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Rinoa
05-12-2006, 04:59 PM
I passed my driving test today and still buzzing from it! But now that the excitement's dying down a bit I'm searching for a car. It's a requirement of my current job as I'll be running about visiting various BT exchanges.

So I was just wondering what you guys had as a first car? Or what you'd recommend as a decent, reliable first-time car to run about in?

SuperKnux
05-12-2006, 05:18 PM
My first car, is still the car I use. It's a red '98 Dodge Neon. It's plain, but it gets the job done.

Rag Doll
05-12-2006, 05:45 PM
my first car is the one i still drive. 1999 dodge neon...dark purple. dodge neon must be a popular first car..

here it is...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v257/tragicxromantic/a39c7666.jpg

kamikaze
05-12-2006, 06:50 PM
2000 Mitsubishi Galant. It's white & I hate it. But only because it's white.
Oh, and the fact it's too expensive. Haha. I'd recomment something from the early '90s. Toyotas are amazing! Pretty much anything other than a Ford or a Chevy will be grand.

Kim
05-12-2006, 09:56 PM
I'm still driving my first car. It is a 1992 Pontiac Sunbird. I haven't had TOO many problems with it. :p

Rinoa
05-13-2006, 04:48 AM
Nice car Rag Doll.

I'm looking for something on the smaller side, like a Vauxhall Corsa or something similar. Anything that's cheap to run and has powered stearing would be ideal.

TheHulaChick
05-13-2006, 05:07 AM
Man, I can't believe you guys had under 10 year old cars as your first car. I'm so poor, the only cars I've ever had where both 1980 Mazdas, a 626 which was fine until someone smashed into it. And a 929L which was total crap and I've given up repairing it. I have no car at all now *Cries*

Lars
05-13-2006, 05:32 AM
Get something that's fairly common, it makes repairs/spares (if needed) easier and cheaper.

el_monkey
05-13-2006, 05:49 AM
Nice car Rag Doll.

I'm looking for something on the smaller side, like a Vauxhall Corsa or something similar. Anything that's cheap to run and has powered stearing would be ideal.

I don't have a car ( nor a driving license ) myself yet, but what I heard from many others is that a VW golf ( perhaps it's called gulf in england) or VW polo would be one of the very best, since most of germany's driving schools posses one of them.

good luck

Rinoa
05-13-2006, 06:01 AM
Oddly enough, I actually tried driving a VW Polo some two years back. Nice to drive, and cheap to run. They aren't the nicest looking of cars though, but I can't be too fussy!

I'll keep my eye out on a Golf too, cheers.

Rag Doll
05-13-2006, 06:11 AM
Man, I can't believe you guys had under 10 year old cars as your first car. I'm so poor, the only cars I've ever had where both 1980 Mazdas, a 626 which was fine until someone smashed into it. And a 929L which was total crap and I've given up repairing it. I have no car at all now *Cries*

dude, most people i know got brand new BMWs/Benzs for their first car =\

and I dunno if it was just the picture, but my car is actually incredibly small. I've never seen the car you mentioned though, Rinoa, so I can't compare the two. I've only had one major problem with it and we've had it for 7 years.

TheUnholyNightbringer
05-13-2006, 07:07 AM
Fiesta, Fiesta, Fiesta. If you find a decent one you'll be sorted for life, because they're cheap to run and spares are piss to find. If not that, a Ford Ka.

darko
05-13-2006, 07:22 AM
Recoment Pegout, Fiesta, Corsa. Stay away from Punto's {We had two on our hire fleet, one was in an accident and cause it's top heavey, nearly killed the bugger and the New ones are Horrible. Ford KA, when the breaks go, they go

Night
05-13-2006, 08:50 AM
Impreza is good for novicers.

belen1979
05-13-2006, 09:01 AM
Here people use to get small cars for their first... Like the ones TUNB and darko said. Also Renaul Clio or Seat Ibiza are popular, but the old ones, as they go cheaper when a new genereation comes out...

Idiot
05-13-2006, 11:17 AM
Fiesta, Fiesta, Fiesta. If you find a decent one you'll be sorted for life, because they're cheap to run and spares are piss to find. If not that, a Ford Ka.

I don't know what the other poster's gender is, but KA's are definitely a woman's car.

TheUnholyNightbringer
05-13-2006, 11:18 AM
It's a good car. If I could drive I'd probably get a KA.

Idiot
05-13-2006, 11:39 AM
Well if you like them then thats the main thing, it was just my opinion =D

Rinoa
05-13-2006, 11:51 AM
TUNB & Darko: Cheers for the lists guys. I'll have a look online see if I can find any of those in my area. Would be great if I could get something to run about in for the summer

TheUnholyNightbringer
05-13-2006, 11:51 AM
If you want to run I'd suggest tennis shoes.

HEYYY-OOOOO!!!

Rinoa
05-13-2006, 11:52 AM
I don't know what the other poster's gender is, but KA's are definitely a woman's car.

Well, I'm female and a fairly placid driver, so a KA would probably be ideal for me ;)

Idiot
05-13-2006, 12:17 PM
Probably =)

My mum and older sister both have one and love them.

Plus, I have two other female friends who drive KA's too.

clokey43
05-13-2006, 04:02 PM
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a84/clokey43/Car.jpg

My first and still in use car. Good as first time car because it is small and cheap to run. Lovely drive aswell!

Rinoa
05-13-2006, 06:08 PM
What car is it? You'll have to excuse me, I'm rather hopeless when it comes to cars. I'm guessing a Rover though?

Idiot
05-14-2006, 03:15 AM
Its one of the 'newer' Peugeot 106's.