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[b]What was the first car you ever driven?[/b]

[b]My first car[/b]
Navy Blue 1994 Mazda 323

[b]pros[/b]
Cheap on Gas
Small and mobile

[b]cons[/b]
Engine had severe over-heating problems and various other engine problems
Small bits of Rust (It was old)
Minor Handling Issues

[b]mods and fixes history[/b]
JVC Deck (But it got stolen) Reverted back to stock
Pioneer Speakers
Exhaust system fixed
New Radiator
New Tires
New brakes and rotors
Various other fixes

[b]Current Status[/b]
Sold it over a year ago. Replaced w/03 Corolla

(Note: You don't have to follow this format, I just chose it because it best describe my first car.)

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85' Chevy Pickup.

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First car I ever drove eh?

1965 Ford Mustang.

Was my friend's car, I was 15, he was 16, I drove it (at speeds unmentioned) up and down his street for a while. Fun fun.

My first car, though was a 95 Cadillac Sedan Deville, which I still have.

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My first car
1976 Buick Skyhawk

pros
V-6...Very fast

cons
none that I can think of

mods and fixes history
In-tank fuel pump died and I could not find a replacement. Hard wired a universal fuel pump directly behind the carb and ran the power to a toggle switch below the steering column (doubled as anti-theft device)

Current Status
Barely made it to the junk yard where I parked it and walked home (purchased my second car later that day)

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1991 Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais
Turbocharged Quad 4 2.3L I4.

[b]Pros:[/b]
Very fast.
Nice passing power
Good Stock Sound System
Comfortable
Nice gas mileage.
Very manuverable

[b]Cons:[/b]
Horrible in snow and ice
Rusted like crazy
Windsheild Leaked
Engine blew up at 50,000 and cost a TON to fix.

[b]Mods:[/b]
Installed aftermarket radio
Turbo Charged

Current status: Given to chairity Edited by shockz

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1989 Chevy Suburban

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1984 BMW 323i

[b]Pros[/b]
European Model (all chrome)
Good acceleration
Sporty handling
Rear wheel drive
Nice styling
BMW bragging rights

[b]Cons[/b]
None!

[b]Mods[/b]
JVC deck

[b]
Current Status[/b]
A tour bus driver "didnt see me" and sideswiped me without signalling, which spun my car 180 degrees across three lanes of trafic, hitting a divider and rolling twice down an embankment. Needless to say the car was totalled, though i kept the engine, and euro bumpers so i can rebuild my baby.
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My first car is a 1999 Hyundai Sonata

Pros:
It's a car
Pretty good gas mileage
2.4 liter engine... so it has some power

Cons:
It's a hyundai
heater is currently busted
driver side window leaks a bit of air (I have yet to fix that issue myself)

Mods:
Aftermarket radio
Amp + Sub
Aftermarket components to be added soon.

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1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Cool
Pros: New car at the time
Pretty good power for the car
Held up good with my accident (totaled her)

Cons: it shook like no other
It

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1969 Firebird H.O.

350 ci / 325 hp
4 speed
posi
speedo went to 160

It was very fast

Sold it to my bro when he got out of the Navy, the $1000 a year insurance was hard to pay. I had no tickets, no accidents, it was just that much for full coverage on a hot car like that around 71 when your 16.
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1999 Toyota 4Runner. Here is what it looked like when I bought it:

[img]http://sethkinast.com/photosold/albums/userpics/10001/car.jpg[/img]

And [url="http://sethkinast.com/tmp/4Runner.jpg"]here is what it looks like now[/url]. It's a lot nicer car than I ever could have afforded had I bought a new one or even a used one.

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holy crap thats a major change... good job seth can you repair my old car

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[quote name='Seth Kinast' date='Jan 14 2005, 01:15']1999 Toyota 4Runner. Here is what it looked like when I bought it:

[url="http://sethkinast.com/photosold/albums/userpics/10001/car.jpg"]http://sethkinast.com/photosold/albums/use...s/10001/car.jpg[/url]

And [url="http://sethkinast.com/tmp/4Runner.jpg"]here is what it looks like now[/url]. It's a lot nicer car than I ever could have afforded had I bought a new one or even a used one.
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Very Impressive (Y) I have yet to get a car of my own :( Seeing as how Im close to my college and they have a shuttle service. I dont really need one, but itd be nice.

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First car I owned was a 94 Eagle Talon.
I miss that car. :(

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91 chevy blazer ...perfect condition and fricken fast v6 :)

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Hyundai Excel 1987 - Automatic Hatch Back, was a cute little fun rider.

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1993 Dodge Dakota (3.9L V6) :laugh:

[b]Pros[/b]
Good Runner.
4wd is great for icey mornings.
Low miles for a 12 year old almost daily ran, (84,963 miles)
More power than my buddies trucks :)
Manual trans. is way more fun than auto
New clutch
New front brake pads & rotors

[b]Cons[/b]
The radio only works sometimes.
Brakes I don't like to much, its like 80% front / 20% rear :(
Balding tires (they are original)
Needs muffler :shifty:
Gas mileage..its a truck hehe.

[b]Mods[/b]
Straight pipe to replace my muffler. It's a temporary thing. ;)

[b]Current Status[/b]
In the backyard, with a full tank of gas. I drive it to school and work.

No accidents, bumper to bumper contact with my friend is on purpose. And on country roads.

Remember, I'm not tailgating.. :shifty: I'm drafting!

[b]DRAFTING:[/b]
The practice of two or more cars, while racing, to run nose-to-tail, almost touching. The lead car, by displacing the air in front of it, creates a vacuum between its rear end and the nose of the following car, actually pulling the second car along with it.

[url="http://www.culturesnobs.com/getimg.php?img=P1130002.JPG"]http://www.culturesnobs.com/getimg.php?img=P1130002.JPG[/url] from last weeks snow storm

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opel kadett gsi 2.0 16v cabriolet.
very light, very fast.

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[quote name='dj6ross' date='Jan 14 2005, 17:53']Needs muffler  :shifty:
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:rofl:

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1991 Volvo 940

2.0L I4 Turbo 164bhp

was my dads old car... saves me buying my own ;)

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My first car was a R Reg Pug 106 1.5 Deisel but 4 days after passing my test i wrote it off by smahing it in to and riding a stone wall which isnt a good idea!

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The first car I ever drove was a blue UAZ... just like this one:

[img]http://digilander.libero.it/cuoccimix/UAZ-469-SIDE.JPG[/img]



The first car I owned was a blue plymouth laser, year 1990, it looked just like an ecllipse.

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1986 Pug 205 GRD. Great car (only needed approx. 4l/100km Diesel) until a truck driver decided to make an u-turn on the highway without looking into the mirror. :( 100 km/h and bang, only broke my nose...

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[quote name='Seth Kinast' date='Jan 14 2005, 06:15']1999 Toyota 4Runner. Here is what it looked like when I bought it:

[url="http://sethkinast.com/photosold/albums/userpics/10001/car.jpg"]http://sethkinast.com/photosold/albums/use...s/10001/car.jpg[/url]

And [url="http://sethkinast.com/tmp/4Runner.jpg"]here is what it looks like now[/url]. It's a lot nicer car than I ever could have afforded had I bought a new one or even a used one.
[right][snapback]585291023[/snapback][/right]
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jesus! that must have been an extremely expensive repair bill for a 'cheap car'.

how much did it cost to get the chassis straightened out? how did you manage to find all the proper parts on the cheap?

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My first car was a 1974 Plymouth Satellite. I got it a week before high school graduation. It had a 318 c.i. engine, so it wasn't very good on gas.

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