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The first car I ever owned was a green 1970 Chevy Nova. I was 18 and I bought it for $3,000 and owned it for about 15 years. The car I traded it for was carp.
 

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1991 Pontiac Firebird
Just enough to be fun, just not enough to kill me. :)



Still got it, but now it looks like this:

 

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My very first vehicle (a.k.a baby) was a 2005 Pontiac Sunfire. Out of all the movers and shakers I've seen, she was the best. Unfortunately, the transmission screwed up, so I traded her in for my Honda Civic. I will never forget her! Out of all those long distance movers, she was the hardest fighter. R.I.P. car. lol.
 

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my first car was a 1964 Buick Lesabre 4 door hardtop I bought for $50 USD. Drove it to California from Wisconsin which is about 2400 miles. It was already nine years old when I bought it and quite rusty with a paint job applied with a brush.
 

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My first car will be a late 1990's BMW, Audi, Mercedes-Benz or Rover or an early 2000's Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, Nissan Sentra, etc. Because they are excellent cars (here we call it "fierros"), they have a lot of spare parts and they don't pay license plate anymore. I won't buy a national-made car, because they are all a piece of scrap, old designed (We built only the ancient Opel Corsa-based Chevrolet Classic 1.4 and the grumpy Fiat Palio and Fiat Siena) and extremely expensive (A Chevrolet Classic base model is priced about US$ 15.500).
 

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Amusing that you describe some already-extinct local cars as "piece of scrap, old-designed" yet have no issues with foreign cars ~15-27 years old. Wouldn't these latter cars fall foul of emissions or safety regulations nowadays? Can they be certified as roadworthy?

As for the "We built only the ancient ..." part, I believe Argentina is currently producing the following PVs:

Chevrolet Cruze Sedan and Hatchback D2XX
Citroen C4 Lounge
Citroen Berlingo/Peugeot Partner M59
Fiat Palio 326
Ford Focus C346
Honda HR-V (CKD)
Mercedes-Benz Vito W447
Peugeot 308 T71
Peugeot 408 T73
Renault Logan L52
Renault Sandero/Sandero Stepway B52
Renault Fluence
Renault Kangoo X76
Toyota SW4 AN160
Volkswagen Suran

Save for the Kangoo and Berlingo/Partner, these are not very old cars: some are from the mid-2000s, while some are pretty new. Most of these are even exported within Mercosur. I am not debating the perceived quality or value of these vehicles, whatever those might be, simply mentioning that Argentina does not build "only" "ancient" cars.
 

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Yes Dmitra, but it's only my opinion. I better prefer the cars that I've mentioned in my old post, but I know that the national production cars are too bad, not like in the 90's or the 80's. My dad has 2 IME Rastrojero's, 1 Peugeot 505 SRi, 1 Renault 21, 1 Renault Clio Symbol dCi and now, 1 Toyota Corolla SE-G. All except the Clio and the Corolla are national, but the R21 was a very bad car.
I only say that here, they built bad quality cars but priced like first quality cars.
 
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