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Hey, Le Gays d'Elders, what was your family car growing up?

Did both your Mom and Dad have cars or was there just one?

by Anonymousreply 42February 13, 2024 3:39 AM

1953 Chevy

1964 Pontiac StarChief

1972 Pontiac Ventura

1962 Ford Fairlane 500

1960 VW Beetle

Those were all the cars we had while I was still living at home.

by Anonymousreply 1February 11, 2024 7:00 PM

Lots of Cadillacs, Buicks and Chevys

by Anonymousreply 2February 11, 2024 7:04 PM

Matching powder blue chevy in the late 60s and then the Oldsmobile Delta 88 and Wagoneer - with several later models afterwards.

Volvos and the cheapo C class Mercedes followed.

by Anonymousreply 3February 11, 2024 7:17 PM

An Oldsmobile of some kind. It was big. Dad did have another car for work, a Pontiac LeMans.

by Anonymousreply 4February 11, 2024 7:18 PM

Mom and Dad has several cars, but the family car (the one we took on road trips) was a Mercury Marquis Colony Park.

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by Anonymousreply 5February 11, 2024 7:19 PM

I posted at R1, but here are the cars I've had myself:

1968 Datsun 510

1976 Toyota Corona

1984 Subaru Hatchback

1989 Mazda 626

1997 Honda CR-V

2009 Hyundai Sonata

2018 Subaru Outback (no, I'm not a lesbian)

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by Anonymousreply 7February 11, 2024 7:27 PM

The Mazda Make me jealous

by Anonymousreply 8February 11, 2024 7:28 PM

My dad went through interesting cars: Corvair station wagon, early 60s T-bird, 66 Mustang, 50s Mercedes sedan, VW bus, Kharman Ghia. My mom always had VW Beetles.

by Anonymousreply 9February 11, 2024 7:46 PM

My dad went through interesting cars: Corvair station wagon, early 60s T-bird, 66 Mustang, 50s Mercedes sedan, VW bus, Kharman Ghia. My mom always had VW Beetles.

by Anonymousreply 10February 11, 2024 7:46 PM

My first car was a 65 Pontiac Star Chief

by Anonymousreply 11February 11, 2024 7:47 PM

Just me Dad, and he took it with him when he left.

Buick Le Sabre. In burgundy, which was the hot new color in the mid-‘60s. My new winter coat and our sofa fabric were the same shade.

by Anonymousreply 12February 11, 2024 7:50 PM

We had the same gold/brown Plymouth Satellite station wagon the Brady's drove to the Grand Canyon - complete with rear facing back seat.

by Anonymousreply 13February 11, 2024 7:56 PM

The best part was the Oldsmobile Calais of the 80s - power everything with fuel injection. They lasted forever, but hot ar the time everyone wanted bigger cars.

by Anonymousreply 14February 11, 2024 7:56 PM

A Woodie Wagon

by Anonymousreply 15February 11, 2024 8:01 PM

We had one of those station wagons c. 1973, green with wood paneling on the sides. And a seat in the back that faced backwards. Then when it finally died, my mom got a 1984 Honda Accord, which was totally new and exciting at the time.

by Anonymousreply 16February 11, 2024 8:03 PM

1956 Chevrolet, 1966 Corvair, 1972 Pontiac Catalina. I drove a red 1964 Thunderbird convertible.

by Anonymousreply 17February 11, 2024 8:07 PM

We had a blue station wagon with wood panels back in the 70s.

by Anonymousreply 18February 11, 2024 8:09 PM

A 1960’s MG

A 1963 Chevy truck

A 1960’s Comet

A 1967 White Chevy with teal interior

A 1979 Cadillac Deville ( a boat, really)

by Anonymousreply 19February 11, 2024 8:12 PM

We were a one car family, and Dad was Rambler man.

by Anonymousreply 20February 11, 2024 8:15 PM

Cadillac Fleetwood - Dad Pontiac Firebird - Mom

by Anonymousreply 21February 11, 2024 8:16 PM

Pontiacs before my father got adept at Japanese car maintenance and we pivoted to Datsuns (and subsequently Nissans).

by Anonymousreply 22February 11, 2024 8:17 PM

My dad was a financial mess and would trade card every 2 years. Always had to have a new one. Can’t remember the parade of cars that went through our lives.

by Anonymousreply 23February 11, 2024 8:19 PM

My uncle did the same thing all during the 70s R23 - my dad constantly told him he was being an idiot.

by Anonymousreply 24February 11, 2024 8:21 PM

From 1954 on to about 1982, Buicks. Nothing but Buicks for my old man.

