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      12-19-2009 09:03 PM #1
      I remember being about 13 when my dad took me to the local high school parking lot on a Sunday night and handed me the keys to our old '88 Cutlass Ciera. Even though I didn't even touch the gas (I idled around the lot for an hour ) it was a very enjoyable time in my life. Here's a stock photo (just about the same as our old car):

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    2. 12-19-2009 09:06 PM #2

      something like that, on my grandfather's lap at about 8

      first thing I drove alone was also that at about 11 or 12

      first car in the sense of the word was one of these


      minus wheelchair conversion


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      12-19-2009 09:09 PM #4

      we had 3 of these in a row...

      my mom tought me how to drive when i was 17... (to get ready for the lessons when turning 18)

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      12-19-2009 09:11 PM #5
      I don't remember which of these happened first, but my Dad took me to an empty shopping center parking lot with our 69/70 Charger project car when I was 13 or so and let me drive it around the lot a few times. That was my introduction to the worthlessness that is 4 wheel drum brakes. Another time, when I was around the same age, my Mom took me to the very same parking lot and let me drive the 88 Toyota Cressida around the lot a few times.
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      12-19-2009 09:13 PM #6
      Had to wait till I had a license... no driving at an early age for me.

      ...really wish I had a better picture of that car... I had driven it down dirt roads the day I took that picture with the worst digital camera ever produced. (Kodak easy-share 3Mpixel from like 1999-2000)


      Modified by Live-Wire at 8:16 PM 12-19-2009


    7. 12-19-2009 09:19 PM #7
      Ford Sierra XR4x4. Around a car park. Aged 14. I used to wash cars at a used dealership when I was a kid every Saturday...one day we finished early and the owner let me have a quick spin, so that's my first driving experience...that Kent V6 sounded bloody awesome. Manual of course, no point learning on auto rubbish...

      First car I ever drove on the road was a 1999 Vauxhall Corsa IIRC, like everyone who learned with BSM...




      Modified by Mikedav at 1:23 AM 12-20-2009


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      12-19-2009 09:19 PM #8
      a manual 94 nissan altima GXE


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      12-19-2009 09:20 PM #9
      I don't have a pic but, it was similar to this dune buggy. pre -67 shortened pan with a bone stock single port 1200 and roller gas pedal. It was also what I learned to drive stick on. After that I graduated to a SBC 4spd El Camino which was a completely different experience.
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      12-19-2009 09:22 PM #10
      The most influential car of my childhood is probably that of my uncles 930 Turbo, or his E30 M3. The first car ever driven by me, on my own, was my dads 1971 Corvette LT1 at age 11-12. I learned to drive stick in it, and do massive burnouts.

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      12-19-2009 09:22 PM #11
      FC RX7. Though I may have moved my dad's MKII Jetta out of the garage once (if that counts)

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      12-19-2009 09:23 PM #12

      In this color too, but a convertible. This was around 2000 - I was 12. I got to drive down my grandfather's driveway - which is around 9 miles.


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    13. 12-19-2009 09:26 PM #13

      In blue, still had the "wood" paneling though!


    14. 12-19-2009 09:36 PM #14
      First drive was in the shea stadium parking lot and a 1989 Volvo 740turbo intercooler was my weapon of choice. Well actually it was my pops

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      12-19-2009 09:39 PM #15
      It was my sister's:


    16. 12-19-2009 09:43 PM #16

      Not exact one.
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      12-19-2009 10:07 PM #17
      A white Peugeot 505 diesel wagon!

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      12-19-2009 10:25 PM #18
      First solo drive was when I was 13, we had to drop our 2nd car off at my uncles, about 15 miles from my house, so my dad took his 300TE and I drove the 300D. He told me before we left (jokingly I hope), "If you get pulled over I'm not stopping."

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      12-19-2009 10:26 PM #19

      maybe <?> joyriding my mom's Rambler...


      ...but my bro-in-law taught me to drive in hilly NE Georgia in one of these the summer i was 14:


      sadly neither pic actual cars: '69 Rambler American (AT, white); '78 Corona (5M, choc.brown)

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    20. 12-19-2009 10:32 PM #20
      i drove one exactly like this on my grandfathers ranch...

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      12-19-2009 10:45 PM #21

      that 3.8 could definitely spin the tars but what a piece of junk it was.
      it was my parent's car, I actually "borrowed" it several times at night before I was of age.


      Modified by WOT at 2:48 AM 12-20-2009

    22. 12-19-2009 10:48 PM #22
      I started to drive my sister's white Lada 2108 (Samara) at the age of 13 at night time (when all the policemen were fast asleep )

      and then at 14, I was a proud owner of a Minsk motorcycle.

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      12-19-2009 10:56 PM #23
      My great uncle let me cruise up and down the neighborhood streets in his 1992 Caddy STS. The year they came out, he bought a Seville and an Eldorado. Later he bought a new Olds Aurora, and let me drive that too.

      Not his actual car, but similar:


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      12-19-2009 10:56 PM #24
      double post

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      12-19-2009 10:58 PM #25
      First car I drove by myself was a Chevy cargo van at age 14. My dad bought it from someone at work and we had it a few years. No side windows, empty in the back, yeah Free Candy!!! We got a rear bench seat at a tag sale, but never bolted it down, so if you took off too fast up a hill the seat would toppled backwards. Safety FTW!

      Similar to this color, slightly newer.

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      12-19-2009 11:03 PM #26
      Technically?

      I was 6. I climbed in the driver's window while my mom was warming it up (my sister was SUPPOSED to be watching me). I put it in D and drove over my best friend's bike, through a neighbor's fence and hit their deck.

      Legit first car:

      Identical to this but sedan. At least it was a manual.

      (my mom had terrible taste in cars during my lifetime, still does)

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      12-19-2009 11:06 PM #27

      with a permit in a copper color

      You pick


      Modified by valfaw at 9:29 PM 12-19-2009


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      12-19-2009 11:17 PM #28
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      Like this, but green.
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      12-19-2009 11:20 PM #29
      First car:


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      12-19-2009 11:23 PM #30

      not the car


      my moms old corolla sr5. my dad said he bought it new the first year sr5's came out. it was orange too. i would sit on somebodys lap and steer, way too small to reach the pedals.


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      12-19-2009 11:26 PM #31
      My sister thought it would be fun to let me to drive her '56 bug when I was twelve years old.

      She didn't think it was so much fun when I started sneaking it out on my own later that year

      It was just like this, only in black:

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    32. 12-19-2009 11:35 PM #32
      The 1st car I ever drove & it wound up being my 1st car. (in 1991) - 1979 Camaro RS - Dark Metallic Brown - Chevy 305, 2 bbl carb, Turbo 350 trans, 2.73 gears
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      12-19-2009 11:39 PM #33
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      12-19-2009 11:39 PM #34
      My dad let me drive this around the parking lot after a cross country practice once so I could try driving a stick shift. I stalled about five times, but it was my first time driving a car, so I was glad it wasn't the minivan.



    35. 12-19-2009 11:42 PM #35
      First I ever drove was my moms 1988 Toyota Pickup SR5. She bought it brand new. I drove it when I was about 8. I was tall for my age, and with the seat all the way up I could touch the pedals. I loved that truck, it was a big part of my childhood.

      (exact vehicle)


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