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23 minutes ago, Bronx said:

1985 Cutlass Supreme.

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Mine was an 86, but same. Great car. Easily could put 250k miles on that engine and it wouldn’t flinch. Might be the best motor GM ever built.

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5 minutes ago, Integrity28 said:

Mine was an 86, but same. Great car. Easily could put 250k miles on that engine and it wouldn’t flinch. Might be the best motor GM ever built.

I had a 2003 Ford Ecoline van and those engines were the best! Ford later transitioned into the trashy Transits. 

https://millionmilevan.com/

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Fun fact the wagon was a hand me down from my grandma and she had the bench seat in the front custom made because she couldn’t take it anymore with her Parliaments falling in between the seats.

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44 minutes ago, greasyt said:

'81 Buick Skylark..........

I also had a Skylark as my first car.

39 minutes ago, NorthCoastJetsFan said:

I'm older.

!966 red Ford Mustang.

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But I am as old as this guy - it was a 1966 Skylark convertible.

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Started driving Sept of 1991.  My 1st car was a 1980 Pontiac Sunbird Hatchback.

No AC, 0-60 in about 3 minutes.   My folks got it for me, and I loved it, that's the correct color and everything.

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 1986 Chrysler Laser which I bought in 1994 for about $500

I didn't realize until about 2 years later that the weird little aftermarket toggle switch next to the steering wheel connected to a Knight Rider type light in the front grill.  Probably spent countless hours driving around in that car with that stupid light on without knowing.

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1971 Toyota Celica, light blue. Can't even find a good picture of it. Stated driving it in '74. Might have lasted had I taken even minimal care of it - told it to someone for $300, not working, in '80. I learned my lesson when I was walking or biking somewhere for the next couple of years when the guy who bought and fixed it up would pass me by on the street. I'm still a knucklehead, but at least I maintain my cars and other equipment now ...

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31 minutes ago, nj meadowlands said:

'98 Grand Cherokee. Had it until I sold it during COVID summer (yes, I got money for it).

Did you put it on bringatrailer? That’s a great car.

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2 minutes ago, Matt39 said:

Did you put it on bringatrailer? That’s a great car.

Nope... just NJ craigslist.  Got a lot of responses immediately.  Helped that I replaced the transmission ~5 years ago.  Those straight six motors will go forever.

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1965 Plymouth Valient.

No power brakes, no power windows, no air conditioning, no power steering.  the trunk lock didn't work, so if you hit the back of the back seat hard enough, the trunk lid opened up. The car battery sat on a stand under the hood, and one time I went over a big bump, and the battery fell off its stand and fell onto the fan propeller.  I think there was no FM radio, just AM radio as well.

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