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Posted: 5/27/2003 8:17:36 AM EDT
And if so, what year was the car, what year did they buy it, and what did it cost? Oh, and what kind of car was it? I was 18 and still riding the cheesewagon (ever ridden a schoolbus stoned?) or bumming rides to high school with friends that either were spoiled enough to have cars bought for them, or responsible enough to have bought their own. Once I got arrested and was on probation and actually had to have a documentable income as a condition of my probation, my dad bought me a 1971 Ford Torino for $2k, which I had to pay back. The year was 1993.
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 8:20:44 AM EDT
Hell no. When I wanted a car (this was about 1985) my dad sold me my step-mother's 1977 Cutlass Supreme. I had to put brakes and a new transmission in it within the first nine months because that bitch beat it up so bad. I paid $1000 for it. By late 1986, when I went off to college, it died for good.
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 8:22:29 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 8:25:46 AM EDT
When I graduated from high school in 1995, my parents gave me their old abused 1984 Dodge Aries. I sold it right away for $500 cause I didn't think it would make the drive from Florida to Colorado where I got stationed. My older sister got a beat up Chevette when she graduated.
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 8:25:47 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 8:27:29 AM EDT
Parents gave me a baby blue '78 Malibu station wagon with vinyl seats (in florida! oooooouuuuuchhhhhh!) in '88. It had 125k miles. I was on my own for insurance and gas.
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 8:30:02 AM EDT
Hell, no! I worked my butt off and saved $2k to buy a used 84 grand marquis (5L V8). They didn't pay a penny for college, either. They started pounding that into my head when I was 5 or so: "You will go to college, and you will need scholarships."
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 8:33:50 AM EDT
Count another in the no category, my parents never gave me anything. As a matter of fact, they took more than they ever gave.
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 8:34:36 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 8:34:45 AM EDT
My Folks made me a deal, they would match whatever I could come up with. I came up with $1500 so I got a $3000 car It was an 85 Merkur XR4ti, Insurance was $100 a month just for liability and I made $4.40 and hour at the time. I had to work ALOT to pay that. I would buy like $2 in gas at a time because I never had any money.
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 8:37:46 AM EDT
Nope. Started working when I was 15, and paid $1700 for my first car (1983 280zx 2+2 Turbo) when I was 16. CHRIS
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 8:39:04 AM EDT
My LONG term recent-ex-girlfriend on the other hand was handed a Brand new Acura on her 16th B-day, with a gas card. (spoiled girl!) and when she graduated highschool, she got a brand new 4-Runner handed to her, + she got to keep the $ from the sale of her acura. AND her dad bought her a $250,000 house! She gets a Yacht when she Graduates college, (next year) I hate her.
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 8:40:56 AM EDT
guess i'm the spoiled one. this is the order they gave me vehicles in: 88 chrysler lebaron 87 mazda pickup 88 mazda pickup 95 ford ranger the lebaron was a piece of shit. all the others have been awesome. the 87 mazda had 226,000 when i got rid of it. the 88 mazda had 195,000. neither of which had any problems at all. the ranger has 140,000 and it still runs like a top. my parents think that at 100,000 that a vehicle is going to fall apart, so they give them to me.
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 8:43:40 AM EDT
76 chevy luv which was a total POS but I still loved it. I got tboned and with the insurance money, I totaly restored the beast. Sold it to my cousin years later and it burned to the ground in his driveway..hehehe. 78 ford tbird..bling bling for me in those days. total spent on both vehicles. 2000 dollars. I hope I can do the same for my kids.
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 8:44:31 AM EDT
I was given one when I was 16, but about 4 months later I got a job and started making the payments on it.
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 8:44:46 AM EDT
Originally Posted By MAHABALI: My LONG term recent-ex-girlfriend on the other hand was handed a Brand new Acura on her 16th B-day, with a gas card. (spoiled girl!) and when she graduated highschool, she got a brand new 4-Runner handed to her, + she got to keep the $ from the sale of her acura. AND her dad bought her a $250,000 house! She gets a Yacht when she Graduates college, (next year) I hate her.
