Aug 04 2010

What was your first car?

Consumer Reports just named the safest cars for teens to drive. If you're considering buying a car for your teen, you might want to check out some on the list including the Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla and Ford Fusion. Got us thinking...what was your first car? Did you love it or hate it?!

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7/25/2010 7:53:33 PM
Julie United States
Julie
Scott!!! Don't hate on the rabbit! My first car was an 86 Cabriolet (convertible rabbit). It rocked!!! I mean, it was broken down most of the time, but I had a blast in it when it was running.
7/25/2010 7:54:32 PM
Tina United States
Tina
My first car was a 1976 Mercury Comet, baby blue with a dark blue vinyl roof.
7/25/2010 7:54:33 PM
Lisa Litzau United States
Lisa Litzau
My first car was a 1965 Dodge Dart with a push button automatic.  Wouldn't do over 60 miles an hour!!
7/25/2010 7:54:36 PM
Linda United States
Linda
1963 Chevy Bel-Aire, HUGE, used tons of gas (but then it was $.29 a gallon!!
Thought I was stylin'
7/25/2010 7:55:02 PM
Pam United States
Pam
My first car was a 1980 forest green Ford Fairmont. It was a tank!
7/25/2010 7:55:19 PM
Emily Curtis United States
Emily Curtis
My first car was an old honda with a leaky trunk, no radio, full of dents and I found a mouse living in the glove compartment. I was just grateful to have a car and grateful when I got a new car!
7/25/2010 7:55:31 PM
Lisa United States
Lisa
1980 Ford Granada.  The poor old thing was brown and rust colored....and it was a bucket of rust!  But it had a GREAT interior!  :0)

I really enjoy K-Love!
7/25/2010 7:55:37 PM
melissa United States
melissa
My parents bought me a Subaru Outback since I was going off to College at Northwest Nazarene University in Idaho, and needed a car for the snow. It's been a great car!
7/25/2010 7:55:52 PM
Lisa United States
Lisa
Don't know what year (cause I'm a girl and girls don't remember this kind of thing) but it was a Malibu Clasic Yellow station wagon.  We - my friends and I) loved it!
7/25/2010 7:56:05 PM
Preston United States
Preston
1987 Le Baron GTS 4 Door, 5-Speed.  Great car but I was sideswiped by a Lincoln Town Car and my baby was gone.  Sniff,sniff...
7/25/2010 7:56:27 PM
Jessica Peterson United States
Jessica Peterson
My first car was a 2000 Lincoln Continnental. I totalled it Feb. of this year. Fiber Glass not metal frame.
7/25/2010 7:56:45 PM
Laura United States
Laura
A Geo Metro that my dad bought from a rent a car dealership.A few months later I ended up totaling it and had to carpool the last 2 months of my senior year.
7/25/2010 7:56:53 PM
Martha United States
Martha
My first car was a four door 59 Chevy.  It was two tone pea green, didn't have a radio and had plastic on the seats.  I bought it for $500 from a little lady in my home town who owned a dress shop and only drove the car occasionally.
7/25/2010 7:57:12 PM
Patrick Coffey United States
Patrick Coffey
Actually I just got my first car yesterday. It's an Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera S. It's an older car, but it's pretty nice. Has a 3.3 Liter 6 Cylinder engine, so it accelerates very nicely. Better than the newer cars I've driven. (2010 Camry and Corola.)
7/25/2010 7:57:27 PM
Maria Sandoval United States
Maria Sandoval
I got my first car when I was 16.  It was a light blue 1964 Volkswagen Station Wagon.  I absolutely loved it!  The speakers rolled around on the floor and two dollars of gas lasted a week.  I'd take my great grandmother to the grocery store and she'd have me wait until the pill for her nerves kicked in!!!
7/25/2010 7:57:49 PM
Robin United States
Robin
My first car was a 1971 Ford Galaxy 500.  White with maroon interior.  My oldest brother was finishing college and gave it to my next brother and me in high school.  He serviced bathroom air fresheners and it smelled like those chemicals from them being spilled in the trunk.  Everyone got in saying, "what is that sickening sweet smell?!!!!"  You could get about 10 people in it.  Great riding the strip on Friday and Saturday nights with all your friends in the same car.  We had a blast!!!
7/25/2010 7:58:06 PM
Mandy Sigler United States
Mandy Sigler
My first car was a 1970 AMC Gremlin, I know HAHAHAHA it gets better the leave springs went bad and we couldn't find any  so they had to put leaves springs from a hornet on it which were to long so they put a 6 inch lift on it.   Oh it was primer gray,i was popular...NOT
7/25/2010 7:58:20 PM
Kristie Avery United States
Kristie Avery
I'm like Scott: my first car was a 1966 Mustang. A friend's sister had a cherry red '65 that I fell in love with. When my dad asked me what I wanted, I told him I wanted a '65 fire engine red Mustang. Never in a million years did I expect to get the car. One Easter Sunday, my dad suggested a ride around town and we pulled up to this stranger's house. In the drive there sat a white, Bondo-covered Mustang. Didn't really think anything about it until my dad said, "Here's your Easter present." Talk about jaw-dropping beautiful and unexpected!

