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gatorboy112 10-10-2012 11:05 PM

going back to a simpler time in life...your first ride?
since I've been in the middle east a majority of the last 3 years, I tend to think back from time to time about some easier and earlier years in my life. granted I'm only 27 now but 11 years ago when I got my first car, a 1994 black $2500 v6 camaro, I was estatic and thought I was hot s*** but didn't have a care in the world as long as I had some gas money and my friends to hit the streets with.

just curious to what yalls first vehicle was and if you have a pic then post it up!

10-10-2012 11:15 PM

1st car-Nova...phones didnt have cameras back then and cameras werent digital. So no I dont have any pics lol

Smashed a couple fences and trees with her, did alot of stupid things alcohol related and learned quickly I needed to knock it off.

So instead saved up some money and bought this bike when I was 18.

Learned how to not wheelie on the thing after flipping it 3 times into someones yard during homecoming weekend.

The stupid things I did back then bc I thought I was a bada**! Lol

boardman74 10-11-2012 6:15 AM

I had bikes before cars!! First was a 1985 Honda Nighthawk S is 1990. Then when that got hit and totaled(when parked) I bought a 1992 Yami FZR like the one above. Didn't buy my fist car till i was on active duty in 94 but always had bikes up untill I had kids!!

Thanks for you service, man!!! I was medically retired in 03 after lots of time in the sand!!

jaybee 10-11-2012 6:37 AM

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My first car was a 10 year old 1982 Honda Prelude

tyler97217 10-11-2012 7:10 AM

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My first car was a 1991 Honda Civic CX. Would you believe we bought it brand new for $6700. Came with no stereo and no passenger side mirror... This pic wasn't mine, but exactly the same. I thought this thing was the $hit!!!!! Ha ha....

scotthons 10-11-2012 7:28 AM

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My first car was a 15 year old 1981 Honda Prelude. Picked her up for $400. What a POS it was. Had it painted and reupholstered down in TJ. After the paint job it look a lot like this one.

kirk 10-11-2012 8:09 AM

Dont have the original pictures of my first cars, but here is what I had... I was a big Chevy fan.
First car...

1966 Red Impala... Bought when I was 16 for $800.. Paid for it with my own money.


Second car 1971 Camaro SS....


Third car... 69 Camaro SS . Mine had a vinyl top and almost every option available at the time.
Actually owned this and the 71 at the same time...


Got married and had kids, so had to give up the car habit. Wish I had them now....

chattwake 10-11-2012 8:11 AM

Gatorboy, how's that work situation?

stephan 10-11-2012 8:41 AM

I'm secure enough to tell you chaps that my first car was a 1981 VW Rabbit Convertible. It was special. Our neighbor was a VW mechanic and the car was in great shape for being as old as me (17). There was a lot of so-cal beach cruising in that bad boy. A couple years later I decided to roll her off a cliff and she was never the same. Ahh the simpler times...

tonyv420 10-11-2012 8:47 AM

1968 Dodge Charger

beretta5spd 10-11-2012 9:06 AM

1992 Chevrolet Beretta 3.1 5spd. Hence the login name. Ran 16.164 in the 1/4 mile. Lasted me 5 years of constant abuse.

blindmnkee3 10-11-2012 9:08 AM

Wish I had pictures, 12 year old 1985 VW GTI, a little of the car was still red but a majority was turning a rusty orange. The interior was a mess and it was a manual, which I had never driven. My dad picked me up from work in it and made me drive home. I still remember being stuck at a light for three full green lights because I couldn't get the clutch to engage! That car was indestructible, can't believe it survived all the stuff my friends and I did to it. I've been looking for one to fix up and restore for a while now, was super fun to drive

silvermustang35 10-11-2012 9:29 AM

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First car was my 1999 Mustang, Still have it. Then got my 05 silverado (traded it 5 months ago for the 02 f-350) and also bought the 01 IS300... The only one not in my fleet of cars is the silverado lol

h2ohangtime 10-11-2012 10:16 AM

77 Buick Skylark--my first car in 1994. Owned by my grandfather first, then my mom, then me. Total hooptie, but it was better than walking. I upgraded to an 89 Camaro RS the next year.

trio 10-11-2012 11:25 AM

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Great thread. Makes you really think about things.

Everything has changed for me too! Married, business, 4 kids and a LOT more responsibility and stress. It's all worth it but you do miss the simple days.

The 1st car that I bought was a used and abused Silver 1984 VW Rabbit GTI. (a crappier version than the pic) I loved that thing. It had some problems and some rust but I thought it was bad ass! It felt quick and nimble (haha) and got amazing gas mileage. Although back then gas was only like $1.25 a gallon. $10 bucks would pretty much fill the tank. Unreal huh?!

Fast forward 20 years and at least 20 different cars and trucks. After lot's of blood, sweat and tears...Now i'm lucky enough to be driving the car that was hanging on my wall as a kid. (well a newer version of it) I wouldn't change a thing but it's fun to look back a see how far you have come and how much has changed. :D

augie_09 10-11-2012 11:35 AM

1980's diesel puegot wagon

10-11-2012 11:36 AM

My first car was this 03' dodge ram and it still is mine. Im only 21 but before I get flamed. I just want to admit that I am very fortunate to have gotten it. Am I spoiled? not a chance. First, it was my uncles truck before hand so we got it dirt cheap. I turned 15 and started working at his company saving up as much as I could, then my parents paid the rest. Every since day one, I paid for the gas and registration and everything else on it. I worked and saved up for the stereo and the wheels and tires. I am very fortunate though. Its still my only car and has no problems.


