ITT Post your first ever car and what you think of it looking back
Pic related. Horrible little plastic-y car that was somehow louder on the inside than on the outside.
1991 Honda Prelude SR, bought for $1000 with 320k kms, ridiculously faded paint, straight pipes, 4 different bald tires.
Was a fwd godmachine, and pulled all the bitches
Jk was a good first car, lots of fun, good on gas and fairly reliable. Bought new battery, rebuilt the alternator, bought new tires for it, panel windows. Lasted until i crashed it like 8 months later and ended up getting like $2700. Every vehicle ive owned since then hasnt needed any work so thats the only auto work exp. ive had and looking back was alot of fun.
Ford Puma 1.4. Quite liked it at the time, chiefly because it at least looked like it wasn't the kind of generic shitbox most 17yo Brits get stuck with, and because of that one video on Youtube where Tiff Neddell demonstrates "fwd drifting in one".
It was pretty slow, though - even realised that at the time - and in hindsight I didn't really push it hard enough to be able to comment on the handling, even if it felt like I was doing back then.
Still have some great memories of it, regardless.
5 speed turbo II with a huge ass holset charger
That thing was ridiculously fast and never ever complained, groaned or showed any kind of objection to the abuse it received until it was rear ended.
Missed that car so much that I bought an another one later on.
>Citroen AX 1.1 (Echo Edition)
55 bhp, 65 ft.lb
Top speed 104 mph (Confirmed)
0-60mph 11.4 s
Standing quarter mile 17.8 s
I loved it
drove it like a maniac, good thing it was so slow because I would have killed myself.
1989 jeep cherokee with 210k miles
it was $700, was haemorrhaging more fluids than I could count and was a ticking time bomb, but it lasted me the 6 months I had it until I sold it for $1300 to a dumb teen mom that never registered the car in her name and got in an accident 3 months later (and the insurance company tried contacting me about it because I was the last registered owner listed). then 6 months later I got a random facebook message from a stranger who claimed to be her "boyfriend" telling me that the car got impounded and they wanted me to come pick it up for them because the car wouldn't get released to them because it wasn't in their name. never responded.
the drivers side window motor wouldn't work when trying to roll up the window, so someone finagled a piece of rope to the bottom of the glass that you could use to pull it back up again. it was so beautifully ratty. i beat the fuck out of it, flooring it up dodgy dirt roads because "hurr durr its a jeep." and I kinda miss the quirky chrysler power steering where you could spin the entire turning radius with just your pinky.
1.6 VW Fox. Cheap squeaky thing with ugly interior. Somewhat reliable and very spacious and economic at least.
Pic related is my first and current car.
Seat Leon 2012, cute looking car with actually pretty good handling.
Miniscule turbo and you get a tiny kick when it spools. 105 horsepower means that you have to drive hard to get the best out of it!
Such a fun car.
Swap in peugeot 106 1,3 rallye suspension, 1,6 bottom end and keep the 1,3 rallye head, that thing MOVES!
Mate had a toyota starlet with td04 turbo and 180bhp, he couldnt keep up with the AX running those specs.
My first car was a saab 90, 1985, 2,0 carburetted. Swapped in a 2,0 8v turbo, upped the boost a bit, and it made 177bhp. Great first car.
Completely uselss as a DD, fun while it lasted (only had it for four months), surprisingly nice to work on
Will definetly consider owning one again
Not getting into details, but you are from sjælland, car is insured at GF (whom which you registered at the 21st of march, 2015). Car has been yours though since 12th of april 2012. Has gone around 220.000 km's now, give or take.
>and you get a tiny kick when it spools
In the manhood.
No you dont get any kick. You just get up to what other cars have of horsepower, in the low range on top of that. Nobody who know how to drive proper has ever said "Yea you have to drive the 1.9tdi hard to get the best out of it exclamation mark".
Miss this bitch. 94 dodge spirit. Beat the shit out of it for 2 years until the transmission blew up. Was my brothers car for four years. He beat the shit out of it. And my mom drove it for a few years before him. Bretty goob first car. Would DD again.
Not entirely correct, I bought it on march 20th 2015, it got new plates in 2012 though.
If I can find a 1.6 16v I would though.
