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WeVie
05-06-2011, 10:44 PM
What was your first car? Some were lucky enough to have a nice car but other, such as myself, got the pleasure of driving a big ol POS.

My first car was a 1987 Ford Escort GL. It was smurf blue and had a ton of miles on it. It had a big dent in one of the front fenders. I can't complain too much, because my grandpa gave it to me and back then, ten bucks would be me where I was going for close to two weeks.

CedarPhin
05-07-2011, 12:12 AM
A 1998 Suzuki Sidekick, forest green.

http://www.finheaven.com/clear.gif

JCane
05-07-2011, 12:19 AM
1993 Mazda RX-7

Car was ridiculous.

http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2011/05/2095480001_large-1.jpg

ROADRUNNER
05-07-2011, 06:16 AM
Not mine but had one too.........vauxhall nova sxi.http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2011/05/DSC00055-1.jpg

Steveo 90
05-07-2011, 08:24 AM
had a lot of fun with this car @18,it was the first year they came out.....1984 fiero,shoulda known it was not going to be the best car i ever had :)
http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2011/05/imagesqtbnANd9GcRiyVr2h60cTpLlGecjdJESyr-1.jpg

WISfinfan13
05-07-2011, 09:13 AM
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Cool story...My grandpa lives in Ft. Lauderdale in the winter. He moved there in '87 (year I was born) and bought this car. As I was growing up he said to me. "Brock, if I have this car when you turn 16 its yours". He never thought he would keep it that long. But he came through with his promise and had it trucked up to Wisconsin from Florida in the middle of winter. I still have it in storage.

Arsenal WV
05-07-2011, 03:41 PM
98 Chevy Malibu

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WeVie
05-07-2011, 03:54 PM
Man you guys had some pretty nice cars compared to the clunker that I had.

The second car I had was a 1991 Dodge Daytona which not too bad of a car but I wrecked it out and then I got a 93 Daytona which was even a little nicer.

Neither of these are my car but that is what they looked like, even the color.
http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2011/05/39175874003_large-1.jpg
http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2011/05/3205706870_4ed9f96e14-1.jpg

Wildbill3
05-07-2011, 04:09 PM
1970 Pontiac Tempest. Been in the family since 1976. and no, I won't be passing it down to my son. I'll find him his own boat that he can fix up and run the **** out of it.

Phinatic8u
05-07-2011, 04:12 PM
2006 Ford F250

7494

Bumpus
05-07-2011, 04:56 PM
Gray 1985 Honda Prelude:

http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2011/05/70122492_9a10d5a88a-1.jpg

This ain't it, but it's pretty close to what it looked like.

FAST ... Very fast! I got it at 18, I should have been dead by 19. :lol:

WeVie
05-07-2011, 04:59 PM
1970 Pontiac Tempest. Been in the family since 1976. and no, I won't be passing it down to my son. I'll find him his own boat that he can fix up and run the **** out of it.

Cadance says I have to keep my "red car" for her when she gets her license and is ready to drive. I wonder what kind of shape it will be in in 11 more years?
http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2011/07/TransAm003-1.jpg

If I put as many miles on it on average that I have since I have had it it will have about 45,000 miles on it.

Dolfan3773
05-07-2011, 10:55 PM
1994 Honda Civic

WeVie
05-07-2011, 11:30 PM
1994 Honda Civic

I have a 2010 Honda Accord right now.

Vaark
05-08-2011, 12:13 AM
http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2011/05/2qdmkpg-1.jpg

WeVie
05-08-2011, 09:32 AM
http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2011/05/2qdmkpg-1.jpg

That is one pimping ride.

Vaark
05-08-2011, 10:38 AM
Cadance says I have to keep my "red car" for her when she gets her license and is ready to drive. I wonder what kind of shape it will be in in 11 more years?
http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2011/07/TransAm003-1.jpg

If I put as many miles on it on average that I have since I have had it it will have about 45,000 miles on it.

Actually of the cars I've had, some being bombs, some being pretty damn nice, this RS is the only one I've come to regret not keeping.

Similar to this but with stock tires.

http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2011/05/1967_Camaro_Yellow_Sedan_001_a-1.jpg

WeVie
05-08-2011, 11:02 AM
I have thought about selling it a thousand times but something stops me from doing so. I was looking at an Infinity the other day and it is super sweet. It had every option on it that I think could come on a vehicle. It had everything from nav to push button start. Blue tooth everything. It was great! It was used of course and had about 30,000 miles on it. If I were to sell me car, or eve trade it, I could get that for little to nothing of a payment.

