What was the first car you drove?

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And other reminiscences of cars long past.

Mine was a white 1972 Ford Pinto. It had been my step-mom's, then my dad's daily driving-to-work car that my sister and I got use evenings and weekends. I had a few minor "incidences" in it without much visible damage, but my sister totaled it in a major intersection after I was off to college.

Jaq, Monday, 30 April 2007 15:40 (sixteen years ago) link

1977 Jeep J-20 3/4 ton pickup. 401 V8, full-time 4wd, ~10 mi/gallon. Unfuckingstoppable until the front driveshaft broke and destroyed the transmission.

dan m, Monday, 30 April 2007 17:39 (sixteen years ago) link

My driving instructor had a dual-control version of this, which had to be made especially. He was an old perve, and used to pick me up straight after school. He'd put the top down and make me drive slowly past all the school girls. Uncomfortable in about a million ways, but good for making sure I never fucking stalled.

stet, Monday, 30 April 2007 18:07 (sixteen years ago) link

My Dad's '83 Toyota Celica GT

Spencer Chow, Monday, 30 April 2007 18:32 (sixteen years ago) link


lxy, Monday, 30 April 2007 19:10 (sixteen years ago) link

That's all kinds of ace, lxy.

stet, Monday, 30 April 2007 19:18 (sixteen years ago) link

GIS'd and found a pic, and holy shit, that's my old truck! Same color and everything, just zero rust :)


dan m, Monday, 30 April 2007 21:14 (sixteen years ago) link

all kinds of ace

lol! i'll be sure to tell my dad... he'll feel vindicated after all the shit we gave him because of that lame car. (though i do have to say that it looks cuter in this picture than i remember it looking then.)

lxy, Tuesday, 1 May 2007 02:12 (sixteen years ago) link

A Cirtoed 2CV. I drove it into a wall on my 1st driving lesson!

Pashmina, Tuesday, 1 May 2007 15:29 (sixteen years ago) link

Cirtoed? Citroen!

Pashmina, Tuesday, 1 May 2007 15:29 (sixteen years ago) link

Cirtoed :) That gave me all kinds of Wind in the Willows flashbacks.

Jaq, Tuesday, 1 May 2007 15:33 (sixteen years ago) link

Volkswagen Dasher


brownie, Tuesday, 1 May 2007 15:39 (sixteen years ago) link

When googling for an image, the Volkswagen Fastback should've been my first one.


brownie, Tuesday, 1 May 2007 15:42 (sixteen years ago) link

i want that fastback: it's a cutie!

lxy, Tuesday, 1 May 2007 16:19 (sixteen years ago) link

ebay sells them! probably can get one for 2500 US dollars

brownie, Tuesday, 1 May 2007 16:28 (sixteen years ago) link

One of these (1973 Pontiac Grand Prix) in desert tan with a black roof.

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Elvis Telecom, Tuesday, 1 May 2007 17:44 (sixteen years ago) link

Try this again


Elvis Telecom, Tuesday, 1 May 2007 17:45 (sixteen years ago) link

hello, ILCars ... been meaning to post here for a couple of weeks.

Volkswagen Dasher

WTF is this, then? a cut-down scirocco? a two-door passat?

there's a whole thread in the differences between UK and US models. but for now it can wait.

anyway: first car i ever drove was a 1986 nissan (or were they still datsun? no, surely not) bluebird, like this


but with a boot, or like this:


but without anything interesting about it.

i was 14. i learned to drive properly in a proton saga:


and a 1991 nissan micra:


the latter of which is still on the road and has, somehow, just been sold by my father-in-law for 250 of your earth quid. which astonishes me.

grimly fiendish, Sunday, 13 May 2007 20:56 (sixteen years ago) link

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