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Prostar in Michigain
10-21-2007, 08:18 PM
Well everybody as a 15 yr old im starting to look for my first car. Just wondering what you guys had for a first car. Im looking at some black jeep wranglers and want some black rims and maybe a lift on it. Also how did you guys pay for it my parents said they will pay half. Post pictures if you have any.

justinlkgb
10-21-2007, 08:24 PM
85 cadillac fleetweet. 4 door white sedan with red velour seat:)
Also had jeep. The jeep would be an awesome ride!

This isn't mine, but is close enough . I even managed to keep the Hood ornament for a year after I got it.

CVandEVD
10-21-2007, 08:25 PM
Ahh yes, i'm still on my first vehicle...as i'm only 16...but mine's an '07 Chevy Silverado Ext. Cab LT 4X4

Slinkyredfoot
10-21-2007, 08:30 PM
1960 Comet....8 track tape palyer with shackle lifters and baby moons,,,oh I remeber her well, I will always remeber the back seat..

MC2000190
10-21-2007, 08:33 PM
2004 VW Jetta. No help from the parents!

Mag_Red
10-21-2007, 08:35 PM
1959 TR3-A :D towed it home when I was 15...........had it running before I got my license at 16

shepherd
10-21-2007, 08:38 PM
Ahh yes, i'm still on my first vehicle...as i'm only 16...but mine's an '07 Chevy Silverado Ext. Cab LT 4X4

That ain't right. :rolleyes:

tuffenuff
10-21-2007, 08:40 PM
1965 Mustang purchased in 1977. Wish I still had it!

shepherd
10-21-2007, 08:40 PM
1967, 4-door, Ford Falcon, red, 200 CI 6-cylinder

Bought it for $300 when I was 16, and had to borrow the money... I never did pay off that loan. :cool:

2nd car was much cooler -- 1970 Mustang convertible.

CVandEVD
10-21-2007, 08:43 PM
That ain't right. :rolleyes:

Of course it is...if your dad owns a Chevy dealership!!! :D MWAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Mikey
10-21-2007, 08:45 PM
1985 Toyota 4x4 pickup. 9" lift and 38" Super Swampers Boggers and an insanely annoying loud exhaust system. It was blue with a rattle can flame paint job and a wooden flatbead on the back. It wasnt the prettiest truck in town but there wasnt very many places I couldnt go.

Hey UMP, do you remember that truck?

shepherd
10-21-2007, 08:47 PM
85 cadillac fleetweet. 4 door white sedan with red velour seat:)


I had a '78 Cadillac Fleetwood back in 1990. It had a AM/FM/8-Track player with built-in CB radio that would automatically cut in on the music whenever it received a signal. I had to hit the flea markets to find 8-track tapes to play on it. Man, I loved that car. It was HUGE and just floated down the highway like a big old boat.

shepherd
10-21-2007, 08:48 PM
Of course it is...if your dad owns a Chevy dealership!!! :D MWAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

:uglyhamme

Lucky punk! ;)

CVandEVD
10-21-2007, 08:51 PM
:uglyhamme

Lucky punk! ;)

Haha! Yeah I am, it's a fun "Junior Occupation" ;)

lanier92prostar
10-21-2007, 08:59 PM
In 1981 I had a 1967 Ford F-100 short bed truck. No automatic anything.

Lennyp04
10-21-2007, 09:13 PM
Yeah i guess im gonna be driving a 2000 Chevy Suburban or a 1998 buick Century...i get my license in 16 days

JoshBuzz
10-21-2007, 09:35 PM
haha, be thankful for anything you get Lenny, I'm 18(almost 19, December first!!), and didn't get my license til I was 17 and a half! I got a 1995 Ford Explorer with 80,000 miles on it, and I love it! sure, stuff is falling apart, passenger window won't roll down, A/C doesn't work, no CD player, and it's rigged, but it's mine!! plus it has just enough room to throw all my gear in the back!!

I think at 16 you should get a clunker, if your parents are paying for it, cause God knows, you don't need anything fast, or flashy!! I have been ticket and accident free so far (knock on wood), but I still wouldn't have wanted anything else!!

Hopefully I'll have enough money for something new by the time I'm twenty, but for now, I'm content, and having an old car means we put more money into the boat!!

:D

puck_11
10-21-2007, 09:39 PM
1998 Explorer Sport, still is my current ride

JoshBuzz
10-21-2007, 09:39 PM
youngster's, just remember, this is why we're going to college, and why it doesn't really matter what we drive or where we're living...

http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/7561/prioritiessj9.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

TMCNo1
10-21-2007, 09:40 PM
Of course it is...if your dad owns a Chevy dealership!!! :D MWAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

OK, where is Gene????????????????????????????

JoshBuzz
10-21-2007, 09:41 PM
1998 Explorer Sport, still is my current ride

Explorer's are where it's at!!

as long as they don't roll over haha!!
are you a pilot puck??

TMCNo1
10-21-2007, 09:43 PM
1955 Chevrolet Bel Aire in 1964.

Doug G
10-21-2007, 09:44 PM
1965 Chevy Corvair in 1984 for me.

Chief
10-21-2007, 09:59 PM
72 Vega baby!

Bert
10-21-2007, 10:10 PM
66 Dodge Coronet 440 six pack. Custom paint black pearl with red and orange flames. It was fast.

Jerseydave
10-21-2007, 10:27 PM
First car that never made it on the road.......1967 Camaro
First car that did............1971 Firebird
Third car was my favorite (wish I still had it)........1969 GTO 400/4BBL giddyup!

tex
10-21-2007, 10:33 PM
Ahh yes, i'm still on my first vehicle...as i'm only 16...but mine's an '07 Chevy Silverado Ext. Cab LT 4X4
Must be nice!!!

