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Sciatika   

Secondhand 1975 Ford Escort in Midnight Blue, bought in 1980-something. My Dad and I souped it up a bit. Nice wheels, as they say. So nice, it got nicked and trashed. These days I drive a 2020 Ford Puma Mild Hybrid. I got the big engine version because I live in hope that we might go camping sometime soon. Good car to drive. You can feel the road and very responsive.

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45 minutes ago, chara said:

Ahh...the joys of little money and self help repairs!.....never a great mechanic but could do the usual stuff including clutch plates etc....BUT now I can just about check oil etc and because of tight engine area etc had to have plugs changes at the Auto Shop.....sigh...the rest of it in there is a mystery!

If you think you are smarter than the previous generation,, 50 years ago the owners manual of a car showed you how to adjust the valves. Today it warns you not to drink the contents the battery.

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JaneB   

My first car was a turquoise Mini which I called Florence.  Very fond memories for all sorts of reasons.

Now drive a Peugeot 107.  Very boring I know but as long as it gets me from A to B I don't much care.  

Can't bear people who show off in their flashy cars and think they own the road (not jealous really!!).

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chara   
1 hour ago, JaneB said:

My first car was a turquoise Mini which I called Florence.  Very fond memories for all sorts of reasons.

Now drive a Peugeot 107.  Very boring I know but as long as it gets me from A to B I don't much care.  

Can't bear people who show off in their flashy cars and think they own the road (not jealous really!!).

A to B works.....passed my test here in a Cadillac De Ville about 3 months old....think the gal passed me because of the car!.....looked great but not a High Country vehicle....(wasn't mine..a leased vehicle to my then late Father in Law taken on by his daughter)...

My self indulgence vehicle back in the 80's was a TR7...a bit sneery from some but I loved that car....freshly tuned and trip to Cornwall to "rescue" my much loved step daughter..MWay and unfettered...great run...there and back in a day.

 

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My first car was a VW Beetle, same as the car I learned to drive on. Pale blue in colour, and a dream to drive. Not a huge amount of power, and I couldn't wait to sell it on and buy something better (bigger, faster etc.). :).

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My first car was a 1970's Ford Consul in the late '80's you had to work a miracle just to get the bloody thing to move!  Nowadays I have a Ford Focus Titanium, which gets me from A to B but I'll be getting rid of it soon because of he extension of the ULEZ zone.  Fondly remember old cars my dad and uncles used to drive, Triumph Acclaims/Dolomites, Morris Oxford's Austin Cambridges, Opel Ascons's/Mpnza's, boy time flies and makes me feel old!

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Jasonb   
On 9/16/2021 at 11:12 AM, Ruudboy said:

After use of GF’s Austin 1300 (which I could disassemble and reassemble in my sleep, and sometimes did), had my own VW Golf GTi Mk.ll. Lovely car, even though it attracted badge thieves. After years of child carriers (SAAB 9000, Volvo v70 …), now have a Mercedes SL400, which is great - but unlike Bob, thanks to marginal speeding infringements have a standing order for 3pts every 20 years - dunno how I do it. Waiting until hydrogen network is in place before replacing - so may be too old for anything bar a invalid carriage by then. 

Hydrogen fuel cell is my preference too and maybe an economical electric if I can afford it. Think these days it pays to have two options.

My first car was a MkIII Cortina 2.0L GT in 1985.

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