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Am I the only one who sees a problem here? Why is she your ex-girlfriend? Awaiting the nasty details...
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 8:45:42 AM EDT
Hell no! I got my first car, a VW, for 300.00 bks. That thing broke down more times than I could count, but if I wanted to drive and not take the MTA then I had to get cracking at wrenching the thing myself. They didn't pay for college either or my first house down payment.I got NOTHING [:(] Anytime I asked my Dad about buying me a car he would say "I had to work 24/7 a week to buy my first car.I drove from Mi to Ca on a 25 dollar Model T in snow,rain,blazing heat in 1930 something and paid for my own college education working for your Uncle Jay in the salt mines.I can give you a fish and you can eat for a day or I can teach you to fish and you eat for a lifetime" Thanks Dad. Thanks for teaching me the value of a buck.
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 8:48:02 AM EDT
It was 1983 and it was a 1975 Mustang II with a 4 cylinder 5 speed transmission without A/C. It cost $400.00 and we had to rebuild the engine in it! It was 1980 something! BigDozer66
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 8:48:48 AM EDT
Nope, never bought me a car. However, my dad had a friend that was selling his sons 88 Buick Park Avenue because it was in an accident. I bought the car for $100, spent some time in a junk yard looking for a new headlight assembly, and a few other parts, got everythign I needed for $150, fixed the bumper, welded a piece to hold the bumper bracked back up, put new brakes on it, and had a good as new car. Car, plus repairs and brakes came to approx. $350. Not too bad for my first car. Gets me from point A to point B without any problems. Once I finish the car I am currently restoring, it will me my winter beater. BTW, this was about three months ago.
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 8:48:52 AM EDT
Hell no, they didn't buy me a car. I never even had a bike. If I wanted something I worked and got it myself.
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 8:49:41 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 8:51:51 AM EDT
I am still saving up to buy my first car. They allow me to drive theirs but they said I have to purchase my own.
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 9:01:49 AM EDT
Dad let me keep his '88 Cherokee when I graduated from college in '99. It had 180,000 miles on it at the time. I sold it at 200,000 miles for $2,500 and bought my own car. I bought my first AR15 with some of that money. My wife's dad gave her $10,000 for a car. I paid an additional $2,500 and bought a used 97 Stratus. I mostly drive that car now. It has 105,000 miles on it and still runs great. No problems so far!
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 9:11:07 AM EDT
My first car was my moms 1988 Chevy Corsica tha I got when she bought a new car. I was going to pay her for it, but I wrecked it the day I got my first job. I was going to pay her back, but she wouldnt take the money. I then bought my next two cars with my own money.
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 9:13:06 AM EDT
Dad let me drive a 67 Chevelle wagon that he put racing stripes on and a set of Cragers. Had to share it with my little bro when he got his license. I ended up wrecking it. Traded the engine for a POS 62 Impala. Me and little bro shared the Impala until we both joined the Marines in June of 81. My brother sold the POS Impala to our recruiter before he shipped out to boot camp.
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 9:13:36 AM EDT
I bought my first car, a 1976 Ford Granada. It was $70! I bought it in 1987. It ran great, but had such frame damage that if you let go of the steering wheel it would make a complete left hand turn all by itself!
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 9:21:51 AM EDT
After I had wrecked my Dad's car the second time, he gave up and let me keep it![BD]
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 9:30:41 AM EDT
Nope, not even a dime to help pay for one. Not even any help with the cost of insurance. I was pissed at the time, but now when I look back, it taught me self reliance at an early age.
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 9:31:31 AM EDT
I got a brand-new 1989 Honda Prelude SI as a graduation present right before I began my last year at USNA. About $18K. Guess my parents figured it was cheaper than having had to pay tuition, room, and board for four years!
