Back from it’s holiday hiatus, the question of the week asks you to reminisce about your first car.
What you loved about it or hated about it. Did you scrape by and save up for it yourself or were your parents able to help you to get it and how many speeding tickets did you earn?
Here’s what our crew had to say:
My first car was a 1965 Pontiac Catalina. My Grandfather loaned me the money to buy it ( $160 ). A family member had used it as a work car and it had well over 100,000 miles on it when I got it and smelled like an ashtray. I was so proud to get it, it was a gas hog, had 4 bald tires, but I cleaned it up and drove it proudly.
I had already been working part-time at the local grocery store since I was 14 yrs. old, so I made payments on it and bought my gas on my own. My Dad and Mom helped me with the insurance. My favorite radio station at the time was an FM station, so I got one of their stickers and displayed it on my back glass….the car however only had an AM radio. I got my first radio job at that FM station in 1979.
My first car was a green 1995 Mercury Sable, and while I loved the sunroof and leather seats, it would’ve been nice to have a CD player in it since I didn’t get it until 2007! It was a gift from my aunt, and I still have something of a Gilmore Girls relationship with her in that we have lunch regularly as my way of repaying her personally. As for tickets, to date, I have never been ticketed for anything, believe it or not! Now, to find some wood on which to knock…
My first car was a two door ford escort-brown-it was an extra family car that I was able to use. No speeding tickets but had a pretty nice wreck when I was 19 that totaled it out!
2008 Pontiac Grand Prix; white with heavily tinted windows, black interior with red detail. The engine purred when it started, it accelerated smooth as silk and high speeds felt a little too comfortable.
The car was given to me by my parents for my 16th birthday. Three months later I got my first speeding ticket. 75 in a 55…hence the line about smooth acceleration. I’m not that spoiled though, my first job at Dairy Queen immediately followed that speeding ticket. Good thing I loved my car, because I was driving it to work five days a week to pay back my debts.
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She was a 1989 white Mustang coupe. Loved that car dearly as it was the one place that was mine and only mine! My aunt helped me secure the loan wile I was working for her and my uncle at Estes Deli & BBQ in Jackson when I was 17.
There were minor things about my car that I would have liked to be different. I would have loved to have had a GT hatchback, but it was mine and I loved it. I roamed many a road listening to my cassettes or CD via the personal CD player and cassette adapter. Tom Petty, The Beatles, Pearl Jam, Pink Floyd, Nirvana, Green Day, Hendrix, and so many others. So many great memories in that car with my friends.
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