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All I got in Driver's Ed was a shitty N-Body Malibu...

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Yesterday I saw someone learning a 3-point turn in a Driver's Ed gray Dodge Challenger!

I'm so jealous. :angry::P

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Yesterday I saw someone learning a 3-point turn in a Driver's Ed gray Dodge Challenger!

I'm so jealous. :angry::P

Kids these days need to drive RWD so they know that FWD really isn't the way to go.

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Nothing wrong with FWD if said FWD isn't a pile of $h!. :P

But oh man, what I would have given to have learned to drive in a Challenger (or Camaro)

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Sexy!

My mom learned to drive and took her test in the `70 `Cuda sitting in our garage.

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I did my time in driving school in a Cavalier, but have seen other driving schools with the new Mustangs which is kinda cool. I almost wonder if the owner of the driving school chooses their own car, which is why you'd see something like that amidst a fleet of garbage.

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I did my time in driving school in a Cavalier, but have seen other driving schools with the new Mustangs which is kinda cool. I almost wonder if the owner of the driving school chooses their own car, which is why you'd see something like that amidst a fleet of garbage.

I would think they could choose their own car, otherwise they'd all be the same model. I've seen Fusions, Tauruses, Accords, those Malibus, and now a Challenger.

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My high school had an '84 Caprice 4dr and an '85 Celebrity. Once I got my learners' permit, I logged a lot of hours out w/ my Dad in his '79 Dodge 4x4 pickup, '84 Ford Escort diesel (which became my first car, learned to drive a manual in that car), and his '84 Town Car. I took my test in the Escort in '86. Then a year later, I got my '87 Mustang GT.

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Just remembered that I did my behind-the-wheel in a Plymouth Acclaim.

It wasn't bad, but it was a LOT different from the Chevy pickup that I had been learning in...

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My drivers Ed school had brand new TDI VW golfs back in 2002 when I was getting my license.

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Driving School: '89 Chevy Cavalier coupe (early June, 1991)

Learner's Permit Driving: mom's '83 Pontiac Grand Prix LJ & dad's '88 Ford Ranger XLT (between late June and December, 1991)

Driver's Test - my cousin's '81 Buick Regal coupe (used December 22 & 23, 1991)

My first car - 1978 Chevy Camaro LT (purchased in late August of 1992; used mom or dad's car once I got my license because money was tight)

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Dodge Aries.

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I got the Truest Pleasure of learning to drive, 1969 Ford Camper Special with 3 on the tree! :P

For those young pups who wonder what a 3 on the tree is, this was a manual tranny but the shifter was on the driving column. Those were the days! :smilewide:

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I got the Truest Pleasure of learning to drive, 1969 Ford Camper Special with 3 on the tree! :P

For those young pups who wonder what a 3 on the tree is, this was a manual tranny but the shifter was on the driving column. Those were the days! :smilewide:

Cool... I've seen such mechanisms on old cars at car shows, but have never driven one. My older brother learned to drive in a '62 Fairlane wagon w/ a 3 on the tree, but that was before I was born.. :)

Speaking of 3 speeds, I've driven my folks' '67 and '68 Cougars a few times; the '67 is a 289, 3spd manual on the floor w/ no power steering and manual drum brakes, the '68 is the same but with a 302. Both quite a handful to drive. AM radios, no A/C, no cupholders, no power anything.

But their other '68, a 390 4bbl automatic XR-7, is as easy to drive as the '69 Mustang (351W 4bbl, automatic).

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Cool... I've seen such mechanisms on old cars at car shows, but have never driven one. My older brother learned to drive in a '62 Fairlane wagon w/ a 3 on the tree, but that was before I was born.. :)

Speaking of 3 speeds, I've driven my folks' '67 and '68 Cougars a few times; the '67 is a 289, 3spd manual on the floor w/ no power steering and manual drum brakes, the '68 is the same but with a 302. Both quite a handful to drive. AM radios, no A/C, no cupholders, no power anything.

But their other '68, a 390 4bbl automatic XR-7, is as easy to drive as the '69 Mustang (351W 4bbl, automatic).

Cool Rides :metal: The manual everything is a big order to fill in driving compared to todays auto's. I am not sure most people would have the muscle to drive a manual everything auto. :scratchchin:

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Cool Rides :metal: The manual everything is a big order to fill in driving compared to todays auto's. I am not sure most people would have the muscle to drive a manual everything auto. :scratchchin:

What's amazing is seeing my 100lb 70-something mother wrestle those cars around..she loves driving them in the summer to local car shows in E. Ohio. The '68 302 only has 60k original miles.

Her winter cars are a '96 Town Car and an '05 Navigator.

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Back in high school, we had 3 driver's ed cars - all brand new.

A RWD Cutlass (complete with pillow velour interior).

A Citation

A Saab 900 with a 5spd. manual

My birthday is in July so I took the course over the summer so I could get my license immediately.

I put hundreds of miles on the Cutlass and took my test in it. I already knew how to drive so it was pure fun for me, the one other student, and the instructor. He was very cool and took us to a high parking lot above the test center so we could see how the testing was done. Both of us aced it on the first try.

My yearbook has a pic or two of the Saab stuck in the sand at the Jersey shore - never got the story on that one.

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I did my driver's ed in a Plymouth Breeze Espresso...talk about embarrassing.

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I never took driver's ed

It was good for a 10% discount on insurance at the time - so I took it as soon as I could since I paid for my own insurance from day #1.

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My insurance was covered onn my parents policy, so even though I paid it, it was dirt cheap. A 10% discount would have totalled less than $40/year. Since my school only offered driver's ed during the summer, it didn't seem worth it.

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My insurance was covered onn my parents policy, so even though I paid it, it was dirt cheap. A 10% discount would have totalled less than $40/year. Since my school only offered driver's ed during the summer, it didn't seem worth it.

My Father made it quite clear that I would not be added to their policy when I started driving. It was all on me.

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