Mine was a 66 fastback mustang, HP 289 w/pony interior. Primer gray for the 1st 2 years I had it. I then got it painted white w/blue shelby stripes. I went from having the ugliest car in school to the baddest car in school. It was such a POS when I got it! I wish I still had it!

bcampbe7
10-21-2007, 10:45 PM
My first car was a 1983 canary yellow Ford Escort! That thing was an e-braking machine! :D :D

tex
10-21-2007, 10:49 PM
My first car was a 1983 canary yellow Ford Escort! That thing was an e-braking machine! :D :D
I had an 85 four door. You could just rock the ebrake!

TMCNo1
10-21-2007, 10:59 PM
My first car was a 1983 canary yellow Ford Escort! That thing was an e-braking machine! :D :D


Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeet!
Our daughter's first car in '90 was a '86 Escort, white, w/Blue interior with Lt. Blue and Purple pinstriping all over, chrome wheels and white letter tires. Everybody wanted to ride with her! Like her father, her car was never dirty, as she washed as soon as it stopped raining or got the least dirty and waxed it about monthly and she is still like that with her and her husband's vehicles, with his help naturally.

fintek9
10-21-2007, 11:00 PM
73' firebird, 400 smallblock, 850 holly dual pumper, midnight matalic blue, L 60s on the back, black leather....Man I miss that car...Worked on farms, WORKED, SAVED, and PAYED for it. Funny pulling in to the farm in that car, tring to keep it clean..After work....Spray, Wipe, And go.......daily chore, just like the boat today

T Scott
10-21-2007, 11:10 PM
1970 Dodge Dart- 2 door with a slant 6 engine. I had that car all through high school. When I wen to college, I bought a 1968 Ford Mustang for $2500. I used it for 4.5 years, put about 60,000 miles on it and sold it when I graduated for $5000. I wish I would have kept it.....ahhhh the memories!

BrianM
10-21-2007, 11:10 PM
1970 Ford Bronco Half Cab. Had a 200ci 6cyl and 3 on the tree when I started driving it. I still have it. Now it is a 289 V8 C4 Auto 3 1/2" lift and other goodies. My Dad had owned it since '78 and I started driving it in '92. Plan to keep it forever.

By the way THIS THREAD IS WORTHLESS WITHOUT PICTURES!!

This is a recent photo of it.

dmayer84
10-21-2007, 11:13 PM
1998 VW Jetta, the wolfsburg pacakge made that thing fun, and stick of course.

uawaterskier
10-21-2007, 11:14 PM
heres my first car. It was a 1999 mitsubishi eclipse. I had a bad day

http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p121/racinfast002/n27424187_30646048_9005.jpg

PendO
10-21-2007, 11:20 PM
is the jeep a soft top? could be cold/drafty in the winter in Michigan

My first vehicle was a 79 dodge ram 3/4 (Power Wagon 200) ... if you plan on dating I suggest a pickup wiht a bench seat ... I know that when my 4 year old turns 26 and starts to date she will not be allowed in any pickup trucks ... and my son will get a pickup when he turns 16;)

Prostar in Michigain
10-21-2007, 11:39 PM
haaahhaahah that a boy pendO and no im looking for one that comes with a hard top and then buy a soft top extra

shepherd
10-21-2007, 11:52 PM
is the jeep a soft top? could be cold/drafty in the winter in Michigan

My first vehicle was a 79 dodge ram 3/4 (Power Wagon 200) ... if you plan on dating I suggest a pickup wiht a bench seat ... I know that when my 4 year old turns 26 and starts to date she will not be allowed in any pickup trucks ... and my son will get a pickup when he turns 16;)

The back of my parent's Ford LTD Country Squire station wagon had a lot more room than a pickup's bench seat! Of course, SUVs are the station wagons of today. You should keep your daughter out of those!

Mikey
10-21-2007, 11:52 PM
Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeet!
Our daughter's first car in '90 was a '86 Escort, white, w/Blue interior with Lt. Blue and Purple pinstriping all over, chrome wheels and white letter tires. Everybody wanted to ride with her! Like her father, her car was never dirty, as she washed as soon as it stopped raining or got the least dirty and waxed it about monthly and she is still like that with her and her husband's vehicles, with his help naturally.

Did it have a teak luggage rack? :D

88 PS190
10-22-2007, 12:16 AM
Well the first car that I would call mine is my 91 BMW 318i (with an m42 16 valve plant not the earlier m20 8 valve)

I did not actually have a car that I would refer to as "mine" until I left for college.

However I have been very lucky in exposure to automobiles, and can not count the variety of cars i have been able to drive while on a permit and since. Various VW's, BMW's, Many mercedes from different years, a DMC 1 (yes the Delorean, which is stupid enough to have the parking brake on the left). And currently my friends at home think its hilarious in that they seldom see me drive the same car.

Its just the perk of being in a family that does cars for fun.

Its been a great experience.

Now, if I were 16 and getting a first car this would be my list of priorities.

1. Cheap to insure. Yes a Porsche 944 sounds awesome, they're fairly cheap on the market, decently reliable, and with watercooled engines much more comfortable than many other Porsche's and therefore many 16 year olds are drawn to them. But the insurance is still a Porsche's insurance. You might not realize but your car insurance will easily be thousands of dollars as a 16 year old, particularly if you get any tickets or accidents (and lots of 16 year olds do). Follow my lead here, DO NOT GET TICKETS OR ACCIDENTS. None before you are 22 and you will have very cheap insurance rates compared to people who get in a few fender benders. Then later your sportscar dream can be realized.

