What was your first car?

Donza

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Mine was a 1993 1.8i Vauxhall Cavalier.

Burgundy and it had around 90 BHP. I got rid once it developed a nasty leak in the fuel tank.
 
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A210AMG

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KWP 658T Mini Clubman Estate with 13" Wheels !!!!

Still remember pumping the brakes to help it stop...
 

gt-83

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norwich
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1992 300ce
a 2 litre cortina estate.......after learning in a mini!!!
 

230K

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Hi

Mk 1 Escort started out as 1100 and then finally a 1600E Cortina engine fitted. Oh those were the days:bannana: :bannana:

Still have the little Escort in a shed God knows what state it is in now.

230K
 

Carrotchomper

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Bristol
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Audi A8 4.2 Quattro
1.6 Fiat Regata. Lots of toys and terribly credible, but the tin worm was atrocious!

And the electrics were stunningly unreliable.
 

Beetnik

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Yorkshire
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Volvo V60 2.4 bi-turbo: SLK 200
Vauxhall Ventora 3.3 litre straight 6.

About 15 mpg but then you got three gallons for a quid.

0-60 in a little over 12 seconds and a top speed of not much more than 100 mph.

Plenty of torque - it would pull from 10 mph in top gear.
 

IMD

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Brighton & Yangon, Myanmar
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1997 SL500
Fiat X19 Gran Finale....pretty rusty, so spent an absolute fortune restoring it, then fitting a secondhand leather interior and awsome body kit, plus K&N air filter and Janspeed stainless exhaust. Looked the business to be honest, but then sold it soon after for peanuts! Oh the joys of youth!

Ian
 

jpwilliams

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Wirral /Axarqia,Spain
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W210 DIESEL AUTO EST,LEXUS GS 450h
1948 side valve Morris Minor IN BLACK.848cc with Split Windscreen.
Reg No NKA 936.Cleaned spark pugs every Sunday morning.

jp
 

Dryce

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A 2002 1.2 16V Clio with a Quick Shift auto gearbox.

A little yellow light would come on and the dealer's service department would plug in its diagnostic reader and phone Renault with the fault codes and Renault would tell them to swap the box.

Two replacement gearboxes in 26000 miles.

However ... despite that fallibility I really liked it and have fond memories.
 

flango

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Mercedes SLK R171
Vauxhall Ventora 3.3 litre straight 6.

About 15 mpg but then you got three gallons for a quid.

0-60 in a little over 12 seconds and a top speed of not much more than 100 mph.

Plenty of torque - it would pull from 10 mph in top gear.

I had a Ventora too, what a car would pull a house down, only problem was mine had a flat spot on the carb that i never could sort, green metallic and quad headlights what a car, also had a vx2300 too a sort of milder version fond memories:)
 

flango

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My first car was an Hillman Avenger 1300GT dark green K reg 1972? thought I was king of the road, great days
 

evdok

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Stourport
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BMW 330D xDRIVE M/SPORT INDIVIDUAL
1985 Ford Fiesta XR2 (C223 GOV) £7200

About £12 to fill up!!
 

daveuj

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Derby
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c Class sport coup'e 2002
my first car was a 1959 austin 7 mini only 200 made first year it was not new but wish I still had it worth a few quid now ?
 

Deker

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Location
Hartlepool
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2012 3ltr Jaguar XFS
Green MkII Escort which started life as a 1.3 and ended as a 1.6 sport :bannana:
 

fuzzer

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F25 X3 20d SE
Brand new 1999 A160 Auto elegance :)
 

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