What car did you pass your test in?

What car did you pass your test in?

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ANJ91

155 posts

42 months

Thursday 2nd March 2017
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Vauxhall Corsa D 1.3 CDTI

ambuletz

7,903 posts

126 months

Thursday 2nd March 2017
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Passed in (at the time) a brand spanking new clio


I had only afew hours driving it though, before that I had spend about 20hours learning in my instructors citroen C3. Horrible unrefined car. the clio was just tighter and felt better in every way.

ch108

1,119 posts

78 months

Thursday 2nd March 2017
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Passed my test in an E reg Nissan Sunny saloon. (My instructors car). I also got alot of practice as a learner with my dad in his C reg Cavalier.

lastofthev8s

89 posts

35 months

Thursday 2nd March 2017
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SWoll said:
Very similar to me SWoll albeit mine (well I mean the instructors) a bit older. Not the actual car mind you.


Instructor smoked like a chimney so passenger door card was covered in ash as he would smoke while on lessons hurl

Edited by lastofthev8s on Thursday 2nd March 08:01


Edited by lastofthev8s on Thursday 2nd March 08:02

alpha channel

1,112 posts

107 months

Thursday 2nd March 2017
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Mk3 Fiesta (diesel presumably, I really didn't take much notice), though it did look, for all the world, like an RS Turbo. I can still remember the chunky steering wheel even now.

More or less like this (same colour as well) -

louiechevy

323 posts

138 months

Thursday 2nd March 2017
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My dads mark one ford fiesta, my dad being a driving instructor and an ex driving examiner so no pressure then!

MarshPhantom

9,658 posts

82 months

Thursday 2nd March 2017
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1979 Renault 5.

After only 5 lessons. Should have been 6 but I ran out of petrol during one of them.

Edited by MarshPhantom on Thursday 2nd March 12:00

Zerotonine

1,166 posts

119 months

Thursday 2nd March 2017
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Vauxhall Corsa. I was due to take my test in a horrid Suzuki Alto but fortunately (for me anyway) another learner wrote it off a week before my test.

IanCress

4,409 posts

111 months

Thursday 2nd March 2017
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'M' reg 1.0 Micra, in white.

toon10

4,241 posts

102 months

Thursday 2nd March 2017
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My first car, a 1987 Suzuki Swift 1.3 GS which was the warm hatch below the GTi version. A whopping 78bhp model! It was light, hit 60 in around 10 seconds which was good back in 1992 and was a really good fun little machine. Unlike the GTi which my brother had, it had skinny wheels, normal breaks and suspension so was quite lively. I was the envy of the college car park as I had 5 forward gears, a sun roof and a rev counter. biggrin

Not my car but a picture taken from the web


stevensdrs

1,407 posts

145 months

Thursday 2nd March 2017
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A G reg Austin 1100 as that was what the driving school had at the time.

Frances The Mute

1,805 posts

186 months

Thursday 2nd March 2017
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My instructor's Citröen AX. K432 AWN.

generationx

2,353 posts

50 months

Thursday 2nd March 2017
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D-reg Metro HLE. Utterly awful car - the instructor had a huge driving school placard on the roof facing the direction of travel (so mounted across the car). With this fitted it resolutely refused to top 60mph, removed it would wheeze up to 80. Thinking back maybe it was a safety feature... On the plus side it was virtually unstallable so maneouvering during the test was a breeze, it was only when I started to drive "real" cars (mum had a new Mk3 XR3i at the time which, until I destroyed it, felt like a rocket ship in comparison) did I find out about clutches that weren´t knackered.

I swore I would never drive a Metro again. And I never did.

Unless I ever get the opportunity to have a go in a 6R4 of course.

mk4gtiturbo

179 posts

92 months

Thursday 2nd March 2017
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My instructor had a G reg Nissan Sunny 1.3, he replaced it with an H reg Nissan Sunny 1.4 and that was what I took my test in, was brand new at the time.

33q

940 posts

68 months

Thursday 2nd March 2017
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1972 Escort 1100L in Olympic blue. Beige vinyl seats.

My instructors car. He had an A60 as a backup.

I liked it but I couldn't afford such a new car to buy.

austinsmirk

3,514 posts

68 months

Thursday 2nd March 2017
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my lessons were in a new 205 1.9D. it was a wonderful car.

most of my practice at home was in my parents second car: a 1979 V reg Volvo 244. Again a great car.

Passed first time at 17.5 years old smile

Instantly became a driving god. in my deluded teenage head.

Monkeylegend

16,318 posts

176 months

Thursday 2nd March 2017
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1970 Orange Datsun Sunny.

SiH

1,505 posts

192 months

Thursday 2nd March 2017
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Learnt in an Austin A35 and a Citroen 2CV
Passed test in a Rover Metro (very much like the white one posted earlier; so much so that I had something of a double-take when I saw it as it brought back memories and I thought it might have been that exact car!)

Nors

1,254 posts

100 months

Thursday 2nd March 2017
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Opel Manta

ivorbigun

29 posts

106 months

Thursday 2nd March 2017
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'88 Astra Merit Estate in the UK and '84 Porsche 944 in California - both my own cars.