Do I win the crappy first car award? I wanted a car really badly and when I asked my Dad he said, "Sure, you can have a car. You just have to buy it." So I got a job at Burger King and rode my bike there after school, got paid crap and saved it u to buy this sexy beast for $500 (this isnt an exact pic of my car, but mine looked identical). It was POS and I could reverse engineer the cooling system with how often I had to fix it, but I loved it because it taught me about cars and made me realize the value of a dollar at a young age. My parents were impressed with my responsibility and since I worked my ass off for a full ride through college with scholarships and grants, they bought me my 2007 Tiburon as a graduation present. Loved that car, but she was starting to have issues so traded her in for my totally paid for on my own '13 Rex.
Looking back, even though I wanted a Foxbody Stang more than anything when I was 15, I'm so glad I had this beater; the experience was well worth it, and it taught me a lot. And that car had the most comfortable seats EVAR.