What was your first car?

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  1. Donza

    Donza Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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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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  2. A210AMG

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

    Still remember pumping the brakes to help it stop...
     
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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
     
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    Carrotchomper Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    1.6 Fiat Regata. Lots of toys and terribly credible, but the tin worm was atrocious!

    And the electrics were stunningly unreliable.
     
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    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.
     
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    Ian
     
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  11. 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.
     
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    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:)
     
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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
     
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    About £12 to fill up!!
     
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    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 ?
     
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