2. Buy a car you can be inspired by. Nothing will get a person to become a better driver, and take better care of their stuff than a car that inspires. If you get a saturn or a honda or something with out soul you will just let it get dirty, let salt sit on it in winter and let it rust out. You will skip oil changes, you will ignore that throb in the brakes. Now is the time to learn how to work on your car, how to understand what it is supposed to feel like, and what is odd about it... this is my opinion of course, but its amazing to get in friends cars, hear the clutch on their AC pump growling, hear the brakes squeeking and grinding. And my favorite, the wheel bearing growl that so many people ignore!

3. Jeeps... Many people start out with one... many people roll one. If you have an SUV learn to drive smart. Every time I hear about a car full of young kids getting killed on the highway coming back from their freshmen year of college, or while driving down the highway at night it is someone in a Jeep. I'm not exaggerating that fact. If you have one, and you raise it, and you don't pay attention to things like tire pressure. Or you try to swerve lanes you will lose control of the vehicle, there is not alot of weight in the rear of this sort of vehicle, and people drive them faster than the thing is meant to be driven in many cases. Raising it means drive it slower, and above all separate braking and maneuvering. If you feel like you might be heading into an accident (car slams on its brakes in front of you) you can either brake, or attempt to maneuver around. Do not do both. Brake if you have time, then stop trying to brake and attempt to steer around the target, or attmpet to steer then brake once you are clear, doing both will result in loss of control in most cases.

Its an exciting time of life getting a car. but in the end be smart about it, don't find something that will be a money pit, and at first you just need to learn how to drive defensively, and to be safe. I am only 22 now but this is exactly what needs to happen to get successfully past your first car and into being a responsible car owner...

ps. watch your tire inflation in any car, saves you 3 mp gallon, and will improve handling and braking.

betsy&david Harrison
10-22-2007, 12:25 AM
a 1972 Blue MGB Convertable. Loved that car and wish I had another to this day.

Leroy
10-22-2007, 01:31 AM
For me I bought a 1973 vega in 1977, paid $1000 of my own money for it. What a turd. For my son I bought a 1995 ES300 for $5000. THree years later the lexus has been great.

SunCoast 83
10-22-2007, 01:36 AM
I got that framed in my den...its true too

TMCNo1
10-22-2007, 03:20 AM
Did it have a teak luggage rack? :D

Should have, but I was too busing working on the one on the '89 to install one!:rolleyes:

trickskier
10-22-2007, 08:48 AM
1973 - 340 Plymouth Duster

ski_king
10-22-2007, 08:50 AM
I bought a brand new 73 Pinto when I was 19 for $2000.

My daughters each boaught cars at 17 with there own money. A 99 Escort ZX2 and a 98 New Beetle.

jmac197
10-22-2007, 09:37 AM
1972 Fiat Sport Spider. Great car! The only thing that didn't rust out was the bondo and the glass.....

ttu
10-22-2007, 09:48 AM
74 ford mustang with blue shag carpet. am/ 8 track. did not even have fm.

Roonie's
10-22-2007, 09:53 AM
a crappy beat up barely running early 70's 2 wheel drive yellow/rust colored Toyota pickup. But I bought it with my own money for $250 in 1987.

Fixed it up completely with tons of body work, put new wheels and tires on, and new stereo and sold her for $2500 four months later. Then bought the car I really wanted which was a VW GTI.

jss101
10-22-2007, 10:11 AM
Ha! It's funny how times change. My son just turned 16 and he's thinking about first car!

My own first car was a Chevy Nova. Nothing special but it had a 305 cu in engine and was pretty fast. I paid for it myself from money earned working on boats and docks! (Painting mostly - we were on salt water back then). Later I upgraded to a '78 Mustang Hatchback. I do remember my Dad helped me pay for that one. Had it all of the way through college until someone wrecked it, smashing into it when parked in Boston! Imagine my surprise when I came out one morning and walked by my car - seeing it all smashed up. Hit and run.

Anyway, my son thinks he has to pay for his own car, but actually I'm planning on helping him out when it gets close. I want to make sure he buys something safe (but fun too).

H2OSKEE
10-22-2007, 10:11 AM
I had a black Jeep Cherokee that I loved. A Wrangler would be awesome. I bought it with my own money- I think if kids have to pay their own car expenses they will be more likely to take care of it.

justinlkgb
10-22-2007, 10:24 AM
:is the jeep a soft top? could be cold/drafty in the winter in Michigan

My first vehicle was a 79 dodge ram 3/4 (Power Wagon 200) ... if you plan on dating I suggest a pickup wiht a bench seat ... I know that when my 4 year old turns 26 and starts to date she will not be allowed in any pickup trucks ... and my son will get a pickup when he turns 16;)

......:uglyhamme

River Rat
10-22-2007, 10:33 AM
1978 Osmobile Starfire

My first car, it was 4 years old when I bought it for 3k and a complete LEMON. This is how I learned to work on cars. every thing broke at one time or another........ but it did have an 8 track:D and a hatch back with a folding back seat

Mine was red and white but this was all i could google up

Footin
10-22-2007, 10:46 AM
Had a 71 Buick Centurion convertible, fuzzy dice and all.

Low rider moves a little faster!

pilot02
10-22-2007, 10:52 AM
1971 Opel 1900.
That car was like a timex and really took a licking and kept on ticking.. Outside of having to adjust the points monthly I loved driving that car! It only had a 1.9l engine but that thing would run!
This is not my actual car (mine was gold) but ya get the idea...

