Oh, hey, my family had a manual Topaz in white. Ours was an '89, IIRC - same generation. We also had an '87 Mercury Sable (automatic), '84 Ford Tempo (manual), '88 Toyota Camry (manual), and an '84 Toyota Camry (manual). I learned to drive on the '84 Camry, primarily. Once I turned 16, the '84 Tempo was "my car," followed by the '87 Sable when the Tempo died. After the Sable, I had an '87 Camry (automatic) for a bit before I actually bought a car for the first time (a '94 Miata, manual of course).Mercury Topaz (automatic)
I think this is a '76:I learned to drive in a 1976 Toyota Corolla Station Wagon. If you can find a picture of one, you're better at googling than I am.