110 hp in a 900kg car is potential for fun.
Kinda cool as it's not something you see every day in Europe.
Gas mileage kills the young Europoor driver tho
best car i ever had, toughest car i ever had
things i've done when i had it
>fish tailed in rain into an embankment and caused no damage whatsoever
>drove it for 45 minutes while it was overheating
that last part is kind of why i don't have it anymore
1998 Chevrolet Malibu LS
Can't complain. It was a car i got in exchange for some work on the previous owners other car. Had 6 owners before me. It was passed around the family's circle of friends like a cheap whore. It had 250K on it when i got it. I had it up to 300K. drove it down to Florida twice and back, to Philadelphia once, and a handful of times to Ottawa ( I live around Toronto )
The car was comfy as fuck and surprisingly quiet inside. needed minimal work, had to change all the brake lines, but that was it.
Drove it through the shittiest weather and it just kept chugging. Then on one sunny day some fucker pulled out in front of me as i was shoulder checking to change lanes downtown in my local town.
Totally wrote the car off. airbags went off and everything. Luckily I was not at fault and got $1500 for a car that was worth nowhere near that amount. I did manage to write off a brand new Acura SUV.
I only had that car for a year, but for some reason I'm going to miss that shitbox.
1987 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale
I got it as a gift from a friend's father when they got a car to replace it. I only had it 1 year before the trans went. And apparently they'd had the trans replaced not too long before I got it. Of course, I only found that out years later. Thing was probably under warranty still.
A comfy car. Seats were soft and the backseat wasn't bad when I slept in it. It's the only 4 door car I've owned.
Thing was a beast in snow. Even with moderately worn all season tires, it went up a decently steep hill in a bad snowstorm (where other cars were abandoned on the side) with little difficulty.
Wish I'd have had it longer.
My uncle's had a '98 Lumina for years. Just recently retired it actually. Very reliable vehicle, all things considered. Roomy back seat. Too bad it's bland, inside and out. I like the column shifter though. Rare these days, especially in sedans.
Jelly. My LeBaron was '94, in which they used a bland V6 Mitsubishi engine. I wish I had the cyl turbo LeBaron instead. Still, I had loads of good times in mine. Convertible was nice.
This was your first vehicle? That's pretty fucking cool.
I wasn't into cars at all back then, and I only paid back for it over time so it doesn't feel like I ever truly earned or owned it. Don't really have any memories of my first car. How sad.
My first car was a 1991 Honda Civic I purchased in 2009 so I could get from my apartment to college/work without having to rely on shitty bus system in TX.
I purchased this thing with 218k miles on it for 400 dollars cash running. Had a friend look at it and filled the AC with R22 and the fucker worked until I sold it. Fully expected it to break down after a few months and just buy something else but this car lasted me 3 years before the distributor needed to be replaced. Sold it for 400 dollars cash to this mexican kid down the street who immediately put an aftermarket spoiler, clamp on exhaust thing and painted it yellow.... I regret that looking back.
PS. Even though I told him the AC worked with R22 he filled it with the newer shit and seized the compressor, came to my door wanting some money back... Laughed at him.
My first car was a 1994 Citroën ZX Volcane 1.9 TD. Pic related.
I drove it 4 years. It was a lovely little car, very comfy (Thank you Citroën) with a Nice interior. Almost no plastics, only leathers, cloathes and alcantara.
It was a real pleasure to drive. The 92HP engine turbocharged with the lightness of the car (barely 1100kg) and its directional rear axle made this car a very dynamic and agressive little bomb. I drove her like a deadman in the little road of my countryside, like if was a rally pilot.
Finally it was very reliable and easy to fix. Cheap to ensure too. I loved it and I miss it.
98' Mazda 323 Astina
Bought it when I was 17.
Not particularly fast but had that "get up and go" quality to it.
Decent handling, except in the wet.
Gearbox was 'meh'
Bought it when it was a faded yellow. Polished it back to white.
Interior was shit and plasticy, shit would always be falling off.
Electrics were shit, some days I had no headlights, sometimes no interior lights, sometimes no windows.
Frameless windows would rattle when you closed the door
But shit, it was my first car and I loved it.
Here it is with a snek on it cus my school was in the middle of bum-fuck nowhere.