Upper Michigan Prostar190
10-22-2007, 11:01 AM
1984 Jeep pickup P.O.S..... I swear it rusted SO fast that you could sit and watch it progress. What a POS!!! Frankenstien of the auto industry.....AMC block, Ford Carb, Chysler transmission. P.O.S......!!!! It did my heart good to see them pound the heck out of that one in the movie twister......JUNK!!!!

6ballsisall
10-22-2007, 11:13 AM
87 Chrysler Lebaron Coupe. THat was a solid car. She got used and abused. :rolleyes:

bmeth11
10-22-2007, 11:14 AM
'65 Mustang - Cherry Red with Red/White Pony Interior... Miss Her :(

tex
10-22-2007, 11:32 AM
This is just like mine except the colors are reversed.

Monte
10-22-2007, 12:54 PM
1972 Monte Carlo............

I still have it

28571

VirtualWi
10-22-2007, 12:59 PM
1968 Goat - it wasn't near this nice - not even close. It ran, but went through about a quart of oil each day. It was fun though with a 400, 3-speed stick! 23 cars ago ;)

http://www.gtoaco.com/Lemley_1968_GTO.JPG

jss101
10-22-2007, 01:10 PM
I guess I'll get in on this picture action
http://www.musclecarclub.com/musclecars/chevrolet-nova/images/chevrolet-nova-1973a.jpg
Mine didn't have the nice wheels, and it was beige. Yeech, I hate beige!
But at the time, the price was right! I can't remember the price. I want to say $1800 but I'm not sure...

Nice bench seats, however. Always a bonus, as many have noted...

KnoxX2
10-22-2007, 01:16 PM
1972 Monte Carlo............

I still have it

28571

You mean that POS in your Garage :D

KnoxX2
10-22-2007, 01:29 PM
I got my first car when I was 12 years old. It was a 1975 Mustang II that I got for $25. Don't laugh it ran! Doors were in the back seat, hood was tied on and hatchback was just sitting on the back. My Dad was great he drove it home for me. Prying of his life I'm sure. I spent the next few months riding my bike to the junk yard getting parts for it.
Hung the doors and attached the hatch back and hood. 6 months latter I sold it for $675.00 I have had a car ever since

DemolitionMan
10-22-2007, 01:38 PM
In 1992 my dad bought me a 1992 red chevy s10 with black interior. Which he regreted because it had the 4.3 liter with 195hp a lot of horse power for that little truck. After I put a chip, cvx muffler k@n airfilter and some other things, I could defintly sucker in some mustangs.

MIMC
10-22-2007, 01:46 PM
I was 17 yrs old and bought a used 1981 Olds Cutlass Supreme, V6, indigo blue w/ same color interior....also had custom wheels and even had the teak custom steering wheel. Hmmmm.....maybe that's why I love teak swim platforms so much??? :D

Hollywood
10-22-2007, 01:55 PM
1985 in 1999. Bought from my neighbor with 100% my own hard earned cash a few weeks before I got my liscense. This car was a ton of fun, but eventually sold it for something more fun, and far less practical.

http://www.correctcraftfan.com/forum/uploads/A73ZF_Copy_of_regal1crop.jpg

Monte
10-22-2007, 02:12 PM
You mean that POS in your Garage :D

Yes sir... the Pristine Old Shevy???:rolleyes: ...Chevrolet is commonly referred to as CHEVY.. Never have seen it spelled with an S..:confused:

flyingskibiker
10-22-2007, 03:56 PM
All were bought with my own money... '68 Camaro bought in '82 (still have it), '50 Willys bought in '84 (I miss Jr.), '86 Chevy 4x4 bought in '85, '95 Grand Cherokee bought in '95 (still have it). I'm not so sure the Camaro would be a good thing for a 16 y.o. to have for a first car around here these days. I got away with it back then... 4x4s are a lot of fun. The truck was very useful at the time (dirt bikes, quads, Pismo, camping, wheeling, skiing, boat, etc.). They all had their uses. Now, I can't decide what my next vehicle will be, either!

pq2
10-22-2007, 04:06 PM
jeep is your best chice, chicks love jeeps :cool:

this was my first car

pq2
10-22-2007, 04:07 PM
btw, I worked hard for many years to buy it

dog paw
10-22-2007, 04:12 PM
:uglyhamme

Lucky punk! ;)


Prolly got it for the accounting invoice too :D

76 chevy stepside for me. Rusted away overnight....:D

TX.X-30 fan
10-22-2007, 04:24 PM
1976 datsun pisk-up, similar to this except had a BAJA sticker along the bottom. Same white steel wheels that were hot on trucks then.

Real chick magnet. :rolleyes:


28574

76S&S
10-22-2007, 04:38 PM
70' VW bug..........I later upgraded to a 69' Camaro, bright @ss yellow. Loved that car and if I can find one "for a decent price" I'll have it again. I'll just have to keep the boys away from it.

Upper Michigan Prostar190
10-22-2007, 06:03 PM
Did I mention the color of my Jeep was rust? no really!!

Labatt911
10-22-2007, 06:04 PM
Mine was 1978 GMC Jimmy Yellow with a white mid-stripe and white removable cap. Only had a 305 in it though. Bet OJ would have gotten away if he had my baby !!!

