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NewYorkCityBoy
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Message 1 of 20 (361866)
11-05-2006 2:23 PM


im about to get my drivers license in a few months and i might be gettin a used 1983 mercedes benz SL 350. it has a confertable top and has a V8 engine.

everyone rep ur car below!!!


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tudwell
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Message 2 of 20 (361898)
11-05-2006 3:15 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by NewYorkCityBoy
11-05-2006 2:23 PM


I've got a Ford Festiva. No air or heat, not even a radio. I'm riding on elevens. Cracked windshield, horrible paint job. Top that.
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NosyNed
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Message 3 of 20 (361950)
11-05-2006 4:37 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by NewYorkCityBoy
11-05-2006 2:23 PM


older mercedes
I had a decade old merc once; 1968 300SEL.

Warning! I hope you have lots of extra money for repairs. At that age you could well pay the purchase price in repairs every year or two.

(I also don't recall a 350 in those years ?? )


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NosyNed
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Message 4 of 20 (361953)
11-05-2006 4:38 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by NewYorkCityBoy
11-05-2006 2:23 PM


Infiniti 1999 I30t
This one has been perfect for two years now (knock on wood). It's a fancified Nissan maxima of course. Buying it used meant not paying much premium of the fancification.
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Coragyps
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Message 5 of 20 (361956)
11-05-2006 4:49 PM
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11-05-2006 2:23 PM


'91 Toyota Camry with no reverse and no driver's side inside door handle, and an '04 Chevy pickup. 206,000 and 84,000 miles, respectively. But both paid off next week sometime....
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jar
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Message 6 of 20 (361977)
11-05-2006 6:16 PM
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11-05-2006 4:37 PM


Re: older mercedes
Yeah, 350 came much later. I had a 190SL, wanted a real 300SL, had a 220S and a host of other cars. The 300 was replaced by the 230 when they changed bodystyles along about 63 or so.

BUT

repairs on a 23 year old Merc can easily equal the cost of a new car, and they are not all that pleasant to drive anyway.


Aslan is not a Tame Lion
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berberry
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Message 7 of 20 (361980)
11-05-2006 6:32 PM


1966 Volkswagen Beetle
...was my first car, and I got my license in 1975. About 3 years later, just before I got a new car, the Beetle was kept running with a rubber band on the carburetor. In that condition, me and 3 of my friends used it to travel to New Orleans for a Stones concert. On the way back, the fanbelt broke and I had one of the most ingenious ideas I've ever had. One of the passengers was a girl, and I had her remove her pantyhose. I cut off one leg and tied it round the flywheel and alternator. It worked, and got us as far as McComb where we stopped and got a proper fanbelt.


W.W.E.D.?
  
NewYorkCityBoy
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Message 8 of 20 (361988)
11-05-2006 6:40 PM


hmmmm...
it might be a 250 im not sure, cause i havent seen it yet my dad just told me bout it over the phone. i think its in pretty good condition though cause i saw some pics of it. but my dad is gonna take it to a mechanic to make sure its in good condition since its a 20 somethin year old car. but for a first car i think its pretty good!
  
Percy
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Message 9 of 20 (362018)
11-05-2006 8:33 PM


My first car...
...was a 1961 Ford Thunderbird with bucket seats, power windows and a 390 cubic inch engine with four-barrel carb that got 9 miles to the gallon. Gas was 24.9 cents/gallon in 1969 - milk was 99 cents/gallon.

My current car is a 1997 BMW 528i with 168,000 miles. Bought it new, should be ready for another one in 5 to 10 years. You get a free loaner during repairs if you bought it new from the dealer, it's never broken down and left me stranded, it's been a great deal.

--Percy


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jar
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Message 10 of 20 (362019)
11-05-2006 8:40 PM
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11-05-2006 2:23 PM


My first car was a 1950 Chevy, six cylinder coupe. Shift linkage was a little worn. Every once in awhile they would pop out of the socket and you would have to stop, pop the hood and reassemble the linkage.


Aslan is not a Tame Lion
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joshua221 
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Message 11 of 20 (362028)
11-05-2006 9:11 PM
Reply to: Message 5 by Coragyps
11-05-2006 4:49 PM


How can you park and leave places without reverse?

Must take skill.


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nator
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Message 12 of 20 (362030)
11-05-2006 9:26 PM
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11-05-2006 2:23 PM


Must be nice.

I bought my first car myself.

It was a bright red 1990 Isuzu pick up truck. Bare bones. It had rear anti-locks and a radio.

I drove that car until it died, nearly 200,000 miles and 10 years, on it's original clutch, which I'm pretty proud of since I taught myself to drive a manual on it.


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Coragyps
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Message 13 of 20 (362031)
11-05-2006 9:28 PM
Reply to: Message 11 by joshua221
11-05-2006 9:11 PM


Being in a small town helps a very great deal.

My first car, in about 1966, was a 1958 Mercury that came to me with fender skirts, four outside rear-view mirrors, and three swept-back antennas. $200 for that baby, too. It used a quart of oil and a quart of ATF every week, no matter how much I drove it.


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Heathen
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Message 14 of 20 (362032)
11-05-2006 9:31 PM


1973 VW transporter/camper/riviera.. called 'Poppy' my pride and joy.
I also own a 1986 Honda Shadow VT1100 called Spot.

naming my vehicles is a bad habit I picked up from an ex girlfriend.


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NewYorkCityBoy
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Message 15 of 20 (362034)
11-05-2006 10:00 PM
Reply to: Message 9 by Percy
11-05-2006 8:33 PM


Re: My first car...
nice man, very impressive!
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