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Do you have a favorite memory about your very first car?


I think we all remember our first “clunker,” or sometimes think back to the days and the travels of our unbridled youth. I’d love to read some of your anecdotes about the relic you drove (well, many of us drove ancients), or any interesting tidbits or stories you’d like to share.

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RTalloni says

2 years ago
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    Genna East 24 months ago

    Thank you for your answer. I remember those cute cars. I think we fondly referred to them as pregnant roller skates. I think we were all too young. :-)

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Keith Abt (FatFreddysCat) says

24 months ago
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    Genna East 24 months ago

    Hi Freddy. How wonderful -- a brand new car. That must have been a great day. And I know what you mean about the sound. My first priority on my beloved clunker was to make sure those speakers worked. Thanks for the answer.

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CrisSp says

24 months ago
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    Genna East 24 months ago

    That is quite a story! The things we do in our teen years. I think we often look back at foolishness with laughter, fondness, or the realization of how lucky we really were, and how much we learned. Thanks for that great comment. :-)

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Noelle Dumas (partschick12) says

24 months ago
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    Genna East 24 months ago

    Hi there. I also created a short story titled, "Bessie" about my first "clunker." Now, I drive a Honda CRV, so I can understand your fondness for Honda's. I will definitely read your hub about that '78. Good to see you. :-)

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John Connor (connorj) says

24 months ago
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    Genna East 24 months ago

    Hi Connor. (I just read and commented on your story. I wrote one as well. "Bessie.") I love that photo. The age of 17 is like no other. I think it marks a turning point for many of us. Thanks for that great answer.! :-)

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The Examiner-1 says

23 months ago
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David B Katague (chateaudumer) says

2 years ago
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    Genna East 24 months ago

    A '57 Mercury? Wow! My first car was an ancient Rambler. i called her Bessie. Like you, I will never forget her. Thanks for that great answer.

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Eric (ijdmtoy) says

21 months ago
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