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    What was ya first car?

    MIne Was a 74 nova thats was 2 hundred bucks. i had to work for it and payed for it my self. I worked at place with people who parents bought there cars and they had new mustangs and cameros.Funny thing would be is my nova kept running when there cars had to go to the shop ,My nova was bullet proff so what was first car?

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    My brother gave me a Rambler - I don't remember the model. The exhaust manifold was cracked so the passenger compartment filled up with exhaust smoke. I wonder if he hated me? He doesn't seem to now.
    My next car was also given to me. A VW bug with no brakes. I fixed them. Then drove it to college. It was winter time. I had a fishtank in the car and the water halfway froze.
    more cops have been killed by donuts than guns in chicago it is a medical fact ask any doctor.

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    I think mine might have been an old Nova also. But I can't remember the year.
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    At age 32, I bought a white over green 1963 VW Transporter with only 60K miles on it. It was beautiful in and out.

    I didn't buy a Nova till 10 years later.
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    1983 mercury lynx (this was in 95). I'm 6'3 and this was a small subcompact (manual transmission) that I had to learn to drive bow-legged because the steering wheel height didn't adjust, the seat didn't go back far enough and my legs didn't fit under the wheel. Also, no power steering and the front wheels weren't aligned (right pointed outwards a bit and got worn bald quickly as a result). Also horible plastic and scratchy plaid interior, no a/c, no radio, barely working heater... But it was nice to fill it up for $8 and not have to fill it again for like 3 weeks. Until I wrapped it around a tree...after midnight....on my dad's birthday...when he had to get up at 3 the next morning to go in to work...But, since he was a good dad, he got up anyway and stayed with me and helped me deal with the cops and the towing company.
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    my nova was so fast it was crazy but man was it ugly.i installed a udiovox stero in it with 40 watt amp(back then 40 watts wasa lot) And this car never ever broke down and i drove it like a mad man

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    Quote Originally Posted by unterhausen
    I believe that in this case "solid meh" means "so 'meh' that it could never be anything more than 'meh', and yet also no less than 'meh' -- in a word, exactly 'meh'"

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    1963 Rambler wagon. Nothing special but I loved it.

    More interesting was 4 cars later... A 1972 VW Type III Squareback. The gas line from the gas cap to the tank was rubber or soft plastic. It was loose. The car always smelled strongly of gasoline. Did that stop me from smoking in it? Noooooo.

    Glad to have not expoded long ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gitarzan View Post
    1963 Rambler wagon. Nothing special but I loved it.

    More interesting was 4 cars later... A 1972 VW Type III Squareback. The gas line from the gas cap to the tank was rubber or soft plastic. It was loose. The car always smelled strongly of gasoline. Did that stop me from smoking in it? Noooooo.

    Glad to have not expoded long ago.
    I'm having the gas lines in my Miata replaced right now. Along with the smell my gas milage went from ~30 to ~12mpg.
    Quote Originally Posted by unterhausen
    I believe that in this case "solid meh" means "so 'meh' that it could never be anything more than 'meh', and yet also no less than 'meh' -- in a word, exactly 'meh'"

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    Every time I lit up in that VW, I wondered if this was going to be the one. The call of nicotine is a wicked song.
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    Is a ukulele player in a mandolin town and banned from all bars by the chief of police unless he leaves his strings and gravy at the front door.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gitarzan View Post
    Every time I lit up i that VW, I wondered if this was going to be the one. The call of nicotine is a wicked song.
    Speaking of leaking gasoline, if you ever buy a BMW like the one I posted, check the seams of the tank. They are prone to cracks. It would pool gas around the spare tire.
    Quote Originally Posted by unterhausen
    I believe that in this case "solid meh" means "so 'meh' that it could never be anything more than 'meh', and yet also no less than 'meh' -- in a word, exactly 'meh'"

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    1971 Mazda Bongo van. It cost $10 to fill and lasted a week.
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    1967 VW Fastback.
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    first and second cars were 1960 and 1965 corvairs. i loved both of them.
    next up was a '60 vw samba (bus) with a removable factory divider w/window so the front area stayed warm.

    all 3 were very low maintenance.

    my '65 rambler was blue with a white convertible top and was a total babe magnet. the size of a falcon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by windhchaser View Post
    my nova was so fast it was crazy but man was it ugly.i installed a udiovox stero in it with 40 watt amp(back then 40 watts wasa lot) And this car never ever broke down and i drove it like a mad man
    What motor did it have?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MillCreek View Post
    1967 VW Fastback.
    My first car was a '68 for Cortina Deluxe. Much I liked about the car. It was a wored-out bag of poop by the time I got it. My second car was a '68 VW Fastback. Wretched toad of a car. I was 18 and had $800 in my pocket. Horrible car that taught me a lot.

    Always liked the VW Type 3s. Clever design, failed execution.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Merkel View Post
    Always liked the VW Type 3s. Clever design, failed execution.
    Mine was a 1971 Squareback. Pile o' crap fuel injection, bent front end, dents everywhere.

    We had fun covering it in bike product stickers. I went to bike shows with the express purpose of getting more stickers to put on it.
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    My first was a used 1966 Dodge Charger 383. (My second was a 1966 Corvette 427!)

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    Mine was a 94 dodge grand caravan SE with a transmission that wouldn't get out of second. It had served my friend's family well since new for about ten years, but sat for a year and got some windows and the sliding door broken from us using it as sort of a stationary party van. So I bought her for $250, put her back together with some junkyard parts, did the brakes, and it was great for about a year. Even with the transmission stuck I took it on a 600 or so mile road trip going about 5k rpm the whole time and she only overheated once surprisingly, and it wasn't bad at all.

    I donated it to the american lung association when my mom got a new car and gave me her cavalier... It ended up being sold for $700 and immediately abandoned, and for some reason the previous owners got all the tickets and fines for abandoning it. Luckily they had proof they sold it to me and I had proof I donated it.

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    My 1st car was a 1954 Ford - Chief? I think? - that I bought in 1974 for $100. Changed the oil, CLEANED the oil & air filters, kicked the tires, and set off from NYC to SF on the blue lines... and almost made it! The rear axle (of all things!!) broke a bit south of Sacremento. Traded it for a ride to SF.
    As with mud, life, too, slides by.

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    $600 in 2003 for a 1989 Ford Tempo GL.

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