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Old 12-20-2007, 01:35 PM   #21
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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.
Same here, besides the fact I had a few dsm's and colts (one turbo) that I just beat around in.

Parents cars were and are a 99 suzuki esteem (first 100mph ticket ) and a 98 rwd mazda mpv.
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Old 12-20-2007, 02:12 PM   #22
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Gunmetal '97 Eclipse RS
White '90 Miata
Red '88 323GTX
Red '92 240SX
White '92 Miata
Blue '92 Nissan Pickup
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Old 12-20-2007, 02:16 PM   #23
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'81 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Diesel

'99 Ford Ranger 4wd (My current DD)
'69 Opel GT (sold)
'99 Miata turbo

Miss the oldsmobile.
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Old 12-20-2007, 02:24 PM   #24
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87 2 door, 5 speed k-car
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Old 12-20-2007, 02:30 PM   #25
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Thats it? Some punk *** kid here in KC wanted a mustang for his 16th birthday. His dad took him to the ford dealership to check em out.

He picked out a base model automatic 2007 V6. His dad was like, "no. no way. If you're gonna get a mustang, might as well get the top model."

Needless to say, they walked away with a GT500 for a 15 year old kid who couldn't drive a five speed. ****** people. Eight months later the retard still can't drive it. I beat the car badly in my Speed6.
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Old 12-20-2007, 03:09 PM   #26
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My first car was a '66 Dodge Dart with a slant six, which I got in 1996. I still have it.
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Old 12-20-2007, 03:24 PM   #27
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74 Camaro with a 71 LT-1 Corvette motor. It was partially wrecked and I had to rebuild it. Circa 1985, $400 bucks.

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Old 12-20-2007, 03:31 PM   #28
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93 mazda miata that had a lot of goodies (besides the turbo)
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Old 12-20-2007, 03:45 PM   #29
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I've driven around in my parents 92 Deville, and their 2004 Grand Am. I didn't have the time or money to fix cars when I was in high school and in college I got a decent job to afford my LE.
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Old 12-20-2007, 04:42 PM   #30
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69 toyota carrola, top speed 65mph downhill.
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Old 12-20-2007, 05:00 PM   #31
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1987 Nissan Stanza
i feel your pain. I had a shitbrown wagon with rust. It actually had a sliding door like a van . Ugliest car ever. It creaked going around turns, would not go over 65mph and had a dead starter not worth fixing so I roll started it every time.
also had a 1991 vw passat wagon, in the shop every other week
1988 toyota camry, a comfy tank
1986, 1991 vwv golf and jetta, bought to fix up, never did, but made a profit after they'd been in my driveway for a couple months.
1991 eagle talon, had it for a month and realized it was boring
1992 miata, totalled this fall
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Old 12-20-2007, 06:37 PM   #32
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1966 VW Beetle. 53HP and a top speed of 55 mph. My dad loved me enough to buy me a car that I couldn't go fast enough to die in.
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Old 12-20-2007, 06:47 PM   #33
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90' Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme SL

I turned 18 and I guess it was a grad gift. Had 165k on the clock, 2 rebuilt trannies, an electrical fire @ 120k and has made like 3 round trips across the country. What a beater. I bought a cherry bomb for it and it was freaking loud. Fun taking it to an AutoX or 2. I'm sure people laughed but hell, I was trying to have fun and learn how to drive the car better. I had no real money back then to keep the car running at which it died 3,5oo miles later. Jonied the service and bought my 97 Miata.
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Old 12-20-2007, 08:28 PM   #34
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Miata(was my dad's)-totaled
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Old 12-20-2007, 08:32 PM   #35
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In short, it seems you're (the OP) in good company here. Nothing to feel jealous of. Life's a bitch for most of us. Especially when you're a teenager. For some of us it's still a bitch....
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Old 12-20-2007, 10:31 PM   #36
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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.
Probably a better (and more practical) education in electrical theory than some college courses these days... (Lucas = Prince of Darkness...)

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My first car was the 1970 mud-brown Pontiac Catalina 4-door (with vinyl roof) my Grandfather willed me.

It was replaced (as primary transportation) by a '76 Honda Civic (1500cc CVCC hatchback...), '80 Datsun station wagon, '75 El Camino (w/ a "massaged" '74 Vette 350), '80 Pinto "Crusin" Wagon, '69 Triumph Spitfire, '67 Cougar, '76 V-6 Capri, '75 MG Miget, '84 Mustang, '82 Prelude, '74 Malibu, '85 LTD-II, '89 Accord, '99 Escort, and (currently) '05 SAAB.

Others in the mix: '70 & '72 Cougars, '79 Turbo Capri, '70 Ford 3/4-ton Flatbed, '84 Izuzu I-Mark sedan, '84 Sunbird, '90 Lumina Eurosport, '00 Sable, '74 Spitfire, '03 Mazda6, '95 4Runner and an '07 Sportage. (And of course, the '97 Miata...)

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Old 12-20-2007, 10:33 PM   #37
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I started out with a boring car too. I don't think kids should get the sports car of their dream right at 16. Its just asking for trouble.

1992 Oldsmobile Eighty Eight Royale (Was my dads, I got it when I turned 16. Now sold)
1994 Mazda Miata (Current. I bought this when I was 17)
1990 Honda Civic DX (ZC swap project that I bought off a friend mid project, never finished it, parted it out.)
1991 Nissan Sentra (Bought it, fixed it, sold it a few weeks later)
1993 Ford Probe GT (Daily drove it for a while, sold it)
1986 Mazda RX7 (Bought as a non runner, now I am selling it as a non runner..)
1988 Mazda RX7 (Current. Selling it now..)
2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT (Current daily driver)
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Old 12-20-2007, 11:03 PM   #38
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In short, it seems you're (the OP) in good company here. Nothing to feel jealous of. Life's a bitch for most of us. Especially when you're a teenager. For some of us it's still a bitch....
Amen, brother.
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Old 12-21-2007, 03:40 PM   #39
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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.


No ****, but hey, at least it isn't a bike.
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Old 12-21-2007, 04:02 PM   #40
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First car was a '85 Olds Calais Supreme...that I got from my great grandmother because she got her license revoked (possibly was just as dangerous as those kids who got fast cars for their first car). The Olds was 20 years old when I got it and only had 45K miles. Then I broke an engine mount after a year of driving stupid. Now I have the miata.

FWIW, I know we all would have loved to have our dream car as our first car. Luckily our parents couldn't/wouldn't buy us them. Driving an Oldsmobile that shook like an earthquake at any speed above 30mph made me appreciate the miata I paid myself for that much more.
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