Friday, March 13, 2009

sweet ride

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What was your first car?

My first car was a red 1971 Chevy Nova. I bought it in 1976 after I saw it in an apartment's parking stall with a 'FOR SALE' in the window. I had just got my driver's license and I was in the market to buy a car... but I didn't have much money. The price tag on this beauty was $500.


All the details are a little vague (hey, it was over 30 years ago!) but I had a job and I had money saved. My mom may have helped me with the promise that I would repay anything I borrowed, but in the end, I came up with the whopping amount of $500. I bought it and felt the thrill of owning my own car.

But, you get what you pay for and the car kept breaking down. After only a few months, it was decided that it was unfixable or that it would cost too much to fix. I said good bye to my beloved Nova and hello to a brand new mustard colored Datsun B210, which my mom co-signed for. I liked having a new car but I didn't like having monthly car payments. Some where I heard a little voice say, "Welcome to reality and the world of responsibility."

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30 comments:

sues2u2 said...

That's too funny. I drove a nova & a B210! The years were different though.

The first car that I bought was a '78 Honda accord. I loved that car but ended up trading up to a '82 toyota corolla. Both were fantastic cars.

NateAndJakesMom said...

My first car was a 1972 Toyota Celica. It was 1 year older than me and looked so outdated. I didn't care... I finally had a car!

Emily said...

1990 chevy cavalier. It was my parents and they bought a new car and gave me their old one.

East Coast Wahine said...

Mine was a Chevrolet station wagon! *L*

blueviolet said...

I think I drove a Cutlass Supreme for a while.

Susan said...

I had a Datsun!!! I think mine was an S200 (not sure). Bought it new in 1984 and I, like you, loved that car. Mine was black with a sun roof. I was "uptown"!!!
Susan

shopannies said...

do you know how many people would love to have that car? My hubby would be one of those

we had a thunderbird as our first car

janetfaye said...

Mine was a 1971 Chevy Vega.

TheAngelForever said...

My first car was a 1995 Plymouth Neon. I went with my parents to pick it out and loved my little red adventure mobile. I went on so many road trips in that car, including visits to my then boyfriend/fiance/now hubby.

Jaime said...

my first car was a volvo 930 (i'm guessing about the model - i don't remember). i loved that car.

Mighty M said...

1979 Ford Mustang!

Momma Roar said...

Great car!! :)

I'm not sure what to count as my "first car." I never got one when I was at home, I drove my mom's car a lot. The first car I could say was mine, was actually T's first car. He bought a truck so I could drive his car. I will not make my children's future spouse give them a car - they will have a car while at home. Just thinking about it still frustrates me!! LOL

Anyway, that car was a red Acura Integra...the same one I totaled.

The first car, I got to pick, was a Toyota Camry sedan that replaced the Integra.

Just Mom said...

A 1982 Dodge Omni.

Alicia said...

My first car was a 1994 Chevrolet Corsica. I got it a couple of months after I turned 16. An insurance company used it as a company car and then sold it for $2500. It only had 55,000 miles on it when I got it in 99.

Fruitfulvine2 said...

I didn't actually own a car until my hubby and I bought one while we lived in St. Thomas. We brought it over here to Dominica with us and that's what we are driving. It's a 2002 Ford Escape. It's actually my dream car because I used to love driving my dad's big SUV but wanted a smaller type SUV and now we have one. I have God to thank for many of my fulfilled dreams.

Jennifer said...

1976 Ford LTD

Toni said...

Mine was a 98 Saturn something LOL it was so pretty and gold.

Brea's Mommy said...

I had a 96 Mitsubishi Mirage! I loved that car and it kept going forever! Thanks for the memory

The Social Frog said...

I forget the year, but it was an ugly white Geo-Metro. Looked like an M&M on wheels.

OLLIE MCKAY'S ~ A Chic Boutique said...

Well, keep in mind that I'm an over 50 Diva Chic mom - ha! When we were in high school - most people had to use their parents car if you didn't have the money to buy your own. My dad had several old antique cars that he fixed up for us - the one I got to drive was 1932 or 36 white roadster - it was a hoot, as well as being an antique! AND, I had to go to the gas station to fill up with brake fluid, because that's how the brakes worked - my friends made so much fun of me - but they loved riding in it too!

kailani said...

A Mazda GLC. It was a tin can! LOL!

Upstatemomof3 said...

I had an old Nissan Sentra. I loved that car!!!

pam said...

My first car was a 1979 Ford LTD. It was my grandparents car, and they could no longer drive.

Jenni Jiggety said...

I had a 1985 Dodge Aries. My parents gave it to me when they bought a new car and I was going off to college.

Christine said...

I did not own a car until I got married then I co-owned an old Impala. It was a beautiful boat of a car.

barb said...

I remember that car! Fun, nostalgic memories.

Amber said...

This is HILARIOUS. My first car in high school was a Mercury Lynx--a hand-me-down from my parents. We named him Burt. :-)

Jamey said...

I love the purple!! My first car was a Ford Escort. I might have to post pictures!! My brother rolled that car shortly after I got it and then I got a.....chevy nova!!! Mine was a 4 door though. Funny!! I moved the blog. Our new address is www.threelittletigers.blogspot.com

Have a great weekend!

H.K. said...

My first car was a 199-something GMC truck. I loved having a truck in the middle of the big city! It was so out of place!

barb said...

Say - I like your new background!