My First Car, What Was Yours?

Can you remember your very first car? Hopefully you can, when you’re a teenager it’s gotta be one of the most exciting times of your life. At least I thought so. The fact that you can just get up and go anywhere (get a slurpee from 7-11), anytime was the coolest feeling.

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My Dad got me a MG midget for my very first car. It was banana yellow and had no roof. Well the roof had deterioated and the previous owner let it sit outside for so long it had a layer of mud in it. The mud was seriously an inch thick covering the entire floor board and the carpet. Total investment, $500.

It took me a week to remove the sludge and replace the carpet with some makeshift fake carpet which I used two sided tape to keep in place. There was so much rust on the back of the car I remember just hitting it with a hammer to get the major chunks of rust off. When I went to detail it the rag turned yellow from the color of the car. Yes it was truly ghetto rigged. Here is what they look like (obviously not mine, much too nice).

I can still remember having to push that thing down the street, then run up to the driver seat and pop the clutch to get it started. I felt like Barney rubble in the Flinstones. There was a hole in the center console from massive rust damage where I could watch the road underneath me.

It didn’t bother me though. A car was a car back then. Im not sure on the exact numbers but it got about 1,000 miles to the gallon. :) Unfortunately I had to put a bottle of power stearing fluid and a bottle of oil in it every day so that kind of upped the daily cost of it, ha.

The final fate of that car is unknown. My dad was driving it one day when a police man pulled him over because the smoke was so bad cars couldn’t see behind him. There was no insurance on the car and the cop was ready to take my dad to jail. Luckily my brother drove by at that exact time and my Dad got off the hook. The car went to the impound, never to be seen again!

Speaking of cars, the Ferrari I recently purchase is turning out to be a real lemon. The dealership who sold it to me is now trying to sue me because I put up When you spend 6 figures on a car with 5k miles on it and instantly have to put a ton of work and money into it you tend to get pissed. Unfortunately Arizona, where I purchased it, has really bad lemon laws for consumers.

Anyways, what was your first car! Were you spoon feed with a nice car or did you roll ghetto style!

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19 Responses to My First Car, What Was Yours?

  1. Nat Arem March 27, 2009 at 11:00 pm #

    I had a 91 Mazda 626. No mud, rust or holes in the floor but it certainly wasn’t a sick car or anything when I started driving it in 1998.

    I just bought a car two days ago so hopefully it turns out better than the Modena.

  2. RogerCP March 28, 2009 at 7:42 am #

    Hey at least it wasn’t a Miata! What car did you go for? And yeah, anything would turn out better than the Ferrari.

  3. jJoe Shriver March 28, 2009 at 3:17 pm #

    Hey Roger, that car cost me $600! And yeah, the cops got me for “excessive smoke”. The plates on the car were “borrowed” from my work van, the car was not registered, and had no insurance. So basiclly nothing was legal. I don’t even remember if my license was valid. The cops put me in cuffs and threw me in the cruiser. Just then Jay drives by on his way home from Jax and sees the MG being put on the tow truck. The cop “released” me into his custody after giving me 5 tickets. I went to court, pleaded insanity, and was let go with court costs! Thank god the cop didn’t make me take a breatolizer. Anyway, that was the last I saw of the MG.

  4. Schaper March 28, 2009 at 5:53 pm #

    I don’t know how you guys turned out so good. Yer Dad’s crazy.

  5. Roger March 30, 2009 at 10:41 am #

    “Yer Dad’s crazy”.

    What’s up mark. I’d have to concur sometimes, ha.

  6. Graham April 2, 2009 at 6:19 pm #

    Nice first ride! Mine was my moms mini-van… no this is not a brag post.

  7. RogerCP April 5, 2009 at 9:35 am #

    Pimpin the mini-van eh. I guess if you can get girls in a mini-van you can get a girl in anything!

  8. Graham April 6, 2009 at 2:44 am #

    Hahaha… yea, I guess. Though the caliber of female will probably go down tremendously.

  9. MJPoker April 6, 2009 at 4:26 am #

    My first car was a 1973 Pontiac Grand Ville convertible I paid $1,200 for.

    It had a cheap maaco paint job and was probably 40% bondo, but man I was driving around a hoopty drop top at 16 and loving it.

  10. Kaus April 7, 2009 at 6:07 pm #

    lol Graham…and nice insult to…because very first vehicle for me was a mini van…just before the baby was born. My dad picked it out and bought it without telling me (however I was to pay him back lol) …three months after buying it the transmission went, power windows no longer worked and it overall sucked…along with the lack of A/C which I later found out was because I didnt change a fuse ;).

    I can now tell you when you’ve got tranny problems though

    Nice story Roger!

  11. Kaus April 7, 2009 at 6:12 pm #

    I know this guy does this for Canadians..but I emailed him on a different vehicle and he’s got tons of info. He may just have something you can use with your car Roger.

    I know he used to be an American

  12. RogerCP April 8, 2009 at 1:49 am #

    Thanks Cheryle for the site recomend.

    Btw, what the heck you need AC for, you live in Canada! :)

  13. Graham April 8, 2009 at 4:19 am #

    LOL and Cheryle being an expert at “tranny problems”… this was supposed to be male car talk.

  14. Kaus April 8, 2009 at 4:21 am #

    not really guy talk when you mention your mom now is it

  15. Graham April 8, 2009 at 4:26 am #

    The only reference made about my mom was that she provided me with a car and nothing more.

    /mom discussion or die

  16. Kaus April 8, 2009 at 11:36 am #

    ..btw if you dont get a reply from the email listed on the site let me know. I should have the one that he responded to somewhere.

    and I live for A/C…Canada or not.:) I probably wouldnt survive anywhere else ha

  17. Kathleen April 14, 2009 at 10:38 pm #

    Hey Roger, It’s Kathleen, from “the Beach House”. Butch told me about your website. Butch and Marlene really get a kick about hearing how your doing. Take care.

  18. RogerCP April 15, 2009 at 7:45 am #

    Hey Kathleen! Good to hear from you. Ill hit you up on the facebook thingy. :)

  19. MJPoker April 16, 2009 at 7:16 pm #

    This blog post has had me hunting for an old hooptie convertible to buy as a toy for the last couple weeks, found a couple but too far away.

    Anyone got an old Cadillac Eldorado (drop top only folks) hit me up!