It's been many years since I've driven the car - my dad has it since I live so far away and has been fixing it up..... for my son to have as his first car!
7/25/2010 7:59:21 PM
Gwen Cole United States
Gwen Cole
1st car - a 1974 Ford "Maverick" (not even close to a Mustang!). It was small no a/c, only AM radio but it was a sturdy tank which is what I needed at the time.  The "awesome" car at the time was the TransAm but only a very few got that car at 16 so two other friends and I that had Mavericks started a car club called the "TransMaverick" and just enjoyed driving the wheels we had.
7/25/2010 8:00:59 PM
Janna United States
Janna
Hi guys I listen to you every day on my way home from work...today I got off early so I actually get to email ya'll!
My first car is the same car I drive today...my mom's 2001 Ford Taurus I got it when I turned 18 because I was going off to college. I kept begging my parents for a car and they finally said well we can send you to college and you drive mom's car or you can go to work and get your own car....lol I choose to go to college and now I have an amazing job and a wonderful boyfriend whom I meet at college...and even though I could get a new car the Taurus will do just fine until my parents want to take it back...ps I lovingly name my car ferdinand after the gentle bull....haha

Thanks you guys for everything!
7/25/2010 8:01:24 PM
Andrew United States
Andrew
I'm 18 and I have a 2000 Mustang. I love that car.
7/25/2010 8:01:37 PM
Roxie United States
Roxie
My first car was a 1972 Ford Pinto, Mustard Yellow. I worked at Sears in the Coffee/Candy dept.for 1.5 years to save the money,so as a senior in high school I'd be able to drive and not take the bus.

