What was your first car and how old were you when you got it?

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  1. epbooks profile image84
    epbooksposted 5 years ago

    What was your first car and how old were you when you got it?

  2. billybuc profile image87
    billybucposted 5 years ago

    Twenty years old and it was a 1969 Camaro 427, bright yellow with black racing stripes and God I loved that car.  Talk about power...it just growled at you when you passed it. LOL  Four months after buying it I had it stolen from the parking lot at college. They completely stripped the car and everything in it and I was heartbroken.

    1. epbooks profile image84
      epbooksposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Sounds like a great car,Bill! How sad that someone had stolen it!  Sorry to hear that!!

  3. jaydawg808 profile image88
    jaydawg808posted 5 years ago

    My first car was a 1989 Nissan pickup that was bought used in 1992. Loved it, but had to let it go.  I was 15 when my parents bought it for me.

    1. epbooks profile image84
      epbooksposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I love Nissans.  I had a Nissan sentra that lasted to 180000 miles.  It was still driving perfectly when I got rid of it, but was starting to have more issues.

  4. JayeWisdom profile image92
    JayeWisdomposted 5 years ago

    It wasn't my first car (those were pre-owned), but it was my first brand-new car:  a green (my favorite color) Maverick with the sporty-looking Grabber trim package. The year was 1970 (I think), which would make me 27 when I bought it. The Maverick lost its charm for me once I realized that stopping even slowly and carefully on wet pavement could make that car swerve badly. I learned the hard way that stopping suddenly on wet pavement could turn it completely around. Fortunately, this happened on a lightly-traveled road. Otherwise, I might not have gone beyond age 27!

    1. epbooks profile image84
      epbooksposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Jaye- I'm glad you were not harmed during that spinout! I had a Buick Regal that was capable of the same thing, and one day it slipped right through an intersection.  In my situation, no one was on the road either!  But, I did love that car!

  5. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 5 years ago

    My first car was a 59 Studebaker and I paid $75 for it.  It burned so much oil I carried a case of it in my trunk. But it was all mine and I loved the freedom it gave me--but it was soooo ugly.

    I got it after I graduated high school. I lived with my aunt and uncle and their rule was we could not own a car until we had graduated and could pay for the insurance. 

    I still had it when I got married when I was 19 but we ended up having it hauled to the dump!  It was bad.

    1. epbooks profile image84
      epbooksposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      We had one of those! I'm not sure of the year...and I was way too young to drive it--not even sure if it started up, but I recall that it was white with blue interior.  How funny that you had to carry a case of oil in your trunk!

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    CalebSparksposted 5 years ago

    My first car was a 1990 Volkswagen Jetta Diesel. It was black, had a manual transmission and somewhere around 150,000 miles. I was 20 and I needed a car to get to work and back while in college. Being a college student paying for my own school bills, I naturally didn't have much money to spend; I paid $900 for it. I liked the car; it was fun to drive.

    1. epbooks profile image84
      epbooksposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Sounds nice! My very first car was a small Chevy- I forget the name.  Then I got the 79 Regal.  Loved that car until it broke down!

  7. brakel2 profile image80
    brakel2posted 5 years ago

    My first new car was a blue and white 65 Buick Special. It was a car like my boyfriend's who became my husband two years later. Therefore, it was a special car. It held up well, and how proud I was of my first brand new car. It wasn't sporty, just a plain old good car. I had my very first little wreck with that car on a snowy day near Rochester, New York. Good question

    1. epbooks profile image84
      epbooksposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Sounds like such sweet memories (aside from the wreck)!  Thank you for commenting!

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    sheilamyersposted 5 years ago

    I bought my first car after I finished boot camp and Hospital Corps School. It was a 1985 maroon Ford Escort. It may not have been the coolest car on the road, but it got me where I wanted to go. I had it for 13 years and never had any problems with it. It ran through many trips from bases home, college campus and home, and it's final long voyage when I drove to Fallon, Nevada to spend a couple of months with my sis-in-law.

    1. epbooks profile image84
      epbooksposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      My cars were definitely not the coolest either but they got me where I wanted to go! That's all that mattered.

  9. Eric Calderwood profile image81
    Eric Calderwoodposted 5 years ago

    My first car was a used Dodge Aspen.  I was eighteen when I bought it.  Even now it is still one of my favorite cars, probably because of the memories associated with it.

    1. epbooks profile image84
      epbooksposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I can certainly understand that!

  10. Silverspeeder profile image60
    Silverspeederposted 5 years ago

    My first car was a Triumph 2500 P! (UK) in 1978 it was a 1974 car with the number plate TOX1N, although it was only 4 yrs old it was rubbish, the floor had holes in it, the seats had rips in them and the paintwork was more rust than paint but it got me where I wanted to go, it would easily do 130mph but took about 130 miles to stop from that speed. It cost me about £300 I think and the funny thing is the registration number would be worth about £25000 now.

    The car certainly had some history as after being sold it was used in a bank robbery and the police used it as an undercover car for some time after that.

  11. AvineshP profile image59
    AvineshPposted 4 years ago

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    Mine was Suzuki Alto and I was 20 when I first drove it. It was a great feeling, I personally like manual ones than the automatic versions.

 
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