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Re: What was your first car?
« Reply #20 on: November 11, 2019, 09:29:49 am »
99 Honda civic ^^
First bike was a 2012 zx6r
Now back home i own a 2014 Civic Coupe


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Re: What was your first car?
« Reply #21 on: November 11, 2019, 01:27:22 pm »
Attempt to get password reset secret question answers?

 good point!  i guess  it depends on which 1st car we're talking about. the one my parents gave me, or the one I bought myself.


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Re: What was your first car?
« Reply #22 on: November 12, 2019, 12:49:18 am »
The first car i wanted was a Model T. Ford.

Seriously.

Grade 3 elementary. I drew the Model T, thinking the boxy soft top looked so cool!

If a company produced an affordable  replica, I'd line up to buy it!

Imagine a Model T battery-powered replica. *poof* Mind blowing!
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Help others, especially animals. Say what you think, be considerate of others. Appreciate more than deprecate. Teach well, jump on teachable moments. Enjoy Korea as it is, without changing it. Dwell! Yet, at times, change your life for the better. "The most important [thing] is to have a good day."


Re: What was your first car?
« Reply #23 on: August 17, 2023, 07:23:18 pm »
I just joined this community and found this thread. I know I am very late to join the discussion but I like reading this interesting discussion.


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Re: What was your first car?
« Reply #24 on: August 18, 2023, 02:44:49 pm »

My first car was a Hyundai Pony. I forget the exact year but I bought it in
1991, so probably 80s. It was great. I bought it for $400 and sold it for $400.
My buddy had a timing light and tools, so it was always well tuned.

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Re: What was your first car?
« Reply #25 on: August 18, 2023, 03:06:35 pm »
My first car was a Hyundai Pony. I forget the exact year but I bought it in
1991, so probably 80s. It was great. I bought it for $400 and sold it for $400.
My buddy had a timing light and tools, so it was always well tuned.

 

There was an old guy in my hometown that bought one of those new. Swore by it! Value for money. Never gave him a drop of grief.

My first car was a 1971 Austin 1100 for $600, Kiwi. Went all right, but the doors got hammered when winds blew them back further than they were intended to go. A mate borrowed it and rolled it. A write off, so I went and bought an early 60s Morris Minor for $300. Loved it but it never started in the rain or even a heavy dew, lol. Had it for years.


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Re: What was your first car?
« Reply #26 on: August 18, 2023, 03:37:57 pm »
 

There was an old guy in my hometown that bought one of those new. Swore by it! Value for money. Never gave him a drop of grief.

My first car was a 1971 Austin 1100 for $600, Kiwi. Went all right, but the doors got hammered when winds blew them back further than they were intended to go. A mate borrowed it and rolled it. A write off, so I went and bought an early 60s Morris Minor for $300. Loved it but it never started in the rain or even a heavy dew, lol. Had it for years.

Cars were much simpler in those days. Carb, timing chain, mechanical throttle, choke.
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Re: What was your first car?
« Reply #27 on: October 15, 2023, 12:19:19 pm »
I am these days on my 11th year with a black Korando jeep I am thoroughly pleased with. There are only a couple of vehicles I'd replace it with.

Sounds like a pretty sweet ride, VanIslander. You must be real popular with the local women.


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Re: What was your first car?
« Reply #28 on: October 15, 2023, 12:36:31 pm »
Sounds like a pretty sweet ride, VanIslander. You must be real popular with the local women.
1. I never got how guys think girls gaf about cars. Your shoes matter more.
2. I loved my Korando, the closest thing around here to my dad's ol' CJ5 Jeep.
3. During a heat wave this summer, on a Sunday early afternoon, the engine went up in flames, i getting a half mil from the parts dealer instead of going through insurance hassle (i have an eye on a vehicle to replace it next spring; until then, hoofin' it provides exercise, as i live in a 50,000 populated town you can walk across in 20 minutes).
Help others, especially animals. Say what you think, be considerate of others. Appreciate more than deprecate. Teach well, jump on teachable moments. Enjoy Korea as it is, without changing it. Dwell! Yet, at times, change your life for the better. "The most important [thing] is to have a good day."


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Re: What was your first car?
« Reply #29 on: October 15, 2023, 12:55:19 pm »
1. I never got how guys think girls gaf about cars. Your shoes matter more.
2. I loved my Korando, the closest thing around here to my dad's ol' CJ5 Jeep.
3. During a heat wave this summer, on a Sunday early afternoon, the engine went up in flames, i getting a half mil from the parts dealer instead of going through insurance hassle (i have an eye on a vehicle to replace it next spring; until then, hoofin' it provides exercise, as i live in a 50,000 populated town you can walk across in 20 minutes).

1. That may be true. I bet you have the best shoe game in town.
2 and 3: Sounds like it was a fun ride. Before you replace it, try getting a bicycle. It's a healthy way to get around.


