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Just reading over the last few posts on teenagers buying (or having them bought for them reminds me of the first car I bought at age 18. It was a '79 Cutlass Supreme...you know the one with the fancy chrome trim rings! Full of bondo, headliner falling down, creaky dash, weazing engine, you get the picture! Now-a-days, teenagers are driving Beemers, Benz's, and our beloved IS. Not to start a flame war, but what was the first car you ever owned (bought with your own money) and at what age?

Again, this is not to start a flame war, but rather cure my curiosity of your first automobile.....

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My first car, that I bought MYSELF, was a 1997 Eagle Talon TSi AWD. That wasnt my first car, but, it was the first one I bought with my own money and credit.



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Well, Dad got me that 1968 Renault R10 for $200...but the first car I bought myself was a 1975 Olds Cutlass Supreme.
 

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My first car (NOBODY has *ever* purchased a car for me!) was a 1979 Honda Accord 5 speed hatchback when I was 19 (back in '88). It was a total piece of crap with several holes in the body from road salt (car was from Ohio). Within 9 months, the driver's side door wouldn't latch, so I literally tied it shut and slipped in and out of the passenger side OVER the stick and parking brake!! [I just literally laughed out loud in my office]

Having a car like that *really* makes you appreciate having a new car, ANY new car.

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The first call I actually purchased with my own money (on my own credit, making my own payments) was an 85 Corolla GTS (AE86 to those who know). The car was heavily modified for auto-x and was bright red. It originally had ATS stars in gold color. It kinda looked like a little Ferrari with the gold 5 spoke wheels.

It was a fun little car to drive, much like the IS. It was a front engine - RWD and had a 1.6 liter 16 valve screamer of an engine.

My actual first car was an old VW square back that was so old that it caught on fire one night, the battery was under the driver's seat for some reason and ignited some fabric from the seat. It also had a leaking gas tank so that the inside of the car always smelled of gasoline.
 

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First car:

1971 Mercury Marquis (it had it's own zip code) however it also had a 429 w/360hp. Handled like the Yorktown but shocked many a Camaro or the like.

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1981 VW Scirocco, fun car that was terribly abused by it's owner. Occasionally played bumper tag with "swamp walking trees". Gave up the ghost at 124k due to abuse.
 

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The IS300 is the very first car that I purchased myself. My very first car was a hand-me-down stripper '88 Corolla that was slow but utterly unbreakable.

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is300 first car i bought... (technically on lease)...

anyhow, a buddy of mine bought a very very very used '69 VW beetle w/ the porsche engine... before we say the car, the sales guy said that car was in very good condition, 'except for one small, repairable problem' - IT HAD NOT FLOOR infront of the right passenger seat... he ended up buying it for about $300 and installed a carefully placed piece of plywood which did fine until the winter... ended up selling the engine alone for $600 two years later...
 

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The IS300 is my first car... That I bought myself. When I got my licence I drove one of my dad's cars, a 4Runner (which I wrecked within the year), a 1985 Toyota Corolla wagon, and a 1995 Honda Civic.
And technically or not, leasing is nowhere near the same as purchasing.
 

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The first car I bought on my own was a '98 Miata.

The very first car I had was a hand-me-down '84 Mitsubishi Tredia. Got me through college and many, many road trips. Ah, there's nothing better than a beat up used car for road trips. Lots of fun and no worries.
 

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My first car that i drove was a hand-me-down 1987 nissan 300zx, which was practically useless already, because it kept breaking down,but i drove it for almost a year because i was still saving up for a nice quality car that i could live with for 10+ years. The first car i ever bought with my own money is my IS300.
 

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My first car I ever got when I was 16(I NEVER let my parents buy me anything!!!) was a 1987 ford escort for 3000 bucks. I started working when I was 14 and had enough money for a new car by the time I was 16(I worked ALOT)but my parents didnt want to see me blow all the $$ I saved so I settled for the little 5 speed It treated me well for all the years I bet the living sh*t out of it!!!
 

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My first car was a '82 Honda Civic. Here's a pic of that model year (not my exact car AND that AIN'T ME either). It was a great car for college - 5sp, handled great in the snow (anyone heard of Ithaca College?).

Not quite a BMW or Audi, but the 20 G's that I saved helped me buy my first house!



[This message has been edited by cardinal_creek (edited January 02, 2001).]
 

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I bought a 1983 Rx7 brand new with cash when I was 16. My family didn't have much money, but I got a big royalty check (my first real income) from some video games I wrote for the Commodore Vic20 computer.
 

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My very first car that I "own" is this sweet baby Lexus IS300 solar yellow, and I am luving it
I didn't buy it myself.

first car ever driven? VW minivan pos. Then a rust bucket XJ-S. Then a honda accord.
 

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1969 Ford Torino w/a Boss 302. The guy I bought it from dropped it in. $600 in 1980. 3 different Colors, with bias ply 60 series tires. Looked like crap but it moved.
 

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the first car i ever had is my beloved IS 3oo .....at least it will never break my heart ......my parent bought it for me....but i worked since i was 14 and now turning 17.... first car i have ever drove was a 1988 toyota pickup truck........
 

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The first car I ever bought was a 1989 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24. Man it was sweet, V6 with a Tuned Port Injection. Put out 130 hp with 130 ft/lb Torque. It was pretty quick. Gave it to my nephew as a gift.
 
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