Farmer Ted
10-22-2007, 06:30 PM
1973 Oldsmobile Omega

my dad and I fixed her up with a new set of leaf springs so she didn't sag in the rear like most Nova's did

Mine was Gold, but didn't have the vinyl roof, and I had the bad @ss spoke hub caps

http://www.geocities.com/motorcity/flats/9113/omega.jpg

ProTour X9
10-22-2007, 06:38 PM
73' firebird, 400 smallblock, 850 holly dual pumper, midnight matalic blue, L 60s on the back, black leather....Man I miss that car...Worked on farms, WORKED, SAVED, and PAYED for it. Funny pulling in to the farm in that car, tring to keep it clean..After work....Spray, Wipe, And go.......daily chore, just like the boat today

LUCKY ************************************************

pkskier
10-22-2007, 06:42 PM
1971 Pontiac Firebird, miss the car but not working on it. Seems as though I spent whatever money I had on the car. Well worth it though, she was very, very fast by the time I was through.

uawaterskier
10-22-2007, 06:42 PM
Prolly got it for the accounting invoice too :D

76 chevy stepside for me. Rusted away overnight....:D
did it look like this?http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p121/racinfast002/CIMG0276.jpg

kjb
10-22-2007, 06:46 PM
1984 jeep cj
http://www.jeepz.com/gallery/data//500/medium/MVC-009L.JPG

mccobmd
10-22-2007, 07:00 PM
I had a 1975 GMC short narrow bed truck in 1980. Chrome roll bar with lights on the top, three on the tree and between two to twelve people in the back depending on the mood and destination. And would agree if you pay more for your car than for your boat you either have a priority problem or a MOOMBA.

87MCProstar
10-22-2007, 07:30 PM
i think it was a 89 VW Fox...that car went through a lot...but that was my older sisters car that i got when she went to school...the 1st car i bought was a 94Z28 that i rebuilt the motor in...awesome car

tex
10-22-2007, 07:33 PM
1984 jeep cj
http://www.jeepz.com/gallery/data//500/medium/MVC-009L.JPG
Nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Prostar in Michigain
10-22-2007, 07:38 PM
that is a sweet car, im looking at a 1997 automatic. My mom said it has to be automatic because she cant drive stick buy my dad said that he doesnt care because his 1977 vette is a stick

JohnnyB
10-22-2007, 08:45 PM
1977 Ford Grenada four-door...white with a green hard-top, green vinyl interior, 8-track FM, 351 Cleveland engine. Cost me $400 in 1986.....it was ugly but it was transportation.

Bench seats front and back :D

skeeler
10-22-2007, 09:18 PM
1981 Nissan Maxima Diesel.......a POS!!

sully
10-22-2007, 10:07 PM
72 mustang with a 351 cleveland.
Went threw tranny's, two set of tires, one exhaust system and finally one reckless driving ticket,(110mph in a 55 zone) :rolleyes:

TX.X-30 fan
10-22-2007, 10:13 PM
1977 Ford Grenada four-door...white with a green hard-top, green vinyl interior, 8-track FM, 351 Cleveland engine. Cost me $400 in 1986.....it was ugly but it was transportation.Bench seats front and back :D




I think we could all imagine that fact. :D :D

kjb
10-22-2007, 10:45 PM
Nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
thanks tex

Jim@BAWS
10-22-2007, 10:52 PM
This was Thomas' first car. Purchased last April
A 1979 w/ 89 K Origianl miles NO ROT inline 6 AWESOME SHAPE
That morning we had just purchased new tires and wheels
2 inch lift.

The Jeep's sell for over $12K in California...we will never sell it
Only drive it on occasion

Jim@BAWS

Maristar210
10-22-2007, 11:06 PM
aahhhh ****.....


I am thinking of you Jim..... this ain't easy.... sorry

Chas
10-22-2007, 11:13 PM
1955 Mercury Monterey. Lavender with White tuck 'n roll. Well, lavender, green, blue, and primer gray.

Holes in the floor - I put in some aluminum panels but it was so nice to be able to lift them up and see the road go by, that I never fastened them down.

The drivers door would open by itself when I dropped the clutch -

321 or 312 or some small block V8 engine with a 'teapot' carb and dual exhaust. With two blown-out mufflers.

Brakes worked just about all the time.

I'm not sure mine EVER looked this good, but here's the body style I had:
http://www.seriouswheels.com/pics-1950-1959/1956-Mercury-Monterey-mild-custom-pink-white-le.jpg

jpattigr
10-22-2007, 11:59 PM
Yes, I drove a Ford Pinto and survived! I drove across Canada to be a ski bum after high school. It did not come home in the spring!:rolleyes:

dog paw
10-23-2007, 12:42 PM
did it look like this?http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p121/racinfast002/CIMG0276.jpg


Now that ride is a bit battle hardened LOL! Mine was clean but at that time it did not have a nice rig like that to hook to the back of it!

uawaterskier
10-23-2007, 02:51 PM
Now that ride is a bit battle hardened LOL! Mine was clean but at that time it did not have a nice rig like that to hook to the back of it!
it aint mine. That's my truck, but thats the University's boat.

Monte
10-23-2007, 03:14 PM
Now that ride is a bit battle hardened LOL! Mine was clean but at that time it did not have a nice rig like that to hook to the back of it!

That should be a poster.. Something about priorities;)

uawaterskier
10-23-2007, 03:28 PM
That should be a poster.. Something about priorities;)
I ordered that one lol:D

Prostar in Michigain
10-23-2007, 06:03 PM
Jim im thinking of you to and i would never sell that car either

Tourney Team 197
10-23-2007, 06:26 PM
1992 Mazda Navajo (Ford Explorer)
2dr, 4.0 L V6, Red

P-Rod
10-23-2007, 08:59 PM
Attached is a photo of my son's 1st car, a 1956 Chevrolet Stepside. He is 13 and we have been working on this truck together for quite some time. We figure by the time he is of age to drive it, I will have spent way too much money on it and won't be willing to give it up. It sure is another fun toy to have around for those long winter months when the boat is in winter storage.

