What was your first car?
First car owned was a Renault 20TL auto, a 1978 bought in 1985.
Paid £100 as the seller (my landlord at the time) was picking up a new car and needed £99 for the deposit.
First car driven on passing my test at 17 y/o was a brand new Renault 5 GTL – my Dad worked for them and he got two new company cars every six months. Drove a Fuego at 18 y/o. 🙂Posted 2 years agoBreganteSubscriber
My first “car”.
Not mine but it was this colour. Bought it when I set myself up in business aged 22. Unfortunately it was stolen a few months later and burnt out. I was gutted as it was followed by a succession of Ford Sierra’s and Escorts for the next 10 years.Posted 2 years agomcmoonterMember
A mini pick up, got it whilst a post grad student having just passed my test. It opened up a world of mountain biking possibilities not just for me but a group of riders who worked at Robin Williamson Cycles in Edinburgh. I’d would take the bikes and one passenger, Leffeboy took the others in his Austin Allegro with the BMW M badge on the boot.Posted 2 years agoAmbroseMember
Austin 1300 Super deluxe in a sort of yukky tan colour. The spedo was like a horizontal thermometer thing with a red ribbon that grew longer the faster I drove. Turning on all the electrics caused the wiring loom under the dash to melt, to the consternation of the passengers in the back as I drove up the Llanberis pass in the rain and fog on honeymoon.
Eventually died from too much filler and not enough metal.Posted 2 years agoBaron_von_draisMember
In 1989 I bought a 1979 MK3 Ford Capri 1.6L.
Beige with low back beige tartan seats.
I can remember the reg number of every car I’ve ever owned for some reason. This one was TWM148V
My eldest brother had a Capri 2.8i at the time and I thought “well, it must be a bit the same”. Er, no.Posted 2 years agoYoKaiserSubscriber
Not mine but one of these Capri Cabaret II 1.6. It was written off in the Great Flood of Saltcoats and I bought it back off the insurance (it was maw and paw’s). Never got round to drying out the back seat( passengers sat on black bags) and the electrics gradually failed one after the other.
My first drive in the dark after passing my test was a nightmare as I couldn’t see a thing, unbeknown to me for a week the main beam didn’t work and all I had was sidelights and full beam. I assumed it was normal, terrifying but normal!Posted 2 years ago
Mogrim, I loved mine but it was pretty gutless. Sustaining momentum was the order of the day. I thought it handled well, but corners that felt dangerous in those days, are easily lapped up by today’s cars.
I think mine was a 1.6, which didn’t go too badly, but you’re 100% right about the corners!Posted 2 years ago
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