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How much did your first car cost?

  1. Bundu profile image94
    Bunduposted 6 years ago

    I bought my first car just a mere half a dozen years ago. It cost me £360. How much did yours cost you?

    1. Hokey profile image59
      Hokeyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Nothing. I stole it. wink

      1. starme77 profile image84
        starme77posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        lol lol Me Too ! Stole 2 as a matter of fact smile

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      Pani Midnyte Odinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      My first car was a 1993 Pontiac Grand Am. It was cherry red, the stereo didn't work, and it cost me $800.00, but it was worth every penny. I loved that car, although it ended up being given to my younger brother when I started having problems. He sold it for $500.00.

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      sneakorocksolidposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      $400 Beetle.smile

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        sofiajohnson8posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        What a low cost? But now it will cost too expensive because it is a vintage car nowadays.

    4. nikitha p profile image27
      nikitha pposted 6 years ago in reply to this


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    Ghost32posted 6 years ago

    My Dad bought me my first car.  Told me he paid $300; I later found out he paid $75 and thought that by telling me he'd paid the higher price, I'd believe the car was worth fixing when it broke--and thereby learn a bit about auto mechanics.

    Must have worked.  My first college degree was, in fact, in auto mechanics.

    Then he lost a bet when I chose Richard Nixon to gain the Republican nomination in 1960 and he didn't.  As a result, he had to pony up $100 for my second car.

    My third, and the first to last long enough to count, cost me $200.  To pay for it, I sold my only horse.

  3. warchild75 profile image51
    warchild75posted 6 years ago

    brought my first car 16 years ago and it cost me £600,it was a 6 year old austin maestro

  4. Bundu profile image94
    Bunduposted 6 years ago

    A good story there ghost :-). My first car was a rover. Heating didn't work and I bought the car in October in Scotland... Sigh felt like I was going to die of the cold every day

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    ralwusposted 6 years ago


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    StormRyderposted 6 years ago

    My dad gave me my first car (a 1970 Camaro)and I have no idea how much he paid for it. I do know he put some money into it and I still have it today. http://img442.imageshack.us/img442/7320/003vx.jpg

    1. mega1 profile image79
      mega1posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      do you want to sell it?  hahaha   My first car was a 1960something chevy corvaire - the lemon car - but it was ok for me - $300 and worth every penney!  then I sold it when it was on its last hubs for $75 and the guy fixed it up and its probably still roaming around the backroads of Colorado somewhere.

      1. Wayne Orvisburg profile image82
        Wayne Orvisburgposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        That's a heck of a first car!!! I love it!

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      Kenrick Chatmanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Nice car Storm.

      My first car was a fully loaded 96 Nissan Altima.

      I paid $15K + financing (since it was less than 1 year old).

      It's the only car I owned and I am still driving it today (more than a decade later).

      Depending on where I end up: Minneapolis (downtown or suburb), Chicago (downtown or suburb), or remain in Dallas (regardless where you live, you will need a vehicle); I may purchase my second car: a pre-own 2010 Infiniti M35.

    3. starme77 profile image84
      starme77posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      That is One Awesome Car smile

    4. Chaotic Chica profile image85
      Chaotic Chicaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Lucky girl!!!  I'm keen on the '69 Chevelle myself but wouldn't turn down that Camaro for anything!!

  7. mod2vint profile image70
    mod2vintposted 6 years ago

    My first car was a real hoop-tee, an old beat up station wagon I paid $50.00 later sold it for $200.00

  8. Bill's Ideas profile image60
    Bill's Ideasposted 6 years ago

    My first car was a Chevy Vega, it did OK but for $300 it did well. this was back in the 70s. Then I went to a dodge dart swinger, that was the best car I ever had.

  9. Wayne Orvisburg profile image82
    Wayne Orvisburgposted 6 years ago

    My first car was a 1961 Ford F100. Paid $150 for it. Never ran well enough to actually drive it anywhere.

    1. Wayne Orvisburg profile image82
      Wayne Orvisburgposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      This was only about 12 years ago.

  10. stephensaldana profile image61
    stephensaldanaposted 6 years ago

    My first car cost $250 big_smile

  11. Arthur Fontes profile image90
    Arthur Fontesposted 6 years ago

    First car was an AMC Hornet Green  $500.00

    1. sabrebIade profile image86
      sabrebIadeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      1963 Rambler American with a 287 in it. 
      $500 American dollars.
      I hated that car then, but I sooo wish I had it back now.

