Aug 14, 2014
I'm 26 - growing up too fast.
Ok im bored with the age thing now.....
What was everyone's first car.???
The day I picked her up
ok, I am as old as the woman I feel!
my first car was a nova!
sadly before digital cameras.....
shyte, that sounds well old.........
I'm sure you don't look it @CHEZ
Oh a nova, don't seem many of them around these days
Im 47 but I don't mind,my insurance is cheap
lol, maybe don't look it, but I smell older!
I'm closer to 50 than 25 and my 1st car was a Mk2, 4 door ford escort 1.3 in red, 1 st mod was a speedograph pancake mesh filter....and been modding everything ever since!.
My first car was a 1.3 Mk3 Escort which I blew up at 105mph within a couple of months, my second was a 2.8I Ghia X Granada that drank as much ATF as fuel on the Bournemouth Westover racetrack, but my third was a Lanchester LD10 with pre-selector gearbox.......
Kids of today are spoilt by cheap good cars- just about all modern cars are great whereas in my day they were all shagged within 100k miles. But insurance was a weeks wages when I was 17, whereas nowadays it's more like a month or two for the kiddywinks. Bless 'em...
My lex was cheap and to be fair so was my insurance..... though I did kill mine... I blew two engines in 4 months
These lot are making me feel young, at least I'm on the right side of 50 lol
I think I must be the oldest then 75.5
This was what was left of my first car...
Me and my 2 passengers very luckily got away without a scratch on us. Decided to kiss the rear quarter of a articulated lorry
And insurance on this was £1475! for a 1 liter XN (base model, no mod-cons)
29......nearly at the big 30
Being this age does have its benefits - affording brand new 8V S3 purely for weekend driving fun.
First car was Corsa 1.2. It was a beast. 65 bhp....
Awww my lex was a rapped 2lt 153bhp
No it was just ****... wouldn't pull you out of bed haha
I did better with my second car. Brand new Mk5 Golf GTI - 197bhp. I was only 19!
Was a scary jump !
First car......a mk3 cortina followed by a triumph dolomite sprint!
Then many more after that........
Mines was a scary jump too, from a 153 to my 225 TT haha.... my TT is only my second car only been driving nearly 2 years
Just turned 26 on Sunday and spent my birthday at Harrogate Audi. Awesome day!
My first car was a Corsa 1.5D with a bodykit and SRI interior lol
Had my licence nearly 4 though, It didn't bother me not having a car when I first passed lol
Hey...proper man's cars... I bet you used to run over cardboard boxes like I did in my Granada... Were you Body or Doyle..?
Today's cars might have a lot more power but they're pussy-cats to drive in comparison as they handle so well, have abs and airbags etc. Try putting 150hp down through a 1980s rwd Ford chassis in the rain.. My Granada was a proper wet roundabout special! We learned about oversteer the hard way (and by practising in Tesco's car park in the snow) and learned how to power drift before the Japs 'invented' it! The height of tuning was to get a 1.6 Cortina and dump a 2L engine in retaining the 1.6 gearing. Mate wrapped one of those around a lampost on the Bournemouth 'circuit' after a massive fishtail. We spent the weekend swapping the engine back in case the insurers paid a visit... There was no easy credit then so I worked bloody hard to get a Porsche by 24 and was dead proud. Even that was ***** by comparison of today's cars. But the Silver Shadow I was driving a couple of years before was cool as a cucumber. One thing I learned back then was big powerful 'old man's cars' were considerably cheaper to insure and went like stink. It certainly raised a few eyebrows to see youngsters driving around in a Roller with windows down, heavy metal blaring, wheelspinning and generally hooning around. Parts were ridiculous (I remember well-£457 for a backbox of the exhaust in 1993) so it didn't stay long.
Good times... Thanks for reminding me!
Indeed proper cars,the Cortina was only a 1300 so under powered and like a tank The doly however was a quick motor in its day,2000cc and 16 valve.......wow a full 16 valve mild by todays motors but fun in the day.
