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What was your first Car??

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Slipperz, 28 Feb 2010.

  1. SaBBz


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 2,920

    Location: Elsewhere

    Nissan Primera GT that I bought for £800. Made more profit driving for work and getting 40p per mile than the cost of the car :)
  2. Pete19s

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 30 Jun 2007

    Posts: 2,361

    Location: Norwich

    A 1989 MK3 Fiesta Popular Plus. A whopping 1.1 litres of pure nothing coupled to 4 on the floor. I won some XR2 alloys off ebay for £30 :D I also put a K&N cone on :cool: and a Ripspeed exhaust tip :( I was young and with my blinged up Fezza a total babe magnet.
  3. timmothy

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 27 Sep 2008

    Posts: 1,150

    1982 jetta 1.6 in bright yellow :D , was a very umm different first car and my friends used to take the **** out of it and call it the yellow ferrari because it was so slow. Nice thing was because it was in South Africa and you dont have to have insurance i never got it so insurance was free :D
  4. capriboy1978

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 25 May 2009

    Posts: 1,696

    Location: Derbyshire

    Had a new company 1.8 vectra first (crap but went well when hammered), first car I owned just before turning 18 was a 1.6S Mk3 Ford Capri obviously :)

    Race cam etc etc once upon it's time in it's life - I bought it from a srapmetal dealer for £120 with a full mot (above board too) and ran it for a year until the mot was due. It would have probably passed had it not **** it's diff 20 miles from home just before it was due. Proceeded to drive it home grinding away at 15 miles an hour! Insurance was £800 for a 10 month bonus accelerator policy from elephant.

    Loved that car and all it's quibbles. Dash lights didn't workwhen I bought it then one day some months down the line I pulled in a layby late at night to take a leak and when I turned round the car was glowing - weird - but worked flawlessy after that.
  5. gillywibble

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: 28 Jun 2007

    Posts: 52,814

    Location: Tamworth, UK

    C reg Austin Metro 1.3 L.

    Written off 3 months later by some twonk racing and not noticing I was turning right. Did a 360!
  6. DM


    Joined: 11 Jul 2009

    Posts: 11,386

    Location: West Kingsdown, Kent.

    1970 (i think) mk 2 Cortina 1600E
  7. iaind


    Joined: 26 Feb 2009

    Posts: 14,814

    Location: Exeter

    A 1993 306 XT 1.8
  8. Rilot


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 20,914

    Location: Wargrave, UK

    1986 Ford Sierra 2.0iGLS with no rear wheel arches.
  9. ruffneck

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 8 Jul 2004

    Posts: 2,388

    Location: Le Norfolk

    but the golf weighed like 400 tonnes and had 60bhp!
  10. godinman


    Joined: 26 Feb 2007

    Posts: 8,030

    N reg, 1 litre Seat Ibiza.

    Was alright, probably the most trouble free car I've had.
  11. Prophet


    Joined: 5 Oct 2004

    Posts: 7,367

    Location: Notts

    A 1983 Mk1 Fiesta PopPlus 950cc with a slipping clutch. If I had passengers with me I had to boot them out before attempting any kind of uphill movement.

    Now that was a slow car!

    Happy days :)
  12. californiadream


    Joined: 24 Jan 2010

    Posts: 86

    2002 Peugeot 106
  13. R B Customs


    Joined: 22 Sep 2005

    Posts: 3,265

    Location: Manchester

    respect! :cool:

    First car was a Mk3 Fiesta, 1.1 petrol just kicked in yo! canny little car, but I ddint really like it it was so slowwwwwwwww! I still had it when I bought my second car and swapping between the two was painful.

    my lass has jsut bought a '99 skoda felicia 1.3 as her first car, she loves it. By far the cheapest car to insure out of all the usual suspects. (nothing to do with the fact I have the 1.6 pickup version)
  14. Kappa


    Joined: 11 Aug 2003

    Posts: 6,339

    Location: Essex

    2006 Fiesta

    Sucks, well, it was good, but the 1.25 was a real struggle on the A/B roads to university. Since it got stolen in 2008 got a 2003 Passat for a good price (at the time!) as I didnt want to spend as much on another tin can. That... is my car history! :(
    Last edited: 28 Feb 2010
  15. steve45


    Joined: 10 Jan 2006

    Posts: 3,154

    Location: Catterick/Dundee

    1989 Audi 100E 2.3 5cyl.
    as barges go it must be the most true to the name, looked, drove and handled like one.
    its only redeeming features were its comfy seats and the noise of the 5cyl engine!
    still cant get over how ugly it was but it was my first wheels and cant help but have a soft spot for it.
  16. Hxc


    Joined: 29 Oct 2004

    Posts: 12,501

    Location: London

    1992 Rover Mini Cooper 1.3
  17. thedazman67

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 24 Apr 2004

    Posts: 2,036

    Location: Warrington, UK

    First car was a 1989 Renualt 5 1.1 TL G150 JAV made an appearance at the first MM
  18. utajoker


    Joined: 13 Jan 2006

    Posts: 20,165

    Location: Wigan

    1990 black fiat punto 55 1.1L
  19. The Badger

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 8 Oct 2007

    Posts: 1,369

    V Reg 206 1.1lx
  20. LEK-89

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 11 Oct 2008

    Posts: 2,208

    Location: Leicester

    Peugeot 205 1.1 with 71K on the clock. Bought it for £500 in Oct 2006 to learn to drive in it with my mum, stopped learning to drive for a while in April 2007 and the MOT was due in the following May too. Car was off the road until May 2008 when I finally passed my test & it cost me £245 to pass it through the MOT :eek: Also cost me £1500 a year TPFT on my own insurance!

    Mechanically it was an excellent first car, but electric windows & locks were shocking - drivers electric window regulator had packed it & the window basically fell down the door one day lol. The passenger one was ok and the central locking was more than likely on its way out too as you had to keep making sure that the rear doors were locked properly by physically pushing down the lock on the doors (as far as I know there were not many 205's with 4 door central locking - only on the very late models I think??). I never serviced the 205 during the time I owned it but the car did only break down once because the fan belt snapped, and that is it. It just kept on going.

    Sold it on last year.

    Last edited: 28 Feb 2010