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Sophie4
Sophie4
Gopher to the Sleuth Gods

Apr-9-2008 10:26

What you drive tells something about you. Even if you drive a hoopdee, you chose it. What was your first car? What do you drive now?



My first car was a 2-door, 1962 Olds Cutlass F-85. It was parked in my neighbors field. I paid $50 for it, replaced the universal in the drive line and drove it away. I called it "La Bamba." If you stepped on the gas pedal to quick it went right to the floor and with that aluminum block engine it went from zero to 60 in the bat of an eye, slip it to neutral and the pedal popped back up. I put a $300 stereo in it that I had to take out whenever I parked it because I didn't a have key for the the doors. the trunk was wired shut with bailing wire. I loved that car.

Today I drive a 2005 Ford Ranger 4x4 XL off-road P/U . It stands kinda tall so I use the running boards to climb into it :-)


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haskenhoff
haskenhoff
Con Artist

Apr-9-2008 11:40

First car: 1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse, which I totally abused and destroyed in college!

Current car: 2005 Nissan Maxima, boring but at least it has a sunroof!



ctown28
ctown28
Tireless Tiger

Apr-9-2008 12:02

First car 1980: Toyota Celica, paid $1200 for it and really beat that thing into the ground. I drove it until it just wouldn't go anymore

Current: 2002 Chevy Blazer, and that thing is about on it's last leg, it may be time for a new car soon.

Aunt Pittypat
Aunt Pittypat
Well-Connected

Apr-9-2008 15:34

My first car was a brand new Camaro with a V8 engine that I got for my 14th birthday. Needless to say I totaled it out less than a year later.

Now I am driving a 2005 Mazda Mini-van.

OH how Aunt Pittypat yearns for the good ole days.

Lady Jas
Lady Jas
The Chosen One

Apr-9-2008 16:40

First car: 1987 Honda Accord LX (Bronzish/Gold color) that was passed down to me. It was automatic windows, locks, cruise control. Even the ignition area lit up when you turned the lights on :D . Unfortunately the breaks went out on it at almost 300,000 miles. *sniff*

Current Car: 1998 Ford Escort LX (Purple). No auto windows or locks *sigh* but thats ok. I paid $2800 cash for it, so at least I have no car payments to make :D She's my baby!

Aunt Pittypat
Aunt Pittypat
Well-Connected

Apr-9-2008 16:43

I know this is not on topic but I'm old so I get to do these things.

The car I really want is a Toyota Prius. Those cute little hybrid cars.

haskenhoff
haskenhoff
Con Artist

Apr-9-2008 19:32

I am with you Pittypat, my next car will be a hybrid.

Secret_Squirrel
Secret_Squirrel
Safety Officer

Apr-9-2008 20:43

To the amazement (lol disgust) of friends and family alike my first car is my current car. My very humble 1987 Nissan Pulsar, which I bought from a little old lady who really only did drive it to Church on Sundays has been flogged to death, has had numerous kids from youth groups learn to drive in it (and has the dings to prove it), been weighed down to the axles with all manner of camping equipment and gone up a mountain backwards. It's commonly referred to as the 'magic hatch' coz of how much crap such a tiny car can fit in it :) I don't drive it much anymore. I try to walk and ride everywhere if I can. But I love it. And she''ll (it's a girl car) have to die a grisly death before I get rid of her.

Nice thread Sophie :)

yoyofoshow
yoyofoshow
Old Shoe

Apr-10-2008 04:03

Well I am not allowed to drive but... my friend's shop project is a little push cart for two kids. But they live out of the country so I'll be commandeering it to my own uses. I'll be taking it down an asphalt road down a big hill with lots of turn.
The pro's:
-free
-no fuel costs (GRAVITY!)
-no pollution (see above)
-the ladies love it :P

The con's:
-no brakes
-no steering
-no airbags

Anikka
Anikka
Babelfish

Apr-10-2008 12:38

It's all good, yoyo... brakes and steering are highly overrated. I learned to drive in NYC, which is how I know that. :-D

Jesse Hunter
Jesse Hunter
Nomad

Apr-10-2008 13:31

First vehicle was a 1991 Chevy S-10 2wheel drive pickup. It ate alternators like popcorn. I lost the front bumper sliding into another vehicle's trailer hitch and had it replaced with an offroad style pipe bumper. I caught hell from my buddies for having an offroad bumper on a 2WD, but it was perfect for tying off a rappel line (with a backup line to the axle). I went many places that an older wiser me would never take a 4-wd truck.

Now I have a 1998 Honda Passport 4wd that's never been offroad.

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