Until the GM engine scandal the 1980s, where GM finally admitted to putting Chevrolet engines in Buick and Oldsmobile cars. That was the straw that broke the camel's back for my dad.

He never bought another GM car (or any other domestic maker) for the rest of his life.

by Anonymousreply 25February 11, 2024 8:23 PM

Caddy to the Club

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by Anonymousreply 26February 11, 2024 8:26 PM

Buick Regal. 2-door. White with black vinyl top.

Buick LeSabre, blue.

Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme.

Old Camaro (before they changed the tail lights).

Acura sedan (Integra?).

by Anonymousreply 27February 11, 2024 8:34 PM

R16, the Colony Park at R5 had rear face-to-face seats.

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by Anonymousreply 28February 11, 2024 8:41 PM

Family Truckster. Fine automobile.

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by Anonymousreply 29February 11, 2024 8:57 PM

[quote]Kharman Ghia

Oh, dear.


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by Anonymousreply 30February 11, 2024 9:41 PM

My Mom could not drive. The family car was a Pontiac Grand Prix. My dad also had a hunting/weekend chores truck.

by Anonymousreply 31February 11, 2024 9:51 PM

I had to Google Cadillac Fleetwood and it was just as I imagined.

by Anonymousreply 32February 12, 2024 2:52 PM

A '59 Chevy Impala and a Ford Galaxy. Both MONSTER CARS.

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by Anonymousreply 33February 12, 2024 2:57 PM

Ford spelled it "Galaxie." Guess they could trademark it.

by Anonymousreply 34February 12, 2024 3:45 PM

First car I remember is a two-toned blue '56 Pontiac two-door sedan. My parents had it for ten years.

by Anonymousreply 35February 12, 2024 4:35 PM

A red Pacer! Which I happily inherited when my mpther could no longer stand it

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by Anonymousreply 36February 12, 2024 9:13 PM

My dad drove a yellow Plymouth station wagon. My mom drove a brown Pinto hatchback. Not sure what the years were for either.

by Anonymousreply 37February 12, 2024 9:26 PM

This behemoth: a 1976 Oldsmobile Toronado. My dad LOVED it so much that he’d make the entire family crawl in and take us on senseless drives to other towns and then back - without any stops. Sometimes two fucking hours with him chainsmoking the entire way.

The doors were so huge and heavy for a little kid. When I’d carpool in other cars. for swim team, I remember constantly being chastised for slamming their car door egregiously hard on my exit, but putting my back into it was the way I’d ever known.

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by Anonymousreply 38February 12, 2024 9:57 PM

Mom had station wagons A ford Country Squire with the wood and then a classier white Mercury colony Park with the side lights and premium blue velour interior. Dad had a VW Beetle for commuting after his Plymouth got too old. Then he got a ford Granada. He like ford. I find it difficult to drive a car that is not German. I did buy a used Subaru when moved to Santa Fe but replaced it with a 1979 BMW 730 that was a grey market car. The insurance was a hassle so I traded for a ford expedition when they arrived. Then I got a Porsche cayenne, and Audi convertible and a Mercedes E class. I have an X5 now and I love it.

by Anonymousreply 39February 13, 2024 1:52 AM

Ford Galaxie 500 and then an Oldsmobile 98.

by Anonymousreply 40February 13, 2024 1:56 AM

The first car I bought out of college was a 1979 Dodge Omni. Mine was pine green and I actually loved it at the time.

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by Anonymousreply 41February 13, 2024 3:31 AM

I never appreciated that the widespread car rental tv ads in the ‘60s was because most households then had only one car.

by Anonymousreply 42February 13, 2024 3:39 AM
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