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      01-03-2013, 11:21 PM   #67
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It was a 1996 Subaru wagon and/or a 1996 Olds Cutlass. But neither was mine, but that's what the parents had for me. Then a 1997 Buick century which I drove after university and was actually mine, handed down by my parents. It was a freakin tank. Now I'm in a 2002 Lexus which was also handed down. So Ive still never bought my own car...
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It's interesting from a European perspective how a lot of you got your first car from one of the Big three. I know this is an odd question but what if Detroit would built cars today with an equivalent driving pleasure, handling und quality like BMW?
I for one would buy one.

Back in the 70's you gotta remember (those of us who got our first car in that decade) there wasn't a lot of other options out there. Older American cars were available and inexpensive.
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      03-25-2013, 11:41 PM   #76
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      03-25-2013, 11:46 PM   #78
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1991 acura integra i loved fhat car!
I had a '91 GS and loved it too!

I gave it to a nephew with 170k miles on it when I got my F30 and the little beast is still running like a top!
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My first was a '74 Datsun pickup for hauling my dirt bike. It was gutless, but very reliable.
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The car was like 12 years old before I got my paws on it, but it was great. No power steering, cassette player you took out with a handle, amazing visibility and gave me well over 45 mpg. The only downside was it kept breaking down Luckily I had recovery membership, but no mobile (cell) phones in those days
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      03-26-2013, 08:11 AM   #83
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A '70 Ford Pinto. A real P.O.S. Everybody should drive a $50 beater for their first car. It makes you appreciate the better things to come.
I agree. My first car was a VW Beetle 1303 with more holes in it than I don't know what. Wasn't a good idea to go out when it was raining.

Though as I'm now a dad I'm torn. When my boys can drive should they have some cheap old thing that fair enough will be slow and uncomfortable but not exactly safe? Or something newer with good safety but will probably be quite a bit quicker?
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They called it the bangmobile...
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1992 Ford Aerostar...I installed a subwoofer in the back and thought I was big pimping in high school.

They called it the bangmobile...
My friend had the exact same set up!

1985 Ford Tempo in 1996. White with rust. Muffler optional...

That was followed up by a 1988 Mercury Grand Marquis in 1997. I could fit my entire basketball squad in it.
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