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My first car - with pics

Discussion in 'Motors' started by HarryOfTheWeb, 21 Apr 2010.

  1. HarryOfTheWeb

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    Well technically my second car because I had an old Astra Estate for a week or so before I passed my test. But since passing this is my first car. I'm 18 and insurance is only £466, I don't have to pay road tax, and the car only cost me a grand, with 6 months MOT. What do you think?

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  2. matt_fsr

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    Needs alloys ;) And lowering :p

    Seriously, looks a pretty nice example - but I wouldnt fancy one.
     
  3. Maxeh

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    Thats pretty awesome :cool:
     
  4. paradigm

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    Well, I like the photography.
     
  5. Jez

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    Wow, not my cup of tea car wise but i absolutely cannot argue with those numbers :) Clever way of doing it, kudos!
     
  6. Rybo89

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    you've got balls :)
     
  7. Witor

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    Timewarp.

    Whats happening under the dash btw? Curious.
     
  8. Fireskull

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    haha I like that
     
  9. Spunj99

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    Love the dash.

    Who needs a glovebox when you can attach a bin bag with some tape? :D
     
  10. VFR_KID

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    Love it. Not many folk with decent taste at your age. im only 23 like and love older stuff.

    Boy has a brain here actually. no tax and exempt from quite a few MOT things. insurance is not to bad either.

    Ten points on not buying a barry waggon
     
  11. PMKeates

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    I expect that will be great fun! You'll get looks from most people, especially those that knew the model when it was new. People will want to talk to you in petrol stations. I hope you're sociable :p
     
  12. alex24

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    It's a lot older than you are...good man! I like it a lot, awesome first car.
     
  13. Perywinkle

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    Medium pimping! Far more interesting than the majority of dross poor first timers end up with.
    Wish I had gone down the classic route for my first car, as I already knew enough back then from working on cars with my dad to keep the bugger going :)
     
  14. bledd

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    Love the colour scheme :)
     
  15. Hxc

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    Thumbs up from me :)
     
  16. UKDTweak

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    Looks like a nice example, would look to change the carpet though... tan with blue doors ???
    Nice to see someone with a different First car instead of the usual boy racer 106/fiesta type dross :)

    Look after her well.
     
  17. sigma

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    Awesome! :D Cheap as chips too!
     
  18. Confused

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    Nice - I'm liking that.

    Being an old car, it'll be RWD, so according to this forum, it'll be instadeath! ;)

    In the real world, however, you'll be absolutely fine :)
     
  19. ScarySquirrel

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    My friend used to have an orange one of these with fluffy cow skin interior. It was awesome!

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    Actually, is this the same car? Looks slightly different!
     
  20. Narj

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    I think that's a great first car... very different and retro-cool :) The no VED was a smart trick, too! :)