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Old 05-08-2011, 11:59 AM   #1
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Two car questions

1) What was the very first car you've driven legally?


2) Out of all the cars you've owned, which was/is your favorite?

For question 1, it was my dad's red 1988 Chevrolet Impala 2-door sedan with small 305 cubic inch V-8. Immediately after I passed my driver's test with it, the next day my dad then taught me how to drive a stick with my mom's 1984 Chevrolet Chevette. I'm SO glad he taught me, as I've been driving sticks predominantly over the years and enjoy it A LOT more than driving automatics.

For question 2, it DEFINITELY would have to be my current daily driver, a 2002 BMW 325i. This car was heavily researched prior to purchase new back in mid-2002, and at the time, the 3-Series have won Motor Trend's 10-Best award for something like 12 years in a row. With its timeless good looks, razor-sharp handling, decent fuel mileage (averaging 24-26 mpg for a 2.5 liter 6-banger), numerous safety features and the way it makes me feel when I drive it, I can certainly understand why it has won so many awards, and why I'll keep her forever.

What's yours ?

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Old 05-08-2011, 12:30 PM   #2
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1) 1964 American Rambler - 3 speed on the column, flat head 6.

2) 1974 MG Midget (If I ignore the leaks). The next best was a 2006 Miata.

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Old 05-08-2011, 12:35 PM   #3
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First car driven 1940ford pu v-8 flathead. Car liked most current 2010 Prius 53 mpg av for 18000 miles fun car to drive.
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Old 05-08-2011, 01:02 PM   #4
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1. 1962 Chevy Bell Air Station Wagon. Six cylinder. It would barely make it up the hill to our house.

2. 1966 Corvette Coupe. Canary Yellow, 427 with all the whistles and bells. I'm amazed I lived through this experience. The car had more guts than I did.
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Old 05-08-2011, 01:17 PM   #5
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1. 1970 Chevrolet 454.

2. 2005 Corvette - still driving and will as long as my knees allow me to operate the clutch.

Both my daughters had to learn to drive manual - that was all we had.
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Old 05-08-2011, 01:33 PM   #6
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1) I'll be I'm the only one who's first ride was a German made Borgward with a 4 speed on the column.... I totaled it two weeks after getting my license by hitting a parked car.

2) I still miss my Mercedes SL500... but couldn't tow it four down.

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Old 05-08-2011, 02:02 PM   #7
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1) 1934 Ford 2dr sedan with mechanical brakes.
2) My Jeep Overland-----fantastic rig----but I must say that my 51 Studebaker Commander Starlite Coupe was a kick too
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Old 05-08-2011, 02:22 PM   #8
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1st car new smokey and the bandit trans am 16th birthday
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all around would be my 3 and 5 series bmws great cars.
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Old 05-08-2011, 02:47 PM   #9
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1) 1959 Cadillac

2) 1966 Chevelle SS, 396/360 hp 4 speed. Had an unusual feature. Built in blinking red lights in rear view mirror.

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Old 05-08-2011, 03:06 PM   #10
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1955 Ford Crown Victoria and 1950 Plymouth 4 dr Deluxe, wished I had them both now for Toads, lot more dependable and I could work on them.
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Old 05-08-2011, 03:17 PM   #11
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1958 VW cargo van. In 1968 I installed a 350 hp 327 Chevy V8, a TurboHydro 400 transmission and a 1957 Pontiac rear end in it. It was my family car for 12 years. 70 mph up the hill out of San Luis Obispo on 101 pulling a Chevy V8 powered dune buggy on it's trailer (2000#). 13.29 @ 106 mph with 4.56 gears.
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Old 05-08-2011, 03:21 PM   #12
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1) Got my learners permit when I was 15 1/2 years of age. Drove my mom everywhere in her 1970 RS/SS Camaro. It was 3 years old at the time.

2) Favorite car I bought when I was seventeen, 1968 AMC AMX 390. I must have been a cat in a previous life, I should have died at least 9 times in that car.
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Old 05-08-2011, 08:27 PM   #13
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First car I drove legally would be my Mom's 1964 Olds Starfire, in 73 or so. My first car was a 63 nova convertible.

Favorite car is the 1968 Camaro convertible in my sig. She's still in my garage, ready to roar at the twist of the key. I brought her back from scrap in -04-07, in my garage, with my own hands.

And yes, that is Mt. Rushmore. In '08, I took my 10yo son Brian on a Road trip. To Yellowstone in the Camaro. That shot was on the way.
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Old 05-08-2011, 08:39 PM   #14
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The first car that I drove legally was my 33 Ford which I bought in 1953 and finished it to its present state in 1957. Thats a picture of it to the left as it looks now. It's also my favorite.

NOTE; I am not responsible for typos, poor grammer or misspelled word !
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