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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