Vaark
05-08-2011, 12:11 PM
I have thought about selling it a thousand times but something stops me from doing so. I was looking at an Infinity the other day and it is super sweet. It had every option on it that I think could come on a vehicle. It had everything from nav to push button start. Blue tooth everything. It was great! It was used of course and had about 30,000 miles on it. If I were to sell me car, or eve trade it, I could get that for little to nothing of a payment.

Of the Big3 Japanese mfrs, personally I'm partial to the Nissan/Infiniti brand as being the most responsive driving vehicles and right up there in terms of also being mechanically bullet-proof; matter of fact I've got 2 of em presently and have recently test driven the M37 out of curiosity {although not all that $erious at this point. )

(edit: however with "gas gone wild" having 2pump premium into them sux)

WeVie
05-08-2011, 12:39 PM
Of the Big3 Japanese mfrs, personally I'm partial to the Nissan/Infiniti brand as being the most responsive driving vehicles and right up there in terms of also being mechanically bullet-proof; matter of fact I've got 2 of em presently and have recently test driven the M37 out of curiosity {although not all that $erious at this point. )

(edit: however with "gas gone wild" having 2pump premium into them sux)



I gotta pump middle grade in the Trams Am anyway. I used to use premium but not anymore

AquaInferno
05-09-2011, 12:21 PM
In 2005 my first care was a 1989 Oldsmobile 98 it was big metal and gold. A typical gramps care in a typical gramps color. It had tons of miles a broken tape deck a digital radio (top of the line in 89) and gold leather seats. It was always leaking something and the worst is when the power steering went out it was winter where I was. The transmission broke after 10 months of having it.

WeVie
05-09-2011, 12:33 PM
In 2005 my first care was a 1989 Oldsmobile 98 it was big metal and gold. A typical gramps care in a typical gramps color. It had tons of miles a broken tape deck a digital radio (top of the line in 89) and gold leather seats. It was always leaking something and the worst is when the power steering went out it was winter where I was. The transmission broke after 10 months of having it.

That sounds like one pimped out ride.

Gonzo
05-09-2011, 02:55 PM
1971 Ford Ranger XLT that I bought when I was 15 after working and saving for a summer...with tons o'rust, an auto transmission that had to be manually shifted, and an AM radio.
Mine was a lighter blue with a lot more rust:
http://www.finheaven.com/clear.gif

Once I ran it into the ground, I got a 1972 AMC Javelin. Loved that car.
Same color, older paint:
http://www.finheaven.com/clear.gif

Vaark
05-09-2011, 03:34 PM
1971 Ford Ranger XLT that I bought when I was 15 after working and saving for a summer...with tons o'rust, an auto transmission that had to be manually shifted, and an AM radio.
Mine was a lighter blue with a lot more rust:
http://www.finheaven.com/clear.gif

Once I ran it into the ground, I got a 1972 AMC Javelin. Loved that car.
Same color, older paint:
http://www.finheaven.com/clear.gif

damn.. that Jav had some nice lines.

(Speaking of old trashed trucks, my kid is rebuilding a 51 Chevy ..lots of work although it does drive)

Tunaphish429
05-09-2011, 03:43 PM
My first car was a 4 door chevy cavalier. Blue with custom rust spots!!

I drove this POS for about 2 years..It got me from A to B so it was not bad..Only cost me $700 dollars..Cant complain but was very uncool..

http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2011/05/1994_chevrolet_cavalier_4_dr_rs_sedanpic-1.jpeg

ROADRUNNER
05-09-2011, 03:45 PM
Second car but in blue....Vauxhall Calibra..........http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2011/05/Champagne_calibra-1.jpg

ROADRUNNER
05-09-2011, 03:50 PM
My 3rd car...........Mondeo , not mine but close......http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2011/05/17804_10881-1.jpg (http://www.modifiedcars.com/cars/17804/modified-ford-mondeo-2000-pictures)...

ROADRUNNER
05-09-2011, 03:57 PM
My car now........MG-ZS180 SPORT http://www.finheaven.com/clear.gif

CedarPhin
05-09-2011, 04:24 PM
1971 Ford Ranger XLT that I bought when I was 15 after working and saving for a summer...with tons o'rust, an auto transmission that had to be manually shifted, and an AM radio.
Mine was a lighter blue with a lot more rust:
http://www.finheaven.com/clear.gif

Once I ran it into the ground, I got a 1972 AMC Javelin. Loved that car.
Same color, older paint:
http://www.finheaven.com/clear.gif

That Javelin must have been pretty sweet. Isn't that what Bond has in "The Man With The Golden Gun"?