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 9:34:05 AM EDT
My parents baught me my first two cars! [:D] The first car was 1972 Pontiac Catalina! This was in "85" when I first got my licence! They wanted to make sure I a had huge boat so people could see me coming and get out of the way. The second one was one of my favorites, a Fire Engine red 1979 Jeep CJ7! Man that Jeep was blast! I started dating the future Mrs. Yojimbo while I had it and we had some fun in that CJ7... [naughty]
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 10:08:16 AM EDT
I was rockin the 6 year old K-Car, you know you're all jelous. [:D]
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 10:13:29 AM EDT
Yes, my parents bought me my first car, a 1963 Dodge Dart 4 door with a 225 Slant Six and push button automatic. Cost them all of around $150-200 in 1976. Great little car, wish I still had it. But I had to buy the gas, tires, oil, etc., and insurance was mandatory per parents. I paid for it all. I've had to pay for every other vehicle since.
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 10:17:39 AM EDT
Originally Posted By MAHABALI: My LONG term recent-ex-girlfriend on the other hand was handed a Brand new Acura on her 16th B-day, with a gas card. (spoiled girl!) and when she graduated highschool, she got a brand new 4-Runner handed to her, + she got to keep the $ from the sale of her acura. AND her dad bought her a $250,000 house! She gets a Yacht when she Graduates college, (next year) I hate her.
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No matter how cute she is, somewhere someone is tired of her shit. What's her name? I sure could put up with a bunch of shit if she'd support me. [:D]
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 10:20:50 AM EDT
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My first car is a '66 Mustang coupe. Strait six automatic and is still being "restored". I'm just about done stripping/priming and after summer school will go to the paint booth. They paid 4,000 and I paid another 1,000. They engine was all rebuilt and the body good and strait. Only body work i've done is a little rust repair under the old paint and regular stuff, brakes, lines, gastank.. not bad for this old of a car. I've got pictures[url=http://mallette.netfirms.com/index.html]Here[/url]. They've been great about putting some money with mine to help me get it looking decent. But with a car like this when it gets sold (hopefully years from now) we'll make money. On a small side note this is my 16th post, ERIEE!!
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 10:47:50 AM EDT
My father bought me an 89 toyota celica for $1800.. my second car he paid $3500 of but I had to make payments to him every month to make up for it. The last of the debt was ditched on my wedding day as a gift to me but I only owed about $1100 more.
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 11:34:56 AM EDT
I had a 75 Jeep CJ 5 that my sister rolled while I was in Boot Camp. As a result, my mom bought me a car, since I had no insurance on the Jeep (I was going to boot camp and it should have been locked in the garage).
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 11:57:44 AM EDT
Drove mom's Bronco II when I turned 16. It was rare that I got to drive it though. Dad bought an 84 Ford Escort station wagon (165K miles, diesel engine) from one of his co-workers for $500 and gave it to me during my senior year. I drove it a little more than a month and then it died. Went back to driving the Bronco II whenever it was free. Mom bought a 90 Cutlass Supreme after I graduated from HS, gave me the Bronco II. Drove the Bronco II until the tranny started to go in early 98. Mom bought a new van and gave my wife & I the 90 Cutlass. We drove that Cutlass up until last summer. I was driving the Cutlass everywhere, had mud all over it from taking it on some nasty logging roads while fishing. Dad felt sorry for me and took the Bronco II (which he ended up giving away) and gave me his 87 Wrangler. I drove the Wrangler for about 3 months, then it caught on fire. Took forever to get a new valve cover, I ended up buying a used pickup. Finally got the Jeep fixed, ended up selling it to a friend. So, in a roundabout way, I guess they've bought me a car or two. Nothing like my sister though. She turned 16 and they went and bought her a fairly new Suzuki mini-SUV.
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 1:06:49 PM EDT
NO its on loan they didnt buy it for me its my moms old car since she bought a truck. When I Graduate college the title goes to me.
