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HagarTheHorrible
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Post by HagarTheHorrible »

Just curious to find who out there has and fond - or not so fond memories - of their first car. I recall my first was a 1971 Triumph Spitfire Mark III. It looked great, but with its electrical system by Lucas - AKA the Prince of darkness - it was nororiously unreliable. On the up side, I did save a lot of gas with the beast 'cause it was in the garage every other weekend being fixed.

The one thing that did work properly was the heater which seemed to have only two settings, roast and cremate. It was powerful enough that on a sub zero winter day you could fire up the blast furnace and drive around with the top down in complete comfort. The only thing you had to watch out for was truckers who chewed tobacco!
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Much to the amusement of all my mates I had a bright green citroen 2cv. My favourite was a Dailmer 2.5 saloon, the daimler version of the inspector morse jag
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lady cop
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Post by lady cop »

having owned a jaguar xj6 i am very familiar with lucas electrics, a truly evil entity indeed.
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Tombstone
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I look back fondly on my first car! It was an ugly 1971 Toyota Corolla Station Wagon. Oh - and the color? How about a faded "baby blue". It had compression in 3 of the 4 cyclinders, a cracked steering wheel and had the smell of a 1954 Ford that sat in the sun for too many years.

Ahhhh...memories....
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My first car was a bright blue Toyota Corolla. The floorboards had rusted out, so I had plywood for flooring, covered by mats. It was so much fun driving in puddles and in slush - especially at top speeds!

It was a 4-speed, so it was quite a trick to coast through a puddle and pull up my legs, popping her into neutral, and then guessing when it was safe to use the clutch again. LOL.
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valerie
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Post by valerie »

My first car was a TRUCK!! Hey, girls can have trucks, too!

"Got my first truck when I was three did a hunnerd thousand miles

on my knees... hauled marbles and rocks and thought twice before

I hauled a Barbie doll bed for the girl next door..."

Well, okay, it was the truck I learned to drive in. '56 Dodge. (Okay

so it was a few years old before I started driving it!) :driving:

The first car that I OWNED all by myself, not my Dad or a SO, was my

1986 Honda Accord LX. Now there was a beauty in every way. She

got totalled by a drunk driver, so now I'm back to a TRUCK.

Truck truck truck. I love my truck.

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Post by gmc »

posted by Bothwell

Much to the amusement of all my mates I had a bright green citroen 2cv. My favourite was a Dailmer 2.5 saloon, the daimler version of the inspector morse jag :
D

My first car was a citroen Dyane, blew the engine doing 90 or thereabouts on the M6, next was cv6 ever since then have preferred cars with heaters.
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Post by Bothwell »

GMC - God I miss those "Chicken Hutch" windows and the air con system which was a big knob (fnaar, fnaar) that you turned that simply opened two hatches on the bonnet and let the wind blow straight through.
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Post by capt_buzzard »

Bothwell wrote: Much to the amusement of all my mates I had a bright green citroen 2cv. My favourite was a Dailmer 2.5 saloon, the daimler version of the inspector morse jag
I would thought that you would have gone for a battle tank:D
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Post by gmc »

posted by spikyblondlad

A colleague of my dad's bought that car almost 9 years ago now and its still running, with over 250,000 miles on the clock. Rock on, Japanese quality.



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Post by ccreed6 »

My first car was a 1968 firebird that I purchased in 1970 when I was 19.All of my older sons drove it to their Proms and in the home coming parades. I sold it in 1999. Sure do miss her.
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My first car was a 1957 Chevrolet Belair, sedan. Still love that car.
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My first car was a 1987 Nissan Pathfinder. It had horrible gas mileage. I totalled it.

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Bez
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Post by Bez »

My first car was a Ford Anglia.....had to hold the choke out with a clothes peg and the gear stick was very long....in total I had about 8 Anglias over the years....my favourite was a white estate....

I now have a Toyota Yaris...power steering...how did we do without it ?

I learnt to drive in a Hillman Imp....those were the days eh ?



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LilacDragon
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abortretryfail wrote: My first car was a 1987 Nissan Pathfinder. It had horrible gas mileage. I totalled it.

:yh_doh



The first NEW car we got after I got married was a '92 Pathfinder. Bought it on Guam, shipped it to the Germany, drove it on the Autobahn. I sure loved that vehicle. (It was registered as a station wagon, but you can bet I refered to it as a truck!) NOT many Nissan dealers in Germany back then, so that girl drove for years without an oil change or a tune up! I sure loved that thing! Cried when it died.

My first car was a 1967 Chevy Nova. It was rust and blue, the rust being actual rust. Had it for a week and totalled it hitting a fire hydrant! Then I had a 1972 Ford Galaxy. Got rearended on Thanksgiving day. Major damage to the back end but I drove it for months afterwards, after we pried the wheelwell out of the tire.
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A 1982 2 toned, cream/sh_t brown Chevy Citation!!! Luckily the first time I drove it, someone rear-ended me totalling it out! Then I moved "up" to a fancy red Ford Escort w/ a faulty gas gauge..............and also always died when going downhill!!!! LOL Did have a cool black interior (stylin for back then!) and an awesome stereo!!!
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