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What was your first car?

rouchie

Bright Spark
My first car was a Ford Escort Mark 1 you could unlock it and start it with a 1 p coin but a great car nonetheless, my second was a Silver Ford Capri Ghia which I wrecked on the very first night of driving it :(
 

Bigfoot

VALUED CONTRIBUTOR
1971 Hillman Imp, that I bought for £60 in 1985, that unfortunately didn't survive me getting lost driving down a country lane in thick fog, when a wild 90 degree bend suddenly appeared in front of me. Felt like I rolled the car about 10 times, reality I rolled it once.

First brand new car was a 1990 Fiesta XR2i when car insurance was still reasonable. Was 25 and paid £336 for car insurance including protected no claims.
My insurance isn’t a great deal more than that now for a much more powerful car, but I am not 25 and don’t live in a city.
 

Bigfoot

VALUED CONTRIBUTOR
My first car was a Ford Escort Mark 1 you could unlock it and start it with a 1 p coin but a great car nonetheless, my second was a Silver Ford Capri Ghia which I wrecked on the very first night of driving it :(
My first car was a mini and it didn’t seem like there were many variations on the key design across the model range. I once got into ‘my’ car using my keys and was just starting it when I thought “someone has been putting their rubbish in my car”. I realised the error of my ways. Locked the car and found my real car a few bays away in the car park.
 

Bhuna50

MOST VALUED CONTRIBUTOR
My first car was a brand new F reg Vauxhall Nova 5 door 1.2 in dark / navy blue. £99 deposit and monthly payments.

Picked it up the same day my older brother got his Vauxhall Cavalier so we had consecutive number plates LOL :D
 

AgentCooper

Let Them Eat Cake
Moderator
My first car was a brand new F reg Vauxhall Nova 5 door 1.2 in dark / navy blue. £99 deposit and monthly payments.
Ah, the Nova. Fondly known as the Nedmobile or Chavwagon by certain people in particular social circles, although I must admit I retain a fondness for the model.

It had the worst security in the world, you could unlock it and start the engine just by giving it a dirty look. And it also had the structural integrity of a wet paper bag, a lad I was in a band with accidentally reversed into a bollard at less than 5mph in his Nova when we went to Blackpool and the entire back end split. Not going to lie, we still drove home but it was only when the rear window fell out on the motorway that he decided to keep it under 50mph.

He got a Renault 19 after that, great for transporting the band but was about as much fun as diarrhoea in a spacesuit.
 

SiAdams

Bronze Level Poster
Ford Fiesta - think 1990 model. H REG. it had the old granny seats, 4 gears and a manual choke.
 
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