hammettman: [i90.photobucket.com image 800x600]My Jan 1985 VW Cabriolet. The first car I ever bought new. My dad taught me how to buy a new car: end of the month, I actually made the offer and walked out of the dealership when they waffled. Waited at home, and the next day, they called to accept. I got 335,000 miles on the car. Zero dents. Stereo stolen twice. Top replaced once. Got 33 mpg and actually hypermiled it to 37mpg on my way out to Texas, where I unfortunately lived for 2 years. Texas (heat) farking killed this car after I'd owned it for 25 years. I donated it to Cars for a Cure. I wished to hell I still owned it. Many people called this a "chick car" but it actually kicked the ass of a number of pony cars. Glad to see that I bought one of only 12009 sold that year. I picked the car as I wanted a convertible. US makers offerered slim pickings.
JohnAnnArbor: DROxINxTHExWIND: '85 was a good year. I was 9 years old. I had just gotten a new Coleco Vision. All I had to do everyday was play throw back tackle football and try to hump our neighbors daughter. I was old enough to catch the Metro bus by myself and still young enough to expect a lot of toys for Christmas. I was innocent enough to chase squirrels with my best friend but I knew enough about the world to be wary of police. Michael Jackson was still black and we didn't yet know that he was molesting Webster. Cartoons came on weekday afternoons and Saturday mornings so if you slept until noon on the weekend you were SOL. I still thought wrestling was real and it had good guys and bad guys who were clearly defined. And my biggest problem in the entire world was that I had a Huffy and I wanted a Mongoose./(In my Archie Bunker voice) "Thoooose were the daaaaays"This was what I had from Coleco:[retrothing.typepad.com image 343x400]
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