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whoa! i learnt to drive in a mk1 VW Passat estate... loved that car, the reg was xyy 81t funnily enough!
 

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Mine was a 1990 Toyota Carina E.

Comparison to the 458:

> 4 cylinders less
> 2.9 litres less
> ~ 462 horsepower less
> Carina takes about 3 times longer to 60mph

Whilst it didn't have the same sex appeal as the 458, it had 2 extra doors and it didn't spontaneously burst into flames :lol:

Example of the Carina in same colour: https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4047/4206638798_7900a140c9_z.jpg
 

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Ah, if you had the option to drive a Ferrari wouldn't you ?
I say fair play to the dad (I assume its the dad that is the co pilot)

I never learned to drive, I am told, so I have yet to answer that question :)
 

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Mine was a 1990 Toyota Carina E.

Comparison to the 458:

> 4 cylinders less
> 2.9 litres less
> ~ 462 horsepower less
> Carina takes about 3 times longer to 60mph

Whilst it didn't have the same sex appeal as the 458, it had 2 extra doors and it didn't spontaneously burst into flames :lol:

Example of the Carina in same colour: https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4047/4206638798_7900a140c9_z.jpg
I think that is a Carina II.

I'll get me anorak :(
 
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Mk 1 polo, KPT 710T. Rotted away as I drove the wheels off it!

I had two 10" 50w bass drivers from Maplin in the back parcel shelf and 900cc pulling it along, best car ever. Was nippy enough if you kept the valves bouncing.
 

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Thing is, the 458 is a dual-clutch auto, so if they do their test in it, they won't get a licence to drive a manual transmission.

(and I learned to drive in a 1994 Citroen AX 5-door, 1.0 litre)
 

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Learned in a mark2 escort , the instructor used to say thing's like
" look in the mirror , it's not just for shaving in "
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"no point accelerating into a corner just to brake "
These phrases are still with me .
Passed first time , jeez 27 years ago .
On a side note , my dad used to say
" you'll be a year driving before you get the hang of it "
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He was so right , at the time I was sceptical .
 

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I learned to drive in my dads 1979 Dihatsu Charade G10. It turned out to be my first car too. I loved it and was sick when I sold it for £250. It was more rust than metal but I heard lately rust is lighter than carbon fibre...

looked almost exactly like this one - Daihatsu Charade G10 owners - Very rare MK-1 Runabout Coupe with aircondition
only mine had Dihatsu multi spoke wheels that I havnt seen anywhere else...
 
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I always suspected it, but you lot on here are just a bunch spotty faced yoofs!!!

I passed me test in 1965, in a 1954 Ford Popular..............I have been learning to drive for the last 48 years.....:lol:
 

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I learned in a 1997 opel corsa 1.2l. It even had power steering but no central locking. It had the softest suspension I have even seen! Driving rough roads was like being on a small boat, including cornering!
 
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