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My first car was a '69 307ci Chevy Nova. It actually belonged to my dad, but it was my designated vehicle. It also holds the honor as the car I spun on an off-ramp the very first day I got my license. The thing didn't even get a scratch; it was a tank and it drove/handled like one, too.

The first car I actually owned was a ca. '76 Datsun 610. It was the biggest POS I ever drove. It had nothing but problems, and I mean problems. After that stint which sadly lasted ~1.5 years of non-stop daily frustration - just getting stranded was a relief compared to the other issues - I got a first generation VW Scirocco. It was a fantastic machine. The Evo is the second non-German car I've ever owned in ~3 decades behind the wheel.

What was your first car and what did you think of it?
 

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Silver 1986 Chrysler LeBaron Convertible Turbo with feaux leather interior and all digital dash. Man, what a sweet car to have at 16. It wasn't mine per se, but my dad always flew to work out of town, so for all intents and purposes, it was mine to use as I saw fit. It only had 140hp, but you could definitely feel the turbo kick in, and that's how I got Hooked on Turbos.
 

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I started with a base model 90 laser. 1.8, mt trans, no hp beautiful Laser. I was itching for something v8 and boxy, but found these sibling cars that had this weird turbo, awd thing to em. my next car was a 92 awd laser, and from there I was hooked. now my evo is another natural progression, and I dont know how I'll ever let go. Ive even had a local guy offer a nearly even trade for an 03 svt cobra, and even 500 ft-lb of torque cant tear me away. damn traction and handling.... :)
 

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Silver 1986 Chrysler LeBaron Convertible Turbo...
I'm envious. I love open-top cars, and at 16 I would have killed for a convertible of any kind. Right before I purchased the Evo, I was this >I I< close to buying a Boxter S. Sometime in the next few years, I'll have a roadster in the garage.

...with feaux leather interior and all digital dash. Man, what a sweet car to have at 16. It wasn't mine per se, but my dad always flew to work out of town, so for all intents and purposes, it was mine to use as I saw fit. It only had 140hp, but you could definitely feel the turbo kick in, and that's how I got Hooked on Turbos.
My mother-in-law had one almost exactly like it, sadly not a convertible. Last time I visited her in Florida - many, many moons ago - my wife and I had use of the car. One day, while driving around, we came across an auto-x. Naturally, I entered the LeBaron and made three runs. You wanna to talk understeer!? Holy crap! I still think that a dually with a plow would exhibit more neutral handling characteristics. We put on quite a show, though, complete with applause. The ~$20 all-seasons helped. <grin>
 

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95 mitsubishi mirage with 300,000 miles on it and a badly dented drivers door:laugh: but i got it for free so i cant complain used it to trade in to get my galant lol
 

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Yeah, having free use of a convertible in HS in the South was definitely a bonus, and the little turbo was a lot of fun but not so fast that I'd get in trouble.
[off-topic] If you don't mind my asking, where in the South are you from?

Edit: As you were in the military, I'd like to ask you a question that's been on my mind for a while. There seem to be quite a few enlisted guys on EvoM. Perhaps it's my interpretations of their respective comments/questions and/or the miscommunication due to forum culture, but quite a few of them seem a little slow (intellectually), clinically speaking. In your experience dealing with enlisted personnel directly, have you found that to be the case? [/off-topic]
 

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If you don't mind my asking, where in the South are you from?
Born and raised in Alabama, but graduated HS in Atlanta after my dad got a job that requied lots of travel.

Edit: As you were in the military, I'd like to ask you a question that's been on my mind for a while. There seem to be quite a few enlisted guys on EvoM. Perhaps it's my interpretations of their respective comments/questions and/or the miscommunication due to forum culture, but quite a few of them seem a little slow (intellectually), clinically speaking. In your experience dealing with enlisted personnel directly, have you found that to be the case?
Yes, quite so...
 

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My first car was a 98 Subaru Legacy 2.5GT Wagon. 2.5" catback, SubySports Header and Intake. Eibach Springs and Kosei K1 white wheels. Haha. I loved that car.

**I wanted a LeBaron for a while!
 

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1979 Ford LTD 2 door with the 351 V-8 (5.8 liter) It was a tank, but it was freedom.... so an excelent car even though it was a POS if you catch my drift :)

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1993 Mazda Protege. Virtually indestructible. I hit a tree with it, drove it home, and fixed it, and she still runs good. I love that car, but I'm giving it to a friend soon. But, I love my Evo now. Poor Mazda.
 

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1998 Jeep Cherokee. Lifted it and put 33" tires under it soon after. Still have but selling it because of the new evo and part of the deal with my parents. Not a bad trade though. I will miss it because I need 4-wheeling and speed, so I'll have to get another cheap Jeep within the next few years.
 

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I had an 86 Pontiac Sunbird. That thing never quit. At one point I took the struts off of the back so when I pumped the brakes, I good get the rear end to hop a couple feet in the air. That used to be a lot of fun, everyone at school thought I had swithes. Till the parents found out.
 

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My first car was 96 Galant, it was a nice car, never put any money into it. Then I got myself a 97 2g AWD. When it walked I got a 89 Buick Regal which I have never put money into it. I did one oil change on it in a year. When i started to hear noises i just added some oil to it. Now she is resting in the junkyard. Got my DSM running, sold and now I have an Evo. I also have a dream to buy a 96 mirage ls and do something crazy to it. I smell 4g63...no maybe 64. I am not sure yet, but turbo defenatly.
 

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Started off with a '96 Nissan Sentra. Great daily driver, never gave me any problems and i got like 40-50mpg. Wanted a change and picked up a '97 GSX and put an 16g on it which brought me to the evo.
 

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My first car was a 1972 formula Firebird with a 455 Big Block. I fell in love right then and there with raw horse power, Then went to a 200 camaro Z-28 V8, Than a Lincoln LS v6 5sp trans, then an 04 Sti now have a 2003 Dadge Ram 2500 with a I6 Cummins turbo Diesel with a 6 sp Man trans
 
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