What kind of car did you learn to drive in?

@Gumball (793)
United States
May 28, 2007 9:30pm CST
My dad taught me how to drive in our yellow 1977 Chevy Vega. It was an automatic with the shift on the floor. It was a nice little car, I wish they still made them.
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• United States
29 May 07
I leanred how to drive mostly on a 1980 Chevy Cavalier station wagon that my parents had. They also had me practice driving on their 1982 Chevy Citation, which later became more or less my car when I got my license and they bought a new car. Both had automatic transmissions but the Citation had a 6-cylinder engine so it was faster, and as a result, I liked driving it better. Good thing I ended up driving it the most! I ended up giving friends rides all the time and even though I didn't have a fancy, expensive car, I was so lucky. A lot of people don't even get to drive old cars that their parents have, much less have cars more or less given to them to drive on their own in high school.
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• Philippines
11 Jun 07
i should say that you are right about your observations. you are really very lucky to have been given that much of an opportunity at a very young age.
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29 May 07
the first car i drove was a plastic pig 3 wheeler it it was a lot of fun and i was about 7
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@tellus (1443)
• Finland
29 May 07
this is gonna be so funny. i leart to deive with my dad'd lada, then got my first car, which was fiat uno.
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@richux (119)
• Lithuania
16 Jul 07
My firsts tryings to drive were in red 1983 Ford Sierra when I was about 10 years old, but then I driven only in country roads. When my father bought 1990 Audi 80 I learned with it to drive in the city roads. When I was officially learning in the driving class we have driven a new Opel Vectra.
• Philippines
11 Jun 07
the first car that i had driven was a red chevrolet pick up truck 1972 model. it was my younger brother who got me oriented with it. it is always this brother who teaches me with how to drive matters - he used to give me tips on how to improve on my biking skills, then he was also the one who taught me how to run motorcycles. i can still remember that it was a sizeable pick up truck. my brother has a way of making learning how to drive so easy.
@RenaeT (688)
• United States
5 Jun 07
I can't believe I'm just now getting back to this! I saved it in my inbox and forgot! I learned how to drive in a 1967 Chrysler. It was a huge car. It was automatic, but the first car I owned was a 3 speed on the column. I have a strange story about how I learned to drive. When I was 12, my mom worked in a bar. She had 4 kids and we were on food stamps. She used to send my older sister and I to the store with the food stamps to buy groceries because she was too embarrassed to go herself! When I was 13, she would send me to the store in the big Chrysler and would tell me "If you get stopped by the cops, do NOT tell them I knew you had the car!!" So, off I'd go to the store, but I always went to my best friend's house on the other side of the hill to take her with me! I never got stopped, and my mom never got busted, but boy, the potential was huge huH? I had no idea.
• United States
29 May 07
My dad taught me in his 1978 Chevy truck. I'm not sure what the model was, but it definitely made for an interesting learning machine.
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• United States
29 May 07
I learned to drive in a cute little Honda Civic. I was supposed to get it when I was 16 and got my licence by my parents sold it to a friend of my moms who liked it. I remember feeling so cheated. I ended up getting a Nissan Stanza that my Grandparents were through with. I was really up set because I had 500$ set aside and my parents asked me if I wanted the car and I told them no, and I would rather save up more and get the car I wanted and on my 16th birthday they opened the garage and there it was witha bow on it. There went my $500 and my parents matched it so I didnt owe anything else. I was really miffed for a while, but I know now my parents though they were doing the right thing for me.
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@Qaeyious (2362)
• United States
29 May 07
Mine was the family's 1968 Dodge Station Wagon with the old fashioned -- what was the name of the gear shifting mechanism that was attached to the steering column? I haven't seen it in any car for years -- It was a full size station wagon, not the tiddly winks they have on the road today. Today's SUVs may be heavier and a bit taller, but it was still longer. Outside of Salinas, California in the United States there are many rural roads. One made a couple of right angle turns with no banking. I didn't feel like shifting down so I attempted to do it in the highest gear (3) The good thing about it I learned how to handle a car in a skid and passed. I was amazed I remembered to do everything correctly, not braking hard, turning into the skid.
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@carolscash (9500)
• United States
29 May 07
The first car that I learned to drive was a Mercury Lynx. It was manual transmission and I had a terrible time with it so I went and bought my first car which was a Pontiac Grand Am and learned to drive it so that I could get my license. I loved it. It was blue and a very nice car for me.
@Calais (10900)
• Australia
29 May 07
My brother took me out far from home, hopped out and told me to drive home. I was petrified, it was a massive Ford manual with a hotted up V8 in it. Im so tiny I couldnt see over the steering wheel...lol. But we made it home in one piece, so then I was his driver and thats the car I learnt in.
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@ralevi (1887)
• United States
29 May 07
I learn to drive on Doge Caravan model 93 SE. It is automatic too. Easy to ride little weak making turns but the car work like a watch.
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@maumbi (2571)
• Indonesia
29 May 07
i learn drive a car with toyota corolla 2000, is old car builde 79-80;)
@k1tten (2321)
• United States
29 May 07
I learned in a Jeep Cherokee(sp?) Sport. I loved it for the longest time. That is until I started driving my partner's little Aspire. lol
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@whywiki (6070)
• Canada
29 May 07
My dad taught me to drive on his old Chevy 1/2 ton pickup with four on the floor. I loved that truck. If you weren't careful you could pull the gear shift out of the floor. He also had a 72 Datsun 510 with four on the floor and I drove that one too but it was nowhere near as fun as the truck!