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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ahhhh....memories...
$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. I sure miss that car.
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.
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
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).
$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!
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.
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.
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. But, that okay, since I went and bought a new car to replace that one.
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!
$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.
$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 ...trust me, I needed that money for gas .
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.
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.
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!
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.