Monte
10-23-2007, 09:34 PM
Attached is a photo of my son's 1st car, a 1956 Chevrolet Stepside. He is 13 and we have been working on this truck together for quite some time. We figure by the time he is of age to drive it, I will have spent way too much money on it and won't be willing to give it up. It sure is another fun toy to have around for those long winter months when the boat is in winter storage.

Such a tough call.. On one hand Nice Machine!!!!.. On the other.. do you give the boy the spoils of his labor, or make him sit and watch it from the driveway in a cheap old truck you find for next to nothing.. When in all reality you bought THAT truck to be the cheap old beater for him to drive (until you got wraped up in it;) :cool: ) Man what a tough call.. The same thing happened with my 72 Monte Carlo.. I bought it.. Dad helped me fix it.. Including paying for the paint and the upholstry.. When I turned sixteen , I coudn't afford the ins.. So we had to put it in dads name, and he gave me an 83 datsun to drive to school. I only got to turn heads in the Monte on special occasions and car shows.. Kind of a bummer for a me as a teen, but I wonder if I would still have it had I driven it all the time.. Might be wrapped around a tree as easy as it is sitting in my garage now..

NICE TRUCK:cool:

Slinkyredfoot
10-23-2007, 09:42 PM
Attached is a photo of my son's 1st car, a 1956 Chevrolet Stepside. He is 13 and we have been working on this truck together for quite some time. We figure by the time he is of age to drive it, I will have spent way too much money on it and won't be willing to give it up. It sure is another fun toy to have around for those long winter months when the boat is in winter storage.


This is cool, I got my first start with mechanical stuff and the like from a '56 Ford 3/4 ton pick up...there was a reason for the name "pick up"...now I own a MasterCraft....:D

P-Rod
10-23-2007, 10:09 PM
The whole reason we purchased the truck was to spend some quality time together before he got to the age that he didn't want to hang with the old man. I also thought it was important the he learn the whole mechanics side of vehicles and with this vehicle, you can actually work on the entire vehicle without special equipment. We have done alot of work to it: new engine 350 small block, tranny TH700R4, added 77 nova front clip, full restoration of the bed, new interior, added and relocated the gas tank. In the future, we plan to add an air ride system, sound system and change to bucket seats in lieu of the bench seat. Overall, it has been a great experience and in my heart I know I will give him the truck, my only concern is the overall power of the truck and the fear of Power & Ego while behind the wheel. I am afraid he will wrap it around a pole while showing off.

Monte
10-23-2007, 10:24 PM
The whole reason we purchased the truck was to spend some quality time together before he got to the age that he didn't want to hang with the old man. I also thought it was important the he learn the whole mechanics side of vehicles and with this vehicle, you can actually work on the entire vehicle without special equipment. We have done alot of work to it: new engine 350 small block, tranny TH700R4, added 77 nova front clip, full restoration of the bed, new interior, added and relocated the gas tank. In the future, we plan to add an air ride system, sound system and change to bucket seats in lieu of the bench seat. Overall, it has been a great experience and in my heart I know I will give him the truck, my only concern is the overall power of the truck and the fear of Power & Ego while behind the wheel. I am afraid he will wrap it around a pole while showing off.

Very good looking truck.. The time I spent with my dad is the exact reason why I have had the my car longer than I have not had the car

Mikey
10-24-2007, 12:49 AM
The whole reason we purchased the truck was to spend some quality time together before he got to the age that he didn't want to hang with the old man. I also thought it was important the he learn the whole mechanics side of vehicles and with this vehicle, you can actually work on the entire vehicle without special equipment. We have done alot of work to it: new engine 350 small block, tranny TH700R4, added 77 nova front clip, full restoration of the bed, new interior, added and relocated the gas tank. In the future, we plan to add an air ride system, sound system and change to bucket seats in lieu of the bench seat. Overall, it has been a great experience and in my heart I know I will give him the truck, my only concern is the overall power of the truck and the fear of Power & Ego while behind the wheel. I am afraid he will wrap it around a pole while showing off.

That is a bad @$$ truck! Nice work!

That is a tough decision, one that I sure would not want to have to make. I guess it depends on one thing. Has he been told from day 1 of the project that it would be his when he turns 16? After all of that work on the truck and bonding with your son, you sure dont want to ruin the moment by dissapointing him by changing your mind. If he wrecks it then spend time together again fixing it. Another option might be to buy him a "beater" and tell him that the truck will be his when he can prove to you that he is a responsible driver. Anyways good luck with whatever you decide, you have plenty of time.

uawaterskier
10-24-2007, 02:38 AM
That is a bad @$$ truck! Nice work!

Another option might be to buy him a "beater" and tell him that the truck will be his when he can prove to you that he is a responsible driver.that seems pretty fair. I wish my parents would have done that so I could have kept my mustang. oh well you live and learn

Workin' 4 Toys
10-26-2007, 12:47 AM
First car,
1979 Chevrolet Camaro

cdawake
10-26-2007, 02:22 AM
I JUST got my first car- and I have to say I lucked out....

1998 Toyota Landcruiser "100" series- 4.7L V8

tex
10-26-2007, 11:12 AM
Dooker's 1st car is for sale?

