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Christopher Lyle
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I got my first car in 1991. My first car was a 1982 Delta 88 Oldsmobile in Dark Brown. It was a company car that my mother had driven and she was going to turn it in for a new one when I bought it from her boss. I had saved for about a year to buy a car it and it all worked out! The car lasted me for 4 years thru high school until I crashed it into the back of a station wagon. There was hardly any damage done to it, but the Blue Book on it was like $300 or something and my insurance wouldn't pay for it so they totaled it out.

Ahhhh....good times!
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Man this makes me feel young. Then again, I never actually had my own car while in school.

Perhaps my daughter's first car will be one like this:

http://www.moller.com/index.php?option=c......temid=57
It's amazing, people will criticize you for "biting the hand that feeds you," while they're busy praising the hand that beats them.

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1966 Plymouth Valiant. Plain, but incredibly durable.

My next car was a 1969 Pontiac Firebird - loved it.
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1984 Mark V Mini! Nothing handles like a real Mini (as opposed to the current BMW trash) - nothing except a go-kart.
I envy you guys from the US who had great big old whales though, it makes me believe in Happy Days and American Graffiti!
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Blue Volvo 1975, that was handed down to me. But the first car I bought myself was a Toyota Corolla 1980. It was a stick and I was just learning to drive a stickshift; I got stuck near the top of a hill. There were four guys on the corner playing dominoes and drinking beer, and they offered to help me up the hill and over. So they got in and drove it a few blocks over the hill. Afterwards, it occurred to me that I had just given my car over to total strangers who could have done anything with it.
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Light blue '91 Plymouth Colt hatchback. No A/C, no radio, manual transmission. I used to joke if I couldn't find a parking spot, I could just pop out the windshield and sling it over my shoulder. It was a Christmas gift from my dad, who paid for it in cash, so I didn't really complain.

It lasted me 10 years before it died. I sorta miss that car sometimes. Although it was small, it had a lot of cargo space, and got great gas mileage.
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On 2011-08-18 09:27, landmark wrote:
Blue Volvo 1975, that was handed down to me. But the first car I bought myself was a Toyota Corolla 1980. It was a stick and I was just learning to drive a stickshift; I got stuck near the top of a hill. There were four guys on the corner playing dominoes and drinking beer, and they offered to help me up the hill and over. So they got in and drove it a few blocks over the hill. Afterwards, it occurred to me that I had just given my car over to total strangers who could have done anything with it.


That was a good car. Had they stolen it, they might still be driving it.
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My first car was supposed to be a green AMC Hornet. That was what my Mom kept telling me right up until a week before she sold it. Man, that would have been awesome. My first daily driver was an '84 Camaro, which I soon traded for a '74 Satellite whose engine I completely rebuilt from the ground up. I still have the Satellite too but it needs new breaks.
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Only two people described their cars by displacement, guess there's no Californians or Southerners here.
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1984 Mark V Mini! Nothing handles like a real Mini (as opposed to the current BMW trash) - nothing except a go-kart.
I envy you guys from the US who had great big old whales though, it makes me believe in Happy Days and American Graffiti!
The new Cooper S only rides like a BMW, it corners like a go cart on rails.
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Only two people described their cars by displacement, guess there's no Californians or Southerners here.


318 V8
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Only two people described their cars by displacement, guess there's no Californians or Southerners here.
Or guys like me from Detroit.
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Oh yeah, and it's the LA 318, not the A 318. The L stands for 'Light.'

It's no Hemi, but it gets the job done. Left many a Honda in the dust.

I believe the '48 is around 251.
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My guess is that only Craig noticed, but when I was describing my friend Roger's car from back in my Detroit-area days, I mentioned that it was a '69 289 high performance. So like him, I associate displacement with Detroit, not California. As a matter of fact, as one of California's native sons, I'd say that Detroiters are probably more obsessed with cars than southern Californians.
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My cousin's old man is the one I bought the Camaro from and then traded it for the Satellite to. He has over 500 cars that he's bought mostly from auctions. I'd call that obsessed.
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500? 500?

I think the word "obsessed" might indeed be appropriate.
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I grew up with many friends who when a car drove by would immediately tell what the car had under the hood.
Some of them were pretty obsessive about it.
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I grew up with many friends who when a car drove by would immediately tell what the car had under the hood.
Some of them were pretty obsessive about it.


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Funny!
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On 2011-08-18 14:58, motown wrote:
I grew up with many friends who when a car drove by would immediately tell what the car had under the hood.


Years ago I had a friend who could identify any car on the raod, even from way far away, by it's tail lights. He never missed.
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