Your first 'good' car

Discussion in 'General Automotive Discussion' started by CreativeS, Aug 11, 2006.

  1. CreativeS

    CreativeS Formula Junior

    Jan 3, 2005
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    What was it?

    I just moved on from a 95 Civic hatch, to an 03 Maxima SE and it was quite the jump. It's got everything the Civic didn't, and I like it.

    The GF wanted to just replace the Civic and get a Yaris but I convinced her to move up a couple steps.

    I wonder what I'll get next hehe
  2. nleksan

    nleksan Rookie

    May 3, 2006
    Milford, Ohio
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    Nick Leksan
    Went from 2000 Camry LE to a 2000 BMW 328Ci.
  3. BMW.SauberF1Team

    BMW.SauberF1Team F1 World Champ

    Dec 4, 2004
    Went from a '92 Explorer XLT to an '03 350Z.
  4. JSL

    JSL Formula 3

    Jan 5, 2002
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    J.S. Leonard
    67 Cougar with a Hi Pro 289, 4 sp. OK, I'm an old guy.
  5. rollsorferrari?

    rollsorferrari? F1 Veteran

    Jun 5, 2006
    St. Louis
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    '97 pontiac sunfire to a 2000 chevy malibu, not much of a jump, but now i actually get up to 60 mph before im getting off of the highway
  6. snj5

    snj5 F1 World Champ

    Feb 22, 2003
    San Antonio
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    Russ Turner
    went from a 1971 Fiat 850 Spider to a 1971 Alfa Romeo 1750 Spider in 1978.

    That Alfa Spider would still beat 90%+ of all the cars on the road today for smiles per mile....
  7. ScreaminRevs

    ScreaminRevs Formula Junior

    Apr 4, 2004
    You just got twice the car for the same price as the crapbox Yaris. Not too shabby.
  8. CreativeS

    CreativeS Formula Junior

    Jan 3, 2005
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    Yeah, that's how we look at it now.
  9. luv2detail

    luv2detail Formula 3

    Mar 30, 2006
    Ventura County, CA
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    Went from '99 Explorer (black/dark gray) to '06 Explorer Limited (black/black). I love it!:D
  10. Testacojones

    Testacojones F1 Veteran

    Nov 3, 2003
    Back in '87 it was my first car ever a Porsche 928S.
  11. ryans

    ryans Karting

    Aug 1, 2004
    Fremont, CA
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    Ryan Smith
    My first good car was a 1993 1.6L Nissan Sentra (E Model). For maintenance it uses a timing chain. Got excellent gas mileage (usually 33+). Excellent leg and head room for both front and back. No one would ever want to steal it. It has a DOHC, so when you step on the gas it moves, and with better tires it handles excellent for an econo box.

    Every friend I loaned the car too ended up wanting to buy it. One friend even leased it from me for a year.

    If your looking for a used car I recommend reading this site. seems very accurate.

    here is the nissan info. Check out the 91-94's. Great car for the kids first car, or even if your looking for a commuter. I dont think there is 1 bad post yet.
  12. PAP 348

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  13. RussianM3_dude

    RussianM3_dude F1 Rookie

    Mar 15, 2004
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    Nikolai Petroff
    Well, my very first car was a spanking new Mercedes CLK320 (in '98), so all my other cars were pretty much at the same level.
  14. BOG

    BOG Formula Junior

    May 30, 2006
    I had an 1987 Mustang GT with Flowmasters. It was the first year with fuel injection. I was the **** back in high school with that car. :)

    I'll never forget. I had a Ford Mustang GT ad on my wall for that year that said "225 Ponies are Bound to Kick Something"

    ...And my insurance was $400 a month.
  15. TexasMike

    TexasMike F1 Veteran

    Feb 17, 2005
    Austin, Texas
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    Michael C
    I went from a 94 Pontiac Grand Am to a 94 Honda Accord EX with every option. It was about 10 times better than the Grand Am.
  16. stevehuck

    stevehuck Formula Junior

    Jun 4, 2004
    Sterling Hgts, Mi
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    Steven Huck
    Went from a 73 pinto with a "Do not block, Fire exit" sticker on the door to a brand new 85 ford ranger pickup. Dropped in a 86 Mustang 302 engine. That's what made it good. Once raced and beat a mustang on the way home from the lumber yard with 7 sheets of plywood in the back.

    I'm an old fart too!
  17. MARQ

    MARQ Formula 3

    Feb 9, 2002
    East Coast US
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    My first 'good' car was my first car...
    a brand new 1971 TVR 2500
  18. Ryan S.

    Ryan S. Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Mar 20, 2004
    1980 Mercedes 240D to a 1998 Audi A4
  19. CSchienerUF

    CSchienerUF Formula Junior

    Oct 20, 2004
    Gainesville, Florida
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    Christopher Schiener
    I went from a 1997 Jeep Wrangler with plenty of mechanical problems to a reliable and fun 2001 Mazda Miata LS.
  20. show time

    show time Formula Junior

    Jan 5, 2006
    Scottsdale AZ
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    Chris first car was my moms old 1992 Ford tempo, fully loaded-then I bought a '72 mustang when I moved to AZ then I bought a 200 Mustang GT and modded the hell out of it-so either one of those would be my first 'good' car depending on how you look at. I still have both Mustangs. :)
  21. anunakki

    anunakki Five Time F1 World Champ
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    Oct 8, 2005
    Las Vegas Nevada
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    My first car was a '90 Honda CRX Si and tons of fun.
  22. yesod

    yesod Formula Junior

    Nov 2, 2003
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    I went from a 85 Caprice Classic to a 87 Porsche 944 Turbo
  23. Simon^2

    Simon^2 F1 World Champ

    Oct 17, 2005
    At Sea Level
    1999 plymouth neon... F40.
  24. Rachane

    Rachane Formula 3

    Sep 5, 2005
    San Francisco, CA
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    1966 Lotus Cortina Series I SE. White with a BRG flash & Lotus badges on grille & rear flanks. 115 hp Lotus-Ford twin-cam with dual Webers. It must have been one of a very few in California; never saw another one on the road. The Lincoln-Mercury dealer in Santa Barbara had it in their back warehouse; I don't think they knew what it was or how to sell it. Adored everything about that car. Allowed my wife to sell it when I was in Vietnam three years later and we needed the $s. Wish I had it today.
  25. DropGems

    DropGems Formula Junior

    Nov 4, 2003
    Atlantic City, NJ

    lol... rad.

    I went from a 1990 honda crx to 2000 Acura Intergra Type R.

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