I love you all,
roxie
7/25/2010 8:02:07 PM
Christine Richard United States
Christine Richard
1982 Chevrolet Chevette, black on black, 2 door hatchback, manual shift, loved it at first, got tired of shifting real quick. But it got me where I need to go.
7/25/2010 8:02:21 PM
Tami United States
Tami
My first car was a 1978 Ford Pinto, cream colored. more like sour milk colored! I still cringe when I see one on the road...
7/25/2010 8:02:58 PM
Lisa United States
Lisa
My first truck was a faded red 1990 F-150 extended cab that had the wides bench seats! You would be surprised how many people I could fit in that thing! It got me to band practices, FFA meetings, stock shows and took me on many errands for my dad who was a farmer.  I loved that thing and it was a sad day when I traded it in.
7/25/2010 8:03:04 PM
Cyndi United States
Cyndi
My first car was a Corvar.  White with baby blue interior.  It was a standard and both blinkers would not work at the same time.
7/25/2010 8:04:07 PM
Steve King United States
Steve King
My first car was a 1959 Volkswagon bus.  They didn't have gas gauges so I would right down my miles and figure how far I could go before needing gas.  If you ran out of gas there was a lever under the seat that you pulled out and it gave you one more gallon of gas to get to where you could get more.  (It was actually made that way!)  Gas at that time was 22 cents a gallon!
7/25/2010 8:04:35 PM
Bryan United States
Bryan
My first car was a 65 Ford Falcon. STEEL dashboards and did 15 mph downhill with a tail wind.  I once got passed by a little old lady who could only see through her stearing wheel.
7/25/2010 8:04:43 PM
Dawn White United States
Dawn White
Hey Kelli, Mine was like yours...a Toyota Corolla, stick shift and I just loved it!  The only bad thing was that my Grandpa kindof ruined it when he said "oh..wow Dawn, it's baby @#$% yellow"  From then on it was a big family joke "here comes Dawn in her baby @#$^ yellow car" but all in all I just loved it.
7/25/2010 8:04:51 PM
Joyce United States
Joyce
My first car was a 1968 AMC Rambler with 3 on the tree! It had been handed down 4 times as I am the 5th child of 6. It was neon blue and my younger brother who bought it from me called it the Maytag because it was built like a box just like a washing machine! good times!
7/25/2010 8:06:18 PM
Michael Spurgeon United States
Michael Spurgeon
My first car when I was still 15. I was able to work on it before I turned 16. It was a 1972 Chevy Nova hatchback. For my birthday my parents had it painted metal flake burgendy and put the vinyl top back on it. On the day of my birthday  I had to work, not knowing my dad had picked up the car and drove by and honked so I could see it. The bad thing was i still had 5 hours before I was off work, and I could drive it.
Michael
7/25/2010 8:08:01 PM
Catherine United States
Catherine
To Kelli & Scott at K-LOVE my favorite station - don't know what I'd do without you guys.
My first car was a 1968 Plymouth VIP.  It was absolutely huge and like cars of the day, made of steel.  A tank on the road - pretty much indestructible, even when my sister backed it into the church wall, demolishing the wall and barely scratching the rear bumper!  I loved that car and have been partial to big cars ever since.  When sent to the great junkyard in the sky had over 200,000 miles on it.  Thanks for all the great music, great stories, positive prayer and support.  A day without K-LOVE is a BAD day!
7/25/2010 8:10:20 PM
Cheryl United States
Cheryl
Hi there!

My first car was a 1964 T-Bird. It was like a tank believe me. I never got stuck in any snow!! I loved it!! I know what you mean about the fast mustang though, my husband had several mustangs back in the day when we were teens too. Now he went back to his youth and restored a 1967 Mustang Convertable. It's nice believe me. I love your show by the way and this station has really mininstered to me so many times. Thank You and God Bless!
7/25/2010 8:12:17 PM
Carole United States
Carole
My brother and I shared my first car....an ORANGE Ford Maverick.  We lived in a town of about 300 people so we couldn't get away with anything because we had the only orange car in town and nobody was shy about reporting our whereabouts!
7/25/2010 8:13:05 PM
Dave United States
Dave
Ok, my first car was a 1968 Dodge Charger.  It had a 440 Magnum, 3 2 barrel Carbs. and was without a doubt very fast.  I bought it my self in 1975 for $500.  Wish I still had it.
7/25/2010 8:15:44 PM
Brenda United States
Brenda
My first car was an orange 1972 Subaru Coup.  It had 150,000 miles and had been rolled over by my brother in the winter.  Living in Minnesota the winters had eaten away the metal on the hood so my Dad pop-riveted some sheet metal to the hood to keep water on the road from splashing on the windshield.  It looked terrible but it always started.  Remember those Minnesota winters Scott!
7/25/2010 8:17:15 PM
Shawna United States
Shawna
My first car wasn't a big deal but I dated a guy here in Hawaii with a beat-up VW Golf as his first car. We hadn't been dating long when I spilled an entire plate of rice, scrambled eggs, and spam between our seats while he was driving. And yes, later there were roaches in the car, probably finding stray grains of rice. However, this guy handled it all so gracefully and kindly...truly a Christ-like spirit...and I knew he was one of a kind and that I should marry him. I did, and almost 7 years later we are expecting our 3rd baby and driving a Ford Explorer because it has lots of room for strollers.
7/25/2010 8:17:43 PM
Shannon United States
Shannon
My first car was a Toyota Camry, I love it!
7/25/2010 8:18:22 PM
Jessica United States
Jessica
My first car was a 1981 Chevette that my brother and sister had driven before me.  By the time it got to me the horn stopped working and on rare occasion when it did work it sounded like a dead duck, the sun roof leaked, the driver's door wouldn't unlock so I had to Dukes of Hazard it thru the window or climb in the passanger side, and you could start it without the key.  Last but not least the muffler fell off and you could hear me coming a mile away.  What a car!!!  Believe it or not someone wanted to by it off of me.
7/25/2010 8:20:28 PM
walter craig United States
walter craig
68 amc rambler 7 bullet holes down the drivers side. the doors were held shut with bungey straps and the heater didn't work. we had to carry a gallon of used oil because the rings were shot
7/25/2010 8:20:55 PM
Rhonda United States
Rhonda
77 Mustang (the era when they were butt ugly and ran like crap). I hated that brown car but it got me around where I needed to go. It was a hand-me-down from my mom.

