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Posted 31 October 2013 - 07:18 AM Edited by Vlynor, 31 October 2013 - 07:18 AM.

I'm thinking about buying my first car (A used '94 Cadillac Seville) and had a few questions pop into my head:

 

If you've had a first car, what was it and was it given to you or did you buy it? Also, if you have any stories about your first car, or any of your cars for that matter, feel free to share.

 

Edit: I'm technically in the wrong section. Woops.


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Posted 31 October 2013 - 10:09 AM

Try the "Vehicle Chat" section of the forum ;)


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Posted 31 October 2013 - 11:54 AM

A chrome Adder.


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Posted 31 October 2013 - 01:41 PM

Renault Dauphine. (1958) Had seatbelts! Skyroof. Had to get rid of it because people were stealing carburetor parts off it and I couldn’t replace them, which explains why they were stealing them.

 

Similar to mine:

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Liked the three lug nuts. Seatbelts, four doors, front boot, and steel (not glass) hatch in the roof....


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Posted 31 October 2013 - 02:29 PM

Like so many South Africans, my first car was a VW Citi Golf. Got it in 2004. Mine was a brand spanking new silver 2003 model. The Citi Golf was extremely popular in SA, but they stopped making them in 2009/2010 I think.

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 06:02 PM Edited by sivispacem, 31 October 2013 - 11:37 PM.

I still can't believe that VAG South Africa continued building the Mk2Mk1, albeit with slightly more modern engines, about 3540 years after it was released.

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 06:52 PM

True haha. (But you mean the Mk1 right?) They were very outdated, especially in terms of safety, and I personally think they should've stopped producing them in the 90s. This decision was long overdue imo, but they were extremely popular and affordable and even made news headlines when VWSA announced the end :)

This was the very last Citi Golf to be produced. It was called the Citi Mk1 Limited Edition and was only available in black and dark blue. I won't recognize it if I see one on the roads because they all look the same lol...

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 06:57 PM

Awesome how long they produced these. My dad had a GTI similar to that... from the 1980's. Was that the default interior of the Citi Golf?


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Posted 31 October 2013 - 07:30 PM

^ That's only the 2009 edition. I think (but I'm not sure since I haven't seen the interior of a Citi after the 2003 model), that the 2004-09 interiors are pretty much the same, with a few updates here and there of course...

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 07:37 PM

Koenigsegg Agera R.

 

I'd say the VW Golf could be alright. I'm no car expert, but it seems okay for first car.


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Posted 01 November 2013 - 03:31 AM

Try the "Vehicle Chat" section of the forum ;)

 

I know, I know. I didn't see it until right after.

 

Like so many South Africans, my first car was a VW Citi Golf. Got it in 2004. Mine was a brand spanking new silver 2003 model. The Citi Golf was extremely popular in SA, but they stopped making them in 2009/2010 I think.

6687CityGolf.jpg

 

How did you like it? It got you from point A to B in one piece, yeah?


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Posted 01 November 2013 - 04:22 AM

I actually enjoyed it very much. It was my first car, it was fun to drive, performance was good... So yeah.

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 04:29 AM Edited by Thunderfuckrapist, 01 November 2013 - 05:00 AM.

my first car. What a piece of poop. I ended up abandoning it by the side of the road.

 

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EDIT: I just got interested and did a bit of snooping and discovered my daewoo online! apparently it got towed halfway across the country and sold at some salvage yard, from there who knows what happened to it. Live strong little Daewoo. I know we'll meet again.

 

http://www.manheim.c...000000003596660


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Posted 01 November 2013 - 07:21 AM

A 1976 Buick Century like this one only in midnight blue

 

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My boss gave it to me when I live on Grand Cayman in 1992, and as an Englishman I think it's a pretty cool car for a first car. Went to sh*t in a couple of months though and I scrapped it.


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Posted 01 November 2013 - 08:14 AM

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Can't get much cooler as far as first cars go.


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Posted 01 November 2013 - 08:59 AM

The problem with you first car, when you are a petrol head like I am, I tend to fall in love with a car. So when I bought my first car I didn't really look at faults or neglected maintenance issues, but I fell in love with a Mercedes-Benz 350SE W116. It ran on 5 cilinders instead of 8, at the first MOT the car seemed to have no support structure left, so everything had to be redone. But 3 years later and a hell of a lot of money later, I still own my first car and I still love it. But almost everything I did together with my dad and that's really nice to, so I never had any regrets on buying this beauty. She turns 40 in december :D btw

 

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 09:19 AM Edited by RoadRaaage, 01 November 2013 - 09:33 AM.

