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Old 26-09-07, 18:00   #11
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my car is a 98 black ford fiesta si, formerly owned by my sister. its my first and current car... but unfortunately i cant drive it because i dont have a license... yet!

zoom zoom!

oh and hatchbacks are definately the way to go! cheaper and often look better! (focus hatchback is soooo much better than the saloon model!)

but a ford puma... nah! it all depends on how much money you have to spend...
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Old 26-09-07, 18:16   #12
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My first car was a light blue, 1972 Plymouth Barracuda, like the one in the picture here. It was great for a HS kid.



It had been hard for me to drive, but lately I am improving and driving is possible. I have owned about 12 cars in my life, the latest is a 2007 Toyota Prius, driftwood pearl color. I love this car, it always surprises me when it needs gas.
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Old 26-09-07, 18:29   #13
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1972 Plymouth Barracuda
I wish that had been my first car.
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Old 26-09-07, 19:12   #14
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Mine is an Alfa Romeo 146, it used to be my father's car before this (technically, it still is, but he has a newer one now. However, he is still the one who pays insurance, very convenient). In theory, a smaller car would have worked just as well for me, but since this one was readily available, I'm not complaining. It can drive fast, too, and carry lots of stuff, so all is well.
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Old 26-09-07, 19:16   #15
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Clearly Toyotas are the best. TOYOTA DRIVERS UNITE! :P
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Old 26-09-07, 20:00   #16
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I know its a bit early, with me not being 17 yet and all, but it takes me forever to make up my mind. What was everyone's first car, and what do you UK guys think about the Ford Puma as a first car? How much should I spend on a new car, how much would the insurance be about, and any tips? Pics would be great

Cheers guys.
My first car: an ancient Austin Metro (I was a teenager! I was poor!)
Puma: good choice but as a first car... not sure.
How much should you spend? As much as you can.
Insurance? Astronomical! The smaller and slower the car the cheaper the insurance basically. Insurance companies do not like 17 year olds. Someone I know was quoted £1000+ which was a good deal more than the car was worth. Ouch.
No pics exist of my first car! (thank goodness.)

Hatchbacks are great! I wouldn't drive anything else.
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Old 26-09-07, 20:31   #17
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My first car: an ancient Austin Metro (I was a teenager! I was poor!)
Puma: good choice but as a first car... not sure.
How much should you spend? As much as you can.
Insurance? Astronomical! The smaller and slower the car the cheaper the insurance basically. Insurance companies do not like 17 year olds. Someone I know was quoted £1000+ which was a good deal more than the car was worth. Ouch.
No pics exist of my first car! (thank goodness.)

Hatchbacks are great! I wouldn't drive anything else.
Hatchbacks are more practical. Americans are sometimes too dense to realize that. Some still live in the stone age of automobiles and prefer trunks.
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Old 27-09-07, 01:30   #18
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I love hatch backs.

I don't actually have my drivers license,
I am still a 'learner' so I can't get my actual
license till June here where I live...

But my first car that I will have
(it currently resides beside my house
with no insurance and such...)
is a 1993 Geo Tracker!

We've had it forever! We use to drive
it all the time till my mom got a new car
and now it is being kept for me!

But, it is so cheap on gas and such,
and we have never had any mechanical
problems with it; so therefore it's
really grreeeat.
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Old 27-09-07, 16:06   #19
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i want one of these for my first car. puma: yeah, they look awesome!!!!
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