  12. starme77 profile image84
    starme77posted 6 years ago

    mine, a 1970 something huge ugly Buick lesaber 4 door 600 bucks, drove it to Florida from Oregon and sold it for 500 not a bad deal for a big ol ugly clunker lol

  13. ab420 profile image60
    ab420posted 6 years ago

    My first car was a 1989 Chevy Beretta for $1200... what a piece of junk that was!

  14. N. Ramius profile image83
    N. Ramiusposted 6 years ago

    '97 Toyota Corolla - $5,500

  15. Chaotic Chica profile image85
    Chaotic Chicaposted 6 years ago

    Technically, my first car was $300 was never able to drive it as the tranny was shot and before I could fix it, I went off to boot camp and my parents sold it (with my permission).  The first vehicle I owned that I could drive was a '95 S10 V-6  that I paid a grand total of $14K for before some idiot in a hurry rear-ended me and totalled it.

  16. H.C Porter profile image84
    H.C Porterposted 6 years ago

    1989 Ford Escort Hatchback
    it was ugly, it didn't have A/C, had duct tape holding the rear view mirror in place, when you slammed on the breaks it would turn off-and when it rained for some reason, you had to put it in Neutral and get a little push from a buddy before it would go???
    It cost me all of $800---and I got into all sorts of trouble driving around in that thing  big_smile   ahhhh....memories...

  17. Cagsil profile image83
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    My first car was a 1976 Chevy Malibu. I paid nothing for it, because it was a gift from my dad.

  18. drej2522 profile image86
    drej2522posted 6 years ago

    My first car was a 96' Mazda B3000. I paid 6,000 for it.

  19. Shadesbreath profile image89
    Shadesbreathposted 6 years ago

    $1100 for a '74 Fiat 124 Sport Spider convertable.  My friend's parents cut me some slack on it (a lot of slack) because, well, they were cool like that.  Best part was, I grew up when cruising was still cool and legal.  (I just deleted a long rant on that, maybe I'll write a hub.)


    This is not it, but it's EXACTLY like it... color, interior, all of it.  smile  I sure miss that car.

  20. Ivorwen profile image83
    Ivorwenposted 6 years ago

    My dad bought my first car, a baby blue 1969 Ford Galaxie, for $600, when it was five years.  Of course, I had to wait until it was much older before I could drive it... nearly 20 years.  big_smile

  21. Lady_E profile image83
    Lady_Eposted 6 years ago

    Bought my first car at an Auction for £1050 - PReg Toyota. It lasted a good 5 years - just changed the oil and plugs every so often:)

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    Ashley Carewposted 6 years ago

    £50 from the scrappy!  Old metro, absolute rust bucket but it got me to work for three months!

  23. EyesAndEars profile image61
    EyesAndEarsposted 6 years ago

    i paid nothing for my first car, it was given to me by my older sister when she bought her second car

  24. Whitney05 profile image67
    Whitney05posted 6 years ago

    My parents bought my actual first car. 2004 40th anniversary mustang. It was less than a year old. I think it was like $15k or so.

    My second car is the first one that I purchased, which is a 2010 RDX for $38k.

  25. sportyfunster profile image82
    sportyfunsterposted 6 years ago

    I paid 26K CDN for second hand Honda Prelude 2000.

  26. Urbane Chaos profile image92
    Urbane Chaosposted 6 years ago

    My first car.. Ah, what a beauty she was - cherry red Fiero, tinted windows, moonroof, brand new stereo system, and yes, those nifty little glow lights under the car that made it look like it was hovering.

    I was 15, and I thought I was "da bomb" with that car.  I would sit in it for hours at a time, just waiting for some hot chick to walk by and take a peek under my hood.  It was the late 90's, and I had the hottest car around..

    I mean, hell, I only paid 500 bucks for the thing, but it looked like it cost a million.  Damn, it was beautiful.

    But.. well, I bought it used.. The dude told me that all it needed was a battery cable and it would be good as gold.  It DID look good going down the road though, behind the tow-truck that is. 

    I got it home and tried my best to get it to work, but nothing.  It was the ECM, a part that cost, well, oh, a little over 1000 bucks to put in that car.  I was 15, I didn't have 1000 bucks. 