As for the Toyota Corolla being on the best to get list...I'm not so sure about that. I just got one last year (a 2006) and it has anti-lock brakes and last winter I almost skidded into someone or something 3 times. They are so touchy you either have to crawl around in snow & start stopping a mile ahead of time, lol. I wouldn't trust a teen driving a car with anti lock brakes. Maybe I just need new tires (even though I have $35,000 miles on the car), or a new driver. Smile  
7/25/2010 8:23:20 PM
Kristi Rusch United States
Kristi Rusch
My 1st and only car I still have today is a 20 year old Buick Century that is Perywinkle Blue on the outside and blue on the inside! :-D I just drove home from work in it, and I like it a lot! It runs really well for being 20 years old Surprised Goes to show that if a car has great care, it can last a good long time Smile
7/26/2010 1:27:22 AM
John United States
John
1968 VW fastback.  Tan and oxidized paint.  I had to rebuild the clutch first before I could drive it.  It was the same car that my mom ran over the dog with (twice! He lived through both times).  The same car the family got into a fender-bender in (the front bumper was twisted into a permanent sad face). The same car that my older sister called her first car.
7/26/2010 1:43:40 AM
Sue T United States
Sue T
Hi Scott and Kelli
I enjoy your show on the radio and I love when you share stories of others in need or hearing the happiness we hear of others helping people in need. I was told by a Sister that every rose has a thorn and that seems to be a part of our journey.
I would love to share a story with you about a man I met that has a beautiful gift. I met him late at night and he spoke so elequently and I asked him what he did and he told me he was an English High School Teacher and he lost his wife and he turned to drinking and drugs. I offered him a cup of soup and he told me he had no hot water, so I ran to my car to get my thermos and there was just enough hot water for him. I met him on a Monday night and he told me he missed fresh fruit, and that night I went home to find fresh strawberries on the kitchen counter and I knew that gift was for my new friend Michael. On Tuesday night I talked to him again, and on Wednesday he wasn't there but I spoke to a lady named Sharon and I asked her what she needed and she told me she needed to learn how to spell and I asked her age and she told me was 27 and I asked why she never learned how to spell and she told me that she went from foster care to foster care and not one took the time to teach her how to spell, as she was talking to me, who walks by???? Yes Michael the English teacher, and I said "hey Michael I want you to meet Sharon and Sharon I want you meet Michael" as I was getting in my car Michael pulled out a notebook and he was teaching Sharon how to spell...That was God's divine intervention and what a beautiful gift Michael gave, he had nothing but his gift of teaching was so beautiful to see and Sharon received hope for one night that someone would take the time to teach her how to spell : ) God bless you both!
Thank you God for teaching me just helping and giving love and caring and smiling and laughing is a beautiful gift we can share with our friends to!
7/26/2010 1:48:30 AM
Donna United States
Donna
I TOO had a 78 Chevy Impala as my first car it was BURNT ORANGE and a hand me down of a hand me down from my grandfather to my sister to me.  By the time i got it, my sister had hit a deer with it and torn up the front end. So, she got a front end from a salvage yard but it didn't match the burnt orange...imagine that!  SO, it was MINT GREEN  on the front and burnt orange on the rest o it!!!!!!
7/26/2010 1:50:29 AM
Janie United States
Janie
My first car was a 1953 Hudson Jet.  I loved it.  My cousin, sister and brother all used it as one of their first cars also.
7/26/2010 2:15:08 AM
Sandra United States
Sandra
My first car, which I bought in 1985 was a 1968 Mustang...like Scott's.  I bought it from the original owners and still have it today.  It is our "joyride" car.  It has 186,000 original miles, and we love having it.
7/26/2010 2:35:40 AM
Rhonda United States
Rhonda
My first car was a Ford Galaxie, I think it was a 1972.  Talk about a tank.  It was even the right color for a tank - dark green!
7/26/2010 3:08:24 AM
antoinette del campo-o'brien United States
antoinette del campo-o'brien
My very first car was a gift from my parents and was also the one in which my father taught me how to drive and parallel park...a '93 black, Lincoln Towncar. It was the greatest car in the world and there was such a shock factor for people whenever they'd see this monster of a car pull up and me hop out! My parents were such a blessing and so was that car. Now I drive a 2000 Toyota Solara which is also an amazing car. Thank God for His goodness and blessings! There are people without homes even and I'm driving around in security and safety.
7/26/2010 8:46:16 AM
Morgan United States
Morgan
I got a 2005 VW Passat in 2005 (I was 17), it is my family car now (married with baby) and I know it will be dependable for a long time come.
7/26/2010 8:58:11 AM
Leroy Mardenborough United States
Leroy Mardenborough
My First car was a 1988 Saab 900 Turbo
7/26/2010 9:17:01 AM
Cris United States
Cris
My first car was a '73 Gremlin. I could see the ground through the holes in the floor. Winter in Wisconsin was not fun. I live in Texas now. I wonder if that had anything to do with it...
7/26/2010 9:59:16 AM
Kari United States
Kari
My uncle bought his first car for $50.