Man, I wish Australia has Cadillacs and Buicks like that as first cars, I'd be rollin in one all day, instead, my first car was sh*tty Mazda, that I still own, because just like Marcus-F1 said, I didn't have the heart to get rid of it, and it still runs.

I was given it to my for free by a family friend as a Christmas present, but later found out it this car had an enormous amount of issues. I fixed what I could, but i was still new to this, until I was in a pretty big accident with it a year later and completely rebuilt the front end of the car by myself as I found it a good 'project' for me to learn (And insurance f*cked me over) 

 

Here is a photo that was taken about 1 month ago, In my opinion this car seems very clean compared to other cars on the road in Australia that are 18 years old or over

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These days, I roll in whats in the sig, and it's a great car, but I still drive this Mazda at least once a week 


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Posted 01 November 2013 - 02:09 PM Edited by haythem09, 01 November 2013 - 02:15 PM.

If you want compact, you don't get better than this. It only costs £198 too! Puts any Mini to shame.

 

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The Peel P50! With a Jaw-Dropping top speed of 25-35 mph!


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Posted 01 November 2013 - 02:25 PM

my first car. What a piece of poop. I ended up abandoning it by the side of the road.

 

digiads_car_ads_122034_1.jpg

 

EDIT: I just got interested and did a bit of snooping and discovered my daewoo online! apparently it got towed halfway across the country and sold at some salvage yard, from there who knows what happened to it. Live strong little Daewoo. I know we'll meet again.

 

http://www.manheim.c...000000003596660

Good amount of miles on that one. I guess they were built sturdy enough to last?

 

 

BrYepcg.jpg

 

Can't get much cooler as far as first cars go.

 

No idea why, but this popped into my head immediately:

 

 

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The problem with you first car, when you are a petrol head like I am, I tend to fall in love with a car. So when I bought my first car I didn't really look at faults or neglected maintenance issues, but I fell in love with a Mercedes-Benz 350SE W116. It ran on 5 cilinders instead of 8, at the first MOT the car seemed to have no support structure left, so everything had to be redone. But 3 years later and a hell of a lot of money later, I still own my first car and I still love it. But almost everything I did together with my dad and that's really nice to, so I never had any regrets on buying this beauty. She turns 40 in december :D btw

 

PDSC1408_zps2ef73297.jpg

That's f*cking beautiful. Looks brand new.

 

 

Man, I wish Australia has Cadillacs and Buicks like that as first cars, I'd be rollin in one all day, instead, my first car was sh*tty Mazda, that I still own, because just like Marcus-F1 said, I didn't have the heart to get rid of it, and it still runs.

I was given it to my for free by a family friend as a Christmas present, but later found out it this car had an enormous amount of issues. I fixed what I could, but i was still new to this, until I was in a pretty big accident with it a year later and completely rebuilt the front end of the car by myself as I found it a good 'project' for me to learn (And insurance f*cked me over) 

 

Here is a photo that was taken about 1 month ago, In my opinion this car seems very clean compared to other cars on the road in Australia that are 18 years old or over

1450325_10151914418544854_437580293_n.jp

 

These days, I roll in whats in the sig, and it's a great car, but I still drive this Mazda at least once a week 

 

I had my eyes set on a Caddy for a few weeks, but the one I was going to buy was sold, so i was going to settle on a '00 Pontiac Grand Prix GT. Turns out that got sold also and the same day I found the '94 SeVille on the side of the road with a for sale sign. Lucky as hell.

 

 

If you want compact, you don't get better than this. It only costs £198 too! Puts any Mini to shame.

 

1966_peel_p50-pic-2533648742457773799.jp

 

1803160526_91ae2bc104.jpg

 

The Peel P50! With a Jaw-Dropping top speed of 25-35 mph!

 

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 02:27 PM Edited by Werebot85, 01 November 2013 - 09:53 PM.

^ I can park the Peel and that Trident thing in my bathroom :^: Drive right through the front door and maybe do a couple of laps around the living room too...


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Posted 02 November 2013 - 03:25 AM Edited by Chris CJ Jakobsson, 02 November 2013 - 03:29 AM.

