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What was your first car?

Posted in Domestic Rides, Ford, General, Mercury, muscle cars, Rides by MrAngry | August 4th, 2012 | 7 Responses |

When I was 16 years old my Aunt Christine was kind enough to give me my first car. It was a royal blue 1979 Mercury Capri with 4 different tires, a wicked vacuum leak and a 4-cylinder engine that made a whopping 88 hp. It had one speaker in the center of the dash, roll-up windows and only two of the four headlights actually worked. You see back then when you turned 16 all any kid wanted to do was drive. There were no cell phones, no internet and hell, even having cable TV was a big deal. I remember that little Capri being the greatest car of all time, which got me thinking. For those of you that read the site, what was your first car and what did it mean to you?

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7 Responses

  1. KC French says:

    I had a 1991 Eagle Talon TSI. It was a 5 speed and turbo so it was a blast! Unfortunately the fwd part kinda killed it, but i really didn’t care. It cost me 800 bucks and it meant freedom!

  2. Set says:

    1985 Toyota Corolla DX. Mind you, not the AE86 Toyota. No, a gold colored five-door hatchback with two tiny 3 1/2″ speakers to try and make something akin to music. It had a two barrel carb on top of a measly four-cylinder putting out 80hp when new (Nearly twenty years later, I am guessing more than a few of those ponies had bought the farm) and the sloppiest three-speed auto I’ve ever driven. Amazingly had less than 80k miles on it, most everything worked, and I drove the ever living crap out of it (As well as do some things my parents never wanted to happen in there). Then, handed it off to my brothers who promptly crashed it. Twice.

  3. Robert says:

    Got it a few months ago now, 2006 Dodge Magnum SRT8. Got it as a graduation present and been putting every pay check in it. Stock its beast but still just a few things need replacing. Came with 57k on it and in less then two months have put another 4k at 13mpg, worth it for the 6.1 Hemi tho.

  4. djrosa says:

    my first car was a red Audi 80 2.0E sedan with a five speed manual a halfway descent stereo a interior in mint kondition. i bought it with my 1000$ of my own money and the second week i had it i put it in a ditch in the middle of winter when i had to swerve to mis a oncoming car. then one month later i totaled the front chassi when i hit a spot of pure ice and skidded into a curb. 1000$ later and the car was back to spick and spam condition (by this point i loved the car so much i could have spent 3000$ without blinking) then i whent on a work tour of norway and the car was totaled when a old lady didnt se me in a roundabout and drove up infront of me. if the same thing had happened in sweeden i would have tried to fix the car up but since i was in norway and was pretty much flat broke i had to scrap it something that still to this day gets me a little misty eyed

  5. Reynaldo says:

    1971 reddish turning orange mustang, it was back in my highschool days, you could hear me arriving 2 blocks away , had no ac, no heat, radio wasnt working, horn , not a chance, brakes like well like no breaks but damn it looks cool, still have it, now it has radio, it brakes, has a decent horn oh and it blue

  6. turbosrt says:

    91 Ford Explorer XLT. It was so rusted through I could stick my arm up inside of it. It had power everything but none of it worked right, power windows needed to be helped closed, door locks only locked half the doors, cruise control literally had a mind of it own (Accelerated up to 80 once on its own). It was on its 3rd transmission and that one didnt have park. I used to park it in snow banks to keep it from rolling away. The straights six engine was strong even after 230,000miles, The 4wd worked, and the heater worked so for a first car it was everything I needed. I fail to understand these kids driving nice cars for their first. Like the idiots in california buying their 17 year old a BMW M5 or new Mustang Convertible. Having a POS for your first is a lesson and right of passage.

  7. Steve Schuett says:

    My first car was also a royal blue, 1979 Mercury Capri. It was a Ghia model, with a 2.8 litre V6 engine. Didn’t have it for long. Pretty sure either the cam, or crank broke. The guy sold it to put a 5.0L in it. I’d like to track it down to see if it’s still around. I’d buy it back..