Remember the car you learned to drive in?

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    Funny how one thought leads to another idea. On another thread the question came up of "did the cars your grew up around influence your own car purchases in life?" and I thought about the car I spent most driving in prior to leaving home.

    For me I had the dubious pleasure of learning in my mum's white Renault 12 TL with black interior, circa early 70s.

    For those that have never seen one, you're not missing much! It has that rare quality of looking almost symmetrical from the side, such that it takes a sec to work out where the front is ;)
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    Renault 12 TL | Renault Classic Car Club Forum
     
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    I Learnt in a 1971 Datsun 2000 estate like this:

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    Can you guess the first car I owned though?
     
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    But actually passed my test in one of these:

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    Still think the Kadett was a nice looking car, particularly the coupe. Much nicer than the Chevette equivalent.

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