: First Car, Current Car
08-16-2012, 03:09 PM
I really hope this hasn't been done before, but I cant search the forum for previous threads, cause my internet at work is really odd today. Anyway, I want us to post a picture of your first car, and then of your current car. and if you're still on your first, show us some before and after mod pics. [thumb]
08-16-2012, 03:47 PM
Here is a pic similar to the car I had. It was a 90 or 91 Mercury Topaz. It was so long ago I can't remember the year model. It isn't the first car I ever had but the first I ever bought by myself. I was in the navy then, bought it in 96.
This one of my current cars, the Race Red 2012 Focus SE. Has a 5 speed manual. This is the only pic I have of it at the moment, the day we bought it last month and it was taken with my iPod so the pic isn't great. I would take another but the husband took it to work, he is driving it now until I start school because it gets better gas mileage. Also it is the second Focus, it replaces the blue we had bought last fall but was totaled in an accident barely 5 days later. Wasn't my fault at all. I told the story in my intro thread.
This was the blue one before and after.
And here is my other car, a 2009 Ford Flex SEL. That is my older son being bored while we were looking at houses to rent.
08-16-2012, 04:06 PM
My first car, when I got it:
Same car today:
My current car, along with the one above:
08-16-2012, 04:16 PM
96 Sable then.
Now 2010 Focus.
08-16-2012, 05:13 PM
IMG_1683_wm (http://www.flickr.com/photos/0-60photography/7324724538/) by Lyonsroar91 (http://www.flickr.com/people/0-60photography/), on Flickr
08-16-2012, 08:03 PM
First Car. It was a tank, only mine was Green/White. It needed every bit of that V8 just to roll down the road.
Currently (not my picture, but you get the idea) loaded with everything but leather.
Wanting a Grabber Blue 2013 Mustang. Like the Candy Blue 2013 Titanium Focus, but I'm not digging the transmission. Also thinking about a Challenger.
A 1946 Ford Pickup was also in our family until about 6 years ago. My father started having health issues and was unable to continue restoring it for a second time (it was his daily driver for 30 years, he restored it once in the early 80's, but it was needing an engine rebuild, he had a 351 cleveland in it). he eventually sold it because he couldn't work on it anymore and I never had the time or resources to finish it.
Again, not my picture. And forget the cheesy wheels, we had the original steel rims and caps.
08-16-2012, 08:32 PM
First (Focus SE 2003) : full of testing stuff ^^
My current car ( Focus ZX5 SES 2005) (2nd one) : Now that's the one I always wanted :) still put mods on it
08-16-2012, 08:42 PM
Don't have any digital images of my first car, maybe I will scan a few. Mine looked exactly like this one:
1985 Mustang LX
Current one's beginning:
Most recent pic:
08-16-2012, 09:05 PM
This was my first cool car that I actually bothered taking pics of and had real potential presented in it's bone stock state with 195hp ($21k back in '93) and nabbed it from it's first owner with less than 15,000 miles on it for about $14k.
08-17-2012, 05:10 AM
First from 1999
08-17-2012, 06:17 AM
I don't have a pic of my fist car I only paid $100 for it.
1986 ford ltd. Look just like this one except it was maroon and it had a broken passenger side taillight.
My current car. 2002 focus se.
Day I bought it.
08-17-2012, 09:22 AM
First car was a 1995 Taurus GL (not my pic)
current is a 2012 SE sport pkg. 5 spd. with my second car 2004 SE
08-17-2012, 01:25 PM
First (1977 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz):
The 1990s! Haha, Nike hiker boots and flannel. [rolleyes]
Current (2004 Pontiac GTO):
It never occurred to me before, but 3 of the 6 cars I've owned have been metallic blue.
08-17-2012, 05:35 PM
First car 1991 Toyota corrolla DX sedan "RED" (this pic is just a representation of what i had the only pic i have is to small and covered in water lol)
800px-1989-1991_Toyota_Corolla_%28AE92%29_CS_sedan_05 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/85199644@N07/7804251010/) by mumfmob (http://www.flickr.com/people/85199644@N07/)
and this is what i have today "2009 Focus SE coupe"
08-18-2012, 12:22 AM
this is a pretty cool thread...
08-18-2012, 12:24 AM
this is a pretty cool thread...
Yes it is, however your post
08-18-2012, 01:21 AM
First car in 1994 (not my pic):
My '66 Plymouth Valiant had vinyl seats and no A/C, power steering, or power brakes - it was like that from the factory. I remember going through a car wash in the hot summer and thinking I was going to die from the heat.
In the winter, many prayers were offered up that the roads wouldn't be slick - it was downright scary, but I learned great driving skills from the experience. It was also a great car to work on, as everything from the fuel filter to the oil filter was in the engine bay and easily accessible.
My present car (not my pic):
Needless to say, it's a much better driving experience.
08-18-2012, 01:49 AM
First car was a 1989 MX-6 GT 2.2 turbo
And I still have her..... but hate to see it this way :(
And here is the new ride.....
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08-18-2012, 04:41 AM
First up, a confession: I'm an old guy......
This is a 'representation' of my first vehicle, bought in the summer of 1969:
A 1963 Oldsmobile F-85 Cutlass post coupe. I think this is the same color, even....
I've owned probably 35 or more cars, but this is the one that brought me to this forum - my 2003 Focus ZTW, with a 2.3, and fully loaded - moonroof, leather, etc....
I would probably be selling the Focus right about now, to do something else automotive, but sadly, I rolled it over in a snowbank back in October, 2010.
I replaced it with this:
2006 Chevy HHR 2LT:
(I'll get a pic up later...)
08-20-2012, 11:11 AM
'96 Chevy Corsica.
02 VW GTI
08-20-2012, 01:04 PM
'96 Chevy Corsica.
02 VW GTI
Post pictures, you Deutschebag. [poke]
First car: 04 Malibu
IMG_0844 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/68678981@N05/7458155448/) by Malibooya (http://www.flickr.com/people/68678981@N05/), on Flickr
Current car: 03 ZX3
08-20-2012, 01:37 PM
1978 Chevy Monza. 84hp 2.5 Iron Duke (noisy & rough as hell) w/4-speed.
2012 Focus Titanium. You know the specs. ;-)
08-20-2012, 07:25 PM
First vehicle that was completely mine. A 1990 Mazda B2200. In retrospect it was a death trap, torsion bars loosened and had lowering blocks and one leaf spring on each side. Virtually no rear suspension since the frame sat directly on the bump stops that were forced forward from the constant force of the frame hitting them. I loved that truck to death. That's where I was first bit by the modding bug. Clear lenses all around, fogs, tint, and a 10 speaker system in a regular cab :)
This was my first Focus, 2002 ZX5, not many mods done to it since I only kept it for a little over a year. Just the basics...intake, exhaust, tune, audio.
Current Focus, 2006 ST. Had it since '07 and a little under 20k miles. A few mods, intake, exhaust, suspension, tune, short throw, audio, cf hood, and most recently a nice projector retrofit.