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Old 11-04-2004, 08:27 AM
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I learned to drive in a 78 Monte Carlo (also my first car). But my Aunt let me borrow her Volkswagon Rabbit to take my test in talk about small.
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Old 11-12-2004, 11:37 PM
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I can't remember exactly which car because well for one we have had alot of different cars lol and we live on a private road and at the time there weren't as many people living up here but Mom would let me drive up the road in her Jeep, also I remember a Caravan too. I do remember my dad teaching me about merging onto the highway I was thinking just get up to 55 but the speed limit was 65 and people were zooming around me honking the horn my dad said you better go before we get hit lol everytime I drive on that road I think of that day lol.

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Old 11-21-2004, 06:44 PM
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It was the older kind of vans that had the paneling and not a lot of windows you know what I mean? It belonged to the peole who I very first babysat for. They taught me how to drive and let me use thier van to take my test. My mother was not happy. But she did go along with it. Then I ended up getting my mothers car when she got her next car. So mine was a for galaxy 500, ugly green.
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Old 11-29-2004, 11:38 AM
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I learned how to drive in a nissan, 5 speed. So glad I learned how to drive a 5 speed right off the bat. I actually miss driving a 5 speed, but I don't know if I could ever go back to it. Wouldn't mind going back to it every once in a while, though.
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the old 4 door boat of a car made by offset gray-blue and chrome trim...altered with a brake pedal on the passenger side! I learned in high school in the early 1980's when California High school's offered Driver's Education...technically you could say the automated driver's video game, but the Buicks were the road driving cars. LOL
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Old 07-06-2013, 07:12 PM
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The first car I drove was an early 1980's Dodge Ram van with stick shift on the floor. At the time I was about 4 inches shorter then I am now and had to have the seat so far forward that the stick shift was almost behind me. It was a seven passenger van but had enough room to add a third row bench seat if Dad wanted. Funny thing about it, all my friends drove automatics and had no clue how to drive sticks. Those skills came in very handy when our Young Life group held a car wash and one gentleman handed off his keys to one of our adults so they could move it when we were done, and then went into the store near by to do some shopping. We finished washing the car and they went to move it, turned out to be a stick shift and no one else in the group knew how to drive stick except for me. Sure gave shy old me a confidence boost that day when they found that I knew how to drive it. Boy it brings back some great memories.
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Old 07-14-2013, 05:35 PM
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I learned to drive in drivers ed in the early 70's, we actually drove cars on a practice road.. never got out on the highway but we had the stops and everyone driving at once to simulate traffic.. One girl almost hit me because she didn't stop at the stop sign. I almost wrecked the VW Bug because no one explained to me how to drive a stick (really needed the clutch, brake and gas explained)thanks to the guy in the passenger seat we just stalled out.. all the cars were equipped with dual steering wheels and pedals.. I made him drive it around the course and back to park, wouldn't touch another stick.. at that time.
Years later my then boyfriend had a stick and we went to Disney World, going back home he and his friend were sleepy so I said I would drive as long as they got me to where I didn't have to worry about changing gears and all.. we were all I95. Got into traffic and drove to the next plaza and by that time my right leg was shaking so bad I couldn't drive anymore.. Funny thing, I used to shift the car for Jim while I was a passenger, but doing it as the driver I didn't like at all.. don't like clutches and they don't like me!!
But my first actual car was a Ford Falcon.. a tank of a car and the radio did not work!!
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