When I was 15 years old I worked at a grocery store to save up money to buy my first car. It was a Pontiac T1000. I got it about 6 weeks before my birthday and put a killer stereo in it and was so happy. Then the axle snapped and it rolled. Then the dude that bought it from the Junk Yard drove it around our small town (Laingsburg) for years after he popped out the roof. Not cool bro! Your answers for today’s TQOTD were just as fun for me to read.

TEXT QUESTION OF THE DAY:
How bad was your first car?

  • Mine wasn’t that bad it was a old one from my parents it was a blue Buick
  • 88 chevy nova, 5 speed manual, clutch was out, cracked windshield, no exhaust, bad oil leak. Still I managed to get 2 tickets at 15 for hitting corners in the hood at about 35
  • It wasn't bad. It was a brand new chevy malibu that I ordered. It was my first big purchase.
  • 94 Plymouth Duster. Sometimes it would only go 30 mph. My friends were aware and when it would act up we would all just start rocking back and forth in unison until it would get back into gear again.
  • Lime green 1970 something Ford Pinto that stalled all the time. Was terrified I would be rear ended and would explode.
  • 1980 Mercury Capri was a lemon. Electrical was messed up. On rainy days,or snowy days, wiper blades would not work, no window washer, and if I went through a puddle, my car would die and I would have to have it towed. It was not a good car. Had a huge accident with it, not my fault, and got rid of that piece of junk.
  • Every couple months I had to go in and redo about 30 wire ties holding the front bumper on. Called it a facelift. Never held power steering fluid so every parking situation was a production. I got into a fender bender and she literally crumbled. Car bra dangling off
  • 81 Ford Mustang, bought from a friend. Had to shift it with a screwdriver. The sunroof only opened about an inch and had a "nipple" (there was a small suction cup that we left there) While my dad was a mechanic, I did not know how to take care of my car....ran it out of oil. My dad gave it to my uncle, he turned it into a racecar (this is what I chose to believe, so what if it was a demolition car ) I loved that car though.....I wish I knew how to take care of it...lol
  • A $400, ugly, brown Maverick.
  • I had a 66 caprice. The frame rusted through and we tried to get it home. However it got wedged in on railroad tracks and we couldn't get in unstuck. Yes in the distance a train was coming. All the idiots with trucks kept saying a train is coming you better get the car off the track. I'd say it's stuck and they laugh and drive off. Somehow someone singled the train but bt the time it got there my brother in a opel pulled my car off the tracks. Crisis avoided.
  • Within the first week, the brakes failed and I side swiped someone. It was a 86 Lynx. Rotten car.
  • Let’s just say that my first real car was a Dodge Charger...gave me so many problems that I sold it with 65,000 miles, even though I had got it brand new. My next car a red Mitsubishi Eclipse...awesome ride...unfortunately the timing chain broke due to taking it to a flaky shop
  • Mine had at least 200,000 miles on it, warped rotors so bad that I couldn’t hold on to the steering wheel when I braked. The steering wheel also had about 6 inches of play, and the muffler dropped off one day on my way home from work. I also was afraid to wash it because it was so full of rust. BUT, it got me where I needed to go. My dad ended up selling it for $127.
  • $500 94 Olds Cutlass Ciera. Thing was a tank!
  • Got it from Aunt and it leaked exhaust, then a brown convertion van with doors that didn't always open from the inside, horn would get stuck honking and the last straw was no 1st geer, started out in 2nd and I would squeal out the school and my work parking lot.
  • $400 1994 Acura Integra that I bought from a classmates parents. Looking back on it now, it wasn’t a terrible first car. It had 190k miles on it and I don’t think I put more than $500 in repairs into it the entire time I owned it. It still ran and drove when I traded it to a friend for some work on my other car that I had purchased a few years later. Still regret letting it go. Still look for a clean one to snatch again. They’re unfortunately usually all beat to death.
  • 1970 Dodge Colt. The starter had been rebuilt so many times because you couldn't get a new one. I learned to park in an incline so I could push the car, jump in and pop the clutch to start it
  • I had an ‘83 Cutlass Supreme, and it was a BIG car with a LITTLE engine. Hit a deer and replaced the front end. The engine blew later and it wasn’t worth fixing. But it was my first car, and I loved it sincerely
  • '79 Ford Faimont wagon with a bad muffler
  • Pontiac Parisienne…biggest grandma car ever!
  • 1968 Rambler Rebel 4 door. If that car could talk! It had bench seats that reclined flat, perfect for dates. The biggest problem with the car was that it would randomly stall, anywhere, anytime.
  • $175 1977 Ford pinto
  • 1995 Ford escort lx with a tape deck
