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Old 05-20-2008, 08:02 PM   #61
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1990 Dodge Shadow. 2.5 turbo @15psi. It was pretty fast, but I always wished it was the Shelby csx model.

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1967 Fiat 124 Sport. I'm sure you guys have never seen one!
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71 beetle. 60 HP of screaming fury!!
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1968 Chevelle. Insanely built 327 with a 4 speed. Could light up the tires at 80mph without much effort. Drove downhill all the time with skinny's in the front and beefy tires in the rear. Would run the 1/4 in low 12's with street tires. Took longer to stop than to accellerate. Who ever thought drum brakes was a good idea was smoking crack. Took me about a week just to learn to shift into 2nd without chirping the tires. Way twitchy throttle and short throw competition clutch.

Paid $850 for it in 1982. When I was at school my Dad would take his buddies out in it and scare the crap out of them. Didn't learn about that till after I sold it.

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Loved the looks of those Fiat's but I can't think of a worse 1st car! How did you keep it running?!?
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Rafa,

Loved the looks of those Fiat's but I can't think of a worse 1st car! How did you keep it running?!?

Actually the transmission gave up less than 1 year after I bought the car!

It looked awesome but it was totally unreliable.
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Old 05-21-2008, 02:08 PM   #68
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I see a lot of VWs as first cars. Mine was a 1988 Jetta, which was sadly one of the cleanest and most reliable cars I've owned. The 1.8L 8v motor was weak, but awesome. Power nothing, even the sunroof had to be cranked open with a handle. I drove it through high school and sold it to my English teacher for what I paid. From there I ventured into the darkside of Nissan Z cars. I wish I still had it, but a manual tranny and RWD seemed more important at the time.
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1967 Fiat 124 Sport. I'm sure you guys have never seen one!
My dad had a 124 Spider when I was a kid and I thought that was cool. This was when we were in Germany. Then he bought a '79 X1/9. We brought it back to the states and that was my first car.

Cool car but try finding a Marelli alternator in BFE Virginia prior to the internet.

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My dad had a 124 Spider when I was a kid and I thought that was cool. This was when we were in Germany. Then he bought a '79 X1/9. We brought it back to the states and that was my first car.

Cool car but try finding a Marelli alternator in BFE Virginia prior to the internet.

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Frank, your dad's spider was one of the most beautiful cars of that era.

I also remember the X 1/9. I imagine how difficult it must have been to get parts in the US!

BTW, I'm going to scan a pic of my fourth car tonight and challenge you guys to figure out which car it was.
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'79 Caprice Classic. Two-tone paint scheme -- white and rust, mostly rust though! My aunt and uncle gave me that car for free when I got my learner's permit at 16-1/2, rather than pay the junkyard to haul it away. My friends in high school promptly named it the "S.S. Evan" because, ya know, it needed tugboats to steer ... I wonder how many Miatas would fit in the trunk?
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Old 06-01-2008, 04:30 AM   #73
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My first car......
1991 Eunos Roadster Mk1 NA GTi @ 6 Psi/10 Degrees Timing....Eibach Sports Springs, KYB AGX 8 Way Adjustable Shocks, Polyurethane Bushings, Cat By-Pass, DePowered PS Rack (FM Style), Removed AC - ZoomZoomBOOOooST !!

Yup, I'm still driving it
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me? i had a TOTAL PIMP MOBILE:

1998 CHEVY PRIZM, OHHHH YEAHHH BABY!!!!
put a home-made intake on it, and welded together a straight through exhaust, it sounded like complete **** but kept up with civic lx's and at that time in my life (16) it was the **** hahahahha
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1969 GTO Judge...STOOPID FAST! Bought used.
1984 VW Rabbit GTi...STOOPID QUICK (for the day)! Bought new.
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1994 mazda protege
had the jdm bp-t motor for it but sold it before i got the miata.....now i wish i held onto it lol
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1951 black 2-door lead sled Mercury, 3 on the tree with overdrive. Wish I had it now!
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me? i had a TOTAL PIMP MOBILE:1998 CHEVY PRIZM, OHHHH YEAHHH BABY!!!![/B]
put a home-made intake on it, and welded together a straight through exhaust, it sounded like complete **** but kept up with civic lx's and at that time in my life (16) it was the **** hahahahha
Jazes 16 ?
You can only get a motorbike over here at that age, can get a car when 18
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Jazes 16 ?
You can only get a motorbike over here at that age, can get a car when 18
Based on the highways(????) I drove around Donegal and Limerick, everybody should get a motorbike and leave it at that. Those roads weren't built with cars in mind.
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94 Saturn SC1. 84hp auto transmission. Sucked. Almost **** my pants the first time I hit the speed limiter (104mph, iirc).

Sold it after a year and got a '96 SC2. 124hp with a 5 speed manual trans. Loved it. Spent way, way too much modifying it. Pissed off many, many mustang owners.
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