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    Your First Car

    Everyone remembers their first car, some people get the "dream car" others take what wheels they can and save for that barn burner they dream off. What was you fond memories, not so fond memories drama's and the first cruise round the town
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    First proper car was a mk2 escort rs2000. Dam the hard work was worth it. It only lasted a month though. As I managed to bend it round a tree. Oh well at least I made more money out of it selling for spares LOL

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    a 1.1 Citroen AX Echo.

    Advertised at 700, paid 700, without haggling as i'd never done it before lol.

    The guy made a mug of me. The fuel cap had rusted off. The speedo cable was buggered, the fuel guage didn't work right (you'd be full or empty depending on what corner you were taking).
    After a few months, it stopped holding charge, but a new alternator wouldn't fix it, or a new battery.

    All this was in Jan 2003.

    I sold it for about 300 which was down from my advertised 450ish, but i just wanted rid - this was about Aug 2003.



    Replaced with a Citroen ZX, which was better, but with the pair of them combined, i'm totally put off Citroens now & haven't had one since.




    It was black though (the AX) & i remember thinking it looked fecking mint . Twas also the only 3 door i've ever owned & i'll not be doing that again in a hurry.


    EDIT: the first car that actually felt like "my first car" was actually my 3rd car - a 1996 1.6 Escort.
    Had another Escort after that which was a lump of shit & then bought the Astra, which is the car i'd wanted since about 2003/2004.

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    Nova Flair was my first car. Lasted 3 months before Camshaft fractured

    Made a pretty nice monument as the rear arches oxidised.


    Went through after the Nova A Clio 1.2 then a Citroen ZX 1.9 the a Saxo VTR, Then a Nova Turbo and now a MK4 Astra

    Im sure i missed some out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev_83 View Post
    a 1.1 Citroen AX Echo.

    Advertised at 700, paid 700, without haggling as i'd never done it before lol.

    The guy made a mug of me. The fuel cap had rusted off. The speedo cable was buggered, the fuel guage didn't work right (you'd be full or empty depending on what corner you were taking).
    After a few months, it stopped holding charge, but a new alternator wouldn't fix it, or a new battery.

    All this was in Jan 2003.

    I sold it for about 300 which was down from my advertised 450ish, but i just wanted rid - this was about Aug 2003.



    Replaced with a Citroen ZX, which was better, but with the pair of them combined, i'm totally put off Citroens now & haven't had one since.




    It was black though (the AX) & i remember thinking it looked fecking mint . Twas also the only 3 door i've ever owned & i'll not be doing that again in a hurry.
    I had a ZX 1.9 diesel! Slow as hell but I loved that car! will never own another citroen but that ZX in Green with 1 Mazda Wheel Trim (for street cred y'all) covered 250,765 miles and never missed a beat.
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    Been driving my dad's scenic since I passed the test, R plates came down last week. Coupe here I come.

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    1987 d reg (was only 11 yr old car back then) Escort estate 1.6. it had a xr3 engine. i paid nothing for it as my mum gave it to me as she couldn't drive it as she was heavily pregnant. It needed a little fixing up which i did for a massive sum of £250. in the 18 months i had it, i painted it bright yellow (ford cirtine yellow mixed with seat greeny yellow) with a black stripe and black bumpers. 3dr xr3 body kit fitted to a 5 door estate, lowered on the floor and 15" rims. looked ace and i do have pics but no scanner to make them digital.

    i got £100 trade in for it when i bought a brand new rover 25 in 2000
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    this is my first car, lasted 2 months before i went into the back of my mates astra bending the steering rack lol! it was a 1.6 16v

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    first car to drive on the road with was my mams Mk3 astra estate (1.4 8v.....ooooooh yeah!) :P always remembered the day i passed my test (over a year ago now), basically was the first time i drove in the car on my own without one of the folks with me, dropped my mam off home and left a trail of rubber(1.4 8v and all ) to the local civic offices to get my license. i'll always remember havin Lenny Kravitz - Are You Gonna Go My Way absolutely blaring! lol

    Then got my own Mk4

    bit more mature now :P
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    Had a t reg citroen xsara 1.6i for my first car..... thrashed the hell outta it, no matter how much i threw at it, it would just keep on going.... got bored im now on my 2nd car, y reg 1.6i astra..... such a huge difference in comfort....... next i think is a skyline
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