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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.
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    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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    Quote 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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    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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    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
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    I learned to drive in my boyfriend's VW Beetle and the driving school's Austin Allegro. I hated driving and only learned to prove I could pass my test which I did in 1984. I drove half a dozen times afterwards - still hated it - and haven't driven since.

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ID:	2933I learned to drive in a 1982 1.3L Ford Escort 3 Door it had either 105k 0r 115k on the clock. red like the one in the picture.i passed my test in 1985.

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    I'm pretty sure it was a Nissan Sunny I learnt it, a lot of the driving schools around here went for Nissans.
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    Can't speak for myself as I failed myriad times.... (will retake lessons eventually and pass) but Dad learnt to drive in a Triumph Dolomite in a nice blue...and passed first time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by memoman View Post
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ID:	2933I learned to drive in a 1982 1.3L Ford Escort 3 Door it had either 105k 0r 115k on the clock. red like the one in the picture.i passed my test in 1985.
    One of my first cars was an '83 Escort 1.3 3-door similar to that, only in a very fetching shade of yellow. At least when I parked in a large car park or a field at an event, I could always find it easily.
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