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I'm Asking: What Kind of Car Was Your First Ride?

I'm Asking: What Kind of Car Was Your First Ride?

Nearly everyone is embracing budgeting these days, even multi-millionaires. Bruce Bickel is a wealth adviser who says his clients have asked him for guidance on regulating spending and he's helping parents talk to children about the change without feeling guilty. He said, "They say, 'My teenager isn't driving a BMW; she has to drive a Ford Focus. I tell them not to worry about it. The need is the car. The desire is the BMW."

His comment got me thinking about my first car and the other rides in the high school parking lot and lining the streets of my college town. I got my first car, a 1993 Nissan Altima, in 1999. That car is long gone but it will always have a special place in my heart. What was your first car?

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brielleblonde brielleblonde 7 years
I bought a 2001 Honda Civic in 2005, with my ownn money :) i was so happy that it was all mine, but it just sucks because I had to quit soccer and ballet and all extracurricular activities so I could work to pay for a car, which I then was going to use to be able to go do extracurricular activites.. but I had to keep the job to pay for gas and insurance. Lil catch 22 there...O and my senior year in hs was the "gas" crisis.. so i was paying an arm and a leg for gas.. it was tough :-/ atleast my civic has GREAT gas millage. I bought it with 40K miles and its now at 110000 and still runs great :)
miss-snyder miss-snyder 7 years
a Black Ford Mustang LX
lovekailua lovekailua 7 years
This is fun...in 1996 I got a 1988 Chrysler Lebaron that I paid my parents $25 a week for from my supermarket salary until I paid off all $700. Loved that P O S!
naziazholesusuck naziazholesusuck 7 years
people sure love their cars! mine was a white 66 mustang in 1985. it was so sweet looking but would suddenly break down. i think it had wiring problems. i put a killer stereo in it though w/equalizer, amp etc. the werks.
Triste3030 Triste3030 7 years
'89 Chevy Blazer. Still running ;)
emo_stacer emo_stacer 7 years
1984 buick century
insanitypepper insanitypepper 7 years
1983 Subaru wagon!
Spectra Spectra 7 years
I didn't have my own car until I graduated from college and I settled on a 2001 Chevy Prizm, which is basically a GM Toyota Corolla. It was a stick shift and I LOVED that car! Then I got rear-ended by a semi and it got totalled out. The insurance company gave me the blue-book value for it, but I couldn't replace it for that so I had to get a stupid '02 Saturn SL that is totally NOT as good. I want my Prizm back!
mzgirlyrai mzgirlyrai 7 years
1997 Pontiac Grand Prix that I saved up my money and paid for myself. I was so proud !!!! I still love Jade to this day !!!!
Antioxidant Antioxidant 7 years
1995 Nissan Altima handed down from my mom. It was a great car. Reliable, but boring as hell! My new car is worlds peppier and I wouldn't go back for all the tea in China.
MLH1 MLH1 7 years
I bought my cousin's '91 Jeep Wrangler in 1999. Best car ever, I cried when my Mom made me sell it... too many break-ins. I have a new Volvo S40 now, and sometimes wish I still had my Jeep, but I wouldn't trade the Volvo Roadside assistance or warranties for anything. Haven't paid a cent for repairs or running the battery dead!
SDTransplant SDTransplant 7 years
Er, I got it new in 1999. :)
SDTransplant SDTransplant 7 years
A 1999 Honda Civic that I received from my parents after graduation. It still runs great and my parents use it.
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