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What Car Did You First Learn how To Drive


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#31    Scouser

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 08:31 PM

Did all my lessons in a Vauxhall Corsa.

My first car was also a Corsa. :D


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Posted 02 October 2012 - 02:37 PM

My parents had two cars ... I believe the first one I drove (which was a disaster on a few levels) was their 1977 Westfalia. It looked exactly like this one:

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The other car we had was almost as bad... This was the model I eventually took my road test in--A 1972 Olds 442. Sit down, shut up and hang on! LOL:

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 03:10 PM

learned to drive in...
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1976 Cougar XR-7

First car I owned
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Best car I ever owned too.  Wish I still had it.

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 06:02 AM

View PostOverSword, on 02 October 2012 - 03:10 PM, said:

learned to drive in...
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1976 Cougar XR-7

LOL, that's almost as a good as my Olds! Your brother couldn't ride up front with me in the olds because it had a bench seat and me being all of 5' nothing, he had to ride in back for leg room or risk riding with his knees carefully positioned in his ears. LOL. (Ooops, I just saw in my post that I typo'd the year, it was a 1976Olds.)

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Best car I ever owned too.  Wish I still had it.

And is that your actual bug? I remember it vaguely. It was even that color wasn't it?

Edited by MissMelsWell, 03 October 2012 - 06:04 AM.

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 07:46 AM

View PostThePhantomFlanFlinger, on 01 October 2012 - 09:14 AM, said:

Im lucky North Yorkshire has nice wide roads... :whistle: .... :D
  Yep better than the "tank trap" potholes,and narrow roads with high hedges on both sides in Somerset, these roads are a disgrace to England.

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 01:49 PM

This was identical to the car I learned to drive. 1998 Pontiac Sunfire. I drive a slightly newer white one now.

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Posted 31 May 2015 - 03:21 AM

Thought this topic would be great fun again , what was the first car you ever driven? Didn't  drive it but was born in a 1933 dodge


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Posted 31 May 2015 - 12:35 PM

I still can't drive, tried to learn many years ago but gave up quite quickly. IIRC changing gears was a particular problem, manual cars are the norm in Britain. :(

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Posted 31 May 2015 - 07:26 PM

Can't post the pics of my car types. Says I can't use them here. Maybe this will work. My car looked exactly like this.
first car...
http://en.wikipedia....974_Gremlin.jpg

Learned stick on one of these but it was Brown with white hood stripes. 1974 Chevy Nova, 3-columm.
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Posted 31 May 2015 - 07:35 PM

I learned in the old Chevy pickup my dad drove. Then learned how to drive stick in my ford ranger.

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Posted 02 June 2015 - 04:34 PM

Honda civic, Manual transmission. :)


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Posted 02 June 2015 - 04:41 PM

My father taught me how to drive in a cemetery in the pouring rain in his Mazda RX2. I had a hard time seeing because it was raining so hard and I said "Dad, I can't see anything, shouldn't we wait until a nicer day?"
He said, "It's not like you're going to hurt anybody here. They're all dead anyway. Keep driving and turn left up here."


(photo not my father's old car but looks exactly like it)
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Posted 02 June 2015 - 05:01 PM

I learned to drive in my dad's '64 Ford Falcon Van (manual transmission)...

My first car to drive for any practical use was a Dodge Coronet 440 (dad's car, but he let me use it)...
My first truly owned car was a '68 Pontiac GTO convertable... Bought it for $500 and loved that beast...

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Posted 02 June 2015 - 06:37 PM

My dad taught me how to drive in a 51 Desoto like this when I was about 15.

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It had a semi-auto trans, meaning it used a clutch and the 1-2 gear changes were manual, but the 2-3 would shift by getting up to speed and letting up on the gas.

Unfortunately I put it into a ditch when I was 16 and that was that.

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Posted 02 June 2015 - 11:44 PM

a 1982 mazda hatchback 5 speed... it had a batman symbol on the back window so we called it the batmobile.. i loved that car and should have kept it it ran good in 1997 when i got rid of it and i bet would still be running today if it wasnt rusted out...
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