My first "real" car was Nissan Sunny SLX hatchback, 1991 model.
At the age of 18 or so I had been given a Chevy Vega. It was a 3 door hatchback (if I remember correctly) with 2400 cc engine and an automatic transmission but I had to fix it myself to be able to drive it and... I just couldn't be bothered... :o( (Could have been cool though but I was just a kid...).
Above image is of my first Sunny (in my favourite car colour, silver metallic) and 3 of my best mates while camping in the northern part of Iceland.
One of my best days of driving hehe, don't know how we managed to fit in it with all the gear we brought...
Unfortunately I don't have any "digitized" (or scanned) images of this car alone :o(. I bought the car in 1994 if I remember correctly...
This model was as basic as they could be...
1600 cc engine (don't remember "how many horses"), automatic transmission, 3 doors and excellent road handling when it was full of people, travelling gear (4 adults, 48 cans of beer, some booze and sodas, food, tent, sleeping gear etc.) and excellent brand new Goodyear tires ;o)
Small Japanese automatic cars (or actually all small cars) with automatic cars used to be considered as mommy's or granny's cars in Iceland. Here everybody drove stick, automatic "didn't make you look cool".
Also my car didn't have a rear spoiler and therefore a girl said that "my car didn't have any ass" LOL.
My car is the silver metallic one... this was the first "Club de Sunny" trip me and my mate did. For "some bizarre reason" my mates all bought a Nissan Sunny 3 doors hatchback - I am sure that I started that trend. Actually I called it "Club de Sunny" LOL.
Here we are on our way to ��rsm�rk (Thorsmork) in Iceland.
I had this car for 2 or 3 years, and replaced it when it started to "drink too much petroleum" (some engine problem...) with a more sporty version, Sunny SRi with almost the same engine but now with injection - but still automatic... but that's what I like ;o)
The car was more or less like the GTI version, with sporty seats, bigger wheels, fog lamps etc. but with "basic" engine.
Then of course it had the "necessary" rear spoiler so my car had a "nice ass" hahaha.
To me this was a great car to drive which I sold after 3 years of use since I didn't use it much :o(
I thought that I didn't really need a car, didn't go that much away from my home (which was true). Stupid me!!!
One just cannot live in Iceland and not have a car!
Public transportation is something you cannot rely on, taxis don't always come when you need them and are "a bit pricey".
Here the car is in front of my apartment downtown Reykjavik, before some jerk keyed my car :o(
(Sorry about the crappy image quality)
Well... once I had to meet someone at his house in a rather nice neighbourhood and in just 30 minutes some jerk keyed my car where it was parked in a public parking space.
I had to pay for a new paintjob :o(
Here is a pic of the car after the paint job :o)
More pics on the next page.