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Old 03-10-2008, 02:16 AM   #1
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mowed lawns to pay 1500 for it.
it was nothing but trouble, but i learned a hell of a lot from it.

Feel free to bash, but then you have to post your own.
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Old 03-10-2008, 02:30 AM   #2
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No hate here. That's the best way to go in my opinion. Start with something that needs wrenching on it, and it'll make a man out of you quick.

My first car was a '90 Dodge Spirit with no paint, a three-speed automatic, and all its get-up-and-go got up and went long before i got it.
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My miata
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See below. Worked my butt off in high school to get it built.
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My last miata was my first car, it suffered a somewhat typical fate of a first car. But I learned a lot from it(both in the mechanics of driving and of the car). Now I need to follow savington's footsteps and work my *** off if I ever want to see my current car boosted.
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Old 03-10-2008, 04:26 AM   #6
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1994 honda civic 4-door that was already beat to ****... cliche i guess but i learned a whole lot from it.

then i sold it for only 500 less than what i paid after i continued to beat it, made out like a bandit
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1988 civic 4wd wagon with a d16z6 swap. I loved that car. Swap did not make it very fast but I drove them stock before, and vtec makes it much better(though the sohc vtec is hard to feel). The low first gear could get that bastard to crawl up some pretty impressive inclines(for a civic)

I had it lowered on coilovers for a while, and then lifted(like a half inch maybee) with accord springs and shocks, and 65 profile tires. I liked it better lifted. I could beat the **** out of that car when it was lifted.

if I had the cash I would buy it back from my friends brother and turbo it tommorow
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Old 03-10-2008, 07:50 AM   #8
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'81 Volvo 2dr
4spd w/pushbutton overdrive

It was the "surf pig". There was probably 1/2" of sand on the floorboards when it finally blew a headgasket after 200k miles and we got rid of it. What a tank!
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1994 Dodge Intrepid. It was a POS but it turned on and went, most of the time. Finally it needed to much work to make it worthwhile to keep so I got the miata.
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63 Ford Falcon. Had to put metal lids to various stuff to cover the holes in the floorboard. 2 speed automatic.
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my miata is my first car..
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4WD Geo Tracker. Disgusting to look at, but it had what I needed: drop-top for summer, 4wd for winter.
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Bah, you guys have it easy. My first was a 1974 Gold Duster. Slant 6 (no power), 3 speed automatic. Handling was massive understeer with a sudden and unpredictable transition to massive over steer. 4 wheel drums, so it didn't stop worth a damn, either. Learned to drive it like I stole it, so when I finally got a decent car (1981 Toyota Celica), I could keep up with most people with better cars.

The Miata is a weekend toy, and my 7th or 9th car, depending on if you count the ones I bought for the wife.
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1966 VW Beetle, unreliable as hell, a bit rusty, but I love(d) that car.
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1992 16v GTI and scored an old AMS blower for it. That car was fun.
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1974 Camaro, 71 LT1 350 with a 3.08 Posi. Hard to get off the line but the 150+ MPH top speed was scary in a car that old.

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1993 Mazda MX-3 GS. It was fun to drive and the 1.8L V6 was nice. I riced it out a little, then a girl in an SUV hit me @ 50mph while I was sitting at an intersection.



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1983 ford escort L. had it for five years. that car had the DNA of a rock crawler and dune buggy in it. it'd been on the Pismo Beach dunes more than once. It held 9 people comfortably. very comfortably if you consider 2 women on your lap comfortable.

Net cost of ownership over 5 years excluding gas and flea market subwoofer? under $100/yr. $600 purchase price and sold with a blown head gasket for $250. It blew chasing a porsche on mothers day one summer. aw.
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1970 Oldsmobile 98 LS Holiday Sedan
455 CID

still have it, though it's pretty much just collecting rust these days :(
More or less, just waiting on the right tub to drop the motor into...
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