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Old 02-16-2008, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Pa
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1. Plymouth station wagon. Land yaht lime green and always broken down.
2. AMC Hornet station wagon. Door handles always broken inside yet another lemon.
3. My favorite of the embarrassing cars. Fiat 128. Speghetti sauce red. Tough to tell the front from the back. Yes another lemon. I pushed it 5 blocks for my dad to get it home. Clutch cable broke. Blew fuses constantly. Head warped and over heated 120 miles from home. That car was my favorite to hate.
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Old 02-16-2008, 10:05 AM
 
Location: Floribama
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1. Plymouth station wagon. Land yaht lime green and always broken down.
2. AMC Hornet station wagon. Door handles always broken inside yet another lemon.
3. My favorite of the embarrassing cars. Fiat 128. Speghetti sauce red. Tough to tell the front from the back. Yes another lemon. I pushed it 5 blocks for my dad to get it home. Clutch cable broke. Blew fuses constantly. Head warped and over heated 120 miles from home. That car was my favorite to hate.
A 1970's Ford Torino. It was like the "Starsky & Hutch" car, but it had four doors and was orange. Ugh! That thing was ugly!

Another one was a 76 Ford LTD Brougham coupe. It was the smurf blue with a white top. My sister used to call it the "big blue bomber" LOL.
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Old 02-16-2008, 10:49 AM
 
Location: The Circle City. Sometimes NE of Bagdad.
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1952 4 door Dodge. Ugly yellow and green.
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Old 02-16-2008, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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1959 Ford Country Sedan, Silver color. When I was a kid, he got mad at me for poking holes through the rust in the fender with my finger. A prototype of this car was once dropped on Hiroshima.
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Old 02-16-2008, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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All my parent's cars embarassed me. 1964 Chevy wagon (try driving across country in that one). 1968 Pontiac Catalina (the 2 door version looked OK but we had the 4 door version). It was a big ugly car and was the first thing I ever drove- my older sister let me drive it around a parking lot when I was 12 or so.
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Old 02-16-2008, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Southern NC
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A 1973 Pontiac Grand Safari Station Wagon

They bought it right off the showroom floor and drove it until it died in the early 1990's.
I hated that thing! I had to take my driver's test in it!
The one we had was burgandy with woodlike panels...ugh!!!

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Old 02-16-2008, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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A 1973 Pontiac Grand Safari Station Wagon

They bought it right off the showroom floor and drove it until it died in the early 1990's.
I hated that thing! I had to take my driver's test in it!
The one we had was burgandy with woodlike panels...ugh!!!

I would take a drivers test in it but getting a date in it... whole nother story. But if your folks let you fix it up a bit by putting pipes on it with Flowmasters, Crager mags, killer stereo and such, you might be able to take it to the drive in and if the seat in back folded down, you could toss a matteres and blankets back there and watch the movie out of the back and then do whatever with your date. I could make that work I think!
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Old 02-16-2008, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
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1961 Ford with manual steering........
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Old 02-16-2008, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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I grew up in the 80's when the new front wheel drive cars were all the rave. We didn't have much money back then so we always had the old tanks from the 70's. In 1987 if your parents drove a Ford Taurus you were hip, if they drove a Ford Granada you were laughed at.
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Old 02-16-2008, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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My dad drove a rusted out Toyota Corolla wagon for awhile (I forget what year), that was pretty embarassing.
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