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#541 BillyJack



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Posted 03 April 2014 - 05:19

My first car
Black 1979 J10 Pickup (got it around 1995)

33" ground hog tires

6" body lift

6" suspension lift


I could driver anywhere and never get stuck

No one had one like it

Except for ice which it would get stuck on



Hard to find parts

mods and fixes history
Pioneer deck

Pioneer equalizer
Pioneer speakers

Two 500 W amps

Two 12" subs in one box behind the seat

I was always replacing parts on it

Current Status
When I left the home and was in the military my dad sold it. I can't be mad at him since he bought it for me and it was rusting away anyway. I probably would have got in trouble with it soon or later anyway. I was always four wheeling where I shouldn't.

#542 Turk.



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Posted 03 April 2014 - 11:43

Golf MKII GTI, Best GTI ever.

#543 Haggis


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Posted 03 April 2014 - 11:49

My first car
Red Mk3 Golf


Awesome sound from the aftermarket exhaust

Awesome Reliability being a VW


had 100k miles on it when i got it


mods and fixes history

Kenwood Stereo

2 * 12" subs in the boot
500 W amp


Current Status
Scrapped it at 260k miles :) was still running strong but i got a new car and i was getting more money for scrap than i would selling it

#544 xrobwx



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Posted 03 April 2014 - 11:52

First car I drove at 9 years old.images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTQ7ZRqVhpDZlUuoBKT5US

First car I owned in High School.


#545 NightScreams



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Posted 03 April 2014 - 14:15

A 1964 Chevelle Malibu SS with a 400 sm block and 4.11 geared rear end.

#546 vetDirtyLarry



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Posted 03 April 2014 - 14:31

A 1986 Toyota Corolla 



That is not the actual car I had but very similar.


It was affectionately known as


El Bandido Azul


The Blue Bandit

#547 He's Dead Jim

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 16:32

Golf MKII GTI, Best GTI ever.

Yup, I had a MK11 and loved it.

#548 Decebalvs Rex

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 20:08

my first car  , called her "my swallow" :

Suzuki Swift 1997 , 1.3 L engine, Benzine .  (bought it from girlfriend very cheap and I needed something to practice on)



Very nice mileage.

Easy to fix - - - -  very very simple engine

Cheap to fix

No rust (much plastic and good paint)

Small, perfect to practice parkings and sneak around

Agile and cozy



HP was very bad.

No safety

Suspension - had my jaw clenching on every road hole

Small car




Harman/Kardon sound system changed to a hardcore Pioneer line


not my personal car in pics but extremely close :




#549 Auzeras


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Posted 05 May 2014 - 08:19

First car I drove was a 2001 Peugeot 206 but the first car I owned (and still own) is a E32 BMW 735i (1989)


Here's a really tacky picture of it (the only one I had on hand)





M30 Engine is damn reliable and fairly easy to fix

E32 body has many similar parts to other BMW's of the late 80's to 90's

Plenty of after market and OEM parts

Lots of space & comfortable drive



It's a damn electrical gremlin!

It likes expensive petrol. Lots of expensive petrol

parts can be expensive to get into New Zealand


Bought the E32 off an uncle after he lent it in near pristine condition to his brother... who promptly ran it into the ground. When I received it it was full of mice amongst other things. Slowly working on getting it back to mint condition again. Luckily the head gasket was done recently so no big engine overhauls yet, just need to do the pan gasket, Valve cover gasket amongst a myriad of minor/medium maintenance tasks. Anyone who's done the pan on a BMW will feel my pain (you have to lift the engine clear of the bell housing to undo the bolts at the back of the pan)


Other than that it's good fun to work on, basically made worthwhile because I bought it from a family member cheap. Wouldn't be worth it to buy from a dealer in the condition it was in!

#550 Cnónna



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Posted 05 May 2014 - 08:41

wasn't so much a car, more of a 3.5ton lorry


millagge wasn't great but no one got in my way. :glare: :woot:


parking could be a bit of a pain but that's what loading bays are for :whistle: