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Awww memorys. Remeber your first car? by ejayerik
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A hand-me-down 1968 full size, lwb Chevy truck. An ex- fire crew support vehicle from an air force base, so the faded yellow paint was very much original. I drove it until I was able to piece together a '73 Camaro with an R/S front end, warmed over 327, 5 speed and highway gears. Way too fast for a kid!
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Originally posted by Butter:
1966 Opel Seedan
4 in the floor
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BIG 1.1 liter engine

Jeez, another 1100 Opel owner! I drove my '68 1100 Kadett from Atlanta to Miami twice. Talk about a trip that took patience (but not much gas.)

Sniff! I still miss it.

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Well, it's kinda sad, but 2 people had to die before I got my a, so it was kinda doomed from the start. In 1988 my dad bought a brand new "midnight black" Pontiac Grand Am. He had that until his passing in 1995. After that, it sat for a year until my Grandma's 1982 Ford Escort FINALLY died...that thing was a b*tch. My Grandma drove it for only a year until she also passed. After that, I took my driver's license test and SHE WAS MINE! Two months later, I was waving to a police officer and hydroplane into another car. She was totalled. With the money I got from that, I bought a 1989 Mercury Topaz XR5 (if someone could PLEASE tell me what that means, I would apprecite it) and I drove her to her death almost 2 years later. Now I am the proud ALMOST owner of a 1994 Chevy Cavalier RS. I love her. Three cars in 3 years. Nice track record, huh?

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My first car was a 84 Camaro 2.8 V6 5 speed 180,000miles, this car was SO SLOW but it looked nice!
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I believe it meant...

X (cross) R (riced) 5 speed.

Thats to say..it came out before ricers and Ford did it first!!

Take one Escort..add badges..low exhaust note..two pinstripes.. and $1850.00 to the price tag and TA Dah!! One XR5

Sorry...I used to sell Fords....don't often admit it in public though.

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a good friend of mine in my car club, had a Crosley station wagon in college. Its about 1/2 size of a Fiero and hed haul 8 guys in his frat around. He said if they all leaned back at once, he couldnt steer cause the front wheels would lift off the ground.
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Originally posted by rogergarrison:
a good friend of mine in my car club, had a Crosley station wagon in college. Its about 1/2 size of a Fiero and hed haul 8 guys in his frat around. He said if they all leaned back at once, he couldnt steer cause the front wheels would lift off the ground.

Reminded me of a story my brother told me. Seems like there were 4 guys (my brother and three of his friends) riding in a Renault Dauphine (anybody remember those?).
Seems like they took a turn into a side street a little too fast, and put the car on it's side. They all scrambled out, pushed the car back onto its wheels, and continued on their way. Didn't even work up a sweat.

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Originally posted by Little Duce Coupe:
I believe it meant...

X (cross) R (riced) 5 speed.


Yeah, but my car was an automatic....so where does that leave me?

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Originally posted by avengador1:
Im embarrased to say it was a 1975 Honda Civic CVCC with a 1272cc engine. It had a 2 speed auto tranny but gave 40 MPG. This was back in 1977. When I was done with that car it wouldn't go down the road straight.


Nothing wrong with the older Hondas. While I first drove my mom's '76 Mercury Bobcat (upscale Pinto ) my first car was a '79 Civic hatchback. It had the 1237cc engine (non CVCC) with a 4-speed. I think I got mid 30's in the MPG category. It wasn't much to look at, but it took all of the abuse I threw at it and still ran great.

I sold it in 1989 to buy a newer '82 Civic wagon. That thing was a POS. Within the first 3 months of owing it I blew 3 holes in 2 valves. Not only was I financing a $2000 piece of crap, I had to fork over another $200 for a valve job. A few months later I lost the oil pump while working as a courier.....I was 100 miles from home, so I had to wait for my parents to come tow me home. I fried the lower end of teh engine and had to completely rebuild the engine (more $$.....still paying the thing off!).

Then in April 1990 I happened to be driving the wagon by a car dealer when something caught my eye. I roared around the block, pulled into the dealer and there it was.....my dream car. A black 1988 Fiero GT with tan interior and gold wheels. It had 24K miles and they wanted $8995 for it. I took it for a test drive and they actually let me take it home for the night. I tried trading in the wagon, but I would have had to give them money to take it off my hands, so I kept it and gave it to my dad.