It was a blue volkswagon beetle. The front was smashed in. There was a big orange smiley face painted on the side. And every time he turned left, the horn honked. Sometimes he would wave at total strangers, and other times, he would act confused and look around to see who had honked.
7/26/2010 10:30:34 AM
SuzieQ United States
SuzieQ
I have to tell you about my sister's 1st car - in the '70's, she had a 1959 Simca (a little French car) she bought it for $50 (!) our brother worked on the engine for her and got it running really good, and our mom covered the seats and dashboard with that fake fur stuff (you got a good picture of this car now?)  It was pretty flimsy, bc every time you turned the corner, all 4 doors would fly open - we had Jesus stickers all over it, and she finally sold the car (again for $50) and the guy she sold it to took the Jesus stickers off and the car engine blew up the next day !!! (I am NOT kidding!!!)
7/27/2010 5:45:38 AM
Joe United States
Joe
My first car was a Chevy Chevette.  It was a good car until I rolled it over 4 times during summer work break to go home and get my paycheck.
7/27/2010 12:00:29 PM
Debbie United States
Debbie
Scott! My first car was a 1966 Ford Mustang. I paid $600 and sold it when I got married. It was a sick gold color, but it was a Tennessee car so no rust. I loved it and really didn't want to part with it, but my husband's VW beetle got better gas mileage.
7/27/2010 3:13:35 PM
Sue United States
Sue
1969 Ford Fairmont.  The color was rust, no idea what the original color was.  Had to have it inspected to get it titled.  I got 6 blocks from the inspection station, (it passed) and the exhaust system dropped off!  Oh..what memories!
7/27/2010 8:40:06 PM
Wendy United States
Wendy
My first car was a 1977 Datsun B-210 in bright orange!  It had a hole in the floor, so I called it my Flintstones car.  It was bare bones, but reliable and I loved it.  Plus I could always spot it in the crowded campus parking lot because of its color.  I was happy to have it and it served me well all through college.
7/27/2010 10:17:44 PM
justin United States
justin
My first car was a 79' Ford Mustang. Straight six 200ci. automatic.  A very fun car to drive. It had superb handleing, it rode like it was on rails! Very fun first car! Thank You JesusSmile
7/28/2010 5:12:10 AM
Elizabeth United States
Elizabeth
my first car is going to be a red ford f250 that is as old as my.In to yers
7/29/2010 12:50:01 PM
Rene United States
Rene
A 1966 Ford Mustang for $750.00.
But...this was in 1972.
7/29/2010 2:21:38 PM
Terri United States
Terri
This shows my age: a 1950 DeSoto, automatic with a clutch, with flower power stickers all over it, pretty cool, ha ha!!
7/29/2010 11:32:05 PM
Kathy B. United States
Kathy B.
A 1970 Chevy Impala (land yacht)of my parents and I wrecked it.  I bought myself a 1985 Ford Mustang as my first car for me.
7/30/2010 9:21:51 AM
Kathy Mc United States
Kathy Mc
My first car was a 1962 Chevy SS convertible... white with red interior. Boy, I would love to have that car now.
7/31/2010 1:15:38 AM
Felisha United States
Felisha
My first car is still the one I have Smile It's a 93 purple chevy lumina. One window doesn't roll down and one door won't open, but I'm really lucky. I love it. It starts nice and is alright on gas.
7/31/2010 9:53:46 AM
Bob United States
Bob
My first car was a 1967 Opel Cadet. It was just a plain white 4 cylinder 4 speed. Bought it for $300.00 & Dad & I had to patch up a few rust spots, (common for western PA's salty winter roads), to get it to pass the inspection. It was a great first car and provided me transportation for my first 2 years of high school, sports practices, & just getting around with friends.
7/31/2010 10:20:14 AM
Shawn United States
Shawn
Hey Scott & Kelli,
I was just listening to you guys on the klove app and wanted to give you a shout out about the first car conversation...

