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Your First Car?

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
I'm 18 and about to start driving lessons, and looking for my perfect first car... not a clue what I'm gonna get though!

What was your first little run around?

Ilora x
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I've got a clio. Not driven it yet though.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    an elderly 106. i recommend getting an older car at first. the insurance will be lots cheaper, and you won't crap yourself if you accidentally reverse into a lamppost. or one of those bastard bollards that they hide everwhere.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    are diesels recomended as a first car?
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    attachment.php?s=&postid=900935

    ;)
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    cant afford to run or buy one :( so I drive the parents renault scenic :p tis a nice drive though, if not quick to accelerate ;)
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i had a 1.2 nova for my first car.

    got an escort cabriolet now, cheaper to insure than the nova was but ive got 2 yrs ncb now.
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    SkiveSkive Posts: 15,287 Skive's The Limit
    205 GT - rapid for a first car.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I've got a peugot 309, its red and I've named her Gurtrude.
    I'm scared she'll blow any minute.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    A red Peugeot 205 automatic.

    Sounded frigged, was frigged, went like shit off a hot shovel.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Kermit
    went like shit off a hot shovel.
    Is that fast or slow?

    *evidently not a Yorkshireman*

    I've got a little Micra which is serving me well and is good fun to drive.

    BTW, smaller engine = cheaper insurance, not just the age of the car.

    Why would a diesel not be a good first car? Cheap to run and diesel engines last forever. Seems like a good idea to me (if you can bear the poor performance and noise of course ;)).
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    It means fast.

    A Micra is all you need up here, in rush hour you can't go any faster than walking pace...
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    SkiveSkive Posts: 15,287 Skive's The Limit
    Originally posted by Kentish
    Is that fast or slow?

    *evidently not a Yorkshireman*
    \

    Shit off a shovel means fast. It's quite a common phraze. :)
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Kermit
    A Micra is all you need up here, in rush hour you can't go any faster than walking pace...
    :p

    Is that a gauntlet I hear being thrown down?
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Skive
    \

    Shit off a shovel means fast. It's quite a common phraze. :)
    So it seems. But I've never shovelled shit and couldn't quite believe that an automatic was being described as fast.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Kentish
    :p

    Is that a gauntlet I hear being thrown down?

    Dares ya.

    Without getting caught by all the fucking speed cameras on the Felling bypass.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Kermit
    Dares ya.

    Without getting caught by all the fucking speed cameras on the Felling bypass.
    They're not triggered at a walking pace so I'm fine. :lol:
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I'll be using my dad's car when I've passed my test till I can afford my own his is a Citroen Xsara.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    mercedes A160 2002 model fully automatic in white....looks like shit but its lovely to drive :heart:
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Had a Nova, then an extremely old vauxhall viva in orange that managed about 20mph on a good day.

    Got an Escort now, it's alright :)
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    my first car is a turquise corsa twist :heart:
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    All I'm allowed to drive is my wee Scalextric Audi. I know I keep going on about it, but it is a lovely car... :heart:

    lol, I guess I won't bother getting a car til I move out of London (or at least out of the Congestion Charge area) even if I ever pass my test / start earning money.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I cant drive yet, but when i can i either want a black corsa, or a black clio :D
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by J
    I'd actually really like to buy an old classic car
    far from the first but ...the fastest and most interesting one i ever had was a 1966 oldsmobile cutlass convertable.
    v8 rocket engine and manual dragstar gearbox ...this was in the 80's.
    left hand drive ...huge and extremely powerful.
    but ...i stood out like a sore thumb ...the police could spot me from miles away!
    it had to go ...it went.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by J
    I'd actually really like to buy an old classic car like a Triumph Spitfire and spend the time restoring it to it's former status.

    My ex-boyfriend had a spitfire triumph, and it was loooovely. Especially in the summer. Although it was prone to flames from the exhaust if we went a bit fast :p
    Nice cars though. I would think about getting a spitfire in the future, or maybe a spider.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    My first car was my dad's old Vauxhall Cavalier.

    I'd recommend a small car but not one so old that it has a manual choke because that's just a pain in the arse to be honest.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    alfa romeo spider??
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by J
    Spider? Who are they made by?


    There's also a Toyota Spider... :heart:
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    SkiveSkive Posts: 15,287 Skive's The Limit
    Originally posted by Mist
    I'd recommend a small car but not one so old that it has a manual choke because that's just a pain in the arse to be honest.

    If it's an old car you're better off with a manual choke TBH.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    My first car was a Fiat Polski (model of 1974)!!!
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    My first car was a Nissan Micra, it was lovely and lasted about 3 years before it fell to bits. I still love them and would highly recommend one as a first car.
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