    But still, it did look nice sitting in the driveway for two years.

    I just wish I could have drove it. hmm

  27. Michael Willis profile image78
    Michael Willisposted 6 years ago

    My first Car purchase was in 1983 and it was a 1979 Malibu Classic 4-Door. I bought it for $1,500 from an elderly lady who had only put about 30,000 miles on the car and it was Spotless!

    That 8 cylinder sucked gas more than a.......Uh Hummm, never mind!

    I got more than my money worth in years from that car, but.....as a young man it did nothing for my Image. lolol

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    Lecieposted 6 years ago

    it was a '96 ford windstar mini-van and it cost me $4000.

  29. Jerami profile image79
    Jeramiposted 6 years ago

    My first car was a 1959 plymouth furry. Paid 50 dollars for it in in 1967.  first 30 years of driving I bought them broken,fixed um up and traded for newer broken ones and fixed them up.  Enjoyed doing that till 1998 when I got too old.
       bought a couple of new ones and still got um.
       plan on keeping them forever. Unless I hit the lotto

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    Will Bensonposted 6 years ago

    My first car was a 1958 Rambler American wh cost $200. They cost about $1800 new, I'm told. This one is much nicer than mine was.


    1. classicalgeek profile image88
      classicalgeekposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Mine was a 1963 Rambler Classic that I paid my grandparents $25 for, and then rebuilt myself (I used to stop traffic on my street when I was in college because men at that time were not used to seeing a long pair of feminine legs with bright red toenails sticking out from under a car) with a book I checked out from the library and tools I rented. Unfortunately after I rebuilt the car (I took the heads in to be machined), my husband offered to put the head on the block, didn't tighten down the bolts properly, blew the head gasket and ruined the engine beyond my financial ability to repair it. I loved that car: I was still writing poetry to it decades later.

      My second car was an old Toyota Crown I bought from the parents of a guy I knew in high school that I lost in the divorce--I forget how much I paid for it; my third was a 1983 Mercury (again, the head gasket, and had to abandon it as unrepairable) which I bought new, for cash, for about $5500; my fourth was a 1990 Nissan Sentra, which I drove until it caught on fire while I was driving it--new, cash, for $7000; and my newest is a 2009 Hyundai Elantra (new, cash, $15,000).

  31. JWestCattle profile image61
    JWestCattleposted 6 years ago

    $1600 and it was a 1965 white Mustang with a pony interior...awesome car, and I paid $78.63 a month until it was paid for -- this was in 1979.  Wish I had a picture of it handy.  Wish I still had the car!

  32. rebekahELLE profile image91
    rebekahELLEposted 6 years ago

    my dad bought a used car for me. I don't recall what he paid, but I loved it even though it was really ugly. It was a buick.

  33. saddlerider1 profile image60
    saddlerider1posted 6 years ago

    Well it wasn't my dad who bought my my first car, I had saved money from working after school and when I turned 16 I started looking for used cars for sale. I found my beauty in Montreal where I was living at the time. It was a Red/White trimmed 57 Chevy Belair 4 door. I paid $300 for it in 1964 and traveled everywhere with it. I kept it for 4 years and used it as a trade in for a 67 Dodge Dart. Oh how I wish I had kept it all these years, it was a joy to own.

    1. rebekahELLE profile image91
      rebekahELLEposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      hey, I had a dodge dart too!! it had a 440 engine! such fun to drive.

  34. Miss Belgravia profile image79
    Miss Belgraviaposted 6 years ago

    1972 Toyota Corolla. $1,800 brand new.

    1. rebekahELLE profile image91
      rebekahELLEposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      nice to see you! I was thinking about you the other day and wondered if you're still making plans to move to london?

      1. Miss Belgravia profile image79
        Miss Belgraviaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks for thinking of me! Yes, I'm still planning to get back to London, but it's going more slowly than I wished. Maybe if I wrote more hubs, I'd get the money together sooner, but I've been lazy lately. Take care.

  35. earnestshub profile image87
    earnestshubposted 6 years ago

    My first car was an A model Ford I swapped for my banjo mandolin. I was 14 at the time.