Sodar
10-26-2007, 11:18 AM
Mine was a 1986 760 Turbo Wagon. The thing was AWESOME! Believe it or not, I used to tow my 1996 PS 190 with it!! Here is a generic picture from the web.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/8a/Volvo940wagon.jpg/800px-Volvo940wagon.jpg

Here is a picture with it in the background.

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My dad bought my mom the Volvo to bring my little brother home from the hospital in 1985. She had a little "slant-nose" 911 Porsche that would not fit the carseat, so she got this! The "Volvinator" lasted for 320,000 miles, but in 2002, the state of California gave us $2000 to junk it for some clean air act, so I drove my grampa's old Mazda pickup for a few months, until I got my Tundra in 2003, and finally, as an early college grad gift, I got my first NEW car in 2005... the Tahoe!!

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X2M
10-26-2007, 11:21 AM
First car,
1979 Chevrolet Camaro

My first car was a 1978 Camaro. It wasn't pretty and had no AC, but ran like a top. It was missing a bolt in the passenger upright seat back too. Everyone who rode in it with me got an e-ticket ride. :D

Roonie's
10-26-2007, 11:29 AM
My family had that same Volvo turbo wagon. It was a nice vehicle and fast and lasted a long time.

jbfootin
10-26-2007, 11:39 AM
1966 Mercedes Benz 200....$400

Bought it when I was 15 and fixed it up, paint and engine rebuild. Had fun in that thing. It had a little 4 cyl engine and a 4 speed stick on the column:)

Sodar
10-26-2007, 11:44 AM
My family had that same Volvo turbo wagon. It was a nice vehicle and fast and lasted a long time.

Yeah, once you had the turbo spooled up, it was a runner, but until that thing was spinning it had NOTHING! That car had the WORST turbo lag I have ever experienced. I had soooo much fun in that car though. I had the 3rd rear seat that I used to load up. That little car would hold 7 people and 10 surfboards!!

Rockman
10-26-2007, 02:25 PM
My first car was a '92 Chevy Camaro Z28, Medium Quasar Blue.

Car only had a few miles on it when I bought it and kept it until I bought the MC (around 54,000 miles), then traded it in (Stupidest thing I ever did :mad: ) for the Blazer which last 190,000 miles. Man, I miss that car.

About a week after I traded it in, I saw a hot girl driving it. The car looked awesome and sounded sweet. She kept the custom exhaust on it and the tinted windows.

Tourney Team 197
10-26-2007, 02:33 PM
Sodar,

That Tahoe must look pretty nice pulling your white 197!

thijs
10-27-2007, 12:05 AM
Yeah, once you had the turbo spooled up, it was a runner, but until that thing was spinning it had NOTHING! That car had the WORST turbo lag I have ever experienced. I had soooo much fun in that car though. I had the 3rd rear seat that I used to load up. That little car would hold 7 people and 10 surfboards!!

Have you driven a Ford 6.0 PowerStroke? I think these are the definition of turbo lag. Turning left in them is a death sentence.

bepresto
10-27-2007, 03:21 PM
in 1991 got a present from my dad. One of his 1957 2 door 210 hardtop with 4 on the floor. jet black, 411 rear end and 4 mpg.

ShawnE
10-27-2007, 08:32 PM
1962 Renault Dauphine, 845cc motor.
I bought it for $185 in '71, my dad came along to make sure it was a "good" car. I only had my temps when I got but dad let me drive it home anyway. You could sit on the seatback and drive with your head stickin' out the sunroof!

TMCNo1
10-27-2007, 08:36 PM
1962 Renault Dauphine, 845cc motor.
You could sit on the seatback and drive with your head stickin' out the sunroof!


NOW THAT'S FUNNY, I DON'T CARE WHO YA ARE!!!!!!!!!!!

caliguyinTN
10-30-2007, 06:31 PM
1965 2 door Ford Falcon, 289 V-8, white with red trim and red interior. Biggest back seat....got a lot of use out that for sure, if you guys know what i mean. :D


1967, 4-door, Ford Falcon, red, 200 CI 6-cylinder

Bought it for $300 when I was 16, and had to borrow the money... I never did pay off that loan. :cool:

2nd car was much cooler -- 1970 Mustang convertible.

Mikey
10-30-2007, 07:15 PM
....2nd car was much cooler -- 1970 Mustang convertible.

Hey shep, do you have any pictures of that stang? I love those 69-70 Mustangs, my favorite muscle car. I currently have a 70 Mach 1.:cool:

BIGBADBLUE
10-30-2007, 07:16 PM
1976 Silver Chevy Nova hatchback. What a heap. It was one of the first uni-bodies and it was so bent that it made 4 tracks in the snow. Had a great stereo!!!

2nd was a 1982 Chevy Chevette (the "vette" as we used to call it.) Black and Bronze 2 tone. I was smokin!!! :)

Mikey
10-30-2007, 07:22 PM
2nd was a 1982 Chevy Chevette (the "vette" as we used to call it.) Black and Bronze 2 tone. I was smokin!!! :)

With a car like that, I bet you were "smokin".:D

BIGBADBLUE
10-30-2007, 07:29 PM
hehehehehe .... hey, it got good gas mileage and the stereo would bounce the car!!!

WESSTAR
10-30-2007, 07:35 PM
My first car was a 1972 Chevy Chevelle two door. Sunflower yellow with a 350. It was a fun first car. I still have it at my dads house. Gotta talk the MRS. into taking up the garage to restore it.

