Coffee Break Topic: What was your first car? Do you still have it?

My first car was a 65 VW Bug named Chauncey. It had a crank sunroof, and was sea foam green. By the time I had driven it for over 25 years, it had damage all around: all four fenders and the hood and engine cover. It had a lot of personality!

When I married my hubby, I sold most everything that did not fit in the moving van, including my beloved Chauncey. We moved cross country from California to Oklahoma to set down new roots. That’s what love will do to you….

The only thing we kept that did not fit in the moving van was my 1991 Chevy Blazer that we pulled behind the U-Haul. I figured the Chevy was newer, and would last longer. (The dang practical side of me decided that.) Practicality speaking, it was a good decision, my Chevy Blazer is still going strong.

But, boy oh boy, I miss Chauncey.

Boo hoo.

(I had a lot of fun in this car, so I’m going to put this post in the “Entertainment” category.)


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27 responses to “Coffee Break Topic: What was your first car? Do you still have it?

  1. Mandy

    Oh god no! X, it was a ford Anglia, that was about 1975 and it already had A LOT of personality! lol

  2. X-Evolutionist

    Mandy, that\’s the best kind of car!

  3. Mandy

    It actually broke finally, when in about 79 we had a really bad winter, snow drifts up the hight of the car and on the way to my boyfriends the heater radiator packed up and filled the car with steam! I was driving in a fog and it was inside the car!

  4. Tracey

    My mom bought me my 1st car when l needed it for a summer job. lt was kind of big-don\’t remember what it was called.

  5. X-Evolutionist

    Oh, man! My Chauncey was still going strong. It was a beater, but it ran, and it was fun. I cried after I sold it and it went away down the street. My hubby knew better than to laugh at me. I sold everything that did not fit in the moving van, except for my Chevy Blazer that we pulled behind. That\’s what love will do to you….

  6. X-Evolutionist

    Tracey, that\’s very interesting! A big car, huh? I\’ve never driven a big car. I like litle bitty cars.

  7. Sandy

    I had a 82 toyota tercel which go good gas mileage when I was 18. Wish I had something like that for my teenager\’s first car. We bought a 2008 Kia Rondo last week and so far it looks as if we are geting 30 some miles per gallon. IT\’s a mini van type very comfortable ride with teenagers

  8. Greg

    Mine was a 1984 Mercury Lynx. Think early Ford Escort, without all of the bells a whistles.

  9. Jen

    I don\’t drive but I only remember as a kid the Black Taxis. My Daddy was a taxi driver and used those vehicles for work and play. He\’d take his family (us) out every weekend for a jaunt. I\’ve loved those cars ever since. I\’d love to have another ride in one.

  10. X-Evolutionist

    All great cars! I love hearing about this!

  11. Jen

    As per mine, if you\’ve ever been to London, England, then think of their black taxis. That\’\’ll do it for you.

  12. Tracey

    l have always had used cars. l do not see the point in paying through the nose for a car. l have a good mechanic and he helps me buy my cars. Most l\’ve ever paid was $6,000. The longest a car lasted me was 6 years but little spent on repairs. l\’m expecting the $6,000 one to last longer!

  13. Tracey

    @Jen my dad was a taxi driver too!

  14. X-Evolutionist

    I have bought one new car in my life: The 1991 Chevy Blazer. That was the dumbest thing I ever did. I had a band concert up a mountain, and I bought a truck since my VW would not go uphill very good. Anyway, I am going to drive that Chevy Blazy in the the ground. I\’m going to get every penny of use I can out of it. I will NEVER buy a new car again. Way too much money.X

  15. Jen

    It\’s such hard work, Tracey. I know a family of taxi drivers now and their hours spent behind the wheel is frightening. Funny that our lorry drivers (or truck drivers as you would say) wouldn\’t be allowed by law to drive for that long. Psst, we\’re deviating! (smacks hand)

  16. X-Evolutionist

    Jen, you make a good point!

  17. Jen

    Which one? The drive time or the "smacks hand"!

  18. X-Evolutionist

    Well, first I meant the drive time, but since you mention it….

  19. Mandy

    My ex owns a tipper (dump trucks) firm I know what you mean Jen about drive times!

  20. Jen

    @X: Oh, innit marvellous!

  21. X-Evolutionist

    Marvellous to the max!

  22. Diana

    Mine was a Nissan Pulsar – silver & brand new. Basic model but accelerates fast. Compact and zippy. Had a lot of fun in that car….I mean…had fun DRIVING the car. My Mum still has it.

  23. X-Evolutionist

    @Diana. That\’s nice your mother still has your car so you can visit it. I should have given mine to my mother….X

  24. Kimmy

    My first car was an \’82 Mustang coupe. It was dark maroon with an orange pinstripe down the side and a luggage rack on the back. lol It had been in a fender bender and belonged to a boy that I went to school with who was older than me. He worked at the local grocery store and had put it out front to sell. I fell in love. My dad bought it for me when I was 16. It lasted me for 4 years of waitressing at Shoney\’s Resturant. I think we traded it in when we bought an \’88 Grand Am after Kasey was born. (car seats just don\’t fit into a Mustang too well!) So I kept it for about 4-5 years I guess.

  25. X-Evolutionist

    Kimmy, It sound like it was quite a car. Nice story!

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