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  • 3 weeks later...

1994 Red Automatic Mitsubishi Galant.

 

Pros: I like the Japanese products

 

cons: still working on it

 

Current status: Still have it.

 

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History: It was my friend's, a general surgeon, he was not taking care of her.Still Fabric from inside and made of leather.

 

just got new set of tires, gave it a new emperial red colour.

 

N.B: Image is not my car, but same model

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I don't remember what the first car I drove was, but it was probably a Buick. When I was 12 my aunt asked me to back her car up because someone was blocked in; I backed up ok but didn't stop so well. I backed over the neighbors garbage bin across the street and crushed it. They were not pleased.

 

The first car I owned was a beat up twenty year old 1974 Datsun 260Z but it needed too much work so I didn't get to drive it very much. The first car I had registered and got to drive on the public roads and also the one I got my license with was an 86 Chevy Nova (which was apparently just a rebadged Toyota Corolla). I finally got my first new car in 1998, a Honda Accord EX.

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1984 Camaro Z28

 

Pros: was pretty fast for 17yo kid

chics at school thought i was cool

it had t-tops

 

Cons:

engine blew because i never checked the oil, apparently it was out. hard lesson learned.

 

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I don't remember what the first car I drove was, but it was probably a Buick. When I was 12 my aunt asked me to back her car up because someone was blocked in; I backed up ok but didn't stop so well. I backed over the neighbors garbage bin across the street and crushed it. They were not pleased.

 

The first car I owned was a beat up twenty year old 1974 Datsun 260Z but it needed too much work so I didn't get to drive it very much. The first car I had registered and got to drive on the public roads and also the one I got my license with was an 86 Chevy Nova (which was apparently just a rebadged Toyota Corolla). I finally got my first new car in 1998, a Honda Accord EX.

 

too many first cars !!!!

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Mine was similar to this (same color and rims).

 

1994 Acura Legend

 

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Was pretty sweet ride then i moved up to a 1998 Acura RL then jumped on a 2002 Acura TL which got stolen some time later. :(

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1954 Pontiac Chieftain in emerald green. 268 cid inline flathead 8 cyl known as the "Silver Streak", automatic, power seat and AC. Reconditioned to new by my dad and yours truly in 1965.

Very similar 1953

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The first car I bought was a used '55 Ford with a 272 V8 engine. I changed it from automatic to standard drive, put in a newly rebuilt short block and put a new paint job on it. Then I bought a brand new 1964 1/2 Mustang, 260 V8, with auto transmission. It had the same instrument cluster as the Ford Falcon.

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My second car was a 1957 Chevy Bel Air dad and I rebuilt. By the time we were finished it was toreador red with pearl fin inserts, and it had a 327 Corvette driveline. Sleeper :)

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The first car that I drove on a regular basis on the road belonged to my girlfriend, but she later became my wife and we lived together for years, so I ended up taking care of it and doing all the maintenance.

 

Red Suzuki X90

 

Pros

Good on gas

4 wheel drive

Stick shift

Trunk was actually pretty big for the size of the vehicle

Glass t-top roof

 

Cons

Was used when we got it and had some damage to one of the headlights

Only two seats and absolutely no room behind them for anything

 

This picture isn't of ours, but it looks just like it.  Just snagged the image from google search.

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It was so small and light, that one time as a joke two of our friends picked it up and turned it sideways in our parking space while there were cars on either side of us.

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

33" ground hog tires

6" body lift

6" suspension lift

 

pros
I could driver anywhere and never get stuck

No one had one like it
 

cons
Except for ice which it would get stuck on

Rusty

No AC

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.

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My first car
Red Mk3 Golf

 

pros
Awesome sound from the aftermarket exhaust

Awesome Reliability being a VW

 

cons
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

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

First car I owned in High School.

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A 1986 Toyota Corolla 

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

 

It was affectionately known as

 

El Bandido Azul

aka

The Blue Bandit

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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)

 

pros:

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

 

cons:

HP was very bad.

No safety

Suspension - had my jaw clenching on every road hole

Small car

 

 

mods:

Harman/Kardon sound system changed to a hardcore Pioneer line

 

not my personal car in pics but extremely close :

 

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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)

 

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Pros:

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

 

Cons:

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!

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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:

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