What do you Drive? First Car and Current Rig?

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  1. Anonymous

    Anonymous Forte User

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    After reading through the thread about the totaled ESCALADE. I'm curious to know what you drive right now and what was your first car?

    I will start

    First car: 1987 Ford Escort. White. 5 Speed. Clutch blew out at 60K. Whole car died at about 79K. Great 80's American quality.

    Current rig. 1998 Acura Integra GSR. 98K original clutch. runs like new.
     
  2. bigaggietrumpet

    bigaggietrumpet Mezzo Forte User

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    First car: 66 Mustang coupe, auto, ps,pb, it is a sweet car

    Current ride: 99 Tahoe that somebody wanted to get rid of real bad, apparently.
     
  3. dizforprez

    dizforprez Forte User

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    1990 toyota truck from 1994-2002

    currently a 1998 ford ranger from 2002-present 2nd transmisson 100,000+ on miles
     
  4. FlugelFlyer

    FlugelFlyer Piano User

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    Before: 1989 Chevy Corsica, 178,000 on the odometer. Big-time problems generating vacumn pressure, so the engine flooded out very easily. Never passed the EPA test.


    Current: 1992 Chevy S10 4x4, 4.3L V6, 460 Tranny, odometer froze at 99,995 but estimated at 149,000. Just about every part on it minus the engine, shocks, and transfer case is new. Needs a transfer case and minor engine work, but otherwise is a champ. I use premium in the tank when I'm hauling big loads and fill the tires to 40 PSI and use 87 gas and 33-37 PSI during normal conditions. Gets around 22 MPG highway, not bad for an old truck. I can get it to around 30 MPG if I drive like a granny.
     
  5. haveatake

    haveatake New Friend

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    My first car was a 1969 Camaro- I bought it in 1978 for $600.00.
    My current car....
    A 1969 Camaro currently worth about $15,000.
    I guess I picked the right car!
     
  6. bnbtrpt

    bnbtrpt Pianissimo User

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    My First
    1964 Plymouth Valiant. Purchased in 1993.

    MY Current
    1993 Toyota Pick-up. Purchased in 1995

    The Mrs.
    2005 Honda Accord with leather seats, navigation and XM radio.

    :think: :dontknow: :?:

    Notice the slight difference.
     
  7. Anonymous

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    It doesn't ad up! :dontknow:

     
  8. Tootsall

    Tootsall Fortissimo User

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    Yee HAW!
    '72 Mercury Comet 4 door with the 289. Went like stink but wore out upper ball joints and rusted even faster. Presently 2002 Toyota Camry which has just replaced the '95 Bonneville that had 200,000+ on the odo. Yeah, it's a "step down" but gets pretty nice mileage. Might even last me until I retire! (I put 20,000+ a year on a vehicle).
     
  9. tom turner

    tom turner Mezzo Forte User

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    First car?

    Well, mine was a cool one indeed! I turned 16 and got my driver's license in 1967 . . . but I'd know since kindergarden what the car would be . . . a really neat 1930 Ford Model A coupe with a rumble seat! The horn went AHHH-UUU-GAH, AHHH-UUU-GAH.

    I drove it for a year and a half and then surrendered it to my younger brother on his 16th birthday. It is still in the family and my youngest brother has it in his vintage car collection.

    MY EARLY CARS . . .

    I had a lot of them, since my father sold cars. I won't list 'em all . . . just the distinctive ones:

    I "graduated" to temporarily to a '63 Ford Galaxie 500XL convertible with a huge 390 cu. in. engine, 4 speed transmission and positive traction rear end. It was a gorgeous midnight blue w/baby blue top and bucket seat interior . . . and got only 8 miles to the gallon of the old-standard (101 octane) high test gas. You could actually watch the gas guage drop as you drove it!

    A 1964 Karmann Ghia (a Volkswagen with a sporty Italian-designed body on it) was next. It's 40 HP engine would run 77 MPH flat out . . . and at 17 kept it floored a lot . . . and it was a thrill to drive with its classic VW/Porsche rear transaxle handling . . . just downshift it and gun the engine and the rear end would cleanly break free and slide the car 90 degrees sideways before the torque took over and pushed the car straight again. Man was that thing fun sliding around curves that way!

    MY CURRENT EARLY CAR . . .

    In 1971 my '63 Olds Starfire convertible's transmission went out just as I went into the army. Dad said he'd sell it off for me and get me a dependable car. It came down to two choices finally . . . and I wasn't there to provide input:

    1. My grandparents old '62 light green, 4-door, 4 cyl. Rambler American w/white top. Ramblers were only driven by old retirees . . . and had only one problem . . . the ugly things ran forever.

    2. A 66 Mustang. Dad said it had been rear ended but "had potential." He couldn't remember if it had a six or a V-8.

    Luckily, dad got me the car that was "sporty" but in worse condition . . . the Mustang! It turned out to be a fully equiped (for the time) 1966 Mustang 2+2 289 V8 fastback w/ factory air. It wasn't THAT bad and I got it running fast. It was Wimbleton white w/black upholstery . . . just like the ones that Carroll Shelby got ahold of to convert into white Shelby 350GT mustangs. MAN, WHAT A GORGEOUS CAR!

    I STILL HAVE IT. Through the years I began calling it "Old Faithful," for it always ran and got me where I needed to go. It had 64,000 miles on it when I got it and I watched it turn over the old 100,000 mark twice!

    Today it rests retired, in gorgeous Wimbleton white . . . but I've decked it out, striped it and painted it like the ones Carroll Shelby made with the gorgeous blue stripes. IT'S STILL ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL, STRIKING CARS OF ALL TIME!

    I drove "Old Faithful" as my only car from 1972 until 1987, when I bought a 5.0 LITRE, 5-SPEED MUSTANG GT CONVERTIBLE . . . white with red leather interior. I called it the pocket rocket.


    TODAY . . .

    My job sometimes has me on the road, so I traded (sob, sob,) my 5.0 litre H.O. Mustang GT convertible for a Taurus . . . and then the Taurus for a 2005 jet black Altima. I still miss the "pocket rocket ragtop" . . . but the Altima looks great, runs flawlessly, is COMFORTABLE . . . and gets great mileage.

    My wife liked the 2005 Altima so much that I got her a new one too at the same time . . . in the color she liked, a nice metalic light green and punted her trusty '93 Suburban that had 245,000 miles. We have matching Specialized road bikes too!

    AND . . .

    During deer hunting season, I drive my ugly as you-know-what, full-size 1976 GMC Jimmy 4WD painted (years ago) in fire engine red. It ONLY gets 10 MPG using premium gas). Uhh . . . my wife refuses to be seen in it! She won't go deer hunting either . . . and I once thought she was absolutely PERFECT! ;-)

    Tom

    REGRETS . . .

    I still miss that '63 Galaxie 500XL convertible that dad sold . . . and a 1931 Ford roadster and a '65 Mustang GT convertible w/ a 289 and a four speed . . . both that I bought to restore but then sold. Those were special cars.

    However . . . Old Faithful remains . . . gorgeous and garaged . . . STILL with it's original upholstery (I saved the front seats years ago and replaced them with later buckets). I don't DARE fire it up and leave it in the yard . . . for people always stop and want to buy it. HECK . . . IT WAS THE BEST $200 CAR I EVER GOT!!!
     
  10. gzent

    gzent Fortissimo User

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    1st car: 1972 LeMans 2dr, 400cu, 4BL, black on black with rally wheels. (quick)

    Current: 1996 Probe GT, 2.5L V6, 5SP, emerald green with tan leather seats. (quicker)
     

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