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Your first 'good' car

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

  1. FerrariWA

    FerrariWA Formula Junior

    Dec 14, 2004
    714
    Seattle/London
    Full Name:
    Thomas Summerfield
    Hmm I dont know what goes as a GOOD car so I will just say my car history so far..its short at age 20.

    First Car 1997 Explorer XLT 4.0 SOHC 4X4 White on Grey put 190,000 miles, Main high school communter. Never broke down once.

    Next car 2000 F-250 Super Duty Extended cab, long bed 7.3L Turbo Diesel Harvest Gold on Tan. Just went over 70,000, Consistant problems with Crank positioning sensor. Gone out three times, and left me stranded. Also hubs dont work to engaged 4x4.

    Newest Addition 2001 Audi TT Coupe Quattro Silver on Black 48,000 miles. No problems yet, Figures crossed!
     
  2. shakazulu12

    shakazulu12 Formula Junior

    Feb 3, 2004
    545
    Portland, OR
    Full Name:
    Preston
    I went back and forth...Started with a 1968 International travelall....bought a huyndai thinking it was new and better....wrong! Went through a bunch of Dodge Stratus' (great car, still have one with close to 200k on it and no service issues at all), before settling on my current M5, which I fully intend to keep forever.
     
  3. Ferrari330P4

    Ferrari330P4 Formula Junior

    Aug 4, 2005
    734
    Bay Area
    Full Name:
    Karl
    My 06 Mustang GT, i always thought my Integra was a great car untill i test drove the new mustang it makes my integra feel like a stagecoach.
     
  4. Pong

    Pong Formula Junior

    Nov 5, 2003
    785
    Thailand
    Full Name:
    Pong
    My first good car is also my first car.... brand new 1992 Nissan Sentra SE-R. It was reliable, fun to drive, had enough room for 5 and a big trunk, and it's red. It was the most trouble-free car I had have.
     
  5. Sherm

    Sherm Karting

    Jul 7, 2005
    187
    Central Jersey
    Full Name:
    Tom
    I went from an '88 celica with 250,000 miles to a '03 350z touring. I still hold a place in my heart for that old celica, but really just no comparison.
     
  6. iceburns288

    iceburns288 Formula 3

    Jun 19, 2004
    2,112
    Bay Area, CA
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    Charles M.
    Went from a Trek bike to a 350Z :). I hope the new Camaro has an LS7 available, I'll be looking into that in a few years time.
     
  7. DMC

    DMC Formula 3

    Nov 15, 2002
    2,360
    WI/IL
    Full Name:
    Dean
    1979 Chevette, 1976 Buick Riviera, 1979 Pontiac Grand Prix ---> 1986 Acura Integra.
     
  8. idloveaguinness

    idloveaguinness Formula Junior

    Nov 3, 2003
    683
    LI NY
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    Kevin Landry
    1987 Nissan Stanza----->1996 Nissan 200SX SE-R. KIA (rear-ended) in 2002 by some idiot talking on a cell phone. Loved that car.
     
  9. Eric308gtsiqv

    Eric308gtsiqv Formula 3

    Nov 26, 2001
    1,952
    Orange Park, Florida
    Full Name:
    Eric Eiland
    1983 Nissan Sentra 2-door 2+2 with a DIESEL engine. Completely base car, vinyl interior, no stereo, and no A/C. It was the first car I purchased new at around age 16 (after I sold the '72 MGB) and only paid $5,000 for it off the dealer lot! That car seemed like it went forever on a single tank of gas. Never, ever had any problems whatsoever with the car in the three years I owned it (traded for an '86 Sentra w/ gas engine). The only downside was that the diesel motor rattled your teeth and mirrors at a stoplight. :D
     
  10. CTL

    CTL Karting

    Jul 9, 2005
    61
    Jersey City, NJ
    Full Name:
    Chris
    Went from a '98 civic hatch to a '96 M3, I consider the M3 the "good" car although can be naughty at times :)
     
  11. Craigy

    Craigy Formula 3

    Mar 19, 2006
    1,655
    Louisiana
    Full Name:
    Craigy
    I went from a '91 Acura Legend with no a/c and various other problems that were too expensive to fix since it was an "Acura" and into a '00 Civic Si that I've had for a little more than a year now with no troubles whatsoever (knock on particleboard). :D
     

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