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Old 03-10-2008, 11:21 AM   #21
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Technically my first car was an '89 Saab 900S. However, I bought and sold it before I got a license, so it doesn't really count. I bought it with a supposed blown tranny, and it turned out just needing a $4 shift linkage! WOO!

Really my first car was a '91 Audi 200. 1 of ~1100 in the US. 5 cyl 20v Turbo motor that later powered the S4s. It was wicked fast and a whole lot of fun. Unfortunately, it leaked and repeatedly fried ECUs, which gets to be $$$$ when there are no motor parts available for the car anywhere.

This is a picture with my buddies Turbo MX-6

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Old 03-10-2008, 12:35 PM   #22
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79' Ford Fairmont. 2.3L of fury, 68hp. Wow! Back then it was a good thing to bring us back and forth to HS, women digged the 4 doors.
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Old 03-10-2008, 12:38 PM   #23
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Old 03-10-2008, 12:46 PM   #24
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93 4 door civic automatic tranny, that never broke down even when i went off-roading at top speed (105mph)...that car was a trooper
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Old 03-10-2008, 12:49 PM   #25
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First car was a '61 TR3A I sort of inherited from my brother when he stepped up to a car that was actually worth more than the parts it needed. It ran pretty well a lot of the time, and it required more time and patience than a wife. But it taught me all about carburetors, ignitions, bearings, and stuff.
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Old 03-10-2008, 12:59 PM   #26
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1980 rx7 anniversary edition
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Old 03-10-2008, 02:05 PM   #27
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My first car was a 197? Peugeot 504 diesel. The paint was so oxidized, that if you touched it, it would transfer burgundy dust onto you or your clothing. It was quite the chick magnet.
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Old 03-10-2008, 02:28 PM   #28
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1972 Nova SS...350H.O. 350HP and 375 Torque. 4spd Manual...best car to learn how to drag race..err...drive in. A guy I went to high school with drove a 1965 Galaxy with a built 390 and another one (our friend) had a 1969 Swinger with a 440 pushing 600HP...with drag slicks it would slip just by touching the pedal..
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Old 03-10-2008, 02:59 PM   #29
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1993 Mazda MX-6 LS, 2.5 V6, 5spd I bought it when i was 15 from junkyard and had bad axles and no title. Had no rev limter? and went through 2 engines before sold it.
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I got everyone beat for the car most likely not to get you laid in high school.

1976 Chevette. This was a special edition and had the following features:
White paint
Simulated wood paneling, via peel and stick vinyl shelf liner. I **** you not, this was factory.
Lime Green carpet and white vinyl seats.
Smelled like dog.
Floor was held together with sheet metal and rivets.
4 spd manual that popped out of reverse unless you held the shifter.
Used a cable for the clutch, which the car liked to consume.

Bought for $300 had to put in a release bearing. Sold for $250 5 years later.

Learned to drive sideways in this car, long before drifting became a "sport". Well it was in the winter ...
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Old 03-10-2008, 03:19 PM   #31
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Dude, I learned to drive in a Crown Victoria Country Squire wagon with bench seats and laminated woodgrain sides.
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Dude, I learned to drive in a Crown Victoria Country Squire wagon with bench seats and laminated woodgrain sides.
Did it smell like dog?

Maybe we should start a support group? Wood Paneling Survivors? WPS. Or I Lost My Virginity Despite My Car? ILMVDMC.

I feel your pain.
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Old 03-10-2008, 03:49 PM   #33
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69 jeep commando
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Floor was held together with sheet metal and rivets.
I remember doing sheet metal & rivet floor repair on my pal's vega - we used "for sale" signs collected for free around the neighborhood.
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Old 03-10-2008, 04:00 PM   #34
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my miata
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Old 03-10-2008, 06:20 PM   #35
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1987 Buick Park Avenue. 3.8L V6. Bought it off my parents on my 16th birthday, and it was a damn tank. Pretty comfortable with the plush leather seats, all digital/touchpad dashboard, and had a decent sound system stock. Later found out that I'd occasionally miss having a bench front seat and back seats. Didn't do a thing to it, and never had an issue out of it. Met it's fate when a delivery van pulled out in front of me from a gas station and stopped completely.
Was promptly replaced with my first RX7 - 1986 GXL.
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Old 03-10-2008, 06:30 PM   #36
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'90 Honda Civic hatch with a 4-speed manual.

Awesome car, beat the **** out of it daily. I used to put $10 in gas in it and that was enough to drive around all day for two weeks.

Paid $1900 and only had it for a year. Got $2500 from the insurance company when some old guy failed to yield.

That $2500 got me a rusty '87 rx-7 turbo.
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Old 03-10-2008, 09:04 PM   #37
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'67 Volvo 122S Sweet ride..LOL
My neighbor had a P1800.. Oh the lust...
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1981 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Diesel w/sunroof it was amazing and perfect. Parents bought it brand new before I was born and kept it. Gave it to me 21 years later. Spun brodies awesome and you could hold it on the floor for hours on end. Wouldn't do more than 90 with a little downhill but it got good gas mileage for a big beast.
Looked just like this one.
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1976 Datsun 280zx
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91 eclipse gsx, i wasn't really suffering
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