Yeah- bit of an an oddity- 16v but one camshaft. Wanted one in a TR7 convertible. A full 127bhp IIRC? Cool car as it looked like the car grandad would get his pension in, but went like stink! And the Professionals had one. I had a Volvo 360GLT once that was a bit like that. More power and quicker then XR3is but dead cheap insurance, and plenty of rwd fun! Surprisingly balanced too with gearbox in the back like the Porsche I replaced it with. Did have an old Volvo 240 2.3 GLT estate too, all painted in matt black that went pretty well too, but could easily get our BMXs in the back...
Would love a Mk3 Cortina nowadays...
My best pal at university had a Dolomite as his first car, sadly not a Sprint but the standard 1854 8-valver. It was nine years old, everything on it was shot to pieces, but it still chucked out a fair bit of torque. This was channeled through a pair of massive (I kid you not) 155x13 tyres, which only maintained the briefest of contact with Edinburgh's setts (that's cobbles to the rest of us). These streets were worn smooth and permanently wet. We had years of fun tail-sliding it round the city at absurdly slow speeds (just as well because the brakes were non-existent). Opposite lock was never so much fun. Its remains were finally laid to rest in a scrapyard in Inveraray after a visit to the Mull of Kintyre proved too much for what was left of the engine after years of abuse.
The Dolomite cost £150 to buy in 1981 and in 1984, the scrappy gave us money to buy two bus tickets back to Edinburgh, with enough left over for twenty pints of 80 Shilling to give the car a fitting send-off.
Worth abit more now though
Mate at college had a Reliant Regal so we spent ages trying, unsuccessfully, to find the balance point, while hacking around the New Forest. Still, no problem to rock it back on it's wheels....
My best wet roundabaout special was a BMW 320. Black with full Mtech interior and wheels (a massive 16"x 205 IIRC!!) and 4 barrel carb. Man, that thing could drift... Sold it to a mate who took it up to London and got a a big tug from armed Plod. Turned out to be an ex drug dealers car (who'd have thought..?) and they were still on the lookout for it as he was 'wanted'. Gave my mate a surprise...
My own first car was this fine piece of machinery: a 1976 Opel Ascona 1.9SR
Pretty similar spec to a Dolomite; 1.9 litre engine, 90bhp/105 torques (when new), RWD and weighed just about 1000kg. This had a much better sorted chassis and brakes though. Still very primitive by today's standards, but it had beautiful balance.
I remember the ascona well!
I think ive got a picture somewhere of my dolomite and cortina an old photo album lol
Always wanted an early Manta.... Nowadays a Firenza would be nice!
My 1st car was a 1978 Ford Escort Mk2 1300. I always wanted a black car, so I spent my first weekend with the car and a tin of black paint, and hand painted it black! It looked ok from a distance lol, and I remember at night you could have the lights on OR the radio, but not both together! I also had house speakers in it, as it had no speakers at all in it!
As **** as it was and the fact at that point I was scraping by with whatever money I had, I still look back at it with fond memorys!
Incidently, about 5 months along, it went for its MOT and failed on just about everything it could fail on!
I'm 29 I've had 10 cars and I've got 8 years no claims insurance on my first car (Mk2 Golf 1.8 GL) was £2040 as a named driver! now my insurance is around £300 full comp
Age does have its benefits! I think I paid £1,550 for insurance my first car. Remember thinking at the time that was quite good after getting quotes for £3k!
I'm at 10 cars too ! (14 including company cars - but that's just showing off!).
We're like twins! Both 29, both on 10th car, both have audi's currently, both cant stay off the word association thread! Its like we're the same person!
And the hospital stuff don't forget!
With all the other similarities I know your going to be OK!
The older i get the better i was
Please excuse my ignorance there young sir!
@P40ULW leave the poor boy a lone before you scare him off
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