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  •  '68 Bug was my first. (3+ / 0-)
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    Audri, shesaid, BlogDog

    I got it in 1980. It was badly rusted, but I love how easy it was to do minor maintenance. My second car was a '73 Audi Fox. My 3rd was a '75 Dodge Dart.

    All of those cars were simple to work on, especially the VW and the Dodge.

    Most of the cars I owned through the '80s and '90s were all easy to work on and all made in the '60s, '70s or early 80's. Some were wonderful ('63 Volvo 122) some were terrible ('81 Chevy Citation). They were all easy to work on though.

    That all changed with a 1996 Honda Civic that I had from 2003 thru 2005. It was impossible. It was a nice car, and very reliable, but impossible to work on. My wife's current car, a 2004 Scion Xa, is even more impossible.

    I gave up on cars in 2005. Now I just have bikes and use my wife's car when necessary. I can do everything with my bikes except maintain the bottom brackets and that's only because I don't have the necessary tools.

    1,000,000 Strong! TOTAL RECALL!

    by pHunbalanced on Wed Jan 25, 2012 at 06:30:56 AM PST

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