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 1:33:06 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Fruit_of_the_Looms:
Originally Posted By MAHABALI: My LONG term recent-ex-girlfriend on the other hand was handed a Brand new Acura on her 16th B-day, with a gas card. (spoiled girl!) and when she graduated highschool, she got a brand new 4-Runner handed to her, + she got to keep the $ from the sale of her acura. AND her dad bought her a $250,000 house! She gets a Yacht when she Graduates college, (next year) I hate her.
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No matter how cute she is, somewhere someone is tired of her shit. What's her name? I sure could put up with a bunch of shit if she'd support me. [:D]
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Her name is Candy, believe it or not, and she is very cute. we broke up about 2.5 months ago, cause I caught her with a guy at our house! Sorry to take this thread off topic
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 1:40:26 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 1:49:07 PM EDT
No. My mom could not afford it, we were without a vehicle from the time I was 7 until I went into the Corps. I had clean clothes, a roof over my head, and I only went hungry on a few occasions. My mom did the best she could with what she had.
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 1:50:25 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 1:58:54 PM EDT
Originally Posted By MAHABALI: It was an 85 Merkur XR4ti...
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Badass car! Same engine in the Thunderbird Turbo Coupe...
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 2:03:44 PM EDT
I bought my my first vehicle, which was a 1977 GMC Jimmy 4x4. My parents didn't help me out with the payments. I made the payments by washing dishes in a restaurant.
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 2:04:24 PM EDT
I guess I'm the little spoiled kid of the bunch. I got a red '92 3000GT VR4 a couple of months before I turned 16 in 1992. Then when some jackass pulled out in front of me and it got totaled in late '93 my dad bought me a brand new 1994 black 5.0 Mustang. He paid cash for both of them. I've still got the Mustang and I just recently bought the first car that I've paid for. A jacked up black 4x4 Yukon. [:)]
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 2:18:36 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 5/27/2003 2:43:37 PM EDT
just call me the spoiled/not-spoiled kid my first 3 vehicles were all paid for, gas paid for, insurance paid for but they were never really mine..........i've worked at the family business since the summer of my first year in junior high, all of these are company vehicles in the company name that i just happen to be able to do whatever the hell i want in first was a '92 jeep wranger then a '98 350 4x4 3/4 ton extended cab now a '01 496 4x4 496 3/4 hd all were hand me downs except for the '98 though had to pay my own college though. and by the way, anybody that thinks working for family is easy................has never worked for family
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 2:51:45 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/27/2003 2:53:04 PM EDT by TennVol]
Yeah right. Just after they bought me all the guns I ever wanted!!! My first car was a '72 Ford Pinto with a Starsky & Hutch red/white paint job. Even had working hood pins. I paid $800 cash for it in 1978.
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 2:58:09 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/27/2003 3:01:26 PM EDT by NickFury]
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 3:03:45 PM EDT
For my 18th birthday, my parents asked if I either wanted a debutante party or car as a gift from them. Guess what I picked??? Forget the stupid debutante party and give me a car! They bought me a brand new 1985 red Honda Accord. At first, my mom wanted to buy me a BMW 320i but I think that's a little of a stretch for someone like myself. At 18, I was smart enough to think practical and that is why I wanted the Honda Accord.
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 3:04:37 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By BYU:
Originally Posted By MAHABALI: My LONG term recent-ex-girlfriend on the other hand was handed a Brand new Acura on her 16th B-day, with a gas card. (spoiled girl!) and when she graduated highschool, she got a brand new 4-Runner handed to her, + she got to keep the $ from the sale of her acura. AND her dad bought her a $250,000 house! She gets a Yacht when she Graduates college, (next year) I hate her.
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Am I the only one who sees a problem here? Why is she your ex-girlfriend? Awaiting the nasty details...
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'prolly cause her Mom and dad told her to DUMP him.... Could be they wanted MORE for there daughter then some crumb-bum blue collar Loooooooooooser! [nuts] First car..... 55' Studabaker......
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