Anyways......that's how I got my first Fiero (3rd car overall) and I've been hooked ever since.

I still miss that '79 Civic though.......it was a great first car.

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My first car was a 60s model Volkswagon Squareback.

I've been trying to forget it. Thanks for reminding me.

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Originally posted by mrfiero:

Nothing wrong with the older Hondas. While I first drove my mom's '76 Mercury Bobcat (upscale Pinto ) my first car was a '79 Civic hatchback. It had the 1237cc engine (non CVCC) with a 4-speed. I think I got mid 30's in the MPG category. It wasn't much to look at, but it took all of the abuse I threw at it and still ran great.

I sold it in 1989 to buy a newer '82 Civic wagon. That thing was a POS. Within the first 3 months of owing it I blew 3 holes in 2 valves. Not only was I financing a $2000 piece of crap, I had to fork over another $200 for a valve job. A few months later I lost the oil pump while working as a courier.....I was 100 miles from home, so I had to wait for my parents to come tow me home. I fried the lower end of teh engine and had to completely rebuild the engine (more $$.....still paying the thing off!).

Then in April 1990 I happened to be driving the wagon by a car dealer when something caught my eye. I roared around the block, pulled into the dealer and there it was.....my dream car. A black 1988 Fiero GT with tan interior and gold wheels. It had 24K miles and they wanted $8995 for it. I took it for a test drive and they actually let me take it home for the night. I tried trading in the wagon, but I would have had to give them money to take it off my hands, so I kept it and gave it to my dad.

Anyways......that's how I got my first Fiero (3rd car overall) and I've been hooked ever since.

I still miss that '79 Civic though.......it was a great first car.


What year did you buy the GT? I wonder, that is alot of money for an 88 even with low miles.

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Originally posted by rogergarrison:
a good friend of mine in my car club, had a Crosley station wagon in college. Its about 1/2 size of a Fiero and hed haul 8 guys in his frat around. He said if they all leaned back at once, he couldnt steer cause the front wheels would lift off the ground.

I had a Suzuki Samurai in 1990. If you put 2 or 3 (tight squeeze) big guys in the back seat and dump the clutch in 1st gear (xfer case in 4 low), it would pull the front wheels for about a car length.

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1996 Ford Probe GT
1999 Chevrolet Silverado Z71
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I paid $350.00 ( Saw Mill Dollars ) for a
63 1/2 Ford Galaxy 500 2 dr
390 4-sp
Loved that car. After that I became an AMC man 68 Javlin 343 4-sp
and my fav. 70 AMX 2 seater got her used/with 22 K miles. Always liked Fieros
and never owned one till last March 86 se notchback. thanks for the memories.
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Originally posted by Lady Pegasus:
Yeah, but my car was an automatic....so where does that leave me?
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First thing first, Yeow that's hot!!! (The picture, not the car)

OK, down to business. My first car was a 1992 Hyundai Excel with the standard Hyundai Equipment. Underpowered engine, falling apart tranmission, and blown head gasket. Lasted 6 months hitting a high top speed of 90mph on a daily basis before I finally got a harsh lesson in car repairs. Sold it to a guy for $300. Then I got my 1985 Dodge Daytona 2.2 N/A. Fun little car, I even miss it a little. It taught me all about what happens when you advance the timing too much then brag about how strong of a running engine it has. Ended up limping home with blown rings and piston damage about 20 miles, got home, it died and never fired up again.

Then came the $500 85 Fiero 2m4 with the optional stripped interior package, old and bad fluids, exhaust leaking Duke, and bent control arms as well as about 2K of other work. Never got to drive it before someone towed it off, one week before I was going to order the new control arm to drive it.

Next inline was my 76 beat up 305 Chevy Nova. 350K on original engine with no rebuild and still chirped the tires on command at launch. Sold it to a friend's mom for $150. to work on current car. 1985 Fiero GT.

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My first ride , 78 black and gold t/a highly motified 455 "put in" , black interior , gold deckal package , t topps, i could play bandidt! , i still have her she's been outside for 12 years now and in not so great shape ill fix her one day!, at leats the frame is solid and there is no body holes, the loors are rotten from the t-roofs leaking but what can you do , my dad gave the car to me for my 7th birthday , talk about starting young ehh!

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