My first car was my Saab 900SE '95 which was baught by my frandpa back in 1995, i belive he payed 230,000 swedish kronor for it.. which is about 30,000 USD... anyways he got lung cancer, so he didn't drive it alot, it use to stay in his garage, and there it tayed from 2000 to 2005, then my grandpa died and my mom got it

 

The in 2012 she baught a new car so she passed the car to me and now it's mine... only driven 150,000 kilometers... Great car, and not to expensive to own or buy, oh and if you wanna do some rallying, this is the way to go, doesn't need a tune what so ever, i drive mine on gravel roads in the woods all the time :D

 

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My second car was a Volvo 740 GLE '88, also a cheap car to buy, and run like a train, mine have driven 400,000 kilometers, just like with my Saab it alot of fun to take rallying on forest roads... I did last week for the last time, i was dooing a powerslide, and miscalculated the turn and crashed right into a tree, so that car is at the junkyard right now

 

But still a great car, that goes for any Volvo, they are built like tanks, and wery cheap, here is my 740 next to my BMW! :D

 

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Edit: Oh and if you wanna learn how to drift? Buy a 240, 740 or a 940... piece of cake


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Posted 02 November 2013 - 08:48 PM

I finally broke down and bought the Cadillac as my first car. It needs some work, but I think it has potential. Not bad for $1,400 in my opinion.

 

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 09:29 PM Edited by epoxi, 02 November 2013 - 09:29 PM.

Nice choice Vlynor. How reliable are old Cadillacs? Are they any better/worse than their other GM equivalents?

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 01:56 AM

I finally broke down and bought the Cadillac as my first car. It needs some work, but I think it has potential. Not bad for $1,400 in my opinion.

 

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Vey nice, I'd love to have something like that

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 06:08 AM

Nice choice Vlynor. How reliable are old Cadillacs? Are they any better/worse than their other GM equivalents?

 

You know, I'm not sure honestly. I think they're about the same as other GM products. If it's taken care of it and has maintenance done regularly, I think it'll last.


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Posted 03 November 2013 - 06:45 PM Edited by Daniel4, 03 November 2013 - 06:46 PM.

This is my 2003 Renault Clio, I bought it for £1100 in October 2012.

 

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I'll get a better photo when I'm on my computer if you'd like.

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 04:29 AM

I still can't believe that VAG South Africa continued building the Mk2Mk1, albeit with slightly more modern engines, about 3540 years after it was released.

 

they only just stopped making datsun 1200's in some countries. and the VW beetle in mexico?


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Posted 04 November 2013 - 04:34 AM

I'm getting ready to buy my first car too. I'm looking at 350z's and g35s and stuff. Can't seem to find any decent ones though. I wouldn't mind a legacy sedan or a wrx either... hmmm. Choices choices. 


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Posted 04 November 2013 - 04:40 AM

I actually just bought my first car in late July, 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix GT. I got it pretty cheap because it was a little banged up, nothing bad though. Guy was asking $2500, got it off of him for $1800. Front bumper cover was damaged slightly, interior was pretty dirty, poor guy could have got his asking price if he just cleaned it up.

 

I put roughly $120 into it, and it is much nicer. Found a bumper cover at a local junk yard that was still in really nice shape surprisingly, had my grandpa paint it. Other small things like new bulbs and a new lid for my center console. The rest was just time, cleaning everything.

 

Actually I did buy new tires just last week, it is such a nice smooth ride now. Overall, for a first car, i'm happy with it. Wouldn't be my first choice, but it's a nice car.

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 10:29 AM Edited by RoadRaaage, 08 November 2013 - 10:31 AM.

I actually just bought my first car in late July, 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix GT. I got it pretty cheap because it was a little banged up, nothing bad though. Guy was asking $2500, got it off of him for $1800. Front bumper cover was damaged slightly, interior was pretty dirty, poor guy could have got his asking price if he just cleaned it up.

 

I put roughly $120 into it, and it is much nicer. Found a bumper cover at a local junk yard that was still in really nice shape surprisingly, had my grandpa paint it. Other small things like new bulbs and a new lid for my center console. The rest was just time, cleaning everything.

 

Actually I did buy new tires just last week, it is such a nice smooth ride now. Overall, for a first car, i'm happy with it. Wouldn't be my first choice, but it's a nice car.

 

A car like that for 1800? Wow

 

(I'm sorry but I'm just amazed how cars like that overseas go for so cheap compared to where I'm at)





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