for asset seizure, a dead child, and a lack of responsibility and sense of entitlement from your kids.
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Old 12-20-2007, 11:22 AM   #7
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First car I drove regularly was my parents, it was a 1992 Mercury Marquis.
First car I own completely outright and pay for everything myself is the Miata.
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Old 12-20-2007, 11:25 AM   #8
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Had to share a several cars with my older brother before I got my own:

88 Dodge Colt *crashed
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90 MX6 *crashed
98 Ford ZX2

Then I had the pleasure of having a 92 Plymouth Sundance Duster all to myself.
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Old 12-20-2007, 11:27 AM   #9
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My first motorcycle was a Yamaha PW50 I got when I was 7.
I've since had 2 other cars and 7 other motorcycles. I'm 19 years old and indeed spoiled by my awesome dad.
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Old 12-20-2007, 11:36 AM   #10
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2002 Protege5 (Sold)
1993 Miata (Money Pit)
2005 Tribute (Mini-Van alternative)

"All that" and I'm 35.

Each and every car I purchased myself (With a little help from the bank). Tributes days are numbered, I'm thinking about a CX-7.
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Old 12-20-2007, 11:43 AM   #11
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Old 12-20-2007, 11:48 AM   #12
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Old 12-20-2007, 11:53 AM   #13
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Old 12-20-2007, 11:55 AM   #14
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First bought car- 1961 TR3A I shared with my brother - bought it for $350. Wan't worth the money, but taught me a thing or two about fixing cars.
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Old 12-20-2007, 12:21 PM   #15
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My first was a Geo Tracker 4x4. I went halfsies with my older brother. That thing was great in the snow. Once my dad and I restored the 73 Midget, though, that's what I was driving most of the time.
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Old 12-20-2007, 12:33 PM   #16
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I was given a '90 dodge spirit by my dad on the condition that if i could get it to run, it was mine, at 16. I did some troubleshooting and determined it was a faulty TBI injector. Replaced it, and she fired right up. Drove that car until my second year of college.

Then I bought a 4-cylinder, automatic 1993 MX6. I got involved on mx6.com and learned a lot about cars in general, and the mx6 specifically. Eventually I found an LS model and sold the old 4-banger.

the 1993 LS was bought in a box, basically. I had to reassemble it from pieces. I dropped in a KLZE and drove it happily for a couple of years. Sold it when it developed an interior water leak i could never track down.

That's when i bought my daily, a 2007 Honda CRV. Not the nicest looking thing on the road, but gets awesome gas-mileage and is comfortable as hell. with as much driving as i do (put 25,000 miles on it in the first year of ownership), that's important.

shortly after the honda, i picked up my miata. Been playing with it ever since.
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Old 12-20-2007, 12:38 PM   #17
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first car i bought i was 17 a plymouth voyager 1800 but never drove it the that summer i bought a riced out pontiac sunfire gt 4900 (riped off)
now i'm 18 and have a 03 miata 14000 and a 06 honda 600rr
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Old 12-20-2007, 12:49 PM   #18
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Old 12-20-2007, 12:55 PM   #19
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