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Writer's Block: My First Car

What was your first car?
My first car was a used silver Chevy Nova obtained from a couple several months after I got married.  The couple was getting a newer car as they were expecting their first child.  

The Nova had a boxy almost Rabbitish exterior but the interior was all Toyota parts.  We'd call it the Super Nova after the Liz Phair song.  It had a grey cloth interior and those flat tabs to lock the doors.  I'm pretty sure it had crank handles but I was really happy it had a tape deck.  

For some reason it began conking out.  I drove into the hospital parking lot once from lunch and it just died.  I had to put it in park and then restart it.  Dave, our mechanic at the time, said "Something deep in the heart of it died."  All in all, I think we got six years out of it. 

Next came my favorite, the Passat.


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May. 4th, 2008 01:30 am (UTC)
What year Nova? Was it one of the sexy muscle cars of the 60s and 70s or one of the tin cans from the 80s?

I had a 72 Nova. LOVED that car. Had to sell it when son was born :(
May. 4th, 2008 02:41 am (UTC)
Hey! The Eclipse is boxy. My Rabbit is all sleek curves. Not a box...and runs like a dream.

My first car was a 3rd-hand light blue Saab. Some kid driving like a maniac plowed into me. Totalled my car; I hadn't even had her a year. Loved my Saab.

May. 4th, 2008 02:50 am (UTC)
The old Rabbits were boxy. I agree the newer models are more curvy. :)
May. 4th, 2008 02:47 am (UTC)
I think it was probably an 1983 or 1984... but that's a guess. The license plate on it was easy to remember - RKG083!
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