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What was your first car & why did you get rid of it?

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    (Original post by ilovehobnobs)
    Shirley hughes...bring back pure memories that is!
    Haha I know I only had one alfie book, and my mum used to have to read it every single night... so she went out and bought the alfie and annie rose collection to save her sanity more than my benefit I think also, I agree, hobnobs are immense, especially the chocolate ones
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    Mine is a 1999 1.2 vauxhall corsa (by the name of Eugene) and I still have him.
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    A 1999 1.0l Volkswagen Polo. It was in good nick when I got it, in 2008, but needed a new battery and engine repairs after a few months. Still it lasted 2 of those really harsh winters...until someone bashed into the side of it when it was parked
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    Got a 1.1 106 when I turned 17, kept it till just before I turned 21, then part exchanged it and got a Fiesta ST
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    2001 Corsa GLS 1.0. Failed an MOT so bad the Guinness book of world records were on the phone wanting to put it in!

    Im convinced the guy I bought it off just paid someone to give him the MOT cert when I bought it

    Now driving a ford fiesta 1999 1.2 not really an upgrade. Better condition though I guess.
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    M reg Corsa, I learned to drive in it. Engine went kaput. I drive a 03 Corsa now, love it. Hoping to upgrade next year, just don't know what to yet!
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    (Original post by emilymay)
    Haha I know I only had one alfie book, and my mum used to have to read it every single night... so she went out and bought the alfie and annie rose collection to save her sanity more than my benefit I think also, I agree, hobnobs are immense, especially the chocolate ones
    im WELL having a hobnobs Shirley Hughes party tonight.

    Thats adorable! We still have all ours in my grandmas dug them out this afternoon
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    1.2 R reg Fiat Punto. A cylinder went and the engine flooded. I loved that car!
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    i had a 1.2 corsa for 9 months, then got a 1.7 as i was doing motorway miles. Still have it but need rid now lol
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    can i add my bikes (as i dont have a car)

    first bike
    1998 Yamaha SR 125
    moved onto a Bros 400 for more power, and reliability (only the power side happend :emo: )
    now looking at a bigger, 600cc bike for the same reasons :cool:
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    my first car at 17 two years ago was a golf mk5, i drove it for one year before getting a 3dr black golf mk4 last year, best decision ever.

    I LOVE the mk4.
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    (Original post by Boristhethird)
    can i add my bikes (as i dont have a car)

    first bike
    1998 Yamaha SR 125
    moved onto a Bros 400 for more power, and reliability (only the power side happend :emo: )
    now looking at a bigger, 600cc bike for the same reasons :cool:
    Bikes only get bigger, madder or faster right!

    NEVER GO BACK!!! :eek4:
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    vauxhall viva, 1.3 1978, died a slow death of old age!
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    (Original post by GunnerBill)
    Bikes only get bigger, madder or faster right!

    NEVER GO BACK!!! :eek4:
    all three :grin:

    though possibly going to be 'stuck' with a slower, less powerfull bike for a couple of months (as ive been offerd twice the value of my bike if i sell it early)
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    (Original post by Boristhethird)
    all three :grin:

    though possibly going to be 'stuck' with a slower, less powerfull bike for a couple of months (as ive been offerd twice the value of my bike if i sell it early)
    You could go classic though (when you are old). A friend of mine has aquired some real beauties including this mad miltary thing with a sidecar!
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    (Original post by GunnerBill)
    You could go classic though (when you are old). A friend of mine has aquired some real beauties including this mad miltary thing with a sidecar!
    when i get older, have more money, and cheaper insurance, i do want a number of bikes (including a project bike, as having a project bike as your daily driver does not work too well )
    oh, and a motocross bike :grin:
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    My first car was a a 1991 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 Twin Turbo which I got in 2009, epic car if a bit heavy on it's feet. It got written off last year after someone drove into it while it was parked...happily though the payout was decent and I'm now in a 2004 Mazda RX-8.
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    (Original post by GunnerBill)
    What was your first car & why did you get rid of it?
    I got an old 3 Series (late '90s) which I promptly crashed and wrote off when I was learning although to be fair if the dick behind hadn't over taken on a corner then changed his mind halfway through I wouldn't of been in a crash (I'd say accident but I don't see it as such nor was it my fault).

    Got a good payout though, his insurance must cost him a bomb now
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    a 2l golf estate auto

    it was 12 years old and i fancied a new car
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    (Original post by cberry)
    Mine is a 1999 1.2 vauxhall corsa (by the name of Eugene) and I still have him.
    I feel bad that other cars have better names than mine Eugene is an amazing name! Is it anything to do with the number plate, or was it for another reason?

    Mine's a 2004 1.0 Corsa (kinda wish he was a 1.2, but oh well) called Spud. I was trying to think of a name for him, my mum said he looked like a potato (I have no idea why), and unfortunately the name stuck. Oh, and I still have him.

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