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  • What car did you learn to drive in?

    A silver diesel Vauxhall Nova, brand new to the driving school when I sat behind the wheel for the first time. It had 5 gears and a cassette player and everything!
    1976 Vintage

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    Re: What car did you learn to drive in?

    i had two instructors the first was a gold bronze colour old shape toyota corolla, cant remember much about the second one
    MOLE MOLE GO BACK TO YOUR HOLE - GRUNDA GRUNDA

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    • #3
      Re: What car did you learn to drive in?

      My instructor had at first a silver K reg Ford Fiesta. & changed to a blue N reg Fiesta while I was learning to drive. Both were diesels, which had some quirks compaired to a petrol car.
      The Trickster On The Roof

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      • #4
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        I learnt to drive aged 17 in '89, and my instructor had a dark blue 'E' plate Toyota Corolla 1.3 saloon, similar in size to a Ford Orion.
        "We're the Sweeney son, and we haven't had any dinner!"

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        • #5
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          I had my driving lessons in early 1980, in a Mazda. I couldn't recall the model but after some research on the Internet, I found it!

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            i have to say i never learned to drive.
            never interested me.

            anyway its to expensive.
            buying,taxing a car etc just to much money for me to afford.
            you never pass it will cost a fortune.

            still have the car marine boy.
            FOR THE HONOUR OF GRAYSKULL

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            • #7
              Re: What car did you learn to drive in?

              Peugeot 205 diesel.
              "GAME OVER MAN, GAME OVER"

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              • #8
                Re: What car did you learn to drive in?

                Originally posted by branny View Post
                Peugeot 205 diesel.
                Snap!!! I started in a Vauxhall Nova then my instructor bought a Peugeot 205 diesel a week before my test. Still passed though!
                Heaven knows I'm miserable now.

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                • #9
                  Re: What car did you learn to drive in?

                  Originally posted by darren View Post
                  i have to say i never learned to drive.
                  never interested me.

                  anyway its to expensive.
                  buying,taxing a car etc just to much money for me to afford.
                  you never pass it will cost a fortune.

                  still have the car marine boy.
                  No, it was the driving school's car. It was a lovley car to learn in.

                  The first one I owned was a mini. I agree about cost. I drove for 20 years but have not driven for the last ten. I certainly couldn't afford to run a car on my low wage, but I live in a small town where most things are a convenient walk away and I car-share with a neighbour to get to work. I'm actually quite a happy non-driver these days.

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                  • #10
                    Re: What car did you learn to drive in?

                    Originally posted by Marine Boy View Post


                    That's an old 323 - I took my driving test in a later model one in 1987.

                    I also learnt to drive in a Nova as well as an old Morris Ital (drive that and you can drive anything!!!!)

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                    • #11
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                      We allways had several cars in the yard for stock car racing. I learnt myself in a Triumph 2500pi which the local fire station sold me for 12,they were going to practise rescue work on it so it was saved by me. A bit naughty but several of us drove at an early age as we lived in a very 'quiet' area. I did get suspended as the head saw me parking half a mile from school to walk the rest of the way. Oops. My parents made me take out the front and rear screens (for racing) so it couldnt be taken out,they didnt realise how easy they went back in.
                      Frame.
                      "poor is the man who's pleasures depend on the permission of another"

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                      • #12
                        Re: What car did you learn to drive in?

                        My driving instructors car was a yellow Austin Allegro - I think it was the 1st car with a square (with round corners) steering wheel. My first vehicle was my brothers 'cast off' a red Anglia Van with a go faster white stripe down the side, I Only had it for a few months before I bought my own Ford Cortina MkII.

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                        • #13
                          Re: What car did you learn to drive in?

                          Originally posted by ratboy View Post
                          That's an old 323 - I took my driving test in a later model one in 1987.

                          I also learnt to drive in a Nova as well as an old Morris Ital (drive that and you can drive anything!!!!)
                          Haha First car I drove was a Morris Marina which I still have (Mk1 with drum brakes on front and back and no anti roll bars! If you think that Ital handled bad....!). Even though I am not old enough to have owned one in the day, insurance on Fiestas, VW Polo's and Small peuegot's (105 or 106?) was stupid when I was 17 - 2.5k or more!

                          In the end I gave up and asked the insurers what cars would be under 500 insurance and the cars listed was basically any car over 25 with 1300 cc engine or less (cortina mk1, escort mk1, cortina mk2, morris marina, hillman imp, anglia, triumph herald etc was all listed).

                          As my Dad owned a Marina when I was young, I developed a soft spot for them (odd i know) - that said it has never let me down unlike the VW Polo I have!

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                          • #14
                            Re: What car did you learn to drive in?

                            first car for me was a Mk3 cortina estate 2.0 XL in a very bright green, drank like a fish after my mate swapped the carb out for a twin webber 55 off a big capri.

                            My instructor taught me in a Nissan Micra until the driving school bought a batch of Mini Metro's in about 1988/89
                            awful car those metro's, i broke the gearbox twice

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                            • #15
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                              I took a few refresher lessons in a Rover Metro. It still makes my skin crawl as I didn't like the instructor. He said I had nice eyebrows (?!) and kept putting his hand over mine on the gear stick. Good job it was only 3 lessons, creep.

                              This was about 15 years ago but he's still an instructor now
                              Last edited by Trickyvee; 30-09-2010, 23:09.
                              1976 Vintage

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