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  • Started by papabearxl Oct 2, 2007 at 1:08 pm
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  1. #11 Oct 2, 2007 at 1:08 pm

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    The first car I remember was my Dad's VeeDub AutoStick in 73----We then had an AMC Hornet station wagon (brown with wood grain--yes wood grain--love those AMC's); we had a 76 green Volvo station wagon, one of the first with Volvo's new FI----had a lot of bugs--never started correctly! We then moved up to a 79 Caprice Classic, followed with 73 Monte Carlo, and 73 Torino--------wish I could go back.....from then it was the dreaded 84 Caravan(actually was nice and ran great, just was a minivan!, followed by many, many more............ bigwheels image
     

     

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  2. #12 Oct 2, 2007 at 9:55 pm

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    the first family car I remember was an originally red (painted black) 1960 Bug Eye Sprite and then a 60's red Austin Heally mark 3000
     

     

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  3. #13 Oct 25, 2007 at 9:45 pm

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    If you go to my Profile Page http://www.mo.../bencar/cars, you'll see what car was our family car as I was growing up, and, I still have that car (hint it's the Brown one).
     

     

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  4. #14 Oct 27, 2007 at 1:43 am

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    I can remember as far as back when I was about 5 yrs old, Dad was the only driver in the family and we had only one car , so the first one I recall was a 1955 Chev Belair. next was a 60 Chevy Impala, then a 65 Impala ,then a 70 Impala, a 75 Impala was next and then finally a 80 model Monte Carlo when I married and left home, as you could see he was a Chevy man, but the last 3 vehicles he has own have all been Ford trucks with the present one being a 07 Ford F-150.. Who knew? duh image
     

     

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  5. #15 Dec 3, 2007 at 11:22 am

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    Back in the 70's it was a big 1976 Olds Regency coupe with the 455 and a 1976 Chevette. A bit like David and Goliath really. wink image

    Then in early '85 my father purchased a lightly used 1984 Lincoln Continental Mark VII Bill Blass turbo diesel. Yes, the weird BMW diesel powered Lincoln. The car got comments everywhere it went back then. Sadly, the car was traded in 1991 for an '89 Lincoln Continental... which to date is one of my most hated cars.

    In '87 a 1986 Merkur XR4ti joined the family... and I still own it. Now with just under 86k on the clock. The body has proven to be solid and it is thankfully not a rust magnet. The engine, trans, and other Ford bits were junk from the start sadly. The car was a text book description of a lemon even when new. The first transmission failed at 18k miles. It is now on the 3rd trans. Just the tip of a very expensive iceberg of maintenance headaches this car had in the past.

    In 1991 a cheap little 1987 Audi 4000 CS quattro joined the fleet as I was in high school and needed some wheels. I split time in the XR4ti (mostly) and the Audi. The little Audi was a real surprise to our family... and a sign of things to come I guess? In the next few years the Lincoln (with blown head gasket) would be traded for a 1990 Audi V8 quattro and a 1993 Audi S4 quattro was purchased as well.

    Didn't anyone hear have a Yugo back in the day? THAT would be fun to read about. biggrin image
     

     

  6. #16 Dec 3, 2007 at 11:37 am

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    My mom drove a 1956 Chey hard top Belair with the 283 automatic, in high school she traded it for a 1966 SS Chevy II, she was cool.
     

     

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  7. #17 Dec 3, 2007 at 6:53 pm

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    Just wondering-Anyone else here still have the car that was the 'family car' when they were a kid?
     

     

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  8. #18 Dec 3, 2007 at 8:10 pm

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    I don't personally, but my mom just won't part with her Malibu station wagon.
     

     

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  9. #19 Dec 3, 2007 at 8:43 pm

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    Close enough, at least the car is still in the Family.

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    Originally posted by Toicontien  I don't personally, but my mom just won't part with her Malibu station wagon.
     

     

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  10. #20 Dec 18, 2007 at 3:03 am

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    anything Chevelle my dad was a HUGE Chevelle freak so pretty much any year and type chevelle we owned at 1 time or another
     

     

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