Whats your first car?

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Dooby

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Hey all,
Having past my theory test last Tuesday, and hoping to put in for my practical driving test early January, im on the look out for a car, but i was just wondering, Whats your first car?


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Hi Dooby,

A 1300Gt Mk1 Escort that I managed to write off in a drystone wall two weeks after passing my test - so don't follow my example lol.

1300Gt + 18yrs old + no experience = 120 Third party fire and theft - them were the days lol



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Ford Corsair followed by an Austin A40.

Dooby why bother buying a car, won't your dad let you borrow his. Go on Ray, give him a drive.



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mark 1 cortinas i used to buy em at 40 with about 6 months MOT/tax & run them into ground If they were still running when MOT ran out then they would end up either banger racing or practicing round stubble fields it was great fun

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Austin Cambridge A55 Built like a tank only heavier, fantastic car.

I am sure Dad will let you use his car Gavin lol

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Mk 1 Cortina



1500cc crossflow,2000e G/box,Classic struts & discs,Peco exhaust and Corbeau seats.[:D][:D][:D][:D]



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My first car was a 1948 Morris Minor with a side valve engine and semaphor arm indicators.

It had lime green wings and a grey body - the wings were fabricated out of Chicken Wire and Plaster of Paris. I loved that car paid 25 quid for it and sold it for 425. Only car I ever made a profit from. Oh in those days a gallon of Petrol Cost 5 shillings and six pence,

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Mk 1 cabvalier, originally a 1100 but after abit of modification (with sledgehammer & felling axe) [:)] it had a 2.3 manta engine fitted into it [:D] (well i was only 15 at the time).

Best car ever was my 2lt sports capri (Britains best ever selling sports coupe), ripped the engine out n fitted a 3lt essex V6, Austin princess braking system (twin pots= better breaking) & a laughing gas (nitrous injection)system, got a mate to weld me up the exhaust system for it.

Got clocked by the law doing just under 180 mph at 3am on the M6, when the copper stopped me (after 5 miles) [:)] he asked me if i knew how fast i was going, i told him i had no idea cos the clock stopped at 120 [:D] he didn't find it funny for some unknown reason!!


Dooby a word of advice mate, don't go getting anything to big or sporty for a first motor cos the insurance will hammer you, if you have an accident it will really hammer you with your next car or like some of the idiots around here you'll try to be clever, lose control & either kill yourself or someone else.

If i were you mate i'd go for a nice cheap estate car with a small engine, you'll need something to lug your fishing gear around in & you can sleep in it if you're on an over nighter [:D]


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1st car was a MK1 VW Golf Driver.

The Mk1 driver was pretty much a GTI with a 1.3litre engine instead.
My mate had an XR3i. I used to scare the living hell out of him in my Golf.
The brakes on the 3i were rubbish and mine had the all round discs off the GTI, It
stopped on the poverbial sixpence [:D] Decent insurance rate too as I recall.
I sold It after a year and bought an Orion (I know, I know. Shoot me now!)

ps. Peter, that cortina is GORGEOUS Bet you wish you still had that beaut.
 
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1.3 Vauxhall Astra estate. In white. 123mph down Sarn Park hill on the M4.

I've got a saloon at the moment and it's killing me trying to get my fishing kit in there, so go for an estate if you want the room, I know the next car I get is going to be an estate.

Whatever you get, don't cover it in 'Turbo' or GTI badges, or fit cheap body kits or attempt to make a Nova look like a dragster, 'cos they just look sh*te and attract too much (unwanted) attention.

Insurance is the biggest killer when you first get a car, so try & get something that doesn't cripple you. No claims bonuses are invaluable.

 

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My first car a 1957 Austin A35 bought for 75 my pride and joy, put a piston through the side of the original engine, 2nd engine the crank/shaft broke in half, i managed to keep the 3rd engine intact till i sold it, and bought a mini.after that a Mk1 Cortina 1500 like Peters. those were the days.....

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Ford anglia 1967 reg 36WDE rooster boosted, given to me by my dad.
ran it for 6 years. Fantasic motor loads of nokkie [:D]


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Morris 1000 traveller in green.

0-72 mph in about 3 1/2 mins. but what the hell she was all mine and I loved her.

Once went out with 4 adults and 5 kids in it and she never flickered.

Petrol was about 4 bob a gallon. Oh happy days!!!!



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my first car was a 0.9l metro city, cheap to buy, cheap to insure and if you folded the back seats down you could get all your gear in there at a push! IMHO the best thing to do is to get a car that is cheap to run and insure and above all, build up those no claims bonuses, so that when you come to get a decent car the insurance doesn't sting you


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my first car was a mk 2 escort 1.3.l on a v reg...midnite blue.....i was 18 and all i wanted was a mk 2 escort...nothing else would do....wrote that off and bought another on a t.....1.3 pop plus in signal yellow with a black vinyl roof....still like the mk 11 to this day....always wanted a mk 2 rs2000 alas the dream hasnt been realised yet....only a modest little astra on a j now....just enough room for me...me shaky box and me rod bag....aghhh happy days !!!!![:)]
 

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My first car was a Hillman Imp reg UNK 88E bought it the day i passed my test back in 1981.

It was a real Mean Machine that cost me 30 but if it was driven for more than hr it would overheat and if it hit 40 mph it would also overheat.

Kept it for a year to get the no claims then sold it for 200 as it was totaly original and not a mark on it.

Now i drive a 2lt auto Granny that drink petrol like i drink coffee (lots).


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hi malc
no mention of the dead sierra in your front garden then LOL

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What do ya mean Martin.!!!!
Thats not a dead Sierra it's a new design of garden feature i'm trying to market, (well it's got grass growing out of it anyway).



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Hi all,
My first car was a Jowettvan got it off a farmer
for next to nowt, used to ride it round his fields
to youmg to drive it on the road.
david[8D][:)]

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My first car was the same as Dave's - Mk.1 Escort 1300GT

Mine was a little unusual though - it was brush-painted in lime green emulsion, looked great .................. from a distance [:D]

Swopped it for an Avenger Tiger - fast as hell in a straight line, but wouldn't go round corners. It met a five-bar gate and expired whilst on the North York Moors. Three mile walk to the nearest phone box[:(!]

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