  • My first car was a 2001 Volvo. I thought it was awesome at first, but the more I drove it the worse that feeling got. It stalled out in the middle of m-46 one day while a semi was heading towards us, and luckily I had gotten it started back up before we were almost done for. It basically stalled whenever it wanted to. I stalled out in front of my house one night and I had to push my car into the lawn, and was embarrassed when a cop came by to ask if I needed help. The funniest story is when I was on my way to high school, a deer ran out and hit me! It jumped onto my hood and rolled into the ditch. Still was the worst car ever though!
  • Mine was awesome! I drove an old black Chevy truck.(1970 something.) The only girl in my school that drove one
  • They said it could blow up....it never did. That Pinto was great!
  • 1986 honda prelude 5 speed. Frame was rotted feet could touch the ground through the floors. Or lack there of.
  • My first car was a Dodge Dynasty that had a bench seat in front... I'm only 5'2 and have short legs so I had to pull the seat all the way forward. Needless to say, no one could ride in the front seat with me. People in the back had a ton of room though!
  • 1992 Buick Regal coupe I bought for $500 from an upper classmen in 2008. the rear brakes were shot the fronts worked great though, I had to make a handle for the drivers side door so I could open it from the outside without using a paint stirring stick to push the lever down, the trunk had to be opened with a screwdriver or butter knife, the transmission would slip if I hit the brakes too hard so I had to put it in neutral and back into drive. The passenger window had to be pulled in while you pushed the power up button in order to close fully, and after a few months the stereo volume button broke so that it was two notches from full volume, (I was blaring Dragula by Rob Zombie). I limped that car along for my senior year of high school, freshmen year of college and half of sophomore year of college.
  • First car: my brake lines snapped while driving 60- I didn't have an e brake and had to coast for miles before I could stop
  • My first car was a 86 Ford f150 but it was 2005. It had a huge hole in the floor and you'd get wet if it rained. But you could use the hole to unlock it if you ever locked yourself out!
  • My first car was a 1977 Pontiac grand prix or something. Just a big old boat and it stranded me every time I drove it. Mind you this was way before cell phones and I would have to walk up to houses or go look for a pay phone to call my dad to rescue me. Had some issue with the radiator I guess
  • My first car was a 89 Buick La Sabre. It was comfy. No air conditioning, but it served me well. No real issues. The only reason I got rid of it was my grandpa bought me a 91 Oldsmobile Cutlass Sierra... Now that car was the ish. But I have fond memories of my first car.
  • It wasn't my car but my moms when she was a teen. They nicknamed it the leprosy car because there were rust holes in it so bad that if she drove over a puddle her feet would get wet from a hole in the floor. i heard about this every time I complained about my first car (toyota rav4) which wasn't nearly as bad lmao
  • My first car!!! I paid $250 for it. That was a lot of money to me back then lol. I never got to drive it . The car had a blown head gasket, the prior owner did not disclose that. My dad did take it to the junkyard for me, this is when it got worse. While getting the car off the trailer it somehow rolled away and ended up in the ditch in front of the junkyard. We then had to pay for a tow truck to get it out. Thankfully my next car was not that bad.
  • My first car didn’t have a working radio. I had to put a boom box in my front seat. The drivers side door didn’t work so I had to climb in through the passenger door.
  • So my first car was 2 years younger than me… it is rusted to pieces and doesn’t have a CD player or aux cord. I still drive it…
  • 1989 Dodge Dynasty that I bought in 2005 for $150. It leaked oil, gas and power steering fluid. I had to take out the stereo every time I got out of the car. My parents said I wasn't allowed to drive out of county. I couldn't if I wanted to. Sold it for $300 with the stereo in 2008
  • 1984 Ford Escort. The seal around the window was bad so when it rained or snowed the car seats would get all wet. I would keep trash bags over the seats that I could remove to keep my butt dry.
  • Paid $75 for the 1970 something Duster. Had a bumper sticker that said, “watch out for falling parts”.
  • So bad!!!!!! I drove a 1990 Buick that my mom bought with my mom without even asking me. This car was a damn boat! It was so wide. The paint was chip and the previous owner tried to spray paint over it . It was so trashy. I was embarrassed to drive it
  • Dodge Dynasty. When it rained the door locks would lock and unlock on their own while driving down the road. It was freaky watching them go up and down all by themselves.
  • ‘84 Dodge Aries. In the winter the doors would freeze OPEN and I’d have to bungee cord them shut

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