A time in which I had to make a big decision that had consequences was the time I had to pick my first car. In the decision on to pick which car I had to think about these three factors gas milage, time frame, and part availability. Picking the car that met all these goals would be the deciding factor in which one I got. In my family we have been blessed in having nine cars, most of which are classic cars. The two cars I had to pick from was a 1978 Chevy Camaro Z28 or a 1988 Pontiac Formula Firebird. The only catch was that neither one was a finished car. Bither were torn apart for restoration. The camaro we had been working on, but still needed lots of work. The firebird on the other hand we had just bought from a junkyard in Little Rock AR. I took into consideration that they would both need a lot of work but we didn’t know how much was needed. Both cars had manual transmissions, good handling, good looks, horsepower, AC, but both didn’t have the best fuel economy. The Camaro got 16 mpg while the Firebird got 20 mpg. Both cars had a good amount of part availability but we had three Firebirds so we had way more parts for it. …show more content…
I had picked it because i had the better gas milage or the two, had way more parts for it, but the only thing that it didn’t had was a good time frame in which to build it. My dad and I decided to start on the car a month early. We had to tear down two of the three Firebird to create one good one. At first it seemed as things were going smoothly but we soon found our self with some time consuming issues. We had sent the engine off to be machined so we could rebuild it together but the engine took longer than we thought to get machined. After about a month the engine was as good as new and put together. Then we started on the body work but lucky it didn’t need much but the wiring was a
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There was always a demand for trucks with the comfort of a passenger car, or a passenger car with the load capacity of a truck. In response to this demand Ford released the Ranchero in 1957. To compete with Ford’s Ranchero, Chevrolet created the El Camino whose first release occurred in 1959. Over the years, Chevy has made several modifications to the El Camino to improve performance and style. Since Chevy stopped producing the El Camino in 1987, it has become a collectible classic. This essay will focus on several of the engine and body modifications that were made between 1957 and 1987.
I can recall when my older sister in the 70’s had purchased a shiny new Ford Pinto and pulled it into the driveway. She used at that time what she thought was her best judgment along with an economical price but only to be succumbed by our Dad when he realized what she purchased. Ford Motor Company in the late 60’s were being overtaken by other countries car manufactures in the subcompact market. The Volkswagen Beetle was still formidable, and the VW Rabbit was on the drawing board. Datsun and Toyota were readying new models. Honda was preparing to change the nature of the competition with its Civic. (Lee Iacocca 's Pinto: A Fiery Failure) It would be 10 years later that Henry Ford II, Ford Motor Co. Chairman would fire the person who ultimately
For a young adult buying a car is a big step into growing up because after a car the next step is buying a house or renting an apartment. I made the right choice by selling my old car because now I do not have to deal with the headaches or fear of my car breaking down on my way to work or school. I stand by my decision knowing that my car will last me many years to come. Also, my mom loves driving my car and occasionally we would switch cars during the week. Her car is a little old and driving it around worries me about breaking down on me, but seeing how happy she driving my car makes it all worth
When I turned twenty-two I was excited to purchase my first car, I had been saving for 5 years in order to obtain the car of my dreams. I knew exactly what I wanted, all the “bells and whistles”, and I knew exactly what I was willing to pay and not a penny more. I thought I had a strong knowledge of the sales and pricing of the particular car I was hoping to buy, because I had done my research for weeks browsing and comparing the Sunday car ads. I was assured that my knowledge of the sales would get me a fair price and a great deal. However, my overconfidence and naivety, in the “creepy” sales tactics used by the dealership, made me unaware of the three hour nightmare that was about to ensue; leaving me brokenhearted, angry and vowing to never step foot on a car lot again.
Since the first car was developed in 1885, car makers have been striving to create the car that will outshine over the others. There has never been a car to do it better than the Model T. Practical, reliable, and affordable are adjectives that describe the Model T since it came out in 1908. With little over 20 horsepower and a top speed of 45 miles an hour, this simple car propelled the Ford Motor Company to a level of success that had never been seen before(History, “Model T”). Henry Ford and the Model T revolutionized the car industry, as well as people's lives in the 1920s. The influences from the Model T can be found everywhere from the assembly line, to road development, to the middle class even in today’s world.
