Last post on Oct 02, 2012 at 9:12 AM
You are in the Hatchbacks
What is this discussion about?
Honda Civic, Acura RSX, Ford Focus, Saab 9-3, Mazda Protege5, Volkswagen Golf, Hatchback
#2 of 219 rukawa
Oct 02, 1998 (11:40 pm)
Hello everybody! Here I am...introducing myself (feeling dumb). I am a 17-yrs-old Highschool kid.
I've got a crush on cars for the last few month. I've always wanted a small car with good gas mileage..then..I found Honda Civic Hatchback... I was attracted to it since them. There is no other car can pull me away from 1998 Honda Civic Hatchback now..(well.. maybe 1999 Hatchback). I became a hatchback wannabe since then....
#3 of 219 carlady
Oct 04, 1998 (12:46 am)
Welcome rukawa! I think you'll find this to be a helpful place as you make your car buying decision. No need to feel dumb, you're already one of our best participants! Thanks for telling us a bit more about yourself.
#4 of 219 Me again
Oct 04, 1998 (2:57 am)
hehehehe...I've been here for a about 2 week now..
I just found out..the car I am driving is a hatchback too hehehe I am a hatchback driver~~~ Woohoo!! It's a Toyota Tercel..my aunt's..too bad I don't like this car ..I like Honda Civic Hatchback more..and I'll get it as soon as I get a job! Wait for me good news~~~
#5 of 219 janet3
Oct 07, 1998 (2:28 am)
I am considering a Camry Solara and need to hear from someone who has one. Can they compare it to the Acura Integra?
#6 of 219 carlady
Oct 07, 1998 (9:48 pm)
Welcome to the Hatchbacks conference, janet3! You won't find the answer to your question in this topic but try our Acura Integra topic. And please, tell us a bit about yourself here so we can get to know you better.
#7 of 219 carlady
Oct 07, 1998 (9:54 pm)
or, umm, start your own discussion about the two cars.
Oct 08, 1998 (5:00 am)
My first car was a 1983 Plymouth Turismo. My father, who ran his own auto shop then, gave it to me for my 16th birthday, provided I a) worked at the shop after school/weekends b) performed maintenance myself (which included replacing the camshaft and valve cover gasket) and didn't run it into a tree. As a further surprise gift, he repainted it that late-80s Geo green-you know, one -third of all Geo Storms still on the road are that color. It came out much darker than the color chip-something in the formula mix at the supply store, but it looked incredible, and was nearly impossible to lose in the school parking lot.
After it got to the point that keeping it running was more hassle and expense than getting something different, I segued into my stepmother's Mazda, and my father (a high school teacher by now) sold it to one of his students. The jerk totalled it within a year, if not six months.
That car was cool-I used to take it to the drive in, pop the hatch and fold down the back seat, and prestochango, I had seating for like 12.
Or 2, providing it was the right movie ;->
I invite all you others out there in netland to chime in with your hatchback stories. With luck, we'll raise Kleenex sales to a new alltime high.
#9 of 219 carlady
Oct 09, 1998 (9:30 pm)
Welcome, this is definitely the place for you! I know we'll be drawing on your expertise and experience.
My only sad hatchback story was the tears I shed saying goodbye to my old VW Golf. She was a good buddy. Of course, I was at the dealership to pick up her baby sister, my new VW Golf, so it isn't really even a one hankie tale.
Lurkers, do pop in and say hello!
Oct 14, 1998 (12:27 am)
I just posted a response in the "I LOVE FESTIVAS" topic about my old Festiva. The insurance company totaled it. Oh well, I just have to keep telling myself that "it isn't mine anymore. I sold it already." It's still hard though. That was my first car, and I'll always remember it.