After !

rallyart 10-11-2012 12:00 PM

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My first car was an NSU like this one. I was 14 and kinda forgot to tell my folks that I bought it.. That didn't work out as well as I thought.
My second car was not running when I got it and never did. Push button automatic and that beautiful horse collar grill that was so loved by all on the Edsel that looked like this one.
I guess I should have noticed how things were going as I have had many others that are even stranger.

load 10-11-2012 12:26 PM

1969 Dodge Dart Custom 4 door


bcrider 10-11-2012 12:47 PM

91 Honda Accord I bought off my uncle when I was 18. Then spent way too much money customizing it but hey, that's what you do when your young.


trio 10-11-2012 12:51 PM


Originally Posted by LR3w8kbrdr (Post 1789014)
1st car-Nova...phones didnt have cameras back then and cameras werent digital. So no I dont have any pics lol

Smashed a couple fences and trees with her, did alot of stupid things alcohol related and learned quickly I needed to knock it off.

So instead saved up some money and bought this bike when I was 18.

Learned how to not wheelie on the thing after flipping it 3 times into someones yard during homecoming weekend.

The stupid things I did back then bc I thought I was a bada**! Lol

I saw this exact bike go off the road at 120mph when I was 19. I was on my CBR600 and my friend drifted off a corner at 120. Freaking insane to see. He walked away with a few broken bones in his hand. The bike however was turned into confetti.

alcarlaw1 10-11-2012 1:11 PM


1973 VW Beetle bought when I was 15, 2 years to get it into shape.

twowake 10-11-2012 1:23 PM

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69 VW super beetle.

phatboypimp 10-11-2012 3:30 PM

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1968 Firebird - Frame up restoration with my old man. Loved that time together.

grant_west 10-11-2012 3:46 PM

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Im starting to wonder about you guys that keep photos of your First Car :)
Phatboy all your Firebird is missing is a gaurder that hangs from the Mirrior only to be out done by the Gaurder around the TACH!!

boardman74 10-11-2012 3:54 PM

Thats a phat whip, Grant!!!!

grant_west 10-11-2012 4:13 PM


brycejb328 10-11-2012 4:28 PM

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Is it still awesome to take a grad pics with your car??

1993 Silverado

bcrider 10-11-2012 4:30 PM

LOL. Love that pic! I've been crusin around all summer in my Pacer. She gets mad love from everyone. Also had a decal made for the back window that says "Party On Grandma!"

shawndoggy 10-11-2012 4:37 PM


Not mine... cuz I don't have a pic.

1979 Mustang cobra with 2.3L turbo. Probably the worst motor ford ever made.

Jmaxymek 10-11-2012 5:35 PM

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2004 Monte Carlo next to the Lexus I beg every day to borrow! Only 16 so I never got to experience the VW Beetle era, and no bikes for me. Love my car though! Fast (enough) and the biggest car we could find as to protect me in the event of a crash (a so far so good 10 months of driving!)

bryce2320 10-11-2012 6:30 PM

My first truck was a 99 v8 half ton, I was 14 and working for my dad so he picked it up for 3500. Than I bought a 16k 3/4 dodge cummins. Than 2 years ago I started make a lot more money than when I was working for my dad and bought the 08 dodge cummins one ton that I still have. I just turned 21 so it all kind of happened pretty quick and Ive been fortunate so far. I than deleted, tuned, put rock stars and 35s on it and am kind of happy with it now :D

nitrousbird 10-11-2012 7:11 PM

First car - 1984 Renault Alliance. 1.3L of fuel injected fury...and that is back in the day when fuel injection = less power. Somehow this car was Motor Trend's 1983 car of the year - proof that anyone working at for Motor Trend at that time was an idiot. As base as they sold them, that car had no power in any gear. Bought her in 1995, had it for a few months until the tranny went. Hated the car, but my parents have never helped me with any of my vehicles (be it gas, upkeep, insurance, etc.). Here is a pic one one similar:

Luckily I upgraded to a 1986 Honda CRX Si, which was pretty cool at the time. Lasted me into college, had someone hit me and made almost enough cash from the hit to cover what I paid for it but it was only some cosmetic damage, so I drove it until upgrading to a 1992 Camaro RS. Mine looked exactly like this one:

kko13 10-11-2012 8:23 PM

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Loved this car! 1967 Ford Mustang 289ci 4bbl. Bought her in 1986 out of a Publix parking lot for $1,800. All she needed was a compound and wax.

kmayotte 10-12-2012 7:48 AM

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1987 Ford Bronco 2. Five speed manual. Very unsafe but super fun truck to rip around in. If I had owned it in 1987 I probably would have been pretty damn cool but I owned it in the early 2000's and I was just a kid in a super 80's looking truck. HA!!

I remember driving home from high school after an early release because of snow. I had offered a cute girl a ride home. On the way I skidded into a snow bank and got stuck. Had to get out, dig through the snow bank and engage the manual hubs on the front wheels to get into 4WD. She thought I was pretty weird after that.

leaks 10-12-2012 11:44 AM

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Here's the best shot I can find. It's a 1975 Fiat X 1/9 that I bought new as a sophmore in High School. The picture was taken around 1980 ( I know the time stamp says 2010, but its a picture of a picture). The car didnt last, but the girl did. She's been my wife for 30 years now. Lol.

surffresh 10-12-2012 12:07 PM

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My buddy hooked me up with his mom's car for $300, 74 Pontiac Grand Am 400 2barrel posi track, I got it in 81 with about 85k on it, I had a blast with it !

gatorboy112 10-17-2012 8:37 AM

lots of awesome first cars here!!
i know going back to every vehicle i've owned i've had a lot of good memories. i can't find any pics of my first car but here is one of my 2nd and possibly my favorite. and it's also one of the cleanest k5 blazers i've ever seen inside and out.

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