Over time the car has picked up more scratches and a few minimal dents due to careless driving, (other drivers hitting me), swirls in the paint, rock chips, and of of course more miles. With those miles have come a whole lot of memories. One of my favorite memories in my car would be the road trip I took to Michigan the day after graduating high school. As a car enthusiast, driving for longer periods of time is something I enjoy more than the average joe. It allows for me to clear my mind and just think. The car has gone through regular maintenance including oil changes, tires, and brake replacement. Also, being a car enthusiast means I follow the following saying, “Life’s too short to stay stock”. This translates that life is too short to not do what we want with our cars. This can be applied to almost anything in life though not only cars. With that being said, I’ve been pouring my hard earned money into my car. From aftermarket suspension to upgrading every single light bulb in the car I find it all worth it. The car currently has upgraded lighting for better vision at night and tinted windows for privacy. Some custom body parts from overseas, a cold air intake to add horsepower, and aftermarket suspension that allows me to lower or raise the overall height of the vehicle whenever I wish. It may sound like a lot but I am far from nearing
I remember when I was on the shaky, wooden train reflecting on how harrowing my day went. “Isaac, you will be going to the Portugal festival,” my dad said in a serious tone. Large crowds of people were things I especially loathed, but the worst part was that we would be driving for two hours. Car rides were grim for me, and two hours were an eternity. And for what? A boring and distasteful event of a culture I never wanted to be associated with? Of course I would detest! Despite how much I argued, I had no options. It was inevitable. Hearing the car roar like a starving lion that was about to eat me, I knew there was no way to revert this even if I believed I could. I slumped with angst into the car, hoping the eastbound car ride would be easeful
I did my research and decided on the Ford Focus as the car for me. My car buying experience started out well. We went to a local dealership and drove the car. It wasn't the right model, but I wanted to see how the car felt. After the test drive, I decided the Focus was the car for me.
Driving around in a 1996 Honda Odyssey mini-van three years ago was at first a great experience, but rapidly became an embarrassing lifestyle. Most 16-year- old boys, I believe, would prefer a nice car, a big truck, or a mid size SUV, but me, I got stuck with a gold, ugly, and slow soccer mom van. I believed I was going to drive this embarrassing mini-van for the rest of my life, until I received my Silver 2011 Chevrolet Silverado. My truck came equipped with LED lighting, big mud tires, and a three-inch lift to the suspension. My truck was the most beautiful machine I had ever seen. Switching from driving my old horrendous van to driving my monster truck brought many changes to my lifestyle.
The first model Mustang the early 1965, or as many like to call it the 1964 and one-half Mustang, interests me the most because of its unique design and style. The rareness of this year’s Mustang fascinates me because so little are left; over the years people have either crushed or cut them up and made race cars out of them, which makes me sad to see these rare, fascinating cars go to waste. When the 1964 and one half debuted, only a coupe and a convertible could be purchased featuring a base 170 cu in six-cylinder engine with a three-speed floor shift transmission, also available with a 260 cu in V8 engine, in addition to a four-speed manual transmission or a three-speed “Cruise-O-Matic” transmission. The interior featured “wall-to-wall” c...
Did not think that I was getting a car because I think I would have to drive my grandma old rusty up car that blow out smoke and starts making so weird noises like keys or coins falling out of something. Listening to the engine in my car sounds like two people racing a car. The color of the car is dark like the sky at night looking so nice and pretty the way I like it. Being in the car and the smell of it smell like a new couch or a brand new place. Hearing the sound of the car when cracking it up and the dew is all over the windows is so annoying when hearing the window shield wipers scarping like a person finger
For such a long time, citizens of Malaysia drool saliva reading about Ford Mustang and watching the racing scenes of it in movies but they neither have the chance to see it in real nor owning one of it. Ford Company has noticed that their cars have a good market in Malaysia because it is the first muscle car to be sold in Malaysia. They customized the car according to the needs and wants of Malaysia market by introducing Mustang in a new small four cylinder turbo engine. To be honest, even though Mercedes Benz and BMW might be the best selling luxury car in Malaysia, it might not be what the people actually want. As one of the consumers, I believe that people likes less for more, and thus they like Mustang, because Mustang is a vehicle that offer value for money by delivering best-in-class combinations of quality, performance, smart technologies, safety and fuel economy. (Westerman, 2015) The performance of Mustang is up to BMW M4 standard but its only selling at around RM550,000 while BMW M4 is offered at a high price of RM748,800. In addition to that, Ford Mustang was in 3rd place for 2015 World Car of the World Award while BMW M4 is not even in the list. (Gerard,
As I began to mature more, this passion of cars stuck with me. I would always be outside helping my dad fix his car, I would be outside on hot summer days washing my parents cars and would just love hearing the noise of the engines starting up. With my first car, I had the ability to involve myself more with my passion. I would spend hours on weekends washing and waxing my car. Additionally, since my first car was relatively old and needed work done to it, I began to understand when problems were arising and wasn’t afraid to get my hands dirty and fix the issues myself.
A few months ago I bought my first new car. The number of choices to be made seemed a little ridiculous. I walked into the dealer knowing I wanted a green Ford Focus sedan, only to find out there were half a dozen models that fit into that category – Focus LX, LX Premium, SE, SE Comfort, ZTS, blah blah blah, and a couple shades of green.