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I'm going to skip the family cars I drove through HS and part of college and go to the first one I bought, with my own money, not dads.

A burgundy Peugeot 604. 5 speed. Same engine as a DeLorean without the fuel injection.

My mechanic said "In heaven, the French are the chefs, The English the police, and the Germans the engineers. In hell the English are the chefs the Germans the police, and the French the engineers. Why did you buy this POS!"

I actually liked the car a great deal until its plastic topped Parisian radiator exploded.

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I'm going to skip the family cars I drove through HS and part of college and go to the first one I bought, with my own money, not dads.

A burgundy Peugeot 604. 5 speed. Same engine as a DeLorean without the fuel injection.

My mechanic said "In heaven, the French are the chefs, The English the police, and the Germans the engineers. In hell the English are the chefs the Germans the police, and the French the engineers. Why did you buy this POS!"

I actually liked the car a great deal until its plastic topped Parisian radiator exploded.

GW Bush, Duly Appointed Deserter in Chief. Somewhere in Texas a village is missing it's idiot.
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RE: Your First Car?

my first car would be my 87 500 SEC that i bought in april this year. i am 18 years old this month.
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My first car was a 1979 Honda Accord hatchback, in 1984. What a fantastic reliable little car that was.
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I had a junkyard quenn I paid $25 for, but never considered it my first car as much as I did my '66 Mercury Comet, which my Dad gave me. It was his car for years, and I was proud when he gave it to me to replace my POS Chevy Nova instead of trading it in on his new 70 Mercury Monterray, a beautiful auto in its own right.
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First car was a cherry 1964 VW Beetle. I've always admired the functionality and simplicity of those cars, as I was freezing my ass off in the winter wondering why those crazy Germans couldn't include a functional heater! [:(]

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1978 Ford LTD; green; loaded. it was da bomb! Great cruising boat. did some camping with my buddies in it. lots'a fun. then i ended up parting some of it (engine parts mainly) into my 84 F150...



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First car was a cherry 1964 VW Beetle. I've always admired the functionality and simplicity of those cars, as I was freezing my ass off in the winter wondering why those crazy Germans couldn't include a functional heater! [:(]
My Dad had a 64 Beetle he kept as a hobby. I roasted the engine in it, right after he rebuilt it. He was letting me drive it to school, and the green light came on. I figured it was the alternator light, and drove it until it threw a rod. Green light is the oil light on those damn things, a fact, after having it shouted in my face by a very angry man, I will never forget. In the end it worked out good. He got a motor out of a Karma Ghia, and the thing ran twice as fast as before.

I don't know where you grew up, but in New Hampshire, no heater was a damn bummer. Pretty tough to impress a date when you have to wrap her in blankets so she won't freeze to death.


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Those cars were a kick. I also had a 61 Beetle a few years later. I recall losing my keys once out in the middle of nowhere -- thank God the car wasn't locked. I popped the front hood, pulled off the cardboard that covered the back of the dash, then pulled a wire off the ignition switch and connected it to the headlight switch. I then turned on the lights, push-started the car and drove home. Try that in something other than a Beetle. [:D]

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'69 Mustang Fastback. 4 speed, 351 Cleveland (yes, the cleveland was not even introduced until 1970, this was a transplant motor). The car was the opposite of a numbers matching original, but it was all hot-rodded and a killer driver. Was forced by my parents to sell it only a few shorts months later because of all the tickets I aquired.

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