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Old 05-26-2009, 11:51 PM
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Default What kind of car did you learn to drive in?

I learned in a Chevy Nova.

I ask because yesterday I stopped at the bookstore, and there was a car out front with a sign on either side for some local driving school, and "student driver" stickers on the back bumper. What kind of car, you ask?



A black Mustang convertible.
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Old 05-26-2009, 11:57 PM
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A Geo Metro.

A Camaro.

A Toyota Camary.

A Chevy Cavalier.
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Old 05-26-2009, 11:59 PM
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'91 Civic and a '90 Ford Ranger.

A Mustang is NOT a car should learn to drive in.
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I learned on a Dodge Neon. Even now I wouldn't dare try to drive a Mustang at all, much less a convertible.
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Learned in a Toyota Corolla, have been driving a Nissan Silvia S13 for the past 12 or so years
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I learned on a garden tractor when I was about 14... (if ya didn't have good clutch control, it'd pop a wheelie... all the way over)

And digging trenches in our gravel driveway with my uncle's '65 Mustang...

The trenches had to be filled in before my dad got back from church...

My first car (circa Jan '70) was a 59 DeSoto with a pushbutton automatic.
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Old 05-27-2009, 12:32 AM
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Learned to drive - 1977 Oldsmobile Delta 88
Driving Lessons and test - 1983 Mazda GLC 4-door
Learned to drive manual - 1985 Mazda GLC Sport
Learned to race - 1987 Mazda RX-7

Current ride - 1995 Toyota Avalon.

Yeah, I like my cars with at least 10 years on them. (Except for the '85 GLC - drove it from new and it died with 350,000 km on it)

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I had my lessons and test in the same car. Got my permit the day before I turned 17, and my license 24 days later. Six months after that I totalled my mom's car.

First car - mom's '83(ish) Mercury Marquis
After I killed that, they bought an '89 Chevy Cavalier (also mom's)
That died of old age (but not before I got to drive it for most of January and February with no heat) and they got a '98 Chevy Prism, which I later bought from them for $1 (for sales tax purposes when I moved to PA).
That was murdered in '02 and I got my brand-new Hyundai Elantra with the insurance money, which I still have.
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In Driver's Ed, we used......I think it was a Dodge Caravan or some other type of Mommy Van...

At home, I practiced on a 1992 Ford Tempo.
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Old 05-27-2009, 01:26 AM
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My Dad's Ford truck...it was a club cab, and, ummm...It was green. I don't remember the year model, but I started learning to drive when I was 13 (which would be 1996). There was a town about 7 miles from our house (as the crow flies) and we usually went there by country roads. So, anytime we had to go to that town, I'd drive as far as the city limits, then we'd pull over and Dad would take it from there.

My first "car" was a 1998 cherry red GMC Sonoma. I totalled it fall of 2008. Don't get me wrong, my Camry (also a '98) is a good, reliable car and gets great gas mileage. But...it's just not as pretty. *sniffle* I can't wait for the day that I have enough money to get a shiny blue or charcoal grey Prius or Corolla.

ETA: There is one more benefit to the Camry. I am no longer asked to help everyone and their neighbor move. And that is a lovely thing.
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