M-Funf
10-30-2007, 08:11 PM
My first "car" was a 1965 International 3/4 Ton pickup. It was one of the service trucks at my father's company. They bought a new one, so I bought the old hag when I was 14...repainted it and drove the heck out of it.

manny34711
03-11-2008, 02:09 AM
89 Mazda RX-7 GTU. And loved it. My uncle has it now :)

Hammer
03-11-2008, 09:01 AM
'76 Pontiac Fire"Chicken" It wasn't quite a firebird. 6cyl 3 speed. Green with primer spots all over. Headliner was made of bud labels. Brother did that. He gave it to me after the trans blew.

coz
03-11-2008, 09:24 AM
My first was a truck just like this, same color too and I put a shell on it and up and down the cali coast me and my girlfriend went.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2085/2326718552_d77f683641_o.jpg
Dig them bell bottoms daddy-o! :D

'82starsandstripes
03-11-2008, 09:27 AM
My first car was a 1972 Plymoth Duster, white with blue interior.

lazypiper
03-11-2008, 10:17 AM
1973 super beetle $400. It had 2 300 watt amps and a kicker box for a back seat. :headbang:

454Prostar190
03-11-2008, 03:01 PM
My first car was a blue and white '62 GMC Carryall (Suburban) with a 327, 4 spd. Hydramatic, 4.11 gears and wide chrome wheels with '67 Camaro hubcaps. Raised white letter tires were the new thing and it looked pretty cool! Rick

454Prostar190
03-11-2008, 03:03 PM
1973 super beetle $400. It had 2 300 watt amps and a kicker box for a back seat. :headbang:

I took "driver training" in high school in a brand new 1973 one of these just like this.

chudson
03-11-2008, 03:21 PM
Dad bought me a 60 Biscayne Chevy six cylinder with 3 on the tree when I had not yet turned 16. I would drive to town, park behind a pharmacy that was across the street from the high school where the cars for drivers training was stored, take my drivers training and then drive home. That was one of the few good perks of growing up on the farm!!!

dmayer84
03-11-2008, 03:31 PM
1998 vw jetta did just a bit of work to it

http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u9/dmayer84/jetta/DSC01191.jpg
http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u9/dmayer84/jetta/DSC01189.jpg

flipper
03-11-2008, 03:33 PM
'83 Chevy S-10....loved that truck. may it rest in peace

kevfischer
03-11-2008, 03:58 PM
Started saving when I was really young to purchase this care right after my 18th birthday. Man insurance killed me. Had to work my *** off to pay for insurance and didn't get to enjoy the car.

wakeX2wake
03-11-2008, 05:26 PM
I had a 1997 dodge ram 1500 ext cab 4x4 w/ the 318 engine and the laramie package (leather and all the trimmings)... funny thing is it was nothing but trouble... i never really gave it too much he**... had it 3 yrs and chrysler warranty put a motor and a rear end in it

Lennyp04
03-11-2008, 06:09 PM
Currently whipin around my moms 98 Buick Century and my dads 2000 Chevy Suburban.

At the end of the summer I'm buying a 94 BMW 325is!!! The chicks dig the 5spd!

dmayer84
03-11-2008, 06:13 PM
Currently whipin around my moms 98 Buick Century and my dads 2000 Chevy Suburban.

At the end of the summer I'm buying a 94 BMW 325is!!! The chicks dig the 5spd!


I am going to guess that insurance and parts for that are going to be $$$. Just past experience on that. I would have had an A4 as my first car but there was such a difference in those 2.

Dbuck
03-12-2008, 11:58 AM
another wordy post from me.

97 up Jeep Wranglers are dependable and a world of fun. They are easy to work on and parts and upgrades are plentiful and not too expensive. Downside is insurance and fuel mileage with the 6cyl. Insurance at your age will be expensive anyway, and most 4wd will be higher still. Big tires will worsen the fuel expense. I was needing a vehicle when my son was about your age, and he somehow convinced me that I needed a Wrangler, which of course got passed down to him in a few months. He has enjoyed it immensely, but again insurance and fuel are higher than other vehicles.

My brother in law who has two sons and numerous vehicles says the cheapest teenage boy insurance is for an American full size 2wd regular cab pickup.

I got a good deal on a carry over Ford ZX2 which was ultimately passed down to my oldest daughter. These are good little sleepers--suprisingly quick for the money and good gas mileage and insurance. Tough little cars if maintained. Like driving a 125 hp go cart. You can pick up a used one now for 1800-3000. They, as other models and makes have had problems with the plastic intake manifolds at higher mileages.

The old 240 series Volvos are tanks and also easy to work on. Parts are available and not terribly expensive if you shop around.

I learned to drive in a 66 VW Bug and a 1954 Ford F100. My first actual personal car was a 1974 Dodge Charger--no hemi just a 318. Sticker was about $4,600 brand new. My dad bought it for about 3,700. Mag wheels, vinyl roof and 8 track--I thought I was all that!

h2oskifreak
03-13-2008, 12:05 AM
My first car was a 1973 Datsun 240 Z. It had 55K orig miles on it when I bought it. Sweet as hell. I worked my but off to buy it for $5,500 and payed my own insurance and upkeep. 26 years later I have another (actually 2, one is a 72 though) 73 240 Z's. I fixed up the 73 to look pretty much like my old z. I feel 16 again when I drive it. Had it out this week. Funny thing is... my ski partner & I were talking about all the cars we have owned and he breaks out a picture of my old z, he owned it 1 or 2 owners after I and a lot more tired. When he said "I think I owned your old car", I didn't believe it but I had some custom wheels that were very rare and he even pulled a HP 10b (calculator) out from under the seat I had lost. Pretty cool, huh. I was freaky to see his wife on the hood of my old car. Although I got my share of hotties driving it, no pictures though, just canceled child support checks to show for it.