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Re: What was your first car?
« Reply #30 on: October 15, 2023, 01:33:30 pm »
Before you replace it, try getting a bicycle. It's a healthy way to get around.
I know who you are now. And thanks for the advice. I will take it. I bought a new bike when living in Seogwipo on Jeju, but the brakes failed  on my second ride and i ditched it thereafter, as rollerblading and jogging shirtless in November (14 c and sunny) were options taken.
Help others, especially animals. Say what you think, be considerate of others. Appreciate more than deprecate. Teach well, jump on teachable moments. Enjoy Korea as it is, without changing it. Dwell! Yet, at times, change your life for the better. "The most important [thing] is to have a good day."


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Re: What was your first car?
« Reply #31 on: October 20, 2023, 08:29:22 am »
as rollerblading and jogging shirtless in November (14 c and sunny) were options taken.

Rollerblading shirtless? Were you working at a diner?


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Re: What was your first car?
« Reply #32 on: October 20, 2023, 10:12:40 am »
I was 42 years old and going up the road of Halla mountain that had fields and horses in 2009 but now has Jeju Heathcare Town, turning nature into medical tourism into a billion-dollar (US) snap of the fingers Jeju STATE (as a teacher, let me be clear: the "special self-governing province" that is Jeju gives it control of the tax funds, unlike provinces which have divided up sums FROM THE CAPITAL CITY to every region's needa in terms of education, healthcare, infrastructure, etc.)

To be clear: South Korea has 8 provinces and 1 state. Why? It's because Jeju collects its taxes and decides itself what to do with it. The other parts of the country are provinces, sending tax money to the capital and begging for hand outs. Political Science 101.

EDIT: I have met a few university grads who couldn't answer the difference between a state and provincial system of gov't. Now we all here know. Don't roast me for telling you. I am a teacher. It's in my nature. Er, "it's in my nature" is what a character says crossing the river.

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Help others, especially animals. Say what you think, be considerate of others. Appreciate more than deprecate. Teach well, jump on teachable moments. Enjoy Korea as it is, without changing it. Dwell! Yet, at times, change your life for the better. "The most important [thing] is to have a good day."


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Re: What was your first car?
« Reply #33 on: October 20, 2023, 10:19:12 am »
I was 42 years old and going up the road of Halla mountain that had fields and horses in 2009 but now has Jeju Heathcare Town, turning nature into medical tourism into a billion-dollar (US) snap of the finger Jeju STATE (as a teacher, let me be clear: the "special self-governing province" that is Jeju gives it control of the tax funds, unlike provinces which have divided up sums to education, healthcare, infrastructure, etc.)

To be clear: South Korea has 8 provinces and 1 state. Why? It's because Jeju collects its taxes and decides itself what to do with it. The other parts of the country are provinces, sending tax money to the capital and begging for hand outs. Political Science 101.

EDIT: I have met a few university grads who couldn't answer the difference between a state and provincial system of gov't. Now we all here know. Don't roast me for telling you. I am a teacher. It's in my nature. Er, "it's in my nature" is what a character says crossing the river.

Sounds kind of like the equalization payment system in Canada amirite 8)


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Re: What was your first car?
« Reply #34 on: October 20, 2023, 10:27:02 am »
It's the lesson of the scorpion and the frog.
Help others, especially animals. Say what you think, be considerate of others. Appreciate more than deprecate. Teach well, jump on teachable moments. Enjoy Korea as it is, without changing it. Dwell! Yet, at times, change your life for the better. "The most important [thing] is to have a good day."


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Re: What was your first car?
« Reply #35 on: October 20, 2023, 01:58:48 pm »
Let me tell ya the story of my first car. Back when I was growing up in vancouver island (thats the island next to vancouver, both named after captain George Vancouver, british explorer who discovered vancouver and named it after himself) we took classes in auto repair in high school, (those auto kids really went to "high" school if you know what I mean but that's a story for another story) and we had an old Volxwagon van in the back. Some of the stoners would just smoke the wakky tabacky in the back but a few of us enterprenurial pupils thought it would be a good idea if we modded it. we jacked the thing up (and I'm an expert in jacking it, I regularly rotate the tires on my Komodo even in -75C winds)  and installed the coolest set of rims youve ever seen. They were the cats meow AKA the bees knees (I don't know if bees have knees but don't quote me on that I'm not a beerologist) we also changed the headlights and, I stenciled in my own design onto the side: a silhouette of two cats eating out of one bowl. When we drove that thing out on the town we were the coolest people on the planet. people thought a rock'n'rool band was in town or something, but no, just the local auto class. Kids these days don't learn how to take care of cars, heck I can barely do it
now with all of the computers they have now, I was in my Korean friend's chevy bandido and the damn thing looked like a space ship from the interior. he told me I was in the ejector seat so I shouldn't press any mystery buttons but I think he might been yanking my chain anyway, stray cats started nesting in the back so we had to give it the old heave ho.
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