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The first car I ever drove was a 97 Chevrolet AstroVan, it was before I got my license. Really wanted a Red Bull, haha.

Now I got my license and I just bought an 06 Chevrolet Aveo 5.

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1992 Pontiac Grand Am Coupe

In the 3 1/2 years I owned the following happened:

Broke both regulator arms on the windows

Loose bearing in the A/C compressor (in turn causing me not be able to use my A/C. This happen during my broken window phase)

Snapped a tire rod end (happened in the middle lane of the NJ Turnpike during bumper-to-bumper rush hour)

Engine Ceased up due to bad compressor bearing (single serpentine belt)

4 or 5 coolant leaks resulting in multiple replaced hoses

Leak in my power steering hose

I felt like I was replacing my brake pads & rotors every 10-12K miles

I know I'm missing more

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first care ever driven was Dacia back in Europe when I was 5 with my godfather

my first car bought with my own money and still own is a 96 civic

I changed:

pad/rotors

alternator

radiator

exhaust manifold - midpipe

and now I need to fix the door lock actuator

will sell it for a new golf tdi whenever I have more money saved for the down payment

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ha, just found my post from June 2008 when i got my car....

still got it...

even after new engine, new head gasket, new fuel pump system, new starter motor, new rear lights, new wing mirrors, new brake discs and pads (front only, done by myself which im quite proud of) whole new front end (crash not my fault) whole new back end (crash not my fault) and its now on 90,000 miles and still working! MOT in may cost £400 for several reasons being mainly shock absorbers and a new exhaust and tyes.

ahhhhhhhhh love it, and its got a nice big dent in drivers side door.

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There is something so gratifying, yet infuriating, about owning a car that is 10 years older than. It's something that a great majority of people will never understand and I feel bad for them. When my first car finally kicked the bucket I was a little said because of our love/hate relationship.

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1979 Ford Escort Ghia MK2 2.0ltr. Dam I miss that thing! I learnt to drive in it and had it for a few years until I wrote it off :cry:

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^ Not my one but exactly the same trim, in red with the black roof. :wub:

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First car....

1992 JEEP CHEROKEE SPORT

Engine: 4.0L Inline 6 (190hp)

Automatic / 4 X4

Pros:

Good for four wheeling

Excellent in 2 feet of snow

Gutsy engine

Cons:

Gas Hog

Leaked every imaginable fluid on earth

Had a very light steering rack (i could switch lanes with my pinky on the wheel)

MODS:

K & N Cone filter with a custom made mount

Interior trim dressup kit

STATUS:

Sold it several years ago, but i miss it.

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1995 Ford Probe SE. Totaled in 3 months. Wasn't my fault but it was loaded with problems.

1995 Ford Probe SE. Totaled in 3 months. Wasn't my fault but it was loaded with problems.

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First vehicle was a 1994 Ford Econoline F150 van, with the Explorer conversion package. The paint job was two tones of poop-brown, and it had roughly 125kmi on it. Absolute piece of crap! But, it did provide for some fun times in high school and college. It earned the name "The Party Barge" :D

Here's a generic pic of something close:

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Nissan Sunny 1987 christ I must've spent around 5k repairing it and something always kept falling apart... ATM parked in front of my house, substituted by a Mazda 3s 2010 aka "grin"

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Mine was a 92 Saturn SL1, paid 650 bucks, was over 110k miles and it didn't start, the owner didn't want to spend money on the car hence why it was cheap...my brother who is a mechanic fixed the fuel injection problem (they were just dirty) and changed the oxygen sensor and the car was ok. Was with me for 2 years then I sold the car for 900 bucks. Couple of months later the guy who bought the car got into a car accident and totaled the car. Damn it was a good one...

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First Car:

Nissan Sunny/Sentra 1987 1.5L it was a POS. inherited by my mum.

Pros: It got me to places

Cons: It was falling apart, rust, paint job...

Man that car broke down so many times I can remember, overheated, had the block and head gasket rectified (sp?), radiator had leaks, ac system was stolen by some crappy mechanic, the right front tire would have a bit of a pull when breaking, so it would eat braked like corn flakes. The back windshield had a leak I tried getting it repaired many times, then I just siliconed it and foamed it and presto. CV joints went bust, springs needed urgent changing. Driver door knob (sp? it's not a knob, I just don't know teh word in Ingrish) had to be wiggled in order for it to be open. etc. The carburetor was also rectified and had a small leak/inlet, not a leak per se, but where the carburetor went mounted on the head, it didn't come in 100% contact so it let in a bit of air. The deck light would go on/off all of a sudden for no apparent reason, then came back on. The wheel shaft/bearing where it comes in contact with the tires to make it turn was "tightened" and because of that when turning to teh right, the wheel would stay slightly a bit longer If I didn't use my hands to turn.

I sold it for $788 (which is a CHEAP price for old cars around here...)

Now with job and help of family bought a new Mazda 3 2011... but man I miss my trashy old car :( I seriously miss it, it was an investment, not just money, but teh time spent and teh memories :shifty: ... the aggravation :laugh:

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My first car

Chevy Lumina 2003 LS (aka Holden Commodore VY)

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Sorry about the sloppy pic :blush:

Pros

- Nice looking

- Sporty with allot of room

- Absolutely fun to drive (lil press on gas and feel that backend come off the line :woot:)

Cons

- Constant electrical issue with Power locks, power window, 6-CD changer.

- If buying used one, check chassis, engine, cooling, gear box, front suspension and steering rack. Rear suspension is solid its the front where the problem may arise.

- Gas-guzller :rolleyes:

Mods & Fixes History

- New radiator

- Replaced front passenger side steering tie rod

- New fluid pipes for power steering

- Two new power locks and knobs

Current Status

- Still driving

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2010 Mazada 3 -- hatchback

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Pros

-got it brand new

-looks really nice

-nice interior

-really good sound

-big trunk

Cons

-bottoms out on really steep hills because it's pretty low

Current Status

still driving

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