Dolfan3773
05-09-2011, 04:25 PM
I had a 1994 Honda Civic and now have a 2006 Honda Civic that was just paid off :D

Gonzo
05-09-2011, 04:40 PM
That Javelin must have been pretty sweet. Isn't that what Bond has in "The Man With The Golden Gun"?
That was the AMC Matador. Different front end and doesn't have the little ridge near the rear window.

CedarPhin
05-09-2011, 04:50 PM
Thanks. I've always wondered which model it was.

I don't know **** about AMC cars.

WeVie
05-10-2011, 12:48 PM
My 3rd car...........Mondeo , not mine but close......http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2011/05/17804_10881-1.jpg (http://www.modifiedcars.com/cars/17804/modified-ford-mondeo-2000-pictures)...

That is a very nice looking car.

CedarPhin
05-10-2011, 12:51 PM
This is what I drive now. The gas MPG is about as good as the Suzuki haha. Nicer looking though.

http://www.finheaven.com/clear.gif

WeVie
05-10-2011, 12:53 PM
This is what I drive now. The gas MPG is about as good as the Suzuki haha. Nicer looking though.

http://www.finheaven.com/clear.gif

There was a car show here on main street on Saturday and there were a bunch of really nice Mustangs.

CedarPhin
05-10-2011, 01:11 PM
The old ones are my favorite cars ever built.

SpurzN703
05-10-2011, 02:17 PM
1994 Chevy Beretta

http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2011/05/chevroletberetta16-1.jpg

WeVie
05-10-2011, 02:43 PM
The old ones are my favorite cars ever built.

Old cars are very nice but I like the new stuff on cars. That is why I have been thinking of selling mine and getting something newer. My car is now 10 years old and has none of the new features that the new stuff has. I want blue tooth, nav, push button start, ipod plugins and all that stuff.

CedarPhin
05-10-2011, 02:56 PM
See, I like old cars for the exact opposite reason. Something breaks? Easy to fix, usually with you and a few of your friends. Better designs too.

Gonzo
05-10-2011, 03:03 PM
Just sold my Honda Fit (loved that car, especially with gas prices) and here is my new mode of transportation:
http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2011/05/4863248845_5b1429cfd7-1.jpg

Can't tell you how happy I am about this. **** driving and **** the oil and auto industries.

CedarPhin
05-10-2011, 03:04 PM
Is Toronto an easy city to get around in?

Gonzo
05-10-2011, 03:07 PM
Is Toronto an easy city to get around in?
Yep, especially when you live on Queen St. West like me. Everything I need is within a block or two from my doorstep, and I don't mind walking or hopping on the streetcar/subway if it's further. NYC will be easy too starting in August.

Moving out of texas was one of the best days of my life.

Locke
05-10-2011, 03:13 PM
Just sold my Honda Fit (loved that car, especially with gas prices) and here is my new mode of transportation:
http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2011/05/4863248845_5b1429cfd7-1.jpg

Can't tell you how happy I am about this. **** driving and **** the oil and auto industries.

I wish I could do the same. Stuff is way too spread out here though. I recently bought a scooter which has made a sizable dent in my gas budget, but I can't drive it if it is anything but a sunny day. Even low winds toss me around...

JC
05-10-2011, 03:14 PM
When I was almost done with my junior year of high school my step mom gave me her 1993 Toyota Camry. Thing was always breaking down, and it was just a year younger than I was.

http://www.finheaven.com/clear.gif

Gonzo
05-10-2011, 03:23 PM
I wish I could do the same. Stuff is way too spread out here though. I recently bought a scooter which has made a sizable dent in my gas budget, but I can't drive it if it is anything but a sunny day. Even low winds toss me around...
I miss living in Phoenix about as much as living in Texas, though there was a LOT more to do outdoors there and I liked the people a lot more.

CedarPhin
05-10-2011, 03:25 PM
Yep, especially when you live on Queen St. West like me. Everything I need is within a block or two from my doorstep, and I don't mind walking or hopping on the streetcar/subway if it's further. NYC will be easy too starting in August.

Moving out of texas was one of the best days of my life.

You need a car to go anywhere in Texas it seems like. Like at every place I was at, there was nothing within walking distance of the hotel I was at, or the house I was staying at, etc.

Gonzo
05-10-2011, 03:37 PM
You need a car to go anywhere in Texas it seems like. Like at every place I was at, there was nothing within walking distance of the hotel I was at, or the house I was staying at, etc.Yep. And people are getting killed by the gas prices (the same people that constantly told me how much more expensive Toronto and NYC are). My Fit sold within a week 2k above blue book. :gonzo:

CedarPhin
05-10-2011, 04:00 PM
I was always amazed at how expensive gas was in West Texas, compared with New Mexico, or even Arizona.

Gonzo
05-10-2011, 04:09 PM
I was always amazed at how expensive gas was in West Texas, compared with New Mexico, or even Arizona.
In order to keep people there. It's hard to escape that ****hole when you can't afford the gas.

WeVie
05-10-2011, 04:39 PM
I think it would kinda cool to live somewhere where you could bike or walk anywhere you need to go without the need of a car, but that could make grocery shopping a little tough.

Gonzo
05-10-2011, 05:00 PM
I think it would kinda cool to live somewhere where you could bike or walk anywhere you need to go without the need of a car, but that could make grocery shopping a little tough.
Grocery store is about 3 blocks down the road. I just bring two bags and buy what I can carry, which is more than enough. Actually, it keeps me from grabbing stuff I don't need/didn't plan on buying. For the days I need to buy more stuff or if I need to grab something bigger for the apartment, I just get a zipcar: http://www.zipcar.com

WeVie
05-10-2011, 09:25 PM
Grocery store is about 3 blocks down the road. I just bring two bags and buy what I can carry, which is more than enough. Actually, it keeps me from grabbing stuff I don't need/didn't plan on buying. For the days I need to buy more stuff or if I need to grab something bigger for the apartment, I just get a zipcar: http://www.zipcar.com

A zipcar huh. That is too cool. I had never heard of that before. I go to the grocery store once a week. I guess I would have to go more but it would still suck to carry a gallon of milk or a case of soda 3 blocks.

BobDole
05-12-2011, 04:55 PM
1989 isuzu imark. a car so awesomely obscure that i can't even find a pic of it online. this is the closest i could find.

http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2011/05/33418600014_large-1.jpg

bought it from my uncle at 16 for a grand. the deal was i had to literally run it into the ground before my dad would replace it with a 'real' car. never happened - the thing would not die. fugger was like herpes - kept coming back for more every time i thought it was finally gone. in retrospect it was the best car i ever owned though - 45 miles a gallon. 100 bucks (not a typo) to replace and install - and align - all 4 tires. never had any transmission issues or anything like that. i don't even think i replaced a spark plug in it in the 3 years i had it. and i drove that thing hard - at 230 thousand miles i finally sold it to some dirtbag for like 300 bucks.

replaced it with a 1991 honda prelude si - that i loved - and totaled within the first 3 months. neat. :bobdole:

http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2011/05/prelude5-1.jpg

now i drive a really nice toyota highlander - why? i don't know. i sold out like a ***** and regretted it immediately. such a nice suv though ...

Phinatic8u
05-12-2011, 09:34 PM
1989 isuzu imark. a car so awesomely obscure that i can't even find a pic of it online. this is the closest i could find.

http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2011/05/33418600014_large-1.jpg

bought it from my uncle at 16 for a grand. the deal was i had to literally run it into the ground before my dad would replace it with a 'real' car. never happened - the thing would not die. fugger was like herpes - kept coming back for more every time i thought it was finally gone. in retrospect it was the best car i ever owned though - 45 miles a gallon. 100 bucks (not a typo) to replace and install - and align - all 4 tires. never had any transmission issues or anything like that. i don't even think i replaced a spark plug in it in the 3 years i had it. and i drove that thing hard - at 230 thousand miles i finally sold it to some dirtbag for like 300 bucks.

replaced it with a 1991 honda prelude si - that i loved - and totaled within the first 3 months. neat. :bobdole:

http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2011/05/prelude5-1.jpg

now i drive a really nice toyota highlander - why? i don't know. i sold out like a ***** and regretted it immediately. such a nice suv though ...

45 miles a galllooonnn????

**** my truck only gets 18 w/o the boat & jet skis behind it.

:lol: can cars haul water toys?

WeVie
05-13-2011, 01:10 AM
45 miles A gallon would be super. My wife's car gets around 35 but the other two we have are bad! My Trams Am is around 17 unless you run it hard and then it's way bad. You can almost watch the needle fall. And to make it worse, I have to run high test gas. Sigh.

Our Explorer is about 15 and I hate that thing. I so wish we had a pickup. Sucks not having a company truck anymore.

BobDole
05-13-2011, 12:50 PM
the gas aspect of that thing was great. i would fill the entire tank up for like 10 bucks (back when gas was 96 cents *sigh*) and drive on it for a month.

my highlander gets pretty good mileage though - somewhere between 24-27 miles a gallon. not terrible for a vehicle that size.

WeVie
05-15-2011, 10:45 AM
the gas aspect of that thing was great. i would fill the entire tank up for like 10 bucks (back when gas was 96 cents *sigh*) and drive on it for a month.

my highlander gets pretty good mileage though - somewhere between 24-27 miles a gallon. not terrible for a vehicle that size.

Sigh...........96 cent gas.