>never get pulled over
>never get searched
>Never breaks down
>big lazy lovable v6
>fucking front wheel drive ruins everything
On a plus nobody suspects the guns in the back being an Australian shooter these days
'98 Civic hatchback in black, 90 HP engine. Mechanically a great car, literally nothing had to be repaired during the 7 years I drove it, putting nearly 100k kilometers on it. Just petrol, oil and the other assorted fluids, filters and pads. The 90hp was perfect for it's size, but I really craved the v-tec (all the ones I looked at while buying were riced to hell and back). Best manual transmission I ever drove, shifting gears was magical. And the car was basically glued to the ground, because the axels were very wide, and the center of mass close to the ground. The single greatest fault of that car was the fucking rust. Jesus, that car was like a Petri dish for rust, had a really tough time getting rid of it because it didn't look presentable, until some dude bought it for parts.
In retrospect, though, if I was going to buy a Civic again, I would have gone with the 5th gen, looked cooler. But honestly, I was too conservative while buying it, and I should have gotten a Prelude. That Civic was simply boring.
Lexus IS200 - Been driving it for 6 years and love it. Nice little luxury car that's quiet, smooth and preserved when driven normally but reveals itself once floored. Also the. best. manual. transmission I've ever experienced, the precision is spot on
Rover 827, bought it even before I got my license
> V6, 170bhp
> full leather, electric etc comfort package
it was fun for 10 seconds
> constantly overheated
> constantly puked out of the coolant tank
> tranny blew up
> replaced the tranny, bought a whole 1989 Legend as a donor
> fucking drive shafts didn't fit, had to combine rover and honda shafts into one
> one window was busted, literally 3 other cars like this in my country. Getting a new one from UK would have cost me more than what I earned in a month back then
Owned it for 1.5 years, during which I drove it for maybe 1000-2000km because it was literally fucked all the time.
Traded it in for a Volvo 850 which turned out to be a major turd and had legal issues. Sold it for 400€ half a year later.
My 2001 Lincoln Town Car Cartier... I miss this fucking piece of shit boat. Rwd V8 was a blast in the winter.
1992 Subaru Legacy Turbo
I had this boat as my first car in 2005 and had it tuned to around 260 whp. Thanks to its EJ20t it was easy to make more than enough power to break the transmission.
Big, fast, awesome sounding, rust.
Sold it because I didn't want to deal with the rust.
pffffffffff the fucking danes and their crappy french cars.
it's hilarious, new cars over there are so fucking expensive, because of taxes, that they drive their cars until complete and utter destruction.
Problem is , they don't even buy reliable cars that last a long time, they buy the cheapest shit, i'm not even lying every third cars has thick black smoke coming out of the exhaust in denmark kek
Oldfag here. I drove a 67 coronet 440 in 1991-92. Red with a white vinyl top, red interior with a bench seat. Original gutless 318. Then went to a 1969 firebird. It was all original 70K mile car and I was 2nd owner. It had a 350 Pontiac and automatic, and rust. Dear god did this thing have rust, even the top of the dash had rust holes. Was sold for a parts car. I don't have pics because it was a long damn time ago. Basically my father liked to wheel and deal with old musclecars back then, and I got to daily drive some of them.
>pic of a 67 coronet, mine was not nearly as nice.
Vaatasin, et jube tuttav taust.
Polegi ausaltöeldes 827-t kohanud Eestis, entusiastide tähelepanu peaks tõmbama küll
Looked exactly like this,but black
It was slow as fuck,only 50 hp,but that sunroof was amazing,have fond memories of it though,it was a reliable little fucker,went with it in long roadtrips.
Sold it 5-6 months ago for an '01 9-3 aero,miss it a little
minu käest lahkus see ca 2011 aastal ühe Jüri autoärika kätte, kes vahetas selle rolleri vastu. Mingi hetk olevat see asenduskast ka laiali lennanud ja massin on kas juppideks rüüstatud või pressi alla läinud.
Tallinnas sõidab üks 827 sedaan ringi ja kupeesid olevatki eestis kokku 3tk olnud. Üks roheline 827 ja üks must 820 vitesse vist.
Mugav, aga mõttetu kärakas. Eriti just lagunemise pärast.