My first car back when I was 15-1/2 with just a drivers permit was a 1978 VW Rabbit and it was canary yellow. It even had an 8-Track! lol
This was in 1993 or 1994.
The 8 Track didn't last long as it was soon replaced with a Pioneer cassette deck with auto reverse : o )

Love you guys!!
C ya
7/31/2010 10:21:54 AM
Lori United States
Lori
OH MY GOODNESS!! My first car was a 1981 Monte Carlo. The guy I bought it from used it to haul baby calves in from the field. My Dad took the seats out to air and clean them and I drove around for awhile sitting on a pickle bucket!! No joke! I had to be very careful stopping at stop signs or I would tip over!! It was hilarious and NOT SAFE!!
7/31/2010 10:31:39 AM
Beth Vreswyk United States
Beth Vreswyk
My first car was a land shark...a '68 Delta 88 that I bought for $200.00.  

I lived in Boulder CO at the time and was going to Denver to see a friend of mine for my first road trip...when this red Porsche passed me, and then slowed to take a second look (I was younger and not so bad looking...then - but the the car was a beast so I'm not sure what he was looking at).  

Anyway, next thing I know we’re racing down the highway and my beat up Delta 88 was actually holding its own...fast!  I saw my exit coming up so I pulled in front of him and took the exit (at speeds I shouldn't admit here).  

Next thing I see are these flashing lights trying to determine which car to follow - thankfully, at the last minute the police care chose the Porsche.  

I laughed and thanked Christ for watching out for me in my stupidity as I slowed on the off ramp.  It could have ended with a cross or two on the road, and an innocent police officer having to pick up the pieces.   As it was, it ended in a ticket - and our loving Lord saving me from myself during that first joy ride.  
7/31/2010 5:55:23 PM
Tracy United States
Tracy
My first car was a 1969 $200 Ford Fairlane Wagon.  It was blue and the engine was hot!!  It went fast!  Not a good idea for a 16 yr old, but I never got a ticket in that car.  Spent more time in the shop than driving it!!
7/31/2010 7:34:02 PM
Craig United States
Craig
My first car was a 67 Olds Delmont 88 with a hi-performance 330 cu.in. Bought it from the original owner in 81. and it had a bad cylinder as we were told.  But that old lead sled would pass every thing on the road, BUT a gas station. It was BIG and green.
8/2/2010 2:03:10 AM
Audrey Lake United States
Audrey Lake
My first car was a mail jeep.  I loved driving that vehicle.  It had sliding doors, so I could drive it with my shoes off and the doors open.  Freeeeeedomm!
What is funny, though, is that when I went to get some auto insurance for it, I told the insurance agent it was a mail jeep, she look at me funny, she was thinking male jeep.  I repeated myself, then it dawned on me that she thought I was trying to give my vehicle a gender.  Well, it was blue.  LOL.  
8/21/2010 4:57:36 PM
Savana United States
Savana
My first car Chevrolet Optra as, it is my favorite car and I always dreamed of this car and now, finally I have. The cars that you have mention above in your post are also very good to have.

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