  36. PackSecure profile image61
    PackSecureposted 6 years ago

    It was free and a complete piece of ****


  37. Beth100 profile image84
    Beth100posted 6 years ago

    Bought my first car in 1984 and paid $10,000 CDN for it.  Okay, it was brand spanking new and I kept it in perfect condition for 11 years after.  I gave it away to my stepson, who totalled it the following weekend.  hmm  But, that okay, since I went and bought a new car to replace that one.  smile

  38. kerryg profile image87
    kerrygposted 6 years ago

    I didn't get my first car of my own until a few years after I was married. It was free! It was Toyota RAV4 handed down from my brother-in-law when he upgraded. He doesn't take good care of his cars, so it was a bit of a rust bucket, but I don't drive much anyway, and for that price I'm not complaining!

    The first car we paid money for was a used '04 Toyota Sienna my hubby got me for Valentine's Day this year for $7000. She has a lot of miles on her, but she's been well taken care of, and she's much more comfortable for camping trips than hubby's Galant!

  39. kmackey32 profile image82
    kmackey32posted 6 years ago

    $500 when I was 16.

  40. Misha profile image75
    Mishaposted 6 years ago

    $3500. It was an 84' Civic from Japan, sold to me as 89'. And I was 33. Loved the car, and sold it for $100 many years later long after I moved to US. It was still running great, but the rusted body was falling apart. smile

  41. wychic profile image79
    wychicposted 6 years ago

    $300, it was a two-door 1977 Chevy Caprice Classic that I bought in 2001, a few months after getting my driver's license. The great part about it was that it looked so horrible that no one ever considered what might be under the hood, so I won a little over $700 racing my stepbrothers' friends smile...trust me, I needed that money for gas tongue.

  42. wilderness profile image96
    wildernessposted 6 years ago

    I paid $50 for a 1955 Chevy in 1967.  Within a few months a very slow speed front end collision cost me $75 to tow it home and a few more for a hood, 2 front fenders, bumper, etc from a junkyard to repair it.  It was a car of many colors before I finished; originally a two tone blue and white, but parts were different colors so it also had pink, green, purple, brown and primer gray mixed in here and there.  It even had a heater that worked and an AM radio that worked sometimes.

    I drove it for a couple of years and sold it to buy a VW bug, but sometimes wish I could have it back, now.

  43. BRIAN SLATER profile image86
    BRIAN SLATERposted 6 years ago

    i bought a Hillman Imp in 1974 for £395. I took a loan out for the full amount over 2 years. The car spent more time on ramps than it did on the road. I once drove onto a beach in Devon (big mistake) and had to be towed off by a tractor.

  44. aguasilver profile image86
    aguasilverposted 6 years ago

    My first car was a Sunbeam Talbot 90, a strange beast that had a long bore engine, which took ages to get going, but had tremendous top speed (for the time 1969)when you had a straight piece of road to run on (useless on bends, drove like a ship)when you could see off Jags.... cost £25and gas was 2/6p per gallon! (4.5 litres)... arhhh fond memories.


    The rear seats were higher than the front, and the dash was real walnut, seats were leather, wood steering wheel, if I'd kept it today it would be a vintage and worth a fortune!


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      taxiboyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      My first car was a 1954 Morris Minor Traveller complete with a mouse nest in the back!! Cost? £20!!!!!!!

  45. I am DB Cooper profile image67
    I am DB Cooperposted 6 years ago

    $1,200. I'd rather not share what it was, but let's just say it was a piece of junk and crashing it was one of the best things I ever did.

  46. Alisha2010 profile image59
    Alisha2010posted 6 years ago

    Nothing, it was a hand-me-down Honda Odyssey van. A few weeks later, I "tapped" it into a restaurant sign. What? The sign was in my way, and I was making a statement against the fast food restaurant. Ha.

  47. liljen23 profile image74
    liljen23posted 6 years ago

    Well I don't own my car as of right now, but it is a 2006 Chevy Cobalt and it I put 1,500 down and the total price of it was $15,000

  48. akirchner profile image96
    akirchnerposted 6 years ago

    I bought a used drab green Maverick because that was the only car my stepfather would cosign for - and it ran me $56 per month for 2 years.  I wanted a Camaro! Instead I got the old librarian car!

  49. swati01 profile image61
    swati01posted 6 years ago

    I bought my first car five years ago. It cost me $8600.

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    sord87posted 6 years ago

    It does not cost me much but my car hub cost me almost 70 percent out of my time to make it rank by Google.
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