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What car did you learn to drive in?

Postby himerus » Tue Jul 27, 2010 11:09 am

I suspect we all remember the car we learned to drive in. I learned in a Triumph Herald. It was a beautiful car and very easy to drive. It had a turning circle like a London taxi and a three point turn was a doddle. What car did you learn in?

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Re: What car did you learn to drive in?

Postby BrianS » Tue Jul 27, 2010 8:11 pm

Austin A40 of about 1960 (not the earlier A40 Somerset or Devon from the 1950s - I'm not that old! :) Like the Triumph Herald it was much favoured by driving schools. Compact in size it had the useful feature of a nearly vertical rear so that there was very little "car" beyond the back window.

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Re: What car did you learn to drive in?

Postby AnneCook » Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:28 pm

My dad gave me a few lessons in a column shift Victor. It had the registration plate CRP ???, never did find out who stole the letter A. Eventually learned in a Mazda, which in fairness was a good car. Asda used to knock out 4 Mazdas for a quid lol

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Re: What car did you learn to drive in?

Postby BrianS » Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:50 pm

Good to know that you are still reading the threads Gerald! :D

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Re: What car did you learn to drive in?

Postby natashaspiner » Wed Jul 28, 2010 3:53 am

Keep in mind I'm Canadian,so most here won't know what car I'll be referring to.
I learned on my moms 1980? Mercury Zypher.It was baby blue,and was auto.
Nice mid-sized car for a young girl to learn on,although it was horrid in the snow.
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Re: What car did you learn to drive in?

Postby sallykoep » Wed Jul 28, 2010 4:48 pm

Morris 1100. The most comfortable car I've ever been in!

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Re: What car did you learn to drive in?

Postby louise_heels » Thu Jul 29, 2010 1:48 pm

natashaspiner wrote:Keep in mind I'm Canadian,so most here won't know what car I'll be referring to.
I learned on my moms 1980? Mercury Zypher.It was baby blue,and was auto.
Nice mid-sized car for a young girl to learn on,although it was horrid in the snow.
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Hi Natasha,

i'd no idea what that car was so I looked it up, looks like quite a big car for something called mid size but I know you have things bigger in Canada than we do in the uk. I learned on a tiny ford KA, a small supermini car but it was ok. Way better than the deisel vauxhall my instructor also used for a spell!!

Why was the mercury horrid, horrid in snow did you say??
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Re: What car did you learn to drive in?

Postby chester2 » Thu Aug 26, 2010 11:25 pm

A Mk2 Ford Escort.

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Re: What car did you learn to drive in?

Postby himerus » Sat Aug 28, 2010 12:50 pm

sallykoep wrote:Morris 1100. The most comfortable car I've ever been in!


I had a couple of Austin 1100's. They were lovely cars. Then came the Austin Allegro. What a disaster! :toilet:

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Re: What car did you learn to drive in?

Postby nbear8 » Fri Sep 03, 2010 1:23 pm

The Zephyr would have been rear wheel drive so with little weight in the trunk (boot) the wheels would spin on slush easily . I had an 1100 not a bad car not very reliable but then in those days cars were easy to fix but broke more often

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Re: What car did you learn to drive in?

Postby smith123 » Sat Sep 04, 2010 11:24 am

Any car I love to drive. :D

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Re: What car did you learn to drive in?

Postby Moira Mac » Sat Sep 11, 2010 4:13 pm

Vauxhall Corsa, and hated it. I've never liked Vauxhalls.


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Re: What car did you learn to drive in?

Postby desota » Sun Sep 12, 2010 3:58 am

A good ole chevy. They dont make any better
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Re: What car did you learn to drive in?

Postby Moira Mac » Sun Sep 12, 2010 3:11 pm

Over here some driving schools use Chevrolet's, but they are really just scary little Daewoo's in diguise. I have a hard job feeling safe in a small car, and hate cars where designers think you drop at least 9 inches in height when you sit in the back. The Corsa I learned to drive in, I can't sit upright in the back seat (I'm only 5 feet 6) and if you turn your head to look out the side window, all you see is the door frame! You have to lean forward to see out.
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Re: What car did you learn to drive in?

Postby BeckyB » Mon Jun 10, 2013 5:44 pm

Mk 2 Polo.

Lovely car to drive ... very forgiving. I've had a soft spot for VWs ever since ... and owned a few in my time.
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