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Thread: What car did you learn to drive in?

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    I learned in my brothers Rambler.
    The floorboards were rusted out in spots and rain and snow would blow in. Then a few months later we noticed the center of the car was sagging. It finally cracked in half. What a wreck. :-)

    But I got a Ford Falcon soon after and LOVED it. That car ran on fumes....I hardly ever put gas in it.

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    1971 ? Toyota Corona with a stick shift. Loved that car - didn't use much gas and easy to park. After that I had a 1969 Chevelle - big car but loved that too.

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    Mom's '72 Chevy Malibu. And brother's '69 Dodge Dart.

    Learned to drive a stick on then spouse's '67 Mustang and brother-in-law's brand new '78 Plymouth Arrow.

    Would not mind having any of those cars now....

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    Okay laying it right out there, LOL. I was born June 26, 1971. Turned 16 on June 26, 1987, but learned to drive in a 1971 Ford Grand Torino. Mom old car that she parked when she got a new one. Dad and I rebuilt the engine and the day mom was to take it to get license, daddy pulled an 8 foot black snake out from under the hood. Needless to say, before driving I always checked under the seats and over the visors.

    I always laughed that the car was as old as I was. When I left for college, we parked it and it has never been moved again. Would love to pull it out, de-snake it and get it running again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fabric-holic
    I learned in my brothers Rambler.
    The floorboards were rusted out in spots and rain and snow would blow in. Then a few months later we noticed the center of the car was sagging. It finally cracked in half. What a wreck. :-)

    But I got a Ford Falcon soon after and LOVED it. That car ran on fumes....I hardly ever put gas in it.
    I learned to drive in a 78 cadillac... My pappy and Daddy said if I can drive the "tank", I can drive anything!!! :lol:

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    1974, Gremlin, red 4 speed; I didn't even know how to pump gas! LOL!! I paid for it myself, 700$.

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    mine was a 57 chevy,lol

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    I had a 1967 Mercury Monterey. A massive "boat" of a 2 door car. These doors were so long and so heavy it was unbelieveable. I had to parK in the back of the parking lot so that I could open the doors far enough to get out. It did not have AC and the headliner was loose, so when you drove at high speeds with the windows down, the headliner bowed and and nestled right around your head like some giant plack "pillow hat".

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    I learned on a 1960 Volkswagon.

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    1968 Chevy Caprice

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    1969 Buick Skylark and I drove it to school, the oil light came on at school and dad had to get another car for me to drive to school
    Pontiac Catalina

    (it wasn't really a car for me only, was just an extra car for family)

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    A green 1966 389 GTO 4 speed.......LOL! VAROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!

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    Before I could even get a permit, I had to learn how to 'drive' on the 1945 A.Chalmers tractor. Then, after I mastered THAT one whole summer in the gardens, before I could actually take the TEST for the permit, I had to rotate the tires, change the oil and set the timing light.

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    Took lessons from a driving school, they had several different cars. No idea what models they were.

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    A big Buick! My Daddy turned me loose on the desert dirt roads and told me to come back when I can drive! :lol:
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    My brother's Datsun 210.....had to be about a 1980ish.....

    On a side note....my 18 year old son learned to drive in his brand spanking new 2008 Honda Fit....rode with him today. Needed a drink afterwards ~ that kid still can't drive :(

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    Quote Originally Posted by lfw045
    A green 1966 389 GTO 4 speed.......LOL! VAROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!
    :lol: :lol:

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    Brand spankin new 1971 Subaru stick shift. My cousin told me if I bought my own car, she would teach me to drive. We did the lessons with 3 (two age 3 and one age 6) in the back seat fighting the whole time :-D

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    A Granada, one of those the school's used in Driver's ED. My Dad had a Cadillac, one of those huge ones. I learned to drive in that one too.
    At the age of 16 I bought my 1st car, a 1971 Plymouth Barracuda.

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    A 1969 Chevy Malibu...baby blue...

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    My first car was a 1980 Chevy Monza black on black it got hot after not long having it and then got a 1978 Pontiac Phoenix talk about a boat! ha ha ha

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    1993 Voyager minivan.

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    Oh my gosh, I learned by taking Driver's Ed at high school and the car was a brand new Plymouth Satellite. There is a picture of me behind the wheel in the yearbook lol.

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    My Moms 75 Cutlass Supreme. My first car I bought was a chevette...dont see those around much anymore!

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    drivers ed had a Granada too!

    carrieanne- my first car was a chevette- loved it!

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